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Equi-Stat Reining Open Rider Award Winner Shawn Flarida

SpooksGottaWhiz SFlaridaSpooks Gotta Whiz and Shawn Flarida – photo by WaltenberryWhen I was in seventh grade, I thought winning $100,000 would be a really neat thing,” Shawn Flarida said when asked about his earliest ambitions.

As an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Reining Rider, it’s clear Flarida’s grade-school wish has come true many times over. And with the $456,671 earned in 2012, he can now add Equi-Stat Open Rider Award winner to his extensive list of achievements.

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Equi-Stat Reining Non-Pro Rider Award Winner Mandy McCutcheon

01 AlwaysGotyerGunsup MMcCutcheon 12WAlways Gotyer Gunsup was Mandy McCutcheon's top earner in 2012. Photo by WaltenberryA successful show year doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and a good partner in the arena. These are just a few things National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) rider Mandy McCutcheon, Aubrey, Texas, made use of in 2012. With earnings of $172,053, she is the recipient of the Equi-Stat Non-Pro Rider Award.

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A Night To Remember

AQHAHallOfFameAQHA Hall Of Fame – photo courtesy of AQHAOn the evening of March 10, 2013, five men and five horses were inducted into American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) Hall of Fame. This writer was one of the fortunate five who received admission through those hallowed arches, and I must admit, it was a night I will remember for the rest of my life!

Cutters Reach For The Stars Indoors

partybandChilly temperatures and strong wind moved Thursday, April 18’s, Reach For The Stars of Cutting party, planned for the open rooftop at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas, to a hybrid indoor/outdoor celebration.

Sponsored jointly by The Residences at Montgomery Plaza and Park Place Motors, the party featured live music and free appetizers. It also acted as an informal introduction for some people to the charitable NCHA Foundation.

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2013 NRBC Non Pro Finalists Announced

Surprizentheprincess KSmithNRBC Non-Pro leaders Surprizentheprincess and Kelle Smith, shown winning the Gordyville Breeders Derby Non-Pro. Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Breeders Classic Non-Pro preliminaries concluded Tuesday, April 16, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Coming in as the third-to-last draw, Kelle Smith and Surprizentheprincess took the lead of the round with a 222.5, besting the other 174 entries.

TOP SIRES (2015)

SIRES All Ages/All DivisionsSire/# 2014 Money-Earners/Avg. $/Total 2014 $/Top Performers, $ 1. HIGH BROW CAT     535    $9,281    $4,965,188Classy CD Cat, $200,000; Sueper Kitty, $97,491; Cats Little Boomer, $91,933; Cat Rey Lou, $84,706; Cattalou, $73,431 2. DUAL REY     345    $7,459    $2,573,341RW Rockin, $131,125; Cr Sun Reys, $100,030; Lil Rattler, $82,112; Reyz The Bar, $67,482; […]

TOP HORSES, ALL AGES, ALL DIVISIONS (2015)

TOP HORSES All Ages/All DivisionsHorse/Earnings/YOB/Sex/Pedigree/Rider(s), $/Owner/Breeder 1. JUNIE WOOD, $221,796(10M) (Nitas Wood x Tuffs Junie) John Mitchell, $218,837; Glade Knight, $2,959; Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX; Craig & Janet Crumpler, Wichita Falls, TX 2. CLASSY CD CAT, $200,000(11M) (High Brow Cat x Classical CD) Phil Hanson, $200,000; Bobby & Dottie Hill, Glen Rose, TX; Bobby […]