Starlight Kisses & Jake Telford Win Snaffle Bit Futurity Open

By Quarter Horse News

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open finals are guaranteed to be a good show, but this year, the Reno, Nevada-based event brought even more to the table. With strong runs in the herd work and reining, it was truly anyone’s game going into the cow work, and Jake Telford and Starlight Kisses made their way to the winner’s circle.

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Todd Bergen Becomes NRCHA $2 Million Rider

Eagle Point, Oregon, professional Todd Bergen piloted two horses to five-figure paychecks in the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals. 

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NRCHA Hackamore Classic and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Held Together in 2016

Two National Reined Cow Horse Association Premier Events will be held simultaneously next year, as the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Board of Directors voted to schedule the 2016 Hackamore Classic in conjunction with the reined cow horse industry's largest and most prestigious event, the 2016 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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Wyatt Fisher Wins 2015 National High School Rodeo Reined Cow Horse Championship

For the first time in the event's 67-year history, the National High School Finals Rodeo featured reined cow horse as one of its events. 17-year-old Wyatt Fisher, Nipomo, California, won the inaugural reined cow horse championship Friday, July 17, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 

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Todd Bergen Becomes National Reining Horse Association Newest $2 Million Dollar Rider

Multi-millions earned at multiple competitions in multiple disciplines. That’s what you’ll see when you look at Todd Bergen’s show record. As the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)’s newest Two Million Dollar Rider, Bergen, is widely known for his success in the reining arena but also in reined cow horse events and in the cutting pen. 

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CD Dee Vee Dee and Jay McLaughlin Win $50,000-added CD Survivor Memorial Bridle Spectacular in Paso Robles

The veteran superstars of the reined cow horse world, the bridle horses, took center stage Friday, June 19 at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby in Paso Robles, California, for the $50,000-added CD Survivor Memorial Bridle Spectacular, sponsored by Holy Cow Performance Horses

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Chris Dawson Guides Reys A Shine to NRCHA Derby Open Title

National Reined Cow Horse Association professional Chris Dawson, Burneyville, Oklahoma, never expected Reys A Shine (Dual Rey x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark) to win a Premier Event Championship at this stage of his career. 

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Carol Rose Quarter Horses Becomes Offical Sponsor of the NRCHA/NHSRA Alliance

She has achieved nearly every major accolade in the Western performance horse industry, and now, legendary horsewoman and National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame member Carol Rose has become the official sponsor of the NRCHA's alliance with the National High School Rodeo Association.  

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Riders Switch Saddles for Duel in the Desert

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cup Finals attendees got a special treat the night of April 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Immediately following the $75,000 Canadian Pacific Show Jumping Grand Prix of Las Vegas, three show jumpers teamed with three National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) riders for the Duel in the Desert – a a special exhibition event.

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Red River Rivalry and Shawn Hays Capture Hackamore Classic Open and Intermediate Open Championships

Nocona, Texas, professional Shawn Hays celebrated the biggest National Reined Cow Horse Association limited age event win of his career when he claimed the 2015 Hackamore Classic Open and Intermediate Open Championships aboard Red River Rivalry (Soula Jule Star x Shiners Miss Lena x Shining Spark), scoring a total 582 (144 herd/143 rein/150 cow/145 finals cow).

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