Taser Gun stuns competition at the NRHA Derby
When Samantha Belcher decided to take Taser Gun to the National Reining Horse Association Derby on June 21–28 in Oklahoma City, she just wanted to make the finals—any finals—in the Non-Pro division.
“I always want to make at least one finals, and then whatever happens in just icing on the cake,” the Cave Creek, Arizona, resident and APHA member said.
She and “Taser”—a 2010 chestnut overo mare by Jacs Electric Spark (QH) and out of Majestic Gun, a Colonels Smokingun mare—teamed up last August and competed together in NRHA futurity competitions in 2013. The 2014 Derby is the first time they’ve qualified for the Non-Pro Level 4 Finals, an accomplishment Samantha doesn’t take lightly.
Jul 15, 2014, 10:57
U.S. Reining Team to wear Adequan® Brand at 2014 World Equestrian Games
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced today that Luitpold Animal Health, the manufacturers of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will be the title sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Reining Team, set to compete at this year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, August 23 through September 7, in Normandy, France. Luitpold Animal Health will also provide Adequan® i.m. for all eight disciplines and the horses competing for Team USA in the 2014 WEG.
Jul 1, 2014, 08:00
Thompson and Jordan Tie for the Championship
The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured the finals in non pro competition on Friday: the $78,000-added level (L) 4; $60,000-added L3; $32,500-added L2; $15,000-added L1 and $5,000-added prime time divisions. Out of the original 217 horses and 650 entries, the top 56 horse and rider teams qualified to compete in the finals at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying approximately $322,000 to owners and nominators.
Jun 28, 2014, 06:46
DOM DUALUISE AND PHILLIP RALLS WIN CD SURVIVOR MEMORIAL BRIDLE SPECTACULAR
In true reined cow horse fashion, the CD Survivor Memorial Bridle Spectacular was decided in an epic fence work battle to the finish Friday, June 13, at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby in Paso Robles, Calif.
|Phillip Ralls NRCHA|
Riding Dom Dualuise (Dual Rey x Smart Little XX x Smart Little Lena), a 2007 gelding he has trained and shown from the beginning, Phillip Ralls, Paso Robles, Calif., earned the Championship in the herd work, rein work and cow work triathlon. The pair worked their way to a composite 663.5 (217.5 herd/218 rein/228 cow) to win the $14,325 paycheck.
Jun 25, 2014, 10:02
HICKORY HOLLY TIME AND KELBY PHILLIPS WIN NRCHA DERBY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby is the largest and richest limited age event for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses. Saturday, June 14, was the day competitors had worked toward through the preliminary and final round, as Derby Champions were crowned in Paso Robles, California.
|Kelby Phillips NRCHA|
Jun 25, 2014, 10:00
Largest NRHA Derby on Record is Underway
Join us all week, or be sure to attend the NRHA Derby Finals Performances in the Jim Norick Coliseum Arena on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. We’ll showcase the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses competing for their share of more than $650,000 in added money, plus awards and bragging rights. In addition, shop to your heart’s content in the Coliseum concourse and barn areas. From home decor to western bling, we have a great selection for the whole family!
Jun 25, 2014, 09:56
Non Pro Finalists Set at the NRHA Derby
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) welcomed the second and final section of the NRHA Derby Non Pro to the Oklahoma State Fair Park on Tuesday, June 24. The second section included more than 100 non pro runs vying for the $322,000 estimated purse. 611 entries, plus 38 in the youth division, were received for this year’s event. This exceeds last year’s total of 612 by 73 entries for a more than 6% increase. The prime time non pro division saw the largest increase; 25% over last year.
Jun 25, 2014, 09:55
Planning for NRHA's future
While NRHA has been around since 1966, we are still relatively young as an organization. After all, a person born that year would only be 48. As such we have experienced growing pains through the years, and at, times been at crossroads about the best direction to take.
Jun 12, 2014, 08:17
"REINING AT THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL"
The NRHA has established an affiliate championship program to assist the development of reining at the grassroots level. With the assistance of NRHA Corporate Sponsorship, the Association contributes over $40,000 to participating Affiliate Championship Programs.
You may choose to set your sights on a regional award. Every year each affiliate may put together a circuit and send up to ten representatives from each class to the regional East Central, Mountain, Northeast, North Central, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, Eastern Canada, Western Canada, and Mexico Affiliate Championship shows.
Jun 12, 2014, 08:12
NCEA Announces Participants for 2014 NRHA Derby Catch Ride
The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is scheduled to host the NRHA Derby Catch Ride competition on Saturday, June 28 at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. The competition will feature four riders from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), representing four different institutions.
This year’s participants are Brynn Larson (New Mexico State), Ravienne Scott (South Dakota State), Taylor Brown (Fresno State) and Stephanie Rucci (Auburn). All four riders earned First Team All-America honors this year in reining from the NCEA.
Jun 12, 2014, 08:01
FEI Bureau allocates FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 to Canada
The FEI Bureau unanimously approved Bromont/Montreal as host city for the FEI’s flagship event, the FEI World Equestrian Games™, in 2018. The decision came after the FEI Evaluation Commission’s report was presented at the start of the Bureau’s two-day meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) today.
The Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, venue for the Montreal 1976 Olympic equestrian events, will be the hub for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2018. Bromont/Montreal is only the second host outside Europe following the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2010 which were staged in Lexington, Kentucky (USA).
Jun 11, 2014, 10:13
NRCHA RELEASES “INTRODUCTION TO REINED COW HORSE” VIDEO FOR NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RODEO COMPETITORS
The National Reined Cow Horse Association has released a new “Introduction to Reined Cow Horse” video, designed to familiarize National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) contestants with the newest event in the NHSRA competitive lineup.
Hosted by professional bull rider, NRCHA competitor and media personality Brendon Clark, the video provides a complete overview of reined cow horse competition, including a brief history of the sport; a summary of equipment rules; and a demonstration of rein work and cow work.
Jun 7, 2014, 05:13
2014 NRHA Germany Breeders Derby Update - 52 Horses entered in the Non Pro Derby
Only a few more weeks until the 2014 NRHA Germany Breeders Derby at Kreuth (Germany) on June 22 until 29, 2014. After the deadline for entries for this NRHA approved € 50,000 event, the show office now published the first details. Obviously, the show will reach last year’s figures with more than 900 entries and almost 300 horses.
Jun 7, 2014, 05:01
THE HISTORY OF THE NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY
The nation’s top triathletes converge in Reno, Nev., each September. This triathlon’s events: herd work, rein work and fence work. No, it’s not your typical triathlon, nor is it your typical horse show: It’s the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity! With a total annual payout in excess of $1 million, the Futurity Open Champion comes home $100,000 richer, and with an indelible place in cow horse history.
Warning – if you attend the Snaffle Bit Futurity once, you’ll be hooked for every year to come. Equally compelling is the action outside the show arena, with the horse sales, Best of the West Trade Show shopping and many social activities with other die-hard cow horse fanatics.
May 20, 2014, 08:36
RUBYS RADAR AND ZANE DAVIS WIN 2014 HACKAMORE CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
In 1988, leading National Reined Cow Horse Association professional Zane Davis won a National High School Rodeo Championship at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Twenty five years later, he returned to the same venue to win the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic Open Championship aboard Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger), owned by Billie Filippini.
Saturday morning, May 3, the day of the Hackamore Classic finals, Davis visited the fairgrounds outdoor rodeo arena, spending a quiet moment in the exact spot where he made his winning National High School Rodeo bronc ride.
May 20, 2014, 08:31
DISCOUNT TIRE JOINS NATIONAL REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION CORPORATE PARTNER FAMILY
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Discount Tire has joined the National Reined Cow Horse Association Corporate Partner family, with a sponsorship that will elevate the added money for the 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro to $100,000.
|Discount Tire new NRCHA Sponsor|
National Reined Cow Horse Association Executive Director Jay Winborn announced the new Discount Tire partnership at the NRCHA Hackamore Classic. Wilson and Susan Lyle, representing Discount Tire, were in Pueblo, Colo., for the event.
May 20, 2014, 08:26
Gunner is an NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire
With the month of April being a busy time in National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) competition, the legend of NRHA Hall of Fame stallion Gunner had more pages added to the story. Thanks to the success of his offspring, Gunner (AQHA Colonels Smoking Gun; APHA Colonels Smokingun) has become NRHA’s fifth, Six Million Dollar Sire. His official offspring earnings now are $6,013,250.
May 4, 2014, 16:58
Mandy McCutcheon is an NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider
NRHA congratulates its newest Two Million Dollar Rider, Mandy McCutcheon, for unofficially becoming the first non pro and first female rider to earn the designation. Most recently McCutcheon won her sixth National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Non Pro Championship and earned reserve champion honors at the Kentucky Reining Cup.
May 4, 2014, 16:05
This One Time, shown by Todd Bergen, wins NRCHA Stakes Open Championship in Las Vegas
Clinched by a 228 cow work that he called a personal best, National Reined Cow Horse Association Million-Dollar Rider Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, Ore., claimed the 2014 NRCHA Stakes Open Championship April 5 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., riding This One Time (One Time Pepto x Katie Starlight x Grays Starlight), owned by Pamela Bailey.
|Todd Bergen in Las Vegas|
Bergen piloted the 2009 stallion to a composite score of 664 (218 herd/218 rein/228 cow), winning the Championship by an 11-point margin.
!"It was a lot of fun, I can guarantee you that. To win one of these deals, and to make a fence run like that - it was probably the best fence run of my life. He's an incredible horse. I knew he had it in him. We just needed to get it done one of these times," Bergen said.
Apr 22, 2014, 14:32
Ludwig wins CRI at NRHA Germany Osterturnier
During the annual Easter show of the National Reining Horse Association Germany in Kreuth, there was the first review for the 2014 FEI European Championship Reining Junior and Young Riders cerning the World Equestrian Games this summer.
40 horse rider combinations had been nominated for the CRI***, 35 actually competed in the end. The winner was European Team Champion and individual bronze medalist Grischa Ludwig (GER) aboard Fabian Strebel’s Custom Del Cielo who scored a 222. “Our training during the winter really paif off,“ said Grischa Ludwig happily. “The horse has a lot of potential, but we still had to get to know each other better for fine tuning.
Apr 22, 2014, 08:24