Ryan Rapp will look back on the second week of June and remember it as being a very nice several days. On Friday, he celebrated the occasion of his 19th birthday, and two days before that, he and Boon Too Suen mare Too Suen To Drive achieved triumph, winning the 4 Year Old Non-Pro class […]
Life with horses has been interesting for J.R. Marshall. It started with riding in West Virginia under the tutelage of his father, took him to the backstretch of Thoroughbred racetracks and even to the backs of jumping horses in Germany. Now, it's in the winner's circle at the NRCHA Derby.
Erin Mendes entered the NRCHA Derby hoping to make one of the Non-Pro finals with Jans Shiney Rey. Her mare delivered that and a whole lot more in Thursday's preliminaries.
In the midst of seemingly incessant bad news came this uplifting story from Cave Creek in Arizona. In late May, a wild fire raced across the desert and encroached on the stalls of reiner Pedro Baiao, who was feeling helpless as he tried to figure out how to rescue some 30 horses. “When we heard […]
Newly minted high school graduate Shelby Miller had a choice: Leave on time for the NRCHA Derby or stay home an extra day and drive through her high school parking lot in a socially distant graduation ceremony. The choice was not difficult for the cow horse rider.
The richest event in reining isn’t happening this year.
Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]
When Whiz Ms Dolly's foal died, it looked she would not raise a baby this year. However, a chance connection resulted in her re-entering motherhood in a big way.
There will be no National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) World champions this year.
That Duramax Dually did more than catch up on Netflix and eat bags of Cheetos the past two-plus months was immediately evident when he arrived at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The 6-year-old stallion was the look of a fine-tuned machine coming out of COVID-19 quarantine, ultimately turning in an eye-popping 230 under […]