Make Thanksgiving Buffet Reservations Now!

Even though you are away from home during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show, you can enjoy a meal with your reining family thanks to the Thanksgiving Buffet hosted by the Reining Horse Foundation. The buffet takes place Thanksgiving Day, November 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Sale Arena at State Fair Park.

Over the past decade, exhibitors have come to appreciate the meal as a relaxing way to mark the holiday without leaving State Fair Park or searching for another dining option. The delicious buffet prepared by Impact Catering features traditional Thanksgiving dishes like turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and desserts.

The Reining Horse Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the National Reining Horse Association, hosts the event as a goodwill gesture for the reining community. Annual fund donors to the Foundation’s Reiners Club receive buffet tickets at the Contributor, Partner, and Champion levels of $1,000 and above.

You’re encouraged to make advance reservations on or before November 21 to take advantage of the lowest pricing: $27 per adult, $10 for children 4-10; and free for ages 3-and-under. With an advance reservation, you can pay online when making your reservation or at the door.

Reserve here – Advance reservations help make sure there is enough food and seating; pricing increases to $50 per adult at the door and $20 for children 4-10.

Smart Supplements for Your Canine Friend

SmartPak introduces new SmartCanine Soft Chew supplements.

From PLYMOUTH, MA – Kelcie Griffith, 774-773-1112 or – You support your horse with supplements, so why not support your dog as well? SmartPak is excited to announce a new line of SmartCanine supplements.

SmartCanine Soft Chews offer comprehensive support with increased palatability, making them easy to feed. “The SmartCanine supplement line provides the key ingredients and comprehensive support needed to help our canine companions look and feel their best, the same way that our customers have come to expect for their horses,” said Casey Fleming, Senior Manager of Product Development at SmartPak. “We put the same extensive palatability testing behind these products, so they’re a great choice for even the pickiest dogs. The SmartCanine supplements are available in daily dose SmartPaks, as well as jars, and with autoship our customers never have to worry about running out!”

From joint supplements, to multi-purpose formulas, there are six soft chew options to choose from. SmartCanine™ Joint Ultra provides all the key ingredients for support joints, tendons and ligaments. The combination of time-tested and innovative ingredients such as glucosamine, MSM, collagen, turmeric and resveratrol help to maintain cartilage health and resilient soft tissues. There’s also SmartCanine Joint Senior which provides similar support plus specialized ingredients to help support comfortable movement in older dogs.

If your dog tends to get nervous, you can help them feel more at ease with SmartCanine™ Calming, which provides vitamins and minerals to help maintain normal nervous system function. It includes herbs such as valerian, chamomile, and ashwagandha to support a relaxed demeanor.

SmartCanine™ Bug-Off is a tasty, easy way to help your dog avoid bothersome bugs. This formula provides garlic, brewer’s yeast, and apple cider vinegar to help deter biting insects. This formula is a great choice for dogs that are sensitive to bug bites or live in environments with a high density of biting insects.

Finally, the newest additions to the line are SmartCanine™ Combo Ultra and SmartCanine™ Combo Senior. These formulas are unique because they support your dog’s health in three important areas: joints, digestion, and skin and coat. The SmartCanine Combo formulas provide the same key ingredients for cartilage and soft tissues such as glucosamine, MSM, collagen, resveratrol and turmeric. The addition of pre and probiotics plus Diamond V® Yeast help to maintain normal digestive function. And lastly, omega 3 fatty acids, including DHA & EPA, from flaxseed and fish oil support overall wellness and a gleaming coat. These two products are ideal choices for providing targeted support for three of the most important areas for young, middle-aged, and senior pups.

To learn more about all of the new SmartCanine products, or to get your dog started today, visit

About SmartPak
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness. With the success of this simple and convenient feeding system, SmartPak has continued to expand its offering of quality products, including its own line of more than 55 supplement formulas called SmartSupplements, and a wide variety of tack, equipment, and supplies. The company has grown rapidly each year and is now the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States. SmartPak’s success has been powered by a passion for delivering an unbeatable customer experience, and the company has been recognized with a Bizrate Circle of Excellence award seven years in a row, as well as receiving an “Elite” rating from STELLAService. A nine-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, SmartPak is the only equine company ever named to the Inc. 500 list.

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.

APHA Champions Crowned

The 2018 American Paint Horse World Championship Show welcomes reining exhibitors and horses to Fort Worth, Texas during its first week of competition. Champions were crowned in the Senior, Junior, Amateur, Amateur SPB, Novice Amateur, and Amateur Ranch Reining. Aged events also took center stage in the Will Rogers Coliseum with open and non pro offerings in the 4, 5 & 6 Year-Old Reining Challenges and 3-Year-Old Reining Challenges.

Results for Senior Reining
1st THE DUN GUN shown by Jared Leclair
2nd A SMALL TOWN GAL shown by Tanya Jenkins

Results for Junior Reining
1st MY BERRY BEST GUN shown by Mirjam Stillo
2nd PALE FACED DANCER shown by Thomas Rodden

Results for Amateur Reining
1st I THINK I GOTTA WHIZ shown by Kirstin Booth
2nd CHICS DIG GUNNER shown by Tracy Higginbottom

Results for Amateur SPB Reining
1st DIAMONDS IN MY DREAMS shown by Juli Stone Moran
2nd GUNNER GOT OUT shown by S Lynn Walker

Results for 4, 5 & 6 Year-Old Reining Challenge

1st THE DUN GUN shown by Kaleigh Geringer
2nd ALWAYSSHINEYERGUNSUP shown by Garrett Gentry

1st SNIPERS SMOKING GUN shown by James Pool III
2nd A SMALL TOWN GAL shown by Tanya Jenkins

1st DIAMOND STUDDED GUNS shown by Ruben Vandorp
2nd PAYASO ROJO GUNNER shown by Fernando Salgado

1st DIAMOND STUDDED GUNS shown by Ruben Vandorp
2nd PAYASO ROJO GUNNER shown by Fernando Salgado

Results for Non-Pro 4, 5 & 6 Year-Old Reining Challenge

1st BAILEYS SIDEKICK shown by Kathy Thompson

1st BAILEYS SIDEKICK shown by Kathy Thompson

1st FILLE CODE shown by Heather Weisz

1st DIAMOND STUDDED GUN shown by Bailey Kolsun

2nd BAILEYS SIDEKICK shown by Kathy Thompson

2nd FILLE CODE shown by Heather Weisz

1st ME AND JULIO shown by Cade McCutcheon

2nd GUNOLOGY shown by Ryan Humphrey

Results for 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge

1st LIL TRASH TALK shown by Ben Baldus

2nd PAINTED KIKI TRASHY shown by Nicole Schneider West

1st GUNNER TIME shown by Mirjam Stillo

2nd SHOCKED AT NITE shown by Jarvis Anderson

1st SPOOKS GOTTA SHOOT shown by Ruben Vandrop

2nd GUNNER TIME shown by Mirjam Stillo

1st SPOOKS GOTTA SHOOT shown by Ruben Vandrop

2nd GUNNER TIME shown by Mirjam Stillo

Results for Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge
1st TWR GOTAWHIZN ROMANCE shown by Kathy Wilson
2nd LIL OAKIE GUN shown by Eileen Crane

1st SHESA TINKER TOY shown by Heather Weisz
2nd TWR GOTAWHIZN ROMANCE shown by Kathy Wilson

1st ONE FASHION WHIZ shown by Catherine Crandon
2nd SHESA TINKER TOY shown by Heather Weisz

1st ONE FASHION WHIZ shown by Catherine Crandon
2nd SHESA TINKER TOY shown by Heather Weisz

Results for Novice Amateur Reining
1st R GUN WILL TRAVEL shown by Cherie Vachon
2nd PATCHES N MOONSHINE shown by Ric Keele

Results for Amateur Ranch Reining
1st FRECKLES NU LIL GUN shown by Kathleen Roach
2nd DUNNITS QT ROYAL shown by Jane Hatfield

Complete 2018 APHA World Championship Show Results

Find great candid shots + MORE at
Show Photographer Larry Williams Photography:

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.

From Official American Paint Horse Association Facebook page 



Toyon Ranch Recognizes NRHA Affiliate Ambassadors

Nancy and John Tague, Toyon Ranch

For Immediate Release – September 21, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Under a new affiliate sponsorship, Toyon Ranch of Pilot Point, Texas, is underwriting a program to recognize and involve National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) volunteers at the grassroots level in conjunction with the upcoming Sliders’ Night Out charity event.

Celebrating the NRHA Hall of Fame while benefiting the nonprofit Reining Horse Foundation (RHF), Sliders’ Night Out will be held November 28 in Oklahoma City at State Fair Park. The goal of the Affiliate Ambassador Recognition Program is to bring together a diverse community of reining ambassadors and to connect with the global reining community at multiple levels.

NRHA will reach out to its affiliates around the world to identify individuals making an impact on reining at the affiliate level. From each of eight U.S. affiliate regions, plus those in eastern and western Canada, South America, Mexico, Europe and Australia, a special selection committee will choose a representative and their guest to attend Sliders’ Night Out on November 28 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Sliders’ Night Out coincides with the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show, regarded as the world’s premier reining competition, November 22-December 1.

These special affiliate ambassadors will be eligible to have a portion of their travel costs reimbursed and receive two complimentary reserved seats for Sliders’ Night Out, recognition in the commemorative program for them and their designated affiliate and two complimentary admission badges to the NRHA Futurity.

“John and I believe the contributions made by reiners across all levels of the sport are so valuable to the whole,” said Nancy Tague, who owns Toyon Ranch of Pilot Point, Texas, with her husband, John. “We are making a three-year commitment to present the Sliders’ Night Out event, and we want to make sure it is inclusive. We want the reining world to know that everyone can give back to the industry in some way. These affiliate volunteers are great examples of people who give their time and talents to make reining great.”

At Sliders’ Night Out 2018, past NRHA Hall of Fame inductees will be hosted and honored as special guests, and they will welcome new inductees Bill Bradley of Kentucky and the mare Dun It For Chex. In addition, equestrian, reining supporter and actor William Shatner will be recognized with the NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. Everyone is invited to make a donation to attend, and RHF Board members are encouraging reining breeders, owners, exhibitors, NRHA Professionals, affiliates corporate partners and supporters to contribute. From major event underwriters and Hall of Fame table hosts to single seat donors, every person’s contribution is important.

Gold and silver event donors and Hall of Fame table hosts can entertain Hall of Fame members as their table guests, bringing ample opportunities to mix and mingle with the icons of reining. The first Hall of Fame inductee was the late Dale Wilkinson, inducted in 1986. Today, the distinguished Hall of Fame includes nearly 100 people, horses and organizations for the sport that’s been in existence for more than a half century.

For Affiliate Ambassador information or event and donor details, visit or contact Foundation Executive Director Leslie Baker at (405) 946-7400, Ext. 106,

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