About BoninaIt's All About Cows, Horses and Cutting!

Bob-and-nina-lundgrenAbout Us

The “Bo” of Bonina is “Bob”.  Besides being a cutter and veterinarian, he runs grass cattle and hosts the Washington Cattlemen’s Association Bull test at Bonina.  Bob manages the Bonina events including bull sales, a trail challenge and cutting shows held throughout the year. He developed Bonina’s line of superb equine supplements.

The “Nina” in Bonina is a NCHA Members Hall of Fame inductee who takes great pride in training young horses and coaching students to ride and show.  She is the inspiration for several clinics and events throughout the year.  There are several cutting shows, Trail/Ranch Versatility clinics each year, a Trail Challenge, and a Cutting Campout in Ukiah, Oregon, to name just a few of the constant flow of horse and cattle events at Bonina.

The Bonina breeding program has produced nearly all of the Lundgren show horses.

If you like to talk about, learn about, sell, buy or watch good horses…we have a lot in common. We welcome visitors to stop by to see the horses and facilities and attend the events.   If you are traveling and need a place to spend the night or would like to rest your road weary horses, stalls and hook-ups are available.  You are welcome to stay with us at Bonina.

We always welcome new and familiar faces!

–Bob & Nina Lundgren

Nina Lundgren of Eltopia, Washington, is a lifetime member of NCHA who is known for creating and producing special events to attract new cutters and encourage existing cutters to stay hooked into the sport. Her signature events include the Wild Women of the West Weekend where women learn about cutting and share their challenges; the annual Ukiah Cutting Campout; the Climb Aboard a Cutter Contest for folks who have never shown a cutter; the Thankful to be Cutting event the weekend before Thanksgiving; as well as numerous clinics held at Bonina Event Center with trainers in several disciplines and multiple states.

Fall Fun Show Highlights!

By | Bonina In The News, What's New?

What an amazing weekend at the Bonina Fall Fun Show! From cutters aiming for the NCHA World Finals climbing the rankings to brand new cutters trying the sport on for the first time, it was a weekend for the books! The Costume Class on Friday night was a barnyard cutting like you’ve never seen before with two chickens and a bull riding into the herd!


From left to right: Colonel Sanders (Holly Jones) & Chicken Fried Mia (BNL Mia Mabel), Cow Patty (Marilyn Kittelman) & Flamin, and Hen Sitting on Her Nest Egg (Kacie Bane) (401K – BNL This Blondes Smart). Chicken Fried Mia won the cutting, the crowd couldn’t decide on who won the costume contest, so prizes were divided equally amongst contestants! Thanks to Matt Magan for donating the beautiful headstall and leather halter prizes!

L to r: Annie Gray riding BNL Baby Hugh E, Reserve Champion with halter donated by Matt Magan. Nicole Harder riding BNL Verey Blonde, Champion Climb Aboard A Cutter with buckle donated by Bonina Nutrition.

The real proof was in the pudding during Bonina’s one-of-a-kind Climb Aboard a Cutter (a class for folks who have never shown a cutting horse); especially considering the outstanding performance of the cutters provided for the first time riders (all 20 of them!). To put it one way:

??Bonina’s mare pen cut cows like it was their day job at a ribbon factory! ✂️?✂️?

A testament to top line breeding, excellent nutrition standards, and a well-honed training program, it’s fair to say that from the cradle to the brood pen, Bonina makes **Cutters for life – for EVERYONE!** ~BNL


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Saturday Night at the Fall Fun Show – Horse Sale & Cutting Contest!

By | Bonina In The News, What's New?

Saturday night at the Fall Fun Show is jam packed with all things cutting and fun! Find your next cutter or performance horse at the Private Treaty Horse Sale. Are you curious and interested in showing a cutting horse? Bonina’s Exclusive Climb Aboard a Cutter Contest is the perfect place for you to give it a go! If you’ve never shown a cutter before, you can enter this thrilling contest for a chance to win a buckle – and a lifetime’s worth of fun in the pen!