Blackish and Lloyd Cox
Blackish, shown here with Lloyd Cox, certainly appeared as sound and healthy as owner Julie Jarma said she was. (Photo by Dawn Baxstrom)

Blackish and Julie Jarma on the Move at The Non-Pro

Julie Jarma is a brand-new resident of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and this week gave herself a nice housewarming gift in the form of a non-pro championship. Jarma and Blackish vanquished all comers in the 5/6 Year Old Non-Pro class at The Non-Pro plus The Open at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, not far from home, with a […]
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Ryan Rapp Celebrates His Birthday with a Non-Pro Win

Ryan Rapp will look back on the second week of June and remember it as being a very nice several days. On Friday, he celebrated the occasion of his 19th birthday, and two days before that, he and Boon Too Suen mare Too Suen To Drive achieved triumph, winning the 4 Year Old Non-Pro class […]
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Friends Ride to the Rescue of Pedro Baiao’s Reining Horses

In the midst of seemingly incessant bad news came this uplifting story from Cave Creek in Arizona. In late May, a wild fire raced across the desert and encroached on the stalls of reiner Pedro Baiao, who was feeling helpless as he tried to figure out how to rescue some 30 horses. “When we heard […]
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Shelby Walker Wins Derby Non-Pro Limited with SJR Katmandoo

Newly minted high school graduate Shelby Miller had a choice: Leave on time for the NRCHA Derby or stay home an extra day and drive through her high school parking lot in a socially distant graduation ceremony. The choice was not difficult for the cow horse rider.
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From the Archives: Colonel Freckles

A stocky, dark sorrel, Colonel Freckles was a stallion whose athletic prowess in the cutting pen was only overshadowed by his offspring’s abilities in several Western performance disciplines. He passed away at the age of 13, but his genetics remain in the blood of horses that still step into the cutting, reining and reined cow […]

Holy Cow: Sanctus, Rodrigo Taboga as Hot as Oklahoma

Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]