NRHA Rookie Day Slated For August 10

Friday, July 5, 2002

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA –  The National Reining Horse Association has announced its first annual Rookie Day, to be held August 10 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

NRHA Professional Trainers will present a clinic, then serve as coaches for a team reining to be held later in the day. NRHA Futurity Champions Bob Loomis and Doug Milholland lead the list of professionals that also includes world champions Clint Haverty and Barbara Williams, as well as Tim Lynch, Troy Heikes, Tracy McReynolds and Dale Harvey.

Presented by the Reining Horse Sports Foundation to benefit the NRHA Crisis Fund, the event is open to all riders meeting NRHA Rookie requirements. Participating Rookie Riders will make a $150 donation.

The Crisis Fund, a project of the Reining Horse Sports Foundation, is a fund to assist reining professionals in case of hardship or disaster of a severe and unexpected nature or from serious physical illness.

The Rookie Day event has been organized by Crisis Fund Committee Chair Tracy Lynch, who sees this project as one where everybody wins. She commented. “Rookie day will not only benefit the Crisis Fund, but it will also help entry-level NRHA members to become more comfortable with and enthusiastic about NRHA competition.”

The National Reining Horse Association is the worldwide governing body of reining, responsible for promoting the sport, working to insure the highest standards of competition. With corporate support from Cinch, Sundowner Trailers, Saddlesmith, Profile Nutrition, Horse & Rider magazine, Markel Insurance, Pfizer Animal Health, Quarter Horse News, Kiser Arena Specialists, State Line Tack, and Classic Equine the NRHA continues to educate its members and the public about reining. For information on the NRHA visit the web site at or call 405-946-7400.