Promoting the sport of reining throughout Missouri.

Year-End Awards and First Clinic
February 13, 2016

Our follow-up meeting centered around preparation of the booth and scheduling our first clinic. On April 2nd, The Slemps and Mike Caple are donating their time at Markway Arena to help riders improve their skills and trouble-shoot horse/rider issues. This clinic is open to riders and horses of all levels and disciplines. The cost is $40 and lunch is provided.

Year-end awards have been ordered for the following classes: Non Pro, Ltd Non Pro, Rookie I, Youth 13&Under, Youth 14-18, Short Stirrup and MRHA Green Reiner.

The next MRHA meeting will be held at the Lucky J on March 26th.

Election Results/Booth at Show Me Equine Summit
January 16, 2016

Congratulations to our newly elected Secretary/Treasurer and Board. Frankie Forgey is the new Secretary/Treasurer and Jennifer Kandlik, Lisa Davis, Mike Caple and Brett Kuhns make-up our 2016 Board.

During this general meeting, the decision to sponsor a booth at the Show Me Equine Summit was unanimously supported. Peggy Hood, Lisa Davis and Brooke Rowden were tasked with the organization and design. Please help us introduce ourselves to the participants of the summit. For more information go to: ShowmeEquineSummit.com This Summit is hosted by the Missouri Quarter Horse Association.

General Meeting
January 16, 2016

We are holding our annual general and election meeting at 1pm at the Markway Arena in Eugene. Topics will include upcoming show schedule, clinic/fun shows, Ward Trophy qualifiers, next meeting date/time and, of course, elections. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Novice Show/Clinic May 10th
March 12, 2014

We are organizing the ever popular Novice Show/Clinic to be held at Markway Arena in Eugene. Our clinicians include Donnie McLaughlin (NRHA Judge/Trainer), Jim Dudley (NRHA/AQHA Judge/Trainer), Sterling Slemp (NRHA Professional/Trainer) and Heather Slemp. We are also lucky to have Cherise McLaughlin (NRHA Judge) volunteer to judge the show. Brooke is in the process of making the flyer, and will post when complete.

New Officers and Board Members Elected
February 1, 2014

Thank you for voting! I am excited about the new MRHA team- Jennifer Kandlik is the new Secretary/Treasurer; Joe Eddy, Bret Kuhns, Barb Matteson and Cyndi Olson make up the new Board; and Jim Dudley is continuing as Immediate Past President. I also want to thank Vallys Pilliod who is writing and coordinating MRHA News Articles in the Central States and Reiner. Brooke Kempker is working her magic designing flyers/posters and taking pictures at our events. Last, but not least, Sterling has been voted to be the Vice President. Thank you all in advance for committing your time and brain power to MRHA!

2013 Autumn Slide
October, 2013

Weekend High-Point awards, the John Ward Rookie award, and the Heartland Saddle Series where three big reasons for fierce competition. Weekend awards were sponsored by St. James Winery, Mike Tuley, Mike Teel Performance Horses, Gwyn Haskins and Slemp Performance Horses. Open, Non Pro, NRHA Green Reiner II, Rookie II, Youth 13 & Under and Youth 14-18 won Buckles; Prime Time Non Pro and Non Pro Masters won Wine Baskets full of assorted bottles from St. James Winery.

Our weekend champions were: Open- Darcie Welsh on Tuck Too; Non Pro and Prime Time Non Pro- Gwyn Haskins on Bueno Commander; Rookie II- Michelle Ratcliff on Bos Peppy and Smart; NRHA Green Reiner II- Brooke Kempker on Lil Gun Smoke; Youth 13 & Under- Grace Zeller on Commander's Secret; and Youth 14-18- Meloney Morris on Mr. Lonley 2006.

Dan Crader had the season of his life on FS Dunits Hitman. Not only did the pair win the John Ward Rookie Trophy (which his wife Wendy won the year prior) but he also won the Heartland Series Rookie Saddle!

Our traditional Fall BBQ was again hosted by Dan and Wendy Crader and Mike Tuley hosted the bar. We had pork tenderloin, Cowboy Beans, salad and deserts were bountiful. During dinner, MRHA President Heather Slemp, called Hattie Bittle to the front. Hattie nervously walked forward and Heather put her arm around her and started to tell the audience about Hattie's hard work collecting sponsorships. The member who collected the most sponsorship money was to win a free stall at this show. Hattie's horse had been injured earlier this season and so it was decided to get her an award. She graciously accetped.

New Officers
September, 2013

We are looking for Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Janet and Bruce Pittman have decided to take more time to enjoy retirement together which will leave the above mentioned officer positions open.

Membership Speaks Out
June, 2013

The membership of MRHA has spoken in support of maintaining 4 NRHA shows in Missouri.

Heather Slemp suggested working with SMRHA to jointly hold and manage at least one show in 2014.

MRHA Raffle
March 26, 2013

The sponsorship committee teamed up with Janet Pittman to create a raffle to be drawn at our October show. First prize is a beautiful

quilt made by Janet, second prize is $100, third prize is $50 and both fourth and fifth prizes are halters with leads. MRHA Raffle Flyer

SHORT NOTICE: 1st MRHA Meeting in 2013
January 9, 2013

There will be a MRHA meeting at Jim Dudley's home this Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 p.m. Hope to see everyone there.

2012 High Point Winners
January 9, 2013

Congrats to the 2011 Winners: Will Letner - Non Pro Divisions; Lisa Davis - Rookie 1 Division; Franky Forgey - Rookie II & Prime Time Divisions.

MRHA Newsletter
January 9, 2013

Check out the first addtion of the MRHA Newsletter! Be sure to read! There's a lot of good information in there!

A BIG THANKS to Janet Pittman for putting it together! She did a wondferful job!

IMPORTANT Upcoming MRHA Meeting
November 3, 2012

The MRHA and SMRHA are workng towards merging the two clubs. On Saturday, November 3 we are holding a general meeting at Jim Dudley's at 1pm to tally votes on the merge, dicuss concerns on the merge and nominate MRHA members for board and officer positions. All members are encouraged to make their wishes known for all three points.

If you are unable to attend, please mail, email or call either Heather Slemp or Janet Pittman. They will be happy to relay your opinions and wishes.

Contact Information:

Heather Slemp:
15750 N. Simms Rd., Sturgeon, MO 65284
573-999-9547 | shslemp@gmail.com

Janet Pittman:
117 Mill Rd., Olean, MO 65064 | janetpittman@rocketmail.com

Mark Your Calendars for the Upcoming MRHA Meeting
September 18, 2012

The next MRHA meeting will be held at Mt. Vernon arena on Friday, October 19 at 9:00 p.m. Request that all members at the show try to attend.

Autumn Slide & Futurity - Hotel Information
September 18, 2012

The host hotel for the October show is the AmericInn at Republic. Phone number is: [800] 634-3444. Rate is $75.00.

MRHA Represents at the South Central Affiliate Finals
August 29 - September 2, 2012

The Missouri Reining Horse Association was well represented by several members at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic and the South Central Regional Affiliate Finals. Making the trip were J.D. and JoJo Roberson, Lisa Davis, Heather and Sterling Slemp, Bret Kuhns and Janet Pittman.

Finishing in the top eight and qualifying for the 2012 Adequan North American Affiliate Championships to be held in Oklahoma City November 22 through December 1 are:

Rider Horse Class
JoJo Roberson Traditional Fudge Youth 13 & Under
JD Roberson Traditional Fudge Limited Open
Heather Slemp Reddy In An Instant Limited Open
Rookie Professional
Janet Pittman Magnums Lil Playboy Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1

Fall Novice/Rookie Clinic/Horse Show
August 25, 2012

Twenty-four horse and rider teams attended the Reining Clinic and Novice Show held on August 25 at Jim Dudley’s arena outside of Columbia. Instructors for the clinic were Jim Dudley, Mike Tuley, Jake Letner and Heather Slemp. Everyone was able to learn about stops, circles, spins, straightness, etc. during the morning clinic. After a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings, everyone headed back out to put their newly acquired skills into practice at the novice show. There were ranch riding, horsemanship and reining classes for rookies, novice riders and youth riders. Mike Tuley and Jim Dudley handled the judging duties.

Larry Inchiostro did an excellent job of putting the clinic and show together. Other volunteers who helped out were Susan Wilderman, Ron Gann, Will and Larry Letner, Janet Pittman and Kathy Cebuhar.

April 14 & 15, 2012 Novice/Rookie Clinic/Horse Show
April 20, 2012

The Missouri Reining Horse Association wants to thank you for your participation. It is our hope that you had both an enjoyable and educational time and that you will join us again on August 18 & 19 for the same program.

This program was made possible thanks to the generosity of the trainers who donated their time and talent.

Special thanks to the trainers, judges & clinicians: Missy Hood, Mike Tuley, Sterling and Heather Slemp Performance Horses, Jim Dudley Quarter Horses, Paige Gentry, Philis Ward, Gwyn Haskins, Will Letner, and Susie Wilderman.

Book your hotel rooms NOW for the October Show!
April 11, 2012

I was just informed that our October show, October 27th-28th, falls on MU's homecoming game with Kentucky. If you are thinking at all about joining us please book your room now! You can always cancel.

Last year, as you may or may not know, we struggled with rooms due to a home game with OKC.

Hope this helps!
Thank you,

Looking back at 2011 while preparing for 2012
February 8, 2012

Thank You. MRHA enjoyed a membership increase of 100% in 2011! Because of several key people putting in a tremendous amount of time and energy into this club, MRHA was able to be reborn. The work of these people caused others to become excited which in turn created the charged-up membership we currently have.

Once again MRHA is providing an opportunity to compete for all levels of rider with two Novice/Rookie shows and two NRHA sanctioned shows. The dates of these events are posted on our Show Schedule Page and the showbills will be posted as they are finalized.

Managing the club in 2012 is President Jim Dudley, Vice President Sterling Slemp, Secretary Janet Pittman, Treasurer Heather Slemp and Board of Directors Kathy Cebuhar (Youth Coordinator), Denise Holiman, Larry Inchiostro and Mike Tuley. Their contact information is also posted.

2011 held some impressive achievements for several members. Remies Smokin (ROY), with Larry Inchiostro in the saddle, won the American Ranch Horse Assoc. National title in Amateur Ranch Reining. Sterling Slemp had quite a fall- he showed two horses at the American Morgan Horse Assoc. National Championship and was Champion in Junior Reining on ALB Morgan's Enfield Rifle and Reserve Champion in Junior Reining on ALB Morgan's Nantucket Sound. Sterling then went onto the American Paint Horse Assoc World Show and was Reserve Champion in the Junior Reining on the Veraguth's Riverama QT Star who is by their stallion Dunnits QT Dynasty.

The 2011 MRHA Circuit results will be announced in next month's newsletter along with other horse related news from our membership. If you have something to share please email me, Heather Slemp, hshslemp@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Next Meeting is February 25th. Location to be announced.