In the Blood: Dual Reyish

  When Dual Reyish won the first round of the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open with a 222.5, he confirmed the pre-futurity buzz that he was going to be a good one. He gave that buzz a boost after finishing second in the second round, making him the composite winner with a […]

In the Blood: Face The Attitude

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show brought together all the top reining horses for the year. A highlight of this coming together was the Lucas Oil Futurity Level 4 Open finals, where Face The Attitude won with a score of 226.5 and earned $166,656. The win […]

In the Blood: BFR Igniting Sparks

When BFR Igniting Sparks came out of the 2017 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show, he had earned a World Championship in Senior Working Cow Horse, a Reserve World Championship in Senior Heading, a fourth in Senior Tie-Down Roping, a ninth in Senior Ranch Riding and a ninth in Aged Performance […]

In the Blood: Chex For Nite

When a horse wins a go-round to qualify for the finals of an event, it gives them momentum. The goal is to have that momentum carry over into the finals. So, when Chex For Nite won the Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open, he made good use of the momentum from his […]

In the Blood: Plain Catty

Plain Catty, a bay roan stallion, is this year’s National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion. He was shown by Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jake Gorrell. They had a 657.5 composite score, with a 214.5 in the herd work, 218 in the rein work and a 225 down the fence, […]

In the Blood: Sweet Sister Cat

Sweet Sister Cat & Ty Moore, pictured at the Brazos Bash • Photo by S. Sylvester PhotographySweet Sister Cat has shown the kind of consistency all cutters look for in the arena. She is the 2017 West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Champion, the Cotton Stakes Futurity Non-Pro Champion, the Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro Co-Champion and the […]

In the Blood: All American Vintage

All American Vintage made his debut in the reining arena with a win in the Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Level 4 Open at the Tulsa Reining Classic on Sept. 2. His guide for the win was Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani. They scored a 224 to win $14,345 for owner Morris Kulmer. The 2014 colt, bred […]

In the Blood: Sanjo Playn Jacks

Craig Thompson, an Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider, and Sanjo Playn Jacks scored a 221.5 to win the West Texas Futurity 3-Year-Old Open. The win was worth $13,500 for owner Barnwell Ramsey, of Huntersville, North Carolina. Barnwell, a cutter with Non-Pro and Amateur earnings of more than $144,000, and Thompson are no strangers to the […]

In the Blood: Spookneedsacocktail

When Spookneedsacocktail and Martin Muehlstaetter won the Reining By The Bay Futurity Level 4 Open at Woodside Park in California, they entered the ranks of contenders for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity later this year. They marked a 219.5 over 18 other finalists. The win was worth $3,673 for owner Tami Schiltz, of […]

In the Blood: QB Cat

The win by QB Cat and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Clint Allen at the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting at the Calgary Stampede moved them up the top 10 in pursuit of the NCHA Open World Championship.