MMcC RThompson

NRBC Non-Pro Champions Crowned

MMcC RThompsonMandy McCutcheon & Ron ThompsonThe National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) kicked off an outstanding set of finals on April 18 in Katy, Texas. The Great Southwest Equestrian Center was filled with cheers as 63 entries gave it their all in attempt to walk away with Non-Pro Championships.

As the 12th draw out in the 35-horse Level 4 Non-Pro finals, Mandy McCutcheon laid down an exciting run aboard Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whiz x A Bueno Poco Dunit). The duo’s effort was good for a score of 220.5, and they ultimately walked away with the Level 4 Non-Pro Championship and $30,000. At the 2013 NRBC, McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, rode Always Gotyer Gunsup (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Always A Dunnit x Hollywood Dun It) to win the Non-Pro Reserve Championship. Also in her finals lineup at this year’s finals was Customized Gunner (Gunner x Custom Made Dun It x Hollywood Dun It), whom she marked a score of 218.5 with, and Shiney Enterprise (Smart And Shiney x My Royal Enterprise x Be Aech Enterprise), whom she marked a 216.5 with, and banked an additional $16,500.

The Level 4 Non-Pro Reserve Championship went to Pilot Point, Texas, reiner Ron Thompson and his mare Taris Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x Taris San Cutter x Doc Tari). The duo rode into the Level 4 finals last, and they marked a 220 to take the Reserve title and also the Prime Time Championship, worth over $19,000. Thompson and the mare are no strangers to success at the NRBC. At last year’s show, they took home the big win as Level 4 Non-Pro Champions.

JMedows SurprizentheprincessJack Medows & SurprizentheprincessIn an exciting turn, 16-year-old Jack Medows piloted Surprizentheprincess (Jerry Lees Surprise x Princess In Diamonds) to sweep the Non-Pro Levels 3, 2 and 1. The duo rode into the finals 19th in the pack and made a run to mark a 219 for the trio of Championships. They also took fourth place in the Level 4, and walked away with nearly $30,000 in prize money.

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