Horse sliding in the dirt.
The NRHA Futurity, won last year by Jason Vanlandingham and A Vintage Smoke, is one of two reining events that will be run by Pro Management Group. • Photo by Waltenberry.

Pro Management to Run NRHA Futurity and Derby Shows

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has hired a management company to take on the broad planning, preparation and implementation of its two biggest shows, the Futurity and Derby.
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How I Start My 2-Year-Old Horses

Hi All!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed mine with lots of family and friends. For me, it’s a great time of year to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. As many of you are starting 2-year-olds, I thought I would touch on a few things I do […]
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NRHA Announces Affiliate Ambassadors in New Program Sponsored by Toyon Ranch

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) recognized volunteers from 14 regions around the world as special guests during the Sliders’ Night Out event hosted by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF) on Nov. 28. This new program is made possible by NRHA Heritage Partner Toyon Ranch, owned by John & Nancy Tague, of Pilot Point, Texas. […]

Trainer Craig Schmersal Hits $4 Million Mark

Craig Schmersal recently reached new heights in his reining career when the trainer from Scottsdale, Arizona, became the sport’s newest National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Four Million Dollar Rider.
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A Vintage Smoke Steals NRHA Futurity Open with Sizzling Run

The 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals featured a field 70 horses deep across the four levels and Prime Time division. At the end of the night after the last score had been announced, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham, riding A Vintage Smoke for owner Diane Mesmer, secured the title of […]
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2018 NRHA Futurity in Full Swing

The Jim Norick arena saw open and non-pro competitors go through the ring Monday, Nov. 26 at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. The day started off with the second go-round, section one of the Futurity Open, which saw 50 horse-and-rider combinations. The CINCH Futurity Non-Pro wrapped up the day with section two […]