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NRHA Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Nominations are now being accepted for new inductees into the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame.

Inductees can be people involved in the sport or horses who have contributing to the reining industry. The NRHA Hall of Fame recognizes their accomplishments and extraordinary contributions of time, expertise, financial support, and commitment.

“When I look back at all the previous Hall of Fame members, I am proud to say I knew most of them and saw most of the horses show,” Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Mike Hancock said in a statement issued by the association. “They defined our industry, and it is important to remember them.”

The deadline to nominate an individual or horse is June 1. The 2021 Hall of Fame inductees will be formally recognized during Sliders’ Night Out presented by Toyon Ranch. The special event will be held Dec. 1 during the NRHA Futurity and Adequan®­ North American Affiliate Championship show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Coaches, breeders, outstanding sires or dams, owners or major influencers in the industry are all considered in the selection process. Individuals are nominated by NRHA members, and the Hall of Fame Committee screens the nominees. Qualifying nominations are then brought before the NRHA Board of Directors and previous Hall of Fame inductees. Their attributes will be weighed against those of other nominees and a two-thirds majority vote must be achieved. Nomination Criteria and forms can be found at

“From the applications, the committee determined the nominees and then the NRHA Board and Hall of Fame members select people and horses worthy of reining’s highest honor,” said Reining Horse Foundation Executive Director Leslie Baker. “It is then the privilege of the Reining Horse Foundation to celebrate these individuals at our annual gala event. It is a wonderful collaboration.”