A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 17, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby in Paso Robles, California, with the finals for Open and Non Pro competitors. Champions were crowned in three Open and three Non Pro Derby divisions.
A lot of elements go into making a non pro reining horse-and-rider team that can compete at the highest level. Here's how trainer and non pro coach Darren Stancik of Salem, Oregon, gets horse and rider in sync.
Following a successful event for his offspring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce that the legendary stallion and NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Gunner (AQHA Colonels Smoking Gun, APHA Colonels Smokingun) is unofficially the newest Nine Million Dollar Sire. He is only the third sire to reach this milestone.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce its newest unofficial earner of the Million Dollar Sire milestone, Hollywoodstinseltown. The 2004 AQHA Palomino stallion, owned and bred by David Silva, Sr. joined this elite club after his offspring’s great success at the 2017 National Reining Breeder’s Classic (NRBC). Together, Hollywoodstinseltown’s offspring unofficially earned over $52,000 throughout the event.
It doesn't bother Dawn Santo to be described as an adrenaline junkie. The Park City, Utah, resident is a former alpine ski racer who traded in her ski poles and bindings for a western saddle and a pair of spurs. Yet her goals on horseback are the same: know your course, go fast and be accurate.
Numbers from the recent 2017 Lucas Oil/National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes are in, making it official that Metallic Cat is now that event’s highest earning sire. Sixty-nine of his foals won more than $831,500 across multiple divisions, which is the richest single-show payout in NCHA Super Stakes history.
Another elite stallion has joined the National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Sire ranks, as offspring of CD Lights (CD Olena x Delight Of My Life x Grays Starlight), officially pass the seven-figure earnings milestone in the reined cow horse arena, winning a combined $1,033,877. CD Lights is the 17th stallion to achieve NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status.
The Reining Horse Foundation (RHF), the philanthropic arm of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), announces Reining Boot Camp, a new, nationwide clinic series designed to help rookies and Non Pro riders learn how to prepare for show pen. Presented by Classic Equine and various NRHA Affiliates, Reining Boot Camps are intended to be fun, low-stress, one-day clinics. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund, which aids reiners enduring medical hardships,...
As the lights went out in the CremonaFiere Arena, the 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Open Futurity finalists wrote yet another page of history. It took a 222 or higher to make it in the final top ten Level (L)4 rankings and a 231 to claim the L4 Open Futurity Championship. Draw […]
The Reining Horse Foundation and the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) are partnering to offer a $2,500 college scholarship benefiting the competitor marking the highest reining score in reined cow horse at the 2017 National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR), July 17-23 in Gillette, Wyo.