The National Reining Breeders Cup was established in late summer of 1997 with the list of subscribed stallions already readying like a “Who’s Who” in the reining world. The NRBC was created to give the offspring of enrolled stallions an opportunity to compete for large purses as four-and five-year-olds and, from the tremendous response, seems to be just what the industry was looking for.

The Breeders Cup format is simple and easy to understand and is modeled after a similar cutting program. Once stallions are enrolled for an annual fee, their offspring may be enrolled—beginning at a discount price in their weanling year.

Enrollment makes horses eligible to compete an four-and five-year-olds in the National Reining Breeders Cup, which will be held at the Lazy E Ride of Life Reining in Guthrie, Okla., beginning with the April 14-19, 1998 event. The 1998 reining features added money of over $100,000, and with conservative estimates the event is expected to pay out over $400,000 by 2001.

The NRBC Board felt that the solid foundation of the annual Lazy E Ride of Life Reining, as well as the size of the facilities, prestige of the Lazy E and its central location all combine to make it the location for the new program.

The National Reining Breeders Cup is a Texas nonprofit corporation whose board of directors includes Tom McCutcheon, Tim McQuay, Dick Pieper, Carol Rose, Pete Kyle, Robert Chown, and Gary Putman. A product of thoughtfu