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Two-Rein Champions Crowned At NRCHA Hackamore Classic

tuckerssmartcat-lynandersonTuckers Smart Cat and Lyn AndersonLyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat win Open Two Rein; Glenn Kaplan and No Wright To Smoke top Non-Pro division

As the sun went down in Pueblo, Colo., on Thursday, May 2, the first of the NRCHA Hackamore Classic horse show competitors entered the arena for the Open and Non-Pro Two Rein classes.

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Fun!

bankston jimmyJimmy BankstonCutting is fun. It is supposed to be fun. Fun is a very important component of Cutting. If you, your trainer and/or your next of kin are not having fun, then your program is all messed up.

People tend to get it backwards. They aren’t winning, so it isn’t fun. Not winning isn’t fun, but quitting the fun part won’t make you start winning. When it isn’t fun is when the winning quits. If the only thing that makes you happy is winning, then you won’t be happy very often. After all, the Cutter’s prayer is, “Lord, I don’t need to win, just let me be third. Every time.” 

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AQHA Cloning Lawsuit One Step Closer To Trial

sllclonesA continuing lawsuit will determine if clones can be registered with the AQHA.A May 1 court-ordered mediation session in the cloning lawsuit involving the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and two Texas horsemen took place as scheduled, but it did not produce a settlement, court records state.

Passionate About Pedigrees

The chorus to a popular Texas country song starts: “I say everybody’s crazy so what you need to do; You need to find somebody crazy like you.” While the song is referring to people falling in love, it can be equally true when it comes to finding friends.

All of us have idiosyncrasies and interests that might draw one person to us while prompting someone else to stay far away. When you find that person who understands your whims, thoughts and habits, it’s like meeting a kindred soul.

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Shane Brown Wins Kentucky Reining Cup Freestyle Again

ShaneBrownFreestyleFor the second time in three years, Shane Brown won the World Championship Freestyle Reining tonight at the Kentucky Horse Park. He rode Shepherd Star to the title, receiving 228 points from the three judges.

Brown’s score put him just 1 point ahead of three riders who tied for second with a score of 227—Aaron Ralston on Blue Taris Glo, Drake Johnson on Sonic Chic Dream, and Pete Kyle on A Ruf Gal.

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Shawn Flarida & Wimps Quixote Cody Top Kentucky Reining Cup

imageShawn Flarida earned the winner’s share of the $100,000 Kentucky Reining Cup at the Kentucky Horse Park, riding Wimps Quixote Cody to a score of 226.5. Andrea Fappani rode Star For The Chicks to second place (224.5) and Tom McCutcheon rode Pretty Peppy Chec to third place (221.0).

NCHA Members Hall Of Fame Honoree Edd Bottom Dies

 
RalphEddBottomRalph "Edd" Bottom (Photo courtesy Swearingen Funeral Home)A finalist at the first National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in 1962, and an Open Reserve Champion rider at the 1980 NCHA Futurity, Ralph Edward “Edd” Bottom, 88, Asher, Okla., died Wednesday, April 24, in Tecumseh, Okla.