NRHA Hall of Fame

Famed trainer and judge Rick Weaver will be inducted in 2013, as well as the National Reining Horse Association's Carol Trimmer.

National Reining Horse Association
February 12, 2013

Rick Weaver, NRHA photo

Rick Weaver of Erie, Pennsylvania, served as the NRHA president 2009-2010. (NRHA photo)

At the most recent meeting of the National Reining Horse Association board of directors, February 9 in Oklahoma City, the NRHA Hall of Fame committee recommended nominees for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame. NRHA Past President Rick Weaver and NRHA Senior Director of Publications Carol Trimmer will be inducted into the hall of fame in 2013.
Rick Weaver began earning money in NRHA competition in 1977 in Waverly, West Virginia. The Erie, Pennsylvania, horseman's list of accomplishments include:

  • 1982 NRHA Open Futurity championship on Misty May
  • 1982 NRHA Open Derby reserve championship on Sanditch
  • 1989 NRHA Open world championship on Gunners Rambo
  • 1989 NRHA Open Superstakes reserve championship on Fairhill Enterprise
  • 1991 NRHA NRHA Open world championship riding Electric Coffee
  • 1991 NRHA Novice Horse Open world champion riding Berrys Lark
  • 1991 NRHA Open Saddle Series winner

Rick also boasts countless top-ten finishes from major NRHA events. The reining trainer served on the NRHA board of directors for many years, serving as as first and second vice president, president elect, chair of the NRHA judges committee, then as NRHA president 2009-2010. Rick has been instrumental in maintaining the NRHA judges program and in the development of the NRHA animal welfare and medications policy. He is an NRHA judge and life member, as well as an AQHA restricted judge. Rick’s NRHA lifetime earnings are $471,667.

Carol Trimmer has been a member of the horse industry her whole life. A native Ohioan, Carol was introduced to the performance horse industry by her husband, Paul, whom she credits with getting her involved in reining. Beginning her career at NRHA, when the office was still located in Ohio, Carol originally worked as a filer, folder and collator for the office. In 1998, Carol moved with the NRHA to the international headquarters in Oklahoma City. From there, she has worn just about every hat within the organization from running the NRHA sire & dam program to working in association services. Carol found her niche within the organization working as production coordinator for the NRHA Reiner magazine, a role which led to her becoming the senior director of publications. For over 17 years, Carol Trimmer has worked for the NRHA and her dedication to the association embodies a hall of fame member.    
Congratulations to Rick Weaver and Carol Trimmer as they join other NRHA Hall of Fame members who have made a difference to the sport of reining!