NRHA MILLION DOLLAR RIDER
2022 NRHA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Multiple time NRHA Open Futurity Finalist I Multiple NRHA Open Derby I Multiple NRBC Open Finalist
2022 NRHA Professional of the Year
Nathan Piper had a banner year in 2022, becoming an NRHA Million Dollar Rider and The Run For A Million Champion—all while supporting his local affiliate and NRHA programs such as the Reining Horse Foundation.
Piper was born in Bryan, Texas, where he grew up showing reining horses as a youth. During his junior year at Texas A&M University, he decided to forgo his Non Pro status to become an NRHA Professional. Nathan graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 and married his wife, Jean, in 2000.
After college, Nathan moved to Whitesboro, Texas, to work as an assistant trainer for two-time NRHA Futurity Champion Todd Sommers. In 2004, Nathan and his wife Jean purchased a training facility in Madisonville, Texas, where they successfully built Nathan Piper Reining Horses.
Piper Reining Horses now operates in Whitesboro, Texas. Nathan and Jean have two daughters, Millie and Etta.
There aren’t many things that can compare to stepping in the show pen with a half million dollars on the line. Just ask Nathan Piper.
It took Piper two decades to reach NRHA Million Dollar Rider status earlier this year, but just a few months later, he’s more than halfway to his next million dollar milestone. Following an unforgettable winning performance aboard Patriot at The Run For A Million (TRFAM), presented by Teton Ridge, he added a hefty $500,000 paycheck to his record.