Flarida Wins Florida Classic

shawnflarida0314Shawn Flarida was all smiles after winning the Florida Derby Open on Yankee Gun..On the evening of March 1, Yankee Gun (Rowdy Yankee x Snow Gun x Gunner), ridden by Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida for Arcese Quarter Horses USA, of Weatherford, Texas, scored a 234 to win the $20,000-added FRHA Florida Classic Derby Open.

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Arbuckle Mountain Futurity Finishes Another Successful Show

mckowns marvinOwners Gene and Judy McKown and trainer Tommy Marvin celebrated MK Reymate's 4-Year-Old Open win at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity.McKown Quarter Horses’ homebred MK Reymate and Tommy Marvin scored a 220 to win the 4-year-old Open at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Ardmore, Okla., on Feb. 22.

Dealing With Disappointment

By Anna Mitchell

Disappointments come in all shapes and sizes in the world of competitive sports. Sometimes the disappointment is minor and we can shake it off and go on. Other times the disappointment can be crippling, making it very difficult for us to put it behind us and move on. Understanding why we feel so disappointed at times and learning how to deal with that disappointment is a crucial skill for competitive athletes to learn if they hope to have a successful and fulfilling career in sports.


One of the most discussed topics in the horse world has got to be spectators. Does your event have spectators? How do you get spectators? Will spectators pay to come watch my cutting/reining/reined cow horse event? What do spectators need? And, more importantly, do we need spectators? While the issue is oft discussed, the questions, it seems, are rarely answered.

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Triple Crown Cutting Entry Fees to Increase

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Western Wishes Charity Golf Tournament

Western Wishes Charity Golf Tournament

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM! Join us April 25 at the Texas Star Golf Course & Conference Centre for the Western Wishes Charity Golf Tournament presented by Quarter Horse News!

Boyd Rice & Oh Cay N Short win World’s Greatest Horseman

BRiceOkWorld's Greatest Horseman Champions Boyd Rice and Oh Cay N Short • Photo by Kelsey PecsekTrue to form, the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) World's Greatest Horseman Championship finals, held Saturday, Feb. 22, in Fort Worth, Texas, came down to the very last fence run. The showdown in Cowtown ended with Spearman, Texas, professional Boyd Rice capturing the $25,000 World's Greatest Horseman Championship by a half-point aboard Oh Cay N Short.

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Colleen McQuay Joins NRHA Hall Of Fame Ranks

ColleenMcQuay JBrasseauxColleen McQuay • Photo by John BrasseauxThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors approved the induction of Colleen McQuay, of Tioga, Texas, into the NRHA Hall of Fame at their February meeting in Oklahoma. McQuay will join her husband, Tim, and daughter, Mandy McCutcheon, who preceded her into the elite group. As the matriarch of one of reining’s first families, she has supported her husband and daughter to many accomplishments.