At the most recent National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors meeting, Feb. 9, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the NRHA Hall of Fame Committee recommended nominees for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame. The Board approved to honor NRHA past President Rick Weaver and NRHA Senior Director of Publications Carol Trimmer as the Hall of Fame’s newest inductees.
Weaver began earning money in NRHA competition in 1977 in Waverly, W.Va. Weaver’s list of accomplishments include: 1982 Futurity Open Champion on Misty May; 1982 Derby Open Reserve Champion on Sanditch; 1982 Limited Open Top 10; 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993 Novice Horse Open Top 10; 1989 Open World Champion on Gunners Rambo; 1989 Open Super Stakes Reserve Champion on Fairhill Enterprise; 1989, 1990 Open Top 10; 1991 Open World Champion riding Electric Coffee; 1991 Novice Horse Open World Champion riding Berrys Lark; 1991 Open Saddle Series winner; and 1992 Open Top 10.
Weaver served on the NRHA Board of Directors for many years as 1st and 2nd vice president, as president elect, as chair of the NRHA Judges Committee, as NRHA President in 2009/2010 and has been instrumental in maintaining the Judges Program and in the development of the NRHA Animal Welfare & Medications Policy. He is an NRHA Judge and life member. Weaver’s NRHA lifetime earnings are $471,667.
Trimmer has been a member of the horse industry her whole life. A native Ohioan, Carol was introduced to the performance horse industry by her husband, Paul, whom she credits with getting her involved in reining. Beginning her career at NRHA when the office was still located in Ohio, Trimmer originally worked as a filer, folder and collator for the office.
In 1998, Trimmer moved with the NRHA to the international headquarters in Oklahoma City. From there, she has worn just about every hat within the organization from running the NRHA Sire & Dam Program to working in Association Services. Trimmer found her niche within the organization working as production coordinator for the NRHA Reiner – a role which led to her becoming the Senior Director of Publications. For more than 17 years, Trimmer has worked for the NRHA and her dedication to the association embodies a Hall of Fame member.
Congratulations to Weaver and Trimmer as they join others who have made a difference to the sport in the NRHA Hall of Fame.