North Allegheny Horsemen's Association promotes passion for riding, competitions

Friday, July 15, 2016, 8:57 p.m.

Marisa Collins, 13, of Imperial rides her horse toward a warmup ring before the North Allegheny Horsemen's Association's open show series held at North Park on July 10, 2016.

Uppity wranglers need not apply to join the North Allegheny Horsemen's Association.

Down to earth might better describe the saddle slingers of all ages who compete almost monthly each summer in laid-back, NAHA horse shows in North Park.

“If you don't have the ‘right' horse, or the top-of-the-line tack, they don't judge you on it,' said Shelley Larcom, 44, of Fawn.