The National Reining Horse Association ancillary classes at the National Reining Breeders Classic have been good to Alexa Maass. On the first day of competition, she and her horse tied for first in the Limited Non Pro ancillary, and later in the week she tied for the high point buckle of that class.
Then, on the final day of competition, Maass, of Houston, Texas, won another class, and another buckle, this time for the Rookie Level 2, with a score of 142. On all days of competition, she was riding Flashy With Chrome – a horse she has owned for two years. “He was great today,” she said. “He is an awesome horse and I’m so excited.”
Maass trains with Steve Archer, and noted, “Steve has done a great job with us. I really appreciate everything he’s done.” Maass added that she and Flashy With Chrome are shooting for an NRHA Rookie of the Year title.
Paul Magistri and Smart Von Reminic, who earlier won the Novice Horse Non Pro Levels 1 and 2, were the Reserve Champions with a 140. Magistri resides in Houston, Texas.
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.