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Denny Thorsell Passes at 78

Denny Thorsell Passes at 78

Dennis “Denny” Thorsell, 78, of Burbank, Ohio, passed away on February 28. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 3, 1938, he dreamed of being a cowboy and spent the rest of his life living that dream. He was a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a founding member of the Northern Ohio Quarter […]

Breanne Porter engaged

Breanne Porter engaged

AQHA and NSBA competitor Breanne Porter, of Pilot Point, Texas is engaged to Addison Wood, of Fort Worth. on Dec. 25 in Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta. Porter, originally from Okotoks, Alberta, attended Texas Christian University in Forth Worth. She and her sister, Alicia, own and operate Highrange Ranch. They own Hubba Hubba Huntin, a 2004 […]

Services set for Shawn Vaillant

Services set for Shawn Vaillant

AQHA and NSBA competitor Shawn Maree Vaillant, 53 of Ocala, Florida died Nov. 28, at her home in Ocala, Florida. Born in Colorado, Shawn graduated from Denver High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising from Iowa State University. She moved to Dallas, Texas following graduation in pursuit of her career […]

Melvin Barnes passes

Melvin Barnes passes

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame 2017 inductee Marvin Barnes of Ada, Oklahoma, died Nov. 30 at the age of 95. With the help of American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame mare FL Lady Bug, Marvin and his late wife, Lela, established the Lady Bug Stallion Station at Madill, Oklahoma, and a breeding program that changed racing forever. […]

The Parks have a Boy

The Parks have a Boy

Congratulations to Carly and Wade Parks on the birth of their son. Caden Wade Parks yesterday evening weighing in at 7 pounds and 1 ounce. Both mom and baby are doing wonderful. This is the first child for the couple who married in 2013. The Colbert, Georgia trainers specialize in training and showing American Paint Horses.

Welcome Home Vivian Cox

Welcome Home Vivian Cox

Congratulations to Maggie and Brian Cox on the brith of their daughter, Vivian Lauretta Cox born at 8lbs 3oz. and 19.5 in on August 24, 2016. This is the first child for the couple who were wed July 19, 2014. Brian and Maggie are long -time exhibitors in AQHA and NSBA events. Brian opened up his own […]

Andrew McBeath Passes

Andrew McBeath Passes

With a heavy heart we send our condolences to the entire McBeath family on the passing of Andrew McBeath. He was involved in a fatal car accident on August 20, 2016, near his home in Sebastopol, MS. Andrew was a past national AQHYA Vice President and Director and MQHYA President. He was currently serving as […]

The Knowles Welcome a Girl

The Knowles Welcome a Girl

On August 21 the Knowles family welcomes a new baby girl into the fold. Harper Knowles joined big sister, Hayden. “Hayden has gone from not ‘wanting to be a sister’ to being the protector of her new little sister. She is so in love and smitten with her and extremely protective of her already, ” Anna […]

USC Signs Madelynne Herlocker

USC Signs Madelynne Herlocker

University of South Carolina equestrian coach Boo Major announced Wednesday that Madelynne Herlocker has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Gamecock program for the 2016-17 season. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Herlocker will compete in horsemanship at the collegiate level. “We’re looking forward to having Maddie join us in August,” […]

Zippos Sensation Passes

Zippos Sensation Passes

Top American Paint Horse Association stallion Zippos Sensation passed away July 10, 2016 at the age of 23. “I am so proud to have been a part of the most incredible journey with the most amazing horse,” Andrea Simons said on her Facebook page. “I am so grateful to everyone that loved him and shared […]

Sony Signs Jaida Dryer

Sony Signs Jaida Dryer

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed singer-songwriter Jaida Dreyer in a joint venture with Gary Borman and Missi Gallimore. Dreyer celebrated her first No. 1 single in February with “Home Alone Tonight,” recorded by Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild. Dreyer has written nine tunes for the series Nashville, with songs also featured in A&E’s The Returned […]

Kay Stevens Obituary

Kay Stevens Obituary

Kay Cecile Moorer Stevens, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on June 13. Kay was born on Friday the 13th of August 1937, in Selma, Alabama, to Cecil and Kitty Moorer. She graduated from Selma High School and then received a degree in education from the University of Alabama. She was a proud […]