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Traci Shehady & A Groovy Kindof Love winning the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

A Groovy Kindof Love Takes Home 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Championship

Homebred A Groovy Kindof Love made owner and rider Traci Shehady proud when he won the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Championship at The Non Pro Plus The Open. The pair scored a 219 together, besting second place Emmy Be Tuff and rider Margot Hazell by 4 points.  “He was just really spot on and had it […]
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Two Sparking Train Offspring Win Big at NRCHA Derby

A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 15, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. The Derby is one of the most prestigious events for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses. Shown two-handed in a […]
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Back Street Cat & Cox Find Victory

This was only the third show Back Street Cat and Christina Cox competed in together, but it didn’t seem to deter them from cutting to the top of the leaderboard in the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at The Non Pro Plus the Open with a 222.
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First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby; Finalists Determined

Finalists have been determined at the 2019 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. After three events, Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey) and Santa Maria, California, professional Justin Wright led the Derby Open preliminary composite with 664.5 (222.5 herd/ 220 rein/ 222 cow). The bubbles for […]
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Im Countin On Annie Cruises to Win at The Non Pro Plus The Open

Being the first to go in a class can be intimidating to even seasoned riders, but Im Countin On Annie and Matt Miller did not let it get in their way as they cut to a score of 222 in the 4-Year-Old Open at The Non Pro Plus The Open, taking home a $10,000 paycheck.  […]
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Nearing $6 Million, Boyd Rice Leads NRCHA Derby Two-Rein Spectacular

The second day of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, is complete. Several horse show spectaculars exhibitors walked through the herd, completing their first of three events on Monday, June 10 at the Paso Robles Event Center. NRCHA Derby Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited riders […]
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In the Stats: PCCHA Derby

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby, Classic and Challenge will take place June 7-16 at the South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas.

Slooow Ride Tops Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Run-off

After 15 days of lead up, the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open finals took place, and the exhibitors made the class worth the wait. Held May 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the event showcased 24 4-year-olds, many of which boasted extensive show records already. From draw seven, Slooow Ride and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Lloyd Cox entered the […]
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Two Open Riders Top IRHA Derby Qualifier

IRHA Derby Open The 2019 edition of the €67.000-added Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby opened the arena on May 20 to Open and Non-Pro go-round competition. The Open division counted 104 entries across the four levels and, once the first section of the 2019 IRHA Level 4 Open Derby qualifier was over, Ann Fonck and […]
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El Rancho Spring Classic Promotes West Coast Cutting

The El Rancho Spring Classic, presented by Carol Ward, owner of Carol Ward Cutting Horses and the Murieta Equestrian Center, took place at Murieta Equestrian Center April 25-28 in Rancho Murieta, California. The El Rancho Cutting Horse Association, an NCHA Affiliate, prides itself on promoting one of the last outdoor cuttings on the West Coast. […]