The last shall be first
Mamas Stylish Sophie came into the NCHA Open World Finals “on the bubble,” so to speak, as the 15th-ranked horse in the World Standings. But her 228-point win with Chris Hanson in the first round of the NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena on November 28, earned $6,035 and shot her into the Top 10 for the year.

Bell and Salgado Tie for Win of NRHA Open Futurity First Go

An elite field of entries has been whittled down to the top 75 of each division after the first go-round of the 2020 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open Futurity. Competition began Thanksgiving Day at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, with the top 3-year-old reining horses in the nation competing not only for the prestige, but also for some big paychecks. This year, the NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Champion will be decided during the clean-slate MS Diamonds TX Level (L) 4 Open Futurity Finals on Saturday, December 5. Then, for the first time in NRHA history, the champion will receive a check for $250,000.Now, many are one step closer to that goal.

On the heels of pandemic-prompted civic uncertainty in Nevada that forced the last-minute cancellation in Las Vegas of the World Series of Team Roping Finale, organizers of Wrangler Bob Feist Invitational (BFI) Week have good news.

The ERCHA Board met to determine the 2021 Show Calendar and yearly plan and is thrilled to be able to announce the following dates and innovations.

For an irrepressible mix of excitement and anxiety, nothing compares to the first day of the NCHA Futurity, with hopes and dreams riding on a clean slate of unproven 3-year-olds. And the 2020 NCHA North Texas Chevy Dealers World Championship Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance, with nearly $3 million in total prize money and 25 days of competition, in addition to the 2020 World Finals, and six days of Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales, promises to deliver all of the anticipated thrills for participants and spectators.

In front of electrifying crowds inside AT&T Stadium, five women became the first in history to claim the coveted title of Women’s Rodeo World Champion and took home a minimum of $60,000 each. The seven-day $750,000 equal money championship event dished out equal money to the 254 entered athletes, paying an average of $2400 per check.

Entering its seventh year of competition, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) premier expansion tour, the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT), has released a preliminary 2021 schedule including 19 tour stops, with a minimum of an additional six in the works.
The PWVT season opens the gates on January 15-16 in the heart of bull riding’s homeland, Texas, with the PWVT’s first ever visit to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, and will end crowning a champion at South Point Arena in Las Vegas October 30-31, 2021.

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