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Dont Stopp Believin & Phil Rapp • Photo by Shane Rux Photography

Rapps Make Journey to Winner’s Circle Twice at Congress Mercuria

The final installment of the 2018 Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting, held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, turned out to be a family affair as one horse – Dont Stopp Believin – carried both husband and wife Phil and Mary Ann Rapp to the Open and Non-Pro championships, respectively, […]
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Light Em Upp Shines at Congress

  Lauren Middleton and Light Em Upp illuminated the judges’ score cards when they walked into the herd for the Derby Non-Pro finals at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Oct. 7. While Middleton knows the importance of having a plan, she said it was imperative for her to be flexible based on the […]
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Former American Horse Council Employee Accused of Embezzling $500,000+

The former communications director of a Washington, D.C.-based group that lobbies on behalf of the horse industry is accused of stealing more than a half-million dollars from the organization and using it to make payments on a home, two cars and what the organization called “a lavish lifestyle.”
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The Benefits of a Properly Fitted Breast Collar

Over time breast collars have generally become considered an optional item on a saddle according to Dennis Moreland at Dennis Moreland Tack. However, if you ride in disciplines where horses make quick stops and turns with powerful acceleration out of the turns, such as cow horse, barrel racing or roping, to name a few, you […]
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Free to Choose

Last week, I showed one of my favorite cutting horses at the Brazos Bash in the Derby Non-Pro. I walked onto the arena floor, went through my pre-show ritual—which consists of stretching to the left, stretching to the right, touch my toes, touch my toes—and then I got on my horse. As I sat there […]
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Custom Made Gun Headed to Europe After Topping Legacy Reining Sales

As the sun began to set in Aubrey, Texas, the evening of Sept. 28, royally bred reining horses were still walking through the Legacy Reining Sales ring. It was a poetic setting for the McQuay Stables Dispersal session, held immediately before the Legacy Consignment Sale. The anticipation was high leading up to Hip No. 38 […]