The National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions, held February 9 – 20, 2021, at the iconic Will Rogers Memorial Center, is home to four elite competitions combined into one spectacular premier event. The NRCHA World Championships features the top horses and riders from each of the NRCHA’s eight geographic regions competing for World and National championship titles.
The World’s Greatest Horseman, presented by DT Horses and Hashtags, is all about one horse, one rider, one bit and one very impressive title. Following in the footsteps of the prestigious World’s Greatest Horseman, the MARS Equestrian™ World’s Greatest Youth Horseman will take place for the third consecutive year. The NRCHA Celebration of Champions also includes the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses.
For 2021, Celebration of Champions entrants will notice nearly a $50,000 increase in added money across multiple divisions. The DT Horses and Hashtags’ World’s Greatest Horseman added money increased to $100,000. The Tres Osos Derby added money was also enhanced. The Open division increased from $50,000 to $65,000 added and Open Novice Horses will now run at $5,000 added. Non Pro Derby riders will be competing for $20,000 added and Non Pro Limited Derby added money was raised to $3,500 added.
It’s not too late to be a part of the premier event experience, boosted payouts and world-class awards. All entries for the Celebration of Champions are due in office Tuesday, January 12th. Click here to find out if you’re qualified to compete in the World Championship classes.
Tuesday, January 12 – IN OFFICE
Monday, February 1 – before 6pm CST
Last day to makes changes to entries without incurring major penalties
Tuesday, February 2
Draw day for all classes
Sunday, February 7
|Move in begins Noon CST – no exceptions
NRCHA Stallion Auction
closes Wednesday, January 15, at 5:00 pm CST
Only days remain – don’t delay! With more than 80 elite sires available through the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Service Auction, you can create your ideal cow horse at an affordable price.
NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program
If you are planning to enter in the limited aged event portion of the NRCHA Stallion Stakes, now is the perfect time to make sure your horse is eligible. Click here for a list of subscribed stallions and their foal crop years. Enrollment forms must be postmarked by February 1, 2021.