NRHA World Championship Shootout entries rolling in |

NRHA World Championship Shootout entries rolling in

OKLAHOMA CITY – The excitement is building for the inaugural National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) World Championship Shootout as entries are starting to roll in.

The draw is going to boast names such as the current leader in the Open top ten standings Bernard Fonck; Two Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani; Million Dollar Rider Tom McCutcheonl a list of NRHA Professionals including Jordan Larson, Jared Leclair, Ryan Potucek; and bringing an international flair to the competition are Marco Ricotta and Rudi Kronsteiner.

These top-notch riders will bring their “A” game on some of the best mounts in the Reining industry. Horses such as BA Reckless Chick (owned by Nicky Nietvelt Van Tendeloo), West Coast Wrangler (owned by Ryan Potucek) and Hollywoodstinseltown (owned by David Silva, Sr.) are just naming a few.

The Shootout is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 and is this year’s largest added money NRHA-approved class in the world. In addition to crowning the Shootout champion, NRHA will honor the 2010 NRHA Open World Champion in front of the largest live Reining audience in the world at the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. The entry deadline is Nov. 8.

The $100,000 added Shootout, sponsored by Equine Sports Medicine, is an “Open-to-the-World” class where the top Open reining horses on the planet may compete in a dramatic showdown for the winner’s estimated purse of $30,000. In addition, the 2010 NRHA Open World Champion will be recognized and honored at the show – even though the World Champion and the Shootout winner may not be the same.

For more information on the NRHA Open World Championship Shootout, e-mail Melanie Rinehart at or call 405-946-7400. Rules regarding NRHA Year-End Awards can be found on page 70 of the 2010 NRHA Handbook.

Equine Sports Medicine is a proud sponsor of the $100,000 added World Championship Shootout. To learn more about their veterinarians, show schedule and technology, visit

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