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.

In the Blood: Little Lenas Cat

Smart Little Lena shows up in multiple generations of so many pedigrees today, which indicates his significance as an important ingredient in Western performance horse bloodlines. But Little Lenas Cat’s win brought back memories of Smart Little Lena when he was in his prime and how that made him the important sire and grandsire he is today.

In the Blood: Lil Bay Hawk

Lil Bay Hawk and Justin Wright made a big statement with a 227 in the fence work to pull out a win in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby Open. They scored a 225 in the herd work and a 220.5 in the rein work for impressive composite score of 672.5. They won $29,588, which takes Lil Bay Hawk’s Equi-Stat record to more than $86,000 for owner Stephen Silva.

In the Blood: Cinca Im Hot

Cinca Im Hot marked her emergence into the derby division with a win in the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She entered the arena the first time in the 2016 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open, placing 16th in the finals. Shortly after that, she encountered a foot […]

In The Blood: Bea Pure Cat

Bea Pure Cat came away from the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Scottsdale National Championships with a double win. He carried trainer Morgan Cromer to the Open Co-Championship and owner Jill Roth to the Non-Pro Championship. The dual wins brought Bea Pure Cat’s earnings to $121,572.

Chic Dreamin

When Andre Fappani entered the Greater Southwest Equestrian Center on April 24 for the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level 4 Open finals, he was loaded with horsepower thanks to three finalists.