cade mccutcheon and Craig Schmersal
Craig Schmersal, aboard No Smoking Required, and Cade McCutcheon, riding Custom Made Gun, settled on a tie in Las Vegas. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska

Million Dollar Invitational: It’s A Draw

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 […]
NSHA Futurity Non-Pro

Freitas On Fire in NSHA Futurity Non-Pro

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.

Lance Johnston Powers Through To Win NSHA Futurity

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 […]
coded n karma and raeanna thayn

Coded N Karma Deciphers Winning Formula

When pitted against 114 entries in the preliminary round of Reining at the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show, Raeanna Thayn didn’t back down.