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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Thursday, Feb. 21, Lannie-Jo Lisac rode Soulanova to the Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship. She turned around on Friday, Feb. 22, and picked up another title with the gelding in the Youth Bridle.
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 […]
The Non-Pro Hackamore kicked off the World Champion finals on Wed. Feb. 20. Ten finalists went through the arena, and the last ones, Sydney Davis and Bobbys Playgun, rode to the highest cow work score — a 218 — and topped the class overall with their composite 428.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
While the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions spotlights horses of every age, the limited-age event showcases some of the top derby horses in the sport. This year’s Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby boasted 30 entries in the Non-Pro division, and when it was all said and done, Toni Hagen Heath, of […]