07. 12. 16 - WRWS/NRHA - NRHA Futurity 2016 Oklahoma City 24. 11. – 3. 12. 2016.
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07. 12. 16 - WRWS/AQHA - Stellenangebot
Pressearbeit Europameisterschaft der American Quarter Horses 2017

Wir suchen einen deutschsprachigen PR-Mitarbeiter für die Europameisterschaft der American Quarter Horses, im August 2017 in Rieden-Kreuth. 
Dich erwartet ein tolles Team! Du bist zehn Tage mittendrin im Geschehen und kannst rund um die Uhr Turnierluft schnuppern.

Deine Aufgaben vor und während der EM:

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07. 12. 16 - WRWS/FN - Die Öffentlich-Rechtlichen setzen auch weiterhin auf den Pferdesport: ARD und ZDF verlängern Vereinbarung mit der Deutschen Reiterlichen Vereinigung (FN).
Warendorf (fn-press).
Pferdesport-Fans werden auch künftig Übertragungen von großen Veranstaltungen rund um ihre Lieblings-Sportart in den vielfältigen Programmen und Angeboten des öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehens verfolgen können. SportA, die gemeinsame Sportrechteagentur von ARD/ZDF, und die Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung (FN) haben ihren bestehenden Vertrag über audiovisuelle Rechte an nationalen Reitturnieren um vier Jahre verlängert.


ARD, ZDF und die Dritten Programme haben damit umfassende Übertragungsrechte (inklusive IPTV-, Web- und Mobilfunkrechte sowie Hörfunk) an mindestens 13 hochkarätigen Pferdesportveranstaltungen in Deutschland erworben. „Mit der Vertragsverlängerung können wir sicherstellen, dass der Pferdesport auch außerhalb der Hallen und Stadien ein breites Publikum erreicht. Das ist immens wichtig, denn es trägt dazu bei, noch mehr Menschen für das Thema Pferd zu begeistern“, sagte Georg Ettwig, Leiter der FN-Abteilung Marketing und Kommunikation.

Für FN-Generalsekretär Soenke Lauterbach ist die langfristige Verlängerung des Vertrages das i-Tüpfelchen auf einem erfolgreichen Jahr. „Der Pferdesport hat sich im vergangenen Jahr sehr positiv entwickelt. Wir konnten unser Land bei den Olympischen Spielen ausgesprochen erfolgreich vertreten, haben tolle Turnierveranstaltungen erlebt und können seit Jahren erstmals wieder einen Anstieg unserer Mitgliederzahlen verzeichnen“, sagte Lauterbach.

Axel Balkausky, ARD Sportkoordinator, erklärte: „Wir berichten weiterhin gerne – in unserer anerkannten Qualität und Kompetenz – vom Reitsport mit all seinen Disziplinen. Wir freuen uns insbesondere, dass wir mit den Übertragungen vom Hamburger Derby unseren Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauern im „Ersten“ ein absolutes Highlight präsentieren können. Darüber hinaus werden wir in unseren Dritten Programmen die regional bedeutsamen Turniere auch in Zukunft begleiten.“

Dieter Gruschwitz, ZDF-Sportchef, fügte hinzu: „Mit der Berichterstattung vom Reiten erhalten wir eine wichtige Farbe im Sportangebot des ZDF und entsprechen damit auch dem Wunsch unserer Zuschauer, eine Vielfalt von Sportarten abzudecken.“


05. 12. 16 - WRWS/AQHA - 2016 NRHA Open Futurity.
Fappani steers Spooky Whiz to the 2016 NRHA Open Futurity Championship
 
FappaniFappaniIn 1997, Andrea Fappani left his mark in the NRHA history books by winning the Limited Non Pro Futurity championship riding Best By Tari (Taris Catalyst x Pocono Annie). He was the first European to conquer a Futurity championship in the most coveted reining show pen in the world!
 
In 2001, Fappani came back to write yet another important chapter by claiming the NRHA Open Futurity Championship riding RR Star (Like A Diamond x RL Miss Kitty), owned by Lundin Farm, and then went on to claim the title in 2011 aboard Lil Joe Cash (Nu Chex To Cash x RS Lilly Starlight) for Russel Giles.
 
Tonight, with only one contestant left to go, the NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider once again proved his worth by reining Spooky Whiz, an own son of Spooks Gotta Whiz out of Myo Starlight, owned by Rancho Oso Rio LLC, to top honors.
 
The score to beat, when Fappani rode in the pen, was a 221 posted by All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity champions Franco Bertolani and Dun It For Whizkey (Topsail Whiz x Dun It For Chex), owned by Cardinal Hill Training Center LLC and by NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida riding Whiz Gata Prize (Topsail Whiz x Smart Little Prize) for owner Alberto Casasco of Argentina.
 
Fappani was determined to take home his third Futurity championship and rode the bay gelding through NRHA pattern #10 performing deep stops, fast spins and controlled transitions and his third title with a 225.5 score! “This is a pretty special horse. He’s pretty solid, we changed our program a little bit with him, and I went pretty easy in the go-rounds even though I knew we had a horse that could do well in the finals even though I did not know how much he would step up. I asked him and he did step up!” said Andrea who took home the guaranteed champion paycheck of $150,000 aboard the gelding bred and nominated by Spence Bell.
 
Bertolani and Flarida settled for reserve honors and each added $109,854.78 to their earnings.
 
Honstetter and Whizkey Chaser are Level 3 Open Champions
HonstetterHonstetterWith a 222, Arno Honstetter rode Marilyn Overgaard’s Whizkey Chaser (Whizkey N Diamonds x Sparklin Chic), owned by Marilyn Overgaard and nominated and bred by Matthew Armenta, to a 222. “It was a good ride!” said Honstetter who added $29,538.24 to his earnings for the win. “I made a few mistakes in the go rounds, which kept me out of the Level 4, and since I did not show much last year, I went back to the Level 3. I’m really happy with my ride tonight, he’s a lot of horse and really talented.”
 
With a 219, reserve honors went to Nathan Piper riding Toyon Ranch LLC’s Dun Gotyer Guns Up (Gunner x Always A Dunit), nominated and bred by John and Nancy Tague, and by Gabriel Diano riding AC Quarter Horses LLC’s Oops Itsa Spooks (Spooks Gotta Gun x Tejons Finally Dunit), nominated by Michelle Miola and bred by Silver Spurs Equine. The co-reserve champions won $19,866.15 each.
 
BaiaoBaiaoClaiming the Level 2 Futurity Championship and a paycheck worth $19,261.05, with a 218.5, was Pedro Baiao riding Michael Garnett’s Hollywood Nites (Gunners Special Nite x Dun It For Chex), a palomino stallion owned by Michael Garnett, nominated by Cardinal Hill Training Center LLC and bred by Oldenburg Farm LLC. “I work for Martin Muehlstaetter and, since I was without a horse to show, he felt I could ride this one. Most of the work done on him is thanks to Martin and I cannot thank him enough!”
 
Reserve honors with a 218 score went to Fernando Salgado and Loveya (Gunnatrashya x Love Em N Lena), owned and nominated by Camela Essick. The duo added $13,934.66 to their earnings.
 
MurphyMurphyIt was a special night for Josh Murphy who rode his Got That Iowa Shine (Smart And Shiney x SLJ This Is My Juice), nominated by Mark Mahaffey, to a 215 and the Level 1 championship. The NRHA Professional also reined CBK Hang A Wright (Hang Ten Surprize x HR Wright On Cash), owned and nominated by William & Corliss Kellogg, to reserve honors with a 214.5. Murphy won $15,736.79.
 
McCutcheonMcCutcheonNRHA Professional Scott McCutcheon earned the Prime Time Open Championship, along with $1,736.36, riding Special Mi (Gunners Special Nite x Mi Mega), a stallion nominated and owned by Jack Covington.
 
A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:
Adequan®, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, MS Diamonds, Texas, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, Silver Spurs Saddles, SmartPak, Trailguard and Xtra Quarter Horses.
 
NRHA Event Sponsors:
RAM, Sandbur, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Twin Cities South Sundowner Trailers, Story Book Stables, Star Spangled Whiz, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Continental Saddlery, Equine Oasis, Bob’s Custom Saddles, KO Trading, Elite Stall Mat Rentals, Scott Cleaners, Avila’s Proshop, Brandt Blankets, Mr. Electric Spark, Old Sorrel Western Sports Apparel, John Vance Autogroup, Boot Barn


05. 12. 16 - WRWS/NRHA -  - NRHA Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special Non Pro Futurity Champions Presentation.

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) continued a year-long celebration marking its 50th anniversary year with a special presentation of past Non Pro Futurity champions. Billed as a showcase, the presentation on Dec. 1 included a red-carpet tribute to each of the 24 individuals who have won the Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity title since the competition was established in 1976.

From left to right: Mandy McCutcheon, Jim Morgan DVM, Randy Alderson, Charlie Wiederholt, Keith Crawford, Kelle Smith, Jesse Asmussen, Tish Fappani, Lee Vincent, Tom Krshka;, Kristi Rose, Joshua Hattig, Samantha Griffin, Veronica DeansFrom left to right: Mandy McCutcheon, Jim Morgan DVM, Randy Alderson, Charlie Wiederholt, Keith Crawford, Kelle Smith, Jesse Asmussen, Tish Fappani, Lee Vincent, Tom Krshka;, Kristi Rose, Joshua Hattig, Samantha Griffin, Veronica Deans

Held during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., the showcase attracted past champions from across North America. Fifteen winners were on hand to watch a video tribute and walk the red carpet to receive a red rose bouquet and pair of custom spurs created by NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silversmiths. The gifts and flowers were presented by NRHA President Rick Clark and NRHA Commissioner Gary Carpenter.

Participating champions included Veronica Deans, who won in 2011; Samantha Griffin, 2004; Josh Hattig, 2001; Kristi Rose, 1998; Tom Krshka, 1992; and Lee Vincent, 1979. Two-time Non Pro Futurity champions walking the red carpet included Tish Fappani, 2010 and 2015; Jesse Asmussen, 2012 and 2014; Kelle Smith, 2003 and 2006; Keith Crawford, 1997 and 1999; Charlie Wiederholt, 1991 and 1998; and Randy Alderson, 1976 and 1977.

Also on hand was three-time champion Jim Morgan, DVM, the 1984, 1985 and 1986 winner. The program concluded with 8-time champion Mandy McCutcheon in the spotlight. Her titles span three decades and were won in 1993, 1994, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. Both Morgan and McCutcheon also are members of the NRHA Hall of Fame. Several of the champions remain active in competition and qualified horses for the 2016 Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity Finals.

Past champions unable to attend include three-time champion Richard Greenberg, 1978,1982 and 1983; Chad Clark, 2002; Nancy Flathers, 2000; Stephanie Blair, 1996; Chad Howard, 1990; the late Craig Howard, 1989; Jim Robin, 1987; Christian Tremblay, 1981 and Jim Dudley 1980.
 
A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:
Adequan®, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, MS Diamonds, Texas, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, Silver Spurs Saddles, SmartPak, Trailguard and Xtra Quarter Horses.

NRHA Event Sponsors:
RAM, Sandbur, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Twin Cities South Sundowner Trailers, Story Book Stables, Star Spangled Whiz, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Continental Saddlery, Equine Oasis, Bob’s Custom Saddles, KO Trading, Elite Stall Mat Rentals, Scott Cleaners, Avila’s Proshop, Brandt Blankets, Mr. Electric Spark, Old Sorrel Western Sports Apparel, John Vance Autogroup, Boot Barn


05. 12. 16 - WRWS/NRHA -   - Medows and Chicsdreamofdiamonds are the 2016 Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity Champions.
 
The first Futurity champions were crowned today in an exciting finals which filled the day in Oklahoma City. With an impressive ride, Jack Medows (right) piloted Chicsdreamofdiamonds (Magnum Chic Dream x Princess In Diamonds) as draw 31 out of a field of 32 to a score of 218.5. The duo claimed the title of Cinch NRHA Non Pro Level (L)4 Champion as well as the Youth Non Pro Championship. 
 
“I can’t thank this horse enough…she is a one-in-a-lifetime horse. She was with me every step and I can’t thank her enough. I knew she was capable of it, but I had to get her shown. We bought her over a year ago and she’s been great every single ride,” said the 19-year-old rider. “I won over $80,000 on her half sister, Surprizentheprincess (Jerry Lees Surprise x Princess In Diamonds), and this horse is her equal. She has her looks, her mind and her talent!”
 
Before arriving in OKC, Medows boasted $136,952.67 LTE. His L4 championship win added $43,984.63 to his earnings and he also took home $1,416 for the Youth Non Pro Futurity championship.
 
Cade McCutcheon rode Duallin Guns (Mister Nicadual x Always Gotyer Gunsup), a stallion bred, owned and nominated by McQuay Stables Inc. to the reserve championship in the Youth Futurity after posting a 213.
 
Mandy McCutcheon is the L4 Non Pro Futurity Reserve Champion and is the newest NRHA Million Dollar Owner
In the second section of the finals, NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon set the stage as draw one scoring a 218 aboard Customized My Gun (Gunner x Custom Made Dunit), which secured her the Reserve in the Non Pro L4 Futurity and a paycheck of $29,873.60. Customized My Gun is owned, bred and nominated by McQuay Stables Inc. of Tioga, Texas. Mandy also took home third place honors and a check worth $23,862.82 after posting a 215 aboard Special At Nite (Gunners Special Nite x Royal Chic Solano), a stallion nominated by Teresa Putman and owned by Mandy and Tom McCutcheon. Mandy also made history tonight by surpassing the Million Dollar Mark as an owner. Her earnings and Lindsey McCutcheon’s $5,501 earned in the L4 and $4,018.68 won in the L3 riding Mandy and Tom McCutcheon’s Stars At Midnite (Gunners Special Nite x Chic Olena Starbuck), nominated by Turnabout Farm Inc. pushed her over the coveted mark.
 
Bentien and Gotta Twist It Up sweep the L3 and L2 Non Pro Futurity Championships.
Taylor Zimmerman and Wimpys Little Jessie win the L2 Non Pro Futurity.
 
Sandra Bentien (right) and her Gotta Twist It Up (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Make It With A Twist), a Sire & Dam Offspring, scored a 215 to sweep the Non Pro L3 and L2 Futurity Championships. “This has been four years in the making and you pray you get something like this,” said the rider from Auburn, California. “When Spooks Gotta Whiz won the Open Futurity for owner Michell (Kimball), Michell and I said that we would have to make some babies so that we could become proud grandmas! I bred, raised and trained this horse myself even though I received a lot of assistance from Casey Deary in the last 4 weeks and I am thrilled!”
 
The Reserve in L3 and L2 divisions, with a 214 score, went to Ginger Schmersal riding Gold Digging Dunnit (Pale Face Dunnit x Dun It Reining). Gold Digging Dunnit is owned and bred by B S Syndicate and was nominated and bred by Hickory Creek Ranch LLC. 
 
Taylor Zimmerman (left) and Wimpys Little Jessie (Wimpys Little Step x Jessie Dot Tari) scored a 213 to win the Non Pro L1 Championship. Wimpys Little Jessie is owned, bred and nominated by Vaughn Zimmerman. “This is the first time that I have made the Level 4 finals and its just where I wanted to be!” said the young rider.

Her grandfather, Vaughn, added: “Taylor had a horse that was not working for her so, when Bobby Avila Jr. recommended this horse, and my granddaughter told me she wanted her, you got to give it to her, that’s what it is all about!”
 
Earning the Championship in the Prime Time Non Pro was James Morgan DVM (right) riding his own horse, Shiney Workboots (Smart And Shiney x Reminic At Work), nominated and bred by David Silva, Sr., to a score of 212.5. 
 
Congratulations to Wimpys Little Step!
  Another major milestone was reached by Wimpys Little Step who crossed the NRHA Nine Million Dollar Sire mark. The impressive stallion’s offspring earnings prior to the 2016 NRHA Futurity & NAAC Championship Show was $8,981,037.25!
 
A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:
Adequan®, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, MS Diamonds, Texas, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, Silver Spurs Saddles, SmartPak, Trailguard and Xtra Quarter Horses.
 
NRHA Event Sponsors:
RAM, Sandbur, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Twin Cities South Sundowner Trailers, Story Book Stables, Star Spangled Whiz, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Continental Saddlery, Equine Oasis, Bob’s Custom Saddles, KO Trading, Elite Stall Mat Rentals, Scott Cleaners, Avila’s Proshop, Brandt Blankets, Mr. Electric Spark, Old Sorrel Western Sports Apparel, John Vance Autogroup, Boot Barn


05. 12. 16 - WRWS/NRHA - - The Silver Spurs Equine $50,000 Team Challenge.
On Thursday evening in Oklahoma City, the $50,000 Silver Spurs Equine Team Challenge saw 14 riders leave their mark in the Jim Norick Arena where the NRHA Futurity & NAAC Championship Show is held. The payout for the class was $40,000 with a $10,00 bonus to be split evenly between all team members on the winning squad.
 
In the head-to-head competition, the top two riders entered, based on 2016 earnings as of November 4th, were appointed the Team Captains: NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham. The two NRHA Professionals selected their teammates from all remaining entries, alternating back and forth, with the first choice determined by a coin flip.
 
Competition was tough from the moment the first horse performed NRHA Pattern #12. NRHA Professional Brian Bell, riding B-C Partnership’s Turn Down For What for Team Fappani, opened the challenge and set the bar by posting a 221. Fappani answered back with an impressive ride aboard Tricked Out Spook, a Sire & Dam Offspring owned by Tricked Out Spook Partners. Once he left the pen, a 223.5 appeared on the score board but, last to go, Fappani tied himself to win on Platinum Vintage, the talented 6-year-old palomino stallion owned by Silver Spurs Equine. Additionally, Team Fappani beat Team Vanlandingham by 2 points to win the Team title.
 
“I feel great!” said Fappani following the awards presentation. “I don’t usually do ties, but it didn’t make any sense to go back in the arena tonight! It was also my first time showing Tricked Out Spook. He’s a horse I’ve watched since he was 3, and I’ve wanted to buy him but knew he wasn’t for sale. He fits my style.”
 
Regarding Platinum Vintage, who boasts close to $221,500 LTE, the NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider only had good things to say.  “I’ve shown him quite a bit this year, we’ve been on the road a lot with him and he’s been great. Because he is going to breed next year, we wanted to bring him here just because there are a lot of people who don’t get to come to the shows to see him. He didn’t disappoint.”   Fappani took home $21.695.76 for the win and the reserve championship. Brian Bell settled for third place honors and a paycheck worth $7,376.55.
 
Michael Miola, owner of Silver Spurs Equine along with his wife Michelle, was thrilled with the turnout and the enthusiasm and cheering from the stands. “We wanted to step up and sponsor the Team Challenge because it draws people to Reining. It’s all about the fans and they loved it tonight!” 
 

 

 

A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:
Adequan®, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, MS Diamonds, Texas, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, Silver Spurs Saddles, SmartPak, Trailguard and Xtra Quarter Horses.
 
NRHA Event Sponsors:
RAM, Sandbur, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Twin Cities South Sundowner Trailers, Story Book Stables, Star Spangled Whiz, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Continental Saddlery, Equine Oasis, Bob’s Custom Saddles, KO Trading, Elite Stall Mat Rentals, Scott Cleaners, Avila’s Proshop, Brandt Blankets, Mr. Electric Spark, Old Sorrel Western Sports Apparel, John Vance Autogroup, Boot Barn


05. 12. 16 - WRWS/AQHA - AQHA Rule-Change Proposal Deadline.
The deadline for submitting AQHA rule-change proposals is fast approaching.

The American Quarter Horse Association

AQHA members have until December 31, 2016, to submit items for the 2017 AQHA Convention.

The American Quarter Horse Association is an organization that works because of its members. Now is your chance to make a difference and submit items to be considered by AQHA standing committees at the 2017 AQHA Convention March 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.

Each spring, AQHA holds a convention to review AQHA rules and policies. During the convention, member-submitted rule changes and suggestions are also reviewed. AQHA wants to hear any suggestions you have to make AQHA membership, programs and services reach their fullest potential.

AQHA members have until December 31, 2016, to submit items for the convention, but if you believe there is a need for a major rule change, the Association encourages members to submit items earlier to give Association staff and/or committees and councils more time to prepare materials and communicate potential changes before the convention in March 2017. AQHA standing committees will meet at convention to consider the submitted items.

Download and complete the rule-change proposal form; there are two versions of the form available for your convenience at www.aqha.com/convention.

Log in to the AQHA Member Services area for a list of the standing committees.

Once you have completed the form, please return it via email to rulechanges@aqha.org. If you prefer, items can also be submitted by mail at:

AQHA
ATTN: (Committee Name)
P.O. Box 200
Amarillo, TX 79168
USA


For guidelines on writing proposed rule changes, visit www.aqha.com/handbook.

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05. 12. 16 - WRWS/NRHA - - The $20,000 NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining.
Presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the $20,000 NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining, benefitting the Reining Horse Foundation, offered the public in the stands fun, excitement and great reining on Wednesday night. 
 
During the month of August, the public had the opportunity to vote on four NRHA members who competed in the event. Of the 18 submissions, based on the number or “likes” on contestants’ videos, four riders were selected from social media: Terri June Granger of Dothan, Alabama; Robyn Schiller from Hollister, California; Amber Edmonds of Pepperell, Massachusetts; and Olivia Pakula from Scottsdale, Arizona. The top three scoring riders from the 2015 Congress Freestyle and from the 2016 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining were also invited to compete: Pete Kyle of Amarillo, Texas; Drake Johnson from Wray, Colorado; Heather Johnson of Ringgold, Georgia, from the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress, and Bub Poplin of Fruita, Colorado, Shane Brown from Elbert, Colorado, and Steven Schwartzenberger of Longmont, Colorado, from the 2016 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining. 
 
Dressed as Zorro, NRHA Million Dollar Rider and freestyle reining legend, Rocky Dare, demonstrated freestyle reining aboard Wimpys Little Nite. Dare rode to the Zorro theme creating the trademark “Z” in the arena with his pattern.  Wimpys Little Nite is by Wimpys Little Step and out of Dun It By Chick. The 6-year-old stallion is owned by Courtney Battison of Purcell, Oklahoma.
 
The competitors thrilled the crowd with Shane Allen Brown, riding Double Loaded Gun (Gunner x Anniegityergun), sliding to a 221.5 to clench first place honors. Brown, dressed in a poncho and sombrero, rode to a combination of the Mexican Hat Dance and The Champs - Tequila. Double Loaded Gun is a 6-year-old stallion owned by Janice Symchych of Yampa, Colorado. 
 
The reserve title went to Olivia Pakula who rode her own Vintage Sail (A Sparking Vintage x Light Paprika) dressed as Darth Vader to John Williams - Star Wars Intro Theme and AC/DC - Back In Black for a score of 220.
 
Competitors kept the public glued to their seats until the very end. Prior to the competition, the first 100 kids with a purchased tickets received an NRHA 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Breyer Horse.
 
The Reining Horse Foundation
You may have become familiar with the Reining Horse Sports Foundation these past 15 years. A dedicated group of individuals and committed donors have laid the cornerstones for an organization making a difference in the lives of reiners. In 2016, this nonprofit organization was rebranded as the Reining Horse Foundation with a mission of caring for the reining community and honoring the sport’s legacy.


Proceeds from the Invitational Freestyle will benefit the Reining Horse Foundation in support of this mission. We recognize the Foundation and their dedicated Board of Directors and several members were in the stands enjoying the show. 

Through programs like Rookie Days, the Reiners Club and support of NRHyA, there are many ways you can show your support. There is no contribution too small to be meaningful to these efforts. At this Futurity, we encourage you to consider bidding at the 50th Anniversary Auction Friday, December 2. To learn how you can be involved, visit with one of these Board members or stop by the Foundation booth. 
For further info visit http://rhsf.com/

A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:
Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, MS Diamonds, Texas, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, Silver Spurs Saddles, SmartPak, Trailguard and Xtra Quarter Horses.
 
NRHA Event Sponsors:
RAM, Sandbur, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Twin Cities South Sundowner Trailers, Story Book Stables, Star Spangled Whiz, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Continental Saddlery, Equine Oasis, Bob’s Custom Saddles, KO Trading, Elite Stall Mat Rentals, Scott Cleaners, Avila’s Proshop, Brandt Blankets, Mr. Electric Spark, Old Sorrel Western Sports Apparel, John Vance Autogroup, Boot Barn


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Quo vadis, EFRHA? NRHA-European-Foal-Nomination-Program bleibt in den Händen der NRHA USA/Derby nach Lyon mehr...
NRHA USA: Die November-Ausgabe des Reiner ist online mehr...
EWU: Verband verkürzt die Richterausbildung und will mehr Praxisorientierung/Gebühren werden erhöht mehr...
Save the Date: FEQHA-Quarter-Horse-Europameisterschaft vom 4. – 13. August 2017 in Kreuth mehr...
Adventskalender: Jeden Tag ein neues Türchen mit einem Sonderangebot bei Profi-Tack mehr...
AMERICANA 2017: Kartenvorverkauf gestartet/erweiterte Tribünen bieten mehr Plätze für die Abendshows mehr...
Auszeichnung: AQHA-Superior-Amateur-Showmanship für Lea Henzgen und „Under The Influence“ mehr...
NRHA Futurity: Gina Maria Schumacher auf Rang 4 im Non-Pro-Vorlauf Level 4, Ewald Rifeser aus Italien entscheidet Level 2 für sich mehr...
AMERICANA 2017: Noch bis zum 30. März 2017 für das Young-Trainer-Program bewerben mehr...
ApHCG Germany: Appaloosa-Verband jetzt auch ohne Schatzmeister mehr...
Paint-Horse-Sport: Das sind die PHCG-High-Point-Horses 2016 mehr...
Beste FN-Auszubildende 2016: Paula Weinkopf aus Pullmann City wird mit dem Darboven-Förderpreis ausgezeichnet mehr...


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