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Seminole Hard Rock Reining Classic

I had the good fortune to spend some time this past weekend in Tampa for the inaugural event of the “Reining Classic.” Thanks to host and show organizer Frank Marley for a warm welcome and for all the efforts of his support team. Actually, it wasn’t so warm weather-wise, but the quality of the reining was outstanding. The sport is certainly attracting more attention these days and part of Frank’s goal is always to promote Appaloosa horses along with the discipline. Folks from Inside Reining television, the NRHA magazine and Quarter Horse News were there to cover all the action. Instead of the usual trophies, winners received a Seminole Hard Rock guitar. Good food, good fun, entertainment, a trade show and lots of tough reining competition made for a really good start for what Frank intends to make an annual event.

We’ll follow up with further details (or where to find them), and you can visit the photo album link for more of my weak attempts at photography.

2 Comments

  1. Shelly Said,

    March 2, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    Is there somewhere that I can find a video of an Appaloosa driving class. I just would like to have an idea of clothing that is worn, types of carts used in pleasure driving.

  2. Steve Said,

    March 2, 2010 @ 9:49 am

    These folks have video of National and World Show driving classes. I’m not sure of the cost, but you can contact them for all the details:
    Mustang Productions by telephone (940)243-5124, email horsevideos@verizon.net . Visit Mustang Productions online at http://mustangproduction.net

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