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The NRHyA's Buy-A-Pro campaign continues through half the day on Jan. 16.

NRHyA Buy-A-Pro Auction The Very Definition Of Win-Win

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 […]
Flashin Benjamins and Jacob Ballard

Triumphant Rider Adds ‘Benjamins’ to NRHA Lifetime Earnings

When Jacob Ballard decided to head out on his own as a trainer in the beginning of 2019, it’s a sure bet he didn’t think he would finish out the year with a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 1 Open Championship.  There was merely one horse in training at the beginning of the […]
super marioo and cade mccutcheon

Dream Year Ends in Dream NRHA Futurity for Cade McCutcheon

The 53rd running of the National Reining Horse Association Futurity was history making, a young phenom from an acclaimed family of horsemen and horsewomen taking his place among the most prominent parts of the annals of the NRHA. A year ago, Cade McCutcheon sat among the spectators watching the Futurity open division, as he had […]

NRHA Success Part of Very Merry December with Mare

Suffice to say, December of 2019 won’t soon be forgotten by a bright young lady from Franklin, Tennessee, the town just south of Nashville on the Harpeth River. Next week, Blair McFarlin will graduate from Auburn University in Alabama with a bachelor’s in animal science.  On Saturday, she had her biggest moment in the National […]
Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds

Doggone! Luca Fappani, Gotta Get Diamonds Survive Bizarre NRHA Run-in

It was a fair question considering the Twilight Zone moment they had just encountered. Was this Friday the sixth of December or Friday the 13th? Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds, who just missed a sweep of levels before settling as Level 2 Non-Pro winners, wanted to know. On the first of what turned out to be […]
Give Me Starbucks and Emily Emerson

Give Me Starbucks Delivers Bit of Redemption For Emerson

Ten riders led reining enthusiasts into the National Reining Horse Association Futurity’s climactic final two days with an entertaining and, in some cases, enchanting evening of the Invitational Freestyle event on Thursday.  For Emily Emerson, in a raincoat the picture of a rider astride her steed in a driving rain storm, the show represented a […]
Drinkin Moonshine and Martin Larcombe

Drinkin Moonshine and Other Notes on Day 5 of the NRHA Futurity

Tuesday morning, we found ourselves that much closer to knowing the field of finalists for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in Oklahoma City. After the first day of Open semifinals on Monday at the State Fair Park, Drinkin Moonshine and Martin Larcombe hold the top spot of the Level 3 Open with a […]
Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller.

Snips Shining Gun, Jessicah Keller Early NRHA Non-Pro Leaders

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity continues through Saturday in Oklahoma City. The CINCH Non-Pro Futurity divisions began on Sunday, which ended with Snips Shining Gun and Jessicah Keller of Texas sitting atop the leaderboard at the State Fair Park’s Norick Arena with a 218, best among Levels 4, 3 and 2. The 3-year-old […]
Bill Rhoades and Mega Maggie Mae at the AQHA World Show

Mega Maggie Mae a Mega AQHA Boon for Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads, a Whitesboro, Texas veterinarian, said that after some clients of his decided against purchasing a yearling filly named Mega Maggie Mae — X-rays he took during a pre-purchase exam showed a blemish — he seized the moment.  “I really liked her, so I took the opportunity to purchase her myself,” he said.  That […]
Nathan Piper and Patriot at the AQHA World Show

Nathan Piper’s AQHA World Show Dreams Come True With Patriot

Patriot and Nathan Piper of Pilot Point, Texas, were on their A game when they arrived at Oklahoma City for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. After having scored a 218 and finishing fourth in the Junior Reining Level 3 preliminary go-round, they upped their ante and swept the Level 3 finals […]