The NRHA announced a list of cost-cutting measures to reduce its budget by more than $500,000. The list includes discontinuing the Collegiate Reining Championships, also known as the Catch-Ride, which was won in 2016 by Blair McFarlin. • Photo by Waltenberry.

NRHA Budget Slashed by at Least $500,000 to Maintain “Basic, Core Processes”

The National Reining Horse Association on Tuesday announced it will cut more than $500,000 from its budget through eliminating staff positions, cutting programs and restructuring programs.

Trainer Craig Schmersal Hits $4 Million Mark

Craig Schmersal recently reached new heights in his reining career when the trainer from Scottsdale, Arizona, became the sport’s newest National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Four Million Dollar Rider.