FORT WORTH, Tex. – In mid-December, WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) will bring world-class rodeo back to Texas with the four-day Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth at the legendary Cowtown Coliseum Dec. 14-17.
 
Riding an unbelievable wave of momentum, RC Landingham (Hat Creek, California) could make western sports history as he caps off a dominant 2022 Triple Crown of Rodeo series by winning the Triple Crown of Rodeo: a $1 million bonus to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive majors.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) welcomes Nick Dowers of Dyer, Nevada to the coveted NRCHA Million Dollar Club.
Dowers crossed the Million Dollar Rider earnings mark when he earned at the National Stock Horse Association Futurity Open Champion title aboard Cabanna Boy. With $1,006,910.74 in NRCHA earnings to his name, Dowers is now part of an elite group of reined cow horse competitors.

The first qualifier for the 2023 Run For A Million cutting competition will be held at the upcoming Brazos Bash.
STRUCTURE FOR THE 2023 RUN FOR A MILLION CUTTING COMPETITION QUALIFIER
FORT WORTH – The first qualifier for the 2023 Run For A Million cutting competition will be held at the upcoming Brazos Bash held at Bosque Ranch in Weatherford, Texas, from October 4 through 17, 2022.
This innovative event will showcase the sport of cutting on a new level while introducing the sport to a fresh audience through the fan base the Run For A Million has developed over the years since its inception with reining horses. The sport of cutting is the pinnacle of Western sports and being showcased on this stage will offer the sport tremendous growth opportunity both in and out of the arena.

The western riding scene has reacted with great sadness to the death of Horst Geier. The initiator and longtime manager of Americana passed away this week at the age of 79. Horst was one of the great visionaries of European western riding and western horse breeding, who, among other things, made Americana what it is today. "We were saddened to learn of the death of our longtime business partner and companion Horst Geier," said AFAG management. "Our thoughts are with his family and all his friends!"

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) has opened registration for the upcoming NRCHA Seminar Series, December 15-18, 2022, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Talented and dedicated horsemen and women paired with gifted and prepotent horses have been mainstays in the reining industry since its beginning decades ago. That’s why the National Reining Horse Association created the NRHA Hall of Fame in 1986. With the Reining Horse Foundation, these individuals, their achievements, and their contributions to the industry are celebrated and remembered.
Following the August presentation of the NRHA Hall of Fame Committee’s recommended nominees, the Board of Directors and past Hall of Fame inductees voted to approve Jim and Pat Warren, Dutch Chapman, and Spooks Gotta Whiz for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) welcomes XIT Ranch as the presenting sponsor of the Cowboy Class at the 2022 Snaffle Bit Futurity®. As an expansion of their sponsorship with the NRCHA, XIT Ranch has committed $10,000 in added prize money for this year’s Cowboy class.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) is proud to welcome NRCHA Professional Matt Koch of Elizabeth, Colorado, as NRCHA’s newest Million Dollar Rider.
Koch crossed the million-dollar mark following his run aboard XIT Ranch’s Smart Ladies Sparkle at The Run For A Million in Las Vegas. The pair secured a check for $3,500, well surpassing the amount needed for Koch to pass the milestone.

To our AQHA family around the globe, we hope that you and your families and friends are safe and well. As the 2021 year has come to an end, AQHA International reflects on how the Association overcame challenges amidst a tough year and experienced success in a variety of ways.  Without the help of AQHA’s international affiliates and members, 2021 would not have been as remarkable as it was. AQHA International cannot express enough gratitude to all who participated with AQHA International this year.

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