Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.
Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash, a real-life cookie monster, were Derby Non Pro winners at the High Roller Reining Classic. Photo by Waltenberry

Schumacher, Alittlewhitetrash Find That Sweet Spot In Vegas

Rest assured that whatever else Gina Maria Schumacher packed for the 5,600 mile trip to Las Vegas, she didn’t forget the cookies. “Rudy gets his cookies and cuddles that he always does even when he doesn’t win,” said Schumacher. Make no mistake that Rudy, who performs in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) under the […]
Luca Fappani and Itsinthegenes at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

Itsallinthegenes Earning Silver Spurs Under Team Fappani

You will hear from time to time of those unique athletes who have that abstract, yet highly invaluable, intangible characteristic of it.  It is difficult to describe, but essentially it is that inherent trait, look and manner that instills confidence and energizes all around him — or her — and which enables performers to peak at just that […]

Riders Win Big at High Roller Reining Classic

The High Roller Reining Classic, held Sept. 7-15 in Las Vegas, boasted something for everyone – from 3-year-old horses, to novice 4-year-olds, to experienced derby horses. There were even classes for Arabians and Half-Arabians, ancillary riders, and a judges’ seminar and pizza party was held. Futurity Levels 4, 3, 2 & 1 Non-Pro At the […]

ARC Gunnabeabigstar Shines at High Roller Reining Classic Derby Open

The High Roller Reining Classic wrapped up Sept. 16 with the Lucas Oil Derby and the Whizkey N Diamonds Stakes Open. With 142 horses and riders competing over Friday and Saturday, there were bound to be some big runs and even bigger competition. ARC Gunnabeabigstar and Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Jordan Larson did not […]

High Roller Reining Classic Derby Non-Pro Ends in Tie

With older, well-seasoned horses, the derby classes bring a lot of excitement to the High Roller Reining Classic. The Derby and Stakes Non-Pro took place Sept. 14 at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, and with 111 draws, there were quite a few competitive teams in attendance. In the Derby Level 4 Open, two […]
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National Arabian Reining Horse Association Debuts at High Roller Reining Classic

HRRC11 TAOlyvia CMcNutt 15WebLast year's Arabian Futurity Level 4 Open Champions, TA Olyvia and Crystal McNutt • Photo by WaltenberryThe National Arabian Reining Horse Association (NARHA) will make its first official appearance at the eighth annual High Roller Reining Classic, Sept. 9-17 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. The incentive program has taken the reins of the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic, a fixture at the High Roller, and made the decision to keep the event on track.