Big Money Up for Grabs in USEF Youth Reining Championship

There is a lot on the line at the 2018 US Equestrian Youth Championships set for Friday, August 31 at the Tulsa Reining Classic! Of course, a national championship is an important title and more than reason to enter, but as the trending emphasis on youth activities continues to expand there’s even more!

According to US Equestrian Director of Reining Bryn Wells, with the program revamped and upgraded for 2018, youth will ride for very significant rewards. Added money in the 19-21 age group is a whopping $7,500, with $5,000 added in the 14-18 and $2,500 added in the 13 & Under for a total of $15,000 added for the championships that will take place onFriday, August 31 in the Ford Arena at Tulsa’s Expo Square.

Plus, there are generous prizes – belt buckles and coolers for the champion in each age group and coolers for the reserve champions. Ribbons will be awarded to placings through 10th and the payout will be made according to National Reining Horse Association payout guidelines.

Colleen McQuay, President of Global Reining Sports Group, which produces the Tulsa Reining Classic, noted. “It goes without saying that our youth are so important to our industry and, of course, to Tulsa. We are glad USEF has chosen to emphasize the importance of the young riders. We also appreciate the support of Markel Insurance, – another strong proponent of youth activities which sponsors the USEF Championship night at the Tulsa Reining Classic.”

“It makes for a great night of reining as people will get to see the best of USA Youth, then watch as the nation’s best professional riders compete for the United States Equestrian 2018 Adequan Championships, noted Tulsa Reining Classic show manager Cheryl Cody.  This is one more reason for those ages 21 and under to plan to attend the Tulsa Reining Classic. Along with the Affiliate Region Finals, a double slate of NRHA classes and the broad selection of Limited Age events, there really is something for everyone.”

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