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The NRBC has voted to change its eligibility rules to allow 7-year-old horses to compete in the NRBC Classic. The competition held in Katy, Texas, annually draws some of the top riders in the sport, including Andrea Fappani (pictured aboard Shine Plum Shine). • Photo by Kristin Pitzer.

NRBC Votes To Include 7-Year-Olds In Classic

The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) will enact a major change in 2020. It will allow 7-year-old horses to compete in the Classic.
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New Date Set for AQHA Level 1 Championships

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) West Level 1 Championships will now be held in September. The event planned for April was postponed after horses tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus – type 1 (EHV-1) after another event at the show’s host venue.

Second Texas Horse Tests Positive For Neurologic EHV-1.

Officials say a second Texas horse has been quarantined after showing symptoms of a neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus. The mare had reportedly attended two multi-day barrel races this month in Texas, including one that also hosted a rodeo.
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NRHA Partners With USA Reining

 The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and USA Reining have formed an alliance to promote reining on a national and international stage.