Under the bright lights of the Jim Norick Arena awaited an arena full of good dirt, excited spectators and eager competitors. All were ready to begin section two of the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro finals, which had the highest amount of entries and purse payout in the history of the event. […]
The arena lights dimmed as the second day of Non-Pro competition ended at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. With 663 entries across Levels 4-1, the Non-Pro featured many talented horse-and-rider combinations.
In 2017, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) adopted a new structure for their Western Program. This restructuring included new Regional assignments across the nation as well as a new Western Zone, headed-up by Zone Administrator Todd Knerr. In addition, the IEA also adopted a new format for post-season competition that included a Semifinals format (much like […]
Three distinguished veterinary students aspiring toward careers in equine medicine have been selected to receive a $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded by the AAEP Foundation on Dec. 3 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, California. The scholarship recipients, who were chosen […]
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller unveiled a new and improved hay hotline designed to serve as a comprehensive clearinghouse for farmers and ranchers in need of hay for their livestock. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Hay Hotline provides an online marketplace for hay buyers and sellers, and can even help locate grazing land for […]
The Reining Horse Foundation (RHF) announced the recipients of $10,500 in academic and need-based scholarships for seven youth members: Nicholas Muir, of Lynnwood, Washington; Amber Edmonds, of Pepperell, Massachusetts; Morgan Knerr, of Plain City, Ohio; Jarid Walton, of Riverdale, Michigan; Terri-June Granger, of Dothan, Alabama; David Gringeri, of West Haven, Vermont; and Hope Hampton, of […]
The 2019 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity might be getting a date shift that could move the finals to the same weekend as the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity, which is tentatively planned for Nov. 21-Dec. 14, 2019. NRHA board members discussed several topics related to NRHA-owned events during their May 2018 meeting, and […]
When Western performance horse trainer Jerry Jones and his wife, Jessica, brought a bucket calf home to their Texas ranch three years ago, it could easily be assumed the Hereford cross would wind up on a dinner plate. Their daughter “Pinkerton” had other plans.
The 2018 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas, produced many shining moments for the sport of reining. With great talent in both the Classic Open and Non-Pro competitions, multiple horses and riders carved their way into history books. Among those receiving accolades was Magnum Chic Dream, who became only the sixth National Reining […]
The Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas has received a $1.5 million grant to accept horses in transition.