RMHA Summer Slide
- Megan and Ima Chocolate Dunit were
2nd out of 97 in the Rookie Class!
APHA World Show - Our trainer, Devin Warren, Warren Performance Horses won the World Championship in Senior Reining and also the World Championship in Junior Reining on Spinning Dream, who we sold to Patsy Meehan last year!
We went to a fantastic reining clinic with Shawn Flarida. Wow. Highlights: When Shawn talked about horses that he would buy based on conformation, attitude and breeding, he said he'd "take the paint horse any day" meaning Bubba... Click here to see...
We also went to a really great clinic with Tom Foran, AQHA World Champion. He was really great too. One thing he said: You channel your body position to your horse. So if you slouch, your horse won't move correctly either. Click here to see...
Spring Slide - Megan &
Big Gun were Rookie Reserve
Champion out of 65 entries and they
were just having fun!
Pueblo Gold APHA/NRHA - Megan & Ima Chocolate Dunit were Rookie II Champion AND Intermediate Nonpro Champion. Bill & Boonlight N Diamonds were Limited Nonpro Champion. Ima Chocolate Dunit qualified for the AQHA World Show Amateur Reining with Megan with a fantastic show during the NWSS Pre-Denver AQHA show.
Dunit, Spinning Dream and
Boonlight N Diamonds all were
eligible to compete at the Rocky Mt
Affiliate Finals. Ima
Chocolate Dunit competed and
qualified to compete at the NRHA
North American Affiliate Finals in
OKC. She also was 2008 year-end
RMRHA Intermediate Open Champion and
3rd in the RMRHA Open.
Spinning Dream was RMRHA
Intermediate Open Res Champion.
It was a very good year for all.
APHA World Show, Fort
Worth, Texas -Spinning Dream won Junior Reining Reserve World Champion,
ridden by Devin Warren. Boonlight N Diamonds was a Novice Amateur Reining Finalist, ridden by Bill Roberts. Dusta Gun, 4 YO daughter of
THE BIG GUN, won Youth Reining 14-18 Reserve
World Champion, ridden by Jason Kvols.
The Big Time, 4 YO son of THE BIG GUN, was 5th in Jr Reining,
ridden by owner Chele Murrell.
The Big Time was also 4th in
the 4/5 YO Reining Challenge.
He is the first horse to receive
payout from the incredible MR Ranch
Breeding Incentive Program! Congratulations
to Chele Murrell - job well done!
Sagebrush Slide - Devin won the Novice Horse Open Championship on
Dream getting another pewter! He took home 3rd in the Intermediate Open on
Ima Chocolate Dunit. Megan had a great ride on Mocha grabbing plus ONES on
her stops in spite of a wardrobe malfunction! Bill had some great runs on
Boonlight N Diamonds.
Larimer Co Charity Show - Devin won the Novice Horse
Open Championship on Spinning Dream and took home a
pewter, money and lots of cool stuff. Megan rode
in the super-tough Limited Nonpro tied for 3rd on Ima
Chocolate Dunit which was wonderful for their second
time in the showpen. Bill had a great ride and placed
6th on Boonlight N Diamonds in the Rookie in a
gigantic class which is exciting
since they have shown only a handful
WSRHA Spring Slide - in the middle of the busy breeding season, we went to an
NRHA show. Devin won money on Spinning Dream and had a very fancy ride.
Devin also won the Intermediate Open Res Championship and money on Ima Chocolate Dunit
which was super considering we just
got her, bred her, flushed an embryo and then put her back to work in a new,
high altitude environment.
We now have our newest
addition, Ima Chocolate Dunit.
She is a Hollywood Dun It mare with over $7300 in LTE. At the Rifle
Spring Show, NRHA, Devin won more money on her in the
Open classes. He also won money on Spinning Dream
in the Derby.
The Generals Daughter has her
Boonlight N Diamonds baby 3 1/2 weeks early! It is a
colored filly who has the markings of both her parents
and is just as cute and loving as both of them! She's a
fighter and when she left the vet hospital to come home
after a week of tender loving care, the hospital staff
were all crying because they love both "Genna" and
"Gator" so much. One vet even offered to buy the little
girl but she is not for sale...
2008 National Western Stock Show - Devin &
Boonlight N Diamonds won the APHA Sr Reining Championship and Bill won
the Amateur Reining Res Championship in his second show on Bubba and against the amateurs! Boonlight
N Diamonds is amazing as always.
The talk of the show barn was our new incentive
Happy New Year! The Big Gun is at
Select Breeders being collected for Frozen Semen and he
is doing an outstanding job. When he is done, he will
be all ready to service our clients wanting cooled
For 2008 we have a new Breeding Incentive Program that should make everybody very happy.
Potential payout from Novice Amateur
to the Open level!
October, 2007 - A month of FIRSTs. In his very first time back
The Big Gun won the Rookie class of over 60 entries!
Bill rode Boonlight N Diamonds on his very first show run on him scoring 68 1/2 and placing 7th in the same class.
Devin rode Spinning Dream on his first show run on her and having had her only a week and scoring 146 1/2 and placing
3rd in a very tough 3 YO class. We created quite a stir with all our NRHA accomplishments on PAINTS.
September, 2007 - THANKS AGAIN to Haverty Ranch and Reimers Rainbow Ranch for selling us the winner of the prelims in the Paint World 3YO Challenge, Spinning Dream. This bay Tobiano filly is by QH World Champion Magnum Chic Dream. We just got her and we LOVE her. What a wonderful addition to our team.
July, 2007 NRHA Denver Summer Slide - Boonlight N Diamonds finished 9th out of 106 in the Rookie class. The Generals Daughter also did well finishing in the top 20%.
June, 2007 - Devin was seriously injured in a training accident and was forced to stay home while the clients went to the World Show. To the rescue came Liz & Clint Haverty, Bub Poplin and Bill Horn. Bill Horn catch rode Sheri O'Connell's Junior reiner and made it back to the finals. The kids in the barn did really well with Christi finishing 3rd on her one horse and 8th on her other in the 13 and under. Jason plugged along and by the end of the show, he finished 8th in Senior Reining - with the PROS!!!! Bill rode Genna over and over and got better every time. We all learned so much. Devin would coach us while watching the live video feed over the internet but we really benefited immensely from the tireless help and coaching of Haverty and Poplin. We could not have survived without them.
We picked up another great mare for breeding...a double registered Trashedeous mare, Sunnydeous. Sunnydeous has several babies from when she was owned and bred by Bill Horn. We hope they do really well!!!
May, 2007 - Devin and Boonlight N Diamonds won the Sr Reining Championship and won the High Point Working Cow/Reining Award at the APHA Zone 2 10 Judge show in South Jordan. Bubba also won the Utah Paint Horse Club POR Amateur Reining Championship.
Earlier in the month, Boonlight N Diamonds was Reserve Champion in Amateur Reining at the Colorado Gold Paint Show. The Generals Daughter was Novice Amateur Reining Champion!
April, 2007 - Bubba finished tying 2nd out of 44 in the Rookie and tying 3rd out of 69 in the Limited Nonpro at the WSRHA Spring Reining Show in Rifle, Colorado!
We are extremely proud to announce the addition of APHA World Champion
THE BIG GUN to the Diamond MR Ranch team!
We appreciate all the help and generosity of the Stone Canyon Ranch and Clint & Liz Haverty in making this dream a reality
We also purchased a lovely three year old filly Dusta Gun whose sire is The Big Gun. She is being prepared for the shows as well. "Dusty" has a very bright future!
January, 2007 - Boonlight N Diamonds got his Novice Amateur Superior award in 2006 and he is officially competing in the Amateur classes. He won the 2007 class in Tucson and came in reserve in Denver. He is well on the way to a Amateur Superior! Devin rode The Generals Daughter in the Senior at Tucson and also picked up points with very good placings right at the top.
Boonlight N Diamonds (Bubba) finished 2006 as
APHA Sr Reining Honor Roll Champion
Novice Amateur Reining Honor Roll Champion
Open Reining Honor Roll Res Champion
Rocky Mountain Paint Horse Association Novice Amateur Reining Champion
The Generals Daughter
(Genna) finished 2006 on
Novice Amateur Honor Roll in 7th place. Not bad for just
a couple of shows.
October, 2006 - Devin & Boonlight N Diamonds won the 2006 World Wide Paint Congress Senior Reining Championship. That means that Devin and Bubba have won Congress Open Reining for three years in a row! Bubba also won the Novice Amateur Reining Championship.
September, 2006 - Devin & Boonlight N Diamonds have qualified to compete in the 2006 NRHA Affiliate Finals in Open and Intermediate Open Reining. They are true competitors.
Bubba won the Novice Amateur Reining Championship at the High Plains Paintorama and Devin & Bubba won the Open Combined Reining Championship with firsts under every single judge!
August, 2006 - Kickin Attire sold to clients of Bub Poplin. We wish them great success. Kickin Attire was the #1 horse on the Junior Reining Honor Roll as of 8/31/06.
July, 2006 - APHA World Show - Devin and Boonlight N Diamonds placed 6th in Senior Reining . It was a tough class with even tougher footing but they did a great job out there. Devin and Kickin Attire just missed out on going to the Junior Reining finals being the horse right at the cut. They had a very nice, controlled ride with no mistakes. The Generals Daughter also finished 8th in the Novice Reining class.
May, 2006 - Colorado Gold APHA Show - Devin and Kickin Attire won the Junior Reining Championship with firsts under ALL 8 JUDGES (16 points)!!! The Generals Daughter (Genna) won the Novice Amateur Reining Championship after for JUST TWO WEEKS at our barn!!!! She picked up 12 points earning her first ROM for the barn - in a single show. Devin and Bubba spun five times instead of four to the first set of judges but won the class under the second set of judges with 3 firsts and a second! It was a fantastic show and we picked up a lot of points and experience.
November, 2005 -
Boonlight N Diamonds won
the Rocky Mt Reining Horse Association Limited Open
October, 2005 - World Wide Paint Horse Congress - Devin and Boonlight N Diamonds won the Senior Reining Championship. Devin and Kickin Attire won the 3 Year Old Reining Futurity and placed 4th in the Junior Reining.
September, 2005 - Paint Horse Journal , Devin Warren and Boonlight N Diamonds are showcased in the 2005 September issue of the Paint Horse Journal article about the Freestyle Reining. Thank you, PHJ for a lovely, informative article.