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My Lizzy Babe and Tim Smith’s 232 Dominates PCCHA Classic/Challenge Open

MyLizzyBabe TSmithMy Lizzy Babe and Tim Smith, as Derby Open Champions at the 2011 PCCHA Futurity - Photo by Midge AmesMy Lizzy Babe ended her limited-age cutting career even better than she started it – carrying career-long trainer Tim Smith of Temecula, Calif., to another big win during Sunday’s Classic/Challenge Open finals at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Borjon Auto Center Futurity in Paso Robles, Calif.
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Revolution Is Dun Carries Martin Larcombe To Win The SWRHA Futurity Open Championship

Revolution Is Dun MLarcombeRevolution Is Dun and Martin LarcombeThe biggest event at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity and Show, held Oct. 17-27, was the John Deere Open Futurity. It became evident early on that it would take a big score to win it, but in the end, it was Revolution Is Dun and Martin Larcombe who came out on top to win the Futurity Levels 4, 3 and 2 Open on Oct. 26.
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Elseware & Lee Francois Top Southern Cutting Futurity Open

Lee and Holly FrancoisLee and Holly FrancoisThe Southern Cutting Futurity descended on Jackson, Miss., Oct. 21-27, bringing some of the sport's greatest limited-age horses out to compete. As the dust settled on the Futurity Open finals Thursday, Oct. 24, Elseware and trainer Lee Francois were sitting at the top of the scoreboard.

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Cataduala, Gerry Hansma Top Calgary Stampede Futurity Open

catadualaCataduala and Gerry Hansma • Photo by James Hudyma PhotographyA 3-year-old stallion named Cataduala and Canadian trainer Gerry Hansma claimed the Wrangler Cutting Futurity Open title and $16,928 on Oct. 19, near the end of the Oct. 16-20 Calgary Stampede limited-age event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Show By Appointment’s Championship Finals End On A High Note

SmartShooter MorganHolmesMorgan Holmes and Smart Shooter • Photo by Mary Adelaide BrakenridgeShow By Appointment’s (SBA) inaugural Championship Finals concluded on Sunday at the Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, Fla. Youth, Level One and Level Two Boxing, and Two Rein riders came out for their second go, and champions received generous cash awards and prizes sponsored by Skyline Vaquero, Don Rich Saddlery and J.W. Brooks Custom Hats. Jay Holmes, who owns and operates Triple J Ranch with his wife, Rhonda, was happy to host the Finals.
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Cutting at the Congress

lanewoodLane Wood and Pepto BoomWith $25,000 added in both the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro, there was incentive for trainers to travel from far-flung states to the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. Texas competitors took the top spots in both the Open and Non-Pro divisions.

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Tammy Jo Hays Wins NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro Championship Aboard SDP Got Fancy Genes

TJHays13Tammy Jo Hays & SDP Got Fancy Genes (Photo by Primo Morales)Tammy Jo Hays has won the Non-Pro Championship at every National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Premier Event except one: the Snaffle Bit Futurity. That all changed Friday, Oct. 4, when Hays claimed the Futurity Non-Pro title on SDP Got Fancy Genes (RC Fancy Step x SDP I Got Good Genes x Dual Rey), a mare she owns with her father, Walter Greeman.
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Paying It Forward At The High Roller Reining Classic

NotRufAtAll JVanFuturity Level 4 Open Champions Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham - Photo by Waltenberry“There is light at the end of a tunnel and someone at the other side of the door if you knock. There is family around us in times of need, a love one cannot describe, a love that takes over, a smile when most needed: A family, the Reiner family.

There is a special Mom that is working through the early hours of the morning and late into the night to make sure another Mom is taken care of. Thank you Barbi Boyle on behalf of all of us for putting together an amazing fundraiser for a most wonderful friend, wife, daughter and Mom, our own Becky Hanson. A special thank you to family, friends and Brumley Management Group for supporting this special auction”. The words of WCRHA President Ollie Galligan summing up the entire HRRC 2013 experience.

The best of the best came to Las Vegas and leave nothing on the table when competing, but the minute they were out of the show pen, it was all about the Reining Community coming together to look after one of it’s own.

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“A Slide To Remember” Coming To NRHA Futurity

aslidetorememberSince 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” includes celebrity guests, representatives of the NRHA Hall of Fame, crossover riders from other equestrian disciplines, Freestyle reiners, as well as Oklahoma City area firefighters and police officers.