The CRHA Challenge

The California Reining Horse Association (CRHA) Challenge and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals is scheduled for Oct. 22-26 and features a full slate of NRHA ancillary classes, as well as limited-age classes. For those who are unable to attend, check out the live webcast.
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Xtra Electric Meter & Craig Schmersal Top Congress Futurity Open Reining

XtraElectricMeterXtra Electric Meter & Craig Schmersal • Photo by Shane RuxOn Sunday, Oct. 5, a new Futurity Open Champion was named at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. As the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open finals came to a close, it was Xtra Electric Meter and Craig Schmersal, of Overbrook, Okla., who secured the championship with their score of 229 to win $31,378.

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Return To The Remuda Hits Million-Dollar Sales Mark

return-to-the-remuda-2014Picks Gun sold for $17,500.The Return to the Remuda Sale, held at the historic Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, Oct. 11, reached a new sale milestone – a million-dollar sale day. The annual autumn sale is produced in partnership between the Four Sixes Ranch, Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., Tongue River Ranch, Beggs Cattle Co. This year, Circle Bar Ranch also consigned horses to the sale.

NCAA-Sponsored Equestrian Recommended For Removal

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced a recommendation from the NCAA’s Committe on Women’s Athletics to remove equestrian from its roster of emerging sports in Divisions I and II. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) is voicing its support for the coninuation of equestrian as an NCAA-sponsored sport. The NCEA has the full story.

SWRHA Futurity

The 30th anniversary of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity is almost ready to begin in Ardmore, Okla. The event is set to take place at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum starting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and competition will continue through Sunday, Oct. 26.  Visit SWRHA online for the show schedule and draws, as more information […]

Judge Orders Brunzell’s Horses Remain In Protective Custody

In an Oct. 9 motions hearing where Sherri Brunzell, of Black Forest, Colo., petitioned the court to return 10 horses and four llamas that were seized by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 19., the judge ruled that the animals will remain in protective custody. Brunzell is facing misdemeanor charges for animal cruelty […]

Civil Suit Filed Over 2013 Death Of Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Less than three weeks after trainer Mark Arballo was charged with felony animal cruelty in the Sept. 21, 2013, death of reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted, owner Martha Torkington filed a civil suit against Arballo in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central Division.

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One Time Choice Wins Mercuria Open At The All American Quarter Horse Congress

OneTimeChoice CTurner 13HPOne Time Choice and Chubby Turner, competing at last year's NCHA World Finals • Hart PhotosEqui-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Chubby Turner, of Weatherford, Texas, and One Time Choice won the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, in Columbus, Ohio. In the Oct. 9 finals, Turner and One Time Choice marked a 229 to take the Championship and earn $10,978.