Will Rogers Memorial Center is fast becoming the home of champions and championships.
Ranch Sorting National Championships (RSNC) will bring two premier events to the Fort Worth facility this year, including its national finals. The South Central RSNC Ranch Sorting World Series comes to Will Rogers April 26-28, followed by the 2013 RSNC National Finals June 4-9.
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Heading into December’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity finals in Fort Worth, Texas, Chad Bushaw ranked just behind cutting’s all-time leading Non-Pro earner, Mary Ann Rapp, and just ahead of Dustin Adams, second on the all-time list, with one show to go in their race to finish as 2012’s top-earning rider.
Not too surprisingly, the year’s last and biggest event decided another tight three-way race between the Non-Pro division’s dominant trio. Thanks to seventh and 17th-place finishes at the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finals aboard two mares, Pippis Longstocking (Dual Smart Rey x Hyperlena x Smart Little Lena) and Lady Writer (One Time Pepto x Cats Ruby x High Brow Cat), Bushaw secured his third Equi-Stat Non-Pro Award since 2002. He topped the Non-Pro division this time with $286,087 earned during the 2012 season.
The Executive Committee of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently approved changes to qualification requirements – including cutting and working cow horse classes – for their World Shows. The association hosts two World Show competitions annually: the AjPHA Youth World Show in the summer, and the APHA World Show for Open and Amateur exhibitors in the fall.
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) have partnered to provide a host of new achievement opportunities for American Paint Horses. Beginning in April, Paints competing at select CMSA events can earn double recognition, winning prizes and accolades from both associations.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is proud to sponsor the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) largest event of the year, AQHA-NCHA Weekend, May 31 - June 2 in 25 cities throughout the United States and Canada.
The Griffin family has decided to part ways with their lives’ work and a legacy of world-caliber reining horses. Just days after the phenomenal stallion Whiz N Tag Chex earned National Reining Horse Association Million Dollar Sire Status for his owners this past December 2012, the Griffin family, comprised of Lance, Terry and Samantha Griffin made a huge announcement: their beautiful copper-colored stallion would be offered for sale, in addition to the family’s astonishing 280-acre Oklahoma ranch, equipment and legacy of 80+ reining horses.
Tapt Twice, the 1999 mare (Dual Pep x Tap O Lena x Doc O’Lena) who carried her breeders and longtime owners and riders Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, to combined cutting earnings of $285,226, recently became the 15th mare to produce cutting earners of more than $1,000,000.