Slidin’Guide News 2017

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MINOR CHANGES TO NRHA Patterns in 2017

No new patterns added this year! However, There are minor wording changes to a few current NRHA patterns for 2017. This doesn’t change the diagrams, so your 2016 Pattern sets should remain good to go if you just use the diagram side, although we changed the descriptions on the back sides to reflect those wording changes in 2016 and 2017.

NEW NRHA PATTERN 12 & 13 have bumped the old Youth Pattern 13 to become Youth Pattern 14, and Youth Pattern 13 is now Youth Pattern 15. So now there are 13 active NRHA standard patterns (1 – 13) and two Youth Patterns (14 & 15).

Be sure you have an NRHA SG set from no older than 2015, then you can reorder just the two New Patterns (12 & 13) and/or Reorder the two New Patterns (12 & 13) AND the two RENUMBERED Youth Patterns (14 & 15), if you want to update your set.

Because of all the small changes to the descriptions over the years, to be safe you should reorder a fresh 2017 set just to keep it straight!


NRHCA also changed some wording relative to the Rule 20.6 Lope in Pattern cards. However, the front diagrams and the pattern itself remain the samed. However, be sure you have an NRCHA SG set from no older than 2015 to be sure you have updated Pattern cards!

Remember that NRCHA MADE CHANGES TO PATTERNS #4, #6 AND #12 in 2014 as follows:

Pattern 4 – change 2.5 spins to 3.5 spins.
Pattern 6 – change 3.5 spins to 2.5 spins.
Pattern 12 – change 2.5 spins to 3.5 spins.

NOTE: In 2012, NRCHA compeletely CHANGED Pattern #6. It is NOT the same as AQHA Pattern 6. All previous years (2006-2011) Slidin’Guide Cards for Pattern #6 are VOID. Please reorder an NRCHA Pattern #6 card and replace your old card if older than 2012. Be sure you have a NRCHA SG set from no earlier than 2014 to be sure you have the correct Pattern cards!

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Congratulations to NRHA Derby 2017 Level 4 Open Champions Shesouttayourleague and Casey Deary

Congratulations to NRHA Derby 2017 Level 4 Open Champions AQHA mare Shesouttayourleague and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Casey L Deary with a score of 229!

NRHA Million Dollar Rider Casey Deary entered the arena as draw 25 in a field of 31 in the second section of the 2017 NRHA Open Derby finals. NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Jordan Larson had just closed their pattern with a 227.5. That was the score to beat.

Both NRHA Professionals were riding past NRHA Open Futurity Champions: Deary was aboard 2015 NRHA Open Futurity Champion Shesouttayourleague. Larson had just captured the lead with ARC Gunnabeabigstar, the 2014 NRHA Open Co-Champion.

Shesouttayourleague, a 5-year-old mare by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Walla Walla Whiz and out of NRHA Hall of Famer Wimpys Little Chic (by Wimpys Little Step), nominated by Arcese Quarter Horses USA and owned by Curtis Performance Horses LLC., had earned NRHA LTE $184,723 prior to this year’s NRHA Derby in OKC.

Shesouttayourleague gave Deary all she had and more: the pair added another $60,000 to their earnings for the Open Derby Championship.

“To me, this is nothing short of a miracle,” said Deary following the awards presentation. “At the NRBC she was giving me trouble so, for her to come as far as she did – and I give my friend Jordan Larson the credit for helping me out at the Redbud Spectacular – it was a night and day difference for my horse. I came right after Larson tonight, and I had absolutely no anxiety about having to beat his run because their performance was amazing. I was sitting there cheering on him as I was waiting for my turn. I came in through those gates telling my mare ‘just be as good as you can be and give me what you’ve got’. She did just that, and I cannot be any more thankful for this title tonight.”


MORE NRHA DERBY 2017 WINNER NEWS: Congratulations to NRHA Derby 2017 Level 4 Open Reserve Champions AQHA stallion ARC Gunnabeabigstar and Jordan Larson

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