Join us on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 to watch the Non Pro and Open Derby finals. We’ll showcase the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses competing for their share of more than $600,000 in added money, plus awards and bragging rights.
$8 – General Admission / $10 – Box Seats / FREE – Children 4 & Under
Non Pro Finals: Friday – 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Open Finals: Saturday – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
NRHA Annual General Membership Meeting – Followed by Judges Monitor/Exhibitor Meeting and NRHA Professionals Meeting
Stop by the Sale Arena on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. for NRHA’s Annual General Membership Meeting. Members are encouraged to attend to get updates on Association activities and discuss important issues. Following the Annual General Membership Meeting and the Judges monitor/exhibitor meeting there will be a NRHA Professionals meeting.
Two full slates of ancillary classes are scheduled for the NRHA Derby Show. A Montana Silversmiths High Point Trophy Buckles will be awarded to the highest combined score from both slates to that particular class’ horse/rider combination. The trophy buckles for High Point Champion will be presented during the second slate’s award presentations.
• Ancillary entries are post entry and are due by 12 p.m. CST the day before the class runs.
• Day stalls are only $50/horse/day for ancillary horses only.
AQHA & APHA Classes
Two slates of AQHA and APHA classes will be offered again this year! AQHA classes include: Open, Amateur, Youth (13 & Under and 14 – 18). APHA competition includes: Open, Amateur, Regular Youth (13 & Under and 14 – 18) and Solid (Open, Amateur, Youth All Ages). Entries are post entry and are due by 12 p.m. the day before the class runs.
Green Reiner Classes
Green Reiner Level 1 and 2 classes give reiners with less than $100 in NRHA earnings an opportunity to compete against others at the same skill level. Remember – only a $20 NRHA Associate membership is required (competition licenses and non pro declarations are not required)! So don’t miss this beginning-level show opportunity at the world’s most recognized venue for the sport of Reining.
SmartPak™ Derby Happy Hour(s)
Everyone is invited to the SmartPak Derby Happy Hour(s) on Tuesday, June 25 at 5 p.m. in the Sale Arena! Pizza and beer will be provided while it lasts along with games for everyone to enjoy. Take a few moments to visit with NRHA Corporate Partner SmartPak and see what special surprise they have for you!
The youth meeting will be held Wednesday, June 26, at 3 p.m. in the Youth Room. Come in for tasty treats and hang out with your friends as we play games and listen to a motivational speaker. We’ll talk about leadership development and the opportunities you cannot afford to miss in the NRHyA. Every youth member is encouraged to attend, invite your friends!
NRHyA Anderson Bean Speaking Contest
The NRHyA Anderson Bean Speaking Contest will be immediately following the NRHyA meeting on Wednesday, June 26 in Conference Room B. Come watch NRHyA’s best and brightest compete and test their public-speaking skills! $3,000 in scholarships will be awarded! A pair of Anderson Bean Boots will be awarded to the Champion in each category, additional awards provided by KO Trading. KO Trading.
A Yabba Dabba Doo Good Time!
NRHyA and IEA members will be celebrating the NRHA Derby and IEA Western Finals in true Flintstone style. It is sure to be a good time. Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26th at the Sale Arena for an awesome party, don’t forget to bring Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, and Dino!
Platinum Performance Draw Parties
Owners and riders of both Open and Non Pro Derby finalists are invited to celebrate with their friends and family during the Platinum Performance Open and Non Pro Draw Parties. The Non Pro Draw Party is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 in the Sale Arena. The Open Draw Announcement is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Friday, June 28 in the Sale Arena. Owners and riders will receive a Finalist Award from Platinum Performance. Open owners will receive a commemorative pin from NRHA. Thank you, Platinum Performance!
The Open Derby Draw will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 28 in Conference Room B. Attendance optional.
NRHA Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction
Join us on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to salute the 2012 NRHA World Champions. Prior to the banquet, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation will be hosting a reception in honor of the new Hall of Fame inductees and year end award winners at 5:45 p.m. Please be sure to make your reservations by June 21st!
Complimentary Boot Shine at SmartPak booth!
Boots a little dirty from walking through the stalls? Come get a complimentary boot shine at the SmartPak booth in the Super Barn, Thursday, June 27, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. While you are there, sign up for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate or a free year of SmartSupplements ($1200 value). Signup sheets will also be available at the SmartPak Derby Party.
NRHA High School Reining Championship
Be sure to come out and support your youth riders in the NRHA High School Reining Championship following the at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Eight accomplished riders from the NRHyA and IEA will experience the ultimate catch ride on some of the finest horses at the NRHA Derby. The success of this competition depends on horses being donated for this class. Ten horses will be needed, one for each of the competitors plus two alternate horses. As a thank you for your donation, your horse’s stall fees will be refunded after the show. If you are interested in donating the use of your reining horse or know of someone who is, please contact Shianne Megel at email@example.com.
NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship
Be a part of the excitement as young riders experience the “Ultimate Catch Ride” at the NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship on Saturday, June 29. The success of this competition depends on horses being donated for this class. Fourteen horses will be needed, one for each of the 12 competitors plus two alternate horses. As a thank you for your donation, your horse’s stall fees will be refunded after the show. If you are interested in donating the use of your reining horse or know of someone who is, please contact Shianne Megel.
Youth Sailing Adventure
NRHyA Officers, Delegates and Affiliate Youth Officers will have the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills and experience a sailing adventure on Monday, June 24th. Staff from the Oklahoma City YMCA will lead the group during their nautical adventure. This is a great team building activity that will be followed by a frost cool treat. If you are interested in attending email Shianne Megel to reserve your spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to learn more about what is available to you or your affiliate? Take part in the Affiliate Summit at the 2013 NRHA Derby that is scheduled on Tuesday, June 25th at 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room B. The purpose of the summit is to allow for discussion of Affiliate Conditions, the Affiliate Toolbox, the Outreach Model and incentive levels. Be sure to attend to get the latest important information for Affiliates.
Onsite Member Services
Stop by the NRHA Derby Show Office to complete NRHA business transactions. Bring all of your paperwork for competition licenses, transfers, memberships, nominations or anything else and NRHA staff will be there to take care of you.
Arenus Gives Back
The RHSF and NRHyA will once again partner with Arenus for a unique fundraising program during the NRHA Derby Show. Arenus Gives Back will donate a portion of sales to RHSF for purchases made online or with their representatives during or after the show. Please join us in supporting RHSF and Arenus as we work together to support the many important RHSF programs. Use referral code PRP-68045 to make your purchase during the 2013 NRHA Derby. Thank you for your support of RHSF, NRHyA and Arenus!
Scott Cleaners will be open for business at the NRHA Derby Show! Scott Cleaners and the NRHA have teamed up to bring exhibitors premier dry cleaning services straight to the stalls! Scott Cleaners opens at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 21. On-site store hours for the Derby are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scott Cleaners offers same-day service on all laundry and dry-cleaning on garments dropped off weekdays prior to 9 a.m. Scott Cleaners is the premier dry cleaners of the Oklahoma City metro area. Voted best by The Daily Oklahoman and The Gazette multiple times, Scott Cleaners strives to provide the best service at the most reasonable price.
Visit NRHA Outfitters at the NRHA Zone on the West Concourse to get the latest NRHA-logoed gear. From caps and t-shirts to outerwear and accessories, NRHA Outfitters will have you covered in style!
Don’t miss out on your chance to be a Class Title Sponsor! With NRHA’s two full slate format, sponsors will receive double the exposure. Each level gives you the opportunity to showcase your name in the title of specific classes. There are still class sponsorships remaining and many classes to choose from. Get yours today! Please contact Todd Barden for more information at email@example.com or 405-946-7400.
Advertise in Derby Draw Sheets
The NRHA Reiner magazine staff will once again produce Draw Sheets for the NRHA Derby Open and Non Pro Finals. The draw sheets are very popular with NRHA Derby Show attendees and provide plenty of advertising opportunities for your dollar. It’s a great bargain for any ranch or business – one fee covers two publications. Contact Sharon Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Maedche at email@example.com to take advantage of this advertising venue.
Looking for some new bling for the show pen? Be sure to stop by Kaylynn's Kloset in NRHA Outfitters on the Coliseum West Concourse. Kaylynn’s Kloset is a great opportunity for reiners to get gently-used show clothing at great prices, for an outstanding cause. Stop by, do some shopping or donate your gently-used show garb at Kaylynn’s Kloset in NRHA Outfitters. All proceeds go to NRHyA.
Kaylynn's Kloset was named after Kaylynn Malmberg, an NRHyA member who won the Team Gold Medal at the 2010 Adequan FEI NAJYRC. Kaylynn lost her battle with brain cancer in the fall of 2011, and the program was named in her honor.
Other Fun Activities in OKC
Judges Monitor/Exhibitor Meeting Friday, June 21st at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 23 at following Annual General Membership Meeting.
Online NRHA Reiner Event Coverage
Video of the Top 3 Runs of the Day Online
North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Reining Selection Trial
Interscholastic Equestrian Association Western Nationals