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.
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.
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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At the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes in Las Vegas, Nev., competitors faced the second leg of preliminary competition, the herd work. Eight sets of Open riders tested their 4- and 5-year-old horses' skills Monday, March 31, with the remaining two Open sets scheduled for Tuesday, April 1. The Stakes Non Pro competitors and the Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Bridle Spectacular competitors also work out of the herd April 1.
When Tara Sagniere, of Canyon, Texas, brought her homebred mare and first futurity horse, Spark A Sunrise (Lena Spark x Kona Sunrise x SMF Lenas Award) to the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, she never dreamed she would bring home the Amateur Championship.
The first test of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity is over for all the three-year-old horses here in Reno, Nev., as the herd work preliminaries concluded today in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Novice Non Pro, Amateur, Non Pro Limited and Level 1 Limited Open divisions.
It's a little of the old West whipped up with a whole lot of today's materialism and power. Well-known trainers pull up to the shows in the finest rigs, ride the best-bred, high-dollar horses and are treated to expensive dinners by customers who own strings of franchises or inherited fortunes. These accomplished riders have won more saddles than they remember. Buckles are just part of the ceremony.
One Time Pepto, a 2001 stallion sired by Peptoboonsmal and out of the Smart Little Lena daughter One Time Soon, has joined the elite group...
Tammy Jo Hays has won the Non-Pro Championship at every National Reined Cow Horse Association Premier Event except one: the Snaffle Bit Futurity. That all changed Friday, Oct. 4 when Hays claimed the Futurity Non-Pro title on SDP Got Fancy Genes (RC Fancy Step x SDP I Got Good Genes x Dual Rey), a mare she owns with her father, Walter Greeman