Jordan Larson Becomes NRHA $2 Million Rider
This milestone caps off the National Reining Horse Association professional's long list of 2014 achievements.
By Carol Trimmer | February 2, 2015
From the National Reining Horse Association
Jordan Larson of Whitesboro, Texas, recently became the National Reining Horse Association’s newest $2 million rider. This milestone caps off Larson’s 2014 achievements. Not only was the NRHA professional the 2014 NRHA Futurity’s Level 4 open co-champion riding HDC Quarter Horses’ ARC Gunnabeabigstar and banking $139,916, but he was also the 2014 NRHA Top 20 Professionals’ highest money earner with $387,545, adding to his already robust earnings. His Futurity experience was made even more poignant when his wife, Taylor, won the 2014 Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity Levels 2 and 3 on Larson Performance Horses’ Wimpys Dolled Up. Larson was also a member of Team USA, competing at the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games and earning a gold medal in the team competition.
Other highlights of Larson’s enviable career include 2001 NRHA open world champion riding Amber N Oak for owner Lisa Maberry; 2010 NRHA Futurity Level 4 open champion riding Michell Anne Kimball’s Spooks Gotta Whiz; 2011 AQHA senior reining world champion aboard Custom Harley, owned by Rancho El Fortin; 2013 NRHA Derby Level 4 open champion riding HF Mobster for Heritage Farms; 2013 AQHA junior reining and senior reining world championships partnered with Stoney Russell’s High Roller Whiz and Luga, LLC’s Custom Cash Advance, respectively.
Larson earned $1 million rider status in 2011. Today, his NRHA lifetime earnings total $2,004,892. Larson joins the elite $2 million riders club, which includes Tim McQuay, Shawn Flarida, Craig Schmersal, Andrea Fappani, Duane Latimer and Mandy McCutcheon.
A complete list of million-dollar earners can be found at www.nrha.com.