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NRHA to Host FEI Reining World Cup

2013 nrha futurity fei reining world cupThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce that it will once again present one of the most prestigious reining competitions in the world, the 2013 FEI Reining World Cup. The event will be held during the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

HF Mobster & Jordan Larson Top NRHA Derby Open

JordanLarson HFMobsterNRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champions - Owners Andy Fishburn with trainer Jordan Larson and his son, Cash, aboard HF MobsterThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $435,000-added Open finals on June 29, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. The NRHA Derby is NRHA’s premier event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses and hosts two slates of ancillary classes. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever, paying out approximately $948,000 to owners and nominators of Open and Non-Pro finalists. During the Open go-round, more than 500 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 72 of the top-scoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event.

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Mandy McCutcheon & Always Gotyer Gunsup Triumph

MandyMcCutcheonNRHA Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Champions Mandy McCutcheon & Always Gotyer GunsupThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured the finals in Non-Pro competition on Friday, June 28: the $80,000-added Level 4; $60,000-added Level 3; $25,000-added Level 2; $15,000-added Level 1 and $5,000-added Prime Time divisions. Out of the original 209 horses and 612 entries, the top 59 horse-and-rider teams qualified to compete in the finals at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying approximately $317,000 to owners and nominators.

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Travelin Jonez, Dawson Capture NRCHA Derby Open

travelinjonez-dawson-13derby-webPhoto by Primo MoralesChris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas, rode into the National Reined Cow Horse Association record books when he piloted Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena) to the NRCHA Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby Championship Saturday, June 15 in Paso Robles, Calif. Dawson has won all four NRCHA Premier Limited-Age Event Championships thus far in 2013; three of them aboard Travelin Jonez.

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Amateurs Win Big At The Non Pro Plus The Open

VikiWilliamson-webViki Williamson and Reys Your BetFor Viki Williamson, Argyle, Texas, Sunday night’s win in the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur on Reys Your Bet represented a breakthrough. They had earned three reserve championships at major shows this year – but at The Non-Pro Plus the Derby in Oklahoma City, Okla., they emerged Champions.

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Todd Bergen, Smart Luck Win CD Survivor Open Bridle Spectacular Championship

smart-luck-13derbyLeft to right: Todd and Missy Bergen's kids, Halle and Gavin; Missy Bergen; Smart Luck's owner, Cindy Warn; Todd Bergen and Smart Luck; Nancy Crawford-Hall; Phil Hall; Todd Bergen's assistant trainers, Erin and Anthony Taormino.Superior cow horses were on display at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby in Paso Robles, Calif., Friday, June 14. The CD Survivor Open Bridle Spectacular, a $50,000-added event sponsored by Holy Cow Performance Horses, brought a thrilling nighttime show of bridle horse herd work, rein work and cow work to the spacious outdoor arena at the Paso Robles Event Center.

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Cowan, Merada Jo Continue Win Streak At The Non Pro

Bill Cowan with son Caden and wife MichelleBill and Michelle Cowan with thier son, CadenContinuing a string of wins on his wife, Michelle's, horse Merada Jo, Bill Cowan won the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro on Father's Day with his family looking on. He said The Non-Pro Plus the Open in Oklahoma City,Okla., proved his favorite show of the year so far.