Mid America 2018

We had a great show at Mid-America. Congratulations to Tim Swain and Time For A Catnap they were non pro limited derby Grand champions.  Amanda Friesen and Nics Sneakin Nitro was third in the non pro limited derby.  Riley Friesen and Nado Nic as always had great show drawing a check in the Youth limited. Peggy Cummings showed great improvement all weekend on Docs Painted Colonel. They had some great practice runs preparing for the Paint World Show. Carol Walt and her mare had the best reining runs to date with some bad luck on her cattle draws.
Sweethearts Legacy tied for Reserve Open Derby Champion and won the Open Hackamore. Remedy On The Bay had a great first show in the bridle. The three year olds showed a lot of promise at their first futurity. We are excited to see what the future holds for them.
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March Madness 2018

Great way to start the show season!  Sweethearts Legacy, owned by Peggy Cummings, won the Open Derby, and rode to a 2nd in the Open Hackamore.  Not too shabby for this little 4 year old!  Remedy On The Bay, owned by Mildy Roberts, debuted with EJ aboard and placed 3rd in the Open Red Shirt Derby with a respectable 213.5.  Riley Friesen continues to make steady gains in her reining and earned her first paycheck of the year in the Youth Limited.  Amanda Friesen ran in to some tough luck in the Non Pro Ltd Derby, but held a very tough cow in the boxing, and we consider that a win!  Wyatt Marshall rocked it again, placing 2nd in the Non Pro Spectacular and winning the Int Non Pro Bridle.  Carol Walt made her debut in the arena and rode to a 2nd place finish in the Pro Am Box. 


2017 Recap

We've had a wonderful 2017 show season - Thank you to the owners and non pros who make it all possible!

EJ finished the season with lifetime earnings over $155,000, and is ranked 41st on the Top 50 Rider LAE list (out of... a lot!), which is based on a 3 year total.  Kathryn (owned by Bev & Dallas Talkington) won the North Central Open Two Rein, the CRCA Open Two Rein, and currently leading the nation!  Wood Boon (owned by Darell Wollert) had a big year as a 5 year old, riding to a 7th place finish in the Intermediate Open Finals at The NRCHA Peptoboonsmal Cow Horse Classic Derby and making the Intermediate Open Finals at the Stallion Stakes! She went on to win the Derby at Drought Buster, and place in the $ at Sagebrush. She finished the year with some great runs mixed in with some bad luck.  She is off to be a momma, and we can't wait to see her  babies!  The 3 futurity horses had a great first show year, with Sweethearts Legacy (owned by Peggy Cummings) earning a Reserve Championship at the CRCA Mid America Futurity, and both Candy Rap (owned by Darell Wollert) and Wright As Hail (Ty Gillum) earning checks at the CO State Fair and CRCA CO Futurities.  Assistant Trainers -- Shane Watson brought his mare in to the showpen, and Liberty Schmeid won her first Open $ riding Docs Painted Colonel (Peggy Cummings).  Non Pros - Megan Ciana finished the season with a Reserve NRCHA Regional Championship, as well as a reserve in the CRCA in the Non Pro Two Rein on Cold Day in Hail.  Her lifetime earnings exceed $37,000, and she is ranked 36th on the Top Non Pro riders 3 year average LAE list. Alison Brantley had a fabulous year on her two horses, boosting her earnings to over $23,000.  She claimed a championship at the NRCHA Peptoboonsmal Cow Horse Classic Non Pro Ltd Derby with Wild Haired Trooper, and made back to back finals in AQHA Select Worlds with Fletch Me If You Can, alongside Wild Haired Trooper making Top 10!  Peggy and Wendell Cummings continued showing, with Peggy riding a new mount (Docs Painted Colonel) and Wendell pulling Diablos Painted Doc out of retirement, and placing 4th and 5th in the Ltd Amateur Working Cowhorse at APHA Worlds! Amanda Friesen ended the season riding her futurity horse and earning Reserve Championships in both Non Pro Ltd Futurities! Riley Friesen & Nado Nic gained ground in all aspects, consistently marking in the 70's in the boxing and making vast improvements in the reining.  They finished 10th in the North Central region Youth Ltd division, and qualified for the NRCHA World Show!  She also very much enjoyed hanging out with her new friends.  Not bad for an 8 year old who started showing one year ago!


NRCHA Stallion Stakes 2017:

Congratulations to owner Darrel Wollert & Wood Boon on their advancement to the finals in the Int Open Derby!  Congratulations to Megan Ciana & Blues Wright On and their advancement to the finals in the 3 Non Pro divisions!  In the horseshow classes, Kathryn owned by Dallas & Bev Talkington worked great in the Open Two Rein but finished one slot out of the money.  Megan Ciana & Cold Day in Hail finished 3rd in the Non Pro Two Rein Spectacular!


March Madness 2017:

Great competition at a larger than expected event!  ​EJ showed Time for a Catnap owned by William & James Bledsoe to a 4th place finish in the Open Derby, and 3rd in the Novice Horse Derby.  Wood Boon, owned by Darrel Wollert was just out of the money but showed well in the herd and rein work.  Crystal Schleichart and Boon Feather continue to improve with each step in to the arena, and scored a personal best in the reining, as well as winning the Ltd Open Hackamore show #2.  In the Non Pro Derby, Megan Ciana and Blues Wright On had a great first show, winning the division.  Alison Brantley & Wild Haired Trooper add another Non Pro Ltd Derby win to their resume.  EJ and Kathryn, owned by Bev & Dallas Talkington won the Open Two Rein Spectacular, and Megan Ciana & Cold Day in Hail were reserve champions in the Non Pro Two Rein Spectacular. Riley Friesen and Nado Nic had outstanding boxing scores in their 2nd show together, and placed 2nd in the Youth Boxing show #2.  Tylor Todd swept the Youth Bridle with 1st & 2nd place finishes on both days.  Amanda Friesen got some great horse show experience with Cracker, who is starting to come around to the idea that Amanda is the pilot.  Peggy Cummings and Colonel continue to work on their partnership and had nice, quiet runs this weekend.


NRCHA World Show 2017:

A successful and exciting event!  Congratulations to Alison Brantley & Wild Haired Trooper for their Championship in the Peptoboonsmal Cow Horse Classic Non Pro Ltd Derby! Alison & Wiley have swept several Derby titles this year, including the Northern Plains Derby circuit, bringing their earnings over the $7,000 mark.  Congratulations to owner Darrel Wollert and his horse, Wood Boon, as EJ rode this great mare to a 7th place finish and adding another $1,600 to her earnings in the very competitive Intermediate Open Derby!  More Non Pro news -- Wyatt Marshall & Tin Top Kat placed 4th in the Non Pro Bridle and then came back to win the Collegiate Non Pro challenge the next day!  Megan Ciana & Lil Indian Bud had their final arena run, and were very proud to make finals in the Novice Non Pro Bridle.  


Year End 2016:

Congratulations to our clients! Megan Ciana & Cold Day In Hail, CRCA Non Pro Hackamore Champions and NRCHA Regional Reserve Champions.  Alison Brantley & Fletch Me If You Can, CRCA NPLtd Reserve Champions, and NRCHA Regional 3rd.  Alison Brantley & Wild Haired Trooper, CRCA Non Pro Ltd 3rd, and NRCHA Regional 5th.  Kathryn, owned by Bev & Dallas Talkington, CRCA Open Hackamore 3rd.  Joe Gillespie & Diggers Diamond Catt, CRCA Non Pro Hackamore 3rd. Tylor Todd & Smart Rem N Be, CRCA Youth Bridle Champions and NRCHA Regional Champions, and older sister Tyler Todd & Above Da Best Tenino, CRCA Youth Bridle Reserve Champions and NRCHA Regional Reserve Champions.  Tyler also took home the saddle for tying for the win in the Youth division of the High 5 Challenge!

We would like to thank our clients for sending EJ well mounted in to the show pen.  His lifetime earnings have exceed $128,000 in 2016!  Other earning accomplishments go to Megan Ciana, LTE >$30,00 and Alison Brantley >$17,000. 


APHA World Show 2016:

EJ & Docs Painted Colonel, owned by the Cummings, are Reserve World Champions in the Jr Working Cowhorse!  Wendell Cummings and Diablos Painted Doc have returned to the showpen recently, and placed 4th in their class.  Peggy also rode Colonel and showed good ambition with her new mount! 


Colorado Futurity Oct 2016:  

Kathryn swept her 3rd consecutive CRCA Open Derby win! Wood Boon once again showed solid, however placed one out of the money.  In the Futurity, Time for a Catnap ran in to some trouble in the herd and finished just out of the money, but we are very proud of his 146 in the reining!  In the Non Pro, Megan Ciana & Cold Day In Hail won the Amateur Derby and placed 3rd in the Non Pro, with an awesome 147 down the fence.  Alison Brantley and Wild Haired Trooper finished 2nd in the Non Pro Ltd Derby, and Fletch Me If You Can won the NP Ltd Circuit award.  Wendell & Peggy Cummings got some excellent practice rides in before their venture to the APHA World Show!


Nebraska Futurity Oct 2016:

Time for A Catnap won the Open Futurity, 5y/o Kathryn won the Open Derby, and 4y/o Wood Boon placed 4th!  In the Non Pro, Megan Ciana & Cold Day In Hail won the Non Pro and Amateur Derbies, and after a 6 month vacation, Lil Pistol Annie picked up checks in both classes as well.  Alison Brantley & Wild Haired Trooper placed 2nd in the Non Pro Ltd Derby, and Fletch Me If You Can came back for the win in the NP Ltd on Sun.  Wendell Cummings resurrected Diablos Painted Doc for a nice 69.5 cow score, and Peggy tried her hand on a new mount, Docs Painted Colonel. The Gillespie family had a great show, with Joe finishing 4th in the Amateur Derby on Diggers Diamond Catt, Anderson picking up 3 paychecks on 2 different horses in the Youth Ltd, and Tucker continuing to show his new mare well in the $1K NP Ltd.  Former assistant Crystal Schleichardt won the Pro-Am Derby, and Jess Koeppe placed 2nd on her mare.  Megan Douthit placed 3rd in both NP Ltd classes on Sun.  After months of preparation, Mother & Daughter Team Amanda & 7yo Riley Friesen competed in their first CRCA show, and we couldn't be prouder!  Sarah also made a return to the showpen after a 4 year hiatus.  And last but not least, our 3yo daughter Kenzie made her debut in the short stirrup class!




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EJ Laubscher and team specialize in the training and showing

of reined cowhorses.  

We welcome owners as well as non-pro's to our barn,

both those experienced in the sport as well as those wanting to expand

their horsemanship and try a new discipline!  

Give us a call if you are interested in a lesson, to discuss a prospect,

to put a tune-up on a horse, or to discuss one in our sale barn!


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