Game Day Surprise and Sharee Schwartzenberger at the RAM Freestyle Invitational.
Sharee Schwartzenberger gave an Elton John-inspired winning performance. Photo by Performance Horse Photography

Game Day Surprise, Rider Get Wings, Take Flight — Finally — at RAM Invitational

After riding Game Day Surprise to finish in the “bridesmaid” position three times — 2014, 2015 and 2018 — Sharee Schwartzenberger of Longmont, Colorado, and the 2008 buckskin gelding took home top honors in 2020 at the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining in Denver.  The pair scored a 226 to claim the championship and $6,750 in […]
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NRHA Markel Marketplace Sale

The sales topper at the 2019 NRHA Markel Marketplace Sale was Xtra Half N Half, a son of Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of the crack producer Creme Chic Olena. Quarter Horse News has compiled full hip-by-hip results of the Dec. 7 sale.
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NRHA Markel Select Yearling Sale

Two sons of young stallion Inferno Sixty Six topped the bidding at the 2019 NRHA Markel Select Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. Quarter Horse News has compiled full hip-by-hip results of the Dec. 5 sale.
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NRHA Gives Amateur Trial the Green Light

Reiners with less experience have a new place to play in 2020. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced Jan. 10 it has approved a trial phase for an Amateur division. The new class is intended to provide a level in which riders with less experience are more competitive. Similar to Amateur classes in other […]
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NRHyA Buy-A-Pro Auction The Very Definition Of Win-Win

The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) Buy-A-Pro Auction runs through noon (CST) on Jan. 16.  This online auction offers buyers a chance to purchase one-on-one lessons from their choice of more than 80 NRHA professionals. The all-star lineup includes several NRHA Million Dollar Riders, stars from “The Last Cowboy,” NRHA World Champions, NRHA horsemen […]
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Stallion Shiners Voodoo Dr Hits Equi-Stat $1 Million Milestone

As December turned to January, 2007 Shiners Voodoo Dr found himself among the newest stallions to achieve the rank of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire in the year 2019. “He’s just a terrific horse,” said Mike Miola, owner of Silver Spurs Equine. “When I bought Xtra Quarter Horses, I was so lucky to be able to get […]