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The NRCHA is seeking proposals for venues to host the 20201 NRCHA Derby. Last year, Clayton Edsall and Bet He Sparks won the Derby Open at the long-time venue, Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. • Photo by Primo Morales.

Host Site Sought for 2021 NRCHA Derby

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) is seeking applications from venues interested in hosting next year’s NRCHA Derby, according to a request for proposal issued last week.
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Former Non-Pro Bridle Champ Nic N Chics Dies at 17

The one thing Terra Micek remembers most about first getting to know Nic N Chics is giving YouTube a lot of traffic one weekend five years or so ago. All she had known to that point was her mother encouraging her to give the cow-horse gelding a look-see because trainer Brad Lund thought, “you’d be […]
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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 […]
Shiney Outlaw and Jay McLaughlin at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

Shiney Outlaw Just What the NRCHA Witch Doctor Ordered

The No. 13 has gotten a bad rap over the centuries, thanks largely — the wanna-be numerologists believe, anyway — to Judas Iscariot being the 13th to have a sit at Christ’s Last Supper all those years ago. Ever since then, skyscrapers and hotels haven’t had a 13th floor, or something like that. Just stay […]
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Sparking Metallic, Rider Conquer Non-Pro Hackamore

Friday’s Non-Pro Hackamore finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions at the John Justin Arena came with a moral of the story. It’s amazing what happens when you just show up. Hope Miller weighed the pros and cons of making the more than 1,990-mile trip over 30 hours from Brush […]
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World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists Determined

The DT Horses and Hashtags 2020 World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists have been determined and the Finals will be taking place Saturday, February 22 in the John Justin Arena. Below are the 11 finalists and their preliminary scores. Kelby Phillips LTE $892,694Duals Lucky Charm 13G (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Ms Pepcid Olena x Pepcid)Preliminary Composite: […]
You CD Signs and Cody Crow at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

You CD Signs, Cody Crow Avoid Limited Open Bridle Tailspin

Cody Crow and You CD Signs’ Limited Open Bridle finals round started out a little shaky at the John Justin Arena. You CD Signs’ tail extension nearly fell off and the pair’s first cow was so wild that a second cow was soon ordered by way of a blown horn.  But, in the end, their […]
Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown Cash In at Cowtown

It was just like another day at the office for Myles Brown as the Stinnett, Texas, rancher and Twice In A Blu Moon successfully completed their cow work during the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Non-Pro division.  Brown and the 4-year-old mare (Once In A Blu Boon x Teletrona x Little Trona) bred by Diamond […]