Quarter Horse News has returned for the seventh consecutive year as the sponsor of the Tulsa Reining Classic Stallion Service Auction. The Tulsa Reining Classic, scheduled for August 27-September 2 is an exciting reining event with something for everyone, including the US Equestrian Open and Youth Championships as well as Futurities, Derbies, and the National Reining Horse Association’s South Central Region Affiliate Finals along with a full slate of ancillary classes.
Along with all that activity, the Quarter Horse News Tulsa Reining Classic Online Stallion Service Auction has become a highlight each year. People from all over the world and on-site at Tulsa bid for breedings to some of the reining industry’s greatest stallions. Images of each of the stallions are prominently featured against the signature red background across the end of Expo Square’s Ford Arena.
Quarter Horse News became the title sponsor of the Stallion Service Auction in 2012. According to Tulsa Reining Classic Manager Cheryl Magoteaux Cody, the twice-monthly publication is an invaluable tool for reiners and the industry. “Quarter Horse News has been the reining industry’s most committed supporter for years. We so appreciate having this essential media resource as a part of our show. We always feel it adds prominence and prestige to our event!”
Patty Tiberg, Publisher of Quarter Horse News, also values the relationship between Quarter Horse News and the Tulsa Reining Classic. “In this – our fortieth year – we continue to feel strongly about the importance of stallion owners and breeders, as they are such an integral part of the western performance horse industry. The Stallion Auction is the perfect avenue for us to show our support.”
That support has been tangible for all those forty years and continues today. Cody noted, “In the print publication, you’ll find easy-to-read coverage from the events along with the complete results. The unique stories uncovered by the QHN writers are featured as standalone articles in the magazine to highlight the reining industry’s horses, owners, breeders, trainers, and competitors.”
Tiberg added, “The management of the TRC always produce a quality event and our writers will be on the scene, covering the reining events in person. Look for updates on social media for breaking news and check out QuarterHorseNews.com for detailed articles about the winners and their runs.”
The stallion auction begins on August 15 and concludes at 7 pm August 30, giving mare owners plenty of time to plan and prepare for the next year’s breeding season. Bidders may bid both online at TulsaReining.com and in person at the Quarter Horse News Tulsa Reining Classic Stallion Auction display at the show.
Cody added, “We deeply appreciate the support of stallion owners who choose to be a part of this auction. Because of their participation, we work to keep the stallions in the forefront during the entire show.”
Stallions are heavily promoted during the event as well as prior to and after the show and stallion owners who donate a breeding receive sponsorship benefits at the event. Thanks to Quarter Horse News, each stallion is entered to win one of two stallion promotion packages valued at $5,000 that contain both print and electronic advertising.