National Reining Horse Association Shares Eligibility Survey Results

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) appreciated the great survey turnout from interested reiners. Feedback from those who live and breathe the sport help our committees and board of directors make effective changes for the betterment of reining.

The recent NRHA Eligibility Survey received more than 1,100 responses from passionate North American members. The NRHA Eligibility Committee will be reviewing this feedback, along with historical data, as they review the current eligibility policy. A similar survey will also be sent out soon for European members. This input will be very helpful to the sport as it will be used to provide future recommendations for the board of directors.

Thank you to all who took their time to fill out the survey and leave comments.

Check out the survey results here!

$80,000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show 2019

$80,000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show: August 21-24, 2019 in Wiener Neustadt

Reiner should save this date: the $ 80,000-added AustrianRHA Futuriry & NRHA Show is scheduled from August 21 until 24, 2019 – as always at the facility of H&D Schulz Quarter Horses in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The Austrian Futurity has been among the top 25 reining events worldwide for years, and placed fourth in Europe in 2018 according to the latest NRHA report. Once more, the AustrianRHA Futurity offers a purse of $10,000 each for the Level 4 Open Futurity Champion both of the 3-year-old horses and the 4-year-old horses. The AustrianRHA Futurity is open to all 3- and 4-year-old horses. There are four Levels in the 3-year-old Futurity Open and three in the Non Pro. All classes are NRHA approved. Besides the Futurity, there is an NRHA Ancillary Show.

The stallion service auction in favour of the AustrianRHA Futurity has already started well. Breedings to fine stallions are available for 50 per cent of the normal fee. All stallions are presented here:

For further information please contact:
Gerda Langer – ARHA Team, ARHA – Austrian Reining Horse Association, A – 2392 Sulz im Wienerwald, Raitlstraße 154, phone +43-2238-8484 cell phone +43-664-4534726, fax +43-2238-8545,

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.

Reining Horse Foundation Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline is near for high school seniors to apply for this year’s Reining Horse Foundation (RHF) scholarship; applications must be postmarked by March 1 for consideration!

RHF aims to give back to the reining community/family and invest in the next generation of reiners. RHF is committed to providing leadership and scholarship opportunities to enable youth to further excel in their future careers. RHF is offering $10,500 in academic and need-based scholarships for seven deserving NRHyA members. Determination for a scholarship is based on financial need, academic achievement, career plans, NRHA and NRHyA involvement, other activities, and references. If selected as a scholarship recipient, portions of your essay may be used in print and internet promotion.

In addition to high school seniors, previous recipients of the scholarship may apply.

Gunner – NRHA’s Newest Eleven Million Dollar Sire

Thanks to the recent success of his offspring in both the U.S. and Europe, legendary stallion and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame Inductee, Gunner (AQHA Colonels Smoking Gun, APHA Colonels Smokingun), is the newest NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire. He is only the second sire to reach this milestone.

Owned by Tim and Colleen McQuay of McQuay Stables Inc., Tioga, Texas, the 1993 stallion was bred by Eric Storey of Henagar, Alabama. By Colonelfourfreckle and out of Katie Gun, Gunner was a stand-out in the show pen. Some of his accolades include 1996 NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion, 1998 NRBC Open Reserve Champion, and 2001 United States Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions National Reining Champion in Gladstone, New Jersey. His NRHA lifetime earnings (LTE) total more than $173,700.

Gunner’s top-earning offspring are:

  • Tinker With Guns (by Tinker Nic): $344,117.65 NRHA LTE
  • Gunners Tinseltown (by Miss Tinseltown): $305,307.49 NRHA LTE
  • Americasnextgunmodel (by Cee Dun It Do It): $289,486.18 NRHA LTE
  • Gunners Special Nite (by Mifs Doll): $219,737.15 NRHA LTE
  • Gunnatrashya (by Natrasha): $218,046.65 NRHA LTE

Congratulations to Gunner and McQuay Stables Inc. on this outstanding achievement!

Photo: Magoteaux