Group photo of Team Schmersal and Shining On Ruf.
Shining on Ruf's audition for the NRHA Futurity ended with a victory stroll and photo session. Photo by Jeremy Fletcher.

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 […]
Andrea Fappani on Guns In My Genes at the 2019 AzRHA BOTW.

Guns In My Genes Slides to BOTW Futurity Open Title

After the Arizona Reining Horse Association Best of the West reining, held Oct. 1-6 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Fappani family had a lot of reasons to celebrate. Andrea, an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider, took first and second in the Lucky 21 Futurity Level 4 Open, and his son Luca rode Spooks N […]
worlds greatest horsewoman competition created

Entries Open This Month for World’s Greatest Horsewoman

Officials will soon be taking entries for a new event designed to highlight the skilled and versatile female riders in the Western performance world. Called the World's Greatest Horsewoman, the competition will be held in January in conjunction with the Art of the Cowgirl celebration
Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy van der Hoeven at the High Roller in Las Vegas.

Catching Up With The Triumphant Van Der Hoeven

Dutchman Jimmy van der Hoeven packed his bags for the return trip home to Whitesboro, Texas, last week feeling fortuinlijk. Chance and good fortune as a force in human affairs — in this case, the affairs of equine and human — are as important as preparation and execution. Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven had […]