It’s Young Horses’ Time!

For Immediate Release - Once again the 2021 Okami Ranch ERCHA/NRCHA Pre Futurity was held in Palacittà Travagliato, Italy. With more than double the number of horses entered from last year’s edition, four days of great competition also offered European cutters the opportunity to show in the herd work classes.  The intense days of showing closed with the crowning of the ERCHA/NRCHA Pre Futurity Champions.

Only one week left until the Austrian Reining Futurity and NRHA Show which is scheduled for August 18 to 21 in Wiener Neustadt / Austria. 236 horses have been entered so far for the $83,000-added show, including 216 for the Futurity classes alone. Riders come from France, Italy, Poland, Israel, Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Canada, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia and Belgium. And the anticipation is great...

Saddle bronc riding at the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo went the Wright way.
After two decades of coming up short in the event, professional rodeo’s most decorated saddle bronc family finally earned the top spot at the “Daddy of ’em All” as Milford, Utah cowboy Stetson Wright posted a 90-point ride on the back of Championship Pro Rodeo’s Feather Fluffer to secure the title during Sunday’s Championship Finals.
Beginning with Cody in the late 90s, eight different members of the Wright family have competed in saddle bronc at CFD throughout the years, each coming up short of bringing home the buckle. Following his ride and the score announcement, Wright sprinted to the chute he’d just come out of and scaled the fence to hug and high-five family members in celebration of the moment.

Ty Harris thought he had made a little history at the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Ultimately, he came up just shy, but the tie-down roper from San Angelo, Texas was more than happy to secure his spot in Sunday’s Championship Finals.
During Saturday’s CFD Semi Final round, Harris finished his run in 10.1 seconds, the fastest of any tie-down roper at the rodeo this year and just two-tenths off the Frontier Park Arena record to win the day and advance.

Mirko Midili Reins Star Horse Maytheforcebewhizyou to the 2021 IRHA Derby Open Championship

—Provided by Simona Diale/International Horse Press—The duo made up of Italian Professional Mirko Midili and Maytheforcebewhizyou, literally brought the house down in CremonaFiera’s oval arena on Saturday night. When the last horse left the arena, they were crowned Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Level (L)4 Open Derby Champions.

The first bracket of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo was completed at Frontier Park on Thursday afternoon.
A new format this year meant the rodeo started with six Quarter Finals with the best from each advancing to two Semi Finals. The best from the Semi Finals advance to the Championship Finals which will close out the competition on Aug. 1.

The fifth performance of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo will be a memorable one for J.B. Mauney from Cotulla, Texas.
Mauney is one of the most well-known bull riders in the sport’s history. He spent many years on the Professional Bull Riders tour and earned titles from that organization in 2013 and 2015. While he is a bull rider and has enjoyed a successful career, he wanted to compete in rodeos as well. He did that in 2009 and that was the only time he rode at the rodeo in Frontier Park. He’s competing full-time for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year and is climbing up the standings very quickly.

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