To no surprise, the uber-competitive Open Hackamore division at the National Reined Cow Horse (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions required a fantastic finish to win and it was MoonshineAndTwoAdvil who stepped up to deliver it on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 gelding and trainer Shawn Hays dropped a 443.5 composite out of the eight spot, including a […]
Say what you will about Sinfully Smart Cat, but, his trainer said with a wry smile, make sure quirky son of a gun is one of those things. “When he was a 4 year old, we were loping around getting ready to show and it was hot out and you think he ought to be […]
Tuesday got off to a bad start for NRCHA Celebration of Champions Non-Pro Limited finalist Shiners Darby, a man who flourishes on familiarity. Rider Barbara Cox’s usual routine is to get him in the arena early, before the start of competition, so he can acquaint himself with his new surroundings. It’s an essential part of […]
Corey Cushing and Hott Rod paid tribute, per se, to the 5-year-old stallion’s Equi-Stat Elite $3 million sire Hottish, who died earlier this month, by winning the 2020 Tres Osos Derby Open championship on Monday. Hott Rod (out of Sugars Smart Kitty by High Brow Cat) and Cushing displayed true consistency throughout the competition — winning […]
In what turned out to be a long day that put at risk both curfews and bedtimes, what would you expect of a 16-year-old waiting to compete on this type of stage? “I was so nervous,” said Lannie-Jo Lisac, a high school sophomore from Pueblo, Colorado. “I knew there were so many good horses and […]
Few, if anything, is more satisfying than long-held hopes and dreams fulfilled. Simply ask Chuy Roman, whose joy was made clear in a smile he wore that was as wide as the John Justin Arena floor on Monday night. The 32-year-old and Half Past Boon nailed down the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Limited […]
Two trainers and two non-pro riders have been elected to the NRCHA Board of Directors.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) has started its search for a new executive director.
The NRCHA has added a new premier event -- the Eastern Derby. It will be the association's first premier event east of the Mississippi River.
As December turned to January, 2007 Shiners Voodoo Dr found himself among the newest stallions to achieve the rank of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire in the year 2019. “He’s just a terrific horse,” said Mike Miola, owner of Silver Spurs Equine. “When I bought Xtra Quarter Horses, I was so lucky to be able to get […]