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

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.

Congratulations

Dean Dearybury
Dean Dearybury
Winner of the 1st TNRHA Green 2
Circuit Champion Buckle, sponsored by
Vicky Edgemon and Sun Dance Farms

Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill and Gimme It All
TNRHA 2015 Midwinter Slip & Slide
7&Up Open Derby Champion

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)
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May
1-3

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

Slide into Summer
Harriman, Tennessee - Stafford Expo Center
Roane State Community College
Green Reiner Celebration and Pro-Am Tournament
revised show schedule will be posted
after April 12

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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

Annual Awards Banquet Reservations due April 24!
The Annual TNRHA Awards Banquet will be held Friday night, May 1 at 7:00 pm in the Miller Club.  The show schedule has been arranged so that everyone will have finished their show day and can kick back, relax and enjoy friends, family, door prizes and fun.  The event will have great food catered by Slick Pig BBQ and a variety of dinner options will be offered.  Tickets are $10.00 each.  Please RSVP by April 24th so we can get an accurate head count.  You can call or email your reservations and pay at the show or you can send your reservation form and check ahead of time to: Nick Cowan, 190 Valley Ln, Speedwell, TN 37870.  Nick's email is runningfarms@gmail.com and phone is 423-851-2543

  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! 

See flyer for details. 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.

Attention Green Reiners

  • THRNA 2015 Green 1 High Point Winner receives a Continental Saddle sponsored by Continental Saddlery, The Reining Authority

  • TNRHA Green 2 Circuit Champion at every show receives a Championship Buckle sponsored by Vicky Edgemon and Sun Dance Farms

  • Slide into SummerSaturday, June 6  Celebration of Green Riders with $250 added prize money and fun prizes for every rider

  • TNRHA Green 1 Classes and NRHA Green 1 & 2 classes now follow Mens/Ladies classes giving Green Riders a great warm-up class opportunity (or time to sleep)

  • Check out the bottom of the TNRHA website "Show and Awards Rules" page for a link to Green Class eligibility made simple.

The Bobbie Parsons Memorial Sportsmanship Award,
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.

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

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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