177 of the nation's leading middle school and high school equestrians competed at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 25-26, 2015. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) student-riders competed in the Western discipline during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. The NRHA and the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are alliance partners of the IEA and sponsored the event. The finalists represented 35 teams from six zones throughout the United States. Individuals and teams participated in multiple competitions during the 2014-2015 regular season shows and zone finals to qualify for the IEA National Finals competition.
Andrew Kocher Claims Double Victory in Both the $75,000 Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix and $20,000 Ariat Open Welcome Stake
Colorado Horse Park's (CHP) Mid-Summer Show concluded this past weekend in Parker, CO. It was an exciting week of competition, which included the $75,000 Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix and a $20,000 Open Welcome Stake sponsored by Ariat.
Rising stars in reining came to the 2015 USEF Youth Reining National Championships on June 27 with the goal of claiming a national title. Held in conjunction with the NRHA Derby at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., Emmy-Lu Marsh earned the USEF 14-18 Youth Reining National title and James Belden, Jr. was the USEF 13 & Under Youth Reining National Champion.
Equine Affaire’s Versatile Horse & Rider Competition Returns to W. Springfield with $5500 in Prize Money
Equine Affaire’s ultimate test of horsemanship, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, will return to the 2015 Equine Affaire at the Eastern States Exposition this November. A select group of riders and horses will compete for $5500 in cash and other prizes and the coveted title of Champion at the 2015 Versatile Horse & Rider Competition which will be conducted on Thursday and Friday, November 12th and 13th, during Equine Affaire.
It's been another very exciting and fun-filled day for young equestrians at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) 2015 Western National Finals held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. The event was held in conjunction with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. Great riding and strong competition made for a second straight day of thrilling rides. The young equestrians were also able to display their team spirit during the annual parade of teams, which was followed by an award ceremony.