Reichert Celebration 2013

Congratulations to Wade Parks and Sensational Design!

Friday and Saturday brought two exciting days all around the Reichert Fairgrounds! Friday brought sunny skies and the  Equine Chronicle Color Class Open and Limited Division Class or POA McClaren Futurity to Fort Worth, to great enthusiasm from the entire show grounds.

The spotted, dotted, striped and solid Color Classic brought a bit of a surprise… a first and second place win for the newlywed Wade and Carly Parks! Carly rode My Sensational Star, awarded the Phil Harris headstall, and an $800.00 maiden bonus. Wade Parks rode Sensational Design to first place, being awarded the Reichert buckle, $1,000 Maiden Bonus, $500 APHA Highest Placing First Rider bonus and a check for $3,777.00!! The exuberant Wade swung Carly around in a big hug  and planted a kiss on her after win pictures were taken. The night wasn’t over yet for the young couple- Wade also won the Limited Division in the second Color Classic class of the night! An also great ride for Carly took a fourth place win. Second place was given to A Man To Reckin With, ridden by RJ King.

Congrats to Jenna and RPR Impulsive Superman!

The POA McClaren Western Pleasure Futurity class split up the color classes, where an impressive showing of 23 ponies took to the John Justin Arena. Congratulations to Jenna Lee Despenas riding RPR Impulsive Superman, owned by Jessica Drish Fairchild, champions in the POA McClaren Futurity! The class was comprised of any age rider and ponies aged five and under. The pair took home a check for $1,125.00, as well as the use of a Four Star trailer for one year, and a $1,000 gift certificate for a custom hat! Second place went to owner/rider Janell Burton, riding Watch Me Sparkle who took home a check for $800 and a gift certificate for $250 from Kathy’s Custom Tails.

Saturday opened with more classes and the Reichert Stakes Sale, run by Alan Parker Auctions. Broodmares, two embryos and hunter under saddle and western pleasure yearling prospects were run through the sale pen. Alan Parker Auctions was able to hook up video cameras alongside their online bidding site, Proxibid, so that interested parties can not only bid online but watch a live version of the sale. They were also able to sell horses not on location this year! The horse was actually  was somewhere other than Fort Worth, but had a video playing that was bid on.

High seller of the Reichert Stakes Sale

JR and Alan introduced the sale, and talked about what exhibitors and buyers could look forward to next year.

High seller of the day’s event was hip number 188, Ms RL Flashy Goodbar! The bay filly is by RL Best of Sudden and out of Ms Flashy Goodbar (Zippos Mr Goodbar), consigned by Julie Voge for Mark and Rebecca Pine. Olivia Hoecker purchased the adorable filly for $50,000, and we caught up with trainer Josh Robinson, who says they “plan to do the Masters with her next year. She’s got impeccable bloodlines. Olivia has three studs, who would probably cross great with this filly. She’s an exquisite mover, just beautiful.”

The first big event of the night was the Western Pleasure Super Sires Three Year Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Class- Open and Limited divisions.  A total of $91,000 in cash was given out tonight, plus bonus prizes! Exhibitors jogged down the center towards a clear box that held the cash prizes, guarded by two deputies. Additional prizes were awarded for Home-bred, highest placing Novice, highest placing Color breed, a random drawing for a saddle, and various other awards.

Congratulations Katie Johson and Touched Softly!

In a unanimous decision by the judges in the Limited Division, Suddenlee Single won first place, ridden by Brittany Bevis! The pair took home a  check for $11,024, as well as the Reichert belt buckle and other prizes. Second place was also unanimous, going to Willybuptonogood, owned and shown by Michelle Brickham! The pair took home $8,056 for second place, as well as the Color Bonus for $500, and the high placing Novice bonus: $1,500 and a pair of Rod Patrick boots!

Congratulations to Open division winner, Touched Softly, ridden by Katie Johnson! Katie also took home the high placing Limited rider, winning herself another $1,500 and a pair of Rod Patrick boots. Second place went to Hubbout Forever, ridden by Alicia Porter taking home $9,372! The pair also won the home-bred bonus, as well as a gift certificate for $250 to JBH Equine Reproductive Medicine.

The last major event of the night was the Equine Sports Medicine Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure Stakes Championship! A full congratulations to Rusty Green riding Lope The Line to the championship! Lope The Line had already won the Non Pro Stakes earlier in the week, and has been killing the two year old western pleasure events this year. The pair won the $10,000 check, Buckle, use of a Four Star trailer for a year, donated by Wayne Hodge Second place went to Take Me Home Tonite, ridden by Erin Lieurance and winning $6,250. The Tom Powers champion Flashy Looking Touch ridden by David Archer took third place and $3,750, and second Tom Powers champion Patrick Heeley with Sleepy N I Know It took fourth.

Tomorrow brings the last day of competition here at the 2013 Reichert Celebration! Scroll down to view results, photos, videos and more.


Congratulations Patirck Heeley and The Immortal Rose! Photo courtesy of Shane Rux Photography

Thursday was a big day in Fort Worth, kicking off the first of the Reichert Sale: POA Show Pony and Yearlings. Alan Parker auctions hosted a great event, incorporating new technology into this year that allows the buyer to view and bid on the entire auction online. Not only can you bid online, but the horse may not have even been in Fort Worth! Alan Parker was telling us about their latest technology, allowing a consignor to pay the fee and sell the horse via video remotely. “The horse may have been in northern Minnesota, but we sold it here,” explained Alan. The finale of the night was the Harris Leather Three Year Old & Over Limited Western Pleasure Signature class, which is no longer a maiden event, but exhibitors could win a maiden bonus. A major congratulations to Patrick Heeley riding The Immortal Rose, owned by Robert Roger, to the winners circle, winning under two judges. The pair took home a check for $3,850 with a $5000 maiden bonus, the Harris show saddle and Reichert Champion buckle.

Friday brings exciting events, such as the POA McClaren Futurity, APHA show, POA show, AQHA show, and the Signature Equine Chronicle Color Classic Open and Limited Division! Best of luck to everyone. Scroll down to see more results, photos and more!


The Reichert Celebration is in full swing this week,

Congrats to Adam Kober and Lope The Line! Photo courtesy of Shane Rux Photography

with big checks being won all over the place, and new champions being made! This Thursday morning kicks off the POA show, with the POA Show Pony and Yearling Sale this afternoon at 4:00. The week has seen the six of the eight new successful Pleasure Series classes, which finish tonight before the Signature Harris Three Year Old and Over Limited Western Pleasure. A major congratulations to Adam Kober and Lope The Line, who won the Equine Sports Medicine Non Pro Two Year Old Western Pleasure Stakes class on Tuesday evening! Signature and Stakes Trail classes are writing big checks as well, and the Three Year Old and Over Green Hunter Under Saddle class had a competitive go. Congratulations also goes out to Trisha Yamber aboard Skip The Formalities, who had a fantastic ride in this Green HUS class! The AQHA show wraps up today, and the APHA show kicks off tomorrow, just in time for the Equine Chronicle Color Classic class. Best of luck to all exhibitors! Be sure to scroll down to check out all the latest in Reichert news, photos and results. 


Photos courtesy of Shane Rux Photography, official show photographer

We have arrived! is at the Will Rogers Memorial Center with a rainy start to the week, much welcomed by everyone in Texas. The All Breed Youth Team Tournament, designed to pair together Youth from all breed associations to win scholarships, had a lot of great energy going on in the Watt Arena, full of quick tack changes and eager faces. The trade show has had a great starting weekend, with today beginning some of the Signature Trail events. This afternoon also marks the first in the brand new Pleasure Series, a brainchild of JR Reichert. To read more about it, click here! There are many more breed shows, big stakes classes, sales, shopping, and so much to be seen. Be sure to check back often, as we update our results page daily! Just scroll down for the latest results, photos, and all things Reichert.


Photo courtesy Shane Rux Photography, official show photographer

The 2013 Reichert Celebration is off to a strong start this Labor Day

weekend, with AHA, Youth AQHA and ApHC class results coming in!  And, last week’s brand new 5D “Dash For Cash” Barrel Race Stakes kicked things off with a lot of energy! We have all things Reichert herre on our 2013 Reichert Celebration Show Page, including the results of the Dash For Cash stakes. Courtesy of the Reichert Show Management, we will be providing you with results of all of the classes, from AQHA, ApHC, APHA, POA, NSBA, AHA… as well as the special Signature and Stakes classes! We will be bringing you live coverage from the Reichert, including show news, videos, sale news, results, photos and much more.  Just scroll down this page!

Special thanks to Shane Rux Photography, official photographer of the Reichert Celebration. Click here to view more proofs and purchase pictures!


Photo by Shane Rux Photography, Official Photographer of The Reichert Celebration

This year marks 15 years of multi-breed fun at the Reichert Celebration!  The Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth will be hosting the show August 22- September 8. Kicking off with a new, 5D Barrel Race stakes, the rest of the celebration soon begins for AHA, AQHA, ApHC, APHA, POAC, NSBA, and Signature and Stakes classes.  Featuring a new eight class Pleasure Series, Equine Chronicle Color Classic, the first class of the new Western Pleasure Super Sires program, a Trail stakes, and much more! And let’s not forget about the POA sale and Yearling Stakes sale!
Built for all levels and breeds of horses and riders, J.R. Reichert wants to “give everyone a chance to play,” and the new classes this year promise to give even more riders a place to show.

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