What to Expect When Vaccinating Horses

vaccinationWe know you love your horse and understand that vaccinations can help protect it from life-threatening diseases. But vaccines can come with side effects due to the immune stimulation they have to create. Most of these effects are mild and transient, but it's important to be able to distinguish between minor side effects and those reactions that warrant a call to your veterinarian.

NCHA Sues blogger Glory Ann Kurtz

Last week, the Fort Worth-based National Cutting Horse Association sued Glory Ann Kurtz, an NCHA who requested records, saying the woman refused to sign a nondisclosure form. Read more from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  Read more here:

Lil Catbaloo & Lloyd Cox Win Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open

LilCatbalooLloydCoxLil Catbaloo with trainer LloydCox (left) and owners Gene and Michelle Morris

A 227 posted Saturday, May 26, by cutting stallion Lil Catbaloo gave trainer and rider Lloyd Cox his second straight Breeder’s Invitational (BI) Derby Open victory. It was an exciting day for owners Gene and Michelle Morris, who were there to celebrate their first “rock star” horse’s win.


Bill Cowan & Merada Jo Top Breeder’s Invitational Derby Non-Pro

BillCowanBill and Makayla Cowan with Merada JoBill Cowan and his wife’s horse, Merada Jo, won the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) Derby Non-Pro title Saturday, May 25, in Tulsa, Okla., to earn $30,404. But while his wife, Michelle, is proud of the effort, she still expects her horse back for the next show.


Horse With “Uptown Girl” Connection Wins Big

HighClassedModelHigh Classed ModelJust one look 12 years ago convinced Norda Berger that she wanted to buy High Classed Model. Little did she know the mare would eventually produce a Breeder’s Invitational Classic/Challenge Amateur Champion. This year, High Classed Hottie carried Berger to a 224 for the win.


Tornado Damage And Relief Updates

WeidnerTornadoRandy Weidner's picture of the tornado approaching the Celestial Acres barns.On May 20, an F5 tornado hit Moore, Okla., killing dozens of people with many more injured or missing at press time. Several horse properties were damaged, most notably the Orr Family Farm and an adjacent property, Celestial Acres Training Center. Approximately 75-100 horses died at that location, adding to a total count of around 150 horses in the entire Moore area that lost their lives.

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 […]