The Australian horse community is still grieving a crash that involved the family of cutting horse trainer Trent Smith (pictured in 2016). A 64-year-old man and several horses were killed in the incident on May 26 in New South Wales, Australia. • Photo by Ken Anderson.

Australian Cutting Community Reeling After Fatal Crash Involving Horse Transport

The horse community in Australia is coping with a crash that killed one person, injured others and led to the deaths of several horses days before the Australian National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity.

Last-Minute Entry Lands Peter DeFreitas Carolina Classic Championship

Peter DeFreitas didn’t plan to ride Sweet Daisy Surprise in Open at the Carolina Classic Derby, but changed his mind when he realized the entry box wasn’t as full as he’d anticipated. “I figured, you know, what the heck? I got her here,” he reasoned. “I might as well try and show her.”