Cutting competitors Lainie and Ray Whitmire recently bought National Finals Rodeo barrel racing qualifier JL Dash Ta Heaven for $1.75 million. The stallion, who has sired earners of more than $2.3 million, will continue to stand at Cinder Lakes Ranch. • Photo courtesy of Jud LIttle Ranch LLC.

Whitmire Ranch Buys Barrel Stallion JL Dash Ta Heaven for $1.75 Million

A family of Western performance horse competitors bought JL Dash Ta Heaven – one of the rising stars of the barrel horse breeding industry – for $1.75 million at the dispersal of his late breeder.
NRHA Derby Non-Pro Leader Lil Patron

NRHA Derby Non-Pro Field Set

After two days of competition, the field of 249 entries in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro has been whittled down to a field of finalists.
Nathan Piper and Andrea Fappani at the NRHA Derby.

Andrea Fappani, Nathan Piper Better Late than Not at All

Andrea Fappani and Nathan Piper shared the $6,000 added Open (1) class on Sunday. Fappani was riding Shine Plum Shine, while Piper rode Ruff Spook, with each winning $1,846 at the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City. With Shine Plum Shine’s winnings, Rancho Oso Rio LLC became a NRHA Two Million Owner. The decision to show […]
Blackish and Lloyd Cox

Blackish and Julie Jarma on the Move at The Non-Pro

Julie Jarma is a brand-new resident of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and this week gave herself a nice housewarming gift in the form of a non-pro championship. Jarma and Blackish vanquished all comers in the 5/6 Year Old Non-Pro class at The Non-Pro plus The Open at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, not far from home, with a […]