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Diabolo Dominates RMRHA Summer Slide

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide, held July 24-30 at the National Western Events Center in Denver, drew entries from all over the United States and Canada. The event hosted ancillary classes along with a futurity, which featured $96,250 in added money. The payout structure of the futurity was 40 percent to […]

2017 SVAG FEI World Reining Championships Junior and Young Rider Team Named

US Equestrian has named a group of up-and-coming athletes to the U.S. teams for the 2017 SVAG Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) World Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders, to be held Aug. 9-12 in Givrins, Switzerland. Platinum Performance will serve as the title sponsor for the junior and young rider teams at the inaugural championships.

Fappani and Hutchins Tie for 4-Year-Old Futurity Open Championship

During the Wild Card Reining Challenge 4-Year-Old Futurity Open, Gabe Hutchins rode Ladi With A Gun to a 219.5 from the 21st draw. The score topped the Level 4 Open and seemed like it would hold for the win, but then Legends West and Andrea Fappani marked the same score from the 32nd draw. There was a tie.

Tish Fappani Triumphs in Las Vegas

The second edition of the Wild Card Reining Challenge, held May 24 - 27 at the South Point Hotel and Casino, drew reiners of all kinds to Las Vegas. In addition to a full slate of ancillary classes, the event features a 4-year-old futurity.

Carolina Dreamin

Tying for the Carolina Classic Derby Level 4 Open win in 2016 was a great achievement for Lil Dreamin Magnum and Jeremy Gates, but the team refused to settle. They returned to the show this year with their eyes on the prize, and that focus was rewarded with all the glory from the Level 4 […]

Tracey Pearson Shines in Carolina

The partnership between Tracey Pearson and Gun Code may be new, but spectators at the Carolina Classic in Williamston, North Carolina, most likely couldn’t tell. The duo quickly hit their stride and rode the wave straight to the top of the Derby Non-Pro, held May 12.
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Derby Open Champions Crowned in Nampa

HollyMaqGun MarcoRicotta webHolly Maq Gun pictured at the 2016 Cactus Reining Classic with Marco Ricotta • Photo by Kelsey PecsekHolly Maq Gun has made the finals at several major reining events, like the 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, the 2015 High Roller Reining Classic and the 2016 Cactus Reining Classic. But the gelding (Hollywoodtinseltown x Gunners Doll x Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]) fell short of taking home a Championship. 

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Coreena Carr Sweeps Derby Non-Pro in Nampa

BLDlogo webDerby Non-Pro Champions were crowned at the Best Little Derby in the West.There was a chill in the air on April 28 at the Best Little Derby in the West, but it didn’t take long for things to heat up at the Ford Idaho Horse Park.

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Fappani and Chic Dreamin Win Big at 20th Edition of NRBC

AFappani ChicDreaminChic Dreamin & Andrea Fappani • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe long miles, hard work and hours spent putting the finishing touches on some of the best reining horses in the country culminated inside the Great Southwest Equestrian Center at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) with a crowd-pleasing performance. The focus of the night was the Classic Level 4 Open finals where competitors showed up to battle it out for championship prizes, bragging rights and $75,000.