The 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show is Right Around the Corner – Don’t Miss all the Action!

The 50th Running of the National Reining Horse Association Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show is Right Around the Corner – Don’t Miss all the Action!

The 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show is just around the corner!  Check out what you can expect from your NRHA Futurity this year!

Oklahoma City, Okla., November 10, 2015 – The 50th Running of the 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show is scheduled to take place November 26 – December 5, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Exhibitors planning to attend this pinnacle event will vie for estimated total cash, purse and prizes of more than $2 million! More information is available at nrhafuturity.com.

Not only is the NRHA Futurity one of the world’s most sought after western competitions by spectators and competitors alike, NRHA is also proud to celebrate crowning the 50th Open Futurity Champion this November!

In addition to the exciting Non Pro and Open Finals, NRHA will host the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC).  NRHA members compete all year long to earn honors to come to Oklahoma City and compete at the grand daddy of them all. Adequan® NAAC competitors include youth 13 and younger, youth 14 through 18, Non Pro and Open divisions. These competitors are all competing for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes.

“I want to welcome everyone to the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity! I hope you are as excited as I am to watch the 50th champion crowned at our pinnacle event. Because this is our 50th year of consecutively hosting such a globally well-known event, I want all competitors, spectators, judges and staff to enjoy your experience with us in Oklahoma City,” said NRHA President Rick Clark.

In addition to all the exciting action, NRHA has put together a host of awesome activities to celebrate NRHA and this tremendous milestone. Check out some of the highlights about this year’s Futurity:

  • Open invitation visits to NRHA’s new international headquarters located at 3021 West Reno Ave, on the south side of State Fair Park;
  • New exhibitor coverage at the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships will put a new light on all these champions;
  • A celebration starting at 5:30 on December 3 in the Cox Pavilion includes a special presentation recognizing the first 49 years of champions, showcasing how the history is driving the future and ending the evening with a concert;
  • The NRHA/Markel Sale continues to grow! NRHA is up in consignment numbers from last year. The Marketplace Sale is December 3, Futurity Prospect Sale is December 4 and the Select Yearling Sale is December 5;
  • New for this year, Section 201 is reserved for media to allow all media partners and local news sources a place to get the best shot from the Coliseum.
  • One of reining’s own will join us Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 to give honors to how this awesome sport got its start.  Come early and watch Clark Bradley show the audience the way the sport began by setting the pattern for both the Cinch Non Pro and Lucas Oil Open Level 4 Finals.

And finally, this was a very special year for the horse industry. Not only did American Pharoah win the Triple Crown, he also took the Breeder’s Cup Classic, something many will never see again.

In addition to American Pharoah’s class and athleticism, his personality is what made everyone fall in love with his pony horse, Smokey. But to reiners, Smokey is a reining American Quarter Horse known as This Whiz Shines. In celebration of the sport of reining, and all these wonderful horse industry milestones that have been accomplished this year, Smokey will be here as NRHA’s guest of honor in the Super Barn December 3-5! Come see him and enjoy watching some world class reining while in town.

Spectators are encouraged to start making plans now to come of Oklahoma City to watch the thrilling action and witness who will take home a check worth at least $150,000 in the Lucas Oil Level 4 Open and the title of NRHA Open Futurity Champion!

More information about the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show:

  • Reservations can be made at nrhafuturity.com/hotels
  • Purchase box and general admission tickets at nrhafuturity.com/tickets
  • Download the latest schedule at nrhafuturity.com/schedule

The world’s best reining horses and competitors come to Oklahoma City to compete for an estimated total purse and cash prizes of more than $2 million. This is one event NRHA does not want Oklahoma City, North America and the entire world to miss!

A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:

Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, NFuelN Local, OKC Convention & Vistors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Trailguard, and Xtra Quarter Horses.

NRHA Event Sponsors: RAM, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Production, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Sundowner, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Avila’s Pro Shop, Freewheeler Golf Cars, EZGO, Tamarack Ranch and Pro View.

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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2015 Equita Lyon Wrap-up

2015 Equita Lyon Wrap-up 

Baeck & Kronsteiner are Equidia Lyon Reining International Open Champions

Lyon, November 1 – Provided by Simona Diale – In twenty years, Equita Lyon has become an international benchmark in terms of equestrian events. Every year, over 150.000 visitors make their way to the French city which is located in the Rhône-Alpes region and which attracts over 2000 horses represented by 20 breeds. Horse enthusiasts enjoy the incredible number of vendors and naturally the greatest jumping, dressage, cutting and reining champions.

The $35,000-added Equidia Reining International de Lyon Open

01 : LEPREVOST PENELOPE REINING : LEPREVOST PENELOPE REININGLike each year, the $35,000-added Equidia Lyon Reining International Open lived up to expectations; the public filled the stands and 25 top European horses and riders rode in the pen.

Prior to the prestigious NRHA approved Lyon International Reining Open, during the Opening Ceremony, Penelope Leprévost and Olympic rider Michel Robert gave everyone the chance to see the best female rider in the world and her mentor try out the main reining manoeuvers. “I’ve had the chance to ride a reiner before and I must admit I really enjoyed it! These horses are simply amazing,” said Leprévost.

Three NRHA Million Dollar Riders (Bernard Fonck, Rudi Kronsteiner and Cody Sapergia) as well as NRHA past Open World Champions (Sail On Top Whizard, Nu Chexomatic,) rode through the in gate and once the last RUDI KRONSTEINER & DR LEE HOOKstop was performed, the highest score of the day was a 223 posted by Belgian Cira Baeck riding Rudeidger Diedenhofen’s Whizasunnysailor BB (Topsail Whiz x Walla Walla Sunshine) and by Austrian Rudi Kronsteiner aboard Glis Ranch’s Dr Lee Hook (Ray Gay Quixote x Chickadualsha). The two NRHA Professionals decided not to run-off and settled for the co-championship. “It’s the end of the season and both our horses have given us both so much both this year and during their career,” said Cira. Kronsteiner agreed to the decision and was quick to praise his 7-year-old stallion’s performance: “Once again my horse felt good and did good enough to win! This is the fifth time he’s showing here and it was with him that I crossed the Million Dollar Mark right here in Lyon!”

CIRA BAECK 1 WHIZASUNNYSAILOR BB (1)Cira Baeck riding Shine N Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Spark N Pretty), owned by Chanay Sky Management, also shared the co-reserve championship with husband and wife team, Ann and Bernard Fonck. Ann rode Rosanne Sternberg’s Ebony Spook (Smart Spook x Ebony Whiz). The pair had left their mark in Lyon last year winning the prestigious Open and also took the 2014 NRHA Open World Championship.  Multiple NRHA Open World Champion, Bernard Fonck, rode Smart N Sparkin (Smart Chic Olena x Setting Off Sparks). The three Belgian riders closed their runs with a 222.

The $15,000-added Delome Reining International de Lyon Non Pro

Tina Mantl_Nu ChexomaticSaving the best for last was exactly what past NRHA Non Pro World Champion, Tina Kuestner-Mantl, and her flashy palomino gelding, Nu Chexomatic, did on Sunday afternoon in Lyon. In a field of 22 entries, last to go, the pair closed the reining competition and their pattern with an explosive 223.5. The highest score of the entire show!

With Cody Sapergia in the saddle, Nu Chexomatic – aka Duke – had claimed the 2013 NRHA Open World Championship. By Nu Chex To Cash and out of Tejons Texie Lena, the 7-year-old stallion once again proved his worth. “I’m happy and since my first horse (Hesa Sure Whiz) didn’t do too well, I was a bit more aggressive showing,” said Tina. “The most important thing was that Duke was quiet and really nice everywhere!”

Gina Schumacher_Gotta Nifty GunEarly in the draw, Gina Schumacher and Gotta Nifty Gun (Dun It Gotta Gun x Custom Nifty Nic), owned by Chanay Sky Management, had set the bar by scoring a 219.5. Their score remained un beat until Tina entered the pen after which they had to settle for reserve honors.

In third place, Belgian Piet Metsdagh rode his Reining Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Rush N Cat) to a 217.5. He was followed, with a one point difference, by Manuel Bonzano of Italy aboard High Point Reiner (Sailin Ruf x Scarlet High Listo) owned by 23 QH Az. Agricola SS. The two European riders, are hauling for the NRHA Non Pro World Championship.

The French 3-year-old Snaffle Bit Futurity

Earning the $3,000- added Futurity Snaffle Bit 3-year-old Open Level 4 Championship were Cira Baeck and Wimpysshortstride BB, owned by Tuur Lefloot. The pair scored a 216.5 for the win.

Taking home the the $2,000-added Level 2 and the $1,000-added Level 1 championship was Christelle Graffeuille riding Customized Whizcrome for owner Laurent Garrido.

Winning the $2,500-added Snaffle Bit Non Pro Level 4 division was Tina Kuenstner-Mantl riding her Whizzing Grace. The $1,500-added Level 2 was for BFR Whiz I Had A Gun with Renate Duijnkerke in the saddle. Claiming $500-added Level 1 division were Sabrina Gujer and KR Next Revolution.

The French 3 & 4 year-old Futurity

Winning the $4,000-added Futurity 3 & 4-year-old Open Level 4 championship with a 217.5 was Ann Fonck riding Spook N Perla for Golden Paint Ranch.

Checkmybarbiesturbo, ridden and owned by Kristiaan Hermus, earned both the $2,000-added Level 2 and $1,000-added Level 1 Open championships.

In the $2,800-added Non Pro Level 4 division, Gina Schumacher riding CS Eye Catchin Gun took the title. Both the $,1200-added Level 2 and the $500-added Level 1 titles went to Gina van den Bos riding Lil Ruf Whiz N Tag.

 

The Reining International de Lyon and the $21,000-added French Futurity, organized by GL Events in collaboration with the NRHA of France, is the largest international reining event in France.

 

Photos by Andrea Bonaga

Photo Michel Robert/Penelope Léprevost  @EQUITA PSV

Provided by Simona Diale

For complete results: http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=428

On the Facebook page you will find the images and videos of all the campions: https://www.facebook.com/events/747789408683424/

 

 

 

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Whiz N Tag Chex Becomes an NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce its newest Two Million Dollar Sire, Whiz N Tag Chex, bred by Bob Loomis and owned by Andre Tripoloni of Brazil. A 1999 stallion by NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Topsail Whiz out of Tag Chex by King Fritz, Whiz N Tag Chex was successful in the show pen prior to his lucrative career in the breeding shed.

Whiz N Tag Chex’s competitive reining career was indicative of his power, athleticism and heart. Ridden by NRHA’s first-ever Million Dollar Owner, Lance Griffin, he was the 2003 and 2004 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level (L) 4 Non Pro Champion. The duo also helped capture the Silver Medal at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) for Team Canada.

In the breeding shed, the sorrel stallion has sired an abundance of successful horses, most notably The Great Tag whose NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) total $236,146. The Great Tag, piloted by NRHA Million Dollar Rider Cody Sapergia snagged the Reserve Champion title at the 2008 NRHA Futurity. Among Whiz N Tag Chex’s first foal crop and second highest earning get is Dun Playin Tag (x Brennas Dunit Fancy by Hollywood Dun It) who like his sire, was a standout internationally, winning the Individual Bronze Medal at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. As well, Dun Playin Tag with Cody Sapergia was third in the 2007 NRHA Futurity L4 Open and with rider Samantha Burns; Dun Playin Tag captured the Reserve championship at the 2010 NRBC in the L4 Non Pro division. In total, Dun Playin Tag’s career earnings exceed $226,000. In addition, Blue Collar Tag (LTE $216,164) has made a name for himself after becoming Champion at the NRBC in L3 and L4 Open divisions with NRHA Professional Martin Muehlstaetter. Other notable offspring include FM Shine N Tag Chex (LTE $94,262) and Lil Joe Tag (LTE $60,278).

In total Whiz N Tag Chex’s offspring have earned $2,045,569. With a royal pedigree and a show record to go with it, look for more Whiz N Tag Chex offspring to propel their sire upward to more Million Dollar milestones in the future.

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The November Digital Reiner is ready!

Layout 1The November Digital Reiner is ready! Along with exciting event coverage and interesting feature articles, there are also some important events and details. As well, you can take a look back 50 years to see what it took to produce the first NRHA Futurity. Also highlighted in the November issue are approved rule changes for 2016. Of course, there is plenty of exciting competition coverage in this issue like the NRHA South Central U.S. Affiliate Regional Championships, the Tulsa Reining Classic and the 2015 Las Vegas High Roller Reining Classic.

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Vanlandingham Reaches a Million

NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham recently reached what many riders consider the “crowning achievement” in an NRHA competitor’s reining career when his NRHA earnings topped the million dollar mark. “It’s a big honor and a tribute to all the people who have supported you and all our clients who have put us on great horses,” shared Vanlandingham while discussing his recent achievement. “We have been blessed by God to be in a business that we love and be successful at it. It’s a very humbling thing.”

Vanlandingham has been at the reining game a relatively short time.  He earned his first competitive pay check in 2000 when he guided Happy Moonshadow to a fifth place finish in a limited open class at the NRHA Derby Show.  One could consider that $41 paycheck as the seed money that began his trek toward a million dollars.

Along the way Vanlandingham piloted some outstanding reining horses and won his share of events.  Aboard Gallos Stylish Star he was third in the 2005 NRHA Futurity’s Intermediate Open division and in 2008 the pair was Co-champions in the Level 4 Open at the NRHA Derby.  Riding Whizin Off Sparks, he was 2007 Derby Intermediate Open Champion and A Smokin Whiz carried Vanlandingham to the 2011 NRHA Derby’s Level 3 Open championship title.  There were many more horses as well as trainers that helped earn Vanlandingham’s million. “It’s a great business to be in when the guys you’re competing against are willing to help you out,” stated Vanlandingham.

In 2013, Vanlandingham would have what he describes as “the most memorable ride as well as his biggest accomplishment on the back of a horse.”

He created quite a stir when he began showing Vaughn Zimmerman’s Not Ruf At All in the fall futurities to much success.  The pair debuted at the Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity in Tulsa, winning the Level 4 Open title.  Their next stop was Las Vegas where they topped the High Roller Reining Classic Futurity taking the championship and prize money home to Texas.  It was on to Oklahoma City and the NRHA Futurity where they once again bested the rest of the competition to claim the ultimate Futurity win, banking $156,750 and earning $8,250 for breeder/nominator Petra Zeitler Connor! They hardly missed a beat, heading for Katy, Texas in 2014 and the National Reining Breeders Classic where they earned more than $23,000, placing seventh in the Level 4 Open.  Back in Oklahoma City the partnership demonstrated that they were the real deal when they claimed the NRHA Derby Level 4 Champion title, adding another $61,000 to their substantial bank account.  Altogether they’ve earned $328,149.

Vanlandingham attributes his success in the show pen to God. “It’s a humbling business, but it’s awesome to know that we have been blessed by the good Lord to have the success we have and to get us through the tough times,” said Vanlandingham. “If we didn’t have Him we would have nothing to live for.”

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Spooks Gotta Gun Earns Million Dollar Sire Status

Congratulations are in order for Spooks Gotta Gun, owned by Silver Spurs Equine, who has become an NRHA Million Dollar Sire.  The much heralded and sought after achievement marks a stallion’s success in the breeding pen and punctuates his ability to sire quality and successful competitive reining horses.  Spooks Gotta Gun’s breeding career was preceded by a successful show record that spanned from 2005 through 2009. The 2002 stallion earned $79,600 in the show pen with wins at such prestigious events as the Reining by the Bay Derby.

Spooks Gotta Gun is by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Grays Starlight and out of the highly-respected producer Katie Gun, whose offspring have earned $567,465 and include Hall of Fame inductee Gunner (AQHA Colonels Smoking Gun [APHA Colonels Smokingun]). His offspring include such standouts as Spooks Gotta Whiz, NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of $345,137; The Kids Gotta Gun, LTE $77,882; Spooks Gotta Run, LTE $64,785; Dun Lost My Gun, LTE $38,859 and Spooks O Lena, LTE $35,427.

Silver Spurs Equine maintains a battery of stallions that includes some of the performance horse industry’s most respected, popular and well-known sires.  An NRHA Corporate Partner, Silver Spurs Equine has built their line up of stallions with a goal of becoming “The Source” for mare owners seeking outstanding stallions to cross on their mares. Hats off to Spooks Gotta Gun and Silver Spurs Equine on their latest accomplishment!

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Starlights Wrangler Earns NRHA Million Dollar Sire Status

Congratulations are in order for Starlights Wrangler, owned by Hendricks Broten Equine Assets, who has become an NRHA Million Dollar Sire. Starlights Wrangler joins other notable sires who have achieved the lofty distinction. His remarkable breeding career was preceded by a successful show career that spanned from 2000 through 2003. The 1997 stallion earned $125,960 in the show pen with wins at such prestigious events as the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open Derby with Dell Hendricks in 2002.

Starlights Wrangler is by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Grays Starlight out of Wranglers Connie (by Docs Wrangler). Starlights Wrangler’s offspring include such standouts as Wranglin In Chex, NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of $70,214; AR Oakies Last Stand, LTE $61,182; All In Wrangler, LTE $58,514; Whiz N Starlight, LTE $55,306 and Luckys Starlight, LTE $44,888.

Hendricks shared that Sally Broten has been a dream to work with during their ownership of Starlights Wranger and shared his excitement of the milestone reached. “It’s been a long and fun journey, but it has been a goal of mine since I bought half of him to reach that million-dollar sire status,” stated Hendricks. “I’m just thrilled to death.” Hendricks has been working for a decade to reach this title with Starlights Wrangler. “I’m so thankful to everyone who has supported him over the years, all the people who have ridden his offspring, all the mare owners who have bred mares to him and my wife for putting up with me through the whole journey,” said Hendricks. “I couldn’t have done it alone.”

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Merial Introduces New Rewards Program

MAX, Merial Awards XpressTM — the innovative rewards program that puts money back into the pockets of loyal Merial customers.

Duluth, Ga. – October 2015 – Keeping animals healthy is as important to Merial as it is to its customers. That’s why the new MAX, Merial Awards XpressTM Rewards program is proud to offer an easy way to do just that while saving customers money.

Merial rebates are now easier. They can be submitted online — no clipping, no mailing, no waiting on checks. Just a personalized, reloadable MAX, Merial Awards Xpress™ Visa® Prepaid Card and a whole lot of savings on the products customers need to keep their animals healthy. It’s a great alternative to submitting rebates by mail.

How does the program work?

Customers can simply register online and create an account at www.max.merial.com and download the app to their Apple mobile device. Because the app saves the customer’s information, there is no need to enter it again — unlike paper submissions that have to be filled out each time. Once a Merial cattle or equine brand product is purchased, the customer will take a picture of the receipt or scan the barcode with their mobile device as proof of purchase and upload it to the app. Once a customer submits qualifying purchase information, they will receive their MAX, Merial Awards Xpress™ Visa Prepaid Card loaded with the money they’ve earned.*

After customers receive the card, rebates reload onto it within days of the submission being validated. This is an advantage as mailed-in rebates can take six to eight weeks to process. Customers can then use their card like cash anywhere Visa Prepaid Cards are accepted.

Customers can also track their rewards by opening the app on their mobile device and checking the status of their submission and the balance on their card.

Eligible MAX, Merial Awards XpressTM products include:

Cattle products

  • CYSTORELIN® (gonadorelin diacetate tetrahydrate)
  • EPRINEX® (eprinomectin)
  • IVOMEC® (ivermectin)
  • IVOMEC® Plus (ivermectin and clorsulon)
  • IVOMEC® (ivermectin) 1% Injection
  • IVOMEC® (ivermectin) Pour-On
  • J-VAC®
  • ZACTRAN® (gamithromycin)

Equine products

  • EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) Oral Paste
  • EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) Injection
  • GASTROGARD® (omeprazole)
  • LEGEND® (hyaluronate sodium)
  • MARQUIS® (15% w/w ponazuril)
  • POTOMAVAC™ + IMRAB®
  • RECOMBITEK® rWNV-EWT
  • ULCERGARD® (omeprazole)
  • ZIMECTERIN® Gold (ivermectin/praziquantel)

An instructional video is available on the Merial YouTube Channel. To learn more about the new MAX, Merial Rewards Xpress™ Program or to register, visit www.max.merial.com.

*The MAX, Merial Awards Xpress Visa Prepaid Card is not redeemable for cash or usable at any ATM. Terms and Conditions apply to the card. Your card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc. Cards can be used at any merchants that accept Visa debit cards within the United States and U.S. territories.

About Merial

Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health and well-being of a wide range of animals. Merial employs 6,100 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide with more than €2 billion of sales in 2014.

Merial is a Sanofi company.

For more information, please see www.merial.com.

 

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Silver Spurs Equine Expands NRHA Partnership

For Immediate Release – Oklahoma City, Okla. – October 21, 2015 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announces that Silver Spurs Equine has expanded their support for the sport of Reining. This agreement includes their continued support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships, the Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year and the NRHA Derby 7 & Up Non Pro class. In addition to their commitment to NRHA’s major events, Silver Spurs Equine plans to support an NRHA Silver Spurs Equine Open Shootout, the NRHA Green Reiner program, and the NRHA Affiliate Regional Championships as well.

Michelle and Michael Miola own Silver Spurs Equine … Stallion City USA and are the largest private owners of reining horse stallions in the world. Silver Spurs’ dream team line up of NRHA Champions and proven sires of NRHA Champions began 11 years ago with NRHA Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Boomernic. Today, Silver Spurs Equine offers a comprehensive breeding program designed to motivate and reward their breeders, complete with liberal breeding discount programs, low shipping fees, free breeding raffles, breeder’s credits and much more. Visit SilverSpursEquine.com to learn more about their breeding program and stallions.

“My goal is to make the Silver Spurs brand be a permanently lit beacon to all in our marvelous sport. We strive to make dreams come true for hopeful reiners and with Silver Spurs we want everyone to know they have the opportunity to breed a champion. I am very energized to work with NRHA to concentrate on the growth of our industry, so that all of our members, non pro and professionals alike along with all the people that support and care for our horses; veterinarians, farriers and trainers all benefit from the work upon which we are about to embark,” Mike Miola expressed regarding their contract expansion.

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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New NRHA Corporate Partner: Trailguard Services, LLC

October 20, 2015 – Oklahoma City, OK – Trailguard Services, L.L.C. announced today a new partnership with the National Reining Horse Association to offer Trailguard Roadside Assistance Programs to NRHA members.  Trailguard Services understands horses, the concern their owners have when transporting their animals across the country and certainly places the health and welfare of all horses as an utmost priority when owners and trainers breakdown between events.

As an added bonus to this new partnership, NRHA members who sign up for this valuable service before November 15 will receive 25% off the cost of membership! After that date, all NRHA members will receive a 20% discount.  In addition, NRHA members will lock in these savings for as long as they remain a Trailguard member.

Jeff Sims, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trailguard said, “We are very proud to be the official roadside assistance program of NRHA.  Founded in 1966, NRHA is dedicated to the promotion of the reining horse with an unsurpassed commitment to its members, while setting the standard for and advancing the sport of reining worldwide.  Trailguard shares the same level of commitment to members providing the highest quality customer service and most comprehensive roadside assistance benefits, and we look forward to serving NRHA and its members.”

“NRHA remains committed to providing our members with benefits that address their specific needs.  We are confident that the addition of Trailguard as a corporate partner will continue to enhance the value of the NRHA membership while providing our members with the most comprehensive roadside assistance program available.  Trailguard goes above and beyond to help their customers and we want that available to our membership whether they are traveling to horse shows or even just to work,” said NRHA Commissioner, Gary Carpenter.

Trailguard is a provider of premium roadside assistance benefits and specializes in serving those who haul horses and livestock.

NRHA has over 850 NRHA-approved shows worldwide with nearly $14 million in competition purses annually. Trailguard will be an official NRHA Corporate Partner of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship ShowNRHA Derby and the North American Affiliate Regional Championships.

Contact: Trailguard Services, L.L.C.
Phone: 405-254-6445
trailguard.org

NRHA
Phone: 405-946-7400
nrha.com

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