The second leg of preliminary competition, the rein work, wrapped up for National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro competitors Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
The Futurity Non-Pro, a two go-round pencil finals class at the Cotton Stakes, held Sept. 7-14, attracted 14 competitors and their horses to West Monroe, La. Consistency was the name of the game, and Darren Blanton took top honors riding his homebred DB Smooth Cokette.
As the final horse-and-rider duo to go down the fence in eight sets of Futurity Open competition, Phillip Ralls and Call Me Mitch dominated the Protect the Harvest/Lucas Oil National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity Open.
Scott Weis and Rubys CD got the action started in the Great American Insurance National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Open as the first team to work. They posted a 220 to put the pressure on the remaining 21 entries left in the finals.
Oklahoma City, OK - June 10-17, 2014
1,058 Entries - $85,750 Added - $443,257.04 Total Purse
Las Vegas, NV - June 8-15, 2014
602 Entries - $133,000 Added - $426,730.56 Total Purse
Katy, TX - April 14-19, 2014
1,273 Entries - $536,500 Added - $1,108,630.14 Total Purse
Four Sixes Ranch/NCHA Western National Championships in Denver, Colo., cutters are still giving it their all to walk away with the remaining titles. On May 6, Reyly Plendl won the $50,000 Amateur Championship aboard Dual N Tuff.As the last few days of competition wind down at the
NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Championship aboard Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger), owned by Billie Filippini.In 1988, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) professional Zane Davis won a National High School Rodeo Championship at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Twenty-five years later, he returned to the same venue to win the