Don Bell-Cowboy Images

Don Bell-Cowboy Images

Just like a light shining down from the heavens, Don Bell of Weatherford, Texas, is a truly blessed man with so many God given talents. Whether it’s drawing, sculpting, writing music, or showing World Champion Quarter Horses, Bell has achieved great success. His gifts as a horseman have helped transcend his creative interpretation for Western […]

Cloning Update

Cloning Update

U.S. District Court in Amarillo granted in part AQHA’s Motion for Stay of Equitable Relief Pending Appeal. Today, the U.S. District Court in Amarillo granted in part AQHA’s Motion for Stay of Equitable Relief Pending Appeal. The effect of the order is that pending resolution of AQHA’s appeal, AQHA is not required to register clones […]

Youth Art Show

Youth Art Show

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum Youth Art Show kicks off on December 3. The public is invited to view artwork created by middle and high school students from Region 16. To prepare for the show, students learned about the role the American Quarter Horse played in the history of the United […]

Adrienne Cober’s Strictly Show Horses has been growing

Adrienne Cober’s Strictly Show Horses has been growing

Strictly Show Horses is the name of Adrienne Cober’s training operation, located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. And, according to the Pennsylvania native, her life right now is “strictly business.” “I used to do some modeling and enjoying fishing but my situation is unique because I work full time for the Department of Corrections and train […]

Denny Strickland Rocks the AQHA World Show

Denny Strickland Rocks the AQHA World Show

As the AQHA Amateur World Championship week came to a close and the open week of competition kicked off, AQHA World Show spectators, exhibitors, and enthusiasts alike joined for a fun night of celebration with the AQHA Super Horse contenders’ parade and entertainment provided by Denny Strickland. Although Strickland, 23 of Nashville, Tennessee, has always […]

Noelle Schmidt’s commitment to Chocolatey has strengthened

Noelle Schmidt’s commitment to Chocolatey has strengthened

It was Noelle Schmidt’s love for the Appaloosa breed that brought her Chocolatey, but it was her love for Chocolatey that brought her success. Born in Kinnelon, New Jersey, Schmidt, 45, remembers the call she received from Cecily Zuidema, of Micanopy, Florida in 2005 telling her about a beautiful, strong, weanling colt, by Hot Chocolate […]

Defying the Odds: Sophia Herman

Defying the Odds: Sophia Herman

An abundance of applause filled the World Show stands on Monday for Sophia Herman of Walhalla, North Dakota, and her horse, The Slowsmobile, who she affectionately calls “Angus”. Sophie who was born with arthrogryposis, a condition of congenital joint contractures, warmed the hearts of the crowd as she and Angus entered the arena in the […]

Darcy Reeve and A Certain Vino have captured the AQHA World Championship title in Amateur Western Pleasure

Darcy Reeve and A Certain Vino have captured the AQHA World Championship title in Amateur Western Pleasure

Tonight with her friends and family cheering in the Oklahoma City stands the team once again took a victory lap after besting a field of 15 finalists in the class of 25 total entries.   Jessica Baird and Cool Movin Lady were Reserve Champions in the class. Jenna Dempze, of Rudolph, Wisconsin, and Rewind And […]

It was an amazing win for Drew and Kate Emnett

It was an amazing win for Drew and Kate Emnett

Drew and Kate Emnett literally changed horses midstream for the $9,800 2013 Farnam 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes.   Drew’s dream was to see his wife Kate win the inaugural class, which only yearlings sold through the Breeders’ Trust Select Sale the previous year are eligible to enter.   “Last year, Kate went to bed […]

Smith says sale may expand to include Non-Pro incentives

Smith says sale may expand  to include Non-Pro incentives

At the opening of the 2013 Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale on Nov. 10, APHA Executive Director Billy Smith announced that new incentive classes might be offered for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds that went through the sale as yearlings.   Currently, yearlings who are entered into the Breeders’ Trust Select Yearling Sales Stakes Session are […]

Good I Will Be euthanized

Good I Will Be euthanized

News has just been reported of the passing of Multiple AQHA World and Congress Champion Good I Will Be   The 2004 stallion underwent extensive veterinary care and ultimately ended up being treated by Texas A&M University Veterinary Hospital. He underwent surgery for a kidney stone but did not recover well from surgery and had […]

German Takes a ‘Fancy’ to Western Pleasure Paint Horse

German Takes a ‘Fancy’ to Western Pleasure Paint Horse

Angelik Gallitzendoerfer’s took a fancy to a loud overo yearling filly at 2012 Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Yearling Stakes Sale, and longtime dream of showing in the APHA World Show began.   The German horse trainer was visiting the States last year when she won a bid of $5,500 for Paint Me Really Fancy. Not […]