Celebrities and Local Heroes Will Compete on Reining Horses

Since 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” includes celebrity guests, representatives of the NRHA Hall of Fame, cross-over riders from other equestrian disciplines, Freestyle reiners, as well as Oklahoma City area firefighters and police officers.

Check out the riders that are scheduled to attend:

Celebrities: Lyle Lovett, Michael Schumacher, Ted Levine and David Yurman

NRHA Hall of Fame Representatives: Clint Haverty, Bob Loomis, Dick Pieper and Carol Rose aboard an offspring of Shining Spark

Cross-Over Riders: Russell Dilday, Nicole Shahinian-Simpson, Johnny Rotz and Guy Thomas

Freestyle Reiners: Shane Brown, Pete Kyle, Rocky Dare, and Drake Johnson

Local fire fighters and police officers: Cody Ashmore, Chief Keith Bryant, Rebecca McCarley and Bill Weaver


The Slide is a team competition with teams representing local police officers and local firefighters. The police and fire teams also include one celebrity guest, one Freestyle reiner, one cross-over rider from another equestrian discipline and a representative of the NRHA Hall of Fame. The riders are awarded points based on their performance. All scores are combined to determine the winner and award the coveted championship. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on their favorites in this friendly “firefighters vs. police officers” competition.

AFTER PARTY – Featuring American Idol’s Kristy Lee Cook

American Idol Finalist and Anderson Bean Boots endorsee Kristy Lee Cook will perform at the RHSF After Party following the Slide. Avid fans looking for a chance to meet Cook and their favorite celebrities can attend the party free of charge. During the party, a silent and live action will be held to benefit the cause. Early donations include a David Yurman bracelet, equestrian destination trips and a Downunder Horsemanship gift package.

After coming into the public eye during the 2008 season, Kristy Lee Cook is showing off not only her vocal talents, but also her songwriting abilities. She’s garnered critical attention with the likes of Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Country Weekly and Country Music Is Love’s “10 Songs You Should Be Listening To” list, putting Cook back on the map as one of Country music’s most anticipated up-and-comers.


The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” is Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fair Park’s Jim Norick Arena (Coliseum). General admission is $11 and box seats are $21. Members of the military receive buy-one, get-one-free admission with valid Military ID, and children age 10 and under get in free. Tickets are available at www.okstatefair.com.