Provided by NRBC – The National Reining Breeders Classic Non Pro preliminaries concluded Tuesday, April 16, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Coming in as the third-to-last draw, Kelle Smith and Surprizentheprincess took the lead of the round with a 222.5, besting the other 174 entries.
Smith and Surprizentheprincess, a 4-year-old mare by Jerry Lees Surprise out of Princess In Diamonds, earned $7,959 for the Non Pro preliminary win.
Rodion Cantacuzene and Bill Coburn both marked a 219 to tie for the high score of the Non Pro Levels 3 and 2 in the preliminary round. Rodion, who also topped the Non Pro Level 1, was riding MJ Roosters Gun, by Colonels Smoking Gun out of Gallo Del Blanco. Bill piloted Nics Little Bud, by Nic It In The Bud out of Chex Out The Cowgirl, and also had the high score of the Non Pro Prime Time.
The top 30 in the Non Pro Level 4 and the top 20 of the other four Non Pro divisions will compete in the clean-slate finals on Friday, April 19.
It took a 215 to make it back in the Non Pro Level 4 and 214.5 in the Non Pro Level 3. In the Non Pro Level 2, the magic number was a 214, and in the Non Pro Level 1, contestants needed a 210.5 or higher. Non Pro Prime Time competitors with a handicapped score of 214.5 also earned finals berths.
The NRBC continues Wednesday with the first set of Open Classic Preliminaries in the coliseum arena. Please visit www.nrbc.com for a complete schedule of events, as well as up-to-date results from the show.
East Arena Excellence
Limited Non Pro (1)
Tammy Scott and Skeets Nifty
Reserve Champion (tie)
Allen Stillwell and Memorable Moments
Wade Smith and AZ Stargazer
Jenanne Overgaard and Outstanding Promise
Intermediate Open (1)
Starzz In Hollywood and Patti Brownshadel
Texas Remedy and Jeff Buckley
Limited Open (1)
Sparklin Chic and Giada Camparsi
Hollywood Shootout and Cristiano Coelho
Rookie Professional (1)
Sparklin Chic and Giada Camparsi
Ms Montana Dun It and Nicole Schneider
For complete ancillary results from Tuesday, click here.
Don’t Miss the Markel Insurance Non Pro Finals Draw Party
Markel Insurance Company is the sponsor of the Non Pro Finals Draw Party tomorrow evening! The Draw Party is open to everyone, and all finalists must attend. The fun begins at 7:30pm upstairs in the Texas Children’s Hospital Arena Club overlooking the arena.
For more information on Markel Insurance, stop by the booth and talk to Frank Constantini or visit www.horseinsurance.com.
Bid High and Often – Silent Auction Benefits Rein In Cancer and America’s Horse Cares
Each year the NRBC Silent Auction has an assortment of fun and exciting items – and bidders feel good about their purchases because 100% of the proceeds benefit Rein In Cancer and America’s Horse Cares.
We’re still accepting donations – so if you have anything to donate, make sure to bring it by!
The Silent Auction will debut Wednesday evening at the Markel Draw Party, and will conclude Friday evening at the conclusion of the Non Pro Finals.
Don’t Forget to Enter the Ancillary Classes!
The deadline for late-entering the Novice Horse Open Level 1 & 2 (1) and the AQHA Junior and Senior Reining in the Tellepsen Arena, as well as the Warm-Up Class (2) and the Limited Open (2) and Rookie Professional (2) in the Wheless Arena is noon Wednesday. The late fee is $25, and you will be included in the draw.
Pard’s Welcome Party
Many thanks to Pard’s Western Shop for sponsoring the Welcome Party, which was hosted by Rita Reed Harris, PA.
For a complete schedule, visit www.nrbc.com, and become a fan of the NRBC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalreiningbreedersclassic.
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