Anne Reynolds * Photo by Rockin Horse Photography

$2 Million Rider Anne Reynolds Inducted into Cowgirl Hall of Fame

EquiStat Elite $2 Million Rider, $1 Million Owner and $1 Million Breeder Anne Reynolds is being inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

In early July, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame announced their class of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees. They included Mary Fields, Meggan Hill-McQueeney, Gladys Roldan-de-Moras, Kendra Santos and Anne Reynolds. The induction luncheon and celebration will be held Nov. 14 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Reynolds will join more than 200 women that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1975. Her accolades are well known in the Western performance horse world and will now be visible to a much larger crowd.

“It’s really shocking, actually, in some ways, because I didn’t imagine it,” Reynolds said of her success in a 2013 interview with Quarter Horse News. “I didn’t imagine the success that I’ve had. But I’m very grateful for all of it. I realize that I’ve been blessed with some really great horses and some great opportunities in my life, and I’m grateful for all of that.”

In 2012, Reynolds was recognized with EquiStat’s Reined Cow Horse Non-Pro Rider Award. In that season she pulled in $176,107. She also earned her way out of the Non-Pro division in 2012 when she crossed over $100,000 in life time earnings in open classes. She joined the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall of Fame in 2015.

Anne Reynolds and More Magic Please * Photo by Primo Morales

As a rider,  Reynolds was the first female to cross the $1 million mark in the NRCHA and is also the only rider to do so as a Non-Pro. No other rider has won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro as many times as Reynolds. Her first win was on the great producer Magical Lena in 1998, then on Legendary Colonel in 2003, More Magic Please in 2005, QR Powderific in 2006, Shiney and Verysmart in 2009, Very Smart Playmate in 2010, Smart Magic Trick in 2011, and Very Black Magic in 2012. Of those, Very Smart Playmate, Smart Magic Trick and Very Black Magic were owned by her mother, Joyce Pearson.

As an owner, Magical Lena (Little Lenas Legend x Swayback Magic x Early Tink) is Reynolds’ highest earning performer. In 1998, the mare carried Reynolds to her first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro Championship. In the show pen she earned $159,900 according to EquiStat. After her retirement from the show pen in 2007, Magical Lena went on to produce the earners of  $682,119. Her highest earning offspring is Magicality by Very Smart Remedy. Magical Lena was laid to rest on Reynolds’ Why Worry Ranch in King Hill, Idaho in July 2015 and her legacy is carried on by her offspring.

Anne Reynolds and Powderific * Photo by Primo Morales

As a breeder, Reynolds’ highest earner was Smart Luck (Very Smart Remedy x Gunna Be Lucky x Gunna Smoke). The 2006 stallion earned $252,335 according to EquiStat. Some of his largest accomplishments include bridle spectacular championships in 2013 at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Western Derby and the NRCHA Stallion Stakes. He won another bridle class championship at the 2012 Western Derby, a Derby championship at the 2011 Stallion Stakes and the Western Derby in 2010. A versatile performer, Smart Luck is owned by Cable Creek Ranch and was shown extensively by EquiStat Elite $5 Million Rider Todd Bergen in the reining and reined cow horse.

Reynolds continues to show in the NRCHA, and recently won the Open Two-Rein at the Nevada April Circuit show on Musicality (Magicality x Shirley Shine x Shining Spark).

Just this year she surpassed the $2 million mark in rider earnings according to EquiStat. Her unparalleled success is the result of many years of hard work and an excellent breeding operation.