Zane Davis & Rubys Radar Seal Open Victory

RubysRadarZDRubys Radar and Zane Davis • Photo by Stephanie DuquetteIn 1988, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) professional Zane Davis won a National High School Rodeo Championship at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Twenty-five years later, he returned to the same venue to win the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Championship aboard Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger), owned by Billie Filippini.


Rubys Radar & Zane Davis Lead NRCHA Hackamore Classic Rein Work

RubysRadarRubys Radar and Zane Davis • Photo by Primo MoralesThe first phase of National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic competition, the rein work, wrapped up under sunny skies at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday, April 30. Leading the field of Open contenders is Rubys Radar, shown by Zane Davis, of Blackfoot, Idaho, and owned by Billie Filippini. The 2010 stallion scored a 146.5.


When I was growing up, there were winners and losers, and not everybody made the team. Nowadays, the everybody-gets-a-trophy mentality has taken over. Kids make the team whether they are good enough or not. The winners get trophies. The losers get trophies. And it’s all in the name of self-esteem.

I don’t know about you, but my self-esteem survived the good ol’ days just fine. If I didn’t make the team, I either worked harder or found a different sport. My sport of choice was softball and, admittedly, I wasn’t very good. I was stuck in the outfield, a place that didn’t see much action in slow-pitch girls’ softball.

2014 NRCHA Stakes

Las Vegas, NV - March 31-April 5, 2014
285 Entries - $110,000 Added - $320,910.62 Total Purse