The National Reined Cow Horse Association Merit Award program was created to recognize elite equine athletes that steadily succeed throughout their reined cow horse show career.  Merit awards are determined by the horse’s NRCHA lifetime earnings – whether win checks are earned at regional or national level shows. The current Merit Award levels are: Certificate of Ability, Superior Cow Horse Award and Supreme Reined Cow Horse. Earnings won in the Limited or “boxing” classes are only applicable for the Certificate of Ability level.

Scottsdale, AZ _April 30, 2019_ THE RUN FOR A MILLION, located at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center August 15 – 17, 2019, will award the richest purse in the history of Reining. Offering over $1,000,000 in prize money, this one of a kind event has garnered worldwide attention including the interest of Oded Fein, owner of MS Diamonds TX. This prestigious company will exhibit their quality craftsmanship by creating a one of a kind three-carat yellow diamond ring for the owner of the horse that wins the Million Dollar Invitational.

End of this first edition of the Hubside Spring Tour, an international show jumping competition, organised at the Ecuries du Golfe du Saint-Tropez, in Grimaud (Var). After two weekends of intense 2 and 4* competitions, France’s Guillaume Foutrier was the winner of the CSI 4* Grand Prix.

Draw 25 in a field of 36 finalists in the second section of the NRBC Open Classic finals, Jason Vanlandingham and his 2018 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Champion A Vintage Smoke marked a scorching 227.5. Three horses later, Nathan Piper and Patriot, also rode to a 227.5 and, for the first time in the NRBC’s history, two riders would opt to share the Level 4 Open Championship, with each taking home $63,000.

Belgian rider Pieter Devos was crowned the king of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach, winning on the spectacular bay mare Claire Z after a nail-biting eight-way jump-off from the 32 starters.

The Grand Manège du Cadre Noir in Saumur, the world capital of equitation and equestrian arts, was full ! Some 1500 people were present for the consecration of the new winners of the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final in Saumur 2019. The public at the international vaulting championships is said to be fantastic: the public in Saumur has once again demonstrated this tonight. A thrilling atmosphere among the riders of the Cadre Noir!

Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) and Cataleya 3 gave a new definition to the word speed in a thrilling twelve rider jump-off today at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach.
Olivier and his bay mare pulled out all the stops in the €93.500 class, finishing just ahead of Ben Maher (GBR) with Don Vito and Bertram Allen (IRL) with Izzy By Picobello in a nail-biting showdown of some of the world’s top international riders.

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