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Luca Fappani found his way to success aboard two horses in the Reining By The Bay's Derby Non-Pro.

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 […]
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2019 SVAG FEI World Championships

An amazingly high level of competition, incredibly talented young riders and athletic reining horses kept everybody glued to their seats during the 2019 SVAG FEI World Reining Championships. Team USA posted a total composite score of 646 thanks to a great performance offered by Taylor Zimmerman and Wimpys Dolled Up (Wimpys Little Step x Dolled […]
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SVAG CS Classic Open Goes to Spook N Perla

Some of Europe’s best horses and riders made their way to the beautiful CS Ranch, situated in Givrins, Switzerland, and performed to their very best, from the grass root level to the professionals who participated in the highlight of the show, the €10.000-added SVAG CS Classic Open Trophy. The Open Trophy, which closed the event, […]
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Two Open Riders Top IRHA Derby Qualifier

IRHA Derby Open The 2019 edition of the €67.000-added Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby opened the arena on May 20 to Open and Non-Pro go-round competition. The Open division counted 104 entries across the four levels and, once the first section of the 2019 IRHA Level 4 Open Derby qualifier was over, Ann Fonck and […]
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Face Chics Love Proves “Red Shirt” Concept Successful

The Red Shirt Futurity was created by the Great Western Reining Horse Association for 4-year-old equine competitors that didn’t compete in 3-year-old futurities, allowing them an arena in which to remain competitive. The futurity, which is held in April during the Best Little Derby in the West, was designed in an effort to maintain the […]
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Mr Royal Hollywood Slides to Carolina Classic Open Titles

Cody Sapergia has been paired up with 4-year-old Mr Royal Hollywood since the end of May 2018 when he went to work for the stallion’s owners, George and Carol Bell, of Raleigh, North Carolina. Sapergia and “Royal,” who finished as the Level 2 Open Co-Reserve Champions at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, […]
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Abigail Ehringer and All You Need Is Luv Sweep Carolina Classic Non-Pro

This year’s Carolina Classic Derby marked Abigail Ehringer, of Dawsonville, Georgia, and her gelding All You Need Is Luv’s second time to compete in the show, held May 9-12 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina. Ehringer, who had more than $16,226 in Equi-Stat earnings following the Carolina Classic Derby, said she loved […]
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Cam Essick and Loveya Top Derby Non-Pro in Idaho

Reining competitors traveled north to Nampa, Idaho, to compete in the Best Little Derby in the West, where 58 horse-and-rider teams were slated to show in the Derby Non-Pro. The 19th draw featured Loveya, ridden by owner/breeder Cam Essick, of Clements, California. But the draw nearly went unused. “I wasn’t confident at all going in. […]

North Sail Solitaire Wins the Best Little Derby in the West Derby Open

North Sail Solitaire and Austin Seelhof slid to a 225 in the Nampa Idaho Civic Center Arena to thrill the crowd and claim the Derby Levels 4 and 3 Open championships. The 2013 stallion by Topsail Whiz brought home a check of $6,844 for owners/breeders Lyle and Marie Whitmarsh, of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. “We had […]