SPigott

Consider The Facts

SPigottQHN Editor Stacy PigottFor the past couple of years, my full-time job has been in the Quarter Horse racing industry. To be a magazine editor, you have to immerse yourself in the industry on which you are reporting, getting down to the nitty gritty. During those years, my role in the Western performance horse industry was relegated to that of casual observer, rather than active participant.

That all changed when I came to Quarter Horse News. My interest in Quarter Horse racing now takes a backseat to the Western disciplines of cutting, reining and reined cow horse. My primary goal over the past month has been to bone up on what has taken place in the last few years with regards to those industries.

Lou Workman Passes

Horseman and long time reining enthusiast, Lou Workman, 88, Pilesgrove, N.J., passed away March 10. Funeral services were held March 14 in Woodstown, N.J. Workman was an US Army Veteran of WWII and owned and operated Workman’s Welding in Pilesgrove for over 50 years. He also enjoyed raising Quarter Horses and showing them nationally. Workman […]
Gateway

NRHA Extends Contract in Oklahoma City

GatewayThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has signed a Letter of Agreement, extending the current contract for their NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show.The event will remain at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City through the year 2018.

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Horses Ridden By Steve Colclasure Top Eastern Nationals Open and $3,000 Novice Open

SteveColclasureMT3Steve Colclasure receives a hug from his wife HeidiWinning a title at the National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships had always ranked high on Steve Colclasure’s “bucket list” of things to accomplish before his life ends. “I’d been second here twice, and I’d always wanted to win it,” he said. Thursday in Jackson, Miss., the 38-year-old Cushing, Okla., trainer won the Open and the $3,000 Novice Open titles within a few hours of each other while riding two geldings sired by Smart Little Lena.