Darren Blanton & DB Smooth Cokette Take Futurity Non-Pro Title

DBlantonFuturity Non-Pro Champion Darren Blanton (right)The Futurity Non-Pro, a two go-round pencil finals class at the Cotton Stakes, held Sept. 7-14, attracted 14 competitors and their horses to West Monroe, La. Consistency was the name of the game, and Darren Blanton took top honors riding his homebred DB Smooth Cokette.


Geldings Take Charge At NCHA Summer Spectacular

RubysCDRubys CD, pictured with Scott and Melissa WeisScott Weis and Rubys CD got the action started in the Great American Insurance National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Open as the first team to work. They posted a 220 to put the pressure on the remaining 21 entries left in the finals.

Vesicular Stomatitis In Texas & Colorado

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has updated the Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) count in Texas, as of July 30, with 14 new cases of VS in horses and cows. The area of infection is in South and Central Texas, with 12 new quarantined premises located in Bastrop County. The TAHC stressed that there is no […]

Zane Davis & Rubys Radar Seal Open Victory

RubysRadarZDRubys Radar and Zane Davis • Photo by Stephanie DuquetteIn 1988, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) professional Zane Davis won a National High School Rodeo Championship at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Twenty-five years later, he returned to the same venue to win the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Championship aboard Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger), owned by Billie Filippini.