In the Stats: High Roller Reining Classic

The High Roller Reining Classic’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, who has won $51,067 at the Las Vegas show. The stallion, who has lifetime earnings of $456,530, was ridden by Jason […]

In the Blood: Sanjo Playn Jacks

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 […]

In the Past: Oh Cay N Short & Boyd Rice

  The excitement is building among reined cow horse enthusiasts as the dates of the first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, are just a little more than a month away. A decade ago, Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Boyd Rice won his first NRCHA […]

In the Stats: National Stock Horse Association Futurity & Derby

The National Stock Horse Association’s (NSHA) leading open horse is Reymanator (Dual Rey x Savannah Hickory x Doc’s Hickory), a 2006 gelding bred by Lannie Louise Mecom, of Avondale, Colorado, who has won $34,000 at the Paso Robles, California, show. The gelding was ridden by Zane Davis to win the 2009 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity […]

In the Blood: Spookneedsacocktail

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 […]

In the Past: Tarin Rice

  Ten years ago, 18-year-old Tarin Rice rode into the cutting pen at the Will Rogers Coliseum to compete in the 2007 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Scholarship Cutting with a cast on one of his legs.

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.