NRHA World Championship Shootout:30-plus entries received for Dec. 2 event
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – More than 30 entries have been received for the inaugural $100,000 added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) World Championship Shootout. The Shootout is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. It is this year’s largest added money NRHA-approved class in the world.
The $100,000 added Shootout, sponsored by Equine Sports Medicine and Kyle Tack, 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. Entries can still be submitted with the appropriate late fee.
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.
Possible World Champions
To be named the 2010 NRHA Open World Champion, the horse must have earned money in seven or more NRHA Category 1 Open classes. Below is a list of NRHA Open World Championship contenders that have earned money at six or more NRHA Category 1 Open classes. These horses are scheduled to compete on Dec. 2.
Horse, rider, owner
• West Coast Wrangler, Ryan Potucek, Ryan Potucek
• Friday Night Shiner, Dean Brown, Robert Santagata
• Boon N Crockett, Shane Allen Brown, Jan & Carl Cover
• Lucky Star Gun, Dany Tremblay, Claude Barre
• Big Papi, Brent Naylor, Big Papi Syndicate
Other Shootout entries of note with $100,000+ NRHA Horse LTE include: Custom Harley/Jordan Larson; Hollywoodstinseltown/Marco Ricotta; Wimpys Little Buddy/Martin Muehlstaetter; Wimpys Little Chic/Shawn Flarida; Smart Spook/Rudi Kronsteiner; and Smarty Starlight/Jared Leclair.
For more information on the NRHA Open World Championship Shootout, e-mail Melanie Rinehart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-946-7400. Rules regarding NRHA Year-End Awards can be found on page 70 of the 2010 NRHA Handbook.
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