Most of the time, switching from the Non-Pro to the Open requires sitting out three years if it doesn't work out. An NRHA program eliminates that.
After a year of challenges, the NRHA bounced back with record marks in several categories in 2021.
Reining was officially removed as a discipline by the FEI, a move officials with the NRHA expected and said was the result of not being able to blend two organizations with differing business models.
The Amateur division in reining has generated a lot of discussion in recent years, and on Monday the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced it had taken action.
Nov. 26-Dec. 5 Oklahoma City, OK NRHA Futurity, nrhafuturity.com
Trainer Matt Mills recently reached a major career milestone when he earned the distinction of becoming the sport of reining's newest Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider.
Aug. 19-22, 2020 Las Vegas, NV The Run For A Million 2020, $1,200,000 Added, trfam.com
For Jason Vanlandingham, keeping 3-year-olds primed and ready for futurity season means stair-stepping them up and down to ensure the horse peaks at show time.
The 2019 Quarter Horse News Equi-Stat Annual Reining Stats ranks the top horses, riders, breeders and owners from the 2019 show year.
June 18-21 Oklahoma City, OK NRHA Derby, nrhaderby.com