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Wesley Brown & RM Stepin N Diamonds • Photo by Fletch

Wesley Brown Steals Show at RMRHA Futurity

With zero expectations for the event other than to show his mare for the first time, Wesley Brown rode to the high score in the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide Futurity Non-Pro in all levels.
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Jose Vazquez & Pistols Smart Hold Their Ground

Saturday morning brought the return of Jose Vazquez to the winner’s circle – this time aboard Pistols Smart (Smart Like Juice x Velvet Pistol x Playgun) to win the Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship. The duo held strong against an 15-horse field with a 217 marked from the second draw.
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Luca Fappani Sweeps Derby Non-Pro

The Reining By The Bay Derby Non-Pro hosted 46 horse-and-rider teams, and it was 14-year-old Luca Fappani who marked a 220 to beat each one of his elders aboard Spooks N Jewels.
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Andrea Fappani Dominates Reining By The Bay Futurity Open

As the first draw of the Futurity Open entered the Bay Arena at the Reining By The Bay, the early morning fog began to recede over the hills in San Francisco. By the time the rider, Andrea Fappani, returned aboard his second of three mounts in the class, the arena glowed in the dazzling California […]

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NRHA Derby

Held June 23-July 1 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured more than a half-million dollars in added money. Derby Open Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven Reign Supreme at NRHA Derby Derby Non-Pro NRHA Derby Non-Pro Ends with a Twist   For more news and […]

Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven Reign Supreme at NRHA Derby

At Friday morning’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Open draw party, the crowd empathized with Jimmy van der Hoeven when he drew the No. 1 spot for the 2018 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finals – a position the superstitious consider difficult to overcome. For van der Hoeven and Guaranteed A Magnum, however, No. […]
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2018 NRHA Derby Non-Pro Ends with a Twist

Under the bright lights of the Jim Norick Arena awaited an arena full of good dirt, excited spectators and eager competitors. All were ready to begin section two of the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro finals, which had the highest amount of entries and purse payout in the history of the event. […]