Justin Wright could've kicked himself for letting Stylin Metal get by him at a major horse sale. Fortunately, the horse made its way to his barn in the end.
Justin Wright rode Graceful Smart Cat to victory in the first-ever Paso Robles Spring Classic, a new $70,000-added reined cow horse derby.
Scooter Kat won the NRCHA Derby with a powerful performance, leading all three rounds in the finals to take the title in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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 […]
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. […]
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.