NRBC Day 1: McCutcheon Leads Non Pro Prelims

The first day of official classes began at NRBC Monday, April 16, 2018, with the first section of the Non Pro Classic Prelims. The first section saw 84 out of the 167 Non Pros entered making smart maneuvers and big stops inside the Coliseum.

Leading the Level 4 Non Pro Classic Prelims is Mandy McCutcheon riding Baileys Not Painted (Gunners Special Nite x Darlins Not Painted) with a score of 219.5. The Level 3 and Prime Time leader is Frederick Christen riding Xtra Voodoo Step (Wimpys Little Step x Voodoo Chic) with a score of 218. The Level 2 leader is Courtney Battison riding Xtra Little Balou (Wimpys Little Step x Lil Chic Balou) and the Level 1 leader is Mark Blake riding Hot Hollywood Whizky (Topsail Whiz x Hot Hollywood Jewels).

The second section of the preliminary round continues tomorrow inside the Coliseum Arena with the second section of the Non Pro Classic Prelims. The Intermediate Open, Limited Open and Rookie Professional will begin tomorrow in the Tellepsen Arena, and the Rookie Levels 1 and 2, Prime Time Rookie and Yellowstone Rookie Shootout Round 1 begins inside the Wheless Arena.

Thanks to Gunners Special Nite for the Non Pro Prelims Drag Awards.

The American Paint Horse Association will be here to award Gist buckle awards to the high scoring Paint Horses in a select slate of classes during the 2018 NRBC!

In the past, entry into this competition was automatic. This year, be sure to stop by the APHA booth located in the walkway between the Coliseum and Wheless arenas to learn more.

In order to be eligible for these awards, Paint Horses must be signed up with the APHA representative by noon the day before the first go of your class. Also, exhibitors must be current APHA members.

“I’m here making contact with the exhibitors and owners that are eligible through either un-shown markings or double registered that may not know they are eligible for the APHA,” said Freddie Alexander with the American Paint Horse Association, MemberCare. “[Our hope for our involvement with the NRBC] is of course to help the association, but also to help the exhibitors and open up other avenues for them to compete for money classes, world championships and provide them more opportunities.”

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