It’s NOT time to change up the Triple Crown!

Justify’s romp through the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes made him racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner since Sir Barton in 1919. But, unlike his predecessor, American Pharoah, his accomplishment came after only a three-year hiatus, not...
The Lucky Horseshoe

The Lucky Horseshoe

— Brian Crandall Most everyone has heard of the horseshoe being “lucky”. How did that happen and where did that story originate? So our story begins: Once upon a time, a wise old blacksmith was hard at work making horseshoes. The sound of the anvil attracted the...
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

The Colorado Horse Council and a variety of horse organizations are preparing for the annual Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, to be held March 13-15 at the National Western Complex in Denver. The expo has grown larger in recent years, and this year’s events look...
Horse of the Year

Horse of the Year

California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but not the Triple Crown, has been named Thoroughbred race horse of the year through the Eclipse Awards, which are voted on by racing writers and more. This photo is of him winning the Kentucky...
Hall of Fame Introduced

Hall of Fame Introduced

We officially introduced the Colorado Plateau Horseman’s Hall of Fame to the Mesa County community today with an article I did for The Daily Sentinel. It featured the above photo of Leonard Horn, a renowned horseman and cattleman from the Eagle area, whom I have...
CPHHOF Members at Jarvie Ranch

CPHHOF Members at Jarvie Ranch

Here’s the Colorado Plateau Horsemen’s Hall of Fame crew outside a stone building that was built for John Jarvie by ex-convict Jack Bennet. Bennet was the only many ever lynched in Brown’s Park, due to his involvement with another outlaw who murdered...

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