Following is an update on the COVID-19 situation decisions made this week of March 28 2020 by the NRHA Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
NRHA Encourages Producers NRHA-approved events to cancel or postpone until April 30, 2020
In an effort to keep all members safe and healthy, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) will continue to strongly encourage producers of NRHA-approved events to cancel or postpone their horse shows until April 30, 2020.
NRHA Office Team Continue to Work Remotely
The NRHA team will continue to work remotely for at least two additional weeks (from March 28, 2020), keeping in line with mandates in place by the State of Oklahoma and maintaining the safety of NRHA employees, their families, and the Oklahoma City community at large. The remote situation is made easier thanks to the new ReinerSuite™ system, which allows members to conduct many types of business transactions online, 24/7.
NRHA team members are ready and willing to help you with all of your needs during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday. Please find their contact information at nrha.com/staff. Initiating contact with emailed documentation will allow tracking of requests to ensure that all needs are met.
New Dates for NRHA European Futurity and NRHA European Derby
The two NRHA-owned events in Europe have new dates: The NRHA European Futurity will commence November 20–28 in Cremona, Italy, and the NRHA European Derby will take place October 28–November 1 in Lyon, France. In addition, the NRHA Derby presented by Markel is on target for its established dates, June 13–21, 2020, in Oklahoma City.
Find a regularly updated list of canceled and postponed events at bit.ly/COVIDEventsUpdate.
Changes To NRHA World Championship Title Races and 2020 ARC Qualifications
The 2020 NRHA World Champion title races won’t include earnings from March 14 to April 30, 2020, due to shows being postponed or canceled. NRHA-approved events may occur during this time, but the earnings won’t count toward the titles.
Qualification for 2020 Affiliate Regional Championships (ARCs) will be waived. Affiliates won’t be required to offer three qualifying shows nor provide designations and membership rosters. When a horse-and-rider pair qualifies for the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship show at an ARC, that pair may not enter the class they qualified in at another ARC.
Changes To NRHA 2019 Awards Banquet
The 2019 NRHA Awards Banquet, which was to be held during the 2020 NRHA Derby presented by Markel, unfortunately, is canceled. While many people look forward to this event, it is more prudent to reduce the uncertainty and handle it differently this year. Awards will be mailed to all recipients, and winners will be recognized during the 2020 NRHA Futurity. Coverage of all the award recipients can be found in the March and April issues of the NRHA Reiner as well as online at reiner.nrha.com.
NRHA Derby 2020 Still On Track
“One of our main focuses is the NRHA Derby presented by Markel,” stated NRHA President Mike Hancock. “We’re excited for that event to happen in June. As we’re all becoming increasingly aware, there are many unknowns and things can change, but the NRHA Board and office team are exploring all avenues to keep this event on track. Rest assured that all entries will be refunded if the Derby must be canceled or postponed.”
Share Your Feedback
NRHA members are invited to share their feedback at email firstname.lastname@example.org. To keep up with this ever changing situation, please follow NRHA on Facebook and regularly check nrha.com.