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.
The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) Buy-A-Pro Auction runs through noon (CST) on Jan. 16. This online auction offers buyers a chance to purchase one-on-one lessons from their choice of more than 80 NRHA professionals. The all-star lineup includes several NRHA Million Dollar Riders, stars from “The Last Cowboy,” NRHA World Champions, NRHA horsemen […]
As December turned to January, 2007 Shiners Voodoo Dr found himself among the newest stallions to achieve the rank of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire in the year 2019. “He’s just a terrific horse,” said Mike Miola, owner of Silver Spurs Equine. “When I bought Xtra Quarter Horses, I was so lucky to be able to get […]
Francesca Sternberg has been awarded one of the highest accolades given by the British Equestrian Federation, the Medal of Honor. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) congratulates the longtime reiner for her accomplishment. The award recognizes Sternberg’s passion for equestrian sports in the United Kingdom and her achievements in the sport of reining. “I would […]