Welcome to TNRHA ...
The Tennessee Reining Horse Association (TNRHA) was founded in 2003 as an affiliate of NRHA.  Since its inception it has built a reputation for quality reining horse shows and clinics, consistently attracting participants from more than fifteen states.
Proud affiliate of

www.nrha.com


Volunteer Program
Earn Stall Credits by volunteering at the show!
Members who wish to participate in the Volunteer Program - which lets volunteers earn stall credits that offset the cost of showing - should contact Connie Westerman in advance of each show to reserve the gate classes or other work assignments you prefer. Each volunteer may sign up initially for as many as 3 gate classes and assignments are made on a first come, first served basis.
Connie's email is jad1108@msn.com

***** Thank You! *****
we are very grateful to have such great sponsors.
See our sponsor page to learn more about them and visit their web sites and show your support.

Continental Saddle
Continental Saddlery -
Trophy saddle sponsor ... read more

Gary and Jill Ballew of Legacy Farm will be sponsoring first through third place ribbons for the Youth 13 and under and Youth 14 - 18 classes at the TNRHA show March 27 - 19 in Harriman. Thank you, Gary and Jill and Legacy Farm for making this great show for TNRHA Youth even more special!


Golf carts provided for shows in Murfreesboro
by Mikey's Motors website
Contact Dick Pruett
615-714-1139 or email dickpruett@mikeysmotors.com
for your golf cart needs.

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring TNRHA, please review our 2015 Sponsorship program here.
Please don't hesitate to contact our Sponsorship Committee with any questions.
Vicky Edgemon v.edgemon@yahoo.com
or Nick Cowan runningfarms@gmail.com
Audrey Kidd audrey@audreyandtedd.com
Julia Cowan jcowan213@yahoo.com


Perfect Horse Auction
TNRHA Volunteer Breeders Classic
Stallion Auction

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Your membership to TNRHA must be current in order for you to be eligible for year end awards. Renewals or new membership may be paid in advance or at the first show. 

2015 Show Dates
March
27-29
Midwinter Slip & Slide
Harriman, Tennessee - Stafford Expo Center
Roane State Community College
7 & Up class; *Silent Auction/*Chili Cook-Off
(to benefit the youth scholarship fund)
info
May
1-3

Spinning in the Rein
Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Miller Coliseum
4YR Old Derby, open to any 4 yr old horse
info
May
23
TNRHA Rookie Day
at Darling 888 Ranch
 
June
5-7

Slide into Summer
Harriman, Tennessee - Stafford Expo Center
Roane State Community College
Green Reiner Celebration and Pro-Am Tournament
info
Sept
18-20

Autumn Reins
Harriman, Tennessee - Stafford Expo Center
Roane State Community College
3 YR Old Futurity, 1 or 2 handed
 
Oct
8-11

Smokey Mountain Reins
Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Miller Coliseum
SMR Futurity, VBC Derby, SMR Derby
 

2015 Continental Saddle Series Classes:
Limited Open, Intermediate Non Pro, Rookie 1

Announcing...
The Bobbie Parsons Memorial Sportsmanship Award
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Bobbie Parsons ... a new addition to the TNRHA Green Reiner 1 category in 2015, beginning with this weekend's show. There will be a meeting at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 27th for all Green 1 reiners to kick off this award. The location will be announced throughout the day on Friday.
This award is dedicated to the memory of Bobbie Jo Wallace Parsons of Four Witch Farm in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a large supporter and lifetime member of the TNRHA and the NRHA. At 70 years old, Bobbie Parsons was a Green Reiner and accumulated 31 points toward winning her Green Reiner buckle. Her dream was cut short due to her bout with cancer. Her family and friends would like to honor her memory in a way that promotes the sportsmanship and qualities in a competitor that she so gracefully represented. This special award will go to the year’s most outstanding Green 1 sportsman as deemed by their fellow competitors, specifically one who is friendly, helpful, supportive, and courteous. Thank you Vicky Edgemon, Janet Rogers, and Jim Parsons, Jock and Jan Herning, Greg Williams and Rhonda Johnson for sponsoring this wonderful award! The rules are as follows: * TNRHA Green 1 Reiners will vote on the person they think represents the desired qualities at the end of every horse show. * Each eligible competitor will have one vote per show and you cannot vote for yourself. * You must show in at least 3 shows for the year to be eligible. * The person with the most votes at the end of the year will win a beautiful buckle to be presented at the TNRHA annual awards banquet.

Save the Date! TNRHA Rookie Day ...
Darling 888 Ranchwill be held at the Darling 888 Ranch on Saturday, May 23. Thanks Rick and Cheri Darling and Andrew Fox for the generous support! We can't wait! 

We will be posting all of the final information here as details on participating trainers and haul in times become available. The cost for each adult participant is $200 Rookie and youth $100. Stalls are $25 per night. 888 is providing lunch. RV spaces are available, but are limited. First come first serve $15.00 per night there are only 5-6. Host hotel is Express Inn 270-365-2001 rate is 54.99 + tax for double and $49.99 + tax for a king. Reserve your spot, contact Nicholas Cowan 
423-851-2543
 or runningfarms@gmail.com.

TNRHA is very grateful to Trish Franks and Family and Stacey Jones and Family for your extremely generous support of the Youth Rookie class for the 2015 show year, sponsoring the NRHA plaques for the winner of each class and the Championship buckle and Reserve Champion prize for the Year End Award winners! Stacey and Trish have always been supporters of youth competition, from 4H and IEA to AQHA and NRHA, and were instrumental in bringing the Youth Rookie class to TNRHA, pledging their support from the beginning. Thank you!

New this Year.... Youth Rookie Class
NRHA is VERY excited to announce the addition of the Youth Rookie Class beginning with the March show in Harriman. This class will run with the regular youth classes and does not require a youth rider to own their own horse to participate. The addition of this class will be appealing to young riders that have shown IEA or 4H with barn-owned horses. These riders will need to upgrade their NRHA membership from associate member to full youth membership (be sure to do this through NRHA before the show to avoid new rush fees). The horse must have an NRHA competition license and the owner (as listed on the competition license) must be a current member of NRHA. The youth cannot have earned more than 25 points in regular youth classes prior to January 1. Contact Amy Scott if you have additional questions at ScottA@btcs.org

TNRHA Chili Cook Off will be held Saturday night, March 28 in Harriman with all proceed benefitting the Terry Howell Youth Scholarship Fund. Judging at 6:00 pm and eating at 6:30! Contact Amy Scott to enter your favorite pot of chili  Scotta@btcs.org.

TNRHA Youth Silent Auction will take place during the March show.  Donations of tack, supplies, feed, lessons, training, apparel, gift certificates, farrier services, artwork, etc. are appreciated.

JK Ranch Supply has generously donated five $20 certificates to be awarded as door prizes at the May awards banquet. Thank you, Kathy! www.jkranchsupply.com


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