Breeders Invitational Show Information

The 2013 Breeder’s Invitational (BI) runs May 11-25 in Tulsa, Okla. The BI is a non-profit corporation formed to promote and enhance the cutting horse industry by building another major event with a very large purse. In the first ten years the Breeder’s Invitational has paid out nearly $15 million and is ranked as one of the […]

Cutter Featured In Virginia Steeplechase Magazine

Cutting horse trainer Grady Duncan made the cover of the April/ May issue of “In & Around Horse Country.” What makes this unique is that Duncan’s training center is in the middle of northern Virginia hunt country! “In & Around Horse Country” is the official publication of the Virginia Steeplechase Association. The paper covers a […]
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Documentary Marks 40th Anniversary Of Triple Crown Win

SecretariatSecretariat and Ron Turcotte. Photo by Bob CoglianeseCanadian horse racing legend Ron Turcotte made his triumphant return to the Kentucky Derby, the first leg in his 1973 U.S. Triple Crown victory with Secretariat, for the world premiere of Phil Comeau's National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte during Kentucky Derby Week at the Baxter Theatre in Louisville, Ky., on May 2.

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West Texas A&M IHSA High Point Western Team Champions

ihsa-logo"We're going to Disney World," joked West Texas A&M University head coach, Amanda Love, amid cheers and tears as the final team scores confirmed what her Lady Buffs had aimed for all season: taking the 2013 AQHA Trophy High Point Western Team Championship back to Canyon.

Moore, OK Tornado Takes Equine Toll As Well

5-21-13 UPDATE: Orr Family Farm has annouced some positive news on their Facebook page, including the survival of all of their Animal Farm animals, as well as their pony ride ponies. Further, they state: We have more positive news to report. Celestial Acres, a horse training facility on the adjacent property of the Farm, was also […]
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Whizasunnysailor BB & Cira Baeck Win IRHA/NRHA Open

Cira Baeck WhizasunnysailorBBCira Baeck aboard IRHA/NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion WhizasunnysailorBB"I can't believe I actually won the Derby in Italy!" were the first words National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) professional and past NRHA Non-Pro World Champion Cira Baeck said after posting the top score, a 224.5 in the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA)/NRHA Derby Level 4  Open.  Making the win even sweeter was the fact that Baeck was riding Whizasunnysailor BB (Topsail Whiz x Walla Walla Sunshine x Shining Spark), owned by Ruediger Diedenhofen and bred by Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck of Beglium.

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Dun Gotta Prize, Martina Morell Sweep Carolina Classic Open

DunGottaPrize MartinaMorell webDun Gotta Prize and Martina Morell at the Florida Classic Derby earlier this year. Photo by WaltenberryThe highlight of the Carolina Classic show, held at the Senator Bob Martin Agriculture Center, May 16-19, Williamston, N.C., was definitely the Carolina Classic Derby held in conjunction with the Atlantic Breeders Incentive (ABI) Derby. Each Derby had three Open divisions. Martina Morell, riding Dun Gotta Prize (Dun It Gotta Gun x Senorita Enterprise x Be Aech Enterprise) for Leigh Garber, Cazenovia, N.Y., scored a 225.5 to win all six open divisions offered.

Tyson Selects Panel To Monitor Animal Welfare

A panel of 13 industry experts has been chosen to advise Tyson Foods with its initiative focusing on ensuring responsible care and overall well-being of farm animals. The advisory panel, selected by Tyson Foods, is an independent group who will assist the company in determining research priorities and suggest ways to improve the FarmCheck audit […]