Non Pro Limited competitors at the DT Horses Western Derby in Scottsdale, Arizona, will ride for more money than ever at the June 2 through 12, 2021, event. The National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors voted to add money to the Non Pro Limited Derby and the Non Pro Limited horse show class at the premier event.
This year, $10,000 is added to the ever-growing and popular Non Pro Limited class. Riders compete in rein work and box a cow in this introductory class to the reined cow horse.
“The Non Pro Limited class offers riders of all experience and comfort levels the opportunity to find a home in reined cow horse sport,” said NRCHA Executive Director Anna Morrison. “It is often the first stop for riders new to NRCHA competition, as it allows a rider and their horse the chance to work a cow but not go down the fence. This class has proven to be a major area of growth for NRCHA and has become very competitive. The Board feels strongly about adding significant money to reflect that growth and reward the exhibitors and horses in this division.”
While Non Pro Limited riders do not have restrictions in earnings for the boxing, they cannot have earned more than $750 in a down the fence class.
In the Derby, the Non Pro Limited will see an increase of $1,000 more than last year’s purse to a total of $3,000-added. In the Non Pro Limited Derby, riders can show 4-, 5- or 6-year-old horses in the snaffle bit. The Derby includes a herd work, rein work and cow work portion to award a composite score winner in the Non Pro Limited division.
The newly-named DT Horses Western Derby will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale for the second year, with DT Horses, Inc, supporting the event as the title sponsor for the first of its three-year commitment.
With a full slate of horse show classes, the DT Horses Western Derby is set to be another huge event, especially with the $100,000 added to the Open 4- and 5-year-old Derby. The CD Survivor Open Bridle Spectacular, sponsored by Holy Cow Performance Horses, includes $25,000 in added-money to the top bridle horse at the event. In addition, $25,000 is added to the Non Pro Derby, in addition to the money previously stated in the Non Pro Limited classes. The increase was voted on by the NRCHA Board of Directors last year.
For more information on these events and reined cow horse, visit www.NRCHA.com.
NRCHA Communications Manager