When Wayne and Michelle Hanson heard the then-21-year-old Mister Dual Pep was for sale, they absolutely had to buy him. They were glad they did.
Three winners of the NRHA Futurity are training for a possible start in the Million Dollar Competition at The Run For A Million.
Results from the 2021 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), which was held April 18-25 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.
With three of reining’s recent Futurity champions – including a Triple Crown winner – in the lineup, the 2021 National Reining Breeders Classic looked to be one for the record books.
For Jason Vanlandingham, keeping 3-year-olds primed and ready for futurity season means stair-stepping them up and down to ensure the horse peaks at show time.
A Vintage Smoke is reining's newest Triple Crown winner.
Two horses are tied at the top of the NRHA Derby Open preliminaries after day one. One of those horses is a past NRHA Futurity champion.
When the curtain fell on the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open finals held April 20, two outstanding horse and rider team stood as co-champions. It started with draw 25 — Jason Vanlandingham and 4-year-old reigning National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open Champion A Vintage Smoke. The talented duo marked a 227.5, […]
When Diane Mesmer, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, bought a weanling colt named A Vintage Smoke in 2015, her goal was to win the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. He didn’t disappoint her. A Vintage Smoke and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jason Vanlandingham became the 2018 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champions with a […]
The 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals featured a field 70 horses deep across the four levels and Prime Time division. At the end of the night after the last score had been announced, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham, riding A Vintage Smoke for owner Diane Mesmer, secured the title of […]