After a rigorous season of competition spanning the globe, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) concluded 2023 by honoring the horses, riders, and owners who earned one of 16 NRHA World Championships.
“These riders demonstrated unwavering commitment to their equine athletes, the sport, and its rich traditions,” said NRHA Commissioner Billy Smith.

LAS VEGAS – It was a fitting end to an amazing season for bareback rider Keenan Hayes Saturday night.
The Hayden, Colo., native became the first cowboy to win a PRCA Bareback Riding World Championship in his rookie season.

LAS VEGAS – A fourth PRCA World Championship picture is right in focus for saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston on Friday night.
The Big Valley, Alberta, cowboy made sure of that by winning Round 9 at the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge before 17,621 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is thrilled to announce a historic milestone in the world of reining, as the legendary stallion Wimpys Little Step becomes the second stallion to reach $13 million in offspring earnings. This remarkable achievement underscores Wimpys Little Step’s enduring legacy as a preeminent sire in the reining industry and further solidifies his impact on the sport.

LAS VEGAS – If you're cowboy, there's no better place in rodeo to perform your best than the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge.
 
That's exactly what team ropers Tyler Wade and Wesley Thorp did during Round 8 Thursday night.

LAS VEGAS – Move over ProRodeo Hall of Famers Trevor Brazile and Cody Ohl and world champion Shad Mayfield.
 
There's a new tie-down roper who is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo record holder – Haven Meged.
 
The Miles City, Mont., cowboy clocked a lightning fast 6.4-second run to win Round 7 Wednesday night before 17,185 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center.

LAS VEGAS – Caleb Smidt may not win his fifth PRCA Tie-Down Roping World Championship, but he's not going down without a fight.
 
Smidt, the reigning world champion and NFR average champion, is in a zone at the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge.

LAS VEGAS – These two are definitely no strangers and their familiarity led to even more success on Tuesday night.

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