Mandy McCutcheon won the SmartPak Non-Pro Derby on Thursday, and returned to the Ford Truck Arena at the Tulsa Reining Classic to win the XCS Ranch Non Pro Futurity. McCutcheon won the day’s title on Special Nite Movz with a score of 216. It was the three-year-old reiner’s first event, although McCutcheon used the Toyon […]
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Adequan® Select World Championship Show, the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over, kicked off Monday and will conclude Saturday. This is the first year for the Select World Show to have been held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
In the aftermath of the highly successful The Run for a Million and the Million Dollar Invitational, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors met in Las Vegas to discuss topics surrounding the goal of growing reining worldwide. One highlight was the unanimous approval of the 2020 NRHA Worldwide Eligibility […]
The SmartPak Derby Non-Pro at the Tulsa Reining Classic featured $26,000 in added money, and the one-go format meant every entry was riding for a win. In the end, it was National Reining Horse Association $2 Million Rider Mandy McCutcheon who took home top honors with a score of 221.5, winning $5,244. “I thank SmartPak […]
With a score of 221, Dany Tremblay and Lil Gun Affair claimed the Level 4 Open and Level 3 Open championship of the Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity. The talented mare, by Lil Joe Cash out of Gun Affair (by Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]), added $6,644 to her lifetime earnings. “She was super easy to […]
The Run For A Million (TRFAM) Million Dollar Invitational was billed as the biggest event in the history of reining. The Las Vegas event, held Aug. 17, didn’t disappoint. Twelve of the most successful trainers in the sport were invited to compete for a $1 million payout, and they rode a roster of some of […]
For the second year, Eric Freitas took the Non-Pro Futurity title at the National Stock Horse Association’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This time, Freitas was aboard Loves Blu Boon.
Dominik Reminder of Germany, aboard BMS Walla Getcha Gun, claimed the AustrianRHA Futurity Level 4 Open championship with a 223 in the finals at Wiener Neustadt, a city south of Vienna. BMS Walla Getcha Gun (Walla Whiz Crome x Ally Get Your Gun x I Am Shotgunner) is owned by Martin Bachmann. The stallion was bred by Barbara […]
An American icon, the King Ranch, will be honored by the American Quarter Horse Association.
Here Comes The Boon was named in a play on the artist Nelly’s song titled, “Here Comes the Boom.” In it, the rapper says: “ain’t in it to win; to win it I’m all in.” For Here Comes The Boon’s pilot, Lance Johnston, the words are spot on target. To win the Open and Intermediate […]