For Immediate Release – January 27, 2014 – By Christina Brezack – Oklahoma City, Okla. – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce that Xtra Quarter Horses has become an official NRHA Corporate Partner. Established in 2010, Xtra Quarter Horses is a premier reining facility located in the heart of horse country in Purcell, Okla., just minutes from I-35.
Dedicated to the breeding and training of fine reining horses, Xtra is the home of NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and the youngest NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire, Wimpys Little Step. Rounding out the stallion roster is Wimpyneedsacocktail, 2013 National Reining Breeders Classic Open Champion and the highest money-earning stallion by Wimpys Little Step, and 2012 NRHA Derby Open Reserve Co-champion Shiners Voodoo Dr.
NRHA Professional Thiago Boechat, Xtra’s head trainer and manager comments on the partnership, “The main focus of our business is Reining; with NRHA being the standard-setting body, we feel there is no better entity to be partnered with. We are excited about this new venture and are honored to be able to support and partner with NRHA.”
Xtra is also known for its innovative incentive program, the Xtra Breeders Futurity, designed to give back to those who believe in their breeding program. All foals born in 2012 and later that are sired by stallions owned by Xtra, are qualified with no additional nomination, enrollment or entry fee required.
Whether you are shopping for a prospect or selecting the sire of your next foal, please consider adding Xtra value to your investment. Contact them for breeding information or take a look at their sale horses. They always have a nice selection of qualified prospects at the ranch.
“I am thrilled to have Xtra Quarter Horses back on board as a corporate partner! Wimpys Little Step is one of our industry’s most prolific stallions and is on track to reach $6 million status faster than any sire in NRHA history. We are so honored that his owner, Xtra Quarter Horses, will be an NRHA Corporate Partner when he reaches this great milestone. The future promises many more successes for Xtra Quarter Horses and Wimpys Little Step.” Says Todd Barden, Sr. Director of Sponsorship.
NRHA has over 850 NRHA-approved shows worldwide with nearly $14 million in competition purses annually. Xtra Quarter Horses will be an official NRHA Corporate Partner of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show and NRHA Derby. Going international as well, Xtra will be a gold sponsor of the NRHA European Futurity and NRHA European Derby.
Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.
First photo features Wimpys Little Step.
Photos submitted by Xtra Quarter Horses.