The National Reining Breeders Classic Open Preliminaries began Wednesday, September 2, at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The field of 194 will be narrowed to the top 30 in each division at the conclusion of Thursday's competition.
A quick perusal of the draw sheets quickly tells of the tough competition in the Ford Truck Arena. Holding the top spot at the end of the first day is Casey Deary on Gunnabeabrightstar with a 225. Gunnabeabrightstar, by ARC Gunnabeabigstar out of Abbie Be Tuff, is owned by Neiberger Performance Horses LLC.

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Ancillary Competition Heats Up at NRBC
The competition in the Affiliate Regional Championship and ancillary classes continued at the National Reining Breeders Classic, with several more winners being crowned on Friday. The crown jewel of the day was the NRBC Open Classic Challenge, which ran concurrently with the $25k Open.

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A CSI-4* show has seldom had such an amazing line-up of riders. It’s true that after three months of being at a standstill, everyone, including the 5-star riders, who won’t be competing at the Olympics this summer, were keen to go back to the show ring. On Thursday, the Haras des Grillons de Grimaud played host to the best that world show jumping has to offer, during the launch of the second season of the HUBSIDE JUMPING. Among them were those loyal to Sadri Fegaier’s competitions…and also a few “newbies.”

It was all about up-and-rising star, Filippo Bologni of Italy in the CSI 4* SUBSIDE JUMPING de Grimaud. Riding Quidich de La Chavée, In the first international show jumping event held in Europe this year, the young rider took the win in front of Nicolas Demotte riding Ilex VP, and Ireland’s Mark Mcauley aboard Miebello. A few hours later, Bologna scored a second victory in the 1.40m, this time riding Diplomat.
“I am thrilled competition is back and the cherry on the cake is winning this first CSI 4* here in Grimaud,” said Bologni. “Quidich is the most experienced horse I am riding right now and having a French horse win here with an Italian rider is a blast.” With the 11-year-old chestnut stallion owned by Rebecca Menichella, Bologni had already left his mark in the CSIO Rome and the Nations Cup in Verona, Italy. “He’s a fast horse which was perfect for the competition today and even though this is our first show after the lockdown, period during which I managed to ride my young horses more, he showed he was ready to go!”

Victory was also for Italy in the CSI 2* 1.30 where Emanuele Gaudiano stopped the clock with the fastest time riding Badolan, a 9-year-old gelding. In the CSI 2* 1.20,  Dutch Jur Vrieling clinched the win riding KM It’s me.

The event is held behind closed doors and is also closed to the media with no exceptions.


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The 2020 National Reining Breeders Classic, being held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the current year, is off to a great start. The Non Pro preliminary round wrapped up Tuesday evening, and the field for Friday's clean-slate finals is set. The 188 entries were whittled down over two days to the crème de la crème, and in the end, Indy Roper and Spooks Show Time lead the field with an impressive score of 222. In addition to a finals berth, the pair won a go-round check for $7,151.

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COLUMBUS, OH - Under normal circumstances, the entire quarter horse industry is abuzz this time of year as we all prepare for the All American Quarter Horse Congress. For so many of us, this is traditionally our favorite time of year! We recognize the announcement to cancel this year’s Congress was such a disappointment.

Tribute Equine Nutrition approached the Ohio Quarter Horse Association with the desire to bring some joy back to October. Together, we partner to launch the 2020 Congress Trainer Award Program – Brought to you by Tribute Equine Nutrition!

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Joao Ricardo Vieira Ties for 15/15 Bucking Battle Victory to Hone in on World No. 1 Ranking

FORT WORTH, Texas – In front of a raucous Texas crowd, home state hopeful Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) dominated the opening night of competition for the elite PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational. Davis won Round 1 and tied for the victory in the 15/15 Bucking Battle, as Dickies Arena in Fort Worth welcomed back fans for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic with new safety protocols in place.

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The first week of the 2020 National Reining Breeders Classic culminated with the SmartPak Non Pro Futurity on Saturday. Longtime NRBC and Tulsa Reining Classic sponsor, SmartPak opted for the sponsorship of the $27,000 added SmartPak Non Pro Futurity in this transition year. It's a perfect fit for SmartPak at a time when the highly popular "Texas Hold-em" night could not be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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The pinnacle of futurity competition at the National Reining Breeders Classic was held Friday, August 28, with the incredible $61,000 added Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity. The 114-entry futurity featured top riders from all over, and when the last horse had left the arena, there was tie for the win. Abby Lengel and Andrea Fappani had both marked a 224. While they could have elected to run-off for the title, they decided to stay co-champions.
Fappani and Lengel weren't the only co-champions crowned, as Arno Honstetter and Kole Price tied for the Open Level 3 win, and Diego Gaona and Julie Roshelli posted identical scores to top the Open Level 1.

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The much-awaited for Campus Life Experience TV Series is ready to air!
The first series of the TV program with a focus on equitation — a mix between a reality show and documentary — will be aired in Italy on MS Sport on Digital TV and by MS Channel on SKY TV (Channel 814).

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The National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) is honored and excited to partner with BraveHearts to host the 2021 NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout.
This exciting event will feature our regional champions in both the junior and senior divisions from each of the eight NCHA regions alongside veterans from the BraveHearts program in a team cutting invitational. Each team will consist of a youth regional champion partnered with a veteran, who will be trained by some of the industry’s top trainers from around the country.

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