NRHA Financial Information

Occasionally, individuals will inquire or make statements about NRHA’s finances. To be forthcoming about this and the association’s policies, governance, and other topics, we provide information to members via the NRHA website. In the Members Only section, the following is provided so that members can access it anytime they desire:

  • Financial Information: Audit report and financial overview
    • NOTE: NRHA and the Reining Horse Foundation are audited every year, most recently by Van Wieren & Jones, Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. Additionally, NRHA underwent an IRS audit a few years ago, and the IRS notified NRHA our organization continues to qualify for exemption for Federal income tax and no changes to our Form 940 and 941.
  • Association information: Minutes, committee reports, and ratified e-votes
  • NRHA Corporate Record Book: Passed resolutions, policies, and procedures
    • This includes such items as reimbursement, conflict of interest, whistle-blower, and investment policies
  • Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules & Regulations, and the NRHA disciplinary action list
  • Most memberships include a subscription to the NRHA Reinerwhich provides informative and educational materials about the industry

NRHA is legally required to provide our Form 990 and Form 990T tax return to anyone who requests it. If you would like to request a copy please contact John Foy, and he will gladly comply with the request. Otherwise, the Form 990 can be accessed via Guidestar.org. A person only needs to join Guidestar.org to access this information. There is no fee to sign up or to be able to look-up any organization’s Form 990. The same information is available for RHF, as well.

Due to their confidential nature, NRHA does not disclose detailed financial records or contracts.

Other related items of note related to NRHA’s health and performance in growing the sport:

  • NRHA membership has remained relatively stable, especially in comparison to other organizations
    • 2013 = 14,784
    • 2017 = 14,866
    • In 2017, Associate memberships targeted to entry level or beginning reiners increased 13% over the previous year
  • Competition licenses have grown steadily in recent years
    • 2013 = 9,404
    • 2017 = 9,804
  • Nominations also have grown
    • North America
      • 2013 = 2,424
      • 2017 = 2,622
    • Europe
      • 2013 = 699
      • 2017 = 1,151
  • Entry Level Reining entries continue the trend
    • 2013 = 4,348
    • 2017 = 8,891
    • Category 2 & 6 aged events show nearly the same percentage of growth (more than double) in the same time frame
  • Total NRHA entries have been strong
    • 2013 = 73,910
    • 2017 = 102,875

We hope this information is helpful to you as a  member. NRHA is in a strong position thanks to board members, committee members, staff, and others who bring enthusiasm for making the reining world stronger.

Some helpful definitions: 

Form 990 – Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (this is basically our exempt tax return, it has both financial and organizational information provided) 

Form 990T – Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return (this is the return NRHA uses to pay taxes on those activities NRHA engages in that is not tax exempt, primarily Reiner advertising and sponsorship)

Form 940 – Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return

Form 941 – Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return

Ancillary Champs Crowned

Paul Queen

Thursday the Tulsa Reining Classic continued with ancillary classes in the Mustang and Super Duty arenas at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Paul Qeen riding Outta Dough (Gallo Del Cielo x Dough Olena) scored a 144 to top the Non Pro held in the Mustang arena for owner Dorothy Queen. Paul has a long relationship with the 13-year-old that shines through in the show pen. Outta Dough was first Queen’s mother’s horse, but soon she handed over the reins and the rest is history.

“He’s been in the family a long time. My mom rode him for a long time after Mike Berg trained him. I had just gotten out of school and asked Mom if I could show him and she said ‘he’s yours,'” Paul said. “I don’t show him that much, but he’s just as honest as he ever was.”

The duo also took home the reserve titles in the Intermediate and Limited Non Pro. All totaled they earned $1,102 for the their efforts on Thursday.

McKinnon Larcombe

McKinnon Larcombe and Taris Dreamer topped the Intermediate Non Pro and Limied Non Pro with a score of 146. The duo has taken home big wins together, but Larcombe says Thursday’s performance was their best so far.

“Everything put together was the best it’s ever been. It’s the highest I’ve ever scored on him,” Larcombe said. “Everything was as good as it could have possibly been.”

Taris Dreamer is by Magnum Chic Dream out of Taris San Cutter and owned by Ron Thompson. The 9-year-old led Larcombe to a total of $738 on Thursday. Larcombe says over the past several years they’ve build a strong relationship and Thursday’s wins gave her a confidence boost for the remainder of the Tulsa Reining Classic.

“We’ve been working a lot on his run downs. He’s been shown so much in his life that he’s so experienced in that section that he thinks ‘Oh, I’ll show you the way, kid,'” Larcombe said with a laugh. “Today he let me pilot him instead of him piloting me, so I was very happy with him.”

Keri Sigman

Keri Sigman had a great showing in Tulsa on Thursday taking home the championship in the Non Pro Prime Time with a score of 143.5 aboard Wimps Quixote Cody.

“The run was pretty good today, there were a few little bobbles, but he tried really hard, so it was fun,” Sigman said.

The 12-year-old gelding by Wimpys Little Step out of Cody Kay Quiote has been with Sigman since the end of his 3-year-old year and Sigman says he holds a special place in her heart. On top of the Prime Time win Wimps Quixote Cody also earned the reserve co-championship in the Non Pro, tied for third in the Intermediate and Limited classes.

In the Open ancillary and Affiliate Regional Championships Open classes Jared Leclair and Smart Voodoo Doctor (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Smart As Sister) took home the NRHA Open and ARC Open wins from a score of 146.5 for owner Dean Spence.

Jared Leclair

Stephen Archer and Smart Stepin Lena followed up their Wednesday wins with the Intermediate Open and ARC Intermediate Open wins on Thursday. The duo scored a 143.5. Smart Stepin Lena is by Wimpys Little Step out of Smart Shiney Lena and owned by Carolyn Tellepsen and has been a standout horse for the Archer-Tellepson partnership.

“Everything was good, I missed my middle stop a little bit, but that was my fault,” Archer admitted. “He was good, he’s always good.”

Stephen Archer

Nick Valentine and Mandy Faust shared the win in the NRHA Limited Open ancillary class with scores of 143.

Valentine rode Double Loaded Gun (Colonels Smokin Gun x Anniegityergun) to the win for owners Dough and Deborah Forzani. Valentine has only had the stallion for one month and used the Tulsa Reining Classic as a trial to understand the horse’s riding style.

Nick Valentine

“I brought him here for him to get to know me and for me to get to know him and test him out,” Valentine said. “He’s seasoned, he knows his job, so we’re just testing the waters to see what we can do together.”

Faust rode Highlanders Scandal (Conquistador Whiz x HR Short Wheel Base), owned by Barn 66 LLC, to the win. Faust doesn’t normally show the 9-year-old mare, but says Sally Berg gave her the opportunity. Faust also shared the co-championship in the NRHA Rookie Professional division with Kaleigh Geringer.

The ARC Limited Open champions were Todd Martin and Matteo Argentero with scores of 139.5.

Mandy Faust

Martin rode Conquistador Rox (Conquistador Whiz x Roxie Boom) for owner Allison Buffington, who is one of Martin’s youth competitors.

“[Buffington] is showing him in the affiliate championships and I school him throughout the year and I got qualified on accident I didn’t realize that we got qualified,” Martin said with a laugh, “so we brought him up here and I got to show him and get [Buffington] ready for this weekend.”

Todd Martin

Buffington will take the 7-year-old gelding into the show pen Friday for the youth classes.

Argentero rode Skeattle Slew (Skeets Peppy x Starlite N Oak) owned by Ginger Dwyer to the win.

In the NRHA Rookie Professional division Kaleigh Geringer shared the win with a score of 143 aboard Lil Coded Jac owned by Susan Meyer. The duo also took home the ARC Rookie Professional win. Lil Coded Jac is by Jacs Electric Spark out of Hot Coded Candy.

“He’s an awesome horse he’s so cool and super honest in the show pen,” Geringer said. “He was really with me and really quiet today, the run felt really good.”

Kaleigh Geringer

Jennifer Richards topped the Green Reiner Levels 1 and 2 riding Gunna Spook You with a score of 71. Richards said she’s been working on stepping up her game with the 7-year-old gelding by Gunnatrashya out of Sugarplum Chic and accomplished her goal on Thursday.

“We’ve been trying to challenge the pattern a little bit more, so today I kind of challenged it and gave him a little bit more freedom and trusted him through the pattern and it worked,” Richard said.

Jennifer Richards

Don’t miss a second of the action and make plans to watch RFD-TV’s Horse of the West coverage of the Tulsa Reining Classic, which will air on Monday, September 24th and October 1st at 1:30 and 9:30 pm Central Time.

Go to www.horseofthewest.tv to find an episode schedule, search for RFD in your area, or watch past episodes. Be sure to subscribe to the Horse of the West YouTube page to see more videos, features, and interviews.

Catch all the action of the Tulsa Reining Classic at www.tulsareining.com and by following along on social media.

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.

Cade McCutcheon Wins SmartPak Non Pro Derby

Cade McCutcheon

The Tulsa Reining Classic, held at Expo Square Aug. 27 – Sept. 2 saw smart maneuvers and big stops during the SmartPak Non Pro Derby in the Ford Truck Arena.

Cade McCutcheon took home the championship in the SmartPak Non Pro Level 4 Derby when he claimed the win aboard Me And Julio (Colonels Nite Special x Darlins Not Painted) with a score of 220. The 2014 gelding turned in a big performance for McCutcheon, which he says is a confidence booster for their future.

“We bought him after the NRBC this year and we were still getting to know each other at the NRHA Derby and we had a little trouble,” McCutcheon said. “So, it was good to get this run before we go into the majors next year and get that confidence and get going together.”

McCutcheon and Me And Julio earned $4,967 for their efforts in Tulsa. Last year McCutcheon’s mom, Mandy McCutcheon took home the Non Pro Derby win and Cade says it’s a good feeling to trade the win with his mom.

Gina Schumacher rode Slideomatic Spook (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Shiney Diamond Lady) owned by XCS Ranch to a score of 219 for the SmartPak Non Pro Derby Level 4 Reserve Championship.

Ann-Marie Burns

It was an epic day for Anne-Marie Burnes when she shared the championship in the SmartPak Non Pro Level 3 Derby with Bailey Kolson, plus shared the win with herself on two different horses in the Level 2 and Level 1. Burns also took home the championship in the Novice Horse Non Pro Derby.

Burns said the win is extra special, because of the year she spent working on herself.

“Last year I was plagued with pilot errors so I was so pleased to get them both shown today,” Burns said. “It’s been a long year and this is my last class of the year, so it’s a great way to end the year.”

Aboard REF Sturgis (Custom Harley x Chics Time To Rein) Burns marked a 218.5 to share the co-championship in the Level 3, Level 2, Level 1 and took the championship in the Novice Horse Non Pro.

The 2012 gelding has had a long road to the winner’s stage. He was injured after the first show of his 3-year-old year and put on stall rest for an entire year. Burns says she was able to hold the faith and REF Sturgis pulled through to become the horse he is now.

“We brought him back after a year in the stall and four months of being turned out and he was just awesome,” Burns said adding that he continued to build strength in the show pen. “This year he made the finals in the NRBC in the Level 1 and 2, and he made the Derby finals 3, 2 and 1. I made pilot errors in both finals. So, it’s so satisfying this being his last derby that I was able to get him shown.”

Riding Lil Jersey (Yellow Jersey x Whiz N Darlin) Burns shared the win with herself in the Level 2 and Level 1 with a score of 218.5. Burns purchased Lil Jersey last year and said their relationship hasn’t been as easy as with REF Sturgis.

“Lil Jersey and I have taken a little longer to make friends,” she said with a laugh. “Again, I was so happy to get him shown today. I showed him first and he did so well. I was very excited.”

All totaled Burns earned $6,288 from the SmartPak Non Pro Derby.

Bailey Kolsun

Bailey Kolsun and Diamond Studden Guns (Gunnatrashya x Like To Flo) marked a 218.5 to share the co-championship in the Level 3. They also took third in the Level 4.

Kolsun purchased the 6-year-old gelding three years ago and has been an easy horse for Kolsun to team with and show.

“He was awesome today, he was on his game,” Kolsun said. “He’s a very talented horse and he’s been awesome for me for years.”

The win brings Kolsun confidence going into the High Roller Classic. Together, the team earned $4,164 for their efforts in Tulsa.

Jillane Brown

Jillane Brown won the SmartPak Non Pro Prime Time championship from a score of 220 aboard Xtra Voodoo Sailor. The 2014 mare by Shiners Voodoo Dr out of Always Sailing Smart also led Brown to the Novice Horse Non Pro reserve championship and third in the Level 2 and Level 1.

“She’s an amazing horse,” Brown said. “She circled really good for me and her turn arounds are great and her rundowns are probably the best. She’s a really big stopper. [This win] means a lot to me. We got checks in all the divisions, so I’m really pleased with her this week.”

Brown earned $2,238 in Tulsa and said it marked her biggest win on Xtra Voodoo Sailor thus far.

Frederick Christen won the Prime Time reserve championship riding Blonde Ambishen (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Relaxin With A Bud) as well as third place riding Xtra Voodoo Step (Wimpys Little Step x Voodoo Chic) from a score of 217.5.

Don’t miss a second of the action and make plans to watch RFD-TV’s Horse of the West coverage of the Tulsa Reining Classic, which will air on Monday, September 24th and October 1st at 1:30 and 9:30 pm Central Time.

Go to www.horseofthewest.tv to find an episode schedule, search for RFD in your area, or watch past episodes. Be sure to subscribe to the Horse of the West YouTube page to see more videos, features, and interviews.

Catch all the action of the Tulsa Reining Classic at www.tulsareining.com and by following along on social media.

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.

Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference to Feature National Reining Horse Association’s Ride a Reiner Program

(August 2018) – Those attending the Certified Horsemanship Association’s (CHA) International Conference in September are in for a treat thanks to the return of the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Ride a Reiner program. The conference is set for September 28-30, 2018 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. The NRHA Ride a Reiner program will run during the lunch break at noon on Saturday, September 29, in the Bill Pickett Arena. There is an extra $55 fee, payable at the CHA registration desk on site. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis; and at past conferences, the spots fill up fast for this highly anticipated event.

NRHA Professional Ryan Rushing will run the event. Rushing owns Ryan Rushing Performance Horses, LLC, in Eaton, Colorado, with his wife, Amy. Operating out of Spicer Arena, the NRHA Professional specializes in training and showing aged event reining horses and coaching non pros, as well as hosting clinics, sales, and lessons. With NRHA Lifetime Earnings in excess of $122,000, Rushing has earned top finishes in the NRHA Open Derby, the NRHA Open Futurity, and the National Reining Breeders Classic.

The NRHA Ride a Reiner program has been featured at equine events across the country, including at past CHA International Conferences. “NRHA is excited to have the opportunity to give conference attendees the slide of their life by offering Ride A Reiner again,” said Hayley Eberle, NRHA’s Manager of Marketing and Outreach. “Ride A Reiner gives people from different disciplines and skill levels the chance to experience just how skilled and talented reining horses are.”

CHA is thrilled to welcome NRHA’s popular program back and to have support from this discipline organization as a sponsor. Eberle, who is also a CHA Board Member, has seen first-hand the excitement Ride a Reiner generates at events across the country.

In addition to Ride a Reiner, the CHA International Conference will feature presentations, workshops, entertainment, tips for business owners and equine program managers, networking, a large silent auction, vendors, the awards banquet for the annual CHA awards, and the ever-popular hands-on riding sessions. Conference registration is available on CHA’s website at www.chainstructors.com/conference. For additional questions, contact the CHA office at 859-259-3399 or email office@CHAinstructors.com

CHA Instructors Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts, and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the largest certifying body of riding instructors and barn managers in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA.horse or call 859-259-3399.  To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHAinstructors.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.

Vandorp and Calcagnini Claim Equo and Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity Championships

Wednesday at the Tulsa Reining Classic continued with flashy reining horses and top-notch competition at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the advent of two highly competitive but separate futurities.

Ruben Vandorp and Spooks Gotta Shoot (Spooks Gotta Gun x Lipstick Lies), owned by Laurie Hauck, topped the Equo Developing Horse Futurity in both Level 4 and Level 3. Vandorp and Spooks Gotta Shoot scored a 218 to claim the championships.

Vandorp and 3-year-old stallion work well as a team despite their short partnership together and their showing in Tulsa promises for a bright future.

“We’re just getting to know each other,” Vandorp said. “I had a blast on him. He did everything I asked him to do and I was so happy; he felt like a real show horse in there.”

Vandorp says the win is special for him, because Wednesday was the first time Hauck had the opportunity to watch him show, which made the win especially emotional for the team. All totaled they collected $5,586.

The Equo Developing Horse Futurity Levels 2 and 1 champ was Nicole Schneider-Westset riding Donttinkerwithmygun, owned by Triple U Quarter Horses. The duo marked a 217 to take the win.

“This horse can really, really stop,” Schneider-Westset said admiringly. “She’s a pretty special mare with a big heart and always tries.”

Schneider-Westset said she took every maneuver one at a time and focused on showing the 3-year-old mare correctly.

“I tried to show the horse I had and not over-show her and it worked out,” she said.

Schneider-Westset and Donttinkerwithmygun also took home the reserve championships in the Equo Developing Horse Futurity Level 4 and Level 3. All totaled the duo banked $5,444.

Nicole Schneider-Westset

Stefano Calcagnini and KR Crackerjack won the championship in the Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity in both the Level 4 and Level 3 with a score of 219.5 for owner Donadeo Stables ASD.

For their first time in the show pen Calcagnini says he couldn’t be more proud of the 3-year-old stallion by Smart Spook out of A Ruf Mistress.

“My run was consistent. I just tried to stay out of his way,” Calcagnini said. “He was pretty focused and went through the pattern really easy.”

For Calcagnini it was two in a row as he won the Developing Horse Futurity in 2017 as well. He and KR Crackerjack earned a total of $5,603 for their efforts in the Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity.

Stefano Calcagnini

Patrice St Onge and Little Thunder Whiz topped the Tamarack Ranch Developing Futurity Level 2 with a score of 217.

The duo’s first time in the show pen together started rather conservative, however they finished strong for the win. St Onge said the 3-year-old by Who Whiz It out of Little Smart Jac came into his stride during the run.

“I could have trusted him a little bit more in his turn around — that was my fault,” St Onge admitted. “The more he went the more I felt like he was really hooked up and doing his job, so I just relaxed and let him do his job and he got better and better. I’m very, very excited about it.”

St Onge has had Little Thunder Whiz since he was a yearling and after Wednesday’s performance is hopeful for his future. The duo has a great start to their career picking up $1,310 for owner Cheryl Lauder.

Patrice St Onge

Mike Flarida and Xtra Little Playgirl scored a 216 to claim the Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity Level 1 championship worth $792 for owner Patrice Schreiber.

Flarida took the opportunity to school the 3-year-old mare by Wimpys Little Step out of Playin For Crome in Tuesday’s schooling class, which boosted his confidence going into Wednesday’s show.

“I let her down a little bit in my last stop, because I kind of leaned back, I didn’t look forward and I leaned back,” Flarida admitted, “but she was good everywhere else. She showed really true.”

Xtra Little Playgirl’s joyful personality made an impression on Flarida, which he credits to the ability to enjoy riding her and showing her well.

“She’s probably one of the most fun horses I’ve show in a long time. She’s very easy to show and she’s got a lot of personality,” he said. “She’s an easy horse to get along with.”

Mike Flarida

Wednesday Horse Show Action at the Tulsa Reining Classic

In the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 Morris Kulmer and Nvr What A Lucky Joe (Lil Joe Cash x What A Lucky Hit) topped the field with a score of 140.5.

Kulmer admitted Wednesday’s run wasn’t as perfect as he would have liked.

“It wasn’t my best run, for sure. Matter of fact, I didn’t think I’d be [collecting awards] today,” Kulmer said. “I was getting ready for the derby and I always like to get in a class before a derby run. It was pretty good, but we have some things to work on.”

Still, the 4-year-old pulled through to take the win and make his owner proud.

Morris Kulmer

Steven Mitchell took home the top two places in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 aboard Tinsletown Tuffy and Playgun Chic Olena, respectively. The wins were special for Mitchell, because both horses have been with his family for seven years and his kids typically are the ones riding these two particular horses.

Tinsletown Tuffy is a 2011 gelding by Hollywoodstinseltown out of CT Raffian and does well in the show pen for both Mitchell and his children. On Wednesday, he showed up in top form for Mitchell and scored a 142.5.

“My kids always show him and they are usually the only ones that show him and I never get to show, so I thought you know what I’m going to show him,” Mitchell said. “So it was fun, because all my life this is all I’ve done and I love the competition.”

Playgun Chic Olena is a 2005 gelding by Smart Chic Olena out of Mamas Packin and scored a 142. Typically the gelding shows with Mitchell’s son in the short-stirrup classes.

“We’ve owned this horse probably seven years and my boy has been showing him… [the kids] haven’t gotten here yet, so I snuck him in the pen,” Mitchell said with a laugh. “He’s kind of tricky, because he’s old so the biggest thing is just to get him to not think about what you’re going to do. It was good though and he stayed in the show pen.”

Steven Mitchell

In the Open classes held in the Mustang arena competitors showed up in top form to claim honors and prizes. Steve Archer and Smart Stepin Lena (Wimpys Little Step x Smart Shiney Lena) took home the win with a score of 144. Owned by Carolyn Tellepsen, Smart Stepin Lena has been in the hands of Archer for a little over a year and proving his worth in the show pen.

“We’re trying for the [Affiliate Regional Championships], so we’re going to do that tomorrow and I’m going to show him in the derby on Sunday,” Archer said. “He’s a special horse.”

Brad Giesbrecht and Frame Draggin (Einsteins Revolution x Coronas Major) topped the Intermediate Open with a score of 146. Wednesday’s class was the first time Giesbrecht had the opportunity to ride the 2012 gelding owned by Don Byrne.

“I was happy with the run. I’m going to show him on Sunday, so I was just kind of testing him,” Giesbrecht said. “He showed how I wanted him to, so I was real happy.”

Brad Giesbrecht

Sean Pulley and Setting Off Spookles took home the win in the Limited Open with a score of 143.5. The 5-year-old mare has been with Pulley since July, but Tulsa is their first show together.

“She’s a nice, gritty mare and she’s pretty fun to ride and show she’s pretty athletic and talented and just pretty cool,” Pulley said. “I’m pretty excited to go on with her next year.”

Sean Pulley

Courtney Sheely and Jess Prior shared the championship in the Rookie Professional with scores of 139.5.

Sheely rode the 15-year-old Taylor Made Jac, whom Sheely says allows her to be confident in the show pen. Sheely used the Open classes to prep the veteran reiner for tomorrow’s classes.

“He’s been around the block and today I was just taking him in to see how he felt in there, because I have a Green Reiner that’s going to show him tomorrow,” she said. “He was good, he’s a simple as they come. He’s a gem that’s for sure.”

Courtney Sheely

Prior rode Take A Boww, owned by Tim McQuay, to the co-championship. Prior had been working recently on her lead changes and took the opportunity Wednesday to make a laid-back, but correct run.

“I was just trying to have a nice, relaxed run,” Prior said. “I schooled her yesterday and she was going a bit more than I wanted her to, so today I was just working on leads and I was happy with how relaxed she was.”

Jess Prior

Felicia VaughnStuhr and Customs Pistol Pete (Custom Pistol x Docs Lil Pepolena) swept the Green Reiner Levels 1 and 2 with their score of 71. The 7-year-old owned by Fred Berschauer resides at Right Lead Ranch and VaughnStuhr says he’s been a great horse for her. Wednesday marked the team’s first time at the Tulsa Reining Classic and they are hopeful for their future.

“I’m excited,” VaughnStuhr said. “He’s a great horse and he showed well, so I’m excited to show again tomorrow.”

AQHA All Age Reining champ from Monday and Tuesday’s classes, Trevor Dare rode 4-year-old Xtra Magic Doctor to the win.

“That horse is just here to prepare for the [High Roller Reining Classic],” he said. “He’s been a really good horse for us. I needed to make some adjustments on myself and I think it helped the horse out.”

Felicia VaughStuhr

Don’t miss a second of the action and make plans to watch RFD-TV’s Horse of the West coverage of the Tulsa Reining Classic, which will air on Monday, September 24th and October 1st at 1:30 and 9:30 pm Central Time.

Go to www.horseofthewest.tv to find an episode schedule, search for RFD in your area, or watch past episodes. Be sure to subscribe to the Horse of the West YouTube page to see more videos, features, and interviews.

Catch all the action of the Tulsa Reining Classic at www.tulsareining.com and by following along on social media.

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.