Don’t just come to the show… Be a part of the show!

2014 NRHA Derby Event
Sponsorship Opportunities

LOGO_NRHA_DERBY_Horizontal

 Don’t just come to the show…
Be a part of the show!

There is a sponsorship level for you! Become a sponsor of the NRHA Derby to help maximize your ranch or company’s exposure during our event.

Quality awards mean a great deal to both exhibitors and owners. NRHA recognizes the need for expanding awards and continually works towards this goal. However, it is only with the support of the Reining community that programs like these can perpetuate. We hope offering a sponsorship at these levels will open doors for more reining enthusiasts to contribute to this prestigious event.

NRHA Derby Facts:

  • 3rd Largest NRHA Show in the World
  • $1+ Million Estimated Purse
  • 2,200 Entries
  • Attendance in excess of 50,000
  • $12 Million Economic Impact
  • $4.5 Million in Direct Spending
  • Home to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s
    Western National Finals
Derby Event Sponsorship
Derby & World Champion Saddle Sponsorship
April 15 logo deadline
Derby High Point Buckle Sponsorship – Only $750

Class selection for saddle and buckle sponsorships are first-come, first-served when the forms and full payment are received.

For questions, please contact:
Terri Sharp – Trade Show Manager
TerriSharp@nrha.com
405-946-7400 ext. 120

For additional assistance contact:
Christina Brezack – Sponsorship Coordinator
cbrezack@nrha.com
405-946-7400 ext. 204

Share Button

Show Time in Kreuth!

Terrific three-way tie as Ann Poels-Fonk, Markus Gebert and Duane Latimer tie to win the NRHA European Futurity Level 4 Open division qualifying go-round with scores 220.5Lara Lorengo and Wimpys Little Gun SG Top the Non Pro Qualifying Go-Round
By Simona Diale - The qualifying go-round of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Open Futurity offering the €92.000-added level (L) 4, €35.000-added L 3, the €15.000-added or more L 2 and the €7.500-added or more L 1 was held in Kreuth, Germany, today.Riding Claudia Scheunemann’s Dunits Smokin Gun, an own son of Gunner and out of Dunit Sugar Quixote (by Hollywood Dun It), Ann Poels-Fonck was the last to show in the Open Futurity qualifying go-round. Aboard the stallion bred and nominated by Willem Langendoen, she closed her run with a 220.5 and tied to win the go-round along with Duane Latimer and Markus Gerbert.Latimer had set the bar early in the second section with a 220.5 riding Gotta Nifty Gun (Dun It Gotta Gun x Custom Nifty Nic x Custom Crome) for owners Luga Quarter Horses.  This stallion was bred and nominated (for North America) by Carl Lambert and nominated for Europe by Luga Quarter Horses.

Also earning a 220.5 was Gebert and Charly Step N Cool (Wimpys Little Step x Charlys Cool Running x As Smart As Charley), owned by Angelika Gebert. The pair closed the 2013 show season by winning all four levels of the NRHA/Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Open Futurity last year.  The athletic bay mare was bred and nominated by Michael Schubert and boasts over $58,000 in NRHA LTE.

Nina Lill of Germany riding Forevergun (One Gun x Es Sweet Little Bar) a stallion bred and nominated by Alice Marinoni and owned by Franz Jaksche, held the lead in the Level 3 division after having posted a 219.5 in the first section of the go-round yesterday.

Leading the L 2 and the L 1 Open qualifying go round is Susanne Schnell. The German rider closed her run with a 216 riding Dunits Finest Stop (Footworks Finest x Smart Katy Rio x Ill Be Smart), a stallion bred and nominated by Christine Bayer and owned by Wolfgang Neuendorff.

The open finals will be held Saturday, April 5 and will be free to the public! Everyone is invited to watch the Youth 13 & Under and 14-18 class starting at 8 a.m. that morning followed by the Arcese €5,000-added Non Pro class. Also, make plans to stay for the Champions Party after the open finals.

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Saturday’s open finals:

  • L 4 Open (58 entries) = top 15, plus ties
  • L 3 Open (42 entries) = top 15, plus ties
  • L 2 Open (39 entries) = top 15, plus ties
  • L1 Open (25 entries) = top 10, plus ties

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Wednesday’s consolation for another opportunity to advance to the finals:

  • L 4 Open = next 15, plus ties
  • L 3 Open = next 11, plus ties
  • L 2 Open = next 10, plus ties
  • L1 Open = next 6, plus ties

A portion of the consolation entries will move on to Saturday’s open finals:

  • L 4 Open = top 3, plus ties
  • L 3 Open = top 2, plus ties
  • L 2 Open = top 2, plus ties
  • L1 Open = top 2, plus ties

Congrats to NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales Connections
Seven open finalists were previously offered for sale during the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales held during the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City. NRHA sends special congratulations to these NRHA European Futurity Open Finals qualifiers:

  • Gotta Nifty Gun, owner Luga Quarter Horses SRL – L 4 open
  • Wimpys Little Boo, owner Veronique Parise – L 4 open
  • Docs Stylish Whiz, owner Veronique Parise  – L 4 open
  • Start A Revolution, owner Sabine Lisec – L 4 and L 3 open
  • Undercover Spook, owner Luigi Parise – L 3 open (L 4 open consolation)
  • Don With Chrome, owner Sabine Staub – L 3 and L 2 open (L 4 open consolation)
  • Chekaspook, owner Forest Creek Ranch – L 2 and L 1 open (L 3 open consolation)

Mark your calendars for December 2014 for your next opportunity to purchase a world-class reining horse! For more information on the NRHA / Markel Insurance Sales, visit nrha.com.


Lara Lorengo and Wimpys Little Gun SG Top the Non Pro Qualifying Go-Round

The KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity offers the €36.000-added L 4, the €11.000-added or more L 3, the €6.400 or more L 2 and the €3.200 or more L 1. Lara Lorengo of Italy posted a 215, the high score in the L 4, riding her Wimpys Little Gun SG (Wimpys Little Step x Miss Gunna Slide x Slide Me To The Bar).  With this stallion bred by Silvia Gandolfi and nominated by Lara.

Sandra Friesenbiller of Austria posted the high score in the L 3 and L  2 non pro divisions riding her Shine N Whiz, a stallion by Topsail Whiz and out of Spark N Pretty (by Shining Spark).  Sandra, who bred and nominated this horse, scored a 212.

Leading the L 1 non pro division qualifying go-round is Arjan van de Watering. The Dutch rider scored a 207.5 with Whizards Lil Ruf (Sail On Top Whizard x Lil Trouble Miss x Lil Ruf Peppy), a gelding bred and nominated by Ann Fonck.  With Arnaud Girinon in the saddle, Whizards Lil Ruf was a level 2 and level 1 open finalist at the Austrian Reining Horse Association Western Star Futurity.

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Friday’s non pro finals:

  • L 4 Non Pro (33 entries) = top 13, plus ties
  • L 3 Non Pro (21 entries) = top 8, plus ties
  • L 2 Non Pro (22 entries) = top 9, plus ties
  • L1 Non Pro  (12 entries) = top 5, plus ties

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Wednesday’s consolation for another opportunity to advance to the finals:

  • L 4 Non Pro = next 8, plus ties
  • L 3 Non Pro = next 5, plus ties
  • L 2 Non Pro = next 5, plus ties
  • L1 Non Pro  = next 3, plus ties

A portion of the consolation entries will move on to Friday’s non pro finals:

  • L 4 Non Pro = top 2, plus ties
  • L 3 Non Pro  = top 2, plus ties
  • L 2 Non Pro  = top 2, plus ties
  • L1 Non Pro  = top 2, plus ties

The non pro finals will be held Friday, April 4 and will be free to the public! Everyone also is invited to watch the Rookie class starting at 8 a.m. that morning.

The NRHA European Futurity also offers a full-slate of NRHA ancillary classes including these the €10.000-added Open and the Arcese €5.000-added Non Pro.

Get More Information
For further information, visit the official website: www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

Photo credit: Andrea Bonaga. Top left to right: Duane Latimer and Gotta Nifty Gun; Markus Gebert and Charly Step N Cool; and Ann Fonck and Dunits Smoking Gun. Photos in text: From top to bottom: Nina Lill and Forevergun; Susanne Schnell and Dunits Finest Stop; Lara Lorengo and Wimpys Little Gun SG; Sandra Friesenbiller and Shine N Whiz; and Arjan van de Watering and Whizards Lil Ruf.

Share Button

The NRHA European Futurity Kicks Off

March 30 – April 5  •  Kreuth, Germany

By Simona Diale - The first section of the first go-round of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Open Futurity offering the €92.000-added level (L) 4, €35.000-added L 3, the €15.000-added or more  L 2 and the €7.500-added or more L 1 opened the sixth edition of the European Futurity in Kreuth, Germany today.

Leading the L 4 and the L 3 open divisions with a 219.5 was Nina Lill of Germany riding Forevergun (One Gun x ES Sweet Little Star x RR Star), bred and nominated by Alice Marinoni. The American Paint Horse stallion is owned by Franz Jaksche.

Tying to lead the L 2 division with a 214, were Andrea Mannucci of Italy riding Ruf Little Chex (Lil Ruf Trouble x Nu Dynamite Chex x Nu Chex To Cash) for owner Ferrucci Bucci and fellow Italian trainer, Andrea Bonadomane, riding ARC Topsail Walla (Walla Walla Whiz x Diamonds Ms Topsail x Topsail Cody)  owned by Astrid Eisendle. Bonadone and his mount also lead the L 1 division with a 214.

Ruf Little Chex, an American Quarter Horse gelding, was bred by bred by Roger Weibel and nominated by Luigi Parise. ARC Topsail Walla was bred by Paola Arcese and nominated by Luga Quarter Horses.

Monday’s Schedule
Tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., the second section of the Open Futurity qualifying go-round will be held.

The KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity will offer the €36.000-added L 4, the €11.000-added or more L 3, the €6.400 or more L 2 and the €3.200 or more L 1. The qualifying go-round will be held tomorrow following the second section of the Open Futurity go-round.

Open to 4-year-old horses, nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program, both the Open Futurity and the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity are run in a qualifying go-round and clean-slate finals.

The NRHA European Futurity also offers a full-slate of NRHA ancillary classes including these the €10.000-added Open and the Arcese €5.000-added Non Pro.

Sunday’s Riders Meeting
Riders were welcomed this morning by the NRHA Judges Monitor for the show, Ollie Griffith, and by Karen McQuiston, chair of the NRHA Stewards Committee.

Get More Information
For further information, visit the official website: www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

Photo credit: Andrea Bonaga. Top to bottom: Nina Lill and Forevergun; Andrea Mannucci and Ruf Little Chex; and Andrea Bonadomane and ARC Topsail Walla

Share Button

NCEA Recognized NRHA Competitors

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has selected its 2013-14 All-America class, it was announced Tuesday. The NCEA also announced its Second-Team All-America class and the All-America Honorable Mention squad.

The NCEA National Championship will take place April 17-19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. It marks the eighth consecutive year that Baylor, the City of Waco and McLennan County have hosted the National Championship.

The following NRHA members received recognition:

Reining

1st Team

• Raivenne Scott, SDSU

• Taylor Brown, CSU-F

 

2nd Team

• Cody McMillon, USC

• Justine Peters, OSU

• Tara Wilson, NMSU

• McKenzie Lantz, UGA

 

Honorable Mention

• Layla Choate, USC

• Jordan Cox, KSU

• Jenna Blumer, OSU

• Shelby St. Hilaire, TCU

• Griffin Knight, AU

• Laura Sumrall, TAMU

 

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.

Share Button

Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses Adds to Their Team

Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses would like to welcome to our team NRHA Million Dollar Rider Duane Latimer and 2013 Canadian Reiner of the Year and Top 20 Professional Dany Tremblay.  We are thrilled to have them join our already impressive line up of trainers. fixed group pic

Tom McCutcheon ~ NRHA Million Dollar Rider and 3 time WEG Gold Medalist

Duane Latimer ~ NRHA Million Dollar Rider and WEG Gold and Silver Medalist

Dany Tremblay ~ NRHA Open Futurity Finalist and Canadien Reiner of The Year

Mirjam Stillo ~ NRHA L1 Open Derby Champion and High Roller Reining L1 Derby Champion

Debbie Arballo ~ Tradition Futurity L2 and L3 Open Futurity Champion

Isabell Silverstolpe ~ 2014 TMRH Apprentice and 2013 Scandinavian L4 Open and L4 Non Pro Derby Champion

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.

Share Button

Academic All-Big 12 Equestrian Team Features NRHA Members

From Big12Sports.com – Forty-eight Big 12 student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Equestrian Team, the conference office has announced.

Baylor led all teams with 13 first team members and 19 overall selections. Oklahoma State totaled 13 members, while K-State placed 10 on the team and TCU had six.

The first team is comprised of 35 members, while 13 student-athletes make up the second team.

NRHA Member Jenna Blumer (Oklahoma State), NRHA Member Justine Peters (Oklahoma State) and Alexi Child (TCU) were nominated with 4.00 grade point averages.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests.

Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

NRHA is a proud sponsor of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.

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.

Share Button

Enter Online for the Austrian RHA Futurity & Show

Austria’s Premier Reining Event ~ Wiener Neustadt/Austria, August 13-16, 2014
Enrollment Form for $80,000-added Austrian RHA Futurity & NRHA Show is online – Enter your horses online on www.showmanager.eu.

Provided by Ramona Billing (ARHA) – The Enrollment form of the $ 80.000 added Austrian Reining Horse Association Futurity & NRHA Show in Wiener Neustadt  / Austria is online now (http://www.awa.at/turniere/ausschreibungen/ausschreibungen%202014/Futurity%20Wr%20Neustadt%20August%202014.htm).  Horses can be entered online on www.showmanager.eu  – simply register, log in and off you go. The first deadline for the Futurity will be June 17, 2014. Of course, Futurity horses can be entered after this date, but a late entry fee will have to be charged.

The Austrian Futurity is open for all 3- and 4-year-old reining horses. There will be four Levels in the Open Futurity classes, and three in the Non Pro Futurity classes. All classes are NRHA approved. The Ancillary shows are part of the ARHA Circuit. Please note the new classes Rookie Level I as well as ARHA 7Up Open and ARHA 7Up Non Pro. The event is judged by Doug Milholland/USA, Ricky Bordignon/ITA, Rudy Albrizzy/ITA, Ralf Hesselschwerdt/D and another judge who is still pending. Bit Judge is Manuela Kirsteuer/AUT

For further information please contact:

Gerda Langer – ARHA Team, ARHA – Austrian Reining Horse Association, A – 2392 Sulz im Wienerwald, Raitlstraße 154, Phone +43-2238-8484,

cell phone +43-664-4534726, Fax +43-2238-8545, office@nrha.at, www.nrha.at

 

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.

Share Button

2014 SVAG CS Classic Givrins

The 2014 SVAG CS Classic Givrins, 1-5 July

The annual SVAG CS Classic to host the FEI European Reining Championships

Provided by Simona Diale (SVAG CS Classic) - We are only a few months away from the start of the 2014 edition of the SVAG CS Classic to be held on 1 – 5 July, 2014. Once again, Europe’s best open and non pro riders will be competing, vying for the prestigious NRHA CS Trophies titles. We are especially proud to present yet another highlight of the SVAG CS Classic: this year the SVAG FEI European Reining Championships for Young and Junior Riders and the SVAG CRI *** Senior Riders will also take place.

High class competition is expected to be seen as the best professional riders are making their way to the beautiful Schumacher facility in Givrins, Switzerland. Last year’s SVAG CS Classic Open Bronze Trophy Champions, Cody Sapergia and Nu Chexomatic. won the NRHA Open World Championship and the NRHA Non Pro World Champions, Manuel Bonzano and Great Sun Burst Non Pro, tied to win the SVAG CS Classic Non Pro classa long with past NRHA Non Pro Reserve World Champions, Tina Kuenstner-Mantl and Hea Sure Whiz.

An overview of the program:

The SVAG CS Classic Jackpot Non Pro and the SVAG CS Classic Jackpot Open will be held on Wednesday, July 2.

The following day, the arena will be open for the SVAG FEI European Reining Championships for Young & Junior Riders (Team Competition). Scheduled for the evening is the SVAG CRI *** for Senior Riders.

On Friday, July 4, the individual Finals of SVAG FEI European Reining Championships for Young & Junior Riders will take place.

From Friday afternoon until Saturday evening it’s showtime for the traditional SVAG CS Classic Classes which include the NRHA approved Youth, Rookie, Limited, Intermediate classes as well as the prestigious SVAG CS Classic $20.000-added Non Pro and the SVAG CS Classic $30.000-added Open.

For further information: http://www.cs-ranch.eu/en/svag_cs_classic_en/general_2014/index.html

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.

Share Button

NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction Video is Online

Stallion owners world-wide have generously donated a breeding to the second edition of the NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction making it the biggest European online auction ever!  The Eu Futurity Stallion AuctionNRHA European Futurity proudly presents the stallions in the MDS Media promotional video. To view, simply click on the link below.

Take a look at the amazing stallions and don’t miss the chance to breed your mares to the best.  Bids start at 50% of the breeding fee and the auction will close on April 5 at 3 p.m.

Visit www.gpc-rp.ch/auktion to register and to make your bids.

Share Button

Notice to Equine Publications: NRHA Derby Magazine Display

open magazinesIf you’re a publication that would like to display your magazine(s) at the NRHA Derby, contact Martha Haglund at mhagland@nrha.com or (405) 946-7400, ext. 133 to make your reservation or for more details.

All magazines must by displayed in an NRHA-provided magazine stand unless they are an NRHA Corporate Partner publication.

Share Button