Hunter, Jumper, And Dressage Riders Show Off Reining Skills At Fourth Annual Equestrian Aid Foundation Who Reins Supreme?
The equestrian community and South Florida locals came together on Friday, January 31, 2014 for the fourth annual Equestrian Aid Foundation Who Reins Supreme?, supported by MeadowView Farm. The Old West themed event centered around a reining competition with hunter, jumper and dressage riders. Other highlights of the evening included a cocktail hour, delicious dinner, awards ceremony, and live and silent auctions, all to raise money for equestrians and equine-related professionals suffering from injury and chronic illness.
After becoming a Two Million Dollar Sire in 2009, Lil Ruf Peppy, owned by Lil Ruf Peppy Syndicate, has now become the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) ninth Three Million Dollar Sire with official NRHA offspring earnings of over $3,006,100. This puts him alongside the likes of Reining legends Hollywood Dun It, Smart Chic Olena, Shining Spark and Gallo Del Cielo.
The Varsity Reining Club (VRC) is an online program offered by the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) that rewards youth for their involvement outside of the show arena. The VRC awarded 13 scholarships for 2013 totaling $5,000. Megan D’Andrea and Ally Jones received special recognition as “Youths of the Year” for earning the most points in their respective age groups.
The reining world is accustomed to seeing milestones shattered during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show (NAAC). This year’s event proved no different with an NRHA first going into the record books: Arcese Quarter Horses USA became NRHA’s first Two Million Dollar Owner. The operation, based in Weatherford, Texas, officiallyhas $2,007,400 in earnings.
The Equestrian Aid Foundation will host the fourth annual winter Who Reins Supreme? on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach. The Old West themed event will feature a unique reining competition, cocktail hour, trick riders, awards ceremony, live and silent auctions and more.
The man who is no stranger for being the first to reach historic milestones, Shawn Flarida has reached another one by becoming the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) first Five Million Dollar Rider.
Smart Spook reached another milestone in his career by becoming the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) 13th Two Million Dollar Sire. Helping him reach this milestone was Colonels Smart Spook, owned by Sally Amabile and shown by NRHA Professional and Million Dollar Rider Jordan Larson. Colonels Smart Spook’s first place finish in the World Championship Shootout held during the NRHA Futurity helped push his sire, Smart Spook, over the two million dollar mark.
Help send Reining Team USA to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France! Also, you get a chance for a breeding to a top stallion or a month training with one of the world's top trainers. In an update from Pete Kyle, Chairman of the USEF reining committee, it was announced that the on-going online auction has received some important donations.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals closed out the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Saturday, December 7. More than 60 riders were mounted on world-class reining horses all aiming for the increased $165,000 level 4 open championship purse and their share of NRHA Corporate Partner and Futurity Sponsor awards.
Einsteins Revolution has been a part of Wagner and Vandorp’s life for 10 years. During that time, “Junior” has never let them down. Ruben Vandorp and Christian Wagner’s dream was to won a horse that could revolutionize the reining horse industry, and he has continued to do just that. While they could never completely part with their buddy, they realized that in order for Einsteins Revolution to fulfill his destiny, he had to stand with the most elite stallions in the industry.
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