On the final day of competition at the National Reining Breeders Classic, the National Reining Horse Association Ancillary classes were in full-swing in the East Arena of the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. The first classes of the day were the Novice Horse Non Pro Levels 1 and 2 - and Paul Magistri of Houston, Texas, took both titles.
Magistri was riding Smart Von Reminic, and was awarded a 143.5, winning $291 in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 and $583 in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2. "He was fantastic today. He is the most honest, incredible horse ever," he said.
Magistri moved to Texas a little over a year ago, and began riding with Steve Archer. "Steve really made this horse a reiner and made it easy," he said. "Steve has this horse so ready that if I don't make a mistake, we do ok."
Jordan Donnelly and Jessiesstarlights took the Reserve title in both divisions, winning $231 in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1, and $463 in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2. Donnelly resides in Aubrey, Texas.
The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program in reining history. In just fourteen years, the NRBC has grown to include nearly 200 subscribed stallions. Annually, the payout at the National Reining Breeders Classic exceeds $1.4 million. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.