Tinseltown Throwdown Tops Winter Premier Sale

TinseltownThrowdown 17HH copyTinseltown Throwdown • Photo by Hannah HarrelThe Winter Premier Sale, which is held in conjuction with the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas, took place the afternoon of Feb. 18, just before the World’s Greatest Horseman finals. Hip No. 54, Tinseltown Throwdown, brought the highest price of the day when the hammer fell at $26,750.

Heza Diamond Spark & John Swales Claim World's Greatest Horseman Title

JohnSwales HezaDiamondSpark WGH 17HHWebWorld's Greatest Horseman Champions Heza Diamond Spark & John Swales • Photo by Hannah HarrelThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions came to a close on Feb. 18, with the finals of the World’s Greatest Horseman. Thirty-six horse-and-rider combinations took part in the prelims, which began on Feb. 14. The top 10 earned a spot in the action-packed finals, and it came down to the last event – the fence work – to decide this year’s World’s Greatest Horseman.

NRCHA World Show Concludes

ShesPlayinRey CJShopbell 021717Shes Playin Rey & C.J. Shopbell • Photo by Kelsey PecsekThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions World Show wrapped up Feb. 18, crowning the last of the 15 2016 World titles in cow horse competition. The Open Bridle Championship went to Shes Playin Rey and C.J. Shopbell.

World's Greatest Horseman Finalists Determined

BlindSided WGHPrelimsJay McLaughlin & Blind SidedThe 10 finalists for the 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) World's Greatest Horseman, presented by DT Horses, were determined on Feb. 16, as the last two preliminary events – the steer-stopping and the fence work – were held in Fort Worth, Texas.

NRCHA Celebration of Champions Continues

ALilDabWillDo RCHown 021617Open Two-Rein World Champions A Lil Dab Will Do & Robert Chown • Photo by Kelsey PecsekAs the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions World Show continues, each day sees new horse-and-rider teams take a victory lap around the John Justin Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. In one of the most exciting finals seen so far at the event, A Lil Dab Will Do and Robert Chown emerged as Open Two-Rein World Champions.

Moore Wins Bonanza Cutting 4-Year-Old Non-Pro

SmoothXTC TMooreTy Moore & Smooth XtcDuring the Bonanza Cutting 4-Year-Old Non-Pro finals, held on a chilly morning at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford, Texas, 17 horses and riders vied for top honors, but two Smooth As A Cat offspring took first and second place.

NRHA Futurity Open Conditions Change for 2017

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors met during the NRHA Winter Meeting and reviewed a recommendation from the aged events committee. Based on this recommendation and much discussion, the board approved the following updates to the conditions that involved late entries, semifinals format, and the number of horses that advance to the finals. To see the updated conditions, visit the forms page on nrhafuturity.com or get the PDF directly here.

Queen Wins New Title at Bonanza

MetallicManziel KQueenKatherine Queen & Metallic ManzielThe Bonanza Cutting 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals took place Feb. 15 at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford, Texas, and the class proved tough. Each horse-and-rider pair gave it their all, and only one team scored less than a 210.