It was a really big day for Switzerland’s Bryan Balsiger who galloped to victory with the gallant grey gelding, Clouzot de Lassus, at the first leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League in Oslo, Norway.

The hopes and dreams of 19 finalists in the NRCHA Non Pro Futurity ®, presented by Discount Tire, hinged upon one final fence run—as is customary in reined cow horse competition. Finalists in the Non Pro Futurity opened the day with their rein work in Will Rogers Coliseum here in Fort Worth, Texas, as excitement intensified to see the championship race unfold. The Non Pro rein work was followed by Intermediate Open and Limited Open rein work before action wrapped up with the Non Pro Futurity Finals cow work and the crowning of another champion the $1.2 million dollar National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat.

The conclusion of the Morocco Royal Tour is approaching. While waiting for the final Grand Prix on Sunday, horses and riders are preparing for the indoor season which is coming back with the autumn.

The Small Fry division is a fierce competition for high honors. The competitors? Talented horses with dedicated riders, all under the age of 9 years old. The Small Fry division includes classes in Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Trail. The High Point award is given to the young rider with the most points from placing in these classes.

With just one regular-season event remaining prior to the 2019 PBR World Finals, the already historically tight World Championship race significantly intensified as 2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) went a perfect 3-for-3 to win the Unleash The Beast’s Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic inside Greensboro Coliseum. Meanwhile, 2016 PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) picked a bull who’s been impossible to ride on the premier series, conquering him for 93.75 points to halve Jose Vitor Leme’s (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) lead atop the world rankings.

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