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Dustin Adams & Hottish For You • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

The Cattlemen’s 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Ends in Tie

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 […]
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High Brow Lady Boon Tops The Cattlemens Derby Open

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 […]
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A Ringing Success: Spence & Kristin Bell

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.
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Dera Cat Takes Home NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship

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 […]
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Woodmansee Wins World Title During First Year Riding Cow Horses

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 […]
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Sareece Brown Sends Very Smart Playmate into Retirement with New World Title

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 […]
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Metallic Train Powers to Open Hackamore World Championship

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 […]
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Shining CD Light Sparkles in NRCHA Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Open

After winning the 2018 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity a few months ago, the NRCHA’s new president, Corey Cushing, came back to Fort Worth with a different horse — Shining CD Light — and cut, slid and circled his way to another title. He and the stallion, who has not been in […]