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NRHA Creates New Category For Run For A Million

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has created a new category for the Run For A Million reining. The new designation, Category 13, will mean that the earnings from the Run for a Million $1 million invitational will not count towards NRHA lifetime earnings or NRHA Million Dollar status.
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Abigail Ehringer and All You Need Is Luv Sweep Carolina Classic Non-Pro

This year’s Carolina Classic Derby marked Abigail Ehringer, of Dawsonville, Georgia, and her gelding All You Need Is Luv’s second time to compete in the show, held May 9-12 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina. Ehringer, who had more than $16,226 in Equi-Stat earnings following the Carolina Classic Derby, said she loved […]
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Run For A Million’s Approval Status Goes Back Before NRHA

The Run For A Million reining will once again be debated by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) when it comes before the group’s Board of Directors this week. At issue is the long-term impact the lucrative invitational show could have on the NRHA’s earnings records and milestones.
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Hollywoodstinseltown Hits New Sire Milestone

Foals by reiner Hollywoodstinseltown have helped their father hit a new sire record. The palomino son of the great Hollywood Dun It is now a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two Million Dollar Sire.
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Cam Essick and Loveya Top Derby Non-Pro in Idaho

Reining competitors traveled north to Nampa, Idaho, to compete in the Best Little Derby in the West, where 58 horse-and-rider teams were slated to show in the Derby Non-Pro. The 19th draw featured Loveya, ridden by owner/breeder Cam Essick, of Clements, California. But the draw nearly went unused. “I wasn’t confident at all going in. […]
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REF Sturgis Spins Tragedy Into Success

When Anne-Marie Burns’ horse, REF Sturgis, fractured his navicular bone during the summer of his 3-year-old year in 2015, the prognosis for a full recovery as a reiner was not promising. Burns was left with the decision to stall rest for one year then reassess the gelding’s future once the year had passed. Despite the […]