Kronsteiner Hits A Million Dollars


The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) proudly congratulates its newest NRHA Million Dollar Rider – Rudi Kronsteiner. In the world of Reining, only 14 other competitors have crested the millionaire peak to date. Kronsteiner now is unofficially among those elite NRHA Million Dollar Riders and the first European-based rider to earn the prestigious designation.

Kronsteiner, an NRHA Professional and Austrian citizen, has competed in NRHA events since 1994. He currently resides in Germany. Some of Kronsteiner\’s major NRHA achievements include:

Three-time FEI World Reining Masters champion
Three-time Italian Reining Horse Association Open Derby champion
Two-time NRHA European Open Futurity champion
Two-time NRHA Open World Champion
2007 Mallorca Reining Trophy Open (Category 1) winner
2010 NRHA Germany Snaffle Bit Open Futurity champion
2011 Reining International de Lyon Open (Category 1) winner
2011 Italian Reining Horse Association Open Futurity champion

Other reiners who have surpassed $1 million in NRHA Lifetime Earnings include Bill Horn, Tim McQuay, Shawn Flarida, Duane Latimer, Todd Bergen, Dell Hendricks, Craig Schmersal, Andrea Fappani, Tom McCutcheon, Mandy McCutcheon, Brent Wright, Craig Johnson, Randy Paul and Todd Sommers.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard setting body of the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit


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