Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

In the Stats: West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity’s leading open horse is Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep), a 2005 mare bred by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, and owned by Waco Bend Ranch Ltd., of Graham, Texas.

In the Past: Nu Cash

Thirty years ago this fall, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall of Fame inductee Ted Robinson, of Oak View, California, rode the first of his seven NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champions, Nu Cash, to the winner’s circle.

In the Stats: Reining By The Bay

OK Spook (Smart Spook x OK Mate x Smart Mate), pictured with Gabe Divide, is the RBTB’s No. 1 open horse. The pair won the Derby Levels 2 and 1 Open in 2011 and Levels 4 and 3 Open in 2013.

In the Past: Lean With Me and Bob Avila

Two-time American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World champion Lean With Me’s show career had barely begun when he sustained a serious and life-threatening accident that easily could have ended his performance career.

In the Stats: NCHA Summer Spectacular

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Cutting Spectacular’s leading open horse is Third Cutting (Boonlight Dancer x Crab Grass x Smart Little Lena), a 2005 stallion bred by Polo Ranch, of Marietta, Oklahoma, and owned by Carl and Shawnea Smith, of Jacksboro, Texas. The stallion and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Boyd Rice, of […]

In the Past: John Ward

Ten years ago, John Ward, of Kingsburg, California, gave Smart Little Pepinic a pat on the neck following the pair’s victory run at the second annual National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) World’s Richest Stock Horse contest.

In the Stats: NRHA Derby

The NRHA Derby’s leading open horse is Not Ruf At All (A Sparkling Vintage x All Ruffed Up x Lil Ruf Peppy), a 2010 stallion bred by Petra Zeitler, of Aubrey, Texas.

In the Stats: NRCHA Stallion Stakes

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The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes’ leading Open money-earning horse is That CD Rocks (CD Lights x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), pictured with Ed Robertson at the 2009 Stallion Stakes, where they won the Stakes Open and Limited Open. The 2005 stallion, bred by Richard Bell, of Van Alstyne, Texas, has total Stakes earnings of $55,358.

In the Past: Born to be Great

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Dry Doc, pictured in 1991, was born in 1968. Sired by the legendary Doc Bar and out of the great mare and NCHA Hall of Fame inductee Poco Lena, Dry Doc was destined to become a star performer and sire. The stallion was ridden to the 1971 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship by legendary cutting horse trainer Buster Welch. Dry Doc, bred by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Jensen, of Paicines, California, earned more than $85,000 in NCHA lifetime earnings and 96 American Quarter Horse Association points during his show career.