NSHA Futurity Non-Pro
Eric Freitas rode Loves Blu Boon to his second NSHA Non-Pro Futurity championship in two years.

Freitas On Fire in NSHA Futurity Non-Pro

For the second year, Eric Freitas took the Non-Pro Futurity title at the National Stock Horse Association’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This time, Freitas was aboard Loves Blu Boon.

Lance Johnston Powers Through To Win NSHA Futurity

Here Comes The Boon was named in a play on the artist Nelly’s song titled, “Here Comes the Boom.” In it, the rapper says: “ain’t in it to win; to win it I’m all in.” For Here Comes The Boon’s pilot, Lance Johnston, the words are spot on target.  To win the Open and Intermediate […]

Champion Talks with Lance Johnston

Lance Johnston hit on a lucky streak at the National Stock Horse Association Futurity, Derby and World’s Richest Stock Horse event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lindsay, Calif., horseman rode to the Open and Intermediate Open Futurity titles on Here Comes The Boon (by Once In A Blu Boon) on Sunday, August 25. And, Johnston […]

Champion Talks with Clayton Edsall

Quarter Horse News caught up with Clayton Edsall, of Oakdale, Calif., after he piloted Bet Hesa Boon (Bet Hesa Cat x Flo N Blu Boon x Pretty Boy Boon) to the 2019 National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Open Derby championship
Ruben Vandorp illustrating a rundown on a horse

Wide Open to Whoa: Perfecting the Rundown and Stop Maneuver

Ruben Vandorp builds horse and rider confidence in the rundown and stop maneuver through simple, consistent exercises. The rundown is one of two things to riders: a blast-off into a fantastic stop or the most nerve-wracking portion of a reining run that leads to an uncertain slide. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, […]
MC-Cowhammer

Too Legit to Quit

A crowd of professionals gathered behind the arena gate to watch Limited Open rider Trevor Carter make his National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) event finals debut during the Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas. As the fence work score was called — a 220.5 — the celebration started.
Metal-Storm

Parkinson Storms the Strip

Metal Storm and Shadd Parkinson brought the thunder in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes Intermediate Open finals. The pair brought the crowd to its feet with a 222.5 fence run, clinching the title with a 658.5 total.