Byars, Oklahoma - Since 1998, reiners have enrolled foals in the National Reining Breeders Classic Program. Fifteen years later, participating in the NRBC is an integral part of raising reining horse prospects. Last year, over 2100 foals became a part of the program!
The first enrollment deadline of 2013 won't come until September 15, but some foals are now enrolled upon birth. The first foal to become an official 2013 NRBC enrollee was born on March 7 and is owned by Alejandro Castaneda, of Laredo, Texas. An aristocratic daughter of National Reining Horse Association $5 Million Sire, Gunner, the filly is out of Ms Red Pine Sue, a producer and performer by Great Red Pine out of Fairlields lil Sue. .
Castaneda has been involved in breeding quarter horses since 2000, and has centered his ranch, Crowded A Quarter Horses around top caliber mares that are money earners and producers. He breeds them to the modern-day top sires of the industry, including Topsail Whiz, Shining Spart, Wimpys Little Step and Smart Spooks. He then markets the ensuing foals and also sells embryos. The operation, located in Laredo, Texas, is known as the "Reining Horse Station of South Texas."
For Casteneda, raising top reining horses is an enjoyable and challenging pursuit. "I enjoy what I do and look forward to many more years of working with horses and horse people."
He has attended the NRBC for the past four years and thinks it's a great show, primarily because of the increased participation throughout the United States and abroad. "I feel that this show has played a vital role in the continued success of the reining horse industry." He adds that he feels enrolling his foals in the NRBC progam helps maximize their potential value.
Since its inception, the National Reining Breeders Classic has grown to include over 220 subscribed stallions and the show has paid out over $15 Million. The 2014 NRBC Show will take place April 14-20 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.