NRHA news release
Since 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” includes celebrity guests, representatives of the NRHA Hall of Fame, cross-over riders from other equestrian disciplines, Freestyle reiners, as well as Oklahoma City area firefighters and police officers.
Check out the riders that are scheduled to attend:
The Slide is a team competition with teams representing local police officers and local firefighters. The police and fire teams also include one celebrity guest, one Freestyle reiner, one cross-over rider from another equestrian discipline and a representative of the NRHA Hall of Fame. The riders are awarded points based on their performance. All scores are combined to determine the winner and award the coveted championship. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on their favorites in this friendly “firefighters vs. police officers” competition.
AFTER PARTY – Featuring American Idol’s Kristy Lee Cook
American Idol Finalist and Anderson Bean Boots endorsee Kristy Lee Cook will perform at the RHSF After Party following the Slide. Avid fans looking for a chance to meet Cook and their favorite celebrities can attend the party free of charge. During the party, a silent and live action will be held to benefit the cause. Early donations include a David Yurman bracelet, equestrian destination trips and a Downunder Horsemanship gift package.
After coming into the public eye during the 2008 season, Kristy Lee Cook is showing off not only her vocal talents, but also her songwriting abilities. She’s garnered critical attention with the likes of Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Country Weekly and Country Music Is Love’s “10 Songs You Should Be Listening To” list, putting Cook back on the map as one of Country music’s most anticipated up-and-comers.
The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” is Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fair Park’s Jim Norick Arena (Coliseum). General admission is $11 and box seats are $21. Members of the military receive buy-one, get-one-free admission with valid Military ID, and children age 10 and under get in free. Tickets are available at www.okstatefair.com.
Reining Horse Sports Foundation
The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and enhancing the sport of Reining worldwide. The RHSF accomplishes this through their five core programs: NRHA Hall of Fame, Crisis Fund, Research, Development & Education, Youth Programs and International Development. For further information about the Foundation, contact email@example.com or (405) 946-7400, ext. 122, or visit the RHSF website at rhsf.com.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive learning museum that tells the story of those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. By the use of more than a dozen computers and two hours of video, and more than 300 artifacts the Memorial Museum tells the story of one of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil. Since opening, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial has hosted more than 4.4 million visitors and the Memorial Museum has had more than two million visitors. Visit the museum online at oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org.