NRHA Futurity Open Conditions Change for 2017

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors met during the NRHA Winter Meeting and reviewed a recommendation from the aged events committee. Based on this recommendation and much discussion, the board approved the following updates to the conditions that involved late entries, semifinals format, and the number of horses that advance to the finals. To see the updated conditions, visit the forms page on nrhafuturity.com or get the PDF directly here.

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NRHA European Affiliate Council Rules on European Futurity and Derby Locations

SpooksOLena webThe NRHA European Derby, won by Spooks O Lena this year, will be held in Kreuth, Germany, in 2017.Members of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Council (EAC) reconvened in Oklahoma City during the NRHA Futurity. The topic of discussion was the dates and locations of the 2017 and 2018 European Futurity and Derby.

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Spooky Whiz Slides to NRHA Futurity Title

After many days of exciting competition in Oklahoma City at State Fair Park, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity came to a close the evening of Dec. 3. In the end, Andrea Fappani piloted Spooky Whiz to the Level 4 Open win.
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Medows and Chicsdreamofdiamonds Clinch NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Title

Chicsdreamofdiamonds JMedows 16Jack Medows & ChicsdreamofdiamondsThe first Futurity champions were crowned Dec. 2 in an exciting finals that filled the day in Oklahoma City. Jack Medows piloted Chicsdreamofdiamonds from draw 31 out of a field of 32 in the section two finals to score a 218.5. The duo claimed the title of Cinch NRHA Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Champions, as well as the Youth Non-Pro Championship.

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Fappani Tops Team Challenge

TrickedOutSpook AFappaniTricked Out Spook & Andrea Fappani • Photo by Kelsey PecsekOn the evening of Dec. 1 in Oklahoma City, the $50,000 Silver Spurs Equine Team Challenge saw 14 riders leave their mark in the Jim Norick Arena, where the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity is held. The payout for the class was $40,000, with a $10,00 bonus to be split evenly between all team members on the winning squad.

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Non-Pro Finalists Decided at NRHA Futurity

Chicsdreamofdiamonds JMedowsChicsdreamofdiamonds & Jack MedowsAfter the Dec. 1 Non-Pro consolation round at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, the Futurity Non-Pro finalists have been determined. The field of talented non-professional riders and their mounts guarantee the Dec. 2 Futurity Non-Pro finals will be a show worth watching.

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NRHA Futurity Open Finalists Determined

LuckieMoonstone SFlaridaLuckie Moonstone and Shawn Flarida topped the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open composite.The 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show offered section 3 of the Open semifinals on Nov. 29. Once the last horse-and-rider combination left the Jim Norick Arena, all of the Open finalists were determined.

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NRHA’s 50th Anniversary Special Events Kick Off in Oklahoma City

NRHAFuturityClinicClint Haverty, riding Whodini, joined Bob Loomis, standing among the spectators, to present "Learn from the Legends."The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show is in full swing. On Nov. 27, the kick off of NRHA’s 50th anniversary special events began with “Learn from the Legends,” a free demonstration clinic with NRHA Hall of Fame riders Bob Loomis and Clint Haverty.

In Like Flinn Claims Second Straight World Championship

AQHA05 InLikeFlinn CDeary 15KCMIn Like Flinn & Casey Deary • Photo by KC MontgomeryThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show is more than half way over, and reiners took to the arena over the weekend. In the Senior Reining, In Like Flinn and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Casey Deary took home the bragging rights.