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Modern Gun & Andrea Fappani, the 2019 Reining By The Bay champions. Photo by John O'Hara

Reining By The Bay Cancels 2020 Show

The annual Reining By The Bay, conducted each July in Woodside, California, will not take place in 2020, event officials announced on Sunday, citing the ongoing issues surrounding the national health emergency.  “At the moment we do not know what the San Mateo County guidelines regarding COVID-19 and large gatherings will be like in July,” […]
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NRHA Board Supports Resuming Approved Events, beginning May 1

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors announced on Tuesday that it supports resuming NRHA-approved events beginning on May 1, as long as show producers and exhibitors adhere to local and state regulations concerning COVID-19 as well as take measures to ensure the safety of all involved. However, the NRHA Board decided that […]
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Jerry Kimmel, Reining Horse Owner and Patron, Dies at 82

Of Jerry Kimmel’s most cherished moments in a life full of many, the 2006 Fédération Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games stands out. “He paid for the entire Team USA to travel to Aachen, Germany,” Greg Kimmel, Kimmel’s son, recalled. “They couldn’t raise all the money for the trip, and Dad said, ‘We’re going. We’re doing this.’ “He […]
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UWRF Colt Sale Moves Online, Up A Month Due To COVID-19

The annual sale of 2-year-olds trained by students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) will be held online in early April. Officials were forced to suspend the colt-training course and move the UWRF Colt Sale up a month and online due to COVID-19.
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NRHA Suspends World Title Race

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors has decided to suspend the world title race through next month. Any money won from March 14th — April 30th, 2020 will not count towards World Title standing, according to the NRHA. “NRHA-approved events may occur during this time, but the earnings won’t […]