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Opus Cat Olena & Matt Koch • Photo by Shane Rux Photography

Working Cow Horses Steal Spotlight at AQHA World Show

Matt Koch has hauled to Oklahoma City four times to compete in the American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) Lucas Oil World Championship Show, and four times he’s left with a golden globe. It’s a feat few other riders can claim, and Koch calls it crazy. With a win in the Junior Working Cow Horse aboard […]
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AQHA Issues Statement Regarding Suspended Cutters Competing at World Show

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), in response to questions about two suspended cutters, released a statement on Thursday explaining why the two riders – Ed and Brandon Dufurrena – were allowed to compete at the 2018 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show while under sanction by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).
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2018 NRHA Futurity Draws Revealed

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) officially released the long-awaited draws for the 2018 NRHA Futurity. Competitors and spectators will travel from all over to convene in Oklahoma City Nov. 22-Dec. 1 for a front-row seat as history unfolds in the Jim Norick Arena.  Horsemen and horsewomen will have their eyes trained on the horses […]
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Champions Crowned at Stock Horse World Show

The Western Horseman Stock Horse World Show wrapped up three days of competition as more than 230 riders vied for several World Champion titles. The event, hosted by Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX) and sponsored by Western Horseman, highlighted the versatility of ranch horses while they competed in cow work, reining, stock horse pleasure and […]

AQHA World Show Crowns Cutters

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show kicked off on Nov. 1 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Amidst a tough field of competitors from across the country, Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Clint Allen, of Weatherford, Texas, piloted Pharoah And James to the Junior Cutting World Championship. The Hickorys Indian Pep gelding, owned […]
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Light N Lena (2000-2018)

The first time I saw Light N Lena was in 2006, when he and Phil Rapp made the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at the Brazos Bash. I remember as clear as day my first impression of him, with that beautiful flaxen mane and tail flowing and sweeping around in the pen. He had a look, style […]
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NCHA Judging Contest Adds New Age Division

Entries are open for the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Judging Contest. The competition will be held in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity. This year, the NCHA is welcoming a new division to the contest – FFA/4-H Senior Youth Division (14-18) – along with the established collegiate division. The competition, which will be held […]
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Goodbye to Light N Lena

Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Light N Lena was laid to rest on Nov. 2, according to a post on 72 Ranch co-owner Kris Martin’s Facebook page. The stallion was 18.
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2019 Americana to Feature World Cup Ranch Riding Open and Non-Pro

  At AMERICANA 2019, to be held in Augsburg, Germany, Sept. 4-8, there will not only be a $5,000-added World Cup Ranch Riding Open, but for the first time a Non-Pro as well – offering a purse of $3,000-added. In both classes, there will be a go-round and a finals. The Open finals will be […]
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Does Your Tack Need Some TLC?

If someone asked, could you easily pick out some of your favorite pieces of tack hanging in your tack room? Maybe it’s your go-to set of split reins (http://bit.ly/DMTackReins) that fit your hands just right and have developed the perfect level of feel over the years. It could be a trophy headstall (http://bit.ly/Headstalls) you won […]