High school and junior high students (left to right): Back row: Jerikah Valencia-Gomes, Levi Higa, Micah Miranda and Weston Joseph. Bottom row: Eli Higa and Montana Miranda • Photo by Robynn Marsh

High School Students Go From “Big Island” to “Big Sky” Cowboys

Marsh Performance Horses (R Diamond), based out of Huson, Montana, is proud to sponsor several competitors from Hawaii for the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 15-21. These young competitors flew into Missoula, Montana, to get acquainted with their sponsored horses before heading out to Wyoming to compete in team […]
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2018 NRHA Derby Non-Pro Ends with a Twist

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. […]
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McCutcheon Tops NRHA Derby Non-Pro Go-Round

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.

IEA Holds First Annual Semifinal Competitions Prior to the National Finals

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 […]

AAEP Foundation Announces 2018 Recipients of $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships

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 Department of Agriculture Announces New Hay Hotline Website

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 […]

Reining Horse Foundation Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

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 […]

New NRHA Futurity and Derby Dates to be Decided

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 […]

Magnum Chic Dream Hits Another Milestone

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 […]