Whizkey N Diamonds and Shawn Flarida with a big stop.
Whizkey N Diamonds is an NRHA Million Dollar Sire after only seven breeding seasons. Photo by John O'Hara

Yes, Sire! Whizkey N Diamonds Reaches Million Dollar Rank

Whizkey N Diamonds, owned by Rhodes River Ranch, is the National Reining Horse Association’s newest Million Dollar Sire. The elite status was achieved after only seven breeding seasons and a first foal crop not reaching competition age until 2016. Whizkey N Diamonds, bred by Cristin Schuetz, is by the all-time leading sire of NRHA money […]
Conquistador Whiz and Duane Latimer.

NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Conquistador Whiz Dies

The head of Silver Spurs Equine confirmed on Tuesday the passing of Conquistador Whiz, a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two Million Dollar Sire. Conquistador Whiz was humanely euthanized following complications from laminitis, owner Mike Miola said from Scottsdale, Arizona. The stallion was 25. Ruf Conqueror, a 2004 stallion and “Conquistador’s” son, was euthanized only […]
Craig Schmersal and Cade McCutcheon

Run For A Million Success Hasn’t Changed Life For Co-Winners

Count Craig Schmersal and Cade McCutcheon among those who have witnessed firsthand the power of the television set. “We get recognized quite often,” Schmersal said Saturday of he and his wife, Ginger, at the Southwest Reining Horse Association’s Billingsley Ford Futurity. “In the grocery store and here and there, the airplane. So that’s a little […]
Group photo of Team Schmersal and Shining On Ruf.

Shining On Ruf Makes His Case For NRHA Futurity Inclusion

To use a high school football analogy, Shining On Ruf moved into the boundaries of his new school a month before the first day of class and, as a result, had very little time to make an impression on the coach in hopes of cracking the starting lineup. Shining On Ruf, however, might well have […]
Mandy McCutcheon at the SWRHA Futurity.

Coronas At Nite Aces Non-Pro Test At SWRHA Futurity

You can ask Mandy McCutcheon about the upcoming National Reining Horse Association Futurity next month in Oklahoma City, but don’t expect a straight answer. To speak freely about her horses’ prospects merely invites the not-so-welcome spirits, she believes. McCutcheon might not exactly be into the supernatural, but she doesn’t take any chances. “I’m a little […]
Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani on a stop.

Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani Continue to Impress

Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani of Aubrey, Texas, won their second reining Futurity Open title of the year at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, with an impressive 226.5. In July, the pair won the Futurity Level 4 Open and the Stallion Stakes Level 4 Open championships at the Rocky Mountain Reining […]
Taylor Sheridan at the Run for a Million in Las Vegas.

The First Cowboy: Taylor Sheridan first NRHA honoree

The inaugural recipient of the National Reining Horse Association’s Reiner of the Year award is Taylor Sheridan, the organization announced from its base in Oklahoma City late Tuesday night.  The actor, director and screenwriter made his mark on reining as the creator and producer of “The Last Cowboy,” the highly acclaimed reality-based TV program on […]
Cori Vokoun rode Humble And Kind at the 2019 AzRHA BOTW.

Cori Vokoun Claims AzRHA Best of the West Futurity Non-Pro Wins

Prior to the Arizona Reining Horse Association Best of the West reining, held Oct. 1-6 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cori Vokoun and Humble And Kind had only done a couple schooling classes. The mare had been shown by trainer Kari Klingenberg at the High Roller Reining Classic, where they tied for seventh in Level 3 and […]