Chris Dawson and Travelin Jonez Win 2013 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby Open Championship
Chris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas, rode into the National Reined Cow Horse Association record books when he piloted Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena) to the NRCHA Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby Championship Saturday, June 15 in Paso Robles, Calif. Dawson has won all four NRCHA Premier Limited-Age Event Championships thus far in 2013; three of them aboard Travelin Jonez.
It was an emotional win, and another milestone on a long and sometimes painful comeback journey for Shawn Renshaw, Nipomo, Calif., who piloted his 5-year-old stallion, Gennys Prize (Smokums Prize x Genuinely Perfect x Genuine Doc) to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby Non-Pro Championship on Saturday, June 15 in Paso Robles,Calif.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, the largest event for 4- and 5-year-old horses, kicks off today at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific) in the beautiful central California coastal city of Paso Robles.
The Magnificent 7 is an open competition that is based on an event called the World's Championship All-Around Stock Horse Contest originally initiated by Bobby Ingersoll in the 1970s and supported by the Pro Rodeo Hall of Famers Cotton Rosser and Walt Rodman. Held Friday Night, June 7th in the Freedom Arena Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA.
Chris Dawson's charmed show season continued at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colo., when he won the Open Championship aboard Cryin Coyote Ranch's A Spoonful O Sugar (Hes A Peptospoonful x Poco Smokum Oak x Smokum Oak) and took the Reserve Championship aboard his own horse, Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena).
Tammy Jo Hays won her second consecutive National Reined Cow Horse Association Premier Event title when she piloted Two Kitties (Smooth As A Cat x SR Jaguar x Doc O'Lena) to the Hackamore Classic Non-Pro Championship Friday, May 3 in Pueblo, Colo., barely a month after claiming the NRCHA Stakes Non-Pro win in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chris Dawson and Travelin Jonez Lead NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open; Tammy Hays and Two Kitties Top Non-Pro
Although it's spring, the second of May felt like a crisp, bright winter day at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colo., where phase two of the competition, the rein work, wrapped up outdoors under sunny skies.
Chris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas, claimed the NRCHA Stakes Open Championship Saturday night at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., aboard his own horse, Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena). Dawson piloted the 5-year-old stallion to a 664.5 composite score (221 herd/218 rein/225.5).
Las Vegas, Nevada is famous for its bright lights, non-stop excitement and world class entertainment. This week, it is also home to some of the best reined cow horses and competitors in the country, as the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26, at the South Point Equestrian Center.
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