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January/February 2016

Volume 21, NO. 1

Cowtown Rundown

The NRCHA Celebration of Champions Returns to Fort Worth in 2016

NRCHA WORLD’S 2015 NRCHA MERIT AWARD   /////  GREATEST   /////  REGIONAL WINNERS HORSEMAN CHAMPIONS PREVIEW

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Features

NRCHA CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS PREVIEW

  34 A Very Good Year

  82 Celebrating Cow Horses in

Meet the top riders and horses who won NRCHA Regional Championships during the 2015 show season.

  76 Best of Show

The NRCHA Merit Award Program recognizes outstanding equine performers.

Cowtown

The NRCHA Celebration of Champions returns to Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

  88 The World’s Greatest

  92 Preparing for Greatness

Several of last year’s top 10 contenders tell us how they prepare for the World’s Greatest Horseman.

  98 Travel Savvy

Check out popular Northside attractions while in Fort Worth for the Celebration of Champions.

The NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman entries vie for the ultimate all-around title.

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In Every Issue   4 From the NRCHA Executive Director

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NRCHA Sponsor Spotlight From the Judge’s Chair NRCHA Judges Directory It Pays to Enroll Subscribed Stallion Program NRCHA Membership Information NRCHA Membership FAQs Top Rider List Affiliate List Suspended List NRCHA Committee Directory NRCHA Approved Events

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   8 NRCHA News   14 Quotable   22 Magical Lena Laid to Rest   26 NRCHYA News   28 Affiliate News   30 Through Your Lens

On the cover: The 2015 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman Champion Corey Cushing riding PRF Spoonful Of Gold owned by Cathy Corrigan Frank.

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Volume 21, Number 1

Welcome to 2016!

Official Publication of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Published by Quarter Horse News

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Human nature dictates that we are curious about the unknown, and each time we turn the calendar page to a new year, I think we all feel some degree of anticipation. We cannot predict everything that 2016 will hold for us, but I am thrilled about some of the things I know are coming our way this year. An exciting new incentive program, which partners the NRCHA with Metallic Cat, one of the leading sires in the Western performance industry, is coming to the 2016 Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas, Nevada. A big $10,000 check awaits the high-scoring Metallic Cat offspring in the Stakes finals, and no doubt this will up the ante even more at the Stakes, already one of our most popular events. Our dynamic sport, and the warm, welcoming people who make it come alive, are constantly attracting new fans from fresh audiences. In 2016, we are making a renewed commitment to this

spirited growth in all facets—membership, sponsorship, participation and spectatorship. I feel optimistic and motivated to make our already-popular sport even more fun and widespread this year, and I hope you’ll join me. We have some great momentum to build on from the last quarter of 2015, when we crowned a new Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, produced a twohour program for RIDE TV, and set the framework for a successful lineup of 2016 Premier Events. We also celebrated the amazing popularity of the National High School Rodeo Association Reined Cow Horse event, culminating with 102 kids competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming. All signs point to the NHSRA Reined Cow Horse becoming even bigger in 2016. People in the horse industry are hardwired to get excited each January 1, the day our prospects and performers officially become one year older and one year closer to whatever ambitious goals we have set for them. Whether you have a foal of 2014 getting ready to start under saddle, a 3-year-old aimed at the Snaffle Bit Futurity, a Derby-age horse scheduled for one of our Premier Events, or an advanced horse stepping up to the bridle or World’s Greatest Horseman—I wish you health, prosperity, great rides and good luck in the year to come. All the best! Jay Winborn

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NRCHA Officers & Directors: President: Todd Bergen Vice President: Paul Bailey Secretary: Sandy Collier Treasurer: Jerry Peters NRCHYA Foundation: Ted Robinson

NRCHA STAFF

Executive Director: Jay Winborn Senior Administrator: Carrie McBride Membership: Barbara Nahlik Shows: Allison Walker Website: Creative Ammo Accounting: Joy Galvan

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Publisher: Patty Tiberg Editor: Bonnie Wheatley Communications Manager: Stephanie Duquette Contributing Writers: Bridget Kirkwood, Stephanie Duquette, Allison Walker, Bonnie Wheatley Production Manager: Sherry Brown Art Director: Susan Sampson Graphic Designers: Candice Madrid, Charles McClelland Official NRCHA Photographer: Primo Morales Official NRCHA Videographer: Equine Promotion Advertising Sales Breeders: Karen Barnhart, 620-951-4026 Commercial: Jenn Sanders, 940-627-3399 Sales Customer Service Manager: Diana Buettner, 817-569-7114 Sales Customer Service Lindsey Missel, 817-569-7106 Advertising, Fax 817-737-9633 Reined Cow Horse News is published bi-monthly (six times a year). All contents are copyright of the National Reined Cow Horse Association. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without prior written permission from the NRCHA. Opinions expressed in articles and advertising in Reined Cow Horse News do not necessarily reflect the positions or opinions of the NRCHA or its officers and members. Accuracy of material is the sole responsibility of the authors. Unsolicited materials are submitted at the sender’s risk and the NRCHA accepts no responsibility for them. Please address all submissions to: Reined Cow Horse News, 1017 North Hwy 377, Pilot Point, Texas, 76258. Subscription rate is $18 a year. Periodical postage paid at Pilot Point, Texas, 76258 and additional mailing offices. USPS number, 024-906. Postmaster: Send address changes to Reined Cow Horse News, 1017 North Hwy 377, Pilot Point, Texas, 76258.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center have a binding agreement to hold the 2016 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and Hackamore Classic at that venue. The events will kick off Sunday, September 18, 2016, and conclude with the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals Saturday, October 1. A detailed schedule is in development and will be released as it becomes available. The NRCHA is considering the possibility of moving the Snaffle Bit Futurity to a new venue in 2017 and beyond.

The association has launched a request for proposal (RFP) process, inviting bids from various equestrian facilities in locations across the country. “We feel that we would be doing a disservice to our exhibitors, owners, sponsors, spectators, and staff if we did not open the conversation about the best possible venue to hold our signature Premier Event, the Snaffle Bit Futurity, in 2017 and beyond,” said NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn. “The Reno location and the Snaffle Bit Futurity have been connected for many years, and we have asked our friends

Subscribed Stallion Enrollment deadline is February 1 Enrollment forms for the NRCHA’s Subscribed Stallion program must be returned to the NRCHA office with a postmark on or before February 1, 2016, in order for stallion nominators to take advantage of the lowest available $750 enrollment fee. After February 1, the rate goes up to $1,000. The Subscribed Stallion program was developed in the mid 1980s as a promotional vehicle for reined cow horse stallions that consistently sired NRCHA performing offspring. The far-reaching incentive program offers rewards from the show pen to the sale ring. It’s a simple concept. Stallion owners subscribe their sire, and for each year that a stallion is enrolled, that year’s foal crop is eligible to show as a 4- and 5-year-old in the NRCHA Stakes, one of the premier limited age events for reined cow horses. Annually, the Stakes boasts a payout of nearly $300,000, and only the offspring of enrolled stallions are eligible to compete. The NRCHA also presents a monetary award to the person who nominated the sire of each Stakes division champion. Offspring of Subscribed Stallions and mares in foal to Subscribed Stallions receive priority at the prestigious NRCHA Sales at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada, each year. Those horses are eligible for the Select 2-Year-Old Sale and the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale. The Subscribed Stallion program adds value to the whole industry and creates a support system for the reined cow horse breeder by strengthening the market for the offspring of enrolled stallions. The NRCHA helps promote Subscribed Stallions and their offspring on its website, in the pages of the Reined Cow Horse News, and in the NRCHA Futurity Sales literature. The complete Subscribed Stallion program terms and conditions, along with the enrollment form, can be found in this issue of Reined Cow Horse News. Forms are also available for download at www.NRCHA.com.

in Reno to submit a proposal. We are also discussing the possible benefits of going elsewhere. The venue that can provide our association and our audience a superior experience is the venue we will choose. The process is still in its earliest stages, and we are keeping an open mind.” The locations that have been invited to submit a RFP have been asked to turn that information in by March 1, 2016. The Board of Directors will review all the applications at its March meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Notable Non Pro In this issue of Reined Cow Horse News, we are launching a new, regular mini-feature for 2016, the “Notable Non Pro” column to showcase non-professional riders pursuing their horsemanship dreams in the reined cow horse arena. While these riders may not be on the top non pro lists, or measure their achievements in Premier Event Championships and sixfigure earnings, it’s just a matter of time before their effort pays off in a big way. Do you know one of these riders? Send your Notable Non Pro story suggestions to stephanie@NRCHA. com.      continued on page 10

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In his first time to compete at the NRCHA’s showcase event, the Snaffle Bit Futurity, David Money rode away with the $1,000 Non Pro Limited Reserve Championship on his gelding, Cats Smart Oak.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association has teamed up with leading sire Metallic Cat (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal) to offer a big new incentive at the 2016 NRCHA Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas, Nevada. Any Metallic Cat foal that advances to the 2016 NRCHA Stakes Finals is eligible for the incentive. The Metallic Cat offspring with the highest comMetallic Cat posite score in the finals will receive the $10,000 paycheck. The 2005 stallion, owned by Alvin and Becky Fults, celebrated a new accolade as a sire when one of his offspring, the 2012 stallion Stevie Rey Von (x Miss Ella Rey x Dual Rey) won the 2015 NCHA Futurity Open Championship. Stevie Rey Von is owned and shown by NCHA Professional Ed Dufurrena. Metallic Cat is the 2008 NCHA Futurity Champion, NCHA Horse of the Year and a member of the NCHA Hall of Fame. He is the second highest money-earning stallion in NCHA history, and in 12 show outings with cutting horse professional Beau Galyean at the reins, he never missed the finals or lost a cow. Metallic Cat is a leading sire in both the NCHA and the NRCHA. His highest money-earning reined cow horse performer is the 2011 stallion, Call Me Mitch (x Miss Hickory Hill x Doc’s Hickory), shown by NRCHA Professional Phillip Ralls for owner Estelle Roitblat.

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tascadero, California, attorney David Money started taking lessons from NRCHA Professional Mark Luis about four years ago, and bought his horse, Cats Smart Oak (WR This Cats Smart x Cookie Q Lena x Quanah O Lena) in 2013. Money showed “Oakie” at the 2015 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in the $1,000 Non Pro Limited—his first time to compete at the association’s signature Premier Event. “It’s an amazing show,” he said, smiling from ear to ear. The grin was fueled by a terrific trip around the show pen during his first appearance in Reno. Money and his gelding scored a 142 in the rein work and a 146 in the cow work for the $1,000 Non Pro Limited Reserve Championship. “I’m still in shock. It was a lot of fun. I’m still on a high,” he said, immediately following his run. The aspect of reined cow horse that Money loves most is, “the challenge of it. You’re never done learning. There’s always something more to learn. If you think you’ve got it down, the next run, you’ve got to start all over learning it again. It’s quite a lot of fun, though.” He soaked up the atmosphere at the Futurity, taking the opportunity to study the very best in the business, who were all in Reno for two weeks. “There’s so many different great horses, great trainers, so many neat people. You get to learn a lot just watching other riders and how they handle their horses and how they work cattle. It’s really a good time to learn,” he said. Money had some straightforward advice for fellow equestrians who might be cow horse-curious, but nervous about taking the plunge. “Give it a shot! We’re here, especially in the $1,000 and the $5,000 Limited, to have a lot of fun, and we support each other, we encourage each other to have fun. That’s what we’re here for. We’re here to improve our horsemanship and have a good time doing it.”

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We’re the best-kept secret in the world. You go to some other horse show, and they don’t even know what the NRCHA is. Now, we’re getting exposure through the National High School Rodeo and the kids are getting exposure to us. I think our youth will get a lot bigger, and I think the whole reined cow horse business is on an upgrade because we’re looking to the future.”

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—NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Don Murphy, on the NRCHA partnership with the National High School Rodeo Association.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association continues to add the names of exceptional stallions to its Million Dollar Sire list, proudly welcoming WR This Cats Smart and Gallo Del Cielo as the two newest members of this elite group. Foals by these two stallions have broken the seven-figure earnings mark in the reined cow horse arena, making them the 15th and 16th horses to achieve NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status.

WR This Cats Smart The 1999 stallion WR This Cats Smart (High Brow Cat x The Smart Look x Smart Little Lena) bred by Wiens Ranch Co., Sedalia, Colorado, and owned since 2004 by NRCHA Breeder Sponsor Wagonhound Land and Livestock, Douglas, Wyoming, began his performance career in the National Cutting Horse Association arena. The fancy sorrel earned $236,514 in NCHA money, and became a finalist at 24 major NCHA aged events as a 4, 5, and 6-year-old. His accolades include the 2005 NCHA Open Finals Championship, shown by leading cutting horse professional Tim Smith, who described the stallion as “A star all the way - so very smart and stylish.” The first foal crop by WR This Cats Smart arrived in 2005, and he has sired 968 American Quarter Horse Association-registered offspring. His foals quickly proved their abilities in multiple performance arenas, earning more than $6.1 million in all disciplines, primarily cutting. Eighty-seven foals

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by WR This Cats Smart contributed to his NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status, winning a total $1,080,082 in the multievent reined cow horse arena. WR This Cats Smart has been bred to some of the industry’s finest mares, including leading NRCHA dam and Hall of Fame horse Smoke Time Tuck (Doc Tom Tucker x Ima Smoke x Mr Fools Smoke). One foal from that particular cross, the 2007 gelding Tuckers Smart Cat, has become WR This Cats Smart’s top NRCHA money-earner, with more than $150,000 and a Supreme Reined Cow Horse designation on his resume. Other top cow horses by WR This Cats Smart include Sinful Cat (x Sinful Playgirl x Freckles Playboy), a 2008 stallion and earner of $102,258; TF The Gus Man (x Classy Remedy x Tangys Classy Peppy), a 2008 gelding who has earned $83,748; Halo Cat (x Stylin Jewel x Docs

Stylish Oak), with $76,729 in NRCHA earnings; Camilla The Cat (x Bit Of Starlight x Grays Starlight), an earner of $73,860; and Shine Smarter (x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), a 2012 mare who has earned $69,305.

Gallo Del Cielo The other new NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, Gallo Del Cielo (Peppy San Badger x Doc Starlight x Doc Bar), also known as “Rooster,” died following an August 20, 2015 accident, but he left an indelible impact on the entire Western performance horse industry. One of his most recent accolades is Million Dollar Sire status in the National Reined Cow Horse Association. Foaled in 1989, the bay stallion was bred by Harold “Spook” Stream III, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and owned by the Polo Ranch Stallions, Marietta, Oklahoma.  His own show career was

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brief. He competed only as a 4-year-old, winning $28,438 in National Cutting Horse Association money. But Rooster’s defining role would be as a sire, and his foals achieved greatness in multiple arenas. Though Rooster was trained as a cutting horse, his offspring demonstrated particular flair for the reining maneuvers, making Rooster a $3 Million Sire in the National Reining Horse Association. His more than 500 performing foals have earned more than $5.8 million across all disciplines. Rooster babies do more than spin and slide; they also have risen to the top in the multitasking reined cow horse

arena. In the NRCHA, 112 Rooster foals shared in their sire’s Million Dollar Sire achievement, with combined earnings of $1,010,778. The top reined cow horse by Rooster is Roo Star (x Anna Paulena x Doc O’Lena), a 1999 stallion with $79,354 in

NRCHA money. He is followed on the earnings list by Son Shining Rooster (x Shining Zanzee x Shining Spark), a 2005 stallion who has won $62,231; Roosters Chicaroo (x Meerly Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena), a 1996 mare with $60,150; Sheza Roo (x Sheza Shinette x Shining Spark), with $57,641; and Roosters Hickory (x Hickorys Red Gallo Del Cielo Rey x Doc’s Hickory), with $45,417. Both Million Dollar Sires will be formally recognized at the 2016 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity. Their owners and/or representatives will receive a special Carol Owens Bronze Trophy in honor of their achievement.

Stallion Auction Breedings Still Available he National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Service Auction officially concluded December 31, 2015, but all unclaimed breedings are still available for sale on a first come, first served basis. Remaining breedings will be sold for the minimum bid price using a “buy it now” system. The minimum bid is approximately half the advertised stud fee, and varies depending on the stallion. Breedings purchased after the auction closing date are subject to all the same terms and conditions as breedings purchased during the live bid portion of the auction. Shoppers are encouraged to read and understand all terms and conditions before buying a breeding. The NRCHA Stallion Service Auction is a easy, and often, affordable, way to obtain some of the Western performance industry’s best genetics at a reduced price. Foals resulting from a Stallion Service Auction breeding can go on to do great things. The 2013 Snaffle Bit Futurity Amateur Champion, Tara Sagniere, Canyon, Texas, raised her winning mare, Spark A Sunrise (Lena Spark x Kona Sunrise x SMF Lenas Award) using a breeding she bought through the NRCHA Stallion Auction. To browse and buy unclaimed breedings from the 2015 NRCHA Stallion Service Auction, visit www.PerfectHorseAuctions.com.

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Leading NRCHA Dam Magical Lena Laid To Rest Midge Ames

Anne Reynolds and Magical Lena at the 1998 Snaffle Bit Futurity. On the back of this photo, Reynolds wrote, “Magical Lena - the girl of the hour... One of my tearful moments after the reined work finals at Reno, she was fantastic.”

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association lost one of its leading ladies when the all-time No. 3 producer of reined cow horses, Magical Lena (Little Lenas Legend x Swayback Magic x Early Tink) was laid to rest at Why Worry Ranch, King Hill, Idaho, in July, 2015. Foaled in 1995, Magical Lena was bred by her owner, Joyce Pearson, Hailey, Idaho. Pearson and her daughter, NRCHA Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Rider Anne M. Reynolds,

jointly operate a record-setting reined cow horse and reining horse program based at Reynolds’ Why Worry Ranch. Pearson also bred and owned Magical Lena’s dam, Swayback Magic (Early Tink x Poco Belle 9 x Leo Belle 9), a 1977 mare who, in her performing years, was shown by Reynolds. Magical Lena was one of the defining horses of Reynolds’ career, in both the performance arena and the broodmare band. According to NRCHA records, Magical Lena carried Reynolds to

$152,047 in reined cow horse money from 1998 through 2007. Among some of their greatest accolades were the 1998 National Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity Non-Pro Championship, the 1999 NRCHA Stakes Non-Pro Championship, the 2000 NRCHA Derby Non-Pro Championship and Open Reserve Championship, and the 2001 World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Championship. The bay mare went on to produce 12 NRCHA money-earning foals. Their

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combined $401,580 in earnings make Magical Lena the current third-place mare on the NRCHA Lifetime Leading Dams list. Her top money-earner is More Magic Please, a 2002 gelding by Chic Please, who has $101,135 on his NRCHA record. Magical Lena’s most productive cross was with Reynolds’ NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, Very Smart Remedy (Smart Little Lena x Remedys Response x Doc’s Remedy). He sired all of her next four top earners: the 2009 stallion Very Black Magic ($94,134); the 2010 stallion Magicality ($69,173); the 2008 mare Smart Magic Trick ($44,789); and the 2006 gelding Very Smart Magic ($41,282). All of those horses were trained and shown by Reynolds, contributing to her status as a leading rider, breeder and owner in the NRCHA,

“I feel privileged to have been a part of her career. She was an incredible horse in every way. She will be very sadly missed, even as we celebrate her talents, accomplishments and her tremendous contributions to the reined cow horse and reining industries.” and as a champion competitor in the National Reining Horse Association. Although she went on to accomplish remarkable things, Magical Lena started life as a runt and nearly ended up on the sales list. Her dam, Swayback Magic, had produced 11 foals before she was diagnosed with cancer. Knowing the mare’s days were numbered, Pearson wanted to try for one last foal. She chose the young Little Lenas Legend (Smart Little Lena x Dox Elegant Girl x Peppy San Badger), a 1991 stallion who eventually sired earners of more than $650,000. Midge Ames

The back of this photo also has a handwritten caption by Reynolds. “Magical Lena at Fresno in the N.P. Finals, putting out 110% turning that cow and I’m putting out 110% hanging on. She marked a 223.”

“He was virtually unknown at the time we bred to him,” Reynolds explained. “We liked the way he was bred, and my mom had traded a horse for a breeding share to him.” Swayback Magic settled in foal and carried Magical Lena to term. But the old mare’s declining health prevented her from meeting the new baby’s nutritional demands. “Her mom, who had milked like a Holstein her entire life, wasn’t giving any milk. Magical Lena was really, really tiny. She was just a wisp of a horse,” Reynolds recalled. Swayback Magic was euthanized when Magical Lena was five months old. The diminutive filly joined the Why Worry Ranch weanling bunch, and continued to underwhelm Reynolds, who suggested Magical Lena should go down the road with a new owner. “My mom was like, ‘Well, I think she’s kind of cute,’” Reynolds said. So Magical Lena stayed. Over time, she out-shined nearly every other horse in Reynolds’ career. “She’s obviously one of the greatest horses that we’ve raised. Just an amazing athlete, producer, individual and show horse, so that was a big surprise and a great success story for us,” Reynolds said. “I feel privileged to have been a part of her career. She was an incredible horse in every way. She will be very sadly missed, even as we celebrate her talents, accomplishments and her tremendous contributions to the reined cow horse and reining industries.”

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A Year in Review

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he National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association has completed their best year yet! Youth membership and participation is at an all-time high. The Youth Advisors would like to thank each of the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association student officers for their dedication throughout the year, and to give you all a little glimpse at how hard the student officers have been working. The NRCHYA’s greatest accomplishment this year has been maintaining open lines of communication with each other and fellow youth members. Twelve student officers, five officers and seven regional representatives, take time out of their schedules to meet with the Youth Advisors via a monthly conference call. A variety of topics are discussed on these calls – everything from the National High School Rodeo Association program to fundraisers and launching new programs to media. Another communication tool adopted this year has been the youth newsletter. Throughout the year, the student officers are tasked with writing articles for the youth newsletter, which is distributed to all NRCHYA members regularly. The NRCHYA has also taken proactive steps to promote the organization. The student officers selected a booth set-up, graphics and promotional cards that they felt best represented the youth of reined cow horse. So far, the booth has been displayed at the National High School Finals Rodeo and the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show. We hope you will stop and visit the student officers

at their new booth during the 2015 Celebration of Champions. Of course, none of this would be possible without your support of the NRCHYA. Fundraising ideas are discussed among the student officers regularly. This year, the youth voted to sell raffle tickets for a live foal guaranteed breeding to Smart Chic Olena for the 2015 breeding season. Thank you to Trevor and Tiffiny Bond, of Smokin Gun Performance Horses, for this great opportunity! Have you bought your raffle ticket(s) yet? If not, be sure to approach a student officer to purchase your chance at a winning ticket. The drawing will be held during the 2016 World’s Greatest Horseman. The NRCHYA was well represented at the 2015 National High School Finals Rodeo this past July in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Several NRCHYA competitors and two student officers spent a week at the world’s largest rodeo competing and helping launch the inaugural reined cow horse event. Adding our sport to the NHSRA line-up has been a key component to growing youth interest in our sport. The top 20 reined cow horse finalists have been invited to compete at the 2015 Celebration of Champions in the Youth Bridle class. Thank you to everyone who donated of their time during the NHSFR – we could not have done it with you! The NRCHYA student officers also launched the clinic sponsorship program this year. The student officers voted to allocate $500 per region to help cover costs for free reined cow horse youth clinics across the country, and

The creation of NRCHYA promotional items was just one project spearheaded by youth officers in 2015.

came up with a set of requirements that each clinic must meet in order to be eligible for this program. By implementing this new sponsorship the student officers hope to foster growth of the reined cow horse. As Youth Advisors, our goal is to teach the youth skills they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The youth are learning the value of effective communication, sportsmanship, time management, responsibility, community service and leadership. To our National Student Officers, we want you to know how much we appreciate your dedication to the NRCHYA and how proud we are of each one of you. We hope you’ve enjoyed your time as an officer as much as we’ve enjoyed working with you. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors! Sarah Clymer Todd Crawford Jimmy Stickler Allison Walker

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A Season of Success Highlights of the Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association’s 2015 season.

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At 83 years young, Dom has proven his reined cow horse ability with great success in the show pen, as well. Some of those accomplishments include the 2014 ECRCHC Non Pro Limited Spectacular Championship and the 2012 NRCHA Non Pro Limited Reserve World Championship. He has also been a three-time American Quarter Horse Association Select World Show Finalist. At the 2015 NRCHA Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas, Dom’s trainer, Mark Sigler won more than $10,300 in the Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby aboard one of Dom’s horses, Rockys Surpize CD. ARCHA show dates for 2016 are already set. Mark your calendar for April 23-24, May 21-22, June 25-26, August 13-14, September 10-11 and October 15-16. We are very excited that the ECRCHC in Murfreesboro will be back and better than ever on the dates of July 14-17. ARCHA members are proud of the fact that we don’t just come out to compete, but to have fun while doing it. Even visiting judges have commented on how the members are not only competitive, but truly enjoy themselves, and are supportive of each other. Isn’t that what horse showing should be about? Send your NRCHA affiliate news to stephanie@nrcha.com. TODD DZIADOSZ

n March 2015 at the Horse Expo in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association (ARCHA) members spent four days manning a booth to spur interest and support of reined cow horse events, an effort that contributed to one of the most successful show seasons in the association’s 10-year history. Another event instrumen- ARCHA President Dom Conicelli. tal to the club’s prosperity in All ARCHA events are hosted at 2015 was a March clinic led by ARCHA trainers Matt Lipka, Mark Sigler, and the historic Willowbrook Farms in Jeff Gettys. On the eve of the season’s Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. ARCHA first show in April, ARCHA honored feels fortunate to have a home at this the 2014 champions at its annual ban- beautiful facility. Although we have an quet. Division champions took home outstanding group of officers, board many beautiful awards including buck- members and members, the club is fortunate to have the support of our les designed by Skyline Silversmiths. From April to October, monthly two- President, Dom Conicelli, who genday shows not only offered weekends erously supports the club in many filled with friendly competition, but ways. His undying love and supalso free home-cooked meals, spear- port of the reined cow horse industry headed by Kinda Silly Café. Members stretches from the top level to the also brought Crockpot meals and des- brand new beginner. Dom’s generosserts for all to enjoy. In July, a large ity to ARCHA is evident in his open contingent of members supported the door policy at his Kinda Silly Farm East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Dom’s in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. At its final trainer, Mark Sigler, has been instrushow of the year, ARCHA hosted a pig mental in increasing the level of roast and chicken barbeque coordinated competition in the Atlantic region by by member Dick Rosell, which brought providing lessons and training to those members together around the campfire wishing to learn and improve in the show pen. to enjoy food, stories and warmth.

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///////// Through Your Lens

NRCHA Member Photos Compiled by Stephanie Duquette

Carolyn Meador, Star, Idaho, gets up close and personal with some future champions from the breeding program at Loren Macey and James Baker’s Redtail Ranch.

A future World’s Greatest Horseman contender? Keep an eye on this little buckaroo, practicing his big loop at the NRCHA Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colorado.

A Very Smart Remedy filly at NRCHA Hall of Famer Annie Reynolds’ Why Worry Ranch earns some praise for a job well done in the practice pen.

Tammy Jo Hays (left) and Carol Williamson supported each other as their horse trainer husbands, Shawn Hays and Doug Williamson, competed at the NRCHA Stakes. You’d be smiling, too, if you had a ride like Janiejill Tointon’s past Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, Shiners Dun Juan (Smart Shiner x Cremes Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena).

We want your photos!

Send your best shots to Stephanie Duquette at stephanie@ NRCHA.com. Please submit your images in JPG form, in file sizes 1MB or larger, and then watch for them in future issues of Reined Cow Horse News.

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NATIONAL REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION

BREEDER DIRECTORY Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas, is Performance In Color, raising horses that can truly do it all. They are working to preserve the versatile Blue Valentine bloodline. Aaron Ranch is the home of legendary reined cow horse and cutting horse sire Peptoboonsmal. The ranch also proudly stands A Shiner Named Sioux, a two-time World Champion with earnings of more than $179,000—and Blind Sided, the 2013 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion and 2015 NRCHA Stakes Open Champion. Aaron Ranch also supports the NRCHA as the title sponsor of the Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby, held at the Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit Aaron Ranch on the web at www.AaronRanch. com.

DUAL R SMOKIN is a 2005 Quarter Horse stallion sired by NRCHA Million Dollar Sire Dual Rey, and out of the Peptoboonsmal daughter, Smokin Pepto. Dual R Smokin is an earner of more than $220,000 in the National Cutting Horse Association. Among his many titles is the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non Pro Championship. Dual R Smokin is bred for success, with a pedigree that will bring strength to the cutting horse industry and lead to opportunities in the reining and reined cow horse industries as well. Dual R Smokin is under the guidance of Constance Jaeggi, owner of J5 Ranch Management, LLC, who has been working diligently to create an awardwinning breeding program. She works in partnership with J5 Ranch resident trainer Chubby Turner, who assists in breeding, training and showing. Learn more about this outstanding performer and sire at www.JFiveRanch.com.

Gardiner Quarter Horses, Ashland, Kansas, is the home of champion cow horse performer and sire, Hes Wright On (Lenas Wright On x Shesa Lota Nic x Reminic) and up-and-coming sire Hickory Holly Time (One Time Pepto x Hickorys Holly Cee x Doc’s Hickory), the 2014 NRCHA Derby Open Champion. Garth and Amanda Gardiner have handpicked some of the cow horse industry’s best broodmares for their program. They are raising exceptional prospects with the breeding, brains and talent to take you to the winner’s circle. The Gardiners are very involved in every aspect of the NRCHA, and they are happy to visit with you about their prospects, their program and their great stallions. Find out more at www.GardinerQuarterHorses.com.

Holy Cow Performance Horses, LLC, with locations in Santa Ynez, California, and Weatherford, Texas, has become a leading breeder and owner of reined cow horses, reining horses, and cutting horses. Breeding, raising and showing quality performance Quarter Horses is a passion at Holy Cow where dedication to raising quality performers that are world class in their respective fields is paramount. Holy Cow is home to some of the finest broodmares in the industry, including top reined cow horse producer Sheza Shinette. The stallion roster includes Shady Lil Starlight, Nabisco Roan, Once A Von A Time and Heza Shiney Kodo. Their sponsorship and support of the NRCHA includes the $50,000 added CD Survivor Memorial Bridle Spectacular, a showcase for the industry’s elite bridle horses, at the NRCHA Derby in Paso Robles, California. Learn more about Holy Cow Performance Horses at www.HolyCowPerformanceHorses.com.

Matthews Cutting Horses, owned and operated by Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews, is the home of NRCHA Million Dollar Sire One Time Pepto (Peptoboonsmal x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena). Matthews Cutting Horses is well known for superior performance horse bloodlines. The Matthews’ breeding program is built on extraordinary pedigrees and exceptional performance. His first foals came of show age in 2010, and in 2014, One Time Pepto was the No. 1 NRCHA Sire. In 2015, he was the leading sire of NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale horses. One Time Pepto’s performing foals have earned more than $10 million in all disciplines. Learn more about One Time Pepto at www.OneTimePepto.com.

Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch of Tucson, Arizona, was founded by the Rogers family in 2005, starting out with just two personal horses. Since then, Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch has grown into a full service facility, breeding and showing some of the best Quarter Horses the industry has to offer. Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch also maintains an organic alfalfa operation and they raise Certified Organic Black Angus Beef. Learn more about them on the web at www.RogersHSR.com.

Michael and Michelle Miola built Silver Spurs Equine out of a passion for great horses and the sport of reining. Located in Cave Creek, Arizona, their world-class training and breeding facility is home to great stallions, including NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, Nic It In The Bud. Visit www.SilverSpursEquine.com to learn more. NRCHA Breeder Sponsor, Smart Boons, is a stallion with lifetime show earnings of nearly $200,000. The red roan son of Peptoboonsmal is out of Smart Little Easter, a daughter of Smart Little Lena. He is owned by Eric and Wendy Dunn— and has been trained and shown for most of his career by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing. The Dunns are very excited about Smart Boons’ future as a leading sire—and they invite you to share their passion! Learn more at www.SmartBoons.com. Wagonhound Land and Livestock, headquartered just south of Douglas, Wyoming, is a working ranch with some of the top American Quarter Horses and Red Angus cattle in the country. Its operations span more than 150,000 acres. Wagonhound Land and Cattle features one of the top horse breeding and training operations in the state. An outstanding broodmare band is housed there, and the ranch makes use of its own stallions – NRCHA Million Dollar Sire WR This Cats Smart and AQHA World Champion and NRCHA Open Two-Rein World Champion Genuine Masterpiece – as well as some of the other top cutting and cow horse stallions in the industry. The ranch’s operations include 2,500 of the finest Red Angus cattle in the market. They are selected and managed to produce high quality replacement heifers and the highest grade of beef. Visit www.Wagonhound.com for more information.

The Ward Ranch was founded in 1972 by NRCHA Hall of Fame member and Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Greg Ward and his family. The Ward Ranch name is synonymous with great cow horses. Throughout its history, the Ward Ranch has produced more than 140 NRCHA Futurity Finalists including nine Open Champions and five Non Pro Champions. The Ranch also supports the National Reined Cow Horse Association by donating a royally bred raffle colt each year. Visit them on the web at www.WardRiverRanch.com.

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Meet the top horses and riders who won NRCHA Regional Championships during the 2015 show season.

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ational Reined Cow Horse Association members put in hours of practice and haul many miles to compete at the numerous NRCHAapproved shows each year, whether at the affiliate level or the Premier Events. Points and money earned at those shows are recorded, and Regional Champions in each of the 14 horse show classes are named at the end of each competition year. Winning a NRCHA Regional Championship is a terrific achievement, and we congratulate the horses and riders who made it to the top of the class in 2015.

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Northwest Region Open Bridle Champion

Dueling Chic Olena/Shane Steffen

Dueling Chic Olena and Shane Steffen earned the Northwest Region Open Bridle Championship for owner Linda McMahon.

Dueling Chic Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Dual Lena x Dual Pep), a 2009 Paint mare owned by Linda McMahon and shown by Shane Steffen, was the Northwest Region Open Bridle Champion. McMahon, 69, divides her time between Bend, Oregon, and San Francisco, California. She bred Dueling Chic Olena, and owns her dam, Dual Lena, who was shown in the National Cutting Horse Association arena by leading NCHA professional Tim Smith. McMahon enjoys seeing her homebred foals compete, regardless of the outcome. “We had no expectations and went into this purely for the fun, and came out a winner!” McMahon said, describing the 2015 show season with Dueling Chic Olena, who she calls “Scarlett.” The fancy Paint also finished 3rd in the NRCHA Open Bridle National standings, demonstrating her ability to hold her own against some of the most formidable equine athletes in the country. “The combination of her athleticism and her ability to listen to Shane, her trainer, has given her the competitive edge. She’s a kind horse and tries hard to please, and is well balanced, which makes her fun

to show in all three events,” McMahon said. She became interested in reined cow horses after moving to California from New York, and learning to ride as an adult. “In 2005 I bought a 2-year-old, Billys Cool Cat, and put him into training with Todd Bergen purely for the fun of it. Todd came in top 10 with him at the 2006 Snaffle Bit Futurity, and from then on, I was hooked,” she said. McMahon describes Bergen and Steffen as her mentors in the industry, and thanked both trainers and their barn staff for their outstanding guidance during the show season. She particularly appreciated Steffen for earning the Northwest Region title with Scarlett. “Scarlett has tremendous heart, but the combination of trainer and horse makes a winner. One can’t do it without the other,” she said.

Limited Open Bridle Champion

PG Dry Jezzabelle/Callee Miller

The Northwest Region Limited Open Bridle Champion was PG Dry Jezzabelle (PG Dry Fire x Sassy About Cash x Nu Cash), shown by NRCHA Professional Callee Miller for owners Kalafatic/ Vaughn. Miller, 34, has had “Jezzi The Devil,” since the beginning, and recalls the 2008 mare was “one of the hardest 2-yearolds I ever started. She bucked for three weeks. I finally decided I just needed to ‘buck up’ and get on. She never bucked with me, or offered to buck with me on her. By the third ride, I knew what a special horse she was going to be.” Although PG Dry Jezzabelle has a few quirks, Miller says she “has a huge work ethic. She is always ready to go work, and each day, she enjoys what she does. We had some challenges in the beginning during the limited age events, but she has proven to be a strong bridle horse.”

Miller started showing cow horses in 2009. She and her husband, Jack, run a cow/calf operation in Ontario, Oregon, which provides her with opportunities to school her horses, as well as be in close proximity to some of the best reined cow horse professionals in the business, who have become her trusted coaches. “Annie Reynolds is a huge mentor in my career. She has helped me want to be a  better horseman, and I appreciate the times she has been hard on me! Also, Wade Reaney, Jake Telford, Dan Roeser, and so many more. I have tried to learn from all those involved in the cow horse  industry.  There are  many talented horsemen I admire,” she said. Miller is no longer eligible for the Limited Open in the horse show classes, and is ready to step up to the challenge of Open competition. “Each year I make a goal for myself to improve in the  show pen. In 2016, I’m going to work on the mental  aspect of showing,” she said. “I told my parents at the age of 5 I was going to be a horse trainer, which was not something my mother cared to encourage.  I’m blessed to do something I have always aspired to do in life.  Each day I spend training, riding and showing horses is truly an amazing gift.”

Northwest Region Limited Open Bridle Champions PG Dry Jezzabelle, owned by Kalafatic/Vaughn and shown by Callee Miller. Reined Cow Horse News | January/February 2016

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Northwest Region Non Pro Bridle Champion Jerry Beukelman and One Smart Lil Tucker.

Veteran Non Pro Jerry Beukelman, Nampa, Idaho, won the Northwest Region Non Pro Bridle Championship aboard his homebred mare, One Smart Lil Tucker (Very Smart Remedy x Tom Tuckers Durndle x Doc Tom Tucker). Beukelman, a retired auto dealer who describes himself as being on “the wrong side of 60,” says his mare, “Smartie,” is a quick learner and part of a long line of horses he has bred, raised and shown. “I bought this mare’s mother for a training bill in 1986. I had no idea what a cow horse even was, and did not ride one until 1989, and then I was hooked,” he said. Beukelman has ridden for years under the guidance of his friend and trainer, renowned Marsing, Idaho, professional Dan Roeser, who helped him develop Smartie into a champion. “I knew when she was a 3-year-old that she was a winner. That made all the work easier. She is solid black, so she catches your eye when she comes into the pen, and she is one of the biggest stoppers I have ever ridden, with a huge heart down the fence,” he said, adding that he is proud to have achieved Smartie’s NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse merit award in 2015. “I think my all-time highlight with Smartie was winning the Northwest

Reined Cow Horse Association Non-Pro Greatest Horseman in 2013. The fourevent contest is always a challenge, and we claimed the victory by marking a 150 down the fence. It was a very special night,” Beukelman said. He thanked his wife, Shirley, as well as Roeser, who started the mare when she was 2. As for Smartie, she is embarking on the second phase of her career. “Smartie is headed to the pasture and life as a broodmare. I look forward to showing her babies,” Beukelman said.

and Scott Seeklander for “sharing training tips with me to help me fix my horses.” He thanked everyone in the Montana reined cow horse community who have worked hard to produce NRCHAapproved shows, and looks forward to his daughter taking over Nibbles’ reins in future years while he continues to develop his other young horses.

Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Champion

R.J. Snyder/Tuf N Clever

The Northwest Region Intermediate Non Pro Bridle title went to R.J. Snyder, riding his homebred mare, Tuf N Clever (Tuf Tommy Tucker x Docs Clever N Peppy x A Le Bar Isle). Snyder, 42, an electrician from Ronan, Montana, raised the 2004 mare, who earned her nickname, “Nibbles,” as a baby from Snyder’s oldest daughter, Shelby. “This mare isn’t a big horse, but she has so much heart and grit, which makes her a winner in my eyes,” Snyder said. The fence work comes easily to Nibbles, and her talent in that event shone particularly bright at the 2015 Montana Reined Cow Horse Futurity, Snyder’s favorite moment of the show season. “We tied for a high fence score for a saddle with Brandon Buttars and Zane Davis. Brandon won the saddle, but it was an honor just to have had the high fence score with these two great horsemen,” he said. Snyder, who also team ropes and cowboys on Nibbles, started showing in ranch horse competitions in 2008. He entered the NRCHA arena in 2012, and enjoys the ongoing pursuit of better horsemanship. He thanked Mike George, Bill Campbell, Tim Unzicker, Bill Fischer

R.J. Snyder and his mare Tuf N Clever were tops in the Northwest Region Intermediate Non Pro Bridle division.

Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion

Kristina Wall/Enjoy Olena

Kristina Wall was tops in the Northwest Region Novice Non Pro Bridle division aboard Enjoy Olena (Starlights Joy x Janie Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena). The Buckley, Washington, competitor, who works in sales when she is not in the saddle, says the 2015 season was the second year of reined cow horse competition for her and for “Sophie,” her 2004 mare. “Neither of us had ever done it before. She had some reining training when she was younger, but was never really shown. We have both learned so much, and had so much fun.” The regional championship is Wall’s first NRCHA title, rounding out a successful 2015 season, which also included winning a year-end Northwest Reined Cow Horse Association high point saddle. “Our biggest challenge during the show season was keeping Sophie calm through her reining patterns. She wants

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Under the guidance of California professional Tina Robinson, Solheim-Diehl showed “Amigo,” a 2010 gelding, successfully in the 2013 Non Pro futurities. She then brought him home to the Pacific Northwest to continue his education in the capable hands of Marsing, Idaho, horseman Dan Roeser and his assistant, Anderson, who showed Amigo for the 2015 season.

ambitious non pro competitor has her sights set on the future. “I’m looking forward to showing Amigo in the Non Pro Two Rein in 2016, and continuing to work toward my ‘bucket list’ item of achieving the Supreme Reined Cow Horse Award on a horse that I have bred, raised and been a part of showing. The first cow horse I showed, Flashinic, was a Supreme Reined Cow Horse, and it seems kind of full circle to me,” she said.

Non Pro Hackamore Champion

Elizabeth Kania/Uno What Time It Flo

The Non Pro Hackamore Champion was Elizabeth Kania, riding Uno What Time It Flo (Uno What Time It Is x Dew It Flo x Mr Peponita Flo). Kania’s mother, Renee DuBois, owns the 2010 mare. Faith Anderson, riding for owner Linda Solheim-Diehl, won the Northwest Region Limited Open Hackamore Championship aboard Nic It In The Gun.

Kristina Wall won her first NRCHA title when she captured the Northwest Region Novice Non Pro Bridle Championship with her mare, Enjoy Olena.

Open Hackamore Champion

Gizs Smokn Starlight/ Scott Seeklander The Open Hackamore Champion was Gizs Smokn Starlight (Oak N Stars x Clips E Loop x Docs Cylip), shown by Scott Seeklander for owner Sherril Martin.

Limited Open Hackamore Champion

Nic It In The Gun/Faith Anderson

Nic It In The Gun (Nic It In The Bud x Sheza Playgun Too x Playgun), with Faith Anderson aboard, won the Limited Open Hackamore Championship for owner/ breeder Linda Solheim-Diehl. Solheim-Diehl, a realtor and flight attendant from Tacoma, Washington, is quick to point out it takes a village to develop a champion reined cow horse.

“Tina Robinson is an amazing coach and I learned a ton from her, and her husband, Tucker, gave me a lot of support and guidance. I’m excited to be back riding and showing close to home with the great crew at Roeser Ranch,” Solheim-Diehl said. Solheim-Diehl was particularly proud of Anderson and Amigo in 2015 when they “won the Limited Open Hackamore class at the Magic Valley, Idaho, show. They placed ahead of other horses that had won at other big shows, like the NRCHA Derby,” she said. “I want to thank Faith for everything she did. I’m very grateful for all her hard work and success in the show pen.” Solheim-Diehl started showing cow horses in 2001, and high on her list of goals is achieving the elite NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse merit award on a homegrown horse. Amigo’s hackamore earnings in 2015 take her one step closer to that accomplishment, and the

Elizabeth Kania and Uno What Time It Flo were the Northwest Region Non Pro Hackamore Champions.

Open Two Rein Champion

Coal Catt/Tim Unzicker

In the Open Two Rein division, Tim Unzicker piloted Coal Catt (Sophisticated Catt x Starlights Lynn x Grays Starlight), a 2009 gelding owned by his wife, Dawn, to the championship. The Unzickers have owned Coal Catt since his 2-year-old year, and Dawn observed that “he has been easier to show this year, as he has matured a lot.” The Unzickers operate their reined cow horse training facility in Roundup, Montana. Tim is a professional train-

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Coal Catt, shown by Tim Unzicker, was the Northwest Region Open Two Rein Champion.

Non Pro Two Rein Champion

Antoinette Harms/Me A Puddy Cat

Antoinette Harms and Me A Puddy Cat (Athena Puddy Cat x Smart Little Me x Smart Little Lena) captured the Non Pro Two Rein Championship in the Northwest Region.

Youth Bridle Champion

Stephanie Helsen/A Cat Called Red

The Enumclaw, Washington, student has been riding “Feather” for the past four years. “We have been a team for so long, I know him like the back of my hand,” Helsen said, adding that her horse is a winner “because he has a huge heart and he loves his job!” The young horsewoman has her sights set on an American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championship with Feather; she came close in 2015 when they captured the reserve championship. “I was so proud of Feather and so happy with how we worked together [at the AQHYA World Show] in August, and all year. I couldn’t ask for a better teammate,” she said. Helsen’s father, Mike Helsen, a professional reined cow horse and reining trainer, inspired Stephanie to start showing nine years ago, and continues to help her improve her skills. She thanked her dad for his coaching and support, and also credited trainers Kim Witty, Trent Pedersen, Jim Spence and Don Murphy for their support and mentoring. She also expressed “a big thank you to everybody that cheered me on—my grandparents, my mom, all of my horse show friends and the super awesome Northwest group.”

Youth Limited Champion

Alicia Johnson/Nics Diamond

Stephanie Helsen and A Cat Called Red captured the Northwest Region Youth Bridle Championship for a third straight year.

Stephanie Helsen, 17, collected a third consecutive Northwest Region Youth Bridle Championship aboard her trusty gelding, A Cat Called Red (Cats Red Feather x Lynnea Gem x Doc Bar Gem).

The Northwest Region Youth Limited Championship went to Alicia Johnson, who rode Nics Diamond (Nic It In The Bud x Shiners Diamond Girl x Shining Spark), owned by her grandfather, Ernie Tuttle. “My deal with Alicia is that as long as she maintains her grades at a high level, I would support her ‘horse habit,’” Tuttle said.

Clearly, the agreement worked out well, as Alicia and “Nic” earned their first-ever NRCHA title.

Alicia Johnson earned her first NRCHA Championship when she rode Nics Diamond to the Northwest Region Youth Limited title.

“It has been an extremely exciting year in 2015, and all of the shows have had great moments,” the 18-year-old Tumwater, Washington, student said. “The biggest challenge for me during the season has been learning to relax. Nic and I get along great, but I sometimes get a few butterflies when I enter that show pen. I would have to say that Nic’s most special talent is his natural ‘cowiness.’ He has a great deal of focus on the cow, he seems to be able to read what the cow is about to do next, and reacts in a way that keeps him at least one step ahead of the cow. Sometimes it is a challenge for me to ride his quick moves, but he has taught me a lot.” Johnson has been riding for about 12 years in different disciplines including 4-H, breed shows, and timed events. She started with cow horses in 2012 and has been riding under the guidance of trainer Dean McCann, Graham, Washington. “I really appreciate all that Dean and his team have helped me with this year,” Johnson said, also crediting trainer Patty Baker of Baker Training Stables in Olympia, Washington, for teaching her solid fundamentals.

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$5,000 Non Pro Limited Champion

Jodie Averett/Solid Sterling Cat

Solid Sterling Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Badger Bucks x Buck N Chex) carried Jodie Averett, Baker City, Oregon, to the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Championship. Averett, 58, is a retired rancher who owns “Garfield” with her husband, Tom, and is fairly new to the reined cow horse arena.

“I have been showing for two years and I started showing reined cow horse because I wanted to improve my horsemanship,” she said, adding that overcoming show nerves presented the biggest challenge. “None of it came easy, but I found the cow work a little easier than the reining. Garfield is a winner because he has a huge heart, a lot of try, endless patience, and is very athletic,” Averett said. She enjoys the welcoming environment of the reined cow horse community in the Northwest, and particularly appreciates her trainer, Callee Miller. “I’ve found a lot of people to be very helpful, but I owe most of my success to Callee. She has offered endless guidance, patience and coaching over the past couple of years.  Without her support I would not have enjoyed the same success,” Averett said.

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Johnson plans to attend South Dakota State University next fall, where she will compete on the school’s equestrian team, and continue showing at NRCHA events as much as possible. “I have really enjoyed the feeling of ‘family’ that I got every time I went to one of the NWRCHA shows this year. The entire organization supports all of the youth riders and there is a great team spirit evident everywhere,” she said.

In her second year of showing reined cow horses, Jodie Averett won the Northwest Region $5,000 Non Pro Limited Championship aboard Solid Sterling Cat.

Non Pro Limited Champion

Anne Albert/White Knight Time

The Northwest Region Non Pro Limited Championship belonged to Anne Albert,

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North Central Region Open Bridle Champion

Little Pistol Peach/Keith Vogel

ColoradoBoonsmal/Keith Vogel

Two Colorado professionals contributed to the success of Open Hackamore Champion Coloradoboonsmal (Peptoboonsmal x Miss Playboys Josie x Freckles Playboy). Kyle Trahern and Keith Vogel both showed the gelding in 2015 for owners Ted and Cheryl Swanson.

Limited Open Bridle Champion

Meradas Golden Rey/Naomi Bancroft

In the Limited Open Bridle division, Meradas Golden Rey (Rockin Lockin Rey x Meradas Trouble x Master Merada) shined the brightest, winning the championship for owner Setting Sun Ranch. Meradas Golden Rey was shown by Naomi Bancroft.

Non Pro Bridle/Intermediate Non Pro Bridle/Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion

Annie Get Yer Boons/Naomi BancrofT

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A triple shot of championships in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Bridle divisions went to Sheri Mundhenke, riding Dunnits Surprise (ARC Sparkle Surprise x Dun It Doll x Hollywood Dun It). Primo Morales

Sheri Mundhenke and Dunnits Surprise swept the Non Pro Bridle divisions.

Keith Vogel rode Coloradoboonsmal to the North Central Region Open Hackamore title.

Limited Open Hackamore Champion

Sheri Mundhenke/Dunnits Surprise

Little Pistol Peach, shown by Keith Vogel and owned by Lauren Vogel, was the North Central Region Open Bridle Champion.

The couple’s 7-year-old daughter, Karlee, demonstrating excellent taste in horseflesh, has already staked her claim to the champion mare.

Open Hackamore Champion

Stephanie Duquette

Colorado professional Keith Vogel guided Little Pistol Peach (Playgun x Lone Star Peach x Texas Kicker) to the North Central Region Open Bridle Championship. Keith’s wife, Lauren Vogel, owns the 2006 mare. The title adds to Little Pistol Peach’s long list of accomplishments, including an American Quarter HorseAssociation Senior Working Cow Horse World Championship and multiple NRCHA World and Premier Event Championships. Keith Vogel has ridden “Shooter” for the past five years. “Shooter is a gritty mare with a lot of heart and try. She wants to perform. She is a phenomenal fence horse, and she has always been easy to show. She’s at her best when she is in the show pen,” Vogel said.

“Karlee started riding Shooter this year, so it took some convincing to steal her away on the weekends,” Vogel said, adding that Shooter’s future will include continued broodmare duty and trips to the show pen as Karlee’s youth horse in the years to come. Vogel, who, with Lauren’s help, operates his training business in Avondale, Colorado, thanked his family for their help and support.

Annie Get Yer Boons (Smart Lena Boon x Not Camera Shy x Apollos Yellow Joe) collected the Limited Open Hackamore Championship for owner Maria Nash. The 2010 mare was shown by Naomi Bancroft. Nash, 46, a physical therapist from Grand Junction, Colorado, raised Annie Get Yer Boons, known as “Annie” or “Bubbs” around the barn, out of her favorite ranch mare. When life circumstances forced her to downsize to just one horse, she decided to keep the gritty yellow mare. “I chose Annie because she is a fighter. She ingested a resistant strain of E. coli as a foal, and flat-out refused to die. She spent a lot of time at Texas A&M those first six months, kicking and fighting even when every round of blood work said she shouldn’t be alive. I thought if someone could channel that drive, she would be unstoppable,” Nash said.

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Open Two Rein Champion

Spooks Sonic Boom/David and Reanna Dillman A husband-and-wife team shared the credit for winning the Open Two Rein Championship on Mary Boyd’s horse, Spooks Sonic Boom (Smart Spook x Tarara Boomdiay x Boomernic). The 2009 mare was shown by both David and Reanna Dillman on her way to the title.

Non Pro Two Rein Champion

Olivia Miller/One Smokin TaZ

Naomi Bancroft and Annie Get Yer Boons were the North Central Region Limited Open Hackamore Champions.

Non Pro Hackamore Champion

Bill Tointon/Shinee Hot Wheels

A home-raised gelding, Shinee Hot Wheels (Shining Lil Nic x Paymethemoney x Lena My Way), carried Longmont, Colorado, competitor Bill Tointon to a very successful show season in 2015, which included the North Central Region Non Pro Hackamore Championship. Tointon bred and owns Shinee Hot Wheels with his wife, Janiejill. The gelding is sired by the couple’s stallion, Shining Lil Nic (Smart Shiner x Dig A Lil Nic x Diggers Rest), and was foaled at their Diamond Double T Ranch. Primo Morales

Annie is Nash’s first reined cow horse, and the 2015 regional title is her first NRCHA Championship. Nash, who came from a dressage background, is living a long-held dream to own and show a reined cow horse, and thanked both Bancroft and NRCHA Professional Aaron Ralston for guiding Annie to the winner’s circle. “Annie was signed up to go to someone else for training, but it wasn’t working out. I sent a photo to several trainers and Aaron was the one who said absolutely, yes. I couldn’t ask for a better match for me. I leave all the decisions up to him and, at the shows, follow him around like a puppy dog, absorbing every word and action,” she said. The most memorable show moment of 2015 came on Independence Day weekend. “We showed in Pueblo, Colorado, on July 4th. It was a late evening and the fireworks were so loud and on all sides. I couldn’t believe how calm and collected Naomi Bancroft remained while riding. Not only calm, they won that night. Totally remarkable focus,” Nash said. Bancroft and Annie are scheduled to compete for a NRCHA World title at the Celebration of Champions in February. “It has been great to see Annie progress and have such a great year. It’s going to be exciting to see how she stacks up against the best of the best at the world show in February,” Bancroft said. Following her Celebration of Champions appearance in Fort Worth, Annie is on track to start her broodmare career, with a very special set of hopes to fulfill for her owner. “I will be 50 in 2020. That’s the year of the 50th NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. Annie will be bred this spring for a 50/50, 2020 Snaffle Bit prospect,” Nash said. She thanked Bancroft, Ralston, and Ralston’s wife, Meg, for their support. She also expressed appreciation for Barb

Bill Tointon and Shinee Hot Wheels were the Non Pro Hackamore Champions in the North Central Region.

Olivia Miller guided One Smokin Taz (Pepto Taz x Smokin Smarty Pants x Smart Mate) to the Non Pro Two Rein title in the North Central Region, her first NRCHA Championship. The 22-year-old Sedalia, Colorado, competitor teamed up with her 2009 gelding, known as “Rango” around the barn, two years ago. “He’s about the greatest horse I know. He’s just so nice. He’s been a volunteer to give riding opportunities to special needs kids; he visited my 93-year-old grandma in Oklahoma at the AQHA World Show. It doesn’t matter how much we win in the show pen, we get to be winners just by having him in our barn. This year was a big year for us, we’ve improved more in the last few months than we have over the last several years,” she said. “He’s very consistent and level headed, which makes him so easy to show. He rarely throws you any curveballs, and he’s so kind-hearted that he’ll do just about anything to please you.” Miller started showing cow horses as a youth in 2008, and had to take some time away from the show pen for school, but says she’s “hooked for life.” Riding under the guidance of NRCHA Professional Darren Miller, she hopes to conquer another competitive goal in early 2016. “Rango and I will show for the first time at the Celebration of Champions.

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Youth Bridle Champion

Wyatt Marshall/Tin Top KaT

Wyatt Marshall won the Youth Bridle Championship aboard Tin Top Kat (High Brow Cat x Moms Stylish Pepto x Peptoboonsmal), a 2006 gelding owned by his father, Troy Marshall.

Youth Limited Champion

Lannie-Jo Lisac/Soulanova

The Youth Limited Championship belonged to Lannie-Jo Lisac, who rode Soulanova (Soula Jule Star x Round Oak Annie x Smokum Oak) to the title. The Pueblo, Colorado, 6th grader and her 2006

$5,000 Non Pro Limited/ Non Pro Limited Champion

Kristy Miller/Glamors Bling Bling

Kristy Miller and Glamors Bling Bling won a pair of regional championships in the Non Pro Limited and $5,000 Non Pro Limited divisions. Lannie-Jo Lisac and Soulanova had an outstanding 2015 show season, winning another Youth Limited Championship in the North Central Region.

Olivia Miller and One Smokin Taz were the Non Pro Two Rein Champions.

out them. I would also like to thank my trainer, Keith Vogel, and his wife, Lauren. We learn so much every time we ride either at practice or in a show with them. And last, but not least, Lisa and Laura Jordan. They are always there to support us,” she said.

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gelding, nicknamed “Bucket” because he liked to sleep with his head in his feed bucket as a foal, have been a team for the past year and a half. It is their second consecutive year to win the North Central Region Youth Limited Championship, and the team also took a pair of 2015 year-end championships in the Colorado Reined Cow Horse Association, one of which came with a trophy saddle. “This year is my first year in middle school, and it’s been hard for me to ride as much as I am used to riding, so preparing for shows has been difficult,” Lisac said. Primo Morales

I’m really hoping to win a big title or two on him; he sure has earned it. But Rango is also headed in a new direction; he’s going to start teaching my mom and brother about showing in the boxing classes. He and I will keep showing of course, but he gets to start enjoying his non pro life to the fullest,” she said. Miller also noted that Rango’s future holds plenty of his favorite snack: oatmeal raisin walnut Clif Bars, which horse and rider enjoy sharing together before they show. She summed up her 2015 show season with a round of appreciation. “I need to give a big thank you to Darren Miller and Rhoda Rein. They’ve given me opportunities that have taught me so much about riding, and about myself. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them,” she said.

She relied on Bucket’s solid temperament and training to help overcome the lack of riding time. “I am lucky because Bucket always gives me 100 percent. He never changes. He has made the learning process easy because he is such a great horse. This is my third year showing cow horses. My friend, Lisa Jordan, and I rode in the same barn. I would watch her compete and it looked fun, so I decided to try it and am so glad I did,” Lisac said. Besides cow horse, Lisac and Bucket show in AQHA Ranch Riding, and they enjoyed great success in that discipline in 2015, placing 7th at the AQHYA World Show. “I would like to thank my whole family for watching and supporting Bucket and me. We wouldn’t be where we are with-

Kristy Miller was a regional champion twice, capturing a pair of wins in the $5,000 Non Pro Limited and the Non Pro Limited aboard Glamors Bling Bling (Shiners Diamond Sun x CD Glamorous Girl x CD Olena). The Tryon, Nebraska, cosmetologist became hooked on reined cow horses two years ago, after attending a clinic instructed by NRCHA Professional EJ Laubscher. Miller bought “Bling,” and it did not take long for the 2006 mare to carry her new owner to the winner’s circle. Miller said the highlight of her 2015 show season was “winning the Non Pro Limited Spectacular at the NRCHA Hackamore Classic,” something that came easily thanks to Bling’s flair for the cow work and huge stops in the reining. Miller said her biggest challenge was “keeping Bling and myself calm!” She thanked Laubscher, “the clinician who got me started and has been a great

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Northeast Region Open Bridle/Limited Open Bridle Champion

Pao Pao Chex/Shaun McBride

after attending her first weekend show. She thanked Brandy and Terry Murphy of Murphy Performance Horses for starting Pao Pao Chex, as well as McBride “for making her this awesome cow horse. I also would like to thank my fiancé, Jeff Pressler, for helping me follow my dreams,” she said. There are more dreams ahead for Burnett and her mare, including showing in the 2016 Bridle Spectaculars.

hand for a zero, but I would have had a 73!” He and “Nic” branched out into ranch pleasure in 2015, competing in the “Battle of the Breeds” at the state fair, finishing as reserve champion overall. Henrich plans to continue showing Nic, with a simple goal to which all cow horse competitors should relate: “to have fun.” He thanked trainer Mark Sigler for his help during the season.

Non Pro Bridle/Intermediate Non Pro Bridle/ Non Pro Two Rein Champion

Frank Prisco, Jr./Mr Whiskers One Time Frank Prisco, Jr. guided Mr Whiskers One Time (One Time Pepto x Cats Twisted Whisker x High Brow Cat) to a trio of championships in the Non Pro Bridle, Intermediate Non Pro Bridle and Non Pro Two Rein. Ohio professional Shaun McBride rode Pao Pao Chex to a pair of Northeast Region titles in the Open and Limited Open Bridle.

Paul Henrich/Peppy San Nic

The Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion was Paul Henrich, aboard Peppy San Nic (Reminic x Peppy Gold Doc x Peppy San Bob). Henrich, 68, is a small animal veterinarian from Newton, New Jersey. He and his 1993 gelding have dominated the Northeast Region bridle division for several years, with their third consecutive regional title in 2015. Henrich started riding his “fantastic fence horse” eight years ago. Peppy San Nic was his first reined cow horse. “He is such an easy horse to live with. He knows more than I do,” Henrich said, adding that his most memorable show moment of 2015 came during his fence run at the final Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association show of the season. “We had two open field turns and great circling. When I rode out past the judge he looked upset. He called me over and said I had touched the rein with my off

Paul Henrich and his trusty gelding, Peppy San Nic, won their third consecutive regional championship in 2015.

Open Hackamore Champion

Rockys Surprize CD/Mark Sigler

Mark Sigler captured the Open Hackamore Championship in the Northeast Region, riding Dom Conicelli’s Rockys Surprize CD (That CD Rocks x Tangys Been Sunkist x Tangys Classy Peppy). Stephanie Duquette

Pao Pao Chex (Skeets Peppy x Chex By Dunit x Hollywood Dun It), shown by Shaun McBride for owner Paula Burnett, won dual Northeast Region Championships in the Open and Limited Open Bridle divisions. Burnett and the 2008 buckskin mare she affectionately calls “Big Mama” or “Beast” around the barn have been a team for the past four years. “She is a beast on a cow, the sweetest mare ever, super strong with a big heart,” Burnett said, adding that her favorite moment from 2015 was watching Pao Pao Chex mark a 75 down the fence. She also appreciates her trainer’s grit and persistence. “Shaun had to show Pao with a broken ankle, and he nailed it,” she said. Burnett came to reined cow horses from the reining side, and became hooked

Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion

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Stylish Sioux/Elijah McQuerry

Stylish Sioux (A Shiner Named Sioux x Playin With Desire x Playin Stylish) and Elijah McQuerry won the Limited Open Hackamore title for owner Kevin Colston.

Non Pro Hackamore Champion

Dick Rosell/SMART German Remedy

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ago, coming over from the team penning side in search of a more individual event. He fell in love with the sport and helped found the popular Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association. Like many of his fellow East coast non pros, Rosell rides with NRCHA Professional Mark Sigler. “Mark has been one of my biggest supporters. He trained Marty during his 3-year-old year. He keeps telling me, ‘You can do it. I’ve seen you do it, so just do it!’ Especially in the cutting,” Rosell said. The timeless competitor also had success in 2015 aboard his bridle horse, Slide Me Please, winning another year-end championship in the Southeast Region (see that section for their story and photo).

Open Two Rein Champion

RM Smart Lil Calgirl/Shaun McBride

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The Non Pro Hackamore title belonged to Dick Rosell, aboard Smart German Remedy (Heza German Jewel x Very Smartini x Very Smart Remedy). They also won the Non Pro Hackamore Championship in the Southeast Region. Rosell, 78, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, is an avid reined cow horse competitor who also owns and operates Rosell Trailer Sales. He bred and raised his 2011 gelding, nicknamed “Marty” by Rosell’s son, Tim, and enjoyed his horse’s willingness and his ability to “do all three parts,” herd work, rein work, and cow work, very well. The East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic in July was a memorable show for Rosell, when he won the Non Pro Derby and the Non Pro Hackamore class with Marty. The hard-working non pro started showing reined cow horses about 10 years

Ohio professional Shaun McBride collected another regional championship in the Open Two Rein, riding David Hernandez’s RM Smart Lil Calgirl (Mister Smart Remedy x Luthalena x Docs Little Calboy).

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Dick Rosell and Smart German Remedy were the Non Pro Hackamore Champions in the Northeast Region.

Cox, 14, started riding reined cow horses when he was 10. This was the first NRCHA Championship for the Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, youth, but he says it won’t be his last; Cox has his sights set on winning the NRCHA Futurity someday. The young rider has also enjoyed success at the American Ranch Horse Association shows, and has also competed at some AQHA events. Cox says he is “very thankful to God for blessing me with so many opportunities.” He also thanked his father, Jeremy Cox; and his friend and horsemanship mentor, professional trainer Joe Harper. Winning is a family affair in the Cox household. Dillon also ended the year third place in the region on his other horse, Try N Beat Me, and his younger brother, Dakota Cox, was second in the region on Lost A Diamond.

Dillon Cox and Roosters Rey Jay won the Northeast Region Youth Bridle Championship.

Youth Limited Champion

David Hernandez/RM Smart Lil Calgirl RM Smart Lil Calgirl and Shaun McBride were the Open Two Rein Champions in the Northeast Region.

Youth Bridle Champion

Dillon Cox/Roosters Rey Jay Dillon Cox and Roosters Rey Jay (Gallo Del Cielo x Dox Rey Oak x Doc’s Oak) topped the Youth Bridle division in the Northeast Region.

David Hernandez rode his multitasking RM Smart Lil Calgirl (Mister Smart Remedy x Luthalena x Docs Little Calboy) to the Youth Limited title in the Northeast Region. It was the first NRCHA title for the 15-year-old high school sophomore from Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia, riding the 6-year-old mare he calls “Remy.” When his mother, Kelly Pinkston, purchased

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“I’d like to thank Dom Conicelli for selling me Chicklet; Mark Sigler for all the hours of lessons learning this sport; Alex Ciavardelli for all her groom tips, and Edie Petaccio for all her help and support,” he said. Looking ahead to 2016, Roth said he will strive “to keep getting better and see where Chicklet will take us.”

Jim Roth came back from a quarter-century hiatus from riding to win the Northeast Region $5,000 Non Pro Limited on Wimpachic. RM Smart Lil Calgirl won in the Open Two Rein with trainer Shaun McBride and also collected a Youth Limited title for her teenage owner, David Hernandez, in the Northeast Region.

$5,000 Non Pro Limited Champion

Jim Roth/Wimpachic

The $5,000 Non Pro Limited Champion was Jim Roth, aboard Wimpachic (Wimpys Little Step x Smokum Chicy x Smart Chic Olena). The 52-year-old Collegeville, Pennsylvania, construction supervisor came back from a 25-year hiatus from horses in 2015, and started riding Wimpachic in April. He and the 2010 gelding, nicknamed “Chicklet” immediately clicked. “He is calm and athletic, and he has a heart of gold. He always makes me happy,” Roth said. The returning rider admitted “nothing” came easily for him during the show season, but he learned and had plenty of fun under the guidance of NRCHA Professional Mark Sigler, riding alongside friends and fellow non pros.

Non Pro Limited Champion

Edie Petaccio/CHICS CALL ME REY

When Skippack, Pennsylvania, non pro Edie Petaccio had to retire Bodie Bar Lena, the gelding that carried her to the 2013 NRCHA Non Pro Limited World Championship, she said “I thought I would never feel comfortable again on another horse.” But that all changed when the petite cowgirl teamed up with her new, pintsized cowpony, Chics Call Me Rey (Smart Chic Olena x Peppy Rey Nic x Reminic), in 2015. In their first year showing together, the pair rode to the top of the Non Pro Limited division in the Northeast Region. The 2009 gelding, known around the barn as “Hawkeye,” convinced Petaccio that she could start over with a different horse, and still get to the winner’s circle. “I love that he is only 14.1, he is very easy to ride, and so much fun on a cow! He is definitely making me a better rider. He stays nice and quiet for me in the show pen and has the sweetest person-

ality of any horse I have ever owned,” Petaccio said. “Our biggest challenge was getting to know each other’s ‘buttons.’ He hadn’t been in the bridle very long, so that in itself presents a challenge.” Petaccio has enjoyed riding reined cow horses for the past decade, crossing over from the team penning/sorting/ranch horse versatility world. She rides and trains alongside her friend and employer, Dom Conicelli, at his first-class horse facility, Kinda Silly Farm. She credited Conicelli and trainer Mark Sigler for helping her develop her skills. “I thank Mark for always pushing me out of my comfort zone, even when I am fighting him like crazy, and I thank Dom Conicelli for a great place to train, the opportunity to ride with a great trainer and for being my best friend and support,” she said. She also thanked NRCHA Professional Robert Chown, Gainesville, Texas, for coordinating the purchase of Chics Call Me Rey.

Edie Petaccio and her new horse, Chics Call Me Rey, won the Northeast Region Non Pro Limited Championship.

Southwest Region Open Bridle Champion

Lyn Anderson/Tuckers Smart Cat The formidable team of Lyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Smoke Time Tuck x Doc Tom Tucker) captured the Southwest Region Open Bridle Championship. David and Barbara Archer own the 2007 gelding. Anderson has trained Tuckers Smart Cat since he was 2. He comes from a

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Hoo Talks Money/Jeb Stoltzfus

Hoo Talks Money (Meradas Money Talks x Hoo Doo My Lena x ARC Matt O Lena), shown by Jeb Stoltzfus for owner Diane Clare, won the Limited Open Bridle regional championship.

Laurie Ward and No Chic Flicks captured the Non Pro Bridle Championship in the Southwest Region. Hoo Talks Money changed ownership in 2015, but went out on a high note, winning the Southwest Region Limited Open Bridle Championship with Jeb Stoltzfus in the saddle.

Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Champion

Darleen Wood/Diamond J Starlite “This was the first year I have really shown a bridle horse, so making the adjustment to showing one handed was a challenge,” he said. “The mare has a lot of cow, showing her down the fence was a lot of fun. She was pretty consistent in giving me the same opportunities every time.” Stoltzfus has been showing reined cow horses for four years, and, thanks “God for blessing me with the opportunities to do what I love and for giving me good cattle. I also want to thank Blue for helping me get better, day in and day out, and Diane Clare for giving me the opportunity to ride her horses.” Hoo Talks Money was sold near the end of the 2015 show season, and Clare extended her best wishes for good luck and continued success to the mare and her new owner as they enter the show pen together in 2016.

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Laurie Ward/No Chic Flicks

Leading NRCHA non pro Laurie Ward and her trusty gelding, No Chic

Darleen Wood guided Diamond J Starlite (Diamond J Star x Little Chickalena x Smart Little Lena) to the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle title.

Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion

Jessica Madigan/Shiners Rojo

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The Southwest Region Open Bridle Championship capped off a great year for California professional Lyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat.

Stoltzfus, 25, is an assistant trainer to NRCHA Professional Blue Allen, Alamosa, Colorado. The most memorable moment for him with Hoo Talks Money in 2015 came at the NRCHA Derby in Paso Robles, California, when he guided the 2009 mare to the Limited Open Bridle Championship. Primo Morales

family of horses Anderson knows inside and out; she has won more than $400,000 in her career with the gelding and his siblings out of the great NRCHA Hall of Fame mare, Smoke Time Tuck. “This horse [Tuckers Smart Cat] has won over $150,000,” Anderson said, after piloting the gelding to the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Bridle Championship, a “bucket list” accomplishment for the veteran Madera, California, professional. That win, and Smoke Time Tuck’s induction to the NRCHA Hall of Fame in 2015, made it “a special, special year. He is the last Smoke Time Tuck foal I’ll ride of hers, so it means a lot,” she said. Training and showing Tuckers Smart Cat has never been slow or boring, according to Anderson. “He’s a super athlete, but his mind is very, very busy,” she said. “in the rein work, he has a tendency to out-think me. On the cow, he can turn and come out of a hard turn faster than any horse I’ve ever been on.” She thanked the Archers for their support of Tuckers Smart Cat’s show career and her training program.

Novice Non Pro Bridle Champions Jessica Madigan and Shiners Rojo.

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///////// NRCHA Regional Champions CD x Roses To Rubies x Smart Little Lena), shown by Danielle Lybbert and owned by her husband, NRCHA Professional Christian Lybbert. The Whitesboro, Texas, horse trainer, who is in her second year of showing reined cow horses, teamed up with the 2011 gelding she calls “Henry” in April, and the wins started piling up.

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“My horse tries his best every single time we go into the pen. He is so honest for me, and really tries to do everything correctly. The reining has come easily to me, coming from a Western pleasure background, my departures and lead changes have been super easy. The biggest challenge has been the fence work. I haven’t had much experience going down the fence and I always get so nervous. And, it seems I always get the wildest cows,” Lybbert said. She and Henry won the Limited Open Hackamore class at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, and then a few weeks later, qualified for the Junior Ranch Riding finals at the AQHA World Show. “I was so excited to accomplish that, and then ended up third and brought home a bronze globe which is the biggest accomplishment of my career to date,” she said. Lybbert thanked her husband Christian for introducing her to reined cow horses, “and for letting me steal his show horses

In the Open Hackamore, Trent Pedersen and Stylish Rasta Man (Stylish Rey Gay x Gees A Shining Star x Shining Spark) won the championship for the gelding’s owner, Quail Run Ranch. Primo Morales

The Open Hackamore Champion in the Southwest Region was Stylish Rasta Man, shown by Trent Pedersen.

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Hi Hill Bud/Danielle Lybbert

The Limited Open Hackamore Champion was Hi Hill Bud (High Brow

and putting up with me when I am a nervous wreck.” She also appreciates the coaching and support from other NRCHA trainers, Ron Ralls, Chris Dawson, Brad Lund and Todd Crawford. Lybbert looks forward to running at a NRCHA World Championship with Hi Hill Bud in Fort Worth in 2016, and is preparing her first Snaffle Bit Futurity horse to show at Reno next fall.

Non Pro Hackamore Champion

Clark Weaver/Chics Got Guns

Clark Weaver and Chics Got Guns (Spooks Gotta Gun x Creme Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena) worked their way to the Non Pro Hackamore Championship in the Southwest Region. Primo Morales

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ing, admitting reined cow horse competition has become “an addiction.” The 2015 season, for Madigan, was the year of the wild cow. Her horse’s best qualities, “speed and determination,” carried her through fence run after fence run, when she felt that every cow she drew for the fence work was the wildest one in the entire bunch. “Rojo appreciates this kind of challenge, but really? The extremely fast, crazy cows kept reappearing, but I guess I shouldn’t complain, since they managed to get me filling out the regional champion questionnaire,” she said with a smile. She thanked NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Ken Wold and his wife, Ramona, as well as the Wold Training Stables show team, John Madigan, and her friends in southern California for their help and support.

Danielle Lybbert and Hi Hill Bud were the Southwest Region Limited Open Hackamore Champions.

Non Pro Hackamore Champions Clark Weaver and Chics Got Guns.

Open Two Rein Champion

Too Long Til Autumn/Clayton Edsall The Open Two Rein Champion was Too Long Til Autumn (Autumn Acre x Lil Lena Long Legs x Smart Little Lena), shown by Clayton Edsall and owned by Lisa Krogh. Krogh, who is retired from the Turlock, California, police department, became hooked on reined cow horses after seeing the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity for the first time in the 1970s. “After seeing my first Snaffle Bit in 1977, it is something I always wanted to do. I was able to finally retire from work

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Non Pro Two Rein Champion

Terri Holowath/Red Hot Jade

In the Non Pro Two Rein, Terri Holowath piloted Red Hot Jade (Smart Little Pepinic x Miss Nica Dual x Mister

Red Hot Jade and Terri Holowath had a great first show season together, winning two NRCHA Premier Event titles and the Southwest Region Championship in the Non Pro Two Rein.

“We bought Jade from Jake Gorrell in 2013. Bart and Cody showed him as a 4- and 5-year-old, and during that time, I rode him once, cooling him out at a show. We officially became a team in January 2015, when Cody and Bart gave me their blessing that he would be my next bridle horse. I showed him for the first time in Las Vegas at the NRCHA Stakes, where we were third,” she said. Holowath and Jade refined their partnership throughout the 2015 season, winning the Non Pro Two Rein at both the NRCHA Derby and the Snaffle Bit Futurity, which she named as the highlights of the season. “I started riding Jade because I wanted to start slowing down the show career of my old bridle horse Pickachiclet, who turned 16 this year. Jade had a very different disposition than “Chiclet,” and to begin with, I was a little intimidated by

him. I felt like I finally figured out his style in July. He is a ‘thinker’ and very serious about his job,” she said. She thanked her husband and McArthur for their support and encouragement. “I also took some lessons from Don Murphy while we were in Paso Robles. He had helped Jake Gorrell train Jade as a 3-year-old, so Don knew him well and had some good tips.” Holowath looks forward to showing Jade in the 2016 bridle spectaculars.

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Kelsey Lynch/Smart Ronnie Shine The Youth Bridle Championship belonged to Kelsey Lynch, showing Smart Ronnie Shine (Shining Spark x Smart Nu Penny x Nu Cash), a gelding owned by her grandfather, Jim Putnam. The 16-year-old Carlsbad, California, student says “Ronnie” was named for his foaling date, June 5, 2004, the day President Ronald Reagan passed away. She has been riding Ronnie for the past two years, and the trustworthy gelding is a winner “because he loves what he does.” Jeff Lynch

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Clayton Edsall rode Too Long Til Autumn to the Southwest Region Open Two Rein Championship.

Dual Pep) to the title. She owns the 2009 gelding with her husband, Bart. The Cayley, Alberta, competitor describes Jade as “athletic, smart, and big-hearted, with beautiful stops and amazing cow work.” Before taking over his reins at the beginning of the year, Holowath cheered for her husband, Bart, and the couple’s trainer, Cody McArthur, as they both showed Jade in the NRCHA derbies in 2013 and 2014. Primo Morales

in 2014 and have the time to spend with my first working cow horse,” she said. That’s when she bought Too Long Til Autumn, a 2009 gelding nicknamed “Shorty.” “He is short, 14 hands, but with the heart of a giant,” Krogh said, describing the gritty gelding she says is also “a great fence horse.” NRCHA Professional Clayton Edsall campaigned Shorty in 2015, earning the Southwest Region title in the Open Two Rein, a year-end accomplishment that was enhanced by winning the Open Two Rein class at the NRCHA Stakes in Las Vegas, with a big 151 fence work score. Krogh also rides Shorty in the Non Pro Limited classes, and appreciates Edsall for “recognizing Shorty’s strengths and getting his ‘bad habits’ straightened out. Next season, I am hoping to show more in the limited classes and go down the fence for the first time,” she said. Krogh is thankful for the opportunities she’s had to learn from Edsall and other trainers including Steve Koehn, Rod Burr, and NRCHA Hall of Fame professional Sandy Collier. She also thanked her husband, Tony Aragon, “for picking out Shorty, and for all his support.”

Kelsey Lynch and Smart Ronnie Shine added another title to their resume when they won the Southwest Region Youth Bridle Championship.

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Kristin Bacchetti/Heart Of A Remedy

Brock Hieber/Shining Rose Bud

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Brock Hieber won the Youth Limited title aboard Shining Rose Bud (Nic It In The Bud x Tilly Shines x Shining Spark). The 17-year-old Los Angeles, California, competitor has been riding his 2008 mare, “Tilly,” for two years. “Nothing really came easy. Everything took hard work,” he said of his reined cow horse career. The effort paid off, as Hieber won the Youth Limited Championship at two NRCHA Premier Events, the Derby and the Stallion Stakes, on his way to the regional title. “My horse is a winner because she always tries hard and is very athletic,” Hieber said, adding that he and Tilly also started competing in AQHA Ranch Riding in 2015. He thanked his trainer, Aaron Brookshire, “for helping me and for train-

Tori Simons and Nics Back In Black earned the Southwest Region Non Pro Limited Championship.

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Brock Hieber and Shining Rose Bud were the Youth Limited Champions in the Southwest Region.

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years, and my sister has shown horses for seven years,” she said. The young rider had several people to thank, including, “My trainer, Glen Aspinall, for putting up with me, and my grandpa, Jim Putnam, and my mom, Tracy, for supporting and hauling us to the shows and lessons.” Although she has a couple of years remaining in her NRCHA Youth career, Lynch is already taking aim at college and equestrian team participation.

Kristin Bacchetti and Heart Of A Remedy were the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Champions in the Southwest Region.

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“The person I want to thank first is my boyfriend, Dr. Ian Campbell. He owns Santa Lucia Farm and does all my vet work and shoeing. He is very supportive of me showing, and the time I put in. I honestly could not have accomplished anything without him. I also want to thank my three outstanding trainers, Eric Wisehart, Tucker and Tina Robinson for training my horses, getting me ready for shows, or helping me buy and sell horses. They always have my best interest at heart,” she said. In the future, she plans to step up into the Non Pro Bridle division with “Blackie,” and looks forward to showing the talented gelding down the fence.

Tori Simons/Nics Back In Black

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In the Non Pro Limited, Tori Simons and Nics Back In Black (Nic It In The Bud x Shinersdiamondjackie x Shining Spark) worked their way to the Southwest Region Championship. Simons, 29, a Santa Ynez, California, esthetician, has been riding and showing for the past five years, but says it’s only in the last two years that she has had more opportunities to compete. “He has always been a good stopper, in the rein work and on a cow. He comes out the same every day. I know exactly what to expect, what he is good at, and what his weaknesses are,” she said of the 2007 gelding. Simons credited a group of supporters and loved ones for her accomplishments in the show pen.

Open Bridle Champion

Zackly Right Time/Tom Neel

Zackly Right Time and Tom Neel brought home the South Central Region Open Bridle Championship for owner Rancho Del Oso.

The South Central Region Open Bridle Champion was Zackly Right Time (Peptotime x Zacks Nu Star x Zack T Wood), shown by NRCHA Professional

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Limited Open Bridle Champion

RD Dulce Olena/Justin Stanton

The Limited Open Bridle Champion was Justin Stanton, riding his own horse, RD Dulce Olena (Dulces Smart Lena x RD Sweet Olena x CD Olena). The Idalou, Texas, horse trainer, 23, purchased the gelding in 2012. “He has a ton of stop. There has never been a second in his career that he has not melted into the ground,” Stanton said, describing the outstanding talent of the 2006 gelding he calls “Dewie.” It was the first NRCHA Championship for Stanton, and he says he treasures every run that he made toward the regional title. “This year has been such a blessing. Every show we have hauled to has been successful. Dewie is such a blast to show. I think I could sit down and tell you how every run from the past year went. The biggest challenge for us this year was just keeping Dewie consistent and steady in the show pen instead of giving me 200 percent like he really wants to do. He knows his job and sometimes tries to get a little ahead of himself,” Stanton said. The young horseman started showing cow horses about three years ago, building on a background of reining, trail, pleasure and team roping. He started working for a cow horse trainer after he graduated from high school, “and the rest is history,” he said. Dewie is preparing for the second phase of his career as a youth horse for Stanton’s sister, while he focuses on training his other young horses and building his training business. He said he is privileged to live and work in the South Central Region, with easy access to a talented group of veteran horsemen who are generous with their knowledge.

“If I were to list everybody who has been a mentor to me, I would take up a whole page in this magazine. I want to thank the older, more experienced trainers for never hesitating to give advice,” he said.

Up and coming professional horseman Justin Stanton rode his own horse, RD Dulce Olena, to the South Central Region Limited Open Bridle Championship.

Non Pro Bridle/Intermediate Non Pro Bridle/Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion

Kim Lindsey/Judys Ten

Kim Lindsey collected a set of three nice championships in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Bridle divisions aboard her champion gelding, Judys Ten (Ten O Sea x Crows Judy x Black Chick Gold). The Dickens, Texas, competitor, 53, is the Texas Tech Equestrian Center Director. She is a veteran of the show pen, with 17 years’ experience, and started showing “Reno,” her 2006 gelding, three years ago. “Our son Zinn rode Reno and had just won the World in the Junior Division at the RHAA (Ranch Horse Association of America) World Show in Abilene in May of 2012. Three days later, Zinn got killed in a car wreck on his way to school. He was a senior in high school and just a few days from graduating. After that, I started riding Reno. At first I could not even change leads on him. I did not understand, because I was the one that had taught Zinn how to ride.  But with Don and

Nelle Murphy’s help and support, Reno and I won the World in the Working Cow Horse at the 2013 AQHA Select Show and were Reserve World Champions in the Ranch Riding. Then, in 2014, we won the AQHA Amateur Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship, and now we were blessed enough to have won the South Central Region Non Pro Bridle Division in all three classes,” Lindsey said. The willing, hard-stopping gelding made a season highlight for Lindsey at the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Fall Festival in Stephenville, Texas, when he scored a 144.5 in the rein work and a 149 down the fence in tough conditions. “Reno was really good that day, the dirt was deep and the cattle were a little waspy.  The first cow just ran over us, then we got a new cow and Reno was on his game. He was listening and worked his heart out,” she said. Lindsey thanked Don Murphy; her husband, Matt; her mother, Norma Belcher; and her best friends Nelle Murphy, Kris Wilson and Baru Spiller. “None of this would be possible without their help and support,” she said.

Kim Lindsey swept all three Non Pro Bridle divisions in the South Central Region aboard Judys Ten.

Open Hackamore Champion

Hal O Matic/Tom Neel

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The couple bought Cat Mania as a yearling.

Terry Dear showed Cat Mania, a gelding he owns with his wife, Kellie, to the Limited Open Hackamore Championship in the South Central Region.

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“He is very special to us, as he has brought us the opportunity to show with some of the most generous people I have ever met. I would like o thank Christian and Danielle Lybbert, Lee and Ashley Deacon, Van Luse, Ron Ralls, Clay Volmer, Chris Dawson and, of course, my wife Kellie for all the support and encouragement during my first show season. I have yet to meet a better group of people than our cow horse family,” Dear said.

Chris Dawson, shamed me into entering the Amateur division as well. This was the first time I ever went down the fence in a show situation, and needless to say, it was a little western! We still managed to win a little go-round money in the Non Pro Limited,” Lane said. The Ohio native has a strong reining background, and after moving to Texas in 2006, expanded his show activities to include reined cow horse. Dividing his time between the reining and the cow horse arena proved challenging, and after he purchased Chics Stylish Oak, Lane switched his focus to NRCHA events. “There’s nothing easy about this sport, and nothing is more important than time in the saddle,” said Lane, adding that he appreciates the professionals who have helped him develop his skills.

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Limited Open Hackamore Champion

Cat Mania/Terry Dear

The Limited Open Hackamore Champion, Cat Mania (Cats Merada x Aristocratic Cookie x Smart Aristocrat), had a husband-and-wife team guiding his success. The 2011 gelding is owned by Kellie Herrington and was shown by her husband, NRCHA Professional Terry Dear, Ponder, Texas.

The Non Pro Hackamore Champion was Chics Stylish Oak (Smart Chic Olena x Smart Stylena x Doc’s Stylish Oak), owned and shown by Jim Lane, Whitesboro, Texas. The horse industry represents both business and recreation for Lane, 49, who owns and operates Jim Lane Equine Insurance Services. He bought the 2010 mare, who was being ridden at the time by NRCHA Professional Robert Chown, as a 3-year-old from Bruce Carter. Chown nicknamed her “Flea,” for her acrobatics under saddle as she was being started. “I purchased Flea from my friend and client, Bruce Carter, with the intent of showing her in the inaugural NRCHA Non Pro Limited Futurity. My trainer,

Jim Lane and Chics Stylish Oak were the South Central Region Non Pro Hackamore Champions.

“My list of mentors is long enough to write a book. I have to thank my friend and trainer Chris Dawson, as well as Lee Deacon. I’ve been very fortunate to have these guys in my corner the past few years. Todd Crawford and Ron Ralls have also been very giving of their time,” he said. Chics Stylish Oak will advance into the two rein division in 2016, and may also compete in the reining and cutting arenas. Lane also plans to get a head start on Chics Stylish Oak’s broodmare career by flushing an embryo from her in the spring.

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Open Two Rein Champion

Guapo Lena/Carol Rose

Legendary horsewoman and NRCHA Hall of Fame member Carol Rose and NRCHA Professional Chris Dawson both contributed to the points and earnings for the Open Two Rein Championship with Guapo Lena (Shiners Lena Doc x Annies Nu Lena x Nu Cash). Rose, Gainesville, Texas, is the gelding’s breeder and owner.

The Youth Bridle title went to Cutter McLaughlin, who piloted CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark) to the title. Cutter’s parents, Jay and Wendy McLaughlin, Commerce, Texas, own the gelding.

Youth Limited Champion

Kinsey Jones/This Trash Is Quick

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In the Youth Limited, Kinsey Jones guided This Trash Is Quick (Trashadeous x Miss Quickinicci x Travalena) to the championship.

$5,000 Non Pro Limited/Non Pro Limited Champion

Shaleah Hester/CD Smart Brat

Shaleah Hester rode CD Smart Brat (Nasty CD x Shesa Smart Brat x Smart Chic Olena) to the $5,000 Non Pro Limited and the Non Pro Limited Championship. Primo Morales

Owner/breeder Carol Rose and NRCHA Professional Chris Dawson both earned Open Two Rein points and money on Guapo Lena.

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Judy Fortenberry/Cold Hard Smart Cash Judy Fortenberry rode Cold Hard Smart Cash (Big Chex To Cash x Smartin Up x Smart Little Lena) to the Non Pro Two Rein Championship in the Southwest Region.

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Shaleah Hester earned dual championships in the Non Pro Limited and $5,000 Non Pro Limited divisions aboard CD Smart Brat.

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horse and a pleasure to show,” said coowner/trainer Jay Holmes. Holmes, 52, a NRCHA Professional who owns and operates Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, Florida, has had Ima Downtown Cat since the 2007 stallion was a weanling. He is owned in a four-way partnership, and the group calls the stallion “DH.” “It stands for ‘Designated Hitter.’ There are four of us in the Smart Ass Cowboys, and one of us loves baseball,” Holmes explained. The veteran horseman, with 20 years’ experience training reined cow horses, appreciates the talented stallion’s natural ability for the cow work, admitting, “Nothing is easy in this sport—that’s why I love it! The cow determines so much. Every show is a challenge, the competition is tough, and there is no room for mistakes.” Holmes has a strong roping background and looks forward to showing Ima Downtown Cat at the 2016 World’s Greatest Horseman. He is also excited about training and showing the young stallion’s offspring; his first foals were 3-year-olds in 2015. Holmes thanked fellow professional Robbie Schroeder for his help and support through the years, adding, “this is such a great group of trainers. Everyone helps each other.”

Southeast Region Open Bridle Champion

Ima Downtown Cat/Jay Holmes

Cutter McLaughlin and CD Dee Vee Dee continued their winning ways, taking the South Central Region Youth Bridle Championship.

Ima Downtown Cat (Downtown Cat x Lil Quixote Badger x Peppy San Badger), shown by Jay Holmes and owned by Smart Ass Cowboys, was the Southeast Region Open Bridle Champion. “We have been very fortunate to have won our share, and this is another great title for this young stallion. He is a nice

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CD Hank/Sandy Johnson

Non Pro Bridle Champion

Sandra Kaskey/Dunitontopoftheworld The Non Pro Bridle Champion was Sandra Kaskey, riding her 2008 gelding, Dunitontopoftheworld (Dun It Big x Photons Cowgirl x Photon). Kaskey and the gelding continued their winning ways in 2015, following up on their 2014 regional title in the Non Pro Two Rein division. The North Port, Florida, regis-

Sandra Kaskey and Dunitontopoftheworld keep moving up through the stages of cow horse, winning the Non Pro Bridle Championship in the Southeast Region. Their past accomplishments include derby, hackamore and two-rein titles.

Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Champion

Sareece Brown/Very Smart Playmate Sareece Brown and her mare, Very Smart Playmate (Very Smart Remedy x Gunna Be Mine x Gunna Smoke) captured the Southeast Region Intermediate Non Pro Bridle title. The Franklin, Tennessee, horsewoman, 34, purchased “Bunny,” a 2007 mare, from friends and fellow competitors Garth and Amanda Gardiner in the spring of 2013. “She has a big stop and is super easy for me to get stopped. No matter what kind of dirt, she stops every time. Bunny has a huge heart. There is nothing she will not try to do for you. She has a ton of grit and determination. I think that is so important in the cow horse. The horse has to want to conquer the cow as much as the rider,” Brown said. It took a little time for Brown to develop rock-solid confidence with Bunny. The mare didn’t live at home with her owners at first, and instead spent some time in training with NRCHA Professional Shawn Hays, Nocona, Texas. “It’s always hard to learn a new horse, but being that I live almost 11 hours from my trainer, I don’t get to ride her on a regular basis. Shawn did an amazing job not only finishing her out in the bridle,

but also getting her broke for a non pro,” Brown said. The effort by both trainer and non pro paid off in a big way when Brown rode Very Smart Playmate to her first NRCHA World Championship, winning the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle title in Fort Worth, Texas, in February 2015. “I have envisioned a perfect fence work like that for years. Once you have a run like that, it makes all the runs where things went completely wrong vanish. I am blessed to have a horse like Bunny who is capable of carrying me to a score like that. Now I just hope I can guide her to do it again!” she said. The vivacious cowgirl was grateful to her higher power and the people in her life for helping her achieve her dreams. “I thank the Lord for hearing my prayers. He has completely fulfilled every single dream I have had. Also to my incredible husband, Raiford Brown, who is the biggest supporter, cheerleader, coach and driver I know. He never fusses about going or being at a show. He loves it as much as I do. I could never thank him enough.” Primo Morales

Sandy Johnson rode CD Hank to the Southeast Region Limited Open Bridle Championship.

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Sandy Johnson reunited with an old equine friend, Jena Wilson’s CD Hank (CD O Cody x Hankie Lena x Miss N Cash), to win the Southeast Region Limited Open Bridle Championship in 2015. Johnson, 58, is a professional trainer based in Sarasota, Florida. She first teamed up with “Hank,” a 2003 gelding, six years ago. “Hank was my first cow horse in competition, and after I showed him in 2009, I did not ride him again until 2014, and it was really cool to win another title on him. He is a consistent and solid horse,” Johnson said. Going forward, Johnson will turn Hank’s reins over to owner Jena Wilson, who will show the gelding in the Non Pro Limited classes. She thanked mentors and friends Jay Holmes and Robert Smith for their advice and support during the show season.

tered nurse has been showing “Wilson,” for the past four years.

Sareece Brown and Very Smart Playmate were the Southeast Region Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Champions in 2015.

Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion

Allison Horton/Freckle Bar Kate

The Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion was Allison Horton, who rode Freckle Bar Kate (Tivio Hank x Magic Cinnamon Candy x Magic Cinnamon) to the title.

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WTR Lenas Dun A Shot/Jay Holmes and Jorge Puente

too, with the NRCHA World Show next year in the Limited Open Hackamore with Jorge and in the Youth Limited with Ashlyn Blanton.”

Non Pro Hackamore Champion

Dick Rosell/SMART German Melody

“I was taking jumping lessons and showing in jumping shows. I went to my sister’s cow horse lesson and was hooked. The next time the jumping horse teacher came to give me a lesson I laid in the dirt and refused to ride because there weren’t any cows,” she said. Fletch

The Non Pro Hackamore Champion was Dick Rosell and Hesa German Melody (see their story in the Northeast Region section).

Open Two Rein Champion WTR Lenas Dun A Shot, shown by Jay Holmes (pictured) and Jorge Puente, won the Open Hackamore and Limited Open Hackamore Championships in the Southeast Region in the gelding’s first year of showing.

WTR Lenas Dun A Shot (Comets Lil Dunit x One Bright Lena) shown by Jay Holmes and Jorge Puente, won two regional championships in the Open and Limited Open Hackamore. Lisa Blanton owns WTR Lenas Dun A Shot. The 2010 gelding, “Comet,” had not been shown prior to the 2015 season, but he proved he was worth the wait. “He is a neat horse and is really taking to this event, especially the reining,” Holmes said. “We decided to have a young, up-and-coming reining trainer named Jorge Puente from Miami, Florida, ride and show him. Also, Lisa’s daughter, Ashlyn, has started showing him and is doing great on him. It’s neat to see other people ride the horses you have trained. He’s really easy going and having a few different riders on him doesn’t bother him at all.” The versatile gelding is adding even more skills to his resume, branching out into breakaway roping with an eye toward the future as a youth horse. “I am getting him ready for Ashlyn to compete in the high school rodeo breakaway roping and the high school rodeo reined cow horse,” Holmes said. “This horse has big plans in the cow horse,

Reys Star Cat/Jay Holmes and Mark Sigler Reys Star Cat (High Brow Cat x Reys Starlight x Grays Starlight), shown by Jay Holmes and Mark Sigler, was the Open Two Rein Champion. David Beckett owns the gelding.

Non Pro Two Rein Champion

Frank Prisco, Jr./Mr Whiskers One Time The Non Pro Two Rein Champion was Mr Whiskers One Time, owned and shown by Frank Prisco, Jr.

Youth Limited Champion

McKenna Ivey/Shortys Stop N Time Mckenna Ivey, Ellenton, Florida, rode her 2007 gelding, Shortys Stop N Time (One Time Pepto x Shortys Girl x Shorty Lena), to the Youth Limited Championship in the Southeast Region. The 10-year-old competitor and “Shorty” were in their first year of showing together, and the young rider described the roan gelding as “my best friend.” “He can really work a cow! He gets down in the dirt and never takes his eyes off of the cow. It sure is easy to love Shorty. He tries so hard to do just what I ask him to do. Every day when I get to the barn he is looking for me. It is special to have a friend who just loves you for being you,” she said. Ivey became intrigued with reined cow horses when she was only 3 years old.

Mckenna Ivey and her “best friend,” Shortys Stop N Time, were the Southeast Region Youth Limited Champions.

Ivey admits that reined cow horse competition, while exciting and fun, also comes with some challenges. “Riding in the big shows makes me nervous. I see all these big teenagers and adults in my class and I get super nervous. Everyone is always so supportive and kind to me, and that makes it easier for me to just ride and have fun. Cow horse is so much fun,” she said. She had many thanks to give for her success in 2015. “First, I would like to thank God for His love. Also, a huge thank you to my Pa and Mimi. They are my main funding and cheerleaders for my horse stuff. Thank you to my family. Every vacation we have taken is to a horse show and I appreciate their sacrifice. I would like to also thank Jay and Rhonda Holmes and the Triple J Ranch. Jay rides with me every day and is the most amazing and patient teacher. He is so smart about horses. I am lucky to ride with him. And one more thank you to the Brian and

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Kathy Armstead family. They have given me the best horses to ride and they are amazing friends to my family.”

here! His foals on the ground have been extremely nice, and he is just what mare owners are looking for. We are excited about his offspring and future.” Primo Morales

$5,000 Non Pro Limited Champion

Jen Van Cura-Frame/Junkyard Cat

The $5,000 Non Pro Limited Champions were Jen Van CuraFrame and her stallion, Junkyard Cat.

Non Pro Limited Champion

Hannah Hedgcock/Heza German Jewel Hannah Hedgcock, Bradenton, Florida, piloted her 2001 gelding, Heza German Jewel (Hesa German Melody x Reinspin x Jacspin) to the Southeast Region Non Pro Limited Championship. The 20-year-old competitor is a student, focusing on Biblical Counseling at the International Theological Seminary. In her two years of showing “Jewel,” she has assembled a long list of accomplishments. She bought the gelding from prior owner Dick Rosell, who had guided him to numerous titles, including an AQHA World Championship. “We won the Youth Limited last year for the Southeast Region. We won the Youth Limited at the East Coast Championships and were finalists in the boxing at the AQHYA World Show in 2014. Probably the easiest part of riding Jewel is how responsive he is. He is trusting and will do whatever I ask. That puts more pressure on me to get it right. After all these years, he is still very honest in the pen,” Hedgcock said. Her 2015 show season got off to a bit of a rough start as she recovered from a shoulder injury that kept her sidelined from riding until March. She was back

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Jen Van Cura-Frame and her 5-year-old stallion, Junkyard Cat (High Brow Cat x Aristocratic Cookie x Smart Aristocrat) won the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Championship in the Southeast Region. Van Cura-Frame, a Doctor of Pharmacy who divides her time between Greenup, Kentucky, and Sarasota, Florida, learned a lot about showing a young horse when she competed aboard “Jagger” this year. “I won the 2012 NRCHA Northeast Regional Champion $5,000 Non Pro Limited on my older bridle horse, Thats Stylin. This was my first time to win a year-end title on Jagger,” she said. The stallion was also shown in the Open Hackamore and Open derbies with trainer Jay Holmes in the saddle. “Jagger has an awesome talent of holding any cow that comes into the pen. I personally think his best talent would be how he can go from the Open caliber Jay needs him to be, and then slow down in areas for me. That’s very special in such a young stud,” Van Cura-Frame said. Her most memorable moment of 2015 was “winning the Derby at the East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic—for the third year in a row! It is very special to be competitive at the larger shows since I don’t get to ride as much as I’d like to.” She thanked Jay and Rhonda Holmes, their daughter, Morgan, and the rest of the crew at Triple J Ranch, and looks forward with optimism to the future with her talented stallion. “I will be showing him at the NRCHA World Show and in several derbies next year, and you’ll see him shown by Jay Holmes as well. Jagger has also started his breeding career and we plan on raising some little Junkyard kitties around

in the saddle in plenty of time to enjoy most of the show season, including the highlight of her year, competing in the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show classes. The young rider with a background in reining joined the NRCHA in 2013 as part of the Free Ride membership program. “We decided to see if my reiner would like the boxing and I signed up. That year, with DP Smart Chexinic, we were the Youth Limited Champions for the Southeast Region. My brother, Eli Edelkind, showed in the NRCHA back in 2000-2003. So, I knew what it was like, but I had no idea how much fun this would be.” Hedgcock thanked her trainer, Robert Smith, for coaching and hauling her, and said she looks forward to showing at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions and preparing to compete in the fence work classes in the future.

Hannah Hedgcock and Heza German Jewel were the Southeast Region Non Pro Limited Champions.

Canadian Region Open Bridle Champion

Smart Marina/John Swales

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Swales bought “Marina” as a yearling at the National Cutting Horse Association sale in Fort Worth, Texas, for a different customer. The mare came into training early in her 5-year-old year with John, after being purchased by Jim Baird when she was 4. “Marina is an exceptional fence horse; her speed is one of her attributes, along with her cow-smarts. She loves her job, which makes her a pleasure to train and show. Also, she is a mare that takes very little schooling to keep correct,” Swales said. He thanked Baird “for allowing me to train and show his very talented mare.”

Suzon Schaal and Genuine Brown Gal continued their winning ways, earning the Canadian Region Non Pro Bridle Championship.

Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Champion Natalie Jackman

The Canadian Region Open Bridle Champion was Smart Marina shown by John Swales.

Limited Open Bridle Champion

Deal Gold/Clay Webster

The Canadian Region Limited Open Bridle Champion was Deal Gold (Dealin Dirty x Gigglin Ghost x Topsail Whiz), shown by NRCHA Professional Clay Webster for owner Margaret Wagman.

Non Pro Bridle Champion

Suzon Schaal/ Genuine Brown Gal Genuine Brown Gal (Listo Pollito Lena x Genuine Emerald x Genuine Peppy), and her owner/rider Suzon Schaal, won the Canadian Region Non Pro Bridle Championship.

Jim Dobler/Have A Drink On Me

Jim Dobler, Delburne, Alberta, rode his 9-year-old homebred gelding, Have A Drink On Me (High Sign Nugget x Ima Jos Doll x Ima Doc Olena), to the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Championship. The 54-year-old electrical inspector raised “Buzz” with his wife, Heather McLevin, at the couple’s Thunderstruck Ranch. The breeders of performance Appaloosa horses also own the gelding’s sire, High Sign Nugget, and his dam, Ima Jos Doll, who won the 1989 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship with NRCHA Professional Carl Gould. “He was the first foal by High Sign Nugget out of ‘Jo.’ As for how long we have been a team—I guess since he was born,” Dobler said. He started showing “Buzz” when the gelding was 3, crediting professional horseman Brad Pedersen with the quality training of his young prospect. “Not only can Brad show and win, but a non pro can ride behind him and do well also. I think between Brad and I we have won around $50,000 on Buzz. He is just a great horse. He can stop in a summer fallowed field and has a huge heart to go with that [ability]. It was such a fantastic dream to be able to purchase his dam, breed her to our stallion, and get

such a good horse. It’s awesome when you get lucky, which most of this horse business boils down to,” Dobler said. He appreciates Pedersen’s support and coaching, and also named Canadian professional Les Timmons as one of his horsemanship mentors. He joked that the two trainers had their work cut out for them, teaching a non pro who didn’t start riding horses at all until he was 30. “Les offered more of the verbal assistance and Brad the, ‘watch what I do’ method. For the first couple years of taking lessons, I thought my name was ‘Sit Down!’” Dobler said. The avid horseman had leg surgery shortly before Christmas, but looks forward to showing Buzz throughout the 2016 season after he recovers.

Jim Dobler and his homegrown Appaloosa, Have A Drink On Me, were the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Champions.

Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion

Keri Hudson-Reykdal/Don Quejana

A rock-solid bridle horse and a capable non pro make a winning combination, as Keri Hudson-Reykdal and her 2001 gelding, Don Quejana (Quejanaisalena x Little Squallita x Rum Squall), have proven. Hudson-Reykdal, 43, a veterinarian from Ashern, Manitoba, bought “Shorty” in the fall of 2014. It didn’t take long for the pair to develop a successful partnership. “He has a dependable nature and he is super cool out of the herd. We marked a 220 at the NRCHA Derby [in the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular]. You know what

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he is going to give you every time. And he is super talented, so if you are on your game, he can win it for you,” she said. In fact, Hudson-Reykdal and her new horse won the Novice Non Pro Bridle title at the 2015 Derby, and placed third in the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular. “That was the first time I knew we had something really special,” she said, adding that she had to overcome a couple of obstacles during the show season. “I broke my ankle in August, just six weeks before the futurity. Also being 13 hours from my trainer makes every season a challenge. None of this is easy. It’s all been a lot of work and a lot of fun to learn. But working with cattle for my job and having cows from my husband’s ranch makes watching herds a little easier,” she said. The enthusiastic competitor bought her first reined cow horse early in 2009 from NRCHA Professional Dale Clearwater, who helped her get started.

the bridle. I also became a futurity addict this year, so Reno 2016 is definitely in my sights,” she said.

Open Hackamore Champion

KETCH A LATER/COLTER SCHLOSSER

Keri Hudson-Reykdal and her bridle horse, Don Quejana, had a terrific season in their first year showing together.

“Don and Randee Halladay really helped me with my horsemanship and encouraged me to get out there and start competing. John Swales has helped me find the right horses and fine tune my game to where I have started to be competitive. John’s help is the reason I had an incredible year both in the limited age events and the bridle class. I also have to say a big thank you to my herd help, Cayley Wilson, Cody McArthur and Chris Dawson. I have a very talented derby horse that I plan to see through to

Colter Schlosser, Nanton, Alberta, rode Ketch A Later (Caught Me Lookin x Angelena Sanjo x Playdox) to the Open Hackamore Championship for ownerJan Daley. Schlosser, 25, started the 2010 mare when she was 2, and had consistent success through the limited age events. Some of those highlights included winning the Montana Reined Cow Horse Futurity Level 1 Limited Open Championship in 2013, collecting reserve in the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Level 1 Limited Open Derby in 2014, and winning the 2015 Canadian Supreme Derby Open Championship. That title was Schlosser’s first open win and a career highlight.

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///////// NRCHA Regional Champions “She has a huge heart, and will always try 110 percent on anything she does,” said Schlosser of the petite mare. “Her size would, in some horses, be a disadvantage, but this horse uses it to her advantage.” Ketch A Later is more than just a show pony; Schlosser said she is also his most valuable working partner. “She is a one in a million horse that gets used for everything at the ranch, from halter breaking colts, roping in the branding trap, to doctoring cows. We would be lost without her,” he said. Schlosser is looking forward to the NRCHA Celebration of Champions in February with Ketch A Later. He thanked Kelly and Janice Cornforth and Mark and Jan Daley for their support throughout the show season.

self-employed Rocky Rapids, Alberta, competitor bought the 2011 gelding as a long yearling, and has enjoyed the process of getting the good-minded, bigstopping cow horse ready to show. Hines said his 2015 season highlight was qualifying for the Aaron Ranch Derby Non Pro Finals at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions. He enjoys the environment at the shows, noting that “cow horse people are great, and they help and encourage newcomers. I’d like to thank everyone in the Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association for all the help and encouragement.” Hines plans to continue showing “CJ” in the years ahead, with the ultimate goal of developing the gelding into a champion bridle horse.

in a bridle and he was really good, just missing the finals against other seasoned bridle horses. Razz is a winner because he has swagger. He knows he is good. It is hard to explain, but he likes to show off,” Hoar said. The reined cow horse bug bit Hoar after he watched the event at the Calgary Stampede in 2004. “I couldn’t believe horses could be that broke, talented and physical. I still remember some of the horses I saw, it made that much of an impression on me,” he said. Hoar thanked Dazzle Disco’s owners for letting him train and show the gelding, whose career will continue moving forward in 2016, with plans to show in the Open Two Rein and the World’s Greatest Horseman in Fort Worth. He will also be shown by Lionel Gibbs in the Non Pro Limited and in the cutting. Natalie Jackman

Clayton Hines and CJ Russell were the Canadian Region Non Pro Hackamore Champions. Ketch A Later, shown by Colter Schlosser, was the Open Hackamore Champion in the Canadian Region.

Open Two Rein Champion

Geoff Hoar and Dazzle Disco were the Canadian Region Open Two Rein Champions.

Dazzle Disco/Geoff Hoar Limited Open Hackamore Champion

Metallic Cat Rose/Chance HArman

The Canadian Region Limited Open Hackamore Champion was Metallic Cat Rose (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x Little Trona), shown by Chance Harman for owners Jerry and Nicole Myer.

Non Pro Hackamore Champion

Clayton Hines/CJ Russell

Clayton Hines guided CJ Russell (CJ Sugar Lena X Dmac Sister Spoonful x Peptoboonsmal) to the Canadian Region Non Pro Hackamore Championship. The

Geoff Hoar, a NRCHA Professional from Innisfail, Alberta, guided Dazzle Disco (Dazzlerey x Lena Disco x Mr Freckles O Lena) to the Open Two Rein Championship for owners Lionel Gibbs and Shawna Husted. Hoar started riding the 2009 gelding early in 2015. He says “Razz” has both the physical and the mental wiring to be an exceptional reined cow horse. “Razz is unbelievably quick and super cowy. My favorite NRCHA show moment was the Calgary Stampede, which was the first time I showed him straight up

Non Pro Two Rein Champion

Carlene Schmidt/Whata Way To Go

Carlene Schmidt, Airdrie, Alberta, bought her 2008 mare, Whata Way To Go (Pale Face Jose x Pastel Tuesday x Pastels Smart Lena), at the Canadian Supreme sale as a yearling. At the time, Schmidt had to be talked into the purchase. “I didn’t know her breeding, and didn’t really like her size or build. [Cutting horse trainer] Doug Reinhardt really encouraged me to buy her, and I’m so glad I did. She has been a winner right from the start, and having such a great

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personality, I don’t know if I could ever replace her. By far, she is the sweetest and nicest horse I’ve ever owned. You can put small kids on her back, and she babysits. Yet when you work a cow, she is such an athlete you’d better hang on,” Schmidt said.

Swales for his feedback and wisdom,” she said.

Youth Bridle Champion

Sonya DiStefano/Lenas High Heat

Penner thanked her parents and her trainer, NRCHA Professional Cayley Wilson, and looks forward to developing her skills and showing more in the years to come.

The Youth Bridle Champion in the Canadian Region was Sonya DiStefano, who rode Lenas High Heat (High Sign Nugget x Ima Docs Doll x Ima Doc Olena) to the title. Nicole DiStefano owns Lena High Heat.

Youth Limited Champion

Layla Penner/CD Shiner

Carlene Schmidt and Whata Way To Go earned the Canadian Region Non Pro Two Rein Championship.

After a successful limited-age event career in the non pro futurities and derbies, Schmidt and “Josie” moved up to the next level in 2015, earning the Canadian Region Non Pro Two Rein Championship. “Surprisingly, getting her in a bridle was relatively easy. She is so cowy, and tries her guts out every run. I’m very excited to take her to Fort Worth,” Schmidt said, who started showing cow horses in 2008 in the Non Pro Limited classes. “I showed competitively in breed shows growing up and have barrel raced in an amateur association. This sport combines the speed of barrel racing with the finesse of showing. It’s so challenging because there is always something to work on,” she said. Schmidt appreciates the coaching and support from leading Canadian professionals in multiple disciplines. “I’ve had some great coaches: Doug Reinhardt has worked with me on cattle, and [reining trainer] Shawna Sapergia – I couldn’t be luckier to learn from one of the best reiners. Both people are so open and take a genuine interest in my horses and how we do. I also want to thank John

Layla Penner, Chilliwack, British Columbia, won the Canadian Region Youth Limited Championship riding CD Shiner (CD Olena x Shiners Little Oak x Shining Spark), a 2006 gelding owned by her mother, Colleen Penner. The 16-year-old rider has been teamed with “Flex” for almost a year. “Flex is a winner because no matter what we do he’ll never stop trying his hardest. I can be a nervous wreck and he will make me feel very secure on his back. We could be doing a local show or a NRCHA show and he will never give up, and he will always do his best. The biggest challenge was how difficult reined cow horse is. Reined cow horse challenges both my horse and me, both mentally and physically. The early mornings and late nights, accompanied with show nerves, were tough! Always making sure my horse and I were ready to show was definitely a challenge as well,” she said. Her previous background was in cutting and 4-H. “What got me hooked on reined cow horse was in Reno, Nevada, at the 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. This was my first time watching a cow horse show and after seeing how amazing the horses and riders were, I really wanted to try it,” she said, adding that she was greeted warmly by the other NRCHA Youth competitors.

In her first year of showing cow horses, Layla Penner and CD Shiner captured the Canadian Region Youth Limited Championship.

$5,000 Non Pro Limited/ Non Pro Limited Champion

Jennifer Webster/Whiz N Starlight Jennifer Webster collected a pair of Canadian Region championships in the $5,000 Non Pro Limited and the Non Pro Limited, riding Whiz N Starlight (Starlights Wrangler x My Lucky Moonstone x Topsail Whiz), a stallion she owns with her husband, NRCHA Professional Clay Webster.

European Region Open Bridle Champion

Peptos Lil Bingo/Markus Schopfer

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Sylvia Bate/Smart Old Fox

Sylvia Bate rode her Smart Old Fox (Smartin Off x Nita Freckle x Colonel Freckles) to the European Region Non Pro Bridle Championship.

Open Hackamore Champion

Showtime Chic Olena/Giovanni Campanaro

Showtime Chic Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Showtime Dually x Dual Pep), shown by Giovanni Campanaro and owned by Vittorio Rabboni, was the Open Hackamore Champion.

Open Two Rein Champion

Frozen Peppys Lena/Claudio Salvia

Frozen Peppys Lena (Frozen Sailor x Peppys Lena Doc x Docs Lena Doc) won the Open Two Rein Championship for owner/rider Claudio Salvia.

Youth Limited Champion

$5,000 Non Pro Limited Champion

Non Pro Limited Champion

The Youth Limited Championship belonged to Elina Denise Lindstad, aboard Pearls Peppy Lady. (Peppy Zan Lena X Leo Ladys Pearl x Benitos Pearl) owned by Stig and Elina Linstad.

Smart Little Pick (Doctor Pick x Smart Lil San Rose x Smart Little Lena) carried owner/rider Nina Henny to the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Championship.

Tanja Stein rode her Gatlings Hot Cookie (Gatling Gun x Chris Peppy Lena x Taco Lena) to the Championship in the Non Pro Limited division.

Elina Denise Lindstad/Pearls Peppy Lady

Nina Henny/ Smart Little Pick

Tanja Stein/Gatlings Hot Cookie

Thank you to Dan Roeser and the Roeser Ranch crew for an excellent show season!

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est of show The NRCHA Merit Award Program recognizes outstanding equine performers.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association Merit Award Program recognizes excellence and consistency on the part of equine athletes that stand out in the reined cow horse discipline. The awards acknowledge the cumulative show record encompassing an equine athlete’s career using criteria that enable horses to earn distinction by winning

Superior Reined Cow Horses of 2015 A Spoonful O Sugar/owned by Cryin Coyote Ranch CD Dee Vee Dee/owned by Jay and Wendy McLaughlin Chic Olena Calboy/owned by Diane and Paul Wolfe Coasting The Stars/owned by Farrah Roberts Don Quejana/owned by Keri Hudson-Reykdal Dunnits Surprise/owned by Butch and Sheri Mundhenke Frankentime/owned by Paul and Amy Bailey Hal O Matic/owned by Claire Armstrong Hick A Cat/owned by Bev and Claire MacMillan Nuchex N Diamonds/owned by Birgit Self Pepto Rico/owned by Judd and Sarah Sherman Red Hot Jade/owned by Bart and Terri Holowath Roosters Miss Fritz/owned by JC Paint Ranch Shadyrools/owned by Kathy Ferguson Solid On Tuesday/owned by Howard Weir, DVM SOR Little Lena/owned by Rod Wiemers Spark N Boon/owned by Pete Hunt Starlight Kisses/owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses, LLC TR Playing Chic/owned by Liz Armenta Very Smart Idea/owned by Chris and Melissa Garbrick

smaller checks at regional competitions or major event titles. The Merit Award Program is a testament to the longevity of those stalwart athletes whose owners and trainers can depend on them to win at various stages and with different riders.

Certificate of Ability The Certificate of Ability is the first award for which a money-earning reined cow horse can qualify. A horse will be certified after winning a total of $500 in any NRCHA class or combination of classes. It is the intention of the NRCHA that the Certificate of Ability will be available to a large number of horses that demonstrate proficiency in cow horse competition. Earnings from Category 2 or Category 3 Events will not be counted toward this award.

Superior Cow Horse A horse that has earned $5,000 in any NRCHA class or combination of classes or events may receive the Superior Cow Horse award. All earnings from reined cow horse snaffle bit events can be added to the hackamore and bridle winnings to total $5,000 in order to receive this award. The NRCHA believes that any horse that wins $5,000 in a single class or combination of classes and events is cer-

Cutter McLaughlin and Supreme Reined Cow Horse CD Dee Vee Dee owned by Jay and Wendy McLaughlin.

tainly considered a Superior Cow Horse and should be recognized. Earnings from Category 2 Events will not be counted toward this award.

Supreme Reined Cow Horse The Supreme Reined Cow Horse Award is reserved for the unique individual that has shown and won in all divisions and garnered substantial earnings. A horse must meet the following criteria: a. The horse must have been shown in approved Limited Age Events (LAE) and earned at least $1,000 in these events. The horse must have been shown in the hackamore and have earned at least $1,000 in this event. Money earned at the NRCHA Hackamore Classic limited age event may count toward either LAE money or Hackamore money, so long as it is counted only once. Up to $20,000 of any monies won at these two types of events can be applied to the total earnings required. b. The horse must win a total of $25,000. After considering the totals earned from Limited Age Events and the hackamore, with the limitations previously stated,

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behind their careers will be recognized at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions Awards Banquet in Fort Worth, Texas: Red Hot Jade, owned by Bart and Terri Holowath, joined the 2015 class of elite Supreme Reined Cow Horse Award recipients.

the remaining balance must be won in the bridle division. c. Money earned in the $5,000 Non Pro Limited, Non Pro Limited and Youth Limited classes will not count toward the Supreme Reined Cow Horse Award. d. To fulfill the hackamore requirement, earnings must come from NRCHA Horse Show Hackamore classes or Hackamore Classic LAE money can count toward either LAE money or Hackamore money so long as it is counted only once. e. Money earned in the two rein class will count as bridle earnings for the merit award program. f. Foals of 2000 and prior will be grandfathered into this program and are not required to have won the $1,000 in Limited Age Events and hackamore, but still must win a total of $25,000. As of January 1, 2002, earnings which count toward the Merit Awards are all NRCHA Approved horse shows, LAE and Category 1 Special Events. Merit Award applications are available on the NRCHA web site: http://nrcha. com/nrcha-merit-awards-program/.

The Supreme Reined Cow Horses of 2015 Ten brilliant equine performers - six mares, one gelding and three stallions - will receive the elite Supreme Reined Cow Horse designation for their accomplishments through the 2015 show season. These four-legged athletes and the people

  1. Bettin Yer Smart/2007 stallion (Smart Little Lena x Bet Yer Boons) Lifetime Earnings: $32,293 Owner: Debra Brown/Larry Licking Rider(s): Justin Lawrence and Travis Young

Certificate of Ability earners A Spoonful O Sugar/owned by Cryin Coyote Ranch Annie Get Yer Boons/owned by Maria Nash CD Dee Vee Dee/owned by Jay and Wendy McLaughlin Chic Olena Calboy/owned by Diane and Paul Wolfe Cmon Yeller/owned by Linda Jo Landau Coasting The Stars/owned by Farrah Roberts Don Quejana/owned by Keri Hudson-Reykdal

  2. CD Dee Vee Dee/2005 gelding (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay) Lifetime Earnings: $169,008 Owner: Jay and Wendy McLaughlin Rider(s): Jay and Cutter McLaughlin, Todd Bergen, Erin Taormino, Ron Ralls

Dunnits Surprise/owned by Butch and Sheri Mundhenke Eighteen Point Buck/owned by Staphanie Campbell Frankentime/owned by Paul and Amy Bailey Hal O Matic/owned by Claire Armrstrong Hick A Cat/owned by Bev and Claire MacMillan JS Remedys Spark/owned by Leslee Singer Light And Sassy/owned by Mark Rauch Nuchex N Diamonds/owned by Birgit Self

  3. Merada Shine/2008 mare (Self Shine x Meradas Joy Elissa) Lifetime Earnings: $47,066 Owner: Kurt and Erin Heim Rider(s): Monty Bruce and Erin Heim

Paddys Gin Fanta JW/owned by Jodie and JW Woroniecki Pepto Rico/owned by Judd and Sarah Sherman Red Hot Jade/owned by Bart and Terri Holowath Remedys Smooth Move/owned by Toni D’Anna RM Smart Lil Calgirl/owned by David Hernandez Roosters Miss Fritz/owned by JC Paint Ranch Shadyrools/owned by Kathy Ferguson

  4. One Fine Vintage/2009 stallion (One Time Pepto x Shiners Siena) Lifetime Earnings: $51,947 Owner: Robertson Ranches Rider(s): Phillip Ralls and Ron Emmons   5. Red Hot Jade/2009 stallion (Smart Little Pepinic x Miss Nica Dual) Lifetime Earnings: $40,773 Owner: Bart and Terri Holowath Rider(s): Jake Gorrell, Robert McArthur, Bart Holowath, Terri Holowath

Smart Charcoal Chex/owned by Tanya Ammon SOR Little Lena/owned by Rod Wiemers Spark N Boon/owned by Pete Hunt Starlight Kisses/owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses, LLC Very Smart Idea/owned by Chris and Melissa Garbrick

  8. Smart Marina/2006 mare (Smart Chic Olena x Wendys Jae Bar) Lifetime Earnings; $37,064 Owner: Jim Baird Rider(s): John Swales

  6. Roosters Miss Fritz/2007 mare (Gallo Del Cielo x Miss Fritzie Bug) Lifetime Earnings: $26,949 Owner: JC Paint Ranch Rider(s): Dan Roeser and Rhonda Denney

  9. Survive These Lips/2008 mare (CD Survivor x Lipschic) Lifetime Earnings: $26,658 Owner: Tyler Burkey Rider(s): Jake Telford, Stacy Hanson, Tyler Burkey

  7. Sheza Haillion/2006 mare (Shine Like Hail x Sheza Playgun Too) Lifetime Earnings: $30,362 Owner: Carrie A. Whisler Rider(s): Dean McCann, David Diehl, Carrie Whisler

  10. Very Smart Playmate/2007 mare (Very Smart Remedy x Gunna Be Mine) Lifetime Earnings: $36,990 Owner: Yellow Creek Ranch Rider(s): Anne Reynolds, Kelby Phillips, Shawn Hays, Sareece Brown

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ELEBRATING COW HORSES IN COW TOWN By Bonnie Wheatley Photos by Primo Morales

The NRCHA Celebration of Champions returns to Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.

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The 2015 Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby Open title went to Shiney Nu Annie (Shining Spark x Annies Nu Lena x Nu Cash), shown by Burneyville, Oklahoma horseman Chris Dawson for Wagonhound Land & Livestock to a composite of 587 points worth $12,308.

or nine days in February, the Will Rogers Memorial Center is home to National Reined Cow Horse Association champions from across the United States and Canada when the Celebration of Champions returns to the city of Fort Worth, Texas, for the third straight year. One of the NRCHA’s Premier Events, it beckons those in pursuit of NRCHA World Championships and Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby titles. Last, but not least, the week is highlighted by the World’s Greatest Horseman competition. At the NRCHA Celebration of Champions the NRCHA World Championship Show presented by John Deere features the top horses and riders from each of the NRCHA’s eight geographic regions competing for World Championship titles in 14 exciting divisions. Finally, one horse and one rider will put it all on the line vying for the World’s Greatest Horseman title—among

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Winning the 2015 Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic NonPro, Intermediate Non-Pro, and Novice Non-Pro Derby divisions was the team of Uno What Time It Flo (Uno What Time It Is x Dew It Flo x Mr Peponita Flo) and Elizabeth Kania, who banked $4,264 thanks to their composite score of 284.

round of herd/rein/cow work, with the finals cow work score added to the composite on three events.

World Championship classes The 2015 World Champions in 14 NRCHA horse show divisions will also be crowned in Fort Worth. World Champion contenders represent the top horses and riders from the NRCHA’s eight geographic regions who spend the regular show season working hard to qualify to show in Fort Worth. The World Championship classes begin with a preliminary round, the scores the most highly anticipated and prestigious in the equine world. In one bridle, horses compete in four contests: herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work.

The Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby action kicks off the Celebration of Champions and represents one of the first opportunities for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses to enter the new limited aged event season. For the futurity horses of 2015, this show marks the beginning of their derby year as 4-year-olds. For the foals of 2011, it is the final year to be shown two-handed in the snaffle and hackamore before advancing to the two-rein and bridle phases of cow horse training. This event features an exciting cowwork-only finals, which determines the championship based upon a single go-

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etween the exciting cow horse action taking place inside the arena and numerous booths awaiting in the vendor trade show, there is little time for boredom during the NRCHA Celebration of Champions. Add in the NRCHA year-end awards banquet, and a reception honoring the World’s Greatest Horseman finalists, and there are plenty of attractions for cow horse enthusiasts to enjoy.

Monday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.:

World’s Greatest Horseman Reception (location TBD), sponsored by Classic Equine. Everyone is invited to celebrate with World’s Greatest Horseman contestants as they receive their commemorative back numbers.

Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.: NRCHA Year-End Awards Banquet (location TBD). Join the fun as the NRCHA World and National Champions are recognized for their accomplishments. The Banquet is open to the public, but tickets are required and can be purchased in the Celebration of Champions Show Office at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Tickets will be on sale until 2 p.m. on Feb. 15. Banquet tickets can be purchased at the show office for $25.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 4 p.m.: World’s Greatest Horseman Finals. Two exhibitor passes, per horse, will be given to exhibitors for entry to the World’s Greatest Horseman Finals. Additional passes can be purchased from the box office on the day of the event or online in advance. Reined Cow Horse News | January/February 2016

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NRCHA National Championships finalized

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hether you are an exhibitor or a spectator, here are a few important details to help your Fort Worth show experience go smoothly.

Thanks to big scores of 232 in the fence work and 220 in the reining at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, Canadian horseman John Swales rode Maximum Echo (Playboys Remedy x Dry Sans Echo x Dry San) to the top of the 2014 NRCHA Open Bridle standings for owner Flo Houlton. Ridden expertly by NRCHA professional Doug Williamson, High Brow Shiner (Shining Lil Nic x High Brow Meow x High Brow Cat) won the Open Hackamore World Championship for Susan and Richard Carlson’s Belle Meade Ranch.

Points earned in the World Championship classes count toward the year-long race for NRCHA National Championships in those 14 horse show classes. National Champions are determined by the total points accumulated during the entire 2015 show season. For some competitors, the trip to Fort Worth will make or break their bid for a NRCHA National title. The Celebration of Champions is the only NRCHA-approved event where a 6-year-old horse may be shown in the hackamore. Foals of 2010 that showed as 5-year-old hackamore horses in 2015 are permitted to wrap up that show year with a run at World and National hackamore titles in Fort Worth in 2016, even though the calendar says they are no longer eligible.

The Will Rogers Memorial Center is a paid parking facility. Vehicle parking is $5.75/ day. Trailer parking is $3.45/day. All vehicles and trailers are required to pay to park in all facility lots. Admission to all events is free and open to the public except the NRCHA Year-End Banquet on Friday, Feb. 19 and the World’s Greatest Horseman Finals on Saturday, Feb. 20. Tickets for both events will be available at the show office during the Celebration of Champions. Banquet ticket sales close at 2 p.m. CST Monday, Feb. 15. World’s Greatest Horseman Finals tickets are $15 each. The entire show will be broadcast via webcast by the NRCHA Official Videographer, Equine Promotion. Find the link to the live stream at www.NRCHA.com.

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he World’s

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By Bonnie Wheatley Photos by Primo Morales

The NRCHA World’s Greatest vie for the ultimate all-around championship.

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ew equine competitions rival the adrenaline-charged atmosphere that reined cow horse enthusiasts enjoy during the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s highly anticipated World’s Greatest Horseman. A packed house will undoubtedly be on hand when World’s Greatest Horseman finalists chase the ultimate Western per-

formance horse title aboard some of the top bridle horses in the nation. But to wear that buckle, outstanding scores must be achieved in each of the four facets of competition: the herd work, rein work, fence work and steer stopping— each aspect in and of itself uniquely challenging. The ultimate test exists when all four are combined to perfection. Defending World’s Greatest Horseman champion, Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Arizona, won the coveted title riding Cathy Corrigan Frank’s PRF Spoonful Of Gold (Hes A Peptospoonful x Sons Miss Sprat x Sons Rushette).

Russell Dilday and Topsails Rien Maker (Topsail Cody x Jameen Gay x Toby Gay Bar) have won an unprecedented three World’s Greatest Horseman Championships together, claiming the title in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Dilday owns the 1999 stallion in partnership with Kevin Cantrelle.

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////////// Former World’s Greatest Horseman Champions 1999 World’s Greatest Horseman - Ted Robinson • 865 points • Riding Katie Starlight, owned by Paula Hunsicker

2007 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Shawn Hays • 870 points • Riding Shine Smartly, owned by Tammy Hays and Walter Greeman

1999 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Mike Miller • 860 points • Riding Cowboys Welcome Star, owned by Miller Land & Cattle and (tie) Jon Roeser • 860 points • Riding Chex Out This Remedy, owned by UCR Partners

2008 World’s Greatest Horseman - Russell Dilday • 867 points • Riding Topsails Rien Maker, owned by Kevin Cantrelle and Russell Dilday

2000 World’s Greatest Horseman - Bob Avila • 871 points • Riding Paid By Chic, owned by Jim Dunn & Jim Babcock 2000 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Ken Wold • 864 points • Riding Colonel Doc Bar Chex, owned by Atwood Quarter Horses

Note: Change in point totals from 2001 - 2005 reflects change to three-judge system. 2001 World’s Greatest Horseman - Ted Robinson • 594.5 points • Riding Katie Starlight, owned by Paula Hunsicker 2001 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Anne Reynolds • 589 points • Riding Magical Lena, owned by Joyce Pearson 2003 World’s Greatest Horseman - Ron Ralls • 593 points • Riding Cowgirls Are Smart, owned by Jim Babcock & George Heckman 2003 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Todd Bergen • 589 points • Riding Nic It In The Bud, owned by Arcese Enterprises and Eric Storey 2004 World’s Greatest Horseman - Ron Ralls • 582.5 points • Riding A Chic In Time, owned by Sharon Babcock’s Broken B Ranch 2004 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Russell Dilday • 578 points • Riding Miss Plain Plain, owned by Scott & Darnell Trueblood 2005 World’s Greatest Horseman - Jon Roeser • 584 points • Riding Very Smart Remedy, owned by Anne Reynolds 2005 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Russell Dilday • 580.5 points • Riding Miss Plain Plain, owned by Scott and Darnell Trueblood

2008 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Robbie Schroeder • 862.5 points • Riding Shine By The Bay, owned by Rhodes River Ranch 2009 World’s Greatest Horseman - Russell Dilday • 884 points • Riding Topsails Rien Maker, owned by Kevin Cantrelle and Russell Dilday 2009 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Bob Avila • 883.5 points • Riding Chics Magic Potion, owned by Kenneth Banks 2010 World’s Greatest Horseman - Randy Paul • 875.5 points • Riding Smokeelan, owned by Jill SmiekelGeorge 2010 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Doug Williamson • 873.5 points • Riding Hes Wright On, owned by Gardiner Quarter Horses 2011 World’s Greatest Horseman - Russell Dilday • 874.5 points • Riding Topsails Rien Maker, owned by Kevin Cantrelle and Russell Dilday 2011 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Ron Emmons • 874 points • Riding Olena Oak, owned by Mel Smith and Nichole Scott 2012 World’s Greatest Horseman - Ron Emmons • 885.5 points • Riding Olena Oak, owned by Mel Smith and Nichole Scott 2012 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Shawn Hays • 875.5 points • Riding Smart Chic Aloha, owned by Labourdette Ranch LLC 2013 World’s Greatest Horseman - Ron Emmons • 874 points • Riding Olena Oak, owned by Nichole Scott and LaDona Emmons 2013 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Boyd Rice • 870.5 points • Riding Oh Cay N Short, owned by Boyd Rice 2014 World’s Greatest Horseman - Boyd Rice • 877.5 points • Riding Oh Cay N Short, owned by Boyd Rice

2006 World’s Greatest Horseman - Andy Adams • 871.5 points • Riding Just Plain Cat, owned by Robert J. Smith III

2014 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Bobby Lewis • 877 points • Riding Dual Spark, owned by Bobby Lewis

2006 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman - Robbie Boyce • 864 points • Riding PG Dry Fire, owned by John Haynes

2015 World’s Greatest Horseman – Corey Cushing • 889 points • Riding PRF Spoonful Of Gold, owned by Cathy Corrigan Frank

2007 World’s Greatest Horseman - Bob Avila • 870.5 points • Riding Light N Fine, owned by Alan and Kay Needle

2015 Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman – Phillip Ralls • 886 points • Riding Dom Dualuise, owned by Christian Larson

World’s Greatest Horseman contestants are required to use the same bit for every event. Headgear is checked and photographed after each round. Olena Oak wore this bit to the winner’s circle in 2012 and 2013.

Mutual respect among the contenders characterizes the competition as Corey Cushing made clear following his winning run last year when interviewed by NRCHA Communications Manager Stephanie Duquette. “They’re [each finalist] all part of the World’s Greatest, that’s for sure,” said Cushing. “We are one big family. Yeah, we’re riding against each other, but we’re also cheering for each other at the same time. We all have ups and downs, but I guess it was just my turn. It’s something pretty special.” True to the the Vaquero heritage from whence the NRCHA takes its roots, the World’s Greatest Horseman showcases time honored traditions of roping and cattle handling that are embodied by the modern day bridle horse, a hallmark in today’s equine industry of 19th century practices. Each entry ponies up $2,500 to compete and must do so using the same bridle through each of the four phases of competition. In the first three years of its inception, the World’s Greatest Horseman was held in Guthrie, Oklahoma, at the Lazy E Arena. The event, which was not offered in 2002 and 2003, was revived in 2004 when it was held in Amarillo, Texas. From 2005 to 2013, the World’s Greatest took place in San Angelo, Texas, before moving with the Celebration of Champions to Fort Worth in 2014. Reined Cow Horse News | January/February 2016

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By Bridget Kirkwood

reparing  for  Greatness

Several of last year’s top 10 contenders tell us how they prepare for the NRCHA’s World’s Greatest Horseman.

BRIDGET KIRKWOOD

Corey Cushing The 2015 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion with 889 points on PFR Spoonful Of Gold (Hes A Peptospoonful x Sons Miss Sprat) owned by Cathy Corrigan Frank.

core work. If you do that, the horse won’t last through to the finals. When it comes time to do the fence work, the horse has to have his energy so he can go work that cow.

I’ll be going again this year with PRF Spoonful Of Gold (“Rock Star”) and he’s

Phillip Ralls

going to be 8-years-old. This will be his

The 2015 Reserve Champion with 886 points on Dom Dualuise (Dual Rey x Smart Little XX x Smart Little Lena) owned by Christian C. Larson.

second time to go there. My preparation starts in early December because you

The 2015 World’s Greatest Horseman champion Corey Cushing (left) and reserve champion Phillip Ralls.

can’t go there thinking you can get them

I’m going to ride Dom Dualuise and this

ready the week before. By the time they

the next day. I need to know what they’re

get to this age, they’ve done so much

going to feel like and what they’re going to

will be his third time to go. I’ve taken him

that the biggest thing you can do is to

do on any given day.

to a few shows throughout the year like the

have them in the best possible shape and

Rock Star is such a good-minded horse,

Bridle at Reno (Nevada) and I took him to

ready to go about doing whatever you ask

but he works better when he’s got mul-

the AQHA World Show (where they won the

them to do on any given day. Once they’re

tiple things to think about. That doesn’t

Senior Working Cow Horse Level 2) to keep

at that point, the best thing you can do is

mean that we work on everything every

him up and ready. That horse is pretty low

have them physically fit in order to avoid

single day, but I might get him out in the

maintenance, but fitness is a big thing. I

injuries.

morning and lope him to keep him fit or

always keep him fit, I don’t let him get out

touch-up his spins or stops. In the after-

of shape.

Every horse is different and how you

I’ve got a section of riverbed that goes

prepare them is different, but the one

noon I might score some steers on him, or

thing that’s the same is that you need to

even rope a steer or two. On other days,

through our property that has some fairly

make sure the horse is consistent. If they

I might jump on him and just go long trot

deep sand. A big part of his deal is keep-

have a weaker area then I make sure I can

for a good while so he can stretch out.

ing him fit and strong so I’ll take him down

get through it the best I can. I’d rather

When you get to Fort Worth, you can

there two days a week. We trot through

have them consistent and a bit more

prepare as far as getting one’s mind right

the river to try to keep him as strong as

average than having them be super, super

for when they walk in the show pen, but

we can. He’s one of my favorites, so I like

good one day, but then not good at all

you can’t do in-depth schooling or hard-

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myself and cruise him and keep him how I want

thing. He is super good

No one else really rides him, just me. He’s a pleasure to ride, he drops his head

honest horse so he

and goes. They’ll lope him or get him out

doesn’t take a ton of

every day to exercise him if I’m not there,

to time. I’ll start ramp-

preparation. As hon-

but I mainly ride him. As soon as the

ing it up with going to

est as he is, he stays

NCHA Futurity is over I’ll start roping on

the river as the World’s

primed and ready so

him again and that’s all he needs because

Greatest gets closer.

I don’t abuse that – I

he’s good in the cutting, good in the fence

I usually go for a half

don’t try to keep him

hour. If I go down there

sharp and on top of his

now (early December),

game at all times. I’ll

him, but my wife Teresa will ride him from time

I’ll make a pass-and-ahalf. By February, we’ll

work on little things

Phillip Ralls.

here and there, but we

be making two-and-a-

go do other things on

half passes and he won’t even break a

him. I’ll get him ready for an event, then

sweat. He gets really fit down there, but

I’ll back off, and then I’ll get him ready for

he never really looks like he’s fit because

another one.

he has a little belly and a little extra hair,

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minded and he’s an

With him it takes just a couple of days

but he’s always ready when it’s game time.

of sharpening things up for him to know

He’s solid but we’re constantly working

that it’s game time. I’ll take him to Sun

Boyd Rice and Oh Cay N Short scoring a 223.5 in last year’s herd work segment of the World’s Greatest Horseman.

on different things. I don’t rope on him

Circuit in January and show him there,

that much, but I’ll start roping on him by

but in general I won’t take him to a lot of

the end of December just to get him back

shows. I haven’t been to the Sun Circuit

in the swing of things, and to get myself

the last few years because it was too

work and good in the reining. I’ll show

tuned up. I used to rope a lot, but as

close to the World’s Greatest and the

him at he Fort Worth Stock Show in the

much as we stay on the road, I don’t get a

World Show, but with it being earlier this

cow horse and then two weeks before the

chance as much now.

year, I’m going to go. It’s good for me to

World’s Greatest, I’ll start to sharpen him

go because I can go show him in the cut-

up a bit.

I just had Randy Paul help me with my rein work a little bit – it’s just the little

tings, which I used to do a fair bit when he

things that you can improve on that will

was 4 and 5, but now I don’t do that but a

help you get an extra half point or a point.

few times a year. That show will also help

Jake Gorrell

He’s about as lazy as they come; it’s a

me work on my timing to make sure that

Finished fourth in 2015 with 869.5 points on Smooth N Cash (Smooth As A Cat x Dox Gavacash x Miss N Cash) owned by Roloff Ranch.

workout just to get him to go do some-

I’m doing my job.

Boyd Rice

I’ll be taking Smooth N Cash again.

Finished third in 2015 with 879 points on Oh Cay N Short (Oh Cay Quixote x Bit Of Shorty x Shorty Lena). 2014 Champion and 2013 Reserve Champion on Oh Cay N Short.

He’s older so he knows all the events

This year I’ll be showing Royal Smart Fletch that the Moncrief’s own. He’ll be 6 next

event. The most work I do on him is

and he’s been here at the ranch forever so I know where he’s at with each

year. He’s made the finals at all the big cow horse events and I’ve showed him at some

fitness – it’s keeping him in shape

of the weekend cutting shows, too. I’ve roped a bunch on him, but that’s the main thing

but not overdoing it. He’s been a lot of

that I’ll be working on.

miles so you really try not to over-do it

He’s ready to go, I’ve just got to keep him in shape. Fitness is real important for them, especially if you make the finals and have to go do all four events in one day.

with the training. He’s really good on a cow and in the

Soundness is the most important thing for any of those horses because if they’re not

herd work he’s real good, too, but this

sound, then you can’t even show them. He’s one of those horses that has never had any

past year I’ve realized a few things

soundness issues.

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little bit on his style. I’ll go to a couple of little club

Brad Lund

cuttings just to test it out and see how he works

Finished fifth in 2015 with 861.5 points on Genuine And Stylish (Playin Stylish x Genuine Cross Tie x Smart Retsina) owned by Melissa Ann Miller.

there. In the fence work he’s automatic. The same things that he does in the herd work effect his fence work so I feel like what I’ve been improving on with the herd work will help him in both areas. The reining seems to be where I sometimes have

Jake Gorrell rode Roloff Ranch’s Smooth N Cash to a 227 in the fence work during the 2015 World’s Greatest Horseman finals.

I’ve ridden a different horse there every year. It’s the World’s Greatest

a little trouble with him – he gets excited in the

Horseman so I want to try to train

arena and he gets a little bit tight. To help that I’m

a different one. This year I’m taking

trying to get him to where when I work on certain

Rubiesscoobiedoobie. He’s a stallion

things, he softens up. As far as the maneuvers, it’s

and I just got third on him at the AQHA

all there so I don’t have to train him to do anything,

World Show in the Senior Working Cow Horse

I just have to maintain them, make sure he’s not

(won by Matt Koch and SDP Blue Blood) and

cheating and not anticipating anything.

last year I won the Junior Heeling on him.

We rope here at home so we make sure that he’s

This horse’s greenest event is the cutting

really soft. We make sure that he scores in the box really well, stands in there nice

so ever since the World Show I’ve been flag-

and runs to the cow good, and that when he stops, he stops straight. It’s all the

ging him and working on the cutting aspect

fundamental stuff.

of it.

There are guys who help me with every event because someone’s eye sees things differently to what you feel and they can suggest things for you to try. For the roping, I go to Todd Hanson. Bonnie Roloff, the lady who owns him, said to me after the derby of his 5-year-old year that we were going to take him to the

I always go get help from my buddies; I go to Ron Ralls, Corey Cushing and anyone who’ll offer any help. I get a lot of help from Benny Guitron, too.

World’s Greatest. I told her that he wasn’t old enough and that he should be in the

My wife Amy has an Aqua-Tred, so on the

two-rein and that we needed to get him seasoned in the bridle. She said, ‘I’m get-

days I don’t ride him he swims in the Aqua-

ting old Jake, so we’re going. You figure it out.’ After Reno (when he was 5) I sent

Tred. They need to be pretty fit. This horse

him to Todd for two months to rope on. I don’t know what Todd does, but he’s unbe-

by nature is a lazy sucker; he’s real laidback.

lievable at getting them going roping. By the end of December I’ll start hauling to

He lays down a lot in the stall, he’s just one

Todd’s to work on myself and to get him to look at my horse, too.

of those horses that’s lazy. I have to be care-

Last year, we went out to Fort Worth a few days early and worked cows with David Stewart. This year I’ll probably do the same. I might stop somewhere else to work on my reining. Don Murphy’s usually there as well and he watches us and will tell us what he sees.

one event and we build from there. He’s

Finished 6th in 2015 with 852 points on SDP Blue Blood (Laredo Blue x SDP I Got Good Genes x Dual Rey) owned by Blue Blood Partners.

a special individual where he’s laidback

It’s one of the neatest events I’ve ever

struggling with, then as soon as they get it,

done, and it’s unique to find a horse that will let you do all four events. I’ll be taking

and wants to please. I think you keep that in the horse by getting your point across quick. If there’s one little thing that they’re quit and put them up. I don’t rope many horned cattle because

Matt Koch and SDP Blue Blood wowed the crowd with a 227 point fence work during the 2015 World’s Greatest Horseman finals.

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Matt Koch

SDP Blue Blood again. For me it’s about

we have muleys. I try to make myself work

went to Justin Johnson’s, he lives an hour

trying to keep him happy so that it doesn’t

on roping out of the box and roping the

from here and shows some rope horses.

take much to get him to go do each event.

dummy every night when the event gets

Right before we got to Fort Worth, I stopped

He’s used to doing a lot of random stuff

closer. We rope the Hot Heels a lot, too,

at Robbie Boyce’s and he helped me with a

because it’s a simple exercise. Last year I

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Matt Budge

Jay McLaughlin

Finished 6th in 2015 with 845.5 points on Smartys Lil Diablo (Smart Lil Scoot x Diablos Verdadera x Real Diablo) owned by Matt Budge.

Finished 9th in 2015 with 819.5 points on A Shiner Named Sioux (Shining Spark x Docs Sulena x Doc O’Lena) owned by Aaron Ranch.

I’m going to take Smartys Lil Diablo.

This year I’m going to be entering on

This will be his third trip there. To get ready we will practice every

him in November. The other three events

event. I cut every day so getting ready for

I think he can do; I just need to get him

the cutting is not a main goal of mine.

solid in that roping. It’s a judged event so

He stays in pretty good shape all year because we take him to ropings and we’ll

Brad Lund and Melissa Ann Miller’s Genuine And Stylish made a memorable steer stopping run in 2015 when they posted a 227 during the prelims.

CD Dee Vee Dee. I just started roping on

it’s run, rate, stop. He’ll have to be very fit by February

take him to some cuttings. Right after

because hopefully he’ll be showing in

the NCHA Futurity we’ll start working him

the Youth finals (with McLaughlin’s son Cutter) on

up to the World’s Greatest. Depending on

the day of

bright on a cow, so I work him fresh all

the day, we’ll be roping steers on him or

the World’s

the time.

cutting or reining. For him we concentrate

Greatest as

In past years I’ve gone to the Sun

the most on the reining. He gets pretty

well. I don’t

Circuit Quarter Horse Show in Arizona.

smart in the reining so we do a lot of fenc-

train him

We get to cut and do the cow horse and

ing and running down the pen, or we’ll do

every day,

get in the show pen four or five times. I

a lot of loping circles outside.

but he does

like it when you can school on them but

The fence work practice is mainly for

get out of the

not have to blow the wheels off them.

me not the horse because I’m not as

stall every

Last year it was later than it is this year

experienced in that event as most of the

day. He gets in

so we went there and then on to Fort

other guys. I mainly go down the fence on

our saltwater

Worth. This year it’s earlier (January 9

other horses just so I can get the feel of it.

spa every day

-17), so we’ll go there, then home and

With the fence work, I consider myself to

and he gets a

then to Fort Worth.

be a non pro so I don’t just run this horse

lot of trotting

down there much because that would ruin

and loping.

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him. I do take

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more and it will get pretty intense right ful not to get him too tired so he stays

Mentally

Jay McGlaughlin plans to ride CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Miss Jay x Shining Spark) at the 2016 World’s Greatest Horseman.

him down there

he’s pretty

schooling him

good; I KISS a

and making him

lot – “keep it simple stupid.” Their brain’s

do what I want

the size of a walnut so you can’t get too

sure I wasn’t messing them up in

him to do. Once

complicated. If you keep it simple like, “go

any way.

I feel like I’m

fast when I tell you to go fast and go slow

ready, I’ll make

when I tell you to go slow,” then every-

on the days we’re not showing him,

a few runs on

thing else will take care of itself.

or we might work him on the flag. I

him just to get

try not to work him hard. He’s to the

him ready to

Horseman and I’ve only missed three of

point where he knows the routine,

roll.

them since then. It’s the toughest event

At the show, we keep him trotted

I was in the first World’s Greatest

so it doesn’t take grinding to get

that I’ve ever competed in. You have to be

him ready; we’re just going through

mentally prepared to mark 73’s in every

the motions. If he’s good we put him

event and that’s the hardest part. You

up, and if he needs something we work him a little longer.

Owned by Matt and Betsy Budge, Smartys Lil Diablo carried Matt, a full-time cutting horse trainer, to seventh in the aggregate of the 2015 World’s Greatest Horseman.

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Hanging out on Fort Worth’s Northside is only natural for equine enthusiasts who will be attending the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

Article and photos by Bridget Kirkwood

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he famed Fort Worth Stock Show, National Cutting Horse Association events, and since 2014 the NRCHA Celebration of Champions all combine to bring more cows to Cowtown than any other contemporary activities. Horse show enthusiasts will find plenty of cowboy flavor outside the confines of the Will Rogers Memorial Complex with a visit to the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards. Reined Cow Horse News takes you on a tour of must-see Northside attractions.

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The Fort Worth Herd At 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States makes its way down East Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth. Comprised of 15 longhorn steers that are attended by drovers wearing 19th century garb, the Fort Worth Herd recalls a time when the city’s post-Civil War economy was revived by the bovine. In the late 1860’s, free-ranging longhorns were gathered and driven to the railheads by daring cowhands. The cattle were worth between $1 to $4 in Texas, but would bring as much as $40 further north. It’s estimated that more than four million cattle moved through Fort Worth between 1866 and 1890. Between 1,500 and 2,000 head herds of cattle all traveled about 12 miles per day. In perfect conditions, the 520-mile Chisholm Trail, which ran from Fort Worth to Abilene, Kansas, took more than a month to complete. The Fort Worth Herd has been making daily drives since June 1999. The stockmen of the Fort Worth herd represent men and women of varying cultural origins who drove the cattle north. After each drive they return to East Exchange Avenue to visit with tourists and teach people about the city and the ways of the old West. Other information can be found on the signs that dot the walls of the Northside district. For details, visit FortWorthHerd.com.

was the largest landholder in Fort Worth and was instrumental in helping build the Stockyards. He served six terms as the mayor and donated much of his land to the city for cemeteries and hospitals, including the county hospital JPS. Visit TexasTrailOfFame.org.

  Fort Worth Stockyards   Texas Trail of Fame As you walk the streets of the Stockyards, be sure to look at what’s under your feet. While some of the more than 10 million bricks that originally paved the stockyards remain, you’ll also see a little bit of Hollywood with the Texas Trail of Fame. The bronze markers are fashioned to look like a Marshall’s badge and bear the names of 116 people and groups who have made a significant contribution to the preservation of the history and grandeur of the Western way of life. Inductees include ranchers, preservationists, Comanche chiefs, cowboys, philanthropists and actors. The star pictured above honors John Peter Smith, who founded the first school in Fort Worth in 1854. Smith went on to become a surveyor and entrepreneur,

With the arrival of the railroad in 1876, Fort Worth became a major hub for shipping cattle. So, in 1887 construction of the Union Stockyards began. As predicted, Fort Worth didn’t remain the end of the line for long, but the forethought of John Peter Smith saw that Fort Worth had lines that ran north to south as well as east to west. By 1902, two meat packers – Swift & Co. and Armour & Co. – had begun construction. The Stockyards originally covered 100 acres and was comprised of 2,600 cattle pens; today just 72 remain. During World War I, the Fort Worth Stockyards was the largest horse and mule market in the world. The stockyards enjoyed their busiest year in 1944 when 5,277,496 cattle were processed. By 1969 the number had dropped to just over one million and by 1986 fell to just 57,181. Cattle are no longer sold at the Stockyards.

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  The Livestock Exchange

Fort Worth Livestock Exchange

Known as the Wall Street of the West, the Livestock Exchange housed the businesses needed to facilitate cattle deals in Fort Worth. Built in 1902, the building now houses the Stockyards Museum and other businesses including Superior Livestock, lawyers and insurance brokers and energy companies. Walk out the back door of Livestock Exchange to view the longhorns from the Fort Worth Herd.

 Cowtown Coliseum It took just 88 days to build the Cowtown Coliseum in 1908, which was the same year the venue hosted its first event, the National Feeders and Breeders Show. Since then the Coliseum has staged international opera singers, Russian dancers, the first evening horse show in the United States, and in 1917 was the site of the world’s first indoor rodeo. The Cowtown Coliseum still holds open rodeos every Friday and Saturday night. Depending on the time of year spectators may get to see some of the world’s top ropers such as Trevor Brazile and Tuf Cooper compete alongside the next generation of rodeo stars. It’s also home to the annual Red Steagall Ranch Rodeo, the semifinals of RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo and various bucking stock sales. A picture wall inside the Coliseum takes

you on a visual tour through the years of Northside’s colorful history.

  Fun in Fort Worth Northside has long been known as a party destination. Established in the 1890’s in Hell’s Half Acre, the White Elephant Saloon moved to the Stockyards in 1976 and resides on a site that has been a saloon since 1906. It was home to Fort Worth’s most famous gunfight that took place between Luke Short and Longhair Jim Courtright in 1887. Every February 8 the gunfight is re-enacted at the saloon. The White Elephant is aptly home to a huge collection of white elephants and houses a vast array of hats. While most of the hats are of the cowboy variety, others, such as police hats from England and Australia, line the walls as well. Hanging your hat on the wall (or ceiling) of the Cowtown Coliseum

White Elephant is by invitation only, which is extended by the owner to those who have contributed to the city politically, musically or financially. The White Elephant hosts live music seven nights a week and is rated by Esquire as one of the 100 best bars in America. Across the road in Booger Red’s Saloon, the bar in the historic Stockyards Hotel (it was one of Bonnie and Clyde’s hideouts), patrons can sit in a saddle to sip their beer. Interestingly, a buffalo’s butt hangs over the bar. The buffalo’s head stares into the H3 Ranch restaurant on the other side of the wall. While you can’t carry your gun into a bar in the Stockyards, you can carry your beer outside. Some bars, like the one at the entrance to The Love Shack, cater specifically to those who want to walk and drink.

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A bronze immortalizing WM ‘Bill’ Pickett (1870-1932), who invented the modern-day rodeo sport of steer wrestling, sits outside the Stock Exchange. In 1971 Pickett became the first black cowboy to be inducted in to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

  Outdoor Art The city of Fort Worth was initially established as a fort in 1849 to protect settlers from the Native American Indians. This bronze of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker sits to the side of the Stockyards Visitor Information Center and in front of the Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards Hotel. Parker was the son of two cultures – an Anglo mother and a Comanche father. He led raids in both Texas and Mexico including one in to Tarrant County in 1871, but he also served as the liaison between his people and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He also encouraged the Comanche to become educated and take up ranching and farming. Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame may be blasé about their signage but there’s nothing disinteresting about the museum. It is noted for Chisholm Trail and The Adventures of the Cowboy Trail exhibits. You can also view one of the 128 bits on display, The Sterquell Wagon Collection or see a 1933 Cadillac Coupe.

The bronze Distant Hope stands over six feet tall at the entrance to Rodeo Plaza and pays homage to the changing way of life ushered in by the settling of America’s frontier. A drover and his longhorns make for spectacular viewing across the road from Billy Bob’s.

Covering 5,400 square feet, Cowtown Cattle Pen Maze is fun for kids The bronze of Chief Quanah and adults alike. CowTownCattlePenMaze.com Parker.

Craft shops and market stands abound in Plaza Mall.

A giant cowboy belt serves as outdoor seating at the Stockyards.

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PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs. Everything we do is for the love of dogs. As the world’s largest dog food brand, our passion is to make the world a better place for dogs. We champion causes to help dogs find loving homes, and we are dedicated to understanding dogs’ needs to make sure every dog is fed well, because every dog deserves great nutrition. PEDIGREE® products include a wide variety of treats including DENTASTIX®, MARROBONE®, and JUMBONE®. PEDIGREE® brand is proud to be a corporate partner of the National Reined Cow Horse Association. To find out more about PEDIGREE® brand visit www.pedigree.com. Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is located in the heart of Reno/Tahoe USA. Guests have access to over 40 championship golf courses, 18 legendary ski resorts, hiking, biking and equestrian trails, fishing, boating and guided tours to Tahoe, Carson and Virginia City. GSR is northern Nevada’s largest resort destination with 1,990 guest rooms, 850 of them luxury suites. The property offers a wide variety of accommodations for the everyday business traveler to the complete family vacation with amenities that include 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, branded retail shopping, headliner entertainment, a movie theater, a 50-lane championship bowling center, outdoor thrill rides, aqua golf driving range, the largest casino north of Las Vegas, plus much more. Bloomer Trailers and Schwalbe Trucks, presented by Great West Trailers is an NRCHA Corporate Partner and Bloomer is the “Official Horse Trailer” of the NRCHA. Bloomer Trailers has raised the bar in the horse trailer industry. “If you can dream it, we can build it,” is the company slogan. Bloomer offers the highest quality standards of any trailer manufacturer and backs it up with a 10 year structural warranty. For information, see your local Bloomer Trailer dealer or visit www. bloomertrailers.com. Nutrena® provides one of the world’s most comprehensive lines of equine nutritional products, including SafeChoice®, Vitality®, Life Design®, Empower® and XTN®. As part of the world’s largest equine nutrition company, Nutrena® offers advanced nutrition research, technology, unmatched resources and decades of experience to its customers. Since 1921, Nutrena® has been providing premier products and services to consumers throughout North America and is proud to be the Official Equine Feed of AQHA, an AAEP Educational Partner as well as the Official Feed of the NRCHA.

Team up with Classic Equine and PLAY TO WIN! Classic Equine is fast becoming standard equipment of performance champions. Just ask the professionals. Serious competitors care about their horse’s health and soundness. Classic Equine offers a variety of innovative and protective products including saddle pads, cinches, support boots and bell boots. All products are manufactured to the highest standards for quality and value. After all, the creation of a product line that satisfies the serious competitor’s high expectations of performance is what Classic Equine is all about. With input from many of today’s leading riders, each product is designed and tested for function, fit, durability and value. That is why when it comes to the horse’s protection and comfort for training and competition, champions prefer Classic Equine. For more information visit our web site at www.classicequine. com or call 1-800-654-7864. San Juan Ranch, a Division of Santa Cruz Animal Health is rapidly becoming an industry leader in the distribution and development of Veterinary and Animal Health Care Products. The Company offers a wide range of products for the optimal care of performance horses, livestock and companion animals. The Animal Health product line includes a comprehensive, high-quality, affordable line of UltraCruz™ Animal Health Supplements for horses, dogs and cats. Veterinary Prescription Drugs for a broad range of clinical applications, including antibiotics, anti-fungals, critical care, reproduction and neonatal products, are also available. San Juan Ranch is a top breeder of Performance Horses and Gelbvieh Cattle. Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc., the parent company, is a world leader in the development of products for the biomedical research market. Over the past twenty years, the company has focused on the ongoing development of research antibodies, biochemicals, labware and has recently expanded into animal health care products.

Quarter Horse News is one of the most visible information vehicles in the horse world. Quarter Horse News – the News Magazine of the Performance Horse industry - is the only twicemonthly news magazine dedicated to the western horse industry. For information visit the web site at www.quarterhorsenews.com.

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The Silver Legacy is a National Reined Cow Horse Association Host Hotel. The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada, combines Nevada’s turn-ofthe-century silver mining heritage with state-of-the-art architecture and unrivaled entertainment theming. Encompassing over two blocks in the heart of downtown Reno, Silver Legacy features 1,720 guest rooms and suites. With dark woods, marble floors and rich, vibrant carpeting, the elegant and refined Resort Casino has six uniquely themed restaurants. Silver Legacy showcases the world’s largest composite dome, measuring 180 feet in diameter. The interior of the dome, an astounding 75,000 square feet, reflects the dramatic skies of Reno, and depicts an entire day from sunrise to sunset. The indoor sky is one of the largest indoor murals ever painted. For information, visit www.silverlegacy.com or call (800) 687-7733.

Wear Cinch to Win! It’s the Official Clothing of the NRCHA! Lead...don’t follow and wear the choice of champions Cinch jeans and shirts. When performance counts, the members of the NRCHA turn to Cinch jeans. Cinch is the brand of choice for some of the world’s best horse trainers like Bob Avila, Teddy Robinson and Todd Bergen. Why? Because Cinch jeans offer the kind of fit and comfort that allow riders to focus on the work at hand. Plus Cinch jeans and shirts always look good. You’ll find Cinch jeans and shirts at your favorite Western store or via catalog. Or, visit www.cinchjeans.com to find the retailer nearest you. “Cinch up” with Cinch jeans and shirts. Wear the choice of champions.

Legendary performance horse breeder and National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame horsewoman Carol Rose is the sponsor of the NRCHA’s alliance with the National High School Rodeo Association. Carol has been a longtime supporter of the NRCHA Youth program, and her lifetime commitment to raising versatile performance horses makes her a natural fit as the NRCHA helps the NHSRA develop and implement the new cow horse event in High School Rodeo. Carol Rose Quarter Horses is now a breeding facility. Situated in Gainesville, Texas, this legendary program has produced some of the finest American Quarter Horses to compete in AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA and NCHA events. Focusing on standing the finest stallions and offering quality mare care services, Carol Rose Quarter Horses is the place for you to begin the process of raising your next champion. Visit www.CarolRose.com.

Clinton Anderson is a clinician, horse trainer and competitor. He’s dedicated his life to helping others realize their horsemanship dreams and keeping them inspired to achieve their goals. The Downunder Horsemanship method of horse training is based on mutual respect and understanding and gives horse owners the knowledge needed to become skilled horsemen and train their horses to be consistent and willing partners. Clinton instructs horsemanship clinics, presents Walkabout Tours across the country, produces an award-winning television show, hosts an internet TV website and is constantly creating comprehensive study kits and training tools to make learning horsemanship as accessible and easy as possible.

The Nutro Company is a leading manufacturer of natural pet food products sold exclusively at pet specialty stores. The company has been making premium pet food for more than 80 years and is dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation in dog and cat nutrition offering healthful formulas for every pet’s life stage, activity level and size. The Nutro Company’s family of brands includes MAX® dog and cat food, NATURAL CHOICE® dog and cat food, and ULTRA™ food for dogs in addition to the GREENIES® brands, which include the #1 veterinaryrecommended pet specialty dental chews, and PILL POCKETS® and JOINT CARE® treats. For more information, please visit www.thenutrocompany.com and www.greenies.com. Gist Silversmiths: Crafting a Legend Piece by Piece - Gist Silversmiths is proud of its partnership with the NRCHA as its “Official Silversmith”. For 40 years, Gist has been considered the industry leader in customized trophy and award buckles for champions of all disciplines. Gist Silversmiths believes there is no substitute for the finest in quality, superior craftsmanship and reliable service. Attention to detail is evident in each of their finely sculpted motifs and logos; quality enhanced by unique buckle designs. An award buckle is presented to commemorate a significant achievement and each recipient should be honored with a buckle reflecting the pride of a champion. For more information, visit the Gist Silversmiths website at www.gistsilversmiths. com.

Discount Tire/America’s Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, doing business as Discount Tire in most of the U.S. and America’s Tire in Oregon, and parts of Washington and California. The company currently operates more than 875 stores across the country. In 2010, Discount Tire/America’s Tire marked its 50th year in business. Serving more than 40 million customers, the company has built its success on the motto: “Be fair, be truthful, work hard, be there on time and help people.” For more information about Discount Tire/America’s Tire, visit discounttire.com or americastire.com.

Rios of Mercedes is one of the last truly handmade all leather boots produced in the United States. There is no secret to making top quality boots. All you need is the finest leather and true bootmakers with years of experience and the desire to be the best at their craft. Rios has remained true to its roots by making boots for folks who are involved in performance and working horses, raise livestock and in general make their living outdoors. Rios has never cheapened their product by taking shortcuts, lowering standards or chasing fashion trends. We make boots for people who know what a pair of boots is intended for: all day comfort whether horseback or afoot. Rios of Mercedes is famous for fit. Most people who experience the fit of a pair of Rios are customers for life. The lasts, dies and cutting patterns used by Rios of Mercedes have developed over the last 150 years until we now have refined the fit to one of comfort yet the boot is not loose on the foot. But these refinements are not only in lasts and patterns but are evident in the details of fine stitching, the hand lasting and the care in sole trimming, heel shape and the balance of the boot. The old fashioned channeled leather welt is the only method that will give a boot that slim profile to the foot that all too often is lost when the maker uses synthetic insoles and synthetic box toes. To our way of thinking this is what gives value to our product and renders it unique in today¹s cookie cutter world. Visit riosofmercedes.com to see some of the styles we offer through our retailers. If you are looking for a retailer one can be found on that same website. Rios of Mercedes, the Official Boot of the National Reined Cow Horse Association.

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Aaron Ranch celebrated a big moment during the 2015 show season when its stallion, Blind Sided, won the NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open Championship, shown by resident trainer Jay McLaughlin.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association is proud to welcome back Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas, as the title sponsor of the 2016 Celebration of Champions Derby in Fort Worth, Texas. Aaron Ranch is a working operation with equine training and breeding programs, a substantial cattle operation and grazing lands, numerous wildlife species, and pecan orchards spanning approximately 15,000 acres in northeast Texas. The reined cow horse training program at the Commerce equine facil-

ity is guided by NRCHA Professional Jay McLaughlin, a multiple World Champion with more than $950,000 in lifetime NRCHA earnings. The facility also offers a new breeding and equine reproduction center with its own inhouse veterinarian. Aaron Ranch celebrated an outstanding 2015 show season, highlighted by a big NRCHA Premier Event win at the Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas, Nevada. McLaughlin guided Aaron Ranch’s Blind Sided (Peptoboonsmal x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), to the

Stakes Open Championship, earning the win by a huge 11-point margin. The 2010 stallion’s lifetime NRCHA earnings are now $157,266. Blind Sided is part of an exceptional Aaron Ranch stallion roster. In 2014, the ranch acquired Blind Sided’s sire, the legendary Peptoboonsmal (Peppy San Badger x Royal Blue Boon x Boon Bar). Aaron Ranch also stands two-time World Champion, A Shiner Named Sioux (Shining Spark x Docs Sulena x Doc O’Lena), with lifetime earnings of $163,468. The quality Aaron Ranch stallion barn is also home to the talented Jasons Peptolena (Peptoboonsmal x Amys Little Date x Smart Little Lena), with lifetime earnings of $86,843; the 100 percent roan producer, Funny B Blue Muchaman (Leo Hancock Hayes x Mucha Blue Hancock x Rowdy Blue Man); and the highest percentage blue roan stallion in service, Stone Blue Valentine (Babes Blue Valentine x Blue Valentine Girl x Rowdy Blue Man).  In addition to the impressive stallions, Aaron Ranch is home to numerous outstanding broodmares, performers, and prospects. Aaron Ranch is a proud supporter of the National Reined Cow Horse Association. Like the NRCHA, Aaron Ranch  is passionate about preserving the heritage and traditions of real working cow horses, while showcasing their innate athleticism.  Visit Aaron Ranch on the web at www.AaronRanch.com.    

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///////// From the Judge’s Chair

Reflections on the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity As the depth and quality of the horses and the expertise of the riders at the Snaffle Bit Futurity improves from year to year, new challenges for the judges seem to go hand in hand. I’ll go over a few observations from the 2015 Futurity and try to clarify them for the future. The difference between a corrected score and an adjusted score:   Every rein work score sheet is double-checked for addition or subtraction errors. If an error is found and the total score is affected, this is called a corrected score.  An adjusted score occurs when the judges are not unanimous on a major penalty, or if one or more judges call for a video review on a major penalty, and the total score for the work is affected. The new score after the review is called an adjusted score.

Fence work and the new cow: The rule the NRCHA implemented a few years ago that gives the rider the option to stay on an animal and continue to work it, even if the whistle is blown for a new cow, has added importance on challenging cattle. The rider knows better than anyone how much ability and stamina his or her horse has, and should benefit from this option. Until next time, Bill Enk NRCHA Director of Judges

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Herd work and the deep cut: In the herd work, we observed a few exhibitors tracking up the side of the herd to make their cuts, without actually entering the body of the herd. Each horse is required to enter the herd sufficiently deep enough to show his ability to make a cut. One deep cut will satisfy the rule. It is more important for a judge to consider the depth and route taken by the exhibitor than it is to count the number of cows that move around his horse. It is necessary, however, for the exhibitor to actually get behind some cattle before the deep cut rule is satisfied. Herd work and the hot quit: Sometimes it is difficult for the judges to recognize when the exhibitor actually

quits working the cow, because of the fact that reining is legal in the NRCHA herd work. A contestant may quit an animal when it is obviously stopped, obviously turned away, is obviously moving away from the horse, or is obviously behind the turn back horses and they are behind the time line. When initiating the quit, an obvious signal should be made to let the judges know that quitting the cow is your intention. This obvious quit is helpful when the judges are deciding whether or not the quit was legal.

Each Snaffle Bit Futurity presents the judges with new situations and challenges. Pictured is the 2015 Cinch Intermediate Open Champion, Mr Shiney Lights (CD Lights x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), shown by Nicolas Barthelemy and owned by Sheri Jamieson.

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Judges List as of November 27, 2015

Name Susan S. Abel Andy B. Adams John Aipperspach Randall D. Alderson Jeff Allen Blue R. Allen Lyn Anderson Ron K. Anderson Mark A. Anderson Karen R. Arlin Billy Arthur Lavert Avent David Avery Bob C. Avila Jane A. Bagley Lance A. Baker Margo Lea Ball Brad W. Barkemeyer Paul E. Barnes Maik Bartmann Gary A. Baumer Jaime C. Beamer Michael W. Bednarek Chris C. Benedict Darren N. Bilyea Jack A. Bingham Allison C. Blevins Ron Bluett Dean E. Bogart Mario Boisjoli Jan Boogaerts Ricky Bordignon John W. Boudreaux Brad L. Bowlen Sarah A. Bradley Donnie Bricker Aaron C. Brookshire Skip R. Brown Cyndi L. Brown Stephen F. Brown Monty L. Bruce Tom B. Buckingham Rod L. Burr Brandon C. Buttars Antonino Cancellieri Christie L. Capik Marvin “Butch” Carse Joe A. Carter Dolly R. Chayer Rick Chayer Justin K. Cherry Ian A. Chisholm Berry Clanton Bonnie Jo Clay Billy Cochrane Sandra M. Collier Jill L. Cook Dawn Coons Debbie P. Cooper Cal Cooper Abby Cosenza Marc A. Cosenza Camille H. Courtney

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Phone Email 775-753-3120 ssabel@citlink.net 530-200-2229 eightycutter@yahoo.com 417-207-4094 rjaipper@sbcglobal.net 765-432-9586 randallald@aol.com 402-657-6585 jeffallenquarterhorses@yahoo.com 719-221-6098 blueallen@gojade.org 559-304-0930 Lsanderson@wildblue.net 403-249-8215 ron.anderson@efirehose.net 254-396-5104 mark_aanderson@yahoo.com 209-602-4987 K.Arlin@hmclause.com 910-290-3426 505-429-7180 lavert@blackwillowranch.com 806-679-0722 dkavery13@gmail.com 503-784-2513 bobavila@bobavila.net 806-647-8303 bagleyperformancehorses@gmail.com 806-683-4145 labaker3@suddenlink.net 970-227-8233 margolball@aol.com 480-620-4759 bbarkemeyer@hotmail.com 775-267-5852 barnescutting@aol.com 491726248016 info@VineyardRanch.com 530-276-7345 gbcowhorses@gmail.com 940-902-5755 jaimebeamer@yahoo.com 315-243-4387 sbednarek@windstream.net 682-333-4999 chrisb6080@gmail.com 780-273-0339 dbilyea@hotmail.ca 707-495-4989 805-286-1102 allisoncblevins@yahoo.com 270-606-0963 rbluett@att.net 478-733-4983 deanbogartqh@gmail.com 805-217-4506 marioboisjoli@gmail.com 32497589940 boogaerts.jan@pandora.be 398483806646 ricky.bordignon@libero.it 337-356-6206 agnesplantation@bellsouth.net 208-320-1691 bowlenperformancehorses@msn.com 765-969-9901 sarahsambradley@aol.com 909-374-2776 brickerponies@aol.com 805-975-7190 abrookshirecowhorses@gmail.com 541-826-9094 940-727-9757 flexgirl10@hotmail.com 419-429-9359 sbrown@findlay.edu 507-456-0299 mbtc02@msn.com 208-599-3611 tcbsbucks@msn.com 209-648-2596 rodburrperformancehorses@gmail.com 435-279-0772 27cowhorse@gmail.com 003933987206 cowboy04@libero.it 530-517-1000 cacowgirl@acninc.net 863-207-1240 bcarse818@verizon.net 519-732-0219 j.carter@execulink.com 918-625-8337 dollychayer@sbcglobal.net 918-706-1043 dollychayer@sbcglobal.net 208-602-1936 cherryperformancehorses@gmail.com 817-304-0289 ianchisholm@sbcglobal.net 760-937-2734 escueladelosviejos@gmail.com 940-367-3245 clayquarterhorses@yahoo.com 559-286-5600 wocochrane@yahoo.com 805-350-1869 sandycollier@earthlink.net 303-709-0276 cookcowhorse@gmail.com 979-942-0131 dcoons2004@aol.com 480-363-3047 coop2479@aol.com 602-625-1643 calcooper14@gmail.com 602-524-8571 cabbysilver@aol.com 602-524-8571 cabbysilver@aol.com 720-390-8434 ccourtney@ranchocortinaproperties.com

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Dee Craig Frank E. Craighead Todd Crawford Tom E. Crowley Michael C. Damianos Ronald G. Dawson Chris C. Dawson Shawn S. Deal Augusto DeFazio Laurel Walker Denton Russell A. Dilday David J. Dillman Troy A. Donaldson Nicholas S. Dowers Delena Doyle Frederick M. Drayer Janette M. Dublin Jim Dudley Al Dunning Ron E. Emmons Bill Enk Terry L. Erickson Kathie Ferrante Tony M. Fisher Buddy B. Fisher Juli Fitch Todd D. Fitch Jimmy A. Flores Jack Forsberg Leo W. Fourre Lyle T. Frederickson Enrico Giaretta Lorraine S. Gilchrist Taylor C. Gillespie David W. Glaser Mona Goransson Jerry D. Gorrell Jake D. Gorrell Carl Gould Benny R. Guitron Mark E. Guynn Debbie M. Hall Derek Hanscome Bobby G. Harrison Tracey A. Hatakeyama Philipp M. Haug Susanne Haug Terrill Heaton Robin L. Henrichs Jay G. Henson Jason R. Hershberger James F. Hitt Linda K. Hitt Geoff M. Hoar Jay Holmes Wayne Holt Jan Hoskin Hay Doug Huls Bobby Hunt Bobby C. Ingersoll Doug R. Ingersoll Mary K. Ingwerson Lyle A. Jackson Caleb J. Jantz Chris D. Jeter Sandy L. Campbell Jirkovsky Lance B. Johnston Lukas J. Jones Ann Judge Robbin Jung W Michael Jung Bob J. Kail

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Emil Karlsson Larry H. Kasten Bruce F. Keller Rod Kelley Brad W. Kelsall Tony S. Kennedy Donna H. King Jeremy S. Knoles Ramona J. Koch Brigitte Kuenzel Cindy Lapp Jan Larsen Eugenio Latorre Teresa J. Lauth Fredy Laval Patrice A. Lee Rick LeMay Bobby E. Lewis Alex F. Long Mike W. Lund Morgan R. Lybbert Lisa D. Macauley Tye MacDonald Gary J. Martinez Filippo Masi Mark P. Matson Rick D. Maxson Dan E. Mayer Robert Cody McArthur Shaun T. McBride Tami L. McClure Sunni Ann McCormick Karen McCuistion Carl McCuistion Chele A. McGauly Kathleen L. McPhaul Jeremy Meador Alessandro Meconi Kevin R. Meyer Mike E. Miller Bonnie Miller Darren L. Miller Allen R. Mitchels Jacky Molliex-Donjon Alessandro Monaldi James L. Montgomery Peter A. Morgan Tom E. Neel Ricky Nicolazzi Darrel J. Norcutt Kyle L. Noyce Connie C. O’Brien Jamie L. Olson Gay Lynn Owens Bradley A. Pagh John S. Palleria John R. Pascoe Jason M. Patrick Dema M. Paul Jim H. Paul, Sr. Bret J. Paulick Will E. Pennebaker Marilyn G. Peters Jerry Peters Jamie L. Peters Laurie S. Petkus Jill Pierre Kenda G. Pipkin John L. Pipkin Samuele Poli Billy Prather Smoky Pritchett

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monqh@hotmail.com lhdgkasten@gmail.com brucekeller1252@gmail.com annafanna1@embarqmail.com bradkelsall@yahoo.com lonesomeoakranch@windstream.net jkreiners@aol.com jsknoles@yahoo.com ramona.koch@live.com brigitte.kuenzel@horsehillcenter.ch callenlapp@aol.com traildiva@hughes.net eugenioreiners@gmail.com barlstable@aol.com fredylaval@orange.fr pattilee782@gmail.com lemayqh@hotmail.com arlinlewis@hotmail.com mkhnafl@sti.net lunds5@hotmail.com mrlybbert@gmail.com lmacauleyhorses@gmail.com tye@macdonaldperformancetraining.com svtcgary@yahoo.com Filippomasi67@gmail.com matsonperformance@hotmail.com rickmaxson@hotmail.com danmayer1@hotmail.com mcarthur76@gmail.com smcbride1313@gmail.com mcluretrainingstables@live.com sundogger@ymail.com mccqh@brightok.net mccqh@brightok.net threeriversqh@aol.com mcphaul@earthlink.net jeremymeador@gmail.com info@alexmeconi.com Kmeyer@mantzcreekhorses.com mikemillerhorsemanship@gmail.com bjmhorses@aol.com dmillerstables@aol.com allenmitchels@yahoo.com jmolliex@gmail.com alessandro.monaldi@tiscali.it jtmontgomery@live.com mbscr@hotmail.com neelranch@gmail.com anna.nicolazzi@gmail.com darrel@berneyrealty.com kyle@rockingnllc.com obrien@winnemucca.net micaolson@yahoo.com owensqh@msn.com slideforever@aol.com jpalleria@yahoo.com john@pascoecpa.com horses@whisperingwillowsranch.com p.dema@att.net p.dema@att.net bpaulick@msn.com will@californiacowhorses.com barjp1@juno.com jerry.h.peters@gmail.com jpcowgirl1@hotmail.com lpetkus@outlook.com jilliesu@gmail.com jpipkin@wwdb.org jpipkin@wwdb.org samisaranch@alice.it bpquarterhorses@bellsouth.net smoky@smokypritchett.com

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Kenny E. Pugh, Sr. Gary W. Putman John J. Quinlan Vicki K. Radtke Aaron T. Ralston Marilyn K. Randall Wade J. Reaney Guillermo Recio Trigg C. Rentfro Anne M. Reynolds Roy A. Rich Enrico Righetti Dan S. Roeser Troy A. Rogers Fielding (Bozo) H. Rogers Sam M. Rose Pam R. Rose Rusty R. Ruby Cynthia R. Rucker Debby M. Sanguinetti Bill J. Sanguinetti Lance R. Scheffel Markus Schopfer Zeph P. Schulz Pamela Scott Roy Sharpe Lance Shields Dennis H. Sigler Andrea J. Simons Karl D. Smith Robert J. Smith, III John S. Snyder Jim W. Spence Brandon T. Staebler Gary S. Stark Shane L. Steffen Harvey D. Stevens Timothy W. Stewart Jimmy R. Stickler Peter Swales Mauro Taccia Anthony S. Taormino Jake A. Telford Carol L. Telford R David Terrell Becky A. Terrell Ryan M. Thomas Terry R. Thompson Les M. Timmons John C. Tuckey Betsy Tuckey Tim Unzicker Jeffry J. Veitch T.E. Vinci Carlo Volpi Lori L. Walton Allen R. Walton Brady E. Weaver Gary W. Webb Wayne W. Whitehead Doug Williamson Todd D. Williamson Maryann Willoughby Betty O. Wilson Cayley R. Wilson Richard W. Winters Deb S. Witty Ken L. Wold Debra J. Wright Nancie K. Wright H. Fain Yearty Liz Younger

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713-503-9676 940-465-7844 teresa.putman@sbcglobal.net 413-530-0371 jqranchhorse@gmail.com 402-616-0908 vradtke@hotmail.com 970-270-6274 ralstonranch@gmail.com 406-425-1547 marilyn.randall88@gmail.com 208-431-4703 wadejreaney@gmail.com 707-776-4999 grecio@earthlink.net 817-487-8079 trentfro@live.com 208-599-7733 yworryranch@msn.com 951-529-6258 roy_rich6@yahoo.com 393392025507 righetti.e@tiscali.it 208-841-2052 roeserstables@gmail.com 505-269-7318 performancelivestock@live.com 254-631-1201 bozorogers4@gmail.com 940-367-5748 sroseqh@yahoo.com 940-365-9646 sroseqh@aol.com 435-830-0356 rmlruby@msn.com 770-605-7586 cindy@ruckerhorseandpet.com 209-403-0191 outwest1@verizon.net 209-403-4799 billsanguinetti@aol.com 715-296-0093 lancescheffel1576@hotmail.com 393355300543 info@markusreining.com 801-637-0047 zephandliz@gmail.com 407-716-2087 pscott75@aol.com 325-938-5206 sharpeperformancehorses@gmail.com 940-727-9279 slanceshields@gmail.com 940-372-0209 dsigler@tamu.edu 940-367-3053 andrea@simonsshowhorses.com 208-308-2676 kds.cowhorses@yahoo.com 580-238-8400 rsperformancehorses@yahoo.com 806-422-0495 john.snyder@colostate.edu 503-550-6739 wowcowhorse@aol.com 559-679-7138 sphtraining@gmail.com 208-850-2772 gstarktraining@hotmail.com 605-840-1518 sbsteffen@peoplepc.com 937-631-3851 reinersrus@nexicom.net 805-550-8515 timwstewart@gmail.com 805-431-4083 stichorses@gmail.com 403-558-2295 la.hare@hotmail.com 00304319735 maurotaccia@libero.it 940-372-0172 astaormino3@yahoo.com 208-890-1205 j.jtelford1@gmail.com 339-250-3433 carol.telford@alice.it 901-326-8788 cmeprosper@rittermail.com 940-390-5532 baterrell@copper.net 208-720-3486 rtcutter@gmail.com 940-367-5455 terrythompsoninc@yahoo.com 639-471-3073 leslietimmons@msn.com 804-683-4037 jtuckey983@aol.com 804-647-9358 jtuckey983@aol.com 406-320-1309 timunzicker@gmail.com 970-497-0077 jjveitch@gmail.com 985-778-3042 te.vinci@yahoo.com 393381891136 carlo_volpi@hotmail.com 214-491-9069 lori@waltonranch.com 254-592-2320 awalton677@gmail.com 435-668-9831 megbweaver@hotmail.com 417-459-8741 garywebb@missouristate.edu 419-566-4167 grulla1@netscape.net 661-303-6015 doug.williamson@sbcglobal.net 208-250-1000 tw60to80@yahoo.com 620-544-6301 willmaw@pld.com 806-663-9695 bwilson@centramedia.net 360-951-4883 cayleyrwilson@gmail.com 805-504-5480 richard@wintersranch.com 206-999-0121 highcountrytraining@msn.com 916-802-6668 ken@kenwold.com 770-548-3674 nbphorses@gmail.com 719-250-6465 office@nanciewright.com 309-397-9996 fainyearty@aol.com 775-331.8801 liz@youngeragency.com

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///////// NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program

It Pays To Enroll NRCHA Subscribed Stallion program adds value throughout the industry.

Primo Morales

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n the mid 1980s, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors went in search of a promotional program for reined cow horse stallions that consistently sired NRCHA performing offspring. Other performance associations had incentive programs, and the NRCHA wanted to develop a unique identity for reined cow horse stallions and their foals. That idea developed into the successful NRCHA Subscribed Stallion program, a far-reaching incentive that offers rewards from the show pen to the sale ring. It’s a simple concept. Stallion owners subscribe their sire, in order for the offspring of a specific foaling year to be eligible to show in the NRCHA Stakes. This enrollment fee can be paid at any time, up through the foal crop’s 5-yearold year — although the subscription fee does increase annually as the foal crop ages. For each year that a stallion is enrolled, his foal crop from that year is eligible to show as a 4- and 5-yearold in the NRCHA Stakes, one of the premier limited-age events for reined cow horses. Annually, the Stakes boasts a payout of nearly $300,000, and only the offspring of enrolled stallions are eligible to compete. To show appreciation to the generous stallion owners, the NRCHA also presents a monetary award to the nominator of the sire of each Stakes division champion.

The 2015 NRCHA Stakes Champion, Blind Sided, shown by Jay McLaughlin and owned by NRCHA Sponsor Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas.

The Subscribed Stallion program is far-reaching, as offspring of those stallions are also given priority at the prestigious NRCHA Sales at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada, each year. It’s a program that adds value to the entire industry and creates a support system for the reined cow horse breeder by strengthening the market for the offspring of enrolled stallions. The NRCHA helps promote Subscribed Stallions and their offspring on its website, in the pages of the Reined Cow Horse News, and in the NRCHA Futurity Sale literature. As an example of the rewards awaiting offspring of Subscribed Stallions, the

2015 NRCHA Stakes Open Champion, Blind Sided (Peptoboonsmal x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), shown by Jay McLaughlin, won $31,047 for owner Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas. The 2015 Stakes Non Pro Champion, JJ Fisher, pocketed a $7,716 check when he rode his gelding, Justa A Doin It (Smart Little Pepinic x Justa Hot Chic x Just Plain Colonel). The complete Subscribed Stallion program terms and conditions, and an enrollment form, are available in the Reined Cow Horse News and at www. NRCHA.com. Don’t miss out on your chance to add value to your stallion and his offspring!

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Subscribed Stallions Stallion

Contact Phone

Foal Crop: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 X

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Stallion

Contact Phone

Foal Crop: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

A Shiner Named Sioux

(972) 977-6581

X

X

All Reddy Smart

(406) 434-5724

X

X

ARC Moonstruckrey

(405) 659-7394

ARC Sparkin Chics

(661) 303-6015

X

Auspicious Cat

903-564-3200

X

High Brow Cat

X X

X

X

X X

Hes Wright On

(620) 635-5632

X

X

X

X

X

Heza Diamond Spark

(406) 799-4426

X

X

X

X

Hick Chicaroo

(805) 693-1012

X

X

Hickorys Indian Pep

(817) 546-3630

X

X

Autumn Acre

(940) 682-7471

X

High Brow CD

(337)584-2866

Backdoor Cat

(805) 756-5469

X

X

X

X

X

High Flyin Cat

(559) 665-2908

Bet Hesa Cat

(806) 596-4424

X

X

X

X

X

High Sign Nugget

(403) 749-2777

X

X

Highlightcat

(817) 560-0038

X

Bets Smart Lena

(940) 365-2690

Big Bucks To Cash

(817) 596-9009

X

X

X

X

Blue One Time

(817) 279-8275

X

X

X

Bobs Hickory Rio

(806) 373-0535

X

X

Boonlight Dancer

(580) 276-4830

X

X

Briscoe Cat

(806) 206-2336

X

Cat Ichi

(972) 342-6841

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

Cats Merada

(940) 464-0783

X

X

X

X

Cats Moonshine

(940) 641-1261

X

X

X

X

Cats Quixote Jack

(817) 594-9232

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Catty Hawk

(580) 220-1281

X

X

X

X

CD Diamond

(817) 599-4560

X

X

X

CD Lights

(817) 599-0522

X

X

X

X

CD Olena

(903) 564-3200

X

CD Survivor

(805) 688-4241

X

Cee Mr Hickory

(805) 550-8387

X

Chic Please

(931) 625-9881

X

X

X

Chics Magic Potion

(951) 375-6682

X

X

CJ Sugar Lena

X

X

X

X

Compaq Player

(605) 440-0663

Doc At Night

(661) 835-7533

X

Docs Soula

(951) 375-6682

X

Drag And Fly

(541) 977-5274

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Dry N Play

(940)231-0370

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Hydrive Cat

(817) 560-0038

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(541) 977-5274

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(817) 594-9232

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(831) 335-1216

Jake Jacspin

(620) 804-0718

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Subscribed Stallions Stallion

Contact Phone

Foal Crop: 2011 2012 2012 2014 2015 2016

Once A Von A Time (805) 688-4241 X X X X X One Fine Vintage (805) 610-4978 One Smart Response 208-841-2052 X X X X X One Time Pepto (910) 596-2183 X X X X X One Time Royalty (817) 599-4560 X X Paddys Irish Whiskey (806) 596-4424 X X X X X Peppinic (951) 218-8306 X Peptoboonsmal X X X X X Peptos Boon Shadow (940) 389-3093 X Peptos Duke (406) 434-5724 X X X PG Dry Fire (208) 454-5557 X PG Gunpowder (806) 596-4424 X X X X Play Dual Rey (940) 637-2536 X Playboys Buck Fever (307) 276-3748 X X X X Playgun (580) 276-9397 X X X X X Playin Attraction (806) 596-4424 X X X X X Presidente Shiner (417) 682-6373 X Pretty Boy Boon (208) 939-8648 X RC Fancy Step (817) 560-0038 X X RC Gay Bar Star Dust (602) 524-9047 Real Gun (580) 228-3272 X Reed N Reminic (541) 977-5274 X Reminic N Dunit X Rey Dual (800) 278-0785 X Reys Dual Badger X Rockin W (806)596-4424 X X X X Roo Star (254) 947-1292 X X X X X Roosters Wrangler (417) 682-6373 X X Royal Fletch (806) 596-4424 X X X X Scootin Boon (318) 995-7184 X SDP Blue Blood (303) 618-0749 X SDP Joker (530) 200-0560 X Self Shine (940) 637-2536 X Seven From Heaven (806) 596-4424 X X X Shady Lil Starlight (805) 688-4241 X X X X X Shine Chic Shine (940) 637-2536 X X Shine Like Hail (360) 474-8313 X Shiners Lena Doc (940) 665-9304 X Shiners Nickle (210) 381-3132 X X X X X Shiners Suduko (405) 659-7394 X Shiners Voodoo Dr (405) 527-5008 X X X Shining Lil Nic (303) 915-6444 X X X X X Shining Spark (940) 665-9304 X X Short And Smart (661) 303-6015 X Silver Gun (559) 897-8616 X X X (806) 596-4424 X X X X X Sixes Pick Skeets Peppy (417) 883-8286 X Smart And Shiney (940) 437-2470 X X X X

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Foal Crop: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Smart Blackbird (519) 913-1233 X X X Smart Boons (817) 599-4560 X X X X X Smart Chic Olena X Smart Like Juice (217) 377-2258 X X X Smart Lil Highbrow (559) 897-8616 X Smart Lil Scoot (318) 995-7184 X Smart Little Brady (406) 775-6226 X Smart Little Pepinic (559) 897-8616 X Smart Santana (541) 504-8155 X X X X Smart Spook (940) 368-6999 X X X X X Smart Steady Date (559) 897-8616 X X X Smart Sugar Badger (352) 303-2151 X Smokeelan (480) 215-6577 X Smokums Prize X Smooth As A Cat (940) 686-2246 X X X X X Solano Cat (940) 686-0820 X X X Son Shining Rooster (806) 584-9275 X X X X X Sophisticated Catt (940) 665-7557 X Soula Jule Star (580) 276-4830 X X X X Special Dual Pep (307) 276-3748 X Spooks Bluestem (406) 265-1424 X X X Starlights Wrangler (940) 437-5157 X X X X Stressolena (307) 358-5439 x 1 X Stylin Beau Stylish Rey Sweet Lil Pepto Tangys Classy Peppy That CD Rocks That Sly Cat The Boon The Love Man There Comes A Time Time For The Diamond Tomcat Chex Topsails Rien Maker TR Dual Rey Tru Grrit Uno What Time It Is Very Smart Remedy Waresthecat Western Time Zone Widows Freckles Willy B Gun Smart Woody Be Tuff WR This Cats Smart Zezes Pepto Cat

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STALLION SUBSCRIPTION RULES   1. By nomination of a foal crop, offspring of a subscribed stallion from the nominated foal crop are eligible to show in the NRCHA Stakes both as 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. Offspring from a nominated foal crop of a subscribed stallion are also eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Yearling and Select 2-Year-Old Sales. Broodmares in foal to stallions subscribed for the current breeding year (next year’s foal crop) are eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Broodmare Sale.   2. Any stallion of any breed may be subscribed to the NRCHA Stakes program, subject to provisions as set forth in these rules and stipulated on the entry form.   3. Nominations must be postmarked and paid by February 1 of the following year for each calendar year to avoid paying the higher fee of the following year. However, to make yearlings, 2-year-olds, and/or bred mares eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Sales, those stallions must be subscribed by June 1 of that particular sale year.   4. Nomination fees will be as follows: a. Paid during the breeding year (the next year’s foal crop) - $750 (or $2,500 for current breeding year and next four consecutive breeding years) b. Weanling year - $1,000 c. Yearling year - $1,250 d. 2-year-old year - $1,500 e. 3-year-old year - $1,750   5. 4-year-old year: Nominations received between February 1 of the 4-year-old year and the final entry deadline for that NRCHA Stakes event will be accepted at the rate of $2,500. 5-year-old foal crops that have not been previously subscribed may also be paid in for $2,500.   6. All nominators of stallions must be members in good standing of the NRCHA.   7. Nominators may be persons other than the owner or syndicate manager of the stallion in the event the stallion owner or syndicate manager chooses not to enroll the stallion. In the event that the nominator is someone other than the owner or syndicate manager of the stallion, the nominator represents that they are authorized to nominate the stallion.   8. All subscription fees will be made payable to the NRCHA in US funds or its equivalent.   9. The added purse for the NRCHA Stakes will consist of not less than the total stallion nomination fees received less 20% for NRCHA administration. The remaining 80% will be divided between the Open and Non Pro divisions in accordance with NRCHA Board policy. The NRCHA shall have the right to supplement the added-money purse for the event, but shall be under no obligation to do so. A minimum of 5% of the total purse will be used for the Stallion Nominator Award as described below. 10. There shall be no refunds of the nomination fee paid for any reason, and the fee (less 20% for NRCHA administration as set forth above) will become part of the purse for the NRCHA Stakes. 11. In the event a subscribed stallion changes ownership, any previously paid foal crops will remain eligible under the new owner.   Nominator Awards will be paid to the original nominator unless otherwise specified in writing to the NRCHA and signed by both the original nominator and the new owner. 12. Stallion Nominator Award: The nominator of the stallion siring the winners of the NRCHA Stakes will receive a monetary award as set by the NRCHA Board of Directors. 13. A list of subscribed stallions nominated to this program and their eligible foal crops will be posted on the NRCHA website, and will be available upon request from the NRCHA. 14. These rules are subject to change at any time by the NRCHA Board of Directors.

NOMINATION FEES Nominated before Feb 1, 2016 Foal Crop..................................................Fee 2010.....................................................$2,500 2011.....................................................$2,500 2012.....................................................$1,750 2013.....................................................$1,500 2014.....................................................$1,250 2015.....................................................$1,000 2016........................................................$750 (or $2,500 for 2016-2020)

Nominated after Feb 1, 2016 Foal Crop..................................................Fee 2011.....................................................$2,500 2012.....................................................$2,500 2013.....................................................$1,750 2014.....................................................$1,500 2015.....................................................$1,250 2016.....................................................$1,000 2017........................................................$750 (or $2,500 for 2017-2021) Reined Cow Horse News | january/february 2016

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STALLION SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT Nominations must be postmarked by February 1. Stallions must be nominated annually.**

Discount for early enrollment of stallions into Stakes Program!

Pay $750 in the breeding year to subscribe your stallion to the NRCHA Stallion Stakes. STALLION ELIGIBILITY

Any stallion of any breed may be subscribed to the NRCHA Stakes program. Offspring of subscribed stallions are eligible to compete in the NRCHA Stakes - both as a 4-year-old and 5-year-old. All nominations are subject to stallion subscription rules on reverse side of this form. Acceptance of payment by the NRCHA is not to be considered approval of a nomination until contract is complete and all rules are complied with. Should a stallion die or become unsound for breeding while he is currently subscribed, all previous offspring will remain eligible as long as the nomination fee is paid.

BENEFITS OF SUBSCRIBING A STALLION TO THE NRCHA STAKES

Advertisement - All subscribed stallions and contact information are listed on the NRCHA website. Opportunities - All offspring of subscribed stallions are eligible to enter and show in the NRCHA Stallion Stakes both as a 4-year-old and as a 5-year-old. Offspring of subscribed stallions are also eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Yearling and/or 2-Year-Old Sale. Regulations - There are no refunds for any reason. The NRCHA reserves the right to cancel the NRCHA Stakes without notice at any time prior to the contest without liability. However, in the case of cancellation of the NRCHA Stakes, the NRCHA shall return all current year stallion fees to subscribers and all current-year entry fees to exhibitors.

Nominations must be postmarked by February 1 • Stallions must be nominated annually.** Return to: NRCHA • 1017 N Highway 377 • Pilot Point, TX 76258 • TEL 940-488-1500 • FAX 940-488-1499

** Unless the 5-year plan is selected

Enclosed is $_____________ Nomination Fee for _______________________ foal year(s). See the NRCHA Stakes Stallion Subscription Rules for a complete schedule of foal years and payments. Check one:     o Check/Money Order    o Visa/MasterCard* Credit Card #: ______________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _______________ CVC: ____________ Billing Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Payment is made to NRCHA in full on receipt of same by the nominator no later than February 1. Acceptance of payment by NRCHA is not to be considered approval of nomination until contract is complete and all rules are complied with. *Traditional payment methods accepted are cash and check. 3.5% convenience fee for credit cards.

I accept this offer to make the below-named stallion eligible to participate in the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program and agree to be bound by the conditions printed on this document. I enclose $___________________ for enrolling the stallion listed below as an NRCHA Subscribed Stallion. Nominator Signature  _______________________________________________________________  Printed Name  __________________________________________________________

o Check here if you would like to donate a breeding for the NRCHA Stallion Service Silent Auction. A separate contract will be sent to you. Stallion Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sire: _________________________________________________  Reg #: __________________________  Dam: ____________________________________________  Reg #: __________________________ Breed: __________________________________________________________  Color: __________________________________________  Year Foaled: _________________  Year of First Foal Crop: ________________ Standing at:  _________________________________________________________________________________  Contact Name:  ______________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________  City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________________________________  Website: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Owner  Name:  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________  City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone (Home): ___________________________________________  Phone (Work): ___________________________________________  Phone (Cell): ___________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________  E-mail: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Information to be published on NRCHA website:

o Location where Stallion is Standing   o Owner   o Other (please fill out below)

Contact Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________  City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________

o

Home

o

Work

o

Cell Phone: ___________________________________________________ 

o

Home

o

Work

o

Cell Phone: ___________________________________________________

E-mail: __________________________________________________________________________________  Website: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Please attach a copy of stallion’s registration papers, a biography (250 words or less - including show record, lifetime earnings, offspring’s show earnings and any other pertinent information) and a high-resolution photo.

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YOUTH

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o Check here if you are a TRAINER and want to be listed as such in the online NRCHA Directory. Please be sure to complete the Non Pro Declaration. A card will not be issued without it!

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All Members must Sign here I, the undersigned, have read and understand the National Reined Cow Horse Association membership eligibility category definitions. I understand that the full responsibility concerning my eligibility rests solely on me. NRCHA, its officers, directors, employees are not held responsible for the burden of proof for my eligibility. Should I be found not eligible for said division after competing, all money, prizes, and points shall be forfeited and returned to the NRCHA office upon notification to me.

Signature: ____________________________________________________________________    Date: _______________________

NON PRO APPLICATION - Non Pro riders must sign this section and

complete a Non Pro Declaration every year

o Non Pro Renewal    o New Non Pro I, the undersigned, have read and understand the National Reined Cow Horse Association Non Pro definitions and rules and will abide by them. I also understand that if there is a change in my status or eligibility that I must inform the National Reined Cow Horse Association within 30 days of that change. I understand that my Non Pro application will be reviewed by the Non Pro Committee and may be reviewed by the NRCHA Board of Directors and their decision shall be final.

Signature: ____________________________________________________________________    Date: _______________________ Return to: NRCHA  • 1017 N Hwy 377  •  Pilot Point, TX 76258 | Fax 940-488-1499 | Phone 940-488-1500 | Email: membership@nrcha.com Reined Cow Horse News | january/february 2016

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NON PRO DECLARATION Applicant Name (please print): _______________________________________________ Occupation: _____________________________ This form must be completed prior to entering applicant’s first NRCHA Non Pro class. In the case of a youth, the legal custodian must complete the declaration. Before submitting your application, please carefully read and answer the following statements, as well as read and sign the Non Pro Code of Conduct and Ethics. NOTE: If the following statements are not answered or it is not signed, your declaration will not be accepted and will be returned to you for completion. Non Pro status is extended on a temporary basis and is subject to revocation pending approval by the Non Pro Committee. Non Pro status will be null and void if it is determined that you do not qualify under NRCHA Non Pro conditions, as defined in the NRCHA Rulebook. A Non Pro Card will not be issued until all requirements are satisfied. 1) H  ave you earned more than $750 in earnings down the fence? (for eligibility)

m Yes

m No

2) W  ithin the past 5 years, have you given lessons for remuneration?

m Yes

m No

3) W  ithin the past 5 years, have you shown, trained, or assisted in the training of a horse not owned by you or an immediate family member for remuneration?

m Yes

m No

4) W  ithin the past 5 years, have you accepted payment of entry fees and/or expenses for horse(s) that you have ridden that was not owned by you or an immediate family member?

m Yes

m No

5) D  o you reside on, work for, are publicly identified with or derive monetary remuneration, directly or indirectly, from a horse training facility or equine science program?

m Yes

m No

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please explain below with specific dates as to when you started and/or stopped any of the above. Please use a separate sheet of paper if necessary. A. Relationship to operation of a horse training facility: B. Explanation of any statements answered “yes” above:

NON PRO CODE OF CONDUCT & ETHICS I, the undersigned, agree to act with the utmost of integrity while participating in the sport of Cow Horse and NRCHA events. I understand that an NRCHA Non Pro Card is a privilege and not a right, and that I may be required to submit my card for review of applicability at any time. Furthermore, I understand that so long as I hold a Non Pro card, it is my responsibility to be aware of and abide by the most current Non Pro Conditions set forth in the NRCHA Rulebook. By signing this agreement, I specifically agree to: • Understand and be bound by all rules of the NRCHA as set forth in the annual NRCHA Rulebook. • Abide by the show conditions set forth at all NRCHA approved shows. • Act with honesty and transparency when purchasing horses as well as competing at NRCHA events. • Ensure the welfare of the horses I show and treat those horses humanely, and with dignity and compassion. • Refrain from violating the Non Pro Conditions as set forth in the annual NRCHA Rulebook. • Represent the NRCHA by refraining from any action that discredits the sport, or the association. • Accept the decisions set forth by the NRCHA Board of Directors. By signing below, I ACCEPT the rules and regulations relating to Non Pro membership in the NRCHA, and affirm the truth of all statements above. I also affirm that I have read and agree to abide by the Non Pro Code of Conduct and Ethics. Signature:

Date:

Return to: NRCHA  |  1017 N Hwy 377  |  Pilot Point, TX 76258  |  Fax 940-488-1499  |  Phone 940-488-1500  |  membership@nrcha.com

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///////// Association News

NRCHA Membership Information Answers to a few frequently asked questions regarding NRCHA membership. Stephanie Duquette

I

f you are reading this issue of the Reined Cow Horse News, chances are you have already renewed your 2016 membership. The National Reined Cow Horse Association show year and membership year runs from November 16, 2015 through November 15, 2016. Renewal notices are mailed in midOctober, and memberships renewed prior to January 1 will receive a discount. All memberships are processed the same day they are received, whether they are done online, mailed, faxed, emailed or received with show results. The online Membership Directory posted on the NRCHA website is updated on a daily basis. Your NRCHA membership card is unique in that it lists rider eligibility. Therefore, each card has an annual expiration date, even though you may be a three-year or lifetime member. A new card must be issued every year since your eligibility in various classes may change. In addition, since rider eligibility is based on rider earnings as of November 16 of each year, eligibility cannot be determined until all show results have been received and verified by the NRCHA show office. Show Management has 14 days upon conclusion of a show to submit these results. So, the process of updating rider eligibility can’t begin until all of the previous year’s shows are completed. The Non Pro committee approves all Non Pros on an annual basis. A new

Non Pro declaration must be submitted every year, not just when there is a lapse in membership. This is a rule that was changed in 2014. If a member does not provide a Non Pro declaration, or if their occupation is missing from the

declaration, a membership card will not be issued. Visit nrcha.com for additional information or contact Barbara Nahlik at the NRCHA office, 940-488-1496 or Barbara@nrcha.com.

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Types of membership which include a subscription to Reined Cow Horse News:

Types of membership without Reined Cow Horse News:

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International Membership $75 ($85 with Reined Cow Horse News) Lifetime Membership $750 ($650 before Jan. 1) Add Reined Cow Horse News to Lifetime for $18/year

3-Year Regular Membership $210 ($180 before Jan. 1) Associate Membership $35 (no voting or show privileges) Youth - $40 • Youth + Non Pro - $75 • Canadian - $85

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Top Riders for Open LAE Eligibility in 2016 Riders listed in the Top 20 (above the line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Open LAE in 2016.

Rank

Rider Name

2012

2013

2014

Sum of Earnings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Corey D. Cushing Zane P. Davis Chris C. Dawson Todd A. Bergen Todd Crawford Phillip J. Ralls Jake A. Telford Doug Williamson Kelby L. Phillips Boyd J. Rice Jay McLaughlin Nicholas S. Dowers Anne M. Reynolds Lukas J. Jones Jake D. Gorrell Brandon C. Buttars Brad L. Lund John C. Swales Matt J. Koch Tucker J. Robinson

$260,662.50 $130,330.62 $76,372.77 $133,175.34 $118,803.60 $96,976.10 $80,183.52 $115,203.26 $5,525.13 $43,999.88 $19,061.35 $264.00 $75,300.75 $34,676.87 $18,048.05 $37,583.85 $66,557.51 $26,857.40 $26,958.65 $27,255.28

$147,072.86 $101,200.07 $164,158.32 $69,531.63 $69,249.64 $31,722.96 $88,329.01 $47,499.92 $121,318.28 $40,137.28 $90,108.01 $114,282.40 $66,059.02 $41,707.94 $69,343.51 $45,654.04 $25,161.86 $19,889.50 $56,772.86 $17,003.17

$196,711.18 $160,919.17 $112,386.45 $140,899.97 $64,098.14 $100,055.27 $51,265.82 $40,654.88 $63,460.63 $88,442.41 $46,870.82 $40,827.00 $9,655.25 $38,819.88 $27,745.33 $27,032.36 $18,125.79 $57,603.16 $20,366.20 $53,973.74

$604,446.54 $392,449.86 $352,917.54 $343,606.94 $252,151.38 $228,754.33 $219,778.35 $203,358.06 $190,304.04 $172,579.57 $156,040.18 $155,373.40 $151,015.02 $115,204.69 $115,136.89 $110,270.25 $109,845.16 $104,350.06 $104,097.71 $98,232.19

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Shawn D. Hays Clayton M. Edsall Ken L. Wold Justin T. Wright Ron E. Emmons Erin L. Taormino Justin E. Lawrence Jon Roeser John Ward Monica J. Caetano Dan S. Roeser Monty L. Bruce Ted Robinson Shane L. Steffen Robbie D. Boyce Lance B. Johnston Jay Holmes Robert Chown Dale E. Clearwater Wade J. Reaney Ricky Nicolazzi Markus Schopfer Jim W. Spence Smoky Pritchett Mark A. Luis Nicolas Barthelemy Robert C. Forst Blue R. Allen Travis J. Young Bobby E. Lewis

$69,291.20 $46,299.56 $19,601.75 $9,305.28 $16,455.85 $4,549.40 $19,909.06 $36,880.56 $32,546.25 $9,855.90 $34,207.36 $15,129.80 $22,413.83 $31,000.00 $47,369.73 $13,992.20 $19,568.54 $10,121.91 $19,867.50 $5,396.40 $11,405.75 $19,606.14 $32,664.90 $28,020.70 $8,959.89 $20,389.04 $8,572.00 $13,548.65 $6,488.67 $2,152.00

$9,441.14 $24,043.10 $32,522.61 $32,122.96 $14,214.04 $7,177.80 $25,978.22 $5,746.78 $15,779.93 $11,825.00 $4,452.53 $20,611.15 $17,850.00 $13,493.05 $5,231.75 $14,175.33 $21,069.01 $12,753.84 $17,473.20 $16,259.85 $8,724.65 $13,276.33 $4,772.03 $12,282.77 $7,852.60 $5,504.63 $9,347.47 $15,858.33 $8,050.65 $8,500.00

$13,639.28 $16,382.87 $29,553.04 $30,972.84 $40,859.52 $58,638.85 $24,219.63 $23,544.69 $15,908.28 $40,989.44 $18,056.48 $20,639.82 $14,903.88 $8,839.78

$92,371.62 $86,725.53 $81,677.40 $72,401.08 $71,529.41 $70,366.05 $70,106.91 $66,172.03 $64,234.46 $62,670.34 $56,716.37 $56,380.77 $55,167.71 $53,332.83 $52,601.48 $52,510.49 $46,881.64 $44,987.02 $44,068.16 $44,058.78 $41,962.42 $41,144.76 $41,122.58 $40,303.47 $38,936.33 $36,563.42 $36,011.06 $34,970.31 $33,867.84 $33,694.53

$24,342.96 $6,244.09 $22,111.27 $6,727.46 $22,402.53 $21,832.02 $8,262.29 $3,685.65 $0.00 $22,123.84 $10,669.75 $18,091.59 $5,563.33 $19,328.52 $23,042.53

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Top Riders for Non Pro LAE Eligibility in 2016 Riders listed in the TOP 12 (above the first line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Non Pro LAE in 2016.

Rank

Rider Name

2012

2013

2014

Sum of Earnings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Tammy Jo Hays Jayson J. Fisher Laurie Ward Stuart C. Bozeman Toni M. Hagen Heath Molly Russell Parke S. Greeson Shannon M. McCarty John P. Murphy Dave A. Ferguson Bart F. Holowath Jay Dee Gerard

$24,930.83 $117.00 $20,265.75 $2,711.00 $17,238.05 $14,817.30 $0.00 $0.00 $25,038.07 $5,579.40 $5,390.00 $22,397.95

$32,284.40 $38,962.19 $23,842.29 $35,643.22 $5,086.24 $1,150.50 $4,767.57 $3,225.44 $5,182.00 $18,984.18 $8,220.91 $5,566.00

$47,797.50 $19,000.36 $10,096.90 $5,847.35 $18,104.42 $18,490.16 $28,919.55 $29,002.32 $68.40 $5,412.16 $16,280.74 $1,687.80

$105,012.73 $58,079.55 $54,204.94 $44,201.57 $40,428.71 $34,457.96 $33,687.12 $32,227.76 $30,288.47 $29,975.74 $29,891.65 $29,651.75

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Grant F. Lindaman II Robert M. Miller Amanda E. Gardiner Garth H. Gardiner Elizabeth G. Kania Debby M. Sanguinetti Kathy L. Wilson Karey E. Franz Bubba M. Petty Gene A. Armstrong Kirk M. Druey Brent W. Ratliff Tish R. Wilhite Jennifer A. Neel Eric M. Freitas Wilder Jones Bret J. Paulick Jessie Telford

$4,269.60 $2,921.75 $10,019.51 $21,781.75 $6,310.99 $10,626.86 $977.50 $1,567.80 $0.00 $15,472.77 $15,847.60 $2,239.45 $5,954.22 $437.00 $1,492.96 $0.00 $12,141.20 $16,630.75

$18,233.03 $0.00 $8,896.18 $4,295.28 $11,328.76 $9,438.39 $8,474.71 $10,545.55 $10,679.99 $7,711.96 $1,256.78 $10,496.75 $11,073.00 $14,512.47 $5,520.98 $810.00 $0.00 $0.00

$6,838.80 $26,382.08 $9,121.11 $54.40 $8,179.21 $5,577.05 $15,873.68 $13,095.38 $13,719.26 $0.00 $5,893.70 $9,156.15 $2,154.89 $3,708.32 $11,344.85 $17,444.56 $5,669.14 $0.00

$29,341.43 $29,303.83 $28,036.80 $26,131.43 $25,818.96 $25,642.30 $25,325.89 $25,208.73 $24,399.25 $23,184.73 $22,998.08 $21,892.35 $19,182.11 $18,657.79 $18,358.79 $18,254.56 $17,810.34 $16,630.75

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Affiliate Listing Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association

Terri Holowath Box 6 Site 1 RR 1 Cayley, Alberta T0L 0P0 Canada Phone: 403-395-3339 Fax: 403-395-3339 Email: terrih@catalystsolutions.ca Website: www.albertareinedcowhorse.ca

Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association Margaret Green 2932 E Vista Dr Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone: 602-992-9652 Email: azrcha@gmail.com Website: www.azrcha.com

Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association Tom Iannotti 263 Friendship Rd Monroeville, NJ 08343 Phone: 609-605-7448 Email: friendshipfarm@hotmail.com Website: www.atlanticRCHA.com

California Cow Horse Association

Cynthia Bias PO Box 196 Edison, CA 93220 Phone: 661-301-0122 Fax: 661-366-6103 Email: rogerbiastraining@hughes.net Website: www.californiacowhorse.com

Central Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Charlotte Robertson PO Box 514 Arco, ID 83213 Phone: 208-527-3986 Email: cowhorses@atcnet.net

Central Montana Reined Cow Horse Association Jill Roberts 1521 Parr Creek Ln Lewistown, MT 59457 Phone: 406-538-7564 Email: jroberts@hughes.net

Colorado Reined Cow Horse Association

Jerry Peters PO Box 535 Kiowa, CO 80117 Phone: 303-621-9625 Email: jerry.h.peters@gmail.com Website: www.coloradoreinedcowhorse.com

European Reined Cow Horse Association

Midwest Reined Cow Horse Association Susan Tullock 5000 W 175th St. Stilwell, KS 66085 Phone: 913-515-4683 EMail: midwestcowhorse@gmail.com

Nevada Reined Cow Horse Association

Laura Ruffino-Vercellino Via Ghiardi 1 San Martino Canavese, 10010 Italy Phone: +39 3471104168 Email: spotlightnic@hotmail.it Website: www.ercha.org

Jason Terrell 6315 Whispering Sands Las Vegas, NV 89131 Phone: 702-205-2908 Email: diamondj75@rocketmail.com Website: www.nvrcha.com

Gem State Stock Horse Association

New York Reined Cow Horse Association

Gulf Coast Reined Cow Horse Association

North Central Reined Cow Horse Association

Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association

Northern California Reined Cow Horse Association

Nola Krahn Box 1321 Kamiah, ID 83536 Phone: 208-935-0709 Email: russnola@yahoo.com Website: www.snaffle-bit.com

Paul Kaskey 6329 Old Court St North Port, FL 34291 Phone: 941-256-4760 Email: PaulKaskey@aol.com Website: www.gulfcoasthorseshows.com

Jerry & Shirley Beukelman 3398 Can Ada Rd Nampa, ID 83687 Phone: 208-250-5200 Email: sursur@aol.com Website: www.idahoreinedcowhorse.com

Magic Valley Reined Cow Horse Association Mike Zebarth PO Box 5956 Twin Falls, ID 83303 Phone: 208-423-9055 Email: info.mvrcha@gmail.com Website: www.mvrcha.com

Montana Reined Cow Horse Futurity, Inc.

Cindy Pfeifer 6040 Clearly Rd. Livonia, NY 14487 Phone: 585-749-1764 Email: ppfeifer@rochester.rr.com Website: www.newyorkrcha.com Steve Mattson 24155 Wood Ln Rogers, MN 55374 Phone: 612-685-5190 Email: mattson713@yahoo.com Website: www.ncrcha.com

Barbara Church 24 Roseanna Ct. Chico, CA 95973 Phone: 530-520-7389 Email: cacowgirl@acninc.net Website: www.ncrcha.org

Northwest Reined Cow Horse Association

Diane Edwards 15409 203rd Ave SE Renton, WA 98059 Phone: 425-226-6376 Email: dedwards@mansonconstruction.com Website: www.nwrcha.com

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Paula Burnett Phone: 513-594-8332 Email: burnettpaula1@gmail.com Website: www.ohioreinedcowhorse.com

Oregon Reined Cow Horse Association

Kelly Dogherty 68812 Wilson Ln. Boardman, OR 97818 Phone: 541-481-2866 Email: odoghertycattleco@mackmedia.net Website: www.oregonreinedcowhorse.com

Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Jane Goddard 560 Wall Street #A Auburn, CA 95603 Phone: 530-823-5991 Fax: 530-823-6653 Email: jane@pcqha.com Website: www.pcqha.com

South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Association

Joakim Pettersson Astorp Gunnars Garden 6 Falkoping 52196, Sweden Email: joeboy@telia.com Website: www.srcha.se

Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association

Crystal Ward-Taylor 130 Haigler Rd Lenoir, NC 28645 Phone: 828-312-2705 Email: cward@carolinafarmcredit.com

Laura Edwards PO Box 313 Winchester, CA 92596 Phone: 951-551-9505 Fax: 951-302-3510 Email: joneplus5@aol.com Website: www.scrcha.com

Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association

Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association Zeb Corvin PO Box 1053 Canyon, TX 79015 Phone: 806-517-1205 Email: zmcorvin@juno.com Website: www.panhandlecowhorse.com

Swedish Reined Cow Horse Association

Deb Brown PO Box 655 Buffalo, SD 57720 Phone: 605-797-4514 Email: nphorses@sdplains.com Website: www.sdrcha.com

Gay Lenz 11587 Hunt Lane Guthrie, OK 73044 Phone: 405-818-7556 Fax: 405-282-4006 Email: horseshowtack@cox.net Website: www.srcha.org

The Carolinas Reined Cow Horse Association

Utah Reined Cow Horse Association Misty Castagno 149 Waterhole Way Grantsville, UT 84029 Email: clintmisty07@gmail.com Website: www.urcha.org

Wyoming Reined Cow Horse Association Cheri Carter 219 Hoe Creek Rd, Unit A Gillett, WY 82718 Phone: 307-682-5062 Email: cccowponies@yahoo.com Website: www.wrcha.net

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Cody Christensen, Heber City, UT Dave Belson, Cave Creek, AZ David Gilliam, Hickman, CA Dennis & Terri Corcoran, Livermore, CA Desert Spring Ranch, Queen Creek, AZ Don & Ashley Stockman, Dayton, TX Donnie R. Boyd, Sarasota, FL Dream Cross, Placida, FL Elizabeth Winkle, Sarasota, FL Gene Mays, Midland, TX Glen Evans, Millsap, TX

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Riccardo Capezzone, Castrocielo, Italy Rick Steed, Okeechobee, FL Roberta Stone, Cave Creek, AZ Robyn Bush, Visalia, CA Roy W Hockensmith, Frankfort, KY Shad DeGiorgis, El Dorado Hills, CA Terry Malarkey, Star, ID Thera Myers, Tehachapi, CA Tom Daughtee, Kemmerer, WY Toni Steed, Okeechobee, FL Vern Smith, Santa Maria, CA

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Committee Directory Affiliates

Judges

Professionals

Chairperson: Jerry Peters

Chairperson: Jimmy Stickler stichorses@aol.com • 805-431-4083

Chairperson: Brad Barkemeyer

jerry.h.peters@gmail.com • 303-621-9625 Jimmy Flores • jfloresph@aol.com Tia Harari • cowhorsecowgirl@gmail.com Steve Mattson • mattson713@yahoo.com

Director of Judges: Bill Enk enk.bill@gmail.com Carl Gould • gouldtraining@sti.net

bbarkemeyer@hotmail.com 480-620-4759

Rules

Sam Rose • sroseqh@aol.com

Chairperson: Dan Roeser

Terri Holowath • terrih@thecatalystgroup.ca

Sandy Collier • sandycollier@earthlink.net

droeser@safelink.net • 208-841-2052

Carrie McBride • carriemcbride@nrcha.com

Jimmy Stickler • stichorses@aol.com

Jerry Peters • jerry.h.peters@gmail.com

Welfare Chairperson: Dr. Joe Carter, DVM

Dan Roeser • roeserstables@gmail.com

NRCHA Foundation

Shows Chairperson: Jake Telford

Ethics

Chairperson: Ted Robinson ted@tedrobinsoncowhorses.com 805-649-9028

Chairperson: Bill Tointon

Nominating

Chairperson: Jay Winborn

billtointon@msn.com • 303-530-2443

Chairperson: TBD

jay@nrcha.com • 214-797-0030

Executive

Non Pro

Amanda Gardiner • gardiner556@gmail.co

Chairperson: Diane Edwards DEdwards@mansonconstruction.com

Stallion Service Auction

206-390-0715

gardinergarth@gmail.com • 620-635-5632

jcarterdvm@aol.com • 405-288-6460

Chairperson: Paul Bailey paulb@cb-trucking.com • 931-260-3909

j.jtelford1@gmail.com • 208-890-1205

Sponsorship

Chairperson: Garth Gardiner

Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com

Stephanie Duquette • stephanie@nrcha.com

Sandy Collier • sandycollier@earthlink.net

Kelli Caves • Kelli.Caves@FLHOSP.ORG

Strategic Planning

Garth Gardiner • gardinergarth@gmail.com

Chairperson: Jerry Peters

Meg Rosell-Pursel • meg@roselltrailers.com

jerry.h.peters@gmail.com • 303-621-9625

Jerry Peters • jerry.h.peters@gmail.com Jake Telford • j.jtelford1@gmail.com Amanda Gardiner • gardiner556@gmail.com

Rory Livingston • roryliving@aol.com Rhonda Holmes • rhondajjj@msn.com

Chairperson: Amanda Gardiner gardiner556@gmail.com • 620-635-2361

Hall of Fame

Tammy Jo Hays • haysranch@earthlink.com

Chairperson: Smoky Pritchett

Nelle Murphy • baldnshiney@hotmail.com

Bill Tointon • billtointon@msn.com

Bart Holowath • bart.holowath@gmail.com

Darren Miller • reincow@aol.com

Paul Bailey • paulb@cb-trucking.com

Dan Roeser • roeserstables@gmail.com

smoky@smokypritchett.com 530-200-0560

Debbie Sanguinetti • outwest1@verizon.net

Jon Roeser • jonroeser@sti.net

Loretta Showalter • lorettaelsie@gmail.com

Bobby Ingersoll • bobby@bobbyingersoll.com

Dan Weiss • dn_weiss@yahoo.com

Youth Chairperson: Sarah Clymer

Robin Flournoy • rflournoy@bankofthewest.com

shubrick@q.com • 719-330-1932

Jim Vangelos • javangelos@aol.com

Horse Sales

Allison Walker • allison@nrcha.com

Tish Wilhite • trwilhite@hotmail.com

Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com

Chairperson: Sandy Collier

Owners

Jimmy Stickler • stichorses@aol.com

sandycollier@earthlink.net • 805-688-1084

Chairperson: TBD

Lisa Jordan • sandiegosweetheart@gmail.com

Ted Robinson• ted@tedrobinsoncowhorses.com

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SHOW SCHEDULE as of November 27, 2015

AE = Aged Event, HS = Horse Show, SE = Special Event, BS = Bridle Spectacular, AA = All Around Jan 17 Feb 10-11

Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

HS cat. 1

Ft. Worth, TX

N/A

Nelle Murphy

(817) 877-2400

lisa@fwssr.com

Lucas Oil/Protect the Harvest Dirt

LAE cat. 1

Rancho Murieta, CA

N/A

Kathy Davis

(530) 305-0197

missgreyhorse@gmail.com

& Diamonds Derby Feb 12 - 20

NRCHA Celebration of Champions

HS cat. 1/LAE

Ft. Worth, TX

NRCHA

Allison Walker

(940) 488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

Mar 27 - Apr 2

NRCHA Stakes

HS cat. 1/LAE

Las Vegas, NV

NRCHA

Allison Walker

(940) 488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

Jun TBD

NRCHA Derby

HS cat. 1/LAE

Paso Robles, CA

NRCHA

Allison Walker

(940) 488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

Sept 18 - 25

NRCHA Hackamore Classic

HS cat. 1/LAE

Reno, NV

NRCHA

Allison Walker

(940) 488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

Sept 18 - Oct 1

NRCHA Snafe Bit Futurity

HS cat. 1/LAE

Reno, NV

NRCHA

Allison Walker

(940) 488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

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