Named after NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse CD Survivor, a new four-event class at the DT Horses Western Derby will highlight the versatility of today's reined cow horse. • Photo by Primo Morales.

New SUPER Spectacular Added to DT Horses Western Derby

Bridle horses will have the chance to compete in the newly-created CD Survivor Memorial Super Spectacular at this year’s DT Horses Western Derby held June 2-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

It is a four-event class featuring herd work, rein work, cow work and roping.

Horses ridden by Open and Non Pro competitors in the show’s bridle spectaculars are eligible to also compete for the new Super Spectacular.

This includes those competing in the CD Survivor Memorial Open Bridle Spectacular, a $25,000-added event created in 2010 to honor the late National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Supreme Reined Cow Horse CD Survivor.

The Super Spectacular

For the Super Spectacular, Holy Cow Performance Horses is adding another $5,000 in added money in the composite awards. Open and Non Pro riders entered in this new class will work out of the herd, complete a reining pattern and work a cow down the fence as they normally would for the bridle spectaculars, but then will compete in an additional jackpot roping to complete the four events of the Super Spectacular.

“The top horses in our sport are the four-event bridle horses we see at the World’s Greatest Horseman,” NRCHA President and two-time World’s Greatest Horseman Champion Corey Cushing said in a statement. “We felt it was important to continue the focus on the all-around horse by bringing roping to more of our premier events.”

DT Horses Western Derby

Exhibitors in Scottsdale can compete in the Bridle class, the three-event bridle spectacular, or now opt to go for additional added money in the CD Survivor Memorial Super Spectacular during the DT Horses Western Derby.

This is the second year for NRCHA to host the Derby at WestWorld, and the first year for DT Horses, owned by Dean Tuftin, to be the event’s title sponsor. DT Horses made a three-year commitment to the event.

With a full slate of horse show classes, the DT Horses Western Derby will also include the $80,000 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, $20,000 is added to the Non-Pro division and $10,000 is added to the Non-Pro Limited division for the Derby, as voted on by the NRCHA Board of Directors last year.