Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is dedicated to the promotion of the reining horse and the sport of reining. In the short 50 years since its founding, reining has swiftly grown in popularity and stature within the horse industry drawing thousands of new people into the sport and becoming a fan favorite and the first western discipline to be included in the World Equestrian Games.
And now, in honor of its 50th anniversary, Breyer has released a beautiful new reining horse to celebrate.
Reining is an exciting Western sport with roots on the ranch. Horse and rider pairs that compete in NRHA reining events run a pattern that is designed to show off the athletic ability of a ranch-type horse within a show arena. These patterns include both slow and fast circles, roll backs, spins, flying lead changes, and the crowd-favorite: sliding stops! Breyer’s NRHA 50th Anniversary model is appropriately shown executing this hallmark maneuver.
From humble goals of preserving and promoting a sport and a lifestyle, to becoming an organization with many riders and horses reaching the million-dollar (and higher!) milestone in event earnings, and hosting approved shows around the world–it’s clear that the world loves a good reining horse, and the NRHA and the exhilarating sport of reining are here to stay!
Breyer’s Reining horse is available nationwide at toy stores, tack shops and agricultural stores.
Breyer is a division of Reeves International (www.reevesintl.com), a family-owned, NJ-based toy manufacturer and distributor. Founded in 1950, Breyer celebrates the horse and other animals, dedicating itself to the creation of authentic and realistic model horses for play and collecting. Breyer is one of America’s most iconic toy brands and its ‘portrait’ models of horse heroes like Secretariat, Valegro, Big Chex to Cash and Black Beauty have inspired children of all ages to love animals. Visit us at www.breyerhorses.com or call 800-413-3348 to learn more about the model horse hobby and Breyer Animal Creations.
The National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. NRHA has flourished over the past two decades. Membership numbers have more than doubled over the years and are now over 15,000; including more than 1,400 youth members. There are currently over 850 NRHA approved shows and approximately 150 Entry Level Reining events held around the world each year. NRHA shows pays out more than $13 million in competition purses annually with the winner of the NRHA Open Futurity taking home $150,000. For more information, visit www.nrha.com.