The 2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Derby is in the books!

Provided by International Horse Press—Another successful even took place in Travagliato (Italy); the friendly atmosphere, even behind closed doors, was filled with talented horses and riders vying for the Championship titles.
To guarantee the safety of all the contestants, both a strict  Covid-19 and EHV-1 protocol was followed.

An intense week of competition at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, culminated Saturday, April 25. That’s when the top horses and riders from across the country competed in the Open Finals of the 2021 National Reining Breeders Classic, which kicked off April 18.

Dany Tremblay and Jason Vanlandingham both piloted their horses to scores of 228.5, tying for the win of the Open Level 4. With several more major events on the books for 2021, the two professionals elected to stay as Co-Champions.


When the curtain closed on the Level 4 Non Pro Classic Finals, it was NRHA $2 Million Rider Mandy McCutcheon and JLosa scoring a 224.5 to cinch the championship and $30,000. JLosa, by Arlosa Whiz and out Spook N Jessie, is owned by Mandy and her husband Tom McCutcheon. Unofficially, McCutcheon is nearing NRBC earnings of $700,000. This year marks her eighth NRBC Non Pro Classic championship, but Mandy said it’s especially meaningful considering her daughter Carlee’s success in the Finals. “That part was amazing. That put it right over the top for me,” she said of Carlee earning dual Non Pro championships.

The field is set for the 2021 National Reining Breeders Classic Open Finals, which will be held Saturday, April 24 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.It was two intense days of competition, and in the end, it was four-time NRBC Open Champion and NRHA $6 Million Rider Andrea Fappani who topped the round. Fappani piloted Gun Dun It, owned by Tim Anderson, for a score of 226 to win $14,011. Gun Dun It, bred by NRHA Million Dollar Owner Dave Silva, is by NRHA $12 Million Sire Gunner and out of Dun It In Tinseltown.

The WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) in partnership with Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (DO47) is excited to announce the format and payout for the 2021 event. The DO47 will play host to the second stop of the WCRA’s Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) during the 2021 series and will have a payout $562,500. Each champion will walk away with a minimum of $25,000 and a coveted DO47 Gold Medal.

After monitoring the recent situation and with the intention of better safeguarding the health and safety of our horses by allowing members to be able to conclude a vaccination cycle and/or organize a test for themselves and/or their horses, the 2020 NRHA European Futurity dates will begin on May 15th and will go through May 22nd. Horses will be allowed to move in starting May 12th but the arena will be available only from May 13th onward. In no way will the show be further postponed.

Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, 20 March—When the second section of the Non Pro Classic preliminary round wrapped up Tuesday evening from the elegant Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, a competitive field of entries was whittled down to the top-scoring finals qualifiers. Levels 4, 3, 2, 1 and Prime Time Non Pro finalists will return to vie for championships on Friday, April 23 in the Coliseum Arena.

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