Playing With Rey and trainer David Dillman landed in a familiar place at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby – getting their picture taken after winning the Limited Open Championship.
Smart Lookin Nurse’s barn name, “Finn,” is said to be an Americanized version of the Spanish word for last – el fin – he was dubbed for being the last foal born that year at Wagonhound Land & Livestock. “I jokingly say, hopefully, that’s the last time he’s last,” said owner-rider Bart Holowath.
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Most people consider themselves lucky to walk away from an event with one championship. On June 16 at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, Emily Clark did one better – she gained not one, but two titles at the show with her gelding Cool Cat In Shades. “I was a little […]
When Bill Lacy and Cougars Diesel stepped into the show pen during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby Non-Pro, the gelding had $27,546 to his name. He and his owner had only competed in one show together – the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes – and he had carried […]
Chris Dawson and CSR Lay Down Sally rode a monster fence score to win the $25,000-added CD Survivor Memorial Open Bridle Spectacular Friday night in Paso Robles, California.
The herd was a mass of black and muddy gray, swirling and turning like an early summer storm ready to crack. Luckily for Alexa Stent, of Aledo, Texas, the storm eased just a bit as she entered as the last rider to work in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro at The Non Pro Plus The Open. In […]
When Chandler Daddino made the jump into limited-aged events, she knew she was going to need a special reined cow horse to help her make the transition. Mister PBR was just the horse.
Prior to the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, June Bug Jam had not garnered any checks in the show pen. It wasn’t for a lack of trying; the mare, who trainer Darren Simpkins described as “wild,” simply lacked confidence. That all changed on June 15 at the Las Vegas-based show, though, […]
Chance Harman met his future employer, Chris Dawson, four years ago after finishing a rein work round at the NRCHA Derby. This year, the assistant trainer rode the Dawson barn into the Derby winner’s circle.
Garrell Williams could feel the nerves as she rode Sparks On The Fence into the arena with the lead for the Non-Pro Limited cow work in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby. Didn’t matter. The Arizona horsewoman was determined to do her mount justice.