NRHA’s 50th Anniversary Special Events Kick Off in Oklahoma City

NRHAFuturityClinicClint Haverty, riding Whodini, joined Bob Loomis, standing among the spectators, to present “Learn from the Legends.”The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show is in full swing. On Nov. 27, the kick off of NRHA’s 50th anniversary special events began with “Learn from the Legends,” a free demonstration clinic with NRHA Hall of Fame riders Bob Loomis and Clint Haverty.

As Loomis stood in the stands, taking questions posed by the audience, Haverty rode his horse Whodini, demonstrating training techniques, and at one point rode brideless, a pinnacle moment of the demonstration. The “Learn from the Legends” brought a diverse crowd of horse enthusiasts to the NRHA Futurity & Adequan NAAC. The entire clinic was aired on Facebook Live for people who could not attend but wanted to watch via social media. It is still available for viewing on the NRHA’s Facebook page.

Nov. 30 will mark the return of the Freestyle Reining, set to begin at 6 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena. The Freestyle Reining is presented by The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau and benefits the Reining Horse Foundation. The first 100 kids admitted to the performance with purchase of a ticket will receive a 50th anniversary NRHA Breyer Horse.

On Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., four decades of Futurity Non-Pro CHampions will be celebrated during the Non-Pro Showcase in the Jim Norick Arena. Following the Non-Pro Showcase, NRHA will present a thrilling reining competition – the Silver Spurs Equine Team Challenge. Watch and see which team will “rein” supreme!

The NRHA Futurity can be viewed live via the association’s website,