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Flarida Wins Florida Classic

shawnflarida0314Shawn Flarida was all smiles after winning the Florida Derby Open on Yankee Gun..On the evening of March 1, Yankee Gun (Rowdy Yankee x Snow Gun x Gunner), ridden by Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida for Arcese Quarter Horses USA, of Weatherford, Texas, scored a 234 to win the $20,000-added FRHA Florida Classic Derby Open.

Mills

Mills Wins Sun Circuit Open CRI

MillsMatt Mills riding Mia Little Whiz • Photo by Jeff KirkbrideSanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USA Reining, the Sun Circuit FEI Concours de Reining International (CRI3***) offers a valuable and vital qualifying opportunity for U.S. riders to advance to the Official Team Selection Trial. Matt Mills, of Scottsdale, Ariz., took the gold medal aboard Janice Dickson’s Mia Little Whiz (Easy Otie Whiz x HR Kaylas Lil Lena x Little Lenas Legend) with an outstanding score of 149, showing to plus-one maneuver scores throughout the pattern and commanding the attention of the ground jury.

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Cactus Reining Classic Adds AQHA Ranch Pleasure Classes

cactusIn response to the growing popularity of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Pleasure classes, the Cactus Reining Classic announced the addition of both the AQHA Amateur Ranch Pleasure and AQHA Youth Ranch Pleasure classes to the 2014 schedule at the upcoming event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 5-9.

TheWhizWay SArcher

Newest Adequan NAAC Champions Crowned

TheWhizWay SArcherThe Whiz Way & Stephen Archer • Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) hosts the Adequan North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) each year during the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City. The championships are for NRHA members and horses that have qualified through their respective Regional Affiliate Finals. Each finals sends its eight highest-placing riders, plus ties, to the Adequan NAAC to compete for North American bragging rights.

NotRufAtAll

Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham Top NRHA Futurity Open

NotRufAtAllNot Ruf At All & Jason VanlandinghamThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals closed out the 2013 show at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Dec. 7. More than 60 riders were mounted on world-class reining horses, all aiming for the increased $165,000 Level 4 Open Championship purse. Not Ruf At All and NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham, of Whiteboro, Texas, marked the score to beat from draw two in the second section of the finals. Their 225.5 held through nearly 30 more runs to claim the title.

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Colonels Smart Spook Carries Jordan Larson To Win Open Shootout

ColonelsSmartSpook JLarsonColonels Smart Spook & Jordan Larson - Photo by WaltenberryThe $75,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open World Championship Shootout brought some of the best reining horses around to the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show in Oklahoma City on Dec. 5.
MsWhizDunit

Mandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz Dunit Continue Streak

MsWhizDunitMandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz DunitCompetition at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., held Dec. 6, featured the $260,000-added Cinch NRHA Futurity Non-Pro finals. The event welcomed back 53 non-pros to compete in a clean-slate format for nearly $600,000 in cash. From the fifth draw in the second section, Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, set the bar for the remaining finalists.