American Horse Council Tax Handbook Available in December

The American Horse Council (AHC) will soon roll out the 2019 edition of the AHC Tax Handbook, an important reference book for informing members of the horse industry about major changes brought about by landmark tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of 2017.  This statute rewrote key provisions of the U.S. […]
Whizkey N Diamonds and Shawn Flarida with a big stop.

Yes, Sire! Whizkey N Diamonds Reaches Million Dollar Rank

Whizkey N Diamonds, owned by Rhodes River Ranch, is the National Reining Horse Association’s newest Million Dollar Sire. The elite status was achieved after only seven breeding seasons and a first foal crop not reaching competition age until 2016. Whizkey N Diamonds, bred by Cristin Schuetz, is by the all-time leading sire of NRHA money […]
Conquistador Whiz and Duane Latimer.

NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Conquistador Whiz Dies

The head of Silver Spurs Equine confirmed on Tuesday the passing of Conquistador Whiz, a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two Million Dollar Sire. Conquistador Whiz was humanely euthanized following complications from laminitis, owner Mike Miola said from Scottsdale, Arizona. The stallion was 25. Ruf Conqueror, a 2004 stallion and “Conquistador’s” son, was euthanized only […]
Craig Schmersal and Cade McCutcheon

Run For A Million Success Hasn’t Changed Life For Co-Winners

Count Craig Schmersal and Cade McCutcheon among those who have witnessed firsthand the power of the television set. “We get recognized quite often,” Schmersal said Saturday of he and his wife, Ginger, at the Southwest Reining Horse Association’s Billingsley Ford Futurity. “In the grocery store and here and there, the airplane. So that’s a little […]
Group photo of Team Schmersal and Shining On Ruf.

Shining On Ruf Makes His Case For NRHA Futurity Inclusion

To use a high school football analogy, Shining On Ruf moved into the boundaries of his new school a month before the first day of class and, as a result, had very little time to make an impression on the coach in hopes of cracking the starting lineup. Shining On Ruf, however, might well have […]
Mandy McCutcheon at the SWRHA Futurity.

Coronas At Nite Aces Non-Pro Test At SWRHA Futurity

You can ask Mandy McCutcheon about the upcoming National Reining Horse Association Futurity next month in Oklahoma City, but don’t expect a straight answer. To speak freely about her horses’ prospects merely invites the not-so-welcome spirits, she believes. McCutcheon might not exactly be into the supernatural, but she doesn’t take any chances. “I’m a little […]
Xtra Cee A Doctor and Kylie Robinson at the High Roller Reining Classic.

Half-siblings reunite in Las Vegas for an NRHA win-win

Except for the obtrusive ribbons placed about him, Xtra Cee A Doctor didn’t appear to be fazed as a first-time winner in the National Reining Horse Association and all the attention that goes with it. Now, whether “Doc” was channeling Irving Berlin and humming to himself, “anything you can do, I can do better,” no […]
Taylor Sheridan at the Run for a Million in Las Vegas.

The First Cowboy: Taylor Sheridan first NRHA honoree

The inaugural recipient of the National Reining Horse Association’s Reiner of the Year award is Taylor Sheridan, the organization announced from its base in Oklahoma City late Tuesday night.  The actor, director and screenwriter made his mark on reining as the creator and producer of “The Last Cowboy,” the highly acclaimed reality-based TV program on […]
Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy van der Hoeven at the High Roller in Las Vegas.

Catching Up With The Triumphant Van Der Hoeven

Dutchman Jimmy van der Hoeven packed his bags for the return trip home to Whitesboro, Texas, last week feeling fortuinlijk. Chance and good fortune as a force in human affairs — in this case, the affairs of equine and human — are as important as preparation and execution. Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven had […]
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Big Chex To Cash Rolls Past $1 Million Sire Status

 Big Chex To Cash has unofficially joined the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Million Dollar Sire list. NRHA congratulates the 2002 stallion and his owners, Silver Spurs Equine, LLC. Big Chex To Cash is by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Snip O Gun, who will be inducted into the […]