ARC Gunnabeabigstar tops the list of 2019 freshman reining sires
ARC Gunnabeabigstar & Jordan Larson • Photo by Waltenberry

2019 Freshman Reining Sires

The first year a stallion’s offspring compete can trigger many emotions. A mix of excitement, anxiety and hopefulness flood the senses for those who spend years waiting. For the 31 freshman sires in the Western performance horse industry this year, the successes and failures of their own show careers are no longer the gauge. It’s […]
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Big Chex To Cash Rolls Past $1 Million Sire Status

 Big Chex To Cash has unofficially joined the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Million Dollar Sire list. NRHA congratulates the 2002 stallion and his owners, Silver Spurs Equine, LLC. Big Chex To Cash is by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Snip O Gun, who will be inducted into the […]
Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

Schumacher, Alittlewhitetrash Find That Sweet Spot In Vegas

Rest assured that whatever else Gina Maria Schumacher packed for the 5,600 mile trip to Las Vegas, she didn’t forget the cookies. “Rudy gets his cookies and cuddles that he always does even when he doesn’t win,” said Schumacher. Make no mistake that Rudy, who performs in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) under the […]
Ann Fonck and Gunners Specialolena at the Americana 2019.

Americana 2019 Wrapup: Belgian Tops NRHA Field

Ann Fonck, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Rider from Belgium, had a good weekend.  Fonck and Gunners Specialolena (Gunners Special Nite x Dolly Jac Olena x Spat Olena), a 5-year-old mare bred by Luigi Parise and owned by Diego Dalla Gassa, captured the $44,000-added NRHA Bronze Trophy Open at the Americana 2019 […]
Meteles Cat a 2019 freshman cutting sire

2019 Freshman Cutting Sires

The first year a stallion’s offspring compete can trigger many emotions. A mix of excitement, anxiety and hopefulness flood the senses for those who spend years waiting. For the 31 freshman sires in the Western performance horse industry this year, the successes and failures of their own show careers are no longer the gauge. It’s […]
Luca Fappani and Itsinthegenes at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

Itsallinthegenes Earning Silver Spurs Under Team Fappani

You will hear from time to time of those unique athletes who have that abstract, yet highly invaluable, intangible characteristic of it.  It is difficult to describe, but essentially it is that inherent trait, look and manner that instills confidence and energizes all around him — or her — and which enables performers to peak at just that […]
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Horses From VSV-Positive Counties Barred from Ohio

Horses from counties with positive cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) — including several with a large number of Western performance horses — will not be allowed to compete at next month's All American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio, officials say.