Madalyn Colgrove Takes Cotton Stakes Amateur By Storm

MColgroveHAHMadalyn Colgrove & Hes A HeapinspoonfulMadalyn Colgrove is just 14 years old, but she bested nearly all of her amateur competitors at the Cotton Stakes, held Sept. 7-14 in West Monroe, La. In three out of four finals, she emerged victorious.


Darren Blanton & DB Smooth Cokette Take Futurity Non-Pro Title

DBlantonFuturity Non-Pro Champion Darren Blanton (right)The Futurity Non-Pro, a two go-round pencil finals class at the Cotton Stakes, held Sept. 7-14, attracted 14 competitors and their horses to West Monroe, La. Consistency was the name of the game, and Darren Blanton took top honors riding his homebred DB Smooth Cokette.

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Dennis Moreland Tack Wants to Know — Is Your Bridle Comfortable?

dmt bridleA bridle that fits well and is adjusted correctly will help your horse be relaxed and will help convey your cues so he can respond correctly, confidently and promptly. Since each part of the bridle works in conjunction with every other part one improper adjustment will throw everything off.


Attamilliondollarcat & Craig Thompson Top Cotton Stakes Futurity Open

CThompRTiepFuturity Open Champion Craig Thompson (right), pictured with Attamilliondollarcat's owner Robert Tieperman and loper Tenaya Lord

The Cotton Stakes, held in West Monroe, La., crowned a new Futurity Open Champion on Thursday, Sept. 11. Known for his talent aboard 3-year-olds, it came as no surprise when Craig Thompson topped the class riding Attamilliondollarcat.

Dr. Kathleen P. Anderson Honored As 2014 Equine Science Award Winner

KathleenAndersonDr. Kathleen P. AndersonDr. Kathleen P. Anderson, Associate Professor/Equine Extension Specialist from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2014 Equine Science Award. The award was presented in conjunction with the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) at the Joint Annual Science Meetings held in Kansas City, Mo. She is the fifth recipient of this award since it was established in 2008.

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Idaho Cutting Futurity Ends On A High Note

Puzzlez FNuttall 14AHFallon Nuttall & PuzzlezThe Idaho Cutting Horse Association Futurity & Aged Event ended Sunday, Sept. 7. A full day of finals kept the competitors busy in Nampa, Idaho, with the Futurity, Derby, and Classic/Challenge classes the last, but not least, to be held.