Show for Young Horses to be Held in Wenatchee April 8-10
by Sally Sutherland
Calling all owners of 4, 5 and 6-year-old reining horses! The WRHA will kick off the season in April at the Appleatchee Riders Arena in Wenatchee with the annual Spring Fling and Derby, April 8th thru 10th. The derby classes are specifically for the younger horses that have not had a lot of experience in the arena yet. This year we are offering a $1,000 added for open and non-professional. The non-pro will have three divisions available based on the riders qualifications. There will be a $1,000 added for level 4, $500 added for level 1 and $500 for “prime time” (50 and older). We are also bringing back a 2 judge format this year. Both Guy H. Vernon and Bub Polin will be evaluating the horses. The club is offering an open and non-pro class limited to half or purebred Arabian horses, along with many other divisions. Also, the annual year-end awards presentation will also happen during the show so curry those coats and practice your maneuvers!
The WRHA would like to thank these wonderful sponsors: Diamond co-sponsors Timberland Homes and Maria Danieli Real Estate; Platinum sponsors Heritage Building Contractors, Rhodes River Ranch, Eric Carlson DDS, Red Pony Equine Insurance, Stancik Non Pros, Coastal Community Bank and Kari Klingenberg Performance Horses; Gold sponsors Rocking E Feeds, Presco Telecommunications and Ag Supply Wenatchee/Equis Feed. WRHA may be found on the web at www.wrha.net or on Facebook.
Washington Reining Horse Association’s objective is to promote and encourage the showing of reining horses; and to develop and dissemble informational material deemed desirable to provide contestants and spectators a better understanding of a proper performance of the reining horse in the show arena. Our club has members from under ten years of age to over seventy years old and classes are offered from beginner riders to national level open riders. Learn more at www.wrha.net