Jack Brainard Death – Jack Brainard, who was a longtime member of National Reining Horse Association(NRHA) has reportedly died peacefully with his wife Kathy by his side. Jack was announced dead on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The Association confirmed Jack’s death on their official Facebook page on Thursday. “The reining industry lost a legend Nov. 24, 2021, when NRHA Hall of Fame member Jack Brainard passed just a few months after celebrating his 100th birthday.” The post reads.
Jack became a member of NRHA’s Hall of Fame in 2009. The Commissioner of NRHA, Gary Carpenter described Jack as more than a Legendary horseman. He said, “Legendary seems too small of a word for a horseman like Jack Brainard. He is very much a part of the foundation of the sport of reining,”. He further described him as someone who has made an impact on innumerable careers. “Generations of horsemen and women have learned, directly or indirectly from Jack, and he has made an impact on a countless number of careers. Our industry would not be what it is without him. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.” Gary continued.
Jack was a pioneer member of NRHA and served as a director in its first year. He gave back to the reining industry by writing three training books and holding the judge’s cards for NRHA, the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association and many other associations in that industry. The family, friends and the reigning industry mourns his passing as he will be deeply missed and remembered. Jack Brainard obituary and funeral will be announced by the family.
Photo Credit; Bonnie Siege shared the photo in a Facebook post.