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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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2019 NRBC Level 4 Open Ends with Co-Champions

When the curtain fell on the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open finals held April 20, two outstanding horse and rider team stood as co-champions. It started with draw 25 — Jason Vanlandingham and 4-year-old reigning National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open Champion A Vintage Smoke. The talented duo marked a 227.5, […]

Non-Pros Party it up at 2019 NRBC

The 2019 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) welcomed a large group of non-pro competitors competing for the coveted NRBC Non-Pro Championship. Those hopefuls were reduced to 73 finalists in five divisions, with Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, and Party Nite walking away with the title during the Non-Pro finals competition Friday, April 19. McCutcheon has […]
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NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Ends in Tie

The Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro finals turned out to be a marriage of ties, as both the champion and reserve champion spots made room for four. A purse of $471,864 was the carrot for the 20 riders hoping their ride might be blessed on Palm Sunday, April 14, […]
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Alannah Chalmers and Metallic Made Capture Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro

Alannah Chalmers was mildly subdued following her win in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro April 13. She had been a little discouraged before coming into the finals, and she also missed her mom, Julie Hansma. Hansma, who suffered a traumatic brain injury last October […]
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Megan Miller and Carolena Reyn Repeat NCHA Super Stakes Success

Storms were moving across north Texas and wreaking havoc as they traversed to the east April 13, but a different kind of storm was happening in the Will Rogers Coliseum as 26 riders competed for a share of the more than $261,000 purse in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat […]