NRCHA Unveils “Run To Reno” for Non-Pro and Youth Riders

nrcha-logo“Run To Reno,” an exciting new fence work and boxing-only competition for Non-Pro riders, joins the lineup at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Premier Events in 2013!

“Run To Reno” is open to all Non-Pro and Youth riders who compete in any of the horse show class divisions – Bridle, Hackamore, Two Rein or Limited – at the NRCHA Stakes, Hackamore Classic Show #1,  Derby or Snaffle Bit Futurity.

At NRCHA’s first three Premier events, riders with the top eight fence work scores and top eight boxing scores will be invited back for a special cow-work-only “Run To Reno” qualifying competition at these shows. There will be no additional fees for the top eight competitors to show in each qualifying event, and participation is optional. 

When the qualifier is complete, the high-scoring run in each division – fence work and boxing – will receive a $500 payout, and the top four fence work and top four boxing riders will also be invited to compete in the “Run To Reno Shootout” during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada.

The top four fence work and boxing scores in the Non-Pro horse show classes at the Snaffle Bit Futurity also will qualify for the “Run To Reno Shootout.”

“Run To Reno Shootout” contestants will not be charged entry or cattle fees, although regular stall fees will apply. The “Run To Reno Shootout” will offer a significant purse and other prizes – those details will be finalized and announced soon! The “Run To Reno Shootout” will be held in a showcase setting as part of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals week in October, providing competitors with the unmatched thrill of running at a big prize in front of a capacity crowd.

“‘Run To Reno’ provides Non-Pro and Limited competitors a well-deserved moment in the spotlight when they show in the ‘Run To Reno Shootout’ at the Snaffle Bit Futurity,” said Jerry Peters the NRCHA Board member who helped devise this program. “We are excited about offering this new competition to these riders, and hope everyone will take part!” 

To be eligible for “Run To Reno,” competitors must show in at least one horse show class at one or more of the NRCHA’s Premier Events. The next opportunity is coming up at the NRCHA Stakes, March 26 – 30 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stakes entries are due March 1, so don’t delay! Visit for complete entry materials and schedule details.