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Cade Shepard and Chexy Louella win 2019 Eastern Nationals Non-Pro Finals • Photo by Seth Petit and Video West Productions

Cade Shepard and Chexy Louella Take Eastern Nationals Non-Pro Title

The first go-round of the Eastern Nationals Non-Pro started at 8 a.m., with three sections of competitors dueling it out to return to the arena for the finals held later in the day in Jackson, Mississippi. When the dust settled, a single set of 17 competitors were slated to compete for a chance at the title. […]
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Cheyenne Johnson Wins Second Eastern Nationals $50,000 Amateur Title

In Jackson, Mississippi, Cheyenne Johnson, the 2018 Eastern Nationals $50,000 Amateur Champion, saddled up for a chance to defend her title in 2019. Her trainer, Todd Gann, told her she would be riding into a numb set of cows. His advice to be smart and smooth on her cuts was ringing in her ears as […]
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Gunnaout Shine Ya Posts Brilliant Win at Oklahoma Ride & Slide

Brian Bell had a lot to celebrate as he sipped his martini in celebration of his win at the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide. His choice of drink was deliberate as he toasted the win to the horse they called “Martini,” a gelding named Gunnaout Shine Ya. Owned by Rolling Hills Ranch, of […]
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The Value of Experience

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho penned those words in his 1998 novel “Veronika Decides to Die,” a bit of psychological fiction that examines the all-too-real concepts of madness, self-destruction and redemption. Remember your youth, when no matter how much your parents pleaded […]
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Tom Herold Gains Two Titles at The Cattlemen’s

It wasn’t enough for Tom Herold to win one title at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic on March 10. After riding Simon Sez to the 4-Year-Old Amateur title, he came back in the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur with “Simon” to also take that Championship home to West Point, Iowa. Describing himself as “very surprised” to win […]
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The Cattlemen’s 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Ends in Tie

The Cattlemen’s Derby and Classic 4-Year-Old Non-Pro ended in a tie after two exhibitors marked matching scores of 217. The first was Dustin Adams, who rode Hottish For You from the third draw. Catching them at the end of the class were Kade Smith and Playboy Bunny. Hottish For You is a homebred mare by […]