In the Blood: Luckie Moonstone

  When the Florida Reining Classic Derby Level 4 Open concluded, it was Equi-Stat Elite $6 Million Rider Shawn Flarida aboard Luckie Moonshine in the winner’s circle. They scored an impressive 230.5 to take home the Championship, worth $5,337. Luckie Moonshine (Spooks Gotta Gun x My Lucky Moonstone x Topsail Whiz) is a 5-year-old stallion […]

In the Blood: Hickory Holly Time

The crowning of the World’s Greatest Horseman takes place each year at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions. This year’s World’s Greatest Horseman was Kelby Phillips on Hickory Holly Time. They won with a composite score of 890.5 (220 herd/222.5 rein/224.5 steer/223.5 cow) and earned the $40,000 first-place check. Hickory Holly […]

Quintan Blue Passes $1 Million Mark

National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Reserve Champion Quintan Blue has a new title – millionaire producer. Better not tell her, though. Her owners say she’s already a diva.

Boozer Named NCHA Show Secretary of the Year

“Leave them with a smile,” said Judy Boozer, the first recipient of the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) Sandy Sokol Show Secretary of the Year award. Six months ago, NCHA Vice President Ron Pietrafeso convinced the NCHA Executive Committee that as show secretaries are paid employees and not eligible for the Member’s Hall of Fame, […]

In the Blood: Smart Lookin Nurse

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Cow Horse Classic Derby Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro at the Celebration of Champions was won by Bart Holowath and his gelding Smart Lookin Nurse. They marked a 148 in the herd work, a 146 in the rein work and a 148 down the fence for a composite of […]

In the Past: Record Holder

Thirty-four years after Docs Okie Quixote (Doc Quixote x Jimmette Too x Johnny Tivio) won the 1984 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open and completed the second leg of his future NCHA Triple Crown achievement, the deceased 1980 stallion still sits atop the event’s leading open horse chart. Docs Okie Quixote, trained and […]

In the Stats: NRCHA Cow Horse Classic Derby (2004-2017)

Top 10 Open Horses Tuckers Smart Cat (07G), $24,963 CGs Starscommand (07G), $20,954 Travelin Miss Jonez (13M), $20,175 HA Gay Freckles (05M), $18,946 Maliblu Barbie (13M), $17,387 Playin Fletch (02S), $17,340 Another Smart Kid (03M), $16,781 Im Smartly Colored (PT) (02S), $16,436 Shiney Sparklette, (12M), $16,325 CD Dee Vee Dee (05G), $16,025  Top 10 Open […]