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Dun It For Chex. • Photo by John Brasseaux.

Slider’s Night Out To Honor Hall of Famers, Actor William Shatner


Actor William Shatner and new National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Famers Bill Bradley and Dun It For Chex will be the honored guests of this year’s Slider’s Night Out.

Held during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show, Slider’s Night Out also will recognize the two 2018 Hall of Fame inductees and Shatner, who is this year’s recipient of the Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award, and also raise funds for the non-profit Reining Horse Foundation (RHF).

The celebratory reception, dinner and program will be held Nov. 28 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.  It is being held by the RHF, NRHA and Toyon Ranch.

Through Toyon Ranch’s presenting role, ranch owners John and Nancy Tague of Pilot Point, Texas, have worked with the Foundation to structure an event that honors reining history while including affiliates, international members and youth reiners. Everyone is invited to make a donation to attend, and RHF Board members are encouraging reining breeders, owners, exhibitors, NRHA Professionals, affiliates, corporate partners and supporters to become major event underwriters, Hall of Fame table hosts and seat donors.

“Nancy and I are passionate about reining and the mission of the Reining Horse Foundation,” John Tague said in a statement. “We are making a three-year commitment in support of Sliders’ Night Out, because we believe this event is positive for the reining community. It will bring us together to celebrate the love we have for reining and the leaders of our sport and inspire reining’s future at all levels. We are encouraging others to join us in this effort to support the Foundation and the many lives it impacts.”

The mission of the Reining Horse Foundation is caring for the reining community and honoring the sport’s legacy. In addition to perpetuating the sport’s history through the NRHA Hall of Fame, RHF funds the Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund for reiners enduring hardships and provides scholarships and youth leadership development through the National Reining Horse Youth Association. Twenty volunteers provide leadership on the RHF Board of Directors, including Nancy Tague. Recent emphasis on fundraising has led to doubling grant amounts for the Crisis Fund and new scholarship support.

For event details and donor information, contact Foundation Executive Director Leslie Baker at (405) 946-7400, Ext. 106, [email protected]

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