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“A Slide To Remember” Coming To NRHA Futurity

aslidetorememberSince 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” includes celebrity guests, representatives of the NRHA Hall of Fame, crossover riders from other equestrian disciplines, Freestyle reiners, as well as Oklahoma City area firefighters and police officers.

The line-up is nearly finalized with these riders already scheduled to attend: Musician and songwriter Lyle Lovett and Formula One racecar driver Michael Schumacher, plus two other celebrities to be announced; NRHA Hall of Fame Representatives Clint Haverty, Bob Loomis, Dick Pieper and Carol Rose aboard an offspring of Shining Spark; Olympian and dreesage trainer Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, World’s Greatest Horseman Russell Dilday, Thoroughbred jockey Johnny Rotz and Olympian and Grand Prix rider Guy Thomas; and Freestyle Reiners Shane Brown and Rocky Dare, plus two others to be announced.

The Slide is a team competition with teams representing local police officers and local firefighters. The police and fire teams also include one celebrity guest, one Freestyle reiner, one crossover rider from another equestrian discipline and a representative of the NRHA Hall of Fame. The riders are awarded points based on their performance. All scores are combined to determine the winner and award the coveted championship. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on their favorites in this friendly “firefighters vs. police officers” competition.

The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” will be held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park’s Jim Norick Arena (Coliseum). General admission is $11 and box seats are $21. Members of the military receive buy-one, get-one-free admission with valid military ID, and children ages 10 and under get in free. Tickets will be available online in November at www.okstatefair.com.