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9 things you should never say to your riding instructor

If you are serious about your riding at whatever level, it’s likely you take regular lessons with a particular instructor, or perhaps more than one. A good relationship…

Best of the West – KC Belcher

Even with pulling double-duty for his owner, Katheryn Gabriel, and for KC Belcher, who leases him, Spookin In The Dark still shined in the show pen earning Belcher’s…

Best of the West – Logan Flaherty

Despite a big bobble in his spins, Logan Flaherty and Cashing Black Chex still scored a 71 to win the ARC Youth 13 & Under and NRHA Youth…

Best of the West – William Solentor

William Solentor is proud to ride his globe-trotting horse, Big League Yankee. With the Short Stirrup Circut buckle on his belt and the Short Stirrup [2] Championship in…

Best of the West – Kaylene Cunningham

Kaylene Cunningham absolutely loves KB Buds N Guns, lovingly called “Marcello”, especially after winning the ARC Youth 14-18 Championship and tied for the Circuit Championship. Take all the…

Best of the West – Carson Spetka

Carson Spetka has only had Chex The Code for a little over a month, but after winning his first buckle on him – the Never Won A Buckle…

Best of the West – Jan Peterson

After a tumultuous year, Jan Peterson couldn’t have ended her AZRHA show season any better. She and her horse, Sunglasses At Nite, won every Non Pro High Point…

Best of the West – Abby Budd

Abby Budd rode Gunnadream to an ARC Limited Non Pro Co-Championship at the Best of the West in Scottsdale, Arizona. Take all the Work out of Currying The…

Best of the West – Robin Filbry

Robin Filbry went from never having won a buckle to winning three buckles when she rode Red Hot Whizkey to a 70.5 winning both levels of the Green…

Best of the West – Morris Kulmer

While some riders trade horses often, Morris Kulmer has not seen any reason not to stick with NVR What A Joe and the two have enjoyed great success…

Best of the West – Tiffany Bauer

On her first Futurity horse, Tiffany Bauer tied for the win in both levels 2 and 1 of the Non Pro Futurity at the Best of the West…

Best of the West – Andrea Fappani

The victory that Andrea Fappani enjoyed in the Best of the West Open Derby was extraordinary. He tied himself for the win on two very different horses: Cee…

Best of the West – Marie Kleiner

Occasionally, Mark Blake of Blake Performance Horses will share his mount with a trainer, and a quick decision about Ronni Rey Gun led to the Level 3 Open…

2021 Best of the West – Dallas Wedel

While Xtra Herecomesthesun has been challenging for Dallas Wedel, he has triumphed. This was proven by his Best of the West Levels 2 and 1 Open Derby Championships…

Best of the West Never Won A Buckle Awards

Arizona Reining Horse Association Vice President Ginger Schmersal is excited to announce new “side pot awards” at the Best of the West: the Youth Never Won A Buckle,…

Best of the West – Wilfred Bosscha

Fred Bosscha and ARC Wimpysgottagun’s owner, Barbara Townsend, came to the Best of the West with a plan to try to qualify for both the Rookie NAAC and…

2021 Best of the West – Loren Booth

Loren Booth is enjoying getting to show Trashin Your Dreams after trainer Tracer Gilson, especially after winning a Prime Time Non Pro Derby Co-Championship at the AZRHA Best…

2021 Best of the West – Addisyn Schmersal

Addisyn Schmersal and Face The Attitude share a special bond that shows through their success in the show pen. At the Best of the West, they continued to…

2021 Best of the West – McKenna Bein

McKenna Bein and Dee Jersey Boy have been showing together for two years and are keeping their relationship strong with a Youth 13 & Under Non Pro Derby…

2021 Best of the West – Marco Ricotta

Marco Ricotta hasn’t had Mr Electric Spook in training for long, but things seem to be coming together for the team with the ARC Novice Horse Open Level…

2021 Best of the West – Linde Von Koeding

Linde Von Koeding rode Shining On Spook to the ARC Novice Horse Open Level 2 Co-Championship for owner Patricia Ruemmler. Take all the Work out of Currying The…

Coming Up in October

Check out our wide variety of classes happening at the ST Academy: It’s the Netflix of Straightness Training: You can watch as much as you want, whenever you…

ST Academy Graduates | September 2021

In September 2021, 17 Scholars in the ST Academy from the Australia, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, the UK, and the US passed a Touchstone in the ST Academy!…

Gabriel Diano – Lead Changes

NRHA Professional Gabriel Diano demonstrates how he teaches the lead change. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the work for…

Sam Smith – Favorite Thing about Training Reiners

Sam Smith shares some of his favorite things about training reining horses. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the work…