the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee barred the use of lip chains in show horses beginning January 1, 2016. “The Association and the AQHA Executive Committee take a firm stand on animal welfare for the protection of the horse and for the future of the breed, along with... Read More
The pair had already left their mark in the show pen this year after claiming the NRBC Level 2 and Level 1 Championship. Winard’s family purchased Tags Golden Star, by Whiz N Tag Chex out of Boogies Smart Star, in September of 2014 at the High Roller Reining Classic. “I got to ride him a couple... Read More
Tish Fappani rode her three-year-old stallion Legend Slides Wright to win the 2015 Cinch Non Pro Futurity and take home over $36,000! Legend Slides Wright is by Custom Legend and out of She Slides Wright (by Smart Little Lena) and is a 2014 Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale graduate. The... Read More
The National Reining Horse Association’s Marketplace sale set a new bar for success last night, exceeding last year’s performance by more than 47 percent. Last year, 71 horses were sold in the Marketplace sale for an average sale price of $6,059. This year, the Marketplace sale blew the roof off... Read More
Twenty-three past National Reining Horse Association Futurity champions walked the red carpet during a gala event held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds on Thursday night, December 3. The celebration, which featured Grammy Award-winning artist Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, marked an important... Read More
Tamra was seen riding Gunner Git Ya Dun, a 7-year-old mare by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Gotta Git Ya Dun (by Country Dyna) who boasts more than $72,000 in NRHA competition. “It was a very good day for me!” said an enthused Tamra. “We bought ‘Heidi’ at the end of her 3-year... Read More
Mark Rafacz and Better Not Rest (Custom Crome x Rest Stop x Topsail Cody), a fifteen-year-old gelding a.k.a. ‘Jay’, owned by Mark, has won more than $81,000 LTE. On day one of competition, the duo had claimed the Adequan® NAAC Open Championship. Today, Mark’s wife, Shannon, scored a 219 with the... Read More
David Hansen qualified at the Northwest Affiliate Regional Championship and rode for the West Coast Reining Horse Association aboard Laura Johnson’s Vintage Sparks (A Sparkling Vintage x Chic Hickory Doc x Smart Chic Olena). Last to go in the draw, Hansen took home the championship as well as... Read More
“This is a wonderful horse owned by great people, Bob and Gail Hutcherson. I originally bought him a few years ago for actor Silvester Stallone. When ‘Sly’ decided to sell him, Bob and Gail, who have always liked him, wanted to buy him. I thought that he would be good for Gail, and he has been.... Read More
The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held another day of competition on Tuesday including the second section of the first go of close to $250,000 added Cinch Non Pro futurity as well as the Semi-Finals of more than $500,000 added Open Futurity, plus ancillary classes for... Read More

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