As the 2010 Reinin In The Sun approaches July 30-August 1, the RITS committee has elected to run the show over three days, retaining approvals beyond the NRHA, to include sanctions by the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Assn) and the NRCHA (National Reined Cowhorse Assn). The show will continue to an NRCHA World Qualifying event and triple carded judges from Washington and Alberta have been selected. Show officials predict another exciting event!
The show itself is well established, having been held on the same date and location for more than a decade. In 2007 the fledgling committee produced a highly successful horseshow with 343 runs rounding out the 2 1/2 day competition. 2008 saw numbers jump to 403 total runs, with previous exhibitors returning and bringing along their stable mates and trainers to enjoy the competition and camaraderie. Many exhibitors stayed an extra day or more, taking the time to enjoy all that the beautiful Okanagan has to offer at that time of year. A struggling economic climate in 2009 did not deter exhibitors, who turned in 379 exhilarating runs, surpassing our highest expectations.
The 2010 class list is designed to tempt riders from all levels of competition. Classes range from Green As Grass to Open Reining, complimented by a large selection of Non Pro and Amateur classes. Included in the line up will be an NRHA approved Futurity and Derby, as well as a full slate of Working Cow Horse classes. The popular RITS ‘Sweet N Sour’ is a great schooling tool, available on a first come basis.
WHAT CAN COMPETITORS EXPECT?
- Reinin’ In The Sun, a show where the emphasis is on fun. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, park on the grass, mingle with your neighbors.
- RITS version of “Deal Or No Deal” returns, with more bidding, speculation and anticipation.
- The Oasis (hospitality tent) offers free snacks, goodies and cool drinks .
- An extravagant Silent Auction, with items to tempt any shopper.
- Bratwurst & Beer, to welcome weary travelers, compliments of Diana’s Monogramming
- Catered onsite dinner
Visit www.reinininthesun.com for all upcoming information.