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Peptos Chic Olena and Todd Bimat Take Mercuria Open Win In Idaho

TBimat 14AHTodd BimatThe Idaho Futurity got off to an exciting start on Aug. 31 in Nampa with the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting finals. Both the Open and Non-Pro saw eight horse-and-rider duos vying for the championships at the Ford Idaho Horse Park, and both held tough competition.

Horse Killed In Automobile Accident

An American Quarter Horse was killed on Interstate 10 near San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 24 when a car ran into the back of a horse trailer. None of the people were injured in the accident. Read the complete story at MySanAntonio.com.

Huntington Beach Police Start Mounted Patrol Unit

The Huntington Beach, Calif., police department is in the process of building their first mounted patrol unit for the popular tourist city. After months of research, four officers and three horses have been undergoing training and expect to take to the streets as soon as Halloween. Read more at the LA Times.

New VS cases in Texas

The Texas Animal Health Commission has confirmed two more cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in horses. As of Aug. 27, 57 premises in 11 counties have had confirmed cases of VS. Read more at the Texas Animal Health Commission’s website.

U.S. “Dream Team” Dominates the WEG Podium

WEG-2014Left to right: Mandy McCutcheon, Shawn Flarida and Andrea Fappani - Photo by Andrea BonagaGreat horses, great riders, great horsemanship and an enthusiastic public are what made the Individual Reining Final Competition amazing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Last to enter the arena, which counted some of the world’s best horses and riders, was National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $5 Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida. Aboard Michell Anne Kimball’s Spooks Gotta Whiz, Shawn had posted the highest score – a 229.5 – in the individual qualifier, which put him last to go in the seeded finals.


Meradas Shining and Eduardo Salgado earn top honors in Tulsa

meradas-shiningEduardo Salgado and his son aboard Meradas ShiningThe Tulsa Reining Classic, held Aug. 26-31, at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. had competitors coming from near and far for a chance to win top honors. There were 94 horse-and-rider teams striving to earn the championship in the Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Open, but draw 50, Meradas Shining and Eduardo Salgado, set the bar highest at 221.5 and took home the title.