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.
Cade McCutcheon grew up in Texas, but every year he returns to his family’s Minnesota roots.
Jonas Bujnoch scored a historic first for his country at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Championships in Kreuth, Germany.
Ann Fonck had a night to remember at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby.
German Gina Schumacher and Snip O Lution laid down an impressive run in draw 16 of the second section of the finals, earning an impressive 224.5.
When the Reining By The Bay Derby Open began, the first horse out marked a 224.5. The next was a 226. Two draws later, the judges gave a 230 and the spectactors crowded beneath long white tents went wild!
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.
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.
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.
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.