Jose Vazquez & Like Shiner

After Nine Years, Jose Vazquez Again Finds Victory at NRBC

As Jose Vazquez rode Like Shiner into the ring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas, the stakes were high. Jack Medows and Chicsdreamofdiamonds had marked a 222 only nine runs before, and Vazquez knew he would have to lay it all on the line if he wanted to best Medows’ score. […]

A Pistol for Callie

A Little Bossy retired from the show pen in 2016 with $405,985 in earnings after carrying R.L. Chartier to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship. His last moment in the limelight was his induction into the NCHA Hall of Fame, and then he went to live with owners Gary and Karen Fields, who […]

Vangilder and Pattillo Split NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Championship

Two riders came out on top in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals, which saw 34 horses compete for the title. The first was Langson Pattillo, who rode Dualin Smooth Legacy to a 221 from the 19th hole. The score was matched two draws later by James Vangilder and Smooth […]

Barker Wins First Major NCHA Super Stakes Title with Smooth Nu Cat

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Unlimited Amateur finals saw some big scores posted, with four riders marking above a 220. But Gary Barker and his homebred gelding Smooth Nu Cat blew them all away when they landed a 224 to win the title and a check for $13,815. Barker, who was […]

Chelsea Tatum Marks Big to Win NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro

In the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro finals, the stakes were high almost right from the start. Langston Pattillo guided High Stylin CD to a 222 from the third draw, and the pressure was on for the rest of the contestants. However, Chelsea Tatum, of Granbury, Texas, didn’t let nerves […]

Reyefied Carries Erickson to NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Title

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Open finals, held April 4 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, may have been small, but it was packed with talented horses and riders. Eight duos rode to the herd, and Reyefied and Brent Erickson came out on top when they […]

Fappani Has Epic Night at Cactus Reining Classic

With 72 horses in the Derby Open, the Cactus Reining Classic showcased talented riders late into the night on March 24. For a while, Ifwhizswereguns and Andrea Fappani were in the lead after marking a 229.5, until Martin Muehlstaetter and Spooks Grand Slam took over with a 231. But Fappani wasn’t done yet. Riding Epic […]

Mark Blake in the “Money” at the Cactus Reining Classic

The Cactus Reining Classic, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, March 21-25, brought reiners from all over the country to its warm, dry climate. The facilities at Westworld of Scottsdale left little to be desired, with plenty of room for everyone to branch out. The competition in the Derby Non-Pro was fierce, with more than 60 competitors […]

Luckie Moonstone and Flarida Slide to Florida Reining Classic Championship

The Florida Reining Classic, held Feb. 22-25 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida, beckoned limited-age and ancillary riders alike to its warmer climate. Both types of exhibitors competed together during the Open and Non-Pro derbies, allowing the horses to make fewer trips through the show pen and the competitors to run for more […]

Lafitte Rides to NRCHA Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle World Championship

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle finals saw 10 talented horses and riders compete for a World Championship. In the end, it all came down to the final two in the draw – Gregg Lafitte on Shes Playin Rey, and Judy Fortenberry with Cold Hard Smart Cash. When the scores were announced, […]