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Officials say another $50,000 in added money will flow into some levels of the NRBC Non-Pro this year. In 2020, Addi Schmersal won the Classic Non-Pro Levels 3 & 2 with Face The Attitude. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska.

NRBC Adds $50,000 Added Money to Some Non-Pro Divisions

The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) will add a boatload of money to select non-pro class divisions this year.

Officials with the show announced Tuesday it will add an additional $50,000 in added money to the NRBC Classic Non-Pro. The money will be put into the Non-Pro Levels 3, 2 & 1 — as well as the Prime Time Non-Pro.

“The NRBC L4 Non Pro already has an incredible payout and pays high in the go-round and in the finals,” NRBC President Tom McCutcheon said in a statement. “This $50,000 will be added to Levels 3, 2, 1 and the Prime Time Non Pro to encourage participation and reward the exhibitors in those divisions.”

The show’s Board of Directors voted Feb. 8 to increase the added money for those levels in the Non-Pro. Officials say it will take effect at the 2021 show, which is set for April 18-25, and make that class the largest added-money non-pro event for derby-age reining horses in the world.

The NRBC was one of two shows that in February announced a big boost in added money. The National Reined Cow Horse Association also announced plans to increase added money in the 2021 NRCHA Celebration of Champions and other premier events.

“We have always been proud for the NRBC to be a leader in the reining industry and to stay ahead of trends,” McCutcheon said. “We were committed to increasing the added money for the Non Pro division as we know this is an important and rapidly growing part of the industry we want to continue to support!”

The 2021 NRBC will be held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. For additional details, visit nrbc.com.