In Our Tracks, an NRHA Podcast
In Our Tracks: Season 2
NRHA is excited to present the second season of In Our Tracks, the association's official podcast that honors the history of reining, discusses current events and trends, and looks ahead at the opportunities in the sport's future. Season two will continue that mission by presenting interviews with 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. New this year, In Our Tracks is brought to you by NRHA's Corporate Partners, which is an exciting extension of our valuable relationships.
In each monthly episode, listeners will meet members from all corners of reining, from NRHA Professionals to members of the NRHA Hall of Fame to inspiring non pros.
"We're elated to bring season two of In Our Tracks to the NRHA membership and reining fans worldwide," said Jennifer Paulson, host of In Our Tracks and creative consultant for NRHA. "NRHA members have rich and diverse experiences with the sport, and sharing those stories is crucial to maintaining reining's legacy, as well as promoting it for the future."
Look for new episodes the last Friday of each month, beginning January 29, 2021, with a conversation with non pro Sheley Brien. You can find individual episodes of In Our Tracks and subscribe to the podcast on
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How did the new divisions added to the 2021 6666 Ranch NRHA Derby Presented by Markel come to be? Learn more about the Storybook Stables Amateur Derby, the Tamarack Ranch Open 4-Year-Old Stakes, and the Colston Paving Inc. Non Pro 4-Year-Old Stakes in this episode of In Our Tracks, NRHA’s official podcast.
Can you imagine the tractor and drag sitting inside the arena while you run your pattern? Well, that used to be the case in the early days of NRHA events. NRHA Hall of Fame member and two-time Past President Frank Costantini shares how he’s seen the sport evolve in his time being immersed in reining in episode 5 of season 2 of In Our Tracks.
‘As far as its competency, it’s second to none.’
--NRHA Hall of Fame member Frank Costantini on the backbone of the sport—the NRHA judging system, which has been emulated by numerous other sports.
NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Casey Deary grew up riding whatever he could throw a leg over. His passion for horses and horsemanship drive him every day, even following a near-tragic horse accident early in his career. His positive outlook and sense of humor bring life to reining arenas all over the U.S. Learn more about Casey’s horsemanship philosophy and his best advice to non pro riders in this episode of In Our Tracks, presented by NRHA Corporate Partner Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.
As a bonus, hear from NRHyA President Olivia Klug to learn about getting involved in the youth association’s governance.
Looking to try reining or help a friend get into the sport? Green Reiner Caryn Hill explains why working with an NRHA Professional to find the right horse and get started competing in classes like the Classic Equine Green Reiner program is essential to success in this episode of “In Our Tracks,” the official podcast of NRHA. This episode is presented by NRHA Corporate Partner presented by Classic Equine.
Descending from horseman and women, NRHA Professional Trevor Dare has always viewed horses as partners. Listen to episode two to hear how this mindset has informed his training philosophy and ultimately taken him to elite levels of success in the show pen. This episode is presented by NRHA Corporate Partner Bluebonnet Feeds.
From being a weekend warrior riding any horse she could throw a leg over as a kid to making the 2020 CINCH NRHA Futurity Level 4 Finals and landing on the top 20 non pro list, Sheley Brien shares her life with horses, keys to success, and mental-toughness tips in the first episode of season two of In Our Tracks, NRHA’s official podcast. This episode is brought to you by CINCH.
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.