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
To continue the celebration of the National Reining Horse Association’s 50th anniversary, the NRHA will hold the annual NRHA High School Championship during the 2016 Derby. Riders from the Youth 14-18 Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) and NRHA 2015 14-18 Top Ten teams have... Read More
To continue the celebration of the National Reining Horse Association’s 50th anniversary, the NRHA will hold the annual Collegiate Catch Ride Competition during the 2016 NRHA Derby. Riders from IHSA, NCEA and NRHA have been announced. These 12 collegiate riders will experience the ultimate catch... Read More
NRHA Professional Roberta Dubini aboard Gunners Topchic (by NRHA Eight Million Dollar Sire Gunner x Hollywoods Topchic), a Quarter Horse mare bred by Penni Gerardi and owned and nominated by Luga Quarter Horses of Italy. The pair posted 215.5. “Gunners Topchic was really good with for me tonight... Read More
Earning the Level 3 and Level 2 Open Futurity championship, with a 219, was Bjoern Binek riding ARC Shesgunnasparkya, a Quarter Horse mare by Gunnatrashya and out of Saling Spark, bred by Arcese Quarter Horses USA and nominated by Claudia Simon. Ridden by Martin Larcombe and by Joe Schmidt in the... Read More
Fonck and the bay gelding by Ricochet Rooster and out of Jackie Cody Pine, bred, nominated and owned by 23 Quarter Horses Az. Agricola SS, thrilled the crowd that filled the stands with their perfectly painted run which the judges paid back with a score of 223.5. “This is just amazing,” said an... Read More
In a field of 29 entries, Gina Maria Schumacher and Gotta Nifty Gun (Spook Gotta Gun x Custom Nifty Nic), owned by Chanay Sky Management SA, thrilled the crowd and the judges with their performance. A 222.5 appeared on the score board once she had closed her last maneuver. “He’s just as special... Read More
“This horse is simply great! Today he was with me all the time and I’m really really happy. My trainer is Vern Sapergia and I want to thank him for everything he does for me,” says Ottilinger. “My next goal will be the Breeders Derby here in Germany since my horse is 8-years-old now.” The podium... Read More

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