Straus Named FEI Steward General for Reining
In late 2005 the FEI determined that to better serve the sport,
and because stewards’ responsibilities have considerably expanded,
each of the seven FEI disciplines in a National Federation (NF)
should have a Steward General. There will also be one overall
Coordinating Steward General for each NF. Previously, just one
Steward General for all disciplines was appointed in each NF.
The new Steward General responsible for each discipline will report
directly to the USEF Coordinating Steward, and to the FEI Steward
General for the same discipline.
After a thorough process, and based upon the recommendations of
the USEF Technical and High Performance Committees, the USEF appointed
Eric Straus as the new Discipline and Steward General for Reining,
which is a four-year term.
The FEI also appointed Straus, New York, NY, as the FEI Stewards
General for Show Reining.
Stacy Westfall Wins Road to the Horse Competition
Congratulations to NRHA’s Stacy Westfall, perhaps best known for
her bridleless Freestyle routines. Stacy won the Road to the Horse,
the colt-starting challenge, held recently in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Westfall was the first female competitor. “The horses were extremely
challenging and each clinician was outstanding. I also think Stacy’s
win is a great step forward—confirming that women can compete
differently, but on the same level as men,” said Event Producer
Tootie Bland. For more information about Road to the Horse, visit
World Champion Class!!
NRHA is debuting a brand new class for 2006… the Rookie Professional
class. This class is designed for professionals only and is limited
to those Open riders who have earned less than $5,000 in NRHA
Lifetime Earnings, all Categories. Non Pros may not enter this
class. Not only is this a World Champion Top Ten class, but it
will be offered at each of the six North American Affiliate Regional
Finals and at the 2006 Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships.
Be sure to include the Rookie Professional in your lineup of classes
at your future circuit shows. For details on this class, contact
Melanie Rinehart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Affiliate Regions
The NRHA Affiliate Committee is continuing its research for redistricting
the Affiliate regions of the United States. The Committee is requesting
that the Affiliates review the proposed plan with their members
and submit suggestions and comments to Debbie Drinko, Sr. Director
of Affiliate and Alliance Programs at email@example.com.
The proposed redistricting plan can be found on the Affiliate
page of the NRHA website.
- Derby Draw Sheets
It’s almost NRHA Derby time, May 15-20, which means that the Reiner
is now taking business card ads for the Open and Non Pro Derby
Finals Draw Sheets. If you would like to be included, contact
Sharon Barr, Reiner Advertising Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 18, 2006 MD Barns and NRHA will be kicking off a Spring
Incentive Program. This program will allow NRHA members to receive
$500.00 off the purchase of a barn, $15,000 or more. This is a
very exciting program that was put together by MD Barns and NRHA
to benefit their members. Visit MD Barns online at www.mdbarns.com.
Terms and Conditions:
• This offer is good from March 18, 2006 – May 1, 2006. All orders
must be signed by April 28, 2006 for the orders to be in house
by May 1, 2006.
• The offer is good for barn, corrals, round pens, loafing sheds
or accessory orders which total at least $15,000 in materials
only. This does not include tax, installation, concrete or freight.
• Customer must submit their current membership card at the signing
of the contract.
• This offer is good for a one time purchase between March 18
– May 1, 2006.
• No other discounts or offers will be accepted with this promotion.
• There will be no cash refunds.
• Offer good only in the USA.
• MD Barns reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any
time for any reason.
• All decisions made by MD Barns relating to the validity of any
submissions are final and binding.
To see what NRHA President Dell Hendricks had to say in his March
President’s Letter click here.