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

The Magnificent 7 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 Fame members Cotton Rosser and Walt Rodman. The contest was held periodically over the years until Western States Horse Expo CEO and founder Miki Nelsen and others resurrected it after nearly 20 years, and gave the event a permanent home in search of the All-Around Stock Horse Champion.

Each year, seven of the best stock horses and their riders will convene from all across America for an intense one-day riding competition, where each horse/human team will demonstrate their skill and versatility in 4 events: herd work, rein work, steer stopping and fence work. The action peaks on Friday night at 6:00pm when these amazing athletes compete for a $25,000.00 purse, and the title of Magnificent 7 All-Around Stock Horse Champion. This a unique opportunity to see the very best equestrian athletes compete in an exciting competition that you will talk about for years to come!

2018 Results and Payouts

EarningsPlacingsHorseRiderOwnerTotal Score
$8,372.001stCall Me MitchPhillip RallsEstelle Roitblat295.00
$6,578.002ndVery Smart ChoiceLance JohnstonRocking BS Ranch291.00
$5,083.003rdReal Smooth CatKen WoldKen & Ramona Wold287.50
$3,588.004thVery Smart CowhorseAaron BrookshireAaron Brookshire286.50
$2,691.005thShort N CattPhillip RallsSarah Davis284.00
$2,093.006thOVERABARRELDarrel NorcuttDarrel Norcutt214.00
$1,503.357thTOMCATONTHEPROWLJustin JonesJustin Jones201.50