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A “Fanci” Hat Trick

The April issue of the Paint Horse Journal will hit mailboxes soon, but a few ranch sorters and their Paints have sailed to the top of their respective Honor Roll lists. One horse-and-rider pair topped three different Honor Roll lists. Fanci Painted Dually, owned...
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Wrapped Up

RFDTV’s The American Rodeo has captivated the horse industry and adrenaline junkies for months. On March 2, audiences across the country sat glued to their televisions while rodeo fans in Arlington were on the edge of their seats as the richest one-day rodeo in...
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Winter Shooting Winners

Paul Chapman on Red Hot French Kiss won the APHA Open division at the CMSA’s Bishop’s Trailer Sales Winter U.S. Championship in Queen Creek, Arizona, and ended up topping in the overall standings for the week. Paul hails from Larkspur, Colorado, where he lives...
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Slow Down Win Big

Mounted shooting is a sport of accuracy and speed. Like many equestrian events, it’s a timed event where the fastest time wins. But unlike many other timed events, mounted shooting patterns consist of 10 targets, multiple barrels and two single-action .45 firearms. So to...
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Super Semis

The slowly rising sun, chilled air and sparse stands make an early-morning slack run sound easy in comparison to the adrenaline-filled atmosphere of a packed, late-night rodeo. But when there’s $2 million on the line, the stakes are high—even if it is a slack...
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Cover Girl

Bailey Elkins made such a striking image riding Zip My Winston at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Tony Lama World Championships in October 2013 that we couldn’t resist putting her on the cover of the inaugural issue of Flash, now hitting mailboxes with the...
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Sorting the Technical

mbrincks@apha.com if you’re new to ranch sorting, it doesn’t take long to see that it’s a fast-paced, high-energy race against the clock with plenty of hollering encouragement (or disappointment) from the crowd. Spectators ride every step with the team with no filter for what...
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Racing into the Hall of Fame

Legends aren’t born—they’re made through careful cultivation, dedication to a dream and the perseverance to move forward, standing out against the crowd as they march to a drum beat all their own. Honored as part of APHA’s second class of 10 Hall of Fame...
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Up for the Challenge

Dryce Stoner, Bald Face Shiner and Sargent Kisses Boo snagged fast times as team roping finalists in the Cowboy Publishing Timed Event Challenge January 27 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Dryce, an APHA member from Fairfield, Texas, qualified for the timed event...
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Rope Like a Girl

A lifelong rider, Lari Dee Guy has made her way as a champion roper, expert trainer and renowned clinician. Based in Abilene, Texas, the 39-year-old works hard to never give up a competitive advantage. Growing up on my parents’ ranch in Abilene, I could...
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