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AQHA Backlog: What Happened & When Officials Say It Will End

More than 3,600 registration applications caught in a backlog at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) may soon be processed and shipped back to the senders, the registry said.  The pending horse registrations, which Quarter Horse News (QHN) was told last week were completed but being proofed for accuracy, are among a slew of pending […]
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Cromed Out Mercedes Reaches $1 Million Sire Status

Cromed Out Mercedes, owned by Silver Spurs Equine, has officially joined the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Million Dollar Sire club. The 2005 stallion is by NRHA $4 Million Dollar Sire Custom Crome and out of Princess In Diamonds (by Shining Spark). As a competitor, Cromed Out Mercedes won in excess of $147,000. Andrea Fappani, […]

Polish Rider Wows The Crowd At Italian Derby

A 23-year-old Polish trainer rose to the occasion during the 2019 Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby in Italy, riding to the Level 4 Open Championship over a star-studded field. Lukasz Czechowicz pulled out all the stops with CSG Magnifique Gun to produce a breathtaking run and achieve a championship-winning 225. The score was the […]
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Happy to Help

I just returned home from my annual trip to Europe. I generally do three separate clinics with Europe’s top riders. This year, I visited Naples in South Italy, where I worked with some of the country’s best trainers. I then traveled to Switzerland to work with some extremely talented trainers and non-pros, and then on […]

Slooow Ride Tops Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Run-off

After 15 days of lead up, the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open finals took place, and the exhibitors made the class worth the wait. Held May 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the event showcased 24 4-year-olds, many of which boasted extensive show records already. From draw seven, Slooow Ride and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Lloyd Cox entered the […]
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Two Open Riders Top IRHA Derby Qualifier

IRHA Derby Open The 2019 edition of the €67.000-added Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby opened the arena on May 20 to Open and Non-Pro go-round competition. The Open division counted 104 entries across the four levels and, once the first section of the 2019 IRHA Level 4 Open Derby qualifier was over, Ann Fonck and […]
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Italian Non-Pros Lead After IRHA/NRHA Derby Go Round

The non-pros put in some big runs this week at the 2019 Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA)/National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby in Italy. The leader of the Level 4 Non-Pro at the event, which is held during the Salone del Cavallo Americano horse show, is Italian Carlo Ambrosini. He marked the highest score during […]
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El Rancho Spring Classic Promotes West Coast Cutting

The El Rancho Spring Classic, presented by Carol Ward, owner of Carol Ward Cutting Horses and the Murieta Equestrian Center, took place at Murieta Equestrian Center April 25-28 in Rancho Murieta, California. The El Rancho Cutting Horse Association, an NCHA Affiliate, prides itself on promoting one of the last outdoor cuttings on the West Coast. […]
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Stall Bedding Matters

Straw, shavings, paper – hemp? There are many horse bedding options available on the market today. Like many things in the Western performance industry, the type of bedding you choose for your horse’s stall is likely based in tradition — maybe your parents used it, or a favorite trainer. If you keep your horse elsewhere, […]