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Townsend and TRR Lucky Playpen circle up in the youth finals. • Photo by Lillian Kent.

TRR Lucky Playgun and Townsend Win World’s Greatest Youth Horseman

Handier than a pocket on a shirt and quick down the fence, Trail Townsend and TRR Lucky Playgun are the 2020 Mars Equestrian World’s Greatest Youth Horseman. The accomplished youth and gray gelding sealed the deal with a 727 composite, Edging out reserve by seven points.  The title came with a $2,262 payout and a […]
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Metallic Cat Rose Tops World’s Greatest Horseman

Smashing expectations and outpacing the Reserve Champion by seven points, Metallic Cat Rose (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x Little Trona) and John Swales left no question unanswered on Saturday night during DT Horses and Hastags World’s Greatest Horseman Finals.  After Swales won The World’s Greatest Horseman in 2017 on Heza Diamond Spark (Diamond J Star […]
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NRCHA Youth Bridle Gets Competitive and Friendly

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Bridle finals were stacked with talented young riders. Familiar last names such as McLaughlin, Lisac and Swales graced the draw sheet. But it was Emily Kent of Jacksboro, Texas, who grabbed the title by two points, earning a 438 and edging out Cutter McLaughlin with his two […]
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Alex Rose Finally Prevails in NRCHA Youth Limited

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Limited World Championship came down to a nail-biting conclusion Friday in the John Justin Arena. As the competitors dwindled during the awards, it was announced that the final two remaining had tied with a 430.5 — and the champion would be determined on the cow score.  When […]
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Once In Love Twice a Winner, this time at The Bonanza

On the final day of The Bonanza in Belton, Texas, Once In Love and Traci Shehady made a statement in the cutting pen as the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur winners. The mare, whom Shehady found great success as the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Unlimited Amateur champion in December, seems ready to prove she’s not […]
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World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists Determined

The DT Horses and Hashtags 2020 World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists have been determined and the Finals will be taking place Saturday, February 22 in the John Justin Arena. Below are the 11 finalists and their preliminary scores. Kelby Phillips LTE $892,694Duals Lucky Charm 13G (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Ms Pepcid Olena x Pepcid)Preliminary Composite: […]
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“Paddy,” Man from Nantucket Best $5K Non-Pro Limited Field

When Jeffrey Heyer stepped into the John Justin Arena for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) $5,000 Non-Pro Limited Finals on a brisk Thursday morning, he didn’t think he would walk out with a championship ribbon. But, the Nantucket, Massachusetts, rider was hopeful.  “I got back into riding about 10 years ago,” Heyer said. […]
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Hickorys Prize Doll the Belle of NRCHA Novice Non-Pro Bridle

Neil Taylor fulfilled a dream years in the making by guiding 2012 mare Hickorys Prize Doll to a National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Taylor and “Dolly” posted a composite 433, including a strong 217.5 fence run to win by three points in the […]
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Coureygeous’ Prodigious Start Getting Contagious with Hits at The Bonanza

Following a National Cutting Horse Association [NCHA] Futurity Non-Pro Co-Championship, Coureygous put an exclamation mark on her return to the cutting pen, winning The Bonanza 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship in Belton, Texas. Sired by Equi-Stat Elite $45 million sire Dual Rey, Coureygous is steadily adding to her ledger with victories now at two shows, and currently boasting […]
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The Bonanza Cutting: Hit ‘Tha’ Jackpot

Of the 27 horses in the The Bonanza 4-Year-Old Open Finals on Monday, only had yet to step into the herd, stallion Hit Tha Flo and Matt Miller.   Miller maneuvered Hit Tha Flo, whom he had raised from a weanling and trained himself, to a 221.5, edging out Sanctus and Rodrigo Taboga by a […]