During the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals, 549 of the nation's leading middle school and high school equestrians competed in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The finalists represented more than 1,300 teams and 11,000 student riders from eight zones throughout the country. Individuals and teams participated in multiple competitions during the regular season shows, regional finals and zone finals to qualify for the National Finals.
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NRHA Million Dollar Rider Dell Hendricks was named the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Professional Horseman of the Year for 2015. With the highest number of nominations NRHA has ever had, Shane Brown, chair of the professionals committee, was elated. “It’s amazing the gratitude these professionals show when receiving these awards,” Brown said.
National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), thanks to the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). The show, which took place April 17–24 in Katy, Texas, is one of the nation’s richest National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)-approved events, boasting purses exceeding $1 million.For the third consecutive year, the highest-scoring registered Paint Horses and their exhibitors took home beautiful Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles at the
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The announcement of enhanced out-of-competition testing was made public by the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) Chairman, Ray Willis, during the April 21 NMRC monthly meeting. Chairman Willis stated, “This project will be an aggressive procedure to let the public know that New Mexico racing is going in the right direction and we will start the testing immediately.”
The 2016 National Reining Horse Assocation (NRHA) European Futurity crowned its Non-Pro champions on April 23 in the Ostbayerhalle in Kreuth, Germany. Claiming the €36,000-added Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro win was Gina Schumacher, of Germany, riding Whizzard (Topsail Whiz x Shiney Lil Miss x Shining Spark), owned by Chanay Sky Management, SA. The pair had already left their mark in the pen after winning the qualifying go-round with a 218.5.
The Open finals of the NRHA European Futurity closed the eighth edition of the prestigious show in the Ostbayernhalle arena. Draw 46 in a field of 50 finalists, multiple NRHA Open World Champion Ann Fonck and Roosters Attitude, claimed the Futurity Level 4 Open Championship and a €20.135,03 paycheck.