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Top rider Jason Vanlandingham on Slide Me Sum Shine at the NRHA Futurity * Photo by Amy Olson

2024 The American Performance Horseman NRHA Athletes Announced

Five of the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) athletes will compete for $1 million in prize money at The American Performance Horseman (TAPH) presented by Teton Ridge in March.

The top five riders who qualified to represent the reining community are as follows:

These NRHA athletes will join the top five riders from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) and National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) to compete for a $1 million payout in a first-of-its-kind competitive exhibition format.

“This is an event that’s showcased in the same venue as Major League Baseball’s World Series. Let that soak in,” said Billy Smith, NRHA Commissioner. “It’s a rare and splendid opportunity to tell our story to a worldwide audience.”

The American Performance Horseman debuted in 2023 and was the largest event of its kind. In 2024, TAPH will again join The American Western Weekend on Friday, March 8th, 2024, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Notes related to other year-end standings and rankings lists:

  • The reiners selected will be the top five NRHA Professionals determined by total 2023 earnings in NRHA Categories 1-10 and does not include nominator incentives. TAPH will utilize a modified version of an NRHA pattern. Earnings for the event will be recorded in NRHA as Category 11 money.
  • NRHA Top 20 Professionals, Non Pros, and Owners lists for 2023 will be published on nrha.com/results. (These include Category 11 earnings.)
  • NRHA World Title Top 10 Standings for 2023 are published on nrha.com/results
  • At present, the ReinerSuite team is testing the 2024 Eligibility Tool so it can be released by the second week of January
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NRHA Rider Standings * Graphic by NRHA