The National Reining Horse Association and Palomino Horse Breeders of America Announce New Alliance!
Oklahoma City, Okla., October 16, 2015 – On the heels of two major anniversaries, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and the Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA) are proud to announce a new alliance agreement to celebrate the palomino horses in the sport of reining
If there’s one thing that is predominantly clear, the Palomino horse is quite visible in the reining arena. Some of the most successful sires, owners and riders have led these golden champions to the winner’s circle for the last 50 years.
In celebration of NRHA’s 50th anniversary in 2016, it is an honor to also work with the PHBA Heritage Foundation to provide a hanging display of all the Palomino horses that have been inducted to the NRHA Hall of Fame. NRHA’s celebration is not only a celebration of the sport of reining, it’s a celebration of all the horses that have mastered this sport, Palominos included.
“The Palomino horse has always been present in the sport of reining, and there are several famous Palominos that immediately come to mind who have shown in our arena. Strengthening this relationship not only helps promote our sport, but it also brings the beautiful golden horse front and center to those who may want to register their next reiner with PHBA,” said NRHA Commissioner, Gary Carpenter.
Terri Green, PHBA General Manager also shared in NRHA’s excitement. “The pairing of PHBA and NRHA is a natural collaboration. Through this partnership and the sport of reining in general, it allows for the true athleticism and versatility of the palomino horse to be showcased.”
Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.