Smooth As Tamulena and Wendi Lund at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.
Smooth As Tamulena and Wendi Lund won one for all their years together. Photo by Primo Morales

Smooth As Tamulena’s Non-Pro Bridle Title Tribute to Tenacity and Friendship

It may have taken Wendi Lund and Smooth As Tamulena awhile, but they finally captured that elusive World title in Fort Worth.   Wendi Lund had mixed feelings as she rode Smooth As Tamulena into the show pen at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions.  As they began their Non-Pro Bridle finals […]
Shiney Outlaw and Jay McLaughlin at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

Shiney Outlaw Just What the NRCHA Witch Doctor Ordered

The No. 13 has gotten a bad rap over the centuries, thanks largely — the wanna-be numerologists believe, anyway — to Judas Iscariot being the 13th to have a sit at Christ’s Last Supper all those years ago. Ever since then, skyscrapers and hotels haven’t had a 13th floor, or something like that. Just stay […]
Sparking Metallic and Hope Miller at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Sparking Metallic, Rider Conquer Non-Pro Hackamore

Friday’s Non-Pro Hackamore finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions at the John Justin Arena came with a moral of the story. It’s amazing what happens when you just show up. Hope Miller weighed the pros and cons of making the more than 1,990-mile trip over 30 hours from Brush […]
You CD Signs and Cody Crow at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

You CD Signs, Cody Crow Avoid Limited Open Bridle Tailspin

Cody Crow and You CD Signs’ Limited Open Bridle finals round started out a little shaky at the John Justin Arena. You CD Signs’ tail extension nearly fell off and the pair’s first cow was so wild that a second cow was soon ordered by way of a blown horn.  But, in the end, their […]
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“Paddy,” Man from Nantucket Best $5K Non-Pro Limited Field

When Jeffrey Heyer stepped into the John Justin Arena for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) $5,000 Non-Pro Limited Finals on a brisk Thursday morning, he didn’t think he would walk out with a championship ribbon. But, the Nantucket, Massachusetts, rider was hopeful.  “I got back into riding about 10 years ago,” Heyer said. […]
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Hickorys Prize Doll the Belle of NRCHA Novice Non-Pro Bridle

Neil Taylor fulfilled a dream years in the making by guiding 2012 mare Hickorys Prize Doll to a National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Taylor and “Dolly” posted a composite 433, including a strong 217.5 fence run to win by three points in the […]
Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown Cash In at Cowtown

It was just like another day at the office for Myles Brown as the Stinnett, Texas, rancher and Twice In A Blu Moon successfully completed their cow work during the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Non-Pro division.  Brown and the 4-year-old mare (Once In A Blu Boon x Teletrona x Little Trona) bred by Diamond […]
MoonshineAndTwoAdvil and Shawn Hays at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Holy Cow, World Champ! MoonshineAndTwoAdvil Pour it on Along the Fence

To no surprise, the uber-competitive Open Hackamore division at the National Reined Cow Horse (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions required a fantastic finish to win and it was MoonshineAndTwoAdvil who stepped up to deliver it on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 gelding and trainer Shawn Hays dropped a 443.5 composite out of the eight spot, including a […]

New NRCHA World Champ Sinfully Smart Cat is All of That

Say what you will about Sinfully Smart Cat, but, his trainer said with a wry smile, make sure quirky son of a gun is one of those things. “When he was a 4 year old, we were loping around getting ready to show and it was hot out and you think he ought to be […]
Shiners Darby and Barbara Cox at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Shiners Darby Looks at Home in a Foreign NRCHA Land

Tuesday got off to a bad start for NRCHA Celebration of Champions Non-Pro Limited finalist Shiners Darby, a man who flourishes on familiarity.  Rider Barbara Cox’s usual routine is to get him in the arena early, before the start of competition, so he can acquaint himself with his new surroundings. It’s an essential part of […]