Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy van der Hoeven at the High Roller in Las Vegas.
Jimmy van der Hoeven got some good stops, but it was the turns and circles that equated to triumph in Las Vegas. Photo by Waltenberry

Catching Up With The Triumphant Van Der Hoeven

Dutchman Jimmy van der Hoeven packed his bags for the return trip home to Whitesboro, Texas, last week feeling fortuinlijk. Chance and good fortune as a force in human affairs — in this case, the affairs of equine and human — are as important as preparation and execution. Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven had […]
Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

Schumacher, Alittlewhitetrash Find That Sweet Spot In Vegas

Rest assured that whatever else Gina Maria Schumacher packed for the 5,600 mile trip to Las Vegas, she didn’t forget the cookies. “Rudy gets his cookies and cuddles that he always does even when he doesn’t win,” said Schumacher. Make no mistake that Rudy, who performs in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) under the […]
Ann Fonck and Gunners Specialolena at the Americana 2019.

Americana 2019 Wrapup: Belgian Tops NRHA Field

Ann Fonck, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Rider from Belgium, had a good weekend.  Fonck and Gunners Specialolena (Gunners Special Nite x Dolly Jac Olena x Spat Olena), a 5-year-old mare bred by Luigi Parise and owned by Diego Dalla Gassa, captured the $44,000-added NRHA Bronze Trophy Open at the Americana 2019 […]
Shona Dufurrena and Ricky N Reyd at the AQHA Adequan® Select World Championship Show.

AQHA Select Show Winners Have Right Ingredients

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Adequan® Select World Championship Show, the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over, kicked off Monday and will conclude Saturday. This is the first year for the Select World Show to have been held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
Spookgotgunsintown, with Dean Brown aboard, shows at the Buckeye Reining Series in August 2019.

The Buckeye Stops at Spookgotgunsintown

Spookgotgunsintown and Dean Brown slid in to the Champion Center in Springfield, Ohio, and slid out with three aged-event titles at the Buckeye Reining Series Aug. 15-18. The duo outperformed all comers in the Futurity Levels 4, 3 and Mares Open championships. Spookgotgunsintown, owned by Robert Santagata of Campbell Hall, New York, and Brown scored […]
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Mid-Atlantic Reining Classic Champions Crowned

The Mid-Atlantic Reining Classic took place at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, July 17-21. Futurity Levels 4 & 3 OpenCCR Voodoo Star & Brandon Brant16S (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Soula Jewella x Soula Jule Star)Owner: Beech Hollow Farms, Millersburg, OHBreeder: Center Cross Ranch LLC, Washington, INScore: 221Payout: $9,341 Futurity Levels 2 & 1 […]
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2019 SVAG FEI World Championships

An amazingly high level of competition, incredibly talented young riders and athletic reining horses kept everybody glued to their seats during the 2019 SVAG FEI World Reining Championships. Team USA posted a total composite score of 646 thanks to a great performance offered by Taylor Zimmerman and Wimpys Dolled Up (Wimpys Little Step x Dolled […]
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NRHA Elections Deadline Extended

National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) members have the opportunity to nominate members to represent their interests and to help guide the future of reining. The following overview provides information for how to get involved in the election process. Refer to the NRHA Elections Procedures for details. Seats Up for Election Director-at-Large on the Executive Committee (one seat): […]
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Spat Olena Becomes Million Dollar Sire, Making History

 Europe has its first million dollar reining sire. The Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced that Spat Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Steps Little Remedy x Doc’s Remedy) has unofficially sired earners of more than $1 million due to the recent success of his offspring at the 2019 Maturity held in Caluso (TO) Italy, July 2–7. RS Starfighter Lena helped make this achievement happen […]
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Gettin’ Personal With… Kelly Moran

This reiner from California has turned her passion for travel and photography into a way of life. Not all who wander are lost, and even though Kelly Moran might not know exactly where she will be heading months – or even years – from now, her love for travel has become a way of life. […]