On December 25, past National Reining Horse Association President Mike Deer passed peacefully in his sleep at 82 years old. The reining community feels the loss of Deer, who not only served the industry and participated for more than 20 years but was a true fan of the sport.

During the 2022 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, Martin Larcombe was able to make the finish line to $1 Million NRHA earnings when he marked a 221.5 in the Level 3 Open Futurity finals aboard Vincent Van Whoa (Spooks Gotta Gun x FM Master Tag Chex), pocketing $40,375 for a Reserve Championship.

The 2022 National Reining Horse Association Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships crowned new champions and helped add additional milestones to multiple riders’ careers. The 2021 NRHA Professional Horseman of the Year, Trevor Dare, passed the coveted $1 Million in earnings.

In 2010, a flashy young colt burst onto the reining scene. By National Reining Horse Association Thirteen Million Dollar Sire Gunner, and out of Shining Little Peach (by Shining Spark), Colonels Shining Gun was poised to do great things. In early November, the stallion, affectionately known as Jojo, added another line to his resume when he became a Million Dollar Sire. While he’s now known for his prepotency, he proved his prowess in the show pen early on.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – RC Landingham (Hat Creek, California) walked out of the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas $1 million richer, taking home the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo, presented by the Lazy E Ranch and Arena on December 17. The 32-year-old bareback rider’s career was beaten, bruised, bloody, and filled with tragedy leading up to this $1 million moment. Landingham went into the event with two wins under his belt, only needing to win one more event to earn the bonus. Landingham rode supreme and punched his ticket to $1 million WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo cash bonus. Landingham is the third athlete to be in contention for the Triple Crown of Rodeo, but the first victor of $1 million bonus.

Chrome Cash’s huge purses at the 2022 NCHA Futurity made it even more rewarding to ride a Paint. More than $116,000 was paid out across nine divisions, with 224 Paints vying for the cash. Non-Pros and Amateurs cashed in especially big, scoring $63,505 in Chrome Cash just for them.

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is thrilled to announce the top five NRHA Professionals who will compete at the unprecedented The American Performance Horseman (TAPH) presented by Teton Ridge.

Sunday afternoon at the Palaexpo in Geneva where the CHI de Genève was held, following an emotional goodbye to the horse that made history, Clooney 51, the Rolex Grand Prix held during the CHI de Genève kept the public glued to their seats until the very last horse-rider combination. With 40 competitors vying for first place honors, of which 13 proceeded faultlessly to the jump-off, McLain Ward and HH Azur performed to an amazing ride closing a little over a second faster than 2021 winners, Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei, thus capturing their first Major win at the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in Geneva.

The 61st edition of the Concours Hippique International de Genève provided incredible competition on Friday night as the world’s top ten ranked riders competed against each other in the unique Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final. With the Champion determined according to the least faults in the first and second round, and the fastest time in the second round, the pressure was on.

In front of an enthusiastic full house, the top three riders in the first round was France’s Simon Delestre and Cayman Jolly Jumper who closed with the clock stopping at 65.90; Brazil’s Marlon Modolo Zanotelli with Like A Diamond van het Schaeck under the saddle closing at 66.70, and world number one Henrick Von Eckermann stopping the clock at 67.47 aboard the 12-year-old chestnut gelding owned by Dufour Stables Ag.

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