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Kristen York & Shezacrackinnsparkn • Photo by Kate Bradley Byars

Sheza Dream Come True

Kristen York did not stop smiling from the moment the placings were announced until late into the Las Vegas night after topping the Amateur in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes. This is the first limited-age cow horse event where she’s competed, and it was aboard her first snaffle bit horse. “This […]
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Believe It — Ripley & Albert Won

Twenty-eight boxers vied for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes Non-Pro Limited title, but when the dust settled, it was Anne Marie Albert and her 5-year-old gelding WR Hotshot that took home the win.
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First Time Winner in Las Vegas

From Emmett, Idaho, to Las Vegas, Matt Frederick hauled one horse roughly 10 hours to compete in his first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) premier event — the Stallion Stakes. The drive was worth the time, as he and Smooth Dera Max claimed the Level 1 Open win from the 12 other horse-and-rider teams […]
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Gina Schumacher and Shiney Dun Face Top European Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Qualifier

The 2019 edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity counted 66 horse-and-rider combinations in the €69.207-added* European Futurity Non-Pro qualifier (*subject to change in Nominations). Riding to the high score in the Level 4 division with a 216.5 were Gina Schumacher and CS Ranch Management SA’s Shiney Dun Face (Pale Face Dunnit […]
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Shine Plum Shine Sparkles at Cactus Reining Classic

Andrea Fappani, an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider and 2018 Equi-Stat Reining Open Rider of the Year, added a sixth Cactus Reining Classic Derby Open title to his collection as he rode Shine Plum Shine to victory in the Derby Level 4 Open at the Scottsdale, Arizona show. The 5-year-old gelding (Shine Chic Shine x Plum Reyning […]
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Mandy McCutcheon Slides to Cactus Reining Classic Non-Pro Title

At the Cactus Reining Classic, held March 20-24 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mandy McCutcheon felt blessed to win the Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Championship on Me And Julio (PT), a 5-year-old Paint gelding owned by McCutcheon and her husband, Tom. It was the second Cactus Reining Classic Derby title McCutcheon had won at the event. In […]
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Cade Shepard and Chexy Louella Take Eastern Nationals Non-Pro Title

The first go-round of the Eastern Nationals Non-Pro started at 8 a.m., with three sections of competitors dueling it out to return to the arena for the finals held later in the day in Jackson, Mississippi. When the dust settled, a single set of 17 competitors were slated to compete for a chance at the title. […]

Sun Circuit Crowns the Farnam Golden Cowboy

    For the second year, The Farnam Golden Cowboy award, a lucrative challenge for cattle division exhibitors, was presented at the Arizona Sun Circuit. Farnam became the title sponsor of the event in 2019 and added $10,000 to the purse, along with an impressive prize line. To be eligible, horse and rider had to […]
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Cheyenne Johnson Wins Second Eastern Nationals $50,000 Amateur Title

In Jackson, Mississippi, Cheyenne Johnson, the 2018 Eastern Nationals $50,000 Amateur Champion, saddled up for a chance to defend her title in 2019. Her trainer, Todd Gann, told her she would be riding into a numb set of cows. His advice to be smart and smooth on her cuts was ringing in her ears as […]