New Premiere Signature Class for the 2009 Reichert Celebration
The 2009 Reichert Celebration introduced a new class for this year, the Novice 3 Year Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Premiere Signature Class. The class, open to Non Pro Riders on Novice Horses who have earned less than $1,000, joins the other seven Premiere Signature Classes that have made The Reichert Celebration the hugely popular summer futurity show that it has become in its ten years. Bonus money will be paid to the highest placing Limited Non Pro Rider not in the Top Five.
This class has a new special meaning attached to it. We are proud to announce that the Ron Reichert Memorial Novice 3 Year Old Western Pleasure Premiere Signature Class will be presented by Gerri Leigh Pratt. Pratt came forward to sponsor the class, in memory of the patriarch of the Reichert Family and founder of the Celebration, who passed away April 16, 2009. “Ron was such a special person had so much to do with creating The Reichert Celebration,” said Pratt. “I think he needs to be remembered and this seemed like a nice way to do it. This was his favorite class and it’s a great class for the industry. This new class brings something fresh.”
Gerri Leigh Pratt is primarily known for her Halter World and Congress Champion Horses although she has a deep appreciation for the performance horses as well. She has been a support of The Reichert Celebration for many years, as an exhibitor, owner and sponsor.
The Ron Reichert Memorial Novice 3 Year Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Premiere Signature Class will be held Thursday, August 13 during The Reichert Celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pratt will be there to enjoy the class and personally congratulate the winner – “Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.”
The Reichert Celebration