Before the commencement of the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby, NRHA all-time leading sire Topsail Whiz was sitting only $11,000 shy of hitting the historic 12 million dollar mark, and with only a few offspring competing in the open and non pro Derbies, it was unclear whether the legendary stallion would cross the threshold during the summer’s premier reining event.
The 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival officially kicked off a milestone season on Wednesday, July 4, with six weeks of family-friendly hunter, jumper, and equitation competition slated to run for six weeks from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
More than 150 of the nation’s best middle school and high school riders competed on June 23-24 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the 2018 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Western National Finals.
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“The Pony Cup is special because it gives our ponies their time to shine. There are some really talented and athletic sport ponies out there and it’s great to showcase their abilities as well as their temperaments. Height doesn’t define capability!”
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At the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby, reining is not the only competition occurring at the prestigious event. The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) held the annual CINCH Speaking Contest in addition to the Art & Photo Contest, cultivating and encouraging creativity among reining’s talented youth.
Rookie, Joshua Knight, proved he had what it took to win the adult championship, while veteran youth competitor, Cat Zimmerman, added another championship title to her name while in Kentucky.
The Old Salem Farm Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is now welcoming charitable partners to join them in contributing to the success of the 2018 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, running July 31 through August 5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.
Little Bromont Horse Trials held over this passed weekend saw horses and riders from the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island vying for top prize at levels from Preliminary to Entry. While there was a health mix of riders from across the provinces it was clearly Quebec that dominated all divisions.