Shesouttayourleague Wins High Roller Reining Classic Futurity Open

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Selecting a Sale Horse

PaleFaceDunnitxShinetiniSchmersal Ranch is offering this 2-year-old filly, who is a good example of what Craig Schmersal looks for in a sale horse – good conformation, fashionable bloodlines (Pale Face Dunnit x Shinetini) and a great mind.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.

Tish Fappani Crowned Futurity Non-Pro Champion in Las Vegas

Tish Fappani & Legend Slides Wright • Photo by Kelsey PondTish Fappani & Legend Slides Wright • Photo by Kelsey PondThe 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.

Blanket Season Will Be Here Before You Know It

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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. 

Pale Face Dunnit Moves to Silver Spurs Equine

PaleFaceDunnit RPaulPale Face Dunnit was ridden by Randy Paul to the Futurity Open Championship at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association Summer Slide. • Photo by Primo MoralesOn 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.

What Is the Secret to Making Weighted Reins?

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Have you ever wondered what a rein maker does to get weighted reins to feel so good and have such a nice drape? Dennis Moreland Tack shares the answer: naturally weighted reins are cut from hides that are specifically chosen for their weights and thicknesses.

Cutting Loses Another Great

TapOLena PRappTap O Lena & Phil RappOn 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.

El Rancho Futurity Champions Crowned

GSetnicka MGainesFuturity Open Champions Grant Setnicka (middle) and Matt Gaines, pictured with show producer Carol WardThe 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.

Youth Riders Win Scholarships at High Roller Reining Classic

Youth Tournament Gold Medal Winners Reeboks Rerun and Campbell McLeod Dun Its Legacy and Riley Cachat West Coast Hick and Kaela Ranhoff and Black Jack Jerry and Paige Neufeld1536Gold medalists Campbell McLeod & Reeboks Rerun, Riley Cachat & Dun Its Legacy, Kaela Ranhoff & West Coast Hick and Paige Neufeld & Black Jack JerryOn 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.