Martinotti Makes First Congress Trip Count with MMB Spook Gotta Girl-It was the first trip to the All American Quarter Horse Congress for reining Futurity Level 2 Open Champion Francesco Martinotti, and it won’t be his last. Martinotti rode MMB Spook Gotta Girl (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Coronas Major x Major Vaquero), a mare bred by Luiz Fernando Simas, of Brazil, and owned by Giovanni […]
First Generation Victory for Renda Gunna Shine and Diano at Congress-The third time was the charm for Gabriel Diano, of Purcell, Oklahoma, who won his first Congress championship title this year after having competed three times – in 2014, 2017 and 2018 – at the prestigious Ohio show. Diano rode Renda Gunna Shine (by Gunnatrashya), a stallion owned by Maria Buey Arietti from the South […]
Reiners Slide to Congress Stakes Titles-Jose Vazquez, of Markham, Illinois, had more reasons than one to celebrate after winning the All American Quarter Horse Congress Stakes Level 4 Non-Pro Championship and $8,433 on SLJ Corazon Valiente (Smart Like Juice x Wind Her Up Shiner x Shining Spark), a stallion bred and owned by Vazquez’s Smart Like Juice Inc. The Congress […]
Americas Supermodel Displays Winning Run at Congress-Although this year marked the first time Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Casey Deary had shown in the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, a lot of fond memories must have entered his mind as he rode Americas Supermodel into the Reining Futurity Level 4 Open winner’s circle. Six years ago, the trainer rode […]
Custom Made Gun Headed to Europe After Topping Legacy Reining Sales-As the sun began to set in Aubrey, Texas, the evening of Sept. 28, royally bred reining horses were still walking through the Legacy Reining Sales ring. It was a poetic setting for the McQuay Stables Dispersal session, held immediately before the Legacy Consignment Sale. The anticipation was high leading up to Hip No. 38 […]
McQuay Stables Dispersal Sale-Scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 28, the McQuay Stables Dispersal Sale will be held in conjunction with the Legacy Reining Sales at Cardinal Hill Training Center in Aubrey, Texas. The liquidation will include weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, broodmares in foal and stallions, including 2014 World Equestrian Games Team USA gold medalist and $150,368-earner Yellow Jersey […]
Paints Slide to APHA World Show Reining Titles-The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Show brought colorful reiners to the Will Rogers Coliseum Sept. 21. In the Junior Reining, 10 teams spun, slid and circled for the 2018 title. From draw five, Mirjam Stillo and My Berry Best Gun rode to a 220.5, a score which held to win the class. “We […]
Program To Highlight Volunteers’ Contributions to Reining-National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) affiliates across the globe will be asked to identify volunteers who have made an impact to the sport. A number of those volunteers, and a guest, will be honored at the 2018 NRHA Futurity through a new program during Slider’s Night Out.