Travagliato, March 31 — Provided by International Horse Press — Over 100 horses from Europe made their way to Italy to take part in the first show of the year: The ERCHA/NRCHA Spring Stakes. Held in Travagliato on March 24-27, the cowhorse event counted over 400 entries.

Giovanni Campanaro pilost Shesa Genuinelypepto Campanaro to the ERCHA/NRCHA Spring Stakes Open Championship
For the second year in a row, winning the Spring Stakes Open Championship was Giovanni Campanaro riding Shesa Genuinelypepto (Oaks Lone Pepto x Genuinely Snapper) for proud owner Loris Paone. The duo closed the cow work with a huge 75 score for a total composite of 218 (rein work 71, herd work 72). With a 217.5 composite score, the Italian professional also shared reserve honors with his other two mounts: Claudio Gattone’s Top Star All Dun (Billy All Dun x Tops O Lena Star) and Dual Aristocrat MR (Tassas Aristocrat x GH Dual Snappin) owned by Antonio Marmo.

On the 45th anniversary, former BFI contenders invited back
Team roping fans with the Bob Feist Invitational on their must-watch bucket list have one more reason to catch the 2022 edition this spring. The day before the 45th anniversary of Bob Feist’s original Open roping – Wrangler BFI XLV presented by Yeti on April 2 – organizers are adding a new roping called BFI Legends.

AQHA honors Jerry Erickson, Michelle Tidwell and Suzy Jeane as the 2021 AQHA Professionals of the Year.

The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the 2021 Nutrena Don Burt AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, Nutrena AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year and Most Valuable Professional award winners.

The 2022 Cinch Timed Event Championship lived up to its wild, wonderful Ironman of ProRodeo self, and did not disappoint in the dramatic and sentimental storyline departments. To take it from the top, Navajo Nation cowboy sensation Erich Rogers earned his first Timed Event title in nine tries. Three-time CTEC Champ Daniel Green decided during his 25th trip to the Timed Event that it would be his last, and left it all in that Lazy E Arena before thanking the fans to one sweet final standing ovation. Missouri cowboy Clay Clayman ushered in a new era in the Jr Ironman by cashing the first-ever $20,000 champion’s check, thanks to a doubling down of the stakes by the World Champions Rodeo Alliance.

World’s Top 5-ranked riders now within 152 points of one another as No. 1 Swearingen, No.3 Vieira and No.5 Leme also convert in the opening round of the PBR Caterpillar Classic, presented by Union Home Mortgage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In front of a boisterous Kansas City crowd Friday evening inside the T-Mobile Center, the race for the 2022 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Championship reached a new level of intensity as four of the world’s Top 5-ranked riders delivered scores. After delivering the night’s lone 90-point score late in Round 1, Kyler Oliver (Roy, Utah) was unrivaled, solidifying his No. 4 rank and climbing within 76.16 points of reclaiming the No. 1 standing.

The 2022 Austrian Reining Horse Futurity (ARHA) and NRHA Show is scheduled for August 17 to 20, 2022 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The traditional show, which has been listed in the top 25 reining events in the world for the past 16 years  [based on prize money], offers excellent show conditions and a very special atmosphere, as well as a considerable purse and awards.

A highlight for the 2022 6666 National Reining Horse Association Derby presented by Markel will be the $20,000 Invitational Freestyle. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, the popular event will take place on Thursday, June 23, at 6 p.m.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) welcomes NRCHA professional, Sarah Dawson of Perrin, Texas, into the prestigious NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Club.
Dawson crossed the million-dollar mark following her win at the 2022 Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby in Fort Worth, Texas, aboard Selvarey. She is one of the youngest to achieve this milestone. Her Million Dollar Rider banner was revealed during the 2022 Kalpowar Quarter Horses Celebration of Champions when she was named the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Open Champion.

Less than four years after becoming a National Reining Horse Association Million Dollar Sire, Spooks Gotta Whiz achieved Four Million Dollar Sire status.
The stunning stallion is by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Gun and out of Prettywhizprettydoes. Bred by Clint Haverty, the 2007 stallion is owned by Michell Anne Kimball, who purchased the horse from Duane Hicks in 2009 after meeting him at the High Roller Reining Classic.

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