The Global Reining Sport Group has announced that the very popular “View From the Judges Chair” will return for 2019. This year conducted by Craig Schmersal and Ann Salmon-Anderman, the seminar will take place on Friday, August 30 in the meeting area in the Ford Truck Arena Exhibit Hall at Tulsa’s Expo Square.
Schmersal, a Million NRHA Professional who currently serves on the National Reining Horse Association’s Judging Committee, feels strongly about the need for educating exhibitors and helping them learn the ins and out of the judging system. He said, “I am excited to participate in the Tulsa Reining Classic both as a rider and a speaker for the View From the Judges Chair. The Tulsa Reining Classic is always well managed and I enjoy showing at this venue.
Craig specializes in training, showing and selling Futurity and Derby horses and his list of titles has earned him over $4 million in arena competition. He is an NRHA Futurity and Derby Champion and has won the NRBC, he is also a multiple AQHA World Champion and FEI World medalist.
A National Reining Horse Association judge for over 2 decades, Ann Salmon Anderman currently serves Chair of the NRHA Judges’ Committee. She is also a member of the teaching panel for the NRHA Judges Program and has officiated at events all over the United States, as well as Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Canada and Mexico. Currently, the South Central Region member of the NRHA Board of Directors, she enjoys teaching horses and of all levels, hosting clinics, and sharing their love of reining so leading the “View from the Judge’s Chair” seminar at the Tulsa Reining Classic is something she looks forward to.
She said, “I’m excited to help our exhibitors understand what the judges are looking for and help explain the maneuver evaluations.” Ann is well qualified to speak on success in the show ring. A multiple NRHA Open Futurity and Derby finalist she and her husband Monte show primarily in aged events along with managing Non Pros and rookies competing at the affiliate level.
The Tulsa Reining Classic, produced by Global Reining Sport Group, is a landmark reining event set for August 26-September 1. In close to two decades, the Tulsa Reining Classic has grown into one of the National Reining Horse Association’s top ten events in the world – one that stays on the yearly calendar of top reiners and reining programs throughout the country. It features three futurities and two derbies plus two full slates of horse show classes, as well as hosting the NRHA’s South Central Affiliate Regional Finals. The great location, facilities, show management and the growing support of the reiners both in the South Central area and beyond, as well as to the innovative and “niche” events the show has created have all contributed to its success. For information on the Tulsa Reining Classic, visit www.tulsareining.com