Top NRHA Professionals to Host an NRHA Clinic in Colorado

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oklahoma City, OK – Two of the nation’s top NRHA Processionals are coming to Colorado for the 2011 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Regional Clinic Series May 21-22.  NRHA Professionals Randy Paul and Tracer Gilson will once again share their expertise to benefit Reiners of all ages and experience levels at Skyline Ranch in Carbondale, CO.
NRHA Professional Randy Paul reached one of the industry’s great milestones by becoming a Million Dollar Rider in 2008. Paul has had a long and outstanding career with multiple NRHA Futurity and Derby championships. Tracer Gilson, an NRHA Professional with over $344,000 in earnings brings a lifetime of experience to share with clinic participants. Gilson grew up in the NRHA with multiple Top Ten youth finishes and in 2006 placed fifth in the NRHA Novice Horse Open Top Ten standings.

“Randy and Tracer are excited to be a part of our Regional Clinic series,” said Shianne Megel, Supervisor of NRHA Youth Programs. “Their clinics always receive raving reviews. The amount of knowledge and skill they are able to pass on in one weekend is phenomenal. They give each participant individual attention to really work on the skills needed for each horse and rider team.”

This is the sixth year the NRHA has organized the clinics to help raise funds for the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA). The clinics are designed to help anyone interested in learning more about reining horses, the reining business and the NRHA. The one-on-one training that attendees receive is tailored to each individual’s needs. Every clinic consists of two, one-day clinics giving participants the opportunity to attend either or both days as they prefer.

Participants from all disciplines learn by doing and by watching other reiners during the hands-on sessions. “The clinic was phenomenal!” said Deann Soults, a 2010 clinic participant. “The information was broken down in a very understandable way.” Another participant, Chase McBurney, commented, “I really liked the format of the clinic. I enjoyed all the different points that were covered. We had a lot of one-on-one time and I was able to ask a lot of questions. I really liked how my questions were answered and then the maneuver was demonstrated.”

Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible. All the proceeds go to support NRHyA scholarships, programs and youth activities. The cost is $250 for youth riders participating both days or $150 per day. Adults are encouraged to participate with an entry of $450 for both days or $250 per day. Auditors are welcome to attend for $25 per day. For more information or to register for a clinic, please contact NRHA at (405) 946-7400 or

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Photo Credit: Randy Paul by PrimoPhotos