Non-Pro Limited classes at the 2021 DT Horses Western Derby will receive a purse boost. In 2019, the class was won by Adrianna Adams and Nu Kid On The Block. • Photo by Primo Morales.

$10,000 Bump for Non-Pro Limited Classes at DT Horses Western Derby

Ten thousand dollars in added-money will be included in the Non-Pro Limited events at the 2021 DT Horses Western Derby.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) announced Wednesday its Board of Directors voted to add money to the Non-Pro Limited Derby and horse show class at the premier event, which is scheduled for June 2-12 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This year, $10,000 is added to the ever-growing and popular Non-Pro Limited class. Riders compete in rein work and box a cow in this introductory class to the reined cow horse.

“The Non-Pro Limited class offers riders of all experience and comfort levels the opportunity to find a home in reined cow horse sport,” NRCHA Executive Director Anna Morrison said in a statement announcing the increase. “It is often the first stop for riders new to NRCHA competition, as it allows a rider and their horse the chance to work a cow but not go down the fence. This class has proven to be a major area of growth for NRCHA and has become very competitive. The Board feels strongly about adding significant money to reflect that growth and reward the exhibitors and horses in this division.”

While Non-Pro Limited riders do not have restrictions in earnings for the boxing, they cannot have earned more than $750 in a class that involves going down the fence.

In the Derby, the Non-Pro Limited will see an increase of $1,000 more than last year’s purse to a total of $3,000-added. In the Non-Pro Limited Derby, riders can show 4-, 5- or 6-year-old horses in the snaffle bit. The Derby includes a herd work, rein work and cow work portion to award a composite score winner in the Non-Pro Limited division.

DT Horses Western Derby

With a full slate of horse show classes, this year’s derby is set to be another huge event, especially with the $100,000 added to the Open 4- and 5-year-old Derby. The CD Survivor Open Bridle Spectacular, sponsored by Holy Cow Performance Horses, includes $25,000 in added-money to the top bridle horse at the event. In addition, another $25,000 is added to the Non-Pro Derby. The increase was voted on by the NRCHA Board of Directors last year.

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