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Casey Crouch, left, was named this year’s winner of the Zane Schulte Award. The Texas trainer, shown with wife, Chelsa; son, Chaser, and the family's horse, GS Zans Cat, says his career is a team effort. Photo by Vicki LeBlanc.

Casey Crouch Receives Zane Schulte Award

Actress Susan Lucci was nominated 19 times before she finally took home the Daytime Emmy for her work on the soap opera All My Children. Trainer Casey Crouch – who before this year had been nominated several times for the Zane Schulte Award, but never won – will now receive the esteemed bronze named in […]
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Ms Dreamy Ends Career with Memorable Bridleless Run at AQHA World Show

When Dan Huss rode Ms Dreamy into the pen for the Senior Reining finals at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show, he had a lot on his mind. It was the mare’s final run, and he was hoping to gain her a World title before her retirement. After winning the silver Individual medal […]

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I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing to pin all of our hopes and dreams on one show, but that is what we do in our industry. The FUTURITY, whether it is cutting, reining, reined cow horse or now barrel racing, the Futurity is the gold standard for each […]
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Reiners Run Off to Big Wins at AQHA World Show

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Lucas Oil World Championship Show experienced a thrilling display of competition in the Junior and Senior Reining finals on Nov. 9-10.  Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy Van Der Hoeven, of Whitesboro, Texas, marked a 225.5 in the Junior Reining finals – but so did Oops Itsa Spooks (Spooks Gotta Gun x […]

Freshman Sires’ Progeny Slated to Compete in 2018 NCHA Futurity

On Nov. 15, more than 1,000 3-year-old performance horses will descend on Fort Worth, Texas, for the highly anticipated National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. These cutting prospects will make their debuts under the bright lights of the Will Rogers Coliseum, riding to the herd while spectators eagerly lean forward for a better look. Behind […]
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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 […]