Oklahoma City, OK – The newest trend in reining is the addition of aged classes for horses age seven and older. This year the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to offer its own 7 & Up class at the NRHA Derby, held June 27-July 2, 2011, in Oklahoma City. This exciting new opportunity will showcase the industry’s most experienced reining horses. NRHA encourages owners of competing reining horses age seven and older to enter the 7 & Up Derby, which consists of $15,000 added Open and $15,000 added Non Pro divisions.
The NRHA 7 & Up Open Derby will consist of four divisions: Level 4 Open, Level 3 Open, Level 2 Open and Level 1 Open. Entries may enter at any level, but must enter up at least one division. The NRHA 7 & Up Open Derby will be one go round and will be held concurrently with the ancillary open class.
The NRHA 7 & Up Non Pro Derby will consist of four divisions: Level 4 Non Pro, Level 3 Non Pro, Level 2 Non Pro and Level 1 Non Pro. Entries may enter at any level, but must enter up at least one division. The NRHA 7 & Up Non Pro Derby will be one go round and will be held concurrently with the ancillary Non Pro class.
Pre entries are highly encouraged. However, all entries will be accepted without penalty until 5 p.m. the day before the class runs. To get more information on the $30,000 added 7 & Up Derby visit www.NRHAderby.com.
Founded in 1966, NRHA is an organization dedicated to promoting the reining horse, encouraging all levels of reining competition and providing worthwhile purses. NRHA takes pride in offering revolutionary programs and top-notch events for its members while providing a fun-filled, family-oriented atmosphere. More information on its shows and programs, such as Entry Level Reining, can be found at http://nrha1.com/.