E039 Overcoming Obstacles: Don't Sell Your Saddle

Overcoming Obstacles: Don't Sell Your Saddle

IN THIS EPISODE

Spreading Hope & Inspiration

Overcoming challenges is something we all have to face in life. We can let those obstacles limit our growth and level of success or we can seek ways to overcome them and live the life to the fullest.

All three of our guests have faced very different health situations with grit and determination. Their stories will inspire and encourage you to meet your circumstances head on and do what it takes rise victorious.

If you are feeling discouraged and are low on hope­­—this episode is for you!

Samantha Smith:

Daughter of Lance and Terry Griffin, Samantha grew up in Calgary, AB, Canada. Before discovering reining, she and her parents were successful in the team penning arena. After riding her first reiner, she was hooked and has since reached the highest levels of success in the Non Pro reining world.

From a distance, it may have looked easy, but her road has been filled with debilitating back and neck pain, numerous surgeries, and the determination to overcome. She would ultimately face the frightening question: Will I ever ride again?

Alexis Mann:

Being different from birth comes with certain challenges. Being born into a horse family where hard work and learning to answer these challenges head on was the bedrock of Alexis’ upbringing. Amniotic band syndrome was the cause of Alexis being born without a left hand. Her parents made sure it was never an excuse to not be able to do something. It also gives her a different definition of challenging.

Learning to ride a reiner successfully? She’s no different than anyone else: lessons, persistence, and finding the right horse. Learning to put her hair in a ponytail…well that’s sometimes the bigger challenge.

Sheley Brien:

Sheley was bit by the horse bug at a young age. The problem was she wasn’t from a horse family. Through trial and error they brought Sheley into the horse world with lessons and horses that may not have been ideal. But getting bucked off more than she stayed on taught her valuable lessons that would help her when the world went dark.

One morning, at the age of 24, she woke up with no sight in her left eye. There was no warning and there would be no cure. Facing her new life, she had a choice to make: be a victim of her circumstances or be a victor from her circumstances. You can guess which choice she made.

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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E038 NRBC Recap: 10 points split up the top 30 horses at 25th National Reining Breeders Classic in 2022

NRBC Recap: 10 points split up the top 30 horses at 25th National Reining Breeders Classic in 2022

FEATURED GUEST

Brian Dygert

Jody Brainard

Experts in the reining industry with over 70 years of combined judging experience, Brian and Jody offer their expertise to help you build your knowledge and level of understanding of the NRHA judging system.

The NRBC Open finals was filled with incredible horses and a depth of competition that rivals anything we’ve seen before. Did the judging system keep up? Was the scoring too conservative? Does it really matter?

“Gone are the days when the penalty box separates horses at this level.”

Brian & Jody analyze the NRBC Open finals and give their insights on scoring, quality of competition, and the judging system. Can we be sure the judges found the right winner? How does the industry view ties at this level? What does it mean when a single maneuver score has a point and a half spread?

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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E037 Meet Your Co-Hosts: Sheley Brien + Chelsea Sutton, partners of ReinerStop

The people behind the brand: partners and co-hosts at ReinerStop.com

FEATURED GUEST

Sheley Brien

Chelsea Dygert Sutton

What started at a coffee shop has blossomed into a business partnership, friendship and the largest 3rd party digital media company in Reining.  Meet the gals behind ReinerStop!

A collaborative approach

With more than +5,000 people joining the ReinerStop Nation audience in the last 30 days, we wanted to share a bit about who we are, where we’ve come from, and why we’re here.

In the interview below, you’ll hear about 

  1. How we got started with horses
  2. Our current involvement in the equine industry; from competition to production – futurity wins and all
  3. Our professional background outside of reining (sales, marketing & business development)
  4. And what brought us together for ReinerStop

ReinerStop Founders Reining media reining sports show
ReinerStop Founders Reining media sports show nrha aqha

On this episode of ReinerStop TV,  we shared about The Run For A Million Qualifier Show Time success, and play a game of “Who is most likely to…” including a Reining edition (we dare you to play with a friend, too).

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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E036 Interview with NRHA Professional Billy Williams After Competing for a Slot in the Run For A Million

13 year old Gunnin For Chicks heads to qualify at The Run For A Million

FEATURED GUEST

Billy Williams

Aubrey, TX

Working under some of the industry greats, like Randy Paul, Tracer Gilson, Bob Avila, Todd Bergen, and Jordan Larson, Billy was exposed to some of the best the industry had to offer.  Now with his own facility, Williams Ranch in Aubrey, Texas, Billy and Veronica Williams focus on training, showing, coaching and marketing high quality reining horses.

A collaborative approach

Billy has been competing at the highest of levels for many years.  A finalist in the Level 4  at the NRHA futurity, Derby and NRBC, Billy set off to compete in the The Run For A Million qualifier held in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Cactus Reining Classic.

On this episode of ReinerStop TV co-hosts Sheley + Chelsea talk to Billy about his run, what it felt like to miss the qualifier by half a point, and what his preparation looks like with a good-minded horse.

Want to see ReinerStop Show Time sports coverage, including Billy’s run, for the Run For A Million qualifier?  Click here!

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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Mandy Mandi Brumley Brumley Management group Run For A million Producer

E034 Insider Secrets with Amanda Brumley: Cactus Classic, Amateur Reining Division & The Run For A Million

INSIDE SHOW PRODUCTION WITH AMANDA BRUMLEY:  Amateur division, The Run For A Million & NRHA Rules

FEATURED GUEST

Amanda Brumley

Scottsdale, AZ

Growing up in the Northern CA, where cow horse and the working western lifestyle was thriving, Amanda was in love with horses from as early as she can remember.  She began producing shows in 1999 starting with Reining by the bay in 1999.

A Leading Reining Horse Show Producer

Best known for her innovative show production in the industry such as pioneering the 4 year old futurities, Amateur division for reining and one of our personal favorites:  creating a spectator driven event for reining – The Run For A Million

Horses, riders and owners are coming to Scottsdale, Arizona, from across the country to take their chance at The Run For A Million qualifier, held at the Cactus Reining Classic.

Cactus also hosts the filming of The Last Cowboy, (this season is shaping up to be the best one yet), and you never know,  you might see Taylor Sheridan, a few of the actors, and equine talent from the hit Paramount series Yellowstone.

Amanda shares in this episode of ReinerStop TV how horse show productions have significantly evolved over the last several years.

Mandy Mandi Brumley Brumley Management group Run For A million Producer

Amanda isn’t afraid to try new things in the industry. Most recently, she lead the charge on creating a $10,000 added Amateur Derby division for non-professionals who are also not related to professional trainers.

Amanda believes the industry is ready for it, with over 70 entries in her class in 2021, and even more entered at the NRHA Derby’s test event.  Listen in this episode as we discuss where the approval process is within the NRHA, and if you listen really closely, you’ll even hear about a brand new class recommendation from a viewer, that you may be able to expect at an coming Brumley Management show!

Want to watch the live stream at Cactus Classic, view Horse Show Global here!
Want to watch ReinerStop Show Time sports coverage of the Run For A Million qualifier?  Click here!

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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NEWS: ReinerStop Show Time Offers Free Viewing for Cactus Reining Classic and Run For A Million Qualifier

ReinerStop Show Time Offers Free Viewing for Early Subscribers of Cactus Reining Classic and Run For A Million Qualifier

Scottsdale, AZ, USA, March 2022

Show Time goes beyond commentary to build comprehensive understanding of reining with dynamic visual graphics paired with play-by-play maneuver breakdowns.

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Not only is ReinerStop Show Time expanding to include the Cactus Reining Classic Open Derby and The Run for A Million qualifier, they are doubling down on their mission to elevate the industry through access to valuable educational resources. For the first time, ReinerStop Show Time will be free to viewers who register prior to the start of the event. Subscribers registering after the event begins can enjoy the Show Time experience for only $10.

Chelsea Sutton, ReinerStop partner and Show Time co-host explains, “What we created with the Show Time production is unlike any other digital coverage of reining. People haven’t seen this before, so they don’t know what they’re missing! We worked as quickly as possible to make it free so that the masses could access judges’ insights and enjoy watching reining in new ways. The big vision: get this into households that have never heard about reining and inspire them to get started. Our sponsors are making that dream a reality.”

Sheley Brien, ReinerStop Show Time co-host, knows these events “will bring the fiercest competition from across the country and provide excellent educational opportunities for any level of rider. Thanks to partnerships with forward thinking teams like Brumley Management Group, LLC, ReinerStop can offer the added value of third party, no BS, educational commentary to the equine community, especially those interested in the sport of reining.”

The excitement is building as the Cactus Classic hits record numbers of entries and stalls. With added money in aged events topping $170,000, they are attracting entries from as far away as Europe for the Run For A Million qualifier.

“The Cactus Classic brings more benefits to the industry than ever before. ReinerStop coverage means fans who are interested in reining and the Run for a Million but may not be able to be here now have an opportunity to interact with the event. We couldn’t do that without ReinerStop.” – Amanda Brumley, Brumley Management Group.

What is so great about Show Time? We’ve all watched a run, cheered like crazy, and waited excitedly for the score to be announced only to be disappointed and puzzled by the “too low” score. Show Time provides answers to scoring questions by covering some of the industry’s premier events. And not just coverage with commentary, but coverage with a “Super Bowl” feel: graphic overlays, play-by-play explanations by NRHA Judges Brian Dygert & Jody Brainard, and viewer questions answered during the livestream broadcast. Then ReinerStop takes it one step further by providing continued access to the Show Time episode so subscribers can watch at their convenience as many times as they want.

Tickets for the Cactus Reining Classic Show Time episode will be available March 16 at www.ReinerStop.com.

Founded in 2012, ReinerStop is an online resource that uses the sport of reining to connect horse enthusiasts to the equine industry. ReinerStop believes horses change lives and aims to remove barriers that discourage people from easily accessing horses and industry information. People at all levels are invited to join the conversation as education and entertainment are combined through interviews with industry experts and coverage of premier events. Connect with ReinerStop at www.ReinerStop.com or on Facebook or Instagram.

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Bob Avila reining cow horse nrcha nrha

E033 Industry Insights from Bob Avila

When is an aged-event horse right for you?

FEATURED GUEST

Bob Avila

Scottsdale, AZ

Bob Avila believes one thing above all else – you’re nothing without your horse. 
Bob Avila was born into a horse family and has now won over 37 World or Reserve World Championships in events ranging from Reining and Working Cow Horse, to Western Riding and Halter.

A Champion

Bob Avila was born into a horse family. Riding everything from his father’s rope horses to his mother’s pleasure horses, he learned to appreciate many different aspects of horsemanship. Bob showed his first horse at the age of five and from that moment on, he was hooked on showing.

Bob Avila reining cow horse nrcha nrha

At age 20, Bob went to work for NRCHA Hall Of Fame member, Tony Amaral and eventually went out on his own.  He is an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, a three-time Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, and a two-time Worlds Greatest Horseman Champion. He won the Magnificent 7 Reined Cow Horse competition three times and was the first person to be awarded the AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, and is one of only two people to win the Open at both the NRCHA and NRHA Futurities.

Bob’s show career has truly been one for the ages, but what really makes him stand out, is the trainers that have mentored under him.

Bob has an outstanding line of tack through professional choice, including one-of-a-kind releases, new each year.

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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Brian Dygert Reining NRHA Working Western Horsebackriding NRHA President NRHA Past president

E032 How NRHA works: Rulebooks, Bi-Laws and more

How important is the rulebook?

FEATURED GUESTS

Brian Dygert

Scottsdale, AZ

Brian Dygert, born in western NY, has spent years working, volunteering and contributing to the organizational side of the working western equine world, and specifically, the National Reining Horse Association!

Insight from an industry leader

During our last few months on ReinerStop TV, we’ve had quite a few questions come in about how our organization works, including rule changes, committee appointments and the like.

Brian shares insights on how the NRHA works, the legal structure, and the role of the rulebook!

Brian Dygert Reining NRHA Working Western Horsebackriding NRHA President NRHA Past president

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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E031 Industry Happenings + Education with Andrea Fappani

Industry Happenings - Reining, Horsemanship and beyond

FEATURED GUEST

Andrea Fappani

Scottsdale, AZ

Andrea Fappani, one of the most respected and highest earning reining trainers in the industry, shares in insights on equine education, horsemanship and details about his upcoming symposium.

The Industry is buzzing

TUNE IN to hear what’s HOT in the industry right now:
– NRHA – National Reining Horse Association Winter Meeting agenda and changes
– What’s changing in equine education
– with Sheley Brien, Chelsea Sutton + Special guest Andrea Fappani!

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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Bob Avila reining cow horse nrcha nrha

E030 Bob Avila - Maybe the issue is your Bit!

Is the issue your horse, or your bit?  An interview with trainer & professional, Bob Avila

FEATURED GUESTS

Bob Avila

Scottsdale, AZ

Bob Avila believes one thing above all else – you’re nothing without your horse. 
Bob Avila was born into a horse family and has now won over 37 World or Reserve World Championships in events ranging from Reining and Working Cow Horse, to Western Riding and Halter.

A Champion

Bob Avila was born into a horse family. Riding everything from his father’s rope horses to his mother’s pleasure horses, he learned to appreciate many different aspects of horsemanship. Bob showed his first horse at the age of five and from that moment on, he was hooked on showing.

Bob Avila reining cow horse nrcha nrha

At age 20, Bob went to work for NRCHA Hall Of Fame member, Tony Amaral and eventually went out on his own.  He is an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, a three-time Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, and a two-time Worlds Greatest Horseman Champion. He won the Magnificent 7 Reined Cow Horse competition three times and was the first person to be awarded the AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, and is one of only two people to win the Open at both the NRCHA and NRHA Futurities.

Bob’s show career has truly been one for the ages, but what really makes him stand out, is the trainers that have mentored under him.

Bob has an outstanding line of tack through professional choice, including one-of-a-kind releases, new each year.

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

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