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Kim Burke wins $15,000 Amateur Co-Op Saddle

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In a cooperative agreement with Cascade Cow Cutters, Washington Cutting Horse Association and Bonina, a saddle was given to the rider in the $15,000 Amateur who had the 6 highest points from the 22 shows offered by the 3 producers .  The Champion was Kim Burke, shown with her horse, Rip Rap Cat and her trainer, Jason Schaper.  Also pictured, Holly Jones representing Cascade Cow Cutters and Bob & I representing Bonina.

Making a Commitment to Quality Cutting Events in Washington

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After hosting last weekend’s NCHA/WCHA Cutting Show, it is with great pleasure to share with you this feedback from the Washington NCHA Director. We hope to continue to see you at the Bonina Event Center for more quality cutting shows!


I would like to personally THANK Nina and Bob Lundgren for the first class show this last weekend!

As being a show producer and not an affiliate, they have made every effort to make cutting in Washington a successful event for all whenever their facility is used.  Last weekend, without exception, was the same.   After commitment to producing a show, which was co-approved by Washington Cutting Horse Association, many hours, hard work and money went into making  a show flow smoothly.

Being true leaders, Bonina stepped up to the plate with honesty, integrity, and commitment to provide all attending a first-class show. Going beyond what was expected and providing anything anyone needed – even at their own expense.

Heading into NCHA Days with Madras, Oregon being our Area 1 show, I believe we should all try to follow the example which Bonina has displayed, even in the face of diversity. Thank you again Bob and Nina for showing all of us true leadership! 

Hope to see you all in Madras and Ft. Worth. Until then, keep cutting!

De Leigh, NCHA Washington Director

BNL Brunetta & Billings – Another Great Match!

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Remember our trip to the sale in Billings last winter? We just received this great testimonial about BNL Brunetta – it’s hard to tell who likes her more, mother or daughter! 

Hi Nina,

I purchased BNL Brunetta in Billings and you seemed like the kind of person who really cares about your horses so I thought I would let you know how she is doing. She has settled in and is doing great as our ranch horse. My three year old daughter loves “Netta” and I think Brunetta enjoys the snuggles, too! She is exactly what I was looking for – I love her! Thank you for offering such a wonderful mare. I will never be parting with her. We just spent the last four days branding and sorting calves and she was awesome! Thanks again and keep up the great work. 🙂




Playing Matchmaker

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We recently received a nice thank you card from a client who is not only enjoying her BNL raised and trained horse, but enjoying the compliments from others! We appreciate your compliments as well, SK!

Had another great weekend riding Sweetie (BNL Sweet Royalty). Everyone is so impressed with how quiet she is.  I continue to share how you matched us up and share how important early and positive training as well as breeding is.

Enjoying the sunshine, thank you again!

Race Horses on Oxy-Equine

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Received this note from our reproductive veterinary specialist, Dr. Don Peter, “I have an order for another bag of Oxy-Equine… The client is using it on their running horses.  Say they have never had their horses in such good condition and they seem to recover from training sessions quicker….Their vet said the blood he drew for plasma had a higher red cell count than any he has seen before!”

Billings Horse Sale

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Great trip to the Billings Horse Sale.  Bob, Nikki and Nina took 4 nice horses.  We were proud of our consignments – many compliments on how they were conditioned and trained.  Each horse landed in perfect hands.  Our darling “Macho Man” went to a trainer in Iowa who will do reining and reined cow horse with him.  The always calm, “Checkers” stayed in Montana with a proud rancher who wants to cut and let his 8 year old granddaughter take a ride.  “Cat Burgler” will be in the hands of a trainer in Texas who trained the 2014  World Champion Team sorting horses.  And, “Brunetta” has a new home in Canada with a young lady who does a lot of outside riding.

Fall Fun show & sale

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Could hardly have been any more  fun!  The shows went well – 155 entries, cattle good, etc.  The unique event additions made the arena rock with laughter!    The “Climb Aboard A Cutter” contest for riders who had never shown a horse before proved thrilling, challenging and exciting for 19 people who have been intrigued about cutting.  A few had been taking lessons ahead of time – it was obvious!  Many just showed up – all smiles and giggles and Climbed Aboard!  When the final buzzer sounded, the crowd was cheering and riders  were beaming!  All were proud and amazed and wanted to do it again!

The Private Treaty Horse Sale provided an opportunity for sellers and buyers to get together, show off their horses, compare horses and take time to make a good decision.  By Sunday afternoon, 4 horses had sold.  Within 2 weeks, 4 additional trades had consummated – two of those to “Climb Aboard A Cutter” participants!

It was truly a great way to finish the season by inspiring new cutters for the next year.



Get Ready for Fall Fun!

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Pre-Registration is now open for one of Bonina’s premier fall fun events – the Wild Women of the West Weekend!  A cutting clinic exclusively for women to learn, laugh, and let go.  Check out our flier for information below and register online, too.  There are limited spots available, so hurry and get registered for fall fun and cutting, cutting, cutting!

2014 WWOWW