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Mare Power Prevails at Brazos Bash

Alexa Stent is familiar with generations of Smooth Little Bow’s lineage, and together in the cutting pen, the pair put together a fluid run on Wednesday that appeared decades in the making at the NCHA’s Brazos Bash. The dashing duo’s 431.5 composite bested the Non-Pro Futurity field at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford with runs […]
Kelsey Pecsek and QHN employees standing with Smooth As A Cat

Insights & Opinions: Futurity Magic

As I write this, I’m sitting at the Quarter Horse News (QHN) booth in Fort Worth, Texas, during a cattle change for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open semifinals. The buzz in the Best of the West trade show seems livelier tonight than it has been in years. I see smiling faces — […]
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Two Stallions Hit NRCHA Million Dollar Sire Status

Two top-notch stallions joined the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Sire league: Metallic Cat and Smooth As A Cat. The offspring of these elite sires, both sired by High Brow Cat, have exceeded the prestigious seven-figure milestone inside the reined cow horse industry.

Vangilder and Pattillo Split NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Championship

Two riders came out on top in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals, which saw 34 horses compete for the title. The first was Langson Pattillo, who rode Dualin Smooth Legacy to a 221 from the 19th hole. The score was matched two draws later by James Vangilder and Smooth […]