Deadline to Nominate for NRHA Events Approaching

Owners/breeders who want their prospects to be eligible for some of the biggest shows in reining are just days from the deadline to submit their nominations. The deadline to nominate is Jan. 10. Late fees will be applied if nominating after that date. Nominated horses are eligible to compete at the NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, […]

NRHA Adds Novice Horse Class to 2019 Derby

A new class that aims to encourage trainers to give young horses time to develop will be added to next year’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. Officials say the class, the Novice Horse, will have $25,000 added money.

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NRHA Derby

Held June 23-July 1 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured more than a half-million dollars in added money. Derby Open Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven Reign Supreme at NRHA Derby Derby Non-Pro NRHA Derby Non-Pro Ends with a Twist   For more news and […]

Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven Reign Supreme at NRHA Derby

At Friday morning’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Open draw party, the crowd empathized with Jimmy van der Hoeven when he drew the No. 1 spot for the 2018 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finals – a position the superstitious consider difficult to overcome. For van der Hoeven and Guaranteed A Magnum, however, No. […]
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2018 NRHA Derby Non-Pro Ends with a Twist

Under the bright lights of the Jim Norick Arena awaited an arena full of good dirt, excited spectators and eager competitors. All were ready to begin section two of the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro finals, which had the highest amount of entries and purse payout in the history of the event. […]

IEA Holds First Annual Semifinal Competitions Prior to the National Finals

In 2017, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) adopted a new structure for their Western Program. This restructuring included new Regional assignments across the nation as well as a new Western Zone, headed-up by Zone Administrator Todd Knerr. In addition, the IEA also adopted a new format for post-season competition that included a Semifinals format (much like […]

New NRHA Futurity and Derby Dates to be Decided

The 2019 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity might be getting a date shift that could move the finals to the same weekend as the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity, which is tentatively planned for Nov. 21-Dec. 14, 2019. NRHA board members discussed several topics related to NRHA-owned events during their May 2018 meeting, and […]

NRHA Derby Returns in 2018 with a Full Slate of Special Events

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is gearing up for its premier event of the summer – the NRHA Derby! Hosted at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, the Derby has something for the entire family, including free admission for the duration of the event. Running from Saturday, June 23, through Sunday, July 1, this nine-day […]