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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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Paints Slide to APHA World Show Reining Titles

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Show brought colorful reiners to the Will Rogers Coliseum Sept. 21. In the Junior Reining, 10 teams spun, slid and circled for the 2018 title. From draw five, Mirjam Stillo and My Berry Best Gun rode to a 220.5, a score which held to win the class. “We […]

Sparky Jac Dun It Brings Top Dollar in OKC

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Futurity Prospect Sale during the NRHA/Markel Futurity Sales in Oklahoma City. Sparky Jac Dun It celebrated the milestone as the session’s highest seller. Passing through the sale ring as Hip No. 2017, Sparky Jac Dun It garnered an $81,000 bid for consignor Muehlstaetter Performance Horses. The 2-year-old […]

Adequan® NAAC Show Novice Horse Open Level 1 & 2 Champions Crowned

Shauna Larcombe and Setting Off Smart (Smart Spook x Setting Off Sparks x Shining Spark) earned the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show (NAAC) Novice Horse Level 1 Open Championship. The 6-year-old mare, owned by Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg, scored a 219 for the title. “We were up fairly early […]

APHA World Championship Show Crowns More Reining Champions

Four titles were left to give to the reiners on Sept. 27 at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship show. In the senior reining, five horses competed for the Championship neck ribbon, and Show Your Guns and Tell Edgmon topped the group by a landslide. Edgmon and “Showy” scored a 218.5, besting their […]