Monthly Archives: May 2002

05.30.02 - NRHA Holds First-Ever Show Management Seminar

The National Reining Horse Association held its first-ever Show Management Seminar in The Netherlands. The seminar, conducted by NRHA Show Department Administrator Debbie Drinko, was held in Vorstenbosch, Netherlands, on April 28. According to NRHA International Committee Chairman Dave Young, the seminar, which followed an NRHA Judges Applicant Seminar conducted by NRHA Judges Committee Chairman Ollie ...

05.23.02 - Gunner Named 2002 USET Breyer Model Horse

The United States Equestrian Team has announced that Gunner, owned by Debra Sloan and ridden to the 2001 USET Reining Championship by Bryant Pace, has been chosen as the 2002 USET Breyer model horse. Gunner is the seventh Breyer model in the popular USET series. Gunner was the 1996 ...

05.23.02 - Gunner Tops Intervet Reining Semi-Finals

Just over a week after the United States Equestrian Team announced that Gunner had been chosen as the 2002 USET Breyer model horse, the distinctive American Paint Horse stallion added another crown to his long list of honors. On May 17, Bryant Pace and Gunner, owned by Debra Sloan of ...

05.23.02 - Mason Wins First-ever Collegiate Reining National Championship

Imagine arriving at a National Reining Championship to compete on a horse that you have never even seen before! Plus, you will be using someone else’s tack and will have only 15 minutes to get to know the horse you will show. At the Collegiate Reining National Championship, held May 17 during the National ...

05.21.02 - Brent Wright & Josh Hattig win NRHA Derby Championships after Runoffs

For Brent Wright and Josh Hattig, the 2002 National Reining Horse Association Derby was a repeat of last year’s event. Both earned their second consecutive NRHA Derby Championships at Oklahoma City. This year’s derby offered a little more excitement, though, because both titles came only after tie-breaking runoffs! Brent Wright ...

05.18.02 - OPEN FINALS NIGHT AT THE NRHA DERBY - Brent Wright wins after Runoff!

Brent Wright rode his 2001 NRHA Futurity Reserve Champion, Custom Pistol, to the NRHA Derby title, after a runoff with NRHA Leading All Time Money Earner, Tim McQuay on Kid Whiz. Both riders scored 223.5 in the finals, setting the stage for the tie-breaker run. Wright went first, putting together ...

05.17.02 - DAY FOUR at NRHA DERBY - Josh Hattig Wins NRHA Derby Non Pro Title!

It took a runoff, but that was just business as usual for Josh Hattig and Fridays Gold Eclipse on their way to their newest title, and Hattig’s second NRHA Derby Non Pro championship. Josh had steered the Steady Tradition son to win the NRHA Futurity after a runoff with Mandy McCutcheon in December. This time the ...

05.16.02 - DAY THREE at NRHA DERBY - Duane Latimer Wins Open First Round

The lead in the round one of National Reining Horse Association Derby Open competition changed rapidly on Thursday. With a full day of competition already done, and over a hundred runs already recorded, the seventeenth rider of the day, Andrea Fappani piloted his 2001 NRHA Futurity Champion, RR Star, owned by Lundin Farms of Del Norte, ...

05.15.02 - DAY TWO at NRHA DERBY - McQuay Leads First Round

National Reining Horse Association Leading All Time Money Earner, Tim McQuay, set the pace for the field at the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City. At the halfway mark in Open competition, McQuay’s score of 220.5 on Kid Whiz, owned by Bryan Fox of Altoona, Iowa, is the high score thus far. Finishing second were former Derby Champion ...

05.14.02 - DAY ONE at NRHA DERBY - McCutcheon Tops First Round / Rachel Eady Claims Limited Non Pro Title

With the initial day of competition completed, the National Reining Horse Association Non Pro Derby first round is history. Dont Miss This, ridden by Mandy McCutcheon and owned her parents, Tim and Colleen McQuay, emerged as the winner of the first go, marking a score of 221 to lead the field of 120 ...

05.10.02 - NRHA Derby Begins May 14

With the National Reining Horse Association Derby set to begin on Tuesday, May 14, excitement is building in the reining industry. 309 of the top 4- and 5-year-old reining horses in the world will compete for a $132,500 added Derby purse. The action takes ...