Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum
Photo by John Henry

Will Rogers Memorial Center a Shrine to Love and Friendship

Progress being what it is, a new arena was a long overdue need for a city of Fort Worth growing out of its blue jeans. Fortunately for the Western performance horse industry, its major events stayed at the venerable Will Rogers Coliseum or a surrounding building on the sacred grounds. The Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
BoZhan Wei, owner of Ba Jun Heng Tong Equine Club, left, stands with boxed medical supplies.

APHA Makes Medical Supply Shipment from China Happen

Two North Texas hospitals received shipments of medical supplies from China on Thursday, thanks to long-distance friendships and connections made through the American Paint Horse Association. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital and Cook Children’s Medical Center, both in Fort Worth, Texas, each received a donation from a group of Paint Horse enthusiasts in China. Texas […]
Shiney Outlaw and Jay McLaughlin at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

Shiney Outlaw Just What the NRCHA Witch Doctor Ordered

The No. 13 has gotten a bad rap over the centuries, thanks largely — the wanna-be numerologists believe, anyway — to Judas Iscariot being the 13th to have a sit at Christ’s Last Supper all those years ago. Ever since then, skyscrapers and hotels haven’t had a 13th floor, or something like that. Just stay […]
Sparking Metallic and Hope Miller at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Sparking Metallic, Rider Conquer Non-Pro Hackamore

Friday’s Non-Pro Hackamore finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions at the John Justin Arena came with a moral of the story. It’s amazing what happens when you just show up. Hope Miller weighed the pros and cons of making the more than 1,990-mile trip over 30 hours from Brush […]
You CD Signs and Cody Crow at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

You CD Signs, Cody Crow Avoid Limited Open Bridle Tailspin

Cody Crow and You CD Signs’ Limited Open Bridle finals round started out a little shaky at the John Justin Arena. You CD Signs’ tail extension nearly fell off and the pair’s first cow was so wild that a second cow was soon ordered by way of a blown horn.  But, in the end, their […]
Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown Cash In at Cowtown

It was just like another day at the office for Myles Brown as the Stinnett, Texas, rancher and Twice In A Blu Moon successfully completed their cow work during the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Non-Pro division.  Brown and the 4-year-old mare (Once In A Blu Boon x Teletrona x Little Trona) bred by Diamond […]
MoonshineAndTwoAdvil and Shawn Hays at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Holy Cow, World Champ! MoonshineAndTwoAdvil Pour it on Along the Fence

To no surprise, the uber-competitive Open Hackamore division at the National Reined Cow Horse (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions required a fantastic finish to win and it was MoonshineAndTwoAdvil who stepped up to deliver it on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 gelding and trainer Shawn Hays dropped a 443.5 composite out of the eight spot, including a […]

New NRCHA World Champ Sinfully Smart Cat is All of That

Say what you will about Sinfully Smart Cat, but, his trainer said with a wry smile, make sure quirky son of a gun is one of those things. “When he was a 4 year old, we were loping around getting ready to show and it was hot out and you think he ought to be […]
Shiners Darby and Barbara Cox at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Shiners Darby Looks at Home in a Foreign NRCHA Land

Tuesday got off to a bad start for NRCHA Celebration of Champions Non-Pro Limited finalist Shiners Darby, a man who flourishes on familiarity.  Rider Barbara Cox’s usual routine is to get him in the arena early, before the start of competition, so he can acquaint himself with his new surroundings. It’s an essential part of […]