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November 2017

2017 NRHA Futurity – Kennedy Bryant – NAAC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year

Kennedy Bryant smashed the Rookie class today, winning the North American Affiliate Championship Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year, the NAAC Rookie Level 2, and both the Rookie Levels …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Bub Poplin – Invitational Freestyle Reining Champion

  Bub Poplin and Smokin Custom Crome won the OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau Freestyle Invitational with a 225! Bub was dressed and performed in a traditional vaquero fashion! Check …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Sliders Night Out – Party

If you were not there, here are a few shots of the Sliders Night Out benefitting the Reining Horse Foundation! Check them out! It was a lot of fun!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Casey Deary – Leading Level 4 Open After Semi-Finals

  Casey Deary leads the Level 4 Open after the end of the Semi-Finals. Casey talks with us about his horse and his plans for the finals! Check out Casey’s …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Natalie Roberts – Cinch Non Pro Futurity

Natalie Roberts, Lead Sponsorship Coordinator from Cinch, talks with us about the 20th Anniversary of Cinch being the naming sponsor of the Non Pro Futurity! Check out Natalie’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Sliders Night Out – On the Spot Interviews

  The Sliders Night Out benefitting the Reining Horse Foundation was a success! We asked some party-goers about the decor and about the RHF. Check out their answers!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Lauren Lehy – Platinum Performance Exhibitor Party

Lauren Lehy with Platinum Performance talks with us about why Platinum Performance sponsors the party each year and this year’s decor. Check out Lauren’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Vaughn Zimmerman – 2018 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee

Vaughn Zimmerman has been involved with reining for years. His grandchildren are the 3rd generation of Zimmermans being involved in reining. Vaughn was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Lyle Lovett – 2018 Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Lyle Lovett is well-know for his music, but his passion is also reining. Lyle was awarded the 2018 Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sliders Night Out! Check out …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Dianna Wolfson – USA Reining Amateur Champion

Dianna Wolfson won the USA Reining Amateur after entering “on a whim.” Check out Dianna’s interview!

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Tom McCutcheon – What I Look for in a 2-Year-Old Prospect

Tom McCutcheon tells us his key points he looks for in a 2-year old prospect! Check out Tom’s advice and see if you can find your next prospect at the …

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2017 NRHA World Champion Novice Horse Open Level 2 – Dany Tremblay

Dany Tremblay and Misters Temptress won the NRHA World Championship in the Novice Horse Open Level 2! We caught up with Dany, Brad Kelly (owner) and Fred Tremblay! This little …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Shelly Hartmann – NAAC Non Pro – NAAC Int Non Pro – Non Pro – Int Non Pro

  Shelly Hartmann won the North American Affiliate Championships in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro, along with the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro after a thrilling three-way …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – John Tucker – NAAC Non Pro Prime Time – Prime Time Non Pro Champion

John Tucker won the North American Affiliate Championships in the Prime Time Non Pro and the Non Pro Prime Time. Check out John’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Adam Donahue – Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 Champion

Adam Donahue won the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 on Thata Shiner. Check out Adam’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Vanessa Strotmann – Level 1 Open Leader – Day 2

Vanessa Strotmann leads the Level 1 Open after the second day of semi-finals. Check out Vanessa’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Bobby Avila, Jr. – Level 2 Open Leader – Day 2

Bobby Avila, Jr. is leading the Level 2 Open in the Semi-Finals for the futurity! Check out Bobby’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Kristen Avila – NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 Champion

Kristen Avila won the NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 Championships on “Zoey.” Check out Kristen’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – James Windham and Alicia Rapp – NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 Co-Champions

James Windham and “Swagger”, and Alicia Rapp and “Reggie” came all the way from Florida to win big! These pairs won Co-Champions in the NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Eduardo Salgado – Level 3 Open Futurity Semi-Finals Leader – Day 2

Eduardo Salgado is the over-all leader for Level 3 Open in the Semi-Finals after Day 2! Check out Eduardo’s interview!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Stephanie Gripp – Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 Champion

Stephanie Gripp and “Glory” did it again! This duo won the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2! Check out Stephanie’s interview!

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Tom McCutcheon – How to Stay at This Level

Tom McCutcheon has been competing at the highest level for years. How does he do it? Tom gives his tips for staying and competing at the higher levels. Check out …

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Tom McCutcheon – How to Build Your Program on a Budget

Tom McCutcheon gives tips on how to build your program and stick to your budget. Check out Tom’s video!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Shauna Larcombe – NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 1 Champion

Shauna Larcombe and “Crystal” won the North American Affiliate Championships in the Novice Horse Open Level 1! Check out Shauna’s winning interview about her run and this special mare!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Jared Leclair – NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 2 Champion

Jared Leclair won the North American Affiliate Championship in the Novice Horse Open Level 2! Jared and “Twink” were ready for their interview! Check it out!

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Abigayle Mixon – Nov Horse Open L1 & L2 Champion

Abigayle Mixon won the Novice Horse Open Levels 1 and 2 in Sunday’s ancillary action! We caught up with Abi to talk about her winning run and her mare. Check …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Sarah Cunningham – NAAC Rookie Pro – NAAC Limited Open – Limited Open – Rookie Pro

Sarah Cunningham won the NAAC Rookie Pro, the NAC Limited Open, the Limited Open and the Rookie Pro in Saturday’s action! We caught up with Sarah to talk about her …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Shauna Larcombe – NAAC Open – NAAC Int Open – Int Open Champion

  Shauna Larcombe and “Daisy” had quite a day in the pen, winning the North American Affiliate Open, NAAC Intermediate Open and the Intermediate Open during the first day at …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Ariana Dejong – North American Affiliate Limited Non Pro – Limited Non Pro Champion

Ariana Dejong came all the way from Canada to win the NAAC Limited Non Pro and Non Pro Championships here at the 2017 NRHA Futurity! This young reiner doesn’t want …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Matt Palmer – USA Open Reining Champion

  Matt Palmer went to the 2010 World Equestrian Games as an alternate. This next WEG, he is gunning to be on Team USA. He won the USA Open Reining …

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2017 NRHA Futurity – Robin Schoeller – Open Champion

  Robin Schoeller won the Open Ancillary class during the first day of action! We caught up with Robin to talk about his run on “Mr. T.” Check out Robin’s …

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Tom McCutcheon – Will This Be a Big Time Horse

With the NRHA Futurity beginning today, everyone is hoping their hard work and training produces the next “big time horse.” How can you tell if your horse has the right …

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Tom McCutcheon – Do You Still Love Horses?

Tom McCutcheon has been in the horse industry his whole life. His love of horses began at an early age. Tom talks with us about his love of  horses today. …

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Franco Bertolani – Warming Up Horses at Home

We wondered how trainers warm up their horses at home. In this video, Franco Bertolani tells us his strategy. Is yours the same? Check out Franco’s video!

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Brian Bell – How to Correctly Adjust Stirrup Lengths

Do you know if your stirrups are  too short or too long? Do you know how to properly adjust them? Brian Bell was happy to talk with us on how …

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Tom McCutcheon – One Do-Over With a Horse

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and take your skills and knowledge you have now and apply them to a horse from your past? Well, that’s what …

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Franco Bertolani – Tips for Training a Deaf Horse

Franco Bertolani talks with us about key tips he has for training a deaf horse. He tells us how to make sure the horse has great communication with your legs …

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2017 AQHA World Show – Amy Stoney – Amateur Reining World Champion

  Amy Stoney had a repeat from last year, when she and “Wilson” won the Amateur Reining Level 3 World Championships! We caught up with Amy to talk about her …

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2017 AQHA World Show – Debbie Hubbert – Amateur Reining L2 Champion

Debbie Hubbert won the Amateur Reining L2 at the AQHA World Show! We caught up with Debbie and her horse, “Blondie,” who were more than happy to chat with us …

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2017 AQHA World Show – Rein In Cancer Frisbee Toss Winners – Evan Dusselier – Garett Lund – Trevor Hale

  Adam Breidenthal bought more than 60 frisbees for the Rein In Cancer Frisbee Toss at the AQHA World Show. He left them in great hands with Evan Dusselier, Garett …

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2017 SWRHA Futurity and Show – Bloopers

We had a blast at the SWRHA Futurity and Show! There are tons of clowns running around! Check out these bloopers we found hiding in with other videos! We hope …

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2017 AQHA World Show – Andrea Fappani – Jr Reining L3

  Andrea Fappani and Chic Dremin fiished strong for the year in the AQHA Jr Reining L3, by winning the World Championship! Andrea was more than happy to talk with …

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2017 AQHA World Show – Casey Hinton – Chic Dreamin

  Casey Hinton bred and trained Chic Dreamin, the AQHA World Show Champion in the Junior Reining Level 3. Casey was more than happy to talk with us about this …

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2017 AQHA World Show – Patrick Flaherty – Jr Reining L2

Patrick Flaherty and “Lucy” won the Junior Reining Level 2. Patrick has a cute story to go along with his win! Check out Patrick’s interview!

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2017 AQHA World Show – Thiago Boechat – Sr Reining L3

  Thiago Boechat won the Sr Reining Level 3 in the Finals at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Show on Wimpys Little Nite for owner, Courtney Battison with a …

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2017 AQHA Lucas Oil World Championship Show – Kathy Gould – Ranch Riding

  Kathy Gould is known to reiners as the show secretary for NRBC, Tulsa Reining Classic and SWRHA. Kathy is an avid showlady and has a list of wins under …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and SE Affiliate Regional Championships – David Buffamoyer

  David Buffamoyer won the Novice Horse Level 4 Non Pro Derby! Check out David’s interview!

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and SE Affiliate Championships – Josh Lyons

  Josh Lyons tied himself in the Open Levels 4, 3, 2, and 1 Futurity on Colonels Smokin Trash and Machos Surprise with a 145. Check out Josh’s interview!

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and SE Affiliate Regional Championships – Todd Bowman

  Todd Bowman had a clean sweep in the Non Pro Futurity by winning the Level 4, 2 and 1! Todd is a custom spur and bridle maker by trade, …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and SE Affiliate Regional Championships – Aubrey Gilbraith and Meghan Martin

  Meghan Martin won the Youth 13 and Under and Aubrey Galbraith continued her winning with a Championship in the Youth 14-18! These young ladies were very excited to talk …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and SE Affiliate Regional Championships – Catherine Crandon and James Windham

Catherine Crandon and James Windham went head-to-head in today’s Novice Horse Non Pro and SE Affiliate Regional Championships, becoming Co-Champions in both Level 2 classes, with Catherine winning the Level …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and SE Affiliate Championships – Analise Granger

Analise Granger took advantage of big sister going to college by taking over her horse! That plan paid off well today! Analise won the Novice Horse Non Pro Derby Levels …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and SE Affiliate Regional Championships – Mark Rafacz 2

Mark Rafacz has had a great week sweeping the SE Affiliate Regional Championships in Novice Horse Open, and winning Co-Champion in the Novice Horse Open Level 2 and winning the …

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Heart of Dixie Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Tom Hoyt

Tom Hoyt makes the mile worth his while at the Heart of Dixie Affiliate Regional Championships in Jacksonville, Florida by winning the Intermediate Open Championship!

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Heart of Dixie Southeastern Affiliate Regional Championships – Ron Mahefkey

Ron Mahefkey is a man of few words, but that doesn’t affect his ability to win at all! He emerged as a Non Pro Masters Co-Champion at the Heart of Dixie …

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Heart of Dixie Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Sherry Wayne

Sherry Wayne may speak softly, but she rides hard! She is the Non Pro Prime Time winner at the Heart of Dixie Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships.

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and Southeast Affiliate Championships – Francis Mercier

Francis Mercier was Co-Champion in the Novice Horse Open Level 1 and Novice Horse Open Level 2 Derby  and won the Novice Horse Open Derby Level 1 and Novice Horse …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Gladys Hellriegel – Masters Non Pro Co-Champ

  Gladys Hellriegel entered the Masters Non Pro on a whim and won Co-Champion on her horse, Da Peppys Sis Nic (Nic). Gladys was very happy to talk with us …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Karen Singletary

Karen Singletary is a reiner and runs a Hippotherapy program for her “real” job. We talked with Karen about her program in this interview! Check it out!

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and Southeast Regional Championships – Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson won the Open Championship in the ancillary classes on Thursday! We caught up with Heather to talk about her run and get some advice on the rundowns! Check …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association and Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Mark Rafacz – Novice Horse Open Level 2 Co-Champion

Mark Rafacz was Co-Champion in the Novice Horse Open Level 2 in Thurday’s class. We caught up with Mark to talk about his run, and get some advice on the …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association Southeast Affiliate Championships – Mark Cain – Rookie L1 L2 Prime Time Champion

Mark Cain won the Rookie Levels 1, 2 and Prime Time in Thursday’s ancillary action! We caught up with Mark to talk about his run and his horse, “Moe.” Check …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Bud Roebuck

Bud Roebuck shares his story of resiliency and coming back from a disaster. Bud’s barn was hit by a tornado during Hurricane Irma, but he is here in Jacksonville and …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association Southeast Affiliate Championships – Dave Moore_2

Reiners are family. When one member is down, the family steps up to help. In this video, Dave Moore talks with us about his personal experience with helping another reiner. …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Dave Moore

  Hurricane Irma swept through the Florida peninsula with forceful winds and tornadoes. Dave Moore’s home was damaged, but his spirit was not broken. Check out Dave’s story about preparing, …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association – Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships – Aubrey Galbraith

Aubrey Galbraith won the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Limited Non Pro. Aubrey and mom, Nadine, were all smiles and excited to talk with us! Check out their interview!

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association – South East Affiliate Regional Championships – Mark Cain

  Mark Cain, President of the Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association, talks with us about why the HDRHA keeps grass roots reining at the forefront. Check out Mark’s interview!

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association – South East Affiliate Regional Championships – Nadine Galbraith

  Nadine Galbraith and “Giorgio” had a great run in the Novice Horse. They won the Novice Horse Non Pro Levels 1 and 2, and the Novice Horse Open Level …

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association – South East Affiliate Regional Championships – Matt Goodman

Matt Goodman talks about the resiliency of reiners who dealt with the hurricanes and the unity that comes from the aftermath of disaster.

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2017 Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association – South East Affiliate Regional Championships – John Rosi

John Rosi is an NRHA Professional, NRHA Judge, and a Heart of Dixie Board Member. He took a moment to tell us about moving the Southeast Affiliate Regional Championships from …

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