July 30, 2013 - Byars, Oklahoma - Since its inception, the National Reining Breeders Classic program has become an integral part of raising reining horse prospects.
The 2013 NRBC Show, held in April at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, paid over $1.2 Million. And the money was well-spread around the country, from Alaska to Florida, according to the NRBC Program Coordinator, Kaye Nowlin. "In the Classic alone, the 2013 show paid people from 35 different states and six Canadian Provinces and we had money earners from Germany and Mexico, as well."
Nowlin added that in order to be eligible to win any of that big money, foals must be enrolled in the program, and an important enrollment deadline is right around the corner. "Foals can be enrolled for $200 as long as the enrollment is postmarked by September 15 of their weanling year," she commented. "After that, it's $250 per foal through December 31 of the weanling year."
She noted that people are getting foals enrolled earlier and earlier each year. "It's something they plan for, and a lot of people send in their foal enrollments when they send off their registration application to the breed associations."
The National Reining Breeders Classic, begun in 1997, is the most enduring stallion incentive program in reining history and over the years the show has paid out over $15 million. The 2014 NRBC Show will take place April 14-20. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.