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Paying It Forward At The High Roller Reining Classic

NotRufAtAll JVanFuturity Level 4 Open Champions Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham - Photo by Waltenberry“There is light at the end of a tunnel and someone at the other side of the door if you knock. There is family around us in times of need, a love one cannot describe, a love that takes over, a smile when most needed: A family, the Reiner family.

There is a special Mom that is working through the early hours of the morning and late into the night to make sure another Mom is taken care of. Thank you Barbi Boyle on behalf of all of us for putting together an amazing fundraiser for a most wonderful friend, wife, daughter and Mom, our own Becky Hanson. A special thank you to family, friends and Brumley Management Group for supporting this special auction”. The words of WCRHA President Ollie Galligan summing up the entire HRRC 2013 experience.

The best of the best came to Las Vegas and leave nothing on the table when competing, but the minute they were out of the show pen, it was all about the Reining Community coming together to look after one of it’s own.

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Texas Cutting Horse Youth Wins Outstanding Area Director

austriaarnold-thebosscat2013 NYCHA Outstanding Area Director Austria Arnold and The Boss CatYouth cutting horse enthusiast Austria Arnold, of Terrell, Texas, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Area Director for the second year with the National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA). Arnold currently serves as an Area 24 Director, which includes youth members residing in Dallas and East Texas, for the Fort Worth-based NYCHA, as well as first vice president of the equestrian youth organization.

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“A Slide To Remember” Coming To NRHA Futurity

aslidetorememberSince 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” includes celebrity guests, representatives of the NRHA Hall of Fame, crossover riders from other equestrian disciplines, Freestyle reiners, as well as Oklahoma City area firefighters and police officers.

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Nathan Piper Was In Like Flinn at the Heritage Futurity

nathanpiper300Nathan PiperNathan Piper was In Like Flinn when he won the first-ever Heritage Futurity Open Championship, besting an 80-horse field with a score of 150.5 on In Like Flinn, owned by John and Nancy Tague. The win was good for $7,750 and a custom trophy saddle from Kyle Tack after intense competition at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, Oct. 3-6.

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Joint Junctions and Functions

guelphjointVisit Equine Guelph's Journey Through Joints for interactive tours through a horse's joints.Get connected at the joint junction with Equine Guelph's interactive online "Journey through the Joints" tool. Put the "fun" in function when it comes to learning what is normal and what is not - in equine joints! Sponsored by Zoetis, the visually striking healthcare tool helps horse owners achieve well-rounded knowledge regarding causes of joint disease and stages of arthritis.

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Nick Dowers & Time For The Diamond Win NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship

timeforthediamond nickdowersNick Dowers and Time For The DiamondIn his first trip to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals, Nick Dowers, Dyer, Nev., claimed the $100,000 Championship aboard Time For The Diamond (One Time Pepto x Diamonds With Style x Playin Stylish), a horse he owns under the name of his family's Triple D Ranches, LLC.

Dowers, 31, piloted the sorrel stallion to a total 661 score (218.5 herd/218.5 rein/224 cow), earning a deafening ovation every time he entered the arena.

October Blizzard Taking A Toll On South Dakota Livestock

In the vast expanse of the foothills and prairies north, east, and west  of the Black Hills, a huge economic impact is beginning to emerge. Lost livestock, drifting with 60 mile per hour wind gusts and blinding snow, were driven with the storm, trailing over buried fence lines.  Those that made it through the blizzard, […]
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Heritage Futurity Action Continues

karykeyKary KeyOn Friday, Oct. 4, the action at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center continued with nearly 200 horses going through the gates to show in the Tellepsen and Coliseum Arena. The Novice Horse Non-Pro was the first class of the day at the Heritage Futurity Show on Friday and top honors in the Level 1 went to Kary Key on Lean N Hollywood for a score of 71.5. Carolyn Edson became the Reserve Champion of that division for her score of 70 on Vintage Nic Nac.

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First Championships at the Inaugural Heritage Futurity

heritagelogoOn Thursday, Oct. 3, the first day of competition at the Heritage Futurity Show, the action was taking place in both the Coliseum and the Tellepsen Arena at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center.

The first day’s championships went to an exemplary group of competitors!