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NRBC Announces Record Number of Entries for 2008 Show

Byars, Oklahoma – The 2008 National Reining Breeders Classic Show, set for April 14-20 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, continues to make history as a leader in the horse show industry. The event will again pay out well over $1.1 million, signaling another year of expansion for the world’s most successful reining stallion incentive program.

It is also another record-breaking year for Classic entries. The 2008 edition of the show boasts a total 372 horses competing in the Classic – a whopping 53 horse increase from the previous year. NRBC Secretary/Treasurer, Cheryl Magoteaux, voiced the NRBC Board’s excitement about the increase. “This is the largest number of entries the NRBC show has ever had! While other horse shows have hit a plateau or even experienced a decrease in the number of entries, the NRBC keeps growing. We’re just amazed and very grateful to those who continue to support and enjoy springtime at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center.”

Magoteaux admitted that increasing by 53 horses was an extreme jump, even for the NRBC. She added, “This is well over a 13% increase in just one year. We don’t know all the reasons why but we do know we’ll continue to strive to make this show bigger and better than ever before.”

Because horses are eligible in more than one division, the total number of entries has also increased as well, from 778 in 2007 to an astounding 948 in 2008.

Over two hundred horses are entered in the Open division alone – each vying for a part of over $300,000 in added money. That includes $65,000 added in the Intermediate Open, and $25,000 added in the Limited Open.

But, as always, the added money at NRBC will increase as 70% of the stallion enrollment money for 2008 also goes into the purse. “We don’t know the exact amount on that until after the show is approved and premium books are printed,” Magoteaux said. “We always end up adding more money than advertised.”

And 38 more entries in the Non Pro division means that 170 entries will be compete for the NRBC Non Pro title and a piece of the $100,000 plus Non Pro purse. That includes $21,000 added in the Intermediate Non Pro, and $10,000 added in both the Limited Non Pro and Prime Time Non Pro.

The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program in reining history. In just 11 years, the NRBC has grown to include almost 300 subscribed stallions and over 20,000 enrolled foals. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at http://www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.


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