Lance Cooper & Zen And Tonic • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

Lance Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Winning Streak

Lance Cooper and Zen And Tonic won their fourth title with a score of 222. The latest came at The Cattlemens Derby and Classic, where they won the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship. “I’m okay with that being my lucky number,” laughed the laid-back teenager. “I’d take that score any day.” In the first go, Cooper, 17, […]

A Clear Win Meets a Double-Header

The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide Derby Open field, with nearly 100 entered, was thick with accomplished trainers and horses, as many were using the event to prime for April’s National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), followed by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby coming in June. It was a tight race on […]

Two Friends Tie For Oklahoma Ride & Slide Level 4 Non-Pro Championship

In the world of competition, the circles can be rather small, and from specific disciplines to varying categories in those disciplines, they can grow even smaller. At the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide, it was no surprise the Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Co-Champions turned out to be pretty good friends. Cade McCutcheon, riding […]

Ferrier and Martin Tie for NCHA Eastern Nationals $15,000 Amateur Title

At the National Cutting Horse Association Eastern Nationals, two young competitors’ dreams came true when they both marked a 219 to share the $15,000 Amateur Championship. Grant Martin, 19, rode TR Reyn Dancer to the high score, and Ryleigh Ferrier, 13, matched it on Ichi City Limits. They both earned $3,828. Ferrier, a former three-day […]

Shepard Picks Up Another Title at the NCHA Eastern Nationals

Austin Shepard is always on the lookout for a good horse, and it was that keen eye that led him to buy MK Rey Girl, the mare he marked a 221 on to win the Open and $4,908 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals. It was his second title at the 2018 […]

Madalyn Colgrove Rides Sweet Baby Marie to Success at The Cattlemen’s

Cutting horses have to be agile to be successful, but sometimes it’s the rider’s composure and ability to control the speed that is as important as the horse’s athleticism. Madalyn Colgrove, of Boligee, Alabama, said that was the key to winning the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship at this year’s Cattlemens Derby and Classic. “The cows were […]

Blackish Repeats Ike Performance at The Cattlemens

Blackish, guided by Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Lloyd Cox, marked an impressive 225 at The Cattlemens Derby & Classic to win the 4-Year-Old Open division and a check for $15,000. This was only the mare’s second show, but it was her second 225 and second big win. Her first was at the Ike Derby […]

New Protocol for NRHA Professional of the Year Awards

In the fall of 2017, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Professionals Committee unanimously voted to modify the nomination and voting procedures for their yearly awards. The intention of this modification is to gain more participation from NRHA Affiliates and broaden the pool of deserving nominees. The new nomination and voting process will be implemented […]