ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
©Copyright 2015 Arizona Reining Horse Association. All rights reserved
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. THE AzRHA ANNUAL MEETING will be held during the November Autumn Slide Show. Plan on attending this quick meeting for an update about our Non-Profit Organization. All AzRHA Members are encouraged to attend. Photo credit: Cam Essik.
Andrea Fappani and SG Frozen Enterprize - owned by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC NRBC Level 4 Open Champions
Arizona Reining Horse Association
AzRHA Silver Spurs Mother's Day Slide Regional Affiliate Qualifiers #2 & #3 2 Full NRHA Slates of Classes & Lots of Paid Warm Ups May 17-22nd, 2016 WestWorld of Scottsdale Judges: Ann Salmon and Steve Ross Show Secretary:  Kathy Gould, Saddle Up Enterprises * 559-760-0512 Show Manager:  Garrett Cooper * 602-677-1438 Entry Form Schedule Stall Form Show Rules & Info Paid Warm Up Schedule
COMING UP NEXT…..
We're listening....  Please let us know how we can serve our Members, Exhibitors and Sponsors better... We want to hear from you.  Email us anytime at AZRHACOMMUNICATIONS@GMAIL.COM and keep an eye out for our next survey. Please see the 2015 Membership Survey Responses and Results below. Survey Results Survey Results
The AZRHA Year End Awards Banquet was held January 23rd at the beautiful Carefree Inn Resort and Spa.  It was a great night celebrating the hard working reiners of our club and all of their successes of 2015!! Special thanks to our Show Manager, Garrett Cooper, who was also the MC for the evening; and to our Banquet and Awards Committee and volunteers - Gretchen Clark, Barry Byron, Nancy Elton, Ann Buchanan, Allison Toner and Kaity Sotomayor.  Their hard work and dedication to the club is much appreciated... it was a great night and fun was had by all!! We could not have this special night and special awards without our amazing sponsors.... Thanks again to all of our Show, Arena, Class and Buckle Sponsors throughout the year.  We could not provide these wonderful awards without them and their support is always very much appreciated!!  Be sure to check out the complete list of sponsors on our Sponsorship Page, and give them your business whenever you can!! The AZRHA awarded prizes to the Top Five winners in each class.... These beautiful awards included buckles and/or spurs by Usher Brand to all of the Champions and Reserve Champions; Ariat vests for third place winners; World Class Equine grooming totes and halters to fourth and fifth place winners.  AZRHA is one of the only affiliates in the country who present saddles to the year end winners..... This year, champions from eligible classes were entered into a drawing within their divisions with a chance to win one of four gorgeous, custom-designed saddle from Scottsdale Western World. Congratulations to our 2015 SADDLE WINNERS!! Open - Electric Spark - Gary Westphalen Non Pro - Spook Goes Hollywood - Nancy Elton Rookie/Green - Vintage Rock and Roll - Randy Mosley Youth - Lucky Cee Blair - Kate Buchanan Special perpetual awards were also presented to the following winners: Non Pro & the Joan Levine Limited Non Pro - Mark Blake riding Plum Gotta Gun Kyle Wood Perpetual Youth Trophy - Kate Buchanan riding Lucky Cee Blair Horse of the Year - That Smarts A Little - owned by Rafter M Quarter Horses and ridden by Sandra and McKinzie Walker Arabian Horse of the Year - JD Savannah Dawn - owned by Jennifer Danvers and ridden by Jennifer Danvers, Abby Cosenza and Jessica Bein Each year, the AZRHA honors a special hard working reiner who has made vast improvements throughout the years with a special *Rising Star* Award.  The 2015 Rising Star Nominees were Pat Fumagalli, Michelle Miola, Randy Mosley and Kaity Sotomayor.... each nominee was presented with grooming bags and halter.  The 2015 AZRHA Rising Star was awarded to Michelle Miola and she was presented with a beautiful pair of custom spurs by Abby Cosenza - Cosenza Silver. The AZRHA also has a wonderful group of volunteers who go above and beyond to help the club throughout the year.  This year, the AZRHA Volunteer of the Year went to Lynne Herman and she was presented with a beautiful custom pair of spurs by Cosenza Silver.  Thank you Lynne for all your hard work throughout the year.... it is always very much appreciated. And, last but not least, our 2015 President, Michael Miola was presented with a custom made bolo tie from Abby Cosenza.  His hard work this year was very much appreciated by all who got the opportunity to work with this busy guy!!  Thanks again Mike for your dedication to this club and to this sport around the world. Thanks again to everyone who attended this special night celebrating the successes of our 2015 Reiners!!  We wish you the best in 2016 -- HAVE A GREAT YEAR SHOWING YOUR REINERS!!
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Photo credit for awards banquet - Marilyn Sheldon, Blue Moon Studios.
We want to recognize the 2015 Rising Star Nominees....
Pat Fumagalli
Randy Mosley
Kaity Sotomayor
Michelle Miola
All Horses entering WestWorld need to have either a current Coggins within one year or a 30 day health certificate from their vet.
GREEN REINER and RANCH RIDING classes will be held in Arena 4 & will be held after the egg and spoon race, and will not start before noon.
ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
 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. THE AzRHA ANNUAL MEETING will be held during the November Autumn Slide Show. Plan on attending this quick meeting for an update about our Non-Profit Organization. All AzRHA Members are encouraged to attend. Photo credit: Cam Essik.
©Copyright 2015 Arizona Reining Horse Association. All rights reserved
Arizona Reining Horse Association
AzRHA Silver Spurs Mother's Day Slide Regional Affiliate Qualifiers #2 & #3 2 Full NRHA Slates of Classes & Lots of Paid Warm Ups May 17-22nd, 2016 WestWorld of Scottsdale Judges: Ann Salmon and Steve Ross Show Secretary:  Kathy Gould, Saddle Up Enterprises * 559-760-0512 Show Manager:   Garrett Cooper * 602-677-1438 Entry Form Schedule Stall Form Show Rules & Info Paid Warm Up Schedule
COMING UP NEXT…..
We're listening....  Please let us know how we can serve our Members, Exhibitors and Sponsors better... We want to hear from you.  Email us anytime at AZRHACOMMUNICATIONS@GMAIL.COM and keep an eye out for our next survey. Please see the 2015 Membership Survey Responses and Results below. Survey Results Survey Results
The AZRHA Year End Awards Banquet was held January 23rd at the beautiful Carefree Inn Resort and Spa.  It was a great night celebrating the hard working reiners of our club and all of their successes of 2015!! Special thanks to our Show Manager, Garrett Cooper, who was also the MC for the evening; and to our Banquet and Awards Committee and volunteers - Gretchen Clark, Barry Byron, Nancy Elton, Ann Buchanan, Allison Toner and Kaity Sotomayor.  Their hard work and dedication to the club is much appreciated... it was a great night and fun was had by all!! We could not have this special night and special awards without our amazing sponsors.... Thanks again to all of our Show, Arena, Class and Buckle Sponsors throughout the year.  We could not provide these wonderful awards without them and their support is always very much appreciated!!  Be sure to check out the complete list of sponsors on our Sponsorship Page, and give them your business whenever you can!! The AZRHA awarded prizes to the Top Five winners in each class.... These beautiful awards included buckles and/or spurs by Usher Brand to all of the Champions and Reserve Champions; Ariat vests for third place winners; World Class Equine grooming totes and halters to fourth and fifth place winners.  AZRHA is one of the only affiliates in the country who present saddles to the year end winners..... This year, champions from eligible classes were entered into a drawing within their divisions with a chance to win one of four gorgeous, custom-designed saddle from Scottsdale Western World. Congratulations to our 2015 SADDLE WINNERS!! Open - Electric Spark - Gary Westphalen Non Pro - Spook Goes Hollywood - Nancy Elton Rookie/Green - Vintage Rock and Roll - Randy Mosley Youth - Lucky Cee Blair - Kate Buchanan Special perpetual awards were also presented to the following winners: Non Pro & the Joan Levine Limited Non Pro - Mark Blake riding Plum Gotta Gun Kyle Wood Perpetual Youth Trophy - Kate Buchanan riding Lucky Cee Blair Horse of the Year - That Smarts A Little - owned by Rafter M Quarter Horses and ridden by Sandra and McKinzie Walker Arabian Horse of the Year - JD Savannah Dawn - owned by Jennifer Danvers and ridden by Jennifer Danvers, Abby Cosenza and Jessica Bein Each year, the AZRHA honors a special hard working reiner who has made vast improvements throughout the years with a special *Rising Star* Award.  The 2015 Rising Star Nominees were Pat Fumagalli, Michelle Miola, Randy Mosley and Kaity Sotomayor.... each nominee was presented with grooming bags and halter.  The 2015 AZRHA Rising Star was awarded to Michelle Miola and she was presented with a beautiful pair of custom spurs by Abby Cosenza - Cosenza Silver. The AZRHA also has a wonderful group of volunteers who go above and beyond to help the club throughout the year.  This year, the AZRHA Volunteer of the Year went to Lynne Herman and she was presented with a beautiful custom pair of spurs by Cosenza Silver.  Thank you Lynne for all your hard work throughout the year.... it is always very much appreciated. And, last but not least, our 2015 President, Michael Miola was presented with a custom made bolo tie from Abby Cosenza.  His hard work this year was very much appreciated by all who got the opportunity to work with this busy guy!!  Thanks again Mike for your dedication to this club and to this sport around the world. Thanks again to everyone who attended this special night celebrating the successes of our 2015 Reiners!!  We wish you the best in 2016 -- HAVE A GREAT YEAR SHOWING YOUR REINERS!! Photo credit for awards banquet - Marilyn Sheldon, Blue Moon Studios.
All Horses entering WestWorld need to have either a current Coggins within one year or a 30 day health certificate from their vet.
GREEN REINER and RANCH RIDING classes will be held in Arena 4 & will be held after the egg and spoon race, and will not start before noon.