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NRHA Horseman of the Year Craig Schmersal competed at the NRHA Futurity on Starjac Vintage. The duo tied for 8th in the Level 4 Open Futurity. • Photo by Lillian Kent.

NRHA Announces Professionals of the Year

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) strives to recognize excellence amongst its members. The NRHA Professionals of the Year awards are just one avenue for showcasing the accomplishments of reining trainers in the industry. The five awards include NRHA Professional Horseman of the Year, Becky Hanson Horsewoman of the Year, NRHA Non-Pro Coach of the […]
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Cade McCutcheon Becomes Youngest $1 Million Reiner

At the age of 19, Cade McCutcheon has become the youngest Equi-Stat $1 Million Rider.  McCutcheon won his first check when he was only 7 years old. Riding a wave of consistent success, McCutcheon has seen his debut year as an open rider yield him more than half a million dollars in earnings, bolstered by his […]
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Million Dollar Invitational: It’s A Draw

The Run For A Million (TRFAM) Million Dollar Invitational was billed as the biggest event in the history of reining. The Las Vegas event, held Aug. 17, didn’t disappoint.  Twelve of the most successful trainers in the sport were invited to compete for a $1 million payout, and they rode a roster of some of […]
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RMRHA Summer Slide Crowns Futurity Champions

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association Summer Slide Futurity took place at the National Western Events Center in Denver, July 24-31. Futurity Level 4 Open & Stallion Stakes Level 4 OpenHollys Hijacker & Franco Bertolani16S (HF Mobster x Conquista Holly x Conquistador Whiz)Breeder: Ingalls Land & Livestock, Midland, TXOwner: Quarter Dream SRL, Aubrey, TXScore: 225.5Payout: […]
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2019 NRBC Level 4 Open Ends with Co-Champions

When the curtain fell on the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open finals held April 20, two outstanding horse and rider team stood as co-champions. It started with draw 25 — Jason Vanlandingham and 4-year-old reigning National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open Champion A Vintage Smoke. The talented duo marked a 227.5, […]
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Belgium’s Bernard Fonck Grabs Reining Gold

Tonight’s Individual Reining finals at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) more than delivered on the expectations of reining fans at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. What A Wave carried Bernard Fonck to a 227 to bring home the gold medal for Belgium.
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It’s Another WEG Gold Medal for Reining’s Team USA

Stormy days, flooding at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Hurricane Florence aiming for one of the performance horse world’s biggest events couldn’t keep Team USA down during the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2018 Tryon Team Reining competition. Camaraderie and a close partnership with each rider’s horse were on display as Casey […]
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Let the Games Begin! – Slideshow

The FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina. The patriotic opening ceremonies showcased the upcoming weeks’ contestants, and the Team USA reiners put on the finishing touches before tomorrow’s first day of competition.