Following the 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, there were several discussions concerning the NRHA Futurity Open go-round schedule, including horses’ progression from the semifinals, and then on to the finals. The NRHA Board of Directors reviewed extensive historical data and scores, and has approved an alteration to the number of horses that will advance from the first go-round to the semifinals. In addition, a change was made concerning the start of the first go-round.
Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz., held March 5-9, was high during the Lucas Oil Derby Open finals. The Level 4 Championship came down to the very end, when CFR Centenario Wimpy and Show Me The Buckles ran off a 225.5 tie.The excitement at the
Celebration of Champions, held Feb. 14-22 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, began with the Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic, a three-event herd work, rein work and cow work derby for 4- and 5-year-old horses, shown in the snaffle or hackamore.The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA)
NRCHA Celebration of Champions, aboard Checkn Out The Ladys (Im Countin Checks x No Lady Wood x Zack T Wood).In only his second time to show at a major National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) limited-age event, Parke Greeson, of Lubbock, Texas, won the Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby Amateur Championship, held in conjunction with the
Sun Circuit FEI Concours de Reining International (CRI3***) offers a valuable and vital qualifying opportunity for U.S. riders to advance to the Official Team Selection Trial. Matt Mills, of Scottsdale, Ariz., took the gold medal aboard Janice Dickson’s Mia Little Whiz (Easy Otie Whiz x HR Kaylas Lil Lena x Little Lenas Legend) with an outstanding score of 149, showing to plus-one maneuver scores throughout the pattern and commanding the attention of the ground jury.Sanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USA Reining, the