will rogers stable

Two of a Kind: Will Rogers and His Horses

Over the last 100 years, there really is no equal to Will Rogers when you calculate the sum of his parts as a stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, humorist and social commentator.  “I have a lot of big ideas,” Will said in 1930, five years before his death in a plane crash in Alaska, […]
BoZhan Wei, owner of Ba Jun Heng Tong Equine Club, left, stands with boxed medical supplies.

APHA Makes Medical Supply Shipment from China Happen

Two North Texas hospitals received shipments of medical supplies from China on Thursday, thanks to long-distance friendships and connections made through the American Paint Horse Association. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital and Cook Children’s Medical Center, both in Fort Worth, Texas, each received a donation from a group of Paint Horse enthusiasts in China. Texas […]
Jerry Kimmel and Dun It Gotta Gun

Jerry Kimmel, Reining Horse Owner and Patron, Dies at 82

Of Jerry Kimmel’s most cherished moments in a life full of many, the 2006 Fédération Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games stands out. “He paid for the entire Team USA to travel to Aachen, Germany,” Greg Kimmel, Kimmel’s son, recalled. “They couldn’t raise all the money for the trip, and Dad said, ‘We’re going. We’re doing this.’ “He […]
Montana Silversmiths assembling masks in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Western Performance Horse Vendors Step in to Fill Mask Shortage

The last time we confronted a black swan event in terms of epidemic was more than 100 years ago, in 1918, with the deadly Spanish influenza. A report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegramsounded awfully familiar to the current events of COVID-19. “In answer to the Red Cross emergency call for aid in the Spanish influenza fight, […]
chicks-smokingun-morey-fisk

NRHA Suspends World Title Race

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors has decided to suspend the world title race through next month. Any money won from March 14th — April 30th, 2020 will not count towards World Title standing, according to the NRHA. “NRHA-approved events may occur during this time, but the earnings won’t […]
Nu Chex To Cash turned out

Nu Chex To Cash Family Mourns His Loss at 30

In the immediate aftermath of Wimpys Little Step’s triumph on the center stage of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in 2002, the owners of his sire, Nu Chex To Cash, received an offer they couldn’t refuse. “We were offered $1 million for him,” said Hilldale Farm’s Tammye Hutton, her voice at times tailing […]

American Horse Council Develops COVID-19 Resource Center

The American Horse Council has developed a COVID-19 Resource Center on its website to address human health, horse health and business health as part of its response to the hardships and challenges created by the pandemic. The center contains articles, news, and, soon, officials expect, YouTube videos and other content, to help horse owners, equine […]
Andrea Fappani and Shine Plum Shine with a stop.

Organizers Call Off the Cactus Reining Classic

Officials with the Cactus Reining Classic announced Sunday morning that this year’s event, set to begin this week, has been called off because of continued and growing concerns with the national health emergency, COVID-19. Organizers of the Scottsdale, Arizona, event made the call a day after the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) recommended from its […]
Nu Chex To Cash turned out

Top NRHA Stallion Nu Chex To Cash Dies at 30

National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Famer and Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash has died, his owners announced on social media on Saturday evening. The palomino stallion was 30. “Today we say goodbye to an old friend,” said Hilldale Farm, which had owned him for 25 years, from its Facebook account. […]