NRHA Plans for 50th Anniversary

The National Reining Horse Association Futurity kicks off celebration of the association's 50th anniversary.

From the National Reining Horse Association

The National Reining Horse Association celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

The National Reining Horse Association has many things to celebrate – the talented horses, passionate members and for being the cornerstone for one of the most popular equestrian sports in the world. To add to the celebration, NRHA is excited to invite everyone to the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity, November 26 - December 5 in Oklahoma City, and to participate in special presentations, witness throwbacks from the first NRHA Futurity, and see some of the best athletes on the planet gun for an estimated total cash purse and prizes of more than $2 million!
In addition to the excitement of the 50th Running of the Futurity, NRHA is excited to announce that the current membership has increased more than 2 percent from the same time last year. Even better, we're using the excitement from this excellent news to begin coordinating plans to kick off NRHA’s 50th anniversary year in 2016.

“We are very excited to celebrate 50 years of the NRHA Futurity, and we are even more excited to look to our growing membership and celebrate the Association’s 50th Anniversary in 2016! Furthermore, these milestones culminate with the opening of our new international headquarters in Oklahoma City this fall,” said NRHA Commissioner Gary Carpenter.
The new international headquarters will reside on the south side of State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. A special ribbon cutting ceremony will take place during the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity. Spectators and members are encouraged to drive by the new headquarters on Reno Avenue in Oklahoma City to see the progress of this majestic new facility.
“This new facility will be an beautiful addition to State Fair Park. We are excited to work with NRHA on the development of this building, and being the horse show capital of the world, we think this new facility puts an exclamation point on that statement. This will be a great place to come learn about the sport of reining as well as an excellent office complex for the staff to have an extremely pleasant workspace to help continue to grow this excellent organization,” added State Fair Park Vice President Bill Allen.
After October 1, NRHA’s new address will be:
National Reining Horse Association
3021 West Reno
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
(405) 946-7400 (does not change)
(405) 946-8610 (does not change)

In addition to these major announcements, NRHA unveiled a new 50th anniversary logo to celebrate the future of this great organization. The logo was studied by a team of marketing professionals to redesign a mark that celebrates the history of the past 50 years, and provides NRHA with a look and feel to point towards the next 50. The design comes with a new color palette, a redesigned sliding horse and cleaner look. This new image, brand and look are yet another avenue to celebrate the future of this growing organization.
NRHA is pleased to invite everyone to keep a keen eye on for upcoming special announcements, opportunities to participate at NRHA’s major events and to help find ways to show the equine community just how special the sport of reining is to spectators and competitors alike. Make plans now to attend the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity for edge of your seat exciting competition! More information is available at