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2014 AWARDS BANQUET

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 

You’ve worked hard all year…

 Now it’s time to celebrate with your fellow Reiners and have some fun!! 

Carefree Resort & Conference Center

37220 Mule Train Road

Carefree, AZ 85377 

5pm: Cocktails

6pm: Dinner & Awards 

Dinner $40.00 with RSVP  BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2014

or

$50.00 at the door 

Children 12 & Under -  $20.00 

Lots of great awards for all eligible classes, incentive programs and more!!! 

PLEASE RSVP BY DECEMBER 31, 2014

RSVP Form


President’s Message:

The Arizona Reining Horse Association’s Best of the West Reining Extravaganza was a great show in October and we want to thank everyone for coming!!  We paid almost $65,000 in payouts!!!  This is the largest payout we have ever had in our history and we are very excited to see this show grow and be successful. 

A BIG THANKS to our Judges, (Tim McQuay from Texas,  Robert LaPorta from Maryland, and Bruce Army from Arizona); and, our wonderful staff and volunteers.  Our Show Manager, Garrett Cooper and his entire staff always keeps things running smoothly; AzRHA Board Member, Barry Lynn Byron always makes sure the arenas and banners are ready and looking sharp; and our Show Secretary, Shawn Martin does a fabulous job in the show office.   

We started the show off with an entire day of Paid Warm Ups in the Equidome on Thursday.  These warm ups are a great way for riders to school their horses and get some private time in this world-class arena.  These warm ups are always very popular and we ran over 130 rides beginning at 5:00 am.   Thanks to everyone who participated, and to the volunteers who kept things moving running the gate…. Debbie Winard, Anne Dunnam, Margaret Perry, Gretchen Clark and Nancy Elton did a great job.   

We held a full slate of NRHA Classes with over $50,000 in ADDED MONEY!!  This included a $25,000 ADDED Open Futurity sponsored by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC and a $13,500 ADDED Non Pro Futurity sponsored by Cinder Lakes Ranch.  Thanks so much to these amazing sponsors for making these events possible!!!  Congratulations to ALL OF THE WINNERS!!  You can find a complete list of results on our Points/Awards/Results Link on the left of this page. 

We also had some amazing prizes….. lots of NRHA Lawson and Morrison Bronzes; Pewters and Plaques.  And from a few of our local sponsors, two gorgeous Andreas Maschke Saddles from Scottsdale Western World; gift baskets from Sami Fine Jewelry and Unique Gifts; Jeans from Cave Creek Cowboy Company; and gorgeous buckles from Usher Brand.  Thanks again to all of these sponsors for their support …. We all appreciate it the great prizes and Added Money!! 

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS!!! 

PLATINUM SPONSORS:     SILVER SPURS EQUINE LLC

SILVER SPONSORS:     CINDER LAKES RANCH 

  • Coulter Cadillac

  • Scottsdale Western World

  • Sami Fine Jewelry

  • Cave Creek Cowboy Company

  • Ben Balow Training Stables

  • Ice Barns

  • North Valley Diesel & Auto

  • AZ MD Barn Company

  • William C. Page DVM

  • Markel Insurance/Phyllis Lamalfa

  • Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center

  • Usher Brand

  • Bob’s Custom Saddles

  • Creations in Thread

  • Cosenza Silver/Cosenza Reining Horses

  • Kimes Ranch

  • Performance Horse Connection

  • Pards Western Store

  • Sweetwater Nutrition

  • Trudy Bastman Equine Artist

  • Huss Performance Horses

  • Naylor Performance Horses

  • Matt Mills Reining Horses

  • Marcy Ver Meer Reining Horses

  • Bein Performance Horses

Ride Happy!!
Dave Belson


AzRHA CONGRATULATES ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS GREAT EVENT  AND MAKING THIS OUR LARGEST ROOKIE DAY IN AzRHA HISTORY!!   THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE REINING HORSE SPORTS FOUNDATION AND THE DALE WILKINSON MEMORIAL CRISIS FUND

Classic Equine Rookie Day sponsored by AzRHA


 

 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.

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