Tuesday morning, we found ourselves that much closer to knowing the field of finalists for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in Oklahoma City. After the first day of Open semifinals on Monday at the State Fair Park, Drinkin Moonshine and Martin Larcombe hold the top spot of the Level 3 Open with a […]
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity continues through Saturday in Oklahoma City. The CINCH Non-Pro Futurity divisions began on Sunday, which ended with Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller of Texas sitting atop the leaderboard at the State Fair Park’s Norick Arena with a 218, best among Levels 4, 3 and 2. The 3-year-old […]
Bill Rhoads, a Whitesboro, Texas veterinarian, said that after some clients of his decided against purchasing a yearling filly named Mega Maggie Mae — X-rays he took during a pre-purchase exam showed a blemish — he seized the moment. “I really liked her, so I took the opportunity to purchase her myself,” he said. That […]
Patriot and Nathan Piper of Pilot Point, Texas, were on their A game when they arrived at Oklahoma City for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. After having scored a 218 and finishing fourth in the Junior Reining Level 3 preliminary go-round, they upped their ante and swept the Level 3 finals […]
Ricky N Reyd Streaks and Rieta Dufurrena, the winners of the Amateur Cutting Level 3 finals, did double-duty in order to claim victory at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Dufurrena of Gainesville, Texas, and the 6-year-old gelding (Dual Rey x GS Kittys Littlelena x Smart Little Lena), bred by […]
Rockin KW and California trainer Dylan Meyer were rockin’ at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. They scored a 225.5 to move to the No. 1 position in the Junior Cutting Level 3 finals on Sunday evening. On Monday morning, the 5-year-old mare, bred by Circle Y Ranch and owned […]
Officials late last week announced that Triangle Horse Sales would relocate its sale site from Shawnee, Oklahoma, to the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The OKC location will serve as the new home for Triangle’s annual sales and will debut as host site with its “January Sale,” scheduled for Jan. 24-25. Jim Ware, owner […]
To use a high school football analogy, Shining On Ruf moved into the boundaries of his new school a month before the first day of class and, as a result, had very little time to make an impression on the coach in hopes of cracking the starting lineup. Shining On Ruf, however, might well have […]
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals closed out the 2013 show at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Dec. 7. More than 60 riders were mounted on world-class reining horses, all aiming for the increased $165,000 Level 4 Open Championship purse. Not Ruf At All and NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham, of Whiteboro, Texas, marked the score to beat from draw two in the second section of the finals. Their 225.5 held through nearly 30 more runs to claim the title.
Competition at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., held Dec. 6, featured the $260,000-added Cinch NRHA Futurity Non-Pro finals. The event welcomed back 53 non-pros to compete in a clean-slate format for nearly $600,000 in cash. From the fifth draw in the second section, Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, set the bar for the remaining finalists.