Equita Lyon Sets the Stage For the $228,500-Added 2022 NRHA European Derby

October 3, 2022

Lyon, September 30—The twelfth edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby will be showcased during one of Europe’s most prestigious horse fairs, Equita Lyon in Lyon, France, on October 23-29. Dedicated entirely to horses, the fair offers international horse competition with four Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cups, equestrian sport at all levels, eleven arenas running concurrently, a huge dedicated trade fair (140.000 square meters), evening shows, and attracts over 170,000 visitors.

No better place could best Equita Lyon to further promote the sport of reining and the event open to 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-year-old horses nominated in the NRHA Nomination Program. This year the European Derby will also include the LL Tecnologie European Derby Novice Horse Open and the Gunna Sparkle European Derby Novice Horse Non Pro divisions for horses that have less than NRHA $5,000 LTE (Lifetime Earnings).

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.

Once again, NRHA Alliance Partner— the American Paint Horse Association (APHA)— will offer the Chrome Cash Incentive Program. During the European Derby, Chrome Cash will pay out $1,500 in added prize money, exclusively to registered Paint Horses, to the Level 4 Open and Level 4 Non Pro European Derby Champions. The program is returning to Equita following its debut in Europe in Lyon last year.

All horses entered in the NRHA European Derby are subject to examination. Please refer to the

NRHA European Region Animal Welfare and Medications policy at In cases, where NRHA shows are held in states, provinces or countries with medications rules and regulations, the rules and regulations of the state, province or country take precedence.

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Attached photos by Wanted Photo Press

2021 NRHA European Level 4 Open Champions, Lukasz Czechowicz & Frozen Shining Gun

2021 NRHA European Level 4 Non Pro Champions, Fabio De Iulio & RS Cronos Jac

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