For Immediate Release – November 19, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –
After more than 20 years of cooperation, which produced some of the most exciting moments in World Equestrian Games’ history, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce a new agreement has been reached with the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI). FEI unanimously approved the new agreement at its General Assembly, held in Moscow on November 19.
“I am so proud of our NRHA Task Force that worked diligently with the officials at FEI to come to a workable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). All of these individuals have focused on our mission to promote the reining horse. Although each organization has different needs, we were able to meet those needs and agree on a path forward,” said NRHA President Mike Hancock.
“This MOU provides more clarity, and the conversations have brought about better understanding. This agreement preserves the progress we have made over the last two decades, provides a means to develop more joint competitions, and protects the heritage of both organizations!
Pertinent details on the agreement and its potential impact on the NRHA membership will be directly communicated in the near future as implementation plans are finalized.
NRHA looks forward to growing reining alongside FEI and through its affiliates around the globe.
Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere.