About Dell Hendricks
NRHA Million Dollar Rider
Dell has been involved with horses his entire life. He started riding reining horses in 1990. Dell, his wife Terri, and their son Jimmy run a first-class breeding and training operation out of their facility in Tioga, Texas. In 2005, Dell joined the reining horse industry’s elite ranks as he became the 6th person in the history of the National Reining Horse Association to earn over $1 Million Dollars in the show pen. He now has NRHA Lifetime Earnings in excess of $1,667,000.00.
Taking time from his busy show schedule, Dell has served the NRHA membership as a Board member since 1998, was an Elected Board member since 2003, and served as NRHA President in 2006. He continues to be an active member of the NRHA, sitting on the NRHA Aged Events Committee and the Ineligibility Committees during 2015. Dell is also a National Reining Breeders Classic Board Member and has been active in the United States Equestrian Federation since its inception in reining in 1999.
Major Event Champion
Dell Hendricks has won just about every major title offered in the reining industry:
- NRHA Million Dollar Rider
- NRHA Open Futurity Champion
- NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion
- 5 – Time NRBC Open Derby Champion
- AQHA Congress Open Futurity Champion
- World Equestrian Games Team USA Gold Medalist
- USET Nation’s Cup Team USA & IndividualGold Medalist
- 3 – Time NRHA Open Derby Reserve Champion
- Multiple AQHA World Champion
- 3 – Time SWRHA Open Futurity Champion
All Around Horseman
Dell Hendricks has built his career around a true and never ending passion for being an all around horseman, and a simple love of horses. In addition to his skills in the reining pen, Dell trains a number of roping horses each year, and has been increasingly successful in team roping competition. He is a popular clinician, and is hired to conduct several clinic around the world each year. Additionally, he has coached many non pro and youth reiners to wins, and served as Chef d’ Equipe for the Gold Medal winning at the 2013 NAJYRC Reining Championships.