“His mind, his athleticism, his try – his heart is amazing.
He tries with every ounce of energy he has.
He just has a little extra something that most horses don’t have. He’s one of those very special horses “
“I’ve been fortunate enough to breed and raised winning horses in so many different areas, I’ve had race horses, halter horses, pleasure horses and the reiners have held my interest for the longest time.”
“A good horse is a good horse, no matter the discipline,” he explained. “ I have tried to see the best in all of the winners.”
As one fan said, “He is all heart and ability and matches it with a great mind.”
Those are the ingredients to make history in the NRHA.
“You can’t ask him for more
’cause he’s already giving you everything.”
“Tim McQuay told me to take him home and
put him in bubble wrap (until the NRHA Futurity).”
“He has such feel, and so much strength. His body control is amazing.”
“I’ve never had a horse that can stop like he can.
I know I can run down there and have something big happen!”
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."
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."
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."
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."
HRRC 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.