CR Tuff Boorey and Dustin Gonnet.
CR Tuff Boorey was one of two horses Dustin Gonnet rode into the winner's circle. Photo by James Hudyma Photography

Rider Delivers Not Once But Twice At Calgary Stampede

Dustin Gonnet had double reason to celebrate at this year’s Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity Oct. 16-20. Gonnet, of Cayley, Alberta, rode CR Tuff Boorey to win the Futurity Open finals with a 219.5 score. Then he hopped aboard Smooth And Peppy to win the Derby Open Championship title.  Amanda Digness of Millet, Alberta, rode […]
Toni Hagen Heath and Legend De Lena

Hagen Heath, Legend De Lena have Fort Worth on minds

Legend De Lena and Toni Hagen Heath may be well on their way to becoming Fort Worth legends. Heath and her gelding’s latest Fort Worth victories took place Sunday when they won the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Non-Pro Hackamore Classic with a 654 composite score.  They also won the Non-Pro Hackamore NRCHA class […]
Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani on a stop.

Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani Continue to Impress

Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani of Aubrey, Texas, won their second reining Futurity Open title of the year at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, with an impressive 226.5. In July, the pair won the Futurity Level 4 Open and the Stallion Stakes Level 4 Open championships at the Rocky Mountain Reining […]
Seven On Seven and Kelsey Price

Seven On Seven Is Heaven In Congress first for Kelsey Price

Winning at the All American Quarter Horse Congress was an emotional experience for Kelsey Price, who rode Seven On Seven to the Congress Level 4 Non-Pro Stakes Championship in Columbus, Ohio, with a 222 score. The daughter of horse trainers, who has ridden horses since she could walk, first competed at Congress in 1998. Through […]
Steady Joe and Bud Lyon at the APHA World Championship in Fort Worth.

APHA talent passes with flying colors in Fort Worth

There was noticeably more color than usual at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center in September for the American Paint Horse Association World Championship. Among the newly crowned world champions were Steady Joe and rider Bud Lyon, the Junior Reining World Championship titlists.  Among those riders and horses winning more than one World Championship during […]
Adan Banuelos and Armani Blue at the El Rancho Futurity.

El Rancho: Armani Blue, Adan Banuelos Go Two-Steppin’

Armani Blue and Adan Banuelos added a second futurity victory to their show record, winning the Futurity Open Championship at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta with a 225 finals score at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California.  At the end of August, Banuelos rode the blue […]
Adan Banuelos astride Armani Blue at the Idaho Futurity.

Adan Banuelos Rides Away With Two Titles In Idaho

Adan Banuelos had two good reasons to celebrate at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity in Nampa after riding Armani Blue to victory in the Futurity Open finals and Badboonarising to the 4-Year-Old Open winner’s circle. Also claiming two aged-event championships at the Ford Idaho Horse Park was Elizabeth Quirk, who rode Dressedin Smartstyle […]
Shona Dufurrena and Ricky N Reyd at the AQHA Adequan® Select World Championship Show.

AQHA Select Show Winners Have Right Ingredients

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Adequan® Select World Championship Show, the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over, kicked off Monday and will conclude Saturday. This is the first year for the Select World Show to have been held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
Spookgotgunsintown, with Dean Brown aboard, shows at the Buckeye Reining Series in August 2019.

The Buckeye Stops at Spookgotgunsintown

Spookgotgunsintown and Dean Brown slid in to the Champion Center in Springfield, Ohio, and slid out with three aged-event titles at the Buckeye Reining Series Aug. 15-18. The duo outperformed all comers in the Futurity Levels 4, 3 and Mares Open championships. Spookgotgunsintown, owned by Robert Santagata of Campbell Hall, New York, and Brown scored […]
R Cat Mr Wilson and Eric Wisehart work a cow at the Cascades Futurity in Redmond, Oregon.

R Cat Mr Wilson, Eric Wisehart master Cascades Futurity

R Cat Mr Wilson and Santa Ynez, California, resident Eric Wisehart did a little more than enjoy the cooler temperatures in the mountains of the Northwest while cutting at the Cascades Futurity and Aged Event during eight days in August. The duo edged out the next-best pair with a 219 in the Aug. 18 finals […]