The 2019 edition of the Euro 67.000-added Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby opened the arena on Monday, May 20, to the Open and Non Pro go-round. The Open division counted 104 entries across the four levels

More than $500,000 was paid out to rodeo athletes today as the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) concluded their $500,000 semi-finals rounds in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the Lazy E Arena. The five-day event paid out more than $500,000 to cowboys and cowgirls from around the globe and out of more than 500 athletes, 76 athletes from the semi-finals advanced to the Title Town Stampede, a one-day $1 Million Major Rodeo June 1 at Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

Only eight pairs out of the forty five on the start list of the Grand Prix Longines of the City of La Baule managed to clear the course designed by Frédéric Cottier within the time allowed: Eduardo Menezes (BRA)/H5 Quintol, Olivier Robert (FRA)/Vangog du Mas Grenier, Doron Kuipers (NED)/Charley, Amy Inglis (GBR)/Wishes, Grégory Wathelet (BEL)/Iron Man Van de Padernborre, Steve Guerdat (SUI)/Albfuehren’s Bianca, Simone Blum (GER)/DSP Alice and Darragh Kenny (IRL)/Important de Muze.These eight riders confronted in the jump-off, this difficult exercise requiring speed and precision.

Martin Fuchs thrust his hat into the air to acknowledge the capacity crowd’s standing ovation as he landed over the final fence to claim victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid, elation written across his face.

By Katy Lucas/FloRodeo - Having siblings in rodeo means you always have a built-in practice buddy, sometimes a critic, and always a great fan cheering you on.
Brothers Briar and Blair Mabry have exactly that as both boys successful hit the National Little Britches and National High School/Junior High rodeo trails as travel companions, team roping partners, and rivals.

In a spectacular start to the Europe Division 1 series, Switzerland pipped reigning series champions Belgium in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France 2019 at La Baule (FRA) today where the host nation lined up third. Clear rounds are key to success, and there were plenty who managed to leave all the poles in place on the track set by crack French course designer Frederic Cottier despite a testing time-allowed of 75 seconds. But double-clears are even better, and when the Swiss posted two of the the five recorded this afternoon, thanks to superb efforts from team pathfinder Niklaus Rutschi (53) and anchorman Steve Guerdat (36), they beat the Belgians by a single penalty point.

“Globalization” is certainly one of the most used words by Joao Marcos, owner of Cardinal Ranch in Texas and owner of NRHA Hall of Fame inductee Dun It For Chex. After two successful events held in Brazil where the youth were in the limelight, Joao Marcos turned his attention to Europe in collaboration with IRHA and European Council president, Roberto Cuoghi.

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