The Reining Horse Foundation (RHF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit that cares for the reining community and honors the sport’s legacy, announced a special auction of two lots to be held at the 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show.
Proceeds will benefit Foundation programs, which include the Crisis Fund, youth scholarships and the NRHA Hall of Fame. These items are specially designed to commemorate the NRHA’s 50th Anniversary.
The Reining Horse Foundation lots will be auctioned in conjunction with the NRHA Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale, Dec. 2, in Barn 3 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Up for bid is a Silver Spurs Pinnacle Series Reining Saddle, the brand endorsed by top reining professionals like Andrea Fappani, Casey Deary and Jordan Larson. It was donated by Michael Miola, of Silver Spurs Equine, and Andreas Maschke.
The show saddle is made with Maschke’s high quality standards in his own Texas saddlery using 100 percent U.S. materials, such as Hermann Oak Leather and custom made and engraved sterling silver overlay saddle trim. The seat is elephant leather with an elegant, fully hand-carved floral pattern. The silver trim and antique finish will make this saddle a focal point in the show ring or on display. Silver Spurs Saddles makes the official saddle of the NRHA.
The second lot consists of a specially commissioned, one-of-a-kind buckle by Montana Silversmiths, the official silversmith of the NRHA, paired with an NRHA Morrison bronze. Named for its maker, C.R. Morrison, the coveted sculpture was first presented in 1990. Its sculptor is a renowned artist who also rides and appreciates reining horses. The plate inscription denotes the NRHA’s 50-year milestone.
The Montana Silversmiths 50th anniversary collector’s buckle is solid sterling silver framed with a bold rope and bead edge accented with rose gold filigree and highlighted with gold flower clusters. It also features the superior quality of Swarovski crystals that were hand-set by master jewelers in Columbus, Montana. This limited edition buckle comes nestled in a glass enclosed wooden box with magnetic closure for a timeless showcase display.
To submit absentee bids or for additional information, contact RHF at (405) 946-7400, ext. 106, or [email protected]