In Our Tracks, an NRHA Podcast
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast, In Our Tracks. The new-media offering aims to honor the history of reining, discuss current events and trends, and look ahead at the opportunities this sport has in its future. In Our Tracks will present interviews with the legacy-makers, movers, and shakers from the reining industry as well as grassroots competitors and weekend warriors to offer insights from the full spectrum of the reining community.
In each monthly episode, listeners will meet NRHA Professionals, members of the NRHA Hall of Fame, those who serve on the NRHA Executive Committee and Board, plus hear about programs from NRHA staff.
"This is an exciting way to tell the stories of reining and its participants," said Jennifer Paulson, host of In Our Tracks and editorial and marketing consultant for NRHA. "Hearing these horsemen and -women tell their stories in their own words celebrates the sport’s legacy in an entertaining, educational manner."
The podcast has launched with the introductory episode as well as an interview with NRHA President Mike Hancock who discusses his history with horses of all kinds and what he sees in the future for NRHA and reining. Look for episodes to come with NRHA Hall-of-Famers Tim and Colleen McQuay, the 2019 NRHA Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year, National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) Past President Elizabeth Blaser, and many more.
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NRHA Professional Kole Price grew up knowing he wanted to be a horseman. The Pilot Point, Texas, reining pro spring-boarded from his upbringing around Percheron draft horses and a 2-year-old Appaloosa colt to being a consistent leader on the scoreboard at major NRHA events around the country. Learn more about his life with horses, training philosophies, and goals for the future in episode 10 of In Our Tracks.
NRHA Professional Kari Klingenberg talks about coaching non pros, overcoming adversity, and making the 2020 NRHA Derby Open Finals on one of her favorite horses in this month’s episode of In Our Tracks.
Among his many accolades and recognitions, Dick Pieper is an NRHA Hall of Fame member and an NRHA Futurity Champion. In this episode of In Our Tracks, you'll learn the three basics Pieper insists every horse must have, his rollback tips, and what he likes about the direction reining is heading.
NRHA Professional Ryan Rushing worked his way up the ranks, assisting to some of the biggest-name pros in reining and catch-riding fancy horses that helped him build a reputation as a solid showman. But when he went out on his own to start his own program, the Colorado horseman found it wasn’t as easy as he’d expected. Learn about how Ryan changed his perspective—and, consequently, the results he continues to achieve—in this episode of In Our Tracks, a podcast produced by the National Reining Horse Association.
Liz Blaser is hard to miss at NRHA events. Her beaming smile and enthusiasm for all things horses are contagious. Listen to Liz talk about her time as the 2019 NRHyA President in this episode of In Our Tracks, a podcast produced by the National Reining Horse Association. Additionally, NRHA Youth Programs Manager Sara Honegger explains the variety of programs NRHA offers for young riders through NRHyA.
Craig Schmersal had his eyes on the NRHA Futurity when he was just 9 years old, riding his first 2-year-old colt. He worked his way up the ranks and finally achieved that Futurity win in 2017 with Face The Attitude. Learn all about that journey in this episode of In Our Tracks, a podcast produced by the National Reining Horse Association.
Spend some time with 1994 NRHA Futurity Champion and holder of countless other titles Bob Avila as he discusses what shaped him as a horseman, what he sees in today's reiners, and his best advice for non pros.
The Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year had a bumpy road to the Adequan(r) North American Affiliate Finals, with high highs and low lows throughout the 2019 show season. But 16-year-old Kalena Reynolds put to use her life-coaching skills to pick herself up and live in the moment as she rode Gun Whiz It to a 215.5 to earn the coveted title. After you hear Kalena's story, NRHA Manger of Public Relations and Member Communications Lindsay King explains the Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year program so you can make a run at the title!
He's an NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider, together they're NRHA Million Dollar Owners, and they're both in the NRHA Hall of Fame. Listen to Tim and Colleen McQuay share their experiences as their business developed alongside the sport of reining, their thoughts on the sport today, and what it was like to be part of The Last Cowboy and the Run for a Million.
Get your dose of Southern drawl from NRHA President Mike Hancock. He'll discuss his past with horses and reining, his goals for the association and the sport, and how you can get involved to help shape the future of reining.
Welcome to In Our Tracks, a product of the National Reining Horse Association. We're here to honor the history of reining, discuss current events and trends, and look ahead at the opportunities this sport has in its future. We'll interview the legacy makers, movers, and shakers from the reining industry, as well as grassroots competitors and weekend warriors, to offer insights from the full spectrum of the reining community.