Quahadi and Boyd Rice put on a harmonious run to earn a well-deserved win in the Open Bridle Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity.
During the class, held Wednesday, Oct. 20, the stallion and Rice marked a 218.5 in the reining and 223.5 in the cow work for a winning composite of 442.
“Any win is a great win, nowadays especially,” Rice said. “That horse has had opportunities to win a lot and we’ve just kind of had hard luck on him. He’s been an exceptional horse his whole life, real easy to get along with, he never makes a mistake and it just came together tonight.”
“I got the cow that you gotta have to win on. It was real fast but it honored me real good,” Rice said. “That horse is an unbelievable circler. I can go to the middle to circle and just put my hand down on his neck and he’ll go get them.”
Quahadi is owned by Burnett Ranches LLC and the next stop for the stallion and Rice is the 2022 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman competition.
“I want to thank the 6666’s and the whole crew for letting me ride him. I also want to thank Nancy Crawford for [the class] sponsorship,” Rice concluded.
Reserve Champions in the NRCHA Open Bridle were SJR Reygun (Dual Rey x Playguns King Badger x Playgun) and Brady Weaver, earning $8,784. The pair put together a 437 composite with a 217 in the reining and 220 in the cow work. SJR Reygun is owned by Gary Ewell.