Game Day Surprise and Sharee Schwartzenberger at the RAM Freestyle Invitational.
Sharee Schwartzenberger gave an Elton John-inspired winning performance. Photo by Performance Horse Photography

Game Day Surprise, Rider Get Wings, Take Flight — Finally — at RAM Invitational

After riding Game Day Surprise to finish in the “bridesmaid” position three times — 2014, 2015 and 2018 — Sharee Schwartzenberger of Longmont, Colorado, and the 2008 buckskin gelding took home top honors in 2020 at the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining in Denver.  The pair scored a 226 to claim the championship and $6,750 in […]
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Give Me Starbucks Delivers Bit of Redemption For Emerson

Ten riders led reining enthusiasts into the National Reining Horse Association Futurity’s climactic final two days with an entertaining and, in some cases, enchanting evening of the Invitational Freestyle event on Thursday.  For Emily Emerson, in a raincoat the picture of a rider astride her steed in a driving rain storm, the show represented a […]
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Wonder Woman Baeck Claims Freestyle Reining Win

Saturday night at Fieracavalli, Verona, the air was full of excitement as the crowds prepared for the $50,000 freestyle competition in the Elementa Masters Premiere show pen. In fact, the area had to be closed off to limit the crowd pressing to enter the pavillion. Undoubtedly, Freestyle has a special appeal for both reining fans […]

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 […]