Reiners all across Europe will convene in Cremona, Italy, on March 30 for the 2019 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity. Running through April 6, this highly anticipated event offers classes for professionals, non pros, and youth riders to show their NRHA-nominated 4-year-olds.
In 2009, Kreuth, Germany hosted the first NRHA European Futurity. Since then, the event has steadily gained momentum, becoming one of Europe’s most successful events.
Stay tuned for updates on this year’s show and follow the NRHA European Futurity on Facebook and Instagram for photos, videos, and more. A complete schedule of events is available at nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.
On March 20–24, reiners will converge at WestWorld of Scottsdale for one of the most anticipated NRHA shows in the West. The Cactus Reining Classic boasts a full slate of classes, including a $34,000 added non pro derby and $74,000 added open derby. Follow the show and watch online starting on Wednesday, March 20, by visiting these links:
Cactus Reining Classic on Facebook
2019 edition will take back more finalists than ever before!
April 1st is the second payment deadline for the 2019 NRHA Futurity (Nov. 28-Dec. 7). Over the years, NRHA has used a coupon book system for payments. However, starting this year, new electronic options are available for your convenience. To make the second payment, choose from one of the options listed below.
Not sure if your horse is entered? View 2019 NRHA Futurity received entries to date
Need to enter a new horse? The late fee until April 1 is $200 ($1,045 total)
80 MORE FINALISTS IN 2019!
Qualifying for the NRHA Futurity finals is an achievement that most reiners dream of, and starting in 2019, even more entries will have a shot at making that dream come true! In all, 80 additional finalist positions were created with the biggest increases happening in the level(L) 2 and L3 non pro and open divisions.
L4 Open – 30, plus ties
L3 Open – 30, plus ties
L2 Open – 30, plus ties (10 more finalists)
L1 Open – 30, plus ties (15 more finalists)
L4 Non Pro – 30, plus ties (5 more finalists)
L3 Non Pro – 30, plus ties (10 more finalists)
L2 Non Pro – 30, plus ties (15 more finalists)
L1 Non Pro – 30, plus ties (15 more finalists)
PT Non Pro – 20, plus ties (10 more finalists)
(No changes to consolation)
For Immediate Release – March 5, 2019
New date: November 22-30, 2019
Roberto Cuoghi, president of the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA), announced that on March 5 the IRHA Board of Directors voted to change the dates of the 2019 IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Futurity—held concurrently with the finals of the Italian Championship—to November 22-30. The decision was made in accordance with the organizing committee and main partners of the event following the 2019 NRHA Futurity date change announced last week.
“Reining today is truly an international sport and I believe it would hurt our industry to host the finals of two of the world’s most important events on the same date,” said Cuoghi. “Following the decision made by NRHA to move the dates back, we took on the responsibility of doing our utmost to allow owners, breeders, and European athletes to make their way to Oklahoma City for the NRHA Futurity finals. The response worldwide has been positive and I would like to thank the organizing committee and main partners of the event for accepting this challenge.”
For more information, visit irha.it/en/
The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association’s Ride & Slide event runs March 6–10, 2019 at Tulsa Expo Square. The show features an Open and Non Pro Derby, including a Novice Horse Division in both, as well as two full slates of ancillary classes. With three show arenas, plenty of schooling opportunities, and more great prizes, the Ride & Slide offers something for every reiner! Can’t head to Tulsa? Stay up-to-date on proceedings this weekend online by visiting these links:
OKRHA on Facebook
Live Ride & Slide webcast