When a horse wins a go-round to qualify for the finals of an event, it gives them momentum. The goal is to have that momentum carry over into the finals. So, when Chex For Nite won the Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open, he made good use of the momentum from his […]
Plain Catty, a bay roan stallion, is this year’s National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion. He was shown by Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jake Gorrell. They had a 657.5 composite score, with a 214.5 in the herd work, 218 in the rein work and a 225 down the fence, […]
Sweet Sister Cat & Ty Moore, pictured at the Brazos Bash • Photo by S. Sylvester PhotographySweet Sister Cat has shown the kind of consistency all cutters look for in the arena. She is the 2017 West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Champion, the Cotton Stakes Futurity Non-Pro Champion, the Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro Co-Champion and the […]
All American Vintage made his debut in the reining arena with a win in the Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Level 4 Open at the Tulsa Reining Classic on Sept. 2. His guide for the win was Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani. They scored a 224 to win $14,345 for owner Morris Kulmer. The 2014 colt, bred […]
Craig Thompson, an Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider, and Sanjo Playn Jacks scored a 221.5 to win the West Texas Futurity 3-Year-Old Open. The win was worth $13,500 for owner Barnwell Ramsey, of Huntersville, North Carolina. Barnwell, a cutter with Non-Pro and Amateur earnings of more than $144,000, and Thompson are no strangers to the […]
When Spookneedsacocktail and Martin Muehlstaetter won the Reining By The Bay Futurity Level 4 Open at Woodside Park in California, they entered the ranks of contenders for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity later this year. They marked a 219.5 over 18 other finalists. The win was worth $3,673 for owner Tami Schiltz, of […]
The win by QB Cat and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Clint Allen at the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting at the Calgary Stampede moved them up the top 10 in pursuit of the NCHA Open World Championship.
Smart Little Lena shows up in multiple generations of so many pedigrees today, which indicates his significance as an important ingredient in Western performance horse bloodlines. But Little Lenas Cat’s win brought back memories of Smart Little Lena when he was in his prime and how that made him the important sire and grandsire he is today.
Lil Bay Hawk and Justin Wright made a big statement with a 227 in the fence work to pull out a win in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby Open. They scored a 225 in the herd work and a 220.5 in the rein work for impressive composite score of 672.5. They won $29,588, which takes Lil Bay Hawk’s Equi-Stat record to more than $86,000 for owner Stephen Silva.
Cinca Im Hot marked her emergence into the derby division with a win in the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She entered the arena the first time in the 2016 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open, placing 16th in the finals. Shortly after that, she encountered a foot […]