SECOND HIGHEST ENTRIES IN NRHA FUTURITY HISTORY

SECOND HIGHEST ENTRIES IN NRHA FUTURITY HISTORY

Oklahoma City, OK – August 24, 2009 – As of the August 1 payment date for the 2009 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, entries in the prestigious event rank second among all-time entries for the show. A total of 799 horses have been entered, just nosing out 721 entries in the 2000 NRHA Futurity for the second place position.

The 2009 NRHA Futurity boasts the $190,000 added NRHA Open Futurity showcasing the $100,000 added Level 4 Open division guaranteeing the champion with a paycheck of $125,000. Non Pro competitors have great opportunities in the $120,000 added Non Pro Futurity including the $60,000 added Cinch/NRHA Level 4 Non Pro division, plus unique incentives for the 2009 event like the $10,000 Non Pro Gelding Incentive, First Time Non Pro Buckle and $5,000 Trainer’s Award. The 2009 NRHA Open Futurity also includes an incentive for geldings with $20,000 in added money.

For those who have not entered a horse and wish to do so, opportunities still remain with late payments as follows:

Open and Non Pro Futurity Payments Remaining

LATE ENTRY Sire & Dam entries received 8/1 through 8/31 = $500

LATE ENTRY Received 8/2 and before 10/1 = $3,420

LATE ENTRY Sire & Dam entries received 9/1 received on or before 10/1 = $570

Regular final payment due on or before 10/1 = $520

Regular final Sire & Dam payment due on or before 10/1 = $270

LATE ENTRY Received 10/2 until two days prior to 1st Go at 5 p.m. = $4,170

LATE Sire & Dam entries received 10/2 until two days prior to 1st Go at 5 p.m. = $920

To enter the 2009 NRHA Futurity, contact Susie Trimmer at strimmer@nrha.com or 405-946-7400, ext. 131.

The National Reining Horse Association, with its international headquarters in Oklahoma City, recognizes and promotes the sport of Reining. This western form of riding is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in the world and showcases its best athletes during the NRHA Futurity & AdequanR North American Affiliate Championship Show. It’s the most elite reining event in the world and includes three NRHA/Markel Insurance Horse Sales, the FEI World Reining Masters, the 4R Performance Horses Celebrity Slide benefiting Make-A-Wish of Oklahoma, an Intercollegiate Judging Contest, a western trade show and much more. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $44 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy. Get more information on this event and NRHA at www.nrha.com.

The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the 2009 NRHA Futurity: AdequanR; Arenus, Century Investment Group; Cimarron Trailers; Classic Equine; John Deere; Kiser Arena Specialists; Purina Mills; Markel Insurance Company; MD Barns; Montana Silversmiths; Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pard’s Western Shop; Platinum Performance; Quarter Horse News; Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company; Rocky Mountain Clothing Company and SmartPak.