Thanks especially to his success over the last two years, including the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Open Championship, 2017 NCHA Futurity Open Championship, 2017 NCHA Open World Championship and 2018 Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Championship, Austin Shepard has risen to Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider status merely a year-and-a-half after reaching […]
It wasn’t enough for Tom Herold to win one title at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic on March 10. After riding Simon Sez to the 4-Year-Old Amateur title, he came back in the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur with “Simon” to also take that Championship home to West Point, Iowa. Describing himself as “very surprised” to win […]
The Cattlemen’s Derby and Classic 4-Year-Old Non-Pro ended in a tie after two exhibitors marked matching scores of 217. The first was Dustin Adams, who rode Hottish For You from the third draw. Catching them at the end of the class were Kade Smith and Playboy Bunny. Hottish For You is a homebred mare by […]
The Cattlemens Derby and Classic kicked off in Graham, Texas, at the Young County Arena on March 3. After two sets of go-rounds, the 4-Year-Old Open finals took place March 7, with 22 finalists on the roster. When Matt Miller entered the pen on High Brow Lady Boon as draw 10 in set one, he […]
Spence and Kristin Bell’s small breeding operation at Rafter Bell Ranch relied upon a handful of broodmares to elevate them into the top 10 on the Reining Up-and-Coming Breeder Statistics.
Ten horses vied for the Open Bridle World Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions on Feb. 22, and it was draw seven, Dera Cat and BJ Avila, who came out on top with a composite 428.5 (212.5 rein/216 cow). “His big deal is on a cow,” Avila said. “He’s a […]
On Thursday, Feb. 21, Lannie-Jo Lisac rode Soulanova to the Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship. She turned around on Friday, Feb. 22, and picked up another title with the gelding in the Youth Bridle.
When Jennifer Woodmansee arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, she wasn’t expecting to leave with a World title. She had only been riding cow horses for about a year and had owned her mount, Chicody Leo, for the same amount of time. When she was […]
When Sareece Brown arrived at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions with Very Smart Playmate, she knew it would be the mare’s last World show. Determined to make the best of it, she guided the mare through the Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle reining pattern and down the fence, then nervously awaited her […]
When Metallic Train entered the John Justin Arena during the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open Hackamore finals on Feb. 20, she already had more than $130,000 to her name. She added another $9,000 to that total after carrying Clayton Edsall to the World title with a composite 442.5 (222 rein/220.5 cow). “She was […]