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June Bug Jam and Darren Simpkins topped the 2018 PCCHA Derby Open. Photo by Midge Ames

In the Stats: PCCHA Derby

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby, Classic and Challenge will take place June 7-16 at the South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas.

Slooow Ride Tops Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Run-off

After 15 days of lead up, the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open finals took place, and the exhibitors made the class worth the wait. Held May 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the event showcased 24 4-year-olds, many of which boasted extensive show records already. From draw seven, Slooow Ride and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Lloyd Cox entered the […]
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Two Open Riders Top IRHA Derby Qualifier

IRHA Derby Open The 2019 edition of the €67.000-added Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby opened the arena on May 20 to Open and Non-Pro go-round competition. The Open division counted 104 entries across the four levels and, once the first section of the 2019 IRHA Level 4 Open Derby qualifier was over, Ann Fonck and […]
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El Rancho Spring Classic Promotes West Coast Cutting

The El Rancho Spring Classic, presented by Carol Ward, owner of Carol Ward Cutting Horses and the Murieta Equestrian Center, took place at Murieta Equestrian Center April 25-28 in Rancho Murieta, California. The El Rancho Cutting Horse Association, an NCHA Affiliate, prides itself on promoting one of the last outdoor cuttings on the West Coast. […]
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Beasley on a Roll

The year started strong at the Augusta Futurity, but it could’ve been a fluke. Repeat success at The Ike Derby made it seem more real. But after their winning Derby Unlimited Amateur performance at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI), there’s no denying that Julie Beasley and CR Dualin Out Tuff are on a roll.
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Face Chics Love Proves “Red Shirt” Concept Successful

The Red Shirt Futurity was created by the Great Western Reining Horse Association for 4-year-old equine competitors that didn’t compete in 3-year-old futurities, allowing them an arena in which to remain competitive. The futurity, which is held in April during the Best Little Derby in the West, was designed in an effort to maintain the […]
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Mr Royal Hollywood Slides to Carolina Classic Open Titles

Cody Sapergia has been paired up with 4-year-old Mr Royal Hollywood since the end of May 2018 when he went to work for the stallion’s owners, George and Carol Bell, of Raleigh, North Carolina. Sapergia and “Royal,” who finished as the Level 2 Open Co-Reserve Champions at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, […]
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Abigail Ehringer and All You Need Is Luv Sweep Carolina Classic Non-Pro

This year’s Carolina Classic Derby marked Abigail Ehringer, of Dawsonville, Georgia, and her gelding All You Need Is Luv’s second time to compete in the show, held May 9-12 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina. Ehringer, who had more than $16,226 in Equi-Stat earnings following the Carolina Classic Derby, said she loved […]
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Cam Essick and Loveya Top Derby Non-Pro in Idaho

Reining competitors traveled north to Nampa, Idaho, to compete in the Best Little Derby in the West, where 58 horse-and-rider teams were slated to show in the Derby Non-Pro. The 19th draw featured Loveya, ridden by owner/breeder Cam Essick, of Clements, California. But the draw nearly went unused. “I wasn’t confident at all going in. […]

North Sail Solitaire Wins the Best Little Derby in the West Derby Open

North Sail Solitaire and Austin Seelhof slid to a 225 in the Nampa Idaho Civic Center Arena to thrill the crowd and claim the Derby Levels 4 and 3 Open championships. The 2013 stallion by Topsail Whiz brought home a check of $6,844 for owners/breeders Lyle and Marie Whitmarsh, of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. “We had […]