The $5,000 Novice World Finals is Mike Wood’s world. The rest of us are just living in it. For the sixth year in a row, Wood took home the $5,000 Novice National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals Show Championship. This time, he did it with Christine King’s gelding, This Isa Third. They clinched the […]
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) tried a new schedule at the Futurity Sales to give the Marketplace session a boost, and it paid off. Xtra Half N Half did his part to lift the numbers.
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Suffice to say, December of 2019 won’t soon be forgotten by a bright young lady from Franklin, Tennessee, the town just south of Nashville on the Harpeth River. Next week, Blair McFarlin will graduate from Auburn University in Alabama with a bachelor’s in animal science. On Saturday, she had her biggest moment in the National […]
As the NRHA Futurity Non-Pro finals wrapped up in Oklahoma State Fair Park’s Jim Norick Arena, the sale arena heated up with quality 2-year-old prospects and well-bred broodmares. None came close to matching highest seller Custom Vintage Berry.
It was a fair question considering the Twilight Zone moment they had just encountered. Was this Friday the sixth of December or Friday the 13th? Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds, who just missed a sweep of levels before settling as Level 2 Non-Pro winners, wanted to know. On the first of what turned out to be […]
With determination and some friendly tough love from a former National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity finals rival, Jesse Asmussen clinched the National Reining Horse Association CINCH Level 4 and 3 Non-Pro Championship on Saturday at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma. Asmussen and Ruf Style Of Play, and Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds […]
Aden Bernhagen had the biggest cheering section during Thursday’s action in the 7 Ranch NCHA World Finals
If you watch cutting events you’ve seen riders clutch their reins in one hand as they’re separating the cow they want to cut. Do you wonder what they’re doing with their hand? If you ride a cutter you may already be using this technique to shorten your reins in the herd. Follow along in the […]
Mike Wood’s goal for TRs Best Player at the beginning of the year was simply to make the 7 Ranch NCHA World Finals. They did that, but also took home a slew of prizes and a championship.
Ten riders led reining enthusiasts into the National Reining Horse Association Futurity’s climactic final two days with an entertaining and, in some cases, enchanting evening of the Invitational Freestyle event on Thursday. For Emily Emerson, in a raincoat the picture of a rider astride her steed in a driving rain storm, the show represented a […]