Reining trainer Stacy Westfall, pictured at the Tulsa Reining Classic, will be one of the clinicians at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. She's one of several Western performance trainers to participate in the event in April at the Ohio Expo Center. • Photo by Primo Morales.

Freestyle Reiners To Host Clinics At Equine Affaire

Accomplished freestyle reiners Stacy Westfall and Dan James are in the lineup of clinicians at this year’s Equine Affaire celebration in April in Columbus, Ohio. Westfall, who has an Equi-Stat record of $65,373, is best known for winning freestyle competitions at the 2006 Tulsa Reining Classic and All American Quarter Horse Congress riding without a […]

NRHA Futurity $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Riders Announced

After a successful first run in 2016, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the lineup for the $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Reining during the 2017 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show. Presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Freestyle competition will take place on Nov. 30 […]

NRHA Now Accepting Invitational Freestyle Submissions

Following the success of last year’s Invitational Freestyle at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, the NRHA is excited to announce its return again this year. The competition will feature a total of 10 riders: the top three riders at the 2017 Denver Freestyle, the top three scores from the 2016 All American Quarter […]

Colorado State Fair Celebrates Decade-Long Youth Freestyle Reining Competition

The 2017 Colorado State Fair is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of the Youth Championship Freestyle Reining horse show competition. This event features competitors aged 9-18 years old strutting their talent in front of the audience and judges in an effort to be crowned the winner. This traditional horse event is perfect entertainment for […]
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Shane Brown Wins Kentucky Reining Cup Freestyle Again

ShaneBrownFreestyleFor the second time in three years, Shane Brown won the World Championship Freestyle Reining tonight at the Kentucky Horse Park. He rode Shepherd Star to the title, receiving 228 points from the three judges.

Brown’s score put him just 1 point ahead of three riders who tied for second with a score of 227—Aaron Ralston on Blue Taris Glo, Drake Johnson on Sonic Chic Dream, and Pete Kyle on A Ruf Gal.

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NRHA Names Professional Award Winners

mike-mcentire-webMike McEntireThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Professional of the Year Awards recognizes and honors individuals who exemplify excellence in the NRHA community as an NRHA Professional.  These awards are presented in five different categories based on 2012 involvement. This distinction is reserved exclusively for the elite individuals who, in all aspects of their career, consistently excel in perpetuating the growth of the NRHA, both in and out of the show pen, while maintaining the ideals of good horsemanship, sportsmanship and welfare of the reining horse.