AMATEUR FUTURITY CHAMPION NAMED
OCTOBER 20 - Trail Townsend skyrocketed to the top of the preliminary leaderboard to handily collect the 2021 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Metallic Cat, Amateur Champion title aboard Lil Purple Rein. The 19-year-old from Earth, Texas, and the 2018 red roan gelding sired by Once In A Blu Boon, out of Lil Red Firecat, by High Brow Cat, scored a composite sore of 649.5—13.5 points ahead of the reserve champion. Of the $27,859 awarded to the Amateur class, Townsend and “LP,” bred by Bettina Jary-Mathis, took home $6,962.50.

With more than $8,000 in earnings at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, National Reining Horse Association Professional Brian Bell has unofficially surpassed the two million dollars in NRHA lifetime earnings.
Bell, of Pilot Point, Texas, first became an NRHA Million Dollar Rider in 2013 following the NRHA Futurity, where he qualified two horses back to the Level 4 Open finals. “I first got started around the time Bill Horn became NRHA’s first Million Dollar Rider, and that made me want to have that success, too,” Bell shared. “The first million was the hardest. I’ve learned so much since then and can do a better job now.”

For immediate release – Columbus, Ohio – October 18, 2021

“The 55th Annual Congress Super Sale showed very strong results compared to recent years,” announces Mike Jennings of the auction management, Professional Horse Services, LLC. “The 2021 average price on horses that were sold to new owners was $12,744.44, which is up 35% from $8,371 for the last live auction held in 2019.”

91-point ride aboard Dirty Sancho propels 2018 PBR World Champion Pacheco within 697.5 points of No.1 Jose Vitor Leme
MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 15, 2021) – As fan-attended events resumed for the first time in 608 days inside SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, the already historic 2021 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Championship slugfest intensified. World No.2 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) delivered a monster 90-point walk-off ride to win Round 1 of the elite Unleash The Beast’s Monster Energy Invitational, gaining crucial ground in his quest to become just the seventh multi-time World Champion in league history.

Jake Telford joins an elite, and small, club as he becomes the fourth National Reined Cow Horse Association trainer to become a $2 Million Dollar Rider. Telford, of Caldwell, Idaho, is no stranger to success in the show pen, but achieving this milestone only nine years after becoming an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider left the horseman speechless.

As horses and riders prepare for the 2021 edition of the European Derby,
APHA’s Chrome Cash Incentive Program makes its European debut in Lyon

This year the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby returns to one of Europe’s biggest international horse trade fairs: Equita Lyon.
The renowned horse exhibition held in Lyon, France—which generally brings together over 170,000 visitors over the four days—was cancelled due to COVID in 2019. This year, the motto is “bringing people together again,” and reiners are joining in! 

One million. It’s a number that triggers a pause and invokes a moment of reflection regardless of the subject. For reining enthusiasts, one million is especially significant. A million dollars in earnings solidifies a place in National Reining Horse Association history books. Recently Andre De Bellefeuille and his businesses, Equine Plus and Ferme Equestre Excalibur, of Canada, became the association’s newest Million Dollar Owner.

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