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Thompson & Jordan Split NRHA Derby Non-Pro Victory

RThompson14Ron ThompsonThe 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured the finals in Non-Pro competition on June 27: the $78,000-added Level 4, $60,000-added Level 3; $32,500-added Level 2, $15,000-added Level 1 and $5,000-added Prime Time divisions. Out of the original 217 horses and 650 entries, the top 56 horse-and-rider teams qualified to compete in the finals at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever, paying approximately $322,000 to owners and nominators.

2014 NRHA Derby

Oklahoma City, OK - June 21-29, 2014

1,228 Entries - $618,500 Added - $969,821.11 Total Purse

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Tulsa Reining Classic Enters Second Decade

TRC14logoNew sponsors, new activities and increased opportunities for growth and learning insure that the Tulsa Reining Classic, set for Aug. 26-31, will be another hallmark event. As it begins its second decade, the popular show continues to focus on the horses, the exhibitors and the show experience.

Tampering With Coggins Results In 20-Year Sentence For Louisiana Man

On Nov. 20, 2013, Edwin A. Williams was arrested on a charge of selling a horse with a fraudulent Coggins test to a rancher in Upshur County, Louisiana. He plead guilty to a charge of tampering with a government document and was sentenced to 20 years with the Texas Department of Corrections June 10. Read the […]
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Westfalls Enjoy Dual Wins In Las Vegas

westfallsThe Westfall family (left to right) - Brandon, Janet and RussFacing a field including three National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro Hall of Fame members, including his mom, 13-year-old Brandon Westfall rode 5-year-old gelding Gentle Ben to a 220 and a victory worth $8,949 during the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Non-Pro June 14 in Las Vegas.

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Dufurrenas Fare Well At Core Balance/PCCHA Derby

dufurrenasAuspicious Cat, aka "Ozzy," begs for a treat from Rieta Dufurrena, who is pictured with her brother, Brandon (left), and her dad, Ed, after both won championships in Las Vegas.A 230-point run by Auspicious Cat and Ed Dufurrena dominated the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting stop in Las Vegas on June 14.

False Beliefs

The other day I was scanning the news headlines when one in particular peaked my interest. “Humane Society, others to pay Feld, Ringling Bros. $15 million in Asian elephant lawsuit.” The article reported on the conclusion of the 14-year lawsuit between the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal rights groups and Feld Entertainment, parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, over the care of its elephants.

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Wareable Tops PCCHA Classic/Challenge Open

wareableWareable and Morgan Cromer • photo by Midge AmesWareable carried trainer Morgan Cromer to a 224.5 and a win worth $11,245 Thursday at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas during the Classic/Challenge Open finals at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Derby.

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Dual Smart Kitty Tops PCCHA Derby Open

dualsmartkitty-pcchaDual Smart Kitty and Clay Johnson • photo by Midge AmesNational Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year leaders Dual Smart Kitty extended her edge Thursday in Las Vegas, hitting the jackpot in the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Derby Open finals with a 226 to earn $18,012, plus quite a few more Horse of the Year points.

Racehorse Owners Can Now Make Veterinary Records Public

Owners who voluntarily pledge to make their horse’s veterinary records public can now upload those records to a page hosted by horseracingreform.org, The Jockey Club announced June 6. Owners can upload their horses’ records or request that an email be sent to the horse’s trainer, enabling the trainer to upload the horse’s records. Read the complete […]