2022 NRHA European Derby: Non Pro Action Opens the Show

October 25, 2022

The twelfth edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby, held during Equita Lyon in Lyon, France, will showcase the first of the 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-year-old horses nominated in the NRHA Nomination Program starting Wednesday 26, with the first go round of the Non Pro Derby.

94 horse-rider combinations (49 entries in Level L(1); 75 in L2; 60 in L3; 50 in L4) will perform in the Equita Lyon Reining Arena vying for a spot in the finals on Friday, October 28.

This year the European Derby will also include the Gunna Sparkle European Derby Novice Horse Non Pro division for horses that have less than NRHA $5,000 LTE (Lifetime Earnings), as well as the Youth division. NRHA Alliance Partner APHA (American Paint Horse Association) will once again offer the Chrome Cash Incentive Program which will pay out $1,500 in added prize money exclusively to registered Paint Horses to the L4 Open and L4 Non Pro European Derby Champions. The program is returning to Equita Lyon following its debut in Europe in Lyon last year.

A full-slate of NRHA approved ancillary classes will be offered during the show. Highlighting ancillary action will be the $7,958.37-Added ELEMENTA Non Pro Grand Prix, held on Saturday, 29 October, and the $11,369-Added ELEMENTA Open Grand Prix which will close this year’s edition on Sunday, 30 October.

The NRHA European Open Derby qualifier will take place on Thursday, October 27.


Special thanks to the 2022 NRHA European Derby Sponsors:

GL Events

NRHA Corporate Partner Markel Equine, Official Insurance Partner of NRHA

NRHA Corporate Partner Cardinal Ranch

NRHA Corporate Partner Toyon Ranch

NRHA Corporate Partner Clark’s Pump-N-Shop

LL Tecnologie


Quarter Dream

Gunna Sparkle

DeNiro Boot Co.


APHA Chrome Cash Incentive Program


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NRHA European Derby Media Contact:
Simona Diale / International Horse Press
Cell: +39 340 5354629