ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
©Copyright 2015 Arizona Reining Horse Association. All rights reserved
President’s Message FINAL DATES FOR MOTHERS DAY SLIDE, THE SHOW WILL GO ON…. Just at a later date…. Unfortunately, we’ve had a bit of bad luck here in the North Scottsdale and Rio Verde Areas with the recent Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak.  In an effort to contain this dreaded disease which can affect many types of Livestock, the AzRHA and WestWorld have postpone the Silver Spurs Mother’s Day Slide for two months, with the hopes that the spread of this disease can be contained.   The new dates for the show will be August 18th through August 23rd, 2015.  The stalls will now all be located inside the climate- controlled Equidome and most of the classes have been moved inside as well.  There will no longer be any Paid Warm Ups on Thursday…  but, we will still have a full day of Paid Warm Ups on Wednesday so there should be plenty of space for everyone needing some private time in the Equidome.   Also, WestWorld has tightened their policies on Food and Beverage in the Equidome and Stall areas….. Therefore, our Annual Barn Blast will need to be “Relocated” so we will keep you posted.   We are still planning on holding the Dog Races on Friday Evening in the Equidome, so be sure to attend this special event and fund raiser for the AzRHA Youth Club. The rest of the schedule remains pretty much the same with a few changes.  We will announce here and on our FB page (AZ Reining Horse Association) dates to get all stall changes into the show manager.  Please be sure to get your stall changes to Poncie Herman by August 3rd as WestWorld needs to start setting this area up ASAP.   As always, please be sure to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the latest club information.  The SHOW WILL GO ON…. Just at a later date than planned.  Thanks for your understanding and commitment to keeping our reining horses healthy and safe. NOW, for some fun stuff!!!! We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Some ….. ARIZONA takes home top honors at the 2015 National Reining Breeders Classic Open Challenge! Silver Spurs Equine of Scottsdale and their Stallion SG Frozen Enterprize (the ICEMAN) ridden by the great Andrea Fappani are the Champions of the Open Derby Challenge! Not only that, our non pro riders did fabulous at the Breeders Classic Non Pro Derby!! Congratulations to: Chandler Winard and Tags Golden Star, Level 1 Champion, Level 2 Champion, Level 3 Reserve Champion, Level 4 – tied for 5th!!!! Tish Fappani and Hot Rockin Spook, Level 4 tied for 13th Ginger Bishop Schmersal and CC Enterprise, Level 2 – 7th, Level 3 – 13th, Level 4 - tied for 17th Shaunda Ruckman and Valentino Tag, Level 3 – 9th, Level 4 tied for 13th, Marc Gordon and Revolution is Done, Prime Time – 7th, Level 2 – 10th, Level 3 – 15th, Level 4 – 22nd Sheley Brien and Wimpys Cat Step, Level 2 – 14th Mary Anne Van Degna and Blue Chocolate Kid, Level 1 – 10th  Mark Blake and Colonel Chicolena, Prime Time - 16th, Level 1 – 18th Brenda Joyce and Wimpys High Bid, Prime Time – tied for 11th, Level 2 – tied for 16th CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AzRHA COMPETITORS!!!!!  Speaking for all AzRHA members, we urge everyone that wants to learn about the fun and exciting sport of reining to come to the show. When you arrive please come to the show office and show personnel will assign a guide for you so that you can get behind the scenes to meet our professional trainers and see for yourself how much fun reining is. Respectfully, Michael Miola  
AZRHA Silver Spurs Mother's Day Slide August 18-23 WestWorld of Scottsdale  Judges: Karen McCuistion Dave Belson Carl McCuistion  AzRHA:  Show Manager Track One Events:  Show Secretary  for complete show information please visit our Event Schedule page
Arizona Reining Horse 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.
Andrea Fappani and SG Frozen Enterprize - owned by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC NRBC Level 4 Open Champions
"Congratulations to AZRHA Youth Member, Chandler Winard and Tags Golden Star, NRBC Champions - Level 1 and Level 2. FINALDATE
ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
 Arizona Reining Horse 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
President’s Message FINAL DATES FOR MOTHERS DAY SLIDE, THE SHOW WILL GO ON…. Just at a later date…. Unfortunately, we’ve had a bit of bad luck here in the North Scottsdale and Rio Verde Areas with the recent Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak.  In an effort to contain this dreaded disease which can affect many types of Livestock, the AzRHA and WestWorld have postpone the Silver Spurs Mother’s Day Slide for two months, with the hopes that the spread of this disease can be contained.   The new dates for the show will be August 18th through August 23rd, 2015.  The stalls will now all be located inside the climate-controlled Equidome and most of the classes have been moved inside as well.  There will no longer be any Paid Warm Ups on Thursday…  but, we will still have a full day of Paid Warm Ups on Wednesday so there should be plenty of space for everyone needing some private time in the Equidome.   Also, WestWorld has tightened their policies on Food and Beverage in the Equidome and Stall areas….. Therefore, our Annual Barn Blast will need to be “Relocated” so we will keep you posted.   We are still planning on holding the Dog Races on Friday Evening in the Equidome, so be sure to attend this special event and fund raiser for the AzRHA Youth Club. The rest of the schedule remains pretty much the same with a few changes.  We will announce here and on our FB page (AZ Reining Horse Association) dates to get all stall changes into the show manager.  Please be sure to get your stall changes to Poncie Herman by May 15th as WestWorld needs to start setting this area up ASAP.   As always, please be sure to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the latest club information.  The SHOW WILL GO ON…. Just at a later date than planned.  Thanks for your understanding and commitment to keeping our reining horses healthy and safe. NOW, for some fun stuff!!!! We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Some ….. ARIZONA takes home top honors at the 2015 National Reining Breeders Classic Open Challenge! Silver Spurs Equine of Scottsdale and their Stallion SG Frozen Enterprize (the ICEMAN) ridden by the great Andrea Fappani are the Champions of the Open Derby Challenge! Not only that, our non pro riders did fabulous at the Breeders Classic Non Pro Derby!! Congratulations to: Chandler Winard and Tags Golden Star, Level 1 Champion, Level 2 Champion, Level 3 Reserve Champion, Level 4 – tied for 5th!!!! Tish Fappani and Hot Rockin Spook, Level 4 tied for 13th Ginger Bishop Schmersal and CC Enterprise, Level 2 – 7th, Level 3 – 13th, Level 4 - tied for 17th Shaunda Ruckman and Valentino Tag, Level 3 – 9th, Level 4 tied for 13th, Marc Gordon and Revolution is Done, Prime Time – 7th, Level 2 – 10th, Level 3 – 15th, Level 4 – 22nd Sheley Brien and Wimpys Cat Step, Level 2 – 14th Mary Anne Van Degna and Blue Chocolate Kid, Level 1 – 10th  Mark Blake and Colonel Chicolena, Prime Time - 16th, Level 1 – 18th Brenda Joyce and Wimpys High Bid, Prime Time – tied for 11th, Level 2 – tied for 16th CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AzRHA COMPETITORS!!!!!  Speaking for all AzRHA members, we urge everyone that wants to learn about the fun and exciting sport of reining to come to the show. When you arrive please come to the show office and show personnel will assign a guide for you so that you can get behind the scenes to meet our professional trainers and see for yourself how much fun reining is. Respectfully, Michael Miola