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NRHA Futurity $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Riders Announced

After a successful first run in 2016, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the lineup for the $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Reining during the 2017 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show.

Presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Freestyle competition will take place on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena and is a fun, kid-friendly event for the entire family. The competition showcases riders that have choreographed one-of-a-kind reining routines featuring elaborate music and costuming. The 12 riders selected to compete are:

  • Shane Brown, of Elbert, Colorado
  • Randall Dooley, of Elbert, Colorado
  • Terri June Granger, of Dothan, Alabama
  • Tom Hoyt, of Manlius, New York
  • Dan James, of Midway, Kentucky
  • Drake Johnson, of Wray, Colorado
  • Heather Johnson, of Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Kirstin Kutchuk, of Temecula, California
  • Reed Kyle, of Pilot Point, Texas
  • Jennifer LeMere, of San Martin, California
  • Bub Poplin, of Fruita, Colorado
  • Devin Warren, of Franktown, Colorado

 Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the Oklahoma State Fair Box Office at 405-948-6800.