Carpenter and Tune Donate Horse to Reining Horse Sports Foundation

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA– Randle Tune of Whitesboro, Texas and Doug Carpenter of Sulphur, Oklahoma, have teamed up to donate a horse to benefit the Reining Horse Sports Foundation.

Smokin Lena Jac will be auctioned during the NRHA Derby Spotlight Sale May 18, and proceeds will go to the Foundation. A son of NRHA Futurity Champion Mr Melody Jac out of Smart Little Lena daughter Smokin Hickory Lena (NCHA LTE over $23,000), Smokin Lena Jac is a 3-year-old gelding.

The decision by two of the top horse marketers in the reining horse business had a lot to do with, in their words, "how good the reining industry has been to us!" Tune explained, "We've both brought horses to the sale and frequently had the high-selling horses in recent years. This is just a part of giving back to the industry."

Carpenter, a member of the NRHA Board of Directors, agreed. "Our purpose in this is to support the Reining Horse Sports Foundation, as a way of backing a new entity that's a part of our association. We hope others will follow suit on this, and get behind supporting the NRHA and the Reining Horse Sports Foundation."

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation, a 501-C-3 tax-exempt corporation, was created to provide a charitable entity for the reining world. Current Foundation programs include the Youth Program, the Intercollegiate Judging Contest, the NRHA Hall of Fame, as well as future international expansion, education and research.