FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Continues with Day Three of Exciting Competition
Oklahoma City, Okla., November 28, 2015 - The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held its third day of competition on Saturday and included the first go, second section of the more than $500,000 added Open Futurity, plus ancillary classes for Limited Open and Rookie Professional riders.
The Open Futurity:
Even though the weather conditions were icy cold around Oklahoma City, the arena action was hot at the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity! Silver Spurs Equine had a reason to celebrate as both of their horses posted the two top scores of the day. Brian Bell and sorrel stallion Ruf Lil Magnum (Magnum Chic Dream x Dunit A Lil Ruf x Lil Ruf Peppy) received a score of 224.5 followed by Andrea Fappani with another sorrel stallion, Smart Shiners Spook (Smart Spook x Ebony Shines x Shining Spark), marking 223.
The third highest score of the day came early in the morning when Franco Bertolani rode sorrel stallion Inferno Sixty Six (Gunnatrashya x Snip O Gun x One Gun) to a score of 222 for owner Slide or Die LLC. Equaling the 222 was Jordan Larson with sorrel stallion Gunstep (Wimpys Little Step x Snow Gun x Colonels Smoking Gun) owned by Equine Plus.
The Adequan North American Affiliate Championships:
The Adequan Championship Arena hosted the ancillary classes including the Adequan NAAC Limited Open and the Adquean NAAC Rookie Professional. Derek Heitland and Steppin Little Lena (owner Mary A. Jansma) rode to a score of 212 taking the win in the NAAC Limited Open. Michael P. Cross and Wimpys My Commander (owner Martha H. Moore) topped the NAAC Rookie Professional class with 213.5. Winning the Limited Open class was Wilfred Bosscha aboard Chips Dun Right (owner Frederick R. Christen) scoring 216. Daphne Avalon Thompson rode King Of The Coast (owner Sleipner LLC) to a score of 214.5 winning the Rookie Professional class.
Don’t miss the special 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Celebration at 6 p.m. on December 3 in the Cox Pavilion at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, and witness how the NRHA Futurity has developed, improved and advanced the sport of reining over the last 50 years!
For more information about the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity and to keep up with all the class results, special events and happenings throughout the week, visit nrhafuturity.com. For more live instant updates, follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Live Score & Webcast: http://nrhafuturity.com/live
A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:
Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, NFuelN Local, OKC Convention & Vistors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Trailguard, and Xtra Quarter Horses.
NRHA Event Sponsors: RAM, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Production, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Sundowner, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Avila’s Pro Shop, Freewheeler Golf Cars, EZGO, Tamarack Ranch and Pro View, CompetitorCentral.com.
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.
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association