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Jerry Kimmel, shown on Dun It Gotta Gun, was last in the show pen in 2010. Photo by Waltenberry

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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
Mandy McCutcheon and Coronas At Nite at the Ride & Slide

Mandy McCutcheon Rides, Slides into Run For A Million

Mandy McCutcheon checked off a couple of 2020 to-do items at last week’s Ride & Slide in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Aboard Coronas At Nite, the famed non-pro reiner picked right up where she left off, to borrow the pithiest of tried and true expressions, winning the Non-Pro Level 4 Derby at the Ford Arena. The twosome’s […]