Jose Vazquez & Like Shiner

After Nine Years, Jose Vazquez Again Finds Victory at NRBC

As Jose Vazquez rode Like Shiner into the ring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas, the stakes were high. Jack Medows and Chicsdreamofdiamonds had marked a 222 only nine runs before, and Vazquez knew he would have to lay it all on the line if he wanted to best Medows’ score. […]

McCutcheon Leads First Section of NRBC Non-Pro Prelims

The first day of official classes began at the NRBC in Katy, Texas, on April 16, with the first section of the Classic Non-Pro prelims. Of the 167 non-pros entered, the first 84 made smart maneuvers and big stops inside the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Coliseum on Monday. Leading the Classic Level 4 Non-Pro prelims […]

Wild Card Reining Challenge to Provide Seminar for NRHA Show Secretaries

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) will provide a second opportunity this year for show secretaries to attend an in-person workshop in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel and Casino in conjunction with the Wild Card Reining Challenge. The event is open to all current NRHA secretaries, those needing to recertify or those who […]

NRHA Derby Returns in 2018 with a Full Slate of Special Events

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is gearing up for its premier event of the summer – the NRHA Derby! Hosted at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, the Derby has something for the entire family, including free admission for the duration of the event. Running from Saturday, June 23, through Sunday, July 1, this nine-day […]

OKRHA Ride & Slide Adds a Little Tinsel to its Hollywood

After a successful reining career in which Hollywoodstinseltown (Hollywood Dun It x Miss Tinseltown x Great Red Pine) earned $178,156 in the show pen – including the 2009 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby and National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level 3 Open championships and a gold medal from the 2010 World Equestrian Games Reining […]

Fappani Has Epic Night at Cactus Reining Classic

With 72 horses in the Derby Open, the Cactus Reining Classic showcased talented riders late into the night on March 24. For a while, Ifwhizswereguns and Andrea Fappani were in the lead after marking a 229.5, until Martin Muehlstaetter and Spooks Grand Slam took over with a 231. But Fappani wasn’t done yet. Riding Epic […]

Mark Blake in the “Money” at the Cactus Reining Classic

The Cactus Reining Classic, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, March 21-25, brought reiners from all over the country to its warm, dry climate. The facilities at Westworld of Scottsdale left little to be desired, with plenty of room for everyone to branch out. The competition in the Derby Non-Pro was fierce, with more than 60 competitors […]