The National Reining Breeders Classic announced on Thursday that this year’s show has been postponed and rescheduled for May 24-31 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.
The deadline for the NRBC and for The Run For a Million Qualifier has been extended to May 1, officials announced.
Any late fees previously incurred will be credited to accounts.
The organization also offered refunds on fees paid if competitors are unable to make the new dates. A cancellation form is available at nrbc.com.
The decision to postpone was in step with other postponements in the Western performance horse industry in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last week, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) recommended all producers of NRHA-approved shows to consider postponing or canceling all reining events for the next 30 days, effective March 14 to April 13.
The NRBC was originally scheduled for April 12-19
The NRHA rescheduled the NRHA European Futurity from March to November because of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, where citizens are still coping with the effects of the virus. Additionally, some NRHA-approved shows in the U.S. are being forced to cancel due to state or regional mandates.
“The Board and Management of the NRBC hold the health and welfare of exhibitors, owners and sponsors as our highest priority,” the NRBC said in a news release. “We will continue to monitor the factors impacting the event and will update with any further changes.”
The Board added that in the event of a cancellation of the show, the organization will refund all fees paid.
The following Western performance industry events have announced cancellations or postponements. Click the links below for more information regarding each individual event.
- RodeoHouston: Feb. 27-March 22
- AQHA Convention: March 13-16
- NVRCHA Cow Horse Addiction #3: March 14
- Rodeo Austin: March 14-28
- ICHA Spring Cutting: March 18-21
- Cactus Reining Classic: March 18-22
- Road to the Horse: March 19-22 (Rescheduled for June 18-21)
- PK Cutters March show at J5 North Ranch: March 20-22
- BCCHA March weekend show in Sweetwater, TX: March 20-22
- FRHA March Spin: March 20-22
- VRHA March Into Spring: March 20-22
- Northwest RCHA Chill Chaser Classic: March 20-22
- NRCHA Sanctioned Event-French Spectacular Trophy: March 21-22
- State of Missouri CHA March LAE/weekend show: March 21-22
- Panhandle RCHA Spring Fling Round Up: March 21-22
- Clovis Spring Horse Sale: March 21-22 (Rescheduled for June 19-21)
- The Run For A Million Million Dollar Qualifier: March 22 (Rescheduled to the NRBC)
- National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity: March 22-28 (Rescheduled for Nov. 20-28)
- National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes: March 24-April 18
- North Central RCHA St. Patrick’s Day Event: March 26-28
- Oregon CHA March LAE: March 27-29
- NCHA of Italy Challenge Futurity: March 26-28
- TNRHA Shamrock Slide: March 27-29
- EPRHA No Foolin Slide: March 27-29
- SWRHA History & Champions: March 27-29
- National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes: March 27-April 4
- Billings Spring Sale: March 28
- Southern RCHA Spring Fling: March 28-29
- Gulf Coast Cow Horse Association March Madness: March 28-29
- CRCA Sagebrush: April 21-26
- Premier Equine Auctions East Texas Spring Horse Sale: April 3-4
- European RCHA Spring Stakes & 1st Stage Championship: April 3-5
- Florida Horse Sales Ranch & Working Horse Special Sale: April 4
- Nutrena Central AQHA Level 1 Championships: April 8-11
- 3 Amigos April show: April 10-11
- CSU Legends of Ranching Sale: April 11-18
- NCEA National Championship: April 15-18
- Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships: April 15-19
- Best Little Derby in the West: April 18-25
- Colorado RCHA Sagebrush: April 21-26
- United States Team Roping Championships National Finals: April 21-26 (Rescheduled for Sept. 7-14)
- Marketplace at Ardmore Spring Sale: April 25
- University of Findlay Spring Sale: April 25
- Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships: April 29-May 3
- Kentucky Derby: May 2 (Rescheduled for Sept. 5)
- Carolina Classic: May 6-10
- Breeder’s Invitational: May 9-23
- NCHA Australia Futurity: May 26-June 7 (Rescheduled for Oct. 27-Nov. 8)