Oklahoma City, OK – December 24, 2008 – Thanks to the support of the European
community and generous sponsors from North America and abroad, the 2009 National
Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity will be held March 23-29 in
Kreuth, Germany. Earlier this year it was announced that the 2009 NRHA European
Futurity was postponed due to complications with the original facility. However;
after many meetings, hard work and sponsorship commitments, a new location has
been secured. Up-to-date conditions, entry details and facility information for
the inaugural event will be available soon at www.nrha.com.
NRHA European Futurity will be "Open to the World" and will showcase four-year-old
Reining horses and riders competing for close to three hundred thousand dollars
in prize money. Riders can show their three-year-olds in other futurities, and
then they can compete in the NRHA European Futurity in early spring of the following
year when they are four year olds. It will host a full slate of Open and Non Pro
competition, be NRHA-approved and run under NRHA rules.
"Thanks to many
generous Reining supporters, the first-ever NRHA European Futurity will now become
a reality in 2009. This is an amazing step for Reining's expansion across the
globe and we are excited to provide a world-class competition for exhibitors and
spectators," said Dan Wall NRHA Executive Director.