From NRBC - The National Reining Breeders Classic Open preliminaries began Wednesday, April 17, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. At the end of the first day of competition, Jordan Larson leads the field of 209 entries – one of the largest in the event’s history.
Larson, of Whitesboro, Texas,teamed up Ref Black Mamba, a 4-year-old stallion owned by Rancho El Fortin. The National Reining Horse Association Million Dollar Rider and Ref Black Mamba, by Jacs Electric Spark out of Metermaid To Order, set the pace early with a 223.5.
Sitting at the top of the leaderboards of Open Levels 3 and 2 is Yonathon Baruch and High Roller Whiz, who marked a 222.5. High Roller Whiz is a 5-year-old stallion by West Coast Whiz outof Getting Smart, who is owned by Stoney Russell.
Ryan Rushing piloted LegendIn Texcess, a 5-year-old gelding, to a 219, taking the lead of the Open Level1. Legend In Texcess, by Custom Legend out of Jewels Lil Sparkle, is owned by Connie Lisette LeHocky.
In the Open Prime Time, Brent Loseke and Thischicsamistress have the high score with a 218.5. Thischicsamistress,a 5-year-old mare by Chocolate Chic Olena out of Shiners Mistress, is owned by thepartnership of Brummett/Brooksby.
The Open Preliminaries continue Thursday, and the finals will be held on Saturday, April 20.
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