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Eric Freitas (left) and Justin Wright pictured with their NRCHA Stallion Stakes Champions • Photo by Kate Bradley Byars

Déjà Vu in Vegas

The last time Justin Wright and Eric Freitas showed horses in Las Vegas, they both returned to California with a win. For Wright, topping the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes field riding Freitas’ Scooter Kat felt eerily familiar; however, winning an NRCHA premier event was even more special for this longtime trainer-owner […]
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Sheza Dream Come True

Kristen York did not stop smiling from the moment the placings were announced until late into the Las Vegas night after topping the Amateur in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes. This is the first limited-age cow horse event where she’s competed, and it was aboard her first snaffle bit horse. “This […]
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Kit Kat Sugar Rolls Over $1 Million Sire Threshold

2012 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year Kit Kat Sugar has surpassed the $1 million mark as a sire. While “Skeet” has sired quite a few offspring for the cutting pen, the success of his No. 1 earner — a reined cow horse — helped elevate the stallion to his newest […]
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Believe It — Ripley & Albert Won

Twenty-eight boxers vied for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes Non-Pro Limited title, but when the dust settled, it was Anne Marie Albert and her 5-year-old gelding WR Hotshot that took home the win.
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First Time Winner in Las Vegas

From Emmett, Idaho, to Las Vegas, Matt Frederick hauled one horse roughly 10 hours to compete in his first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) premier event — the Stallion Stakes. The drive was worth the time, as he and Smooth Dera Max claimed the Level 1 Open win from the 12 other horse-and-rider teams […]
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Dera Cat Takes Home NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship

Ten horses vied for the Open Bridle World Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions on Feb. 22, and it was draw seven, Dera Cat and BJ Avila, who came out on top with a composite 428.5 (212.5 rein/216 cow). “His big deal is on a cow,” Avila said. “He’s a […]