After the success of the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity it has been decided by the Western States Horse Expo, and it’s sponsors, to continue the tradition of the Magnificent 7 All Around Stock Horse Championship, thereby doing its part to save and promote the Reined Cowhorse of California
History of the Magnificent 7
This open competition is based on an event called the World’s Championship All-Around Stock Horse Contest originally initiated by Bobby Ingersoll in the 1970s and supported by the Pro Rodeo Hall of Famers Cotton Rosser and Walt Rodman. The contest was held periodically over the years until WSHE CEO and founder Miki Nelsen and others resurrected the event after nearly 20 years, and gave the event a permanent home in search of the All-Around Stock Horse Champion.
Each year, more than a dozen of the nation’s top riders convene from all across America for an intense one day riding competition, where one horse and one rider demonstrate their skill and versatility in 4 events: herd work, rein work, steer stopping and fence work. The action peaks on Friday Night when seven finalists are just four events away from a $25,000.00 purse, and the best horseman receive the title of Magnificent 7 All-Around Stock Horse Champion.