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Gunnersspecialwoman and Justin Michels. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Gunnersspecialwoman and Justin Michels Best At NCRHA Futurity

Justin Michels thought two colts were his best shots at the North Central Reining Horse Association (NCRHA) Futurity, but when the dust cleared it was a mare nicknamed “Lady” that rose to the challenge.
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Larson Takes Top Two in RMRHA Summer Slide

In the shadow of the mountains, CSR Flash Mob and Jordan Larson stunned the crowd at the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide Futurity with a 226.5 in the Futurity Level 4 Open finals.
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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.