Bob Kerby is thrilled to have an opportunity to own a magic-cross performer and potential broodmare. Trainer Bob Kerby, of Powell Butte, Oregon, was visiting family members in New Orleans when he received notice that he’d won the Quarter Horse News Stallion Register Breeding Giveaway. “It was a shock,” said Kerby, who admitted he thought […]
I have grown up in the horse business, probably not in the way you think, though. Yes, I was used for labor in my parents’ business — nothing unreasonable, but I did learn how to work. I did not grow up with show horses or thinking that horsemanship was a fun thing. I grew up […]
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What does it take for a stallion to build a name for himself? With the quantity of top-level sires available in the Western performance horse industry today, it’s not an easy feat. Still, the cream always seems to rise and quality genetics endure. The Equi-Stat Five-Year Stallion Statistics were created to give credit where it is due […]
The Arbuckle Mountain Futurity saw 30 competitors ride through the herd in the 4-Year-Old Open finals in Ardmore, Oklahoma. When the dust settled, Bama Jelly and Austin Shepard were the champions by a half-point over Reserve Champions Sugrspiznevrthingniz and Matt Gaines. With a 222.5, the stallion, out of Wood She Be Neat (by Nitas Wood), […]
When Kelsey Johnson rode to the herd in the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity 4-year-old Non-Pro finals aboard Smart Cat Rey RG, she was relying on the expertise of her husband, Clay, and her help on which cattle to cut. Johnson had her eye on one cow in particular, and the third time was the charm that […]
As the last draw of the fence work of the World’s Greatest Horseman, Corey Cushing had plenty of time to think about how to win the coveted title. He also had time for wise words of advice from friends and fellow competitors.
Riding into a testy herd, Ashley Baxstrom cinched not only the Champion but the Reserve Champion title as well in the 4-Year-Old Limited Open finals at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Aboard the Metallic Cat gelding Spot of Hot Metal, Baxstrom marked a 222 to bring home a check of $4,690 for breeder […]
Karen Stallings has won several championships in the years she’s been riding reined cow horses, but said the National Reined Cow Horse Associaiton (NRCHA) Non-Pro Bridle stands out as particularly special. Of course, it’s because of the horse.
Quincee Clark was riding reining horses when she got the bug to try something else. Blame it on her trainer, Dell Hendricks.
Ten horses vied for the Open Bridle World Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions on Feb. 22, and it was draw seven, Dera Cat and BJ Avila, who came out on top with a composite 428.5 (212.5 rein/216 cow). “His big deal is on a cow,” Avila said. “He’s a […]