Quarter Horse News Sponsors NRBC Slide Street Journal

This year, Quarter Horse News remains a partner to the National Reining Breeders Classic as the exclusive sponsor of the NRBC Slide Street Journal. The Slide Street Journal is the voice of the NRBC, emailed periodically year-round with news of the program and the event. During the show, this year set for April 13-19, it is printed and hand-delivered to the stall area early each morning along with being emailed around the globe in digital form.

Why Cut And Finish Bridle Reins By Hand?

harnessleathersAll Dennis Moreland harness leather reins are cut in pairs from hides hand-picked from the Hermann Oak Leather Tannery in St. Louis. The quality of leather and the preciseness of the cut gives these reins very good balance. This allows your horse to feel light contact in his mouth before the rein actually gets tight.

Flarida Wins Florida Reining Classic Derby

FlaridaShawn FlaridaThe Florida Classic, hosted by the Florida Reining Horse Association (FRHA), was held Feb. 21-28 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. In addition to the high-dollar Derby Open and Non-Pro classes,the FRHA offered four Rookie and Green Reiner slates. There was something for everyone and prizes galore.

Bamacat Rolls To Victory At Houston Mercuria

Bamacat & Austin Shepard, pictured with his son, Cade Shepard
Bamacat stole the show when he won the Open finals during the second leg of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting, which was held Feb. 27-28 during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas.

ARA Cancels Papers Of Two Half-Arabian Cutting Horses

Following an investigation by the Arabian Horse Association's (AHA) Registry Services Department under the leadership of Debbie Fuentes, AHA's Registrar, the Half-Arabian Registration Papers for Johnny Nitro and Quintessa were cancelled after determining the horses had no Arabian parent as indicated in their registration applications and subsequent Certificates of Registration. Susan and Terry Hatfield had registered the two horses in December of 2009. As a result of the investigation, a Notice of Charges for violating AHA rules, Chapter 10, Section 102, was issued to the Hatfields.

Bonanza Cutting Non-Pro and Amateur Champions Named

ReyceLights4-Year-Old Non-Pro Champions Lindy Ashlock & Reyce Lights • Photo by Hart PhotosTen days of cutting at the Bonanza Cutting in Glen Rose, Texas, wrapped up Feb. 20 with finals for four Amateur classes. Earlier in the week, the non-pros competed for their share of prize money.

Great Stories Everyone!

InvestersChipInvesters Chip, aka "Clarence," pictured with Bonnie Sue KalmarAfter posting about Kat and her unique barn name, I’ve gotten several emails and messages about the cool names my followers’ horses have, and I just wanted to share some of my favorites with you!

Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown

cowtownshowdownThe American Quarter Horse Association invites you to celebrate its 75th anniversary by attending the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown, Presented by the city of Fort Worth, during the 2015 AQHA Convention in Fort Worth. Watch the world’s greatest cowboys compete in cutting, reining, ranch horse, cow horse and more! The Cowtown Showdown, which will start at 5 p.m. on March 7 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, showcases the American Quarter Horse and top professionals in the equine industry.

PRF Spoonful Of Gold & Corey Cushing Top World's Greatest Horseman

PRFSpoonfulOfGoldPRF Spoonful Of Gold & Corey Cushing • Photo by Brandyl BrooksIt was an emotional win for National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Rider and two-time NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Corey Cushing as the Scottsdale, Arizona-based horseman rode Cathy Corrigan Frank's PRF Spoonful Of Gold (Hes A Peptospoonful x Sons Miss Sprat x Sons Rushette) to the Championship at the Kalpowar World's Greatest Horseman event, held Feb. 21 in Fort Worth, Texas.