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Jason Vanlandingham has built a successful program that focuses on building horses up to their peak and easing off during downtime. • Photo by Kate Bradley Byars

LEARNING CURVE: Peak at Prime Time With Jason Valandingham

For Jason Vanlandingham, keeping 3-year-olds primed and ready for futurity season means stair-stepping them up and down to ensure the horse peaks at show time.

2019 Lifetime Reining Statistics

The thrill of sliding stops and the rush of quick turnarounds are just two of the reasons reiners stay hooked. Each rider strives for the unmistakable finesse of a high-scoring run in the show pen, while breeders and owners work hard to build a foundation to help those in the arena succeed. Many of the horses, […]

2019 Annual Reining Statistics

This 31st annual Quarter Horse News Equi-Stat Annual Reining Statistical Review contains information compiled, researched and tabulated by Equi-Stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group. Money attributed to a horse is the amount of money that particular horse won in 2018 and is in no way related to who actually received the money. In the sire, dam and […]
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A Ringing Success: Spence & Kristin Bell

Spence and Kristin Bell’s small breeding operation at Rafter Bell Ranch relied upon a handful of broodmares to elevate them into the top 10 on the Reining Up-and-Coming Breeder Statistics.
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2019 Top 5 Reining Sires

What does it take for a stallion to build a name for himself? With the quantity of top-level sires available in the Western performance horse industry today, it’s not an easy feat. Still, the cream always seems to rise and quality genetics endure. The Equi-Stat Five-Year Stallion Statistics were created to give credit where it is due […]

2019 Reining Owner Statistics

The Equi-Stat Owner Statistics were first published by Quarter Horse News in 2012. This statistical section was established to recognize cutting, reining and reined cow horse owners for their horses’ accomplishments in the show pen. The owners range from veterans — who have been in the industry for decades — to new- comers, all of whom are […]

2019 Reining Breeder Statistics

Earnings for this statistical section were compiled by Equi-Stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group. All of the main cutting, reining and reined cow horse breed- er charts include major limited-age money through Dec. 31, 2018, as well as earnings from weekend, ancillary or horse show events that were recorded in the database through Aug. 31, 2018. […]

Reiners Shine at APHA World Championship Show

Citizens of Fort Worth, Texas, were seeing spots at the Will Rogers Memorial Center as the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show kicked off Sept. 20. Horses from many different disciplines were scheduled to compete through Oct. 1. On Sept. 25-27, the reiners stepped into the spotlight. Kirstin Kutchuk rode David Warner-bred Babys […]

High Roller Reining Classic Derby Non-Pro Ends in Tie

With older, well-seasoned horses, the derby classes bring a lot of excitement to the High Roller Reining Classic. The Derby and Stakes Non-Pro took place Sept. 14 at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, and with 111 draws, there were quite a few competitive teams in attendance. In the Derby Level 4 Open, two […]

High Roller Reining Classic Crowns Futurity Champions

The High Roller Reining Classic, held at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, kicked off on Sept. 8. Over the weekend, ancillary classes were held along with Arabian and Half-Arabian futurities. The non-pro and open futurities took place Sept. 12-13. On Sept. 12, the non-pros and their futurity horses strutted their […]