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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). โ€ข 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 โ€” 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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UPDATE: NRBC, GSEC & Hardy Murphy Coliseum Take Extra Precautions for EHV-1

Following an April 10 announcement that a reining horse tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), known as equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), officials are taking extra biosecurity measures. The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) is scheduled to begin April 14 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSEC) in Katy, Texas. After it […]
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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 […]

In The Blood: Custom Made Gunโ€”WEG Part 2

When Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun hit the arena together in 2015, they did it in a big way. They were the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champions and a few weeks later, they were the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro Champions. They have successfully campaigned since then, and […]

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 […]

Wimpys Littlecolonel Back in Action at NRBC

Wimpys Littlecolonel took home big wins from Friday night’s National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open Reining Night, presented by Kimmel Reining Horses. He was first in the draw and scored a whopping 226, which held up through 30 horses and won the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $25,000-added Open, the NRBC Classic Open Challenge and the […]