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Stars And Sparks & Fernando Salgado • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

Stars And Sparks Slides to SWRHA Futurity Levels 4 & 3 Open Championships

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.
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Four Riders Slide to SWRHA Futurity Non-Pro Titles

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 […]
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Martinotti Makes First Congress Trip Count with MMB Spook Gotta Girl

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 […]
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First Generation Victory for Renda Gunna Shine and Diano at Congress

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 […]

Reiners Slide to Congress Stakes Titles

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 […]
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Americas Supermodel Displays Winning Run at 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 […]
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Custom Made Gun Headed to Europe After Topping Legacy Reining Sales

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 […]
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Paints Slide to APHA World Show Reining Titles

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Show brought colorful reiners to the Will Rogers Coliseum Sept. 21. In the Junior Reining, 10 teams spun, slid and circled for the 2018 title. From draw five, Mirjam Stillo and My Berry Best Gun rode to a 220.5, a score which held to win the class. “We […]

Riders Win Big at High Roller Reining Classic

The High Roller Reining Classic, held Sept. 7-15 in Las Vegas, boasted something for everyone – from 3-year-old horses, to novice 4-year-olds, to experienced derby horses. There were even classes for Arabians and Half-Arabians, ancillary riders, and a judges’ seminar and pizza party was held. Futurity Levels 4, 3, 2 & 1 Non-Pro At the […]