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VOLUME 24, NO. 3


After an impressive year showing in the two-rein rig, Gunna Be A Smartie and trainer Shane Steffen break into the Open Bridle Spectacular with an impressive win in Las Vegas.


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FEATURES  94 Swedish Success

The Swedish Reined Cow Horse Association’s dedication to the sport brought recognition as the 2018 Affiliate of the Year.

 98 Return to the Ranch

Reined cow horse competition grew from ranch-based roots, and several professionals returned to that base to provide show insight to working cowboys at the first Ranch Hand Clinic.

Positive Planning 106 

Ever wonder what it takes to qualify for the NRCHA World Championship Show? Learn how to plan your show season to get qualified and find tips for maximizing your world show experience.


56 Landri Lisac rode to the Youth Limited Spectacular win at the Stallion Stakes.

EVENT COVERAGE  40 Help From His Friend

For trainer Justin Wright, piloting owner Eric Freitas’ Scooter Kat to a win in Las Vegas was familiar. But this win meant so much more for the long-time duo.

 50 Tuff Stuff

Cutting-bred CR Tuff Tornado hung tough in the Non Pro to win at the 2019 Stallion Stakes with owner Eric Freitas in the saddle.

 56 Smartly Spectacular

Gunna Be A Smartie continued her assault on premier event champion titles by winning the Stallion Stakes Open Bridle Spectacular.

 68 Spectacular Magic

Cayley Wilson rode CR Tuffs Magic Tonic to the Open Two Rein Spectacular win after not piloting the mare in the show pen for three years.

 74 Winner’s Circle  90 ERCHA Special Stakes A Hit

The European Reined Cow Horse Association crowned Spring Stakes champions in Italy.

On the cover: The 2019 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open Bridle Spectacular Champion Gunna Be A Smartie, ridden by Shane Steffen and owned by Linda McMahon/McSpyder Ranch (page 56).

  4 F rom the NRCHA Executive Director

  8 NRCHA President’s Letter

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Dennis Moreland’s Tack Tips From the Judge’s Chair Judge’s List NRCHA Membership Information Top Rider List Affiliate List Suspended List Committee Directory NRCHA Approved Events

CIRCLE UP  10 Quotable  12 Meet Shane Steffen  16 NRCHA Foundation  18 Notable Non Pro  22 No Joke  28 Against the Odds  34 NRCHyA News


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In my letters, I often address the growth of the association as a whole: the increase in memberships, entries, added money, level of competition, sanctioned shows, etc. In this letter, I would like to discuss growing as individuals. Growth is not only key in our professional life, but also in our personal life. Many times, when we blossom as an individual, it is reflected in our work and we excel in our career. This magazine issue is filled with examples of people who have sought out educational opportunities to better themselves. Continuing education is a healthy habit we should all try to maintain personally and professionally. In recent years, I have watched many of our young horsemen- and-women become parents, and they have grown into the role of parenthood very well. The need to make responsible decisions as parents overflows into making responsible business decisions. I have

also watched competitors grow into better horsemen and showmen after judging a premier event. They gained a different perspective after sitting in the judge’s chair. They were humble enough to take the knowledge they learned during the week and make the changes to their programs to be more competitive. The available resources are endless. Judging, training or showing, attending clinics, watching videos and reading articles are all great ways to grow your knowledge. Then, when you apply the methods you have learned, you become a disciplined individual. Discipline is an important attribute in a performance world. I am encouraged to see so many people, from different backgrounds, seek out ways to educate themselves in all the different aspects of our sport. I highly recommend anyone involved in this industry take the time to attend a judging or riding clinic. Whether you take the judge’s test or not, or ride in a clinic or just listen from the fence, you will walk away with knowledge that will propel you leaps and bounds ahead. The industry will always need great horsemen, solid judges, interested youth, educated members and quality horses. The growth of this sport that we all love starts with each one of us growing as an individual. All the best, Jay Winborn

Volume 24, Number 3

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


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NRCHA OFFICERS & DIRECTORS: President: Corey Cushing Vice President: Paul Bailey Secretary: Frank Prisco Treasurer: Trey Neal NRCHA Foundation: MJ Isakson


Executive Director: Jay Winborn Executive Administrator: Kelley Hartranft Membership: Barbara Nahlik Communication/Youth: Allison Walker Shows: Emily Konkel Accounting: Joy Galvan


Publisher: Patty Tiberg Editor: Kate Bradley Byars Contributing Writers: Kate Bradley Byars, Bridget Kirkwood, Dee Ann Littlefield, Katie Navarra, Bonnie Wheatley Production Manager: Sherry Brown Art Director: Susan Sampson Graphic Designer: Candice Madrid 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 (ISSN 23803975) is published 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 $25 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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CON GRATU L AT IONS to Rios of Mercedes Endorser and The NRCHA’s newest $2 Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing on his second NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman title! Corey rode Sonita Lena Rey owned by Sheri Jamieson.


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Corey Cushing

Being a competitor in the reined cow horse industry for the past 17 years, I thought I had a good understanding of everything that went into producing a successful event. After serving on the National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors for the past 18 months, my eyes have been opened. The amount of discussion and consideration put in by every board

member, committee chairman and staff member blew me away. The premier event schedules, cattle selection, payouts, practice pen schedules, banquets, finals production, awards, sponsorship deliverables, horse sale operations, quality webcasts and so much more are all a result of the combined efforts put forth by so many enthusiastic and experienced individuals. I now have a better understanding why the association is growing at such a rapid pace. I am truly amazed by the amount of meticulous thought and detail that goes into every aspect of our shows. I am honored to work with such dedicated people, whether it is outside the show pen or inside the

board meeting. I appreciate the feedback and input I have received over the years, and will use it to grow the sport we all love. I cannot adequately express how satisfying it is to sit in a room with a diverse group of members, who represent all different areas of the industry, to discuss innovative ideas and improve upon already solid foundations. Each person brings a unique perspective to the table that is wellreceived and respected. Creating a successful and enjoyable premier event that meets everyone’s needs is hard work, but it is work we are willing to do. I feel we are breaking the glass ceiling, but we are not done yet. The sky is the limit for NRCHA. Sincerely,

Corey Cushing

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Every successful mentor or role model that I’ve had was a judge! They all said it gave them such an advantage when showing a horse. It gave them more insight, like what bits work. I think that is so important; I do. I’m always looking for the next [judges], because there is another generation that needs to be coming up. People that really want to learn, you’ll see them around talking to judges at these shows. Seeing how they would mark that and you can see them sitting up there [watching]. Hopefully if you’ve got it, you show up, you come to a seminar, we’ll develop you up and we’ll start growing you. You get out there and get your feet wet. We’ll see what you’ve got!” — National Reined Cow Horse Association Director of Judges Bill Enk said of the need to continue to develop knowledgeable reined cow horse judges. Enk is pictured far right in this shot of the 2019 World’s Greatest Horseman judges.

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MEET SHANE STEFFEN The Oregon horseman talks about how support from his family is integral in training horses. By Bridget Kirkwood


Shane Steffen was all smiles after winning the 2017 NRCHA Open Hackamore World Championship on Gunna Be A Smartie at the 2018 Celebration of Champions.


rom a small town in South Dakota to the big arenas of National Reined Cow Horse Association premier events, Shane Steffen’s turned his childhood love of horses into a successful career. Growing up in rural South Dakota, Steffen’s dad trained ranch horses, and after school and in-between sports, Steffen would spend time at his grandparents’ house. Spending his youth both on horseback and with family was something that Steffen loved and it’s a priority for his own family today.

With his father working on ranches, most of Steffen’s youth horseback hours were spent either roping or in the pastures working cattle. “I didn’t have one special horse. Dad trained horses and sold horses so I had a lot of different horse experiences when I was young. We’d get them going and ride them and get them to a point where they were fun to ride and then we’d end up selling them,” Steffen said. Steffen didn’t mind not having his own horse as he relished the challenges that each new one presented him. “In hindsight, training is something that I’ve always enjoyed and always pursued,” said Steffen. “When I was in high school, I was always getting into trouble with my dad because I was training on the horse instead of worrying about where the cows were and making sure the cows were going where they were supposed to.” While he may have been focused on his horses, Steffen also learned how to work cattle. After graduating high school, he initially got jobs riding cattle pens in feedlots and working on ranches. “It taught me to read cattle, how to understand cattle and how horses react to them,” said Steffen, who still uses the jobs of gathering and checking cattle in the pasture to help educate

his young performance horses. “It gets them out and it’s important to give them something to do besides setting in the arena.” It wasn’t until 2002 that his wife, Beth, introduced Steffen to the sport of reined cow horse. Newly married, she suggested that they go to Reno, Nevada, to watch the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity®. Beth had learned about NRCHA while living in Rapid City, where she was studying to become a vet tech and was subsidizing her rent and horse’s board by working for a reining trainer. “I’d never even heard of reined cow horse but I said that it would be fun, so we went down and watched it,” recalled Steffen, who at that time was working on a ranch in Sandpoint, Idaho, and was training ranch horses on the side. “We watched the Hackamore finals at the horse show first and then the Snaffle Bit finals and I thought—I think I can do that, it doesn’t look too hard. So I started the process, and it’s been a long one, because it is a lot more complicated than it looks.” After that show, Steffen got a job working on a ranch and training horses in Kimberly, Oregon. In 2006, he spent the year back in Idaho with Annie Reynolds who helped him learn the fundamentals and intricacies of training cow horses for the show pen.

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///////// CIRCLE UP “She’s the most special horse I’ve had so far. It’s her whole demeanor and everything else that she is,” Steffen said of the mare. “That was my first open win at a major event and then we got down there and won the preliminaries and won the finals as well which was pretty neat but in the midst of it my grandmother, Joyce Steffen, passed away. It was a roller coaster ride of having the excitement of winning a title like that but then losing my grandmother which was tough but that’s also probably why that title means the most to me because it reminds me of her.” While most of the Steffen’s life is consumed with horses and horse shows, spare time is spent with Beth and their children—daughters Haydin, 15, and Kinley Blu, 13; and son Gideon, 8. “Beth has been a big supporter in allowing me to pursue my dream of training horses. I’ve been really blessed with family support with my mom and dad, Debbie and Lennie Steffen, and Beth’s folks, Dan and Carrie Logan and Pattie and Marlin Turinski. Everyone stands behind me and without them I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing,” Steffen said. “It’s a business that you have to love in order to do it and it’s a commitment for your whole family and without their love and support it doesn’t work. My family puts up with the long hours and all the travel. They help me out at home with getting the horses rode like we need to. I’m blessed to have a family that helps and cares and tries and does their best to take care of the horses with me.” When he’s home, Steffen volunteers at his church’s Wednesday night youth PRAIRIE PORTRAITS BY SHELLEY

Shane and Beth Steffen with their children Gideon, Kinley Blu and Haydin.

Be Mine x Gunna Smoke) he won the National Stock Horse Association World’s Richest Stock Horse Open and Intermediate as well as the Open Two Rein Spectacular Championship at the 2018 NRCHA Stallion Stakes and the NRCHA Derby. Yet, it was the win aboard Gunna Be A Smartie at the 2018 Celebration of Champions, when they claimed the 2017 World Championship in the Hackamore Open, that means the most to Steffen. COURTESY OF THE STEFFEN FAMILY

“I had a lot of bad habits from roping and not ever growing up riding and competing on cow horses, and she helped me break those bad habits. With horse training being my passion, I wanted to break [those habits] and I wanted to get better,” Steffen said. “I learned that horses are sensitive to us—how we ride, how we sit in the saddle and how we respond to them—all that can truly change a horse because they are so sensitive that they can feel what we do. Learning to have that body control really made a big difference for me.” From there, Steffen worked for different trainers before moving to Rhodes River Ranch in Washington where he stayed for three years. In 2007, riding Sail N Rein Or Shine (Night Time Shiner x LS Topsail N Sea x Topsail Tony), he began winning money with his biggest successes coming from the Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show where he was second in the Limited Open Hackamore and had another reserve championship at the Idaho RCHA Futurity Open 4/5-yearold Limited Open Derby. In April 2011, the Steffens moved to Powell Butte, Oregon, where he began training for the public. In 2012, riding Linda McMahon’s McSpyder Ranchowned stallion, Lenas Buddy Nic (Nic It In The Bud x Dual Lena x Mister Dual Pep), Steffen won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Open. In 2017, he was 9th in the World’s Greatest Horseman on another McSpyder horse, Dueling Chic Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Dual Lena x Mister Dual Pep). In 2018, on McSpyder’s 2012 mare, Gunna Be A Smartie (Very Smart Remedy x Gunna

Beth and Haydin Steffen with Rye, one of their four Jack Russell dogs.

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group and sometimes teaches Sunday school. “Our kids are the future of this world so I feel it’s very important to spend time with them and help them have morals and a good work ethic and help them grow and mature and be the best in life that they can be,” he said. A few times a year, the Steffen family takes time out to hike or camp—another activity that Beth introduced Shane to—so that they can enjoy the beauty of the mountains. “I’ve never been much of a hiker but it’s something that we started doing since we’ve been here because it’s such a neat area and Beth likes it and the kids enjoy it too,” Steffen said. Regardless of the time constraints that being a professional trainer imposes on

The Steffen children spend plenty of time horseback.

him, Steffen is thankful that it’s his job. “I don’t know what else I would do if I wasn’t doing this. I enjoy the whole mindset of training horses. They’re forgiving and sensitive,” Steffen said. “When you get them to the point where they’re trusting you and willing to try to figure out what you’re asking them

to do, they give you everything they have to figure it out or do the job at hand and there’s nothing else like that feeling.” He’s also thankful for the people that have been put in his life who have helped him learn how to train. “God has provided a lot of people in my life whether it’s been through church or work to go in the direction that I’ve gone,” Steffen said. “There have been a lot of people who have influenced my career. I’ve been blessed to ride with a lot of top horse trainers. Todd Bergen and Winston Hansma have helped me out a lot. I’ve been blessed and am thankful for all of my clients, along with Linda, for trusting me to train and show their horses. This is what I love to do and I love doing it with my family.”



he National Reined Cow Horse Association Foundation, the philanthropic extension of the association, was created to promote the reined cow horse history and industry. The NRCHA Foundation is dedicated to maintaining important programs such as historical preservation events, youth scholarship programs and the Crisis Fund. In the Fall of 2018, the association formed the new nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation (the Foundation) to better support the needs of its growing membership. Leading the NRCHA Foundation, and its board of directors, is MJ Isakson. Inside the reined cow horse industry, Isakson is most known for her involvement in the movie Down the Fence. The foundation’s chairperson also harbors a passion for the exciting sport and has a love for its truly interesting people and horses. More information on the NRCHA Foundation will be coming soon.

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NOTABLE NON PRO Non professional competitor Becky Stockett makes the most of advice from her NRCHA mentors and friends. By Bonnie Wheatley SHANE RUX


any a cow horse enthusiast is able to trace their addiction to this challenging discipline back to one special equine partner. For National Reined Cow Horse Association non professional Becky Stockett, the journey began in 2007 with the purchase of her first Quarter Horse, Chexn In For Charlie from Horsebreakers Unlimited in Arizona. Stockett, a Wyoming native now residing in Scottsdale, Arizona, grew up a self-professed “Navy brat,” whose early exposure to riding was informal, but enjoyable nonetheless. “My parents didn’t have much, but

Aboard Hick Oleana, reined cow horse boxing non pro Becky Stockett had a dream-come-true ride to win the an AQHA reserve world championship.

my dad always tried to get an old horse on our property so I could ride,” she said. “I don’t remember having a saddle, so I’m pretty sure it was a rough ride, and I didn’t actually own a horse until I was well into my 40’s.” That first horse, Chexn In For Charlie, was an all-purpose individual and Stockett took advantage of his wideranging skills and began competing at National Versatility Ranch Horse Association shows.

“A friend of ours, and a great horsewoman, named Alison Hunter is responsible for the journey I was about to experience,” Stockett said, of her initiation into horse show life. “She provided guidance in general horsemanship as well as suggestions on clinics and organizations to pursue.” Through the NVRHA, which structures its contests with professional clinics that prepare newcomers for versatility classes, Stockett met professional horsemen Ivan Stuart and Shadd Parkinson. “In 2013, I specifically remember a conversation I had with Shadd,” she recalled. “In the NVRHA, once you advanced to the Intermediate class you were required to turn your cow down the fence, then you had to rope it! The first AQHA show I attended was the Sun Circuit. I thought, ‘Cool, I’ll enter the corresponding Working Cow Horse class,’ to which Shadd says, ‘First of all, you are not qualified to go down the fence.’ I laugh now because he was right!” In 2016, after attending several of his clinics, Stockett mustered the courage to ask horseman Al Dunning for cow horse lessons. “I had purchased this mare, Chicaroos Cat, and I needed help,” she said. “Al was terrific. He was kind and direct and communicated in such a way that I understood—he spoke my language.” Most non pros can attest to the fact that compatibility with mentors and trainers is in large part responsible for those breakthrough moments that lead them through the murky waters of uncertainty to gaining greater confidence in the show pen. For Stockett, Dunning’s wise instruction with Chicaroos Cat (Hick Chicaroo x Kat Five x High Brow

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Cat) helped her improve her skills as last, then 14th, 13th, and so on through she worked on the nuances of the sport. the top 10, 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th – I’m think“Al has this way of saying, ‘Oh, now ing top 5 would be awesome! Then 4th, that looks like a non pro,’ or ‘now that’s 3rd, until oh my gosh, reserve world a plus stop,’ ‘stop moving your arm,’ champion! My family was watching ‘put your hand down,’ or ‘you need to the live feed… there is nothing like that sit back,’” Stockett laughed. “Of course, moment. My wish would be that all my my goal is to get an, ‘Awe, now that friends would experience this feeling. looks like a pro!’” With over $10,244 in NRCHA aged event and horse show earnings to her credit, Stockett has applied these tips and many more en route to earning prestigious wins aboard multiple horses during her non pro career. She has topped many NRCHA horse show Non Pro Limited classes riding her 2009 gelding Hick Oleana (Hick Chicaroo x Miss Ann Oleana x Miss N Cash), called “Pickles,” Aboard Chicaroos Cat, Stockett competes in the herd work. a horse she also credits for one of her most memorable show experiences. That was truly an amazing experience I “I qualified [for the 2018 AQHA will never forget,” Stockett related. World Show] on two horses, Hick Stockett has been told she has a knack Oleana and Chicaroos Cat. All I wanted for finding good horses—a handy talwas to make the finals on one of them,” ent to have in the world of reined cow Stockett said. “As ‘Pickles’ and I walked horse. Ranking high on her list of spetoward the gate, I leaned over and said, cial partners is Hick Oleana. ‘Well buddy this is what we have been “He has been a hidden gem,” she working toward, let’s go get this done.’ explained. “This horse wants to win! Pickles trotted in the arena like he He has won over $57,000 to date with owned it. That horse felt so confident three different non pro owners and is and his cow work was insane. I believe worth his weight in gold. But you better we have bragging rights as the top cow be ready to ride because he can ‘Pickle’ score in the boxing finals with a 223.5.” you if you don’t prepare him properly. I She recalls with vivid clarity the remember the day I bought him, Sandy moments leading up to being crowned Collier told me, ‘You are going to have 2018 AQHA Amateur Boxing Reserve fun with this horse.’ She was right, he World Champion. taught me to be confident in the ring.” “I heard 16th announced and thought When asked about what she’s learned 15th would be okay, at least I wasn’t over the years with respect to selecting

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NO JOKE Although owner Terry Lundberg started riding later in life, he eagerly shares his enthusiasm for pursuing the reined cow horse discipline with his trainer. By Katie Navarra


The Lundberg family, with Terry center.


hen Terry Lundberg received a call requesting an interview with Reined Cow Horse News, he thought he was being pranked. It wasn’t quite April 1st and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. The Pattison, Texas, petroleum engineer was astonished. He didn’t think he’d have much to contribute because he hadn’t started riding until age 55. The humble horseman might not have as much saddle time as many of his peers, but he has an unmatched enthusiasm for the sport and generosity for helping others. He’s willing to take risks to help others achieve their goals

and eager to lend his horses to make dreams come true. But first, he had to make his horse dreams a reality. Lundberg, a Wyoming native, lived among farmers and ranchers until graduating from college and moving to Texas. The first horse he sat on as a child took off and that was the last horse he rode as a youth. Instead, he got into dirt bikes and motorcycles because they stopped when he hit the brake. His wife, Cecilia, rode horses as a child and young adult, but took a break to raise a family. Once the kids were raised and moved away from home,

she got back into riding. At age 55 Terry decided he wanted to ride, too. He bought a couple of horses on Craigslist and ordered Clinton Anderson and Chris Cox training DVDs. After some near-disastrous rides, Lundberg was ready to quit, but Cecilia encouraged him to take lessons. At the local feed store he found a business card with a cutting horse on it. The card was for cutting trainer Mark Mills. Lundberg didn’t know what cutting was nor did he realize that Mills was an NCHA Hall of Famer. At first, Lundberg’s goal was simply to learn how to ride without jostling around in the saddle. He was paired with “Melba,” a ranch mare that Mark’s son, Dustin, owned. Mills frequently sent Lundberg out to ride in a 15-acre pasture. “I’d tell him to get into a long-trot and start counting fence posts. Wet saddle blankets were the only way he could improve,” Mills said. “We’d often have to track him down out in the pasture and call him back to the barn.” Lundberg enjoyed the challenge of becoming a better rider. He’d happily ride three or four of Mills’ horses to develop his seat. “I’m not a natural rider and had never ridden before,” Lundberg said. “When I learned who Mark is, I was so surprised someone like him would put the time into someone like me.”

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At first, Lundberg’s goal was to ride from point A to point B without falling off and while feeling comfortable in the saddle. He admits that it was difficult to see improvement from week to week but, when looking back year over year, he’s amazed by how much he’s improved. Before long, he couldn’t resist the cattle. Mills sold Melba to Lundberg and he “wore her out” learning to go into the herd. “The day he bought Melba from my son was the happiest I’ve ever seen a man,” Mills said. Eventually, Lundberg bought Dualin Dog (War Bird Dog x Dualin Diva x Doc Robert Hickory) and he won his first check at a Bluebonnet Cutting Horse Association show. He’s won about $250 in cutting. When Mills’ son, Dustin, went to work for Todd Crawford, a National Reined Cow Horse Association One Million and the first Two Million Dollar Rider, Mills and Lundberg were intrigued. Two years ago, Lundberg had bought

Above: With the first check he won horseback, Lundberg, right, poses with trainer Mark Mills. Below: A lot of wet saddle blankets were created for Terry Lundberg to learn to ride a cutting horse, and now, a reined cow horse.

2-year-old filly Dollar 41 (Mamas Money Talks x That Pretty Cat x Pretty Boy Cat), a horse that Mills could “get a feel” for training as a cow horse and do the reining and fence events. Although Mills is a National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame Trainer, who has nearly $1.2 million in NCHA earnings, he’s new to understanding the reined cow horse event. The pair knew they were going to make mistakes since Mills had only recently decided to give the discipline a try. By day, Lundberg is an energy expert. The senior vice president for Wells Fargo Energy Group works out of the company’s Houston, Texas, headquarters. He has worked in various facets of petroleum engineering during his career for several oil and gas companies. Today he evaluates oil and gas properties for Wells Fargo Bank to assist in determining bank loan values. Understanding basic economics, statistics and petroleum reserve analysis has given Lundberg a keen appreciation for


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“The One Time Pepto [Reyn Time] is coming along. She’s very athletic, but spunky as heck,” he said. Lundberg’s work career is demanding. He leaves his house by 5 a.m. for a 45-minute morning commute. By afternoon it can take upwards of two COURTESY OF TERRY LUNDBERG

what it takes to optimize his chances in the show pen by buying talented horses. “Each year we are trying to up our ‘horse power’ and skill level in the reining and fence events, as Mark is already accomplished in the herd work through his cutting background,” Lundberg said. “Hopefully our budget stays manageable while doing all this.” The next year they upgraded again and Mills entered the Level One Limited Open for the second time. The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® did not go as well as they had hoped. Mills rode two horses—Lundberg’s Rey Is Bae (Dual Smart Rey x One Time Dona x One Time Pepto), called “Wesley,” and a second client’s horse. Mills describes his go on Wesley as “okay” with a few mistakes in the fence work that kept him from the money. “Terry didn’t gripe about it and he wasn’t mad. Instead he told me, ‘You’ll make it on the roan horse. Go back in there and do better,’” Mills recounted. “Not all clients are that understanding and supportive.” Mills credits Lundberg with getting him started in the sport by taking a chance on a trainer new to the discipline. At last year’s Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale, Lundberg was itching to buy a 2-year-old. Mills was hesitant because of their collective “newness” to the sport. Tioga, Texas, reining trainer Dell Hendricks, who is Mills’ close friend, was also at the sale. He advised Mills to seize the opportunity. “Dell told me to let Terry buy me a horse because Terry is the kind of customer every trainer wants. A customer who wants to see me do well, wants us to make the finals of a major event, and

Terry and Cecelia Lundberg enjoy their shared love of horses.

just something about her, according to Mills. “We hadn’t done any research on this mare. She hadn’t made our short list, we hadn’t checked her x-rays,” Mills said. “My wife told me if I didn’t buy her, she was going to. Kathy Knost owned the mare and everything was as she said it was. The mare has turned out to be super smart, an absolute clown and full of personality.” Lundberg currently owns five horses that he and Mills hope will take them to the higher levels of open competition: 4-year-old Rey Is Bae and two futurity prospects, one by Bet Hesa Cat and one by Kit Kat Sugar, in addition to Reyn Time. His broodmare, Fletch In The Sand, is bred to Travelin Jones for a foal in 2019.

hours to get home. That makes it challenging to ride more than a few days a week. “The man puts in a lot of effort and practice,” Mills said. “I can’t even tell you how many hours he’s come out here to work at it.” A true partnership nurtures the ultimate success. Lundberg and Mills were brought together by chance and have formed more than a business relationship. They’ve developed a friendship that has benefitted them equally. “One day if the cards fall right and we get good cows, I would love to see Mark make the Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals and I would like to be competitive in the non pro classes,” Lundberg said.

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AGAINST THE ODDS A serious diagnosis in early childhood would be considered a major setback to many, but Colee Charlesworth has used that as a set-up to be a winner at life—in and out of the arena. By Dee Ann Littlefield


Colee, right, and her sister, Emilee.


hen it was announced there was going to be a World’s Greatest Youth Horseman contest added to the World’s Greatest Horseman competition in February 2019, 17-year-old Colee Charlesworth was so excited; she was the first person to send in her entry form. The 4-foot, 9-inch, 100-pound horsewoman from Marathon, Texas, would be going up against the best of the best youth in the world. The level of competition would

be intimidating to anyone. Anyone but Colee that is. Turns out, there is a lot more than meets the eye with this young lady. Colee had purchased “Bolt,” her bay mount Smart Sugar Star (Smart Sugar Badger x Telestar x Lenas Telesis), from Texas rancher Parke Greeson six months earlier and Colee and Bolt were a perfect fit. She and her mom made long trips to prepare for the competition, time-consuming drives

from Marathon to Gainesville, Texas, to work with National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame trainer Ron Ralls and his wife, Patty. “I never doubted myself [in the World’s Greatest Youth competition],” Colee said. “I had practiced and I was ready. I knew I had the horse power to compete with the best of the best.” She showed the crowd gathered in Fort Worth she was a title contender when she tied for second in the rein-

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picked me for this award just makes it so special.” Humble to the core, Colee simply considers herself a hard-working ranch girl who loves to compete in cow horse competitions. She sounds like so many every-day ranch kids, but there is a little more to her story. Colee’s parents, Brent and Leslea Charleswoth, were managing the A. S. Gage Ranch outside of Marathon 17 years ago when Colee was born. Today they have transitioned from ranch managers to ranch lessees. Both are from ranching and rodeo backgrounds, but had agreed early on in their relationship on an important point. If they had any kids, they would support their kids in their interests, be it music, sports, horses, whatever. “As it turned out – they took after us,” Leslea said. “Both Colee [17] and Emilee [13] liked the ranch life and liked competing in rodeo.” Colee grew up a typical far West Texas ranch kid—in the saddle at an early age helping her parents gather


An avid roper and rodeo competitor, Colee brings that same tenacity to the reined cow horse arena.

cattle, dragging calves to the fire, taking care of animals and handling other aspects of ranch life. As the years went by, Colee’s maturity and responsibilities grew, but her body did not. Her parents also took her to the doctor a lot with issue after issue. When she was 7 years old and had seen so many doctors for her ailments, one doctor finally suggested she be tested for Turner’s Syndrome. The doctor’s suspicion was correct—she did indeed have Turner’s Syndrome. With the diagnosis comes a long list of ailments that are common to the syndrome, including heart and kidney defects; short stature; various autoimmune disorders; visual, spacial and hearing issues; scoliosis and other ailments, which don’t exactly paint a positive picture. “The news was just devastating,” said Leslea. “To look at this bright, beautiful girl and think of all these things that she could have to face in life was just so hard. It was a very difficult time for us.” The doctor who gave the Charlesworth family the diagnosis also suggested they attend the annual Turner‘s Syndrome Convention. The family took him up on the suggestion and went when Colee was 8 years old. “It was the best thing we could have done,” Leslea said. “We learned so much and found out how much Colee had in common with these other kids afflicted with the same thing.” The family was told all the scary possibilities, just like the doctors had already informed them, but they also heard the personality traits common to those affected by Turner’s Syndrome. “They told us, ‘These kids can remember song lyrics like crazy, they get lost all the time, they are almost always happy, and they are often overly optimistic,’” Leslea said. “Brent and I just looked at each other, laughed and

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said, ‘That fits Colee to a ‘T!’” The Charlesworths have taken the diagnosis and associated conditions one day at a time. Colee took growthhormone shots from age seven to 14; she has a heart condition, which is monitored by the cardiologist she sees annually at Cook’s Children’s Hospital; she has mild scoliosis and an autoimmune disorder. Additionally, she has

were ages 12 and 8. This gives the girls more time in the saddle on the ranch and for traveling to compete in rodeos. Both girls compete in poles, barrels, and roping contests. Colee became interested in cow horse competition when she was helping her family get a horse ready for the San Antonio Ranch Gelding Competition and Sale in 2015. Given her excellent


Riding at home is a necessity as Colee, horseback, helps on the family ranch.

some hearing issues and wears glasses for vision correction. Leslea remembers a day when Colee came home from school and told her dad in frustration, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I just can’t run as fast as the other kids.” Her dad responded, “Well you are equal or better to anyone when you are horseback.” Leslie said, “From that day on, her dad and I made the commitment to always keep the girls mounted as best as we can. Horses level the playing field.” The Charlesworths made the decision to home-school the girls when they

horsemanship, they decided Colee would be the one to show the horse best. She watched YouTube videos to prepare and, during the preparation, Colee found an intense passion for a whole new event—working cow horse. “With her spacial issues, Colee gets confused [with map-type things] and lost easy,” said Leslea. “I didn’t know how this would go for her, having to learn reining patterns. But she committed herself to it, adapted some techniques and has done remarkably well.” While Colee is dedicated to her passion, she credits her everyday involvement in ranch work for helping her to

know how to read a cow and turn one going down the fence. As for her small size, Colee sees no physical issues with that at all. “I think being small is almost an advantage,” she said, “It helps me stay out of the way of my horse a lot easier.” Colee’s short-term goals include making the National High School Rodeo Finals in the cow horse competition. Her long-term goals include winning the Open in the World’s Greatest Horseman Competition, as well as the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity®. Colee is quick to point out that she has seen female contestants, such as Sarah Dawson, Abbie Phillips and Erin Taormino, prove that women, when they have good horses, can compete with men very equitably. While an intense competitor, Colee is cheerful and happy no matter the outcome. “I just know that no matter what, God is with you,” she said, “And His word says, ‘With Him all things are possible’ and I truly believe that. That gives me the peace and confidence I have in the arena. God has my back no matter what.” Colee is determined that none of the issues associated with her Turner’s Syndrome diagnosis are going to affect her quality of life. “There is absolutely nothing in my life I would change,” she said, emphatically. “I will work hard and accomplish my goals no matter what.”

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NRCHyA NEWS Don’t underestimate the importance of clinics.


feedback will become routine. One great way to learn new tricks to fix those nagging issues is with another professional’s eyes on you at a clinic. Often times, the clinician can provide a new perspective. Not all clinics teach straight horsemanship. Some teach about teaching riders, and some are even about becoming a more efficient ranch hand. There was a ranch hand clinic in Paducah, Texas, last month with over 60 participants. Many of these participants came with previous experience as a ranch hand, and solid cowboy skills, but wanted to learn more about showmanship. While it’s important to go into the clinic with the proper mindset, another important consideration is etiquette. Clinic etiquette doesn’t necessarily affect what you learn, but it does affect

what people think of you. Rule Number One is to keep your thoughts to yourself. You should never judge someone else’s ride because you never know what they think of your ride. Ridiculing someone else could also ruin their confidence when riding. It is also extremely important that you thank your clinician. They are focusing on helping you improve and the least you can do is thank them. Finally, you need to be punctual. If a clinic starts at 9:00 you need to be warmed up and ready by 9:00. Coming in late ruins the schedule and starts you off on the wrong foot. All in all, spring is a wonderful time of year. It’s a time to learn new things and to make yourself better. If you have the right mentality, and use your head and manners, good things will come from a clinic. ALLISON WALKER

pring is finally here! With the spring, comes the beginning of horse show season. It spurs you on to get back in that saddle, tune up your horse, and, God willing, draw a few checks. Clinics are the perfect way to accomplish just that. And, many of these clinics are affordable with some even free. Even though some people might think that clinics are just for beginners or people that need a lot of help, those people are mistaken. Just this past month, I attended a clinic in Colby, Kansas at Laubscher Performance Horses with NRCHA Hall of Fame trainer Don Murphy as the clinician. I have shown horses for several years and my horse is 14 years old. Although we both have shown a lot, we also have a wealth of bad habits. This clinic taught me how to recognize many of those bad habits, and it taught me a few new tricks to help fix them as well. Attending that clinic helped me become an even better rider. However, it is impossible to attain the benefits of clinics unless you ride in with an open mind. Participants must understand that they are there to learn and become a better rider, not just to show off their horse’s skills or hang out with friends. The clinician will always find areas to critique, even if you didn’t know that there was a problem. New techniques are often learned through clinics. If you always receive feedback from the same person, the

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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

Dual R Smokin (Dual Rey x Smokin Pepto x Peptoboonsmal), a 2005 Quarter Horse stallion, is owned by J Five Horse Ranch in Weatherford, Texas. He has earned more than $220,000 in the National Cutting Horse Association, and his many titles include the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non Pro Championship. Dual R Smokin is a National Reined Cow Horse Association Subscribed Stallion. He is also nominated to the NCHA Super Stakes, Breeders Invitational, PCCHA Cutting/Gelding Stakes, Bonanza Cutting & Canadian Supreme. He stands at Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas. More information is available at

Metallic Cat (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal), owned by Rocking P Ranch, is a $25 Million Dollar Sire, National Cutting Horse Association Open Horse of the Year and the 2016 / 2017 NCHA Sire of the Year. He is the second highest money-earning stallion in the history of the NCHA. His latest milestone is becoming an NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, with more than $1.6 million in cow horse offspring earnings. For more information on Metallic Cat, visit

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 - dedicated to raising quality performers that are world class in their respective fields. Holy Cow is home to some of the finest broodmares in the industry, including top reined cow horse producer SHEZA SHINETTE. Their sponsorship and support of the NRCHA includes the $25,000 added to the Open Bridle Spectacular at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes, $25,000 added to the CD Survivor Memorial Open Bridle Spectacular at the NRCHA Derby and $25,000 added to the Open Bridle class at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. Learn more about Holy Cow Performance Horses at

Time For The Diamond (One Time Pepto x Diamonds With Style x Playin Stylish), owned by Triple D Ranches, is the 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. Trained and shown by NRCHA Professional Nick Dowers, Time For The Diamond has career earnings of nearly $150,000. His first foal crop will be 3-yearolds in 2019. Time For The Diamond stands at Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas. For more information, visit

Brother Jackson (Peptoboonsmal x Shes Icing Onthe Cat x High Brow Cat) is a 2009 AQHA Sorrel Stallion with multiple titles to his credit including 2017 CD Memorial Bridle Spectacular Champion. Dan Perez owns the stallion that has earnings of more than $140,000, he also has more than 100 AQHA points. He is trained and shown by Ken Wold and stands at Wolds’ Training Stables & Stallion Services in Wilton, California.

Legendary Quarter Horses and superior Black Angus cattle are hallmarks of the “Four Sixes,” a historic Texas ranch that is part of Burnett Ranches, LLC. The ranch stands some of the most well-respected Quarter Horse stallions in the industry, with elite broodmares that produce superior individuals for work and racing.

SDP Buffalo Ranch - Where the Elite Are Found… For nearly 50 years, SDP Buffalo Ranch has paved a path of success in the horse industry. We know what it takes to be successful in breeding and performance at the highest levels. SDP Buffalo Ranch is all about the people. They are really in the people business, horses are just the product. SDP Buffalo Ranch are committed to excellence in stallion service, horsemanship and customer relations. Your success is their success! We offer full service Equine Reproductive services. See their stallion line up at

Hickory Holly Time is a 2010 red roan stallion sired by One Time Pepto and out of Hickorys Holly Cee owned by DT Horses with LTE well over $225,000. His achievements span all the NRCHA disciplines: Snaffle Bit - 2013 NRCHA Intermediate Open Futurity Champion, 2014 NRCHA Open Derby Champion, Hackamore – 2015 NRCHA Open Hackamore Champion and now Bridle, 2018 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion. He is tested as 5 Panel N/N and is currently standing at Oswood Stallion Station. Visit him on the web at hickoryhollytime, or on Facebook HickoryHollyTime or at

Manion Ranch and Smooth As A Cat are proud to team up with the NRCHA. Already producing NRCHA offspring earnings in excess of $1.1 million dollars (as of 12/20/18) and named an NRCHA elite sire is only the tipping point of what is yet to transpire for this stallion who has NCHA lifetime earnings in excess of $500,000. He was an NCHA Horse Of The Year, is an NCHA Hall of Fame Horse; he also won multiple NCHA Championships and was a Finalist 43 times. Smooth As A Cat is High Brow Cat’s All-Time leading siring son, and is the only Horse Of The Year to sire two NCHA Open Horses Of the Year. Smooth As A Cat has been ranked 4th or higher of NCHA leading sires for 9 consecutive years. Smooth As A Cat’s offspring have won in excess of $26.5 million dollars and he has sired champions and money earners out of mares by 40 + plus different bloodlines and the list of accomplishments goes on. Smooth As A Cat stands at Weatherford Equine Breeding Center.


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Stevie Rey Von (Metallic Cat x Miss Ella Rey x Dual Rey), owned by Fults Ranch LTD, has $420,928 in lifetime earnings. This sire’s outstanding pedigree matches his moves in the show pen. At the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes, “Stevie” set an arena record-breaking score of 231 to win the class; along with many other championship titles, including the 2015 NCHA Open Futurity. Stevie’s first foal crop arrived in 2018, and they are definitely looking the part. For more information on Stevie follow him on Facebook or visit steviereyvon. com.

The skill and experience of Jeremy Barwick, Dr. Charlie Buchanan and staff make Brazos Valley Stallion Station in Stephenville, Texas, unique among breeding and performance horse establishments, and a vital center for horse owners, competitors and breeders. Find them on the web at

NRR Cat King Cole, owned by North Ridge Ranch, has National Cutting Horse Association earnings totaling more than $230,000, all of which were earned in Open divisions. After finishing the 2016 show year as NCHA World Reserve Open Champion and World Champion Stallion, he retired to stud completely sound. “Cole” is a multiple aged event champion and member of NCHA Hall of Fame. His first crops are just now hitting the show pen. North Ridge Ranch is excited to introduce NNR Cat King Cole to the cow horse world. With his attributes of quick- footedness, range of motion and good disposition, Cole’s foals will be a plus within this industry. Visit www.North– for more information.

Metallic Rebel (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre) is owned by Tom and Lisa Guinn, and trained by NCHA Multi-Million Dollar Rider Beau Galyean. Rebel’s accomplishments include 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, NCHA World Champion stallion, 13 aged event championships, three reserve championship titles and is a 33-time event finalist; accumulating over $420,000 in lifetime earnings. As he transitions from the show pen to the breeding barn, this sire’s first offspring, arriving in 2018, are displaying not only his tremendous character, but also his incredible confirmation. For more information, visit metallicrebel. com and follow him on Facebook.

Smooth Talkin Style (Smooth As A Cat x Stylish Play Lena x Docs Stylish Oak), owned by Holmes and Hill, was a force to be reckoned with in the show pen, claiming numerous coveted titles including NCHA Open Horse of the Year, NCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion, Super Stakes Open Co-Champion and Breeders Invitational Champion. Stylish Play Lena, his dam, has produced more than $1.7 million dollars in earnings, with a staggering $95,000 average earnings per offspring. Smooth Talkin Style is Stylish Play Lena’s leading stallion offspring with earnings in excess of $305,000. According the NCHA, “Talker” is a recordsetting Open Horse of the Year, accumulating more than 700 points in less than 9 months of showing; thus, securing the coveted title of Horse of the Year by August of his 4-year-old year. Smooth Talkin Style retired to the breeding barn, completely sound, at the end of his 4-year-old year. This sire’s first foal crop arrived in 2017 and has exceeded our expectations. Smooth Talkin Style is 5-panel genetic tested as N/N. Follow Talker on Facebook and visit him at

Hashtags (Metallic Cat x Dual Rey Tag) has lifetime earnings of $478,571. A 2018 NCHA Open World Champion and World Champion Stallion trained and shown by Tatum Rice, Hashtag’s first foal crop arrives in 2019. “Hashtags is just a great individual,” said Rice. “He makes it easy! Mind, heart, cow sense and strength.” The stallion is owned by Hashtag Ventures LP and standing at Brazos Valley Stallion Station in Stephenville, TX. For more information on Hashtags, follow him on Facebook or visit www.


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For trainer Justin Wright, piloting owner Eric Freitas’ Scooter Kat to a win in Las Vegas was familiar. But this win meant so much more for the long-time duo.


ustin Wright had his hands full in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes Open finals. He qualified five horses to the finals held April 5-6 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. After riding Scooter Kat to a 223.5 in the fence finals, Wright stepped in the saddle over and over again attempting to pass his own first set’s ride high score. Though he and many others tried, the stallion stayed on top and gave owner Eric Freitas his second Stakes title in one day, as Freitas had also won the Non Pro Stakes. It was not the first time that Wright and his long-time friend and owner had been atop the standings together. Wright knew the 4-year-old had the talent to win. Last August, he won the National Stock Horse Association Pre-Futurity Open. In the Stakes preliminaries, Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey) was tied for 16/17 with a composite score of 654.5 (H:224/ R:220/C:210.5). “‘Scooter’ didn’t get shown to the best of his ability in the preliminary fence work,” Wright said. “He was feeling good all week so I knew if I could get him shown in the finals he’d do alright.” In the herd work finals, judges scored Scooter the highest of all 24 exhibitors—a 222. The early high mark gave the team solid momentum headed Justin Wright and Scooter Kat into the rein work where his score was 221.5. In took an early lead at the 2019 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open the fence work, Wright was prepping Scooter to Championship. The duo topped show and heard Kelby Phillips, who would finthe field with a 222 in herd work ish reserve champion aboard CR Tuffles N Lace for a 667 composite to win for (Woody Be Tuff x Calie Del Rey x Dual Rey), mark owner Eric Freitas.

2019 NRCHA STALLION STAKES OPEN TOP 10 Las Vegas, Nevada – March 30- April 6, 2019 Horse/Rider/Pedigree/Owner/Score/Money 1. Scooter Kat; Justin Wright; (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey); Eric Freitas; 667 (H:222/ R:221.5/ C:223.5); $37,150.09 2. CR Tuffles N Lace; Kelby Phillips; (Woody Be Tuff x Calie Del Rey x Dual Rey); DT Horses LLC; 666.5 (H:218.5/ R:222.5/C:225.5); $26,396.12 3. SJR Diamond Mist; Corey Cushing; (CD Diamond x Cat Mist x High Brow Cat); San Juan Ranch; 660 (H:215/ R:222.5/C:222.5); $21,996.77 4. Plain Catty; Jake Gorrell; (Bet Hesa Cat x Miss Plain Plain x Just Plain Colonel); Kalpowar Quarter Horses; 659 (H:215/R:220.5/C:223.5); $16,619.78 5 – 6. Hes Pistol Packin; Todd Bergen; (Smooth As A Cat x Shiners Lil Pistol x Shining Spark); David & Stacie McDavid; 658 (H:217/R:222/C:219); $11,731.61 5 – 6. Santiago Time; Nicholas Dowers; (One Time Pepto x Reymanising x Dual Rey) Clinton Marshall; 658 (H:216.5/ R:219.5/C:222); $11,731.61 7. MoonshineAndTwoAdvil; Shawn Hays; (Metallic Cat x Little Short Stuff x Shorty Lena); Randy Massey; 656.5 (H:217.5/R:218.5/C:220.5); $8,798.71 8. Metallic Chrome Cat; Corey Cushing; (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x Little Trona); Kirk Johnston; 655.5(H:215.5/ R:222/C:218); $6,843.44 9. Metal Hickory 014; John Swales; (Metallic Cat x Miss Hickory Hill x Doc’s Hickory); Spring Haven Ranches; 655 (H: 216/R:217/C:222); $4,888.17 10. Mr Comin In Hot; Luke Jones; (Mr Playinstylish x Lil Sally Cat x High Brow Cat); David Pratt; 653.5 (H: 214/R:219/C:220.5); $4,888.17


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a 222.5. Wright knew he needed a big score to catch up. When it was Scooter’s turn to show, Wright was focused on a solid, clean run. “The cow was fairly testy in the boxing,” Wright said. “We went down the fence and everything set up just right. He worked really well.” The pair earned the needed half-point to win. The horse added $37,150 to his earnings record for Freitas, who owns Scooter in partnership with Jimmy Draper. They bought the horse in his 2-year-old year. At first, they weren’t sure if they were going to sell the horse or go the distance with him, according to Wright. “He has proven that keeping him was the right move. He has been picture perfect and easy to train,” Wright said. “He’s great minded and sound. And he’s taught me a lot being the caliber of horse that he is.” Winning the aged event was the latest memory in a decade’s long friendship

“Scooter didn’t get shown to the best of his ability in the preliminary fence work. He was feeling good all week so I knew if I could get him shown in the finals he’d do alright.” –Justin Wright for the trainer and owner to celebrate together. “I knew Justin when he was a little kid. He was a good cowboy,” Freitas said. “He showed against me as a non pro and was extremely competitive. It’s a cool story to know he’s ended up competing on my horses.” Wright, 32, grew up on his family’s ranch in San Juan Bautista, California, where Freitas regularly bought futurityaged horses. After Wright’s father passed away, Freitas invited him to run a training business out of his facility in the Santa Maria Valley. In 2014, Wright moved three hours south to begin training for Freitas, who served as a mentor and helped Wright to develop his business, which also serves outside clients.

“Eric always told me he wasn’t going to become ‘that horse owner,’ with several horses. He’d always say it was just a hobby,” Wright said. “I tease him all the time that’s what he’s become.” The Open Reserve Champion, CR Tuffles N Lace, was ridden by Kelby Phillips for owner DT Horses LLC, which added $26,396.12 to the horse’s earnings. The NRCHA Stallion Stakes is the premier event for 4-and 5-year-old horses that are sired by NRCHA Subscribed Stallions. The 2019 show saw 812 entries with 391 horses competing. To subscribe a stallion, nominators pay a one-time fee to secure an entire foal crop’s eligibility to compete in the Stallion Stakes. The event will return to the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas in 2020.



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Kelby Phillips piloted CR Tuffles N Lace for owner DT Horses LLC, scoring a 666.5 (H:218.5/R:222.5/C:225.5) to earn $26,396.12.

Peptos Last Bet (Peptoboonsmal x Bet On Merada x Bet On Me 498), piloted by Erin Taormino, scored a 655.5 (H:216.5/ R:219/C:220) to earn owners All In Cowhorses $8,364.13 and the Intermediate Open Reserve title.

Metal Storm (Metallic Cat x Cowstruck x Smart Little Lena) and rider Shadd Parkinson scored a 658.5 (H:218/R:218/C:222.5) to earn $11,351.32 for owner Bronwyn McCormick.

MC CowHammer (Metallic Cat x GunSmart Gay x Playgun) with rider Trevor Carter scored a 653 (H:213/R:219.5/C:220.5) to earn $8,147.70 for owners Bogle Brothers LLC. They also earned $2,258.75 for the reserve title in the Level 1 Limited Open.

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TRR Roan Lil Playgun (Pepcid x TRR Playgun Showgirl x TRR Big Iron) and owner / rider Trinity A. Haggard scored a 623 (H:207 / R:217.5 / C:198.5) to earn $4,888.62.

Smooth Dera Max (Smooth As A Cat x Dera Dually x Playboys Madera), ridden by Matt Frederick for owner Harry De Haan, scored a 640.5 (H:213/R:215.5/C:212) to earn $2,710.50.



Playin One Time (One Time Royalty x Playin T Etta x TR Dual Rey) and Terrill Heaton scored a 648.5 (H:214.5/R:217C:217) to earn $2,691.20 for owner Rocking BS Ranch.

Smooth Silver Pistol (Smooth As A Cat x Silver Pepto Pistol x Peptoboonsmal), ridden by Jake Telford for owners Joyce & Paul Sevoian, scored a 645.5 (H:216 / R:217 / C:212.5) to take home $1,838.99.

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Countin Reys (Im Countin Checks x Reylena Moon x Dual Rey), ridden by erin Taormino for owners Kalpowar Quarter Horses, scored a 645.5 (H:216/R:213/C:218) to take home $1,838.99.


Wright On Forever (Hes Wright On x Soula Jule Forever x Soula Jule Star), ridden by Jay McLaughlin for owner Kelly Cobb, scored a 645.5 (H:216/R:216/C:214) to take home $1,838.99.

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Cutting-bred CR Tuff Tornado hung tough in the Non Pro to win at the 2019 Stallion Stakes with owner Eric Freitas in the saddle.


Eric Freitas piloted two horses in the Non Pro finals, scoring a 649.5 (H:216.0/R:220.5/C:213.0) aboard CR Tuff Tornado, “Chappy,” (Woody Be Tuff x CR Shes Uh Secret x Peptoboonsmal) to earn $7,593.40 with the win.

ric Freitas had more than one chance to win the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes Non Pro on Saturday, April 6, at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He entered himself on three horses in the Non Pro, in addition to Scooter Kat, the 4-year-old Justin Wright rode to the Open Championship. Of those three, Freitas qualified to show two in the Non Pro finals, CR Tuff Tornado (Woody Be Tuff x CR Shes Uh Secret x Peptoboonsmal) and Cat Snacks (Cats Full Moon x Chic Snacks x Snackbox). When the last score was called, Freitas and CR Tuff Tornado landed at the top. Freitas’ homebred Cat Snacks scored higher in the preliminaries. His composite 647 was three full points ahead of the 644 scored by CR Tuff Tornado, or “Chappy.” In the finals, Chappy took an early lead in the herd work when the judges scored him a 216. Knowing he had two good chances to win, Freitas was confident going into the final fence work.

Freitas bought the cutting-bred horse Chappy from Alan Chappell late in his 3-year-old year. “Alan called Justin and told him he had this cool cutting horse that he thought would make a better reined cow horse,” Freitas said. “When we got him home, we knew we had a good one. He’s longlegged and built to be long lasting. He’ll probably make a good bridle horse too.” The 61-year-old rider was able to keep his lead with a rein work score of 220.5. Freitas commented that the 4-year-old let him ride hard in the circles. So, he took advantage of the extra pep in his horse’s step and asked the horse to turn around hard, too. A 213 in the cow work left him with just a 1.5 margin over Reserve Champion Jesse Spence and Hes Got The Luck (Smart Luck x Peppys Little Orphan x A Little Shady Jac), who earned a composite sore of 648. Freitas’ composite 649.5 earned him the win and a $7,593.40 paycheck. Cat Snacks finished third (H:213/R:220.5/C:213), which paid $4,745.88.


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///////// 2019 NRCHA STALLION STAKES “South Point is such a great place to have a show and it was big for us to win there,” he said. “My horses like the ground there.” The past 12 months have seen big wins for Freitas. August 2018 saw him win the National Stock Horse Association PreFuturity Non Pro Championship aboard Buckle Up (Metallic Cat x Dressin Up x Peptoboonsmal). October 2018 brought the 2018 Hackamore Classic Non Pro win aboard Cat Snacks. It had been several years since he had won an NRCHA premier event title. The third-generation vegetable farmer is looking forward to more opportunities to ride and compete this year. He and his brother own and operate a 6,000acre farm in California’s Santa Maria Valley. They grow broccoli, lettuce and cauliflower. Until recently, there were no family members interested in taking over the family business. Out of the blue,

“Alan called Justin and told him he had this cool cutting horse that he thought would make a better reined cow horse. When we got him home, we knew we had a good one. He’s long-legged and built to be long lasting. He’ll probably make a good bridle horse too.” –Eric Freitas Freitas’ 28-year-old son returned to his roots. “My grandfather started the farm in the 1940s and my son surprised me by coming back,” Freitas said. “It’s been a blessing. It also gives me a chance to go show more.” Freitas is also partners in a heavy weight cattle operation that runs 1,200 head of cattle over a few thousand acres of grazing lands. “The cattle deal started out because of the horse deal and has grown into its own operation,” he said. “We buy light weight cattle, work them with the


Hes Got The Luck (Smart Luck x Peppys Little Orphan x A Little Shady Jac) scored a 648 (H:207.0/R:218.5/C:222.5) to earn $4,088.56 for rider Jesse Spence, who owns the horse. The duo also won the Novice Non Pro, earning an additional $1,752.60, and were reserve in Non Pro, adding another $6,074.72 to their winnings.

horses and then beef them up before selling.” Freitas works daily to better his riding through a healthy lifestyle—he’s lost roughly 60 pounds from his heaviest. In the long run, he said it’s all to reach his goal of riding cow horses better. “I’ve physically changed myself so I’m able to ride better. I’ve been doing this since 1995,” Freitas said. “I’ve lost 60 pounds and gotten physically fit. It’s helped my riding immensely. I love being around these horses and I always will.”

INTERMEDIATE NON PRO RESERVE CHAMPION Brent Ratliff rode his Chex Out Tuff (Woody Be Tuff x Chex Out My Hiney x High Brown Cat) to a 644 (H:213.5/R:212/C:218.5) and earned $3,212.44.

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Metallicalena (Metallic Cat x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena) carried owner and rider Jennifer Ostenson to a 642.5 (H:210/ R:213.5/C:219) and a $1,460.50 payday.

A 641.5 composite (H:214/R:214/C:215) resulted in a tie for the Stakes Amateur reserve title. Mandy Lizama rode San Master Peppy (Smart Little Pepinic x Masters Miss Pici x Master Remedy) to $1,397.

ShezaCrackinNSparkin (Nabisco Roan x Sheza Shinette x Shining Spark) earned $1,863 with a composite 643.5 (H:/215/R:218/C:210.5) for rider Kristen York who owns the horse with husband Thad.

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WR Hotshot (WR This Cats Smart x Sunspot Flo x Mr Peponita Flo) and owner / rider anne albert earned a 647 (H:214/R:219/C:214) to win $2,655.25.


Riding Metallic Heritage (Metallic Cat x Dual Heritage x Dual Pep), Katie Fox finished reserve with a 646.5 composite (H:209/ R:217/C:221) and earn $2,124.50.


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Gunna Be A Smartie continued her assault on premier event champion titles by winning the Stallion Stakes Open Bridle Spectacular.

T With a composite 666, Gunna Be A Smartie and Shane Steffen earned the win and $11,224 for owner McSpyder Ranch. The duo earned an additional $2,640 with the Intermediate Open Bridle Spectacular win.

o say the Open Bridle Spectacular at the 2019 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes was truly any horse’s event is not an understatement. With a 33-horse field of previous premier event champions, former World’s Greatest Horseman contenders and horses that are household names in the industry, the Friday evening class drew a large audience to watch the top trainers in the NRCHA throw down big scores under the bright lights at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. With a composite score 3.5 points higher than the reserve champion, Gunna Be A Smartie and long-time pilot Shane Steffen captured the win with a 666 (H:219.5/R:222.5/C:224), earning $11,224 for owner McSpyder Ranch. The 2012 black mare by Very Smart Remedy and out of Gunna Be Mine (by Gunna Smoke) is no stranger to the winner’s circle. Her futurity year, Steffen piloted her to the 2015 Northwest Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity Champion title, but then an injury her 4-year-old year sidelined Gunna Be A

Smartie until her 5-year-old year. “We got her back her 5-year-old year and she’s gotten stronger and stronger as she’s gotten older,” Steffen said. In fact, as she matured, the wins stacked up. In 2018, Gunna Be A Smartie was named the 2017 NRCHA Open Hackamore World Champion, Open Hackamore Reserve National Champion, 2018 National Stock Horse Association Richest Stock Horse Open and Intermediate Open Champion, as well as the Open Two Rein Spectacular Champion at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes and the NRCHA Derby. “I learned to show her and have that trust for her in the bridle versus having to jump in to [the bridle to] show with the older horses and compete,” he said. “I feel like I am blessed with one of the nicest horses out there. But you never know in this class because when you go down the list, every horse and trainer are fun to watch and amazing. It is a matter of who gets the good cows and be clean through everything. She is good, honest and true, and the harder [the cows] push on her, the grittier she gets.”


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Linda McMahon, owner of McSpyder Ranch, placed a winning bet when she gave approval for trainer Shane Steffen to purchase Gunna Be A Smartie.

Steffen and the mare weren’t the only ones that needed grit to get through the event. Owner Linda McMahon, of McSpyder Ranch in Oregon, said watching the duo show winds her up. Though she tells herself showing is all about fun. “I go into these shows saying lets do it for fun. You want to win and see the check, but if you don’t go into it with the perspective [of having fun] it isn’t good,” she said. “Of course, I work myself into a frenzy. I equate myself to a basketball coach. I walk myself into a frenzy and when he comes out, I can’t breathe. It is so much fun!”

The talented mare is headed home for rest and relaxation—which includes bareback exercise rides on Sundays with Steffen’s daughters aboard—before heading to the 2019 NRCHA Derby in Paso Robles, California. Looking at the long game, McMahon hopes to see Steffen and the mare enter the 2020 World’s Greatest Horseman compeition, after having gotten a taste in 2019. Steffen credits the mare’s ability to handle all three events with continued success. “There are so many good fence horses and it always amazes me what those other trainers can pull out of their hats— the runs that come together are amazing,” he said. “I think her strength is being good and confident in all three events. Out of the herd, she is solid and cow smart and has natural draw. In the reined work, her stops are amazing and how she can circle, I’ve never had a horse that can run a circle and slow down like she does. That makes her unique to me. Going into it, she doesn’t get too rattled. The more intense I am, the more in tune she is.” The duo also earned the Intermediate Open Bridle Spectacular win with the run. Reserve champion was Dan Perez’s stallion, Brother Jackson (Peptoboonsmal

x Shes Icing Onthe Cat x High Brow Cat). But, it wasn’t Ken Wold in the saddle for this ride. Shortly after the herd work preliminary round with his Stakes-aged horses, Wold came down with a virus that made riding a challenge. So, he turned the reins over to Brother Jackson’s limited aged event trainer, Zane Davis. “The cow horse is such a community and it’s very special. I made a couple of calls. We bought Brother Jackson from Zane and he had trained him through his 4- and 5-year-old year,” Wold said. “He was the most natural one to ride him, plus he is a good friend of mine. I said to ride him like he was yours and Zane ended up second in the class. He did a great job.” His former assistant, Trinity Haggard, piloted Wold’s two-rein horse and Jay McLaughlin showed Wold’s Stakes horse. It was Davis aboard his old friend Brother Jackson that really came through with a big run, but the Idaho trainer credits the roan stallion not his ability as a pilot. “Kenny and the horse, especially, get a lot of credit. To change jockeys this close to the race is a tough thing for the horse, even though I was familiar with him,” Davis said. “It says a lot about his


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CD Dee Vee Dee is practically synonymous with “bridle spectacular.” With Cutter McLaughlin aboard, the 2018 Stallion Stakes Non Pro Bridle Spectacular champion repeated the win this year with an identical winning score—443.5 (H:147/R:146/C:150.5). It is the fourth spectacular title the duo has earned together. As 14-year-old Cutter grows and evolves as a rider, he figures out how best to show his 14-year-old equine partner, “DVD.” DVD was the first horse Cutter showed down the fence, and he now competes on another bridle horse, DT Whiskey Shine (Paddys Irish Whiskey x Smart Shinelo x Smart Shiner), and is also preparing a NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® entry. “DVD has taught me how to ride other horses. Riding other horses lets me ride him better,” said Cutter. “I know more now—I know how to ride him and more about him now. I feel like I can read cows now way better than I could the first time I showed in a Spectacular. Usually, my dad helps me pick cattle but reading them, I am better at that than I was the first time I showed.” With a résumé that reads more like that of a rider in their 20s than early teens, it can be easy to forget that Cutter is still young and learning. With a good mount under him, like CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark), a horse seen by some as unstoppable, the pressure could mount. Cutter’s

father, Jay McLaughlin, reminds his son that horse showing should be fun. “All I told him before he went today is to go have fun. Cutter wants to over-think things so I try to downplay it and remind him to go have fun,” said McLaughlin, who owns the gelding with his wife, Wendy. “DVD is not easy to show. I tried to instill in him the mentality of thinking about the horse first, thinking about why a horse is doing something and how to change it. He’s figured it out himself, so it absorbs.” The lessons took hold, with Cutter successfully showing DVD to the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular win and the Non Pro Bridle class win on Friday, and showing Saturday aboard DT Whiskey Shine for reserve in the Youth Bridle Spectacular. As long as Cutter and DVD enjoy showing, they will continue to enter. “No plans to retire him anytime soon. Like my dad tells me, go show your horse and have fun with it,” said Cutter. “We are still having fun.” For his win, Cutter added $5,740 to DVD’s earnings. Reserve Champion Lindsey James piloted her horse, Maximum Spoonful (Hes A Peptospoonful x PG Maxine x Playgun), to a 439.5 (H:147/R:145.5/C:147) to earn $4,510.


In keeping with the theme of the week, Dan Perez took home more than one title from the 2019 Stallion Stakes. Riding his horse, Red Carpet Style (CD Lights x Stylish N Shiney x Shining Spark), Perez took the top score to earn the Non Pro Limited Spectacular win. A boxer that rides with NRCHA Hall of Fame professional Ken Wold, Perez was excited to earn the win with a composite 437.5 (H:146/R:147/C:144.5) and take home a paycheck for $4,050. “I enjoy the boxing class and I was fortunate enough to have good luck this

week at the South Point,” Perez said. “I enjoy riding these [reined cow] horses and the competition was great—lots of fun and lots of challenges. I’m fortunate to be able to do this.” Perez’s streak of good luck continued when his stallion, Brother Jackson, won the reserve champion title in the Open Bridle Spectacular. Non Pro Limited Reserve Champion Monica Duflock scored a 433.5 (H:146/ R:141.5/C:146) to earn herself a check for $2,835 aboard Oh Cay Meriah (Light N Lena x Meradas Oh Cay x Freckles Merada).


CR Tuffs Magic Tonic had an exceptional week in Las Vegas, Nevada. With trainer Cayley Wilson in her saddle, the 2011 mare by Woody Be Tuff and out of Miss Oak Tonic, by Little Peppy Oak, won the Open Two Rein Spectacular. Then, owner Douglas McDaniel, Jr., “DJ,” rode her to the Youth Bridle Spectacular win. “She is really great because she is really smart with a cow. I can let my hand down and she does most of it by herself,” McDaniel said modestly. Wilson said McDaniel had done most of the riding himself in the last couple of years. In February, at the Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas, DJ qualified to ride the mare in three classes – $5,000 Non Pro Limited, Non Pro Limited and Youth Bridle and – where he also clinched the 2018 NRCHA $5,000 Non Pro Limited National Championship and the Reserve Champion title in the Non Pro Limited. So far, DJ has had a winning year. With a 434 (H:143/R:144/C:147), the pair captured the win and $700. Reserve went to Cutter McLaughlin and DT Whiskey Shine (Paddys Irish Whiskey x Smart Shinealo x Smart Shiner) who scored a 421 (H:140/R:144.4/C:136.5).

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Landri Lisac really wanted to show out of the herd. The young rider has shown in the reining and boxing, but showing out of the herd was still on her list. At the 2019 Stallion Stakes, Landri and Soulanova (Soula Jule Star x Round Oak Annie x Smokum Oak) stepped into the herd, marked a 146 and were on the way to the Youth Limited Spectacular championship. Her 434.5 composite (H:146/R:146/C:142.5) beat out the reserve champion by 2.5 points. “I’ve been showing cow horse for about three years,” Landri said. “The Spectacular has always been a dream [because] I’ve always wanted to do herd work. This is the horse [Soulanova] that my mom thought would be best.” The Pueblo, Colorado, youth also took second in the Youth Limited horse show class and first place in the Youth Limited 13 & Under. In addition to riding “Bucket,” as the family calls Soulanova, Landri rode Nikki And The Bud (Nic It In the Bud x Shiners Hot Flash x Shining Spark) to sixth place in the Youth Limited horse show and fourth place in Youth Limited 13 & Under. Landri’s sister, Lannie-Jo, owns Soulanova and the sisters took home the $500 paycheck. Mason Beal rode Unos Smokin Chic (Uno What Time It Is x Dew It Flo x Mr Peponita Flo) to the reserve spot and earned $300 for owner Ernie Beal. For complete show results, visit .


Cutter McLaughlin showed CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark), owned by his parents Jay and Wendy McLaughlin, to the Non Pro win with a 443.5 composite, earning $5,740.


Lance Johnston piloted Very Smart Choice (Very Smart Remedy x Magical Lena x Little Lenas Legend) to the Intermediate Open reserve and earned $2,112 for owner Rocking BS Ranch.


Reserve Champion Lindsey James rode her horse, Maximum Spoonful (Hes A Peptospoonful x PG Maxine x Playgun) to a 439.5 (H:147/R:145.5/C:147) to earn $4,510.

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Dan Perez, of Westley, California, rode Red Carpet Style (CD Lights x Stylish N Shiney x Shining Spark) to a 437.5 (H:146/ R:147/C:144.5) and $4,050.

Douglas Allan McDaniel, Jr. and CR Tuffs Magic Tonic (Woody Be Tuff x Miss Oak Tonic x Little Peppy Oak) captured the win and earned $700 with a 434 (H:143/R:144/C:147).

Monica Duflock scored a 433.5 (H:146/R:141.5/C:146) to earn herself a check for $2,835 aboard Oh Cay Meriah (Light N Lena x Meradas Oh Cay x Freckles Merada).

Riding DT Whiskey Shine, Cutter McLaughlin marked a 421 (H:140/R:144.4/C:136.5), winning reserve for his parents, owners Jay and Wendy McLaughlin.

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Riding her sister, Lannie-Jo’s, horse, Landri Lisac won the youth Limited on Soulanova (Soula Jule Star x Round Oak annie x Smokum Oak) with a 434.5.

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Cayley Wilson and CR Tuffs Magic Tonic (Woody By Tuff x Miss Oak Tonic x Little Peppy Oak) took the Open Two Rein Spectacular with a 662.5 (H:218/R:221/C:223.5) to earn owner Douglas McDaniel, Jr $5,500. 68 May/June 2019 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

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Cayley Wilson rode CR Tuffs Magic Tonic to the Open Two Rein Spectacular win after not piloting the mare in the show pen for three years.


here is something in the British Columbia, Canada, water, and Cayley Wilson brought it to Las Vegas for the Stallion Stakes. Wilson, from Abbotsford, kicked off a winning streak with his ride on CR Tuffs Magic Tonic (Woody By Tuff x Miss Oak Tonic x Little Peppy Oak) in the Open Two Rein Spectacular on Tuesday and the Open Two Rein horse show class. The 2011 mare scored a 662.5 composite (H:218/R:221/C:223.5) to earn owner Douglas McDaniel, Jr. $5,500. “It was a really big class with a lot of great horses,” Wilson said of the 28-horse field. “To end up at the top, I feel blessed. The best guys were in it and on any given day, anyone else can win.” The duo were the first of several wins brought in by the Wilson barn, including the Open Hackamore win with Wilson riding LHR Rey C Time (One Time Pepto x Rey Jay Play x Dual Rey). Then, Wilson’s customers McDaniel and Ann Albert each took home a title. It was a show that went beyond satisfac-

tory for the trainer who appreciates the chance to show in the two-rein for more money. “The added money makes it nice and worthwhile to bring a horse that is tworein eligible down the road to show in the spectaculars,” Wilson said. “I know a few years ago they added money in the bridle classes but nothing in between, so for horses coming up, then it wasn’t as worthwhile for the owners to have a horse in training. It’s really great!” The large class he competed against showed Wilson that the two-rein was going to continue to be tough with top trainers and good, younger horses competing. The class included horses like Duals Lucky Charm (Dual Smart Rey x TR Ms Pepcid Olena x Pepcid) and Kelby Phillips, the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity® champions and Sarah Dawson riding Shiney Outlaw (Shiners Nickle x Mereyda x Dual Rey), American Quarter Horse Association Junior World Champions. It is another stop on the way to finishing a horse in the bridle. REINED COW HORSE NEWS | May/June 2019

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///////// 2019 NRCHA STALLION STAKES “If we only have 3-year-old events with 300 horses, then Derby events with 150 horses, then we go to the bridle and there are 20 good horses, that is no good for our industry,” Wilson said. “It is great to see the numbers are there [in the tworein] to make great bridle horses. It takes so long to develop and bring these horses along, because they are extreme athletes, so the added money is great and it gets so many in it.” Maytown Moonshine (Cats Moonshine x Bunny Lena x Smart Little Lena) and Shane Steffen, the reserve Open Two Rein Spectacular champions, earned $4,400 for owner Carrie A. Whisler with a 660 (H:221.5/R:221/C:217.5).


Lillys Vaquero belonged to Clark Weaver before he was born, truly. Weaver, from Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased an embryo that held the promise of an athletic foal by Cat T Masterson and out of RS Lilly Starlight (by Grays Starlight).

Throughout the years, the 6-year-old gelding has more than lived up to his potential, including winning the Non Pro Two Rein Spectacular at the 2019 Stallion Stakes. “I got a chance to buy him as an embryo from a great friend of mine, Dr. Harris, and have been able to raise him, start him as a 2-year-old,” said Weaver. “Brad Barkemeyer, at Bella Vista Ranch at the time, showed him but didn’t make the SBF finals. We’ve shown him at all the limited aged events, made the finals and nipped at the winners. I’m just so happy for this horse to finally get a big win.” Weaver and Lillys Vaquero posted a 433.5 composite (H:141.5/R:146.5/ C:145.5) to earn the win and $2,828. It is the first year for the gelding’s owner to show in the two-rein. “I have been practicing at home with the two-rein because it is like you’re trying to knit a blanket up there with your hands,” laughed Weaver as he discussed


Maytown Moonshine (Cats Moonshine x Bunny Lena x Smart Little Lena) and Shane Steffen, the reserve Two Rein Spectacular champion, earned $4,400 for owner Carrie A. Whisler with a 660 (H:221.5/R:221/C:217.5).

practicing with the two-rein rig. “It is a big part of the Vaquero tradition to be able to go through all the stages, and it takes so long [it] builds a horse to last. Today in the two-rein was one of the best runs he’s ever given me. He is trained in the hackamore so we use the bosalita, I didn’t have to use the bridle the whole time.” Lillys Vaquero has spent several months in the roping pen, which Weaver said helped the horse in all aspects of the reined cow horse event as well as prepares him for four-class events down the road. But to prepare for the Non Pro Two Rein Spectacular, the focus was on the herd work. “It’s our biggest challenge because it’s one of my weakest areas,” Weaver said. “I was as proud of his herd work effort as I could be. It keeps getting better and better. In the reining, he is very intelligent and he knows what is going to happen next. He is a blast to circle and he got turned around good.

NON PRO TWO REIN SPECTACULAR CHAMPION Clark Weaver rode his gelding, Lillys Vaquero (Cat T Masterson x RS Lilly Starlight x Grays Starlight), to a 433.5 and $2,828 for the Non Pro win.

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nOn PRO TWO ReIn SPeCTaCuLaR ReSeRVe CHaMPIOn Sareece Brown and Wright On Hickory (Hes Wright On x Hickorys Miracle x Doc’s Hickory) earned $2,222 for her yellow Creek Ranch with a 432.5 (H:141.5/R:145.5/C:145.5).

The fence work, I felt like I had a really good cow and he honored us good.” Weaver acknowledges many trainers, other owners and showmen and -women who helped him be better on a horse throughout the years. This win is a culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication to the industry, he said. “It is like the entire industry has had to help me get here. To come out on top is just great because it is anybody’s game on any given day,” said Weaver. “You look at the entries in the two-rein and it is all the limited aged event horses and there are a lot of great horses in the two-rein now. The NRCHA is growing the two-rein with the added money, its gotten there. “This is a discipline of passion. It takes some fortitude to get a horse to go through all of these shows, and anything can go wrong in these three events. It takes a long time to go through all the steps, and that is why you have these 6-yearolds in the two-rein still learning,” he continued. Reserve in the Non Pro went to Sareece Brown riding Wright On Hickory (Hes Wright On x Hickorys Miracle x Doc’s Hickory) for her Yellow Creek Ranch. Brown earned $2,222 with a 432.5 (H:141.5/R:145.5/C:145.5).

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CD Highlights (High Brow CD X Go Little Starlight X Grays Starlight) was piloted by Randy Paul to a 294 score (R:146/C:148) to win $2,340 for owner Linda Katz in the Open Bridle class.


Prize Winning Gal (Smokums Prize X Ill Be A Winning Gal X Ill Be Smart), scored a 294 (R:146/C:148) with Wyatt Fisher to win $1,950 and reserve in the Open Bridle as well as $480 for 1st place Intermediate Open Bridle for owners and parents Jayson and Teresa Fisher.


Coloradoboonsmal (Peptoboonsmal X Miss Playboys Josie X Freckles Playboy) captured the Intermediate Open second place with a 293 (R:146/C:147) score with Keith Vogel in the saddle for owner Conrad Swanson.

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Prime Time Report (Half Time Report X Shining Suzana X Shining Spark), ridden by Jesus Roman, scored a 279.5 (R:139.5/C:140) to earn the reserve Limited Open Bridle and $975 for owners Rocking J Ranch Inc.

Sparks On The Fence (Smart Boons X Spark Chic Olena X Smart Chic Olena) carried owner Garrell Reilly to a 295 (R:146.5/C:148.5) to earn the win and $1,116 in the Intermediate and $960 in the Novice.

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With a 280 (R:138.5/C:141.5), Don Maston and Shes Dualin Smart (Mister Dual Pep X Elans Smart Belle X Elans Playboy) were second in the Select Non Pro Bridle, earning Maston and his wife, Judy, $150.

BoxO Valentines Cat (Palo Duro Cat X Tracis Blue Roan X Roan Ambrose) and Jecca Ostrander scored a 281 (R:141.5/C:139.5) to earn $250 for Ostrander’s Box O Quarter Horses.

LHR Rey C Time (One Time Pepto X Rey Jay Play X Dual Rey), owned by Fred Wein, and piloted by Cayley Wilson, scored a 290.5 (R:145.5/C:145) to earn the Open Hackamore championship and $1,980.

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Ron Ralls rode Jills A Little Sioux (A Shiner Named Sioux X Jills A Little Blue X Mecom Blue) to a 281 (R:138.5/C:142.5) to earn owner Richard Bell $320.

Hes A Leap Of Faith (Cat Man Do X Playgun Sunette X Playgun), ridden by Ryan Gallentine, took the Intermediate Open Hackamore win with a 282 (R:140/C:142) to earn owner Cindy LaPointe $480.

Just Call Me Earl (Once In A Blu Boon X CP Peekn Sneakn Blue X Peeka Pep) and rider Sunni Ann McCormick scored a 283 (R:144/C:139) to earn the Limited Open Hackamore Champion title and $1,200 for owner Devon Camilleri.

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Iconic Cat (High Brow Cat X Wood I Never X Zack T Wood) and Taylor Gillespie rode to a 277.5 (R:140.5/C:137) to earn owner Lesley Marshall $800 with the reserve win.

Darleen Wood won reserve in the Non Pro Hackamore with a score of 283.5 (R:145/C:138.5) aboard Cat Walks Into A Bar (WR This Cats Smart x Sue C Shiner x Shining Spark).

Toni Hagen Heath piloted Legend De Lena (Smart Peppy Doc X My Legend Del Cielo X Gallo Del Cielo) to a score of 293.5 (R:146.5/C:147) to earn the Non Pro Hackamore title and $1,690 for owner Daniel Heath.

Chris Dawson piloted Metallic Pearl (Metallic Cat x Precious Lil Pearl x Travalena) to a 442 (R: 220.5 / C:221.5) to a $2,034 paycheck for owners Mike and Kelly Warner.

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Lori Frampton-Crafton piloted DVA Smart Dually (Smart Mate X Itty Bitty Dually X Dual Pep ) to a 290.5 (R:145.5/C:145) to capture the Non Pro Limited reserve championship and $940 for owner Debbie Crafton.


Caroline Whyler piloted her horse, My Bets In (Bet Hesa Cat X Just Playin Stylish X Playin Stylish) to a score of 290 (R:144/C:146) to earn reserve in the 5K Non Pro Limited and $616.


Sue Schmitz captured the 5K Non Pro Limited title with a score of 290.5 (R:144/C:146.5) aboard Smoking Red Pepper (Smokeelan X A Red Belle Pepper X Mister Dual Pep), earning $784. She earned an additional $406 with the Select Non Pro Limited win.


Alexandra Hart and Shadyrools (Shady Lil Starlight X Sheza Roo X Gallo Del Cielo) scored a 286.5 (R:142/C:144.5) to claim the 1K Non Pro Limited win and $285.

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Elizabeth Poor rode R Little C D (High Brow CD x Dox Miss N Reno x Miss N Cash) for her father, Paul Poor, to a 285 (R:139/C:146) for reserve, earning $237.50.

Alison Brantley and Metallic Dual (Metallic Cat X Dualin Darlene X Dual Pep ) rode to a 288.5. (R:144.5/C:144) and pocketed $319 for 2nd place in the highly competitive field of Select Non Pro Limited.



Lannie-Jo Lisac rode LooksLikeLuckToMe (Smart Boons X Dual Lookin Pep X Dual Pep ), owned by her grandparents Timothy and Katherine Miller, to a 284.5 (R:146/C:138.5) to earn the reserve and a check for $130.

Braelynn Weaver and Sheza Stylish Player (Playin Stylish X Pretty In The Pink X Peptoboonsmal) scored a 290 (R:142.5/C:147.5) for the win and $180 for her dad, owner and NRCHA professional Brady Weaver.

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///////// 2019 NRCHA STALLION STAKES The following winners are also listed in their Spectacular event coverage.


Cutter McLaughlin piloted his longtime-partner in the show pen, CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark) to a 296.5 (R146/C:150.5) to earn the win and $2,100 for his parents, owners Jay and Wendy McLaughlin.


Lindsey James rode her horse, Maximum Spoonful (Hes a Peptospoonful X PG Maxine X Playgun) to a 292.5 (R:145.5/C:147) to take reserve and earn $837.


CR Tuffs Magic Tonic, piloted by Cayley Wilson for owner Douglas McDaniel, Jr., scored a 444.5 (R:221 / C:223.5) to win the Open Two Rein and earn $2.599.


Lillys Vaquero (Cat T Masterson x RS Lilly Starlight x Grays Starlight) took owner and rider Clark Weaver to a 292 (R:146.5/ C: 145.5) to earn $1,705.20 and the non Pro Two Rein title.


Sareece Brown rode Wright On Hickory (Hes Wright On x Docs Miracle x Doc’s Hickory), for her yellow Creek Ranch, to score a 291 (R:145.5/C: 145.5) and earn $1,339.80.


Dan Perez and Red Carpet Style (CD Lights x Stylish n Shiney x Shining Spark) scored a 291.5 composite (R:147/C:144.5) to win the non Pro Limited and $1,175.


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Bryce Barkemeyer rode FS Smart Boomer Chic (Smart Chic Olena X Boomers Lady Kiper X Boomernic) to a composite 287.5 (R:142/C:145.5) in the youth Limited 13 & under for the runner up spot.

Douglas McDaniel, Jr, rode his mare, CR Tuffs Magic Tonic (Woody Be Tuff X Miss Oak Tonic X Little Peppy Oak), to the youth Bridle win with a score of 291 (R:144/C:147) to earn $195.


Landri Lisac piloted Soulanova (Soula Jule Star x Round Oak annie x Smokum Oak) to a 288.5 (R:146/C:142.5) for the youth Limited reserve and $150. The same score earned first place in the youth Limited 13 & under.

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The European Reined Cow Horse Association crowned Spring Stakes champions in Italy.

The titles of ERCHA Spring Stakes Open and Limited Open Champion went to the young and talented trainer Pietro Tuberga, riding Bet Command Rey (Dual On Command X Dots My Bet), a chestnut stallion owned by Green Mountain Quarter Horses.


he renowned equestrian facility of Palacittà, in Travagliato, Italy, hosted the first European Reined Cow Horse Association’s special event of the 2019 show season, the Spring Stakes. Held March 9 through 10, competitors enjoyed a warm and pleasant spring climate. A National Reined Cow Horse Associationapproved show reserved to 4- and 5-yearold horses, it was judged entirely by experienced professionals Enrico Righetti and Manuela Maiocchi, from Italy. More than 50 horses from Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy came to Travagliato for this thrilling show. The Spring Stakes provided a testing ground for the Derby horses, which show again in May at the second step of the National and European Championship. Eighteen horse-and-riders teams entered: Thirteen in the Open class, eight in the Limited Open, three in the Non Pro and Limited Non Pro, and three in the Novice Amateur division. The event started on Saturday, with the herd work




and followed on Sunday with rein and fence work which closed the entire show. The competitors were closely matched after the first two runs of the competition. In the end, the titles of ERCHA Spring Stakes Open and Limited Open Champion went to the young and talented trainer Pietro Tuberga, riding Bet Command Rey (Dual On Command X Dots My Bet), a chestnut stallion owned by Green Mountain Quarter Horses. The pair took the lead immediately by scoring an impressive 145 in the herd work, continued with a good 143 in rein work, and dominated the fence work with a tremendous run worthy of a 148 from the judges. Their final composite raised up to a huge 436, surpassing then the reserve champion by five points.

Bet Command Rey is used to the winner’s circle, as he is a two-time ERCHA Futurity Open Champion with Giovanni Campanaro in the saddle. In January, the horse started working between the reins of Tuberga, and the pair immediately built up a great feeling. “He’s such a nice and reliable horse,” said Tuberga after his win. “He’s been perfectly trained by Giovanni; he is easy to ride. I love this most about him. Now that he is 5, he has also built up such a strong body, and he is powerful as well as athletic. He is a true cow horse.” Tuberga was quick to thank the owner of the horse. Tuberga became a professional seven years ago. He first worked for Markus Schopfer, then for Giovanni Campanaro, and after the latter left Italy

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to go to the USA, he became the technichal guide of Jacopo Ranch. “I enjoyed the herd work and I cut three nice cows. The rein work was not as good as I wanted, but in the fence work I decided to take the risk,” Tuberga said. “The horse was with me all the time, and we made a good job!” The pair will compete at the Italian and European cow horse derbies, and then will have a long, deserved rest. Reserve honours in both the Open and Limited Open divisions went to

Alessandro Coppari and Me To The Light (Me To The Bar x Lynx Star Light x Grays Starlight), a 4-year-old mare, owned by Andrea Ambrogiani. The pair scored 141 in the herd work, 144 in the rein work, and ended with an astonishing 146 along the fence, for a total composite of 431. Markus Schopfer proved to be always extremely competitive, as he ended up third place in the Open class, scoring 430 (H:142/R:145/C:143). The much-decorated trainer rode Oh Cay Mc (Metallic Cat x Oh Cay Meriah x Light N Lena), a


Austrian rider and Wagyu cattle breeder Peter Trixner dominated the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro divisions of the Spring Stakes. DEAD OR ALIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Mariella Pfeiffer, from Switzerland, took the lead in the Box-Drive-Box class with her 2001 mare, My Coco Girl Annie.

4-year-old stallion nicknamed “Mario.” The horse was born and trained in the United States by Todd Crawford, before being purchased by Silverstone Ranch. The pair were top score in the rein work. In the Limited Open class, third place was taken by Alessandro Coppari and Bar Baby Stylish (More Than Stylish x Resketta x Genuine Redskin), a 4-yearold mare, owned by Cleo Pugnetti. The pair scored 428 (H:140/R:144.5/C:143.5). Austrian rider and Wagyu cattle breeder Peter Trixner dominated the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro divisions of the Spring Stakes astride his great CR Tuff Lovin Cat, a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding by Woody Be Tuff out of CR Smart Lil Kitty, a daughter of High Brow Cat. The pair, who won the 2018 ERCHA Futurity Intermediate Non Pro in Mooslargue, France, built up a composite score of 412— scoring 137 in herd work, 136 in reing work and 139 down the fence. “This time we were lucky that everything went well,” said Trixner after his win, remembering the fall in the Futurity final fence work in France. “We just needed time to build up a good feeling. When I first rode him at the 2018 Futurity, I only had him for a couple of months [and we] didn’t have enough time to get to know each other. We just needed to get connected. I still have that fall in my mind, and we have worked on it. Today everything worked out quite good!” Trixner loves his horse and enjoyed the fence work run most. The Austrian cattle breeder and his equine partner will show at the ERCHA Derby 2019 in Cremona in May. “He is a true cow horse—very cowy, but extremely quiet at the same time,” said Trixner of CR Tuff Lovin Cat. “He his steady and realiable, he knows his job and is just a very good horse! We had great fun. The fence work was great. Down the fence he was perfect!” REINED COW HORSE NEWS | May/June 2019

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Vaclav Vacik, from Czech Republic, took reserve champion in both Non Pro divisions, riding his chestnut mare Silver Black Okie, a 5-year-old by Smartest Magician and out of Blue Duck Daisy (by Blue Duck Okie), bred by the Silverstone Ranch. The pair, that was ERCHA / NRCHA Pre-Futurity Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Champion in 2018, scored 404.5 (H:138/R:136.5/C:130). In the Novice division of the Spring Stakes, the winner was Swiss rider Eliane D.Gfeller, on her 2013 stallion, Chics Smart Lover (Smart Chic Oleva x Ellevi Love Jac). The pair scored 141.5 in the herd work, 141 in the rein work, and 140 in the boxing, for a total composite of 422.5. “He is a really nice horse,” said Gfeller. “We don’t know each other very well, yet, but we figured it out very good in this show. I truly hope we’ll increase our feeling and performance, show after show. I never thought about showing him, as he was [fellow competitor] Chris Seiler’s show horse, but now maybe we can go on, as it seems we are working. Even if he really wants to go and he’s lively, he never gets crazy, and you can always handle him easily. I feel that he is good and safe for me, and I can trust him.” Trixner and CR Tuff Lovin Cat placed second in this section, scoring 415 (H:137/R:136/C:142), The pair was top score in the boxing run. The ERCHA Spring Stakes Show boasted a full slate of ancillary classes, eligible for the regional, and European Championships of Working Cow Horse. On Saturday, the Herd Work All Ages classes took place, and in the Regional All Ages Open, the winner was French professional rider Marine Richard astride GS Top On Whizard (Sail On Top Whizard x Miss Tari Jex), scoring 134. The pair was Limited Open Champion and Open Reserve Champion at the ERCHA Spring

The Herd Work All Ages win went to Robert Marchi riding Royal Thunder Boom.

Stakes 2018. Roberto Marchi, riding Royal Thunder Boon (Royal Fletch x April Boonlight x Boonlight), owned by Christian Magnaghi, won the Herd Work All Ages Open Regional, with score 139. Alessia Marchetti and her GP Smart Queen won the Herd Work All Ages Non Pro class, with score 132, while Giulio Leonardi was the winner of the Regional section of this class, astride his Lil Scoot N Pep (Smart Lil Scoot X Genuine Peponita x Peponita Brown) with a score of 140.5. In the Non Pro Limited class, Austrian rider Trixner again topped the chart, scoring 281.5 (R:137.5/C:144) astride his Chics Fluffed (Smart Chic Olena x Fluff Your Feathers x Gallo Del Cielo). The pair won also the Non Pro Limited Regional. In the brand-new Box-Drive-Box class, Mariella Pfeiffer, from Switzerland, took the lead with her 2001 mare, My Coco Girl Annie (Cats Coco Dancer x Kalamity Jane x Cats Coco Dancer), scoring 275 (R:140/C:135). While German rider Bettina Konigsbauer won the Novice Riders with Jacs Royal Boonsmal (Royal Boonsmal x Zans Glenda Jac x Mr Smoken Eighty Six), with a composite of 276 (R:135/C:141).

In the Open Bridle, Markus Schopfer topped the chart riding Peptos Lil Bingo (Peptoboonsmal x Conchita Gay Bingo x Bingo Hickory), with a score of 289 (R:143.5/C:145.5), while in the Limited Open Bridle the winner was German rider Richard Forster, scoring 267 (R:142 /C:125). The pair won also the Regional section of this class and the Open Bridle Open Regional. In the Novice Horse Non Pro, the winner was Giulia Costelli riding HF Rubberband Man (One Time Pepto X My Other Toys A Car x Smart Lena Boon), the pair scored 132 in rein work and a consistent 143 in fence work, for a total composite of 275. In the the Non Pro Bridle, the top score was marked by french rider Jean Luc Renaud, astride his RH Hesa Pepto Diamond (Spoonful of Merada x Marriah Diamond x Dual Marquis Diamond). The pair scored 283 (R:140/C:143), beating the reserve champion by more than 10 points and also winning the Non Pro Bridle Regional. The next stage of the ERCHA Championship show will be the ERCHCA/NRCHA Derby, a Special Event that NRCHA approved, held in Cremona, Italy, from May 22-29, 2019.

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The Swedish Reined Cow Horse Association’s dedication to the sport brought recognition as the 2018 Affiliate of the Year.


hough the reined cow horse discipline began in California, the reach of the event spans across the globe, as evident by the 2018 National Reined Cow Horse Association Affiliate of the Year winner, the Swedish Reined Cow Horse Association. With 130 club members, of which there are 25 registered as NRCHA members, the club proves that no matter where you live, a good working cow horse is appealing.

The NRCHA awards the Affiliate of the Year to a group that meets all NRCHA member requirements, including having a minimum number of members (20), and is a promoter of the sport through growing membership. The affiliates provide local events as a way for riders to qualify for the NRCHA World Championship Show and chase regional titles. The Affiliate Committee, headed by Frank Prisco, reviews the NRCHAapproved affiliates that apply for Affiliate

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From Left, President Joakim Pettersson, Johnny Nilsson, Vice President Emil Karlsson, Secretary Fredrika Ek, Treasurer Marit Elmhagen, Klas Henriksson, Silvio Wirth, Peter Eggert, and not pictured is board member Sara Lindberg.

of the Year to find the one that is most deserving of the annual award. Joakim Pettersson, SRCHA president, heads up the European group, which became an official affiliate in 2017, though it began in 2006. A trainer at JiP Quarter and Performance Horses who also holds a judge’s card, Pettersson began earning money in reined cow horse events in 2004. The Falkoping, Sweden, horseman was unable to attend the banquet to receive the award, but his enthusiasm

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for reined cow horses was evident even oceans away. In 2019, the SRCHA will hold two NRCHA-approved shows (one a day) at their two-event, the Peo Ejderhall Memorial show, in the fall. While they ride and compete more than 5,000 miles away from most of the NRCHA premier events, the Swedes are growing and thriving in this Western discipline. Here, the SRCHA President visits with the Reined Cow Horse News about the honor.

RCHN: Congratulations on the Affiliate of the Year. Tell us what this means for your group.

Joakim Pettersson: We are proud and honored to be chosen by the NRCHA. It will encourage us to work even harder for the next year.

RCHN: Why do you think reined cow horse is so popular in Sweden?

JP: It is the most complete event you can do horseback and the biggest challenge to train and ride. A really good cow horse is the most educated horse—it just does it all! It is the most wonderful and joyful thing you can do on a horse.

RCHN: Tell us about your first reined cow horse show put on by SRCHA.

The award was received during the 2019 Celebration of Champions’ Awards Banquet along with $1,500 by Daniel Henriksson and Niklas Josefsson.

JP: We held shows on our own or in partnership [with NRCHA] since 2006. Numbers showing have gone up and down over the years; we are now on our way up. In 2018, we had 47 entries in our SRCHA classes during CowTown Challenge in May and 51 entries in our SRCHA classes at Peo Ejderhall Memorial in September. Both are weekend shows with reined cow horse shown together with cutting, ranch sorting and team penning.

RCHN: What have you done to grow the interest in the affiliate?

JP: We continue to work on our youth programs—we have 27 youth—and we offer a stallion sponsor program. Being able to offer [official] NRCHA classes is important. To make showing more affordable and to attract new riders to our sport we offer partly-sponsored youth clinics and gatherings held without their horses.



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JP: We face the challenge of finding an inside and outside arena that can hold cows. Cattle and transportation issues are routine. We also are required to have a veterinarian during the show, at all times, that must be pre-approved by the Swedish Board of Agriculture who also sets the rate the show management has to pay for that service. Many riders do not have access at all between clinics and shows to cattle. They find the sport expensive. We have the same issue as [reined cow horse riders] around Europe. There is just too little time spent training on cows.

RCHN: How have you continued to gain interest in training and learning the sport?

JP: Over the years there have been several U.S. trainers in Sweden, like Mark Matson, Jimmy Flores, Jimmy Flores Sr, Carl McCuistion, Smoky Pritchett, Les Vogt and Russell Dilday. They bring ideas and assistance that is also valuable to the few Swedish trainers we have. Members travel to train and learn from our trainers.

RCHN: What is the importance of this award for your organization’s future?

JP: The riders will recognize our work, like the NRCHA has recognized it. SRCHA as an association and NRCHA affiliate will help bring entries to our


RCHN: Are there challenges to training and showing a reined cow horse in Europe?

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shows and increase our members. The [SRCHA] board works really hard and we have people who reached out to a lot of contacts to make events happen. We want people to love this sport.

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The historic Tongue River Ranch hosted more than 60 working cowboys and cowgirls participating in the first Ranch Hand Clinic, put on with NRCHA professionals and focusing on refining reined cow horse show skills.


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Reined cow horse competition grew from ranch-based roots, and several professionals returned to that base to provide show insight to working cowboys at the first Ranch Hand Clinic.

Half-top steel trailers rattled down the seemingly never ending rock road leading to the Tongue River Ranch headquarters outside of Dumont, Texas, as more than 60 eager

participants made their way to the first National Reined Cow Horse Association Ranch Hand Clinic. Instead of clipped show horses unloading from living quarter trailers, well-muscled working ranch mounts stepped out of stock trailers and were saddled in working gear for the two-day event. Open to working ranch cowboys, the Ranch Hand Clinic sought to attract cowboys that were savvy on how to get the job done with cattle in the pasture and looking to sharpen their skills in the show pen. The event, which began Friday, March 24, with a dinner at Tongue River Ranch and continued through an all-day clinic Saturday and mock show on Sunday, took a team to put together. Myles Brown, of the R.A. Brown Ranch, put the bug in Todd Crawford’s ear about such a clinic during the 2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity®. “The cow horse is just a refined ranch work in the arena,” Brown said. “I want the cowboys to do good and the NRCHA to do well. There is a limited amount of people that can read a cow, ride good and aren’t afraid to go really fast. To ride a cow horse is one thing, to go fast and be savvy is another. The working cowboy is one area to go to for growth on the spectrum. For a cowboy, it is going to make

their job easier the better their horse rides.” Ranch raised and thrown into the show pen without much coaching, Brown understood the challenges of moving from pasture to arena. He, Crawford and Tripp Townsend soon began planning the event. Townsend helped connect the group with T.J. Roberts, manager at the Tongue River Ranch, who provided the facility and cattle. What started with “we’d be happy to have 20” quickly surpassed that goal as more and more working cowboys signed up for the unique learning opportunity. NRCHA professionals Russell Dilday, Robert Forst, Matt Koch, Terry Riddle and Jordan Williams joined Crawford as the clinicians. It was important that those teaching relate to the ranch hands. “We wanted to make sure we showed up as friends to help,” Williams said. “Cowboys, this is their way of life. They don’t have horses just to perform on, this is the horse they do a job on every single day. They are prideful and it’s important to have [teachers] that can relate and be sure to let them know we aren’t attacking you or saying you are right or wrong, but want you to help improve your skills.” After a full day of learning on Saturday from Crawford and Forst in the reining area, Williams on a flag, Riddle and Koch in the cutting pen, and Dilday working on going down the fence, attendees awoke Sunday to listen to NRCHA judges Dilday and Crawford discuss the

nuances of showing. Then, each participant took that information to the arena. Each rider rode a reining pattern followed by cow work. After every run, Crawford talked each of them through their ride on a video replay. The first show was essentially out of the way for the cowboys. “I feel the cowboys need the cow horse and the cow horse needs the cowboys—it goes hand in hand. It is the same culture,” Dilday said. “The way we train the horses we use, all the maneuvers we do, blend perfectly with the ranching lifestyle. Everything we do came from the ranch and cowboying and that is why I feel like it all goes right back to it. I want to help these guys make a better horse that is worth more money and have more fun so the every day work is more enjoyable.” The success of the first NRCHA Ranch Hand Clinic propelled the planning for additional events. Similar to the partnership NRCHA has with the National High School Rodeo Association which promotes cow horse to youth rodeo participants, bringing savvy cattle handling cowboys into the association can only benefit both parties. From working a cow down the fence to learning the proper frame and momentum to completing a flying lead change, ranch hands left the Tongue River arena with greater knowledge and big plans to create better horses. And, that is the goal for all horsemen.

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“I thought the biggest spot that would need help is bridling their horse up, or framing up. That makes everything else easier, like lead changes,” said Todd Crawford, NRCHA Hall of Fame rider and past president. “That is what we did the majority of the [clinic] day. Showing them how to gather their horse, frame them and then move the body to change leads was the focus. To my surprise, they were very good at it. More than that, nobody missed [my portion of the clinic]! The reining can be [seen as] kind of boring, but nobody missed it. That surprised me because I thought I’d be done by 1 or 2 o’clock and could watch the other guys work, but I was the last one out there.”

“I used to work at the Bell Ranch and got introduced to ranch horse shows working for Kris Wilson out there,” said clinic participant Kye Fuston, 30, who works for Parke Greason’s Sarco Creek Ranch. “I got to show a little bit here and there. Working for Parke, I got to show a little AQHA stuff. There are a lot of hours that go into showing. The guys that are here [teaching] can help us relate it back to working outside. It is all about making your horse better at the end of the day. The better your horse is, the more enjoyable a day you have working cattle.”

Tripp Townsend helped connect the NRCHA and T.J. Roberts of the Tongue River Ranch, enabling the clinic to be held at a working ranch. Townsend, and his son Trail, both rode in the 2019 World’s Greatest Horseman/Youth Horseman and also compete in Ranch Horse Association of America competition. “Definitely way more cowboys showed up than I thought would,” Tripp said. “Everyone loved the day working with all these guys. Guys that have shown in the ranch horse association, we all knew we needed more help progressing and keep trying to get better. We were at the right spot yesterday to learn some more.”


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Myles Brown, second from right, put the bug in Todd Crawford’s ear about bringing a reined cow horse clinic to working cowboys. From there, Tripp Townsend, far left, brought in T.J. Roberts from the Tongue River Ranch. The result was a clinic that exceeded the expectations of the teachers and the students participating.

From left, Robert Forst, Matt Koch, Terry Riddle, Todd Crawford, Jordan Williams and Russell Dilday, all NRCHA professionals volunteering their time during the clinic.

“I show in Ranch Horse Association of America. I’d like to show NRCHA. This is something I’ve never done before and I was real thrilled to get to come and learn,” said Tongue River Ranch cowboy Quentin Marburger, 38. “I want to be able to do it all and learn from everybody, but especially the reining part. We get a lot of cow work in at the ranch and these horses are naturally cowy. But, the reining work is all about what we train them to do. A horse doesn’t naturally carry itself loping circles like they would in the show pen. A lot of these horses, it’s natural to work a cow but not to rein and I was excited to get help in that.”

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With over 60 participants moving through five stations, riders worked up an appetite. Meals were provided by the cooks at the Tongue River and Sarco Creek ranches.

Russell Dilday and Robert Forst took turns assisting riders boxing a cow then driving it down the fence to start a fence run. Here, Forst shadows Silver Spur Ranches cowboy Drake Bryan. “I want to be a better hand and make good horses, and these are the best guys in the country that you want to learn from. I have done zero showing but I want to,” said Bryan. “The feel, with your hands, needs to be done slowly and correctly, not getting in a hurry but staying relaxed, that is my biggest takeaway. Yes, I’m excited to keeping working and get to a show.”

Reviewing the fundamental positions needed to work cattle by using a mechanical flag, Jordan Williams focused on slow and correct work. He said, “I think the big thing we need to enforce and push is to slow down and not to panic. If a [cowboy] is out sorting drys, or whatever it is on the ranch, there is no difference in the show pen. You wait and do what the cow does, then drive it off. What is done on a ranch everyday can apply to the arena life and is no different. That is an important message to get across to these guys.”


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ebruary 2020 feels light years away. The next 8 months will fly by. Before you know it, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions will be underway. The weeklong event includes the NRCHA’s World Championship Show featuring the top horses and riders from each of the association’s eight geographic regions. The exciting event includes the exhilarating World’s Greatest Horseman, World’s Greatest Youth Horseman and the Cow Horse Derby for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses.   Spectators are welcome, but why just watch from the stands when you can compete?  

Qualifying for the world show is a yearlong process. The show year begins on November 16 and ends on the following November 15. Riders then have three months to sharpen their skills before arriving at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, for the World Championships. Getting qualified requires not only success in the show pen but a bit of strategy and planning.   “I haven’t made it a point to haul a lot, but I have a plan at the beginning of the year where I decide which shows I’m going to,” said Atwater, California, non pro Murray Thompson. In 2012 Thompson won the Non Pro Bridle World Championship riding Smart Time Tuck (Senors Lil Brudder x Smoke Time Tuck


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x Doc Tom Tucker). It was Thompson’s need to make sure they qualify in classes first win and “Zip’s” second. Zip won the that won’t run concurrently. Open Bridle title in 2003.   Read on to learn how to strategize your “I attend bigger shows, where it’s pos- show season to qualify for the world sible to run for more points and money, show and find tips for making the most in combination with going to the local of your championship competition expeaffiliate shows,” he said.  rience.   To be eligible for the NRCHA World Championship Show a horse (in Open Classes) or horseand-rider combination (in Non Pro Classes) must compete at least three times in a given class in at least three NRCHA-approved shows in the same region, and must have an accumulated point value of at least half a point. The top 20 horses fulfilling these requirements, including ties, are invited to compete. Youth horse and rider combinations only have to show at least three times in their respective Youth class in any region to be eligible.  At the 2019 Celebration of Champions, “It’s really important to listen Jennifer Woodmansee rode away with a to your coaches. They can help slew of prizes for her win. The top-tier awards are an added bonus to competing at guide you through,” said Kimmie the big event. Dillon. The Scottsdale, Arizona, rider qualified for the 2018 world show riding Boom Tang (Boomernicker x Tang N Annie x Tang N SHOW SEASON STRATEGY Pep), but didn’t make the trek. “Brad and Qualifying for the world show begins Mindy Barkemeyer continue to guide me with a plan. Sanctioned shows help through this very exciting process.”  exhibitors compete in the mandatory Additionally, it’s imperative to fol- three approved shows. These regional low NRCHA’s website for any chang- competitions often require less travel and es that might affect the show format. typically are scheduled throughout the For example, at the 2019 World Show, show year in areas where the weather NRCHA likely will run several of the is conducive. Local affiliate groups proclass preliminary go-rounds togeth- vide sanctioned shows that tend to have er. The Intermediate Non Pro Bridle fewer entries than the premier events and and Novice Non Pro Bridle will run there might only be a handful of Non simultaneously, while the Non Pro Bridle Pro riders in fence classes. But in some will stand alone. Similarly, the $5,000 geographic regions there are much larger Non Pro Limited  and $1,000 Non Pro shows, said Thompson. Limited preliminaries will run together, “Our affiliate has 10 one-day shows. We but the Non Pro Limited will run on its try to hold them before other major shows own. Riders who want to run twice will so they serve as warm-ups,” Thompson

Arizona. There are a lot of great opportunities to learn and compete,” she said. “As a newer rider in the cow horse classes, I still have a lot to learn. I am fortunate to have found a solid coach, who I trust and follow, from the very beginning.”  Hauling to regional events and NRCHA premiere events, such as the Stallion Stakes, Derby, Hackamore Classic and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity®, can quickly change a rider’s standings in the points and earnings. Pulling a check at one of these events can catapult a rider to a higher place in the standings.  Last year, Thompson didn’t enter his first show until the NRCHA Derby in June. Thompson finished fifth in the Non Pro Bridle and first in the Select Non Pro Bridle there, riding Call Me WR (WR This Cats Smart x Call Me Christysue x Doc Olena). They followed up that performance with a second place at the

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California Rodeo in Salinas. A tie for third and fourth in the Non Pro Bridle in Reno, Nevada, and third in Nampa, Idaho, jumped the team to second in the Non Pro Bridle National Standings. When all the calculations were complete, they had won both the regional and

national Non Pro Bridle year-end titles.   “Last year was just one of those years where things went really well for us,” he said. “It’s really up to the kind of year we’re having and where we end up in the regional and national standings. If we are leading and need a padding or

are close to leading with a chance to win either title, I haul for points if there are shows in the southwest or northwest available.” Thompson meticulously tracks his own records, noting the points and winnings he earns at each show. He compares those notes to the NRCHA website to confirm accuracy and to follow his peers’ progress.  “Both the Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association and NRCHA websites are very informative for keeping track of shows and earnings,” Dillon said.  There is an additional way to qualify for the NRCHA World Show. Riders who don’t qualify by finishing in the top 20, but who were working cow horse

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Above: Kimmie Dillon competes at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas, a premier event many riders use to qualify for the World. Right: After a successful run, Kimmie Dillon rewards her horse with a pat.


Qualifying is a significant component of the world show experience; navigating the event is the other. For some horses it’s the first time they’ll compete in the Will Rogers Memorial Center. For some riders it’s the first time they’ll ride in a nationallevel event. The weather, the nerves and a new environment for some make for an exciting and challenging experience.  “I can’t wait to experience the NRCHA World Show,” Dillon said. “I think as a newer non pro, keeping my jitters in check will be important. And, maintaining focus when under pressure is critical for all competitors.”  Thompson recommends arriving three days prior to competing. That gives horse and rider time to acclimate to the facility. Fortunately, the main arena in the current facility is similar in size to many other venues, he said.  “I like having three days ahead of time


finalists at an alliance partner’s world championships also are eligible to compete in February. That includes the American Quarter Horse Association Youth, Select and World Championship Shows and the American Paint Horse Association Youth and World Championships. Riders who earn an invitation in this manner should be sure to read the NRCHA rulebook. Equipment rules might vary and the NRCHA rules will be used. “Not all of the [alliance partner] shows are always NRCHA-sanctioned so the AQHA shows provide us additional opportunities to compete and learn,” Dillon said.  

to get settled in,” he said. “It gives you time to make sure your horse is comfortable and a chance to ride in the pen a few times before you show.” Even though the world championship show is in Texas, a location with milder winter weather, it can be cold. That can impact a horse’s focus and it means riders need to pack for a wide range of temperatures. The first time Thompson competed at the world it was still held in Stephenville. “It was really cold and I probably didn’t lope enough,” he said. “My horse kicked out in the show ring and that ended that trip. We also were leading the national championship and because we didn’t make the finals we ended up

reserve.” Traveling to the NRCHA World Championship Show is an exciting and fun-filled opportunity to test a horse’s and rider’s abilities against the best in the nation. The experience can be exhausting and overwhelming, but riders quickly learn to pace themselves to make the most of the event. It’s a delicate balance between showing hard enough in the prelims to make the finals without overextending the horse and leaving too little reserve energy for the finals.  “You want to do well enough to make it to the finals, but you want to save your chances at making a big run in the finals, where you might have a chance to win it,” Thompson said.

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t’s so easy to get in a hurry and forget to check our latigos, which are also termed “billets,” for weak spots and wear when we saddle up, but it’s so important to do this. If you’ve found you need a new latigo and are now ready to put it on your saddle, this is an easy and quick knot you can use to attach it regardless of where you are. This works for rear billets too. If you have saddle soap and an awl handy, these will make it easier to slide the tie string through the holes in your latigo. Without them, the tie string won’t slide quite as well but it’s still easy enough to do. 1. Start by applying a light coat of saddle soap to your tie string. 2 . Fold your latigo or billet over the appropriate Dee ring on your saddle. In this guide we are using a rear billet which folds over from front to back. For a front latigo the fold is opposite, or back to front. Regardless of which one you’re attaching, put one end of your tie string through each bottom hole, going from front to back. Make sure the string ends are pulled even but don’t tighten it completely. 3. Again, from front to back, put the tie string ends through the bottom 2

holes in the latigo or billet that now lies closest to your horse. 4. Turn the latigo or billet over (as in step 5) and put one string end through the top hole going from back to front. 5. Using your awl (a screwdriver or hoofpick will work), carefully open the top hole by running the awl in next to the string you just threaded through. Put the remaining tie string end through the same top hole in the latigo or billet, again going from back to front. Applying more saddle soap to the string can be helpful here as it’s a tight squeeze to get both ends in the same hole.

6. From the back, the string should now form the shape of a V. 7. From the front of the latigo/billet place both string tails through the loop in the string. 8. Pull the string tight and your knot is complete. Latigos are one piece of tack you really depend on for safety! It doesn’t matter if they’re made of leather or nylon; they will wear out someday. Inspect your entire latigo and off-latigo regularly for weak spots and age. Make sure the leather is pliable. Look for elongation of the holes in the straps. It’s especially important to check for wear where the cinch buckle attaches to the latigo or double off. It’s equally important to check where it’s folded over the D rings of your saddle. These are the spots where the most pressure is applied. If there are any problems replace the strap(s) before you ride.



RCHA member Dennis Moreland, owner of Dennis Moreland Tack, has been making quality working and show tack since 1976 and offers a full line of show-quality tack. Visit. or call 817-312-5305 to see how Dennis can help you with your tack needs.

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REFLECTIONS FROM THE STAKES The competition at the 2019 NRCHA Stallion Stakes was as good as it gets in reined cow horse.



OW! How good does it get? It’s amazing how much our 4and 5-year-olds can do in the arena. They did the herd work like cutting horses, the reined work like reining horses, and the cow work like seasoned veterans. The winners come from the horses that can perform at a high level in all three disciplines. The days of the horses that aren’t quite good enough to go to the National Cutting Horse Association’s Futurity or the National Reining Horse Association’s Futurity, so they come to the cow horse events, are over. Our horses are usable, trainable and special. The ground in Vegas for all three phases seemed to be excellent. The horses were able to get a hold of the ground in the herd work, had credit earning stops in the reined work, and very few slipped on the cow works. In the herd work, there were very few penalties or lost cows. Also noticeable were the lack of scores under 70. Credit cuts are getting to be the norm. Working in the center of the pen and good, clean quits also were in abundance. Little things are starting to separate horses in the reined work. Challenging the circles with definite speed variations, executing speed transitions close to the center of the circles—which raises the degree of difficulty—are a couple of noticeable “little things.” Some exhibitors raise the degree of difficulty factor up by competing to win but also exhib-

iting correct form while doing so, and their scores rightfully reflect it.   The cow work is like the tie-down roping in a lot of ways.  There are so many variables that can happen during the course of a run. The object remains the same: work through the problems as best you can and complete the run. Theoretically, the object is to keep the cow on the fence when attempting the fence work. The first turn on the fence presented a lot of variables for the judges to evaluate. Did the horse exhibit position and control, before, during, and after the turn to receive credit? Was the horse accurate and exhibit good form and quality to the turn? Did the cow stay on the fence or did it get out into the open field and cause the rider to loop? Did the horse exit the turn late

Brad Barkemeyer and Metallics Playboy were one of the many high-scoring runs seen at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes.

and allow the cow to get into the open field? What about the exhibitor that had a cow with a lot of speed that got into the open field and the exhibitor drove him back to the fence and had a strong finish? All these things happened at the Stakes. Judging these limited aged events with fairness and consistency is difficult, to say the least. It takes knowledge and experience to balance out the good with the poor and come up with the right scores for three disciplines. Job well done! Until next time, Bill Enk NRCHA Director of Judges

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Susan S. Abel Andy B. Adams Randall D. Alderson Blue R. Allen Jeff Allen Lyn Anderson Ron K. Anderson Karen R. Arlin Billy Arthur Lavert Avent David K. Avery B. J. Avila Bob C. Avila Jane A. Bagley Lance A. Baker Ben Baldus Margo Lea Ball Brad W. Barkemeyer Paul E. Barnes Francesca Baron Tomas Barta Maik Bartmann Jaime C. Beamer Michael W. Bednarek Chris C. Benedict Jerry M. Beukelman Darren N. Bilyea Adam L.R. Blackmon Mario Boisjoli Robin M. Bond Paul C. Bonnello Jan Boogaerts Ricky Bordignon John W. Boudreaux Roger A. Braa Sarah A. Bradley Donnie Bricker John Briggs Aaron C. Brookshire Brenda H. Brown Stephen F. Brown Monty L. Bruce Tom B. Buckingham Rod L. Burr Brandon C. Buttars Kathy Callahan-Smith Bill B. Campbell Antonino Cancellieri Marvin “Butch” Carse Joe A. Carter Allison Chapman (Blevins) Dolly R. Chayer Rick Chayer Justin K. Cherry Ian A. Chisholm Berry Clanton Bonnie Jo Clay Dale E. Clearwater Billy Cochrane Sandra M. Collier Jill L. Cook Dawn Coons Cal Cooper Debbie P. Cooper Abby Cosenza Marc A. Cosenza David B. Costello Camille H. Courtney Jeremy Cox Leigh Cragg Dee Craig Frank E. Craighead Todd Crawford Tom E. Crowley

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Michael C. Damianos Matthew M. Davison Chris C. Dawson Lee C. Deacon Shawn S. Deal Augusto DeFazio Gwendolyn Deiss Laurel Walker Denton Russell A. Dilday David J. Dillman Delena Doyle Frederick M. Drayer Janette M. Dublin Jim Dudley Al Dunning Michael S. Edwards Ron E. Emmons Bill Enk Terry L. Erickson Yonnel Estival Nick Faint Kathie Ferrante Buddy B. Fisher Tony M. Fisher Juli Fitch Todd D. Fitch Jimmy A. Flores Jack E. Forsberg Leo W. Fourre Ryan P. Gallentine Jason Gay Enrico Giaretta Taylor C. Gillespie David W. Glaser Mona Goransson Jay Gordon Rebecca L. Gordon Jake D. Gorrell Jerry D. Gorrell Carl Gould Mark E. Guynn Tom A. Hagwood Kirk L. Hall Derek Hanscome Stacy K. Hanson Bobby G. Harrison Tracey A. Hatakeyama Philipp M. Haug Susanne Haug Jonathan D. Hawthorne Terrill Heaton Guy Heintz Robin L. Henrichs Jay G. Henson Jason R. Hershberger James F. Hitt Linda K. Hitt Geoff M. Hoar Shawn Holden Wayne Holt Kevin Hood 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 Brandy Johnson Drake J. Johnson Lance B. Johnston Ann Judge Robbin Jung W Michael Jung Bob J. Kail Emil Karlsson Larry H. Kasten Bruce F. Keller Brad W. Kelsall Sarah Lyn Kennedy Tony S. Kennedy Jeremy S. Knoles Ramona J. Koch

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Cindy Lapp Eugenio Latorre Teresa J. Lauth Fredy Laval Mark A. Lecy Patrice A. Lee Rick LeMay Bobby E. Lewis Matthew Livengood Tack Louthan Mike W. Lund Morgan R. Lybbert Tye MacDonald Manuela Maiocchi Richard Marine Gary J. Martinez Amy B. Marx George Maschalani Filippo Masi Mark P. Matson Rick D. Maxson Dan E. Mayer Robert Cody McArthur Tom McBeath Shaun T. McBride Jim McCarty John J. McCarty Tami L. McClure Sunni Ann McCormick Karen McCuistion Gretchen L. McDaniel Mike McEntire Chele A. McGauly Jay McLaughlin Kathleen L. McPhaul Jeremy Meador Alessandro Meconi Jack M. Mervin Rich Mervin Bonnie Miller Darren L. Miller Mike E. Miller Allen R. Mitchels Jacky Molliex-Donjon Alessandro Monaldi James L. Montgomery Peter A. Morgan John P. Murphy Tom E. Neel Ricky Nicolazzi Connie C. O’Brien Jamie L. Olson Gay Lynn Owens Bradley A. Pagh John S. Palleria John R. Pascoe Jason M. Patrick Bret J. Paulick Will E. Pennebaker Mike J. Perkins Styrbjorn Persson Jamie L. Peters Marilyn G. Peters Laurie S. Petkus Joakim Pettersson Jill Pierre John L. Pipkin Kenda G. Pipkin Samuele Poli Barberis Kim J. Pope Brown Billy Prather Smoky Pritchett Kenny E. Pugh, Sr. Gary W. Putman John J. Quinlan Shannon Quinlan Vicki K. Radtke Christian Rammerstorfer Marilyn K. Randall Wade J. Reaney Travis Rempel Trigg C. Rentfro Rhonda J. Replogle Anne M. Reynolds Gary Reynolds Roy A. Rich

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Enrico Righetti Cyndi L. Robbins Mary E. Robinson Dan Roeser Jon Roeser Fielding (Bozo) H. Rogers Pam R. Rose Sam M. Rose Rusty R. Ruby Cynthia R. Rucker Mark R. Russell Bill J. Sanguinetti Debby M. Sanguinetti Andrea Santini Patrick H. Sattler Brandi M. Scheer Lance R. Scheffel Markus Schopfer Zeph P. Schulz Pamela Scott Cori Shields Lance Shields Dennis H. Sigler Mark A. Sigler Andrea J. Simons Marty O. Simper Karl D. Smith John S. Snyder Jim W. Spence Cristian Sperandio Brandon T. Staebler Julie Stanley Gary S. Stark Shane L. Steffen Harvey D. Stevens Timothy W. Stewart Jimmy R. Stickler Christie L. Sutfin Peter Swales Mauro Taccia Anthony S. Taormino Carol L. Telford Jake A. Telford Becky A. Terrell Kim A. Thake Steve Thake Rod W. Thiessen Ryan M. Thomas Terry R. Thompson Les M. Timmons John C. Tuckey Tim Unzicker Jeffry J. Veitch Carlo Volpi Jonathan Vrabec Allen R. Walton Lori L. Walton Trevor P. Walton Brady E. Weaver Bill R. Weaver II Gary W. Webb Terry Wegener Gary Wells Larry E. Westmoreland Scott M. Whinfrey Wayne W. Whitehead Daniel A. Wildin Doug Williamson Todd D. Williamson Maryann Willoughby Betty O. Wilson Cayley R. Wilson Katie H. Wilson Richard W. Winters Deb S. Witty Ken L. Wold Debra J. Wright Nancie K. Wright Liz Younger Badasci

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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 also 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: REINED COW HORSE NEWS | May/June 2019

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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) Have you earned more than $750 in earnings down the fence? (for eligibility)

m Yes

m No

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

m Yes

m No

3) Within 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) Within 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

m Yes

m No

5) Do 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?

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  | 122 May/June 2019 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

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Top Riders for Open Eligibility in 2019 Riders listed in the Top 25 (above the line) are NOT eligible for Intermediate Open LAE or HS in 2019. 3 Year Total is based on Lifetime Open Earnings.


Rider Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Corey D. Cushing Justin T. Wright Clayton M. Edsall Chris C. Dawson Kelby L. Phillips Sarah L. Dawson Zane P. Davis Todd A. Bergen John C. Swales Phillip J. Ralls Luke J. Jones Jake D. Gorrell Nicholas S. Dowers Shawn D. Hays Jay McLaughlin Tucker J. Robinson Randy J. Paul Ken L. Wold Clay Volmer Cayley R. Wilson Matt J. Koch Brad L. Lund Todd Crawford Brady E. Weaver Jake A. Telford Justin E. Lawrence Lance B. Johnston Boyd J. Rice Brandon C. Buttars Monica J. Caetano Dale E. Clearwater Shane L. Steffen Doug Williamson Lyn Anderson Erin L. Taormino Mark A. Sigler Robert Chown Russell A. Probert Ryan P. Gallentine EJ Laubscher Jordan W. Williams Anne M. Reynolds Shadd Parkinson Jim W. Spence Kyle Trahern Roy A. Rich Trent S. Pedersen Les D. Oswald Ricky Nicolazzi Daniel Sanchez




Sum of Earnings

$198,574.61 $87,543.70 $63,217.99 $97,247.41 $135,940.55 $124,912.53 $39,529.66 $109,450.19 $91,564.26 $82,926.18 $74,672.04 $37,306.00 $133,421.24 $59,636.92 $101,919.16 $94,360.89 $44,051.62 $54,299.03 $22,959.58 $33,257.76 $90,548.12 $23,922.36 $36,500.32 $24,149.79 $53,178.11 $79,052.47 $16,252.91 $3,055.50 $51,887.15 $33,797.10 $32,682.53 $25,354.63 $57,539.59 $47,029.18 $21,756.17 $16,955.12 $19,491.67 $30,886.19 $15,840.08 $27,198.47 $19,570.09 $27,607.28 $13,061.28 $13,562.28 $17,954.54 $18,743.29 $22,177.98 $5,345.15 $4,454.50 $13,501.10

$133,515.82 $217,957.47 $61,798.65 $125,490.26 $34,461.82 $91,571.98 $195,030.95 $122,400.30 $118,004.93 $127,034.18 $101,318.03 $189,994.07 $22,998.20 $98,773.73 $58,696.32 $73,600.18 $90,261.86 $68,283.64 $82,912.95 $83,517.57 $28,546.67 $114,551.04 $20,784.09 $91,908.69 $39,226.96 $22,182.22 $61,028.63 $36,054.40 $34,721.19 $36,888.50 $27,560.80 $25,351.08 $36,457.62 $23,168.64 $38,810.06 $37,174.94 $36,318.06 $30,954.43 $30,638.76 $26,607.63 $2,396.00 $26,028.20 $23,375.56 $36,455.76 $26,454.98 $26,261.41 $28,596.75 $28,535.55 $31,814.50 $27,243.60

$304,953.77 $307,793.08 $325,715.20 $126,536.17 $159,599.49 $95,442.89 $72,075.72 $69,697.38 $72,340.78 $61,356.06 $89,548.35 $20,204.62 $90,652.43 $57,324.17 $53,006.96 $32,447.92 $58,021.42 $65,363.51 $80,927.79 $69,113.44 $64,604.05 $28,734.20 $94,897.37 $34,319.10 $42,542.40 $27,207.62 $50,782.89 $79,205.46 $22,269.04 $36,273.10 $46,299.09 $54,921.58 $4,369.74 $23,694.47 $27,380.44 $32,622.32 $29,710.91 $22,157.63 $34,077.75 $18,581.62 $49,330.85 $15,369.30 $30,763.62 $15,006.51 $19,897.19 $18,781.42 $11,062.83 $26,394.68 $21,449.07 $15,309.73

$637,044.20 $613,294.25 $450,731.84 $349,273.84 $330,001.86 $311,927.40 $306,636.33 $301,547.87 $281,909.97 $271,316.42 $265,538.42 $247,504.69 $247,071.87 $215,734.82 $213,622.44 $200,408.99 $192,334.90 $187,946.18 $186,800.32 $185,888.77 $183,698.84 $167,207.60 $152,181.78 $150,377.58 $134,947.47 $128,442.31 $128,064.43 $118,315.36 $108,877.38 $106,958.70 $106,542.42 $105,627.29 $98,366.95 $93,892.29 $87,946.67 $86,752.38 $85,520.64 $83,998.25 $80,556.59 $72,387.72 $71,296.94 $69,004.78 $67,200.46 $65,024.55 $64,306.71 $63,786.12 $61,837.56 $60,275.38 $57,718.07 $56,054.43


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Top Riders for Non Pro Eligibility in 2019 Riders listed in the Top 12 (above the line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Non Pro LAE in 2019. 3 Year Total is based on Open and Non Pro Limited Age Event Earnings (excluding Non Pro Limited).


Rider Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Hope A. Miller Myles Brown Jayson J. Fisher Bart F. Holowath Tammy Jo Hays Eric M. Freitas Laurie Richards Lanham W. Brown Toni M. Hagen Heath Sonya N. DiStefano Debbie R. Crafton Kenneth J. Schueller Kathy L. Ferguson Robert M. Miller Kathy L. Wilson Carmen Buckingham Clark W. Weaver Mark W. Parsons Bret J. Paulick Jennifer M. Newman Abbie Phillips Shannon M. McCarty Dave A. Ferguson Jesse J. Spence Clayton Hines Lyle G. Proctor Dillon Cox Jens G. Naglestad Kasen York Cori Shields Pete R. Rogan Carrie Volmer Wes R. Housler Ladona D. Emmons Ashley M. O Donnell Keri L. Hudson-Reykdal Sophia T. Buttars Jorge Luis Cid Diane L. Lorenzen Megan Ciana Jerry M. Beukelman Paul E. Bailey Parke S. Greeson Ashley R. Lembke Jennifer A. Neel Chris W. Bense Cynthia L. Bias Farrah Roberts Carrie A. Whisler Kristy Kay Miller




Sum of Earnings

$10,587.84 $7,990.49 $10,735.86 $8,376.76 $11,291.65 $29,381.33 $8,377.76 $22,710.85 $3,055.28 $27,982.12 $4,433.97 $17,491.16 $30,039.25 $12,465.22 $16,392.20 $10,876.01 $6,749.64 $13,367.21 $1,738.04 $29,928.08 $0.00 $19,749.93 $11,553.17 $5,536.00 $8,400.03 $7,277.24 $0.00 $2,186.00 $898.85 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,439.01 $6,802.53 $14,797.28 $3,834.01 $0.00 $13,641.78 $9,137.34 $8,662.85 $1,866.65 $0.00 $1,926.75 $13,708.02 $2,673.95 $3,281.20 $4,462.83 $2,550.00 $5,061.58

$50,818.34 $50,350.20 $29,056.72 $21,507.09 $37,674.37 $10,222.34 $21,087.55 $26,267.65 $11,088.69 $1,594.60 $6,719.10 $11,243.30 $8,975.19 $0.00 $3,240.14 $11,681.33 $18,203.13 $6,553.50 $21,745.88 $491.65 $22,312.38 $3,654.25 $2,215.92 $14,578.05 $7,123.41 $12,710.12 $3,188.43 $8,132.34 $2,736.90 $15,510.00 $17,418.90 $9,377.62 $1,201.00 $0.00 $0.00 $882.00 $8,136.27 $12,272.88 $158.50 $3,745.42 $6,042.00 $11,928.25 $175.00 $4,548.84 $0.00 $6,374.44 $8,884.65 $5,029.51 $2,001.58 $3,900.94

$43,153.46 $18,604.19 $34,667.35 $35,713.47 $15,846.77 $13,720.07 $20,996.20 $344.25 $34,918.60 $16,460.15 $33,798.35 $15,943.48 $2,886.00 $26,374.99 $17,420.55 $13,979.86 $9,056.11 $12,513.08 $7,108.31 $0.00 $6,363.93 $3,036.45 $10,789.86 $1,983.00 $5,759.52 $0.00 $16,231.79 $9,045.09 $15,087.18 $2,331.00 $0.00 $7,703.00 $15,720.48 $6,737.25 $9,295.32 $75.60 $3,493.75 $2,942.67 $1,277.00 $1,865.91 $0.00 $0.00 $13,619.30 $7,269.15 $0.00 $3,664.55 $0.00 $2,545.60 $7,387.41 $2,534.03

$104,559.64 $76,944.88 $74,459.93 $65,597.32 $64,812.79 $53,323.74 $50,461.51 $49,322.75 $49,062.57 $46,036.87 $44,951.42 $44,677.94 $41,900.44 $38,840.21 $37,052.89 $36,537.20 $34,008.88 $32,433.79 $30,592.23 $30,419.73 $28,676.31 $26,440.63 $24,558.95 $22,097.05 $21,282.96 $19,987.36 $19,420.22 $19,363.43 $18,722.93 $17,841.00 $17,418.90 $17,080.62 $16,921.48 $16,176.26 $16,097.85 $15,754.88 $15,464.03 $15,215.55 $15,077.28 $14,748.67 $14,704.85 $13,794.90 $13,794.30 $13,744.74 $13,708.02 $12,712.94 $12,165.85 $12,037.94 $11,938.99 $11,496.55


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AFFILIATE LISTING Current as of April 1, 2019

Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association

Canadian Coast Reined Cow Horse Association

Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association

Central Montana Reined Cow Horse Association

Shawna Husted 27245 Twp 350 Red Deer, AB T4G 0M4 CANADA Phone: 403-875-1369 Email: Website: Bronwyn McCormick 28150 N Alma School Pkwy Ste 103-520 Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Phone: 480-510-0974 Email: Website:

Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association Frank Prisco 189 Old Willets Path Smithtown, NY 11787 Phone: 631-478-7022 Email: Website:

Australian Reined Cow Horse Association Jay Gordon Tamworth, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Phone: +04 90915094 Email: Website: AustralianReinedCowHorseAssociation/

Bluebonnet Country Reined Cow Horse Association

Mark Mills 8870 Adams Flat Rd Brookshire, TX 77423 Phone: 281-684-4493 Email:

California Cow Horse Association

Murray Thompson 15169 Road 223 Porterville, CA 93257 Phone: 209-201-8975 Email: Website:

Katie Wilson 1280 Powerhouse Rd. Abbotsford, BC V3G 1T7 CANADA Phone: 604-300-3545 Email: Website:

Jill Roberts 1521 Parr Creek Ln Lewistown, MT 59457 Phone: 406-538-7564 Email: Website:

Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association

MJ Anderson PO Box 88 Trinidad, CO 81082 Phone: 719-936-4770 Email: Website:

European Reined Cow Horse Association Augusto De Fazio via Natalia Ginzburg 1 - 11015 Ivrea (TO) ITALY Phone: +(39) 338 8860657 Email: Website:

Gulf Coast Cow Horse Association

Andres Sanchez 10227 Pittman Rd Sarasota, FL 34240 Phone: 561-248-1437 Email: Website:

Italian Reined Cow Horse Association Laura Ruffino Vercellino Via Grilloni 25 22100 Como ITALY Phone: +39 347 26 22 783 Email: Website:

Magic Valley Reined Cow Horse Association Karl Smith PO Box 5956 Twin Falls, ID 83303 Phone: 208-308-2676 Email:

Michigan Reined Cow Horse Association Deena Dunkle 7325 Edere Rd Saginaw, MI 48609 Phone: 989-233-7157 Email:

Midwest Reined Cow Horse Association Susan Tullock 5000 W 175th St Stilwell KS 66085 Phone: 913-515-4683 Email:

Montana Reined Cow Horse Futurity, Inc

Margaret Ore PO Box 1604 East Helena, MT 59635 Phone: 406-227-7019 Email: Website:

Nevada Reined Cow Horse Association Aubree Englert 6600 W Rome Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89131 Phone: 702-290-4231 Email: website:

New York Reined Cow Horse Association Lisa Sykes 300 Hopkins Road Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585-315-7809 Email: Website:

North Central Reined Cow Horse Association Jim Wilson 21637 315th St Plymouth, IA 50464 Phone: 641-420-0440 Email: Website:


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AFFILIATE LISTING Northeastern Reined Cowhorse Alliance

Mary Baks 13 Maple Hill Rd RR #2 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 CANADA Phone: 519-881-8684 Email: Website:

Northwest Reined Cow Horse Association Diane Edwards PO Box 1244 Ravensdale, WA 98051 Phone: 206-390-0715 Email: Website:

Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association

South Texas Reined Cow Horse Association

Swedish Reined Cow Horse Association

Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association

The Carolinas Reined Cow Horse Association

Deb Brown PO Box 655 Buffalo, SD 57720 Phone: 605-797-4514 Email: Website:

Northern California Reined Cow Horse Association

Tara Folsom PO Box 1112 Willows, CA 95988 Phone: 530-518-3753 Email: Website:

South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Association

Tina McCleary 5290 Hearne Rd Bryan, TX 77808 Phone: 979-218-0633 Email: Website:

Shelley Schaffer 14486 Rios Canyon Rd El Cajon, CA 92021 Phone: 858-722-5995 Email: Website:

Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association Justin Stanton PO Box 1053 Canyon, TX 79015 Phone: 806-281-4770 Email: Website:

Southern Reined Cow Horse Alliance Larry Westmoreland PO Box 143 Tickfaw, LA 70466 Phone: 985-320-5058 Email:

Gay Lenz 11587 Hunt Lane Guthrie, OK 73044 Phone: 405-818-7556 Email: Website: Joakim Pettersson Astorp Gunnarsgarden 6 SE – 521 96 Falkoping SWEDEN Phone: +46 70 676 7642 Email: Website:

Crystal Ward-Taylor 130 Haigler Rd Lenoir, NC 28645 Phone: 828-312-2705 Email:

Utah Reined Cow Horse Association Nikki Francis 3644 N. 3300 E. Kimberly, ID 83341 Phone: 208-539-5410 Email:

NRCHA Suspended List NRCHA membership privileges will be suspended for the second offense of bad checks, per rule and for non payment of debt to NRCHA Show Management or NRCHA Approved Show Management. Additionally, all amounts for advertising in the NRCHA publication, Reined Cow Horse News, are due and payable within 30 days of receipt.

A finance charge of 1.5% per month (18% APR) will be added to all past due amounts. Membership privileges shall be suspended on accounts greater than 90 days past due and this information will be published in Reined Cow Horse News. There will be a membership reinstatement fee of $75. Current as of April 1, 2019

Agricultural Foundation, Fresno, CA Desert Spring Ranch, Queen Creek, AZ Keetch Ranch, Waddell, AZ Del Rey Paint & Qtr Horses/Aneka   Schelbeck, Cotton Wood, CA Bynum Farms/Blair Bynum, Palm City, FL Donnie Boyd, Sarasota, FL Robyn Bush, Visalia, CA Marcy Campbell, Creston, CA

Roy Hockensmith, Frankfort, KY Brian & Cynthia Holthouse,   San Juan Bautista, CA Babcock Ranch/Jim Babcock, Sanger, TX Brandon Johnson, Nebraska City, NE Bridgette Lanham, Eastover, SC Thera Myers, Oxnard, CA Steed Training/Rick Steed, Okeechobee, FL Jill Serena, Castaic, CA

Pompeo Capezzone, Castrocielo 03030, ITALY Riccardo Capezzone, Castrocielo 03030, ITALY Cody Christensen, Heber City, UT Tom Daughetee, Kemmerer, WY Shad DeGiorgis, El Dorado Hills, CA Laura Delfino, Martinez, CA Pat Faitz, Lakeland, FL Robert Frobose, Modesto, CA Miguel Gonzalez, Miami, FL

Vernon Smith, Santa Maria, CA Dream Cross/Susan Ray, TX Lazy T Shamrock Ranch/  Terry Malarkey, Star, ID Elizabeth Winkle, Sarasota, FL Don Stockman, Dayton, TX Mozaun McKibben, Whitesboro, TX Kinsey Dodson, Cleburne, TX

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Chairperson: Frank Prisco 631-478-7022

Chairperson: Darren Miller • 303-601-5483

Chairperson: Dan Roeser • 208-841-2052

Director of Judges: Bill Enk

Lyn Anderson •

Dan Roeser •

Darren Miller •

Ron Emmons •

Jake Telford •

Todd Crawford •

Boyd Rice •

Sam Rose •



Co-Chairperson: Todd Bergen 541-778-0980

Lia Savas • Andres Sanchez • Roy Rich • Jim Wilson • Barb McCaughey

WELFARE Chairperson: Dr. Joe Carter, DVM • 405-288-6460

ETHICS Chairperson: Bill Tointon • 303-530-2443

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairperson: Paul Bailey • 931-260-3909

Chairperson: MJ Isakson

NOMINATING Chairperson: Jon Roeser

NON PRO Chairperson: Diane Edwards • 206-390-0715

Sandy Collier •

Co-Chairperson: Boyd Rice • 806-282-8113

SPONSORSHIP Chairperson: Jay Winborn • 940-488-1500


Frank Prisco •

Nelle Murphy •

Chairperson: Garth Gardiner • 620-635-5632

Trey Neal •

Bart Holowath •

Todd Bergen •

Kris Troxel •



Tim Swain •

Chairperson: Dan Roeser 208-841-2052


Ted Robinson • Bobby Ingersoll • Smoky Pritchett • Ken Wold •

HORSE SALES Chairperson: Todd Crawford

Meg Rosell-Pursel •

Kathy Ferguson •

Chairperson: Linda McMahon • 415.269.5563

PROFESSIONALS Chairperson: Cayley Wilson • 604-300-0401

Chairperson: Jay Winborn • 940-488-1500 Trey Neal • Dr. Joe Carter • Todd Crawford •

YOUTH Chairperson: Sarah Clymer • 719-330-1932 Allison Walker • Todd Crawford •

Sandy Collier • Jeff Oswood • Larry Rice • Rick Ford • Boyd Rice • REINED COW HORSE NEWS | May/June 2019

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SHOW SCHEDULE as of April 25, 2019

LAE = Limited Aged Event, HS = Horse Show

  Date  May 31 - Jun 2 June 8 - 9 June 9 - 16 June 14 June 14 - 15 June 21 - 23 June 27 - 30 June 28 - 29 June 28 - 30 June 28-29 June 29 June 29 - 30 June 30 Jul 5 - 8 Jul 6 - 7 Jul 16 - 21 Jul 13 - 14 Jul 13 - 14 Jul 18 - 21 Jul 23 Jul 26 - 28 Jul 27 Jul 27 - 28 Jul 27 - 28 Aug 1 - 4 Aug 12 - 18 Aug 14 - 18 Aug 17 - 18 Aug 20-25 Aug 23-25 Aug 31 Aug 30 - Sep 1 Sep 2 - 7 Sep 12-16 Sep 19 - 22 Sep 21 - 22 Sep 28 - 29 Oct 5 - 6 Oct 5 - 6 Oct 6 - 20 Oct 26 Nov 7 - 10 Nov 8 - 10 Nov 9 - 10

Show  Heritage Days Classic Silver Spur Classic NRCHA Derby Big Sky Classic Hackamore Classic & 4th Stage Championship Winnemucca Stockhorse Classic& Derby Summer Spectacular Western States Cowboy State Classic June Derby CCHA Show #6 ARCHA @ Diamond 7 June Santa Ynez Valley Cow Horse #2 Firecracker French Spectacular Trophy - 3rd Round Ride of America Country Boil Summer Meltdown California Rodeo Salinas California Mid State Fair Cow Up On The Coast Futurity & Derby CCHA Show #7 Cowboy Classic Pre Futurity & 5th Stage Championship Mountain High Pre-Futurity & Horse Show Mid America Cowgirl Classic NSHA Pre-Futurity Nevada Stallion Stakes & Elko Co. Show CCHA Show #8 Labor Day Show & Futurity Futurity & Nations Cup & 6th Stage Championship Working Western Horse Celebration Show Fall Finale September Classic GCCHA September Show One More Classic French Spectacular Trophy - 4th Round NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity & Hackamore Classic Santa Ynez Valley Cow Horse Show #3 Autumn Show & 7th Stage Championship CCHA Show #9 & #10 2019 Wrap Up

Type of event 






HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1

Bryan, TX Fonda, NY Paso Robles, CA Livingston, MT

South Texas RCHA New York RCHA

Tina McCleary Cindy Pfeifer Kelley Hartranft Nancy Ostle Zahn

(979) 218-0633 (585) 749-1764 (940) 488-1500 (406)733-3452

HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1

Karpacz, POLAND Winnemucca, NV Ardmore, OK Las Vegas, NV Riverton, WY Cannon Falls, MN Tulare, CA Dillsburg, PA Santa Ynez, CA Montrose, CO Valreas, FRANCE Wenden, GERMANY Temecula, CA Clinton, CANADA Salinas, CA Paso Robles, CA Chilliwack, BC Tulare, CA Fonda, NY Travagliato, ITALY Estes Park, CO Fort Worth, TX Loveland, CO Fonda, NY Las Vegas, NV Elko, NV Tulare, CA Bryan, TX

European RCHA

California CHA South Texas RCHA

Otto De Fazio Jennifer JJ Roemmich Pam Humphreys Chris Frese Nikki Francis Jennifer Fjelstad Laura Norman Lashon Bussell Carol Sutton Allison Walker Otto De Fazio Wolfgang Laves Kelley Hartranft Cindy Pfeifer Rose Ramos Elena Clark Allison Walker Laura Norman Cindy Pfeifer Otto De Fazio Kelley Hartranft Pam Humphreys Allison Walker Cindy Pfeifer Shawn Martin Jennifer JJ Roemmich Laura Norman Tina McCleary

(39338) 886-0657 (775) 397-2769 (405) 818-7556 (319)330-2215 (208) 539-5410 (641)590-1014 (559) 760-2769 (215) 285-3932 (805)260-4535 (937) 725-1423 (39338) 886-0657 (0172) 403-9160 (714) 267-5912 (585) 749-1764 (831) 775-3100 (805) 238-3509 (937) 725-1423 (559) 760-2769 (585) 749-1764 (39338) 886-0657 (714) 267-5912 (405) 818-7556 (937) 725-1423 (585) 749-1764 (623)217-3879 (775)397-2769 (559) 760-2769 (979) 218-0633

HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/LAE/cat.1/cat.2 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1

Messe Augsburg, GERMANY Madison, WI Montrose, CO Temecula, CA Sarasota, FL Fonda, NY Valreas, FRANCE

European RCHA North Central RCHA Colorado RCA Southern California RCHA Gulf Coast CHA New York RCHA European RCHA

Otto De Fazio Deb Matko Keri Croft Kelley Hartranft Claudia Nichols Cindy Pfeifer Otto De Fazio

(39338) 886-0657 (612)860-6371 (503) 701-3305 (714) 267-5912 (772) 321-9637 (585) 749-1764 (39338) 886-0657

HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/LAE/cat.1 HS/cat.1 HS/cat.1

Fort Worth, TX Santa Ynez, CA Verona, ITALY Tulare, CA Bryan, TX

European RCHA California CHA South Texas RCHA

Kelley Hartranft Carol Sutton Otto De Fazio Laura Norman Tina McCleary

(940) 488-1500 (805) 260-4535 (39338) 886-0657 (559) 760-2769 (979) 218-0633

Central Montana RCHA

Southwest RCHA Arizona RCHA North Central RCHA California CHA Atlantic RCHA Colorado RCA European RCHA Southern California RCHA Northeastern RCHA Canadian Coast RCHA California CHA New York RCHA European RCHA Colorado RCA Southwest RCHA Colorado RCA New York RCHA

ADVERTISERS INDEX 6666 Ranch ..........................................................47 APHA ..................................................................111 Back On Track .................................................... IBC Bloomer Trailers ...................................................37 Bob’s Custom Saddles ..........................................83 CCRCHA................................................................10 Center Ranch......................................................115 Central Garden & Pet ............................................31 Cinch ......................................................................3 Classic Equine ......................................................77 Cowtrac Systems..................................................55 CR Ranchwear, LLC...............................................49 Dc Cow Horse Gear ...............................................89

This index is provided as a service. The publisher does not assume any liability for errors or omissions.

Dechra Veterinary Products ..................................59 Dennis Moreland Tack...........................................71 Don Rich Saddlery ..............................................113 DT Horses, LLC......................................................61 Fults, Alvin ...........................................................17 Gist Silversmiths Inc............................................ BC Hashtag Ventures LP ...........................................6,7 Holmes & Hill .........................................................9 Holy Cow Performance Horses..............................67 Kentucky Equine Research....................................66 Mac Coalson Real Estate ......................................79 Manion Ranch.......................................................13 Markel Insurance..................................................81

Martin Saddlery ....................................................35 Metallic Rebel ......................................................45 Noble Panels & Gates ...........................................33 North Ridge Ranch................................................23 Nutrena Feed Division ...........................................85 Nutro Company, The .............................................93 Perez, Daniel J......................................................25 Platinum Performance, Inc ...................................43 Quarter Horse News..............................................75 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity.......................................11 Rios Of Mercedes....................................................5 Robertson Ranches...............................................27 Rocking P Ranch ..............................................IFC,1

Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch ...................................87 Roitblat, Estelle ....................................................97 Sami Fine Jewelry ..............................................109 San Juan Ranch....................................................63 Shorty’s Caboy Hattery .........................................73 Standlee Hay ........................................................54 SWRCHA ..............................................................15 The Working Western Celebration ........................21 Tom Balding Bits & Spurs .....................................48 Triple D Ranches...................................................65 Western Bloodstock .............................................19 Western Legacy Co. ..............................................29


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