Get in The Game with Todd Bergen

RCHTO Trainer Todd Bergen Never afraid of a challenge, Todd Bergen used to show in the open classes at 15 years old to gain more experience and to raise his game. At the time, he wasn’t sure why his father entered him in the open but looking back,

Trainer’s Corner – Russell Dilday – Wynnewood, OK

Total Earnings: $624,535 Three time World’s Greatest Horseman, Russell Dilday, got his start in the cow horse world after watching the 1993 Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fresno when Sandy Collier won. His father-in-law was also a cow horse trainer. Dilday had grown up around horses. His family ranched and roped for fun. Dilday’s dad

Member Spotlight – Kimberlee Gabel – Ault, CO

Kimberlee and Metallic MaverickPhoto by Shane Rux Photography Kimberlee Gabel has been involved with reined cow horses for five years. Previously, she had rodeoed and competed in stock horse versatility before making the switch. “For me, the pinnacle has always been the reined cow horse,” she said. Gabel bought her current horse

Trainer’s Corner – Tyson Benson – Brock, Texas

Total Earnings: $65,471 Straight out of high school in Idaho, Tyson Benson went to work for Corey Cushing in Arizona and stayed there for six years. His dad Rick had given Benson a solid foundation with horses and he spent time with Al Dunning and Bobby Ingersol at clinics alongside his dad. Benson went

Trainer’s Corner – Dell Hendricks – Tioga, TX

Total Earnings: $56,064 After 25 years of training reining horses and earning $1.7 million showing reiners, Dell Hendricks made a big change. After winning almost everything there is to win the reining world, his client base started to shift and he wasn’t as well mounted as he had been in the early years. Now

Trainer’s Corner – Kelby Phillips – Weatherford, TX

Total Earnings: $1,102,409 After watching the World’s Greatest Horseman in Stephenville, TX as a kid, Kelby Phillips learned what the reined cow horse discipline was all about. He showed in the ranch horse classes as a high schooler and wanted to explore the sport so he went to work for

The Impact of Boxing On Reined Cow Horses

Russel Dilday giving a boxing clinic You could say going down the fence in reined cow horses is the hero event of the sport. Like bull riding at a rodeo, it’s what the crowd most wants to see. But chasing down a cow at breakneck speed and turning

Dual Smart Rey

Dual Smart Rey, also known as " Lloyd", is a remarkable leading sire in both NCHA and NRCHA events.  Dual Smart Rey is a 2002 Sorrel stallion that comes from a long lineage of incredibly successful horses. Lloyd is sired by the great Dual Rey out of The Smart Look,

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