Finalists have been determined at the 2019 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. After three events, Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey) and Santa Maria, California, professional Justin Wright led the Derby Open preliminary composite with 664.5 (222.5 herd/ 220 rein/ 222 cow). The bubbles for […]
The last time Justin Wright and Eric Freitas showed horses in Las Vegas, they both returned to California with a win. For Wright, topping the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes field riding Freitas’ Scooter Kat felt eerily familiar; however, winning an NRCHA premier event was even more special for this longtime trainer-owner […]
The second-annual Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity continued to highlight the heritage of reined cow horse competition in the Western states. The event, held Sept. 10-16 in Reno, Nevada, featured an increase in entries and strong competition. Quarter Horse News was on the scene getting the scoop on all the champions.
Trainer Justin Wright’s staff call Metallic Flame “Tex” around the barn. Given the sterling performance the son of Metallic Cat put in at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, that could be exactly where the gelding will be going next.
All through his training, Scooter Cat gave trainer Justin Wright all the right signs. But, there was no way for the California trainer to know how good the horse really was until he proved it in the show pen.
Give trainer Justin Wright a chance to talk about Shiners Diamond Cat, and he’ll laud her intelligence, talent and class. And, the mare’s win Saturday in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby Open? He was thrilled – for her.
Friends of the late Shawn Renshaw are hosting a benefit for the California reined cow horse competitor’s family.
At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, horses and riders in the Futurity Open divisions completed the second leg of preliminary competition, the herd work, on Sunday, Oct. 8. Two offspring of NRCHA Million Dollar Sire WR This Cats Smart earned identical 222 scores to share the […]
California horseman Justin Wright and the gritty gelding Lil Bay Hawk each won their first major title at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby on Saturday.
The Open finals aren’t until Saturday night, but several riders have already secured Championships at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby. Jorge Cid, of Caracas, Venezuela, captured the NRCHA Derby Amateur Championship with his mare, Wright On Hickory. They won the class with a composite score of 640.5 (215 herd/215 rein/210.5 cow), banking $1,620. […]