Western Wishes to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at NCHA Futurity

emily-crews-clint-allenEmily Crews and Clint Allen • Courtesy of the NCHAThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is teaming up with Western Wishes as the charity celebrates its 20th anniversary at the 2014 NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. Joining Western Wishes on Dec. 13, Open finals night, will be guest honoree Emily Crews, 17, of Texarkana, Texas.

Crews, who was diagnosed with a rare, stage 2 brain cancer in 2012, is an avid equestrian whose wish is to ride a cutting horse.  Through the efforts of the NCHA, Quarter Horse News, Western Wishes and NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Clint Allen, Crews will be doing just that in the Will Rogers Coliseum.


Cow Horse Extravaganza Wraps Up with Fun Finale

trevor-steedTrevor Steed gave a cow horse demonstration during the Cow Horse Extravaganza series finale.Steed Training's goal for their Cow Horse Extravaganza series was to put on family friendly events that brought the community out to experience the excitement of reined cow horse competition, and their success was evident at the final event of the season. Spectators, sponsors and supporters gathered on Saturday, Oct. 25, to watch the ranch horse exhibition, listen to live music and enjoy a barbeque dinner.

The exhibition was held alongside a cow horse playday, which drew riders of all experience levels out to Golden L Ranch in Jupiter, Florida, to run through reining patterns and work cows in a laidback environment.


HORSE/EARNINGS/YOB/GENDER/SIRE & DAM/RIDER(S) & EARNINGS/OWNER/BREEDER 1. RED WHITE AND BOON, $922,063(88G) (Smart Little Lena x Royal Blue Boon) Mary Jo Milner, $458,238; Kobie Wood, $310,621; Corinne Heiligbrodt, $98,198; Heather Heiligbrodt, $18,418; Glen Blankenship, $15,749; Hagan Heiligbrodt, $9,543; Larry Hall, $8,016; Jordan Milner, $1,809; Jim Milner, $626; Paula Wood, $514; Jim & Mary Jo Milner, Southlake, […]


RIDER/EARNINGS/LOCATION/TOP HORSES & EARNINGS 1. PHIL RAPP, $8,158,110Weatherford, TX – Dont Look Twice, $820,467; Tap O Lena, $429,250; Dual Smart Rey, $330,436; Autumn Acre, $275,028; Playboys Ruby, $263,034 2. MATT GAINES, $7,205,165Weatherford, TX – Little Pepto Gal, $469,466; Im Countin Checks, $436,530; Nu I Wood, $424,139; Smooth As A Cat, $346,223; Special Nu Baby, $338,314 3. […]


SIRE/NO. $ EARNERS/AVERAGE/TOTAL GET EARNINGS/TOP GET & EARNINGS 1. HIGH BROW CAT / 1,429 / $42,660 / $60,961,155Dont Look Twice, $820,467; Metallic Cat, $637,711; Boon San Kitty, $555,504; High Brow CD, $543,161; Smooth As A Cat, $500,038; Faith In My Cat, $473,171; Oh Cay Felix, $460,525; Hydrive Cat, $416,709; Thomas E Hughes, $394,709; Pappion Cat, $379,815 2. SMART LITTLE LENA / 1,304 / $30,129 / $39,287,661Red White […]


DAM/NO. $ EARNERS/AVERAGE/TOTAL GET EARNINGS/TOP GET & EARNINGS 1. ROYAL BLUE BOON / 17 / $153,688 / $2,612,701 Red White And Boon, $922,063; Bet Yer Blue Boons, $350,615; Autumn Boon, $258,185; Duals Blue Boon, $197,449; Peptoboonsmal, $180,487; Peppys From Heaven, $142,956; Royal Red Boon (DNA), $126,454; TH Royal Red Peppy, $122,800; Royal Blue Dually, $86,394; Peek A Boon, $81,143; November Dove, […]


OWNER/TOTAL EARNINGS/LOCATION/TOP HORSES & EARNINGS 1. PHIL & MARY ANN RAPP, $7,884,482Weatherford, TX – Tap O Lena, $502,145; Tapt Twice, $285,226; Playboys Ruby, $268,441; Cats Full Measure, $241,969; Little Janey Lena, $234,855; Reyzin, $222,239; Ruby Tuesday DNA, $216,055; Tootsie Rey, $209,117; Pastels Smart Lena, $202,570; Playin CDs, $200,030 2. JIM & MARY JO MILNER, $4,831,056Southlake, […]


BREEDER/TOTAL EARNINGS/LOCATION/TOP HORSES & EARNINGS 1. JACK WAGGONER & SUSAN FERGUSON, $11,699,402Bridgeport, TX – Pappion Cat, $379,815; Cats Summertime, $357,937; Pretty Katz, $274,738; Aristo Katz, $270,162; Cats Full Measure, $241,969; That Cool Cat, $241,724; Catty Hawk, $239,310; Cats Red Feather, $221,262; Royally Smart Cat, $201,371; Cat T Masterson, $200,187 2. BAR H RANCHE, $10,105,669Weatherford, TX […]

Rein in Cancer Partners with Pinto Horse Association

ptha-logoOfficials of the Pinto Horse Association of America announced a new partnership with Rein in Cancer in mid-October. The partnership will feature Rein in Cancer promotions at both the Pinto Horse World Championship Show and the Color Breed Congress. Association members who are cancer patients will be eligible for cash payments while undergoing treatment.

Gag Order Put In Place For Sherri Brunzell’s Case

After an Oct. 29 motions hearing to limit pre-trial publicity, details involving Sherri Brunzell’s animal cruelty case will no longer be shared from investigators. The gag order extends to any court employees, as well as the district attorney and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Dual Peppy and Brunzell’s other living horses and llamas will […]