NRHA Board of Directors May Meeting Recap

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) hosted meetings for the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in Oklahoma City on May 1-2. The members, elected by the membership annually, reviewed and prepared for discussion of agenda items; raised issues and spoke of opportunities; and voted to make decisions to guide the progress of the association. […]

Summary of Approved 2017 NRHA Rule Changes

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors reviewed all 2017 rule change proposals submitted to the body at the end of 2016. The board considered long-term administrative, global and fiduciary impact, in addition to member feedback provided via its website, direct contact and committee recommendations.

All action taken will become effective Jan. 1, 2017. For more detailed and complete information on each item, log onto the Members Only section of nrha.com. Details of the proposals will be available soon.

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NRHA Hall of Famer Bob Anthony Dies

BAnthonyBob AnthonyOn June 29th, the reining community was saddened to hear of the passing of National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Famer Bob Anthony, of Tallahassee, Fla. According to his wife, Jean, after a weeklong hospital stay, Anthony died peacefully while in hospice. His daughter Sharon was at his side.

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Thompson & Jordan Split NRHA Derby Non-Pro Victory

RThompson14Ron ThompsonThe 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured the finals in Non-Pro competition on June 27: the $78,000-added Level 4, $60,000-added Level 3; $32,500-added Level 2, $15,000-added Level 1 and $5,000-added Prime Time divisions. Out of the original 217 horses and 650 entries, the top 56 horse-and-rider teams qualified to compete in the finals at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever, paying approximately $322,000 to owners and nominators.

2014 NRHA Derby

Oklahoma City, OK - June 21-29, 2014

1,228 Entries - $618,500 Added - $969,821.11 Total Purse

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NRHA Marketing Internships Available

spinThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Marketing Department offers two internships each year. The first internship is held during the NRHA Derby Show in June and the second is held during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show beginning in late November. Applications are now being accepted for these opportunities.

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Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham Top NRHA Futurity Open

NotRufAtAllNot Ruf At All & Jason VanlandinghamThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals closed out the 2013 show at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Dec. 7. More than 60 riders were mounted on world-class reining horses, all aiming for the increased $165,000 Level 4 Open Championship purse. Not Ruf At All and NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham, of Whiteboro, Texas, marked the score to beat from draw two in the second section of the finals. Their 225.5 held through nearly 30 more runs to claim the title.

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Mandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz Dunit Continue Streak

MsWhizDunitMandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz DunitCompetition at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., held Dec. 6, featured the $260,000-added Cinch NRHA Futurity Non-Pro finals. The event welcomed back 53 non-pros to compete in a clean-slate format for nearly $600,000 in cash. From the fifth draw in the second section, Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, set the bar for the remaining finalists.

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REF Magico & Jordan Larson Top NRHA Futurity Open Composite

REFMagico JoLarsonREF Magico & Jordan LarsonSome of the world’s best riders battled it out in the final section of the nearly $500,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open go-rounds during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show. The event runs through Dec. 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., with the NRHA Futurity Open finals featured on the closing day.