It will cost less to enter – and you could win more money – at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes, Hackamore Classic, Derby and Snaffle Bit Futurity.
For the first time, the Non-Pro Limited and Amateur divisions will offer added money! Previously, those classes paid on a jackpot basis. Thanks to generous sponsor support, $500 in added money will sweeten the pot for the Amateur Derby and $1000 in the Non-Pro Limited Derby divisions at the Stakes, Hackamore Classic and Derby. At the Snaffle Bit Futurity, the Amateur Futurity will feature $1,000 in added money, and the New Non-Pro Limited Futurity has $2000 added.
The NRCHA Board of Directors upped the event appeal even more by voting to reduce entry fees for Amateur and Non-Pro Limited Derby and Futurity riders. Those classes at the Stakes, Hackamore Classic and Derby will now cost $500 to enter; down from the previous $650 fee. At the Snaffle Bit Futurity, the entry fee for Non-Pro Limited competitors will be $750; a $250 discount from the previous $1,000.
Money has also been added to the Non Pro Limited horse show class at the Stakes, Hackamore Classic and the Derby – competitors will be running at $1250 added money at those events.
“The non-pro, amateur and non-pro limited riders are, in many ways, the backbone of our association,” said Amanda Gardiner, a NRCHA Director and Strategic Planning Co-Chairman. “We are listening to our amateur and non-pro limited riders who have told us time and time again that they want the cost of showing to go down. They pay attention to those fees, and we are doing our best to respond to those requests. Our goal is to encourage greater participation in those divisions at our premier events by making it more affordable and more attractive to enter.”