Brian Bell had a lot to celebrate as he sipped his martini in celebration of his win at the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide. His choice of drink was deliberate as he toasted the win to the horse they called “Martini,” a gelding named Gunnaout Shine Ya. Owned by Rolling Hills Ranch, of […]
The largest reining event in Europe is moving up in the calendar this year. The €647,000 (roughly $726,000)-added Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Futurity show will now be held in November in Cremona, Italy.
It wasn’t enough for Tom Herold to win one title at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic on March 10. After riding Simon Sez to the 4-Year-Old Amateur title, he came back in the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur with “Simon” to also take that Championship home to West Point, Iowa. Describing himself as “very surprised” to win […]
The Cattlemen’s Derby and Classic 4-Year-Old Non-Pro ended in a tie after two exhibitors marked matching scores of 217. The first was Dustin Adams, who rode Hottish For You from the third draw. Catching them at the end of the class were Kade Smith and Playboy Bunny. Hottish For You is a homebred mare by […]
With his first of three horses slated to compete in the Open finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi, Austin Shepard drew second amidst a field of 17 horse-and-rider teams. Riding to the herd aboard the Center Ranch-owned Woody Be Tuff stallion CR Dualin Tuff, Shepard marked a 219, which […]
The Cattlemens Derby and Classic kicked off in Graham, Texas, at the Young County Arena on March 3. After two sets of go-rounds, the 4-Year-Old Open finals took place March 7, with 22 finalists on the roster. When Matt Miller entered the pen on High Brow Lady Boon as draw 10 in set one, he […]
During the Texas Winter Series at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSEC), which ended Feb. 24, two horses developed fevers of unknown origin. The facility followed its isolation protocol, which requires horses with elevated temperatures to be immediately removed from the premises. It also reached out to the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine […]
The 2019 Americana horse show will offer lucrative added-money events for cutters, reiners and other Western riding disciplines at the event slated for September in southern Germany.
The Arbuckle Mountain Futurity saw 30 competitors ride through the herd in the 4-Year-Old Open finals in Ardmore, Oklahoma. When the dust settled, Bama Jelly and Austin Shepard were the champions by a half-point over Reserve Champions Sugrspiznevrthingniz and Matt Gaines. With a 222.5, the stallion, out of Wood She Be Neat (by Nitas Wood), […]
When Kelsey Johnson rode to the herd in the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity 4-year-old Non-Pro finals aboard Smart Cat Rey RG, she was relying on the expertise of her husband, Clay, and her help on which cattle to cut. Johnson had her eye on one cow in particular, and the third time was the charm that […]