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Canadian wins back-to-back NRHA European Futurity Championships

Morey Fisk Shiners Party DressShiners Party Dress and Morey FiskSeveral thousand visitors watched an exciting €146,000-added NRHA European Futurity Open final on Saturday night with scores climbing as the evening progressed. Canadian trainer Morey Fisk repeated last year’s success aboard Claudia Simon’s beautiful palomino mare, Shiners Party Dress (Shining Spark x Smartly Dressed). He set the event’s high score, a 226, winning the NRHA European Futurity Level 4 Open Championship for the second year running.

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Ron Thompson wins NRBC Non-Pro Level 4

ron thompson matt armentaRon Thompson, with Taris Dreamer and trainer Matt Armenta (right). Photo by Robin FowlerRon Thompson, Pilot Point, Texas, has had success as a National  Reining Horse Association (NRHA) competitor, but his National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Non-Pro Level 4 Championship on Friday was his biggest win. Thompson had a scorching run on Taris Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x Taris San Cutter x Doc Tari) that earned him a score of 224 and a check for $32,000. His run from the ninth draw of 31 horses also earned him a Championship in the Non-Pro Prime Time, good for another $1,656.

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2013 NRBC Non Pro Finalists Announced

Surprizentheprincess KSmithNRBC Non-Pro leaders Surprizentheprincess and Kelle Smith, shown winning the Gordyville Breeders Derby Non-Pro. Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Breeders Classic Non-Pro preliminaries concluded Tuesday, April 16, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Coming in as the third-to-last draw, Kelle Smith and Surprizentheprincess took the lead of the round with a 222.5, besting the other 174 entries.

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NRHA Cancels 2013 Cowtown Classic

cowtown-classicThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors met on April 8 to discuss the 2013 NRHA Cowtown Classic and recent information brought to their attention regarding changes made to Texas Event Trust Fund policies. In light of these changes, the Board of Directors decided to cancel the 2013 event.

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American Quarter Horse Remains Official Breed of Kentucky Reining Cup

SFlarida WimpsChocolateChip2012 Kentucky Reining Cup Champions Wimps Chocolate Chip and Shawn FlaridaEquestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is proud to welcome the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) back as a sponsor of the Kentucky Reining Cup, which returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., April 26-27, alongside the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. For the third consecutive year, the American Quarter Horse is the "Official Breed of the Kentucky Reining Cup.”

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Legends Lil Squeeze Wins Big In Gordyville

GordyvilleArenaGordyville USA wrapped up another great show for reiners on March 17.Legends Lil Squeeze wrapped up the Bluegrass Reining Stakes, featuring the Wimpys Little Step Derby and the Gordyville Breeders Derby, on March 17 with four wins totaling more than $21,000.