Monday, March 19th 2018

Breanna Van Der Schaaf and Sherry Wayne Take NRBC Ancillary Non Pro Titles
The National Reining Horse Association ancillary action at the National Reining Breeders Classic in Katy, Texas, continued Saturday with some tight competition in the Non Pro class. There was room at the top for two competitors who both scored a 145.5 and shared the Non Pro Championship. Each rider earned a check for $732.
Sherry Wayne of Taylors, South Carolina, rode One Tuf Muffin to her share of the Co-Championship. The air traffic controller is used to being in charge and had no problem controlling her mare in the arena. Wayne and the Lil Ruf Peppy daughter have been a pair since the 11-year-old mare was just a 2-year-old filly. They’ve been raking in successes since then; One Tuf Muffin has just under $75,000 in earnings.
“She’s just been a trooper,” Wayne said. The addition of the NRBC Non Pro Classic Challenge, to be held April 22, means more opportunities for them to shine. “Today was a warm-up for tomorrow.”
Also sharing the Non Pro Championship was Breanna Van Der Schaaf and Hes At Bat. Their 145.5 score also clinched the Championship in the NRHA Intermediate Non Pro class and an additional $631. These were the second and third ancillary wins for Van Der Schaaf, who also took the Limited Non Pro title with “Jeter” on Friday, April 22.
Van Der Schaaf rides with Andrea Archer, Richmond, Texas, and was coached by Andrea’s husband, Steve Archer, to several NRBC Youth titles in the past. It’s been 10 years, however, since the 26-year-old competed at the show, and her comeback has been major. She’s won more than $1,500 in Non Pro ancillary competition on her horse, who she has only owned since January of this year
“Steve had Jeter in the barn and was showing him, and the opportunity arose for me to buy him,” she said. “Now I finally have a good horse to show. He never tries to cheat me in the pen.”
Taking the Reserve Championship in the Non Pro class was Matthew Armenta, Whitesboro, Texas, showing Whiz N Low to a score of 144 and earning $404. The Intermediate Non Pro Champion was Randy Golden, Hockley, Texas, and his Lil Boo Whiz, who marked a 142 for a $534 paycheck.
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 or call 580-759-3939.
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