Interscholastic Equestrian Association to Participate in the Time To Ride Challenge

 Cleveland Heights, Ohio – July 14, 2014 — The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), will participate in the Time To Ride Challenge July 18- August 31, 2014, in an effort to spread the awareness of the benefits of horses and horse activities.

Time to Ride is a national campaign created by the American Horse Council to promote the preservation of all segments of the equine industry by connecting American families with local equine businesses.  The Time To Ride Challenge is a contest challenging professionals, in the equine industry, to host events in which they expose individuals that have not previously been involved with the horses to a variety of activities that involve horses and ponies.

“We are thrilled that the Interscholastic Equestrian Association is rallying their members to participate in the 100 Day Horse Challenge.  Young people sharing their horses with friends is a great way to grow our horse industry.” stated Patti Colbert, marketing manager for the Time To Ride Challenge.

“The Time To Ride Challenge is a great way for our members to share their passion for horses”, Roxane Lawrence, founder and executive director of the IEA, said about the program.  “We see the benefit of equine sports every day in our own members.  The IEA, with its nearly 10,000 members, is excited at the prospect of being able to help the American Horse Council reach their goal of introducing 100,000 new people to horses.”

The members of the IEA will host events for individuals new to the horse industry by offering a variety of activities in which a live horse is present.  The hope is for each IEA member to bring one friend to a barn and acquaint them with a horse and/or equestrian activity.  “This is a great way to spark interest in people who have never considered spending time with a horse,” said Lawrence.

Founded in 2002, the IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. For more information, please view the IEA website at: www.rideiea.org.

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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Germany Announces Reining Team For 2014 World Equestrian Games

Provided by Ramona Billing/NRHA Germany - The National Federation of Germany announced their reining team today for the 2014 World Equestrian Games at Normandy, France.  It will consist of Nina Lill riding GR Hug A Jewel, Grischa Ludwig riding Custom Del Cielo, Alexander Ripper riding  Wild At The Bar and Volker Schmitt riding Smokin Mifillena. Bad Luck for Sylvia Rzepka, whose horse suffered an injury and cannot compete.

Nina Lill claimed individual and team gold at the 2009 FEI European Championship and won numerous renowned international events including the NF German Championship, the NRHA Breeders Derby Open and multiple Bronze Trophies. With her 8-year-old American Quarter Horse mare GR Hug A Jewel (by Solanoswarlee Boy, owner Vanety Korbus) Nina Lill is 4th in NRHA Open World ranking at the moment. The two qualified winning the CRI*** at Givrins.

Grischa Ludwig’s NRHA LTE exceed $ 400,000 at the moment. He is a multiple German Champion, DQHA German and AQHA European Champion, NRHA Breeders Futurity and Derby Champion and earned team gold and individual bronze at the 2013 FEI European Championship. He also placed 5th at the 2010 WEG in Kentucky. In Caen, he will ride his EC horse Custom Del Cielo (Custom Crome x Lena Del Cielo) a 7-year-old AQHA stallion bred in the U.S.A. and owned by Fabian Strebel (Switzerland). With this horse, Grischa won the  CRI*** at the NRHA Germany Easter Show in Kreuth.

Alexander Ripper and Wild At The Bar (Star At The Bar x Wild About Hollywood) claimed individual and team gold at the 2013 FEI European Championship – his second FEI EC gold after 2003. He is a multiple German Champion, NRHA Breeders Derby Champion and Bronze Trophy Champion.  10-year-old AQHA stallion Wild At The Bar was bred by  Chris Feichter and Edith Zenouda and is owned by Wolfgang Müller.

Volker Schmitt won the first CRIO in individual competition and claimed team gold at the 2013 FEI European Championship. He is a multiple Bronze Trophy Champion, FEQHA European Champion and Futurity Champion whose NRHA LTE exceed $ 500,000. At the WEG he will saddle Smokin Mifillena (Mifillena x Gunners Doll Face) again, an 8-year-old AQHA stallion owned by Sonja Lubas with whom Volker was  NRHA European Futurity Reserve Champion 2010 and claimed EC team gold with last year.

The team competition in reining is scheduled for August 25 and 26, 2014. The individual final will follow on August 30, 2014.

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

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$220,000 Sale Incentive Unveiled

NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales

Any 2-year-old that is consigned to the 2014 NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale that competes in the 2015 NRHA Futurity, and wins one of the following divisions, will be paid an additional award as follows:BXP_1600-sale-cropped

OPEN / NON PRO:

  • Level 4 = $50,000
  • Level 3 = $35,000
  • Level 2 = $25,000
  • 75% to Owner / 25% to Consignor

Get in the game. Consign now!

August 1 – Deadline to Consign :: August 15 – Video/Photos Due*
(*for Futurity Prospect and Select Yearling Sales Only)

Read more about the sale’s exposure to prospective buyers and its new, improved schedule.


More 2013 Sale Stats

  • Prospect:
    • $42,120 average
    • Top 1/3 = $98,000 average
    • Top Ten brought $50,000 and higher
  • Breeders:
    • $13,350 average
    • Top 1/3 = $25,000 average
    • Top Ten brought $22,000 and higher
  • Marketplace:
    • $27,000 high seller
    • $8,290 average
    • Top 1/3 = $14,000 average
    • Top Ten brought $12,000 and higher

Markel Insurance
Long-standing Corporate Partner Markel Insurance has continued their support for over 20 years with NRHA. Known for providing immediate 24-hour “Fall of the Hammer” mortality coverage to sale consignments, Markel is proud to be a sponsor of the NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales, which include the Select Yearling Sale, Marketplace Sale and Futurity Prospect Sale. Markel has expanded to “Global Partner” status with going international in supporting the NRHA European Futurity, Derby and Affiliate Championships.

Follow the official NRHA Facebook page for updates!

 

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Our Loss – Side Smoke

We send our condolences to NRHA Corporate Partner Schmersal Reining Horses on the loss of their horse Side Smoke.  The 1989 gelding Side Smoke (by Docs Sidewinder and out of Miss Gun Smoke 1) was the earner of over $59,000 NRHA LTE. Ridden by both Craig and Ginger Schmersal and several others in his NRHA career, Side Smoke will be dearly missed.

“Sidesmoke was loved by many, he will be always be remembered as one of the great ones,” Ginger said remembering their beloved horse.

 

Craig Schmersal-Side Smoke 1996

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Sales Deadline is August 1

August 1: Deadline to Consign BXP_1584-sale-bid-cropped
August 15: Video/Photos Due (For Futurity Prospect and Select Yearling Sales Only)

CONSIGN NOW!
Sale Incentive information to be announced in the coming week!

Why this sale is the best:
• Prime access to 120,000+ spectators at the NRHA Futurity
• Attendance from 20 countries and nearly 50 states during the event
• Presented to NRHA members like no other sale can offer with approx. $40,000 in advertising exposure throughout the year and nearly 250,000 Facebook impressions for consignments in November 2013
• Managed by your association that is dedicated to growing and strengthening for its members

New, improved schedule:
Marketplace – Thurs., Dec. 4 – 9 a.m.BXP_1600-sale-cropped
- Lower consignment fee
- Now $350 with no passout fee

Futurity Prospect Preview – Thurs., Dec. 4 – 5 p.m.

Futurity Prospect – Fri., Dec. 5 – 6 p.m.
- Held in prime, dinner time slot
- More details coming soon!

Select Yearling – Sat., Dec. 6 – 9 a.m.
- For a select group of yearlings on Saturday!

ALSO NEW – All NRHA Sire & Dam Offspring are eligible to consign to the Futurity Sales

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Long-standing Corporate Partner Markel Insurance has continued their support for over 20 years with NRHA. Known for providing immediate 24-hour “Fall of the Hammer” mortality coverage to sale consignments, Markel is proud to be a sponsor of the NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales, which include the Select Yearling Sale, Marketplace Sale and Futurity Prospect Sale. Markel has expanded to “Global Partner” status with going international in supporting the NRHA European Futurity, Derby and Affiliate Championships.

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Final Champions Crowned NRHA European Affiliate Championship

Provided by Simona Diale (NRHA European Affiliate Championship Media) – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden and The Netherlands were represented at the 2014 edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Championship.  Though it rained, the reiners ‘reined’ and the NRHA event, hosted by Le Petit Far West facility and organized by the NRHA of France, was a success.

The last day of competition determined the Open, Limited Open, Non Pro and Limited Non Pro EA champions.

Leading the Nations standings and with a $500 check from NRHA to the affiliate, was Belgium with a total of 372.5 points.  Following was host country, France, with a total of 295.5.

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All about the Foncks!

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Bernard Fonck and Big Sky Whizard repeated their winning score the day after winning the $10,000-added NRHA Open – sponsored by Guerriero Stables – held in Le Pin.  This time their win placed them on the highest step of the podium of the 2014 NRHA Open European Championship !

Aboard last years’ NRHA European Affiliate Open Champion and past NRHA Open World Champion, Sail On Top Whizard (Whizard Jac x Miss N Sis), owned by Danny and Mireille Cerato of Belgium, Bernard also took home the NRHA EA Open reserve champioship with a score of 222. The stallion by Whizard Jac and out of Miss N Sis (by  has earned over $262,400 in NRHA competition.

On the third step of the podium, with a score of 221.5, was past NRHA Open World Champion, Ann Fonck, riding Dance Little Spook (Smart Spook x Sailors Dance x Topsail Cody) owned by Quarter Dream of Italy.

Limited Open EAC
Sponsored by Agricow

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In a field of 20 qualified European riders, once again Fabien Boiron of France topped the competition, this time taking home the NRHA European Affiliate Limited Open Championship.

“This horse is truly special and did well really for me from day one here. He’s a little ‘pony’ with a big heart and big talent,” says Fabien about Jac Whiz, the bay gelding by Conquistador Whiz and out of Honeys Melody Jac (by Mr Melody Jac), owned by Philip Castel and bred by Maqueline Reining Horses of France. « Closing the show with this European title is wonderful, now I really look forward to showing him at the NRHA European Derby in September.”

Matyas Gobert of Belgium, aboard Soulas A Cinch (Soula Jule Star x Tinas New CD), owned by Koen Brutsaert, took the reserve championship with a score of 214.5.  “I’m so happy with this reserve championship, especially considering that this 7-year-old gelding is a youth horse !” said Gobert, trainer for Koen Brutsaert.

Third place honors, a half a point behind Gobert, went to Anne Sophie Guerriero of France riding Chicken Sandwich (Ricochet Rooster x Ms Sanditch Whiz) for owner by Eric Defouilhoux.

Non Pro EAC
Sponsored by Le Petit Far West

Draw 9 in a field of 14 qualified riders, last years’ Limited Non Pro EA Champions and this years’ Intermediate Non Pro EA champions had a score to beat:  the 218.5 posted by past NRHA Non Pro World Champion, Manuel Bonzano riding Nic Ricochet.

GNI_NuithLinthorst smNuith Linthorst of The Netherlands and her Just Miss Enterprise (Surprise Enterprise x Jiggs Partner), ran a powerful NRHA Pattern Number 1 and once they closed with their last deep stop, the score was a 221. The pair conquered the NRHA Non Pro European Affiliate Championship as well as the public!  “This is just amazing, I never expected to be able to win this title, expecially considering the level of competition and the competitors I had to ride against,” said Nuith.  “I can only thank my mare for once again being so powerful and of course all my family and my friends!”

Bonzano of Italy and his 6-year-old gelding by Ricochet Rooster and Minnie Nic shared the reserve championship with the 2014 NRHA European Affiliate Limited Non Pro champions, Koen Brutsaert of Belgium and his CJ Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Dream Olena Chic x Magnum Chic Dream), who also posted a 218.5 following Linthorst’s run.

Limited Non Pro EAC
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Koen Brutsaert of Belgium and his CJ Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Dream Olena Chic x Magnum Chic Dream), with a score of 217.5, took home the Limited Non Pro European Affiliate Championship. Koen has been showing this 5-year-old stallion who boasts over $44,600 won in NRHA competition since the end of last year, after he purchased him from the U.S.

“I was looking for a stallion by Topsail Whiz and I really liked this one which I bought from Nedpoint,” says Koen.  “He’s really talented and I managed to qualify him for the Affiliate Championship in only 3 shows this year so I am very very pleased with him.”  Brutsaert rides under the guidance of Matyas Gobert.

The reserve championship went to Dries Verschueren and his BA Superjac with a score of 215.5. « I’ve had this horse for 3 years now and I really get along well with him. Once again he was really good for me, » said the Belgian rider about the stallion by Mcjac Flash and out of High Brows Chick, owned by Golden Paint Ranch and bred by Bernard and Ann Fonck.

In third place with a score of 214, was Jean Fraçois Ayoul of France riding his Slide On Sal, a 9-year-old gelding by Lenas Wright On and out of Smart Sally (by Smart Chic Olena).

For all results, log on to: http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=329

For further information, visit the NRHA of France official website: www.nrha.fr
and the official Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1416009135312994/?fref=ts

Photos courtesy Greg Niro

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The NRHA EAC Welcome the Rookie and the Youth

Rookie Level 1 European Affiliate Championship
Sponsored by SER Sud Est Restauration

The 19 finalists in the Rookie Level (L)1 European Affiliate Championship finals had the crowd in the stands cheering today in Le Pin! It wasn’t until the very last contestant rode in the pen that the champions were determined. With a 213, Kim Windey of Belgium, riding Whowhizthispeppy Chic (Who Whiz It x This Chics Peppy), took the lead and the highest step of the podium.

“I am really  excited and happy because this is my first major show !” said a smiling Kim following the awards presentation.  “Being the last to go in, I was really really nervous!”

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Kim has been riding under the guidance of NRHA professional Cira Back for the past two years.  “I bought my mare when she was a baby because I just fell in love with her.  I never thought we would get this far, also because I come from dressage riding, and I really look forward to going on.  My mare is now in foal to Colonels Shining Gun, so next year she will be out of the show pen, but Cira told me that we would definitely find a solution!”

Tying for second place honors, thus co-reserve champions, were Jennifer M Luijt and Evely Boots.  Both riders are from The Netherlands and both scored a 212.5.

Jennnifer was seen riding Shining W Diamond (Like A Diamond x Tissy Spark) and Evely rode Lil Scolor Escapes BB (Don Quixote Escapes x Little Painted Gump B).

The Youth riders thrill the fans!
DP Western is the proud sponsor of the European Affiliate Championship Youth classes
Youth 14-18 – It’s all about Michelle!

With an amazing score of 217, Michelle Maibaum of Germany rode her two horses to the highest step of the podium.  The  young rider first lead the standings with Gunners Jem (Gunners x Scoot Remedy) between the reins.  She then repeated her score with her second horse, Sailcommander (Sailin Ruf x Hawks Silver Doc).  “I am so excited and I cannot believe that I achieved this amazing result,” she said.  “I would really like to thank my trainer, Alex Ripper, who is not here for this show, and Ann Poels Fonck who helped me so much during this championship.  A big thanks to my parents for their super support.”

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The third step of the podium went to Famke Algera riding Amarillas Boomerchex (Okie Paul Quixote x Oh To Be Blonde x Boomernic) thanks to the 214.5 posted by the talented youth from The Netherlands.

Youth 13 & Under EAC

Jinke Stevens of Belgium and her Don John Escapes BB captured the NRHA Youth 13 & Under EA Championship.  The 14-year-old rider purchased her horse from breeder, Eifel Gold Ranch, 16 months ago and is under the guidance of trainers Ernsst Klassen and Tiara Van Dongen.  “I was really hoping to earn this title and am so happy !” said Jinke who also shows in dressage and in show jumping.  Last year she also qualified for the pony show jumping national team!”

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The reserve championship, with a 209.5, in this class went to Nimroid Vannientvelt of Belgium and Toosexy For Ricochet. Nimroid also tied for third place riding his Slide N Spook with Matteo Cappello of Italy riding RS Knockout Olena.  The two scored a 208.

To follow the action livescore, log on to: http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=329

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http://www.mpvideo.de/livestream/

For further information, visit the NRHA of France official website: www.nrha.fr

and the official Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1416009135312994/?fref=ts

Photos by Greg Niro

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Linthort and Boiron are Champions at La Petit Far West

Le Petit Far West Welcomes the NRHA Intermediate Open and Intermediate Non Pro European Affiliate Championship Finals

Provided by Simona Diale (NRHA European Affiliate Championship Media) – The Intermediate Non Pro European Affiliate (EA) Championship, sponsored by King’s Valley Quarter Horses, enthused the crowd in the stands and saw last year’s Limited Non Pro EA Champions stand on the highest step of the podium again! Nuith Linthort and her Just Miss Enterprise (Surprise Enterprise x Jiggs Partner) ran a flawless NRHA Pattern Number 8 and was paid back by the judges with a 218.5.

GNI_NuithLinthorst sm“A lot happened since the championship last year and my mare just got better, especially after we worked more on the spins,” said the young rider from Holland who, along with her mount, also holds the 2013 NRHA European Derby Non Pro L1 Championship to her name. “During this year we also did an embryo transfer with her and I think that after next year she will probably take some time off being a ‘mama.’”

Nuith and her mare also qualified for the NRHA EAC Non Pro finals which will be held on Sunday.

The reserve championship in this class was shared by Dries Verschueren and his BA Superjac, already winners of the NRHA Novice Horse Non Pro L2 in Le Pin, and to Kimberly Wegner and Smart Reminic Twist, winners of the NRHA Intermediate Non Pro.

The Belgian rider, Verschueren, and his stallion by Mcjac Flash and out of High Brows Chick and German Wegner, riding her gelding by Dun It With A Twist and out of Smart Reminic Twist, both scored a 215.5.

The Champions won a Bob’s Custom Saddle, the official saddle of the NRHA, a Lawson Trophy, an NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silversmiths custom buckle and a pair of NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine protective boots. The reserve champions took home a Morrision trophy, a pair of Montana Silversmiths custom spurs and Classic Equine bell boots. Third place prizes included a pair of NRHA custom stirrups and an NRHA plaque.

Boiron and Jac Whiz Win the Intermediate Open EA Championship

Fabien Boiron of France rode Jac Whiz to the Intermediate Open EA Championship, sponsored by Guidolin Wafer Fioc. For owner Philippe Castel, aboard the gelding by Conquistador Whiz and out of Honeys Melody Jac (by Mr Melody Jac), Fabien had already conquered the NRHA Intermediate Open class the day before as well as the 2014 Markel French Derby L4 and L2 Open Championship. The team scored a 221 today for the win.

GNI_FabienBoiron sm“My horse was really relaxed today and I asked him just a little more than I did yesterday,” said the French rider.” Today in the warm up pen I just trotted him and loped him a little and in the arena I could feel that he still had a lot of energy. I just asked a little more in the spins and for the rest of the pattern he was with me all the way without ever anticipating any manoever. I am really happy with this title and with the way he went and now I really look forward to showing him at the NRHA European Derby.”

Reserve honors in this European Affiliate Championship class – with a score of 218.5 – went to Matyas Gobert of Belgium riding Koen Brutsaert’s Guns Apocalypse Shok (One Gun x Rs Valentine Jac x Mcjac Flash).

On the third step of the podium was yet another French rider. Frank Perret scored a 217 riding Philippe Thuillez’ Ghoster Buster Chex (Bueno Chexinic x Ghost Buster Baby) to a 217.

For news, photos and further information visiti the NRHA of France website (www.nrha.fr)
as well as on the NRHA EAC Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1416009135312994/).

Photos courtesy Greg Niro

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Van Dongen & Popgun Cash BB – EAC Rookie Pro Champions

The first 2014 NRHA European Champions crowned!
Provided by Simona Diale (NRHA European Affiliate Championship Media) – An exciting NRHA European Affiliate Rookie Professional finals – sponsored by Alexandre Veron Maréchalerie – opened this years’ edition of the show with 15 qualified riders vying for the title and the prizes. Marking the highest score (214.5) and taking home the championship to Belgium was Tiara Von Dongen riding Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck’s Pop Gun Cash BB.

Tiara Von Dongen riding Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck’s Pop Gun Cash BB

Tiara Von Dongen riding Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck’s Pop Gun Cash BB

The flashy palomino gelding by Nu Chex To Cash and out of Sugar Pop Gun (by Gunner) boasts over $31,000 NRHA lte and many a European title to his name between the reins of Cira and Susy Baeck. Amongst these, the 2014 IRHA/NRHA Derby Non Pro L 4  reserve championship with Susy in the saddle.

“I qualified ‘Cash’ with schooling runs so I am really happy with this title,” says Tiara, assistant trainer for Cira (Baeck) for the past two years. “He is a horse that you know you can do well on so long as you keep it together.  Even though I’ve been training him in these past two years, I only started riding him with a goal in mind this week.”

Van Dongen won a Bob’s Custom Saddle, the official saddle of the NRHA, a Morrison Trophy, an NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silversmiths custom buckle and a pair of NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine splint boots.

The reserve championship went to Tiffany Gal of France riding her own Frozen Dry Mile.  Aboard her mount by Frozen Sailor and out of TC Diamond Sierra, Tiffany posted a 210.5 and took home a Pewter Trophy, a pair of Montana Silversmiths custom spurs and Classic Equine bell boots.

On the third step of the podium, with a 209, was Tim Van Neuten riding Hesa Tuff Jac (Hesa Tuff Chic x Enterprise Winder) for Henkjan Weernink of The Netherlands. Tim also won a pair of NRHA custom made stirrups and an NRHA plaque.

For news, photos and further information visiti the NRHA of France website (www.nrha.fr)
as well as on the NRHA EAC Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1416009135312994/).

For complete results:  www.showmanager.eu

Photos courtesy of Greg Niro

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Roberts Wins NRHA High School Reining Championship

By Mary Frances Flanders – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby hosted the High School Reining Championship for NRHA and Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) members. At the end of the class, Paisley Roberts won the championship with a score of 149.5 aboard Custom Made Pistol donated to the competition by Ashley Dunn and owner Sambambyr Farm.

Roberts, a high school senior from Plain City, Ohio, qualified to compete in the championship through her involvement with NRHA. After high school, she plans to attend The University of South Carolina and has received a scholarship to ride on the university’s equestrian team.

Alex Johnston, a freshman from Brentwood, Tennessee, took second place on Commander Of Chics scoring 148.5 donated to the competition by Joel Pfisthner.

The championship class brought together the top four riders from the Individual Open Reining at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Western Championship (held during the NRHA Derby) and the top four riders from the 2013 NRHA 14-18 Youth World Championship standings. They competed in an exciting “catch ride” competition where riders show unfamiliar horses graciously donated by supporters.

Riders included:

Paisley Roberts won the championship aboard Custom Made Pistol

  • Paisley Roberts
  • Alex Johnston
  • Shelby Derr
  • Kailen Kendall
  • Benjamin Beckett
  • Kaylan Marks
  • Luke Turner
  • Josh Shino

The NRHA and National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHYA) would like to thank the following horse owners who donated their horses for the High School Reining Championship:

  • Sambambyr Farm – Custom Made Pistol
  • Joel Pfisthner – Commander Of Chics
  • Chelsea Schneider – Dazzling Dry Cat
  • Paris Elton – Spook Goes Hollywood
  • Jeremiah Keller – Lil Jazzy Gun
  • Marlena Scott– Hesa Cupfull
  • Ashley Brand – TAMU Sweet Etta Rey
  • Jeremiah Keller – Skips Nu Delta

Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. www.nrha.com

IEA was formed, in 2002, and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, and to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition, and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. www.rideiea.com

Photo by Waltenberry.

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