Gary Carpenter Named NRHA Commissioner

GaryCarpenterGary CarpenterAfter an extensive search and interview process, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors gave their unanimous stamp of approval to fill its vacant leadership position. Today, the worldwide standard-setting body for the sport welcomes Gary Carpenter as the new NRHA Commissioner. Carpenter plans to attend the upcoming NRHA Futurity and to take on full leadership responsibilities in January 2014.

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McQuay Stables Purchase Yellow Jersey

YellowJersey TMYellow Jersey & Tim McQuay • Photo by Ben RadvanyiA new chapter in McQuay Stables history has come to Tioga, Texas, in the form of a palomino stallion that will become the headliner for the legendary breeding and training facility. Yellow Jersey will be the newest in an exemplary group of stallions that have been owned and promoted by Tim and Colleen McQuay.

Surviving The Futurity

Is it really that time of year again? It seems like just last month I was writing an article on preparation for last year's futurity and here we go again. Stress Management  keeps popping up but it is particularly relevant this time of year as everyone heads to Fort Worth and Oklahoma City to battle it out.

Celebrating Individuality

It’s official, my house hunt is over. I’ve sold my house and moved into a different one that is nearly 30 miles closer to the Quarter Horse News offices. Granted, I’m still living out of boxes at the moment, but what’s important is that it’s over, and for that, I am grateful.

Selling and buying a house can teach you a lot about life, if you let it. No matter which side of the transaction you are on, one of the first things you realize is that, for the most part, we are all after the same thing. Buyers all want a clean, updated house in a safe neighborhood at a great price. Sellers all want the most money for doing the least amount of additional work.


Horse/Earnings/YOB/Sex/Pedigree/Rider(s)/Owner(s)/Breeder(s) 1. WIMPYS LITTLE CHIC, $539,244(04M) (Wimpys Little Step x Collena Chic Olena) Shawn Flarida, $539,244; Arcese Quarter Horses, Weatherford, TX; Double Run Farm, Leland, NC 2. KR LIL CONQUISTADOR, […]

APHA Hall Of Fame Nominations Due Soon

HallOfFameThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recognizes it is only through the incredible contributions of both people and horses that the Association and the Paint Horse breed has achieved its present stature, and therefore honors both people and horses in the Hall of Fame. The initial induction to the Hall of Fame coincided with the 50th Anniversary of APHA in 2012, and that inaugural class was inducted during the 2012 Annual Convention. The second class will be inducted during the 2014 Convention in February 2014.

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A Time For Jazz & Zane Davis Top Montana Reined Cow Horse Futurity Open

ATimeForJazz ZDavisA Time For Jazz & Zane Davis - Photo by Scootemnshootem PhotographyThe Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, Mont., hosted the Montana Reined Cow Horse Futurity Oct. 11-13. Doug Williamson, of Bakersfield, Calif., was the judge for 135 entries. The show was originated and nurtured by Dave Vietor, assisted by a loyal group of board members who have kept it going. Unfortunately, Vietor passed away last year shortly after the Montana show, and this year, it was dedicated to his memory.

Reyzin Wins NCHA Non-Pro Horse of Year; Open Still Up For Grabs

reyzin13ssReyzin and Mary Ann Rapp - Photo by Hart PhotosReyzin, a 4-year-old mare bred and owned by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, edged season-long rival Light N Lily by two points, 86-84, in the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Horse of the Year race. The NCHA will officially crown its 2013 Open and Non-Pro Horse of the Year winners near the conclusion of the ongoing NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas.