Chelsea Tatum & Bobs Smart Rey

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, […]

Duals Lucky Charm Adds New Title to Résumé

Reined cow horse derbies are specifically for 4- and 5-year-old horses. They are shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or hackamore and judged in three events: herd work, rein work and cow work. At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions on Monday, Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, winners in five […]
Metallic cat horse grazing in a field

Metallic Cat Again Tops Abilene Spectacular as No. 1 Sire

After performances by his offspring caused Metallic Cat to lead the 2017 Abilene Spectacular as the No. 1 sire, the 2005 red roan stallion hit the mark again at the 2018 edition of the show. Twenty-eight of his offspring garnered $154,934 while in Abilene this year, nearly $50,000 more than No. 2 sire High Brow […]

Flynn Has Smooth Finish at Abilene Spectacular

Ashley Flynn and LHR Smooth James Rey drew last in the Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals, held Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Taylor County Expo Center. The cattle were fractious, and that position in the draw is notoriously not the best for handling angsty cows. Still, Flynn and her gelding powered through and marked a […]