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Mandy McCutcheon Slides to Cactus Reining Classic Non-Pro Title

At the Cactus Reining Classic, held March 20-24 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mandy McCutcheon felt blessed to win the Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Championship on Me And Julio (PT), a 5-year-old Paint gelding owned by McCutcheon and her husband, Tom. It was the second Cactus Reining Classic Derby title McCutcheon had won at the event. In […]
pedigree chart for A Vintage Smoke

In the Blood: A Vintage Smoke

When Diane Mesmer, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, bought a weanling colt named A Vintage Smoke in 2015, her goal was to win the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. He didn’t disappoint her. A Vintage Smoke and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jason Vanlandingham became the 2018 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champions with a […]
Pale Taschka, a Warmblood Quarter Horse cross, jumping

Pale Taschka: Reining Stud Meets Warmblood

Hi all! Spring is on its way, finally! We had a cold, wet winter here in Arizona, with snow in Scottsdale! I’m glad we are back to the 70s with no rain. I have had a lot of inquires and comments about our experiment, Pale Taschka, so I’m going to tell you all about him. […]
Spence & Kristin Bell standing next to eachother

A Ringing Success: Spence & Kristin Bell

Spence and Kristin Bell’s small breeding operation at Rafter Bell Ranch relied upon a handful of broodmares to elevate them into the top 10 on the Reining Up-and-Coming Breeder Statistics.
Wimpys Little Step stallion

Top 5 Reining Sires

What does it take for a stallion to build a name for himself? With the quantity of top-level sires available in the Western performance horse industry today, it’s not an easy feat. Still, the cream always seems to rise and quality genetics endure. The Equi-Stat Five-Year Stallion Statistics were created to give credit where it is due […]