In the winter of 1995 and spring of 1996, a few horsemen had an idea. Twenty years later, the CRCA is a thriving reined cow horse organization because of it.  Without the commitment and endless dedication of Darren Miller, Jim Cook and Tim Unzicker, the CRCA would not be where it is today, and possibly, would not be in existence at all. Their individual efforts deserve a permanent place in CRCA’s history with their induction into our Hall of Fame.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Jill Cook, Jennifer Bishop, Rhoda Rein

2016 Hall of Fame

​Diggers Rest

​(5/23/1986 - 10/25/2016)

2016 Hall of Fame ​ -  CRCA Founders

Tim Unzicker, Jim Cook, Darren Miller

Photo circa ​1998

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Hailn Magic Diamonds

​Lifetime earnings over $72,000

Owned during her show career by Magic Dog Ranch/ Jerry Peters

Shown by Hall of Fame trainer Tim Unzicker

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

Nic A Lynx 1989 mare (Winnerinic x Rosie Lynx)

​owned by Carolyn Kupka

Diggers Rest has made a profound impact on the CRCA.  This stallion enjoyed a 17 year show career with Darren Miller aboard, winning many national titles in reining and working cowhorse events. His offspring have earned over $550,000 in reining, working cow horse, cutting, barrel racing, roping and team sorting events. His genetics are found in many of the horses shown in Colorado today.  He was recently ranked 47th on the All Time Leading Reined Cow Horse Sires list.

We are saddened to announce Digger's passing just 9 months after his induction.

Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association Hall of Fame

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Peters

Board member 2002 - current

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee 1998 stallion Nics Lil Peppy, owned by Todd Thieszen

By HOF stallion Diggers Rest and out of HOF mare Nic A Lynx.

Money earner for  14 consecutive years in CRCA before his passing in 2015,

2x back-to-back Cow Horse Challenge Champion, and proven ranch horse.