Tim McQuay (left) and Jennifer Easton (right) accepting an award from Greg Darnell (middle) at the 2000 NRHA Futurity, when Hollywood Dun It was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame. • QHN file photo

Reining Industry Grieves Loss of Jennifer Easton

Jennifer Easton, a longtime member of the reining community, passed away Aug. 1 at the age of 69. She posted her first check to Equi-Stat in 1989 and garnered more than $11,000 in the reining pen. But her greatest impact in the industry came from her role as a breeder and owner.

Updates to the 2017 NRHA Candidates

The final deadline to nominate candidates to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors passed on Aug. 2, so a complete slate of candidates is now presented to the membership for consideration.

Diabolo Dominates RMRHA Summer Slide

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide, held July 24-30 at the National Western Events Center in Denver, drew entries from all over the United States and Canada. The event hosted ancillary classes along with a futurity, which featured $96,250 in added money. The payout structure of the futurity was 40 percent to […]

Non-Pro Conditions Update from NRHA Board of Directors

In May of this year, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors approved a proposal to change its Non-Pro Conditions starting Jan. 1, 2018. After receiving a tremendous amount of comments and questions from the membership, the Board met on June 15 to revisit the topic.

First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby

The Open finals aren’t until Saturday night, but several riders have already secured Championships at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby. Jorge Cid, of Caracas, Venezuela, captured the NRCHA Derby Amateur Championship with his mare, Wright On Hickory. They won the class with a composite score of 640.5 (215 herd/215 rein/210.5 cow), banking $1,620. […]

Bob Loomis’ House Burns Down in Oklahoma

On the evening of June 8, National Reining Horse Association Hall of Famer Bob Loomis was out in his cow pasture with his wife, Pam, when he noticed smoke on the horizon. The couple headed in the direction of the ominous cloud to find their house totally engulfed in fire.

Goodbye to Mr Melody Jac

A June 7 post on the Lantz Performance Horses’ Facebook page announced the death of 1988 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Open Champion Mr Melody Jac. The 32-year-old stallion passed away the night of June 6.