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Makayla Cowan and Redneck Hillbillie won the NCHA Futurity Amateur in their debut show together -- and her first time showing at the Futurity. * Photo by Molly Montag.

Makayla Cowan Wins in NCHA Futurity Debut

Makayla Cowan had never showed at the NCHA Futurity before, but she and homebred Redneck Hillbillie made it count in the Amateur.
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Light N Lena (2000-2018)

The first time I saw Light N Lena was in 2006, when he and Phil Rapp made the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at the Brazos Bash. I remember as clear as day my first impression of him, with that beautiful flaxen mane and tail flowing and sweeping around in the pen. He had a look, style […]
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Goodbye to Light N Lena

Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Light N Lena was laid to rest on Nov. 2, according to a post on 72 Ranch co-owner Kris Martin’s Facebook page. The stallion was 18.

Tie at the Top of the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro

Ray Baldwin and Kaitlyn Larsen finished the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro finals tied at 215.5, and though they could’ve worked off for the title it didn’t take long for the two Texans to decide sharing was the right answer.