Chris Dawson's charmed show season continued at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colo., when he won the Open Championship aboard Cryin Coyote Ranch's A Spoonful O Sugar (Hes A Peptospoonful x Poco Smokum Oak x Smokum Oak) and took the Reserve Championship aboard his own horse, Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena).
Tammy Jo Hays won her second consecutive National Reined Cow Horse Association Premier Event title when she piloted Two Kitties (Smooth As A Cat x SR Jaguar x Doc O'Lena) to the Hackamore Classic Non-Pro Championship Friday, May 3 in Pueblo, Colo., barely a month after claiming the NRCHA Stakes Non-Pro win in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chris Dawson and Travelin Jonez Lead NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open; Tammy Hays and Two Kitties Top Non-Pro
Although it's spring, the second of May felt like a crisp, bright winter day at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colo., where phase two of the competition, the rein work, wrapped up outdoors under sunny skies.
One week from today, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic kicks off at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo.!
Chris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas, claimed the NRCHA Stakes Open Championship Saturday night at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., aboard his own horse, Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena). Dawson piloted the 5-year-old stallion to a 664.5 composite score (221 herd/218 rein/225.5).
Las Vegas, Nevada is famous for its bright lights, non-stop excitement and world class entertainment. This week, it is also home to some of the best reined cow horses and competitors in the country, as the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26, at the South Point Equestrian Center.
Proving that great cow horses don't come with an expiration date, the oldest horse in the World's Greatest Horseman competition, 14-year-old Topsails Rien Maker, won the preliminary round Thursday, Jan. 31 in San Angelo, Texas, scoring 876.5 on four events.
Will Rogers Memorial Center is fast becoming the home of champions — or, at least, championships. Ranch Sorting National Championships will bring two premier events to the Fort Worth facility this year, including its national finals. The South Central RSNC Ranch Sorting World Series comes to Will Rogers April 26-28 this year, and that will be followed by the RSNC National Finals June 4-10.
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