Monthly Archives: December 2008

McQUAY WINS ANOTHER NRHA FUTURITY

 McQuay – Rose Win Big

The 2008 National Reining Horse Association Open Futurity Finals packed the house at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This year’s riders understood that the $125,000 Championship purse and nearly $2 Million in cash and prizes were on the line. But because of unprecendented growth in entries, the winner’s share was actually $150,000 and about $2 Million The second section of the Open Futurity Finals started hot with draw three, The Great Tag and Cody Sapergia, marked a smoking 225.5. But fourteen runs later, Shining N Sassy and Tim McQuay brought down the house with a blistering score of 226.5. Continue reading

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12.06.08 – SMART LIKE JUICE IS A MILLION DOLLAR SIRE

Oklahoma City, OK – December 6, 2008 – According to unofficial tabulations, the National Reining Horse Association announces that Smart Like Juice is NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Sire. His offspring pushed him over the mark at the 2008 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is the 16th stallion to be named to this prestigious listing.

The 1994 sorrel stallion by Smart Little Lena and out of Jessies Oak is owned by Smart Like Juice Inc. of Markham, Illinois. Smart Like Juice was bred by renowned cutter Lindy Burch of Weatherford, Texas. Smart Like Juice’s top performing offspring include Juiced Up Doc ($137,260 LTE), SLJ Sweet N Juicy ($73,210 LTE), SLJ Smartlikewhinny ($45, 950 LTE) and All Juiced Up ($41,980 LTE). As a performer, Smart Like Juice earned a total of $56,090 in the NRHA arena.

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ANOTHER CINCH NRHA NON PRO TITLE FOR MCCUTCHEON

Million Dollar Mandy Earns Another Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity Champion

The 2008 Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity Finals were the featured competition on Friday at the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nearly two dozen countries have been competing at the show over the past nine days with eight riders from five countries advancing to the Cinch Non Pro Futurity Finals. This year’s finals saw more first-time Non Pro finalists making it the ride of a lifetime for many. Continue reading

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RECORD BROKEN AT NRHA / MARKEL INSURANCE PROSPECT SALE

Peppy Superboom Sells to The Buckle List Syndicate. 

The $240,000 winning bid is the largest purchase price ever witnessed at an NRHA sale. Hip 3023, Peppy Superboom, was purchased by The Buckle List Syndicate.

The gavel fell with a resounding boom at the 2008 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 6. The $240,000 winning bid is the largest purchase price ever witnessed at an NRHA sale. Hip 3023, Peppy Superboom, was purchased by The Buckle List Syndicate.Peppy Superboom was consigned by Schmersal Reining Horses who also sold the top-selling horse in yesterday’s NRHA / Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale. The 2006 sorrel colt is by NRHA Open Futurity Champion and NRHA Top 15 All-Time Leading Sire Boomernic. The 1989 stallion earned $113,128 and has sired the earners of more than $1.5 Million including Commanders Nic, NRHA Open Derby Reserve Champion; MR Boomerjac, NRBC Open Derby Champion; and Boom Shernic, Congress Open Reining Futurity Reserve Champion. Peppy Superboom is out of the Peppy Badger Chex mare Peppy Designed. Peppys Boomernic will remain at Schmersal Reining Horses to continue with the one-year of training he has thus far. Continue reading

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12.06.08 – RECORD BROKEN AT NRHA / MARKEL INSURANCE FUTURITY PROSPECT SALE

Oklahoma City, OK – December 6, 2008 – The gavel fell with a resounding boom at the 2008 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 6. The $240,000 winning bid is the largest purchase price ever witnessed at an NRHA sale. Hip 3023, Peppy Superboom, was purchased by The Bucket List Syndicate.

Peppy Superboom was consigned by Schmersal Reining Horses who also consigned the top-selling horse in yesterday’s NRHA / Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale. The 2006 sorrel colt is by NRHA Open Futurity Champion and NRHA Top 15 All-Time Leading Sire Boomernic. The 1989 stallion earned $113,128 and has sired the earners of more than $1.5 Million including Commanders Nic, NRHA Open Derby Reserve Champion; MR Boomerjac, NRBC Open Derby Champion; and Boom Shernic, Congress Open Reining Futurity Reserve Champion. Peppy Superboom is out of the Peppy Badger Chex mare Peppy Designed. Peppys Boomernic will remain at Schmersal Reining Horses to continue with the one-year of training he has thus far.

Look below for more information on the NRHA / Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale and NRHA / Markel Insurance Breeders Showcase Select Sale.

NRHA / Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale

High Selling Horse: Hip 2058 – Miss Frosty Lena / 2006 Filly / ARC Matt O Lena x Reminics Dual Frost

Consigned by: Schmersal Reining Horses

Purchased by: Julia Valerie

Purchase Price:$39,500.00

Total Sales: $887,600

NRHA / Markel Insurance Breeders Showcase Select Sale

High Selling Horse: Hip 1035 – Spinnin Sparks / 2002 Mare / Shining Spark x Roxys Spinning Top

Consigned by: Black Rock Ranch

Purchased by: Judy Box / Drake Johnson Agent

Purchase Price:  $71,000

Total Sales: $1,010,000

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WORLD’S RICHEST REINING EVEN RICHER

Increase in Entries = Increase in Payouts
 
As the accountants sharpen pencils and tabulate total purse calculations, the National Reining Horse Association is thrilled to announce the 2008 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show – the richest NRHA-approved show in the world – will see sizeable increases in every purse category making the show even richer. Thanks to a substantial increase in nominations, the total cash purse payout and awards are anticipated to increase nearly 23% and total nearly $2 Million. The 2008 NRHA Futurity & NAAC Show kicked off Thursday, November 27 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and ends Saturday, December 6.

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TEAM ARCESE STRONG FOR NRHA FUTURITY FINALS

Hall of Famer Arcese’s Quest for Another Futurity Open Championship  
 
The 2008 NRHA Open Futurity finalists were determined today at the end of the second go-round with Arcese Quarter Horses USA, of Weatherford, Texas, owning four NRHA Open Futurity finalists. Two of the four horses owned by Arcese Quarter Horses LLC finished among the top five composite scores. NRHA Professionals Andrea Fappani, Tim McQuay and Craig Schmersal qualified three head for the Open Futurity finals demonstrating a strong challenge from their barns, as well. The NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show hosts the NRHA Open Futurity Finals in Saturday, December 6 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Continue reading

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Reiners Support a Good Cause

Reiners Support Rein In Cancer

There is a great silent auction going on during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show which benefits NRHA’s Rein In Cancer program, dedicated to breast-cancer research. The owners of top stallions Jacs Electric Spark, Easy Otie Whiz, and Einstein have generously donated a 2009. Cinder Lakes Ranch has also donated a full 2009 embryo transfer, which includes the recipient mare. If you’re at the Futurity Show you can visit Cinder Lakes Ranch’s and Troy Heikes’ stalls, located just to the west of the Superbarn warm up pen, to place your bid. There are four sign-up sheets placed on the counter by the TVs. A big “Thank You” to the stallion owners that made these generous contributions, including Troy Heikes and Buck Hazledine, Outwest Stallion Station, and Bridget Lanham, as well as Cinder Lakes Ranch. Reiners once again show support for a very worthy cause.
 

 

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12.05.08 – ANOTHER CINCH NRHA NON PRO TITLE FOR MCCUTCHEON

ANOTHER CINCH NRHA NON PRO TITLE FOR MCCUTCHEON

Oklahoma City, OK – December 5, 2008 – The 2008 Cinch® NRHA Non Pro Futurity Finals were the featured competition on Friday at the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nearly two dozen countries have been competing at the show over the past nine days with eight riders from five countries advancing to the Cinch Non Pro Futurity Finals. This year’s finals saw more first-time Non Pro Finalists making it the ride of a lifetime for many.

NRHA’s first Non Pro and woman Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon racked up another NRHA Non Pro Futurity Championship on James McCutcheon’s Smart Scat. This is her fifth Non Pro Futurity Championship. McCutcheon qualified two other horses for the finals, Dont Miss This Gun and Showtime Gotta Gun. DeWinton, Alberta’s Samantha Griffin and Scottsdale, Arizona’s Tricia Hamilton each qualified three horses for the finals, as well. Griffin, 2004 Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity Champion, rode Crome Kist Dun It and This Chex On Top to a Reserve Champion and fourth place finish respectively.

Look below to see how the finals concluded in the Cinch® NRHA Non Pro Futurity:

Non Pro Division – Final:

Place / Score / Earnings / Horse / Rider / Owner

1. 219.5 / $41,550 / Smart Scat (Smart Starbuck x Scats Frecklefoot) / Mandy McCutcheon – Aubrey, TX / James McCutcheon – Valley View, TX

2. 218 / $32,635 / Crome Plated Step (Wimpys Little Step x Crome Kist Dun It) / Tish Fappani – San Marcos, CA / Tish Fappani – San Marcos, CA

Intermediate Non Pro Division – Final:

Place / Score / Earnings / Horse / Rider / Owner

1. 218 / $16,648 / Crome Plated Step (Wimpys Little Step x Crome Kist Dun It) / Tish Fappani – San Marcos, CA / Tish Fappani – San Marcos, CA

2. 213.5 / $13,107 / Wright On Wimpy (Wimpys Little Step x Tribeca Tucker) / Lindsay Jaye Paul – Scottsdale, AZ / Randy Paul – Scottsdale, AZ

Limited Non Pro Division – Final:

Place / Score / Earnings / Horse / Rider / Owner

1. 208.5 / $10,141/ Roosters Jordan (Gallo Del Cielo x Okie Paul Hickory) / Sandy Eustace / Alvarado, TX / Sandy Eustace – Alvarado, TX

2. 205.5 / $6,123 / Tuf Payin Chex (Nu Chex To Cash x Tuf Little Tucker) / Emily Winegar – Aubrey, TX / Green Valley Ranch – Aubrey, TX

NRHA / Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale

High Selling Horse: Hip 2058 – Miss Frosty Lena / 2006 Filly / ARC Matt O Lena x Reminics Dual Frost

Consigned by: Schmersal Reining Horses

Purchased by: Julia Valerie

Purchase Price:$39,500.00

Total Sales: $887,600

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12.04.08 – WORLD'S RICHEST REINING EVEN RICHER

Oklahoma City, OK – December 4, 2008 – As the accountants sharpen pencils and tabulate total purse calculations, the National Reining Horse Association is thrilled to announce the 2008 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show – the richest NRHA-approved show in the world – will see sizeable increases in every purse category making the show even richer. Thanks to a substantial increase in nominations, the total cash purse payout and awards are anticipated to increase nearly 23% and total nearly $2 Million. The 2008 NRHA Futurity & NAAC Show kicked off Thursday, November 27 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and ends Saturday, December 6.

As of December 4, the NRHA Futurity shows an approximate 60% increase in total nominations equaling more than $300,000. This substantial growth contributes directly to the increase in total cash purse payout for this year’s Futurity.

At the 2008 NRHA Open Futurity, the Open Champion will take home a total of $150,000. In addition, each NRHA Open Futurity finalist will be guaranteed to earn a minimum of $10,000 for their efforts. Moreover, every rider placing in the NRHA Open and Non Pro Futurity will see an increase in cash awarded as compared to last year.

For the first time ever, NRHA will present a trophy belt buckle created by Gist Silversmiths to the Reserve Champions in all eight divisions of the NRHA Open and Non Futurity. Plus, the Top 5, Top 10 and finalists will receive buckles in the Open Futurity. Finalists in all other divisions will be given the opportunity to purchase a trophy buckle to commemorate their achievement.

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