More than 30 entries have been received for the inaugural $100,000 added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) World Championship Shootout. The Shootout is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2 at the NRHA Futurity & AdequanR North American Affiliate Championship Show. It is this year’s largest added money NRHA-approved class in the world.
The $100,000 added Shootout, sponsored by Equine Sports Medicine and Kyle Tack, is an “Open-to-the-World” class where the top Open reining horses on the planet may compete in a dramatic showdown for the winner’s estimated purse of $30,000. Entries can still be submitted with the appropriate late fee.
In addition, the 2010 NRHA Open World Champion will be recognized and honored at the show – even though the World Champion and the Shootout winner may not be the same. To be named the 2010 NRHA Open World Champion, the horse must have earned money in seven or more NRHA Category 1 Open classes. Below is a list of NRHA Open World Championship contenders that have earned money at 6 or more NRHA Category 1 Open classes. These horses are scheduled to compete on December 2.
Horse / Rider / Owner
West Coast Wrangler / Ryan Potucek / Ryan Potucek
Friday Night Shiner / Dean Brown / Robert Santagata
Boon N Crockett / Shane Allen Brown / Jan & Carl Cover
Lucky Star Gun / Dany Tremblay / Claude Barre
Big Papi / Brent Naylor / Big Papi Syndicate
Other Shootout entries of note with $100,000+ NRHA Horse LTE include: Custom Harley / Jordan Larson, Hollywoodstinseltown / Marco Ricotta, Wimpys Little Buddy / Martin Muehlstaetter, Wimpys Little Chic / Shawn Flarida, Smart Spook / Rudi Kronsteiner and Smarty Starlight / Jared Leclair.
For more information on the NRHA Open World Championship Shootout, e-mail Melanie Rinehart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405) 946-7400. Rules regarding NRHA Year-End Awards can be found on page 70 of the 2010 NRHA Handbook.
Equine Sports Medicine is a proud sponsor of the $100,000 added World Championship Shootout. To learn more about their veterinarians, show schedule and technology, visit www.equine-sportsmedicine.com. Also sponsoring the event is Kyle Tack http://www.kyletack.com/ of Whitesboro, Texas. Kyle Tack provides quality tack options for the professional horseman online and at the country’s largest performance horse shows.
NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support: AdequanR; Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Cimarron Trailers; Cinder Lakes Ranch and Reproduction Center; Classic Equine; Horse&Rider; John Deere; Kiser Arena Specialists; Markel Insurance Company; MD Barns; Montana Silversmiths; Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pard’s Western Shop; Platinum Performance; Purina Mills; Quarter Horse News; Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company; Rocky Mountain Clothing Company; SmartPak and Wimpys Little Step. For more information on NRHA, visit www.nrha.com.