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Hope Miller and Sparking Metallic led the Non-Pro prelims.

First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby; Finalists Determined

Finalists have been determined at the 2019 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. After three events, Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey) and Santa Maria, California, professional Justin Wright led the Derby Open preliminary composite with 664.5 (222.5 herd/ 220 rein/ 222 cow). The bubbles for […]
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Kit Kat Sugar Rolls Over $1 Million Sire Threshold

2012 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year Kit Kat Sugar has surpassed the $1 million mark as a sire. While “Skeet” has sired quite a few offspring for the cutting pen, the success of his No. 1 earner — a reined cow horse — helped elevate the stallion to his newest […]
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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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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 […]
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SJR Smart Dancer (PT) Waltzes to Limited Open Hackamore World Title

One lone cowgirl and her gelding SJR Smart Dancer stood their ground among nine fellow Limited Open Hackamore finalists as they rose to the top and were crowned the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Limited Open Hackamore World Champions. “It feels good!” Rebecca Sternadel said about beating “all the guys.” As she waited for […]
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Morgan Holmes and The Smart Dun Win Non-Pro Two Rein World Championship

When Morgan Holmes and The Smart Dun arrived at this year’s National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, a year had passed since they had last shown together, but there was no sign of any rust that needed to be removed. The duo confidently took control and marked a composite 431.5 (211 rein/220.5 […]
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Shining CD Light Sparkles in NRCHA Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Open

After winning the 2018 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity a few months ago, the NRCHA’s new president, Corey Cushing, came back to Fort Worth with a different horse — Shining CD Light — and cut, slid and circled his way to another title. He and the stallion, who has not been in […]