Yellowstone Reining Horse Association

Show Results & Standings


February 06, 2012 - Monday -

2011 NRHA Affiliate Awards

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Story & Photos by Wendy Deans

The Yellowstone Reining Horse Association held its annual awards banquet at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman January 14th. After various meetings held earlier in the afternoon, the YRHA held a social "couple of hours" as opposed to a social "hour." The Bozeman band "Jawbone Railroad" played some great music while folks visited, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and bid on the many silent auction items available.


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The folks at the GranTree serve delicious meals. We had our choice of grilled ribeye, salmon served in a puff pastry or chicken cordon blue. You couldn't go wrong!

October 31, 2011 - Monday -

YRHA at 2011 NRHA Mountain Region Affiliate Finals

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By Wendy Deans

Riders representing the Yellowstone Reining Horse Association competed at the NRHA Mountain Regional Affiliate Championships in Salina, Utah October 6-10. The Intermountain Reining Horse Association hosted the event. In addition to the affiliate classes, IRHA held ancillary classes, club classes and an aged event.


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YRHA members can be proud of their riders that placed third in the team competition with 118 points. They were one of nine teams competing. Intermountain Reining Horse Association placed first with 236 points and placing second was Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association with 163 points.

February 01, 2011 - Tuesday -

2010 Year End Awards Banquet

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By Wendy Deans

For reiners, it's the time of year to get together with friends, relax and visit. Members and friends of the Yellowstone Reining Horse Association met at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman January 15th. We came to celebrate the achievements of 2010 and get psyched up for the events of 2011.


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The Board of Directors met at noon. The General Membership meeting was held at 3:00. Last years shows were reviewed and plans for a clinic. jackpot and three shows were discussed. The club held an election for four directors positions. Lanette Frye was re-elected. New board members are Pat Gervais, Val Siegel and JR Winter. Thanks so much to outgoing board members Jean Keffeler, Lawrence Martin and John Morris for their time and expertise.

December 01, 2010 - Wednesday -

2010 Sponsor Appreciation Day and Affiliate Champion Awards

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By Wendy Deans

Fellow reiners don't get to see each other much between the last shows of the summer and the annual awards banquet in January. So, we slipped in a fun event at Anderson Training Stables on October 23. The Yellowstone Reining Horse Association held their Sponsor Appreciation Day and Affiliate champion Awards along with some reining demonstrations, dog races and a yummy pot luck dinner.


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We feel it's so very important to say thanks and acknowledge the people and businesses that make our shows possible. Fundraising is a challenging task for any non profit organization. For YRHA, the money that sponsors donate supports the nuts and bolts of the shows. Without those generous sponsors you can't put on a show let alone a circuit. If you enjoy showing your horse at a YRHA show please take the time to say thanks to these sponsors. If they are a business, make an effort to send your business their way.

August 23, 2010 - Monday -

2010 Yellowstone Slide III

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Story & Photos by Wendy Deans

The third and final YRHA affiliate circuit show was held August 5 - 7 at Anderson Training Stables in Wilsall, Montana. It was hard to complain about the heat we felt on Friday when the rest of the country had heat and humidity high enough to wilt the hardiest of souls.


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The show went off without a hitch with everything running smooth as can be... well, almost. A wandering gopher decided to explore the show arena. Not a wise idea for a gopher when there were about twenty dogs on leashes inside. The first dog the gopher passed was only a few pounds heavier than the little rodent, a miniature longhaired dachshund. He tore away from his unsuspecting owner and the race was on. Luckily for all, this occurred on the end wall of the arena while the current rider was stopped in the middle. With half the folks rooting for the dog and the other half for the gopher, the gopher won in the end. The show went on and the little rascal found it's way back to the field.

July 23, 2010 - Friday -

2010 Yellowstone Slide II

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Story & Photos by Wendy Deans

The warmth was a welcome change at the second YRHA show held July 8 - 10. Considering hypothermia was the biggest rider concern at the first show, eighty-some degrees felt alright. Even though we had snow on the peaks earlier in the week, we felt right at home with a dry and dusty track here at the 5000’ level. Finally, summer is here!


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NRHA judge, Joe Hayes, of “Gainsvull,” TX, officiated. (Yep, that’s how he pronounces "Gainesville!") The scores were consistent and he paid you for a beautiful ride. There were a number of classes won with a 72.5, one with a 73.5, but only two with a 74.

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