April 13, 2023
KIMES RANCH JOINS NRCHA AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE WESTERN DERBY
Pilot Point – The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) welcomes Kimes Ranch as the newest title sponsor of the Western Derby. In addition to being the title sponsor, Kimes Ranch will be recognized as the Official Outerwear and Cap of the NRCHA.
The Kimes Ranch Western Derby will return to WestWorld of Scottsdale from May 31 through June 10 this year. The event will feature the limited-aged derby for 4- and 5-year-old horses who compete through the herd, rein, and cow work. Furthermore, the event will host the Holy Cow Performance Horses CD Survivor Open Bridle Spectacular with $25,000 in added money, along with a Run For A Million Cow Horse Challenge qualifier.
“The Kimes Ranch partnership with NRCHA is one rooted in our love for the cow horse and the entire NRCHA community. Our brand is based firmly in the tenets of family, hard work, and integrity-values that we know run deep through the cow horse industry,” said Amanda Kimes, founder and Vice President of Kimes Ranch. “All of us at Kimes Ranch are thrilled to be part of NRCHA during such an exciting time in the western industry. We look forward to hosting all the Kimes Ranch Western Derby competitors in our hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona in June.”
Kimes Ranch is a family-owned Western clothing brand located in Arizona. The brand was created in 2009 with the goal of developing a brand that was true to the Western roots that were current in the fashion world. Kimes Ranch has prioritized function and fit, making their classic jean a standout necessity for all cowboys and cowgirls.
“The NRCHA is very excited about our partnership with Kimes Ranch. They have been contributors to the cow horse industry and our membership for several years and we are thrilled to welcome them as the title sponsor of the Western Derby,” NRCHA Executive Director, Emily Konkel, said. “The Kimes brand remains true to the Western roots which are the same core values we have in the reined cow horse.”
For more information on the upcoming Kimes Ranch Western Derby, please visit nrcha.com/events/western-derby.
About the National Reined Cow Horse Association
Based in Pilot Point, Texas, the National Reined Cow Horse Association was formed in 1949 in California, with the goal of preserving and educating the public about the rich history of this traditional horsemanship. The NRCHA is responsible for promoting the sport and ensuring high standards of competition and continuing to work to keep the Vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry. The NRCHA also supports numerous affiliate clubs across the United States, Europe and abroad. These groups serve as the association’s backbone, holding many NRCHA-sanctioned competitions and events each year. For more information on these events and reined cow horse, visit nrcha.com.