Monthly Archives: May 2005

05.24.05 - NRHA Derby Prime Time - Skilled Veterans Bring Home The Bucks

The Prime Time Division is for reiners 50 years and older and affords our skilled veteran competitors the opportunity to earn an extra paycheck at NRHA events. The NRHA Derby offered both Open and Non Pro Prime Time divisions. In order to provide a level playing field, a handicap system is used to benefit the ...

05.22.05 - Shawn Flarida and Smart Spook Earn 2005 NRHA Derby Championship

As the very last entry in the Finals, Shawn Flarida knew he had to score big to win the 2005 $80,000 added NRHA Derby Open Division. When Flarida and Smart Spook stepped into the pen, Dell Hendricks was leading the Open Finals with a 224.5 on Starbucks Sidekick (Smart Starbuck x Dun It For Chex), ...

05.21.05 - McCutcheon Plays It Smart…Wins the NRHA Non Pro Derby on Smart Great Dude

Mandy McCutcheon won the NRHA $15,000 added Non Pro Derby on Smart Great Dude (Smart Starbuck x Miss Great Dude), owned by Mandy and her husband, Tom, with an authoritative ride that earned a score of 221. Mandy graciously thanked the “team” it took to get her to the Finals: her husband Tom, who trained ...

05.20.05 - Crawford Leads the NRHA Open Derby Go Round

The first go round, first section of the $80,000 added NRHA Open Division was full of talented riders and extraordinary equine athletes. Just when you think it doesn’t get any better than this, the first go round, second section gets underway. Todd Crawford, riding Lena Gallo for Lapke Quarter Horses/John Lapke, scored a 226.5 to ...

05.19.05 - Sapergia and Flarida Lead NRHA Open Derby Go Round

Shawn Flarida and Cody Sapergia emerged the leaders after the first go round, first section of the NRHA Derby Open divisions. Both riders scored a 224. Flarida rode Smart Spook (Smart Chic Olena x Sugarplum Spook) for Rosanne Sternberg. Sapergia rode JD Whizkey (Topsail Whiz x JD Milligan) for Lance Griffin. The top five horses in ...

05.19.05 - The Rider’s Edge one of the newest corporate sponsors of the NRHA

The Rider’s Edge is one of the newest corporate sponsors of the National Reining Horse Association and is the Official Equine and Human Chiropractor of the NRHA. It’s headed by Dr. Robert Dana, who is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner through the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians and is certified in equine chiropractic ...

05.18.05 - NRHA Non Pro Derby - Griffin Takes the Lead

Lance Griffin scored a 221 on his Whiz N Tag Chex (Topsail Whiz x Tag Chex) to lead the NRHA $15,000 added Non Pro Derby qualifying go round. Whiz N Tag Chex, ridden by Duane Latimer, was a 2002 NRHA Futurity Open Division finalist who went on to win the 2003 and 2004 NRBC Derby ...

05.17.05 - Custom Crome’s Get Earn $1,000,000!

Steve Simon’s Custom Crome has reached an NRHA milestone. His sons and daughters have excelled in the NRHA show pen and moved their sire to the prestigious NRHA Million Dollar Sire list. That list includes NRHA Hall of Fame members Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena, Topsail Cody, Hollywood Jac 86, and Be ...

05.17.05 - NRHA Non Pro Derby Gets Underway

Wagman & Schild lead the pack The 2005 NRHA Derby Show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, got underway on Monday morning, May 16 with the first go round, first section of the NRHA Non Pro Derby for four-, five-, and six-year-old reining horses. The first 62 entries in the field of 133 ...

05.17.05 - NRHA Derby Extras in OKC!

The NRHA Derby, known as the industry’s premier event for four-, five-, and six-year-old reining horses, is slated for May 16th - May 21st at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. While the high ticket NRHA Open and Non Pro derbies will undoubtedly be the highlight for many reining enthusiasts, spectators, and contestants ...

05.12.05 - Dell Hendricks Makes A Million!

Bill Horn was the first to make a cool $1,000,000 competing in NRHA events. Horn reached that milestone in 1995. Tim McQuay followed suit in 1997, followed by Duane Latimer and Shawn Flarida in 2003, then Todd Bergen in 2004. The National Reining Horse Association is proud to add one more name to this prestigious ...

05.10.05 - Smart Chic Olena Reaches A New Milestone

The National Reining Horse Association is pleased to announce that NRHA Hall of Famer Smart Chic Olena has become an NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire. Owned by Jim Babcock, Valley View, Texas, he joins Hollywood Dun It and Topsail Whiz as the third sire to achieve this distinction. In NRHA competition, Smart Chic Olena's 376 money-earning ...

05.09.05 - Anderson Bean Becomes the Official Boot of the NRHA

Pat Moody, President of Anderson Bean Boot Company, attended the 2005 NRHA Convention where he announced that Anderson Bean Boot Company was joining the family of NRHA Corporate Partners. The sponsorship was so new that details were still sketchy regarding just what it would include. Not only has the Anderson Bean Boot Company, Mercedes, Texas, ...

05.05.05 - NRHA Members Gain In A Big Way From New Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed LLC Programs

Mention livestock feed or nutrition and inevitably Purina is one of the most recognizable brands that come to mind. NRHA members are bound to think of Purina more often than ever in 2005, as Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed LLC becomes well-known throughout the horse industry as the Official Equine Feed Sponsor of the NRHA. ...

05.05.05 - Reining Horse Sports Foundation Sells Cookbook

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-Tease your taste buds and awaken your culinary desires at the inaugural “Taste of Reining” at the 2005 National Reining Horse Association Derby and Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Wash it down with the Reining Horse Sports Foundation’s Taste of Reining Cookbook. The Reining Horse Sports Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, is a supporting organization ...

05.03.05 - FEI General Assembly – Reining’s Olympic Dream Is Alive and Well

When will Reining be in the Olympics? We have all heard the question. As the only Western discipline approved for Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) competition, Reining is on the threshold of Olympic inclusion. While the threshold won’t easily be traversed, Reining received a substantial and very encouraging boost when the FEI, during its 2005 FEI ...