It was a fair question considering the Twilight Zone moment they had just encountered. Was this Friday the sixth of December or Friday the 13th? Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds, who just missed a sweep of levels before settling as Level 2 Non-Pro winners, wanted to know. On the first of what turned out to be […]
You will hear from time to time of those unique athletes who have that abstract, yet highly invaluable, intangible characteristic of it. It is difficult to describe, but essentially it is that inherent trait, look and manner that instills confidence and energizes all around him — or her — and which enables performers to peak at just that […]
Luca Fappani made the Fappani name proud when he stormed the Reining By The Bay Derby Levels 4, 3 and 2 Non-Pro on July 26. Fappani marked a 226.5 on Sharp Dressed Spook, a 2014 gelding sired by Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of the mare Dolittle Lena (by Shining Spark). His multiple wins on […]
The 2019 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) welcomed a large group of non-pro competitors competing for the coveted NRBC Non-Pro Championship. Those hopefuls were reduced to 73 finalists in five divisions, with Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, and Party Nite walking away with the title during the Non-Pro finals competition Friday, April 19. McCutcheon has […]
The 19th Anniversary of Reining By The Bay was held July 23-29 at The Horse Park At Woodside in California. Framed by oak trees atop a hill, the best of the best circled, spun and slid with the San Francisco Bay glittering in the background. Futurity Open Andrea Fappani Dominates Reining By The Bay Futurity […]
The Reining By The Bay Derby Non-Pro hosted 46 horse-and-rider teams, and it was 14-year-old Luca Fappani who marked a 220 to beat each one of his elders aboard Spooks N Jewels.