They cut in the herd work, they spun and slid in the rein work, and they galloped full-throttle down the fence. Now, the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity preliminaries are over, and Open riders know who will compete in the clean slate finals this Saturday, Oct. 5. Blind Sided, shown by Jay McLaughlin, won the rein work preliminaries and the preliminary composite in the Futurity Open.
In a thrilling, down-to-the-wire fence work finish Saturday, Feb. 2 at Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas, leading NRCHA professional Ron Emmons claimed his second consecutive World's Greatest Horseman Championship aboard Olena Oak (Smart Chic Olena x Fritzs Oak E Doakie), a 2002 stallion owned in partnership between Nichole Scott and Emmons' wife, LaDona Emmons.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions Derby in San Angelo, Texas, exceeded Stuart Bozeman's wildest expectations. The Idalou, Texas, competitor made a clean sweep of the four Non Pro Derby divisions and also won the Level 1 Limited Open Championship - five titles in all.
Will Rogers Memorial Center is fast becoming the home of champions — or, at least, championships. Ranch Sorting National Championships will bring two premier events to the Fort Worth facility this year, including its national finals. The South Central RSNC Ranch Sorting World Series comes to Will Rogers April 26-28 this year, and that will be followed by the RSNC National Finals June 4-10.
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.
It was an emotional win for National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider and two-time Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Corey Cushing, as the Scottsdale, Arizona horseman rode Cathy Corrigan Frank's PRF Spoonful Of Gold (Hes A Peptospoonful x Sons Miss Sprat x Sons Rushette) to the Kalpowar World's Greatest Horseman Championship.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association's most impressive equine athletes, the bridle horses, shined brighter than the lights of the Las Vegas strip at the South Point Equestrian Center, as the competition wrapped up in the $25,000-added Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Bridle Spectacular at the South Point Equestrian Center.
Standout performer Sheza Roo (Gallo Del Cielo x Sheza Shinette x Shining Spark), owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses, Weatherford, Texas, made her final trip around the show arena in Reno, Nev., Tuesday.
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.
Peptoboonsmal (Peppy San Badger x Royal Blue Boon x Boon Bar), foaled in 1992, was bred by Larry Hall, Weatherford, Texas. He won $180,487 in National Cutting Horse Association money as a 3- and 4-year-old under Gary Bellenfant's saddle, highlighted by the 1995 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open Championship.