Last-Minute Entry Lands Peter DeFreitas Carolina Classic Championship

Peter DeFreitas didn’t plan to ride Sweet Daisy Surprise in Open at the Carolina Classic Derby, but changed his mind when he realized the entry box wasn’t as full as he’d anticipated. “I figured, you know, what the heck? I got her here,” he reasoned. “I might as well try and show her.”

Gunnin For a Win at Best Little Derby

With a score of 226.5, one would never know Cannon Gun, nicknamed “Maverick,” has been out of the show pen for two years. The 6-year-old stallion by Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) and out of Tuckerette Command (by Fritz Command) had only been in the show pen a handful of times before winning the Best Little […]

Essick & Loveya – Can’t Hold ’Em Down

Drawing slot 66 of 68 with Loveya in the Best Little Derby in the West’s Derby Non-Pro meant Cam Essick, of Clements, California, didn’t make her run until well after midnight for the Friday finals that spilled over into the early hours of Saturday. That came after several late nights watching the foaling cam waiting […]

Dr. Jim Morgan Becomes the NRHA’s Third Non-Pro Million Dollar Rider

With a rich tradition of athletic horses, talented riders and successful owners, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) celebrates each opportunity to highlight the hard work and accomplishments of its members. After a successful trip to the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas, Dr. Jim Morgan, DVM, crossed a monumental milestone and unofficially […]

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NRBC

The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, showcased some of the best reiners April 15-22 and featured more than $595,000 in added money. Classic Open Modern Gun and Duane Latimer Crowned NRBC Level 4 Open Champions Classic Non-Pro After Nine Years, Jose Vazquez Again Finds Victory […]

Modern Gun and Duane Latimer Crowned NRBC Level 4 Open Champions

The highlight of the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) each year is the Classic Open finals, and this year’s edition was one for the history books. Duane Latimer rode Modern Gun (Gunners Special Nite x Taris Modern Design x Mr Boomerjac) to a score of 228 to top the Level 4 and be crowned the […]

Wimpys Littlecolonel Back in Action at NRBC

Wimpys Littlecolonel took home big wins from Friday night’s National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open Reining Night, presented by Kimmel Reining Horses. He was first in the draw and scored a whopping 226, which held up through 30 horses and won the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $25,000-added Open, the NRBC Classic Open Challenge and the […]