Mandy McCutcheon & Party Nite • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

Non-Pros Party it up at 2019 NRBC

The 2019 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) welcomed a large group of non-pro competitors competing for the coveted NRBC Non-Pro Championship. Those hopefuls were reduced to 73 finalists in five divisions, with Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, and Party Nite walking away with the title during the Non-Pro finals competition Friday, April 19. McCutcheon has […]
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UPDATE: NRBC, GSEC & Hardy Murphy Coliseum Take Extra Precautions for EHV-1

Following an April 10 announcement that a reining horse tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), known as equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), officials are taking extra biosecurity measures. The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) is scheduled to begin April 14 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSEC) in Katy, Texas. After it […]
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SG Icetopman Slides Mirko Midili to European Futurity Open Championship

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) €162.200-added European Futurity Open finals closed the 11th edition of the prestigious event held, for the third year running, in Cremona, Italy. Once the last horse and rider left the pen, Mirko Midili’s 220.5 score aboard SG Icetopman (SG Frozen Enterprize x AB Lady Topsailena x Spat Olena) was […]
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Gina Schumacher and Shiney Dun Face Top European Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Qualifier

The 2019 edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity counted 66 horse-and-rider combinations in the €69.207-added* European Futurity Non-Pro qualifier (*subject to change in Nominations). Riding to the high score in the Level 4 division with a 216.5 were Gina Schumacher and CS Ranch Management SA’s Shiney Dun Face (Pale Face Dunnit […]
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Shine Plum Shine Sparkles at Cactus Reining Classic

Andrea Fappani, an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider and 2018 Equi-Stat Reining Open Rider of the Year, added a sixth Cactus Reining Classic Derby Open title to his collection as he rode Shine Plum Shine to victory in the Derby Level 4 Open at the Scottsdale, Arizona show. The 5-year-old gelding (Shine Chic Shine x Plum Reyning […]
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Gunnaout Shine Ya Posts Brilliant Win at Oklahoma Ride & Slide

Brian Bell had a lot to celebrate as he sipped his martini in celebration of his win at the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide. His choice of drink was deliberate as he toasted the win to the horse they called “Martini,” a gelding named Gunnaout Shine Ya. Owned by Rolling Hills Ranch, of […]
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How I Start My 2-Year-Old Horses

Hi All!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed mine with lots of family and friends. For me, it’s a great time of year to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. As many of you are starting 2-year-olds, I thought I would touch on a few things I do […]
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NRHA Announces Affiliate Ambassadors in New Program Sponsored by Toyon Ranch

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) recognized volunteers from 14 regions around the world as special guests during the Sliders’ Night Out event hosted by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF) on Nov. 28. This new program is made possible by NRHA Heritage Partner Toyon Ranch, owned by John & Nancy Tague, of Pilot Point, Texas. […]