COVID-19 Show Cancellations and Postponements

The following events have officially notified the NRHA Office that they have been postponed or canceled. If you’re an event producer, please email Christa Morris-Stone at cmorris@nrha.com to be added to this list.

March
French Kick Off 2020 (Cancelled)
APCR Spring Rein (Cancelled)
Sherwood Spring Slide (Cancelled)
DRHA Spring Slide 2020 (Cancelled)
Cactus Reining Classic (Cancelled)
VRHA March Into Spring Show (Cancelled)
Israel’s 2020 Spring Slide (Cancelled)
NSWRHA Show #2 (Cancelled)
Spring Slide Show (Cancelled)
History & Champions (Cancelled)
EPRHA No Foolin Slide I & II (Cancelled)
TNRHA Smoky Mountain Rein (Cancelled)
Maple Leaf (Cancelled)
NCRHA – “Steve DeFrang Memorial.” (Cancelled)
SCRHA Saddle Series #1 (Cancelled)
SRRA Spring Slide #1 (Cancelled)
FRHA March Spin 1 & 2 (Postponed)
ANECR Mexico Stakes & Derby (Postponed)

April
Fun In The Sun (Cancelled)
APCR April Circles (Cancelled)
Roux Spring Slide (Cancelled)
SFRHA April Hip Hop Slide (Cancelled)
Southern NSWRHA April Show (Cancelled)
OVRHA – Affiliate Show #1 (Cancelled)
Easter Show 2020 (Cancelled)
InRHA Spring Fling (Cancelled)
WaRHA Spring Fling (Cancelled)
ARHA Western Star Spring Time Classic I 2020/ARHA Circuit I 2020 (Cancelled)
Halldala Spring Slide (Cancelled)
Bavarian Spring Classic (Cancelled)
Baviarian Spring Classic (Cancelled)
Del Mar National (Cancelled)
Best Little Derby In The West (Cancelled)
SRHA Spring Break (Cancelled)
KRHA – Justin Ricke Memorial (Cancelled)
CNYRHA Spring Slide (Cancelled)
IRHA Derby 2020 (Cancelled)
Take It To More (Postponed)
CPRHA Midwest Classic (Postponed)

May
IRHA Derby 2020 (Cancelled)
Lazy E Red Dirt Reining (Cancelled)
WSRHA Spring Spectacular (Cancelled)
Kumlegaard Spring Celebration (Cancelled)
YRHA Spring Slide I (Cancelled)
SERHA Puriti Labs Spring Celebration 2020 (Cancelled)
Midwest Classic I & II (Cancelled)
Smart Cup I (Cancelled)
Carolina Classic 2020 (Cancelled)
Delta Classic (Cancelled)
Spring Thaw (Cancelled)
Teton Slide I (Cancelled)
Blackhawk Classic (Cancelled)
RHANW Slide In (Cancelled)
Snowslide 1 & 2 (Cancelled)
Halldala Spin & Win 2020 (Cancelled)
APCR May Be Sliding (Cancelled)
AQR May Show (Cancelled)
KV Spring Challenge (Cancelled)
Reining In The Spring (Cancelled)
ARHA Western Star Pfingsten Classic I & II 2020/ARHA Circuit III & IV 2020 (Cancelled)
French Derby Show 2020 (Postponed)
Elementa Masters – Spring Edition (Postponed)
SFRHA May Cinco De Mayo Slide (Cancelled)
RMRHA Columbine Classic (Cancelled)
2020 TRSHA Affiliate Spring Slates (Cancelled)
Warm Up 2 (Cancelled)

June
ORHA Reining In Oregon #2 (Postponed)
Ride In 2020 (Cancelled)
2020 Rock N Slide (Cancelled)
2020 Reining Alberta Spring Classic (Cancelled)
CNYRHA ride & slide (Cancelled)

July
Reining by the Bay (Cancelled)

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NRHA Three-Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash Passes

For Immediate Release – March 30, 2020 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash (NU Cash x Amarilla Chex) passed away on March 14, 2020. At 30 years old, Nu Chex To Cash’s contributions to the reining industry can’t be denied.

Before entering the breeding shed, “Chex” built himself a reputation as a big stopper in the show pen. Born in April 1990, Chex’s show career spanned from 1993 to 2002, first being shown by NRHA Professional Charlie Hutton and then by NRHA non pro Jessicah Keller. Showing his versatility and athletic ability, Chex was the first horse to nab the AQHA High Point awards in both the reining and working cow horse in the same year with Hutton.

With Keller at the reins, the pair won NRHA World Championships in the Intermediate and Limited Open divisions as well as the reserve titles in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro, all in the same year. They were also the reserve champions in the freestyle reining at the 2002 All American Quarter Horse Congress. He’s earned more than $57,000 in NRHA Lifetime earnings (LTEs).

Inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2010, Chex spent the last 25 years of his life in Hilldale Farms’ breeding barn. Chex is best known for siring NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step (out of Leolita Step). “Wimpy” went on to be the 2002 NRHA Futurity Open Level (L) 4 Champion as well as the All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity Champion. Both titles were achieved with NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida.

The iconic palomino set the standard for throwing offspring with ideal conformation, athleticism, and a mind comparable to few others. Chex found his perfect match in NRHA Million Dollar Dam and Hall of Famer Snip O Gun, also owned by Hilldale Farm. The two produced some of the greats, including Hot Smokin Chex, Chexmaster, and Big Chex To Cash. He also sired household name Lil Joe Cash (out of RS Lilly Starlight) who was the 2011 NRHA Futurity Open L4 Champion with NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani aboard.

Top NRHA earning offspring:

  • Lil Joe Cash (out of RS Lilly Starlight): $279,268
  • Hot Smokin Chex (out of Snip O Gun): $186,598
  • Wimpys Little Step (out of Leolita Step): $185,756
  • Nu Chexomatic (out of Tejons Texie Lena): $182,230
  • Heavy Duty Chex (out of Rondas Tio): $143,799
  • Chexmaster (out of Snip O Gun): $103,911
  • Nu Pops (out of Sugar Pop Gun): $90,159

NRHA Strongly Recommends Postponement of Events for 30 Days

For Immediate Release – March 14, 2020 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency due to COVID-19, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) strongly recommends all producers of NRHA-approved shows consider postponing or canceling all reining events for the next 30 days, effective March 14–April 13, 2020.

This action takes into consideration the health and safety of all NRHA members and their horses, as well as spectators, grounds crews, facilities management, and show-production staff.

NRHA has already rescheduled the NRHA European Futurity from March to November due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, where citizens are still coping with the effects of the virus. Additionally, some NRHA-approved shows in the U.S. are being forced to cancel due to state or regional mandates.

“I’m not sure any of us has experienced times like these in our lifetime,” noted NRHA President Mike Hancock. “The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has been very scary to watch. It has accelerated and at a pace that no one could’ve imagined. Our international members are already suffering, and we all need to do our part to manage this situation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been impacted by this outbreak.”

NRHA recommends that show managers make decisions as soon as possible to allow members and exhibitors to make plans to travel or stay home. The NRHA team is ready to assist show management with time-sensitive issues and will be as flexible as possible to reschedule events.

If you do plan to show in the next 30 days, please check with event management about possible cancelation or postponement.

>> Click here for the COVID-19 show cancellations and postponements list

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NRHA and COVID-19


>> Click here for the COVID-19 show cancellations and postponements list


Updates:

June 10: NRHA Derby Presented by Markel Health Protocols

May 27: NRHA Suggestions for Safe Competitions

May 7: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources

April 28: NRHA Board Supports Approved Events Resuming on May 1

April 10: Reiners Care

April 5: Reiners Should Apply

March 31: Explore Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Other Forms of Assistance

March 30: Reining to Resume After April 30

March 28: NRHA Looks Forward to Returning to the Show Pen

March 27: A Message From The Equine Disease Communication Center

March 14: NRHA Strongly Recommends Postponement of Events for 30 Days


With the continuing COVID-19 situation, the NRHA team is available to assist show management and members, following regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CT), while primarily working remotely to implement social distancing. If you need to contact a team member directly, all NRHA staff email addresses can be found at nrha.com/staff. General membership and processing questions should be emailed to memberships@nrha.com. For NRHA Futurity business, the Event Management team is available in the NRHA Events office at Byars from 8 am to 4:30 pm CT at 580-759-2424 or email to Cheryl@pro-management-inc.com.

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