Martin L. Larcombe Passes $1 Million in NRHA Lifetime Earnings

During the 2022 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, Martin Larcombe was able to make the finish line to $1 Million NRHA earnings when he marked a 221.5 in the Level 3 Open Futurity finals aboard Vincent Van Whoa (Spooks Gotta Gun x FM Master Tag Chex), pocketing $40,375 for a Reserve Championship.

“You’re just thinking about riding your horses that you have, and you have a little bit of an idea if everything goes okay what they are capable of and just let things fall where they may. There is always the pressure of going and doing well, the earnings milestones are just that, it’s milestones along the way,” Larcombe shares. “You know, I don’t have a big barn full of horses, I tend to just try to concentrate on smaller numbers but better quality.”

Larcombe, a multiple world champion rider originally from Australia, is no stranger to the winner’s circle and certainly has earned his way into the million-dollar riders club. As a top contender inside the show pen himself with multiple world championships, not only in the United States but across the globe as well, he also takes on a huge responsibility to being an accomplished non pro coach in the industry. Larcombe was recognized and voted on by his peers to receive the 2021 Non Pro Coach of the Year award.

“I said to Sam [wife], you know, two or three years back, it’s [million-dollar mark] something that I really wanted. The joke always was once I get there, we’ll just go buy a house on the beach somewhere and retire,” Larcombe laughs. “But it looks like that’s not going to happen anytime soon, we’re still here, just business as usual. So, we’ll keep chugging along for a little while yet!”

When sharing who Martin would like to thank, he expresses, “My wife. We’ve been doing this for quite a while now, basically the better part of 30 years. She’s been there through the whole journey. That’s the main person I want to thank.”

With the beginning of his career competing in rodeos and quarter horse shows, Larcombe, along with his family, has progressed to finding success in the sport of reining. Larcombe, along with his sister, Shauna Larcombe, were part of the first Australian reining team to compete at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Shauna also competed in the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. His daughter McKinnon is also a devoted reiner and competes in large shows such as the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City, OK, alongside her dad.

Larcombe spent eight years training in Europe, managing the CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, before moving to work at the CS Ranch in Gordonville, TX. In 2018, he and his wife moved his base to Rabboni Performance Horses in Whitesboro, TX, where his family now resides and trains.

Career Highlights:

2022 NRHA Professionals No. 19 Money Earner

2022 NRHA Futurity Level 3 Open Reserve Champion

2022 SWRHA Futurity Level 3 Open Champion

2021 NRHA Non Pro Coach of the Year

2014 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Reserve Champion

2013 Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity Level 4 Open Champion

2010 Reining Australia Derby Level 4 Open Champion

NRHA Certified Professional Judge

Trevor Dare Passes $1 Million in NRHA Lifetime Earnings

The 2022 National Reining Horse Association Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships crowned new champions and helped add additional milestones to multiple riders’ careers. The 2021 NRHA Professional Horseman of the Year, Trevor Dare, passed the coveted $1 Million in earnings.

Just months after a coveted National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Championship on Jerseys Baby Driver (Yellow Jersey x Wind Her Up Chic), owned by Janice Laney, Trevor continued to build on the momentum. Trevor made the million-dollar dream reality by placing sixth in the Level 4 Open Futurity onboard, Blame The Corona (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Corona Tag), owned by Courtney Brooke Battison, scoring a noteworthy 222.5. This performance would account for producing $57,078 towards the rider’s LTE.

“I just kept thinking, if I kept doing my job every day and doing the best quality work I could on my horses, then the million-dollar rider status would come,” shared Dare. “The million-dollar rider wasn’t something that I was counting down the dollars on. I did happen to look [at standings] about a month before the show [NRHA Futurity], so I had an idea that I was close,” he admitted.

Dare’s NRBC win not only earned this team from the Sooner state a $75,000 check but also helped gain traction for an incredible year-end accomplishment of becoming an NRHA Million Dollar Rider.

Jerseys Baby Driver and Dare are no strangers to the winners’ circle as they knocked out an impressive 226.5 winning run during the 2021 6666 Ranch NRHA Derby presented by Markel at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, one of the most prestigious wins of his career and adding $75,000 towards his earnings.

When sharing who Trevor would thank, he expressed, “Obviously, my wife, because she runs our whole business and supports the lifestyle that we live. But you know, it’s all the team that’s around me. The clients that provide the horses for me to show and all the sponsors that help get us down the road and through the daily lifestyle. There are really too many people to thank.”

Formerly from Ohio, Dare started showing horses when he was 4 years old. He then transitioned to reining at 8, with influence from his immediate family of dedicated breeders and uncle, Hall of Fame member Rocky Dare. His first recorded win with NRHA was in 1996 as the winner of the All-American Quarter Horse Congress Youth 13 & Under class. Trevor Dare Reining Horses is now operating out of Silver Spurs Equine-Oklahoma located in Purcell, Oklahoma.

Career Highlights:

2022 NRHA Professionals No. 9 Money Earner

2022 National Reining Breeders Classic Level 4 Champion

2021 NRHA Professional Horseman of the Year

2021 NRHA Derby Level 4 Champion

2021 No. 7 Money Earner for NRHA Professionals

2021 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Top 10

2019 NRHA Derby Level 3 Open Champion

2017 NRHA Futurity Level 4 3rd Place

The 2023 NRHA Sire & Dam Stallion Auction Is Underway

Everyone loves a win-win, and the NRHA Sire & Dam program is one of the best! The 2023 Sire & Dam online auction features 100+ of the top stallions in the industry and is the only stallion program that grants resulting offspring automatic eligibility, reduced entry fees, and later entry deadlines to the NRHA Futurity and Derby.

Since 1966, the Sire & Dam program has provided significant value to participants while helping to support the NRHA. Featuring benefits for stallion and mare owners alike, it’s the perfect addition to any breeding program. Mare owners can purchase breedings they may not otherwise have access to, often at reduced rates.

Offspring produced from the program have added value before they even hit the ground. Some of those benefits include:

  • No nomination to the NRHA Futurity and Derby required; resulting foals are automatically eligible
  • Reduced entry fees (up to 50%) to the NRHA Futurity and Derby
  • Later entry deadlines for the NRHA Futurity and Derby
  • Sire & Dam offspring eligibility remains with the foal even if it is sold

Stallion owners who donate a breeding to the Sire & Dam auction reap the benefit of enhanced promotion through program advertising and a listing in the NRHA stallion directory. They also become eligible for NRHA Futurity and Derby sire incentives, including cash awards.

There’s still time to enroll a stallion in the Sire & Dam program, whether through the auction or as a private sale, and anyone interested in participating can contact NRHA Sire & Dam program director Haley Carmen at or visit the Sire & Dam page for more information.

“We are so excited to be able to offer these incentives to those who purchase a breeding through the Sire & Dam program,” Carmen said. “The added value and benefits to the resulting foals are unparalleled in the industry.”

To view and bid on participating stallions, visit the Sire & Dam auction at

Mare owners are encouraged to contact the participating stallion owners and agents to ask about additional fees before purchasing. Winning bidders will be notified by email after the auction closes on January 10.