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Due to a dispute over a trademark, the 2020 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity is currently not an NRCHA-approved show. Last year, Nick Dowers and Smart Shiney Playboy won the show's Open Championship. • Scootem-N-Shootem Photography.

Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Loses NRCHA Approval Over Trademark

This year’s Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity will likely take place without approval from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) because of a dispute over a trademark. It has to do with the words “Snaffle Bit Futurity.”
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Health Matters: Hidden Opportunities in the Current Times

A month ago, I could not have imagined the topic of this article. My inclination is to write about equine diseases that affect people in the horse industry, not the other way around. But, here we find ourselves dealing with a human health crisis that has had a profound effect within the horse industry. It […]
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To the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Goes Terry Stuart Forst

As formal mission statements go, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is reserved for those few exceptional citizens who have distinguished themselves in their service to the Sooner State.   Terry Stuart Forst, admittedly flattered by the honor, will be taking her place there as a member of the Class of 2020, joking that, “I’m really not […]
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Good biosecurity programs protect the lives of horses

With numerous horses from different areas around the country reportedly testing positive for equine herpesvirus type- 1 (EHV-1) this year, horse owners have been encouraged by officials to practice responsible biosecurity measures in order to stop the spread of the virus, which may present as a respiratory infection or a neurologic condition.  The non-neurological respiratory form […]
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Heritage Days Classic Show Gears Up for May

The Heritage Days Classic cow horse show is poised to join the ranks as one of the first Western performance horse events to occur in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Heritage Days Classic will be held at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas, from May 28, 2020 to May 31, 2020. […]
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Glenn Blodgett, Dual Rey To Lead AQHA Hall Classes in 2021

Dr. Glenn Blodgett and Dual Rey, the Equi-Stat Elite $46 Million Sire, will lead a cast of inductees into the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame in 2021. Dr. Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and earned his degree in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University and has since […]

AAEP Updates Vaccination Guidelines

The Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has issued revised guidelines for the administration of selected core and risk-based vaccines to horses. The recommendations are based on the age of the horse and its previous vaccination history and are meant to serve as a reference for veterinarians. Reviewed guidelines include […]
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APHA Chrome Cash Expands to NRCHA

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Chrome Cash has expanded to include events within the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA). According to the APHA, the incentive is a $2,000 added class-within-a-class structure that will take place at the NRCHA Derby and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity “To be eligible, exhibitors must enter an Open, Non […]