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New Duo Modern Gun & Andrea Fappani Dominate at Reining By The Bay

Modern Gun and Andrea Fappani didn’t waste any time linking up when they won the Reining By The Bay Derby Level 4 Open Championship on July 27. The pair, who had only been working together for three weeks, laid down a blistering 231.5 in the Woodside, California, sand. The win came with a $28,195 paycheck.  “I […]
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Fappanis Reign at Reining By The Bay

Luca Fappani made the Fappani name proud when he stormed the Reining By The Bay Derby Levels 4, 3 and 2 Non-Pro on July 26. Fappani marked a 226.5 on Sharp Dressed Spook, a 2014 gelding sired by Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of the mare Dolittle Lena (by Shining Spark). His multiple wins on […]

Rodriguez Rides One Moore Try to Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship

Within approximately two months time, native-born Venezuelan Xavier Rodriguez, who now resides in Miami, Florida, has formed quite a partnership between himself, his 4-year-old gelding One Moore Try and trainer Steve Oehlhof. Rodriguez, the gelding, who was bred by Kathleen Moore, of Madill, Oklahoma, and Oehlhof have made their way to the pay window at […]
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Martin Wins NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Amateur Championship

Since their show pen debut at the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, where they finished sixth in the Amateur finals, Grant Martin, of Hensley, Arkansas, and CD Stylish Catt, bred by Ronald Varvera, of Fredericktown, Missouri, have been on one successful run after another — qualifying for the finals in each event they […]
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Pattillo Defends NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Unlimited Amateur Title

As Langston Pattillo and High Stylin CD walked into the pen for the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular McAlister Assets Classic/Challenge Unlimited Amateur finals, Pattillo was just happy to be there. Sporting stiches on his chin from a bike accident a week prior that knocked him out, he was glad to […]
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NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Amateur Ends in Tie

The Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Amateur boasted 21 entries split into two sets, and from each set one horse-and-rider team rose to the top. By the time the class ended, their matching scores had not been topped. In set No. 1, Bridget Trenary rode Brenda Rreys to a 218 […]
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Mid-Atlantic Reining Classic Champions Crowned

The Mid-Atlantic Reining Classic took place at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, July 17-21. Futurity Levels 4 & 3 OpenCCR Voodoo Star & Brandon Brant16S (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Soula Jewella x Soula Jule Star)Owner: Beech Hollow Farms, Millersburg, OHBreeder: Center Cross Ranch LLC, Washington, INScore: 221Payout: $9,341 Futurity Levels 2 & 1 […]
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Regan Plendl Keeps Streak Alive with Summer Spectacular Victory

Regan Plendl and Cats Lightning Rey continued their streak of wins as they thundered to a 220, winning the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals.  “The crowd tonight, they were pulling for me, so that was cool,” Plendl said.  Plendl and Cats Lightning Rey (NRR Cat King Cole x […]
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Rollz Royce Scores Another Jewel at NCHA Summer Spectacular

As the first horse walked into the pen for set No. 1 of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open finals, the audience buzzed with anticipation. Both sets were stacked with horses that could claim the grand prize, and each new horse-and-rider brought with them into the arena the anticipation […]