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☛ Morgan Cromer captures NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic 4-3-16

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

SHE’S JUST NOT YOUR ORDINARY GIRL

 

MORGAN CROMER CAPTURES NCHA SUPER STAKES OPEN CLASSIC TITLE

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
April 3, 2016

Morgan Cromer
Photo by Kurtz

Morgan Cromer, Templeton, Calif., has spent most of her 33 years trying to achieve greatness in the cutting world. Just like her first name sounds like a lot of men’s name, cutting in the high-paying aged events is usually a man’s game. But not always, as evidenced by yesterday’s NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic finals, where the females took home the cash.

 

Morgan scored a 223 score riding a female of the horse species, Maid Of Metal, owned by a female owner, Judy Siebel, Ross, Calif. The pair collected the estimated $64,816 paycheck. The earner of over $1.7 million in lifetime earnings, Morgan also picked up an additional $6,292 for 24th place riding TF High Chex CD owned by Travelers Farm, Santa Ynez, Calif.

 

Maid of Metal has a winning pedigree, being sired by Metallic Cat, the 2008 NCHA Futurity Champion and the hottest sire in today’s cutting horse industry. In fact , Metallic Cat was the sire with the most finalists with five. Metallic Cat is the son of the industry’s top sire High Brow Cat, who had three offspring in the finals.

 

Maid of Metal was a royally bred mare, being bred by Beau and Ashley Galyean, with Beau being the rider who took Metallic Cat to his 2008 NCHA Futurity championship. She is out of Pretty Smart Kitty, a daughter of Smart Lil Ricochet and a granddaughter of Doc’s Kitty, who was the Reserve Champion of the 1969 NCHA Futurity and the 1970 NCHA Derby Champion, ridden by Shorty Freeman. Prior to the NCHA Super Stakes Classic, Maid Of Metal was Reserve Champion of the Idaho Derby and the Pacific Coast Winter Roundup, both with Cromer in the saddle, taking home $44,783. That amount has now jumped to $109,600.

 

The Reserve title, scoring a close 222.5 was John Mitchell, riding CR Tuff Lucy, a daughter of Woody Be Tuff out of Lucindas Catolena by High Brow Cat. She is owned by the Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Texas, and prior to the Super Stakes Classic had $213,254 in lifetime earnings. Previously she won the Abilene Spectacular with Tarin Rice in the saddle and was Reserve Champion of the NCHA Derby, and was also an NCHA Futurity and Super Stakes finalist. Her take-home check from the Super Stakes Open Classic was estimated at $35,432. The mare was the only offspring of Woody Be Tuff in the Finals.

 

Third place went to Cherry Peppers (One Time Pepto x Violets), owned by Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., and ridden by James Payne to a 220.5 score, taking home approximately $31,048. One Time Pepto tied for the second-leading sire with number of offspring in the finals – 4. The other sire with four was Dual Rey.

 

Other stallions represented in the Finals included High Brow CD  (3), Smooth As A Cat (2) and Nitas Wood, Halreycious, Im Countin Checks, Lizzys Gotta Player, Stylin Cat, WR This Cats Smart and Peptoboonsmal with (1) each.

 

Click for list of finalists>>

Click for NCHA Super Stakes schedule>>

The next finals will be Tuesday April 5, when the finals of the Super Stakes Classic  Amateur and Limited Amateur and the Super Stakes (for 4 year olds) Amateur and Limited Amateur finals will be held, starting at 8 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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☛ Bridle horses at NRCHA Stakes 4-2-16

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

BRIDLE HORSE CHAMPS CROWNED AT NRCHA STALLION STAKES

 

HORSE SHOW CHAMPIONS NAMED

 

Press releases from NRCHA
April 2, 2016

 

Bridle Horse Champions Crowned at NRCHA Stallion Stakes

The 4- and 5-year-old National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes horses had a day off from competition on Thursday, March 31, as their older peers, the bridle horses, stepped into the spotlight, chasing Championships in Open and Non Pro divisions.

 

Open Bridle Spectacular 

From left: Cutter McLaughlin, Wendy McLaughlin, Jay McLaughlin & CD Dee Vee, NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn. NRCHA photo.

 

A field of 22 phenomenal horses and elite riders vied for the Open Bridle Spectacular Championship, and in the final reckoning, the proven team of CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark), shown by NRCHA Professional Jay McLaughlin, Commerce, Texas, turned in a gritty 225 fence work, the high score of the go-round, to win the Championship. It was the second year in a row for McLaughlin and CD Dee Vee Dee to win the Stallion Stakes Bridle Spectacular.

 

McLaughlin owns the 2005 gelding with his wife, Wendy. The team earned a 659 composite (215 herd/219 rein/225 cow), winning by a two point margin over the Reserve Champion, 2016 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman Champion Clayton Edsall and Too Long Til Autumn (Autumn Acre x Lil Lena Long Legs x Smart Little Lena), owned by Lisa Krogh. The Championship paid $6,272 and came with a CR Morrison Trophy sponsored by John Pascoe, an embroidered sheet from Classic Equine, and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance.

 

CD Dee Vee shined brightest in the fence work. The the steady performer drew the perfect cow to suit his style, and worked it so skillfully that he nearly left his rider behind during the circles.

 

“I kind of came out of the buggy when we switched. That steer jumped back to the right and he went with it and jumped my stirrup out. I had to reach for the wood, and then sit back down,” McLaughlin said, laughing.

 

McLaughlin credits his son, Cutter, as CD Dee Vee Dee’s primary rider. Cutter and the gelding have multiple youth and non pro championships to their credit.

 

“There’s no sharing at home. I borrowed him here. Cutter has been working him at home and doing everything since the World’s Greatest. He’s done all the work and kept him up,” McLaughlin said.

 

Open Bridle

The Open Bridle Champion was Cuttalena Sugar (Smart Paul Olena x Cutta Peppy x Peppys Solano Glo), shown by Aaron Ralston, Silt, Colorado. Ralston and the mare, owned by Philip and Jennifer Sadler, earned a 288 composite (141 rein/147 cow), taking home $1,680; a CR Morrison Trophy, an embroidered sheet from Classic Equine, and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance.

Limited Open Bridle

The Limited Open Bridle Champion was Peppy Nicolena (Nic It In The Bud x Chelsea Lena x Smart Peppy Doc), shown by Dustin Deckard, Gallipolis, Ohio, for ower Kim Jividen-Rose. They scored a total 279.5 on two events (138.5 rein/141 cow), to earn $1,500. Their prizes were a CR Morrison Trophy, an embroidered sheet from Classic Equine, and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance.

 

Non Pro Bridle, Intermediate Non Pro Bridle, and Novice Non Pro Bridle

LaDona Emmons, Ione, California, made a clean sweep of all three divisions in the Non Pro Bridle, riding Anuther Mister 505 (Mister Dual Pep x Anuther Olena x Smart Chic Olena), a gelding she owns with her husband, NRCHA Professional Ron Emmons. They scored a 294 on two events (146.5 rein/147.5 cow), earning three paychecks totaling $5,281. LaDona also took home a triple shot of prizes: three CR Morrison Trophies; three embroidered sheets from Classic Equine, and three Platinum Performance gift certificates.

 

Click here for full results>>

 

 

The NRCHA Stakes is one of five NRCHA Premier Events, and annually boasts a payout of approximately $300,000. Part of the event’s success is its tie to the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion program. Subscribed stallion owners pay a fee every year, and their 4- and 5-year-old offspring are the only horses eligible to show at the Stakes.

 

Stakes entries are shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore, competing in herd work, rein work and cow work. The event attracts many top Snaffle Bit Futurity horses from the past two years, as well as those who might have missed the Futurity but are now ready to perform competitively.

 

Besides paying lucrative checks to the Stakes winners, the NRCHA also presents a monetary award to the nominator of the Stakes Champion’s sire in each division.

 

In addition to the Stakes divisions, the event offers an Open and Non Pro Bridle Spectacular and a full slate of NRCHA-approved horse show classes.

 

STALLION STAKES HERD WORK FINALS

 

It may have been April Fool’s Day yesterday, but it was serious business in the show pen at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes, with the first phase of Stakes finals competition, the herd work, at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Open Stakes Finals Herd Work

Justin Lawrence
NRCHA photo

In the first leg of finals competition, Justin Lawrence, Alzada, Montana, leads the Open and Intermediate Open divisions with a 223 aboard Dualin Stargun (Dual Rey x Amanda Stargun x Playgun), owned by the Dualin Stargun Partners. The Limited Open leaders is Tucker Clark, riding A Smooth Pepto (Smooth As A Cat x Pepto In Pieces x Peptoboonsmal) to a 213.5 for Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch.

Non Pro Stakes Finals Herd Work

Shannon McCarty
NRCHA photo

Solvang, California, non pro Shannon McCarty is tops in so far in the Stakes Non Pro, riding Chicaroos Cat (Hick Chicaroo x Kat Five x Hight Brow Cat) to a 218. In the Intermediate Non Pro, Debby Sanguinetti piloted Chelano (Dual Rey x Starlight Playgirl x Grays Starlight) to a 216.5 for the lead. And the Novice Non Pro high score in the herd work, a 214, belongs to Cutter McLaughlin and Sioux Wii (A Shiner Named Sioux x What A Time We Had x A Chic In Time).

 

STAKES  HORSE SHOW CHAMPIONS CROWNED:

 

Horse show class champions were also crowned in several divisions at the Stallion Stakes. Along with their prize money, all the champions received a CR Morrison Trophy, an embroidered sheet from Classic Equine, and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance.
 

Open Hackamore

The Open Hackamore Champion was Smooth Bellingrath (Smooth As A Cat x Very Special Peppy x Peppy San Badger), shown by Nick Dowers for his family’s Triple D Ranches LLC. The pair scored a total 293.5 (145.5 rein/148 cow), earning $3,320. The Limited Open Hackamore Champion was Dustin Deckard, who piloted Smart Metallic Cat (Metallic Cat x Smart Chuka Lena x Shorty Lena) to a 265.5 composite, earning $2,000 for Jividens Point Of Grace Ranch.

 

Non Pro Hackamore

In the Non Pro Hackamore, Mark Parsons took home the Championship aboard Colorful Illusion (Cats Illusion x Smart Lil Bonus x Color Me Smart), scoring a 279.5 (140.5 rein/139 cow). They earned $1,050.

 

Open Two Rein

Scottsdale, Arizona, professional Brad Barkemeyer took home the Open Two Rein Championship aboard A Time For Jazz (One Time Pepto x Starlight And Jazz x Grays Starlight) owned by Susan Stoltz. They scored a 292 (144.5 rein/147.5 cow), earning $1,880.

 

Non Pro Two Rein

Tammy Johnston, Lindsay, California, won the Non Pro Two Rein Championship with her mare, Miss Cee Street (Cee Mr Hickory x Miss Bourbon Street), owned by her son, Trystin Johnson. They scored a 282.5 (143 rein/139.5 cow), earning $1,026.

 

$1,000 Non Pro Limited

The $1,000 Non Pro Limited Champion was Meredith Graber, who bested a big class of 46 with Hickorys Chic Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Hickorys Red Rey x Doc’s Hickory). They scored a 285.5 (143.5 rein/142 cow), earning $720.

 

 

For a detailed schedule, results, draws, and information, visit the Stallion Stakes page at http://nrcha.com/nrcha-stakes/

 

 

 

 

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☛ Kountz animal cruelty case not dismissed 3-31-16

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, HORSE ABUSE, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

JUDGE DENIES KOUNTZ’S REQUESTS TO DISMISS ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES

 

Reprint from Bozeman Daily Chronicle
March 31, 2016

A Gallatin County judge has denied numerous requests by a Bozeman arena owner who sought to have his animal cruelty case dismissed.

In an order issued Wednesday, District Judge Mike Salvagni ruled on more than two-dozen pretrial motions, some of which asked to dismiss charges against Dayle Kountz.

 

Kountz is accused of torturing his stallion Young Doc Bar, aka Tommy, by withholding veterinary care following a serious laceration to the horse’s leg, which resulted in the horse slowly losing his hoof and a portion of his lower leg. The horse also suffered from bedsores and weight loss and was unable to stand for periods of time, the prosecution says.

 

Kountz is also accused of failing to provide care to his seriously ill calf that was found comatose, lying in its own feces and having seizures.

Gallatin County Deputy County Attorney Erin Murphy charged Kountz with felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and cruelty to animals, a second offense. He is also charged with an alternative felony to the aggravated animal cruelty charge, but he can only be convicted of two total counts.

 

The alleged abuse came to light when the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Kountz Arena on March 28 to investigate animal cruelty allegations. A number of witnesses who were at the arena that day for a horse show provided photographs and information to investigators.

 

A veterinarian who examined the animals recommended that they be euthanized, court documents say. A deputy later instructed Dayle Kountz to put down the animals, which he did, court documents say.

In October, Kountz’s defense attorney, Al Avignone, filed motions seeking to dismiss the charges, calling the state’s case problematic and based on incomplete and inaccurate information.

 

Among different arguments, Avignone said the state did not establish probable cause to charge Kountz with animal cruelty.

 

Avignone also argued that the state didn’t have probable cause to charge Kountz, that state law doesn’t define “torture,” and that Kountz’s previous misdemeanor animal cruelty charge is 15 years old and not “constitutionally firm.

 

In his order, however, Salvagni said the state has offered up enough evidence to establish probable cause to charge Kountz for both Tommy and the calf. The state’s affidavit alleges “sufficient facts to establish a ‘mere probability’” that Kountz abused the animals, Salvagni wrote.

 

And Salvagni said that state law is clear as to the definition of “torture.”

 

“A person of ordinary intelligence is familiar with the concepts of torture, without the need for a legislative definition, and should be able to conform the person’s conduct so as to not violate the statute,” Salvagni wrote.

 

Salvagni also previously ruled that Kountz’s prior conviction of misdemeanor animal cruelty was valid.

 

Another motion to dismiss the case the defense filed in December is still pending.

 

The case is scheduled to go to trial for five days beginning April 18.

 

Whitney Bermes can be reached at wbermes@dailychronicle.com or 582-2648. Follow her on Twitter at @wabermes

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☛ W. T. Waggoner Estate selling all horses 3-31-16

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

W. T. WAGGONER ESTATE HORSE DIVISION TO HOLD TOTAL REDUCTION SALE

SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 23 IN ARDMORE, OKLA.

Press Release from The Marketplace at Ardmore
March 31, 2016 

Susie Reed, sale manager of The Marketplace at Ardmore, announced today that the W.T. Waggoner Estate will hold their Horse Division’s Total Reduction Sale, as a special session, during her April 23 Sale in Ardmore, OK at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum. Reed says, “We are so excited to be the venue chosen to showcase the horses from this legendary Texas ranch,” and she continues, “Because for many, this offers what might be their only chance to own a part of history.”

Trace Cribbs, Horse Division Manager at Waggoner Ranch commented, “When we decided to reduce our numbers, we felt like Ardmore would be a good fit for what we wanted to sell. It’s a good time of the year with these horses coming off wheat pasture, and Susie’s sales have a good track record.”

The offering of more than 60 head will include yearlings, 2 and 3-year-old fillies, bred mares and broke geldings. Plus, 2 stallions will sell. Greyt Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Easter Cabin by Easter Gentleman) is a 2002 gray stallion, NRHA money earner and sire of multiple money earners including the 2014 AQHA Amateur World Champion Greyt Socks. Pocket Fulla Pepto, a 2010 red roan stallion sired by Peptoboonsmal and out of Studio Playgirl LTE $89,424, is an NCHA earner of $6,476. His oldest foal is a 3-year-old.

The sale catalog will be online at www.themarketplaceatardmore.com. In addition to the live auction, bids will be accepted online at Superior Productions’ website: www.superiorlivestock.com.

For more information, call Susie Reed 580-490-1103 or e-mail polo@ardmore.com

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☛ 4 Champs crowned at NRCHA Stakes 3-31-16

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

FOUR CHAMPS CROWNED AT NRCHA STALLION STAKES

OPEN AND NON-PRO FINALISTS DETERMINED

Press Release from NRCHA
March 31, 2016

It was a busy day at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the 2016 Natioal Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes preliminaries concluded. The preliminary round not only determined who will advance to the clean-slate finals on Saturday; it also decided the champions in four divisions.

 

Open Novice Horse Champion

Anne M. Reynolds
NRCHA photo

National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider Anne Reynolds, King Hill, Idaho, added another accolade to her phenomenal resume when she won the Stallion Stakes Open Novice Horse Championship riding Smart Magic Lena (Very Smart Remedy x Magical Lena x Little Lenas Legend), a product of the Why Worry Ranch breeding program Reynolds shares with her mother, Joyce Pearson.

 

Reynolds guided the 2011 mare to a composite 654.5 score (218 herd/216 rein/220.5 cow), and that score also earned a place in the clean-slate Stallion Stakes Open finals on Saturday, April 2.

 

“I couldn’t be happier with her. In the reining, she stepped out of lead for a point penalty in the small slow circle, but other than that she did everything perfectly. This is only her second reined cow horse show. I can’t wait to show her again,” Reynolds said.

 

Smart Magic Lena earned a $3,717 paycheck, the first money of her career, along with a gift certificate from Platinum Performance.

 

Reynolds qualified another home-bred horse by her stallion, Very Smart Remedy, for the Stakes Open Finals. She will also be showing Remedy To Shine (Very Smart Remedy x Shirley Shine x Shining Spark) on Saturday.

 

“I really am thrilled to have two horse in the Open finals this year,” Reynolds said.

 

Level 1 Limited Open Champion

Nic Howard and Sangria Time
NRCHA photo

When Nic Howard picked up his back number in the show office and saw that it was 777, he couldn’t help feeling that Lady Luck might be on his side in Las Vegas.

 

“I was thinking I need to go to the blackjack table, the roulette table, and the craps table, and pin that number to my back,” he said, laughing.

 

Fortune smiled on Howard and Sangria Time (One Time Pepto x Shiney Senorita x Shining Spark) when it counted – in the show pen – as the pair claimed the Level 1 Limited Open Championship for the mare’s owner, Beverly Vaughn.

 

“This is my first trip to the Stallion Stakes, and it’s my first big NRCHA title,” Howard said.

 

He guided the mare to a total 637 score (208 herd/214 rein/215 cow), earning $5,330. The score also was the high composite in the Limited Open, advancing the pair to Saturday’s clean slate finals.

 

“I’m just excited to be here and excited to show her again. She was really good in the reining – I was super happy with her. In the herd, we got through, and today in the fence work, we drew a tough cow and she dominated it. She has such a cool presence. She’s so pretty, and huge down the fence, a huge stopper and really fun in the reining.”

 

Howard has a reining background, but the first time he worked a cow down the fence, “I was hooked. This is the best event in the horse business there is, to me,” he said. “I knew this was what I wanted to do.”

 

He thanked Vaughn, his wife, and his NRCHA mentors, Matt Koch and Corey Cushing. He also credited Colorado horseman Les Bates for helping him develop his skills in the cutting.

 

Matthews Cutting Horses collected the $1,000 Stakes Sire Award for nominating Sangria Time’s sire, One Time Pepto, to the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program, and Howard’s prizes were a Gist buckle and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance.

 

Amateur Champion

Ashley O’Donnell and No Sense Walkin
NRCHA photo

Kansas cowgirl Ashley O’Donnell celebrated some horse show career firsts at the NRCHA Stakes when she won the Amateur division riding her 2011 gelding, No Sense Walkin. It was her first time to show at this Premier Event, her first Premier Event Championship, and her first time to qualify for the finals in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro divisions.

 

O’Donnell purchased No Sense Walkin (Very Smart Remedy x No Nonsense x Sensitivio) from his breeder, NRCHA Hall of Fame horsewoman Anne Reynolds, last fall during the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

 

“My boyfriend trains rope horses, and we bought him strictly to be a rope horse. But then I started playing around with him and thought, ‘Maybe I should show him in the cow horse!’”

 

At the urging of her trainer, Brad Lund, O’Donnell took the 2011 gelding out of her boyfriend, Jordan Allyn’s, roping program and into the NRCHA arena. The Stallion Stakes was their first serious trip to the show pen together.

 

In the Stakes prelims, O’Donnell guided No Sense Walkin to a total 635 (212 herd/213 rein/210 cow), earning $1,080.

 

“In the reining, he was really good, but then the nerves came to me and I was nervous for the herd work. We were a 212, so I was happy about that. I was nervous about the fence work but I hoped I could get through it, and we did,” she said, smiling. “It’s really exciting. I’ve never made the finals in anything like this before.”

 

O’Donnell took home a Gist buckle and a Platinum Performance gift certificate for the win, and the $1,000 Sire Award went to Why Worry Ranch, owner/nominator of No Sense Walkin’s sire, Very Smart Remedy.

 

Non Pro Limited Champion

Anne Marie Alert and White Knight
NRCHA photo

Anne-Marie Albert, Roy, Washington, won the Non Pro Limited Stakes Championship, her first NRCHA Premier Event title, riding her 2011 gelding White Knight Time (One Time Pepto x Little Stylish Lady x Doc’s Stylish Oak) to a 653 composite score (215.5 herd/217.5 rein/220 cow). Albert and “Rudy” claimed the championship by a 10-point margin.

 

“The reining was fun, because it all came together, so that was very cool. The herd work is my weakest link, and it came together pretty well too,” she said. “The boxing, to get that phenomenal score – and to finally have a big win, is over-the-moon exciting.”

 

Albert is retired from the Army, and now works for the federal government as a physician’s assistant. She formerly rode hunter horses, and after she moved from Texas to Washington, a friend introduced her to reining, which quickly led to reined cow horse. She started showing in the NRCHA about five years ago, and has a goal of moving into the fence work classes eventually.

 

“What the NRCHA has done as far as the limited age event for boxing riders at the big shows, and making it possible for us to show at the futurities and the derbies, when that first started, it wasn’t available, and it’s very exciting to have it,” she said.

 

Albert thanked her trainer, Cayley Wilson, her previous trainer, Dean McCann, and her group of reined cow horse friends from the Northwest region.

 

She took home a $1,688 paycheck, as well as a Gist buckle sponsored by Mark Rauch and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance. The Champoin Sire Award, a $500 paycheck, went to Matthews Cutting Horses LLC, who owns White Knight Time’s sire, One Time Pepto, and nominated him to the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program.

 

Open and Non Pro Stallion Stakes Finalists Open: 20 finalists – 650.5 score and above will advance.Intermediate Open: 20 finalists – 641 score and above will advance.

Limited Open: 5 finalists – 620 score and above will advance.

 

Non Pro: 10 finalists – 634.5 score and above will advance.

Intermediate Non Pro: 8 finalists (plus ties) – 629.5 score and above will advance 

Novice Non Pro: 6 finalists – 625.5 score and above will advance.

Click here for complete NRCHA Stakes results.The Stallion Stakes resumes at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, March 31. See the action live and free on the webcast from NRCHA Official Videographer Equine Promotion at www.NRCHA.com. Admission to the NRCHA Stallion Stakes is free to the public at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The NRCHA Stakes is one of five NRCHA Premier Events, and annually boasts a payout of approximately $300,000. Part of the event’s success is its tie to the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion program. Subscribed stallion owners pay a fee every year, and their 4- and 5-year-old offspring are the only horses eligible to show at the Stakes.

 

Stakes entries are shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore, competing in herd work, rein work and cow work. The event attracts many top Snaffle Bit Futurity horses from the past two years, as well as those who might have missed the Futurity but are now ready to perform competitively.

 

Besides paying lucrative checks to the Stakes winners, the NRCHA also presents a monetary award to the nominator of the Stakes Champion’s sire in each division.

 

In addition to the Stakes divisions, the event offers an Open and Non Pro Bridle Spectacular and a full slate of NRCHA-approved horse show classes.

 

For a detailed schedule, results, draws, and information, visit the Stallion Stakes page at http://nrcha.com/nrcha-stakes/

 

 

 

 

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☛ Happy Birthday Carol! 3-27-16

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE HEALTH, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
March 27, 2016

Happy Birthday to Carol Harris, who over the years, has been one of the industry’s most accomplished horsewomen.

It’s a day late, but better late than never! Well-known horsewoman Carol Harris celebrated her birthday yesterday. We won’t reveal her age but Carol is in her 90s and is still active in the horse industry today – mostly working to curtail the abuse of horses, both in and outside the show arena.

 

Carol, owner of Bo-Bett Farms in Reddick., Fla., has been called an impeccable horsewoman, as well as  a marketing guru and calls herself a “horse nut.” However, she also loves, raises and markets her dogs.

 

She was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1997 and according to AQHA articles, is best known for owning great horses, including Rugged Lark, a two-time AQHA Superhorse and AQHA/USET poster stallion. However, the mare that put Harris on the “horse map” was Judy Dell, a granddaughter of Hall of fame Member Poco Bueno, who produced 19 foals for Harris, many of which had immense influence on the Bo-Bett breeding program. Judy Dell’s first foal, Eternal Dell by Eternal Sun, became the first stallion on Bo-Bett Farms in the late 1960s. He sired Magestic Dell, another one of Bo-Bett Farm’s great stallions. Majestic Dell sired nine AQHA Champions.

 

Carol grew up in West Orange, N.J. and her first horse was a Standardbred – a pacer that she turned into a trotter. She also exhibited Hackney ponies, Arabians, Saddlebreds and Tennessee Walkers. She began showing Quarter Horses in the 1950s. Later she mixed Thoroughbred bloodlines into some of the Quarter Horses. Really Rugged (TB) by Rough ‘N Tumble out of Ruddy Belle by Errard was used to complement Eternal Dell at Stud. Really Rugged was the sire of Rugged Lark.

 

Carol was one of the first women to hold her own in the Quarter Horse industry and one of the first women to become an AQHA judge – and she judged for 25 years. In 1981, she was the first woman to judge the AQHA World Championship Show. She was also the first president of the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association and helped establish the East Coast Cutting Horse Association. She was past president of the Florida Quarter Horse Association and was also an approved judge for the National Reining Horse Association, National Cutting Horse Association and American Horse Show Association.

 

Keep up the good work Carol and here’s hoping we can wish you Happy Birthday for many more years. You’re definitely a great asset to the horse industry.

 

 

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