The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce an exhilarating reining event that will take place during this year’s NRHA Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship. Formally known as the NRHA World Championship Shootout, the competition falls under a new name and adds an exciting team component for its return to the NRHA Futurity.
Fans will see which team will reign supreme during the $50,000 Silver Spurs Equine Team Challenge on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena in Oklahoma City. In the event, exhibitors will run in a regular NRHA class and the highest-scoring run will win the competition. As an added bonus, riders will compete in teams for an additional $10,000 to be disbursed evenly among teammates.
Once all entries are received, team captains will be selected based on their earnings in 2016. Team captains will then pick their teams one by one. Each rider will ride against the opposing team in the order they were picked. The rider who receives the highest score in that round will also receive a point for their team. If, at any point in the competition, riders end up in a tie, a half-point will be given to both teams.
All current NRHA members are able to participate in this exciting and competitive reining event, which is sponsored by Silver Spurs Equine. Forms and entry fee information are available online.