All About: Horse of the West

Inside Reining

The National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) “Inside Reining” has focused largely on NRHA events for the past 11 seasons but started including American Quarter Horse Association and the National Reined Cow Horse Association action several seasons ago. “Horse of the West” extends content further (starting in 2018) by adding cutting events, ranch riding, and select rodeo-timed events — all with an emphasis on how the horse makes these great western sports possible.

“'[Inside] Reining’ will continue to be one of the mainstays of the show, but we want to reach out to all the people who love Western horses,” says Jenifer Reynolds, who hosts “Horse of the West.” Reynolds also produced “Inside Reining” along with her husband, Chris Cook, since its first season in 2007.

“We all ride some version of the western saddle. It’s what sets us apart in the horse world. “Horse of the West” will celebrate that saddle, and the great horses and riders who work and compete in it,” Reynolds says.

“NRHA Inside Reining” has had a great 11-season run and has been a big draw in our equestrian lineup on RFD-TV,” says Jeremiah Davis, VP of Programming for RFD-TV. “We are very excited about the broader reach of the new show and the additional Western performance events that will be part of “Horse of the West!’”

“Horse of the West” premiered with extended coverage of the 2017 NRHA Futurity Open Championship Final on January 1, 2018, following RFD-TV’s live coverage of the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade.

Fans of “Inside Reining” can watch previous episodes of the show on The Cowboy Channel and TCC’s YouTube channel.