Veteran non-pro Kathy Wilson knew Ima Prizcee Hickory was a cow horse for her as soon as she saw footage of him loping around in a sale video.
The ink on Trinity Haggard’s college diploma was barely dry when he moved from Texas to California three months ago to work for cow horse trainer Ken Wold. It was an exciting opportunity for the Texan, and Haggard didn’t make the journey alone.
When Ken Wold decided to geld his family’s versatile bridle horse, Real Smooth Cat, it wasn’t because the trainer didn’t think a lot of the stallion. It just made sense given the situation. Then Wold went and won last weekend’s National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity Intermediate aboard the stallion’s daughter, Real Smooth Liz.
Will Pennebaker entered the National Stock Horse Association Futurity not really knowing what to expect from Smart Lookin Dual. However, the horse gave him a performance that has him eyeballing more futurities.
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.
Lori Conrow grew up riding hunter-jumpers and dressage horses, but the Californian has fully converted into reined cow horse. At the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity, she won two titles with her horse, Auspicious Storm.
Debbie Brautovich had never showed a futurity horse before the 2018 National Stock Horse Association Futurity. Thanks to a willing and patient equine partner, the California non-pro has already won her first championship.
Horses can influence a person’s life. Patience, perseverance and humility are common gifts equines give humans, but cow horse non-pro Eric Freitas said he got more than that from a mare named Buckle Up. She inspired him to get healthy.
PROTECT THE HARVEST/LUCAS OIL NATIONAL STOCK HORSE ASSOCIATION SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY/DERBY & WORLD'S RICHEST
Paso Robles, CA – Aug. 19-24, 2014
276 Entries - $30,442 Added - $196,545.06 Total Purse