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Gunnatrashya was the N. 1 Reining Sire in the 5-year statistics.

EquiStat 5-Year Top Sires

The EquiStat 5-Year Sire Statistics track the top western performance stallions. These statistics, which in past years were published annually in Quarter Horse News (QHN) print editions, are now part of the content delivered […]
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EquiStat 5-Year Weekend Warrior Statistics

The EquiStat 5-year Weekend Warrior Statistics rank the top-earning horses and people in the past five years in weekend, ancillary and horse show competition. The Weekend Warriors stats do not […]

2016 Lifetime Reining Statistics

This review contains information compiled, researched and tabulated from 1988 through June 30, 2016. The charts rank reining’s all-time leaders according to money won at aged and ancillary events. The […]
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Shane Brown Wins Kentucky Reining Cup Freestyle Again

ShaneBrownFreestyleFor the second time in three years, Shane Brown won the World Championship Freestyle Reining tonight at the Kentucky Horse Park. He rode Shepherd Star to the title, receiving 228 points from the three judges.

Brown’s score put him just 1 point ahead of three riders who tied for second with a score of 227—Aaron Ralston on Blue Taris Glo, Drake Johnson on Sonic Chic Dream, and Pete Kyle on A Ruf Gal.

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NRHA Names Professional Award Winners

mike-mcentire-webMike McEntireThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Professional of the Year Awards recognizes and honors individuals who exemplify excellence in the NRHA community as an NRHA Professional.  These awards are presented in five different categories based on 2012 involvement. This distinction is reserved exclusively for the elite individuals who, in all aspects of their career, consistently excel in perpetuating the growth of the NRHA, both in and out of the show pen, while maintaining the ideals of good horsemanship, sportsmanship and welfare of the reining horse. 

Finding Common Ground

stacy-pigott-little-rocket-andyMy first horse, Little Rocket AndyLast month, I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 AQHA Convention in Houston, Texas. This isn’t the first year I’ve been to the convention, but it is the first year I was able to stay for its entirety – from the opening comments to the closing remarks, and everything in between.

My favorite part of the convention had to be Friday afternoon’s forum, which was dedicated to equine welfare. Dr. Tom Lenz, of Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), gave a presentation on the science and emotion of equine welfare. I wish it were possible to put his entire presentation in print form, so all of you could read what he had to say.