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MC Cowhammer & Trevor Carter • Photo by Kate Bradley Byars

Too Legit to Quit

A crowd of professionals gathered behind the arena gate to watch Limited Open rider Trevor Carter make his National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) event finals debut during the Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas. As the fence work score was called — a 220.5 — the celebration started.
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Parkinson Storms the Strip

Metal Storm and Shadd Parkinson brought the thunder in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes Intermediate Open finals. The pair brought the crowd to its feet with a 222.5 fence run, clinching the title with a 658.5 total.
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Spence Gets Lucky with Two Wins in Vegas

The scores were high in the Non-Pro finals at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas. They were so high that they neared Open caliber and created a dogfight until the end between the 13 horses in the limited-age event finals held April 6.
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SG Icetopman Slides Mirko Midili to European Futurity Open Championship

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) €162.200-added European Futurity Open finals closed the 11th edition of the prestigious event held, for the third year running, in Cremona, Italy. Once the last horse and rider left the pen, Mirko Midili’s 220.5 score aboard SG Icetopman (SG Frozen Enterprize x AB Lady Topsailena x Spat Olena) was […]
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Khaleesi Kat Rules Limited Open

True to her name, Khaleesi Kat took command of the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Limited Open finals on Sunday evening. She and pilot Cody Green walked out of the “Big Pen” as champions.
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Time Tested Tuff

Eric Freitas made major changes in his life to ensure he was a competitive non-pro in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA). Those physical changes coupled with a passion for the sport helped him achieve the NRCHA Stallion Stakes Non-Pro Championship with his gelding CR Tuff Tornado.
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Déjà Vu in Vegas

The last time Justin Wright and Eric Freitas showed horses in Las Vegas, they both returned to California with a win. For Wright, topping the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes field riding Freitas’ Scooter Kat felt eerily familiar; however, winning an NRCHA premier event was even more special for this longtime trainer-owner […]
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Rollz Royce Throws Down 228 to Win NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Open finals took place on April 6 before the Open finals, and the field was stacked with some of the best 5- and 6-year-old horses in the industry. The first three entries out had a tough time with the cattle, but draw five, Second Spot and […]
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Hiss N Vinegar Fires to NCHA Super Stakes Open Win

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Open finals, held April 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, boasted two sets of finalists for a total of 21 horse-and-rider combos. Included in the line-up were second go-round winner Exs N Ohhs; NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Badboonarising; […]
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This Bentleys Hot Claims NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Title

With three horses qualified for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Classic Limited Open finals, the odds-on favorite going into the 11-head class had to be Brent Erickson. It didn’t take Erickson long to set the bar — as draw No. 1, he scored a 220 on Dacole Investment Company’s […]