Nicole Shahinian-Simpson (USA) and Akuna Mattata dominated the $137,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3* with a 37.002-second jump-off round in Tryon Stadium at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) as part of Tryon Summer 4 competition. Leslie Burr-Howard (USA) and Donna Speciale, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood mare (Cavalier x Concorde) owned by Laure Sudreau-Rippe & Peter Howard, grabbed second place with a time of 38.631 seconds, while Lorcan Gallagher (IRL) and VDL Cartello, a 2007 Holsteiner stallion (Cartani x Lord) owned by Heathman Farm LLC, rounded out the podium after their four-fault, 36.077 second performance.

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Kelley Farmer (USA) and Meaningful, co-owned by David Glefke and Oakmont Stables, scored a total of 377 points over two rounds to take top honors in Friday evening’s $40,000 USHJA International Derby at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), also claiming third with In Writing, the 2009 Holsteiner gelding (Quirado x Pandora VLL) co-owned by David Glefke and Wendy Hofmeister, on a score of 374.5. Daniel Geitner (USA) and his own mount Banks Mill, a 2011 Warmblood gelding of unknown breeding, claimed reserve with a total score of 375.5.

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Want to see a grown cowboy cry? Tell any of the greatest team ropers of all time that his daughter won’t have to fight the same fight he has all his life to compete for equal money. While team roping is now a standard event at all professional rodeos, the best team ropers in the world have yet to earn equal money everywhere they compete. Both partners pay association dues, entry fees, fuel and all other expenses—including trucks, trailers and the high-dollar horses it takes to hang at the highest level—and yet they’re still fighting for equal pay.

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In response to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19 cases in the state of Texas, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Executive Committee voted and passed modifications for the upcoming 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular. The modifications include an extended entry deadline, refund options and a revised schedule format.

The NCHA Executive Committee has reopened entries for the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular. Entries will remain open until Thursday, July 2, at noon CST. NCHA is asking members to enter via the online form located at or by contacting Cari Claxton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 817-244-6188 ext. 131. Entries must have been received in the office by noon CST on July 2.

Published in Cutting

WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) today announced format details regarding the August 11-15 Stampede at The E along with entry dates. The newly added open qualifying pool format will give both DY (youth) and open timed event athletes the opportunity to enter and potentially qualify to compete in the August 15 one-day $300,000 rodeo.

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NRCHA Eastern Derby
July 14 - 19 /// Cordova (Memphis), Tennessee

The National Reined Cow Horse Association is proud to debut its first premier event east of the Mississippi. The Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby, presented by MARS Equestrian™, has been added to the premier event schedule. For 2020, the Eastern Derby will be held at the AgriCenter International ShowPlace Arena, in Cordova, Tennessee. Added money of $64,450 will be dispersed among a Pre-Futurity, Derby, two full-slates of horse show classes and several spectaculars. A free, live webcast will be available throughout the duration of the event.

Published in Cowhorse

First Game of Final Day of Regular Season Division B Competition Produces Second Tie of PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge
Team Lucas Oil: 0 points
Team Cat: 0 points

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Sunday, 28 June 2020 09:10

New AQHA Classes Available

Six new classes, designed to enhance the member experience, are now available and will be offered at upcoming AQHA-approved shows.

The American Quarter Horse Association launches six new classes, which were member-driven initiatives voted on at past AQHA conventions and on hold pending computer programming. Each class was designed to enhance the showing experience by providing more opportunities for skill development and to build on other classes already offered at shows.

Published in Association News

Team Boot Barn Challenges Team Ariat, Resulting in First Tie of PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge
Team Ariat: 86.75 points
Team Boot Barn: 86.75 points

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Lucas Divino and Newcomer Boudreaux Campbell Go 2-for-2 for Team Pendleton Whisky in Five-Ride Win
Team Pendleton Whisky: 411.75 points
Team Cat: 88.25 points

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