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 […]

In the Blood: Smart Lookin Nurse

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Cow Horse Classic Derby Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro at the Celebration of Champions was won by Bart Holowath and his gelding Smart Lookin Nurse. They marked a 148 in the herd work, a 146 in the rein work and a 148 down the fence for a composite of […]

In the Blood: Wanna Dual

Everybody knows a win is always good, but some wins are more significant than others and serve as a milestone in one’s career. Just ask Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Chubby Turner. Turner has won a lot of cuttings over the years but never the Augusta Futurity. After 38 years, that drought came to an […]

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 […]