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Townsend and TRR Lucky Playpen circle up in the youth finals. • Photo by Lillian Kent.

TRR Lucky Playgun and Townsend Win World’s Greatest Youth Horseman

Handier than a pocket on a shirt and quick down the fence, Trail Townsend and TRR Lucky Playgun are the 2020 Mars Equestrian World’s Greatest Youth Horseman. The accomplished youth and gray gelding sealed the deal with a 727 composite, Edging out reserve by seven points.  The title came with a $2,262 payout and a […]
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Metallic Cat Rose Tops World’s Greatest Horseman

Smashing expectations and outpacing the Reserve Champion by seven points, Metallic Cat Rose (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x Little Trona) and John Swales left no question unanswered on Saturday night during DT Horses and Hastags World’s Greatest Horseman Finals.  After Swales won The World’s Greatest Horseman in 2017 on Heza Diamond Spark (Diamond J Star […]
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NRCHA Youth Bridle Gets Competitive and Friendly

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Bridle finals were stacked with talented young riders. Familiar last names such as McLaughlin, Lisac and Swales graced the draw sheet. But it was Emily Kent of Jacksboro, Texas, who grabbed the title by two points, earning a 438 and edging out Cutter McLaughlin with his two […]
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Alex Rose Finally Prevails in NRCHA Youth Limited

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Limited World Championship came down to a nail-biting conclusion Friday in the John Justin Arena. As the competitors dwindled during the awards, it was announced that the final two remaining had tied with a 430.5 — and the champion would be determined on the cow score.  When […]
Shiney Outlaw and Jay McLaughlin at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

Shiney Outlaw Just What the NRCHA Witch Doctor Ordered

The No. 13 has gotten a bad rap over the centuries, thanks largely — the wanna-be numerologists believe, anyway — to Judas Iscariot being the 13th to have a sit at Christ’s Last Supper all those years ago. Ever since then, skyscrapers and hotels haven’t had a 13th floor, or something like that. Just stay […]
Sparking Metallic and Hope Miller at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Sparking Metallic, Rider Conquer Non-Pro Hackamore

Friday’s Non-Pro Hackamore finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions at the John Justin Arena came with a moral of the story. It’s amazing what happens when you just show up. Hope Miller weighed the pros and cons of making the more than 1,990-mile trip over 30 hours from Brush […]
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Once In Love Twice a Winner, this time at The Bonanza

On the final day of The Bonanza in Belton, Texas, Once In Love and Traci Shehady made a statement in the cutting pen as the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur winners. The mare, whom Shehady found great success as the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Unlimited Amateur champion in December, seems ready to prove she’s not […]
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World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists Determined

The DT Horses and Hashtags 2020 World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists have been determined and the Finals will be taking place Saturday, February 22 in the John Justin Arena. Below are the 11 finalists and their preliminary scores. Kelby Phillips LTE $892,694Duals Lucky Charm 13G (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Ms Pepcid Olena x Pepcid)Preliminary Composite: […]