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A Little Bossy Demands Victory At Mercuria Open In San Antonio

chartierSan Antonio Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open Champion R.L. ChartierAfter a full day of go-rounds for the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting’s San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo leg, 13 Open horse-and-rider teams returned to the finals for a piece of the any-age prize. A Little Bossy and R.L. Chartier wrapped up the win.

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Mills Wins Sun Circuit Open CRI

MillsMatt Mills riding Mia Little Whiz • Photo by Jeff KirkbrideSanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USA Reining, the Sun Circuit FEI Concours de Reining International (CRI3***) offers a valuable and vital qualifying opportunity for U.S. riders to advance to the Official Team Selection Trial. Matt Mills, of Scottsdale, Ariz., took the gold medal aboard Janice Dickson’s Mia Little Whiz (Easy Otie Whiz x HR Kaylas Lil Lena x Little Lenas Legend) with an outstanding score of 149, showing to plus-one maneuver scores throughout the pattern and commanding the attention of the ground jury.

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NRCHA Rule Book Corrections

rulebSome 2014 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) rule books in circulation contain typographical errors. Those inaccuracies have been corrected in the online publication, and the NRCHA is working to correct all printed materials.

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Cactus Reining Classic Adds AQHA Ranch Pleasure Classes

cactusIn response to the growing popularity of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Pleasure classes, the Cactus Reining Classic announced the addition of both the AQHA Amateur Ranch Pleasure and AQHA Youth Ranch Pleasure classes to the 2014 schedule at the upcoming event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 5-9.

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Adan Banuelos Scores Big At Tunica

ABanAdan BanuelosThe Tunica Futurity, held Jan. 27-Feb. 3, is enjoying a new venue this year. The show that began in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Tunica, Miss., in 2005, now calls West Monroe, La., home. To break in the new location in style, Adan Banuelos swept the Open.

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CD Kual Gun & Austin Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

CDKualGun AShepardCD Kual Gun & Austin ShepardA 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as the 35th annual Augusta Futurity ended with a bang.