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 […]
The NRHyA is set to auction a piece of history: NRHA Professional Bob Avila’s 1994 NRHA Futurity champion saddle.
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 […]
The late Pat Feuerstein was an editor, writer and a member of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame. The former senior reining editor of Quarter Horse News died Oct. 18.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]