BL Dream Whiz was a sweet dream for rider Jared Leclair at the National Reining Breeders Classic. The gelding, owned by Cam Bearden of Fort Worth, Texas, exceeded his rider’s expectations as he won the National Reining Horse Association Novice Horse Open Level 2 with a score of 146.5.
“We decided to season him a little bit more this year and show him in the classes like this, just to get him a little more solid. The way he showed today, I probably should have showed him in the derby and tried to make the finals on him,” Leclair, Gainesville, Texas, said. “He was really quiet, guided really well, stopped big, turned big.” The duo won $815 for their Novice Horse Open Level 2 title.
BL Dream Whiz will probably become Bearden’s Non Pro mount, and Leclair said if the horse continues to show like he did in Katy, Texas, at the NRBC, he’ll do great for his owner. The horse also brings an added advantage to any rider.
“He’s gorgeous. He has tons of style and ring presence. When he’s out there showing, he kind of steals points. When they look good, you feel good,” Leclair explained.
Taking the Reserve Co-Championship was Brian Bell, who scored a 146 on both Electrical Spark, owned by Klein Performance Horses, Del Mar, California, and Topsail Footwork, owned by Troop Quarter Horses, Marietta, Oklahoma.
The NRBC also features a full-slate of National Reining Horse Association-approved classes, which run in the East Arena while the Classic is held in the Coliseum. The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program in reining history. In just fourteen years, the NRBC has grown to include nearly 200 subscribed stallions. Annually, the payout at the National Reining Breeders Classic exceeds $1.4 million. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.