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Susie zips to wins

Reunion with Ziedento is a victorious one at Blenheim

From releases and staff reports - April 17th, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Susie Hutchison is back on top of the 2014 Blenheim EquiSports grand prix scene. Hutchison, reunited with Ziedento after a couple years, on Saturday took the 10-year-old gelding to his second grand prix win in seven days, the $50,000 Blenheim Spring III Grand Prix, after she and Ziedento had taken the $40,000 Blenheim Spring II Grand Prix the previous weekend.

Old Town meets Horsetown

Temecula combines horses, wineries, modern living

By Audrey Pavia for the Horsetrader - April 17th, 2014

TEMECULA — Rolling hills, vineyards and a romantic history. Add all this to a thriving horse community and you have the inland valley city of Temecula. Located in Riverside County just north of the San Diego County border, Temecula is situated in the beautiful Temecula Valley. With Mt. San Jacinto towering on the horizon and dry air flowing in from the desert, Temecula is not only picturesque but perfect in climate as well.

Smooth and Spectacular

Gorrell, Smooth N Cash are brilliant in Stakes Bridle Spectacular win

From Horsetrader staff reports - April 17th, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jake Gorrell and his longtime partner, Smooth N Cash, used a 228 fence work to blast past the field and win the $25,000-added Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Bridle Spectacular held at South Point Equestrian Center.

Very ready

Very Red Remedy's Open Novice victory latest for Jamieson, Barthelemy program

From Horsetrader staff reports - April 17th, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Trainer Nicolas Barthelemy of Ramona notched another 2014 victory in the show pen, this time at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes aboard Sheri Jamieson’s 4-year-old mare, Very Red Remedy (Very Smart Remedy x Flo N Blue Boon x Pretty Boy Boon), in the Open Novice Horse Division.

Galway gallop

Auburn's Kristi Nunnick and R-Star race to exciting, close CIC3* victory

From releases and staff reports - April 17th, 2014

TEMECULA — After taking the two-phase lead in the CIC3* at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials, Kristi Nunnink said that she planned to gallop fast enough around the cross-country course to win, and she did just that. She rode R-Star across the finish line 14 seconds slow, and those 5.6 time faults kept her just in front, with a total score of 57.5. Nunnink and R-Star finished fast enough to defeat John Michael Durr on Esprit De La Danse (58.4) and Hawley Bennett-Awad on Gin ‘N Juice (60.3).

RAEFORD, N.C. — The 2014 USEF National Single Horse Driving Championship came to an exciting conclusion April 13 in the cones phase of the Southern Pines CDE. In another beautiful day at the Carolina Horse Park, defending champion Leslie Berndl of California held her nerve to drive a near flawless effort over Richard Nicoll’s cones course to retain the title.

CRHA slides into spring at LAEC

Special to the Horsetrader - April 17th, 2014

BURBANK, CA — Entries were up and the spring-like weather was gorgeous for the 2014 California Reining Horse Association “Bunny Slide” show held March 28-30 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

High Roller Reining Classic adds yearling sale in 2014

From Horsetrader sales staff - April 17th, 2014

The High Roller Reining Classic is proud to announce the addition of the West Coast Breeders Select Yearling Sale, the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic Futurities and the return of the popular Whizkey N Diamonds 4 Year-Old Stakes. The West Coast Breeders Select Sale has been designed to offer elite, pre-screened yearling performance bred horses for sale at public auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, during the reining at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. This new performance horse sale has multiple levels of incentives for consignors, buyers, stallion owners and those who purchase stallion services through the HRRC Annual Stallion Service Auction. The recently formed Arabian Reining Breeders Classic has stepped forward in an effort to increase awareness of the development of the Arabian and Half Arabian reining horse. Longtime supporter and breeder of Arabian reining horses, Dick Ames and daughter Lara Ames have started the ARBC and are offering $75,000 Added Arabian and Half Arabian Futurities, as well as a $30,000 ARBC Youth Scholarship program. Learn more about these exciting upcoming events at www.HighRollerReiningClassic.com!

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — In 10 months after achieving the $5 million dollar mark, Wimpys Little Step has become the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) newest Six Million Dollar Sire. This makes him the fourth horse to earn such a prestigious title and puts him in the ranks alongside Smart Chic Olena, Topsail Whiz, and Hollywood Dun It.

Desert rein

Californians shine in 2014 Cactus Classic

Special to the Horsetrader - April 3rd, 2014

Marilyn Scheffers of Riverside and "Tink" kick off their season in winning fashion at the cactus Reining Classic with the Non Pro High Point Championship.

Marilyn Scheffers of Riverside and “Tink” kick off their season in winning fashion at the cactus Reining Classic with the Non Pro High Point Championship.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Top riders and horses converged on WestWorld March 5-9 to compete and get a glimpse into 2014 at the Cactus Reining Classic, the first of Brumley Management Group’s highly successful trio of annual events.