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Meradas Shining and Eduardo Salgado earn top honors in Tulsa

meradas-shiningEduardo Salgado and his son aboard Meradas ShiningThe Tulsa Reining Classic, held Aug. 26-31, at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. had competitors coming from near and far for a chance to win top honors. There were 94 horse-and-rider teams striving to earn the championship in the Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Open, but draw 50, Meradas Shining and Eduardo Salgado, set the bar highest at 221.5 and took home the title.

U.S. “Dream Team” Dominates the WEG Podium

WEG-2014Left to right: Mandy McCutcheon, Shawn Flarida and Andrea Fappani - Photo by Andrea BonagaGreat horses, great riders, great horsemanship and an enthusiastic public are what made the Individual Reining Final Competition amazing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Last to enter the arena, which counted some of the world’s best horses and riders, was National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $5 Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida. Aboard Michell Anne Kimball’s Spooks Gotta Whiz, Shawn had posted the highest score – a 229.5 – in the individual qualifier, which put him last to go in the seeded finals.

Which Type of Reins Do You Prefer?

DMT ThirdCuttingMultiple NCHA Champion Third Cutting, ridden by Boyd Rice, and owned by Carl and Shawnea’ Smith.Doubled and Stitched Split Reins are top sellers at Dennis Moreland Tack. To make these favorites we start with whole sides of select latigo leather. Each side of latigo is cut into 8 foot rectangles which are glued together and allowed to dry before being run through a machine known as a strap cutter.