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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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Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Home of the NRBC, to Require 7-Day Health Certificates

During the Texas Winter Series at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSEC), which ended Feb. 24, two horses developed fevers of unknown origin. The facility followed its isolation protocol, which requires horses with elevated temperatures to be immediately removed from the premises.  It also reached out to the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine […]

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NRBC

The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, showcased some of the best reiners April 15-22 and featured more than $595,000 in added money. Classic Open Modern Gun and Duane Latimer Crowned NRBC Level 4 Open Champions Classic Non-Pro After Nine Years, Jose Vazquez Again Finds Victory […]

Modern Gun and Duane Latimer Crowned NRBC Level 4 Open Champions

The highlight of the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) each year is the Classic Open finals, and this year’s edition was one for the history books. Duane Latimer rode Modern Gun (Gunners Special Nite x Taris Modern Design x Mr Boomerjac) to a score of 228 to top the Level 4 and be crowned the […]

After Nine Years, Jose Vazquez Again Finds Victory at NRBC

As Jose Vazquez rode Like Shiner into the ring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas, the stakes were high. Jack Medows and Chicsdreamofdiamonds had marked a 222 only nine runs before, and Vazquez knew he would have to lay it all on the line if he wanted to best Medows’ score. […]
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In the Past: Putting it All on the Line

InthePast MrBoomerjacMr Boomerjac and Dell Hendricks • Photo by Cheryl Magoteaux CodyThe National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) celebrated its 20th anniversary during this year's show, held April 16-23 in Katy, Texas. Looking back in time, the inaugural event was called the National Reining Breeders Cup, and it was held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. A $210,439 purse was distributed to the winners of the 4- and 5-year-old event.