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Bet He Sparks & Clayton Edsall • Photo by Primo Morales

Two Sparking Train Offspring Win Big at NRCHA Derby

A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 15, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. The Derby is one of the most prestigious events for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses. Shown two-handed in a […]
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First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby; Finalists Determined

Finalists have been determined at the 2019 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. After three events, Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey) and Santa Maria, California, professional Justin Wright led the Derby Open preliminary composite with 664.5 (222.5 herd/ 220 rein/ 222 cow). The bubbles for […]

2 Horses From NRCHA Stallion Stakes Test Positive for EHV-1

Two horses that attended the recent National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes have tested positive for a non-neurologic form of equine herpesvirus – type 1 (EHV-1). Officials say all horses that were at the event may have been exposed, and their owners should use extreme caution when traveling with their equines or competing.
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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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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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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.