2015 NRHA European Futurity: The Draw is Online!

Provided by Simona Diale, April 8, 2015 – Both the Open and Non Pro division draws of the upcoming National Reining Horse Association European Futurity are now online as horses and riders all over Europe are getting to show in the prestigious event which will be held in Kreuth, Germany, on April 19-25. Open to 4-year-old horses enrolled in the NRHA European Nomination Program, both divisions are run in a qualifying go and clean slate finals format.

The numbers:
The NRHA European Open Futurity counts 61 entries in the €92,000-added Level 4 division; 42 entries in the €35,390.12-added or more Level 3 division; 40 entries in the € 20,222.92-added or more Level 2 division and 17 entries in the € 10,111.46-added or more Level 1 division.

The KL Performance Non Pro Futurity counts 36 entries in the € 36,000- added Level 4 division; 28 entries in the € 15,167.19 added or more Level 3 division; 32 entries in the € 8,666.97.-added or more Level 2 division and 16 entries in  the € 4,333.48- or more Level 1 division.

Please remember that horses MAY NOT be clipped!

For further information, visit 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 NRHA Germany Convention: New Board Elected

Joachim Zangerle now President, Gerd Wilhelm Vice President

Provided by Ramona Billing, April 8, 2015 - During their 2015 Annual Convention, the National Reining Horse Association of Germany elected a new Executive Board. After eight years as an NRHA Germany president, Kay Wienrich had announced that he would not be available for re-elections any more – as had Paul Kratschmer  who had been NRHA Germany‘s President resp. Vice President for 15 year.

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This is the new Board of NRHA Germany:

President                     Joachim Zangerle

Vice President             Gerd Wilhelm

Sports                         Bernie Hoeltzel

Youth                          Thomas Lik

Financials                    Johanna Lanner

Regional Groups         Roland Kirchner

PR/Sponsoring            Isabeau Riemann

Joachim Zangerle is already well known in reining. He has been working on the Board for 10 years now in the Youth division and is Vice President of the DOKR Reining Committee. It is due to his achievements, that the NRHA Germany Youth Camp has become such a huge success. He was also part of the organization of the first FEI European Championships Reining for Junior and Young Riders in 2009.

Gerd Wilhelm, who operates La Mesa Ranch in Prichsenstadt, has been working on the Board for several years and was responsible of Marketing / Sponsoring. He has been working in the NRHA European Affiliate Council for five years and was part of the team organizing the NRHA European Futurity for six years.

The NRHA Germany was founded in 1987 and became an NRHA Affiliate in 2012. With more than 3,000 members, it is the biggest reining association outside the American continent. NRHA Germany organizes five major events each year starting with the NRHA Easter Show. The highlights are the NRHA Breeders Derby and the NRHA Breeders Futurity, which are part of the NRHA Germany Stallion Service Program. Also, NRHA Germany is dedicated to promoting reining in Europe. The association organized the 2009 FEI European Reining Championships and established CRIs for Junior and Young Riders. Their youth program as well as the one for regional groups has been very successful for years now. The association includes twelve regional groups that organize clinics, promotional events and shows themselves.

NRHA Germany is also busy promoting Para Reining in Europe on its way to becoming an FEI Para Equestrian discipline. Last year, they organized and sponsored the first Para Reining Training Camp in Europe. Two weeks ago, they presented the discipline during the FEI Para Equestrian Forum at Equitana in Essen.

For more information, please visit www.nrha.de.

Picture above: The new board from left to right: Bernie Hoeltzel, Johanna Lanner, Joachim Zangerle, Roland Kirchner, Isabeau Riemann, Thomas Lik and Gerd Wilhelm.

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2015 NRHA Germany Easter Show

Provided by Ramona Billing, April 7, 2015 - With more than 800 entries, the NRHA Germany Easter show was even more successful than last year. With jackpot classes hosting more than 100 entries and Novice Horse classes with almost 80 entries, it was the perfect start of the 2015 show season. Open and non pro riders from all over Europe used the chance of testing their horses for the new season. The highlights of this event were the Bronze trophies and the CRI*** – qualifier for the FEI European Championships.

Alexander Ripper and Revolutionary Affair claim NRHA approved Easter Trophy Open
What a fine start for multiple FEI European Champion Alexander Ripper. With Juergen Maibaum’s Revolutionary Affair (Einsteins Revolution x Coronas Affair) he claimed the first Bronze trophy of the year in Germany, the NRHA approved Easter Trophy Open scoring a 143.5. Volker Schmitt and JSE Gunsnroses (owned by Alexandra Melchert) followed closely on second place (143). It was not the first Bronze trophy Alex Ripper and Revolutionary Affair who also won the 2014 Swiss Derby.

Lena-Marie Maas claims Easter Trophy Non Pro after run off
The NRHA approved Easter Trophy Non Pro ended with a tie on first place between  Lena-Marie Maas aboard Mr Stun Gun (Gunner x The Boss Kid), owned by Kathrin Maas, and Michelle Maibaum aboard Gunners Jem, owned by Kristina Maibaum, who scored a 143.5 each. In the following run off, Lena-Marie Maas scored a 144.5 which was this event’s high score. Michelle Maibaum placed second scoring a 140.5 and also rode Juergen Maibaum’s Chics Lil Revolution to third place honors (141.5).

Grischa Ludwig did it again: just like at last year‘s Easter Show, he once more managed to win the CRI*** in the senior division. He scored a 220.5 aboard the 7-year-old AQHA stallion  Sharp Dressed Shiner for owner La Mesa Performance Horses. Austrian rider Klaus Lechner and Julia Gaupmann‘s Cody Rooster Delmaso placed second scoring a 219.5. “I’m so happy,” Ludwig said afterwards. “This is a world class horse, and I wanted so much to win this class, as it was the first CRI where they awarded Kay Wienrich’s new CRI Bronze Trophy. It is the most beautiful trophy in Reining at the moment.”

Sharp Dressed Shiner might be a great horse for the FEI European Championships. The beautiful palomino is by Shining Spark out of Smartly Dressed, and has earned more than $17,000 NRHA LTE so far. Altogether, Ludwig had three fine horses in this CRI placing fifth with Shine My Gun, owned by Stephanie Madaus, and twelfth  with Ruf Footwork owned by Dr. Paul Van Hooft.

For  Lechner it was a fine start into the season as well as he was one of the youngest riders of this division. 23-year-old Lechner started his reining career as a youth exhibitor (he was part of the Austrian team for the FEI EC Young Riders in 2011). Two years ago, he was Austrian RHA Futurity Champion Level 1 – aboard his now 10-year-old AQHA stallion Cody Rooster Delmaso (Ricochet Rooster x Made Of Lacy)

All Results CRI*** Seniors

1

242

Ludwig, Grischa SHARP DRESSED SHINER Performance Horses LLC, La Mesa

220.5

600,00 €

2

185

Lechner, Klaus CODY ROOSTER DELMASO Gaupmann, Julia

219.5

500,00 €

3

360

Klein, Verena OLENA JOE CODY Klein, Verena

217.5

320,00 €

4

324

Schmitt, Volker HICKORY VINTAGE Klucsarits, Claudia

217.0

240,00 €

5

241

Ludwig, Grischa SHINE MY GUN Madaus, Stephanie

216.5

200,00 €

6

313

Stein, Oliver TIMBERS WHIZZER Wilting, Norbert

216.0

140,00 €

7

204

Dörr, Mona THE SHIZ NIC Scholtes, Yves

215.0

0,00 €

7

115

Rohde, Stephan SMARTY DIAMOND Völkel, Katharina

215.0

0,00 €

7

186

Lechner, Klaus KH HES A SMART JAC Lechner, Franz

215.0

0,00 €

10

202

Dörr, Mona SNIPS MASTERMIND Bellemann, Clemens u. Cora

213.0

0,00 €

11

224

Lisec, Anna WHIZABLE Lisec, Sabine

211.5

0,00 €

12

175

Schmitt, Volker SMOKIN MIFILLENA Lubas, Sonja

211.0

0,00 €

12

240

Ludwig, Grischa RUF FOOTWORK van Hooft, Paul

211.0

0,00 €

12

201

Breug, Steffen QUOTACROME Zinsli, Christian-Peter

211.0

0,00 €

15

225

Lisec, Anna GOLDEN JAC THE BOSS Klipfel Chuck, Lisec Sabine &

210.0

0,00 €

16

351

Klein, Verena THE LADYS REVOLUTION Beckman, Simone

207.0

0,00 €

17

312

Stein, Oliver LIL WANDA Stein, Silke

198.0

0,00 €

18

278

Tardrup, Charlotte MAGNUM LICORICE CHIC Tardrup, Charlotte

0.0

0,00 €

 

Fabienne Krämer dominates  CRI *** Young Riders
The winner in the Young Riders Category was Fabienne Kramer and her Dual Tuck Tari who scored a 215 in a field of five riders. Jennifer Luhmer and Peppys Lil Dreamer placed second scoring a 210.5 with Nicole Hubner and Hollywood Step following on third place (207).

It was a great start into the 2015 season for 21-year-old Fabienne Kramer, for whom it is her last year as a Young Rider- Fabienne is a multiple German Champion and Reserve Champion and claimed two gold medals at the AQHA Youth World Cup.

All Results Young Riders

1

277

Krämer, Fabienne DUAL TUCK TARI Krämer, Fabienne

215.0

2

226

Luhmer, Jennifer PEPPYS LIL DREAMER Luhmer, Jennifer

210.5

3

348

Hübner, Nicole HOLLYWOOD STEP Linden, Diana

207.0

4

265

Zschau, Franziska POCO RUF PEPPY Chanay Sky Management SA,

204.5

5

279

Beenhakker, Jody OAKLYNN BANJO Beenhakker, Jody

188.5

Lena-Marie Maas wins CRI*** Juniors
In the CRI*** Junior Category, the winner was Lena-Maria Maas who scored a 218 aboard her MR Stun Gun. Gina Maria and Sparkin Tinsel placed second scoring a 215.5. Altogether, there were eleven entries from Germany in this class.

All results Junior Riders

1

164

Maas, Lena-Marie MR STUN GUN Maas, Kathrin

218.0

2

264

Maria, Gina SPARKIN TINSEL Schumacher, Corinna

215.5

3

259

Wagner, Shawn HOLLYS ELECTRICSPARK Wagner, Christian + Rosie

212.0

4

183

Behringer, Jakob RASCAL SENSATION Behringer, Jakob

210.5

5

138

Kalk, Daniel SHEZA CUSTOM CROME Kalk, Hartmut

209.0

6

263

Kuttenreich, Lena DESDEMONA Kuttenreich, Werner und Lydia

200.5

7

113

Stuiber, Celina KALIZ GOLDEN RUGGED Stuiber-Kranzinger, Christine

199.5

8

195

Engel, Vanessa BIG TIME BUSINESS Engel, Thomas

189.5

9

196

Engel, Franziska KD WHIZOFFTHEFUTURE Engel, Thomas

189.0

10

235

Heil, Johannes FR GUNNER B SISI Heil, Karl

0.0

10

266

Mühr, Winifred PLR SILVER JAC Mühr, Astrid

0.0

 

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APHA adds $40,000 to the Reining at the Paint World Show

For Immediate Release

APHA investing big bucks in the Paint World Show

Provided by APHA Performance, April 2, 2015 - Nearly $80,000 has been added to reining, cutting and working cow horse classes at the 2015 APHA World Championship Show. When added to the existing $50,000 Farnam Pleasure Stakes payouts and more than $500,000 in additional cash and prizes, there are more reasons than ever to saddle up for the world’s premier Paint Horse show.

Taking place November 4–14 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the APHA World Show features the largest single gathering of Paint Horses competing in more than 275 classes during the 10-day show. The additional $77,000 in added money represents an investment by the association to help magnetize reining, cutting and cow horse exhibitors to the show, segments of the industry that represent areas of potential growth for APHA.

“We want to do for the cattle and reining events what our Farnam stakes program has done for young pleasure horses and our Breeders’ Futurity program has accomplished for the halter industry,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said.

Following is a breakdown of the added money for these events:

Reining—$40,000

  • $15,000 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge*
  • $15,000 Non-Pro 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge*
  • $5,000 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge
  • $5,000 Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge*

Working Cow Horse—$18,000

  • $7,500 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge*
  • $7,500 Non-Pro 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge*
  • $3,000 Non-Pro Limited Working Cow Horse Challenge*

Cutting—$14,000

  • $3,500 Non-Pro Cutting Challenge, All Ages*
  • $3,500 3-Year-Old Cutting Challenge
  • $3,500 4-Year-Old Cutting Challenge
  • $3,500 5- & 6-Year-Old Cutting Challenge

NCHA-Approved—$5,000

  • $1,500 NCHA Open Cutting **
  • $1,500 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting **
  • $1,000 NCHA Amateur Cutting **
  • $1,000 NCHA $2,000-Limit Rider Cutting **

* New for 2015
** New NCHA-approved all age, all breed class

All Challenge classes as noted above are open to Regular Registry Paints only; the NCHA-approved classes, however, are all age, all breed classes that take place in conjunction with the APHA World Show.

Qualification for the APHA World Show is based solely on participation at events during a designated period—for 2015, that’s August 1, 2014–July 31, 2015. Requirements vary based on the horse’s age and events in which they’ll compete, so visit oawcs.apha.com/qualifiers for details. Select NRHA, NRCHA, NCHA and ACHA events are approved for qualification for the 2015 APHA World Show—details are on apha.com.

Is your horse eligible for APHA registration, but the paperwork hasn’t been completed? It’s not too late to register your Paint and take advantage of these great opportunities. Registering your Regular Registry, Solid Paint-Bred or cropout Paint Horse is easy—visit apha.com or click on the links above for more information or contact our MemberCare Team at (817) 222-6423 to learn more.

The APHA World Show features several other added-money opportunities, along with more than 180 world championship titles. They include:

  • $50,000+ Farnam Pleasure Stakes—select added-money classes for 2-, 3- and 4-year-old Paints, made eligible by their participation in the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale. In 2014, these four Western pleasure and hunter under saddle classes paid out $65,000.
  • Breeders’ Futurity—a prestigious competition that showcases the offspring of Breeders’ Trust stallions and the mares bred to these stallions as they compete for approximately $156,000 in classes that span halter, Western pleasure, hunter under saddle, barrel racing, reining, longe line and in-hand trail.
  • Challenge & Sweepstakes Classes—added-money events that offer horses an opportunity to earn more than $100,000 in events that include Western pleasure, hunter under saddle, cutting, reining, ranch sorting, ranch riding and barrel racing.
  • USTRC Cowtown ShootOut—a U.S. Team Roping Championship-produced all-breed roping that takes place concurrently with the APHA World Show, in which APHA awards $5,000 in bonus payouts to riders aboard registered American Paint Horses.

National Snaffle Bit Association, Southern Belle Breeders’ program and speed-event jackpots also featured added money, taking place during designated classes on the schedule.

For more information about the APHA World Show, visit oawcs.apha.com—the show schedule and forms are usually posted in late July—or call (817) 222-8455.
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For more information, contact:
APHA Performance
(817) 222-8455
Email: showing@apha.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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Benefit Auction for John Hoyt, NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee

For Immediate Release

Breedings to ONE TIME PEPTO and GUNNATRASHYA Selling to Benefit John Hoyt, Legendary Performance Horse Trainer

Provided by Professional Horse Services, LLC, April 2, 2015 - Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews, of Matthews Cutting Horses, have donated breedings to One Time Pepto and Gunnatrashya for a benefit auction for Legendary Horseman and NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee, John Hoyt.  Jeff Oswood, of the Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, TX, has donated the chute fees, as well.

The online catalog is available now from Professional Horse Services, LLC.  Bidding will open on April 10 and close on April 15. To participate in the auction go to http://online.professionalauction.com/auction.php?aucid=160. For more information on how the online auction works go to www.ProHorseServices.com

ONE TIME PEPTO is the earner of $331,097, NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion; Augusta 5/6-Year-Old Open Classic Champion; Abilene Spectacular Open Classic Champion and more.  As a sire, ONE TIME PEPTO is the 2014 NRCHA #1 Leading Sire and 2014 #5 Leading NCHA Sire, siring the earners of more than $8,000,000, including NCHA Futurity Champion, ONE TIME ROYALTY and NRCHA Futurity Champion, TIME FOR THE DIAMOND, plus many more top money earners.

GUNNATRASHYA is the earner of $218,046: 2009 NRHA Open Futurity Champion; 2010 NRHA Open Derby Champion; 2009 Congress Open Futurity Champion and more.  GUNNATRASHYA’s oldest foals were 3-year-olds as of 2014 and they are certainly making themselves well known in the show pen. He is the sire of ARC GUNNABEABIGSTAR ($148,469, 2014 NRHA Open Futurity Co-Champion with Jordan Larson; Top 10 2014 Congress Open Reining Futurity with Jordan Larson), ARC GUNNA SPARKYA ($66,235: 4th, 2014 NRHA Open Futurity with Casey Deary) and numerous other Aged Event Finalists.

This is a SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY to get breedings to these great stallions in 2015.  The book is CLOSED for GUNNATRASHYA and only a few breedings are still available for ONE TIME PEPTO.

Mike and Stephanie Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC will handle the online auction of these breedings and other donated items. All of the proceeds will go to the John Hoyt Foundation Fund, including any portion of the Buyer’s Premium not used for buyer’s credit card charges.

Donations to the auction will be accepted until April 8. To donate items contact Katie Forest Schroeder by email at Katie@equiflight.com or cell 713-202-3951 or Shari Darnall at 940-727-8231 or email  Greg.darnall@gmail.com. Donors can also contact Mike or Stephanie Jennings at 855-272-3905, email Info@ProHorseServices.com or use the donation entry form at https://sporthorseauctions.formstack.com/forms/johnhoyt_phs

John Hoyt is a name known throughout the entire performance horse industry. He has influenced many of today’s top riders. Until 2003, John was still actively riding and teaching the professionals of the future. After a failed knee surgery, he was left with a medical condition called ‘dropped foot’, which resulted in nerve damage and consequently left him unable to ride.

Since then, his health has continually declined leaving him in an economic struggle. However, Hoyt still attends every major NRHA competition and is an active resource to many local and national riders. For those who know John, living in an active horse environment is a key aspect of his well-being. At this point, he has a good support system that allows him to live independently and continue to give back to the industry.

Because of John’s economic struggle, his housing situation is in significant need of our help. Pete and Tamra Kyle, of the Kyle Ranch, in Whitesboro, TX, have graciously donated the use of a lot already equipped with septic and electricity.

A GoFundMe account was set up for John that has raised more than $40,000 that will provide a modular home and furnishings that will properly accommodate John to help ease the stress and emotional strain that he faces daily. But we still need your help in funding proper living for John. To contribute go to http://www.gofundme.com/nbbqvs

When the time comes, and John no longer needs this home, the proceeds from the sale of the home and assets will be donated to the John Hoyt Foundation. This fund will be perpetuated forward for fellow elderly horsemen and horsewoman in the industry.

Read more about John and his life stories:

http://americashorsedaily.com/happy-birthday-john/#.VO-rIinVs5Q

http://americashorsedaily.com/true-grit/#.VO-rXinVs5Q

http://reiner.nrha.com/?p=1358

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 April Digital Reiner is Ready!

Focusing on the foundation of your horse, you’ll find articles covering hoof balance and protective legwear in this issue.  Also catch up on the NRHA Non Pro World Champion results and the stories behind the World Champions and Reserve World Champions.

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Other topics covered range from taking the leap from assistant trainer to going out on your own, medication policy overview and an inspiring story about a rider who got a late start in reining competition but is making the best of his time in the saddle.

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Gunner Achieves Another Milestone

The endearing Gunner (AQHA Colonels Smoking Gun, APHA Colonels Smokingun) has reached another milestone as he becomes only the third NRHA sire to achieve NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire distinction.  Only Topsail Whiz and Wimpys Little Step have also achieved the much-sought-after honor.  Gunner was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2003.  The 1993 stallion by Colonelfourfreckle and out of Katie Gun by John Gun was bred by Eric Storey, Henagar, Alabama.

A standout and fan favorite in the show pen, Gunner was the 1996 NRHA Futurity Reserve Champion with NRHA Hall of Famer Clint Haverty in the saddle.  The pair went on to earn the 1998 National Reiners Breeders Cup Reserve Champion title. With Bryant Pace at the reins, Gunner earned the 2001 USET Festival of Champions Reining championship in Gladstone, New Jersey.  Gunner was also the subject of a popular Breyer® Model Horse and, along with Bryant, is depicted on the NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award, a pencil drawing that was done by artist Bryant Pace, Sr.  Gunners NRHA Lifetime Earnings total more than $173,700.

Gunner_head_2COMPRESSED by Tristan Dark

Tim and Colleen McQuay seem to have the Midas’ touch when it comes to the selection of breeding stallions.  McQuay/Easton’s Hollywood Dun It unquestionably positively impacted the reining horse breeding industry.  His offspring still make their mark in the show ring and mark the pedigrees of many of Reining’s most successful earners.  When it came time to choose Dun It’s replacement, their choice was the horse with the signature floppy ears and loud markings that made Gunner a stand-out among the sport’s most notable athletes.  Among Gunner’s highest money-earners are:

   Horse                                         Earnings                                        Owner

  • Tinker With Guns                 $344,117.65                      Silver Spurs Equine
  • Americasnextgunmodel       $289,486.17                      Arcese Quarter Horses
  • Gunners Tinseltown             $265,383.48                      David Silva, Sr.
  • Gunners Special Nite           $219,737.15                      Turnabout Farm Inc.
  • Gunnatrashya                      $218,046.65                      Arcese Quarter Horses

 

Gunner sired the earners of more than $7,010,000, despite the fact that he was euthanized in 2013 due to laminitis.  His presence will be felt in the sport of Reining as his progeny continue to be appreciated, admired and prolific in the production of outstanding reining horses. 

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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NRHA Announces 2015 Internship Opportunities

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announces internship opportunities at the 2015 Derby and the 2015 Futurity.

Oklahoma City, Okla., March 31, 2015 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announces internship opportunities at the 2015 NRHA Derby in June and during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in November. Applicants are encouraged to apply before May 1, 2015 to be considered for these exciting opportunities in the reining horse industry.

Various internship opportunities are available with a range of areas including horse show production and management, Marketing, Youth programs and Business Development. Applicants must be willing to assist with all functions of the departments listed including early mornings and lengthy days, willing to work closely with youth members and leaders, be creative, energetic, patient, and demonstrate an interest in the livestock or horse industry.

Interns who are chosen to work during the NRHA Derby Show may be offered a summer internship based at the NRHA headquarters after the event. Determining factors will include budget, work ethic, reliability, and performance during the previously scheduled internship.

More information on this opportunity, including the application and contact information, can be found at nrha.com/careers.

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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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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