Glenwood’s Deer new leader of national equine group
Mike Deer of Glenwood Springs is the new president of the National Reining Horse Association.
Deer has held several seats in NRHA over nine years, including being a member of the executive committee, board of directors and several advisory committees.
Deer helped bring the sport of reining to Colorado, where he developed the Western Slope Reining Horse Association, serving as president. Deer and his wife, Rita, have been active members of NRHA for more than 15 years, as active buyers and sellers at the NRHA Markel Futurity Sales and periodically as competitors at NRHA events.
Deer is a Kansas native who attended the University of Kansas on a football scholarship. After graduation, he pursued a real estate career and went to work at an agency created by his grandfather before moving to Colorado to continue in real estate and commercial insurance.
Deer is associated with HUB International Insurance and is an associate broker for Sotheby’s International Realty.
Deer accepted his newly elected position at the NRHA Winter Meeting held in Fort Worth on Feb. 11.
Founded in 1966, NRHA is a worldwide organization dedicated to promoting the reining horse, encouraging all levels of reining competition and providing worthwhile purses. More information on its shows and programs can be found at http://www.nrha.com.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
A report released this month by the Center for Colorado River Studies says that in order to sustainably manage the river in the face of climate change, officials need alternative management paradigms and a different way of thinking compared with the status quo. Estimates about how much water the Upper Colorado River Basin states will use in the future are a problem that needs rethinking, according to the white paper.