In customary reined cow horse fashion, Open, Intermediate Open and Limited Open championships at the $1.2 million dollar National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat, , would be decided by the outcome of the fence work. The 50th running of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity opened with red carpet introductions honoring the 25 Open Finalist owners and riders, after which time the Open Futurity rein work, Intermediate and Limited Open cow work, and thrilling Open cow work finals rocked the famed Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Published in Cowhorse

The hopes and dreams of 19 finalists in the NRCHA Non Pro Futurity ®, presented by Discount Tire, hinged upon one final fence run—as is customary in reined cow horse competition. Finalists in the Non Pro Futurity opened the day with their rein work in Will Rogers Coliseum here in Fort Worth, Texas, as excitement intensified to see the championship race unfold. The Non Pro rein work was followed by Intermediate Open and Limited Open rein work before action wrapped up with the Non Pro Futurity Finals cow work and the crowning of another champion the $1.2 million dollar National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat.

Published in Cowhorse
Saturday, 19 October 2019 09:15

Morocco Royal Tour: El Jadida, last stop!

The conclusion of the Morocco Royal Tour is approaching. While waiting for the final Grand Prix on Sunday, horses and riders are preparing for the indoor season which is coming back with the autumn.

Published in English Disciplines
Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:11

Small but Mighty: Small Fry Division

The Small Fry division is a fierce competition for high honors. The competitors? Talented horses with dedicated riders, all under the age of 9 years old. The Small Fry division includes classes in Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Trail. The High Point award is given to the young rider with the most points from placing in these classes.

Published in Town Talk
Sunday, 13 October 2019 14:09

Coliseum Sold Out for Freestyle Reining

The Coliseum was once again packed and filled with excitement at Saturday’s Congress Freestyle Reining. The Freestyle Reining is popular every year at the Congress, and this year was no different. The event has been sold out since September and even sold out standing room. With 18 entries, riders competed their choreographed and musical routines in a performance that is regularly compared to the art of figure skating.

Published in Reining

With just one regular-season event remaining prior to the 2019 PBR World Finals, the already historically tight World Championship race significantly intensified as 2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) went a perfect 3-for-3 to win the Unleash The Beast’s Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic inside Greensboro Coliseum. Meanwhile, 2016 PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) picked a bull who’s been impossible to ride on the premier series, conquering him for 93.75 points to halve Jose Vitor Leme’s (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) lead atop the world rankings.

Published in Pro Rodeo Events
Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:13

Morocco Royal Tour - Double blow for Egypt!

Fantastic feat of the Egyptian show jumping team, which not only qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics (together with Qatar), but also did it with by winning the fourth Nations Cup of Rabat in front of strong teams, such as Switzerland, which had held the trophy for two years.

Published in English Disciplines

In front of an electric Tar Heel State crowd, 2016 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) captured his ninth round win of the 2019 season, victorious in Round 1 of the Unleash The Beast’s Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic inside Greensboro Coliseum.

Published in Pro Rodeo Events

The top French show jumper, Penelope Leprevost, won the Longines Grand Prix at the “9th Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters” in the Chinese national stadium, the “Bird’s Nest”. She crossed the finish line in the jump-off ahead of Daniel Deusser (GER) and the Chinese rider, Bin Zhang.

Published in English Disciplines

Belgium likes the Morocco Royal Tour. The European champion country won the Nations Cup and the "red equestrian devils" have already accumulated a number of victories on this series. Thierry Goffinet has just added a new one in the One Star Grand Prix of Rabat. It was even one and two for Belgium as Virginie Thonon took second place.

Published in English Disciplines
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