The Italian Reining Horse Association announces date change for 2019 IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Futurity

For Immediate Release – March 5, 2019

New date: November 22-30, 2019

CremonaFiere—Cremona, Italy

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.”

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