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Eric Freitas & Cat Snacks • Photo by Primo Morales

Non-Pros Cut, Slide and Circle to Hackamore Classic Championships

The weather in Fort Worth, Texas, during the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic Non-Pro rein and cow work may have been chilly and wet, but inside the John Justin arena, riders were firing out their best performances. After the dust settled, five riders were crowned the champion in their divisions. “It’s a […]
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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro Prelims Crowns Two Champions

Wes Housler made his first trip to the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity count when he rode two horses to two championships. In addition to winning the Amateur at the Hackamore Classic, he piloted a second horse to the Futurity Amateur title. Housler rode MCC Travalin Tos (MCC Travalin Cat x […]
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QTs Cajun Cub Lands Second APHA World Championship

Three riders entered six horses in the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Senior Working Cow Horse class on Sept. 24, and after the dust had settled, all three of Jack Wright’s entries had taken the top three spots. He rode QTs Cajun Cub (PT) to the World title, Gay Bar Drummer (PT) to Reserve and […]
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Paint Cow Horses Make Splash at APHA World Show

Cowy Paint Horses stole the limelight at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Show Sept. 21-24. The John Justin Arena was full of color as splashy tobianos and overos displayed their moves on cattle both down the fence and in the boxing. In the Junior Working Cow Horse, four horse-and-rider duos battled it out […]
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Paints Slide to APHA World Show Reining Titles

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Show brought colorful reiners to the Will Rogers Coliseum Sept. 21. In the Junior Reining, 10 teams spun, slid and circled for the 2018 title. From draw five, Mirjam Stillo and My Berry Best Gun rode to a 220.5, a score which held to win the class. “We […]
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It’s Another WEG Gold Medal for Reining’s Team USA

Stormy days, flooding at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Hurricane Florence aiming for one of the performance horse world’s biggest events couldn’t keep Team USA down during the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2018 Tryon Team Reining competition. Camaraderie and a close partnership with each rider’s horse were on display as Casey […]
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EVENT RECAP: 2018 Tulsa Reining Classic

Held Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, the Tulsa Reining Classic hosted futurity, derby and ancillary classes. With a surge in Futurity Open entries, it was the biggest show to date. Futurity Open Stars Align for Oh Starry Nite and Latimer in Tulsa Futurity Non-Pro Steed and Bulliard Take Multiple Futurity Non-Pro Championships Derby Open ARC […]