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8 Western & English Today LATE SPRING 2015 a diference. Our slogan 'Never Give Up' says it all and the least we can do is help to pay it forward." Tis will be their fourth Signature jean, and year to date over $100,000 has been donated to charities across the nation. To learn more about the charities outlined, please visit their websites at dreamingofhree.org, ranchhandrescue.org and crystalpeaksyouthranch.org. Cowgirl Tuf 's "Triple LLL" jean will be in apparel stores nationwide near you this fall. (320) 286-4339; cowgirltufco.com NRHA PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR RECOGNIZED Oklahoma City, Okla. (April 21, 2015) — What is an NRHA professional? Is it a trainer who competes in reining or is it something more? Te NRHA prides itself in promoting a sport where family and fun are just as important as the competition itself. Being an NRHA professional is more than just signing up. It's encompassing the ideals of NRHA and setting the standard for the industry. Tere are a few who particularly stood out in 2014, and for their eforts, they are being recognized as Professionals of the Year. NRHA Professional of the Year: Sebastian Petroll of Whitesboro, Texas, has been said to "have a gif for coaching." Petroll, an NRHA and AQHA Judge as well, has been active in sharing his knowledge through coaching, clinics and lessons with clients. He actively participates in clinics in Germany along with coaching up and coming trainers in the industry. Petroll actively participates in NRHA programs like the Buy A Pro program, an online auction where buyers have a chance to ride with NRHA professionals one-on-one. NRHA professionals donate two training sessions per package to be auctioned of with all of the proceeds beneftting the NRHA to help provide scholarships and opportunities for young reiners. An NRHA professional since 2003, Petroll has earned more than $174,000 in NRHA competition. Not only has he made the fnals at every major NRHA competition, but he has also had non-pro clients consistently make it to the fnals and win numerous awards under his guidance. NRHA Horsewoman of the Year: Tanya Jenkins, a resident of Temecula, Calif., has been an NRHA member since 1996 and throughout her time being involved with the association has earned more than $443,000 in lifetime earnings. But more important than her winnings total is her dedication to her clients and their success. Focusing on how she sets up her Non Pro and youth clients with their mounts is a key part of her program. Jenkins makes sure they use the best equipment and understand how to efectively and efciently communicate with their horse. Jenkins has been an NRHA Ppofessional since 2004 and, along with her own impressive list of accomplishments in the show arena, she sets up her clients to be in the winner's circle just as much in both local and major competitions. NRHA Non Pro Coach of the Year: Shane Brown of Shane Brown Performance Horses, where family is one of the main ingredients to success, is based in Elbert, Colo. His "desire to teach outshines his desire to win," which is evident in his character both in and out of the arena. Brown, an NRHA member since 1989, has quite the competition resume ,winning close to $306,000 in lifetime earnings. He has also been heavily active in various aspects of NRHA both on a local and national level by volunteering his time on and/or leading committees, all with the goal of improving the association as a whole in every aspect. Because of his drive, Brown has been in fnals at major events numerous times and was an USEF International Team alternate. NRHA Youth Coach of the Year: Well-known in the industry as a man of family and faith, it's no surprise to see NRHA professional Casey Deary's name next to the title of Youth Coach of the Year. He's described as "a great model for our youth riders." Based in Weatherford, Texas, the longtime cowboy has excelled in both the show pen and in teaching on a national and international level. Deary travels across the world to share his knowledge of reining. In 2014, along with his own personal major accomplishments, he also coached the Youth 14-18 World Champion Savannah Grace Ostner and Mr Crometastic of Memphis, Tenn. An NRHA member since 1996, Deary has earned more than $826,000 throughout his show career so far. He rode Americasnextgunmodel to a 2012 NRHA Futurity Champion title. Up and Coming Professional of the Year: Fairly new to the reining community and making quite the splash is Jordan "Kole" Price, and for that he has been named the Up and Coming Professional of the Year, a well-earned title. Price, an Illinois native and Texas resident ,has been making his presence known with his most recent major accomplishment at the 2014 NRHA Futurity. Te 25-year-old trainer rode FM Shine N Tag Chex, then owned by Tricia Jaeger, an old friend of Price's, to an L1 Open Championship title along with a Reserve Champion title in the L2 and L3 Open divisions, bringing home his biggest NRHA paycheck yet at more than $41,000 in earnings. For more information about the NRHA professionals program, or to fnd a professional to help with training or lessons, visit nrha. com/professionals. About the National Reining Horse Assocation: Incorporated in 1966, the NRHA is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with its International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest Sebastian Petroll Tanya Jenkins Shane Brown Casey Deary Jordan "Kole" Price

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