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Shane Brown Wins Kentucky Reining Cup Freestyle Again

ShaneBrownFreestyleFor the second time in three years, Shane Brown won the World Championship Freestyle Reining tonight at the Kentucky Horse Park. He rode Shepherd Star to the title, receiving 228 points from the three judges.

Brown’s score put him just 1 point ahead of three riders who tied for second with a score of 227—Aaron Ralston on Blue Taris Glo, Drake Johnson on Sonic Chic Dream, and Pete Kyle on A Ruf Gal.

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Kaitlyn Larsen, Light N Lily Cut Last and Best in Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro

KaitlynLarsen LightNLily webKaitlyn Larsen, McKennon Wimberly and Light N LilyKaitlyn Larsen and 6-year-old homebred mare Light N Lily secured their third title of early 2013 by topping Tuesday’s Classic Limited Non-Pro finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes with a last-draw 222 effort.
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Equi-Stat Reined Cow Horse Non-Pro Rider Award Winner Annie Reynolds

annereynoldsAnnie ReynoldsThe 2012 show year was hit-and-miss for some riders. But National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Rider Annie Reynolds found success in many areas. Reynolds claims the Equi-Stat Non-Pro Rider Award following a winning season with a grand total of $176,107 in earnings.

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Equi-Stat Reined Cow Horse Open Rider Award Winner Corey Cushing

coreycushingCorey CushingFire and passion are key elements for success in any sport, and especially in the horse world. For 32-year-old Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Ariz., endless grit and determination during a busy year landed him at the top of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) leader board for 2012. His earnings of $329,621 make him the recipient of the Equi-Stat Open Rider Award.

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Chris Dawson Rides Travelin Jonez To NRCHA Stakes Open Championship

TravelinJonez ChrisDawsonTravelin Jonez and Chris Dawson's score of 225.5 in the fence work secured the NRCHA Stakes Open Championship. Photo by Stacy Pigott Chris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas, claimed the NRCHA Stakes Open Championship Saturday night at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., aboard his own horse, Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena). Dawson piloted the 5-year-old stallion to a 664.5 composite score (221 herd/218 rein/225.5).

"Everything just came together. It was unbelievable," Dawson said.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Horse Slaughter Legislation

Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation authorizing a horse-slaughtering facility in Oklahoma. Fallin signed the measure into law on Friday, three days after the state Senate approved its final passage. It had previously passed the Oklahoma House. The measure lifts a 50-year-old ban on horse slaughtering and ends the prohibition of horse-meat processing for export […]