ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
©Copyright 2015 Arizona Reining Horse Association. All rights reserved
KEEP CALM AND LET IT SLIDE.... This seemed to be our mantra for this show from the beginning !!  Every challenge has a silver lining..... the silver lining for the challenges we faced with the Vesticular Stomatitis Virus that brought our May show to a screeching halt, was that August is actually a GREAT MONTH to host a horse show in Scottsdale!!!!  We saw an increase in entries this year and lots of three year olds schooling for the upcoming futuries.  We just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to show this weekend.  We hope you enjoyed the new climate controlled Westworld Equidome and North Hall.  I am sure all the horses who attended enjoyed the break from the heat!! First of all, THANKS SO MUCH to SILVER SPURS EQUINE LLC for sponsoring this show AGAIN!!  WE could not do it without your support and it is much appreciated by us all.  Michael N Michelle Miola, we value your dedication to this sport and cannot say thanks enough to you for supporting our little affiliate (which according to NRHA, is one of the most successful)!!  Thanks to all of our sponsors this year.... without your support, we could not host these fun shows, or offer such great year end prizes.... buckles, saddles and much more!!  You can check out a complete list of our sponsors on our WEBSITE!! We have amazing product sponsors this year and lots of them stepped up with some super prizes for this year's awards..... Thanks to Sami Fine Jewelry (Stephenie Bjorkman) for the gorgeous necklaces again this year (they are always a hit)!!  Clell Usher donated two beautiful headstalls that went to the winners of the $2000.00 added Open and Non Pro Classes; Scottsdale Western World (David Solum) donated some great work bridles and gift cards for the circuit awards; Cave Creek Cowboy Company (Paul Rerich) and KImes Ranch (Matt Kimes & Amanda Amanda Kimes) donated the great apparel gift certificates.... Reiners love their products!!  SynBioNT Agricultural Wash donated some of their products for our reiners to check out and Trudy Bastman donated a photo shoot and custom painting to one lucky horse....RFD Special Diamond owned by Michelle (and Pat Fumagalli).... we can't wait to see how this turns out!!!!! And of course, a BIG THANKS to our staff and volunteers...... Garrett Cooper for his behind the scene work in the beginning stages of planning the show, and Nancy Elton and Mike Miola kept things running smooth throughout the long weekend.   Track One Events (Poncie Herrmann-Gimple and Kendra Keener) for doing such a fabulous job in the show office and beyond!!  Teresa Buck was awesome as usual working the gates..... Thanks also to Joel Pfisthner and Michael N Michelle Miola for working the gates while Teresa was doing double-duty in Arena 4...These two guys really stepped in at the last minute and saved us all a lot of headaches.     T.J. Romano does a fantastic job as the announcer.... his voice never gets old!!  Barry Byron always makes sure the arenas look great and keeps the banners organized (this is not an easy job!!)... she was also in charge of designing and ordering the very popluar T-Shirts for this show... It was great seeing everyone sporting their new Tees this weekend. .. THX BARRY!!   We are so lucky to have members who are willing to donate their time scribing and running the paid warm ups.... Thanks to Lynne McMurray Herman, Jamie Purvis, Trish Wagner, Vicki Edwards Hawkins and Kaity Cheshier.... we appreciate you all volunteering to help out... YOU ARE AWESOME!  Marilyn Sheldon and Blue Moon Studio did a great job as usual with the videography and Glynn Thrower took some fabulous shots of our exhibitors at this show.... These two will have more information coming soon about their packages available for purchase. We also need to thank our judges for being so understanding about the issues with the virus and all the schedule changes.... Thanks to all of our NRHA Judges who were here to provide their expert evaluations of the rides this weekend (Karen McCuistion and Carl McCuistion, Dave Belson and Bob Kail) and to our NRHA Rep Abby Cosenza and Marc Cosenza for always stepping in to be equipment judges... it sure helps to keep things moving. Thanks again to everyone who came and participated, or just to watch. If we forgot to mention anyone, we do apologize.... your efforts do not go unnoticed!!  And…. We still have a few T-Shirts ($15-$20) and Coffee Mugs ($10)  left to purchase so contact us if you want any of these items.  Check out our website at www.azrha.com for the latest club info. Remember..... Keep Calm, and Let It Slide!! Your Friends at 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.
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.
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
KEEP CALM AND LET IT SLIDE.... This seemed to be our mantra for this show from the beginning !!  Every challenge has a silver lining..... the silver lining for the challenges we faced with the Vesticular Stomatitis Virus that brought our May show to a screeching halt, was that August is actually a GREAT MONTH to host a horse show in Scottsdale!!!!  We saw an increase in entries this year and lots of three year olds schooling for the upcoming futuries.  We just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to show this weekend.  We hope you enjoyed the new climate controlled Westworld Equidome and North Hall.  I am sure all the horses who attended enjoyed the break from the heat!! First of all, THANKS SO MUCH to SILVER SPURS EQUINE LLC for sponsoring this show AGAIN!!  WE could not do it without your support and it is much appreciated by us all.  Michael N Michelle Miola, we value your dedication to this sport and cannot say thanks enough to you for supporting our little affiliate (which according to NRHA, is one of the most successful)!!  Thanks to all of our sponsors this year.... without your support, we could not host these fun shows, or offer such great year end prizes.... buckles, saddles and much more!!  You can check out a complete list of our sponsors on our WEBSITE!! We have amazing product sponsors this year and lots of them stepped up with some super prizes for this year's awards..... Thanks to Sami Fine Jewelry (Stephenie Bjorkman) for the gorgeous necklaces again this year (they are always a hit)!!  Clell Usher donated two beautiful headstalls that went to the winners of the $2000.00 added Open and Non Pro Classes; Scottsdale Western World (David Solum) donated some great work bridles and gift cards for the circuit awards; Cave Creek Cowboy Company (Paul Rerich) and KImes Ranch (Matt Kimes & Amanda Amanda Kimes) donated the great apparel gift certificates.... Reiners love their products!!  SynBioNT Agricultural Wash donated some of their products for our reiners to check out and Trudy Bastman donated a photo shoot and custom painting to one lucky horse....RFD Special Diamond owned by Michelle (and Pat Fumagalli).... we can't wait to see how this turns out!!!!! And of course, a BIG THANKS to our staff and volunteers...... Garrett Cooper for his behind the scene work in the beginning stages of planning the show, and Nancy Elton and Mike Miola kept things running smooth throughout the long weekend.   Track One Events (Poncie Herrmann-Gimple and Kendra Keener) for doing such a fabulous job in the show office and beyond!!  Teresa Buck was awesome as usual working the gates..... Thanks also to Joel Pfisthner and Michael N Michelle Miola for working the gates while Teresa was doing double-duty in Arena 4...These two guys really stepped in at the last minute and saved us all a lot of headaches.     T.J. Romano does a fantastic job as the announcer.... his voice never gets old!!  Barry Byron always makes sure the arenas look great and keeps the banners organized (this is not an easy job!!)... she was also in charge of designing and ordering the very popluar T-Shirts for this show... It was great seeing everyone sporting their new Tees this weekend. .. THX BARRY!!   We are so lucky to have members who are willing to donate their time scribing and running the paid warm ups.... Thanks to Lynne McMurray Herman, Jamie Purvis, Trish Wagner, Vicki Edwards Hawkins and Kaity Cheshier.... we appreciate you all volunteering to help out... YOU ARE AWESOME!  Marilyn Sheldon and Blue Moon Studio did a great job as usual with the videography and Glynn Thrower took some fabulous shots of our exhibitors at this show.... These two will have more information coming soon about their packages available for purchase. We also need to thank our judges for being so understanding about the issues with the virus and all the schedule changes.... Thanks to all of our NRHA Judges who were here to provide their expert evaluations of the rides this weekend (Karen McCuistion and Carl McCuistion, Dave Belson and Bob Kail) and to our NRHA Rep Abby Cosenza and Marc Cosenza for always stepping in to be equipment judges... it sure helps to keep things moving. Thanks again to everyone who came and participated, or just to watch. If we forgot to mention anyone, we do apologize.... your efforts do not go unnoticed!!  And…. We still have a few T-Shirts ($15-$20) and Coffee Mugs ($10)  left to purchase so contact us if you want any of these items.  Check out our website at www.azrha.com for the latest club info. Remember..... Keep Calm, and Let It Slide!! Your Friends at AzRHA!!