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Calgary World Series of Cutting Cancelled

logo calgaryCalgary, Alberta, Can., home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede Rodeo, suffered severe flooding that necessitated evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people last week and it has cancelled the city’s planned July 8 Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting event.

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NRCHA Celebration of Champions Comes To Fort Worth

OlenaOak REmmons2011 & 2012 World's Greatest Horseman Champions Olena Oak and Ron Emmons; Photo by PrimoThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) is pleased to announce that its first premier event of 2014, the Celebration of Champions, will be held at the world-class Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, February 14-22.

This Week’s Winner of the Omega Alpha Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest

[caption id="attachment_37562" align="alignleft" width="180"]Photo by Paula Parkhill[/caption]Congratulations to Paula Parkhill of Deming, New Mexico! Her photo won this week’s Omega Alpha - Equine Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest. Along with the photo, Paula submitted this caption: "I wanted to try something a little different as far as angles go, so I asked our trainer to stop our stallion Love Potion Number 9 directly in from of me. He laughed and said as long as I am not held responsible if he doesn't stop. He stopped like a dream.”

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Smart Like Juice Inc. Named NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Owner

MoonshineJuice JVazquezSmart Like Juice Inc. owner Jose Vazquez aboard Moonshine Juice after winning the 2012 NRHA Derby Level 4 Non-Pro. Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to add Jose Vazquez's Smart Like Juice Inc. to its exclusive Million Dollar Owner list. This outstanding achievement makes Smart Like Juice Inc. No. 7 on this list, placing them among greats like Lance Griffin, Tim McQuay, Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Rosanne Sternberg, Rancho Oso Rio LLC, and David Silva Sr.
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Travelin Jonez, Dawson Capture NRCHA Derby Open

travelinjonez-dawson-13derby-webPhoto by Primo MoralesChris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas, rode into the National Reined Cow Horse Association record books when he piloted Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena) to the NRCHA Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby Championship Saturday, June 15 in Paso Robles, Calif. Dawson has won all four NRCHA Premier Limited-Age Event Championships thus far in 2013; three of them aboard Travelin Jonez.

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Amateurs Win Big At The Non Pro Plus The Open

VikiWilliamson-webViki Williamson and Reys Your BetFor Viki Williamson, Argyle, Texas, Sunday night’s win in the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur on Reys Your Bet represented a breakthrough. They had earned three reserve championships at major shows this year – but at The Non-Pro Plus the Derby in Oklahoma City, Okla., they emerged Champions.

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Staying In The Moment

[caption id="attachment_34957" align="alignleft" width="150"]Anna Mitchell[/caption]I have received a number of emails regarding my article on mindful awareness. It seems that staying in the moment is difficult for more than just a couple of us. Advanced development of the human brain has awarded us top spot on the food chain, but the complexity of our cognitive processes can be our greatest handicap in the arena. Why can it be so difficult to get out of our head and into the moment?

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Todd Bergen, Smart Luck Win CD Survivor Open Bridle Spectacular Championship

smart-luck-13derbyLeft to right: Todd and Missy Bergen's kids, Halle and Gavin; Missy Bergen; Smart Luck's owner, Cindy Warn; Todd Bergen and Smart Luck; Nancy Crawford-Hall; Phil Hall; Todd Bergen's assistant trainers, Erin and Anthony Taormino.Superior cow horses were on display at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby in Paso Robles, Calif., Friday, June 14. The CD Survivor Open Bridle Spectacular, a $50,000-added event sponsored by Holy Cow Performance Horses, brought a thrilling nighttime show of bridle horse herd work, rein work and cow work to the spacious outdoor arena at the Paso Robles Event Center.