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The 2021 NRBC Level 4 Open was a tie between NRHA Triple Crown winner A Vintage Smoke and Jason Vanlandingham (pictured) and Tinker With Dreams and Dany Tremblay.  • photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska.

No Separating A Vintage Smoke & Tinker With Dreams at NRBC

With three of reining’s recent Futurity champions – including a Triple Crown winner – in the lineup, the 2021 National Reining Breeders Classic looked to be one for the record books.
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2019 NRBC Level 4 Open Ends with Co-Champions

When the curtain fell on the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open finals held April 20, two outstanding horse and rider team stood as co-champions. It started with draw 25 — Jason Vanlandingham and 4-year-old reigning National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open Champion A Vintage Smoke. The talented duo marked a 227.5, […]
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A Vintage Smoke Steals NRHA Futurity Open with Sizzling Run

The 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals featured a field 70 horses deep across the four levels and Prime Time division. At the end of the night after the last score had been announced, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham, riding A Vintage Smoke for owner Diane Mesmer, secured the title of […]

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 Gunna Mark Ya Marks 226 to Win Tulsa Reining Classic Derby Open

The Tulsa Reining Classic Derby Open was held Sept. 2 at the Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After 83 horses went through the ring, the score that landed on top was the highest marked the whole week in the Ford Truck Arena. Derby Levels 4 & 3 Open ARC Gunna Mark Ya & Abby Lengel […]

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 […]