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Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall are joined by friends and supporters for their win photo.

Hackamore Classic: Bet He Sparks? More like Bet He Wins

Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall made quick work of the National Reined Cow Horse Associations’ (NRCHA) Open Hackamore Classic, taking the event by storm with a 668 composite and earning $15,173 for owner K & L Phillips LLC of Corona Del Mar, California.  “It’s great, he’s been a really good horse,” Edsall recounted, reflecting […]
corey cushing showing at the snaffle bit futurity

2019 Snaffle Bit Futurity Overview

Reined cow horse has made quite an impression on Fort Worth, Texas, in the last few years, and the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) continues to build steam. The organization’s 50th annual Snaffle Bit Futurity, packed with something for everyone, promises yet another exciting rendition of the sport’s biggest premier event. The season’s earlier […]
Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani on a stop.

Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani Continue to Impress

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 […]
A Star Is Borne

Brilliant: A Star Is Borne Extends Winning Streak in Vegas

A Star Is Borne rolled into Las Vegas for this week's Holy Cow Performance Horses Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity on a two-show win streak. She'll leave with a 226-point victory and, arguably, claim to being the hottest 3-year-old cutting horse in the country.
Taylor Sheridan at the Run for a Million in Las Vegas.

The First Cowboy: Taylor Sheridan first NRHA honoree

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 […]
Cori Vokoun rode Humble And Kind at the 2019 AzRHA BOTW.

Cori Vokoun Claims AzRHA Best of the West Futurity Non-Pro Wins

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 […]
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Caliente Raffle Horse To Benefit Julie Hansma

In the wake of Julie Hansma’s horse accident in the fall of 2018, the Western performance horse community pulled together to raise funds for her recovery. Now, cutters have stepped forward to form a horse raffle ensuring continued financial support for the Hansma family.  A GoFundMe account was set up by Virginia McLamb shortly after […]
Andrea Fappani on Guns In My Genes at the 2019 AzRHA BOTW.

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