The long miles, hard work and hours spent putting the finishing touches on some of the best reining horses in the country culminated inside the Great Southwest Equestrian Center at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) with a crowd-pleasing performance. The focus of the night was the Classic Level 4 Open finals where competitors showed up to battle it out for championship prizes, bragging rights and $75,000.
The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) has seen top-shelf competition throughout the week. Reiners from across the country have traveled the miles, put in the hard work and showed up in Katy, Texas, in top form to battle it out for championship prizes and bragging rights.
Inferno Sixty Six, it required some consideration. In the end, Bertolani got his three weeks, and during the first, Inferno Sixty Six justified his trainer’s faith with a crowd-pleasing win in the Lucas Oil Derby Level 4 Open at the Cactus Reining Classic.Three weeks. That’s all Franco Bertolani asked for. One week for the Cactus Reining Classic. One week for the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC). One week for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. It doesn’t seem like much, but when those three weeks fall during a busy breeding schedule for
Morris Kulmer has been reining for a long time – decades, by his estimation. But he hadn’t shown a horse at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity until 2014, and on Friday, March 24, he rode that same horse, Chics Dream, to a 218.5-point win in the Protect the Harvest Derby Level 4 Non-Pro at the Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association (OKRHA) Ride and Slide Derby took place just a few weeks before the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), and many Open competitors thought coming to Tulsa, Oklahoma, would be perfect for making final adjustments before heading to Katy, Texas.
The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association (OKRHA) Ride and Slide Derby just kicked off last year, but that didn’t stop a large group of competitors from flocking to the event.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors met during the NRHA Winter Meeting and reviewed a recommendation from the aged events committee. Based on this recommendation and much discussion, the board approved the following updates to the conditions that involved late entries, semifinals format, and the number of horses that advance to the finals. To see the updated conditions, visit the forms page on nrhafuturity.com or get the PDF directly here.
Members of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Council (EAC) reconvened in Oklahoma City during the NRHA Futurity. The topic of discussion was the dates and locations of the 2017 and 2018 European Futurity and Derby.