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Cuttin’ with Shynia, a memorial youth cutting horse event, is held annually to help under-18 competitors earn scholarships for college while enjoying a two go-round and working finals formatted event. Established in honor of Shynia Randles, an avid youth cutting horse competitor who died in a non-equine related accident in 2008 at the age of 13, Cuttin’ with Shynia is offering $18,000 to NCHA youth this May. The 2013 event will be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska, on May 25-27, and is free to the public.
"I can't believe I actually won the Derby in Italy!" were the first words National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) professional and past NRHA Non-Pro World Champion Cira Baeck said after posting the top score, a 224.5 in the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA)/NRHA Derby Level 4 Open.
The Magnificent 7 is an open competition that is based on an event called the World's Championship All-Around Stock Horse Contest originally initiated by Bobby Ingersoll in the 1970s and supported by the Pro Rodeo Hall of Famers Cotton Rosser and Walt Rodman. Held Friday Night, June 7th in the Freedom Arena Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA.
“It’s gonna get western!”
That was a social media post from the Working Ranch Cowboys Association, and it served as fair warning in the days leading up to the second annual Championship Ranch Bronc Riding, May 25 in Amarillo, Texas.
In less than nine months after earning his Four Million Dollar Sire status, Gunner (AQHA Colonels Smoking Gun; APHA Colonels Smokingun) has become The National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) fourth, Five Million Dollar Sire. As of May 13, 2013, the NRHA Hall of Fame inductee has official offspring earnings of $5,096,543.
Be sure to check out the FREE LIVE webcast of the 32nd Annual Martha Josey Jr. World Top Gun Shootout 4D Barrel Race from May 10-12 here http://barrelhorsenews.com/bhn-webcast. Read more for the event schedule.
AQHA designed a show program that’s enjoyable for every level of rider and their American Quarter Horse, from Rookie competitors to weekend warriors. With fun and exciting new classes like ranch pleasure and boxing, an AQHA show is the perfect venue to test your skills with your American Quarter Horse.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has named an Interim NRHA Executive Director: Beth Himes of Millersport, Ohio. The Board of Directors voted unanimously for Himes to serve as interim executive director as provided for in the NRHA Bylaws. Himes also will uphold her current duties as president.
Trail riding is an equestrian activity that any rider can accomplish safely with the right equipment and training. As with any outdoor activity, there are inherent dangers associated with trail riding. Even though many unexpected things can happen on the trail, most trail riding accidents are preventable.
To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis have named the Matador Ranch of Matador, Texas, the recipient of the 2013 Best Remuda Award.
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