Expert Training For Reining Rookies

One of the most popular programs to benefit the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), RHSF Rookie Days presented by Classic Equine, makes its way across the nation this spring.One of the most popular programs to benefit the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), RHSF Rookie Days presented by Classic Equine, makes its way across the nation this spring.

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One of the most popular programs to benefit the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), RHSF Rookie Days presented by Classic Equine, makes its way across the nation this spring. Seven locations are currently on the 2009 schedule with more dates anticipated.

Rookie Day presented by Classic Equine is a one-day event that gives rookies a chance to learn from reining horse trainers including many NRHA Professionals. The rookie riders are then given the chance to compete against the other rookies in a fun and friendly atmosphere. During Rookie Day, beginning reiners learn the ins and outs of reining in a comfortable, relaxed setting that focuses on having fun. It’s designed for reining at the beginner level and encourages new members to become more familiar with NRHA competition.

There will be lots of prizes awarded featuring trophy belt buckles for the Champion and Reserve Champion and other awards from NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine, as well as many donated by local businesses. There will also be special drawings throughout the day for all Rookie Day riders and at some locations a special class and awards for youth riders.

Each Rookie Day costs $225 for adults and $125 for youth riders. All proceeds from the RHSF Rookie Day presented by Classic Equine benefit the RHSF Crisis Fund and host NRHA Affiliates. The Crisis Fund helps any NRHA member who has suffered a tragedy get back on their feet. Visit www.reininghorsesportsfoundation.org for a current list of locations, dates and contacts. The first Rookie Day presented by Classic Equine will be held on April 4 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and will be hosted by the Western Slope Reining Horse Association.

Rookie Day presented by Classic Equine is a wonderful chance to meet other reiners, their families, NRHA Professionals and affiliates ready to welcome new reiners with open arms. Come experience the giving spirit of the NRHA family. For more information about the RHSF and Rookie Day presented by Classic Equine, contact Krissy Colbath, RHSF Administrative Assistant, at rhsf@nrha.com, (405) 946-7400 or visit www.reininghorsesportsfoundation.org.

Affiliates interested in hosting a Rookie Day will be given support and incentives including a planning guide, model news releases, template advertisements, and much more. If your affiliate is interested in hosting a Rookie Day and reaching out to prospective members, make plans to attend the April 9th webinar. The webinar starts at 3 p.m. CST and will feature Longtime Rookie Day coordinator Tracy Lynch. Tracy will share helpful tips to make your Rookie Day a success. The registration deadline is April 6. E-mail rhsf@nrha.com to sign up today.

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 or visit the RHSF website at www.reininghorsesportsfoundation.org.

For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit www.nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.