The National Western Stock Show is proud to host one of the country’s premier freestyle reining events and is pleased to announce the selection process for the 2017 event.
The National Western Stock Show prides itself on being the world’s premier center for America’s Western heritage and riders for the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining will be invited based on a variety of criteria with the intention of upholding and aligning with the quality, competition and entertainment of the event. The RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining will consist of 16 riders competing for $20,000.
Top professionals within the reining industry will be sought each year to offer their selection advice. To be considered, email a video or link of a freestyle competition run and a statement of the horse’s and rider’s credentials to [email protected] by Sept. 30. If a freestyle competition video is not available, riders may submit a regular competition run with: any materials that speak to the rider’s creativity (pictures, additional videos, descriptions, etc.); a statement of interest including initial plans for a freestyle run with music, choreography and costuming; and a letter of recommendation from a horseman/woman that speaks to the rider’s potential and experience in freestyle reining.
The selections will be based on quality, talent, creativity and entertainment value. The winner of the previous year’s RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining will also receive an invitation for the current year’s event. Initial invitations will be extended in November.
Grounds admission and event tickets for the 2017 National Western Stock Show will be available at nationalwestern.com and all King Soopers locations in the fall.