When Dan Huss rode Ms Dreamy into the pen for the Senior Reining finals at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show, he had a lot on his mind. It was the mare’s final run, and he was hoping to gain her a World title before her retirement. After winning the silver Individual medal […]
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Lucas Oil World Championship Show experienced a thrilling display of competition in the Junior and Senior Reining finals on Nov. 9-10. Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy Van Der Hoeven, of Whitesboro, Texas, marked a 225.5 in the Junior Reining finals – but so did Oops Itsa Spooks (Spooks Gotta Gun x […]
When the Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) decided to change its Futurity to a single go-round this year, it was the catalyst for a large influx of entries. In total, 112 showed in the Futurity Open, an increase of 58 percent in the division.
The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity, held Oct. 23-28 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma, provides a last shot for reiners to test their 3-year-olds prior to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. In the Non-Pro, 57 riders went through the arena, and it was Mandy McCutcheon who landed at the […]
It was the first trip to the All American Quarter Horse Congress for reining Futurity Level 2 Open Champion Francesco Martinotti, and it won’t be his last. Martinotti rode MMB Spook Gotta Girl (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Coronas Major x Major Vaquero), a mare bred by Luiz Fernando Simas, of Brazil, and owned by Giovanni […]
The third time was the charm for Gabriel Diano, of Purcell, Oklahoma, who won his first Congress championship title this year after having competed three times – in 2014, 2017 and 2018 – at the prestigious Ohio show. Diano rode Renda Gunna Shine (by Gunnatrashya), a stallion owned by Maria Buey Arietti from the South […]
Jose Vazquez, of Markham, Illinois, had more reasons than one to celebrate after winning the All American Quarter Horse Congress Stakes Level 4 Non-Pro Championship and $8,433 on SLJ Corazon Valiente (Smart Like Juice x Wind Her Up Shiner x Shining Spark), a stallion bred and owned by Vazquez’s Smart Like Juice Inc. The Congress […]
Although this year marked the first time Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Casey Deary had shown in the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, a lot of fond memories must have entered his mind as he rode Americas Supermodel into the Reining Futurity Level 4 Open winner’s circle. Six years ago, the trainer rode […]
As the sun began to set in Aubrey, Texas, the evening of Sept. 28, royally bred reining horses were still walking through the Legacy Reining Sales ring. It was a poetic setting for the McQuay Stables Dispersal session, held immediately before the Legacy Consignment Sale. The anticipation was high leading up to Hip No. 38 […]
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Show brought a flash of color to the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas.