The 2016 Wild Card Reining Challenge burst on the reining scene Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, bringing with it the 4-Year-Old Futurity – an idea whose time has finally come! The show, running over Memorial Day weekend May 25-29 at the South Point Event Center, Hotel and Casino, is the newest of the four major reining competitions presented annually by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Brumley Management Group, LLC.
The last week of the Breeder’s Invitational is coming to a close, but the show days are still packed full with exciting finals. There were three finals on Thursday, May 26, and first up was the Derby $10,000 Novice Horse Open.
The weather in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was hot as the Derby classes began at the Breeder’s Invitational, and the competition in the Unlimited Amateur matched the temperature.
On Tuesday, May 24, Dilday Ranch announced the death of legendary reined cow horse Topsails Rien Maker. The stallion (Topsail Cody x Jameen Gay x Toby Gay Bar), affectionately known as “Slider” throughout the industry, was 17 years old.
Owners, trainers, veterinarians and other equine industry participants can be alerted to infectious disease outbreaks and updates through an e-mail notification system recently implemented by the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), an industry-funded hub for efficient communication of information about equine infectious diseases and disease outbreaks.
Breeders can’t entirely ensure the health of their foals, but smart planning and preparation can go a long way in preventing some of the most common injuries and problems young horses face.
There are a myriad of factors that contribute to success in the show pen, but some aspects of the preparation process are more crucial than others. Non-pro Erin Russell shared her top three tips for being competitive in three different disciplines.