All American Quarter Horse Congress Might Move

Officials of the All American Quarter Horse Congress told the Ohio Expositions Commission recently that the show has outgrown the 360-acre fairgrounds and participants are complaining. The congress’s 10-year contract with the commission runs through 2015, and no negotiations have started about its renewal. Read the complete story at The Columbus Dispatch.
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Charges Recommended After Reining Horse’s Death

bellagunnabegifted bwilliams 12wBella Gunna Be Gifted, pictured with former trainer Barbara Williams last year • photo by WaltenberryA spokesman for the San Diego County Animal Service Department confirmed that felony criminal charges have been recommended against two people suspected of abusing the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, prior to her Sept. 21 death in California.

Following several weeks of investigation, including analysis of the necropsy report and interviews with witnesses, the animal services department submitted its report to the San Diego County Attorneys office late last week.


Einstein Becomes NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Sire

GreatResolveGreat Resolve (Einstein) The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has announced the newest member to its Million Dollar Sire line up, Great Resolve (Einstein). Einstein is the 26th stallion to become an NRHA Million Dollar Sire, putting him alongside the likes of Smart Spook, Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), Nu Chex To Cash and many other greats.

Reyzin and Rapp Take NCHA Non-Pro Horse of Year Lead

reyzinMary Ann Rapp and ReyzinMary Ann Rapp and Reyzin did what they wanted to do on Nov. 3 in Paso Robles, Calif. They won the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association/Borjon Auto Center Futurity Non-Pro Cutting Stakes with a 225 to earn $10,688, and more importantly to Rapp, 12 National Cutting Horse Association Non-Pro Horse of the Year points.

Those dozen points catapulted Rapp’s 4-year-old mare from a nine-point deficit to a three-point lead over her 6-year-old rival Light N Lily, a mare owned and ridden by Kaitlyn Larsen Wimberly of Millsap, Texas.

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughter

A federal appeals court on Monday, Nov. 4, temporarily halted plans by companies in two U.S. states to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, off-again efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years after Congress lifted a ban on the practice. Read more at USA Today.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Slaughterhouses

After a lengthy legal battle, a federal judge cleared the way for horse slaughter to resume in the United States with a ruling on Friday, Nov. 1. Read more at the Paulick Report.

Katie Young, Copper Cat Capture PCCHA Futurity Non-Pro

coppercat-katieyoungKatie Young and Copper CatKatie Young earned her second Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Non-Pro Championship in the past four years on Sunday in Paso Robles, Calif. In 2010, she rode For Instance to victory. This year, it was Copper Cat who carried her to a score of 222 and the $7,859 win. Both horses are trained by her father, Stan Fonsen.


NRHA Futurity To Feature Clinton Anderson Colt-Starting Demo

clintonandersonClinton AndersonThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and Downunder Horsemanship are excited to announce that Clinton Anderson will be presenting a Colt Starting Demonstration at the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) in Oklahoma City.