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Reystylin Smooth and Justin Chalmers won the 2018 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Open finals. • Photo by Katie Marchetti

Chalmers Brings Home Second Victory from NCHA Summer Spectacular

First out in the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Open finals was Paul Chalmers and Blue Bayou Cat. Seven competitors later, his son Justin piloted Reystylin Smooth to victory with a 220.5. “I feel really good. We just wanted to cut some good, easy kind of cattle, and not […]
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Event Recap: 2018 Reining By The Bay

The 19th Anniversary of Reining By The Bay was held July 23-29 at The Horse Park At Woodside in California. Framed by oak trees atop a hill, the best of the best circled, spun and slid with the San Francisco Bay glittering in the background. Futurity Open Andrea Fappani Dominates Reining By The Bay Futurity […]
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Jose Vazquez & Pistols Smart Hold Their Ground

Saturday morning brought the return of Jose Vazquez to the winner’s circle – this time aboard Pistols Smart (Smart Like Juice x Velvet Pistol x Playgun) to win the Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship. The duo held strong against an 15-horse field with a 217 marked from the second draw.
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Luca Fappani Sweeps Derby Non-Pro

The Reining By The Bay Derby Non-Pro hosted 46 horse-and-rider teams, and it was 14-year-old Luca Fappani who marked a 220 to beat each one of his elders aboard Spooks N Jewels.
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Andrea Fappani Dominates Reining By The Bay Futurity Open

As the first draw of the Futurity Open entered the Bay Arena at the Reining By The Bay, the early morning fog began to recede over the hills in San Francisco. By the time the rider, Andrea Fappani, returned aboard his second of three mounts in the class, the arena glowed in the dazzling California […]
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Anderson and Littlemak Hit the Mark in Classic/Challenge Non-Pro Finals

On Sunday, July 22, the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals started off with Carol Anderson Ward and Crafty With Cows, who marked a 218 from the first draw. They continued to hold the lead against a field of 21 teams until the third-to-last team took the pen. Texas […]
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Three-peat for NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro Champions Carly Chiarelli and Olive Martini!

It has been nine years since Carly Chiarelli, of Poolville, Texas, won the 2009 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Classic/Challenge Amateur Championship on Lil Peppys Advantage. Last night when she walked into the arena at the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular for the Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro finals aboard Olive Martini, her first cow was sitting right out on […]

Event Recap: 2018 Breeder’s Invitational

The 2018 edition of the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) was held May 12-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show has paid out nearly $20 million in the last 12 years and is ranked as one of the major limited-age events in the industry. Read on and click the links to learn more about all the champions! Derby […]
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Hottish Sons Duel it Out

On Saturday, May 26, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the draw sheets revealed an incredibly competitive 22-horse field set to compete in the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) Derby Open finals. The 4-year-old open horses had already broken a show record, so cutting fans expected quite a show. They got it!