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Amanda Gardiner Leads NRCHA Derby Non Pro Preliminaries and AmateurTitle Race on Wright About Now
Marking the high score of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Non Pro Derby preliminaries were Amanda Gardiner and Wright About Now. Gardiner and Wright About Now, by Lenas Wright On out of Pandalita Star, marked a 215.5 to kick off the first leg of competition.  Gardiner, of Ashland, Kansas, and Wright About Now are not only entered in the Non Pro division - they're also competing the Intermediate Non Pro and the Amateur, as well. Wh ... Read the full article

Donna Russo and Chicody Leo Win NRCHA Derby Non Pro Two ReinChampionship
With a score of 424.5, Donna Russo and Chicody Leo took top honors in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby Non Pro Two Rein. The win netted a check for $570, as well as an NRCHA trophy. "My horse was great. My trainer Justin Wright rode him in the Open Two Rein right before my class and schooled him. He came back for me and was really good," she said. Russo purchased Chicody Leo, by Smart Chic Olena out of Miss Topsail Okie, from Ben ... Read the full article

Todd Crawford and Play Dual Rey Mark 2011 World's Greatest Horseman Rein Work Prelim High Score
The World's Greatest Horseman has become one of the most prestigious titles in the western horse industry, and the contest is held annually during the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions in San Angelo, Texas. Todd Crawford and Play Dual Rey were finalists in the 2010 World's Greatest Horseman, and with the first half of the preliminary competition, it seems that the NRCHA Million Dollar Rider and the reigning American ... Read the full article

Anne Reynolds and More Magic Please Win NRCHA Derby Non Pro BridleSpectacular
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby Non Pro Bridle Spectacular was dominated by King Hill, Idaho, competitor Anne Reynolds and More Magic Please. Reynolds marked a 218.5 in the first leg of the competition on Thursday. She returned to the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Arizona, Saturday evening to finish the job, marking 219 in the rein work and 220 in the cow work for a 657.5 total. "He was really great," she s ... Read the full article

Second Day of Open Rein Work Prelims Completed at NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity
The National Reined Cow Horse Association's premier triathlon event - the Snaffle Bit Futurity - is well underway at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nevada. With $1.1 million on the line, the nation's top 3-year-old reined cow horses and riders are all vying for a spot in the lucrative finals. With the second day of preliminary rein work in the books, Phillip Ralls and Dom Dualuise lead the Open finals hopefuls. Ralls and the Dual Rey ... Read the full article

NRCHA World Championship Show Presented by John Deere Finalists Announced
Despite a two hour delay because of severe weather, the preliminary competition of the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show presented by John Deere continued Tuesday, February 1. The show began with the Open Bridle, and was followed by the Non Pro Bridle, and $5K Non Pro Limited classes. The top ten plus ties in each of the preliminary rounds advance to the clean-slate finals, which are held February 4-5. Open Brid ... Read the full article

Doug Granade Wins Novice Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Bridlewith Wright On Ned
For the past several years, Doug Granade has watched other people take home the CR Morrison trophies at National Reined Cow Horse Association Premier Events. At the NRCHA Derby on Saturday, October 29, Granade won one of his own! "I'm honestly the most excited about the trophies," he said following the awards presentation for the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle and the Novice Non Pro Bridle classes. That's right - he won two classes with his horse W ... Read the full article

Corey Cushing Tops the 2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Rein Work Prelims on Better Be Smooth
The National Reined Cow Horse Association's largest event - the Snaffle Bit Futurity - completed the second leg of Open preliminary competition Saturday, September 25. The Snaffle Bit Futurity has been held annually at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nevada, since 1999, and intermittently since its inception in 1970. Riding Better Be Smooth for Day Creek Ranch LLC, Corey Cushing executed a flawless rein work and was awarded a 223 from ... Read the full article

2011 NRCHA Derby Open Finalists Announced
The Open Preliminaries of the 2011 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby concluded Saturday, October 29. Those entries lucky enough to earn a finals berth will compete in the clean-slate finals on Sunday, October 30, at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Arizona.  In the Open, it took a composite score of 649 to advance to the finals. Leading the field of 20 finalists with a 661.5 is Reymanator, ridden by Zane Da ... Read the full article

Davis and Reymanator Top NRCHA Derby Herd Work Prelims
It was a full day of herd work at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, held at the picturesque Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center in Queen Creek, Arizona. The preliminaries for the Open divisions were held first, and a familiar team held court at the top of the leaderboard. Fresh off an Open Hackamore Championship at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, Zane Davis and Reymanator took a half-point lead in the preliminary round, marking a ... Read the full article

Darren Miller and Lil Remedy Pep Lead 2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Preliminary Cow Work/Wright and No Chic Flicks Top Composite
In 2009, National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open exhibitors who earned a 640.5 composite claimed a spot in the lucrative Open finals. With 25 entries already above a 640 after the first 14 sets of cow work preliminaries, it looks like that the bubble score for making the Open finals is escalating in 2010. With only five sets left to compete on Tuesday, September 27, the tension inside the Reno Livestock Events Center in Re ... Read the full article

NRCHA World Championship Show Presented by John Deere Finalists Announced
The preliminary action of the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show continued Wednesday, February 2. The day began with the Open Hackamore, was followed by the Novice Non Pro Bridle, and finished with the Non Pro Hackamore. The top ten plus ties in each of the preliminary rounds advance to the clean-slate finals, which are held February 4-5. Open Hackamore Preliminaries Justin Warneke and Heza Diamond Spark, along w ... Read the full article

Open Rein Work Prelims Begin at 2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity
The battle for an Open finals berth at the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity is off to a great start at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nevada. With the preliminary herd work competition already completed, the Open division preliminary rein work commenced Thursday, September 23. With 58 of the 240 runs already completed, Corey Cushing and Better Be Smooth lead both the Open preliminary composite and rein w ... Read the full article

Deadline Extended for 2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors has announced important news for the 2010 Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales Presented by Markel Insurance Company. During the June 13 NRCHA Board of Directors meeting at the NRCHA Derby, the deadline for the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale and the Performance Horse Sale was extended to July 15. NRCHA Sale Committee Chairman Sandy Collier explained the decision, noting, "There has been dis ... Read the full article

Doug Williamson Leads Open NRCHA Derby with Docs Soula
Doug Williamson competed early on Docs Soula – the second horse to go in the 101-entry 2008 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, taking the lead with a score of 222. Then, he had to wait – quite a while – to see if his lead would hold, as the go-round didn’t conclude until after 11 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Paso Robles Events Center in Paso Robles, California. It could be a repeat of last year, when the pair took home the 200 ... Read the full article

NRCHA Derby Rescheduled! Competition Set for October 26 in Queen Creek, Arizona
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors has announced that the NRCHA Derby, originally slated for June 14-19 in Paso Robles, California, will be held at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre October 26-30. The NRCHA Derby was postponed as a result of the EHV-1 outbreak. "The decision to postpone the Derby was difficult. We first elected to offer full refunds to all entries that elected not to attend the event because of t ... Read the full article

2008 NRCHA Derby Boasts Record Number of Entries
As National Reined Cow Horse Association staff began the draw for the 2008 NRCHA Derby, they quickly realized that something was a little different from previous years. The change? Every Derby division either had the same or more entries for 2008. “We’re always excited to see growth at our shows,” noted Chris Potter of the NRCHA management team. “It’s especially impressive at a time when fuel and other costs are so high.” In ... Read the full article

Boyd Rice Tops NRCHA Stakes Open Herd Work Prelims On Oh Cay N Short
Open competition was fierce at the 2008 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes, held March 26-30 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho, as the open preliminary competition began Wednesday with the herd work. The draw sheet was a testament to the tough competition. The two most recent Snaffle Bit Futurity Champions, Oh Cay N Short and Smart Crackin Chic, were in attendance, along with NRCHA Derby Champion Docs Soula. Other top f ... Read the full article

Tucker Robinson Wins 2008 NRCHA Open and Intermediate Open Derby on Days Zanolena
Colonels Cash Cow and Mary Dosek top Limited Open DerbyAfter winning the NRCHA Stakes, and the NRCHA Hackamore Classic, Tucker Robinson and Days Zanolena again claimed another National Reined Cow Horse Association Premiere event - the 2008 NRCHA Derby. But after the preliminaries and the first two phases of the finals were dominated by other outstanding horses and trainers, even Robinson himself was taken by surprise when his cow work score of 22 ... Read the full article

Doug Williamson and Hes Wright On Are 2010 NRCHA Open Bridle World Champions
The last of the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championships was decided Saturday afternoon at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas. Twelve World titles were awarded during the NRCHA World Championship Show Presented by John Deere. The World Championship Show is part of the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, which began January 29 and finishes on February 6. Doug Williamson of Bakersfield, Califor ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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