The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals closed out the 2013 show at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Dec. 7. More than 60 riders were mounted on world-class reining horses, all aiming for the increased $165,000 Level 4 Open Championship purse. Not Ruf At All and NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham, of Whiteboro, Texas, marked the score to beat from draw two in the second section of the finals. Their 225.5 held through nearly 30 more runs to claim the title.
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Competition at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., held Dec. 6, featured the $260,000-added Cinch NRHA Futurity Non-Pro finals. The event welcomed back 53 non-pros to compete in a clean-slate format for nearly $600,000 in cash. From the fifth draw in the second section, Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, set the bar for the remaining finalists.
Cat Sheree and Wayne Robinson claimed the top spot with a blazing 223 effort to earn $22,267 as the John Deere Open finals at the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity heated up during its last run Wednesday in Fort Worth.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship is edging closer to its final weekend. The show runs through Dec. 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, and her Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whiz x A Bueno Poco Dunit) jumped to the top of the Level 4 Non-Pro standings with a go-round score of 219.
Some of the world’s best riders battled it out in the final section of the nearly $500,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open go-rounds during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show. The event runs through Dec. 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., with the NRHA Futurity Open finals featured on the closing day.
National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open ended Sunday, Dec. 1, at the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show, which continues through Dec. 7 in Oklahoma City. The high score of 222.5, marked Saturday by REF Magico (Big Chex To Cash x Skeets Genuine Miss x Skeets Peppy) and NRHA Professional Jordan Larson, held through more than 100 runs from Sunday’s section.The first go-round of the nearly $500,000-added
The holidays are upon us. And as much as I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and the big futurities that define this time of year, there is one thing I could definitely do without, and that is the pace.
Our world already moves at a speed that is frighteningly fast. People are hurried and harried as they hustle and bustle to work and meetings and functions and lessons and games and whatever else fills the day. Recently, I was reading about the increase in the number of people who have been killed driving around cross arms and trying to beat a train across the tracks. Are we really too busy that we don’t have time to stop for a train? If so, I guess stopping to smell the roses is really out of the question.