National Reining Breeders Classic Receives IHAC Award

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The Saltgrass Steak House National Reining Breeders Classic Show, held April 18-22 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, was recognized by The International Horseman's Advisory Committee in a special award July 17. The special commendation came "in recognition and appreciation of your efforts in providing superior footing and conditions of competition for the benefit of the show horse."

It was the second consecutive year for the NRBC and horse show manager Mike Christian to be singled out for recognition by the IHAC - both for superior footing and conditions of competition.

"We are thrilled with the recognition from the IHAC," stated NRBC Executive Director, Jeff Magoteaux. "The goal for the NRBC has always been to create a user-friendly event. Mike Christian and his C-Star Management Company have been at the heart of the NRBC Show from its beginning and it's great to see him being rewarded for helping make the NRBC a great show for the exhibitors."

The IHAC is a national organization of concerned horse show participants whose mission of the IHAC is to continually promote and preserve horse sports, to address the conditions, and to serve, represent, and protect horses in the show and legislative arenas throughout the world. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, the IHAC includes a broad cross-section of the sport of showing horses and ponies. Advisory Committee members serve as presidents, officers, board of directors, committee chairpersons, and committee members of international, national, and state horse shows, equine research organizations, equine foundations, veterinary groups, and breed and discipline associations.

The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program for reining horses, with an annual payout at the NRBC show of over $600,000. For information on the National Reining Breeders Classic Program, visit the web site at or call 580-759-3939.