CHANNING, TEXAS – The historic XIT Ranch has acquired 2008 stallion Kit Kat Sugar. The ranch, based in Channing, Texas, with equine operations in La Veta, Colorado, once relegated to the history pages, has had a rebirth in recent years, led by third great grandson of original ranch founder and owner John V. Farwell, Drew Knowles, who is focused on breeding the highest quality cattle and Quarter Horses.

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Rubys Radar and Zane Davis Take The Crown

The top 15 riders on the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open rider eligibility list, based on a three-year average, were invited to compete in the $150,000 Teton Ridge Invitational Fence Work Challenge, consisting of rein and herd work. After an exciting evening, Rubys Radar and Zane Davis were crowned the Champions with their rein work score of 224.5 and fence work score of 229, which made for a total 453.5.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2021 22:24

2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Okami Ranch Pre Futurity

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.

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Monday, 19 July 2021 15:14

NRCHA Eastern Derby Daybreak

Todd Crawford was draw four in a 16-horse Open Bridle Spectacular cow work field. He ignited the arena with a textbook, and thrilling, fence run, then waited to see if his 146 on the cow would keep him atop the class. When the final whistle blew, Crawford and Jerry Smoke (Dual R Smokin x Kool Arista Cat x Cats Merada), owned and bred by J Five Horse Ranch Management, marked a 435 (R:144/H:145/C:146) to earn the title and $2,940 at the Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby.

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 21:36

2021 ERCHA-NRCHA Bridle Spectacular

Ludwig QH - Schwantelhof-Bitz, Germany July 8-10, 2021

On July 8, the beautiful Ludwig Quarter Horses facility opened the doors to the 2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Bridle Spectacular held concurrent with the NRHA Germany Reining Masters.

The ERCHA and NRCHA approved all ages event is open to all breeds and  horses regardless of their show record. "Although the rain accompanied us throughout the week, the show went really well,” said ERCHA President Markus Schopfer.  “We enjoyed organizing this show concurrently with the NRHA Germany Reining Masters at Grischa’s [Ludwig] facility, and we have all the credentials to organize this event again next year.”

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2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Hackamore Classic Recap
Provided by International Horse Press— Open to 4- and 5-year-old horses ridden in a hackamore, the 2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Hackamore Classic, originally scheduled to take place at Bonda Ranch, due to German’s COVID-19 restrictions took place in Travagliato and came to a close on June 6.

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Monday, 14 June 2021 17:46

NRCHA Derby Daybreak

On Sunday, the Open divisions were the sole focus to complete the National Reined Cow Horse Association 2021 DT Horses Western Derby. The cattle were quick and the horses were on fire, making the nearly 1,000 spectators in the Equidome at WestWorld of Scottsdale bring the noise.  

It started with a solid two sets of Limited Open and Intermediate Open finalists at 8 a.m. Then, at noon, the Open finalists took to the arena dirt to ride for their share of a $208,076.29 purse. When the last cow circled up, it was Corey Cushing on top of the Open.

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Thursday, 06 May 2021 13:39

2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Derby

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.

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Monday, 29 March 2021 20:18

2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Spring Stakes

After months of lockdown, the European Reined Cow Horse Association (ERCHA) show season finally started with the with the highly anticipated ERCHA/National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Spring Stakes.
The success of the event was also guaranteed by the Covid-19 protocol adopted which allowed it to be held safely and simplify the participation of many foreign riders.

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Saturday, 03 April 2021 20:49

NRCHA Stallion Stakes Daily Update

NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open & Non Pro Champions Awarded

Six set of finalists put on a show worthy of the Las Vegas lights on Saturday, April 3, at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center for the 2021 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open and Non Pro Finals! When the last cow was circled Erin Taormino and Hazardouz Materials, owned by Linda Mars, were the Open Champions, and Hope Mills and A Gritty Kitty took home the Non Pro Championship.

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