2018 NRHA Rome Shoot In – Kronsteiner and Fontana tie to win the $23,400-added NRHA Rome Open Shoot In

2018 NRHA Rome Shoot In
Rome, Italy
February 16-18, 2018 

Kronsteiner and Fontana tie to win the $23,400-added NRHA Rome Open Shoot In
14-year-old Francesca Ferrarol sweeps the $13,200-added Rome Non Pro Shoot In

Rome, February 18 – Provided by Simona Diale – Once again the NRHA approved $55,560-added Shoot In in Rome attracted Europe’s best horses and riders as well as an enthusiastic crowd. Held during Cavalli a Roma, the annual three-day exhibition showcasing international horse show jumping, national pony show jumping as well as NRHA, NRCHA and AQHA approved competitions, counted over 25,000 visitors.

The NRHA Rome Open Shoot In

Fontana

Fontana

In a field of 59 entries, the $23,400-added NRHA Open Rome Shoot In, past NRHA Intermediate Open World Champion Guglielmo Fontana set the bar early in the draw by posting a 228 aboard Luga Quarter Horses’ Whiz Wild West. Aboard the 5-year-old gelding, the Italian NRHA Professional had clinched the 2017 NRHA European Futurity Level (L)3 Open as well as the Italian Reining Horse Association 4-year-old L4 Open Futurity Championships. Following the winter break, the duo came back strong leaving their mark in the Italian capital’s show arena.

Kronsteiner

Kronsteiner

Fontana held on to the lead until NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner rode Jenny Nixdorf’s 2017 NRHA Open Reserve World Champion AB Peppy Diamond. With the talented stallion by OT Taris San Peppy out of Mare Made, who boasts over $80,000 NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE), the Austrian NRHA Professional lay down a strong pattern paid back by the judges with a 228.

Both NRHA Professionals opted to share the highest step of the podium of the $23,400-added NRHA Rome Shoot In Open. “I don’t believe I have ever ridden a horse as talented as Whiz Wild West,” said Fontana about the gelding aka Mosé. “He was the first horse I rode when I moved in as head trainer for Luga Quarter Horses and we immediately clicked. He was awesome today and it truly would have been unfair to run off for the win.”

Kronsteiner agreed, adding that he had picked up his mount – aka Tony – from the breeding station three weeks prior to the show in Rome and had only ridden him a week before showing him. “He [AB Peppy Diamond] is an exceptional horse and proved his worth yet again,” he added. “The level of competition here was very high. Guglielmo and his horse were certainly my favorite here and, after setting the bar so early in the draw, we all knew we had to step it up. Tony was great and it truly did not make sense to run off, especially considering we’re at the beginning of the show season.”

Benedusi

Benedusi

NRHA Professional Angelo Benedusi riding Little Hancock (Docs Tivio Hancock x Little Bay Solano), owned by Rebecca Folcia, took home first place honors in both the $12,000-added NRHA Intermediate Open and $480-added Limited Open with a 219.5.

The NRHA Rome Non Pro Shoot In

Winning the $13,200-added NRHA Rome Non Pro Shoot In, as well as the $6,000-added Intermediate Non Pro and $480-added Limited Non Pro with an outstanding 223 — in a field of 59 entries — went to 14-year-old Francesca Ferrarol aboard Tarisnap (Snapper Cal Bar x Tari Badgekin) owned by her father, Maurizio Ferrarol. “I have no words to describe how special my horse is,” said Francesca. “I ride under the guidance of [NRHA Professional] Max Ruggeri who suggested we buy him. When we picked him up in January last year he was in the pasture with a couple of donkeys. We put him back in training – always respecting his age and knowledge – and he showed us all how patient and talented he is. Here he was spectacular and I am so proud of him. I knew he could do it but never expected to achieve this result – he is the best and I truly love him.” Plans for the oldest horse in the competition, ridden by the youngest rider entered, are now to qualify for the upcoming FEI European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors.

Ferrarol

Ferrarol

Past NRHA Non Pro World Champions, Enrico Sciulli and Snips Gotta Bud (Nic It In The Bud x Snip O Chex), rode to second place in the Non Pro with a 219. Young Matteo Bonzano riding Highpoint Reiner, the gelding his father Manuel Bonzano rode to the NRHA Non Pro World Champion. Owned by 23 Quarter Horses Azienda Agricola S.S., the talented bay is by Sailin Ruf out of Scarlet High Listo.

Once again the sport of reining – showcased at its best in Rome – left its mark in the show arena and both on national TV and in national newspapers in Italy.

Images courtesy Dead Or Alive Photography

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Do You Need A CDL To Haul Horses?

Download the handy reference below, created by the American Horse Council, to find out if you need a CDL to haul horses.

Do You Need A CDL To Haul Horses? (PDF)

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ApRHA Awards $10,000 Buy, Breed & Win Futurity Check

AR-968-AR-2948_editorial_ApRHADaniel Schloemer and Wimpyneedsalilshandy Win Inaugural Futurity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/06/2018 Wadsworth, IL:  The Appaloosa Reining Horse Association’s (ApRHA) inaugural $10,000 Buy, Breed and Win Futurity Cup was held at the 2017 Appaloosa World Championship show in Ft. Worth TX on November 2nd, 2017.  This Futurity Cup, ran in conjunction with the M. Wade Smith $5,000 L4 Open Futurity and the Markel Insurance $2,500 L1 Open Futurity and had a total cash pay-out of $27,860.

Daniel Schloemer, riding Stephanie Webb’s filly Wimpyneedsalilshandy  (Wimpyneedsacocktail  x  Ima Little Bit High)  marked a 146.5 to take the coveted winner-take-all $10,000 prize purse plus the duo won the M. Wade Smith  $5,000 L4 Open Futurity, which added $3,156.32 to his winnings. But the money didn’t stop there. Owner Stephanie Webb was awarded an additional $2,000 as the nominator of sire Wimpyneedsacocktail in the ApRHA $10,000 Buy, Breed and Win Futurity Cup, bringing this filly’s total winnings to $15,156.32.

Taking the Reserve Champion spot in the M. Wade Smith $5,000 L4 Open Futurity was NRHA newcomer Austin Jewell, riding Jane and Rene Cairo’s Tattoos Comin N Hot.  (Tattoos Dun It x Mighty Little Step)  This hot new pair marked  a strong 144.5.  Jewell also secured the win in the Markel  Insurance $2,500 L1 Open Futurity. This pair brought home total winnings of $4,302.15. Although the Cairo’s were just out of reach of the $10,000 prize purse, they had a great showing with their stallion’s (Tattoos Dun It) get bringing home a total of $11,720.65.

Noel Matthais and her filly Hobbys Spotted Doll (Ima Bootscootin Lena x Miss Gay Bar Girl) took home the win in the Diversified Incomes LLC $1,000 L4 Non-Pro Futurity.

For more information about the ApRHA and how to participate in the $10,000 Buy, Breed & Win Futurity Cup, please visit www.aprha.com

The following are the full futurity results:

$10,000 Buy, Breed and Win Futurity Cup          

Placing Horse Rider Owner Score Payout
1 Wimpyneedsalilshandy Daniel Schloemer Stephanie Webb 146.5 $10,000.00

 2017 M. Wade Smith $5,000 L4 Open Futurity

Placing Horse Rider Owner Score Payout
1 Wimpyneedsalilshandy Daniel Schloemer Stephanie Webb 146.5 $3,156.32
2 Tattoos Comin N Hot Austin Jewell Rene Cairo 144.5 $2367.24
3 Tattooed Bya Vaquero Jorge Puente Jane Cairo 140.5 $1,183.62
4 RM Shining Star Robert Montgomery Elizabeth Montgomery 140.5 $1,183.62

2017 Markel Insurance $2,500 L1 Open Futurity

Placing Horse Rider Owner Score Payout
1 Tattoos Comin N Hot Austin Jewell Rene Cairo 144.5 $1,934.88
2 Tattooed Bya Vaquero Jorge Puente Jane Cairo 140.5 $644.96
3 RM Shining Star Robert Montgomery Elizabeth Montgomery 140.5 $644.96


2017 Diversified Incomes LLC $1,000 L4 Non-Pro Futurity

Placing Horse Rider/Owner Score Payout
1 Hobbys Spotted Doll Noel Matthias 127.5 $,1000.00

 

About Contact:  Robin L. Broughton                             

Appaloosa Reining Horse Association

262.909.0628

info@aprha.com

ApRHA:  Appaloosa Reining Horse Association LLC  an affiliate of the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), is dedicated to the promotion of the Appaloosa reining horse, its breeders, owners, and riders. The ApRHA is a proud NRHA alliance partner and holds one annual Futurity Open Derby, Non-Pro Derby and Non-Pro 7 & Up class at the ApHC World Championship show.  Founded in 1995, our association offers incentives to encourage the growth and popularity of Appaloosa Reining in open and breed competitions, with many of these events sanctioned by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).

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AHC Encourages Horse Industry to Complete 2018 Ag Census

The USDA is a little more than one week away from the 2017 Census of Agriculture response deadline of February 5. The American Horse Council (AHC) would like to remind farmers and ranchers of the importance of their input. A national press release was sent out this week and individuals can find it, as well as past census press releases, at www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/ . Also on the census website are video messages from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, testimonials, the latest ads, and more at www.agcensus.usda.gov/Partners/.

The response rate for the census has been good across much of the United States. However, from the southeast across to Arizona, the return rate has been slightly lower compared to other parts of the country. States with lower return rates at this point are Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. It is important to note that these states have a considerable equine presence, and it is important to make the horse industry impact in these states known.

The AHC will release the National Economic Impact of the United States Equine Industry study later this month, and we are fortunate to be able to have our information come out the same year as the national agricultural census. The population figures the USDA collect, while not comprehensive, are also crucial for the equine industry and the efforts of the AHC here on Capitol Hill.

Please www.agcensus.usda.gov if you have any questions.

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Tryon to Host Carolina Classic Derby and Team USA Reining Selections for WEG

TRYON, N.C. – February 1, 2018 – Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) announced today that it will host the 28th annual Carolina Classic Derby at its facility on May 8-13, 2018, the first reining event to be held at the 1,600-acre venue.

Renamed the Carolina Classic at Tryon International Equestrian Center, the event will also host the Selection Trials for the Reining USA Team in preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), as well as the $15,000 CRI3* WEG Reining Test Event. The show’s expanded schedule also includes the Carolina Classic Open and Non Pro Derbies and Atlantic Breeders Incentive Derby along with a double slate of National Reining Horse Association ancillary classes, American Quarter Horse Association classes and USA Reining classes.

Mike Hancock, longtime producer of the event, was glad to see this next step for the Carolina Classic. “After 27 years of producing the Carolina Classic Derby, I am proud to see the event move to another level. The facility at Tryon is spectacular! I know the management team will do an outstanding job producing an event that will be exciting and fun-filled for the exhibitors. It is good to see that our history of Southern hospitality will continue!”

Mark Bellissimo, Co-Founder and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center said, “We are incredibly honored to be the new host of the Carolina Classic and expand our footprint to welcome Western disciplines to Tryon International Equestrian Center. With the addition of our covered arena, we look forward to delivering world-class reining competitions at our venue year-round and are very proud to launch our reining program with such a distinguished show and its impressive team.”

For more information about the Carolina Classic at Tryon International Equestrian Center, please contact Pro Management, Inc. at +1 (580) 759-2572.

Admission and parking to the Carolina Classic at Tryon International Equestrian Center is free and open to the public. For WEG tickets, event schedules or to sign up for the e-newsletter featuring the latest WEG updates, please visit www.tryon2018.com or follow @Tryon2018 on social media. Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort is located at 25 International Boulevard, Mill Spring, NC 28756.

Media InquiriesFor media inquiries about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visit www.tryon2018.com or contact one of the following press officers:

National Press Officer – Carly Weilminster at cweilminster@tryonweg.com  or +1 (828) 863-1144

International Press Officer – Niki McEwen at niki@revolutionsports.co.uk or 0044(0) 203 176 0355

For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at shannon.gibbons@fei.org or 0041-78-750-6146.

ABOUT THE TRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. With first-class facilities for hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing competitions, the facility will soon accommodate all eight equestrian disciplines. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at www.tryon.com.

ABOUT THE FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES™

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG), which are administered by the 

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport, is the major international championship event for the eight core equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining. For more information, visit www.tryon2018.com and http://www.fei.org/tryon-2018. 

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Please visit www.tryon2018.com or call (828)-863-1000 for more information on the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018.

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AHC’s 1st Quarter Webinar to Discuss ELD Mandate

January 25, 2018 – Washington, DC - The American Horse Council (AHC) will host its 1st Quarter 2018 webinar on Monday, February 12th at 3:00 pm ET and will address the recent Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate that has caused much confusion and a lot of questions throughout the equine industry.

“We have been getting quite a few phone calls and emails with questions about the ELD Mandate and how it is going to not only affect the industry, but individuals as well,” said AHC President, Julie Broadway. “We hope that holding a webinar addressing the mandate would be a compliment to the brochures we have already put together on this issue.”

The webinar will address the details of what the ELD Mandate includes, and who is required to have an electronic logging device.  We will also discuss requirements for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), as well as what the AHC is doing to mitigate the effects of the proposed changes on the equine industry.

Both AHC members and non-members are encouraged to attend the webinar. The webinar will also be recorded and posted on the AHC website for those that could not attend. Please register online here, and you will receive an email with login instructions two days before the webinar date.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Ashley Furst
202-296-4031
afurst@horsecouncil.org

View on AHC Website

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About the American Horse Council 

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.

The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

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Varsity Reining Club Scholarships Awarded

For Immediate Release – January 23, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) Varsity Reining Club (VRC) encourages youth to positively impact their communities through the sport of reining and volunteerism. At the conclusion of 2017, VRC awarded more than $5,000 in scholarships to students who were the highest point earners in their respective divisions.

VRC points awarded based on participation in philanthropy, creativity, publicity and scholastic achievement. Within these primary areas of focus, participants may record activities such as photography, community service and fundraising. Participants were awarded scholarships based on their age as of January 1, 2017: Varsity (ages 14-18) or Junior Varsity (13 and under). Award winners are:

Varsity
1. Grace Wilson (pictured) – Smithfield, VA – 5,190 Points
2. Casey Abbo – Woodside, CA – 4,245 Points
3. Cyann Molengraaf – Simonshaven, NL – 2,315 Points
4. Taylor Stephens – Thousand Oaks, CA – 2,229 Points
5. Cullen Le Roy – Lowell, IN – 1,545 Points
6. Taylor Masson – Davie, FL – 1,230 Points
7. Morgan Ritz – Comstock, NE – 1,215 Points
8. Olivia Klug – Columbus, NE – 1,048 Points

Junior Varsity
1. Reed Selner – Plymouth, IN – 2,555 Points
2. Shelby Lukes – Dumfries, VA – 2,470 Points
3. Reis Novaro – Davie, FL – 1,290 Points
4. Robin Foster – Strawberry Plains, TN – 1,053 Points
5. Kalena Reynolds – Whitesboro, TX – 1,020 Points

The Varsity Reining Club is free for all current NRHyA members and serves as an innovative tool to help youth become more involved at a local level while developing valuable life skills. Learn more and enroll online today at varsityreining.com.

For more information on the National Reining Horse Youth Association, please visit nrhya.com, find NRHyA on Facebook or contact (405) 946-7400 and youth@nrha.com.

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LIFELINE Equine® Acquired by Stride Animal Health®

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Stride Animal Health®, a division of Bluebonnet Feeds® of Ardmore, Oklahoma has acquired the rights to the LIFELINE Equine® brand of bioactive proteins.  APC, Inc., the Ankeny, Iowa supplier of the serum-based ingredient, reached an agreement with Stride Animal Health® to market and sell all LIFELINE Equine® products for the U.S. equine market, effective January 1, 2018.  “We are excited to add this unique technology to the Stride Animal Health® line, which offers innovative solutions for horses under stress and performance”, announced John Langemeier, President of Bluebonnet Feeds. A new and improved product will be marketed under the name LIFELINE+ Equine® and will replace prior products, LIFELINE Equine Elite® and LIFELINE AgeWell®.

Bluebonnet Feeds® is dedicated to the nutritional health of animals, producing some of the most advanced feed products in the equine feed industry.  Bluebonnet® was a pioneer in digestive support technologies for decades, including utilization of probiotics, prebiotics, and other unique ingredients to help animals reach their genetic potential. Bluebonnet® was prompted to develop the Stride Animal Health® line of supplements for customers who didn’t have regional access to Bluebonnet Feeds®.

Beginning with Stride® 101, one of the first equine diet balancers on the market, and Transform DSI®, the unique digestive support package in Intensify® horse feeds, the Stride Animal Health® brand was born. Stride Animal Health® offers innovative solutions that maximize health and reduce the risk of discomfort and disease. Stride Animal Health® offers natural technologies that may even serve as an alternative for drug use in some situations. Quality products that solve problems for horses are continuously being developed and added to the Stride® family which makes LIFELINE Equine® an excellent fit.

The mission of Stride Animal Health® is to utilize research and science to develop solutions that create longevity and fulfillment for your equine companion. A unique combination of FDA approved natural ingredients and exclusive manufacturing capabilities ensure integrity and efficacy of all ingredients.

For more information and to place orders, go to www.strideanimalhealth.com, visit your closest Stride Animal Health® or Bluebonnet Feeds® dealer, or call (800) 365-2456.

STRIDE ANIMAL HEALTH®
100 Mill St SE | Ardmore, OK 73401
P: 580-223-3010
F: 580-223-4737
E: info@strideanimalhealth.com
www.StrideAnimalHealth.com

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American Horse Publications Launches Fourth Equine Industry Survey, Sponsored by Zoetis

JANUARY 22, 2018 – Today American Horse Publications (AHP) launches its fourth Equine Industry Survey at www.ahphorsesurvey.com. Horse owners who live in the United States, are 18 years of age and older, and who currently own or manage at least one horse are invited to complete the survey by April 1, 2018.

The survey, which is hosted every three years, will gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry, identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own or manage horses, and better understand issues pertaining to horse health.

The online survey is made possible by a sponsorship from Zoetis, the leading animal health company dedicated to improving equine wellness, every day. Zoetis has sponsored the survey since its inception in 2009.

“We are proud to once again sponsor the AHP Equine Industry Survey,” said Sally Amtmann, senior equine marketing manager, Zoetis. “We hope that the survey will continue to help identify successes and opportunities for improvement in the equine industry that horse owners, veterinarians and professionals can unite to resolve.”

“AHP is grateful for its partnership with Zoetis to provide ongoing and vital data on the trends in horse care, management, and welfare of horses in the U.S.,” said Christine W. Brune, AHP executive director. “We appreciate the cooperation of our members and the industry in promoting this survey and will strive to maintain or exceed responses in 2018.”

The study is anonymous; this means that no one – not even members of the research team – will be able to associate information that is given with respondents. When the survey results are tallied, only aggregated results will be presented.

The survey sponsor and AHP members who promote the survey will receive complete results of the 2018 survey to release through their own channels up to 60 days prior to release of the survey results to the AHP membership. The general equine industry may request a summary of this new information by contacting the AHP office at ahorsepubs@aol.com after September 15, 2018.

Horse owners and enthusiasts are invited to promote the survey by sharing this link with horse-owner groups and individual horse owners. The more information we collect, the better we make our world for horses.

The 2018 AHP Equine Industry Survey is being conducted by American Horse Publications (AHP). Dr. C. Jill Stowe is providing consulting services for data collection and analysis to the AHP. Dr. Stowe is an associate professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky.

Contact: Chris Brune

(386) 760-7743

Email: AHorsePubs@aol.com

www.americanhorsepubs.org

American Horse Publications is dedicated to excellence in equine media through education and communication. AHP strives to be the primary source of education, resources and networking for the equine media community. We believe a proactive approach in an ever-evolving communications-driven world allows us the flexibility and opportunity to promote, support and reward excellence in equine media. For more information, please contact Chris Brune, American Horse Publications atahorsepubs@aol.com or 386-760-7743 or visit the AHP website at www.americanhorsepubs.org.

Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2016, the company generated annual revenue of $4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.

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Reining Horse Foundation Scholarship Deadline Moved to March 1

For Immediate Release – January 22, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – High school seniors who are members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are encouraged to apply for scholarships made possible by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF). Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2018, for consideration. At least seven academic- and need-based scholarships will be awarded by an independent committee based upon applicants’ academic achievement, financial need, future goals and involvement with horses and NRHyA.

At this time, the scholarships range from $750 to $2,000, with three awarded at the highest level. Recipients in 2017 included Terri-June Granger of Ala., David Gringeri of Vt., Nicholas Muir of Wash., Quinn Sutherland of Mont., Megan D’Andrea and Morgan Knerr of Ohio, and Jarid Walton of Mich. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.

Chairman of the foundation’s Scholarship Committee is NRHA Vice President and Foundation Board member Mike Hancock. He said, “The foundation is committed to this scholarship program and what it means to our youth and their future. We appreciate every donor who makes the program possible through their support of fundraising efforts.”

Applications are scored based on 30 percent for the level of need: 25 percent for academics, 20 percent on the essay, 15 percent on school and extracurricular and equine/agriculture involvement and 10 percent on references. For 2018, the essay is centered around NRHA’s new mission to promote the reining horse worldwide, while celebrating and advancing the finest traditions of western horsemanship. Applicants are to respond to, “How have you been affected by your involvement with reining, and how will you help NRHA and NRHyA fulfill this mission?”

Additionally, several other scholarship opportunities are available to NRHyA members throughout the year. To learn more about the different opportunities visit NRHyA.com.

For more information about the RHF Scholarship program, visit reiningfoundation.com or nrhya.com or call (405) 946-7400.

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