We are very excited for the High Roller Reining Classic this year because of the addition of Arabian and half-Arabian reining classes. Look for Sage Hill horses at the show!
“Las Vegas, Nevada-April 4, 2014- The High Roller Reining Classic is pleased to announce the addition of the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic Futurities to the event this year. The High Roller Reining Classic is invested in the future of Reining, and to this end, has reached out to the Reining community in an effort to join forces with others who are equally as passionate about our sport with two new programs for the 2014 event.
The Arabian Reining Breeders Classic is a recently formed group of individuals who have stepped forward in an effort to increase awareness of the development of the Arabian and Half Arabian Reining horse. Lead by longtime supporter and breeder of Arabian Reining Horses Dick Ames, who with his daughter Lara have started the ARBC. “We’re extremely excited about participating in this brand new Futurity for the Arabian Reining horse. It affords the breed a real showcase, so that it can be seen and recognized within the larger reining horse world. And it’s a terrific opportunity for us to show everyone what today’s working western Arabian horse can really do,” says Dick Ames President of the ARBC.” (Source)
“The Reining horse community appreciates the success of the National Reining Horse Association, and more recently the National Reining Breeders Classic, especially those watching from the rail with a mind to be participating on Arabian and Half-Arabian reining horses. Following the success and growth of the reining futurity program at the Scottsdale Arabian show in Arizona, a group of individuals has recently formed the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic.
The format of the ARBC is very similar to the highly successful and extremely popular NRBC event, and with this program as its template, the ARBC has set its sights on becoming the Arabian Reining version of what the NRBC is to Quarter Horse and Paints. The ARBC has high hopes to follow in the footsteps of the NRBC, creating a viable, successful promotional platform for breeders and showmen.
In casting about for the perfect venue at which to introduce this exciting new program, the group simultaneously discovered, and was discovered by, the High Roller Reining Classic, held annually in September in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The High Roller Reining Classic is currently ranked at number 4 in the NRHA Leading Events (as of 2013), after only five short years in existence. In 2014 the show will offer prizes and cash payouts of more than a half million dollars! The show runs eight days and will be including a NRHA approved $78,000 added ARBC Futurity for Arabians and Half-Arabians.” (Source)