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Gunna Cash Ya & Joe Schmidt, pictured at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity in October • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

2018 NRHA Futurity in Full Swing

The Jim Norick arena saw open and non-pro competitors go through the ring Monday, Nov. 26 at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. The day started off with the second go-round, section one of the Futurity Open, which saw 50 horse-and-rider combinations. The CINCH Futurity Non-Pro wrapped up the day with section two […]
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$40,000-added Any-Age Cutting Headlines 2019 Augusta Futurity

The Augusta Futurity is known for its Southern hospitality, but organizers are kicking it up a notch for the show’s 40th anniversary in 2019. The $219,000-added show, slated for Jan. 12-19 in Augusta, Georgia, will feature The 40 – a new $40,000-added any-age cutting.
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Committee to Select RTTH 2019 Wild Card Competitors

There’s a new Wild Card Competition coming to Road to the Horse (RTTH) 2019 that will showcase three gifted horsemen. Each one will start an untouched 6666 Ranch colt, and the winner is guaranteed a spot in Road to the Horse 2020 where they will compete for a $125,000 purse. Road to the Horse has […]

UPDATE: FEI Terminates Cooperation Agreement With NRHA & AQHA

Reining classes for older horses and medication regulations were among the sticking points that led the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to end a cooperation agreement with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), officials said.
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NCHA To Launch Free Membership Initiative

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) plans to offer free introductory memberships to riders who have been competing in unapproved classes at weekend shows and Challenger events, according to an email from the association.
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Thecrowdlovesme Notches Second AQHA World Title

The judges may be fond of sorrel stallion Thecrowdlovesme (Smart Chic Olena x Shine Smartly x Shining Spark) with his big blaze and fancy style, but without a solid pilot, he wouldn’t have a second 2018 World Championship added to his résumé. Owner and rider Lindsay Wadhams, of Pueblo, Colorado, notched another win when she […]
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DRAW: NRHA Futurity Entries Jump In 2018

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity show is the largest reining horse show in the world, and it’s going to be even bigger in 2018. Officials say there’s been an increase in entries for the prestigious show in Oklahoma City.