2017 NRHA Election and Nomination Deadlines

National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) members have the opportunity to nominate members to represent their interests and to help guide the future of reining. Read the following overview for more information on how you can get involved in the process. (European members: Please check your email in-box for additional details on European Executive Board Elections for the European Region.)

NRHA Board of Directors May Meeting Recap

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) hosted meetings for the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in Oklahoma City on May 1-2. The members, elected by the membership annually, reviewed and prepared for discussion of agenda items; raised issues and spoke of opportunities; and voted to make decisions to guide the progress of the association. […]

The Importance of the Prime Time

ShineyWorkboots JMorgancopyDr. James Morgan and Shiney Workboots won the Prime Time Non-Pro at the NRHA Futurity. • Photo by Kristin PitzerDuring the 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Non-Pro finals, Dr. James Morgan piloted Shiney Workboots through pattern No. 12. As they stopped, spun and circled through the pattern, ultimately winning the Prime Time Non-Pro, the moment was monumental to the veterinarian from Pilot Point, Texas, for several reasons.

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Austin Blake Tops NCHA Futurity Non-Pro

austinblake stuffinmypockets 16kbpAustin Blake and Stuffin My Pockets won the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro with their score of 224. • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro finals, held the night of Dec. 8, were packed with 23 talented horses and riders. While there were great runs throughout both sets, two homebred horses posted the highest scores.

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Farewell to Gallo Del Cielo

04-GalloDelCieloJohnBrassGallo Del Cielo • Photo by John BrasseauxThe Western performance horse world, and the reining industry in particular, lost a legend on Aug. 20 when 26-year-old Gallo Del Cielo, commonly known as “Rooster,” passed away due to an accident.