John Swales, of Millarville, Alberta, Canada, the 2017 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion, added another major accolade to his resume when he guided SLR Won Smart Wolf (Paddys Irish Whiskey x Smart Miss Wolf x Smart Trip Olena) owned by Keri Hudson-Reykdal, to the Open Two Rein World Championship.
Reined cow horse derbies are specifically for 4- and 5-year-old horses. They are shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or hackamore and judged in three events: herd work, rein work and cow work. At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions on Monday, Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, winners in five […]
King of the Limited Open? If there was such a title, Caleb Jantz would lay undisputed claim to it in Fort Worth, after winning his second Limited Open World Championship in two days.
When Bart Holowath and Smart Lookin Nurse rode to the top of the herd and rein works in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Cow Horse Classic Derby, it was a sign of things to come. In the fence work, the duo marked a 148, which gave them a composite 442 (148 herd/146 rein) […]
Though Luke Jones has won many awards since he began Jones Performances Horses back in 2002, winning the Iowa Quarter Horse Association-appointed American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Most Valuable Professional Horseman Award was an honor because of how he was selected for it.
“Down the Fence” (2017), an award-winning documentary about the reined cow horse discipline, is now available on Netflix.
National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Premier Event exhibitors will see substantial increases in added money in 2018 – $65,500 in all – with a particular boost to the Open Bridle classes at three of the NRCHA’s major shows, thanks to additional support from longtime NRCHA sponsor Holy Cow Performance Horses.
Last month, the Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX) Board of Directors approved rule changes for the 2018 competition year. Significant changes include rules in the Open division, altering the format of the Limited, Junior and Intermediate cow work class, and the collegiate year end awards calculations. SHTX members are encouraged to become familiar with these […]
The Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame – Museum of the American Cowboy, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame are just a few of the famous museums that are synonymous with the equine industry, and the reined cow horse industry is adding its name to that list.
Sixteen horses showed up at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Show Junior Working Cow Horse finals with the hopes of taking home the World Championship title, but only one combination walked away with the honors.