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First Championships at the Inaugural Heritage Futurity

heritagelogoOn Thursday, Oct. 3, the first day of competition at the Heritage Futurity Show, the action was taking place in both the Coliseum and the Tellepsen Arena at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center.

The first day’s championships went to an exemplary group of competitors!

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Steven Borgia Sweeps SmartPak Derby Non-Pro Aboard Electric Starlight

ElectricStarlight SFlarida SBorgiaSteven Borgia (right) with Electric Starlight and Shawn FlaridaWhen Steven Borgia rode into the arena as the sixth draw in the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic SmartPak Derby Non-Pro, someone asked, "Who's that?" It's for sure that everyone knows him now, as his 219.5 score on Electric Starlight (Jacs Electric Spark X Carino Del Cielo) held up through all 70 runs and he swept the Non-Pro Levels 4, 3, and 2 and claimed the Novice Non-Pro, as well.
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NRHA to Host FEI Reining World Cup

2013 nrha futurity fei reining world cupThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce that it will once again present one of the most prestigious reining competitions in the world, the 2013 FEI Reining World Cup. The event will be held during the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

HF Mobster & Jordan Larson Top NRHA Derby Open

JordanLarson HFMobsterNRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champions - Owners Andy Fishburn with trainer Jordan Larson and his son, Cash, aboard HF MobsterThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $435,000-added Open finals on June 29, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. The NRHA Derby is NRHA’s premier event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses and hosts two slates of ancillary classes. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever, paying out approximately $948,000 to owners and nominators of Open and Non-Pro finalists. During the Open go-round, more than 500 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 72 of the top-scoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event.

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Mandy McCutcheon & Always Gotyer Gunsup Triumph

MandyMcCutcheonNRHA Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Champions Mandy McCutcheon & Always Gotyer GunsupThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured the finals in Non-Pro competition on Friday, June 28: the $80,000-added Level 4; $60,000-added Level 3; $25,000-added Level 2; $15,000-added Level 1 and $5,000-added Prime Time divisions. Out of the original 209 horses and 612 entries, the top 59 horse-and-rider teams qualified to compete in the finals at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying approximately $317,000 to owners and nominators.