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14 NRHA Events Approved for APHA World Show Qualification

By Jessica Hein / Paint Horse Journal - If you’ve got a Paint reining horse, APHA is making it easier than ever to get qualified for the APHA World Championship Show.
For the 2014 and 2015 APHA World Shows—which take place annually in November in Fort Worth, Texas, and are home to Open and Amateur world championship classes, along with many other added-money events—APHA has approved 14 National Reining Horse Association-approved shows that will count toward APHA World Show qualification requirements.

Each of the following 14 shows counts for a minimum of one show and two judges—to qualify for the APHA World Show, a Paint Horse must have participated in at least four shows and eight judges. Click here to read full qualification requirements for the APHA World Show; no qualification is required to participate in the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, which takes place annually in June and July.

Unless otherwise noted, these shows are approved only for APHA World Show qualification, not APHA points. Those marked as APHA Special Events will offer APHA-approved classes in which horses are eligible to earn APHA points as well.
2014 World Show Qualifying (August 1, 2013–July 31, 2014)

  • April 14-20 — National Reining Breeders Classic, Katy, TX
  • May 1-4 — Rein For The Roses, Elk Grove, CA
  • May 13-18 — Carolina Classic, Williamston, NC
  • May 14-18 — Columbine Classic, Pueblo, CO (APHA Special Event)
  • June 21-28 — NRHA Derby, Oklahoma City, OK (APHA Special Event)
  • July 21-27 — RMRHA Summer Slide, Denver, CO (APHA Special Event)
  • July 23-27 — Reining By The Bay, Woodside, CA
  • July 24-27 — Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining, Lexington, KY

2015 World Show Qualifying (August 1, 2014–July 31, 2015)

  • August 26-31 — NRHA South Central Regional Affiliate Finals, Tulsa, OK
  • September 5-7 — NRHA East Central Regional Affiliate Finals, Springfield, OH
  • September 12-14 — NRHA Northeast Regional Affiliate Finals, Logan Township, NJ
  • September 24-28 — NRHA Mountain Regional Affiliate Finals, Denver, CO
  • September 25-28 — NRHA Southeast Regional Affiliate Finals, Williamston, NC
  • October 8-12 — NRHA Northwest Regional Affiliate Finals, Rancho Murieta, CA

APHA hopes to announce similar partnerships with National Cutting Horse Association and National Reined Cow Horse Association events soon

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Don’t just come to the show… Be a part of the show!

2014 NRHA Derby Event
Sponsorship Opportunities

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 Don’t just come to the show…
Be a part of the show!

There is a sponsorship level for you! Become a sponsor of the NRHA Derby to help maximize your ranch or company’s exposure during our event.

Quality awards mean a great deal to both exhibitors and owners. NRHA recognizes the need for expanding awards and continually works towards this goal. However, it is only with the support of the Reining community that programs like these can perpetuate. We hope offering a sponsorship at these levels will open doors for more reining enthusiasts to contribute to this prestigious event.

NRHA Derby Facts:

  • 3rd Largest NRHA Show in the World
  • $1+ Million Estimated Purse
  • 2,200 Entries
  • Attendance in excess of 50,000
  • $12 Million Economic Impact
  • $4.5 Million in Direct Spending
  • Home to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s
    Western National Finals
Derby Event Sponsorship
Derby & World Champion Saddle Sponsorship
April 15 logo deadline
Derby High Point Buckle Sponsorship – Only $750

Class selection for saddle and buckle sponsorships are first-come, first-served when the forms and full payment are received.

For questions, please contact:
Terri Sharp – Trade Show Manager
TerriSharp@nrha.com
405-946-7400 ext. 120

For additional assistance contact:
Christina Brezack – Sponsorship Coordinator
cbrezack@nrha.com
405-946-7400 ext. 204

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Notice to Equine Publications: NRHA Derby Magazine Display

open magazinesIf you’re a publication that would like to display your magazine(s) at the NRHA Derby, contact Martha Haglund at mhagland@nrha.com or (405) 946-7400, ext. 133 to make your reservation or for more details.

All magazines must by displayed in an NRHA-provided magazine stand unless they are an NRHA Corporate Partner publication.

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2014 NRHA Derby Update & Reminders

Entries for the 2014 event are due March 1.

HF Mobster and Jordan Larson (by Waltenberry)

By Christa Morris – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is gearing up for the 2014 NRHA Derby that will be held June 21 – 28 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Thousands of spectators, exhibitors and horses attend the event each year with their eye on the most talented and beautiful reining horses in the world, plus approximately $1 million in cash, prizes and nominator incentives awarded there. Owners of derby-aged horses are encouraged to get their entries in by the March 1 entry deadline to be involved in this premier event. Below is more helpful information for those looking to compete.

2-Point Penalty Review: In 2013, the NRHA Derby Judges successfully tested the review of 2-point break-of-gait penalties. Those 2-point penalty reviews allowed them to gather insight prior to recommending changes that could affect all NRHA-approved shows.  The information gathering process will continue at this year’s Derby; judges will be allowed to review 2-point penalties for break-of-gait, jogging more than two strides and freeze-ups, as long as more than one judge has called the penalty 2. A complete set of NRHA Derby conditions can be viewed at nrhaderby.com.

These same procedures will be used during the 2014 NRHA Futurity as well. The event conditions can be viewed on the Forms page of nrhafuturity.com.

The Annual General Membership Meeting (AGM): The AGM will be held during the NRHA Derby on Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Sale Arena. The meeting will be preceded by an Affiliate Summit at noon and followed by an NRHA Professionals Meeting. Make plans to attend these events to find out what’s happening in NRHA. March 24 is the deadline to submit agenda items to the NRHA office.

Reminder: All horses must be nominated to compete in the NRHA Derby. Owners still have a chance to do so; see the Nomination Conditions for complete details.

NRHA appreciates its corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Derby:
Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer, World Development Group International and Xtra Quarter Horses.

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NRHA Marketing Internship Opportunities

By Christa Morris - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Marketing Department offers two internships each year. The first internship is held during the NRHA Derby Show in June and the second is held during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show beginning in late November. Applications are now being accepted for these opportunities.

2014 Deadlines and Lengths of Internships

  • NRHA Derby – Apply by May 1 / Length: June 16-30 (approximately)
  • NRHA Futurity – Apply by September 1 / Length: November 24 – December 8 (approximately)

Internship Requirements

The internship is based at NRHA Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla. and includes participation at either the NRHA Derby Show or NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show. Junior- and senior-level college students working on agricultural communications or journalism degrees are preferred. To be selected, the candidate:

  • must have his/her own transportation,
  • must have access to his/her own laptop (Mac preferred) to use during the show and have basic knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie or similar programs,
  • must be willing to assist with all functions of the Marketing Department including early mornings and lengthy days during major events,
  • must demonstrate an interest in the livestock or horse industry and have the ability to work collaboratively, and
  • must be creative, energetic, patient and reliable.

Duties

Interns will be given the opportunity and challenge to write news releases, interact with media professionals, assist with website content, produce special events and fulfill NRHA Corporate Partner and event sponsor obligations. Interns also will assist with management of the media office, write scripts for the show, as well as be asked to take and edit photos. Interns will work with official photographer/videographer to compile results photos/videos for distribution and assist with show updates on Facebook and Instagram. Interns also will be asked to assist with other show functions as needed.

Compensation

Stipend based on length of internship (daily rate of $45/day, plus lodging and reimbursement for travel to and from show). Will assist with college credit. Will reimburse travel expenses to and from show.

Materials to include for consideration

  • Resume, work samples, references, clippings, etc.

Resumes, cover letters and writing samples for the internship should be submitted to:
Christa Morris
NRHA Senior Director of Marketing
3000 N.W. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
cmorris@nrha.com

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Purus Wins NRHA High School Reining Championship

By Marie Klimova – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby hosted the High School Reining Championship for NRHA and Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) members. At the end of the class, Julia Purus won the championship with a score of 148.5 aboard Spook Goes Hollywood donated to the competition by Matthew Armenta.

By WaltenberryPurus, a high school senior from Purcell, Okla., qualified to compete in the championship through her involvement with NRHA. After high school, she plans to attend Oklahoma State University and be a member of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Team.

Benjamin Beckett, a junior from Dublin, Ohio took second place on Crank Up The Band scoring 146.5 donated to the competition by Brett Walters.

The championship class brought together the top four riders from the Individual Open Reining at the IEA National Western Championship (held during the NRHA Derby) and the top four riders from the 2013 NRHA 14-18 Youth World Championship standings in an exciting “catch ride” competition where riders show unfamiliar horses graciously donated by supporters.

Riders included:

  • Ben Beckett
  • Monika Ernenwein
  • David “Ryan” May
  • Holly Phillips
  • Julia Purus
  • Caroline Robinson
  • Tristen J. Rowland
  • Morgan Sykes

The NRHA and National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHYA) would like to thank the following horse owners who donated their horses for the High School Reining Championship:

  • Kirk George – A Smokin Enterprise
  • Blair Thompson – Boggies Gun Phire
  • Brett Walters, Walters Equestrian Center – Crank Up The Band
  • Clark Reining Horses, LLC – Rowdys Pistol
  • Kim Oldham – San Juan Whiz
  • Matthew Armenta – Spook Goes Hollywood
  • Mindy Truex – Streakin Catalyst
  • Torpey Performance Horses – Wunder Bread

Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere.

IEA was formed, in 2002, and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, and to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition, and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels.

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and World Development Group International.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors: Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, LLC., Cool-A-Zone, The New West, Business Link, Fowler Dodge and Santa Hill Ranch.

To relive the highlights of the NRHA Derby Show, check out nrhaderby.com and visit NRHA on Facebook and Twitter. NRHA posted the top three runs of each day from the NRHA Open Derby and NRHA Non Pro Derby go-rounds and finals. Complete results for the NRHA Derby and ancillary classes can also be found at nrhaderby.com.

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Lantz is NRHA Collegiate Reining Champion

By Marie Klimova – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby hosted the North America’s top collegiate riders in the NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship. The championship consisted of 12 riders: four from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), four from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and four selected by NRHA.

By WaltenberryOne entry rose above the rest of the field to win the championship title: Mckenzie Lantz and Spook Goes Hollywood donated to the competition by Matthew Armenta. They marked a 148 for the win. Lantz will be a senior majoring in sports management at the University of Georgia this coming fall. A native of Fremont, Mich., Lantz represented NCEA in the Championship.

Rebekah Irish (University of Findlay) placed second in the championship scoring 146.0 with Brilliant Guns owned by Charley Thiel.

This year, the riders selected from the pool of collegiate NRHA members were Rebecca Murray (Texas A&M University), Lauren Tieche (University of Georgia), Jenna Blumer (Oklahoma State University), Austin Griffith (The Ohio State University).

The NCEA sent its top four reiners from the 2012-2013 season to the championship: McKenzie Lantz (University of Georgia), Katy Krshka (Oklahoma State University), Indy Roper (Auburn University) and Laura Dunlavy (South Dakota State University).

IHSA was represented by riders who placed in top four places in Open Reining at the IHSA Finals: Rebekah Irish (University of Findlay), Blair Childress (North Carolina State University), Leah DiGioia (State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill) and  Caleb Roberts (Ohio University Southern).

NRHA and the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) would like to thank the following horse owners who donated their horses for the NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship:

  • Matthew Armenta – Spook Goes Hollywood
  • Charley Thiel – Brilliant Guns
  • Brett Walters – Crank Up The Band
  • Mindy Truex – Streakin Catalyst
  • Clark Reining Horses, LLC – Rowdys Pistol
  • Traci L McDavitt – Per Capita Chex
  • Gina B Cherry – Jessiesstarlights
  • Joey B Andrews, Donette Bammann – Smooth Talkin Dan
  • Torpey Performance Horses – Wunder Bread
  • Lipps Horse Training – “Joe”
  • Frank Costantini – Wranglers Derby Dayz
  • Bill (William M) Bradley – Squeeze Me Lightly
  • Miller Wade Smith – Hickador

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and World Development Group International.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors:Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, LLC., Cool-A-Zone, The New West, Business Link, Fowler Dodge and Santa Hill Ranch.

To relive the highlights of the NRHA Derby Show, check out nrhaderby.com and visit NRHA on Facebook and Twitter. NRHA posted the top three runs of each day from the NRHA Open Derby and NRHA Non Pro Derby go-rounds and finals. Complete results for the NRHA Derby and ancillary classes can also be found at nrhaderby.com.

 

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NRHA Sire & Dam Program Congratulates Stallions and Their Owners

For Immediate Release – July 8, 2013 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – By Hayley Lewallen – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Sire & Dam Program continued to put money back in enrolled Sire & Dam Program sire owners’ pockets by paying out Sire Awards totaling $9,000 in addition to awarding NRHA Lawson trophies to the winning sires in three division at the 2013 NRHA Derby. Below is a listing of the winners:

Level 4 Open division:

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-$1,500 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for HF Mobster placing first

-$1,000 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for Americasnextgunmodel placing third

-$500 to Wimpys Little Step, owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, for CFR Centenario Wimpy placing fourth

Level 3 Open division:

Wimpys Little Step Headshot_by John Brasseaux

-$1,500 to Wimpys Little Step, owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, for CFR Centenario Wimpy placing first

-$1,000 to Wimpys Little Step, owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, for Wimpyneedsacocktail placing second

-$500 to Banjo Whiz, owned by Nedpoint Quarter Horses, for Custom Banjo placing third

Level 4 Non Pro division:

-$1,500 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for Always Gotyer Gunsup placing first

-$1,000 to Starlights Wrangler, owned by Hendricks Broten Equine Assets for AR Okies Last Stand placing second

-$250 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, and to Smart Spook, owned by Rosanne Sternberg, for Gunner Gump and Smart Chuka, respectively, who tied for fourth place

Started in 1966, the NRHA Sire & Dam program continues to provide significant benefits to both stallion and mare owners. Stallions who participate in the program are eligible for NRHA Futurity and Derby awards, while mare owners have the opportunity to purchase breedings to the top stallions in the industry at reduced rates. Sire & Dam offspring are eligible for reduced entry fees for the NRHA Futurity and Derby, a savings of over $4,000 as well as later entry deadlines for both events.

If you are interested in participating in the program or would like to learn more about it please contact Hayley Lewallen, Sire & Dam Representative at hlewallen@nrha.com or (405)946-7400.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard setting body of the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

Photo of Gunner by Tristian Dark

Photo of Wimpys Little Step by John Brasseaux

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Student Equestrians Ride to IEA National Championships

IEA logo 1st choice-1From Interscholastic Equestrian Association —150 of the nation’s leading middle school and high school equestrians competed at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 27-29, 2013. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) student-riders competed in the Western discipline during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. The NRHA and the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are alliance partners of the IEA and sponsored the event. The finalists represented 33 teams from seven zones throughout the United States. Individuals and teams participated in multiple competitions during the 2012-2013 regular season shows and zone finals to qualify for the IEA National Finals competition.

Riders competed in reining and horsemanship contests. The IEA format requires that riders compete in unfamiliar tack on unfamiliar mounts; therefore, each rider draws a horse the day of competition and enters the show arena with no opportunity to familiarize themselves with their mount.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the success of our second year being part of the NRHA Derby event.  Our members, parents and coaches are overwhelmingly pleased with the support of the NRHA management and staff. We are especially grateful to the owners/trainers that supplied the high-quality horses,” said Roxane Lawrence, IEA co-founder/executive director.

Beth Himes, NRHA president, stated, “The IEA riders are an impressive group of young people.  It’s amazing that these 11-19 year olds are so adept at reining.  The NRHyA top four youth riders versus the IEA top four youth riders is among the highlights of Derby week.  We look forward to many years of association with the IEA.”

For the first time at an IEA National Finals, two individuals were awarded the IEA Champion Western Rider.  This award goes to the rider who accumulates the most points in the Varsity Open Individual competition.  Ryan May, who is a senior on the Ocoee Equestrian Team in Ooltewah, Tennessee and Kelsey Karanges who is a senior on the Oakridge Equestrian Team in Arlington, Texas-both earned the award this year.

In the third annual Interscholastic Reining Championship among the top four youth riders of the IEA and the top four NRHyA riders, the winner was Julia Purus (NRHyA), Purcell, Oklahoma. Benjamin Beckett (IEA), Dublin, Ohio, finished second.

In the IEA upper school team competition, the Dare Equestrian Team-Hilliard, Ohio-earned the Championship title. KM Equestrian Team-Findlay, Ohio-was the reserve champion team. In the middle school competition, KM Equestrian Team-Findlay, Ohio received the championship title. The Last Lap Ranch Equestrian Team-Maryville, Tennessee-finished as the reserve champion.

The IEA holds the trait of good sportsmanship among riders and coaches to the highest regard. For this reason, two awards are given to recognize rider-members displaying exceptional sportsmanship. In conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Haley Hogue, of Bentonville, Arkansas,-Ozark Legends Equestrian Team-won the IEA National Sportsmanship Award. Sophia Hendrix of Olean, New York, -TMC Equestrian Team-was awarded the NRHA Sportsmanship Award for displaying exceptional sportsmanship during the 2013 Western National Finals.

The IEA High Point Crossover Rider Award was given to Kiley Stadtmiller from the Alfred University Interscholastic Equestrian Team-Alfred, New York-for being the highest ranking individual to qualify for both the individual Western and Hunt Seat National Finals in 2013.  The Team Spirit Award was given to the TMC Equestrian Team-Cuba, New York-for their great attitude and participation throughout the Finals event.

Each year the IEA recognizes an exceptional horse that participates in the Finals competition. This year, the 2013 Outstanding Western Horse Award sponsored by NRHA was presented to Streakin’ Catalyst donated by Walters Equestrian Center, Inc., from Bourbon, Indiana.

Founded in 2002, the IEA has more than 8,000 middle and high school student-riders across the United States.  The IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. For more information, please view the IEA website at: www.rideiea.org.

 

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this posting. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests, or questions.

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HF Mobster and Larson Win NRHA Derby Open

By Christa Morris – The 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $435,000-added open finals on Saturday, June 29 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. The NRHA Derby Show is NRHA’s premiere event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses and hosts to two slates of ancillary classes. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying out approximately $948,000 to owners and nominators of open and non pro finalists.

During the open go-round, more than 500 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 72 of the top-scoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event.

295-DB13p1F,3--023-JordanLarson-HFMobsterAfter numerous leader changes, one entry cleared the rest of the field by one-half point: HF Mobster (Gunner x Dun Its Black Gold) and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jordan Larson (Whitesboro, Texas) with a 228.5. Heritage Farms owns the 2008 stallion that has earned $45,400 so far in his career. Most recently, he and Larson finished in fourth place finish at the 2013 National Reining Breeders Classic.

The NRHA Derby Championship paid $60,000 ($57,000 to the owner and $3,000 to nominator Rhodes River Ranch). Level 4 open division awards included an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $300 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, product from Classic Equine, $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop and a headstall from The New West.

Go-round leaders, A Smokin Whiz (Topsail Whiz x PF Nu Miss Royal Rsk, Sunrise Ranch LLC, owner) ridden by Jason Vanlandingham, earned more than $44,400 for their second place finish in the finals with a 228. Just behind with a 227.5 was 2012 NRHA Futurity Champion, Americasnextgunmodel (Gunner x Cee Dun It Do It, Arcese Quarter Horses USA, owner) and NRHA Professional Casey Deary (Weatherford, Texas), to end the finals in third place for owner Arcese Quarter Horses USA.

CFR Centenario Wimpy and Bertolani – Level 3 Champions

133-DB13p1A,3-138FrancoBertolani-CFR-CentenarioWimpyCFR Centenario Wimpy (Wimpys Little Step x Miss Hollywood Whiz) and Franco Bertolani (Aubrey, Texas) jumped to the top of the level 3 open division with a 226. They ended the finals with the championship and a fourth place finish in the level 4 open division. Domencio Lomuto’s 2008 stallion added more than $44,400 to his current $46,000 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings.

CFR Centenario Wimpy and Bertolani also won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, $200 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, product from Classic Equine, $100 gift cards from Pard’s Western Shop and a headstall from The New West.

Dunit A Lil Ruf and Salmon – Level 2 Champions

182-DB13p2F,3-133-AnnSalmon-DunitALilRufLate in the first section, Dunit A Lil Ruf (Lil Ruf Peppy x Bueno Poco Dunit) and NRHA Professional Ann Salmon (Tioga, Texas) earned a score of 223 to lead the level 2 open division. They held on to that lead and won the level 2 open championship for a paycheck of $10,996. In 2012, Dunit A Lil Ruf and Salmon were finalists in levels 1-3 at the NRHA Derby. To date, the 2007 mare has earned $19,199 in NRHA competition, and Salmon has won in excess of $100,170 in her NRHA career.

The level 2 champions also won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $200 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, product from Classic Equine, $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a headstall from The New West and a hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.

Spin N Wimp and Giraudini-Stillo – Level 1 Champions

217-DB13p1A,11-066-Mirjam-Giraudini-Stillo-SpinNWimpSpin N Wimp (Wimpys Little Step x Spinning Beauty) and Mirjam Giraudini-Stillo marked a 219.5 to match their go-round score and win the level 1 open division finals. The 2007 gelding is owned by Andrea Stillo and has over $40,500 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings. Spin N Wimp has been shown primarily in Europe racking up wins at the Italian Reining Horse Association Futurity (4-Year-Old) and German Breeder’s Futurity. The Stillo’s recently brought him from their native Italy to their ranch in Tioga, Texas.

For the level 1 division championship and top ten placings in the level 3 and level 2 open divisions, they won $13,338, an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $100 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, product from Classic Equine, $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a headstall from The New West and a hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.

Whattadualpep & Metcalf / Dunit A Lil Ruf & Salmon – Prime Time Co-Champs

165-DB13p1A,5-195-CarolMetcalf-WhattadualpepThe championship in the prime time division was determined in the go-round. Two matching scores of 220.5 ranked at the top of the pack: Whattadualpep (Mister Dual Pep x Whattaroyalprincess) with Carol Metcalf (Pilot Point, Texas) and Dunit A Lil Ruf with Ann Salmon. The co-champs earned $1,890 and split the champion awards: an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $100 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Anderson Bean boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, product from Classic Equine, $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop and a headstall from The New West.

 

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The following NRHA Sire & Dam Program stallion owner awards were presented during the awards ceremony:

-       $1,500 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for HF Mobster winning the level 4 open division

-       $1,000 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for Americasnextgunmodel placing third in the level 4 open division

-       $500 to Wimpys Little Step, owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, for CFR Centenario Wimpy for placing fourth in the level 4 open division

To relive the highlights of the NRHA Derby Show, check out nrhaderby.com and visit NRHA on Facebook and Twitter. NRHA posted the top three runs of each day from the NRHA Open Derby and NRHA Non Pro Derby go-rounds and finals. Complete results for the NRHA Derby and ancillary classes can also be found at nrhaderby.com.

 

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