Nomination Program

The National Reining Horse Association European Nomination Program Has Another Strong Year

The European component of the NRHA Nomination Program was established to strengthen European reining breeding programs and to insure the long-term success of the NRHA European Futurity. Since 2009, foals have been required to nominate to the program to be eligible to enter the NRHA European Futurity, to win added money created by the program and to earn nominator incentives.

There has been overwhelming support of the NRHA Nomination Program since its inception. In 2014, 761 weanlings were nominated, setting another record for the most nominations in the program’s history.

Thanks to this continued success, the total payout at the 2014 NRHA European Futurity was 12.169,05€. In addition, the added money at the 2015 NRHA European Futurity more than doubled from the EU futurity conditions in the Open level 1 & 2, in Non Pro and level 1, 2 and 3.

“The intention of the NRHA European Nomination Program was to create a solid base of added money for all levels of the NRHA European Futurity and Derby,” says Nick Cornellisens, NRHA European Programs Advisor. “We’ve seen great support and enthusiasm for the program from both European and American breeders. Thanks to everyone that has nominated a foal, this goal is being accomplished. The program is adding to the strength of the reining industry by creating an attractive event for riders competing at every level.”


The nomination fee for a weanling is $300 (plus $35 Competition License Fee).

The weanling nomination deadline is December 31 of the year the foal is born. The nomination fee for a yearling is $2,000 (plus $35 Competition License Fee). Horses 2-years old and older can be nominated at a higher fee.

The nominator receives a 5% of the money earned by that horse at the NRHA European Futurity and Derby – even if the horse is sold.

– Nomination makes the foal eligible to enter the NRHA European Futurity and Derby.

– Those who want to add on the North American option (NRHA U.S. Futurity and NRHA U.S. Derby) can do so by paying an additional $100.

NRHA is there for you in Kreuth

The NRHA staff members are happy to answer any questions concerning the NRHA European Nomination Program. Please contact them during the show in the NRHA Booth located in Ostbayernhalle.

 » Further Information about the Program

 » European NRHA Futurity / Derby Nominated Foals, Foal Year: 2010 Count: 519

 » NRHA European Nomination / Competition License Form

Nomination Program Contact:
Nick Cornelissens
Phone: +32 477 572589

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