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WILL “SOLD AS IS” STAND UP IN COURT?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HEALTH AND WEALTH, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, RICK'S CORNER, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 12 comments

“SOLD AS IS!” 

 

WILL IT STAND UP IN COURT IF IT’S PART OF YOUR HORSE BILL OF SALE?

By Richard E. “Rick” Dennis
For Allaboutcutting.net

March 23, 2019

OPEN MARKET HORSE SALES:

In the United States, horse sales abound.  They’re sold in a myriad of ways:  private treaty, on the auction block, in the sale pen, by horse brokers, private owners and over the Internet.  From a Risk Management perspective, horse buying and selling can be a very tricky and risky business. On one hand, some horse sales turn out to be a joy for the lucky buyer and on the other hand, a horse sale can turn out to be a nightmarish event for the unlucky buyer. In either case, such is the nature of the beast in the horse industry in the USA.  

From a Risk Analysis perspective and for a litany of reasons, I’ve been involved in a myriad of court cases involving horse sales that end up in a court of law in the form of a lawsuit. From a professional standpoint, it’s been my experience that the legal action usually emanates from an unsatisfied buyer believing he or she has been duped and defrauded by the seller. There’s usually a litany of reasons for the unsatisfaction of the buyer but the general consensus of opinions that I’ve encountered are that the horse doesn’t perform as it was intended, the seller misrepresented the horse’s athletic potential and abilities, an undisclosed but pre-existing physical abnormalities existed with the horse prior to the sale and/or the seller can’t provide the legal registration papers on the horse in order to effectuate a legal transfer, etc.

Therefore, the buyer believes, but is not sure, that a “Breach of Contract” may exist between the buyer and seller. Further exasperation is experienced by the buyer when a state like Texas has a law on their books expressly designed to protect the seller by providing a law that prevents the buyer from stopping payment on a check which is issued to purchase a horse within the state. More specifically, the law carries criminal penalties for an individual (the buyer) to stop payment on a check during a horse sale.  In my opinion, it’s obvious the law is designed to protect the interest of the seller more so than the buyer. The law can also be interpreted as a dichotomy, in that it’s designed to prevent horse theft and stiff the seller during a horse sale transaction.

CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS:

There are federal and state consumer protection laws on the books to protect against fraudulent business transactions and actions of commercial goods, such as the following:

The TEXAS DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES ACT is designed to protect consumers who are victims of fraudulent business practices and transactions, including horse purchases. 

The UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (UCC) was first published in 1952 and is one of a number of uniform acts that have been put into law with the goal of harmonizing the law of sales and other commercial transactions across the United States of America (USA) through UCC adoption by all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

The BUREAU OF PROTECTION – FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection stops unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices by collecting complaints and conducting investigations, by suing companies and people that break the law by developing rules to maintain a fair marketplace and educating consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities.  

The CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT and the BILL OF RIGHTS allow consumers certain rights and these include the following: The right to fair value, good quality and safety; the right to fair, just and reasonable terms and conditions; the “Right to Equality” in the consumer market and protection against discriminatory marketing.

SOLD “AS IS”

“As is” is a legal term used to disclaim some implied warranties for an item being sold. Certain types of implied warranties must be specifically disclaimed, such as the implied warranty of title. “As is” denotes that the seller is selling and the buyer is buying an item in whatever condition it presently exists and that the buyer is accepting the item “with all faults” whether or not they are immediately apparent. This is the classic “buyer beware” situation, where the careful buyer should take the time to examine the item before accepting it or obtain expert advice.

On the other hand, the phrase “as is” does not disclaim express warranties such as those created by the seller’s description of an item. In other words, the item may be sold “as is” but if the item does not conform to the seller’s description, the buyer has a right to reject it.

However, this verbiage can provide the seller with a false sense of security, in a horse sale transaction, especially when the seller is “other than honorable” to the buyer during the transaction.  From my professional standpoint and point of view, it’s a mistaken impression for the seller to believe that the “Sold As Is” moniker provides him or her complete legal protection during a horse sale. In the litigation cases I’ve been involved in as a Risk Analyst, the “Sold As Is” verbiage doesn’t always hold up as protection for the horse seller in a court of law, nor does it exonerate an individual from deceptive, fraudulent or bad business and horse sale practices:

ALPERT VS THOMAS:

In case law or legal precedent, which acts as one of the guides to negate the “Sold As Is” provision in a sale contract and puts the sale contract in rescission (the revocation, cancellation, or repeal of a law, order or agreement). This is especially true when the seller has misrepresented the horse to the prospective buyer:

US District Court for the District of Vermont – 643 F. Supp. 1406 (D. Vt. 1986) 

September 8, 1986

Plaintiffs, George Alpert and Lee Wolfman, citizens and residents of Arizona, brought this civil action against defendant Susan Thomas, a citizen of Vermont, to recover the remaining purchase price, plus interest and costs, on an Arabian stallion named Raxx, sold by plaintiffs to defendant on March 15, 1984. The defendant counterclaims for rescission of the sale or, in the alternative, for damages arising from plaintiffs’ breach of express and implied warranties, fraud and misrepresentation. The amount in controversy is $175,000, exclusive of interest and costs, which is the sales price of Raxx, the subject of this lawsuit.

RULE:

The four elements to proper revocation are: (1) the good’s non-conformity with the contract substantially impairs the value to the buyer; (2) the buyer’s acceptance was (a) forthcoming on the reasonable assumption that the non-conformity would be cured (discovery at time of acceptance) or (b) reasonably induced by the difficulty of the discovery or by the seller’s assurances (no discovery at the time of acceptance); (3) revocation occurred within a reasonable time after the non-conformity was discovered or should have been discovered and (4) revocation took place before a substantial change occurred in the condition of the goods not caused by their own defects.

FACTS:

The Plaintiffs sued for breach of contract for the sale of a breeding horse after it was discovered the horse was unable to breed. The Defendant counterclaimed, asserting that she properly revoked acceptance of the horse because of the horse’s nonconformity to the contract.

ISSUE:

Did the defendant properly revoke the contract on the basis of the goods’ nonconformity?

ANSWER:

Yes, the court held the contract was properly revoked.

CONCLUSION:

The court found the horse’s inability to breed failed to conform to the implied and express warranties of merchantability. The “AS IS” clause included in the contract did not negate the warranties. As such, the defendant’s revocation was proper. Click below for court’s decision:

Alpert v. Thomas, 643 F. Supp. 1406 (D. Vt. 1986) :: Justia

 

RISK MANAGEMENT AND RISK ANALYSIS:

By definition, Risk Analysis is the process of identifying and analyzing potential issues that could negatively impact key business initiatives or critical projects in order to help organizations avoid or mitigate those risks. A Risk Management program is often the key to a company’s success.  Most individuals have no inclination what Risk Management is or what a Risk Analyst does.  A myriad of industries use Risk Management processes and Risk Analysis on a regular basis to stay abreast and ahead of perceived risks that would negatively impact their business or personal life, i.e. US Military, CIA, NSA, the Department of Defense, the petro-chemical industry, insurance companies, affluent individuals with personal protection details, body guards, etc.  

There are five steps to risk assessment which can be followed to ensure that your risk assessment is carried out correctly, these five steps are: (1) Identify the hazards, (2) decide who might be harmed and how, (3) Evaluate the risks and decide on control and counter measures (4) Record your findings and implement them and (5) Periodically analyze the Risk Assessment and update, when necessary. 

Often times, after completing a Risk Assessment and fraud is identified, the Risk Analyst may recommend a litany of counter measures to remedy a perceived risk to an individual or company which includes a referral to an attorney at law, for civil litigation, as well as referral to a law enforcement agency for criminal prosecution. However, the final determination will be made by the attorney at law or the law enforcement agency and the client. The job of a Risk Analyst is to identify a risk and inform the client of the risk as well as offering solutions to thwart the risk and recover assets.

The Risk Analyst works in conjunction with either the attorney at law representing the client or the law enforcement agency accepting the referral for criminal investigation to help the client overcome a bad business deal and hopefully recover his or her assets.

DISCLAIMER:  First and foremost, the reader of this article should not consider any portion of this article as legal advice. Second, the only individual that can provide legal advice in a particular matter, is a licensed attorney at law or a law enforcement agent. This article is being delivered to the readership from a Risk Management, Risk Analysis and personal business experience perspective, “ONLY.”

 

THE ABCs OF BUYING AND SELLING HORSES TO AVOID CONFLICT:

Always conduct yourself, in a professional business manner and always be totally honest in your intent as well as the representation of the horse in all respects as well as during the business transaction itself. This should avoid future conflict

The “buyer” can “TRUST, BUT VERIFY” all details of the horse transaction with verification of such details being reduced in every respect, to raw contract format designed by an attorney at law and verified by the buyer.

The buyer should always evaluate the horse his or herself. Total reliance of someone else’s viewpoint can often times be a recipe for disaster. However, it’s not ok for a seller to take advantage of a buyer simply because of their trusting nature. A pre-purchase vet exam is a must and should be performed by an unbiased opinion maker as is a release of all pre-existing medical records for the horse, in order for the buyer to make a confident decision on the purchase.

LEGAL ADVICE:

In my world of Risk Management, I have the opportunity of working with a myriad variety of lawyers on an annual basis. One lawyer that I’ve worked with and  found to be an expert in the field of horses is Lewis Stevens of Fort Worth, Texas. Lew is very knowledgeable of the law, horses and is in the horse business. If you are in the market for legal advice concerning a horse transaction, you may want to contact Lew Stevens, via, email: lstevens@lstevenslaw.com or by telephone: (817) 332-4466.

“Until Next Time, Keep Em Between The Bridle!”

Copyright, March 22, 2019
All Rights Reserved
Richard E. “Rick” Dennis
WIND RIVER COMPANY LLC
Managing Member
Freelance Writer and Author
Phone (985) 630-3500
Email: richardedennis@outlook.com
Web Site: http://www.richardedennis.net

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I’M BACK!!!!!

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, FEATURE ARTICLES, FROM THE EDITOR, HEALTH AND WEALTH, HORSE ABUSE, HORSE HEALTH, HORSE LAWSUITS, HORSE NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, RICK'S CORNER, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, TO THE EDITOR, Uncategorized, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

I’M BACK!!!!!

Dear Readers,

Following over a month of being offline, www.allaboutcutting.net is back!!!

Following a change by the website creators, a change in Word Press and a visit to the Apple store, today is the first time that I have been able to get into my site within the last two months. I hope you will continue returning to this site for the latest news in the horse industry. I need you to keep sending me your news. My gmail address is glory.kurtz@gmail.com.

Since this is the first time that I have been able to get into my site, my news is a little scarce – but in the coming days, I assure you that will change. The fleecing of innocent people in the cutting horse industry hasn’t gone down just because www.allaboutcutting.net went down.

 

 

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ALLABOUTCUTTING.NET IS BACK!!!!

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 3 comments

I’M BACK!!!!!

Dear Readers,

Following over a month of being offline due to something beyond my pay rating, www.allaboutcutting.net is back!!!

Following a change by the website creators, a change in Word Press and a visit to the Apple store, today is the first time that I have been able to get into my site within the last two months. I hope you will continue returning to this site for the latest news in the horse industry. I need you to keep sending me your news. My gmail address is glory.kurtz@gmail.com or you can go to www.allaboutcutting.com and write your remarks.

Since this is the first time that I have been able to get into my site, my news is a little scarce – but in the coming days, I assure you that will change. I am committed to send you the latest news in the horse industry.

Thanks for your patience and return to Allaboutcutting.net.

Sincerely,

Glory Ann Kurtz, Editor-Owner
Allaboutcutting.net

 

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TODAY’S NEWS

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

Gathered by Glory Ann Kurtz
Dec. 8, 2018

TOMMY HOUSTON NAMED HALL OF FAME MEMBER FROM TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY

Showing his versatility, Tommy Houston, current operator and manager of the Houston Ranch in Bluff Dale, Texas, , along with two other inductees, was recently inducted into the Tarleton State University Rodeo Hall of Fame. Most of the cutting horse world knew Houston as a cutting horse owner and rider.

According to a press release from Tarleton State University, on Nov. 3, during the Tarleton State University Rodeo Hall of Fame ninth annual steak dinner and auction, at the Twisted J in Stephenville, Texas, they inducted Houston, along with two other individuals: Bradley Harter, a saddle bronc rider and 10-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals rodeo and Kim Todd Hodge, a barrel racer, goat tyer, breakaway and team roper, who competed in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, as well as high school rodeos and the NIRA. 

Houston accepted a rodeo scholarship at Texas Tech, but traveled with members of the Tarleton Rodeo team, including Tooter WaitesRandy MajorsCharles Bitters and Bobby Hungate. Taking honors such as the all-around hand at the West Texas State University rodeo in 1967 and twice winning the Texas Tech calf roping and the Tarleton Rodeo calf roping in 1967, he was no stranger to the winner’s circle. He went on to win the American Quarter Horse Association’s World Calf Roping Title in 1981.

NRHA FUTURITY:

The first major Western horse event to be over by today’s date is the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held in Oklahoma City, Nov. 19-Dec. 1.  The 2018 NRHA Open Futurity paid out the second largest purse in the event’s history, with nearly $1.5 million awarded. Additionally, there was an 8 percent increase in horses entered (399) and a 14 percent increase in total entries (1,124).

The Open Champion of a 70-horse field across four levels, taking home a $142,500 for his owner and $7,500 for his nominator, Karl Hapcic, was A Vintage Smoke, sired by an NRHA Million-dollar Sire, A Sparkling Vintage, out of Lady Smoke Peppy, owned by Diane Mesmer and ridden by NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham. 

The Reserve title went to Isnt She Perfect ridden by Kole Price.  She is sired by NRHA Two-Million-Dollar sire Walla Walla Whiz out of Miss Silver Gun and is owned by Amy Meadows. The mare was nominated by Tamarack Ranch LLC. The owner’s share of the purse was $130,352 and the nominator’s share was $6,518.

The NRHA Non-Pro Futurity included historic numbers with entries being up 8 percent , hosting 629 entries compared to last year’s 582, and a record purse of $617,166.  Also, the purse for each level was at a record high.

The winning  Non-Pro title went to Tish Fappani following a three-way runoff for the Championship. Fappani was aboard Icecube, a red dun stallion by SG Frozen Enterprize and out of Taris Designer Genes, nominated by Andrea Fappani and owned by Andrea and Tish Fappani. 

NCHA FUTURITY SALES:

Following a stellar Session I Day Sale on Wednesday, Dec. 5, Western Bloodstock continued its upswing in the Preferred Breeders I Evening Session with a $30,000 average and 82% completed sales.

High Brow CD, the 2007 NCHA Futurity Open champion and a leading sire of the earners of $8.6 million, was the high seller of the evening. The 14-year-old son of High Brow Cat, consigned by Grace Ranch, brought $401,000 from Robert S. Collins/Homeplace Horse & Cattle, Blackville, S.C.

Magic Metallic, an 8-year-old Metallic Cat daughter, with an embryo by Hottish, brought the second highest price of the evening. Consigned by Waco Bend Ranch, Ltd., the full sister to 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year and World Champion Stallion Metallic Rebel LTE $438,266 sold to Stella Swanson, Midland, Tex., for $370,000. On Monday, in the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, Swanson purchased the Metallic Cat son Tin Man for $500,000.

Money Talks Smart, a 16-year-old mare sired by Smart Mate and consigned by Beechfork Ranch, sold for $100,000 to Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., owner of leading sires Metallic Cat and Spots Hot. Money Talks Smart, dam of the earners of $557,103, sold with an embryo by Metallic Rebel and one by Purdy Boy Flash.

 NEED A LAST-MINUTE CHRISTMAS PRESENT?

If you are at any of the above-mentioned high-dollar events for cowboys and cowgirls, you will surely see Bill Chambers, a published author of a variety of books that he sells at major horse events. Chambers, who grew up with Cerebral Palsy, a debilitating physical disease he was born with and that severely affects his body movements, as well as speaking – but not his mind and ability to write interesting books. 

Rather than simply accepting government assistance, Bill is the author of at least 10 books that he physically markets at major horse events. His latest is called Seven Hill Sides and was inspired by a song written his friend Walt Wilkins. I think it is his best! 

The 158-page easy-to-read book is about the life of a man, born in an Appalachian mining town, who escaped being a miner, becomes a famous baseball player and marries a beautiful woman. But he loses his only child before it is born. He eventually finds God and becomes a carrier of the gospel. The book takes place during real major events in American history and includes a list of interesting characters who experienced both life and death during those times and reveals what they learned along the way. 

If you haven’t seen Bill at one of the shows, you can order books at P.O. Box 1338, Boyd, Texas 76023. They make great Christmas presents!

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☛ Over $1 million paid out in NRCHA Snaffle Bit futurity 10-29-18

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

OVER $1 MILLION PAID OUT AT NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY

 

COREY CUSHING IS THE STAR RIDER OF THE SHOW; SJR DIAMOND MIST IS THE STAR OF REINED COW HORSES

 

By Glory Kurtz
Oct. 29, 2018

 

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) took over the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, for two weeks, Oct. 7-20, holding their annual Snaffle Bit Futurity for 3-year-old horses, plus a Hackamore Classic, for the second year in a row.

 

The two-week event paid out over $1 million, which included added money raised by NRCHA owners who were motivated to move the Snaffle Bit Futurity to Texas in 2017.

 

Although it’s too early to determine exactly where all the horses entered came from, the NRCHA estimated that 75 percent of the horses came from out of the state of Texas.

 

“While this is our second year for the Futurity in Fort Worth, it is our eighth show, when you include our Celebration of Champions held in February that we have hosted at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Each show, we see continued  improvements to the facility,” said Jay Winborn, the Executive Director of the association.

 

“With multiple show arenas, barns and riding areas, combined with the tunnel system, we were able to run numerous classes and have a fantastic schedule this year, despite the rainy weather.

 

“We had a great spectator attendance that came to support our prelims as well as the finals. The Rope Horse Futurity and Cowdog Rodear had a good crowd as well. Our sale was fantastic this year, resulting in over 90 percent of the horses sold. Overall the move of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity to Fort Worth has proved positive and it continues to drive the enthusiasm of the reined cow horse and growth of the NRCHA.”

 

Cheering spectators filled the stands of both the Will Rogers Coliseum and the John Justin Arena to watch the stars of the reined cow horse event, including the star of the show, Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Ariz., riding four horses to the Open Snaffle Bit Futurity finals, winning a total of $205,500 for the horses’ owners. The second high-money-earning rider was Justin Wright, a cow horse reining and cutting trainer from Santa Maria, Calif., who also rode four head in the finals and earned $130,000.

 

ABOUT THE WINNING HORSE AND HIS RIDER:

Cushing’s win was no surprise as the reined cow horse trainer has now won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity three times and also crossed the $2 million-dollar mark in earnings during this year’s Futurity. He won the popular event amid a full-house cheering crowd of spectators riding a beautiful bay stallion named SJR Diamond Mist (CD Diamond x Cat Mist by High Brow Cat), bred and owned by John and Brenda Stephenson of the San Juan Ranch, Weatherford, Texas, to a total score of the three events (Herd work, Rein work and Cow work) of 658.5 for a $125,000 check. They won the Rein work with a whopping 223 score.

 

Bred in the purple for a performance horse, SJR Diamond Mist, is sired by CD Diamond, a 2009 son of CD Olena by Doc O’Lena out of Shiners Diamond Girl by Shining Spark. Showing how cutting horse pedigrees have been accepted by the reined cow horse industry, the stallion is out of Cat Mist by High Brow Cat out of Little Mist Smart by Smart Little Lena, a mare that is out of Lew and Sue Stevens’ great cutting mare Oak Mist.

 

Winning seems to run in the family as SJR Diamond Mist’s sire, CD Diamond, was the NRCHA No. 1 Open All Ages/All Divisions Horse of the Year in 2012 with earnings of $153,320. He was also the 2012 NRCHA Open Futurity Champion and placed third in the 2013 NRCHA Open Derby and 4thin 2014.

 

SJR Diamond Mist will stand the 2019 breeding season at the Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas, with a $3,500 breeding fee.

 

Cushing, who has now won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity three times, also placed third for $57,000 riding Hott Rod, sired by the popular young stallion Hottish and out of Sugars Smart Kitty, owned by Lynne W. Wurzer, Tacoma, Wash. The pair scored a total of 655.5 points, winning the Herd work with a 220 score, and the Rein work with a 218. They placed ninth in the finals of the Cow Work, scoring a 217.5. The Cow Work was won by Roan Olena Oak (Olena Oak x Starlight Sailor), owned by Connie L. Buckley, Mead, Colo., and ridden by Matt J. Koch, Ault, Colo., scoring a 227.

 

Cushing’s other two money earners were One Shiney Metallic (Metallic Cat x One Shiney Rey), owned by Jeremy Barwick, Stephenville, Texas, placing 13thplace, earning $13,500 for their 641.5 score and Metallic River (Metallic Cat x Tootsie Rey) owned by Sheri L. Jamieson, LaJolla, Calif., earning $10,000 for 7thplace, with a 636.5 score. It was reported to me that Barwick’s horse, One Shiney Metallic, was the high-seller of the Performance Horse Sale, selling for $64,000 prior to the Futurity finals. The buyer was not revealed.

 

Justin Wright also won money on four horses including the Reserve Futurity title riding Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes), owned by Eric Freitas, Santa Maria, Calif., taking home $87,000 for a score of 656.5. Metallic Flame (Metallic Cat x Scooby Dooby Dual) owned by Bill Stevenson, Buellton, Calif., and Wright scored a 650 for 7thplace. He also rode One Sparking Time (One Time Pepto x Sparking Train) owned by Mark and Kimberly Rauch, Arlington, Wash., to 22ndplace with a 628, earning $10,000 and Remys Merada (Cats Merada x Chicks Sassy Nic), owned by Lucava Farms Inc., that is owned by Leslie Wallace, Langley, B.C., Canada, earning $10,000 for 27thplace with a 435.0 score.

2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Results

 

INTERMEDIATE FINALS:  

Taking home $30,000 of the $151,452.75 Intermediate Open purse was Clay Volmer, Millsap, Texas, riding SDP Hy Rey Bound (TR Dual Rey x SDP Hydrivenhickapoo) owned by SDP Buffalo Ranch, Fort Worth, Texas. The pair scored a total of 660, tying for first in the Finals Herd Work with a 216 and winning the Finals Cow Work with a 226 and finishing fifth in the Rein Work.

 

The Reserve title and $20,000 paycheck went to Jordan Williams, Rhome, Texas, riding Angel in Blue Jeanz (Metallic Cat x Heavens little Angel), owned by Wes and Sarah Williams. The pair scored a total of 652 points, tying for first place in the Finals of the herd Work, tying for third in the Rein Work and tying for third in the finals of the Cow Work with a 217.5 score.

 

 

NON-PRO FINALS:

The Non-Pro finals was won by Hope A. Miller, Brush Prairie, Wash., riding Seven S Prettysmart (Dual Smart Rey x Lena Pretty Playboy) scoring a total of 641.5 and taking home $21,856.40. The pair split the championship of the Finals Herd Work, tied for 4thin the Rein Work, scoring a 213.5 and tied for second in the Cow Work.

 

The Reserve title and $16,392.30 paycheck went to Jayson Fisher, Nipomo, Calif., riding Hes A Little Smart (Sophisticated Catt x Shes A Little Smart). The pair finished 11thin the finals of the Herd Work, scoring a 207; 8thin the Rein Work, scoring 210.5 and won the Cow Work, scoring a 215.5.

FinalsLAENonPro,INP,NNP.18

 

METALLIC CAT TAKES SIRE ACCOLADES:

Metallic Cat, the sire that gained his great popularity in the cutting horse industry, was the leading sire of this year’s Snaffle Bit Futurity, with nine (9), or 33 percent of the Open finalists being sired by him, earning close to $120,000.

 

The Open finalists in the Futurity sired by Metallic Cat were headed up by Metallic Flame, owned by Bill F. Stevenson, Buellton, Calif., ridden by Justin Wright to 7thfor $23,000; Oh Cay MC, owned by Russ Mothershead, Cape Girardeau, Mo., ridden by Todd Crawford, Blanchard Okla., to 10th, earning $16,750; Metallic Freckle, owned by Ana Lisa Luna, Ojai, Calif., and ridden by Tucker J. Robinson, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 12th, earning $14,500.

 

WR This Cats Smart had three horses in the Open Futurity finals, earning $30,000. Woody Be Tuff had two in the finals earning $47,000 and One Time Pepto had two in the finals earning $30,000. Other sires with finalists in the Open Snaffle Bit Futurity include Dual Rey, Olena Oak, Travelin Jonez, Mr Playinstylish, Smooth As A Cat, Cat Man Do, Not Ruf At All and Cats Merada.

 

In the Intermediate Open Finals, five (25%) of the 20 finalists were sired by Metallic Cat and took home paychecks including the Reserve Champion Angel In Blue Jeanz, owned by Wes and Sarah Williams, Rhome, Texas, who scored a 652 with Jordan Williams in the saddle, for $20,000; Oh Cay MC, owned by Russ Mothershed, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, ridden by Todd Crawford, 645, 4th, for $10,500; Smart Lethal Cat, owned by Cowan Select Horses, Havre, Mont., ridden by Robbie Boyce to 638; 7thearning $7,000; Metallics Playboy, 9th, 635.5 owned by Larry and Karen Lommen, Elizabeth, CO, 9thfor $5,500 ridden by Brad Barkemeyer, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Stylish In Socks, 625, 15thfor $3,500, owned by Beverly Vaughn, Durango, Colo., and ridden by Clayton Edsall.

 

THE OTHER NRCHA FUTURITY SIRES:

The only Limited Aged Event finals where Metalllic Cat didn’t show up was in the Non-Pro Futurity finals. Two sires, Halreycious and WR This Cats Smart had two each in the Non Pro Finals. They included Hal On Ice, 13th, owned and shown by Tori Simons to a 607.5, earning $2,185.64. The other was Halrey, owned and ridden by Kenneth Schueller to a 603.0, earning $2,185.64.

 

WR This Cats Smart had two non-pro finalists including Lost Creek Heaven owned and ridden by Myles Brown for 7thplace and $5,474.10 and PRF Exceedingly Smart, owned and ridden by Eric Freitas to a 188 and a $1,639.23 paycheck.

 

Other sires with money-earning offspring included Dual Smart Rey, Sophisticated Catt, Playboys Buck Fever, Shining Lil Nic, Mr Playinstylish, Cee Mr Hickory, Dual Pep, CD Diamond, Gotta Go Get It, Sweet Lil Pepto, MCC Travalin Cat and Nic It In The Rey.

 

HACKAMORE CLASSIC:

The Hackamore Classic is a class for 4-and 5-year-old horses that have never been shown in a bridle and down the fence at any judged cow horse event, shown in a traditional hackamore with closed reins in the Rein and Cow work

 

Metallic Cat was also the sire of five of the top 15 in the Open Hackamore Classic that paid out $79,662,91. While the division was won by High Stressin Cat, sired by WR This Cats Smart with three in the Open Futurity Finals, owned by Clinton Marshall, Rathdrum, Idaho, and ridden by Nicholas Dowers, Dyer, Nev., five of the top 16 money earners or 31% were sired by Metallic Cat.

 

They included the Reserve Champion Moonshineandtwoadvil, owned by C. Randy Massey, ridden by Shawn D. Hayes to a total of 659; 6thplace Metallic Dual Pep, owned by Kenneth Schueller, Scales Mound, Ill., ridden by Luke Jones,, 652.5 for $4,779.72; 7th, Metallic Train, owned by Beverly Vaughn, ridden by Clayton Edsall to 652, earning $3,983.10.

 

With a total purse of $24,340.26, the 44-entry Intermediate Open Hackamore Classic was won by Quahadi, sired by Bet Hesa Cat, owned by the Burnett Ranches, Inc. and ridden by Boyd Rice, Weatherford, Texas, with a total score of 657.5, earning $4,868.05. The Reserve went to Metallic Train, sired by Metallic Cat, owned by Beverly Vaughn and ridden by Clayton Edsall, scoring a 652, earning $3,894.44.

 

The 11-entry Limited Open Hackamore Classic was won by Mr Fletch Cat, sired by Mr Playinstylish owned by Sabrina Thomas, ridden by Will Pennebaker, Wilton, Calif. , to a ,  earning $1,991.48. Actually Bet Shesa Fancy Cat, sired by Bet Hesa Cat, owned and ridden by Jared Jones, earning $1,659.56.

 

The 12-entry Level One Limited Hackamore Classic Open winner was Peptos all About Me, owned and ridden by Liam A. MacNeill, earning $1,957.20.

 

 

The Open Novice Horse was Metallic Malice, owned by John and Melanie Lowrence and ridden by Brad Lund to a 645.5, earning $1,714.20. The top four of the money earners in this class were sired by Metallic Cat while the No. 5 horse was sired by One Time Pepto.

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OTHER EVENTS:

Other events at the show included the AHFA World Champion Rope Horse Futurity that included Open and Non-Pro Heading and Heeling, as well as the AQHA Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenges, Cowdog Rodear Fall Bash Finals, NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet and the Western Bloodstock NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, consisting of performance horses, 2-year-olds, and two sessions of yearlings and broodmares.

NRCHA Futurity Sale Results-2018

2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Results

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☛ McQuay Stables to hold complete dispersal 7-26-18

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

MCQUAY STABLES TO HOLD COMPLETE DISPERSAL

 

Press release from McQuay Stables
July 26, 2018

 

On Sept. 28, 2018, the Legacy Sale will host the Complete Dispersal Sale of the legendary McQuay Stables. Both NRHA Hall of Fame members, Tim and Colleen McQuay have raised, trained and shown some of the best horses in the industry. The McQuays have helped to shape the sport of Reining, through the breeding programs of Hollywood Dun It, Gunner and now Yellow Jersey, along with major innovations in developing new classes and raising the standards in horse show management.

 

The McQuays said, that this was not an easy decision to make, but that they felt it is time to slow down and enjoy their grandchildren. Colleen added, “We will not be closing our doors; we will remain very active in both the Reining horse industry and the Hunter/Jumper world.”

 

The McQuay Stables brand will continue, only on a smaller scale. Tim and Colleen will be available for training lessons, horse sales, consulting and clinics as usual. They will remain involved in the production and management of both the National Reining Breeders Classic and The Tulsa Reining Classic. They will also continue to work with the National Reining Horse Association, US Equestrian, and the US Hunter Jumper Association.

 

This sale will offer Weanlings, yearlings, two year olds, three year olds, stallions, and Broodmares in foal. For details and videos please contact Tim McQuay. Please check McQuay Stables and Legacy Sale Facebook pages for updates.

 

This sale is your chance to own part of the legacy of the most successful breeding and training program in the history of the NRHA. The bloodlines and records of the horses offered are second to none.

 

www.McQuayStables.com

www.legacysale.com

email: sellalegacy@gmail.com

email: hdunit@aol.com

(940) 367-0073 Tim

(940) 367-3030 Colleen

(940) 453-7543 Mandy

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