In The Blood: ARC Gunnabeabigstar

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 […]

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 […]