The 2021 6666® Ranch NRHA Derby presented by Markel is scheduledfor June 19 – 27 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. This will beanother record-breaking Derby for NRHA and we’re proud to be the OfficialSilversmiths of the NRHA and Corporate Partner of the NRHA Affiliate RegionalChampionships.
Specifically, the NRHA Derby is 4, 5 and 6-year-old horsescompeting for more than $600,000 added in purse money. The Derby hosts theCollegiate Reining Championships and Interscholastic Equestrian AssociationReining Championships, plus so much more. The riders in class vie for MontanaSilversmiths Champion and High Point buckles and trophies.
Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association(NRHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the reininghorse in a fun-filled, family atmosphere. It serves as the standard settingbody for the sport of reining worldwide.
What Is Reining?
Reining is a judged event designed to show the athleticability of a ranch type horse within the confines of a show arena. In NRHACompetition, contestants are required to run a pre-selected, approved pattern,included in the NRHA Handbook.
Each pattern includes small slow circles, large fastcircles, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, 360-degree spins donein place, and exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reininghorse.
The NRHA Judging System is recognized as the leading formatfor judging an equine event that combines technical and stylistic elementscoupled with consideration of "degree of difficulty." Many segmentsof the equine judging discipline have openly embraced the NRHA Judging System.
There are multiple divisions of competition offered atapproved shows to enable competitors at all levels to participate, learn, andimprove as they master the intricacies of one of the most exciting equinecompetition events. NRHA offers several levels of competition for:
Rookie and entry-level riders
Non Pro riders
Aged event (futurity, derby, and maturity) horses
Affiliate (or local level) competitors
Learn more at NRHADerby.com