Spence & Kristin Bell standing next to eachother

A Ringing Success: Spence & Kristin Bell

Spence and Kristin Bell’s small breeding operation at Rafter Bell Ranch relied upon a handful of broodmares to elevate them into the top 10 on the Reining Up-and-Coming Breeder Statistics.
Wimpys Little Step stallion

Top 5 Reining Sires

What does it take for a stallion to build a name for himself? With the quantity of top-level sires available in the Western performance horse industry today, it’s not an easy feat. Still, the cream always seems to rise and quality genetics endure. The Equi-Stat Five-Year Stallion Statistics were created to give credit where it is due […]

Reiners Shine at APHA World Championship Show

Citizens of Fort Worth, Texas, were seeing spots at the Will Rogers Memorial Center as the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show kicked off Sept. 20. Horses from many different disciplines were scheduled to compete through Oct. 1. On Sept. 25-27, the reiners stepped into the spotlight. Kirstin Kutchuk rode David Warner-bred Babys […]

High Roller Reining Classic Derby Non-Pro Ends in Tie

With older, well-seasoned horses, the derby classes bring a lot of excitement to the High Roller Reining Classic. The Derby and Stakes Non-Pro took place Sept. 14 at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, and with 111 draws, there were quite a few competitive teams in attendance. In the Derby Level 4 Open, two […]

High Roller Reining Classic Crowns Futurity Champions

The High Roller Reining Classic, held at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, kicked off on Sept. 8. Over the weekend, ancillary classes were held along with Arabian and Half-Arabian futurities. The non-pro and open futurities took place Sept. 12-13. On Sept. 12, the non-pros and their futurity horses strutted their […]

U.S. Teams Make Great Effort at SVAG FEI World Reining Championships

A talented group of up-and-coming athletes represented the Platinum Performance U.S. Teams at the 2017 SVAG Federation Equestra Internationale (FEI) World Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders on Aug. 11 and 12. Under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Jeff Petska, the U.S. combinations put forth determined efforts throughout the championships.

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.

2016 Lifetime Reining Statistics

This review contains information compiled, researched and tabulated from 1988 through June 30, 2016. The charts rank reining’s all-time leaders according to money won at aged and ancillary events. The review includes regular purse money and money awarded by incentives open to all stallions. It does not include money awarded by restricted or “closed” incentives […]