Category archives for: Reining

Burt a Global Reining Pioneer

Cowboy Don Burt

AQHA past president Don Burt passed away on Nov. 25. A native of Burbank, CA, Burt was also on the USEF Reining and High Performance Reining Committees and served the equestrian community in the U.S. and internationally for more than 50 years. One of his major accomplishments was in getting approval to make reining the […]

Canada tops NAJYRC Reining

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For the second consecutive year, Canada team took gold for the 2011 SmartPak Reining Team Championships at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships, with the country also sending a bronze medal north of the border. The top-placed score at the July 29 event in Lexington, Kentucky, was 623 for Alberta/Manitoba riders Jessica […]

Emmons On Top Again

Ron Emmons is close enough to pet the cow he's roping, with his chestnut Quarter Horse Olena Oak.

Ron Emmons earned his second consecutive Magnificent 7 win aboard Olena Oak. The duo was awarded Best All-Around Stock Horse Champion honors at the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, claiming the lion’s share of the $25,000 purse. It was the third win for the Ione, California-based rider, who placed first and second (on Matt […]

Avila California’s Open Reining Champ

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Call it beginner’s luck! The first time he’s shown in the open reining division at the Del Mar National Horse Show’s Western Week, Bob Avila won the Pacific Coast Horseman’s Association Championship aboard Juarez Whiz. “He’s a very nice horse,” Avila said of the nine-year-old gelding, owned by Ken Banks of Chulenberg, Texas. “We don’t […]

Emmons Doubly Magnificent at Expo

Ron Emmons and Olena Oak (Photo by Katie Higgins)

Ron Emmons took first and second place in the Magnificent Seven stock horse competition at the 12th Annual Western States Horse Expo, which took place June 11–13 in Sacramento. The rider, of Ione, CA, was named All Around Stock Horse Champion amassing $10,528 in winnings aboard Olena Oak, owned by Mel Smith and Nichole Scott. […]

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