Andrea Fappani on Guns In My Genes at the 2019 AzRHA BOTW.
Guns In My Genes & Andrea Fappani · Photo by John O'Hara

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 […]
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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 […]
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Big Chex To Cash Rolls Past $1 Million Sire Status

 Big Chex To Cash has unofficially joined the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Million Dollar Sire list. NRHA congratulates the 2002 stallion and his owners, Silver Spurs Equine, LLC. Big Chex To Cash is by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Snip O Gun, who will be inducted into the […]
Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

Schumacher, Alittlewhitetrash Find That Sweet Spot In Vegas

Rest assured that whatever else Gina Maria Schumacher packed for the 5,600 mile trip to Las Vegas, she didn’t forget the cookies. “Rudy gets his cookies and cuddles that he always does even when he doesn’t win,” said Schumacher. Make no mistake that Rudy, who performs in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) under the […]
Luca Fappani and Itsinthegenes at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

Itsallinthegenes Earning Silver Spurs Under Team Fappani

You will hear from time to time of those unique athletes who have that abstract, yet highly invaluable, intangible characteristic of it.  It is difficult to describe, but essentially it is that inherent trait, look and manner that instills confidence and energizes all around him — or her — and which enables performers to peak at just that […]
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Horses From VSV-Positive Counties Barred from Ohio

Horses from counties with positive cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) — including several with a large number of Western performance horses — will not be allowed to compete at next month's All American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio, officials say.
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Tulsa Reining Classic Elementa Derby Open Champions Reign

Earlier this year, Elementa joined the Tulsa Reining Classic as the sponsor of the Open Derby, which features $34,000 in added money. The Elementa Open Derby completes a busy week, and Casey Deary and Lonely At The Top won the class with a 225.5. That earned a check for $6,563, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, and […]