The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes has been rescheduled. Originally planned for April, the NRCHA Stallion Stakes will now be held in August Las Vegas, Nevada.
The association announced late Friday afternoon that the new dates for the NRCHA Stallion Stakes are Aug. 22-30 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. That time slot was originally slated to be the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity, but the NRCHA Stakes will instead be held during those dates and will host a pre-futurity event along with its normal offerings. The NSHA Futurity will return to its original dates in 2021.
The NRCHA Stallion Stakes was one of many events postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel and large gatherings. Not all large shows have been able to reschedule, and later canceled their 2020 editions.
Some equestrian events scheduled for the summer — including the AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships and the Calgary Stampede — also have canceled their shows’ 2020 editions.
The rescheduled $200,000-added NRCHA Stallion Stakes features 4-and 5-year-old horses who are sired by subscribed stallions. In addition to the Stakes and pre-futurity events, the 2020 show offers a complete set of horse show classes and several three-event spectaculars.
Last year, Justin Wright and Scooter Kat took the NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open Championship.
Entries are due Thursday, July 30. Move-in begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.
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