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Smart Little Pepinic Becomes NRCHA Million-Dollar Sire

SmartLittlePepinic JWardSmart Little Pepinic and John Ward • Photo by Primo MoralesSmart Little Pepinic has become the National Reined Cow Horse Association's (NRCHA) newest Million-Dollar Sire. The 1993 stallion became a part of the iconic reined cow horse breeding program at the Ward Ranch in Kingsburg, Calif., when ranch founder Greg Ward purchased him as a 2-year-old. John Ward piloted him to the majority of his Equi-Statearnings, totaling $87,762, both in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) and NRCHA arenas.

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Two-Rein Champions Crowned At NRCHA Hackamore Classic

tuckerssmartcat-lynandersonTuckers Smart Cat and Lyn AndersonLyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat win Open Two Rein; Glenn Kaplan and No Wright To Smoke top Non-Pro division

As the sun went down in Pueblo, Colo., on Thursday, May 2, the first of the NRCHA Hackamore Classic horse show competitors entered the arena for the Open and Non-Pro Two Rein classes.

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Fun!

bankston jimmyJimmy BankstonCutting is fun. It is supposed to be fun. Fun is a very important component of Cutting. If you, your trainer and/or your next of kin are not having fun, then your program is all messed up.

People tend to get it backwards. They aren’t winning, so it isn’t fun. Not winning isn’t fun, but quitting the fun part won’t make you start winning. When it isn’t fun is when the winning quits. If the only thing that makes you happy is winning, then you won’t be happy very often. After all, the Cutter’s prayer is, “Lord, I don’t need to win, just let me be third. Every time.” 

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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.