National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Professional Brian Bell racked up more than $35,000 in official earnings at this year’s NRHA Futurity after qualifying his stallions Footwork Revolution and Memorable Revolution, owned by Wagner & Vandorp, to the Level 4 Open finals. That total brought his 2013 earnings to more than $86,000, and boosted him over the one million dollar earnings plateau. Currently, Bell has $1,023,590 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings.
The past year has been stellar for Bell and included the Adequan® United Stated Equestrian Federation Reining National Championship, Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic CRI*3 Open Reserve Championship and Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Maturity Level 4 Open Championship on Wimpys Showboat. On Great Red Chex, he took the Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Maturity Open Reserve Championship and Bluegrass Reining Stakes 7 & Up Level 4 and Level 3 Open Championships. Adding to the exciting year, Bell relocated to NRHA Corporate Partner Cardinal Reining Horses’ operation in Aubrey, Texas.
Bell’s reining career started in his youth in the late 1980s and included an NRHA Youth 14-18 World Championship. Since then, he has won more than a handful of NRHA World and Reserve World Championships. In addition being a top contender at NRHA major events, below is a listing of some of the accolades he has garnered over the past ten years.
2003 Top-ten finisher on three horses at the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions; A Smart Enterprise, Miss B H Pine and Soldiers Lil Squeeze
2005 Carolina Fall Classic Atlantic Breeders Incentive (ABI) Futurity and Carolina Classic Fall Futurity Open Champion on Lean With Hollywood; and Dorminy Plantation Futurity Open Champion with Teninolena Chex
2006 NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion and Double Run Farm Futurity Open Champion on Collenas Finest Tafy
2007 Tradition Futurity Open Champion on Big Stoppin McCain, Dorminy Plantation Futurity Open Champion on Plus Half; and ABI Derby Open Champion and Carolina Classic Derby Open Champion on Starbucks Jazz
2008 Wimpys Little Step Derby Open Top Five, NRBC Open Top Five and NRHA Derby Open finalist on Great Sun Burst
2009 National Reining Breeders Classic Open finalist on Great Sun Burst, NRHA Futurity Open finalist on Cee Pepto Wood; and All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Open finalist on Cee Pepto Wood, Pistol Packn Rooster and Nics Rooster
2010 Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity Open finalist on Dun It Chexinic; and Rocky Mountain Stallion Stakes and Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Futurity Open finalist on Dun It Chexinic and Topsail Footwork
2011 Rocky Mountain Stallion Stakes Futurity Open Reserve Champion and Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Futurity Open Top Five on Bell Ranch Whiz
2012 ABI Derby Open Reserve Champion and Carolina Classic Derby Open Top Five on Another Wimpy