The National Reining Horse Association European Nomination Program Has Another Strong Year

Provided by Simona Diale, March 27, 2015 – The European component of the NRHA Nomination Program was established to strengthen European reining breeding programs and to insure the long-term success of the NRHA European Futurity. Since 2009, foals have been required to nominate to the program to be eligible to enter the NRHA European Futurity, to win added money created by the program and to earn nominator incentives.

There has been overwhelming support of the NRHA Nomination Program since its inception. In 2014, 761 weanlings were nominated, setting another record for the most nominations in the program’s history.

Thanks to this continued success, the total payout at the 2014 NRHA European Futurity was 12.169,05€. In addition, the added money at the 2015 NRHA European Futurity more than doubled from the EU futurity conditions in the Open level 1 & 2, in Non Pro and level 1, 2 and 3.

“The intention of the NRHA European Nomination Program was to create a solid base of added money for all levels of the NRHA European Futurity and Derby,” says Nick Cornellisens, NRHA European Programs Advisor. “We’ve seen great support and enthusiasm for the program from both European and American breeders. Thanks to everyone that has nominated a foal, this goal is being accomplished. The program is adding to the strength of the reining industry by creating an attractive event for riders competing at every level.”

Facts
- The nomination fee for a weanling is $300 (plus $35 Competition License Fee).
- The weanling nomination deadline is December 31 of the year the foal is born. The nomination fee for a yearling is $2,000 (plus $35 Competition License Fee). Horses 2-years old and older can be nominated at a higher fee.
- The nominator receives a 5% of the money earned by that horse at the NRHA European Futurity and Derby – even if the horse is sold.
- Nomination makes the foal eligible to enter the NRHA European Futurity and Derby.
- Those who want to add on the North American option (NRHA U.S. Futurity and NRHA U.S. Derby) can do so by paying an additional $100.

NRHA is there for you in Kreuth
The NRHA staff members are happy to answer any questions concerning the NRHA European Nomination Program. Please contact them during the show in the NRHA Booth located in Ostbayernhalle.

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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Congratulations to Santa Hill Ranch’s Bob Santagata

Congratulations to NRHA Ranch Partner Santa Hill Ranch’s owner Bob Santagata on his recent marriage to Arlene Bray Bedross. NRHA wishes you many years of happiness!

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The NRHA European Futurity once again welcomes KL Performance Horses as main sponsor

Added Money for the NRHA European Futurity: over € 150.000-added in NRHA European Open Futurity*, over €60.000-added in the KL Performance Horses NRHA European Non Pro Futurity*, €30.600-added in the NRHA Ancillary Show

Provided by Simona Diale – Kreuth, March 23, 2015 – KL Performance Horses, owned by Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel, will be the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity Main Sponsor once again.  KL Performance Horses has been supporting Austrian reining on more levels – also paying particular attention to the youth circuit – for many years and is, for the third year running, the title sponsor of the 2015 KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity.

“We have always been very impressed with the development of the NRHA European Futurity and that is what encouraged us to sponsor this event, as well as the NRHA European Derby for the second time last year,” says Sabine Lisec. “We truly want to support this great show, and once again the fact the NRHA European Futurity has always implemented the NRHA European Region Medications Policy and now, in the US, the Medications Policy also implemented, motivates us even more to contribute here and to the sport of Reining world-wide.”

KL Performance Horses: The Ranch

Sabine and Chuck own the KL Performance Horses Ranch located in Steyr-Gleink, Austria. The beautiful and functional facility offers lessons, training, selling and showing. It is home to two stallions that stand at the Ranch: Start A Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Plenty Of Rest x Custom Crome) and Tari Whizin(Topsail Whiz x Tari Badgekin x Doc Tari).

Sabine and Chuck’s daughter, Anna Lisec, is an active and successful competitor who has represented her country at the FEI European Young Riders Reining Championships and who also took part in the NRHA Apprentice Program, under the guidance of Sylvia Rzepka, last year.

For further information regarding KL Performance Horses, visit www.reining-performance.com.

The KL Performance Horses Non Pro European Futurity, open to four-year-old horses enrolled in the NRHA European Nomination Program, will offer the € 36,000- added Level 4, the € 15,167.19.- added or more Level 3, the € 8,666.97.- or more Level 2 and the € 4,333.48- or more Level 1.

The event

The NRHA European Futurity will also feature the Open Futurity, also open to 4-year-old horses, which features the €92,000-added Level 4 division, the €35,390.12-added or more Level 3 division, the €20,222.92-added Level 2 or more division and the € 10,111.46-added Level 1 or more.

A full slate of NRHA approved classes will also be offered during the event. The NRHA European Futurity is not only about high level competition; it is also about fun, family time and a get together for international competitors. The best of Europe’s vendors will also be in Kreuth with the latest equine related products.

Don’t miss out on the upcoming NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction and stop by the NRHA European Futurity Stallion Bar!

For further information, please log on to the official website: www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com

 

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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2015 National Reining Horse Association Host Hotels Announced!

Spectators, horse owners and trainers now have a place to rest their heads. The host hotels for the National Reining Horse Association’s 2015 Derby and 2015 Futurity are ready to accept advanced reservations.

Oklahoma City, Okla., March 16, 2015 – The host hotels for the 2015 National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Derby and Futurity are ready to accept reservations for both events at special, reduced rates just for NRHA spectators, members and owners.  The reduced rates will be offered during these spectacular events, and everyone is cautioned to make reservations prior to the guarantee deadline.

The 2015 room rate guarantee deadline for the NRHA Derby is set for June 12, 2015.  Interested parties are invited to visit nrhaderby.com/hotels.php to make reservations. After June 12, neither the hotel nor NRHA can guarantee any advertised hotel room rates. The reservation guarantee deadline for the 2015 NRHA Futurity held in November will be announced later this year.

“Having the opportunity to partner with Oklahoma City and all these great lodging opportunities shows NRHA and our members just how special these two major events are to the western culture of Oklahoma. When you make your reservations, please be sure to thank them for supporting NRHA,” said Todd Knerr, NRHA Futurity and Derby Show Manager.

The hosts for this year’s NRHA Derby include: NRHA Host Hotel Wyndham Gardens; Featured NRHA Executive Committee Hotel Hilton Garden Inn; Featured National Reining Horse Youth Association Hotel Embassy Suites; and Featured Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hotel Fairfield Inn & Suites and TownePlace Suites.

In addition to these featured host hotels, NRHA has partnered with these Participating Hotels: Best Western Saddleback Inn; Biltmore Hotel; Candlewood Suites; Country Inn & Suites; Courtyard By Marriott; Doubletree By Hilton; Hampton Inn & Suites; Holiday Inn; Homewood Suites; Staybridge Suites; and The Tower.

The 2015 NRHA Derby 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 and list of host hotels are available now at nrhaderby.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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NRHA Corporate Partner Merial – Rabies Outbreak Alert

A case of rabies was recently reported in a horse in Purcell, Oklahoma. Among wild animals, the disease is most often reported in skunks and raccoons but is also found in bats and foxes,1,2 and usually is transmitted from the saliva of an infected animal into a bite wound.1

Visit outbreak-alert.com/offers.aspx. Right now, you can save up to $8 per horse on Merial vaccines. It’s a special offer, and it’s only available exclusively for members.

Every case of rabies presents a death sentence to the infected horse – and a risk of infection for other horses.1 Infected horses may show common signs including depression, lack of coordination and aggressive behavior,1 or display more obscure signs, such as lameness or colic.3

Because the signs of rabies can vary so widely – and the disease is so serious – some experts recommend that horse owners think of rabies first whenever they see unexplained clinical signs in horses.3

Disease prevention – through vaccination and good management – is good for the horse, owner and equine veterinarian. MERIAL® vaccines provide the tools to help prevent some of the most common and most serious equine diseases, including rabies. IMRAB® is a rabies vaccine made by Merial and approved for use in six species of animals, including horses. And it is available in a combination vaccine that also helps protect against Potomac horse fever.

For more information about rabies or other equine diseases, talk with your veterinarian.
 

®MERIAL and IMRAB are registered trademarks of Merial Limited. ©2012 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. EQUIBGN1229-D (05/12)

1 Marteniuk J. Rabies in horses. Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Available at: http://old.cvm.msu.edu/extension/equine/RabiesinHorses.pdf. Accessed June 11, 2009.
2 AAEP Core Vaccination Guidelines. Available at: http://www.aaep.org/core_vaccinations.htm. Accessed June 11, 2009.
3 Weese JS. A review of equine zoonotic diseases: risks in veterinary medicine. AAEP Proceedings 2002;48:362-369.

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Rule Change Proposals are Due March 15

The opportunity for National Reining Horse Association members to suggest edits to the 2016 Handbook of Bylaws, Rules and Regulations is due March 15!

Oklahoma City, Okla., March 6, 2015 – Suggested edits to the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Handbook are due to the NRHA office no later than March 15, 2015. NRHA members are encouraged to visit nrha.com/forms to download the official Rule Change Proposal form.  Rule changes that are suggested by members will be reviewed at the NRHA Board of Directors meeting May 7-9, and will possibly be adopted for the 2016 rulebook later this summer during a second Board meeting.

“NRHA members are at the core of our program offerings and event rules. We strongly welcome member input to review the current rules and regulations of the association to help NRHA to continue offering a fair and balanced competitive environment for everyone. This process is the perfect way for members to share ideas with the board and committees, as both groups will discuss them thoroughly prior to the board’s final vote in August,” said Gary Carpenter, NRHA Commissioner.

In order to submit a rule change proposal, members must download the official NRHA Rule Change Proposal form here, complete it in its entirety and submit all support material to justify the recommended change to NRHA by 11:59 p.m. CDT, March 15, 2015. Rule change proposals received after this time and date will not be considered for review.

Although postmark dates are not accepted, members can mail suggested rule changes to be delivered no later than March 15 to:

National Reining Horse Association
ATTN: Rule Change Proposal
3000 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Rule changes will also be accepted via fax at (405) 946-8425 or via email to Jamie Boller at jboller@nrha.com. For more information about submitting a rule change, please contact NRHA, and a Member Services representative will be happy to assist.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

$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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