NRCHA Derby

The 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby will take place June 12-18 in Paso Robles, California.

NRHA Derby

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby will run June 24 – July 2 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The event features an NRHA Affiliate Summit, several parties, the Cinch NRHyA Speaking Contest, ancillary classes and the Open and Non-Pro derbies.

Fappani and Hutchins Tie for 4-Year-Old Futurity Open Championship

During the Wild Card Reining Challenge 4-Year-Old Futurity Open, Gabe Hutchins rode Ladi With A Gun to a 219.5 from the 21st draw. The score topped the Level 4 Open and seemed like it would hold for the win, but then Legends West and Andrea Fappani marked the same score from the 32nd draw. There was a tie.

Tish Fappani Triumphs in Las Vegas

The second edition of the Wild Card Reining Challenge, held May 24 - 27 at the South Point Hotel and Casino, drew reiners of all kinds to Las Vegas. In addition to a full slate of ancillary classes, the event features a 4-year-old futurity.

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.