In 2010, National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Professional Jordan Larson won his first NRHA Futurity Open championship aboard Michell Kimball’s Spooks Gotta Whiz. Nearly one year later he has achieved another feat by officially becoming NRHA’s 16th Million Dollar Rider.
He earned the final dollars needed in the Senior Reining at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show with a 1st place finish aboard Rancho El Fortin’s Custom Harley and a 4th place finish on Gilberto Leal’s Stop Like A Dream.
Larson, an NRHA Professional, has competed in NRHA events since 1986. Some of the Whitesboro, Tex. resident’s accolades include the following:
2008 FEI World Reining Championship individual Gold Medalist
2010 American Paint Horse Association World Championship 4/5 Year-Old Challenge winner
2010 High Roller Reining Classic Open Derby champion
2010 NRHA Futurity Open Champion
2011 Cowboy Capital Classic Open Derby champion
2011 Southwest Reining Horse Association Open Futurity champion
Other reiners who have surpassed the Million Dollar Rider NRHA Lifetime Earnings mark include Bill Horn, Tim McQuay, Shawn Flarida, Duane Latimer, Todd Bergen, Dell Hendricks, Craig Schmersal, Andrea Fappani, Tom McCutcheon, Mandy McCutcheon, Brent Wright, Craig Johnson, Randy Paul, Todd Sommers and Rudi Kronsteiner.
Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.