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Just Three Days Left
… to cast an absentee ballot for or against NRHA Bylaws and for your choice of candidates for vice president or board of director’s seats. Ballots are available via the Members Only section of the NRHA website www.nrha.com. The ABSENTEE BALLOT DEADLINE is midnight, September 26, 2007. You can fax your ballot to 918-512-4011. For those of you that miss the absentee deadline or will be attending the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Columbus, Ohio, you can cast your vote at the NRHA Fall Meeting, which will be held at the Transportation Building (A.K.A. Corral), Thursday, October 11, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Who to Choose, Who to Chose?
Mare owners mark your calendars! Don’t be a day late or a dollar short and miss one of the performance horse industry’s most exciting and rewarding events—the NRHA Sire & Dam Program’s Online Auction. It’s exciting right up to the very end! The Online Auction begins November 15, 2007. You’ll find the Auction at reiningauction.com.
Get Your Contracts In
If you’re a stallion owner and plan to donate a breeding(s) to the NRHA Sire & Dam Program, it’s time to return or request a contract to participate in the 2008 Program. If you’re a mare or stallion owner new to the program, contact NRHA Sire & Dam Program Coordinator Dandy Oltermann - email@example.com or 405-946-7400, ext 120, for more information.
North American Affiliate Team Champions
Sr Director of Affiliates & Alliances, Debbie Drinko provided the names of the Affiliate Team Champions from the first three North American Regional Affiliate Finals:
Northwestern US Region: West Coast Reining Horse Association
South Central US Region: Texas Reining Horse Association
North Eastern US Region: Ohio Valley Reining Horse Association
Pard's Saddle Series Winners
Congratulations to the following winners of the Pard's Saddle Series from the first three North American Affiliate Finals:
Northwestern: Open-Martin Padilla, Non Pro-Debi Murnan
Southcentral: Open-Shelli Ries; Non Pro-Jim Knight
Northeastern: Open-Robin Schoeller; Non Pro-Domenick Bianchi
Winners receive the Versatility Saddle from NRHA Corporate Partner Pard's Western Shop.
Show Results – Las Vegas Reining Classic
Kellie Carr graciously provided unofficial results from the Las Vegas Reining Classic, which took place September 12-15 at the South Point Equestrian Center. Las Vegas Reining Classic Futurity
Open - Conquistador Lilstar owned by Holly Casey, ridden by Craig Schmersal
Intermediate & Limited Open - No Sass At The Bar owned by Out West Stallion Station LLC, ridden by Ori Ostrowsky
Non Pro & Intermediate Non Pro – Josh Hattig riding Chics Miss Snap, owned by Brad Hattig
Limited Non Pro – Bill Coburn owner/rider Electric Lady Bee Las Vegas Reining Classic Derby
Open & Intermediate Open – Einsteins Revolution owned by Wagner & Van Dorp, ridden by Ruben Van Dorp
Limited Open – Custom Cash Flow owned by Maxine Roth, ridden by Garret Thurner
Prime Time Open – Hollywood Smart Guy owned by Jerry Kimmel, ridden by Tim McQuay
Non Pro & Intermediate Non Pro – Carlie McKinzie riding RU Missin Diamonds owned by George/Cindy McKinzie
Limited Non Pro – Kelly Moran riding Self Shine, owned by Joe & Karen Moran
Prime Time Non Pro – David Silva, Sr, owner/rider San Juan Whiz
Here are results for the Dixie Reining Horse Association’s shows that took place September 20-23.
Southeastern US Regional Affiliate Finals
Open & Intermediate Open - Great King Pine owned by Patricia Widener, ridden by Bart Corrington
Limited Open - Baroom Jazz owned by Christine Neeld-Leslie, ridden by Brandon Naples
Novice Horse Open – Dualing Chic owner/rider Catherine Achtenhagen
Rookie Professional - Baroom Jazz owned by Christine Neeld-Leslie, ridden by Brandon Naples
Non Pro - Catherine Achtenhagen owner/rider Dualing Chic
Intermediate Non Pro - Rick Walker rider HA Steady Freddy, owner Marcia Cole Walker
Limited Non Pro - Janice Lehman owner/rider Checks Chip
Novice Horse Non Pro - Jessicah Keller riding Chex Is My Daddy, owned by Hilldale Farm
Rookie - Jennifer Messer riding Solidly Smart, owned by David Messer
Pard’s NRHA Saddle Series Open - Great King Pine owned by Patricia Widener, ridden by Bart Corrington
Pard’s NRHA Saddle Series Non Pro - Catherine Achtenhagen owner/rider Dualing Chic
North American Freestyle Open Qualifier - Jessicah Keller
North American Freestyle Non Pro Qualifier - Jessicah Keller
Youth 13 & Under - Carly Galbraith rider Sweet Starbuck, owned by Nadine Galbraith
Youth 14-18 - Lauren Tieche owner/rider Docs Whizin
Shadow Oak Plantation Derby:
Open - Hollywood Yankee Kid owned by Dorminy Plantation, ridden by Jordan Larson
Intermediate & Limited Open - Great King Pine owned by Patricia Widener, ridden by Bart Corrington
Non Pro, Intermediate & Prime Time Non Pro - Sammy Ely rider Western Whiz, owned by Sammy & Nell Ely
Limited Non Pro - Chuck Swain rider Please Deala Strait, owned by Chuck & Sonja Swain
Any show results contained in the Reiner News Flash are unofficial. Be sure and watch the Reiner News Flash for the most up-to-date news.