$100,000 Time to Ride Challenge Now Open for Registration

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$100,000 Time to Ride Challenge Now Open for Registration

Grassroots competition will take place this summer to grow the horse industry.

Provided By Time To Ride/Christie Schulte, March 5, 2015 – Registration is now open at timetoride.com for the 2015 Time to Ride Challenge, a grassroots campaign offering $100,000 cash and prizes to horse professionals to grow the horse industry by introducing people to horses through beginner-friendly horse experiences.

Entrants will organize Time to Ride Challenge events to take place from May 30 – September 30, 2015 and offer a unique opportunity for stables, horse clubs, veterinarians, feed stores, businesses and organizations to welcome new participants to horse activities.  Event “Hosts” are organized into Small, Medium and Large divisions and are encouraged to be creative in providing fun, safe and educational horse events that encourage attendees to become further involved in riding and other horse activities.  The Hosts who provide an introductory experience to the greatest number of newcomers, determined by contact information collected, will win cash awards.

Last year’s winner of the Small Division and the $10,000 cash prize was 16 Acres Equine Educational Complex of Union Grove, Wisconsin. “Time to Ride paid me to market myself. The Challenge has opened doors,” said Jody Halladay, owner. 16 Acres Equine Educational Complex reached hundreds of newcomers at a time by participating in many community events such as “Dairy Days” at a local farm, farmers’ markets, festivals, storytelling times, and community gatherings at children’s activity centers.  When speaking of her delight in winning the cash prize, Halladay states, “It’s done more than just get us a new barn roof. We are going to be running the educational booth at the county fair next year; our lesson program has grown… things have come our way because of this!” In 2014, 16 Acres shared the joy of horses with 2,840 newcomers.

Statistics show that current horse owners are an aging population and that moms with children hold the greatest potential for campaigns such as the Time to Ride Challenge.  Many of the stables that participated in the 2014 Challenge held events that introduced children to horses and offered parents information on how to get their families involved in riding.  A post-Challenge survey revealed that 92% of the 25,281 newcomers who participated in a Time to Ride event said they wanted to participate in more horse activities.

Challenge updates for 2015 include more cash prizes, with grand prize winners in each division receiving $10,000, and cash awards given through tenth place.  The completely redesigned and user-friendly website is now accessible at www.timetoridechallenge.com. Hosts will receive free marketing resources including a toolkit, an event idea guide, customizable ads and posters, media templates and more!

Registration for the 2015 Challenge will be open until May 26, 2015.  To learn more about the Time to Ride Challenge, please visit timetoridechallenge.com or email info@timetoride.com.

The American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance
Time to Ride is an initiative of the American Horse Council’s marketing alliance, formed to connect people with horses. It is designed to encourage horse-interested consumers to enjoy the benefits of horse activities. The AHC marketing alliance is made up of the following organizations: the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Active Interest Media, the American Quarter Horse Association, Dover Saddlery, Farnam, Merck, Merial, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Platinum Performance, SmartPak, United States Equestrian Federation, and Zoetis. Program Partners are Absorbine, the American Paint Horse Association, Morris Media Network Equine Group, the National Cutting Horse Association, the National Reining Horse Association, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, and the Texas A&M University Equine Initiative.

About the American Horse Council
The American Horse Council is a non-profit organization that includes all segments of the horse industry. While its primary mission is to represent the industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington, DC, it also undertakes national initiatives for the horse industry. Time to Ride, the AHC’s marketing alliance to connect horses and people, is such an effort. The American Horse Council hopes that Time to Ride will encourage people and businesses to participate in the industry, enjoy our horses, and support our equine activities and events. The AHC believes a healthy horse industry contributes to the health of Americans and America in many ways.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release.  Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

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The March Digital Reiner is Ready

marchreinercoverIf you missed any of the World Champion race this past year, now’s the time to catch up on who won what in the Open classes. As a new addition to the magazine, a couple of NRHA Affiliates will now be featured every month. You’ll also find some helpful tips and tricks on grooming along with an informative article covering hoof and joint supplements.

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2015 NRHA Derby and 2015 NRHA Futurity Condition Updates

Important updates to the 2015 NRHA Derby and 2015 NRHA Futurity have been approved by NRHA’s Board of Directors and are now available online.

Oklahoma City, Okla., February 12, 2015 –The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is making plans now for the 2015 NRHA Derby that will be held June 20 – 27 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Thousands of spectators, exhibitors and horses attend the event each year with their eye on the most talented and beautiful reining horses in the world, plus approximately $1 million in cash, prizes and nominator incentives awarded there.  Updated Derby Conditions for 2015 as well as a schedule are available now at nrhaderby.com.

As a reminder, the first payment of $910 for Open entries must be postmarked by March 1 to avoid late fees.  This first payment includes half the entry fee plus the judges fee. The Non Pro entries must be paid in full by May 1 to avoid any late fees.  Owners of derby-aged horses are strongly encouraged to get their entries in by these deadlines to be involved in this premier event! Improvements to this year’s event include:

  • Reduced cost to transfer from the Non Pro to the Open Derby after the first go-round
  • Adding a Prime Time Open division for levels 1-3
  • Increasing added money to the Prime Time Non Pro division
  • Adding a concurrent Youth Non Pro final, as well as increasing added money to the division

In addition to world class reining competition, the NRHA Derby plays host to both the NRHA General Membership Meeting and the NRHA’s Annual Awards Banquet &Hall of Fame Inductions. The Banquet is scheduled for June 20, and the Annual General Membership Meeting will be at 2 p.m. on June 21 in the Sale Arena at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

All horses must be nominated to compete in the NRHA Derby. Owners still have a chance to do so; see the Nomination Conditions for complete details.

NRHA is proud to have the support of its corporate partners at this year’s NRHA Derby: Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company,, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, NFuelNLocal, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Schmersal Reining Horses, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

NRHA is also proud to welcome KO Trading, Fan-Guy, Sandbur Productions, Scott Cleaners and Shorty’s Caboy Hattery as event sponsors to the 2015 NRHA Derby.

2015 NRHA Futurity Update: Conditions for the 2015 NRHA Futurity have recently been updated and approved by NRHA’s Board of Directors and are now ready for download at nrhafuturity.com.  Exhibitors planning to attend this pinnacle event to vie for an estimated total cash purse and prizes of more than $2 million must send the second of five payments to NRHA with a postmarked date no later than April 1, 2015, to avoid late fees. The 2015 NRHA Futurity will take place November 27 – December 5, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Improvements to this year’s NRHA Futurity include:

  • Changing dropped entry stipulations
  • Reduced cost to transfer from the Open to the Non Pro Futurity after the first go-round
  • Adding a Prime Time Open division for levels 1-3
  • Adding a concurrent Youth Non Pro final

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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NRHA Announces Award Recipients

Carol Trimmer, Oklahoma City, OK February 12, 2015 – At the National Reining Horse Association’s most recent Board of Directors meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Hall of Fame Committee recommended to the Board of Directors several nominees for consideration for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame and consideration for the NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The board voted to induct Terry Thompson, Miss Tinseltown and Smart Spook into the NRHA Hall of Fame.  Kenny Eppers and Bob Stinner will each receive the NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  These highly-coveted honors will be celebrated at the NRHA Annual Awards Banquet on June 20, 2015 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

NRHA Hall of Fame Inductees

 
Terry Thompson
Terry Thompson, Aubrey, Texas, first earned an NRHA paycheck in 1977.  He was the 1982 and 1985 NRHA Open Derby Champion and a perennial finalist in NRHA Derby, NRHA Futurity, and other major events.  Thompson has also figured prominently in winning many regional futurities and derbies.  Thompson has served on various NRHA committees and the NRHA Board of Directors.  He has been a generous contributor in youth fundraising.  Thompson is an NRHA Judge and was instrumental in helping develop the current judging system.

In addition to NRHA competition, Terry has actively participated in Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) events helping to promote the sport of Reining, especially the Appaloosa reining horse.

Miss Tinseltown
Miss Tinseltown is a 1994 mare by Great Red Pine and out of Ms Holywood Showtime.  Her NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) total $114,087.  Miss Tinseltown is owned by NRHA Million Dollar Owner David Silva, Sr., Pilot Point, Texas.

Miss Tinseltown was bred by Charles R. Vaughan and had a phenomenal show career, earning more than $114,000.  The highlights of her show career include 1997 The Tradition Futurity Champion, 1997 NRHA Futurity fourth place, 1998 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Reserve Champion, 1998 NRBC Champion, and 1999 NRHA Derby Reserve Champion.

In the breeding shed she has produced earners of $682,540.  She is currently ranked #2 on the NRHA All-Time Leading Dams’ list (Based on offspring earnings). Her highest earning offspring include Gunners Tinseltown (Gunner) LTE $265,383, Hollywoodstinseltown (Hollywood Dun It) LTE $185,885, Hollywood Downtown (Hollywood Dun It) LTE $111,094, and Dun It In Tinseltown (Hollywood Dun It) LTE $62,378.

Smart Spook
Smart Spook is NRHA’s Highest Money-Earning Stallion with NRHA LTE $403,149.  Smart Spook is by NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena and out of Sugarplum Spook. His owner/breeder is NRHA Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg.  In the show pen he was a dynamo.  His achievements include 2004 NRHA Futurity Champion, 2005 NRHA Derby Champion, 2005 AQHA Junior Reining World Champion, and 2007, 2008, 2009 FEI World Reining Masters Gold Medalist, winning an unprecedented six Gold Medals.

In the breeding shed, Smart Spook is an NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire ($2,669,363).  His highest money-earning offspring include Custom Spook NRHA LTE $196,332.93, Red Stripe Spook, NRHA LTE $178,345.31, Shine N Spook NRHA LTE $151,430.46, and Spook Off Sparks NRHA LTE $142,339.23.

NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Kenny Eppers
NRHA Professional Ken Eppers, Krum, Texas, has been a mentor to many young trainers and non pros including Justin Zimmerman, Matt Zimmerman, Adam Donahue, Jason Donahue, Jerry Moncada, Richie Greenberg, Mike Simmons, Jr. & Sr., Frankie Vasquez, Monte Strusiner, Valerie Kearns, Sarah Johnson, Jordan Larson, Nancy Eppers, Matt Wilson, Matt Armenta. He has a thriving training business and is a successful clinician and non pro coach as well.

In the show pen, Eppers has enjoyed much success, having trained and shown such standouts as Lil Peppys Sugar Bar, Smart Little Jewel, Smart Sugar Doc, Smart Like Juice, Skeets Peppy and Catomic.  He is a perennial major-event finalist with NRHA LTE of $262,411.

Bob Stinner
Bob Stinner, Aubrey, Texas, has been a supporter of NRHA for 35 years. He served on the NRHA Board of Directors from 1987-1994.  Over the years, Stinner has been an NRHA Judge, served on various committees and was active and instrumental in the success of the Eastern Pennsylvania Reining Horse Association and the Florida Reining Horse Association.  He has helped produce, sponsor and manage NRHA shows. Stinner has been a large supporter of the sport of Reining and NRHA; lending support to the careers of several trainers along the way, including Bill Horn, Sam Smith, Tom McCutcheon, Ruben Vandorp and Shawn Flarida.  In addition, he helped ensure the success of NRHA’s early horse sales.

Please join us in June at the NRHA Awards Banquet to honor these well-deserving individuals.  For more information on the NRHA, NRHA Hall of Fame, and NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award go to nrha.com or rhsf.com.

The Hall of Fame is one of the Reining Horse Sport Foundation’s five core programs. The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and enhancing the sport of Reining worldwide through its five core programs; Youth, Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund, Hall of Fame, Research & Education and International Development. For more information visit rhsf.com.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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Photo Credits
Ken Eppers by Bucky Harris/NRHA
Terry Thompson by NRHA
Miss Tinseltown by Waltenberry
Smart Spook by Cam Essick
Bob Stinner—NRHA archives

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NRHA Concludes Winter Meeting

National Reining Horse Association Concludes Winter Meeting

The National Reining Horse Association concludes a tremendously productive and overwhelmingly successful meeting of NRHA committees and the Board of Directors in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) concluded five days of productive meetings with NRHA’s top leaders this past week in Scottsdale, Ariz. Focusing on the association’s core business objectives for 2015, NRHA’s Board of Directors also met to guide the future of the sport of Reining.  Among several items discussed included revisions to the 2015 NRHA Derby and NRHA Futurity Conditions, the 2015 NRHA Derby Schedule and the NRHA Nomination Conditions. In addition, the association made tremendous advances in the sport of Reining by approving a further defined penalty chart for the NRHA Animal Welfare & Medications Policy (11-07-27, not including Europe). To see the updated policy as approved by the Board, visit the Policies area of the Members Only section of nrha.com.

Prior to the Board of Directors meeting, members representing the Affiliate, Bylaws, Eligibility, Non Pro, Past Presidents, Professionals, Sale Selection, Sire & Dam and Youth committees convened to discuss member programs, fee structures, NRHA events, NRHA governance, and made decisions on opportunities available now that continue to grow the popularity of the sport.  Committee chairpersons presented their report to the NRHA Board of Directors for further discussion.  In addition, the Medications and Global Governance Task Forces met to address topics requested by the Board of Directors.

“Overall, this was a tremendously productive meeting of NRHA’s leaders, members and staff.  This meeting was truly a testament to the passion and eagerness our members have in advancing the sport of Reining, as well as the love and dedication they have for the welfare of their horses,” said Rick Clark, NRHA President.

NRHA members are encouraged to log in with their member ID and PIN to review all the committee reports at nrha.com. 2015 NRHA Derby and 2015 NRHA Futurity Conditions as well as the 2015 NRHA Derby schedule are also available for public review at nrhafuturity.com and nrhaderby.com.

In addition to NRHA’s committees and Board of Directors, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) met to discuss the organization’s annual fundraising plans as well as review a presentation showcasing the plans for a new NRHA Hall of Fame and Museum. “We are extremely pleased by the number of donors our organization has received not only over the past year, but also in the last couple of days!  The new NRHA Office and Hall of Fame will provide many exciting opportunities for our donors not only this year, but for future years as well,” said Frank Costantini, RHSF President.

Fans of the sport of Reining are encouraged to visit rhsf.com to learn more about how the foundation continues to make a positive impact on people wanting to compete in reining as well as memorializing the legacies of those who have left a lasting impression on the history of this great organization which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

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Countdown begins for Austria’s Premier Reining Event: $80,000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show

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Countdown begins for Austria’s Premier Reining Event:
$80,000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show at Wiener Neustadt from August 19 until 22, 2015

First Deadline for Entries: June 19, 2015

February 11, 2015 – From August 19 until 22, 2015, the facility of H&D Schulz Quarter Horses in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, will host again one of the most prestigious reining events of Europe: the Austrian Reining Horse Association (ARHA) Futurity and NRHA Show. There is a total purse of $80,000-added with $ 30,000-added in the Level 4 Open, 3-year-old horses alone. Besides the Futurity classes, there is a full slate Ancillary show. The first deadline of entries is June 19, 2015. Entries after this date will be accepted, but a late entry fee will have to be charged.

The AustrianRHA Futurity for 3-and 4-year-old horses is open to all horses. There are four levels in the NRHA approved Open Futurity 3-year-old horses and three in the Non Pro.The Ancillary classes are part of the ARHA Circuit. The judges are Eugenio Latorre, Pierre Ouellet, Adi Wagner, Francois Zurcher and Sylvia Katschker, the equipment judge being Tomas Barta.

Of course, there will be the daily show magazine again: The Score. This magazine has always been highly appreciated by the exhibitors and owners present as well by internet users looking at the online version on the Futurity website www.futurity.at and on www.westernstar.at as well as in other internet horse media.

The AustrianRHA Futurity has always attracted considerable media attention. Each year, international horse publications report about this event, as do the local media. In 2014, a television team was present during the event which resulted in the 29 minute film „Feicht on Tour in Wiener Neustadt” presented on W24 – a channel ranking on 5th place in UPC Telekabel after ORF, ATV and Puls4. There was so much positive feedback, that the film was shown eleven times on various days and at various times reaching about 200,000 people (according to Teletest). The online edition via www.feicht.at shows 54,237 visits since its first publication, 3 per cent of them from the U.S.

For further information please contact:
Gerda Langer – ARHA Team, ARHA – Austrian Reining Horse Association, A – 2392 Sulz im Wienerwald, Austria, Raitlstraße 154, phone +43-2238-8484 cell phone +43-664-4534726, fax +43-2238-8545, office@nrha.at, www.nrha.at

Entries, Livescoring and Livestreaming: www.showmanager.eu.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release.  Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

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Arabian Reining Breeders Classic Adds Big Fun & Funding To Scottsdale Show Scene

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The Arabian Reining Breeders Classic Adds Big Fun And Funding To Scottsdale Show Scene

Provided by Arabian Reining Breeders Classic / Christy Eagan, February 6, 2015 – The ARBC (Arabian Reining Breeders Classic) is planning a large tent and presence right on Ring 5 this year at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Set just south of the Reining office and designed on two levels, horsemen will discover nice tables, comfortable chairs and a great view of the Reining ring. There is a Handicapped access ramp, and refreshments with treats will be served daily.

On Thursday evening February 19th cocktails start at 4:00pm, following the Celebrity Slide, ARBC is hosting a celebration party featuring a buffet dinner to showcase the ARBC’s first annual High Point awards, combining Arabian and Half Arabian reining wins from the 2014 ARBC Futurities held at the High Roller Reining Classic show in Las Vegas and the 2014 Scottsdale Arabian Reining Futurities… plus the ARBC Youth Scholarship winner announcements.  Amanda Brumley, ARBC Manager is excited about the program’s first venue at the world famous Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show located at WestWorld of Scottsdale, February 12 – 22, 2015.

“In addition to the ARBC’s Futurity High Point prizes, there are ancillary awards that we will be presenting to High Point Non-Pro, and Youth winners, as well as the much anticipated Scholarship awards,” said Amanda Brumley. “The booth will provide a place where people can enjoy the competition, the company and obtain information about the ARBC and Arabian and Half-Arabian reining horses. There‘s lots of room, heaters for occasional chilly evenings, and shelter from the wind and desert sun.  We are an advocate for the sport of Arabian horse reining, and are looking forward to talking to people about breeding and showing Reiners.”

Reining horse breeders start with the ARBC by enrolling their stallions in the program. Stallion owners pay an initial nomination fee; then an annual enrollment fee. Stallions are invited to participate in the Scottsdale ARBC promotion by bringing their promotional materials and sale horse information to the ARBC tent. It’s nearly worth the price of stallion enrollment just for the Scottsdale promotion.

The ARBC is currently on a stallion enrollment campaign and has also agreed to sign up aged stallions (and those recently deceased with frozen semen) for a modest $750 lifetime enrollment fee.

After the Scottsdale show ARBC looks forward to the Second Annual Arabian Reining Breeders Classic Futurities held at the High Roller Reining Classic, September 11 – 19, 2015.  Currently ranked at number 4 in the NRHA Leading Events, the show will offer prizes and cash payouts of more than a half million dollars in 2015! The High Roller Reining Classic runs nine days and the exciting competition, including the $77,000 added ARBC Futurity for Arabians and Half-Arabians is expected to attract Reiners from all over the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe. There’s also big prize money to be won by those ARBC exhibitors who compete and win at both Scottsdale and Las Vegas!

For additional information, visit www.arabianreiningbreedersclassic.com or contact Amanda Brumley at brumleymanagementgroup@gmail.com or call (602) 677-3774.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release.  Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

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Time to Ride Invests in Growing the Horse Industry

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Time to Ride Invests in Growing the Horse Industry
American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance grows to include 20 organizations and businesses.

Provided By Time To Ride/Christie Schulte, February 2, 2015 - Since 2011 a group of executives representing some of the largest equine businesses and organizations have been working together to research, develop and deliver marketing initiatives to increase horse involvement. This Marketing Alliance created Time to Ride which is facilitated by the American Horse Council. Since 2011 the Alliance has grown to include 20 organizations and businesses committed to supporting Time to Ride programs and events that connect newcomers to horse activities. Each Alliance member and partner pays an annual membership fee, which provides funds for marketing outreach and program development, delivery and measurement. The Alliance is inclusive and welcomes all interested equine businesses and organizations to collaborate with Time to Ride to stimulate growth within all facets of the industry.

In 2012, the first step was research that identified a target market of potential horse enthusiasts in women aged 35-45 who had young children. The second phase, in 2013, included testing messages and images through “seats in saddles” events bringing beginner horse experiences to newcomers, along with a creation of the Time to Ride website. 2014 brought the inaugural Time to Ride 100 Day Horse Challenge where 702 stables, businesses, and organizations signed up to offer welcoming events to more than 25,000 newcomers. Plans for 2015 include the launch of a grant program supporting stables and organizations that create newcomer-friendly events. 2015 also brings a bigger, better Time to Ride Challenge with a goal of reaching 100,000 new horse enthusiasts.

Current Marketing Alliance members are:

Alliance Members:
Active Interest Media
American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Horse Council
American Quarter Horse Association
Dover Saddlery
Farnam
Merck
Merial
National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Platinum Performance
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC
SmartPak
United States Equestrian Federation
Zoetis

Program Partners:
Absorbine
American Paint Horse Association
National Cutting Horse Association
National Reining Horse Association
Morris Media Network Equine Group
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

For details about Time to Ride programs, visit the Timetoride.com website or email info@timetoride.com. For more information about the American Horse Council or joining the Marketing Alliance, contact Jay Hickey at jay@horsecouncil.org.

About the American Horse Council
The American Horse Council is a non-profit organization that includes all segments of the horse industry. While its primary mission is to represent the industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington, DC, it also undertakes national initiatives for the horse industry. Time to Ride, the AHC’s marketing alliance to connect horses and people, is such an effort. The American Horse Council hopes that Time to Ride will encourage people and businesses to participate in the industry, enjoy our horses, and support our equine activities and events. The AHC believes a healthy horse industry contributes to the health of Americans and America in many ways.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release.  Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

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RHSF is Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

National Reining Horse Youth Association members can apply for more than $10,500 in scholarships now through May 15, 2015.

For Immediate Release – Oklahoma City, OK – January 26, 2015 – By Chris Dennis – The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) awards nearly $50,000 in scholarships to members of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHyA) annually, of which $10,500 is awarded through academic and need based scholarships. The application is available for download at nrhya.com. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2015.

“The Reining Horse Sports Foundation Youth Scholarship program speaks to the very heart of our Foundation’s purpose; to provide a path that insures young reiners to not only pursue their respective goals in the reining horse industry, but also to pursue a higher education. I am tremendously proud of all our RHSF Scholarship recipients” said Frank Costantini, President of the RHSF.

Scholarship recipients will be determined based on academic achievement, future goals, involvement in the NRHyA and NRHA, and financial need.  Applicants must be a senior in high school planning to pursue an undergraduate degree from a two or four year institution or a trade and technical school. Eligible applicants must be a current member in good standing and have been a NRHA member for at least two years. Previous recipients of the RHSF scholarships are eligible to reapply for scholarships until they are 25 years old.Each year the RHSF awards nearly $50,000 in scholarships to NRHyA members. In 2015, the RHSF will select 7 deserving youth members to share in more than $10,500 in scholarships through its academic and need based scholarship program.

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and enhancing the sport of Reining worldwide through its five core programs; Youth, Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund, Hall of Fame, Research & Education and International Development.

For more information about the RHSF Scholarship program, visit rhsf.com or nrhya.com. For more information about RHSF programs, contact Chris Dennis, Sr. Coordinator of RHSF at cdennis@nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400, ext. 125.

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Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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