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
COMING UP NEXT…..
All Horses entering WestWorld need to have either a current Coggins within one year or a 30 day health certificate from their vet.
AzRHA SILVER SPURS MOTHER’S DAY SLIDE Regional Affiliate Qualifiers #2 & #3 2 Full NRHA Slates of Classes  & lots of Paid Warm Ups May 17-21, 2017 WestWorld of Scottsdale Stall Form Show Rules Schedule Entry Form
2016 YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET The AZRHA Year End Awards Banquet was held January 21st 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 2016!! Special thanks to our Club President, Mike Miola who was also the MC for the evening; and to our Banquet and Awards Committee  and volunteers.  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!! A BIG THANKS TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS: Silver Spurs Stallion Station Scottsdale Western World Sami Fine Jewelry and Unique Gifts Watson Hat Company Smoking Roosters Performance Horses Coffman Barns Cosenza Reining Horses World Class Equine Products Usher Brand Naylor Performance Horses Matt Mills Reining Horses Marcy Ver Meer Reining Horses Huss Performance Horses Creations in Thread Shorty’s Caboy Hattery Ben Balow Training Stables Chaparral Veterinary Hospital Markel Equine Insurance No Waste Grindings Ultra Smooth Skin Fappani Reining Horses Schmersal Reining Horses Rafter M Quarter Horses  The AZRHA awarded prizes to the Top Five winners in each class.... These beautiful awards included the following: Saddles from Scottsdale Western World Buckles and Headstalls from Usher Brand Big D Nylon Sheets from Estrella Blanket Company Halters, grooming totes and coolers from World Class Equine Products  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 2016 SADDLE WINNERS!! OPEN:  The Gun Collector, owned by Julianne Wilson, shown by Ashley Wilson Hammer NON PRO:  Chics Dream, owned and shown by Morris Kulmer ROOKIE – GREEN:  Sailin With Tejon, owned and shown by Janet Bache YOUTH:  Gangsters Wiseguy, owned and shown by Anna Clausen The AZRHA is proud to present the following special perpetual awards to the following: The Non Pro & the Joan Levine Limited Non Pro perpetual trophies were won this year by Coronas Best One Yet, owned and shown by Mackenzie Krajenke The Open Perpetual trophy was one by Blue Chocolate Kid, owned by Bar Double C Ranch and shown by Marcy Ver Meer and Marco Ricotta The Kyle Wood Youth Memorial Trophy was one by Spark Me Again, owned and shown by Caroline Buchanan The AZRHA Horse of the Year was Custom Legend Maker owned and Mackenzie Walker and shown by Mackenzie Walker and Marco Ricotta The AZRHA Arabian Horse of the Year was Al Marah Matt Dillon owned and shown by Linda Jacobs 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 2016 Rising Star was Jenny Ricotta.  She was presented with a pair of beautiful custom spurs by Abby Cosenza, and many other prizes!!
ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
©Copyright 2015 Arizona Reining Horse Association. All rights reserved
Arizona Reining Horse Association
COMING UP NEXT…..
All Horses entering WestWorld need to have either a current Coggins within one year or a 30 day health certificate from their vet.
AzRHA SILVER SPURS MOTHER’S DAY SLIDE Regional Affiliate Qualifiers #2 & #3 2 Full NRHA Slates of Classes  & lots of Paid Warm Ups May 17-21, 2017 WestWorld of Scottsdale Stall Form Show Rules Schedule Entry Form
2016 YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET The AZRHA Year End Awards Banquet was held January 21st 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 2016!! Special thanks to our Club President, Mike Miola who was also the MC for the evening; and to our Banquet and Awards Committee  and volunteers.  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!! A BIG THANKS TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS: Silver Spurs Stallion Station Scottsdale Western World Sami Fine Jewelry and Unique Gifts Watson Hat Company Smoking Roosters Performance Horses Coffman Barns Cosenza Reining Horses World Class Equine Products Usher Brand Naylor Performance Horses Matt Mills Reining Horses Marcy Ver Meer Reining Horses Huss Performance Horses Creations in Thread Shorty’s Caboy Hattery Ben Balow Training Stables Chaparral Veterinary Hospital Markel Equine Insurance No Waste Grindings Ultra Smooth Skin Fappani Reining Horses Schmersal Reining Horses Rafter M Quarter Horses  The AZRHA awarded prizes to the Top Five winners in each class.... These beautiful awards included the following: Saddles from Scottsdale Western World Buckles and Headstalls from Usher Brand Big D Nylon Sheets from Estrella Blanket Company Halters, grooming totes and coolers from World Class Equine Products  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 2016 SADDLE WINNERS!! OPEN:  The Gun Collector, owned by Julianne Wilson, shown by Ashley Wilson Hammer NON PRO:  Chics Dream, owned and shown by Morris Kulmer ROOKIE – GREEN:  Sailin With Tejon, owned and shown by Janet Bache YOUTH:  Gangsters Wiseguy, owned and shown by Anna Clausen The AZRHA is proud to present the following special perpetual awards to the following: The Non Pro & the Joan Levine Limited Non Pro perpetual trophies were won this year by Coronas Best One Yet, owned and shown by Mackenzie Krajenke The Open Perpetual trophy was one by Blue Chocolate Kid, owned by Bar Double C Ranch and shown by Marcy Ver Meer and Marco Ricotta The Kyle Wood Youth Memorial Trophy was one by Spark Me Again, owned and shown by Caroline Buchanan The AZRHA Horse of the Year was Custom Legend Maker owned and Mackenzie Walker and shown by Mackenzie Walker and Marco Ricotta The AZRHA Arabian Horse of the Year was Al Marah Matt Dillon owned and shown by Linda Jacobs 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 2016 Rising Star was Jenny Ricotta.  She was presented with a pair of beautiful custom spurs by Abby Cosenza, and many other prizes!!