Bull Riders and NRHA Team Up for Make-A-Wish

You can always count on the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) to come up with something unique to entertain an audience while benefiting a good cause! This time the RHSF has definitely outdone itself with *4R Performance Horses Celebrity Slide*! The locationYou can always count on the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) to come up with something unique to entertain an audience while benefiting a good cause! This time the RHSF has definitely outdone itself with *4R Performance Horses Celebrity Slide*! The location

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You can always count on the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) to come up with something unique to entertain an audience while benefiting a good cause! This time the RHSF has definitely outdone itself with *4R Performance Horses Celebrity Slide*! The location is Oklahoma City; the venue is the NRHA Futurity & Adequan(R) North American Affiliate Championship Show and the date is Saturday, November 29. Competing will be some of the world’s greatest bull riders who’ve taken time from their busy schedules to help some of their most ardent fans – the children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Oklahoma, the local chapter of the largest wish-granting organization for children.

Bull riding celebrities Matt Bohon, Ross Coleman, JW Hart, Cody Lambert, Justin McBride, Cord McCoy, Rob Smets, and McKennon Wimberley will trade their bull ropes and gloves for reiner finery to test their skills on champion reining horses. Used to settling down on a ton of pent-up T N T they’ll be aboard equally explosive, though more controllable, dynamos – reining horses, arguably some of the premier athletes of the equine world.

Moving out-of-their-comfort-zone, the celebrity competitors will get a crash course in the sport from some of the best reiners in the world – NRHA Two Million Dollar Riders Tim McQuay and Shawn Flarida; Million Dollar Riders Dell Hendricks, Craig Schmersal, and Tom and Mandy McCutcheon; and NRHA Professional Casey Hinton. Assisting will be their young friends from the Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Oklahoma, serving as honorary coaches. In addition, Express Ranches will make a grand appearance in the State Fair Arena with the high stepping hooves of their Clydesdale hitch.

Tickets for the Celebrity Slide are $8 and can be purchased in advance at www.NRHA.com. Avid bull riding fans who want a chance to meet their favorite bull rider "up close and personal" can attend a VIP Reception at the conclusion of the competition. Tickets to the VIP event may be purchased from the Foundation through RHSF Coordinator Brandi Jakola for $100 each (limited tickets available).

So, get ready for a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat event and join us for an evening of excitement and help make some worthy youngsters "wishes come true". Mark your calendar for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29th, at the Oklahoma Fairgrounds beginning at 7 pm! There’ll be opportunities for autographs and photographs, so come prepared.

The RHSF is grateful to event sponsor 4R Performance Horses and the many volunteers who’ve given so generously of their time and resources to make this "wish" come true.

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and enhancing the sport of Reining worldwide. The RHSF accomplishes that through their five core programs: Reining Hall of Fame, Crisis Fund, Research, Development & Education, Youth Programs and International Development. For further information about the Foundation, contact rhsf@nrha.com or 405-946-7400, ext. 137, or visit the RHSF website at www.reininghorsesportsfoundation.org.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Oklahoma serves children ages 2 1Ú2 to 18 living throughout Oklahoma and has granted more than 1,600 wishes since its inception in 1987. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation(R)of Oklahoma please visit www.oklahoma.wish.org or contact Erin Byers, Director of Development at 405.286.4000 to find out how you can share the power of a wish(R).