David and Bonnie Silva return to the 2016 Tulsa Reining Classic as sponsors of the Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity. Well known in the reining horse world as breeders and owners, the Silvas have been part of the Tulsa Reining Classic for years.
The Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity is set for Saturday, September 3. The popular event features $60,000 added and is named for the Silva’s outstanding stallion, Hollywoodstinseltown.
Colleen McQuay, President of Global Reining Sport Group, which produces the Tulsa Reining Classic. noted, “Dave and Bonnie Silva have supported Reining for as long as I can remember. They are special individuals who pay it forward and Hollywoodstinseltown is already a proven sire that is contributing to the history of our sport. We are very fortunate and very grateful to have them as part of the Tulsa team!“
For David Silva, supporting the Tulsa Reining Classic is just a part of giving back to an industry that he loves, plus the event holds a special place in his heart. “I think that it is one of the nicest shows we go to all year. I really enjoy going to Expo Square. There are a lot of places to ride, keen competition and the scheduling is great – it’s a great-run show.”
He continued, “We feel privileged to sponsor the futurity there. There is an excellent surrounding community and so many things are very convenient to that facility. Dave’s passion for the industry has translated to six figure National Reining Horse Association lifetime earnings and he continues to be an active Non Pro competitor. He was honored in 2012 as an NRHA Million Dollar Owner.
Hollywoodstinseltown, for whom the Tulsa Futurity is named, is the horse about which Dave says, “He’s the best one we ever raised.” With a royal pedigree, Hollywoodstinseltown, was destined to be a champion. The 2004 palomino stallion is sired by NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Hollywood Dun It and out of Silva’s NRBC Open Champion and the NRHA’s All-time Leading Mare Miss Tinseltown.
The sparkling golden stallion has it all – incredible looks, phenomenal movement, and a great mind – and those attributes earned quick rewards in the show pen. He was an NRHA Futurity finalist, then an NRBC Intermediate Open Champion, NRHA Derby Reserve Champion and member of the 2010 Gold Medal-Winning World Equestrian Games Team with Tim McQuay. His lifetime earnings exceed $185,000 and when his foals began showing it was easy to see that he was passing on his incredible ability. Silva noted, “There are some nice babies coming up. We are hoping to get to the million dollar mark with him soon!”
For more information on Hollywoodstinseltown and Silva Reining Horses, visit the web
site at www.silvareining.com. To learn more about the Tulsa Reining Classic, go to