Lyon, October 26—Open to 5, 6, 7, and 8-year-old horses nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program, the 2021 National Reining Horse Association(NRHA) 114,000€-added* Open and 66,000€-added* Non Pro Derby (*subject to change in nominations), presented by NRHA Corporate Partner Markel Insurance with the support of gold sponsor NRHA Corporate Partner Cardinal Reining Horses, will be taking place at Equita Lyon in Lyon, France.
Celebrating its eleventh anniversary, the prestigious NRHA owned event will feature the Open Euro Derby qualifier— counting 80 horse-rider combinations entered across the four levels— on Wednesday, October 26. Finalists will then make their way to the finals on Saturday, October 30.
Officially opening to the public on Thursday, October 28, Equita Lyon will welcome 55 Non Professional riders entered in the four levels competing to qualify for a spot in the finals which will take place on the final day of the internationally renowned horse fair on Sunday, October 31.
Making its debut in Europe this year is the inaugural NRHA Alliance Partner APHA (American Paint Horse Association) Chrome Cash Incentive Program rewards—an innovative incentive program for registered Paints offered as a class in class at select NRHA, NCHA, NRCHA, ACHA, WCHA and APHA events. During the European Derby, Chrome Cash will pay out €10.000 in added prize money exclusively to registered Paint Horses in four classes: €3.250 APHA Open Chrome Cash Incentive presented by Arcese Quarter Horses & Gunnatrasha (run concurrent with the €10,000-added NRHA Open); €3.250 APHA Amateur Chrome Cash Incentive presented by Phantom Face Dunnit (run concurrent with the €5,000-added NRHA Non Pro); €1.750 APHA Derby Open Level 4 Chrome Cash Incentive resented by APHA & Volker Schmitt Reining Horses (run concurrent with the €45,000-added Level (L)4 Open Derby go-round); and the €1.750 APHA Derby Non-Pro Level 4 Chrome Cash Incentive presented by APHA & Jinetes Del Cielo (run concurrent with the €26,000 L4 Non Pro Derby go-round). Horses may be entered until the day before the show.
Follow the action live:
Live stream: https://equitalyon.tv/
NRHA European Derby Media Contact:
Simona Diale/International Horse Press