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American Stock Horse Association Announces National Championship Awards

ashalogoThe American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) is committed to educating people about stock horse training, and offers an opportunity for those people to participate in sanctioned ASHA events in regular and collegiate divisions. Because rewarding competitors for their accomplishments is a significant part of the organization’s objectives, they have introduced new national awards.

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American Quarter Horse Remains Official Breed of Kentucky Reining Cup

SFlarida WimpsChocolateChip2012 Kentucky Reining Cup Champions Wimps Chocolate Chip and Shawn FlaridaEquestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is proud to welcome the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) back as a sponsor of the Kentucky Reining Cup, which returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., April 26-27, alongside the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. For the third consecutive year, the American Quarter Horse is the "Official Breed of the Kentucky Reining Cup.”

Oklahoma Horse Slaughter Bill Likely to Get Fallin’s Support

Gov. Mary Fallin has offered general support for a bill to legalize horse slaughter in the state. “I think it’s a bill I can support,” Fallin told the Oklahoma Farm Report, a syndicated radio agriculture report, concerning House Bill 1999.  Read more from this article at Tulsa World.
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AQHA Database Updates Continue

AQHA LogoThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) office continues the process of overhauling the database and its associated systems to improve member services. Even though it’s taking longer than expected to achieve the desired efficiencies, we want to remind you that work is being completed, but AQHA is moving cautiously to ensure the accuracy of the transactions.  

NRCHA Stakes Draws & Results

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stakes runs March 26-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The NRCHA Stakes features 4- and 5-year-olds by NRCHA Subscribed Stallions competing in snaffle bits and hackamores. The competition includes many of the top Snaffle Bit Futurity horses from the previous year, as well as those who might not have […]
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NRHA European Futurity Online Stallion Auction Open To All

NRHAEuroFutlogoIt’s a first for the European reining world, made possible thanks to the generosity of those who are always ready to help promote reining. The 2013 NRHA Futurity Online Stallion Auction is opening its doors to the rest of the world, and mare owners can start making bids for breedings to history-making sires on www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com. To bid, simply click on the 2013 NRHA Futurity Online Stallion Auction link.

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Equi-Stat Non-Pro Rider Award Winner Chad Bushaw

01 BetOnACat CBushaw 12SFChad Bushaw and his 2012 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Non-Pro Champion Bet On A CatHeading into December’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity finals in Fort Worth, Texas, Chad Bushaw ranked just behind cutting’s all-time leading Non-Pro earner, Mary Ann Rapp, and just ahead of Dustin Adams, second on the all-time list, with one show to go in their race to finish as 2012’s top-earning rider.

Not too surprisingly, the year’s last and biggest event decided another tight three-way race between the Non-Pro division’s dominant trio. Thanks to seventh and 17th-place finishes at the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finals aboard two mares, Pippis Longstocking (Dual Smart Rey x Hyperlena x Smart Little Lena) and Lady Writer (One Time Pepto x Cats Ruby x High Brow Cat), Bushaw secured his third Equi-Stat Non-Pro Award since 2002. He topped the Non-Pro division this time with $286,087 earned during the 2012 season.

AQHA Convention Wrap-Up

AQHA is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual convention to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and present year-end awards. The 2013 AQHA Convention was March 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston. Read […]

Okla. Horse Slaughter Bill Author Denies Financial Motivation

Skye McNiel, R-Bristow, said she proposed House Bill 1999 to help the horse livestock economy and open up an outlet for people to dispose of their horses. Critics, however, call it a conflict of interest meant to boost finances at her grandparent’s horse auction, the largest in the state. Read more at The Oklahoman.