Those to witness the Open Classic preliminary round at the 2023 NRBC are sure to never forget it. The 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds brought the heat to Tulsa, Oklahoma, these two days. Andrea Fappani and All Bettss Are Off (Gunner x Wimpys Little Chic) owned by Rancho Oso Rio LLC, take the lead in the Level 4 preliminaries marking a whopping 230 and winning $17,306.

By the 50th draw in the NRBC Open Classic, there was already a 226.5 to set the bar for the rest of the day’s competitors. By the time the 121 runs completed, 14 runs were a 225 or above, with Cade McCutcheon and Varsity Blu (Wimpy Chic x Flo N Blu Boon) taking the lead with a 229.5. The bay stallion was bred by Alpha Quarter Horses LLC, and is owned by Frank and Susan Costantini, Rick Clark and Brent Clark, and Joe Wolfe. McCutcheon leads the Level 4 headed into Day Two’s runs.

Wrangler BFI Week, anchored by the 46th annual Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping on April 1, paid out a record $3.88 million to ropers and drew more than 2,000 teams. The event, running March 29 through April 4, was comprised of 13 separate ropings over seven days in Guthrie, Oklahoma’s Lazy E Arena. Aired live on the Wrangler Network, 112,000 viewers at home watched more than 3.3 million minutes of team roping.

The amazing gelding King Edward and Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann made history in Omaha winning the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final by taking the 2023 title — a first for Sweden. With an unpredictable turnout until the very end, the duo who has collected both the Olympic and World Championships jumped to the highest step of the podium leaving Harrie Smolders of The Netherlands riding Monaco N.O.P. in second place and wonderful American Hunter Holloway and Pepita Con Spita in third. Missing the podium by a very narrow margin was Brazil’s Yuri Mansur and Vitiki.

The FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music presented by Havensafe Farm cast a spell in Omaha (USA) where the World Cup™ Finals are being held.
Conquering the crowd and the judges, who scored the combination a 90.482%, was Jessica von Bredow-Werndl of Germany. The 37-year-old rode 16-year-old TST Dalera BB, owned by Béatrice Buerchler-Keller, to a breathtaking performance earning the duo’s 23rd victory in a row.

United Touch S, with Germany’s 26-year-old Richard Vogel in the saddle, laid down an outstanding round to win the second leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final 2023 in Omaha (USA). In a field of nine who advanced to the jump off — out of 39 starters riding the course set by Portugal’s Bernardo Costa Cabral—  rising star Harry Charles of Britain stopped the clock in 35.25 seconds claiming second place with Balou du Reventon between the reins.

Defending FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final Champion and world number one Jessica von Bredow-Werndl of Germany rode to win the opening round of the 2023 Final presented by Havensafe Farm. Held in the CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. The Olympic Champion teamed up with TSF Dalera BB, a 16-year-old mare owned by Béatrice Buerchler-Keller, performing to a 79.922% for the win. Second place honors went to Germany's Isabell Werth and DSP Quantaz to 77.485%.

July 3-8, 2023 | Givrins, Switzerland
International Reining Team Competition has been greatly missed by reiners around the world. Thanks to the work done in the past year by World Reining, it is back with a bang offering €150.000 guaranteed prize money, the coveted medals, and the World Reining Champion titles. The host will be renowned CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, where many prestigious World and European Team reining competitions have been held in the past.

Curry Kirchner and Tyson Thompson had the biggest day of their young roping careers at the 46th annual Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic, and thanks to the unprecedented 100% 2023 payback have a record $160,000 to show for it. Kirchner, 24, and Thompson, 25, roped six steers in 45.38 seconds to take center stage at the fabulous Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma at BFI’s end on April 1. After braving the BFI marathon, both were borderline speechless.
“The BFI is the biggest roping there is,” said Kirchner, 24, who works alongside his dad, Robert, at Myrl Mortenson’s cattle operation about an hour and 15 minutes northwest of Guthrie in Ames, Oklahoma. “To just be able to compete in this roping is great. To even think about winning it is crazy.

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