Inaugural NRCHA East Coast Premier Event Unveiled
January 16, 2020 – The National Reined Cow Horse Association is proud to debut its first premier event east of the Mississippi. The NRCHA Board has added the Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby presented by MARS Equestrian™ to its 2020 premier event schedule. Formerly the East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic, the event is scheduled for July 15-19, 2020 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.
The Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby keeps the spirit of its namesake alive while bringing premier reined cow horse competition further east. The late Dom Conicelli was inducted into NRCHA’s Hall of Merit in 2018 for his commitment to NRCHA on both the national and local level.
“The growing popularity of reined cow horse is undeniable, and as a board we are always looking for ways to grow and attract new fans of this amazing sport,” said NRCHA President Corey Cushing. “When the opportunity for an NRCHA produced premier event in the eastern portion of the United States presented itself, we felt that the timing was right.”
NRCHA Vice President Paul Bailey echoed Cushing’s sentiments.
“I believe reined cow horse enthusiasts in the eastern United States will be pleased and proud to see an NRCHA premier event make its home in their neck of the woods, and that having that caliber of competition will only generate greater exposure for NRCHA’s brand of competition that so many of us know and love,” said Bailey, who has been instrumental in producing the Murfreesboro show for many years.
In the coming weeks, more information will be available at NRCHA.com.