Reining

  • Flashin Benjamins and Jacob Ballard Triumphant Rider Adds ‘Benjamins’ to NRHA Lifetime Earnings - When Jacob Ballard decided to head out on his own as a trainer in the beginning of 2019, it’s a sure bet he didn’t think he would finish out the year with a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 1 Open Championship.  There was merely one horse in training at the beginning of the […]
  • Super Marioo and Cade McCutcheon Dream Year Ends in Dream NRHA Futurity for Cade McCutcheon - The 53rd running of the National Reining Horse Association Futurity was history making, a young phenom from an acclaimed family of horsemen and horsewomen taking his place among the most prominent parts of the annals of the NRHA. A year ago, Cade McCutcheon sat among the spectators watching the Futurity open division, as he had […]
  • NRHA Success Part of Very Merry December with Mare - 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 […]
  • Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds Doggone! Luca Fappani, Gotta Get Diamonds Survive Bizarre NRHA Run-in - 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 […]
  • Give Me Starbucks and Emily Emerson Give Me Starbucks Delivers Bit of Redemption For Emerson - 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 […]
  • Drinkin Moonshine and Martin Larcombe Drinkin Moonshine and Other Notes on Day 5 of the NRHA Futurity - Tuesday morning, we found ourselves that much closer to knowing the field of finalists for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in Oklahoma City. After the first day of Open semifinals on Monday at the State Fair Park, Drinkin Moonshine and Martin Larcombe hold the top spot of the Level 3 Open with a […]
  • KR Anniegityergun KR Anniegityergun, Notable Broodmare, Passes Away - KR Anniegityergun, a mare who played a pivotal role in the legendary story of the life of Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) with Tim and Colleen McQuay, passed away Nov. 25 at the age of 26. She was owned by Forzani Performance Horses of Gainesville, Texas, at the time of her death. A 1993 mare bred […]
  • Horse Stars Hall of Fame inductee Ms Dreamy Horse Stars Hall of Fame Nominations Open - Nominations are open for the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, an honor that celebrates horses that have made a life-changing impact on people.
  • Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller. Snips Shining Gun, Jessicah Keller Early NRHA Non-Pro Leaders - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity continues through Saturday in Oklahoma City. The CINCH Non-Pro Futurity divisions began on Sunday, which ended with Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller of Texas sitting atop the leaderboard at the State Fair Park’s Norick Arena with a 218, best among Levels 4, 3 and 2. The 3-year-old […]
  • Bill Rhoades and Mega Maggie Mae at the AQHA World Show Mega Maggie Mae a Mega AQHA Boon for Bill Rhoads - Bill Rhoads, a Whitesboro, Texas veterinarian, said that after some clients of his decided against purchasing a yearling filly named Mega Maggie Mae — X-rays he took during a pre-purchase exam showed a blemish — he seized the moment.  “I really liked her, so I took the opportunity to purchase her myself,” he said.  That […]