MS Diamonds TX Amps Up Involvement at the NRHA Futurity

For Immediate Release – October 10, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – MS Diamonds TX by Sleipnir has renewed its corporate partnership with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and added another level of dedication through a new sponsorship.

As NRHA’s official diamond jeweler, MS Diamonds TX has provided a uniquely crafted commemorative ring for both the NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Champion and the owner of the winning horse since 2016. Now, they’ve increased their continued commitment by sponsoring the Level 4 Open Finals at the 2019 NRHA Futurity. Additionally, MS Diamonds TX will provide specially crafted pins for the owners of all the horses competing in the Level 4 Open Finals.

“The past three years have been a thrill,” said Oded Fein of MS Diamonds TX by Sleipnir. “Being able to create a Championship Ring for the NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Champion and owner of the winning horse was a dream come true and has added even more prestige to the biggest reining event in the world.”

With the additional title sponsorship of the Level 4 Open Finals, MS Diamonds TX will now expand their impact in the reining realm even further.

“Oded Fein’s passion for the sport of reining shows through his sponsorship of the NRHA MS Diamonds TX Level 4 Open Futurity Finals and his creation of the NRHA Level 4 Open Champion Rings,” said Sammi Miller, NRHA Senior Director of Corporate Relations & Communications. “NRHA’s renewed partnership with MS Diamonds TX by Sleipnir is a proud moment for NRHA.”

“Joining the list of NRHA Corporate Partners made us proud and sponsoring the Level 4 Open Futurity Finals is an honor,” Fein said. “Our motto is ‘earning your trust, carat by carat,’ and I would like to thank NRHA for trusting us once again.”

The MS Diamonds TX Level 4 Open Futurity Finals will take place on the final evening of the 2019 NRHA Futurity, which runs November 28–December 7 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

MS Diamonds TX by Sleipnir is an international manufacturer that retains a vast inventory of diamonds cut and polished at the highest standards of craftsmanship. For more information about MS Diamonds TX, visit msdiamtx.com.

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Cardinal Reining Horses Continues to Help Reining Grow Globally Through Partnership With NRHA

For Immediate Release – August 12, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce that Cardinal Reining Horses has renewed its contract as an NRHA Corporate Partner. Through its partnership with NRHA, Cardinal Reining Horses strives to expand the sport of reining on a global scale.

Located on 200 lush acres in Aubrey, Texas, Cardinal Reining Horses is a premier operation, quickly moving to the forefront of the performance horse industry. Formerly known as Green Valley Ranch, the facility was purchased in the summer of 2013 by Brazilian native João Marcos, who currently serves on the NRHA Board of Directors.

“Becoming a Corporate Partner with NRHA was the best decision I’ve made for my business,” Marcos said. “It has helped me make Cardinal Reining Horses one of the most well-known ranches in the world. We’re excited to continue our relationship with NRHA to develop the sport of reining on a worldwide basis.”

Cardinal Reining Horses features a spacious covered arena, a first-class show barn, over 200 total stalls, and a state-of-the-art breeding facility. Cardinal Reining Horses produces top-level equine athletes thanks to an outstanding broodmare band, including:

  • Dun It For Chex (2018 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and second dam on the NRHA Million Dollar Dam list with over $1,003,100 in progeny earnings) by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Hollywood Dun It.
  • Mifs Doll (NRHA Lifetime Earnings [LTE] of more than $25,000 and offspring earnings of more than $411,600) by 1994 NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Mifillena.
  • Wind Her Up Chic (NRHA LTE of more than $102,700 and offspring earnings of more than $294,000) by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena.
  • Shining Survivor (NRHA offspring earnings of more than $146,500) by NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Shining Spark.
  • Madeof Pure Spangled (NRHA LTE of nearly $41,000) by Star Spangled Whiz.
  • Watch My Guns by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire Gunner.

Cardinal Reining Horses also promotes multiple accomplished stallions, including Inferno 66, Dun It For Whizkey, Gunner Dun It Again, Snap Dun The Bases, Tricked Out Spook, Yellow Jersey, and Custom Made Gun. Additionally, NRHA Professional and Million Dollar Rider Franco Bertolani currently trains at Cardinal Reining Horses, riding leading horses such as Cardinal’s own Dun It For Whizkey and several up-and-coming performers.

“A renewed partnership with Cardinal Reining Horses and João Marcos is much to be celebrated,” said Sammi Miller, NRHA Senior Director of Corporate Relations and Communications. “João’s involvement with NRHA on a global level helps grow our sport internationally. We’re proud to continue working with João and everyone at Cardinal Reining Horses.”

Healthy Reiners Need Healthy Joints – Adequan® Renews Partnership as Official Joint Therapy of NRHA

For Immediate Release – April 24, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. – American Regent Animal Health, manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), recently announced their continued partnership with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA). Adequan® i.m. not only serves as the official joint therapy of NRHA membership but also enhances the grassroots of reining as an official NRHA Affiliate Sponsor.

In addition to American Regent Animal Health’s official partnership, they serve as title sponsor of NRHA’s Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show (NAAC), an affiliate championship program that assists in the development of reining. American Regent Animal Health provides additional awards to the NAAC by sponsoring the Adequan® 500. This program rewards exhibitors by offering an additional $500 cash prize to the winner of each NAAC class who is a registrant of the Adequan® 500.

“It is an honor to continue our partnership with NRHA,” said Allyn Mann, Director of Strategic Partnerships for American Regent Animal Health. “We are committed to making a difference in the equine community by supporting organizations like NRHA that share our passion for the horse and advancing equestrian sport.”

American Regent Animal Health’s support helps NRHA exhibitors stay successful in the show pen by maintaining the health and soundness of their horses’ joints. Adequan® i.m. is indicated for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. As a veterinarian-trusted name in the fight against equine degenerative joint disease, Adequan® i.m. is the only FDA-approved polysulfated glycosaminoglycan which has been proven to help improve joint function by reversing the disease cycle, repairing cartilage, restoring joint lubrication and reducing inflammation. Ask your veterinarian if Adequan® i.m. is the right choice for your horse.

“The NRHA partnership with Adequan® goes well beyond the show pen and reaches the heart of reining,” said Sammi Miller, NRHA Senior Director of Corporate Relations & Communications. “The support given through American Regent Animal Health for NRHA programs helps continue the growth of our sport. NRHA is better because of their support and we are excited about continuing a successful relationship with American Regent Animal Health!”

Make plans to support American Regent Animal Health’s partnership with NRHA by coming to Oklahoma City for the 2019 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show November 28–December 7. Visit NRHA.com for more information about this event and American Regent Animal Health’s continued support of the reining industry.

Adequan® i.m. Brand of Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan. Studies have not been conducted to establish safety in breeding horses. WARNING: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. For more information and Full Prescribing Information, visit www.adequan.com.

About American Regent Animal Health

American Regent Animal Health, formerly known as Luitpold Animal Health, is a division of American Regent, Inc. American Regent Animal Health is committed to advancing animal health with proven FDA-approved products like Adequan®. The company’s portfolio is anchored by the only FDA-approved polysulfated glycosaminoglycan products for horses and dogs, which have been relied on for nearly three decades by veterinarians. American Regent, Inc., a Daiichi Sankyo Group Company, manufactures and distributes human and veterinary pharmaceutical products and is committed to providing the ever-changing U.S. healthcare marketplace with a growing and diversified portfolio under the American Regent brand. For more information on American Regent Animal Health, visit ARAnimalHealth.com or call 800-458-0163.

Bob’s Custom Saddles Returns as an NRHA Corporate Partner

For Immediate Release – April 18, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is thrilled to welcome Bob’s Custom Saddles back as a corporate partner. The relationship built between NRHA and Bob’s Custom Saddles over several decades has only strengthened with time. Bob’s Custom Saddles’ announcement of corporate partnership includes the title sponsorship of the Novice Horse Derby.

“Bob’s Custom Saddles has long supported the NRHA through corporate partnership and then event sponsorship. Their return to NRHA’s corporate partner family is a win-win for all!” said Sammi Miller, NRHA Senior Director of Corporate Relations and Communications.

Bob’s Custom Saddles stands for quality, craftsmanship, and performance. Bob’s Custom Saddles are handcrafted by experienced artisans who have honed their craft over many generations. Bob’s uses only carefully inspected Hermann Oak leather, real sheepskin, and sterling silver or silver overlay trim in each of their masterpieces. With an emphasis on saddle performance, Bob’s Custom Saddles offers many different tree and seat styles to accommodate both horse and rider. That performance has spoken for itself throughout the years with the Bob’s professional team earning well over $20 million in the NRHA Open division alone.

“The reining horse community has always been a big part of Bob’s Custom Saddles’ business over the last 43 years and we are excited to once again be a corporate partner of the NRHA,” said Chris Weaver, Vice President of Bob’s Custom Saddles. “We feel having the opportunity to be the title sponsor of the Novice Horse Derby is a way to continue to build the reining horse industry. Along with this new partnership, we are excited for the opportunity to bring a new look and feel to the Derby and Futurity Champion saddles.”

By returning as a Corporate Partner, Bob’s Custom Saddles will facilitate more opportunities for Novice Horses at the 2019 NRHA Derby Presented by Markel Insurance, running from June 15–23, 2019 in Oklahoma City. With $25,000 additional in added money, this group of horses will have the chance to expand their earnings early in their reining careers. More details and an entry form will be made available at nrhaderby.com in coming weeks.

Running for one week each summer, the NRHA Derby Presented by Markel Insurance showcases the world’s best 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old reining horses and their riders. Thousands of exhibitors, horses, and spectators travel to Oklahoma City each year to compete, watch, and shop to their hearts’ content. Learn more about the event at nrhaderby.com.

The versatility and longevity of Bob’s Custom Saddles enhances reiners’ performances. Learn more about Bob’s Custom Saddles at bobscustomsaddles.com.

ABOUT BOB’S CUSTOM SADDLES

Over 43 years of craftsmanship at Bob’s Custom Saddles has seen countless hours go into building our saddles’ unique features that deliver a superior look, fit and quality ride. Bob’s Custom Saddles has carried more premier horsemen to World, Futurity and Derby Championships than any other custom saddle maker.  Learn more about Bob’s Custom Saddles: www.bobscustomsaddles.com.

Toyon Ranch Signs Multi-Year Corporate Partnership with NRHA, Becomes Title Sponsor of NRHA Rookie of the Year

For Immediate Release – April 15, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is delighted to introduce its newest corporate partner: Toyon Ranch. Additionally, Toyon Ranch, presenting donor of the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF’s) Sliders’ Night Out and the NRHA Affiliate Ambassador program, has expanded its support of reining as the new title sponsor of the NRHA Rookie of the Year award.

Toyon Ranch of Pilot Point, Texas, is owned by John and Nancy Tague. The ranch focuses on breeding and bringing to market the highest-quality reining prospects, pairing a diverse and proven band of mares with the world’s leading stallions.

The Tagues will accelerate Toyon Ranch’s dedication to reining, beginning at the grassroots level, as the new title sponsor of the NRHA Rookie of the Year award. The top 10 horse-and-rider combinations, plus ties, from each of the Adequan® North American Affiliate Regional Championships (NAAC) will be eligible to compete in a clean-slate finals class for the Toyon Ranch NRHA Rookie of the Year title, saddle, trophy, buckle, and other awards at the NRHA Futurity and Adequan® NAAC. Refer to the NRHA Adequan® NAAC Conditions for complete details.

“Nancy and I are honored to partner with NRHA to support programs that symbolize the diversity of opportunities to become involved with reining, from those just starting to compete to the volunteers who make reining happen every weekend and even those that have reached a level of accomplishment to be recognized as Hall of Fame Members,” John Tague said. “Most importantly, we remain deeply committed to supporting the Foundation and its mission to provide care and support for the community and honor the sport’s legacy.”

Toyon Ranch partnered with RHF as the presenting donor of Sliders’ Night Out in 2018. Sliders’ Night Out takes place during the NRHA Futurity and Adequan® NAAC and welcomes NRHA members and affiliates of all ages from all over the world. This annual fundraiser supports RHF, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with core programs including the Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund, youth scholarship and leadership development, and perpetuation of the NRHA Hall of Fame.

“John and Nancy Tague’s passion for growing and promoting the sport of reining goes above and beyond.  We are excited to partner with Toyon Ranch, and we value their support of NRHA!” said Sammi Miller, NRHA Senior Director of Corporate Relations and Communications.

Toyon Ranch has also committed as a sponsor of the Affiliate Ambassador program, which brings together a diverse community of reiners and aims to connect the global reining community on multiple levels. Each year, NRHA reaches out to affiliates around the world to identify individuals making an impact on reining. Affiliate Ambassadors are chosen from each of eight U.S. affiliate regions, plus those in Eastern and Western Canada, South America, Mexico, Europe, and Australia, by a special selection committee. Those chosen are invited to attend, with a guest, Sliders’ Night Out during the world’s premier reining competition: the NRHA Futurity. These special Affiliate Ambassadors are eligible for reimbursement of a portion of their travel costs, receive two complimentary reserved seats for Sliders’ Night Out, have their affiliate recognized in the commemorative program, and receive two complimentary admission badges to the NRHA Futurity.