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Trainer Craig Schmersal Hits $4 Million Mark

Craig Schmersal recently reached new heights in his reining career when the trainer from Scottsdale, Arizona, became the sport’s newest National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Four Million Dollar Rider.
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A Vintage Smoke Steals NRHA Futurity Open with Sizzling Run

The 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals featured a field 70 horses deep across the four levels and Prime Time division. At the end of the night after the last score had been announced, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham, riding A Vintage Smoke for owner Diane Mesmer, secured the title of […]
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2018 NRHA Futurity in Full Swing

The Jim Norick arena saw open and non-pro competitors go through the ring Monday, Nov. 26 at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. The day started off with the second go-round, section one of the Futurity Open, which saw 50 horse-and-rider combinations. The CINCH Futurity Non-Pro wrapped up the day with section two […]

UPDATE: FEI Terminates Cooperation Agreement With NRHA & AQHA

Reining classes for older horses and medication regulations were among the sticking points that led the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to end a cooperation agreement with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), officials said.
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DRAW: NRHA Futurity Entries Jump In 2018

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity show is the largest reining horse show in the world, and it’s going to be even bigger in 2018. Officials say there’s been an increase in entries for the prestigious show in Oklahoma City.