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Tammy Jo Hays Wins NRCHA Non-Pro Stakes

TwoKitties TammyJoHaysTwo Kitties and Tammy Jo Hays. Photo by Stacy Pigott.Tammy Jo Hays is an accomplished non-pro cow horse competitor with numerous titles on her resume, including the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby Non-Pro Championship and the 2012 NRCHA Futurity Intermediate Non-Pro Championship. But the NRCHA Stakes had not historically been kind to the Nocona, Texas, horsewoman; she had never qualified for the Non-Pro finals at this event. Hays broke her Stakes curse with a vengeance in Las Vegas, Nev., when she rode her mare, Two Kitties (Smooth As A Cat x SR Jaguar) owned in partnership with her father, Walter Greeman, to the Stakes Non-Pro Championship with a total 646.5, earning $6,474.

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Bergen, Franklin Top Bridle Spectacular Classes At NRCHA Stakes

SmartLuck ToddBergen 13spOpen Bridle Spectacular Champion Smart Luck and Todd Bergen. Photo by Stacy Pigott

The reined cow horse world's finest athletes, the bridle horses, claimed the spotlight Friday night at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., as riders chased the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open and Non-Pro Bridle Spectacular Championships.

The grueling three-event test, herd work, rein work and cow work, drew 28 dynamic Open performers who left nothing on the table as they spun, slid and chased testy cattle down the fence.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Horse Slaughter Legislation

Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation authorizing a horse-slaughtering facility in Oklahoma. Fallin signed the measure into law on Friday, three days after the state Senate approved its final passage. It had previously passed the Oklahoma House. The measure lifts a 50-year-old ban on horse slaughtering and ends the prohibition of horse-meat processing for export […]
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Legendary Cutting Rider/Owner/Breeder Spencer Harden Dies

SpencerHarden3Spencer HardenMemorial services for Specer Harden, 83, Millsap, Texas, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and successful cutting horse owner and breeder who passed away March 28, took place Monday, April 1, at  at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Weatherford, Texas. The three-time National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro Futurity Champion rider who won the 1989 NCHA Futurity Open title with homebred gelding July Jazz died Thursday, March 28.

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APHA Offers Registration Savings For Older Horses

overoThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is currently offering a more affordable registration special dedicated to older horses. Those with at least one Paint parent who are eligible for either Regular Registry or solid Paint-bred registration are impacted, and any APHA member may take advantage of the savings offer.

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Champions Crowned At NRCHA Stakes

MattKelly GenuineChicPleaser 13SPMatt Kelly and Genuine Chic Pleaser.
Photo by Stacy Pigott
The headline event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes in Las Vegas, Nev., is for the 4- and 5-year offspring of NRCHA Subscribed Stallions, but the competition was tough in the horse show classes as well. Wagonhound Land & Livestock's Genuine Chic Pleaser (Chic Please x Miss Shiner Dear) gave rider Matt Kelly his biggest win in the Limited Open Bridle, earning $1,300.
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Cushing Leads NRCHA Stakes Open finalists

PRFSpoonfulOGold CoreyCushingPRF Spoonful O Gold, pictured at the 2012 NRCHA Derby as the Open Novice Horse Reserve Champion, is one of three Open finalists for Corey Cushing at the NRCHA Stakes in Las Vegas.The Open finalists have been determined for Saturday’s clean-slate finals at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stakes at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Corey Cushing’s composite 654.5 aboard Tonettes Playgun (Playgun x Peppys Tonette) tops the 20 Open finalists. In the Non-Pro, Tammy Jo Hays and Two Kitties heads a field of nine qualifiers for Saturday's clean-slate finals.

NCHA Super Stakes Draws & Results

National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes draws and results are posted. Follow Quarter Horse News on Facebook and the website for updates.   Subscribe to QHN to receive detailed event coverage in the May 15 issue of the magazine.  
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Wagonhound Production Sale To Be Held In September

WagonhoundRanchOn Sept. 7, Wagonhound Land and Livestock will be holding a production sale, with a preview to be held the day before. Approximately 100 head of broke ranch geldings, broodmares, 2-year-olds, yearlings and weanling American Quarter Horses will be offered at the ranch in Douglas, Wyo.

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American Stock Horse Association Announces National Championship Awards

ashalogoThe American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) is committed to educating people about stock horse training, and offers an opportunity for those people to participate in sanctioned ASHA events in regular and collegiate divisions. Because rewarding competitors for their accomplishments is a significant part of the organization’s objectives, they have introduced new national awards.