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Electric Snow Picks Up First Title at Tulsa Reining Classic

jlarson esnow 16kbpElectric Snow & Jordan Larson • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe Tulsa Reining Classic Derby Open, held Sept. 4 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured $33,000 in added money thanks to a sponsorship by Cardinal Reining Horses. Every exhibitor in the Derby received a signature Cardinal Reining Horses jacket. Several of the horses competing in the Derby had the chance at an additional $10,000 in added money in the concurrent Whizkey N Diamonds Novice Horse Derby, thanks to a partnership with Rhodes River Ranch.

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Dun It For Whizkey Wins Tulsa Reining Classic Futurity Open

fbertolani dunitforwhizkeyDun It For Whizkey & Franco BertolaniThe 2016 Tulsa Reining Classic Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Open, held at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured $60,000 in added money. A total of 108 entries across all levels competed in the Ford Truck Arena, and three new champions were crowned.

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Medows Dominates Tulsa Reining Classic Futurity Non-Pro

jmedows chicsdreamofdiamondsJack Medows & Chicsdreamofdiamonds • Photo by Kristin PitzerAt the 2016 Tulsa Reining Classic, held at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro featured $26,000 in added money. Competition was fierce in the Ford Truck Arena with a tough field of 175 total entries across all levels.


Freestyle Reiners Invited to Oklahoma City

pete-kyle-freestylePete Kyle is one of the riders who has been invited to compete in the freestyle event at the NRHA Futurity. • Photo by Shane RuxThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced the 10 riders chosen to compete in the $20,000-added NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event will be held during the NRHA Futurity and Adequan® NAAC, which runs from Nov. 24 through Dec. 3 in Oklahoma City.

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Tulsa Reining Classic Derby Non-Pro Champions Crowned

cademccutcheon custommadegunCade McCutcheon & Custom Made GunIn the Tulsa Reining Classic Derby Non-Pro, held Sept. 1 at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 61 exhibitors competed for championships in the SmartPak Derby Non-Pro. While many riders made it clear from the moment they ran into the arena that they were there to compete, one horseman in particular achieved the top score by a landslide.


Show Management Seminar Featured at Tulsa Reining Classic

logoThe Tulsa Reining Classic takes place Aug. 29-Sept. 4.As part of an effort to improve the reining industry, Pro Management and Global Reining Sport Group partnered to put on a show management seminar at the Tulsa Reining Classic that was open to the public. The mission of the seminar, held Aug. 30, was to take the beginning steps in allowing show managers to learn from each other about the necessities of the reining horse show industry.

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National Arabian Reining Horse Association Debuts at High Roller Reining Classic

HRRC11 TAOlyvia CMcNutt 15WebLast year's Arabian Futurity Level 4 Open Champions, TA Olyvia and Crystal McNutt • Photo by WaltenberryThe National Arabian Reining Horse Association (NARHA) will make its first official appearance at the eighth annual High Roller Reining Classic, Sept. 9-17 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. The incentive program has taken the reins of the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic, a fixture at the High Roller, and made the decision to keep the event on track.

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Murphy and McCutcheon Share Championship at NCRHA Futurity

tommccutcheon joshmurphyTom McCutcheon (left) and Josh Murphy • Photo by Molly MontagTwenty-three-year-old Missouri trainer Josh Murphy thought his horse, Got That Iowa Shine, had the talent to do well in the North Central Reining Horse Association (NCRHA) Futurity, held Aug. 4-7 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Apparently, he was being conservative.


Financial Difficulties Cause Cancellation of 2018 Bromont WEG

SFlaridaWEGwebSpooks Gotta Whiz and Shawn Flarida at the 2014 WEG • QHN file photoThe Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced that it is working on alternatives for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) following a mutual agreement between the FEI and Canadian Comité organisateur des Jeux Équestres Mondiaux 2018 (COJEM) to terminate the contract to host the Games due to ongoing financial issues.


Electric Genes Wins Derby Level 4 Open at Reining By The Bay

fappaniElectric Genes & Andrea Fappani • Photo by Kristin PitzerOn July 23 at the Reining By The Bay in Woodside, California, the stands were packed as the first pair in the Derby Open draw ran in and slid to a stop. As time went by, several big runs were posted, but it was not until about halfway through the draw that the competition really heated up.