2013 NRHA Handbook Available

nrha_webThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Handbook is available for worldwide reining enthusiasts via online, print and iPhone app versions. The 2013 NRHA Handbook includes NRHA bylaws, rules, regulations and judges’ guide along with the standard NRHA Patterns.

Lyn Anderson Wins Another NRCHA Open World Championship

Lyn Anderson & Tuckers Smart Cat
For a second year in a row, Madera, Calif., professional Lyn Anderson guided Tuckers Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Smoke Time Tuck) to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Open Hackamore World Championship Feb. 1 at Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas.

Grant Lindaman & Meradas Little Miss Win First NRCHA World Title

Grant Lindaman II & Meradas Little Miss
Grant Lindaman II woke up Friday, Feb. 1 with two things on his mind – his run in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship finals, and his grandmother, who had passed away exactly four years ago.


2013 NRHyA Officers Announced

2013 NRHyA President Emma Holbrook
The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) announced their 2013 NRHyA officer team on January 31. NRHyA’s 2013 officers include President Emma Holbrook of Oklahoma, Vice-President Jaclynn Brooks from Utah, Secretary Shaelyn Vering of Nebraska, Treasurer Claire Dittrich from Nebraska, and Historian Amy Stoney from Colorado.

For The Love

As the new editor of Quarter Horse News, I think there is one thing you should know about me: I love magazines. There, I said it. The secret is out. I love magazines, and not just Quarter Horse News because I work here, or Strings magazine because playing the violin is one of my hobbies. No, I love magazines. All magazines. You could hand me a magazine on a subject about which I know nothing – such as underwater basket weaving – and I would read it. My nightstand is cluttered with a towering stack of books and magazines. And if you ever want to get rid of me for a few hours, just drop me off in front of the magazine racks at Barnes & Noble. If it’s a Barnes & Noble that has a coffee and snack bar, you might lose me for days. Yes, I love magazines.

2013 Brings Unexpected Tax Relief For Horse Owners

According to Forbes, “Not everyone was happy on January 2 when President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act, notably those whose first 2013 paychecks were smaller than the ones they’d received in 2012. But the law gave horse owners a reason to raise a glass in a belated New Year’s toast, as it […]

Western Stock Show Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1

According to the Associated Press, “Colorado agriculture officials have confirmed that a horse used during the National Western Stock Show in Denver tested positive for the equine herpesvirus.” Colorado authorities are encouraging everyone who had horses at the National Western Stock Show get their horses tested. Read the article Denver Post Article   Jan. 29 […]

Are Owners Liable When Paid Workers Get Hurt Riding?

February 2013 – According to the Daily Mail newspaper, “A promising young rider who was paralysed when she was thrown from a history-making racehorse has launched a multi-million pound compensation claim against the stables and trainer.” This article presents a number of questions concerning the liability of horse operations when it comes to the people […]

100 Horses Seized After 96 Found Dead On Ranch

Jan. 2013 – According to the Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has taken more than 100 horses into its care after finding 96 dead horses at a ranch north of New Salem over the weekend.” Read the article

How New Tax Law Impacts Horse Owners

Jan. 29, 2013 – American Horse Council:  Congress’ passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in 2012 and the President’s signing it in 2013 broke the Congressional impasse and got the country past the Fiscal Cliff for now.  We now sit on the bench next to the sign indicating a “Scenic Overlook.”  But […]