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NRBC Adopts “Red Stripe” Program for Participating Horses

National Reining Breeders Classic blue will be making room for a new hue at the 2021 show slated for April 18-25 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.

During the show, some of the back numbers will be sporting a red stripe. It’s a way to connect potential buyers and sellers.

“The NRBC Board of Directors decided to do this as a service for our exhibitors to allow them to advertise that the horse they are riding is for sale,” said NRBC President Tom McCutcheon. “The red stripe can be requested at the show office for a $5 donation to Rein In Cancer and can be added to any back number.”

In the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the buying and selling of horses. Travel has been challenging for many, so this will allow prospective buyers to easily spot horses being offered for sale during the show, even as they are being shown. The red stripe will also be visible to those watching the live feed from home.

The horses’ owners’ and riders’ names will be shown on the screen during the run, as usual, so making a connection will be simple. Or if the horse is seen schooling, an interested person can drop by the horse show office to find out how to contact the owner just by giving the back number.

“We always need to give credit where credit is due so it’s necessary to say that this was not an original idea,” said NRBC Show Manager Cheryl Cody. “This concept was used at the Florida Reining Classic and several members who had attended there came to us and asked us to do it. We thank the Florida crew for coming up with an exceptional idea to help reiners!”

Rein in Cancer is a non-profit organization that, to-date, has raised more than a million dollars to support cancer patients. The organization has no employees – only volunteers – and more than 98% of donated funds go directly to helping cancer patients.

To request assistance or for information on how to contribute or how to host a fundraiser at an event or set up a bequest, visit the Rein In Cancer website at www.reinincancer.com.For more information about the National Reining Breeders Classic, visit www.nrbc.com.