Legends West and Andrea Fappani tied to win the 4-Year-Old Futurity Level 4 Open at last year's Wild Card Reining Challenge. This year's edition of the show will host a seminar for NRHA show secretaries. • Photo by Waltenberry

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 […]

A Clear Win Meets a Double-Header

The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide Derby Open field, with nearly 100 entered, was thick with accomplished trainers and horses, as many were using the event to prime for April’s National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), followed by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby coming in June. It was a tight race on […]

Two Friends Tie For Oklahoma Ride & Slide Level 4 Non-Pro Championship

In the world of competition, the circles can be rather small, and from specific disciplines to varying categories in those disciplines, they can grow even smaller. At the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide, it was no surprise the Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Co-Champions turned out to be pretty good friends. Cade McCutcheon, riding […]

Luckie Moonstone and Flarida Slide to Florida Reining Classic Championship

The Florida Reining Classic, held Feb. 22-25 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida, beckoned limited-age and ancillary riders alike to its warmer climate. Both types of exhibitors competed together during the Open and Non-Pro derbies, allowing the horses to make fewer trips through the show pen and the competitors to run for more […]

NRHA Convention Spurs Conversations for Change

The first round of committee meetings at this year’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Convention, formerly the NRHA Winter Meeting, kicked off Friday, Jan. 9. The convention, held at the the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, continues through Saturday, Jan. 10, when it concludes with the NRHA Awards Banquet. The Sale Selection and Aged Events […]