Stetson Lawrence was about as surprised as those watching at home when he learned that his Team Cooper Tires teammate Sage Kimzey would not be getting on his second bull on Saturday night.
The reigning six-time PRCA champion had aggravated a chronic right elbow injury during his 3.44-second buckoff against Skitso in Round 1 of Team Cooper Tires game against Team YETI and was unable to continue.

Flawless PBR World No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme Captains Team Cooper Tires to Victory in First Game of New PBR Team Challenge
Team Cooper Tires: 336.25 points                        
Team Can-Am: 87 points
Continuing his seemingly unstoppable form seen thus far in 2020, current PBR (Professional Bull Riders) world No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio, Pardo, Brazil) delivered a flawless 2-for-2 performance inside a pulsating, closed-to-fans, made-for-TV bullriding set within the Pendleton Whisky Let ‘Er Buck Saloon at South Point Arena to lead Team Cooper Tires to victory Friday evening during Challenge Day 1 of the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol. Leme rode Squeeze Box (Hodges/Shuler) for 84.25 points and Livin Lucky (JD Nix Rodeo Co.) for 84.75 points, propelling his contingent’s dominant 336.25-87 victory over Team Can-Am. Alongside Captain Leme, six-time PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Champion Sage Kimzey (Strong City, Oklahoma), three-time PBR Global Cup qualifier Stetson Lawrence (Williston, North Dakota) and young gun Mauricio Gula Moreira (Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil) also recorded scores.

COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Event’s First Cancellation

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of this year’s Hampton Classic Horse Show. The Hampton Classic, one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, would have been celebrating its 45th year in late August at its world-class show grounds in Bridgehampton, NY. The Hampton Classic will return in 2021, August 29 - September 5.

— NCHA Mission Statement: The National Cutting Horse Association promotes and celebrates the cutting horse, whose origin on western ranches allows us to support ranching and its western heritage.

Dear NCHA Member:
I hope that this letter finds you and your family in good health and good spirit.
Once every hundred years or so, we are reminded not just how small our world truly is but also how strong and generous we are as people. Seeing so many of our neighbors, friends, business associates and family members supporting one another, coming together, making sacrifices for the common good and preserving, both alone and together, has given me great pride and renewed hope for our country, our economy and for humanity.

EEM (Equestrian Events Management SPRL), the founder, owner and organizer of the Longines Masters Series, announces the end of the contract that has united it with Longines since 2016. The story that has linked EEM to the Swiss watch brand first began with a partnership in 2012. The Longines Masters adventure was then born in 2013 in Hong Kong, and then in Los Angeles, before the creation of the Longines Masters Series in 2016, where they brought together the world's best show jumpers.

Ahead of the newly-launched PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, the league has announced the rosters and competition schedules for the six teams set to compete in Division A of the new tournament.
The PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge will feature 48 of the world’s top professional bull riders split into 12 teams and two divisions, facing off throughout June at the Pendleton Whisky Let ‘Er Buck Saloon at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada until two teams remain to compete for the championship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in front of a live arena crowd.

Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) announced Barbra Schulte as the recipient of the 2020 Equine Industry Vision Award. The annual award, established and sponsored by Zoetis, recognizes the innovation and commitment made by an individual or organization to positively influence the equine industry. Zoetis presented the award to Schulte by video since the 2020 AHP Equine Media Conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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