Royally-bred Andiamoe and Shawn Flarida, shown winning at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, will lead the way into the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open semifinals. • Photo by Shane Rux.

Blue-Blooded Lineup in the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Semis

This year's NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open semifinals are loaded with blue-blooded horses whose siblings have given them a lot to live up to.

A Rising Star

Her dam wasn’t purchased for any reason other than because she was a cutting-bred mare. She wasn’t bred to excel in any particular discipline. Her foray into the breeding world was a last-minute back-up plan. And yet Myo Starlight has quickly become a rising star, finishing 2016 as the No. 1 dam of reining horses while also producing money-earners in the reined cow horse arena.