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The cutting horse industry has been on the forefront of equine cloning, with one of the reasons being that horses don’t need to be registered to compete at National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-approved events. That wasn’t the case at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI, however, where amateur Jason Abraham was not allowed to show his two 4-year-old mares – Rubys Metallic Matti and Metallic Lil Melody – both sired by Metallic Cat and out clone mares.
ACTHA ride host “team” Carole and Gary Wilder were high school sweethearts from the farm county in Iowa. In September, they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. A monumental milestone filled with love and teamwork, which along the way has been blessed with a wonderful daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons.
We have a new blogger at Horsecity.com! Her name is Stephanie Rivers, and her blog is called "On the Trail With Stephanie". Follow her and her mare Ruby as Stephanie tries to manage a family and her "horse problem" by visiting http://www.horsecity.com/blogs/on-the-trail-with-stephanie. Stephanie is a longtime Horsecity Forum member and and a member of the American Competitive Trail Horse Association. We're sure you're going to love her!
Copy Cat, the clone of High Brow Cat, arguably one of the greatest Western performance sires of all time, is at age 2, being compared to his famous “originator” not only in looks, but in personality and potential, as well.
After twenty years of traveling and riding our horses around this beautiful country of ours Jim and I have seen some of the best trails this country has to offer. We have traveled from the east to the west, north to the south, and everything in between. Our love of traveling and our passion for trail riding even led us to sell our home, store our belongings, and explore the country for over five years as full-time RV'ers. What a life we have.
Fellow non-profits, ACTHA and the Equestrian Medical Safety Association (EMSA) are pleased to announce the addition of Selena Lucas of West Virginia to their Board of Directors. Ms. Lucas is a member of the ACTHA Host Support Team, an ACTHA Ride Host, a certified ACTHA judge and a certified Canine and Equine Sports Massage Therapist.
Nocona, Texas, professional Shawn Hays celebrated the biggest National Reined Cow Horse Association limited age event win of his career when he claimed the 2015 Hackamore Classic Open and Intermediate Open Championships aboard Red River Rivalry (Soula Jule Star x Shiners Miss Lena x Shining Spark), scoring a total 582 (144 herd/143 rein/150 cow/145 finals cow).
The 5th annual Kentucky Reining Cup held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event was one for the record books. Attendance at the event increased by a whopping 50% over the previous (a World Equestrian Games qualifying year), while the online broadcasts via USEFNetwork.com and iEquine.com were seen by over 50,000 viewers from all 50 states and 39 countries around the world.
Draw eight in the second section of the 2015 NRHA European Futurity Open finals on Saturday night in Kreuth were the go-round Level 4 Open winners: Cody Sapergia and Made In Walla, a gelding by Walla Walla Whiz and out of Miss Chilly Chex owned by Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel, European nominated by Ambrosini Quarter Horses.
NRHA Youth 13 & Under/Youth 14-18
Kreuth, April 25, 2015, Provided by Simona Diale – Winning the NRHA Youth 13 & Under with a score 212 was Matteo Capello riding RS Knockout Olena (Spat Olena x Boggie Bar Linda), a 5-year-old gelding. “Our goal here in Kreuth is to earn points to qualify for the NRHA European Affiliate Championship,” said the young rider from Italy.
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