Heavy Duty Chex pedigree

In the Blood: Heavy Duty Chex —WEG Part 3

Heavy Duty Chex made big news when he and Sarah Locker won back-to-back National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level 4 Non-Pro championships in 2015 and 2016. So, Heavy Duty Chex is no stranger to success in the arena. He has lifetime earnings of $133,555, according to Equi-Stat. But Heavy Duty Chex’s latest achievement must be […]

In The Blood: Custom Made Gun—WEG Part 2

When Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun hit the arena together in 2015, they did it in a big way. They were the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champions and a few weeks later, they were the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro Champions. They have successfully campaigned since then, and […]

In The Blood: ARC Gunnabeabigstar—WEG Part 1

On May 18, the United States Equestrian Federation named the horse-and-rider teams that will represent the U.S. on the reining squad at the 2018 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games. The plan calls for “In The Blood” to look at the pedigrees of the five horses over the next few installments.

In the Blood: Cool N Hot

Kobie Wood, as an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider, has been in the winner’s circle many times and earned a wide variety of championships. On April 22, he entered new territory when he topped the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open for the first time. He did it with a homebred […]

In the Blood: Metallic Train

When you look at the results of the Open finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes, you see that Clayton Edsall, of Oakdale, California, had a great shot at winning the event with four qualifiers. His qualifiers finished 20th (a scratch after the herd work), eighth, seventh and then there was […]

In the Blood: Luckie Moonstone

  When the Florida Reining Classic Derby Level 4 Open concluded, it was Equi-Stat Elite $6 Million Rider Shawn Flarida aboard Luckie Moonshine in the winner’s circle. They scored an impressive 230.5 to take home the Championship, worth $5,337. Luckie Moonshine (Spooks Gotta Gun x My Lucky Moonstone x Topsail Whiz) is a 5-year-old stallion […]

In the Blood: Hickory Holly Time

The crowning of the World’s Greatest Horseman takes place each year at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions. This year’s World’s Greatest Horseman was Kelby Phillips on Hickory Holly Time. They won with a composite score of 890.5 (220 herd/222.5 rein/224.5 steer/223.5 cow) and earned the $40,000 first-place check. Hickory Holly […]