2015 NRHA European Futurity: The Consolation and Ancillary Action in Kreuth

Anna Lisec & This Wimps So Fly win the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2
Bernard Fonck & What A Wave top the €5,000-added NRHA Open 5 & Up

BON_4110altaKreuth, April 22 – Provided by Simona Diale – The NRHA European Open Futurity and the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity Consolation opened the day in the Ostabayernhalle today in Kreuth.

The following horse-rider combinations will make it back to the Open Futurity finals which will be held on Saturday 25th:

Giovanni Masi De Vargas – Custom Miranda Level 4
Kelly Zweifel – Ladymaster Level 4
Morey Fisk – Quartermile Starwhiz Level 4
Douglas Allen – Legendary Chuka Level 3
Francesco Fabbri – Frizzys Blue Level 2-3
Tom Van Eyck – GP Great Revolution Level 2
Sharon Winko – BH Gunner Get Ya Level 1
Roberta Dubini – One More Whiz Girl Level 1

In the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity, the following earned a spot in the Friday night finals:

Neuherz Herbert – Revolution Reloaded Level 2-3
Sabine Schmid – Sailor Glo Level 1
Klaus Popp – SL Whiz N Tag Dunit Level 1-2-3
Ewald Rifeser – Smart And Walla Level 4
Manuel Bonzano – LC Shining Gun Level 4

The Arcese €850-added Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2
In a field of 44 riders, Anna Lisec of Austria riding This Wimps So Fly (Wimpys Little Step x Fly Flashy Jac) owned by Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel, took the lead after posting a 215. “He’s one of the best horses I had but I really had hard time riding him, first of all because he is a young horse and because he’s really sensitive. He remembers everything, but I really really like him,” said Anna following her ride aboard the 5-year-old gelding. “Today I’m really happy with him because the last time I was here it was for the Breeders final and that was the first show I rode him this year. Our next show will be the Italian Derby in Reggio. I want to thank of course my parents who buy such nice horses and give to me to show; to Sylvia Rezpka who helps me a lot, Cody Sapergia for preparing the horse and all the people in our barn, the grooms and all my friends.”

Sliding to second position in the final standings were Italian Ewald Rifeser riding Petra Burger’s Wimpys Lil Shiner (Wimpys Little Step x Sassy Shiner).

The €5,000-added NRHA Open 5 & Up
Closing the day was the €5,000-added NRHA Open 5 & Up which counted 25 entries.  Earning top honors after posting a 219 was NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck with What A Wave between the reins. The 7-year-old stallion by Tiday Wave Jac and out of What A Surprise (by Surprise Enterprise) who boasts $119,812 NRHA LTE was bred by Sam Ellis. With Craig Schmersal in the saddle, he slid to reserve honors at the 2014 NRHA Open World Championship Shootout and the 2014 National Reining Breeders Classic. “This is the first time I show this horse which we bought last year during the NRHA Futurity,” said Bernard following the awards presentation. “We still need to get to know each other but he’s a really good horse, he feels really honest and I am very happy for the owners, Steve Vannietvelt and Gina De Pauw as they have been our customers for a long time and are really good people to work for.”

German NRHA Professional Grischa Ludwig placed Lil Smokeing Gun (Smart Chic Olena x Playguns Smoking by Playgun) in second place two points behind the winners. The 2010 stallion was bred by Jim Babcock and, with Grischa, had earned the reserve championship last year at the 2014 NRHA European Derby. Lil Smokeing Gun has $10,624 NRHA LTE.

Starting the day on Thursday at 8 am CET will be the  €850-added NRHA Novice Horse Open Level 2 followed by the Town Talk and the Draw Party sponsored by Dreams & Prizes and by 23 Quarter Horses.

The Stallion Auction
Stallion owners around the globe have generously donated a breeding of their stallions to the 2015 NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction. Breed to the best by logging on to:
http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/19371/auctions/22406?reset_filter=1
The Auction will close on Saturday 25th  at 12 pm.

Livestream and live score
Follow the action live by logging on to the Livestream at http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livestream.html

For the live score:
http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livescore.html

For more information, up-to-date results and a schedule of tomorrow’s action, visit www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

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2015 NRHA European Futurity: Ancillary Action

April 19-25, Kreuth – Germany

Kreuth, April 21, 2015, Provided by Simona Diale – Following the qualifying go-round of the NRHA Open European Futurity and the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity, NRHA ancillary action hit the stage in Kreuth.

Opening the day was the €3,500-added NRHA Intermediate Open.  With a 217.5, Markus Schopfer won the class riding his Jokin Whiz, a stallion by Who Whiz It and out of Jokin Peppy (by Hangten Peppy). “I purchased this horse at the end of last year and showed him for the first time in the NRHA Rome Shoot In in January,” said the Italian trainer. “I really like him and I look forward to showing him in the Open on Friday.

Second place honors in this class went to Terry Schultz of Switzerland aboard his Don With Chrome (Don Quintana x Great Mega Pine x Chrome Plated Pine). The duo closed their run with a 213.5.

Earning top honors in the €450-added NRHA Limited Open was Lukas Czechowich. The Polish rider closed his run with a 212.5 with Tejano Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x La Tigra Tejana), a 6-year-old gelding owned by Katarzyna Roleska, between the reins. Fellow countryman, Bogdan Czarnik, posted a 208.5 riding the 8-year-old stallion, Final Smoking Gun (The Big Gun x Jesters Final Chex), for owner Bartosz Kotowicz.

The €2,500-added Arcese Intermediate Non Pro counted 28 entries and was run class-in-class with the €450-added Arcese Limited Non Pro which counted 45.

With a score of 214.5, Royal Big Step BB (Wimpys Little Step x Little Royal BH), a 6-year-old gelding owned and shown by Dutch Suzanne Scharroo, took the lead in both classes. “I’m really happy with the way my horse went today. He’s a great horse that I bought from the Baeck’s and I cannot wait to show him again at the Italian Derby,” said Susanne about her mount who has close to $17,000 LTE.

Half a point behind, German Ulrike Frey, riding Dreams and Prizes (Magnum Chic Dream x Freckles Prize), a 9-year-old stallion that boasts over $42,000 in NRHA LTE. Ulrike and Manfred Frey are keep supporters of the NRHA European Futurity and have been sponsoring the event since its inception. “My horse is as usual fantastic and I would like to thank Vern (Sapergia) and Sylvia (Rzepka) for their work on him,” said. Ulrike.

Starting the day on Wednesday at 8 am CET will be the Open Futurity and KL Performance Horses Non Pro Consolation followed by Arcese €850-added Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 and the €5,000-added Open 5 & Up.

The Stallion Auction
Stallion owners around the globe have generously donated a breeding of their stallions to the 2015 NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction. Breed to the best by logging on to:
http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/19371/auctions/22406?reset_filter=1

Livestream and live score
Follow the action live by logging on to the Livestream at http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livestream.html

For the live score:
http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livescore.html

For more information, to watch the live action and see runs scored in real time, visit www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

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2014 NRHA Professionals of the Year Announced

Oklahoma City, Okla., April 21, 2015 - What is an NRHA Professional? Is it a trainer who competes in Reining or is it something more? The NRHA prides itself in promoting a sport where family and fun are just as important as the competition itself.

Being an NRHA Professional is more than just signing up. It’s encompassing the ideals of NRHA and setting the standard for the industry. There are a few who particularly stood out in 2014 and for their efforts, they are being recognized as Professionals of the Year.

NRHA Professional of the Year

Sebastian Petroll of Whitesboro, Texas, has been said to “have a gift for coaching.” Petroll, an NRHA and AQHA Judge as well, has been active in sharing his knowledge through coaching, clinics, and lessons with clients. He actively participates in clinics in Germany along with coaching up and coming trainers in the industry.

Petroll actively participates in NRHA programs like the Buy A Pro program, which is an online auction where buyers have a chance to ride with NRHA Professionals one-on-one. NRHA Professionals donate two training sessions per package to be auctioned off with all of the proceeds benefitting the NRHyA to help provide scholarships and opportunities for young reiners.

An NRHA Professional since 2003, Petroll has earned more than $174,000 in NRHA competition. Not only has he made the finals at every major NRHA competition but he has also had Non Pro clients consistently make it to the finals and win numerous awards under his guidance.

NRHA Horsewoman of the Year

Tanya Jenkins, a resident of Temecula, Calif., has been an NRHA member since 1996 and throughout her time being involved with the association has earned more than $443,000 in lifetime earnings.

But more important than her winnings total is her dedication to her clients and their success. Focusing on how she sets up her Non Pro and youth clients with their mounts is a key part of her program. Jenkins makes sure they use the best equipment and understand how to effectively and efficiently communicate with their horse.

Jenkins has been an NRHA Professional since 2004 and along with her own impressive list of accomplishments in the show arena; she sets up her clients to be in the winner’s circle just as much in both local and major competitions.

NRHA Non Pro Coach of the Year

Shane Brown of Shane Brown Performance Horses, where family is one of the main ingredients to success, is based in Elbert, Colo. His “desire to teach outshines his desire to win,” which is evident in his character both in and out of the arena.

Brown, an NRHA member since 1989, has quite the competition resume winning close to $306,000 in lifetime earnings. He has also been heavily active in various aspects of NRHA both on a local and national level by volunteering his time on and/or leading committees, all with the goal of improving the association as a whole in every aspect.

Because of his drive, Brown has been in finals at major events numerous times and was an USEF International Team alternate.

NRHA Youth Coach of the Year

Well known in the industry as a man of family and faith, it’s no surprise to see NRHA Professional Casey Deary’s name next to the title of Youth Coach of the Year. He’s described as “a great model for our youth riders.”

Based in Weatherford, Texas, the long time cowboy has excelled in both the show pen and in teaching on a national and international level. Deary travels across the world to share his knowledge of Reining.

In 2014, along with his own personal major accomplishments, he also coached the Youth 14-18 World Champion Savannah Grace Ostner and Mr Crometastic of Memphis, Tenn.

An NRHA member since 1996, Deary has earned more than $826,000 throughout his show career so far. He rode Americasnextgunmodel to a 2012 NRHA Futurity Champion title.

Up and Coming Professional of the Year

Fairly new to the reining community and making quite the splash is Jordan “Kole” Price, and for that he has been named the Up and Coming Professional of the Year, a well-earned title. Price, an Illinois native and Texas resident has been making his presence known with his most recent major accomplishment at the 2014 NRHA Futurity.

The 25-year-old trainer rode FM Shine N Tag Chex then owned by Tricia Jaeger, an old friend of Price’s, to a L1 Open Championship title along with a Reserve Champion title in the L2 and L3 Open divisions bringing home his biggest NRHA paycheck yet at more than $41,000 in earnings.

For more information about the NRHA Professionals program, or to find a Professional to help with training or lessons, visit nrha.com/professionals.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

Media Contact:
Todd Branson
Sr. Director of Marketing
National Reining Horse Association
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(405) 946-7400

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NRHA European Futurity: Open & Non Pro Futurity Finalists Are Determined

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Cody Sapergia and Made In Walla top the Open qualifier!

Provided by Simona Diale, Kreuth, Germany, April 20, 2015 – Topping the qualifying go round of the NRHA European Open Futurity was NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Cody Sapergia, riding Made In Walla for owners Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel.

The Canadian rider based in Austria closed his performance with a 222 to win the go-round. “My horse has matured a lot over this past winter and was really good for me today,” said the past NRHA Open World Champion about the talented gelding European nominated by Ambrosini Quarter Horses.

The second highest score in the €92,000-added Level 4 division is past NRHA Open World Champion Ann Fonck riding Roses For Einstein (Einsteins Revolution x Roses Champagne), nominated by Nicole Keesen and owned by 23 Quarter Horses Az. Agricola S.S. In the first day of competition, the duo posted a 218.5.

Winning the €40,905.66 Level 3 division and the € 23,374.66-added Level 2 division was Jurgen Pouls of The Netherlands riding Mauro Straubel’s Hollywoods Hope TB (Dun It For You x Brennas Hollywood). The stallion was European Nominated by Irmgrad Brendgens.

Stephan Rohde of Germany, riding Nicos Custom Gunner (Gunner x Nics Custom) for Isabeau Rieman, posted a 214.5 to lead the qualifying go-round of the € 11,687.33-added Level 1 division. The pretty mare was North American Nominated by Frank Millstid and European Optioned by Stephan Rohde.

The KL Performance Non Pro European Futurity

The qualifying go-round of the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity lit the stage in Kreuth today. Two young European ladies tied to win the €36,000-added Level 4 division:  Gina Mario riding CS Eye Catching Gun, a gelding by My Royal Gun and out of Jessie Wright On (nominated by Corinna Schumacher) owned by XCS Ranch LLC, along with SL Wild Spook (Smart Spook x Wild Sister) ridden and owned by Fabienne Sutter and European Nominated by Sandra Linnig-Fohl. Fabienne also topped the €17,531-added Level and the €10,017.71-added Level 2.
The highest score posted in the  €5,008.86-added Level 1 was a 209.5 scored by Whizberry Pie, a mare by Topsail Whiz and out of Smokes Berry Pie, owned and ridden by Mariam Lienweber and nominated by Vision Quest Reiners, LLC.

Consolation
Both the Open and the Non Pro Futurity riders will have a chance to earn a spot  in the finals on Wednesday through the Consolation.

Starting the day on Tuesday at 8 am CET will be the €450-added Limited Open followed by the €3,500-added Arcese Intermediate Non Pro and the €2,500-added Arcese Intermediate Non Pro.

The Stallion Auction
Stallion owners around the globe have generously donated a breeding of their stallions to the 2015 NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction. Breed to the best by logging on to:
http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/19371/auctions/22406?reset_filter=1

Livestream and live score
Follow the action live by logging on to the Livestream at http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livestream.html

For the live score:

http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livescore.html

For more information, to watch the live action and see runs scored in real time, visit www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

Photo courtesy Andrea Bonaga

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The 2015 National Reining Horse Association European Open Futurity Has an Excellent Start

Ann Fonck and Roses For Einstein lead the first section of the Open Futurity go-round opening day of the 2015 National Reining Horse Association European Futurity.

Kreuth, Germany, April 19, 2015 – The first section of the qualifying go-round of the 2015 NRHA European Open Futurity counted 44 horse-rider combinations. Marking the highest score of the day (218.5) in the €92,000-added Level 4 division, was past NRHA Open World Champion Ann Fonck riding Roses For Einstein (Einsteins Revolution x Roses Champagne) for owner 23 Quarter Horses Az. Agricola S.S. The pair had claimed reserve honors at the NRHA European Open L 4 Pre Futurity and were finalists at the IRHA/NRHA Open L 4 Futurity. The stunning mare by Einsteins Revolution and out of Roses Champagne has more than $11,000 LTE.

Daniel Klein of Germany lead the €40,905.66 Level 3 division. The German rider posted a 213 aboard Heike Finkhaus’s Enterprising Spook, a mare by Smart Spook and out of King Rip Enterprise.

Leading the € 23,374.66-added Level 2 division, after scoring a 211.5, are Italian riders Mirko Midili riding Claudio Risso’s RS Tigershark Jack (RS Oregon N Jack x Foxy Roan Doll) and Manuel Cortesi riding Silvia Bologini’s PC Cristi Master (Master Snapper x Doc Bar Christy). In the € 11,687.33-added Level 1 division, Bogdan Czarnik of Poland riding Guns At Nite (Gunners Special Nite x Jackie Be Ruf) for owner Nagiec Arkadiusz posted a 210.5 to lead the first section of the qualifying go-round.

Set your calendar now to visit nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com and watch Monday’s action starting at 8 a.m. CET.  Monday will be the second section of the Open Futurity go-round followed by the qualifying go of the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity.

The Stallion Auction

Stallion owners around the globe have generously donated a breeding of their stallions to the 2015 NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction. Breed to the best by logging on to:

http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/19371/auctions/22406?reset_filter=1

Livestream and live score

Follow the action live by logging on to the Livestream at http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livestream.html

For the live score:

http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livescore.html

For more information, live scoring and results of the action already in the books, visit nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

Photo courtesy Andrea Bonaga

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2015 NRHA European Futurity – Waiting for the go-round!

2015 NRHA European Futurity
19-25 April, Kreuth, Germany

Kreuth, April 18 – Provided by Simona Diale – The first section of the qualifying go-round of the 2015 NRHA European Open Futurity will start on Sunday, April 19 at 12 pm CET.   Riders representing 15 countries will be showing in the €92,000-added Level 4 division, in the €35,390.12-added or more Level 3 division, in the € 20,222.92-added or more Level 2 division and in the € 10,111.46-added or more Level 1 division.

Thanks to the highly successful NRHA European Nomination Program, the added money in the Level 1, 2 and 3 divisions of the 2015 NRHA European Open Futurity and of the KL Performance Non Pro Futurity increased dramatically.

NRHA Show Steward School

As NRHA professionals are getting ready to show in the prestigious European event, the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) Show Steward School was hosted at the Osbayernhalle in Kreuth, Germany, today. Hosting the school was Karen McCuistion, chair of the NRHA Stewards Committee: “This was a really good group and a very interesting school,” she said about the eight applicants that took part. A NRHA European Programs Advisor assisted McCuistion.

The Futurity

The NRHA European Open Futurity and the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity is open to 4-year-old horses enrolled in the NRHA European Nomination Program. The second section of the Open will be held on Monday and will be followed by the first section of KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity.

A full slate of NRHA approved classes will also be offered during the show including the €10,000-added Open and the €5,000-added Arcese Non Pro.

The Stallion Auction

Stallion owners around the globe have generously donated a breeding of their stallions to the 2015 NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction. Breed to the best by logging on to:

http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/19371/auctions/22406?reset_filter=1

Livestream and live score

Follow the action live by logging on to the Livestream at http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livestream.html

For the live score:

http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/euro-futurity-2015/livescore-livestream/livescore.html

For more information, visit: http://www.euro-reining-challenge.com/en/show-news/index.html

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Kentucky Reining Cup Adds $15,000 to NRHA Classes

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Provided by Kentucky Reining Cup, April 13, 2015 - For the first time, the prestigious Kentucky Reining Cup has added high-dollar NRHA classes to its schedule of events offering riders of all types the chance to compete at the Rolex weekend in Lexington, Kentucky; truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“We are very excited to partner with NRHA and add $15,000 to NRHA approved classes to this year’s Kentucky Rening Cup. This year, we are adding $10,000 to the Spooks Gotta Whiz Open and $5,000 to the Baby Spooks Added Non Pro NRHA events,” said Brad Ettleman, Kentucky Reining Cup Show Manager.

Both classes will be held concurrent with the FEI class on Friday evening and will be broadcast to upwards of 2 million viewers.

For more information, email Brad@HPowerInc.com or get the prize list and entry information now!

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

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NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction Details

Provided by Simona Diale – That time of the year is back! The much awaited for NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction is back! It officially opens on Wednesday, April 14th at 2 p.m. CET.

European Futurity Stallion Auction LogoA huge success in the first two editions, once again the reining world’s best stallion owners have generously donated a breeding to the NRHA European Stallion Auction. The money collected will go straight to the pot (50% – 50%) in both the NRHA European Futurity and the NRHA European Derby.

GO TO THE AUCTION!

Don’t miss the opportunity to breed your mares to the best!

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Latest News from the National Reining Breeders Classic

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April 19 – Fappani Wins NRBC Open Championship with SG Frozen Enterprize
The 18th edition of the National Reining Breeders Classic Open finals ended in an exciting run-off for the title. Sam Schaffhauser and Gunners Tinseltown, by Colonels Smoking Gun out of former NRBC Champion Miss Tinseltown, led the finals until the second-to-last set with a 227.Andrea and SG Frozen Enterprise 2015 NRBC

Then Casey Deary and ARC Gunna Sparkya lit up the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Coliseum, taking the lead by a half-point. He retained sole possession of the lead for only one horse, and then two-time NRBC Champion Andrea Fappani and SG Frozen Enterprize, owned by Silver Spurs Equine, tied his score.

Rules dictate that if one rider desires to run-off for the title, they must. Fappani, who won his first NRBC title and his first NRHA Futurity Championship with run-offs, knew what he’d pick. “Unless I have a horse that I feel is running out of air or that I think it isn’t safe for either horse to run, I will run it off. I just don’t do co-championships – It’s not in my blood. I always run-off, and it paid off tonight,” he said.

Only a half-point separated the run-off scores, and the Scottsdale, Arizona trainer left Katy with his third NRBC Open Championship. The title came with the big check made out for $75,000.

SG Frozen Enterprise has a different story than many horses competing at the NRBC. The stallion, by Frozen Sailor out of RS Rose SJ, is Italian born and bred. As a 3-year-old he won the Italian Futurity, and caught Fappani’s attention. “He is a third or fourth generation Italian horse, and I looked at him as a stallion to bring to the states and be an outcross. I convinced his owner at the time, Marco Franchini, to send him over here. It took quite a bit of money because the horse wasn’t enrolled in the NRHA or the NRBC, so he invested a lot in the horse and sent him over here,” Fappani recalled. After a few months the horse sold to Silver Spurs as a stallion prospect.

Fappani typically only shows horses he’s had since their 2-year-old year, but he made an exception for SG Frozen Enterprize. “He’s been a special horse from the beginning. It took some serious work to get together. This horse was trained different than what I’m used to and it took about a year to really get together.”

When the pair won the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship in the Junior Reining, Fappani knew that they had clicked. “I had gotten so frustrated because he was always scoring between a 222 and a 225, and I knew he was a horse that could mark more than that. When we won that I knew there was no confusion between us anymore, and he’s been solid ever since,” he said. “I had a feeling he was going to be good. Now that I know him and he knows me we’re going to be a good team.”

While Deary admitted he wouldn’t have voted to run-off for the title, he commended Fappani for his decision. “My horse is four and I knew Andrea’s horse is older and so broke and Andrea is a great showman. He could probably have come in here again and his horse would do that same strong run, so he made the right call – he’s the master of it.”

Deary’s horse, by Gunnatrashya out of Sailing Spark, is owned by Rabboni Reining Horses, and won $51,000 for the reserve title. “Mr. Arcese raised him, and I got him the first part of his 3-year-old year. He’s been just a dream to ride. He wants no trouble and is the quietest stallion to be around – you’d think he was a gelding because he has such an incredible brain,” he said.

While the win would have come with even more prizes and money, Deary noted he wasn’t disappointed. “There is no way I could be upset with how it turned out. To have two four-year-olds in the finals like I did, and to have them both step up and play with these guys means that disappointment is not even in the picture.” He added, “I couldn’t be prouder of either of them. They’re both incredible horses and both have two years of eligibility left!”

Deary’s other entry, Magnum Starlights (Magnum Chic Dream x Starlights Sugarwhiz) owned by Antler Ridge Ranch, won the preliminary round. He returned in the finals and finished in a 3-way tie for fifth place, earning $20,000 and pushing Magnum Chic Dream exceptionally to the $3 million sire mark.

Open Level 3 and 2
Taking the Championship of Open Levels 2 and 3, and finishing eighth in the Level 4 was Joao Felipe Lacerda and Gunner Dun It Again, by Colonels Smoking Gun out of Dun Its Deja Vu. All total, the win netted a check for $50,090.

Gunner Dun It Again was recently flown to Texas from Brazil. Owner Paulo Tripolani promised Lacerda that if he and Gunner Dun It Again won the Brazilian Futurity, the two could travel to the NRHA futurity in December. “He actually got hurt and wasn’t able to show at the futurity, but then he won the Super Stakes in Brazil last November,” noted Andre Tripoloni, Paolo’s son. “That was his first show, and this was the second. We are very proud.”

Lacerda noted that winning at the NRBC was exciting. “To come from Brazil and bring the horse here is a dream come true. We had a mistake in the first stop, but then we had a lot of fun,” he said.

Tripoloni added that, as of now, the plan is for the stallion and Lacerda to stay in the States for one to two more years. “We hope he can compete at more derbies and more NRBCs, and then we will see,” he said.

Trevor Dare and Sugar Pop Step Ahead took Reserve honors in both levels with a 221.5, winning more than $19,830 for owner Thiago Boechat. That score also tied for twelfth place in the Level 4, garnering an additional $12,587. Sugar Pop Step Ahead is by Wimpys Little Step out of Sugar Pop Gun.

Open Level 1
It was her first time to compete at the NRBC, and the first time to show Wimpys Wrangler AC, so winning the Level 1 Open Championship was a major victory for Marie Kleiner. Kleiner, who works for Xtra Quarter Horses of Purcell, Oklahoma, rode Wimpys Wrangler AC, by Wimpys Little Step out of Wranglers Gay Bar, to a 218, winning $3,249 for owner Courtney Battison.

“It felt really awesome to win here,” Kleiner said. “I love the NRBC!”

The finals pattern was a perfect set up for the stallion. “I was really excited to get to run in. He’s a big stopper so I was happy to get to do that. He stopped really big and backed up fine. I asked him to turn and he was a little fidgety in the middle, which scared me just a little. He circled really well and when we got to our stops he finished strong and was really fun,” she recalled.

Wimpys Wrangler AC is the first reining horse for owner Courtney Battison, who’s well known in the hunter under saddle industry. “She wants to get into reining, and this is her first reining horse – she actually just bought him three weeks ago. She was able to be here and was very excited, too,” Kleiner said. “This is an incredible horse and he is really fun.”

The Level 1 Champion received a custom saddle from Kyle Tack, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, a WonPad, a Whisper Bit from M3 Products, a champion ball cap from Just Stitch It, a $50 gift Certificate to Thomas Moore Feed, and signature NRBC crystal.

Riding Chiquitas Valentine for Dell and Terri Hendricks, Colin Fitzpatrick won the Level 1 Reserve Championship with a 217, earning $1,977. Chiquitas Valentine is by Starlights Wrangler out of Spanish Dun It.

Winning the high-scoring APHA buckle for the Open Level 1 was Gun Whiz It (Colonels Smokin Gun x Roll Whiz It) and rider Becky Sorrell. Gun Whiz It is owned by Stephanie Nelson.

Prime Time
Topping the Open Prime Time was Duane Latimer, who piloted Da Vintage to a handicapped score of 222.5. The win netted a check for $1,950, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, a champion ball cap from Just Stitch It, a WonPad, a $50 gift certificate from Thomas Moore Feed, and the WorldWideSlide.com custom bicycle. The pair also placed third in the Level 3, garnering an additional $10,692 for owner Harper Conner of Dallas, Texas.

Da Vintage, by A Sparkling Vintage out of Cowboys Belle Bar, was shown as a 3-year-old by a couple different people, before taking a break from showing during 2014. “This is really his first time to show since his 3-year-old year. It’s the first time I showed him for real,” Latimer, a former NRBC Champion who surpassed $2 million in lifetime earnings at the 2014 event, explained. “He was good here. He wasn’t perfect in the preliminary round, but he was really good in the finals and I am very happy with him.”

Latimer has ridden just a couple horses for the Conner family. “They’re customers of Tom McCutcheon, and I work for Tom. I got this horse and rode him a little bit last fall and got along with him, so we all decided that I’d ride him here – especially since I am eligible for the Level 3 and Prime Time.”

There was a three-way tie for third place in the Prime Time between another Duane Latimer entry, Debbie Brown, and Casey Hinton. Each marked a 220 and received a check for $1,150. Latimer rode Taking A Rest (Smart Spook x Plenty Of Rest) for Wagman Ranch Inc. Debbie Brown rode Belle Starr Dun It (Hollywood Dun It x Chic Olena Starbuck) for Turnabout Farm Inc., and Hinton rode Ruf Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Lil Chic Peppy), a horse he owns with his wife Kathy.

For complete results, click  here.

April 17 – Non Pro Champions Crowned at NRBC
The first Champions of the 2015 National Reining Breeders Classic were crowned Friday, April 17, when the Non Pros battled it out for top honors in the Great Southwest Equestrian Center’s Coliseum Arena.

This year was the largest Non Pro in NRBC history, and the combined preliminary and finals payout of $269,473 proved that.

Non Pro Level 4Sarah Locker nrbc 2015
Taking top honors and the $30,000 check was Sarah Locker who rode Heavy Duty Chex to earn a score of 220. “I don’t think there are any words to explain how excited I am. First of all that’s the first time that I’ve marked a 220, so that’s a really big deal, but then to win something like this is unbelievable.”

Locker made her NRBC debut in 2014, but her entry was a little sore before she showed. Although the possibility of her horse getting sore was at the back of her mind, she hoped she’d have better luck. “I’d say better luck is definitely what we had today,” she shared following the awards ceremony.

Locker’s family raised Heavy Duty Chex, by their stallion Nu Chex To Cash and out of the good mare Rondas Tio. “Nu Chex To Cash is sterile now; there won’t be many more babies to compete so it’s really special that I have him. We still have his mother and she’s in her 20s now. She has her own stall in the barn and is very special too,” Locker said. “It’s special when you win a big event but it means so much more when you’ve raised them. This horse and I have been together from the beginning.”

Locker showed the 4-year-old at the National Reining Horse Association Futurity last December, placing seventh in the Non Pro Level 4. “This was our first big show of the year so it was a heck of a way to kick it off. He just keeps getting better and better for me so I’m excited to see how the rest of the year unfolds.”

Locker and Heavy Duty Chex finished third in the preliminary round, and she noted that the horse’s talent put even more pressure on her. “I was so nervous before I went into the pen. I’ve been like that ever since I was a little kid – I’d get so nervous I’d almost cry. I knew that I was on a great horse and I think that made it harder, because as a rider you want to show everything that the horse has and his ability, so you want to do the best job by them. I was nervous about doing that but I think I did ok!” she said with a smile.

Locker thanked her family members, who unfortunately weren’t able to attend the show. “My brother was here for the preliminaries but had to leave for another horse show because he’s a trainer, too. My sister is on her way down now. My parents had to collect studs today and they were taking breaks in between breeding and checking mares so they could watch me. I definitely thank my family because they’re a huge support system for me. I also thank the company I work for, Santa Cruz Animal Health, for letting me be here and set up a booth for them and have a good week here at the show.”

She noted that she also receives a lot of support from her horse show family. “Casey Deary and his whole crew – it’s an amazing family and group to be part of. Thank you to all my friends and everyone for cheering for me. The horse show family is so huge so you never run out of people to thank and be appreciative of having in your life.”

So how does Locker feel about the NRBC? “It’s such a cool place. I didn’t get to experience a lot of it last year, but it is a great facility and the staff is great. Being here as a sponsor, vendor, and exhibitor I’ve gotten to experience all the different parts of this show and it’s just incredible. You get treated so great and everyone involved with putting on the show does such a great job.” She added, “Even with all the crazy weather we’ve had there have been plenty of places to ride and warm up so you’re prepared to show – regardless of what the weather is doing. It’s a very well-run event, for sure.”

There was a three-way tie for the Non Pro Level 4 Reserve Championship between Cade McCutcheon, Kelle Smith, and Josh Hattig. Each rode a horse by Colonels Smoking Gun, marked a 219.5, and took home checks for $14,650. McCutcheon was riding Custom Made Gun, out of Custom Made Dunit, owned by McQuay Stables, while Smith rode her horse, Dunit The Gunner Way, out of Dun It The Hard Way.

Non Pro Level 3

Former NRBC Non Pro Champion Josh Hattig rounded out the three-way tie on Gunners Snappy Chic. Eligible for the Level 3, Hattig took sole possession of that title, winning an additional $9,745. “I can’t lie, I wish I would have won the Level 4, but this is a great horse and I am blessed to be able to do this. I thank God – he’s number one because this is just a luxury that we get to do. I thank my dad, mom, wife, her parents, and Yonathon Baruch who has helped get the mare ready the last six weeks,” he said.

During the award ceremony, Hattig received a custom saddle from Kyle Tack, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, a champion ball cap from Just Stitch It, a Whisper Bit from M3 Products, a WonPad from WonPad, a $100 gift certificate from San Juan Ranch & Santa Cruz Biotechnology, and a $50 Thomas Moore Feed gift certificate.

Hattig recounted his finals run, noting that while the mare stopped big on the first maneuver, she caught her front right in the stop. “She caught it just a tiny bit, which is why she fell forward. I think that made her not want to step really hard turning, so she didn’t turn quite as hard as she can,” he said. “I haven’t shown a really good horse in the last three years so I was a little bit rusty in some of my guiding but she circled really good and changed great. She got set in her large fast a little to the right. I wanted to go a little more but that’s what she had to give today because I think it’s about 94% humidity.”

Hattig’s family raised Gunners Snappy Chic, and her dam, Chics Miss Snap, won the NRBC Non Pro Mare Award and placed fourth in the Non Pro in 2008. “That mare has had three or four babies that have been good. This one was really great in the go-rounds at the Futurity, but hurt her right rear before the finals. I knew she’d be ready to roll. We sent her to Yonathon six weeks ago to get tuned up and acclimated. She has a huge, huge heart and is a huge stopper. She’s a really big turner and she’s become really good at circling. It seems like every day of every week she’s a little bit better and a little bit better, so I think she’ll just continue to improve,” he said.

Non Pro Level 2 & 1

The NRBC was Chandler Winard’s second Derby, and it was the first time for the 16-year-old to compete at the show, ever. However, she made the finals for Non Pro Levels 1-4, finished as the Champion of Levels 1 and 2, Reserve Champion in Level 3, and tied for fifth in the Level 4. All total, she’s taking $22,123 back to Scottsdale, Arizona.

She and her horse, Tags Golden Star, marked a 219 in the finals, having marked a 217 in the preliminary round. “I felt a lot of pressure but I just told myself it was just another show and I didn’t get too nervous. He was really good in the preliminary round and I just wanted to do the same thing in the finals – but he did even more for me,” she said.

Winard’s family purchased Tags Golden Star, by Whiz N Tag Chex out of Boogies Smart Star, in September of 2014 at the High Roller Reining Classic. “I got to ride him a couple times in April and loved him and I never gave up on having him. I tried a lot of other horses but we bought him,” she said.

With eyes now focused on the NRHA Derby, the victory at the NRBC has given the high school sophomore another shot of confidence. “I’m really excited about it now,” she said.

Winnard won a custom saddle from Continental Saddlery, a custom saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, $100 in gift certificates from Thomas Moore Feed, champion ball caps from Just Stitch It, two Whisper Bits from M3 products, two WonPads from WonPad, and gifts and prizes from the NRBC including the signature crystal trophies.

She thanked her parents for buying Tags Golden Star. “They always support me. I also thank my trainer Dan Huss for always making sure we’re ready. Daniel Schloemer also deserves thanks for helping me with my horses, and all the people who have supported me through my whole horse career.”

Non Pro Prime Time

Harper Conner and Julie Ridgeway tied for the Reserve Championship of the Non Pro Level 2. Both entries also placed in Levels 3 and 4, earning a total of $13,071. Conner rode Vintage Glamour, by A Sparkling Vintage out of Starjac Miss, while Ridgeway rode Nu Pops, by Nu Chex To Cash out of Sugar Pop Gun 1998.

Ridgeway and Nu Pops also won the Reserve title in the Non Pro Level 1 and the Championship of the Non Pro Prime Time, collecting an additional $2,659. “I’m so very excited. This horse is fabulous. I was very lucky and fortunate because I have this great horse who did everything I asked of him – I was just along for the ride,” she said. “Last year was my first year to show here in the Derby. It’s my favorite show of the year. I think the best horses and riders are here at the NRBC and I feel grateful to be a participant and to have done well.”

Ridgeway noted, “I am very thankful to Matt Armenta and Ricky Nicolazzi for helping get my horse prepared for this event. I also thank Todd Sommers because he started this horse and I am thankful to him as well.”

Along with some big money, Ridgeway won a Gist Silversmiths buckle, a champion ball cap from Just Stitch It, a WonPad from WonPad, a $50 gift certificate from Thomas Moore Feed, and signature crystal and prizes from the NRBC.

Michael Garnett and Blo Gun finished as the Prime Time Reserve Champions with a score of 218.5, collecting $1,001. Blo Gun is by Colonels Smoking Gun out of The Hot Jewel.

Special Awards for Paints at the NRBC

The American Paint Horse Association presents beautiful trophy buckles to the high-scoring registered paint in Non Pro Levels 1-5. Mandy McCutcheon won the Level 4 buckle on Taris Lil Gunner. Julie Ridgeway won the buckle for Non Pro Levels 1-3 on Nu Pops. APHA Director of Business Development Kalyn Sanders was on hand to present the awards.

The Finals action continues Saturday with the Open divisions. The first section will begin at 11am, and the Open Level 4 finalists will compete at 5pm.

For complete results, click  here.

 

Andrea Fappani and Custom Spook Win NRBC Open Classic Challenge/$25k NRHA Open

An exciting Friday evening at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, concluded with the National Reining Breeders Classic Open Classic Challenge, run concurrently with the $25,000 Added National Reining Horse Association Open.

The call of big money was what made the decision for Andrea Fappani and owner Pat Warren to enter 9-year-old stallion Custom Spook in both classes. “For this year this was one of the opens with more added money. He’s fresh – he hasn’t been shown for the past few months – so Pat and I decided this would be a good place to take him,” Fappani said.

He added that the Coliseum arena suits the horse’s style. “He’s a fast horse that likes to circle in big arenas and this is probably the best arena for that, so we decided this was the place to go and it turned out to be good.”

With a score of 224, the pair won both classes. The earnings totaled $15,909, and prizes included a signature NRBC crystal.

Fappani and Custom Spook (Smart Spook x Custom Spinderella) have a long history together, having won more than $100,000 before he handed the reins over to Warren. “I showed him pretty hard as a 3 and 4-year-old and then he was sold to Pat to be a Non Pro horse. We’ve been sharing him the last three years.

“He’s been a good horse for Pat and I’m lucky to get to show him a few times a year at the Opens and seven-and-up classes.”

Fappani also won the Reserve Championship in the Classic Challenge on Nics Little Bud, owned by Bill Coburn of Sherman Oaks, California. Nics Little Bud, by Nic It In The Bud out of Chex Out The Cowgirl, also placed third in the NRHA Open, winning a total of $10,410.

Jordan Larson and Legacy In Lights won the Reserve Championship of the NRHA Open, earning a check for $6,085. Legacy In Lights, owned by Bearden Equine Investments, is by Hit The Lights and out of Doc Berry Miss.

April 16 – 2015 NRBC Open Finalists Decided
The field of 190 Open Level 4 riders at the 2015 National Reining Breeders Classic was cut to the top 33 following the second section of preliminary competition that came to a close Thursday evening.

The NRBC pays big money in the preliminary round, and Casey Deary of Weatherford, Texas, piloted Magnum Starlights to the high score – a 224.5. The NRBC is known for big purses that are distributed at the event. That meant that during the Cardinal Reining Horses Open Draw Party, Deary and owners Antler Ridge Ranch were presented with a check for $14,221!

Magnum Starlights, by Magnum Chic Dream out of Starlights Sugarwhiz, is a 4-year-old stallion. He already has an impressive resume, including an Open win at the High Roller Reining Classic Futurity in 2014. His sire, NRHA $2 million sire Magnum Chic Dream, earned million dollar sire status at the 2010 show. With approximately $90,000 left to reach the $3 million mark (before any money earned at the NRBC is factored in), it is likely that he will surpass that milestone at this event.

Former NRBC Champion Tom McCutcheon finished second in the preliminary round on Turnabout Farm Inc.’s 5-year-old gelding The Wizster with a 222.5, good for $9,424. The Wizster is by Gallo Del Cielo out of Miss Whizard Jac.

Rounding out the top three of the Open Level 4 and topping the Open Levels 3 and 2 is Joao Felipe Lacerda and Gunner Dun It Again with a 221.5. Owned by Paulo Tripoloni, Gunner Dun It Again is by Colonels Smoking Gun out of Dun Its Déjà vu. The 4-year-old stallion was flown in from Brazil to compete in Katy at the NRBC, and between the three levels of eligibility has won $12,355.

Chexmart, ridden by Saar Ben Hamo for owner Connie Jordan, topped the Level 1 Open preliminary round with a 215.5, earning $1,121. Chexmart, by Smart Like Juice out of Peppy Tuff Chex, will also compete in the finals for Open Levels 3 and 2.

Riding Taking A Rest for Wagman Ranch Inc., Duane Latimer took top honors in the Prime Time division with a score of 220, worth $650. Taking A Rest is by Smart Spook out of Plenty Of Rest.

A 218 was the magical number Level 4 for finals hopefuls, and Intermediate Open riders were shooting for a 215. It took a 213.5 to make it back for the Limited Open finals, and the bubble score in the Open Level 1 was a 204.5. The Open Prime Time cutoff, with handicaps figured in, was a 211.5. The 2015 NRBC Open Finals begin Saturday, April 18, at 11am, with the 33 Open Level 4 finalists competing at 5pm.

For complete results, click here.

April 15 – McCutcheon and The Wizster Lead NRBC Open Preliminaries after First Day
The National Reining Breeders Classic Open competition began Wednesday, April 15, with the first of two sections of Open Preliminaries. The second section will run Thursday with the remaining 94 of 189 Open entries at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.

Tom McCutcheon_2015 NRBCFormer NRBC Champion Tom McCutcheon, from Aubrey, Texas, entered the arena as draw 64 to take the lead in the Open Level 4. Riding The Wizster, by Gallo Del Cielo out of Miss Whizard Jac, McCutcheon marked a 222.5 for the lead. The Wizster, a 5-year-old gelding, is owned by Turnabout Farm Inc., of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Leading the preliminaries in the Open Levels 3 and 2 is Gunner Dun It Again, ridden by Joao Felipe Lacerda with a 221.5. Gunner Dun It Again, by Colonels Smoking Gun out of Dun Its Déjà vu, is owned by Paulo Tripoloni. The 4-year-ol d stallion was flown from Brazil to compete at the NRBC.

Roger Barral piloted his horse Whiz N Annie to the high score of the Open Level 1 with a 210.5. Whiz N Annie is a 5-year-old mare by Walla Walla Whiz out of Pamelas Lil Gun.

Another Turnabout Farm Inc., entry, Belle Starr Dun It ridden by Debbie Brown, is currently tied for the lead of the Open Prime Time preliminaries with Carol Metcalf and Mister Smarts. Both scored a 219. Belle Starr Dun It is a 6-year-old mare by Hollywood Dun It out of Chic Olena Starbuck. Mister Smarts, a 5-year-old stallion by Mister Dual Pep out of Cowgirls Are Smart, is owned by Carol and her husband Steve.

Open finalists will be determined once the scores are in from Thursday’s second section. The top 30 in the Open division and the top 20 in the other four Open divisions will compete in the Finals on Saturday. Open finalists will determine their finals draw during the Cardinal Reining Horses Open Draw Party on Thursday evening. Along with the draw, the finalists will also get to vote on who will officiate the finals Saturday.

April 14 – Marc Gordon Wins NRBC Non Pro Preliminaries on Revolution Is Dun
The largest Non Pro class in National Reining Breeders Classic history is in the books, and the field is set for the finals on Friday evening.

Marc Gordon_2015 NRBCTopping the leaderboard of the Non Pro Level 4, as well as Non Pro Levels 2 and 3 and the Non Pro Prime Time, is Marc Gordon of Elgin, Illinois. Gordon piloted his 6-year-old stallion Revolution Is Dun, by Einsteins Revolution out of Miss Whiz Done Dunit, to a 219.

That means that Wednesday evening during the Markel Insurance Non Pro Finals Draw Party, Gordon will collect the first place check of $7,070 for the Non Pro Level 4 preliminaries, and an additional $2,399 for the other divisions.

Scottsdale, Arizona, competitor Chandler Winard topped the Non Pro Level 1 preliminaries with a score of 217 on Tags Golden Star, by Whiz N Tag Chex out of Boogies Smart Star. That score secured a finals berth in Non Pro Levels 1-4. All told, Winard will pocket $3,713 in preliminary earnings.

The top 30 in the Non Pro Level 4 earned finals berths, and in the other divisions the top twenty plus ties will advance. It took a 214 to make the finals in the Non Pro Level 4; a 213.5 in the Non Pro Level 3; a 212 in the Non Pro Level 2; a 207 in the Non Pro Level 1; and a 210 in the Non Pro Prime Time.

For a complete list of results, visit http://nrbc.com/2015/results/uploads/results/index.php.

April 13 – Jack Medows and Surprizentheprincess Top First Section of NRBC Non Pro Preliminaries
Jack Medows and Surprizentheprincess at NRBC 2014

The first section of Non Pro competition at the National Reining Breeders Classic is in the books. At the end of the day, Jack Medows and Surprizentheprincess hold the top spot with a 218, undoubtedly securing his spot in his second NRBC Non Pro finals.

In 2014 Medows, barely old enough to drive, and Surprizentheprincess made the finals of Non Pro Levels 1-4, finishing as the Champion of Levels 1-3 and third place in the Level 4.

Surprizentheprincess, owned by Amy Medows of Cuba, Missouri, is a 6-year-old mare by Jerry Lees Surprise out of Princess In Diamonds.

Chandler Winard, Scottsdale, Arizona, sits atop the leaderboard for Non Pro Levels 1-3 with a score of 217 on Tags Golden Star, a 5-year-old gelding. Tags Golden Star is by Whiz N Tag Chex out of Boogies Smart Star.

Currently leading the Non Pro Prime Time preliminaries is Michael Garnett and Blo Gun (Colonels Smoking Gun x The Hot Jewel) with a handicapped score of 217.5. Blo Gun, a 5-year-old stallion, is owned by Garnett, who resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Non Pro preliminary competition continues Tuesday. The top 30 in the Non Pro, as well as the top 20 in the Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro, Non Pro Level 1, and Non Pro Prime Time, will advance to the clean-slate finals on Friday. The draw for the finals will be decided during the Markel Insurance Non Pro Draw Party on Wednesday evening.

April 12 – 2015 NRBC Non Pro is Largest Ever!

Tomorrow marks the start of the 18th annual National Reining Breeders Classic, although the Great Southwest Equestrian Center has been bustling with activity since Easter Sunday. Over the past week the facility has transitioned from hosting the english Pin Oak Charity Horse Show and Spring Gathering to exhibiting a more western flare with one of the world’s largest and toughest reinings.

It’s a smooth transition, as the presentation of the NRBC was originally – and still is – modeled after the hunter/jumper industry where the ambiance of premier events includes fresh flowers, bright and royal colors, and extensive attention to details. Now, according to those who attend both events, the NRBC exceeds its predecessors as far as sheer presentation.

Over 30 vendors have settled in, the show office is bustling, and the majority of competitors have made the GSWEC their home away from home.

The preparation is over, the stage is set. It’s time. The NRBC will begin Monday morning at 9am with the preliminaries of the Non Pro Classic. This year, the Non Pro has 184 entries – surpassing the record set in 2012!

The top-30 entries in the Non Pro and top-20 in the Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro Level 1 Non Pro, and Prime Time Non Pro divisions will earn a finals berth on Friday, April 18. Officiating the action inside the Coliseum arena for the preliminaries are NRHA judges Donnie Bricker, Corey Hendrickson, Andi Paul, Butch Carse, and Ed Bricker.

While the fans in and around the arena will have the best seats to watch the event, reining enthusiasts around the world can still enjoy the NRBC, thanks to the live webcast from Equine Promotion5. To view the webcast, just visit the NRBC website at NRBC.com.

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NRHA Show Steward School to be hosted in Kreuth

Provided by Simona Diale – For the second year running the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) Show Steward School will be hosted at the Osbayernhalle in Kreuth, Germany,  open to both new applicants and to those re-certifying.

The school is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, and will start at 8.30 a.m. Theory will be covered, as well as situations stewards need to address during a horse show. Following the school, applicants and those re-certifying will be tested.

For information regarding NRHA Show Stewards, please refer to the information you will find in the NRHA Handbook – pages 103-105.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nick Cornelissens at +32(0)477 572 589 (Phone) or nick@nrha.com.

Show Steward Application-April 18

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