2015 Continental Saddle Series Classes:
Limited Open, Intermediate Non Pro, Rookie 1
The Bobbie Parsons Memorial Sportsmanship Award,
... a new addition to the TNRHA Green Reiner 1 category in 2015, beginning with this weekend's show. There will be a meeting at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 27th for all Green 1 reiners to kick off this award. The location will be announced throughout the day on Friday.
This award is dedicated to the memory of Bobbie Jo Wallace Parsons of Four Witch Farm in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a large supporter and lifetime member of the TNRHA and the NRHA. At 70 years old, Bobbie Parsons was a Green Reiner and accumulated 31 points toward winning her Green Reiner buckle. Her dream was cut short due to her bout with cancer. Her family and friends would like to honor her memory in a way that promotes the sportsmanship and qualities in a competitor that she so gracefully represented.
This special award will go to the year’s most outstanding Green 1 sportsman as deemed by their fellow competitors, specifically one who is friendly, helpful, supportive, and courteous. Thank you Vicky Edgemon, Janet Rogers, and Jim Parsons, Jock and Jan Herning, Greg Williams and Rhonda Johnson for sponsoring this wonderful award!
The rules are as follows:
* TNRHA Green 1 Reiners will vote on the person they think represents the desired qualities at the end of every horse show.
* Each eligible competitor will have one vote per show and you cannot vote for yourself.
* You must show in at least 3 shows for the year to be eligible.
* The person with the most votes at the end of the year will win a beautiful buckle to be presented at the TNRHA annual awards banquet.
Save the Date! TNRHA Rookie Day ...
will be held at the Darling 888 Ranch on Saturday, May 23. Thanks Rick and Cheri Darling and Andrew Fox for the generous support! We can't wait!
We will be posting all of the final information here as details on participating trainers and haul in times become available. The cost for each adult participant is $200 Rookie and youth $100. Stalls are $25 per night. 888 is providing lunch. RV spaces are available, but are limited. First come first serve $15.00 per night there are only 5-6. Host hotel is Express Inn 270-365-2001 rate is 54.99 + tax for double and $49.99 + tax for a king. Reserve your spot, contact Nicholas Cowan
423-851-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TNRHA is very grateful to Trish Franks and Family and Stacey Jones and Family for your extremely generous support of the Youth Rookie class for the 2015 show year, sponsoring the NRHA plaques for the winner of each class and the Championship buckle and Reserve Champion prize for the Year End Award winners! Stacey and Trish have always been supporters of youth competition, from 4H and IEA to AQHA and NRHA, and were instrumental in bringing the Youth Rookie class to TNRHA, pledging their support from the beginning. Thank you!
New this Year.... Youth Rookie Class
NRHA is VERY excited to announce the addition of the Youth Rookie Class beginning with the March show in Harriman. This class will run with the regular youth classes and does not require a youth rider to own their own horse to participate. The addition of this class will be appealing to young riders that have shown IEA or 4H with barn-owned horses. These riders will need to upgrade their NRHA membership from associate member to full youth membership (be sure to do this through NRHA before the show to avoid new rush fees). The horse must have an NRHA competition license and the owner (as listed on the competition license) must be a current member of NRHA. The youth cannot have earned more than 25 points in regular youth classes prior to January 1. Contact Amy Scott if you have additional questions at ScottA@btcs.org
TNRHA Chili Cook Off will be held Saturday night, March 28 in Harriman with all proceed benefitting the Terry Howell Youth Scholarship Fund. Judging at 6:00 pm and eating at 6:30! Contact Amy Scott to enter your favorite pot of chili Scotta@btcs.org.
TNRHA Youth Silent Auction will take place during the March show. Donations of tack, supplies, feed, lessons, training, apparel, gift certificates, farrier services, artwork, etc. are appreciated.
JK Ranch Supply has generously donated five $20 certificates to be awarded as door prizes at the May awards banquet. Thank you, Kathy! www.jkranchsupply.com