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Impressive Lineup Set For The NRHA World Championship Shootout

ShinersChic AFappani2012 Shootout Co-Champions Shiners Chic & Andrea Fappani • Photo by WaltenberryOn Nov. 28, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, one of the most highly anticipated events each year for reiners and reining fans, begins in Oklahoma City. Among the world-class events to take place this year is the NRHA Open World Championship Shootout. The $75,000-added class, to be held Thursday, Dec. 5, will play a major role in determining the 2013 NRHA Open World Champions. The preliminary entry list from the NRHA is chock full of strong and serious contenders.

Man Makes Cross-Country Journey on Horseback

In the span of eight months, Alex Jess McNeil made a 3,800-mile voyage across the country aboard his mare Pepper. The 37-year-old and the Tennessee Walker’s coast-to-coast journey began last March, and throughout their travels, McNeil documented his experiences online. Get the full story from Seacoast Online. 

Horses Paraded Through Streets Of Paris In Protest

On Sunday, Nov. 24, thousands of horses and their riders paraded through Paris, France, in protest. A planned sales tax increase will shut down riding centers, forcing thousands into unemployment and an estimated 80,000 horses will be sent to slaughter, the protesters claim. Supporters marched with their animals, wore horse masks and wheeled a guillotine […]

You Are Only as Good as You Think You Are

Self-confidence; that ever elusive necessity for peak performance. It gives us the courage to push ourselves to extremes, allowing us to achieve beyond our wildest expectations. How can something that makes such an impact be so fragile? Some days you feel like you are on top of the world and can do anything; other days you're wondering if you can manage to get out of bed without messing up.

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NRCHA Announces New Events & Divisions

cutter-mclaughlinAs an under-13 rider, Cutter McLaughlin will automatically be cross-entered in the new 13 & Under youth division when he signs up to compete in the Youth Limited class in 2014. Primo Morales photo.In an effort to build relationships with other clubs and associations, the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Board of Directors has given the green light to a new "Introductory Event" NRCHA approval category in 2014. 

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Gary Carpenter Named NRHA Commissioner

GaryCarpenterGary CarpenterAfter an extensive search and interview process, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors gave their unanimous stamp of approval to fill its vacant leadership position. Today, the worldwide standard-setting body for the sport welcomes Gary Carpenter as the new NRHA Commissioner. Carpenter plans to attend the upcoming NRHA Futurity and to take on full leadership responsibilities in January 2014.