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Da Big Kahuna Crowned at Reining By The Bay

DaBigKahuna TGilsonDa Big Kahuna & Tracer Gilson • Photo by Kristin PitzerAt the Reining By The Bay, held July 18-24 in Woodside, California, at the Horse Park at Woodside, beautiful weather combined with spectacular views and great reining to create the ideal afternoon. The Futurity Open took place first, and 27 horses vied for the winner’s circle.

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NRHA Accepting Video Submissions for Invitational Freestyle Reining

nrha freestyleSubmissions are now being accepted for the 2016 NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining • Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the return of the freestyle event during the 2016 NRHA Futurity. The $20,000 added NRHA Invitational Freestyle, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held on November 30, 2016 at 6 p.m.

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Magnum Starlights and Casey Deary Secure NRHA Derby Open Title

MagnumStarlights 070216Magnum Starlights & Casey Deary • Photo by Alex LynchSix National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Riders, one Two Million Dollar Rider, two Three Million Dollar Riders, one Five Million Dollar Rider, past NRHA Futurity Open and Non-Pro champions, past NRHA Derby and Nation Reining Breeders Classic champions, and an impressive number of horses with earnings that surpass the $100,000 mark in lifetime earnings. All these things made up the NRHA Derby Open finals on Saturday, July 2, in Oklahoma City.

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NRHA Derby Non-Pro Champions Crowned

BillRhoadsBill Rhoads & Mega Maggie Mae • Photo courtesy of NRHAThe 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Non-Pro Derby Champions were crowned following an exciting finals. Riders and fans were on the edge of their seats until the very end, and one of the riders who had to wait was Dr. William ‘Bill’ Rhoads. Draw 14 in the second section, aboard his Mega Maggie Mae, he had scored a 219. It wasn’t until the very end before he could celebrate their win.

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Flarida & Vanlandingham Top Derby Level 4 Open Prelim

not-ruf-at-allNot Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham • Photo by Kelsey PecsekFollowing the second section of the qualifying go-round of the $435,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Open, NRHA Five Milllion Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham held on to the 222 top score they both scored in the first section.

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NRHA Derby Non-Pro Finalists Determined

CustomMadeGun CMcCutcheon for webCade McCutcheon & Custom Made Gun (pictured at the 2015 NRHA Derby) • Photo by Waltenberry The second section of the $190,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro qualifier closed the show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park yesterday. An exciting competition determined the finalists that will make their way back to the Jim Norick Arena on Friday, July 1, when the NRHA Derby Non-Pro champions will be crowned.

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NRHA Holds High School “Catch Ride” Competition During the 2016 Derby

f14b49b0-9200-4b85-9e14-4214319fed75The NRHA High School Reining Championship will be held during the NRHA Derby.The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) will host the NRHA High School Reining Championship during the 2016 NRHA Derby. Eight of the most talented high school riders will represent their association to compete for the ‘Slide of their Lives’: four riders from the 2015 NRHA Youth 14-18 Top Ten and four from the 2015 14-18 North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) class.

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NRHA Announces Collegiate Reining Championship Competitors

73244692-fe02-4ca5-a646-d7e3478abf24The riders have been chosen for the NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship.The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) will host the annual NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship during the 2016 NRHA Derby. 12 of the most notable collegiate riders will represent their association to compete for the slide of their lives: four riders selected by NRHA, four from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), and four from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA).

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Tulsa Reining Classic Announces 2016 Clinicians

TRC Clinic2Matt Mills will be hosting this year's "View From the Judge's Chair."The Global Reining Sport Group is pleased to announce the quality clinicians slated to teach at the Tulsa Reining Classic, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 4. Top-notch professionals Justin “Gunny” Mathison, Terry Thompson and Matt Mills will serve as this year's educators.