The 6666 National Reining Horse Association Derby presented by Markel was recently honored by being named a Top 10 event for 2021 by the American Quarter Horse Association. The Derby ranked first amongst AQHA Alliance shows.
NRHA Events Manager Cheryl Cody said, “We are always proud to partner with the AQHA in presenting AQHA classes to NRHA members who attend the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel. We feel that this opportunity to earn points at this event, and hopefully qualify for the AQHA World Championship Shows, is an important benefit for NRHA reiners. We plan to feature AQHA classes again at the 2022 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel.”
NRHA Commissioner Gary Carpenter added his appreciation of the Alliance Partnership between the AQHA and NRHA. He noted, “AQHA has been a great partner to NRHA, and that relationship goes all the way back to the 1960s. We are glad to continue this Alliance Partnership. It is gratifying to see the entire industry enjoy such tremendous growth.”
AQHA competitions showcase the talent and versatility of the American Quarter Horse. In 2021, AQHA members turned out in multitudes to support shows, circuits and special events across the globe, totaling more than 840,000 entries. Overall entries increased by 43 percent between 2020 and 2021 as the industry continued to recover from the effects of the pandemic. For information, visit aqha.com.