The Tamarack Ranch Futurity Open, held at the High Roller Reining Classic in Las Vegas, drew many talented horses, and the riders kept the audience guessing as to who would be crowned the Champion. From the 32nd draw, Thebettertohearuwith and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani marked a 225, and many spectators thought that the Championship was sealed. Shesouttayourleague and Casey Deary had other plans in mind, though.
Sale season is right around the corner. We are fitting quite a few yearlings and sending several 2-year-olds to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)/Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale. When the topic of horse sales comes up, people always ask me what I am looking for in a prospect when I go to buy one for a customer.
The Tamarack Ranch Futurity Non-Pro, held Wednesday, Sept. 16, was the largest class of the day at the High Roller Reining Classic, which runs Sept. 12-20 in Las Vegas. Tish Fappani and Legend Slides Wright rose to the top of 38 horse-and-rider duos by scoring a 218.5 to take the Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship.
As the days get shorter, and the nights get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about your horse’s fall and winter wardrobe. Blanket shopping is exciting and fun, but it can also be a daunting task. With so many different types and styles of blankets, it can be tough to know where to begin.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Craig and Ginger Schmersal announced a partnership on their stallion, Pale Face Dunnit, with Silver Spurs Equine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Pale Face Dunnit will now stand at Silver Spurs Equine, owned by Michael and Michelle Miola.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, the cutting industry said goodbye to another legend when the great Tap O Lena was euthanized. The 25-year-old mare left behind an Equi-Stat record that reflects more than a half-million dollars and an offspring record of nearly $600,000.
The El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta brought elite cutting horses and their riders to Rancho Murieta, California, Sept. 6-14 for a chance at big checks. The event was spectator friendly and offered plenty of opportunities for cutters to enjoy their trip to Carol Ward’s facility.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, the High Roller Reining Classic, held in Las Vegas, showcased a new youth tournament that was sponsored by the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic.