Galyean’s Geldings Make a Clean Sweep

kristingalyeanLeft to right: Justin Rogan, Im Reydioactive, Wes, Gracelyn and Kristen Galyean, ZR One and Casey FreelsKristen Galyean, of Claremore, Okla., picked up champion and reserve champion honors in the 2014 Super Stakes Gelding Non-Pro on April 17 in Fort Worth. Riding Im Reydioactive third in the first set, Galyean marked a 217. With ZR One, Galyean was next to last to work in final set and marked a 215.

QHN Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Western Wishes

The DEADLINE is here for the Quarter Horse News Charity Golf Tournament, to be held Friday, April 25. Contact Amanda Johnson at 817-757-2276 today to get your team in the game! Come join Quarter Horse News for a fun-filled day of golfing, live music, BBQ, and auctions, all to benefit Western Wishes.


Boonbay Cat, Brad Mitchell, Top Super Stakes Gelding Open

boonbaycatBoonbay Cat with, left to right, Barbara Brooks, Rachel Braun and Brad MitchellBoonbay Cat, a 4-year-old bred and owned by NCHA President Barbara Brooks’ Painted Springs Farm, of Nashville, Tenn., carried trainer Brad Mitchell to an early 219 and a victory worth $11,580 Tuesday during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Gelding Open finals.

Frankly Speaking: Hey Anybodys!

There’s no doubt, I love spending time with my two granddaughters. Emery is 3 and Harper is almost 2, and watching them play or listening to what might come out of their mouths next is entertainment at its finest. When Emery has an announcement to make or wants to get your attention she cries out, “Hey anybodys!” (And believe me, she can always get her Pop’s attention!) One of my favorite things is watching how Emery and Harper love their horses. I see them and I wonder: Is a child’s attention and focus on horses caused by environment or parental direction? Is this “horse bug” actually inherited by a recessive gene no one has identified as yet? You might laugh at such a notion, but sometimes a child’s love for horses seems to pop up out of nowhere. 

Second Chances

For a lot of people, March has not been an easy month. In my own circle of friends, there have been unexpected deaths, health issues, veterinary problems and more than anyone’s fair share of life’s challenges. Personally, I’ve dealt with skin cancer and paid my veterinarians the equivalent of a second mortgage payment – all in the month of March.

NYC Mayor Delays Ban On Horse Carriages

New York City horse carriage drivers breathed a sigh of relief Saturday after mounting concerns that they would swiftly be put out of work by Mayor de Blasio. The mayor said the ban on horse carriages is “not a priority.” Read more at the New York Daily News.

Metalic Al and Tom Shelly Top John Deere Open

tomshellyMetalic Al, with owner Tom Shelly and his daughter, ShelleeAbout an hour and a half after making the Open semifinals with a strong effort in Saturday’s second go of National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open, Metalic Al and Tom Shelly returned to the same arena and earned $10,137 with a 222 in the John Deere Open finals.

Senate Committee Approves PAST Act

On April 9, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act) (S.1406). The PAST Act would strengthen the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. The American Horse Council has been working to advance this […]