“Tim McQuay told me to take him home and put him in bubble wrap (until the NRHA Futurity).”

 

-Jason Vanlandingham

Timeline

2016
April 24

2016 NRBC CHAMPIONSHIP

2016 NRBC CHAMPIONSHIP

“The Final Jewel. After winning the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in 2013 and the NRHA Derby in 2014, Not Ruf At All didn’t have much to prove in his final year of limited-age competition. He still brought everything he had and secured the third leg of reining’s Triple Crown when he marked a 231 for the Level 4 Open Championship.”

2014
September 20

HRRC OPEN DERBY & OPEN STAKES CHAMPION

HRRC OPEN DERBY & OPEN STAKES CHAMPION

“The High Roller Reining Classic concluded on Sept. 20 with a large and contentious group of horses in the Lucas Oil Derby Open and Whizkey N Diamonds Stakes Open. When it was all said and done, Not Ruf At All and Jason Vanlandingham added two more major titles and substantial earnings to their records.”

June 28

2014 NRHA DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP

2014 NRHA DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP

“In the end, 2013 NRHA Futurity champions Not Ruf At All and NRHA professional Jason Vanlandingham of Whitesboro, Texas, bested the field by three points for the win with a score of 229.”

2013
December 7

NRHA FUTURITY CHAMPION

NRHA FUTURITY CHAMPION

“Not Ruf At All, the son of A Sparkling Vintage out of Lil Ruffed Up by Lil Ruf Peppy, topped the other 59 horses in the finals with a whopping 225.5 score, taking home the $165,000 first-place paycheck.”

October 7

HRRC OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION

HRRC OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION
September 1

TULSA REINING CLASSIC OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION

TULSA REINING CLASSIC OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION

Always a highlight of the week of intense reining competition, the Futurity featured 94 horses with most of the top Open riders in the industry in attendance. And when the last horse had gone, it was the draw 15 that retained the lead throughout the rest of the event. Jason Vanlandingham rode Vaughn Zimmerman’s Not Ruf At All to a score of 222.5, then had to wait it out as 79 more horses tried to best his score.

A Stellar Plan

It was written in the stars for Not Ruf At All – and it’s not over yet!   It is said that a brilliant athlete without a mind to match is a lost cause. In the competitive world of performance horses, it is the smart trainer who explores...

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The Final Jewel

Not Ruf At All achieved reining's Triple Crown when he and Jason Vanlandingham won the Level 4 Open at the NRBC.   The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), held April 17-24 in Katy, Texas, was full of excitement this year from beginning to end. The night before...

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It’s all in the mind

It is said that a brilliant athlete without a mind to match is a lost cause. In the competitive world of performance horses, it is the smart trainer who explores the mind of a young prospect and finds a willing and able partner. That combination...

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Not Ruf At All Does It Again

The High Roller Reining Classic concluded on Sept. 20 with a large and contentious group of horses in the Lucas Oil Derby Open and Whizkey N Diamonds Stakes Open. When it was all said and done, Not Ruf At All and Jason Vanlandingham added two...

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Not Ruf At All Wins NRHA Derby

The 2013 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Open Champion reigns supreme once more in Oklahoma City.   The 2014 National Reining Horse Association Derby concluded Saturday night with the $428,000-added open finals at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The NRHA Derby show is NRHA’s premiere...

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Not A Ruf Night For Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham

The weather outside was frightful on Saturday night, Dec. 7, but it wasn’t a “ruf “night for Not Ruf At All, a 3-year-old stallion owned by Vaughn Zimmerman and ridden by Jason Vanlandingham, Whitesboro, Texas, to the Open Level 4 championship of the National Reining...

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Big Time horses, Big time Purses

Not Ruf At All and Jason Vanlandingham are NRHA Futurity Champions   Not Ruf At All and NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham (Whiteboro, Texas) marked the score to beat from draw number 2 in the second section of the finals. Their 225.5 held through nearly 30 more runs and...

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NRHA Open Futurity

Jason Vanlandingham wins the NRHA'S top billing with Not Ruf At All for owner Vaughn C. Zimmerman.   The second was first December 7 as Jason Vanlandingham rode Not Ruf At All to reining glory.   In the National Reining Horse Association Futurity open Level 4 finals, Jason was second...

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