For Immediate Release – May 4, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Members of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors spent two days this week at the international headquarters for their mid-year meeting. Over the course of those two days, significant discussions regarding a variety of topics took place, all with one goal in mind – improving and growing the sport of reining.
The meeting agenda included items such as:
- Voting on 2019 rule change proposals. A detailed report will be available on nrha.com in the near future.
- Update on ReinerSuite, the NRHA information technology re-build project.
- Budget and financial overview.
- Fees policy reviewed with details forthcoming.
- Southern Australia was approved as an NRHA Affiliate.
- Update on medications testing. 247 tests were conducted last year with 14 positive tests received. Of those 14 results, 12 were for controlled substances which are deemed to have therapeutic value and/or commonly used in equine medicine.
Board members discussed several topics related to NRHA-owned events. They were presented with a new opportunity for the NRHA Derby with further discussion to take place at the fall meeting. They also received an update on the changes to stall sponsor guidelines to take effect this year. Additionally, the 2018 NRHA Futurity schedule and dates for the 2019 NRHA Futurity and Derby were approved. More information here.
When asked about the meeting NRHA President Mike Deer had this to say: “The hard work, thoughtfulness on tough questions asked at this meeting have set us up to have an even more productive meeting in August. I am very optimistic that this momentum and dedication will only continue to grow each time the executive committee and board of directors meet.”