A World Championship in the National Reining Horse Association is one of the most sought-after accolades in the reining horse industry. Exhibitors traverse the highways competing all year at events to earn money that go towards the title race.
The 2021 World and Reserve World Champions will be recognized next month during the Four Sixes Ranch NRHA Derby presented by Markel. On June 18, at 6:15 p.m., those titlists will be presented with their commemorative Montana Silversmiths buckles during the buckle ceremony in the Sale Arena at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.
“The NRHA Board of Directors knows how important the World Championship race is to our members, and worked together to plan an appropriate way to honor them,” noted Christa Morris-Stone, NRHA Assistant Commissioner. “They felt that recognizing these members during the reining industry’s second-largest event was not only appropriate, but it would allow these accomplishments to be celebrated by each winner’s family, friends, and peers.”
In addition to the buckle presentation to the World and Reserve World Champions, the Top 20 Owners, Professionals, and Non Pros will be recognized. “We will have a special memento for those individuals who made the Top 20 lists, and we will also recognize all the Top 10 winners on screen,” Morris-Stone said.
World & Reserve World Champions
- Open World Champion – Shines Like Spook & Ann Fonck
- Open Reserve World Champion – Cody Rooster Delmaso & Klaus Lechner
- Int. Open World Champion – Mr Gun WR San Jo & Tiara Van Dongen
- Int. Open Reserve World Champion – HA Handsome Harry & Patryk Peszke
- Ltd. Open World Champion – Show Stopping Juice & Jesse Gentile/Julia Beth Henderson
- Rookie Pro. World Champion – Dun It Smoking Gun & Alex Gerard Case
- Rookie Pro. Reserve World Champion – Found By Mistress & Taylor Davis
- Non Pro World Champion – Nikolai Stiller & Hollywood Gunrunner
- Non Pro Reserve World Champion – Adrienne Speidel & ARC Walla Smart
- Int. Non Pro World Champion – Raeanna Thayn & Roseswhiz
- Int. Non Pro Reserve World Champion – Michael Hancock & Nics Custom Dually
- Ltd. Non Pro World Champion – Emerson Madonia & This Chic Is Dreamy
- Ltd. Non Pro Reserve World Champion – Sydney Weaver & Whizards Little Step
- Prime Time Non Pro World Champion – Parker MIchin & Conquered This Town
- Prime Time Non Pro Reserve World Champion – Shawn Reynolds & Shiny Gunman
- Nov. Horse Open L1 World Champion – DP Docs Misstrash & Peter DeFreitas
- Nov. Horse Open L1 Reserve World Champion – Dreaming Of Guns & Bobby Avila Jr.
- Nov. Horse Open L2 World Champion – Dreaming Of Guns & Bobby Avila Jr.
- Nov. Horse Open L2 Reserve World Champion – Good Friday For Guns & Jesse Gentile
- Nov. Horse Open L3 World Champion – DP Docs Misstrash & Peter DeFreitas
- Nov. Horse Open L3 Reserve World Champion – Ruf N Trouble Whiz & Josh Murphy
- Nov. Horse Non Pro L1 World Champion – Lisa Bricker & Lotta Mobster
- Nov. Horse Non Pro L1 Reserve World Champion – Abby Jennings & Low Voltage Chic
- Nov. Horse Non Pro L2 World Champion – Kyla Thurlow & Kachina Olena Tag
- Nov. Horse Non Pro L2 Reserve World Champion – Lynn Miller & Gata Chromed Magnum
- Nov. Horse Non Pro L3 World Champion – Kyla Thurlow & Kachina Olena Tag
- Nov. Horse Non Pro L3 Reserve World Champion – Kary Key & Cant Spook Me
- Youth 13 & Under World Champion – Becca Schaffhauser & Dun Got My Rest
- Youth 13 & Under Reserve World Champion – Reed Selner & Whiz Good To Go
- Youth 14 – 18 World Champion – Shelby Jane Lynch & Jac N Jewels Spark
- Youth 13 – 18 Reserve World Champion – Gracie Mae Stingle & Lucky Little Seven
Complete Top 10 and Top 20 lists can be found here.
The celebration begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Admission to the Buckle Ceremony is free of charge, and the event is open to everyone, but Morris-Stone asked that people, especially award recipients, RSVP at NRHA.com/RSVP to help with a catering headcount.
Any updates to this event or others held during the 6666 Ranch NRHA Derby presented by Markel will be posted on the event’s schedule at NRHADerby.com and distributed through NRHA’s various news channels.