A Message From The Equine Disease Communication Center

I hope this email finds everyone safe and healthy during this difficult period. As always, clear communication is critical during periods of uncertainty.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for many horse owners. To have a central source for accurate information, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) published a Coronavirus resource page on its website http://equinediseasecc.org/coronavirus-resources featuring items to help horse owners keep their horses healthy during this pandemic.

While information about the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing, the EDCC is receiving questions and concerns from owners about the safety of their horses. In order to help mitigate and protect horses from the spread of disease, the EDCC Coronavirus resource page will be updated as necessary to reflect the current information.

Additionally, the EDCC’s Coronavirus page features fact sheets to help owners explain the differences between equine coronavirus (ECoV) and COVID-19 as well as needed tools to stay up to date on the latest information. Users will be able to download and print off fact sheets and educational materials that can be posted in barns and facilities.

As always, we thank you for the continued support of the EDCC and our efforts. EDCC is fully operational during these trying times and is here to support you. Let us know if we can be of help in the days ahead.

With best wishes,

Nathaniel A. White II
Director, Equine Disease Communication Center


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.

2020 NRHA European Derby to Be Held During Equita Lyon 2020, France

For Immediate Release — Oklahoma City, 03.23.20 — The unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has significantly affected National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) approved and owned shows across the globe. The NRHA European Derby, scheduled to be held during the Western Horse Show in Wels, Austria, on May 21-24, has been postponed due to the cancellation of the Austrian show.

In an effort to best accommodate horses, riders, breeders, and owners, the NRHA European Executive Board reviewed potential dates and venues. After careful consideration, the decision was made to host the Euro Derby on October 28 through November 1 during Equita Lyon 2020, the renowned international equestrian trade fair show — organized by GL events Equestrian Sports — held in Lyon, France.

For updates and further information nrhaeuropeanderby.com

NRHA European Derby Media Contact:
Simona Diale/International Horse Press

COVID-19 Show Cancellations and Postponements

The following events have officially notified the NRHA Office that they have been postponed or canceled. If you’re an event producer, please email Christa Morris-Stone at cmorris@nrha.com to be added to this list.

  • KRHA – Justin Ricke Memorial (Cancelled)
  • Best Little Derby In The West (Cancelled)
  • Del Mar National (Cancelled)
  • WaRHA Spring Fling (Cancelled)
  • Easter Show 2020 (Cancelled)
  • Southern NSWRHA April Show (Cancelled)
  • APCR April Circles (Cancelled)
  • Fun In The Sun (Cancelled)
  • NCRHA – “Steve DeFrang Memorial.” (Cancelled)
  • Maple Leaf (Cancelled)
  • EPRHA No Foolin Slide I & II (Cancelled)
  • TNRHA Smoky Mountain Rein (Cancelled)
  • Spring Slide Show (Cancelled)
  • NSWRHA Show #2 (Cancelled)
  • VRHA March Into Spring Show (Cancelled)
  • DRHA Spring Slide 2020 (Cancelled)
  • Sherwood Spring Slide (Cancelled)
  • APCR Spring Rein (Cancelled)
  • French Kick Off 2020 (Cancelled)
  • Take It To More (Postponed)
  • ANECR Mexico Stakes & Derby (Postponed)
  • FRHA March Spin 1 & 2 (Postponed)
  • CORHA May Show (Cancelled)
  • Halldala Spring Slide (Cancelled)
  • COHRA Spring Rein or Shine Series May 8-10, 2020 (Cancelled)
  • Indiana RHA Spring Fling (Cancelled)
  • NRBC (Postponed)
  • ORHA Reining in Oregon (Postponed)
  • SRRH Spring Slide #1 (Postponed
  • SFRHA April Hip Hop Slide (Cancelled)
  • CPRHA Midwest Classic (Postponed)
  • Israel’s 2020 Spring Slide (Cancelled)
  • Australian Reining Breeders Classic (Postponed)
  • Reining in The Spring (Cancelled)
  • OVRHA-Affiliate Show #1 (Cancelled)
  • YRHA Spring Slide (Cancelled)
  • KV Spring Challenge (Cancelled)
  • Spring Thaw (Cancelled)
  • Bitz Country Spring (Cancelled)

Reiner on NRHA.com News – Your Searchable Reiner Resource

Have you ever read a Reiner article, wanted to refer back to it, but couldn’t remember which issue to find it in? Or struggled with a training or horsekeeping question and wished you had a search function for all your Reiner magazines? We have a solution!

We’re excited to launch the brand-new Reiner web presence found at reiner.nrha.com. Here you can find articles by section in the magazine—Member, Rider, Competitor, and Horsekeeper—as well as search topics and authors to find the information you need, when you need it. We’ll also be adding a blog, called The Rundown, where we’ll post timely, fun content generated by the Reiner team and outside resources.

Take a spin around reiner.nrha.com, and let us know what you think by emailing reiner@nrha.com. The site presently hosts the January, February, and March 2020 articles, but look for more in the weeks to come. We’re excited to offer you Reiner content—and more—at your fingertips wherever you might need it.

NRHA Three-Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash Passes

For Immediate Release – March 16, 2020 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Over the weekend National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash (NU Cash x Amarilla Chex) passed away. At 30 years old, Nu Chex To Cash’s contributions to the reining industry can’t be denied.

Before entering the breeding shed, “Chex” built himself a reputation as a big stopper in the show pen. Born in April 1990, Chex was shown from 1993 to 2002. With Jessicah Keller at the reins, the pair won world championships in the Intermediate and Limited Open divisions. They were also the reserve champions in the freestyle reining at the 2002 All American Quarter Horse Congress.

Showing his versatility and athletic ability, Chex was the first horse to nab the AQHA High Point awards in both the reining and working cow horse in the same year.

For the last 25 years, Chex spent his life at Hilldale Farm raising kids and foals alike. The earner of more than $57,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings (LTEs), Chex found his perfect match in NRHA Million Dollar Dam and Hall of Famer Snip O Gun. The two produced some of the greats, including Hot Smokin Chex, Chexmaster, and Big Chex To Cash.

Inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2010, Chex is best known for siring NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step (out of Leolita Step). Wimpys Little Step went on to be the 2002 NRHA Futurity Open Level (L) 4 Champion as well as the All American Quarter Horse Congress freestyle champion. Both titles were achieved with NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida.

The iconic palomino set the standard for throwing offspring with ideal conformation, athleticism, and a mind comparable to few others. He also sired household name Lil Joe Cash (out of RS Lilly Starlight) who was the 2011 NRHA Futurity Open L4 Champion with NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani aboard. “Joe” has earned more than $279,000 in NRHA LTE.

Top NRHA earning offspring:

  • Wimpys Little Step (out of Leolita Step): $185,756
  • Lil Joe Cash (out of RS Lilly Starlight): $279,268
  • Hot Smokin Chex (out of Snip O Gun): $186,598
  • Nu Chexomatic (out of Tejons Texie Lena): $182,230
  • Heavy Duty Chex (out of Rondas Tio): $143,799
  • Chexmaster (out of Snip O Gun): $103,911
  • Nu Pops (out of Sugar Pop Gun): $90,159