Mandy McCutcheon checked off a couple of 2020 to-do items at last week’s Ride & Slide in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Aboard Coronas At Nite, the famed non-pro reiner picked right up where she left off, to borrow the pithiest of tried and true expressions, winning the Non-Pro Level 4 Derby at the Ford Arena. The twosome’s […]
The right time for Nite time: Mandy McCutcheon and Coronas At Nite best their rivals with a 218.5 for a winning prize of $3,680.
Mr. Hollywood Cee and Brian Bell master the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide Level 4 Open Derby with a 227.5, good for $8,582.
During the 2020 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) winter meeting, members learned about a new judge’s rating system that’ll be used on a trial basis during 2020. The rating system aims to serve as a guideline for show management in regard to hiring judges. The proposed system will rate judges from high to low on the […]
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) welcomed South Africa as the newest international affiliate this fall. Greg and Lizelle Garland, NRHA members from South Africa, spearheaded the campaign for affiliation. The South African affiliate, officially recognized in July 2019, hosted three shows in a span of just two months, the first in August and two […]
The 2020 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion will win a quarter-million dollars. The Futurity Non-Pro winner and NAAC show also will have more prize money in 2020, the NRHA says.
Marion Walker has a sneaking suspicion why the West Coast Reining Horse Association selected her for not one, but two of the organization’s prestigious awards. “I think it’s because I’m so old and still doing it,” the 82-year-old reiner joked during a recent larger-than-life phone conversation, which she participated in while aboard her faithful gelding […]
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 […]
Reiners with less experience have a new place to play in 2020. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced Jan. 10 it has approved a trial phase for an Amateur division. The new class is intended to provide a level in which riders with less experience are more competitive. Similar to Amateur classes in other […]
The NRHA award for Horsewoman of the Year has been renamed to honor a West Coast NRHA Professional.