NRHA Open World Championship Shootout Returns to Oklahoma City

September 18th, 2013 9:46 AM | Comments Off on NRHA Open World Championship Shootout Returns to Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Okla. – September 17, 2013 – By Christa Morris – Reining fans: make plans to be in Oklahoma City on Thursday, December 5 for the $75,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open World Championship Shootout. This “Open to the World” class is one of the largest, added-money NRHA Category 1 classes in the world and is scheduled during the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla.

  • Category 1 Top Ten Open class
  • Held as a ticketed event on Thursday, December 5
  • November 6 entry deadline = $1,120 entry fee ($100 judges fee and $20 video fee included)
  • Late fee = $200 (if entry is received after November 6 through the class closing deadline)
  • Previous winners: 2012: 1st tie – Sail On Top Whizard and Bernard Fonck / Shiners Chic and Andrea Fappani (pictured below), 3rd – Smoking Whiz and Andrea Fappani; 2011: 1st – Tinker With Guns and Andrea Fappani, 2nd – Whizkey N Diamonds and Shawn Flarida, 3rd tie – Custom Cash Advance and Duane Latimer / Great Sun Burst and Bernard Fonck; and 2010: 1st – Yellow Jersey and Andrea Fappani, 2nd – Smart Spook and Rudi Kronsteiner, 3rd tie – Mister Montana Nic and Craig Schmersal / Wimpys Little Chic and Shawn Flarida

Photos courtesy of Waltenberry
This class will play a major factor in determining the 2013 NRHA Open World Championship. For rules regarding NRHA Year-End Awards, visit page 90 (Show Rules and Regulations, R. Year-End Awards) of the 2013 NRHA Handbook. For more information on the NRHA Open World Champion Shootout, call Jamie Boller at (405) 946-7400 or email in part to the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) the Shootout will return to Oklahoma City for its fourth year. The OKC CVB is the leading civic promoter for all equestrian events held in Oklahoma City, including the NRHA Futurity & North American Affiliate Championship Show and the NRHA Derby Show. If you are visiting Oklahoma City for the NRHA Futurity, visit the OKC CVB website ( for the in-the-know on where to stay, the best places to eat and the recommended sights and attractions you don’t want to miss while you are in town.

More About the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show
It’s the most elite reining event in the world with more than 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. More than 1,300 horses and visitors from nearly 20 countries are expected to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy. Go to for more information or to purchase tickets.

NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and World Development Group International.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: KO Trading, RAM, Sandbur Productions LLC and Scott Cleaners
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Shorty’s Caboy Hattery
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop and Heat-A-Zone

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