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NRCHA Youth Bridle Gets Competitive and Friendly

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Bridle finals were stacked with talented young riders. Familiar last names such as McLaughlin, Lisac and Swales graced the draw sheet. But it was Emily Kent of Jacksboro, Texas, who grabbed the title by two points, earning a 438 and edging out Cutter McLaughlin with his two […]
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Alex Rose Finally Prevails in NRCHA Youth Limited

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Limited World Championship came down to a nail-biting conclusion Friday in the John Justin Arena. As the competitors dwindled during the awards, it was announced that the final two remaining had tied with a 430.5 — and the champion would be determined on the cow score.  When […]
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“Paddy,” Man from Nantucket Best $5K Non-Pro Limited Field

When Jeffrey Heyer stepped into the John Justin Arena for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) $5,000 Non-Pro Limited Finals on a brisk Thursday morning, he didn’t think he would walk out with a championship ribbon. But, the Nantucket, Massachusetts, rider was hopeful.  “I got back into riding about 10 years ago,” Heyer said. […]
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Hickorys Prize Doll the Belle of NRCHA Novice Non-Pro Bridle

Neil Taylor fulfilled a dream years in the making by guiding 2012 mare Hickorys Prize Doll to a National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Taylor and “Dolly” posted a composite 433, including a strong 217.5 fence run to win by three points in the […]
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Dera Cat Takes Home NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship

Ten horses vied for the Open Bridle World Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions on Feb. 22, and it was draw seven, Dera Cat and BJ Avila, who came out on top with a composite 428.5 (212.5 rein/216 cow). “His big deal is on a cow,” Avila said. “He’s a […]
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Woodmansee Wins World Title During First Year Riding Cow Horses

When Jennifer Woodmansee arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, she wasn’t expecting to leave with a World title. She had only been riding cow horses for about a year and had owned her mount, Chicody Leo, for the same amount of time. When she was […]
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Sareece Brown Sends Very Smart Playmate into Retirement with New World Title

When Sareece Brown arrived at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions with Very Smart Playmate, she knew it would be the mare’s last World show. Determined to make the best of it, she guided the mare through the Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle reining pattern and down the fence, then nervously awaited her […]