Jessica Valin, of Lewiston, California, is our first winner in the Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com My Favorite Place to Ride Photo Contest and won $150 in Omega Alpha - Equine products! We thought the photo was idyllic and enjoyed the description of the ride.
Quarter Horse News (QHN) lost an important member of its team when Cutting Editor Mark Thompson, 52, passed away from natural causes on June 23. Thompson, the grandson of National Reining Horse Association Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley, worked for the publication for 14 years, as a freelance writer and fulltime employee.
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The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby concluded Saturday, June 28, with the $428,000-added Open finals at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever, paying out approximately $961,000. At the end of the event, Not Ruf At All and Jason Vanlandingham were victorious in the Open.
Oklahoma City, OK - June 21-29, 2014
1,228 Entries - $618,500 Added - $969,821.11 Total Purse
New 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.
Facing 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.
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.
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.