Renshaw, Gennys Prize Top Non-Pro At NRCHA Derby

shawnkimrenshaw-gennysprizeShawn and Kim Renshaw, with Gennys PrizeIt was an emotional win, and another milestone on a long and sometimes painful comeback journey for Shawn Renshaw, Nipomo, Calif., who piloted his 5-year-old stallion, Gennys Prize (Smokums Prize x Genuinely Perfect x Genuine Doc) to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby Non-Pro Championship on Saturday, June 15 in Paso Robles,Calif.

The Oblivion Curve

When I sit down to write this column, I usually take a few minutes to review the major events of the past two weeks. This time, there was a lot to think about, which means there was plenty to write about.

First, U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson denied the American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) motion for summary judgment in the cloning lawsuit, meaning the case is headed to trial. The judge also rejected the plaintiffs’ (Jason Abraham and Gregg Veneklasen) argument that AQHA attempted to monopolize the market by excluding cloned horses. The trial is expected to start this summer. The results could have far-reaching effects, not only for the AQHA, but all membership-based equine associations.

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Fortune Bend, Banuelos Win PCCHA Classic Open

FortuneBend BanuelosFortune Bend and Cookie Banuelos • photo by Midge AmesLas Vegas trainer Cookie Banuelos and 5-year-old stallion Fortune Bend followed their first-go leading 224 from Monday (pictured) with a 225 during Wednesday’s finals to capture the Classic/Challenge Open title and $12,153 during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA)/Core Balance Derby at South Point Arena in Las Vegas.


Jo Ellard Elected As NCHA Vice President

JEllardJo EllardJo Ellard, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Board of Directors member since 1994, has been elected the next NCHA vice president. On June 11, a total of ballots 2,585 were tabulated under the direction of the accounting firm Whitley Penn LLP. Ellard, Dallas, Texas received a total of 1,890 votes and Monty Johnson, Amarillo, Texas received 695 votes.

NRHA Derby Draws Online

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby draws are now online at The NRHA Derby runs June 22-29 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

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WB Breeders Sale

New Ownership For Western Bloodstock

WB Breeders Sale

Western Bloodstock, for more than 20 years the premier sale company for the cutting horse industry, has been sold by Ben Emison and Milt Bradford to Jeremy and Candace Barwick of Stephenville, Texas.

PCCHA Derby Draws & Results

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Derby runs June 10 – 16 in at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To view and download updated draws and results, or to view the entire show schedule, visit the PCCHA website.
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40th Australian Futurity Open Goes To Foo Licious, Phil Dawson

FooLicious-PhilDawson 13Foo Licious and Phil Dawson • Photo by Wild Fillies PhotographyThe 40th NCHA Futurity in Australia came to close with the crowning of a new champion. Phil Dawson rode Foo Licious, owned by Ryan Fielden to a score of 151. Dawson has earned over half a million as a rider and has been training horses for 13 years. He has previously placed second at the futurity.