horse and rider and cow

Tornado Watch Blows Competition Away at SRCHA Pre-Futurity

The pressure was rising in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 18. The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) Pre-Futurity Open fence work took place, and the 31 teams with the highest total on two came back in the evening for a showdown to see […]

Harman Cracks NRCHA Derby Winners Circle

Chance Harman met his future employer, Chris Dawson, four years ago after finishing a rein work round at the NRCHA Derby. This year, the assistant trainer rode the Dawson barn into the Derby winner’s circle.

Modern Gun and Duane Latimer Crowned NRBC Level 4 Open Champions

The highlight of the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) each year is the Classic Open finals, and this year’s edition was one for the history books. Duane Latimer rode Modern Gun (Gunners Special Nite x Taris Modern Design x Mr Boomerjac) to a score of 228 to top the Level 4 and be crowned the […]
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Chris Dawson Rides Travelin Jonez To NRCHA Stakes Open Championship

TravelinJonez ChrisDawsonTravelin Jonez and Chris Dawson's score of 225.5 in the fence work secured the NRCHA Stakes Open Championship. Photo by Stacy Pigott Chris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas, claimed the NRCHA Stakes Open Championship Saturday night at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., aboard his own horse, Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena). Dawson piloted the 5-year-old stallion to a 664.5 composite score (221 herd/218 rein/225.5).

"Everything just came together. It was unbelievable," Dawson said.