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2013 NRHA Handbook Available

nrha_webThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Handbook is available for worldwide reining enthusiasts via online, print and iPhone app versions. The 2013 NRHA Handbook includes NRHA bylaws, rules, regulations and judges’ guide along with the standard NRHA Patterns.
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Lyn Anderson Wins Another NRCHA Open World Championship

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Lyn Anderson & Tuckers Smart Cat
For a second year in a row, Madera, Calif., professional Lyn Anderson guided Tuckers Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Smoke Time Tuck) to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Open Hackamore World Championship Feb. 1 at Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas.
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Grant Lindaman & Meradas Little Miss Win First NRCHA World Title

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Grant Lindaman II & Meradas Little Miss
Grant Lindaman II woke up Friday, Feb. 1 with two things on his mind – his run in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship finals, and his grandmother, who had passed away exactly four years ago.

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NCHA Hires Help To Find Next Executive Director

nchalogo_130x102The National Cutting Horse Association, the world governing body for the sport of cutting, has secured Jim Harlan, president and CEO of MJM Global Search, Inc. to assist in efforts to fill the position of Executive Director of the more than 16,000-member organization, with a timetable of early next summer established to secure the association's next boss.
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Investigation Puts $3.7 Million in 2013 NCHA Funding On Hold

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Ernie Beutenmiller

An ongoing investigation has temporarily suspended $3.7 million in state of Texas and city of Fort Worth money the National Cutting Horse Association is scheduled to receive through the Texas Major Events Fund this year, but NCHA President and Interim Executive Director Ernie Beutenmiller, Jr., said on Jan. 9 he believes all issues can be resolved before this year's three "Triple Crown" Fort Worth limited-age events, which could all be impacted.

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Remembering Chics Magic Potion

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Chics Magic Potion and Bob Avila
On Dec. 14, 2012, the horse world tragically lost the great reined cow horse performer and sire, Chics Magic Potion (Smart Chic Olena x Remedys Magic Potion x Remedys Reply). Bob and Dana Avila, “Magic’s” owner, Kenneth Banks, and everyone who was close to the 12-year-old stallion during his superlative career will certainly mourn this loss.

 

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Cornbread Thinks: Your Head, Your Clothes and the Futurity

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Laura & Tate Bennett with Rios Jewel
We want to see what a great trainer can bring out of great horses. Great trainers teach them to be athletes first. They teach them how to position themselves to not only block any attempt to go to the herd, but give a cow the impression that he is in two places at once, already landing to head the next turn, and telling the cow, “Don't even think about it.”