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Craig Schmersal, aboard No Smoking Required, and Cade McCutcheon, riding Custom Made Gun, settled on a tie in Las Vegas. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska

Million Dollar Invitational: It’s A Draw

The Run For A Million (TRFAM) Million Dollar Invitational was billed as the biggest event in the history of reining. The Las Vegas event, held Aug. 17, didn’t disappoint.  Twelve of the most successful trainers in the sport were invited to compete for a $1 million payout, and they rode a roster of some of […]
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Coded N Karma Deciphers Winning Formula

When pitted against 114 entries in the preliminary round of Reining at the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show, Raeanna Thayn didn’t back down.
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NWSS RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining to Celebrate 25 Years

The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fan-favorite RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining in 2020. The main event will be held during the opening weekend of the 114th NWSS at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, in the CINCH Arena in the Events Center. Plans are coming together […]
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Adh Mor Ranch “Crushing” Tulsa Reining Classic Youth Entry Fees

Brad and Amanda Kelly and their Adh Mor Ranch enjoy supporting kids in the name of their stallion, PS Mega Shine Chic, affectionately known as “Crush.” Their focus on youth continues at the Tulsa Reining Classic with a new sponsorship — “Crushing the Fees” — through which all youth entry costs will be paid. In other […]
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RMRHA Summer Slide Crowns Futurity Champions

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association Summer Slide Futurity took place at the National Western Events Center in Denver, July 24-31. Futurity Level 4 Open & Stallion Stakes Level 4 OpenHollys Hijacker & Franco Bertolani16S (HF Mobster x Conquista Holly x Conquistador Whiz)Breeder: Ingalls Land & Livestock, Midland, TXOwner: Quarter Dream SRL, Aubrey, TXScore: 225.5Payout: […]
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New Duo Modern Gun & Andrea Fappani Dominate at Reining By The Bay

Modern Gun and Andrea Fappani didn’t waste any time linking up when they won the Reining By The Bay Derby Level 4 Open Championship on July 27. The pair, who had only been working together for three weeks, laid down a blistering 231.5 in the Woodside, California, sand. The win came with a $28,195 paycheck.  “I […]
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Fappanis Reign at Reining By The Bay

Luca Fappani made the Fappani name proud when he stormed the Reining By The Bay Derby Levels 4, 3 and 2 Non-Pro on July 26. Fappani marked a 226.5 on Sharp Dressed Spook, a 2014 gelding sired by Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of the mare Dolittle Lena (by Shining Spark). His multiple wins on […]
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Mid-Atlantic Reining Classic Champions Crowned

The Mid-Atlantic Reining Classic took place at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, July 17-21. Futurity Levels 4 & 3 OpenCCR Voodoo Star & Brandon Brant16S (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Soula Jewella x Soula Jule Star)Owner: Beech Hollow Farms, Millersburg, OHBreeder: Center Cross Ranch LLC, Washington, INScore: 221Payout: $9,341 Futurity Levels 2 & 1 […]