Starting with the year 2013, only 4-year-old horses that have been entered into the new Nomination Program of der NRHA National Reining Horse Association are entitle to start at the NRHA European Futurity.
The horses nominated in Europe are entitled for the NRHA European Futurity for 4-year-old horses and the NRHA European Derby for 4- to 7-year-old horses.
In 2009 and 2010, more than 500 weanlings born in Europe were nominated each year. Until December 31 of the year a foal was born in, nomination is possible for € 230. After that date, nomination fee increases considerably.
The money gained by the NRHA Nomination Program in Europe, will flow into the purse of the NRHA European Futurity and Derby, which meand the more successful the European Nomination Program is, the more money will be paid out.
Nominator Incentive Program rewards Nominators
Whoever nominates a horse for the European Futurity even profits after selling the horse. For this, NRHA created an Incentive Program which pays the nominator 5 per cent of the prize money earned by the at the European Futurity and Derby.
„The NRHA Nomination Program provides a solid platform for future European Futurities,“ says Nick Cornelissens, NRHA European Programs Advisor. „Entering a horse into the program pays: it is the only way to make a horse eligible to compete at the NRHA European Futurity and Derby, in the biggest Futurity outside of north America and the most prestigious Derby in Europe. Also, the Nomination Program offers a lot of advantages, for a reasonable price, if the horse is nominated as a weanling."