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Mary Ann Rapp Tops $4 Million In Non-Pro Earnings

MaryAnnToyEngineMary Ann Rapp and Toy EngineMary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, recently became the first person to earn more than $4 million as a Non-Pro cutting rider.

Rapp headed into the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes, held March 28-April 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, with non-pro earnings of $3,998,673, according to Equi-Stat. She topped the $4 million mark by picking up another $35,433 at the limited-age show in Will Rogers Coliseum.

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Broodmare Tops Griffin Dispersal At $240,000

kachinaoakolenaHighest-seller Kachina Oak OlenaAnticipation was high for the Griffin Quarter Horses Complete Dispersal Sale, held April 6 in Ardmore, Okla. Well-known in the reining horse industry, Griffin Quarter Horses has produced some of the world’s top reiners and has captured several world titles. The complete dispersal featured not only horses, but also the ranch, equipment and tack. A total of 79 horses passed through the sale ring. Total gross sales were $1,468,600 with an overall average of $18,590.

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Linda Pape Passes Away

LindaPape-nrhaLinda Pape in 1990After a short hospital stay, Linda Pape, 72, passed away on April 30 at the Hospice of Dayton. A celebration of life will be held at Stonewall Farm, Wilmington, Ohio from 5 to 8pm on Friday, May 10.

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Himes Named NRHA Interim Executive Director

bethhimes-nrhaBeth HimesThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has named an Interim NRHA Executive Director: Beth Himes of Millersport, Ohio. The Board of Directors voted unanimously for Himes to serve as interim executive director as provided for in the NRHA Bylaws. Himes also will uphold her current duties as president.

2013 NCHA Super Stakes Sale

NCHA Super Stakes Sale
Held April 16, 2013
122 horses catalogued • 111 horses offered
$1,401,750 gross for a $12,628 average
80 sold (72%), $738,750 net, $9,234 average and $8,000 median

Southwestern Exposition And Livestock Show Hold Annual Meeting

The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show’s membership gathered yesterday for their annual meeting that encompassed annual reports and addressed business matters pertaining to the 2013 Show. The annual meeting also allowed for the election of officers, four new executive committee members, seven new directors and the elevation of five honorary vice presidents.

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Stowe named Univ. of KY Ag Equine Programs Director

JillStowe byMattBartonJill Stowe - Photo by Matt BartonJill Stowe has been named director of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management beginning May 1. Stowe, an associate professor within the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics, follows Ed Squires as the leader of the multidisciplinary equine program that serves as a gateway to all equine activities in the college.

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NRCHA Hackamore Classic Bridle Spectacular Champions Named

LittlePistolPeach KeithVogelLittle Pistol Peach and Keith VogelWhen Keith Vogel, Avondale, Colo., won the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Bridle Spectacular on Friday, March 3 aboard Little Pistol Peach (Playgun x Lone Star Peach x Texas Kicker), he bested a field of 18 impressive bridle horses shown by some of his heroes and mentors.

"It's amazing to beat some of the guys who made me want to do this in the first place," said Vogel, who established his own cow horse training operation in late 2007. 

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Bob Dent Passes Away

BobDent webYou’re in Oklahoma City to show in an NRHA major event. You’re horse is ready and acting like he’d like to win a prize. You’re nervous, intense and trying to stay focused. You don’t want any distractions especially as you prepare to enter that Gateway of Champions to perform in the coliseum. No worries – Bob Dent is the paddock manager. He’ll do his best to keep you calm, informed and to make sure that everything runs smoothly. That was Bob’s gift to the reining community.