Americasnextgunmodel and Deary Lead NRHA Derby Open

By Christa Morris - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is honored each year to host the  NRHA Derby Show at Oklahoma State Fair Park. This year’s Derby includes competition for professional and non pro entries, all vying for a piece of the $961,000 estimated payout. The 2014 NRHA Derby is the largest in recorded history with 650 non pro and 571 open entries.

More than 100 horses entered the Jim Norick Coliseum Arena today in the first go, first section of the NRHA Derby Open. The winning horse of the NRHA Derby level (L) 4 open division, to be determined on June 28, is guaranteed to earn $60,000 in addition to a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, Bob’s Custom Saddle, Montana Silversmiths buckle, Rios of Mercedes boots, Purina feed, Platinum Performance CJ, Classic Equine pad, Classic Equine skid boots, SmartPak gift card, Pard’s Western Shop gift card, Kyle Tack gift certificate, a pad from Center Back Pads and Vetericyn.

Americasnextgunmodel and Deary – L4 Open Leaders
Leading the $215,000-added L4 open division were the 2012 NRHA Futurity Champions Americasnextgunmodel (Gunner x Cee Dun It Do It by Hollywood Dun It) and Casey Deary (Weatherford, Texas; $671,100 NRHA LTE). Deary, an NRHA Professional, piloted the Arcese Quarter Horses USA mare to a score of 227. To date, the 2011 NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales consignment has earned more than $281,000 in NRHA competition. David Silva, Sr. nominated Americasnextgunmodel to the NRHA Nomination Program when she was a weanling.

The second-highest score of the day (225.5) also went to a horse ridden by Deary, Freckles Got Ashiner (Smart Shiner x Scats Frecklefoot, nominated by Sheryl Kaefer). The stallion owned by Dealer Auctions, Inc. and Vincent/Lynn Maffuci has racked up a total of $73,000 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings thus far. Freckles Got Ashiner is an NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales Graduate.

Footwork Revolution and Bell – L3 Open Leaders
Footwork Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Fancy Footwork, nominated by Troop Quarter Horses) and Brian Bell (Denton, Texas) edged out the field in the L3 open division with a score of 222.5 from the judges. Brian, an NRHA Professional, owns the stallion that has already earned nearly $39,000 including finalist honors in the L4 and L3 open divisions at the 2013 NRHA Futurity. Footwork Revolution was consigned to the 2011 NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales.

Sheza Smart Wimpy and Rushing – L2 Open Leaders
Leading the L2 open division was Sheza Smart Wimpy (Wimpys Little Step x Chicks And Chex) and Ryan Rushing (Whitesboro, Texas; $58,800 NRHA LTE). They rode to a score of 221.5 for owners Tami Nelson and Jan Fleet. Nelson nominated the 2009 mare that has earned nearly $12,000 including reserve championship honors in the L3 open division at the 2012 NRHA Cowtown Classic Pre-Futurity.

Juice On The Luice and Fitzpatrick – L1 Open Leaders
In L1 open division, a score of 220 landed Juice On The Luice (Smart Like Juice x Sugartime Sailor) and Colin James Fitzpatrick (Grandview, Texas; $10,800 NRHA LTE) on the top of the leader board. Caroline Calais is the owner and Debra Wenger is the nominator of the 2009 gelding.

Tomorrow at the Show
Thursday brings the second section of the $428,000-added NRHA Derby Open. The show starts at 8 a.m. in Coliseum. Adequan Championship Arena starts at 9 a.m. with Interscholastic Equestrian Association Western Individual Finals in Reining and Horsemanship.

More on the NRHA Derby
With $650,000 in estimated added money, the NRHA Derby welcomes thousands of spectators, exhibitors and horses attend the event each year. The Derby is one of two major events presented by NRHA each year in Oklahoma City and includes two full slates of ancillary reining classes in addition to the aged-event action.

Watch the live webcast, keep tabs on the leaders and find out about the latest news and upcoming events at nrhaderby.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Schmersal Reining Horses, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors

  • Arenus, Business Link, Equine Oasis, Fowler Dodge, Icehole Performance Coolers, KO Trading, Port-A-Cool, Sandbur Productions, Santa Hill Ranch, Scott Cleaners, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Vetericyn.

For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.

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Non Pro Finalists Set at the NRHA Derby

By Christa Morris - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) welcomed the second and final section of the NRHA Derby Non Pro to the Oklahoma State Fair Park on Tuesday, June 24. The second section included more than 100 non pro runs vying for the $322,000 estimated purse. 611 entries, plus 38 in the youth division, were received for this year’s event. This exceeds last year’s total of 612 by 73 entries for a more than 6% increase. The prime time non pro division saw the largest increase; 25% over last year.

Locker and The Chex Factor Mark the Highest Score in the Go-Round
This first section’s leaders, Genevieve Shifrin and Bella Juice, held onto the top position until late in the afternoon. With less than 30 horses left to compete, Sarah Lynn Locker (Brashear, Texas; $88,200 NRHA LTE) and The Chex Factor (Nu Chex To Cash x Lockyourgun, $58,300 NRHA LTE) cruised into the lead with a score of 219. At the 2013 NRHA Futurity, the pair won the level (L) 2 non pro division championship, L3 non pro division reserve championship and tied for fourth place in the L4 non pro division. Owner Hilldale Farm nominated the stallion.

At the close of the non pro go-round, four entries tied for the second-highest score in the L4 division with scores of 218.5:

Shifrin, Christen and Winegar shared the L3 non pro division high-score while Shifrin won the youth non pro division, determined by the go-round score, and Winegar won the L2 non pro division go-round. Christen finished in atop the leader board in the prime time non pro division.

With a score of 218, Jack Medows (Cuba, Missouri; $41,800 NRHA LTE) and Surprizentheprincess (Jerry Lees Surprise x Princess In Diamonds, $95,600 NRHA LTE) ended in first place in the L1 non pro division, second in the L2 non pro division and the reserve championship in the youth non pro division. Amy Medows owns the 2009 mare that was nominated by Clinton Anderson.

Unofficially, the bubbles to qualify for Friday’s finals are: level 4 = 215.5, level 3 = 214.5, level 2 = 214.5, level 1 = 212.5 and prime time = 215.

Congratulations to these NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales connections unofficially moving on to the finals:

  • Ms Revolution – 218.5
  • Taris Dreamer – 218
  • Wimpys All Jacked Up – 216.5
  • Diamond Oak – 214.5
  • Jac Bee Whiz – 214.5

TOMORROW AT THE SHOW
Wednesday starts with the first section, first go-round of the $428,000-added Open Derby. The show starts at 8 a.m. in Coliseum. Ancillary classes will take place in Adequan Championship Arena and will start at 9 a.m. Classes include $6,000-added Non Pro, $3,000-added Intermediate Non Pro, $500-added Prime Time Non Pro and the Silver Spurs Equine 7 & Up Non Pro.

NRHyA Meeting
The youth meeting will be held in the Youth Room (Conference Room C) at 3 p.m. Every youth member is encouraged to attend, invite your friends!

NRHyA Anderson Bean Speaking Contest
The NRHyA Anderson Bean Speaking Contest will be immediately following the NRHyA Meeting in the Sale Arena. Come watch NRHyA’s best and brightest compete and test their public-speaking skills!

More on the NRHA Derby
With $650,000 in estimated added money, the NRHA Derby welcomes thousands of spectators, exhibitors and horses attend the event each year. The Derby is one of two major events presented by NRHA each year in Oklahoma City and includes two full slates of ancillary reining classes in addition to the aged-event action.

Watch the live webcast, keep tabs on the leaders and find out about the latest news and upcoming events at nrhaderby.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Schmersal Reining Horses, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors

  • Arenus, Business Link, Equine Oasis, Fowler Dodge, Icehole Performance Coolers, KO Trading, Port-A-Cool, Sandbur Productions, Santa Hill Ranch, Scott Cleaners, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Vetericyn.

For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.

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Shifrin Leads Three Divisions of the NRHA Derby Non Pro

By Christa Morris – The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby held its third day of competition on June 23 including the first go, first section of the $321,000 est. Non Pro, plus five ancillary classes for open and rookie riders. The NRHA Derby Non Pro continues on Tuesday with the finals being held Friday, June 27 in the Jim Norick Coliseum at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

DERBY STRONG
The tone of this year’s event has been overwhelmingly upbeat, and with entries still being accepted, the show is expected to shatter all previous benchmarks. The strength of the show can be seen in this year’s non pro divisions; overall entries (650) are up more than 6% and the purse also will surpass the healthy increase seen last year.

NON PRO LEADERS
Although Genevieve Shifrin (Aspen, Colo., $39,425 NRHA LTE) qualifies for youth competition being under the age of 18, she took advantage of her nearly ten years of show experience to push her through today. She rode Bella Juice (Smart Like Juice x Bella Conquistador) to a score of 218.5 to lead the level (L) 4, L3 and youth non pro divisions. The 2009 mare with $21,300 in NRHA LTE is owned by Cache Performance Horses, LLC who also nominated her.

Tying for second in the L4 non pro division were Ron Thompson ($264,200 NRHA LTE) aboard Taris Dreamer and Jack Medows ($41,800 NRHA LTE) riding Surprizentheprincess (218).

Thompson, of Whitesboro, Texas, owns the 2009 gelding that has earned nearly $140,000 in NRHA competition. Together, they have won an NRHA Futurity Prime Time Non Pro Championship, a National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) L4 Non Pro Championship and two NRBC Prime Time Non Pro Championships. Werner Hermus nominated Taris Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x Taris San Cutter, NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales consignment) to the NRHA Nomination Program.

Cuba, Missouri’s Jack Medows also carried the torch for youth non pro entries aboard Amy Medow’s 2009 mare. Surprizentheprincess (Jerry Lees Surprise x Princess In Diamonds, nominated by Clinton Anderson) has racked up more than $95,600 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings including L3, L2 and L1 non pro division championships with Jack at the 2014 NRBC. Medows leads the L2 and L1 non pro divisions.

Lisa Bissell (Ft. Valley, Ga., $165,140 NRHA LTE) and Double My Chics lead the prime time non pro division with a handicapped score of 218.5. Bissell owns the mare by Dreamn Bout Chics and out of Double My Quixote that has earned more than $10,200 in NRHA competition including a very successful showing at the 2014 Florida Classic Derby.

KEEP CURRENT
To view ancillary results or to view the photo and video gallery, visit www.nrhaderby.com. For instant updates, follow the show on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

TOMORROW AT THE SHOW
Tuesday will start at 8 a.m. in Coliseum with the second section of first go-round of the  $321,000 est. Non Pro Derby. The Adequan Championship Arena starts at 9 a.m. with ancillary classes including the Rookie Level 1, Rookie Level 2, $1,000-added Novice Horse Open Level 1, $2,000-added Novice Horse Open Level 2, AQHA Open, APHA Open and APHA Solid Open.

At 5 p.m., the Platinum Performance Party Patio opens for the Derby Pink Party. Food and beer will be provided while it lasts along with games for everyone to enjoy. Take a few moments to visit with NRHA Corporate Partner Platinum Performance and see what special surprise they have for you!

FREE ADMISSION – JUNE 21-28
Join us all week, or be sure to attend the NRHA Derby Finals Performances in the Jim Norick Coliseum Arena on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. We’ll showcase the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses competing for their share of more than $650,000 in added money, plus awards and bragging rights. In addition, shop to your heart’s content in the Coliseum concourse area. From home decor to western bling, we have a great selection for the whole family!

MORE ON THE NRHA DERBY
With $650,000 in estimated added money, the NRHA Derby welcomes thousands of spectators, exhibitors and horses attend the event each year. The Derby is one of two major events presented by NRHA each year in Oklahoma City and includes two full slates of ancillary reining classes in addition to the aged-event action.

NRHA DERBY SHOW SUPPORTERS
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Schmersal Reining Horses, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors

  • Arenus, Business Link, Equine Oasis, Fowler Dodge, Icehole Performance Coolers, KO Trading, Port-A-Cool, Sandbur Productions, Santa Hill Ranch, Scott Cleaners, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Vetericyn.

For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.

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Largest NRHA Derby on Record is Underway

By Christa Morris – Horses are still being entered for the 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Show, but to-date, the event looks to be the largest on record with more than 450 horses entered in the Derby and hundreds more in ancillary classes. The show is underway and has an abundant supply of great reining and family fun on this year’s schedule. The show runs June 21-28 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.
FREE ADMISSION – June 21-28
Join us all week, or be sure to attend the NRHA Derby Finals Performances in the Jim Norick Coliseum Arena on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. We’ll showcase the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses competing for their share of more than $650,000 in added money, plus awards and bragging rights. In addition, shop to your heart’s content in the Coliseum concourse and barn areas. From home decor to western bling, we have a great selection for the whole family!

Talk to a Gold Medalist – 2014 U.S. Reining Squad Will Attend
The U.S. Reining Squad for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be in Oklahoma City competing throughout the week. These riders will compete against 24 other countries for gold, silver and bronze medals during the August 23 to September 7 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. See them in Oklahoma City as they prepare to for their gold medal run!

U.S. Reining Team Members include:

  • Shawn Flarida – NRHA’s all-time leading open rider and 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Team Gold medalist
  • Mandy McCutcheon – NRHA’s all-time leading non pro rider and an NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider
  • Tom McCutcheon – 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Individual and Team Gold medalist (pictured)
  • Jordan Larson – NRHA Million Dollar Rider
  • Andrea Fappani – NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider
  • Troy Heikes – Highly respected reining trainer and NRHA Professional

Members of team from other countries will be in attendance as well.

Puppies & Popsicles
Stop by the Platinum Performance Party Patio on Sunday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for pet adoptions and vaccinations provided by the Tulsa Humane Society. The patio is located near the Capitol City Café. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy refreshing popsicles at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The patio will play host to many other fun activities. Visit the NRHA Derby website for a Platinum Performance Party Patio Schedule.

IEA Western National Finals
For the third year running, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) and NRHA will join together to host the IEA Western National Finals during the 2014 NRHA Derby Show. The Western National Finals, sponsored by NRHA, features 150 of the nation’s top middle school and high school western riders representing approximately 30 teams from seven zones throughout the United States. The finalists competed in multiple competitions throughout their regular season and zone finals to qualify for the IEA National Finals competition.

More on the NRHA Derby
With $650,000 in estimated added money, the NRHA Derby welcomes thousands of spectators, exhibitors and horses attend the event each year. The Derby is one of two major events presented by NRHA each year in Oklahoma City and includes two full slates of ancillary reining classes in addition to the aged-event action.

Watch the live webcast, keep tabs on the leaders and find out about the latest news and upcoming events at nrhaderby.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Schmersal Reining Horses, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors

  • Arenus, Business Link, Equine Oasis, Fowler Dodge, Icehole Performance Coolers, KO Trading, Port-A-Cool, Sandbur Productions, Santa Hill Ranch, Scott Cleaners, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Vetericyn.

For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.


HF Mobster/Jordan Larson and youth competition photos by Waltenberry. Tom McCutcheon/Gunners Special Nite by NRHA.

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Coming to the NRHA Derby – 2014 Interscholastic Equestrian Association Western Championship

Provided by IEA – Cleveland Heights, Ohio — More than 240 of the nation’s leading middle school and high school equestrians will compete for top prizes at the 2014 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Western Finals competitions.

IEA logo 1st choice-1The 2014 Western National Finals will be held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 26-28.  Sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), the competition will run in conjunction with the NRHA Derby. The riders will display their talents in Reining and Horsemanship, as individuals and teams during the three-day event.

Student riders, in grades 6-12, will travel from across the United States to participate in the competitions.  The competitors represent the best of nearly 881 riders on more than 135 teams from seven zones, in 30 states, that competed in numerous Western shows during the 2013-2014 school year.  The teams and individuals that accumulated the highest number of points during the regular show season qualify for regional competitions with the top performers going on to Zone Finals. The top riders and teams from each Zone Final move to the IEA Western Nationals..

Schedule:

  • Wednesday- Noon-1PM Informational seminar and Q&A session for all new and prospective members.  6-8PM NRHyA Exhibitor Welcome Party.  Both events take place in the Sale Arena.
  • Thursday– 7-8:15 AM Schooling of all IEA Reining horses; 8:15 AM Draw for NRHA Varsity Open & Intermediate Reining; 9 AM-3 PM (approximate) Competition in Adequan Arena; 3:00 PM Presentation of IEA National Sportsmanship Award, sponsored by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Leading Crossover Rider and Champion Western Rider
  • Friday–7:30-8:15 AM Schooling of all IEA Reining horses; 8:15 AM Draw for NRHA Varsity & Future Intermediate Reining; 9-11:30 AM (approximate) Competition; 12 PM NRHA High School Reining Championship in main Coliseum; 2-5 PM (approximate) IEA Competition resumes in the Adequan Arena; 5 PM Presentation of Horseman’s Knowledge Test presented by The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., Team Spirit Award, NRHA Sportsmanship Award, NRHA Outstanding Western Horse and Western Middle School Team Awards
  • Saturday-  8:15 AM Draw for NRHA Varsity Open Reining Team class; 8:45 AM Schooling of Reining Horses in main Coliseum; 9 AM Competition- NRHA Varsity Open Reining Team Class in main Coliseum;  10:30 AM (approximate) Parade of Teams (All IEA teams, coaches and riders scheduled to appear in arena) and Western Upper School Team Awards

The entire event will be streamed live, by Equine Promotion, through the IEA website www.rideiea.org.

Founded in 2002, The IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students.  Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, and to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition, and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. During the season, the IEA had 10,000 participants, aged 11-20, in the Association.  For additional information, please visit the IEA website: www.rideiea.org.

Contact: Stephanie Keough, IEA National Finals Coordinator, 440-547-8185  / stephkeough@rideiea.org or Myron Leff, IEA Co-founder / Chief Operating / Marketing Officer 614-395-8254 / Myron@rideiea.org

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this posting. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests, or questions.

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NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales – Deadline and Schedule

~  Consignment Deadline is August 1  ~   New Sale Schedule  ~

BXP_5233-sale-smThe NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales are the prime place to consign reining horses for sale. It’s held with the largest reining event in the world – the NRHA Futurity – in a venue that gives consignors access to a diverse group of buyers. It’s the who’s who of reining staged in a world-class facility.

NRHA has vested interest in the growth and strength of the reining horse industry and manage these sales with that in mind. The Futurity Sales are the industry’s sales – and give you access to market your consignments to NRHA members, in a way that no other sale can.

General Consignment Information

NEW Sale Consignment Deadline: August 1

NEW Sale Schedule:
- Marketplace Sale – Thursday, December 4 at 9 a.m.
- Futurity Prospect Sale Preview – Thursday, December 4 at 5 p.m.
- Futurity Prospect Sale – Friday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
- Select Yearling Sale – Saturday, December 6 at 9 a.m.

NEW: Saturday’s sale will be only for a select group of yearlings

NEW: Lower consignment fee for the Marketplace Sale – now $350 with no passout fee

NEW: All NRHA Sire and Dam Offspring are eligible to consign to the Futurity Sales

Consignment form with original breed paper(s) and signed transfer(s) due by August 1

For questions about deadlines, consignment fees, commissions and pass out fees, visit the Sales page at www.nrha.com or contact Tiffany Gonzales at (405) 946-7400 or sales@nrha.com.

2013 Sale Stats

  • Prospect: $300,000 high seller – $42,120 average
  • Breeders: $62,000 high seller – $13,350 average
  • Marketplace: $27,000 high seller – $8,290 average

Markel Insurance
Long-standing Corporate Partner Markel Insurance has continued their support for over 20 years with NRHA. Known for providing immediate 24-hour “Fall of the Hammer” mortality coverage to sale consignments, Markel is proud to be a sponsor of the NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales, which include the Select Yearling Sale, Marketplace Sale and Futurity Prospect Sale. Markel has expanded to “Global Partner” status with going international in supporting the NRHA European Futurity, Derby and Affiliate Championships.

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NCEA Announces Participants for 2014 NRHA Derby Catch Ride

The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is scheduled to host the NRHA Derby Catch Ride competition on Saturday, June 28 at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. The competition will feature four riders from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), representing four different institutions. Print

This year’s participants are Brynn Larson (New Mexico State), Ravienne Scott (South Dakota State), Taylor Brown (Fresno State) and Stephanie Rucci (Auburn). All four riders earned First Team All-America honors this year in reining from the NCEA.

The NRHA Derby runs for one week each summer in Oklahoma City and showcases the world’s best reining horses in the four to six year age range. Thousands of spectators, exhibitors, and horses attend the event each year. The Derby is one of two major events presented by the NRHA each year in Oklahoma City. For more information on this year’s Derby, visit www.nrhaderby.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.

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Equine Disease Monitoring System Can Help Horse Owners Stay Informed

The recent outbreak of non-neuropathogenic Equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in the midwestern U.S. has had horse owners and area veterinarians on high alert and in need of up-to-date information. EHV-1 is a highly contagious virus that can cause respiratory disease, abortion and sporadic occurrences of neurologic disease in horses.1

Clinical signs of EHV-1 include fever, lethargy, anorexia, nasal discharge and decreased fitness performance.2 And if the virus advances and becomes Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), lack of coordination, hindquarter weakness, recumbency and urine dribbling may occur.3

As of late April 2014, state authorities had confirmed 11 cases – seven in Minnesota,4 two in Wisconsin5 and one in both Iowa6  and Kansas.7 Horse owners are taking strict precautions – including quarantine – to prevent further spread of the virus. This outbreak of EHV-1 is believed to have first surfaced in barrel horses near the Twin Cities.8 After its initial detection, several equestrian events were canceled or postponed.

“Any time there is an EHV-1 outbreak horse owners should be extra vigilant while traveling considering the highly contagious nature and seriousness of the disease,” says Megan Green, DVM, manager, large animal veterinary services, Merial. “One way they can stay informed is through the Outbreak Alert program.”

The free program tracks confirmed cases of EHV-1, as well as West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, equine influenza, Potomac Horse Fever and rabies. Texts and/or e-mail messages are sent to alert horse owners of confirmed cases. Anyone can sign up to receive these alerts and those who travel with their horses can enter multiple ZIP codes in the site’s search field to help them stay abreast of disease threats throughout the country.

While current vaccines do not reliably protect horses against the neurologic form of EHV-1,1 horse owners can help defend their horses’ health by staying informed with Outbreak Alert. Veterinarians can also benefit from the site, which offers exclusive features, including communication tools that can be used in practices.

Wisconsin state veterinarians had suggested limiting travel and eliminating horse-to-horse contact as the best options for horses exhibiting neurological signs of the disease.1,5 Although humans can’t be infected, they can spread the disease through direct contact or through clothes and supplies.1,5  

About Merial
Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately 6,200 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide with close to €2 billion of sales in 2013.
Merial is a Sanofi company.

For more information, please see www.merial.com.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this posting. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests, or questions.

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FEI Bureau allocates FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 to Canada

The FEI Bureau unanimously approved Bromont/Montreal as host city for the FEI’s flagship event, the FEI World Equestrian Games™, in 2018. The decision came after the FEI Evaluation Commission’s report was presented at the start of the Bureau’s two-day meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) today.

The Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, venue for the Montreal 1976 Olympic equestrian events, will be the hub for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2018. Bromont/Montreal is only the second host outside Europe following the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2010 which were staged in Lexington, Kentucky (USA).

Lexington was the other remaining bidder for the 2018 Games. The Bureau felt that both bids were impressive but that Bromont/Montreal was the stronger of the two.

“We are really delighted to award the 2018 Games to Bromont/Montreal,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya said after the Bureau decision. “The Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park is an exceptional and proven venue, and will be the ideal location for the eighth edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games, our most global equestrian event.

“We are now just 75 days from the opening ceremony of the 2014 Games in the heart of Normandy, when over 500,000 spectators and millions of TV viewers will watch the best equine and human athletes compete for world titles over two weeks of absolutely top equestrian sport.

“And four years from now, the Games will be heading to Canada, where we expect even larger audiences on the ground and on television as equestrian sport continues its global growth.”

The FEI had reopened the bidding process for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 in July of last year when the Canadian bid team for Bromont/Montreal was unable to provide the full public sector financial support that was required before an allocation could be made. Confirmation that the Canadian bid committee had subsequently secured substantial government backing was a crucial element in today’s decision.

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ are held every four years, in the middle of the Olympic cycle. The seven FEI disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining – are all included on the competition schedule.

The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organised outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010.

The seventh edition of the FEI’s flagship event will be held in France this year, with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy running from 23 August – 7 September. See www.normandy2014.com.

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Markel French Derby Winners

FABIEN BOIRON AND JAC WHIZ

Fabien Boiron wins Markel French Derby Open 2014 Level 4 and Level 2

Provided by Muriel de Moubray (NRHA of France) - The Markel French Derby, a reining competition for horses aged from 4- to 7-years-old took place at the Petit Far West from June 4-8 2014. The event attracted 37 entries from Belgium, Holland, the Czech Republic, and of course from France.

The French rider Fabien Boiron, who is the trainer at Maqueline Reining Horses dominated the event and posted an all time record score, according to show management, for a French reiner of 229. Jac Whiz, a 5-year-old gelding by Conquistador Whiz out of Honey’s Melody Jac (Mr Melody Jac), bred by Maqueline Reining Horses and belonging to Philippe Castel. Jac Whiz was born and bred and is trained in France.

Fabien Boiron and Jac Whiz (Photo provided by FRHA)

Fabien Boiron and Jac Whiz (Photo provided by FRHA)

The score was close to the unofficial all-time European record that currently stands at 236. Fabien Boiron is a 27-year-old French rider who was born at Perthuis. He was attracted to reining when young by, he says, the ‘Whoa.’ He started out at Guy Duponchel’s in 2005. In 2007, he left to work with David Roux, before setting up on his own at the Horse Academy de Mooslargue in 2008.

He took up the position of private trainer at la Maqueline, on April 1, 2013.

“The horse was ready,” Boiron said afterwards. “This was a test before the NRHA European Afffiliate Championship and the NRHA European Derby. I have just won my first Lawsons and I can’t wait to return to an arena to experience the same excitement. I would like to thank La Maqueline for their confidence, their support and their professionalism. I am very lucky to be able to work at such place and to play a role in developing such a quality breeding operation.”

Catherine Castel, the manager of Maqueline Reining Horses was also thrilled by her horse’s victory. “Jac is unusual as he is small and very robust, but he has the same competitive temperament as his father. I am delighted by this victory, for my breeding operation, but also for French reining in a broader sense.”

(Photo provided by FRHA)

(Photo provided by FRHA)

Nuith Linthorst wins the Markel French Derby Non Pro Level 4

In the amateur section of the Markel French Derby, the Dutch rider Nuith Linthorst won the Level 4 on Just Miss Enterprise, with a score of 217.5. This was Linthorst first participation in the French Derby and he was one of 39 entries from Austria, Belgium, Holland, the Czech Republic and France.

Gilles Huyghe wins the Markel French Derby Non Pro Level 2

The very young Belgian rider, he is still only 16 years old, won on Docs Little Gun with a score of 215, repeating his success of last year when he won the Level 2 and the Level 4.

French rider Mélanie Ruffin wins the Markel French Derby Non Pro Level 1

The Level 1 was fiercely competitive as it come down to a runoff between three riders who had all realized a score of 21 :

  • The Frenchman Louis Pechon and Chico De Ciello
  • The French Mélanie Ruffin and Chris Royal Linx
  • The Belgian Koen Brutsaert and Soulas A Cinch

The Belgian rider withdrew before the runoff that the two French riders contested, and Mélanie Ruffin won with a score of 211.5.

Franck Perret shines in the CRI 3* qualifier for the World Equestrian Games

A CRI (International Reining Competition) took place on Friday, June 6 that attracted several French riders looking to qualify for the upcoming World Equestrian Games. The French rider Franck Perret, on Nu Sailor Lena won the event with a score of 145.5.

All results for the Markel French Derby, the CRI and the other classes are available on the showmanager: http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=326

The next event from July 9-13 is at the Petit Far West for the NRHA European Affiliate Championship (Championnat d’Europe de reining).

Press contact: Muriel de Moubray / moubray@nrha.fr / 06 45 27 03 89 / www.nrha.fr

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