Passionate About Pedigrees

The chorus to a popular Texas country song starts: "I say everybody's crazy so what you need to do;You need to find somebody crazy like you." While the song is referring to people falling in love,it can be equally true when it comes to finding friends.

All of us have idiosyncrasies and interests that might draw one person to us while prompting someone else to stay far away.When you find that person who understands your whims,thoughts and habits,it's like meeting a kindred soul.

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Shane Brown Wins Kentucky Reining Cup Freestyle Again

ShaneBrownFreestyleFor the second time in three years,Shane Brownwon the World Championship Freestyle Reining tonight at the Kentucky Horse Park.He rode Shepherd Star to the title,receiving 228 points from the three judges.

Brown's score put him just 1 point ahead of three riders who tied for second with a score of 227—Aaron Ralston on Blue Taris Glo,Drake Johnson on Sonic Chic Dream,and Pete Kyle on A Ruf Gal.

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Shawn Flarida & Wimps Quixote Cody Top Kentucky Reining Cup

图像Shawn Flarida earned the winner's share of the $100,000 Kentucky Reining Cup at the Kentucky Horse Park,riding Wimps Quixote Cody to a score of 226.5.Andrea Fappani rode Star For The Chicks to second place (224.5) and Tom McCutcheon rode Pretty Peppy Chec to third place (221.0).

NCHA Members Hall Of Fame Honoree Edd Bottom Dies

RalphEddBottomRalph "Edd" Bottom (Photo courtesy Swearingen Funeral Home)A finalist at the first National 亚博在线登入Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in 1962,and an Open Reserve Champion rider at the 1980 NCHA Futurity,Ralph Edward "Edd" Bottom,88,Asher,Okla.,died Wednesday,April 24,in Tecumseh,Okla.

Kentucky Reining Cup Draws & Results

The Kentucky Reining Cup,held April 26-27,has posted the draws,to be followed with results.For complete coverage of this event,as well as others,subscribe to 亚博在线Quarter Horse News.
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Matt Gaines Tops $7 Million

MGaines 12Equi-Stat Elite$7 Million Rider Matt GainesTexas trainer Matt Gaines recently became just the second 亚博在线登入cutting horse rider to earn more than $7 million,according toEqui-Statrecords.

Gaines,44,headed to the March 28-April 20 XTO Energy/National 亚博在线登入Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes in Fort Worth with career earnings totaling $6,989,981.He earned $16,550 at that event to reachEqui-Stat Elite$7 Million Rider status.

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2013 Return to the Remuda Sale Set for September 27-28

returnremudalogoThe Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie,Texas,will host the annual Return to the Remuda Sale September 27-28.The sale will include registered American Quarter Horses of various ages from four historic ranches:Four Sixes Ranch,Beggs Cattle Company,Pitchfork Cattle Company and Tongue River Ranch.Three of the ranches are winners of the prestigious AQHA Best Remuda Award,which recognizes the outstanding foundation that ranch horses laid for the American Quarter Horse.In addition to offering some of the best horses in the industry,the sale also serves as an unofficial reunion for American Quarter Horse enthusiasts.

NRCHA Hackamore Classic Starts May 1

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic kicks off May 1 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo,Colo.and continues through May 5.It is one of the NRCHA's signature shows for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses,boasting $45,000 in added money with an estimated payout of more than $141,000!Besides the spotlight […]