New Year Exciting Events

Hello all

Its always exciting to start the new year.  We set goals, make plans for vacations, horse shows, and look forward to starting fresh.  Some have new horses, some are looking for new horses and most are staying with the great horse they already have.  No matter what your direction SRCHA wishes you much luck and happiness as you move through 2017.

SRCHA started off with our Year End Banquet in Crossroads, TX, hosting almost 80 people.  There was a comment made at the event I’d like to share.  The comment was from a great lady that has been around our association almost since the inception.  She said “I remember when the association was small and was like a family and you know what, its still feels like a big family”.  I don’t think we could have a better compliment than that.

At the Banquet each year we have our annual meeting and elect officers and board members.
We would like to welcome new president CJ Murphy and 2 new board members Jay McLaughlin and Patty Ralls.  It is so important for participation in making our association great, so thank you to all of our board members and officers for all you do.  For a complete list of our officers and board members go to our about us page.

By |February 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on New Year Exciting Events|

Rode To Reno Recap

With the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity underway, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make Rode to Reno a huge success! It was a great first futurity for many three-year-olds, and the level of athleticism that they displayed was outstanding.  We have no doubt that the trainers, owners, horses, and non-pros will do an excellent job representing SRCHA in Reno.

We would like to give our members and sponsors some statistics that show a few of the benefits of sponsoring an event with SRCHA.  We had 20 sponsors this year: Santa Cruz Animal Health, Dawson Performance Horses & Travelin Jonez, Dry Creek Ranch, Serna Boots, Iconoclast Support Boots, Western Bloodstock, Oklahoma Equine Hospital & Dr. Joe Carter, Hat 6 Ranch, Kay Rankin Williams, Danny Poole (October Futurity Sponsor), The Ranch Equine, Oswood Stallion Station, Ron Ralls Performance Horses, Aaron Ranch, Lifeline, Clinton Anderson, Equine Salt Therapy, CB Trucking, CR Ranch Wear, and Bloomer Trailers.  Sponsors had an average of 5 posts before and during Rode to Reno, with an average post reach of 1,296.  That comes to an estimated 6,480 people reached per sponsor!  Additionally, we sent out 7 eblasts to an average of 2,600 people.  Each eblast was sent to email recipients and social media.  We expect these numbers to drastically increase in the coming years, as the Snaffle Bit Futurity comes to Fort Worth, Texas.

We would also like to thank our youth sponsors- Shawn & Tammy Hays and Jay & Wendy McLaughlin.  With their help we were able to provide free entry fees to all youth cowhorse classes.  The future of SRCHA depends on our youth, and entries doubled with this effort to make it financially easier to enter [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Rode To Reno Recap|

SRCHA Rode to Reno Sponsors, Part 3

Rode to Reno is only 7 days away, but who’s counting?  Over the past several years, this event has become a huge success due to our generous sponsors.  We have a total of 20 sponsors this year and we can’t wait to see how the event and the SRCHA continue to grow.

Western Bloodstock is the official sale company of the National Cutting Horse Association, and they are the company to look up to when it comes to cowhorse sales.  At the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Sale alone, they brought in gross amount of $731,200, with a record breaking average of $19,762.  You can find the next Western Bloodstock sale during the NCHA Futurity on December 5-10.  For more information on their sales, visit them online at or on their Facebook page at

The Ranch Equine, Inc., located in Whitesboro, TX, is a full service equine facility that specializes in quality breeding care.  They offer numerous services including embryo transfer, recipient mares, year-round mare care, stallion station, and sale preparation.  They are currently standing several quality stallions; including SRCHA Rode to Reno sponsor Travelin Jonez.   Other stallions they stand are Surely A Pepto, Certainly A Vision, Dun It With A Twist, No Guns Please, Playdox, and Tellers Dash.  Visit them online at or on Facebook at

At Aaron Ranch, they strive to preserve the performance and versatility of the legendary Blue Valentine offspring.  Stallions, mares, and foals of Aaron Ranch have color, conformation, muscle, and bone that are needed to perform in any discipline.  They also own and stand notable stallions, including the great Peptoboonsmal, producer of over $25 million.  Other stallions include Funny B Blue Muchaman, A Shiner Named Souix,  Jasons Peptolena, [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on SRCHA Rode to Reno Sponsors, Part 3|

SRCHA Rode To Reno Sponsors, Part 2

Last week we highlighted several generous NRCHA professionals and companies that have helped make Rode to Reno possible through their sponsorship.  However, the generosity does not end there!  We are immensely grateful for our remaining patrons, and we hope you will consider them the next time you need a product or service that they provide.
By |July 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on SRCHA Rode To Reno Sponsors, Part 2|

SRCHA Rode to Reno Sponsors, Part 1

With Rode to Reno 2016 quickly approaching, we would like to take the time to recognize some members of the Reined Cowhorse community and the equine industry that have made this event possible through their generosity.  We have an excellent variety of sponsorship this year ranging from NRCHA Professionals to companies dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our equine athletes.

We would like to start out by congratulating the 2015 Open Futurity Champion, Chris Dawson aboard Shiney Sparklette (owned by Carol Rose and Dickson and Tricia Varner).  Dawson Performance Horses is run by husband and wife team, Chris and Sarah Dawson.  They believe in a solid foundation for each horse that enters their program, which is evident in the sound, great minded and talented contenders that come out of their barn.  One such contender is the 2008 stallion, Travelin Jonez.  “TJ” is sired by the great Smart Chic Olena and out of Travelin With Sass (producer of over $180,000).  TJ himself is an earner of over $175,000, and took the NRCHA by storm in 2013.  In one year he won the NRCHA Stakes, NRCHA Celebration of Champions Derby, NRCHA Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, and was reserve champion at the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Championship.  He is enrolled in NRBC, NRCHA Stakes, AQHA Incentive Fun, and is 5 panel negative.  For more information on Dawson Performance Horses visit their website at or Facebook pages at  For information on Travelin Jonez, visit his Facebook page at

Ron Ralls Performance Horses, located in Gainseville, TX, is dedicated to the training of quality reined cowhorses.  His success in the showpen is evident in his lifetime earnings that exceed $800,000.  Ron is a two time World’s [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on SRCHA Rode to Reno Sponsors, Part 1|

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