National Reining Horse Association Icon Receives Special Award
Oklahoma City, Okla., January 19, 2016 - National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame Inductee, Colleen McQuay, wife of Tim McQuay, was recently awarded the Walter B. Devereux Sportsmanship Award at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pegasus awards dinner. Colleen was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 and has impacted NRHA and the sport of Reining in a positive and profound way. Colleen, joined her husband, Tim, and daughter, Mandy McCutcheon, who preceded her into the elite group of NRHA Hall of Famers. It goes without saying that Colleen’s contributions to the NRHA have been industry changing and her touch is evident in many of today’s shows.
Colleen, in addition to her role in the reining industry, has played an even larger role with USEF having earned numerous USEF championships in the hunter divisions while also competing at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) events. She is a six-time Congress champion, with numerous AQHA World Championships. Over the past 25 years, with the help of her husband, Tim, and other mentors in the hunter business, she has trained both horses and riders to numerous wins and championships.
Colleen has helped to develop some of the top equine events and programs in both the Hunter/Jumper and Reining worlds. She has served on the board of the NRHA in the past, where she was on the Show Standard Committee as well as served on the Executive Board and chaired Event Production Committee for the NRHA Futurity and the NRHA Derby. In the Hunter Jumper world, Colleen served as a founding board member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association.
With a stellar reputation and a long list of credentials, it is clear to see why Colleen McQuay would be awarded the Walter B. Devereux Sportsmanship Award. This award is presented to the horseman or horsewoman who personifies the ideals of the current sportsman’s charter through commitment and dedication to the sport.
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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