Trevor Hale astride Survive These Lips at the AQHYA reined cow horse at the World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.
Trevor Hale works Survive These Lips into championship form at the AQHYA reined cow horse World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Photo by Shane Rux

Youngster in Survive (These Lips)-And-Thrive Mode

Trevor Hale already has a collection of coveted golden globe trophies from the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show. But those are all in roping. His most recent, which he earned Aug. 7, is for the working cow horse.  “I’ve always thought the event looked like fun, and I’ve liked […]
nrcha derby leaders boyd rice and the horse Quahadi

Nearing $6 Million, Boyd Rice Leads NRCHA Derby Two-Rein Spectacular

The second day of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, is complete. Several horse show spectaculars exhibitors walked through the herd, completing their first of three events on Monday, June 10 at the Paso Robles Event Center. NRCHA Derby Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited riders […]

Shoe Screws

Reined cow horses are versatile, but so are their shoes. Find out what horsemen do to keep the athletes from sliding too much in the herd work.

Lafitte Rides to NRCHA Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle World Championship

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle finals saw 10 talented horses and riders compete for a World Championship. In the end, it all came down to the final two in the draw – Gregg Lafitte on Shes Playin Rey, and Judy Fortenberry with Cold Hard Smart Cash. When the scores were announced, […]

Duals Lucky Charm Adds New Title to Résumé

Reined cow horse derbies are specifically for 4- and 5-year-old horses. They are shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or hackamore and judged in three events: herd work, rein work and cow work. At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions on Monday, Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, winners in five […]

2014 NRCHA Derby

Paso Robles, CA- June 9-14, 2014

388 Entries - $160,000 Added - $423,080.10 Total Purse