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Caliente Raffle Horse To Benefit Julie Hansma

In the wake of Julie Hansma’s horse accident in the fall of 2018, the Western performance horse community pulled together to raise funds for her recovery. Now, cutters have stepped forward to form a horse raffle ensuring continued financial support for the Hansma family.  A GoFundMe account was set up by Virginia McLamb shortly after […]
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Mare Power Prevails at Brazos Bash

Alexa Stent is familiar with generations of Smooth Little Bow’s lineage, and together in the cutting pen, the pair put together a fluid run on Wednesday that appeared decades in the making at the NCHA’s Brazos Bash. The dashing duo’s 431.5 composite bested the Non-Pro Futurity field at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford with runs […]
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Second Star Sighting

Following a victory at the Cotton Stakes, A Star Is Borne (Boon Too Suen x Holly Is Smooth x Smooth As A Cat) marched into the Silverado On The Brazos arena during the Brazos Bash with confidence.
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Triumph Over Tragedy

In March, Stephany Bufe was hopeful her prized mare Bossy Minnie Pearl (CD Lights x Shiners Hot Flash x Shining Spark) would conceive and produce the futurity prospect of Bufe’s dreams. But, it was not to be. The sorrel mare, known simply as “Pearl,” won more than $2,200 in reined cow horse with Bufe. Along […]
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Tulsa Reining Classic SmartPak Derby Non-Pro Winners Determined

The SmartPak Derby Non-Pro at the Tulsa Reining Classic featured $26,000 in added money, and the one-go format meant every entry was riding for a win. In the end, it was National Reining Horse Association $2 Million Rider Mandy McCutcheon who took home top honors with a score of 221.5, winning $5,244. “I thank SmartPak […]
The Tulsa Reining Classic has ordered a new directive designed to help limit outbreaks of vesicular stomatitis.

Tulsa Reining Officials Order New Health Directive

Officials with the Tulsa Reining Classic have placed additional health certification requirements on equine competitors in the wake of recent outbreaks of vesicular stomatitis in central and southwest regions of the United States. Livestock or horses traveling from a state and county that have had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed within the past 30 days, or a […]
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New Duo Modern Gun & Andrea Fappani Dominate at Reining By The Bay

Modern Gun and Andrea Fappani didn’t waste any time linking up when they won the Reining By The Bay Derby Level 4 Open Championship on July 27. The pair, who had only been working together for three weeks, laid down a blistering 231.5 in the Woodside, California, sand. The win came with a $28,195 paycheck.  “I […]