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Reiners Mourn Liz Haverty’s Death

LHavWhodiniLiz Haverty & Whodini • Photo by FletchThe reining community is mourning the loss of horsewoman Elizabeth "Liz" Haverty, 62, who lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Jan. 26. Her influence in the industry will truly be missed.

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CD Kual Gun & Austin Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

CDKualGun AShepardCD Kual Gun & Austin ShepardA 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as the 35th annual Augusta Futurity ended with a bang.
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Rieta Dufurrena And Ozzum Man Lead Augusta Futurity Non-Pro First Go

ozzummanRieta Dufurrena and Ozzum ManRieta Dufurrena and Ozzum Man, a 4-year-old gelding sired by one of her family’s favorite horses, competed last and best with a 217 during Friday’s first round of the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro cutting competition.

“I think he’s amazing,” the young rider said after she and the horse clinched a spot in Saturday night’s finals in Augusta, Ga. “He’s real physical and he’s real cool on how he can do some things. He’s really fun, that’s for sure.”

Las Vegas Events And PRCA Agree On NFR Extension

Following unanimous votes by the Las Vegas Events Board of Trustees and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Board of Directors, both organizations jointly announced today that they have reached an agreement to keep the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas through 2024. The NFR Experience has the full story.

Kansas City Denies Application For Horse Slaughter

Citing federal budget restrictions, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has denied a permit request from a northwest Missouri business that sought to process horses for meat. KSHB has the full Associated Press story.