Denver to Host 2013 NCHA Western National Championships

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) and the National Western Complex of Denver, Colo., have reached an agreement to host the NCHA Western National Championships presented by 6666 Ranch in Denver, April 28-May 9, 2014. It has previously been in Reno, Nev., and Ogden, Utah.

Past, Present & Future

In late July, I decided to put my house on the market, and by early September, I had an offer on the table. As I write this, I’m house shopping for something a little closer to the Quarter Horse News office, and packing and scheduling inspectors and appraisers and repairmen. Selling a house, buying another house and moving have got to be some of the more stressful events we go through in life. But, the entire process can also be a time of great reflection and introspection and inspiration. 


Australian Champion Tops Brazos Bash Futurity Open

daratrcocoaspreviewDara TR Cocoas Preview, Lindsey Wheatley and Spud Sheehan.Australian Futurity Non-Pro Champion Dara TR Cocoas Preview continued her successful season by carrying Spud Sheehan to a 221 and a victory worth $21,000 in the Brazos Bash Futurity Open.


NCHA Receives Final Payment from Texas Major Event Trust Fund

nchalogoThe National Cutting Horse Association, in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, received $2.1 million from the Texas Major Events Trust Fund on Sept. 25. The payment includes funds derived from the 2012 NCHA Futurity. The funds are the final payment of more than $4.1 million received from the METF for the 2012 NCHA Triple Crown events.


Legacy Reining Breeders and Consignment Sales Looking Forward To Record-Setting Event

liljoecashLil Joe Cash sold for $7,700 at the 2009 Legacy Sale and has now earned more than $243,000.This year’s Legacy Sale promises to yet again provide reining enthusiasts a world-class experience. Held at the Cardinal Training Center (formerly Green Valley Ranch) in Aubrey, Texas, the Legacy Breeders Sale on Friday, Oct. 18, will offer 105 elite reining-bred yearlings. The following day, another 155 of the industry’s best horses will pass through the sale ring in the Legacy Consignment Sale, including proven broodmares, show horses, 2- and 3-year-olds under saddle and yearlings.


Autumn Acre Passes Away

autumnacreAutumn Acre and Phil RappAutumn Acre, an 11-year-old stallion who earned $365,436 as a cutter and sired several money-earners from his first few crops, passed away on Sept. 23 in Weatherford, Texas. Autumn Acre was humanely euthanized due to injuries suffered during an accident during his daily exercise routine, said cutting trainer Phil Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas.


New Educational Videos Available at

merialscreenshotEducational videos are available at rethinkdeworming.comWhen it comes to deworming horses, the message has been confusing. After all, for more than four decades, horse owners heard the same one: rotate. But now, rotating is old news. What’s the new message? Be strategic about your deworming.