ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
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From days long ago when cowboys would casually compete with each other to determine whose horse was a better, more willing partner, the sport of Reining has exploded into a multi-million dollar industry world-wide. Reining is the only western discipline to be recognized by the IFE and it was a featured event in the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. If you have not seen a Reining Horse run his pattern, you are missing out! Around the world, the premier Reining events are drawing larger and larger crowds. This is partly due to the excitement that Reining provides for the participant and spectator alike. Reining is a judged event requiring competitors to complete one of 12 approved patterns in an arena. These precise patterns include small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs, 360 degree spins done in place, and “the hallmark” of the reining horse, the exciting sliding stops. Often called the "Dressage" of Western events, Reining is the ultimate blend of horse and rider, combining speed and maneuverability through this series of intricate patterns. Reining requires the horse to be responsive and completely in tune with its rider. Cues and commands should not be easily visible. The reining pattern is judged based on how willfully guided the horse responds and its ability to perform the required movements.  The Arizona Reining Horse Association (AzRHA) was founded in 1984 as an Affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).  The AzRHA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and growing the sport of Reining in the state of Arizona and beyond.  The AzRHA adheres to the rules and regulations of the NRHA and provides a forum for exhibitors, breeders, and anyone interested in the sport of Reining. Photo credit: Cam Essik.
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AzRHA Spotlight
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ARIZONA REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION TO HOST CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW The Arizona Reining Horse Association (AzRHA) is excited to announce the upcoming Best of the West Reining Classic, Futurity, Derby and Southwest Affiliate Regional Championships to be held October 9th through 15th, 2017 at the premier Westworld facility in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The class lineup will include an Open and Non-Pro Futurity, an Open, Non-Pro, and Youth Derby, two full slates of NRHA classes and a full offering of ancillary classes.  In addition to a great slate of classes, there will also be a Reining Boot Camp for beginners and non-pro riders on October 10th, complete with a hands-on clinic in the morning and a low-stress competition in the afternoon. All proceeds from the Reining Boot Camp will go to support the Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis fund. The AzRHA could not host these events without the incredible support from sponsors.  Due to the generosity of those sponsors, AzRHA is able to offer over $100,000 in added money for this event and will only retain 10% of the entry fees for the Category 6 classes! The AZRHA Best of the West Reining Classic, Futurity, Derby, and Southwest Affiliate Regional Championships will host a Friends of Reining Open and Non Pro Futurity with over $60,000 in added money sponsored by Wranglen Partnership, Schmersal Ranch, Tim Anderson & Kim Niven, Arizona Reining Horse Association, David & Lyn Bishop, Chexmaster & Joe Moran, Purina Mills, Redish Construction, Whizkey n Diamonds – Rhodes River Ranch, Muehlstaetter Performance Horses, Booth Ranches, Mr. Electric Spark – Foothill Farms, Pinnacle Ranch, Smoking Roosters Performance Horses, Jenanne & Marilyn Overgaard, Patrick Flaherty Performance Horses, Markel Insurance, Matt Mills Reining Horses, Dr. Otto Stanislaw, Huss Performance Horses, Chuy Chavez, Dr. Jerry Longworth, Serequine, Cooking 80/20 with Robin Shea, Concarella Performance Horses, Anderson Bean Boots, Ricotta Performance Horses, and Al Kuenzli. The Wimpys High Bid Non Pro Derby, sponsored by Storybook Stables, Brenda Joyce and Rick Christen, will offer over $17,000 in added money, and the Friends of Reining Horse Foundation Open Derby, sponsored by Blake Performance Horses, Tim Anderson and Kim Niven, and Rhodes River Ranch, will also offer over $17,000 in added money.  Thanks to Oklahoma Equine Hospital and Dr. Joe Carter, there will also be a $500 added money Youth Derby. Topping off the activities for the event will be an exhibitor party, sponsored by Kelkenberg Performance Horses, for participants to socialize outside of the competition. The Arizona Reining Horse Association was founded in 1984 as an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).  The AzRHA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and growing the sport of reining in the state of Arizona and beyond.  The AzRHA adheres to the rules and regulations of the NRHA and provides a forum for exhibitors, breeders, and anyone interested in the sport of reining.
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ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
©Copyright 2015 Arizona Reining Horse Association. All rights reserved
Arizona Reining Horse Association
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AzRHA Spotlight
ARIZONA REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION TO HOST CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW The Arizona Reining Horse Association (AzRHA) is excited to announce the upcoming Best of the West Reining Classic, Futurity, Derby and Southwest Affiliate Regional Championships to be held October 9th through 15th, 2017 at the premier Westworld facility in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The class lineup will include an Open and Non-Pro Futurity, an Open, Non- Pro, and Youth Derby, two full slates of NRHA classes and a full offering of ancillary classes.  In addition to a great slate of classes, there will also be a Reining Boot Camp for beginners and non-pro riders on October 10th, complete with a hands-on clinic in the morning and a low-stress competition in the afternoon. All proceeds from the Reining Boot Camp will go to support the Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis fund. The AzRHA could not host these events without the incredible support from sponsors.  Due to the generosity of those sponsors, AzRHA is able to offer over $100,000 in added money for this event and will only retain 10% of the entry fees for the Category 6 classes! The AZRHA Best of the West Reining Classic, Futurity, Derby, and Southwest Affiliate Regional Championships will host a Friends of Reining Open and Non Pro Futurity with over $60,000 in added money sponsored by Wranglen Partnership, Schmersal Ranch, Tim Anderson & Kim Niven, Arizona Reining Horse Association, David & Lyn Bishop, Chexmaster & Joe Moran, Purina Mills, Redish Construction, Whizkey n Diamonds – Rhodes River Ranch, Muehlstaetter Performance Horses, Booth Ranches, Mr. Electric Spark – Foothill Farms, Pinnacle Ranch, Smoking Roosters Performance Horses, Jenanne & Marilyn Overgaard, Patrick Flaherty Performance Horses, Markel Insurance, Matt Mills Reining Horses, Dr. Otto Stanislaw, Huss Performance Horses, Chuy Chavez, Dr. Jerry Longworth, Serequine, Cooking 80/20 with Robin Shea, Concarella Performance Horses, Anderson Bean Boots, Ricotta Performance Horses, and Al Kuenzli. The Wimpys High Bid Non Pro Derby, sponsored by Storybook Stables, Brenda Joyce and Rick Christen, will offer over $17,000 in added money, and the Friends of Reining Horse Foundation Open Derby, sponsored by Blake Performance Horses, Tim Anderson and Kim Niven, and Rhodes River Ranch, will also offer over $17,000 in added money.  Thanks to Oklahoma Equine Hospital and Dr. Joe Carter, there will also be a $500 added money Youth Derby. Topping off the activities for the event will be an exhibitor party, sponsored by Kelkenberg Performance Horses, for participants to socialize outside of the competition. The Arizona Reining Horse Association was founded in 1984 as an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).  The AzRHA is a not-for- profit organization committed to promoting and growing the sport of reining in the state of Arizona and beyond.  The AzRHA adheres to the rules and regulations of the NRHA and provides a forum for exhibitors, breeders, and anyone interested in the sport of reining.
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