Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller.
Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller climbed the ladder on the first day of the NRHA Non-Pro Futurity. Photo by Waltenberry

Snips Shining Gun, Jessicah Keller Early NRHA Non-Pro Leaders

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity continues through Saturday in Oklahoma City. The CINCH Non-Pro Futurity divisions began on Sunday, which ended with Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller of Texas sitting atop the leaderboard at the State Fair Park’s Norick Arena with a 218, best among Levels 4, 3 and 2. The 3-year-old […]
Quarter Horse News magazine cover snippet

December 1st Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

Features The Horse That Jack BuiltNot once did Jack Waggoner waver on his favorite colt, one with an ill-reputed father and half-blind mother. Not once did he quit believing in High Brow Cat. By Katie Tims, Page 62 Backbone of a ChampionLance Johnston reached the apex of his career through his strength of character and […]
Bill Rhoades and Mega Maggie Mae at the AQHA World Show

Mega Maggie Mae a Mega AQHA Boon for Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads, a Whitesboro, Texas veterinarian, said that after some clients of his decided against purchasing a yearling filly named Mega Maggie Mae — X-rays he took during a pre-purchase exam showed a blemish — he seized the moment.  “I really liked her, so I took the opportunity to purchase her myself,” he said.  That […]
Franco Bertolani sliding to a stop aboard Hollys Hijacker a top contender for the 2019 NRHA Futurity

2019 NRHA Futurity Preview

The NRHA Futurity showcases the best 3-year-old reining horses in the country at the historic State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity is more than just a horse show. It’s the pinnacle of a 3-year-old reining horse’s season. Horses and riders that deliver during the show, held Nov. 27-Dec. […]
Will Rogers Memorial Center home of the 2019 NCHA Futurity

2019 NCHA Futurity Overview

The NCHA Futurity is lauded as the greatest event in cutting, and it’s set to celebrate the sport with more than three weeks of competition in Cowtown. The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is like Christmas for cutters — a high-stakes Christmas when their friends and family join in one place for fellowship, and […]
frank sigala training yearling

A Different Approach

I have been training my own horses since I was 15 years old. Though it was not necessarily for cutting, it has given me a good understanding of how a horse’s mind works and how to get them to do what I ask them to do. I have made plenty of mistakes and I will […]
Smart Chic Olena, used at the time of reaching Seven Million Sire status

Distinguished NRHA Sires Increase Their Good Cents

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), from its headquarters in Oklahoma City, recently recognized five sires who have recently achieved new multimillion-dollar milestones in offspring earnings. SMART CHIC OLENA (Smart Little Lena x Gay Sugar Chic), an NRHA Hall of Fame inductee who was humanely euthanized in 2012, is now an NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire.  Bred […]