Dual N Tomcat Takes Top Honors in Reno

DualNTomcat SDawsonFuturity Intermediate Open Champions Dual N Tomcat & Sarah Dawson • Photo by Kelsey PecsekDual N Tomcat, a small but mighty gelding bought on a whim at last year’s National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale, worked his way to the event’s Futurity Cinch Intermediate Open Championship on Sept. 29 in Reno, Nevada.

Awards for Top Paints at the 2016 SWRHA Futurity

SWF06 PaintTheNite MMcCutcheon 15WTop Paint Horses at the 2016 SWRHA Futurity will be eligible for additional prizes. • Photo by WaltenberryThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is partnering with the Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA), giving exhibitors riding registered Paint Horses the opportunity to earn extra awards along with 2017 APHA World Championship Show qualification credit.

NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Champions Decided

Hackamore NDowersNick Dowers & Raise A Smart Cat • Photo by Primo MoralesThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic, held for the first time in conjunction with the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada, wrapped up on Sept. 27, with the rein and fence work for the Open divisions.

First Snaffle Bit Futurity Champions Crowned in Reno

jennynewman onekoolmoonJenny Newman & One Kool Moon • Photo by Primo MoralesThe Snaffle Bit Futurity Amateur Champion was determined by the scores in the preliminary go-rounds, and it was Jenny Newman, a cattle rancher from the south-central Oregon town of Bly, who took home the Championship, riding One Kool Moon (Cats Full Moon x One Stylish Babe x One Time Pepto) to a composite score of 642 (215 herd/213 rein/214 cow). Newman also earned a place in Friday's Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro and Novice Non-Pro finals.

Can’t Keep Her Down

PRalls HeadStapledPatty Ralls refused to let a laceration to her head stop her from moving toward her end goal. • Courtesy of Patty RallsAnybody who has spent much time around Patty Ralls knows she’s a one-of-a-kind woman. Her bubbly personality and token smile are unforgettable, but some may not realize just how tough the cowgirl really is. On her way to her first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in six years, she suffered a head injury riding Diamondz And Gold, but she never missed a beat.

Anna Lisec Repeats In NRHA European Derby Level 4 Non-Pro

tari-whizenAnna Lisec rode Tari Whizin to the NRHA European Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Championship. • Courtesy of the NRHAThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby Non-Pro finals in Manerbio, Italy, lit up the Palasturla Equestrian Center arena from the very first competitor that went through the in gate. A young group of up-and-coming riders performed to the best of their abilities, making the sixth edition of the event one to remember.

Draw No. 1 in the second section of the finals was Austrian rider Anna Lisec riding her 7-year-old stallion Tari Whizin (Topsail Whiz x Tari Badgekin x Doc Tari). Once the duo closed their run, a 224 appeared on the score board and remained unbeaten, and for the second year running, Lisec took home the Level 4 Non-Pro Championship.

Spooks O Lena Wins NRHA European Derby Open

spooks-o-lenaSpooks O Lena & Pierluigi Chioldo • Courtesy of the NRHATo say that the NRHA European Derby Open finals on Sept. 24 in Manerbio, Italy, thrilled the crowd would be an understatement. The 43 finalists that performed in the four levels rewrote history with the scores prove it. In the Level 4, the top 15 scores were all above a 220, and posting the amazing high score of 229 was Pierluigi Chioldo with Spooks O Lena between the reins.

NRHA Partners With Addis Equine to Offer Online Horse Sales

addisequineAddis Equine's experience with online auctions will soon benefit NRHA members.On Sept. 26, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced a new partnership with Addis Equine, Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. This business partnership allows NRHA members to buy and sell consigned horses online in the comfort of their own homes.