The Adequan® NAAC at the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Announces the Youth 13 & Under Champions

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The Adequan®  North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) at the 50th Running of the National Reining Horse Futurity Announces the Youth 13 & Under Champions

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 4, 2015 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the newest champions crowned at this year’s Adequan®  North American Affiliate Championships.

Alexa Lovejoy wins the Adequan NAAC Youth 13 & Under Championship aboard Walla Walla Wizard

The youth competition lit up the stage in the Adequan® Championship Arena at the Oklahoma State Fair Park today as 29 qualified riders rode for the prestigious title.

It took a run-off to determine who would take this year’s Youth 13 & Under Championship as Alexa Lovejoy riding Walla Walla Wizard, owned by Peggy Lovejoy, and Lauren Heine aboard Conquistador Custom, owned by Janet Heine, closed their runs with a 210.5.

Once the two young riders had made it back to the show arena, it was the 214 posted by Alexa and her 6-year-old gelding by Walla Walla Whiz and out of Queens Doc Madonna (by Uno Superstar), that topped the competition.

“I was really nervous in the run-off but once I started my pattern it got better and now I’m really excited!” said the thirteen-year-old rider. “I’ve had ‘Wizard’ for a year now, he’s always been really consistent and I’m very proud of him. My trainer is John Zimmerman and his wife, Lacy, showed him until the reins passed on to me. I now look forward to riding him again next year and I would really like to thank my grandma, Peggy, as she has helped me so much through this year. Of course I thank John and Lacy Zimmerman for all their help.”

‘Wizard’s’ performance was even more special since the sorrel gelding is blind in one eye. “This proves how much trust this great horse has in his rider, Alexa,” said NRHA Vice President, Mike Deer who awarded the youth riders today.

Lauren Heine and her ten-year-old mare, a.k.a. Moka, settled for reserve honors after closing her second run with a 211. “I’ve been riding reiners for the last four years with my trainer, Serena Siebrandt,” said Heine. “Both our runs today were simply amazing and I’m really happy even though I was pretty nervous! Thank goodness my mare didn’t feel my nerves. My goal is to become a Million Dollar Rider, like Shawn Flarida, and I would like to make reining become my life…hopefully that will happen.”

Lauren took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, a Platinum Performance product, a pair of Anderson Bean Boots, an Adequan product, a $150 SmartPak Gift Card, an embroidered halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed.

Tying for third place were Ashley Johnson, aboard Smart Like Steady (Steady Tradition x Bar S Docs Gay Bar x Lenas Gyrator), and Raeanna Thayn riding Nics Wimpy (Wimpys Little Step x Nics Whiz x Topsail Whiz). Both scored a 208.5.

For more information about the North American Affiliate Championships and the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity 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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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2015 NRHA Futurity Marketplace Sale Sets A New Bar For Success!

2015 NRHA Futurity Marketplace Sale Sets A New Bar For Success!

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 4, 2015 – The National Reining Horse Association’s Marketplace sale set a new bar for success last night, exceeding last year’s performance by more than 47 percent.  Last year, 71 horses were sold in the Marketplace sale for an average sale price of $6,059.  This year, the Marketplace sale blew the roof off of the sale arena selling 66 horses for an average sales price of $8,924!

It is becoming evident that the horse industry is making a strong comeback, and the future looks great for the future of NRHA. “As NRHA enters the 50th Anniversary of the association, it appears that people still take great pride in the value of horses and we look forward to a tremendous 2016,” said Gary Carpenter, NRHA Commissioner.

In the Marketplace sale, the high selling horse was Custom Red Berry out of Custom Crome by Otter Run Terri, owned by the W. T. Waggoner Estate.  This mare was sold to Roger Parks at a sale price of $31,500.

Don’t miss tonight’s Futurity Prospect sale, where bidders will throw their paddles up for their next NRHA reining champion hopeful and Futurity prospect.  Don’t miss the sale tonight starting with a dinner at 5 p.m. and the sale starting at 6 p.m. in Barn 3 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Interested parties can watch tonight’s sale live at NRHAFuturity.com/lives.

For complete Marketplace sale results, visit http://www.nrha2.com/events/2015Marketplace.htm

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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National Reining Horse Association – Setting the Pattern to Make History

50thCelebration6x4Oklahoma City, Okla., December 4, 2015 – Twenty-three past National Reining Horse Association Futurity champions walked the red carpet during a gala event held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds on Thursday night, December 3.  The celebration, which featured Grammy Award-winning artist Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, marked an important milestone in the association’s history—the 50th running of the NRHA Futurity.

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) sponsored the festivities, which was also a fund-raiser for the philanthropic arm of the NRHA that provides both scholarships and financial assistance to riders and families in need. By selling 50 tables at the front of the stage—a goal that dovetailed nicely into to the 50th Futurity theme—more than $250,000 was raised. Even though the concert was free and open to every NRHA member attending the 2015 Futurity, once that initial goal was reached, members generously sponsored a second tier of tables for $1,500 each.

Another highlight of the evening was a 20-minute video that traced the NRHA Futurity back to its humble roots in Columbus, Ohio.

A Who’s Who of veritable reining greats captivated viewers with their stories, film footage and photographs showing how the sport grew in sophistication and purse money without losing its spirit of fun and camaraderie. The audience roared with laughter and also shed a few tears as they walked down memory lane with the pioneers who built the NRHA Futurity into an international event that pays out more than $2 million dollars to owners, riders and breeders of 3-year-old reining horses.

Members can preorder copies of a special DVD that commemorates the first 50 years of the NRHA Futurity through Inside Reining.  This special DVD captures memories from some of the most storied professionals, competitors and owners in the reining industry – all who have helped craft this wonderful association into what it has become today. Reserve a copy now at insidereining.com/store.php.

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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Non Pro Futurity Finalists

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Non Pro Futurity Finalists

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 3, 2015 – The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held another day of competition on Wednesday including the first go, third section of close to $250,000 added Cinch Non Pro Futurity, plus ancillary classes for Non Pro riders. The Non Pro finalists are determined based on their scores from the first go-round, plus additional coming from the Consolation round. Cinch Non Pro Futurity Finals will take place on Friday, December 4, starting with Section 1 at 9 a.m.

The newest NRHA Million Dollar Rider, and only the second Non Pro to ever achieve this milestone, Jose Vazquez, takes the lead in the first Non Pro go-round. His impressive run with Like Shiner was awarded a 218.5. Like Shiner, a sorrel mare by Smart Like Juice and out of Wind Her Up Shiner (by Shining Spark), is owned by Smart Like Juice Inc.

Two riders reached the highest score of 215.5 in Level 3 – Kristin M. Darnall-Titov with Miss Chexy Banjo and David T. McGee with Xtra Voodoo Gun. Darnall-Titov rode her mare Miss Chexy Banjo (Banjo Whiz x Mrs Chexinic x Bueno Chexinic) on Monday to lead section 1 of the Non Pro first go. McGee riding Xtra Voodoo Gun (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Miss Silver Gun x Gunner) tied the highest score on Tuesday and both held on the top through section 3 on Wednesday.

William Rhoads and his mare Mega Maggie Mae started strong with their first go run on Monday posting 215 and leading both Level 2 and 1 all the way till the end. Mega Maggie Mae is by the NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream and out of Cinco De Mega (by Marthas Mega Jac).

A portion of the entries will move on to the finals as follows:

  •  Level 4 Non Pro division – Top 25 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 213)
  •  Level 3 Non Pro division – Top 20 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 212)
  •  Level 2 Non Pro division – Top 15 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 212.5)
  •  Level 1 Non Pro division – Top 15 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 207.5)
  •  Prime Time Non Pro division – Top 10 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 213)
  •  Youth Non Pro division – Top 15 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 200)

Another Top 5 scores, plus ties, from Levels 1 – 4 are coming from the Consolation round held on Thursday:

  •  Level 4 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 212.5)
  •  Level 3 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 208.5)
  •  Level 2 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 207.5)
  •  Level 1 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 200.5)

For additional results including the NAAC Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Prime Time Non Pro, visit www.nrhafuturity.com/results

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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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The Adequan® NAAC at the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Announce the Non Pro, the Intermediate Non Pro and the Prime Time Champions

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The Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) at the 50th Running of the National Reining Horse Futurity Announce the Non Pro, the Intermediate Non Pro and the Prime Time Champions

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 2, 2015 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the newest champions crowned at this year’s Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships.

Adequan® NAAC Non Pro Champions: Shannon Rafacz & Better Not Rest
Mark Rafacz and Better Not Rest (Custom Crome x Rest Stop x Topsail Cody), a fifteen-year-old gelding a.k.a. ‘Jay’, owned by Mark, has won more than $81,000 LTE. On day one of competition, the duo had claimed the Adequan® NAAC Open Championship. Today, Mark’s wife, Shannon, scored a 219 with the talented gelding between the reins to win the Adequan® NAAC Non Pro Championship.

“Someone counted how many times ‘Jay’ has walked through the in gate today and the number that came up was 166!” said the multiple NRHA Non Pro World Champion. “He’s Mark’s horse and I asked Mark if I could show him this year only one time. Well, it turned out to be six times and here we are. He’s never been beat and this is a first for me. I’ve been showing close to thirty years, I have shown in the NAAC – and I love the program – but I’ve never won it, it’s my first win! We are so blessed to own him and I am so happy he gets to spend the rest of his years with us.”

Mega Watt Shine (Marthas Mega Jac x Bella Della x Shining Spark), ridden by Lindsey McCutcheon and owned by Kathleen and Scott McCutcheon, and Tamra Kyle, riding Gunner Git Ya Dun, both posted a 216 to tie for the reserve championship.

Mega Watt Shine is an 8-year-old stallion by Marthas Mega Jac and out of Bella Della (by Shining Spark) and boasts close to $57,000 in NRHA competition. Scott McCutcheon showed him as a 3-year-old, and the reins were then passed to Lindsay in 2012.

Tamra Kyle and her mare a.k.a. Heidi went on to claim the Adequan® NAAC Intermediate Non Pro Championship.

Adequan® NAAC Intermediate Non Pro Champions: Tamra Kyle & Gunner Git Ya Dun
The spotlight stayed in the family in the Adequan® NAAC Intermediate Non Pro Championship as Tamra Kyle went on to win the title and her son, Reed, claimed reserve honors.

Tamra was seen riding Gunner Git Ya Dun, a 7-year-old mare by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Gotta Git Ya Dun (by Country Dyna) who boasts more than $72,000 in NRHA competition. “It was a very good day for me!” said an enthused Tamra. “We bought ‘Heidi’ at the end of her 3-year-old year for a customer from Gunny and Monica Mathison. Pete showed her and won close to $70,000 on her and I started showing her regularly this year. I rode for a while with Carol and Steve Metcalf, who helped me with her, and I just love her. She will now be getting some time off, lots of treats and pasture time…she loves to get dirty in the mud!”

In the Non Pro division of the Adequan® NAAC, the PHBA (Palomino Horse Breeders of America) Award went to Gotta Git Ya Dun. “We’re happy to be able to present something to enhance our relationship and grow together,” said Louis Hufnagel, President of the PHBA. “This is the second trophy that we awarded here and everybody was just as thrilled as we were.”

Aboard Zins Smart Wrangler (Starlights Wrangler x Smart Rowdy Lady x Smart Chic Olena), Reed Kyle won the Adequan® NAAC Limited Non Pro Championship and earned the co-reserve championship in the NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1.

Adequan® NAAC Prime Time Non Pro Champions
Julie Terry and CBK A Nu Kinda Spark, owned by Terry Ranch, won the Adequan® NAAC Prime Time Non Pro Championship. Aboard the 4-year-old stallion by Jacs Electric Park and out of HR Wright On Cash (by Lenas Wright On), Terry closed her run with a 209.5.

“I had to suffer until the very end before we knew for sure that we had won this title,” said Julie Terry. “We purchased ‘Little Jac’ at the Tulsa Futurity last year and then I went on to show him at the Futurity here. It was my first futurity and I guess nerves got in the way, but we did make the Consolation round. He’s a really good horse and I am thrilled with this win especially because I was not planning on it. I was just trying to get him more broke, and this is my first major win. He’s awesome!”

Tying for reserve honors, a point behind the winners, were Jon Gilbert riding Cielo San Lewis (Cielo San Badger x Jessie Lewis x Skip Rouge) and Sally Southerland aboard Smoknsmart Chocolate (Chocolate Chic Olena x Doc Chex My Smoke x Call Me Quick Draw).

The Adequan® NAAC Awards:
For the win, the Champions took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, a Platinum Performance product, a pair of Anderson Bean Boots, an Adequan® product, a $150 SmartPak Gift Card, an embroidered halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed.

The Reserve champions were awarded a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, an Adequan® product, an embroidered Halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

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 North American Affiliate Championships and the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity 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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining).

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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2015 NRHA Open Futurity Finalists Determined

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2015 NRHA Open Futurity Finalists Determined

Duane Latimer and Wham Bam Gunner Man are NRHA Prime Time Open Champions

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 2, 2015 – The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held the third and final section of the semi-final round of the $515,000-added NRHA Open Futurity. Today, the highest-scoring riders and horses in each level, plus ties, advance on to the Finals on Saturday December 5, including the Level 4 Open sponsored by Lucas Oil.

NRHA Million Dollar Rider Brian Bell and Ruf Lil Magnum held the highest composite score of 447.5 from the NRHA Open Futurity go-rounds. Bell and the sorrel stallion by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream and out of Dunit A Lil Ruf (by Lil Ruf Peppy) scored a 224.5 to win the first go-round and 223 in their second run. Ruf Lil Magnum is owned by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC.

Wham Bam Gunner Man and NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Duane Latimer completed their run on Tuesday to keep their composite score of 438 and lead the Level 3 Open. The duo scored 219 in both the first and semi- final round. The bay stallion is by Gunners Special Nite and is out of Super Olena Chic (by Smart Chic Olena). Latimer and Wham Bam Gunner Man, owned by Tom and Mandy McCutcheon, also won the Prime Time Open Futurity championship, which is determined by the highest-composite score earned in the first and second go-rounds. “I’ve been riding him since September of his 2-year-old year and this is the first show that everything has come together. These are the first two penalty-free runs. I’ve always thought he could be good and it happened this time,” said Latimer. “He’s super laid back with lots of talent and he gets better all the time and now we’ll see what happens in the finals.”

Winning the Level 2 Open division of semi-final go-round was NRHA Professional Mathieu Buton who rode the sorrel mare Ms Mercedes Whiz to a score of 215.5. The duo scored 221 in the first go-round to lead both Level 2 and 3 Open and with a composite score of 436.5 to lead the Level 2 Open semi-final round. Buton and his wife Angela Rybar own the mare that was consigned in the 2014 NRHA Markel Futurity Prospect Sale. Ms Mercedes Whiz is by Cromed Out Mercedes and out of Ms Hollywood Whiz (Topsail Whiz).

NRHA Professional Roberto Berti rode Mary A. Jansma’s stallion Double Down Shiner to a score of 217.5 in both rounds to top the Level 1 with a composite of 435.5. Double Down Shiner is by Shine On Line and is out of Wimpys Babe (Wimpys Little Step).

A portion of the semi-final entries will move on to the finals as follows:

•                Level 4 Open division – Top 30 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 436)
•                Level 3 Open division – Top 30 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 429.5)
•                Level 2 Open division – Top 20 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 428)
•                Level 1 Open division – Top 15 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 422)

For additional results, including the Adequan® NAAC Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Prime Time Non Pro, visit www.nrhafuturity.com/results

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 the way 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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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The Adequan NAAC at the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Announces the Novice Horse Open Level 2 and Level 1 Champions

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The Adequan North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) at the 50th Running of the National Reining Horse Futurity Announces the Novice Horse Open Level 2 and Level 1 Champions

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 2, 2015 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the newest champions crowned at this year’s Adequan North American Affiliate Championships.

Tom Foran & Wimpys Whiz Steps are Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 2 Champions

Wimpys Whiz Steps, the flashy 7-year-old palomino stallion by NRHA Eight Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step and out of RC Sonita Whiz (by Whizard Jac), owned by Gail Hutcherson, left his mark in the Adequan Championship Arena today. With NRHA Professional Tom Foran in the saddle, he claimed the NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 2 title with a score of 212, taking home $911.80.

“This is a wonderful horse owned by great people, Bob and Gail Hutcherson. I originally bought him a few years ago for actor Silvester Stallone. When ‘Sly’ decided to sell him, Bob and Gail, who have always liked him, wanted to buy him. I thought that he would be good for Gail, and he has been. She has in fact been showing him in the Green As Grass and Rookie classes. What’s great is that he then comes back and shows in the open classes for me! He’s a fantastic, sweet, kind horse and I couldn’t be any happier,” claimed Tom who qualified at the Southwest Affiliate Regional Championship and who rode for the California Reining Horse Association.

For the win, Foran took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, a Platinum Performance product, a pair of Anderson Bean Boots, an Adequan product, a $150 SmartPak Gift Card, an embroidered halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed.

Claiming the Reserve championship was Johnette Burman riding Dreamin About Wimpy, a 4-year-old stallion by Wimpys Little Step and out of Valentine Dreamin (by Magnum Chic Dream). Burman, from Helena, MT, qualified at the Southwest Affiliate Regional Championship and rode for the Arizona Reining Horse Association. He was awarded a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, an Adequan product, an embroidered Halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

David Hanson & Vintage Sparks are Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 1 Champions

David Hansen qualified at the Northwest Affiliate Regional Championship and rode for the West Coast Reining Horse Association aboard Laura Johnson’s Vintage Sparks (A Sparkling Vintage x Chic Hickory Doc x Smart Chic Olena). Last to go in the draw, Hansen took home the championship as well as third place honors in the Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 2 with a score of 208.5, taking home $618.35.

“We purchased this 5-year-old gelding for our client, Laura (Johnson), in February this year and she’s been showing him in the Green As Grass and Green Reiner classes with the intent to come back in the Rookie here next year,” said the NRHA Professional. “I’ve been showing him in the novice and open divisions and we made it here. He’s a very good natured and good minded horse, has lots of talent, is a big stopper and is still forgiving enough to help a novice person learn. Yet, he will still be competitive at an open level. We are lucky enough to have good-minded horses that cross over fairly well and I give my wife Becky the credit for finding them. I showed three geldings here and they’re all rookie horses!”

For the win, Hansen took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, a Platinum Performance product, a pair of Anderson Bean Boots, an Adequan product, a $150 SmartPak Gift Card, an embroidered halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed.

Kyle Kellmer rode Melinda Lynn Cresap’s ARC King Snapper to the Reserve championship. The 5-year-old stallion is by Master Snapper and out of Custom Mahogany (by Custom Crome). Kellmer qualified at the Northwest Affiliate Regional Championships and rode for the Oregon Reining Horse Association. The reserve champions were awarded a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, an Adequan product, an embroidered Halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

The PHBA Award:

NRHA is proud to partner with the Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA) as a new alliance partner. PHBA is awarding a special trophy to the highest overall scoring Palomino in the Open, Non Pro and youth divisions of the Adequan NAAC classes.

Earning the award was Hollywood Golden Gun, a 7-year-old stallion by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Docs Dunnit Bar (by Hollywood Dun It), owned by Glo Tazi. Presenting the award was Terri Green, PHBA General Manager. “The pairing of PHBA and NRHA is a natural collaboration. Through this partnership and the sport of reining in general, it allows for the true athleticism and versatility of the palomino horse to be showcased,” said Green.

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 North American Affiliate Championships and the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity 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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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NRHA Futurity Completes Another Awesome Day of Competition

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National Reining Horse Futurity Completes Another Awesome Day of Competition

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 2, 2015 – The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held another day of competition on Tuesday including the second section of the first go of close to $250,000 added Cinch Non Pro futurity as well as the Semi-Finals of more than $500,000 added Open Futurity, plus ancillary classes for Novice Horse Open riders.

NRHA 2 Million Dollar Non Pro Rider Mandy McCutcheon and the sorrel stallion Always Gotyer Gun owned by McQuay Stables Inc. scored 218 to lead Level 4 of the Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity first go. Always Gotyer Gun is by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Always A Dunit (by Hollywood Dun It).

David T. McGee and Xtra Voodoo Gun earned the lead in Level 3 with their score of 215.5. The palomino stallion, owned by McGee Farms LLC, is by Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of Miss Silver Gun (by Gunner).

Jennifer L. Gilliam rode her mare Boom Box Dancer to a score of 214.5 to top Level 2 today. Boom Box Dancer is by Boom Shernic and out of Dancer Nic (by Tinsel Nic). Gilliam and Boom Box Dancer are currently sitting second in Level 2 after yesterday’s highest score, 215, posted by William Rhoads with Mega Maggie Mae (Magnum Chic Dream x Cinco De Mega x Marthas Mega Jac).

Alicia M. Knowles and her mare Hollywood Traction received the highest score of the day in Level 1. The brown mare by Dunnit In Hollywood and out of Taris Attraction (by Mr. Boomerjac) scored 211.5 to take the third place in Level 1 after current leaders William Rhoads with Mega Maggie Mae (Magnum Chic Dream x Cinco De Mega x Marthas Mega Jac), scored 215, and David McBurney with Fancy Steppin Whiz (RC Fancy Step x TC West Coast Wendi x West Coast Whiz), scored 212.5.

NRHA Million Dollar Rider Brian Bell and Ruf Lil Magnum yet again showed how reining is done when, scoring a 223, they took the lead in Level 4 division of the Open Semi-Finals with a composite of 447.5. Bell and the sorrel stallion by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream and out of Dunit A Lil Ruf (by Lil Ruf Peppy) scored a 224.5 to win the first go-round. Ruf Lil Magnum is owned by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC.

NRHA Professional Casey Hinton and Electro Star tied yesterday’s highest score of 219, posted by the current leader of Level 3, NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Duane Latimer and John Wayne Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex x Kachina Oak Olena x Smart Chic Olena) owned by Fred Tremblay. Together with their first run, a 217.5, Hinton and Electro Star are currently sitting second in the Level 3 division with a composite of 436.5. Electro Star, a sorrel stallion by Electric Code and out of RG Miss Starlight (by Greys Starlight), is owned by Casey and Kathy Hinton.

NRHA Professional Riccardo Nicolazzi piloted the sorrel mare Diamonds N Mercedes, owned by Jenny R. Sparling, to a score of 218.5 to lead the second section of the Level 2 Open Semi-Finals and tie the top composite of 435. Diamonds N Mercedes is by Cromed Out Mercedes and out of Lemon Twist Nic (by Reminic N Dun It). Niccolazzi and Diamonds N Mercedes received a 216.5 in the first go-round.

Titus Covington rode Gun Maker, owned by Oscar Lozano, to a 215 to top the Open Level 1 division today. The duo scored a 215.5 in the first go-round, which gave them a composite score of 430.5 to lead the Level 1 Open Semi-Finals. Gun Maker is by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of SR Mischief Maker (by Holidoc).

For additional results, including the Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 1 and 2, visit www.nrhafuturity.com/results.

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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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Non Pro Riders Take the Coliseum Arena at the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity

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Non Pro Riders Take the Coliseum Arena at the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity

Oklahoma City, Okla., November 30, 2015 – The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity opened the new week with the first go, first section of close to $250,000 added Cinch Non Pro Futurity, as well as the semi-finals of the Open Futurity, plus ancillary classes for Rookie riders.

The first section of the Cinch Non Pro Futurity started in the afternoon following the Open semi-finals. Jessicah Keller and Malena Chic Olena took the lead in the Level 4 with a 216.5. The sorrel mare by Hickory Chic Olena out of Malena Chex (by Nu Chex To Cash) is owned by Hilldale Farm and earlier this year won the All American Quarter Horse Congress Non Pro Futurity as well as Tulsa Reining Classic Non Pro Futurity.

Kirstin M. Darnall-Titov rode her mare, Miss Chexy Banjo, to a score of 215.5 to lead the Level 3 division. Miss Chexy Banjo is by Banjo Whiz and out of Mrs Chexinic (by Bueno Chexinic). NRHA Professional, Cody Stark, won the Level 1 Open Futurity Championship aboard Miss Chexy Banjo at the High Roller Reining Classic this year.

Currently leading the Level 1 and 2 divisions is William Rhoads with his mare Mega Maggie Mae. The sorrel mare is by the NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream and out of Cinco De Mega (by Marthas Mega Jac).

Open Futurity Semi-Finals

Leading the Level 4 Open division composite is Todd Bergen with Redd Snapper for owner Tony Grover. The NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider and the sorrel stallion by Master Snapper and out of A Ruf Mistress (by Lil Ruf Peppy) scored a 222 in the first go-round and a 219 in the semi-finals for a composite score of 441.

Sliding on top of the Level 3 division today was NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Duane Latimer with John Wayne Tag posting a 216.5 and adding it to his first go run, a 218.5, brought a composite score of 435. John Wayne Tag is a sorrel gelding by NRHA Two Million Sire Whiz N Tag Chex and out of Kachina Oak Olena (by Smart Chic Olena) and is owned by Fred Tremblay.

Luke Gagnon and Dun Spooked Us, the last draw of Section 1, scored an amazing 220. The stallion by Smart Spook and out of Always A Dunit (by Hollywood Dun It) is owned by Janice Lynn Thomas. The duo scored a 214.5 in the first go-round making their composite score 434.5 to lead the Level 2 division of the semi-finals.

Saar Ben Hamo piloted Electric Skeet, owned by Marc and Kathy Gordon, to a score of 215.5 today that added to his first run score, a 212.5, made the duo leaders of the Level 1 with composite 428. Electric Skeet is a sorrel stallion by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Jacs Electric Spark and out of Smart Lady Skeet (by Smart Chic Olena) and was consigned in the 2014 Markel Futurity Prospect Sale.

For additional results, including the Adequan NAAC Silver Spurs Rookie of the Year and Adequan NAAC Rookie II, visit www.nrhafuturity.com/results

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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

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.

Photos by Waltenberry.

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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The Adequan NAAC at the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Announces the Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year and Rookie Level 2 Champions

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The Adequan North American Affiliate Championships at the 50th Running of the National Reining Horse Futurity Announces the Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year and Rookie Level 2 Champions

Oklahoma City, Okla., December 1, 2015 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the newest champions crowned at this year’s North American Affiliate Championships.

Holly Valerio and Soula Doulla: Rookie of the Year and Rookie Level 2 Champions!

It was a three-peat for Holly Valerio in Oklahoma City as she went on to claim the Adequan NAAC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year and the Adequan NAAC Rookie Level 2 Championships. “It’s amazing! Glory to God, He helped me through the whole time! My horse once again proved that he’s so consistent and so willing!” said Holly.

Consistent and willing is truly what the 6-year-old gelding by Soule Jule Star and out of Prittie Gallitia (by Gallo Del Cielo) proved to be. In the second day of competition, at the Adequan North American Affiliate Championships, the pair scored a 212 and tied for the co-championship in the Limited Non Pro. The duo went on to win the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 Championship with a 213.5 and finally took both titles on Monday as the Championships went into the fifth day of competition. This time with a 215!

Holly qualified at the Northwest Affiliate Regional Championship and rode for the Great Western Reining Horse Association. Along with the NAAC Silver Spurs Rookie of the Year title, she took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Kaiser Equine Transportation, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, a Platinum Performance product, a pair of Rios of Mercedes Boots, an Adequan product, a $250 SmartPak Gift Card, an embroidered halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

Kathy Loudamy and Miss Winnie Tag, aka Ups, earned the reserve championship in both the Rookie of the Year and in the Rookie Level 2 after posting a 211. The pretty ten-year-old sorrel mare is by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire, Whiz N Tag Chex, and is out of MS Lindy Roanstad (by Strato Chief).

“My mare is truly my other half,” said an emotional and happy Kathy following the awards presentation. “I got ‘Ups’ in April this year and I qualified her in three shows. I’ve been riding reiners for the past two years but I finally understood what this discipline is all about after I got her. She’s there for me all the time and I never thought that we would achieve this result!”
Though Kathy rides with NRHA Professional Jordan Donnelly, ‘Ups’ lives at Kathy’s home in Brownsboro, TX. “I live about three hours away from my trainer and every time I need a lesson I haul up there and then bring her back home with me.”

Kathy qualified at the South Central Affiliate Regional Championship and rode for the Southwest Reining Horse Association.

For the reserve championship Kathy was awarded a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Kaiser Equine Transportation, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle sponsored by CompetitorCentral.com, a Classic Equine product, an Adequan product, a $150 SmartPak Gift Card, an embroidered halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

Third place honors in both the Championships went to Annabeth Payne who, riding her 5-year-old gelding Chexamillion (Nu Chex To Cash x Snip O Gun x One Gun), closed her run with a 210. The duo was awarded a Classic Equine product, an Adequan product, a $100 SmartPak Gift Card and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

Annabeth qualified at the South Central Affiliate Regional Championship and rode for the Heart of Texas Reining Horse Association

The NAAC Rookie of the Year is sponsored by Silver Spurs Equine Equine, LLC, of Scottsdale, AZ, owned by Michelle and Michael Miola. “We’ve been sponsoring for years and the reason is because we want to promote the sport and who better to promote than our non pros, the backbone of the NRHA? We want to support and help them and do whatever we can for them,” said Michael Miola. “Our non pro riders bring so much excitement to the sport and all around them there is so much support, as can be seen here!”

The Adequan NAAC Awards!

The Adequan NAAC Champions took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, a Platinum Performance product, a pair of Anderson Bean Boots, an Adequan product, a $150 SmartPak Gift Card, an embroidered halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

The Reserve Champions were awarded a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, a Classic Equine product, an Adequan product, an embroidered Halter provided by Markel, a blanket from Avila Pro Shop and Bluebonnet Feed supply.

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 North American Affiliate Championships and the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity 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 (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).

Live Score and 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.

Photos by Waltenberry.

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.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
tbranson@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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