Justin Wright and Lil Bay Hawk at the NRCHA Derby 2017
Justin Wright achieved NRCHA One Million Dollar Rider status at just 33 years old. Photo by Primo Morales

Justin Wright an NRCHA Million Dollar Man

Justin Wright’s 17-year journey as part of the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s competitive circuit has reached a benchmark of note as one of the organization’s newest One Million Dollar Riders. “I remember my first several embarrassments,” he joked when asked if he recalled collecting his first check in 2002, a year in which he […]
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Wooodya Nabs IRCHA Futurity Open Title After Last Minute Entry

Justin Wright didn’t originally plan to take Wooodya to the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association (IRCHA) Futurity, Derby and Horse Show, held Oct. 29-Nov. 3. The mare had made the finals at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, where she placed 14th, and the duo traveled back home to California after. […]
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First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby; Finalists Determined

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 […]
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Déjà Vu in Vegas

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 […]
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Event Overview: Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity

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.

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Herd Work Prelims Complete

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 […]