Bryant Named NCHA Director of Marketing

Julie J. Bryant of Fort Worth, Texas, has been named Director of Marketing for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) in Fort Worth, Texas. Bryant assumed the role June 18 after having served the horse industry as a marketing and strategic planning consultant for the past 12 years through her agency, Latigo Associates.

CD Kual Gun & Austin Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

Courtesy of Quarter Horse News A 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as the 35th annual Augusta Futurity ended with a bang. 

NCHA Futurity Under Way

The National Cutting Horse Association’s World Championship Futurity has long served as a “must see” in horse sports and 2013 will be no exception. More than 2,000 3-year-old future stars will vie for a chance at the $4 million purse during the event’s 24-day run, beginning November 21 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Futurity is the highlight of the year for the cutting horse industry, drawing an international audience of more than 12,000 to Fort Worth and thousands more...

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This Week’s Winner of the Omega Alpha Horsecity.com/Quarter Horse News Action Photo Contest

Congratulations to Marilyn Bowling of Oasis Ranch in Herald, California! Her photo won this week’s Omega Alpha Equine Horsecity.com/Quarter Horse News Action Photo Contest. Along with the photo, Marilyn submitted this caption: “A palomino filly by Yellow Roan Of Texas out of Everywhere A Nic Nic. Owned by Oasis Ranch, Inc. at the time photo was taken.”