Becky Hanson Professional Horsewoman of the Year
The NRHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year award will be rebranded to honor the accomplishments of reiner Becky Hanson. The Californian, pictured with her family, is an NRHA professional known for her dedication to the sport and the people in it. • Photo by Phil Doyle.

NRHA Horsewoman of the Year Named In Honor of California Reiner

The NRHA award for Horsewoman of the Year has been renamed to honor a West Coast NRHA Professional.
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NRHyA Buy-A-Pro Auction The Very Definition Of Win-Win

The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) Buy-A-Pro Auction runs through noon (CST) on Jan. 16.  This online auction offers buyers a chance to purchase one-on-one lessons from their choice of more than 80 NRHA professionals. The all-star lineup includes several NRHA Million Dollar Riders, stars from “The Last Cowboy,” NRHA World Champions, NRHA horsemen […]
Shiners Voodoo Dr, a new Equi-Stat $1 Million sire

Stallion Shiners Voodoo Dr Hits Equi-Stat $1 Million Milestone

As December turned to January, 2007 Shiners Voodoo Dr found himself among the newest stallions to achieve the rank of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire in the year 2019. “He’s just a terrific horse,” said Mike Miola, owner of Silver Spurs Equine. “When I bought Xtra Quarter Horses, I was so lucky to be able to get […]
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European Reiner Awarded 2019 British Equestrian Federation Medal of Honor

Francesca Sternberg has been awarded one of the highest accolades given by the British Equestrian Federation, the Medal of Honor. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) congratulates the longtime reiner for her accomplishment. The award recognizes Sternberg’s passion for equestrian sports in the United Kingdom and her achievements in the sport of reining. “I would […]
Flashin Benjamins and Jacob Ballard

Triumphant Rider Adds ‘Benjamins’ to NRHA Lifetime Earnings

When Jacob Ballard decided to head out on his own as a trainer in the beginning of 2019, it’s a sure bet he didn’t think he would finish out the year with a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 1 Open Championship.  There was merely one horse in training at the beginning of the […]
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Dream Year Ends in Dream NRHA Futurity for Cade McCutcheon

The 53rd running of the National Reining Horse Association Futurity was history making, a young phenom from an acclaimed family of horsemen and horsewomen taking his place among the most prominent parts of the annals of the NRHA. A year ago, Cade McCutcheon sat among the spectators watching the Futurity open division, as he had […]

NRHA Success Part of Very Merry December with Mare

Suffice to say, December of 2019 won’t soon be forgotten by a bright young lady from Franklin, Tennessee, the town just south of Nashville on the Harpeth River. Next week, Blair McFarlin will graduate from Auburn University in Alabama with a bachelor’s in animal science.  On Saturday, she had her biggest moment in the National […]
Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds

Doggone! Luca Fappani, Gotta Get Diamonds Survive Bizarre NRHA Run-in

It was a fair question considering the Twilight Zone moment they had just encountered. Was this Friday the sixth of December or Friday the 13th? Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds, who just missed a sweep of levels before settling as Level 2 Non-Pro winners, wanted to know. On the first of what turned out to be […]
Give Me Starbucks and Emily Emerson

Give Me Starbucks Delivers Bit of Redemption For Emerson

Ten riders led reining enthusiasts into the National Reining Horse Association Futurity’s climactic final two days with an entertaining and, in some cases, enchanting evening of the Invitational Freestyle event on Thursday.  For Emily Emerson, in a raincoat the picture of a rider astride her steed in a driving rain storm, the show represented a […]