Not only will the 2007 National Reining Breeders Classic mark the Tenth Anniversary Show, it will also be the first year for the show to expand to seven days. The 2007 show is slated for April 16-22 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.
According to NRBC President Tom McCutcheon, a day of showing was added to the NRBC to accommodate the growth the event has seen over recent years. “We decided to add a day so that we could handle the increased number of entries and still offer adequate time in the arena for exhibitors,” he noted.
Cheryl Magoteaux, NRBC Secretary/Treasurer added, “The NRBC is known for having a schedule that accommodates exhibitors and we had gotten stretched to the limit trying to fit everything in. Beginning the show on Monday instead of Tuesday will allow us to retain the very important ambience of this show! We’ll start paid warm-ups a day earlier as well, to allow everyone an opportunity for arena time.”
She noted that the schedule for the event was still being finalized but would be released soon.
Magoteaux and McCutcheon were also enthusiastic about construction changes coming to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Magoteaux explained, “The Great Southwest will have a new arena adjacent to the Coliseum arena in time for our 2007 show. That will replace the Mansion arena and having the two competition arenas side-by-side will make showing and stalling easier and more convenient for exhibitors.”
The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program in reining history. In just nine years, the NRBC has grown to include nearly 300 subscribed stallions and over 16,000 enrolled foals. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.