“It was nerve racking. I was reading an e-book, trying not to think about what was happening in the show pen. I did have some emotional break downs but I made it,” said Rhoads who also tied to win the L4 qualifier. “I still don’t believe this is happening. It’s surreal. I was a nobody with just a... Read More
Riders from three different organizations battled head to head tonight in the Jim Norick Arena all in hopes of being crowned the 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Collegiate Catch Ride Champion. Four riders from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), four riders from... Read More
Following the second section of the qualifying go-round of the $435,000-added Open Derby, NRHA Five Milllion Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham firmly held on to the 222 top score they both scored in the first section. Flarida rode Shine N Spook (Smart... Read More
The NRHA Derby show also hosted USA Reining Para Reining classes, which are qualifier classes for the upcoming USA Reining Para Reining International championship to be held in Oklahoma City this November. In the Level 4 division, Frederick Win earned the title aboard his 6-year-old mare Rem N... Read More
It was an action-packed Wednesday in Oklahoma City where the 37th edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is taking place. The finalists of the $190,000-added Non Pro Derby were determined yesterday. Today, the first section of the qualifying go-round of the $435,000-added... Read More
The second section of the $190,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Non Pro Derby qualifier closed the show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park this evening. An exciting competition determined the finalists who will make their way back to the Jim Norick Arena on Friday, July 1, when... Read More
The third day of competition at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby, held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, welcomed the first go, section 1 of the $190,000-added Non Pro Derby. Riders from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Israel,... Read More
If there was a theme on the second day of competition at the Derby, it had to be ties! There was a three-way tie for the win in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 and a two-way tie in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2. With Patrick Wickenheiser and Corey Hendrickson in the judges’ chairs, Melissa... Read More
"Ranch Riding is a really good event, especially for horses that have been shown a lot in reining. They get a chance to take a deep breath and get rid of their anxiety. It is also very good for the youth and the amateurs because reining is so precise. We tell them to go in there and not move.... Read More
NRHA has much to celebrate in its 50 years as an association -- talented horses, passionate members, and the reputation as one of the most popular equestrian sports in the world. Guests and participants at the Derby are invited to get into the spirit at the Vintage Spin Party sponsored by NRHA... Read More


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