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2017 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion Face The Attitude and Craig Schmersal. • QHN Photo.

Face The Attitude and Schmersal Crowned NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champions

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show saw the highest scores of the week as the biggest stars shined in the Lucas Oil Level 4 Open finals on Saturday night in front of a full house. The Futurity Open also witnessed a new champion crowned: Craig Schmersal. […]

Run-Off Determines 2017 CINCH NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Champion

For veteran National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity competitors Mandy McCutcheon and Kelle Smith, it’s still exciting to have their names associated with the high score at the end of finals night. But it’s even more thrilling to go head-to-head in a run-off to determine the CINCH NRHA Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Champion. After tying […]

Kennedy Bryant and All Nite Spook Crowned Adequan® NAAC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year Champions

The grandstands at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) stayed filled with supportive friends, families and coaches throughout the day on Thursday, Nov. 30, to see which competitor’s dream of becoming the Adequan® NAAC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year would come true. At the end of […]

Adequan® NAAC Show Novice Horse Open Level 1 & 2 Champions Crowned

Shauna Larcombe and Setting Off Smart (Smart Spook x Setting Off Sparks x Shining Spark) earned the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show (NAAC) Novice Horse Level 1 Open Championship. The 6-year-old mare, owned by Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg, scored a 219 for the title. “We were up fairly early […]

NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee to be Honored at Futurity

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show will feature several exciting new events this year, including the recently announced Sliders’ Night Out hosted by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF). Set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in the State Fair Pavilion, the event will host […]

NRHA Futurity $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Riders Announced

After a successful first run in 2016, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the lineup for the $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Reining during the 2017 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show. Presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Freestyle competition will take place on Nov. 30 […]

The NRHA Changes Trophies Back to Original Metal Alloy

In 2009, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors voted to change the NRHA Lawson, Morrison, and Morgan (formerly known as Pewter) trophies’ manufacturing process. Rather than the traditional metal alloy, trophies were switched to a resin-based composite material in an effort to reduce cost for show management and exhibitors. Since the change, […]

NRHA Futurity to Host New Semifinals Event

Each year, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show features the world’s most elite competitors in the sport of reining. To highlight this talent, the NRHA created a new event that is sure to be thrilling for both spectators and reiners alike. The Futurity Level 4 Open Silver […]

APHA Paint Reining Buckle Program Heads Overseas

For the first time, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will offer custom awards to top Paint Horses at the 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby, taking place Nov. 1-5 in Lyon, France, during EquitaLyon. Handcrafted in the U.S., these uniquely-designed award buckles will be presented to the highest-scoring or high-point Paints in the […]