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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
As the last draw of the fence work of the World’s Greatest Horseman, Corey Cushing had plenty of time to think about how to win the coveted title. He also had time for wise words of advice from friends and fellow competitors.
Karen Stallings has won several championships in the years she’s been riding reined cow horses, but said the National Reined Cow Horse Associaiton (NRCHA) Non-Pro Bridle stands out as particularly special. Of course, it’s because of the horse.