FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Non Pro Futurity Finalists
Oklahoma City, Okla., December 3, 2015 – The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held another day of competition on Wednesday including the first go, third section of close to $250,000 added Cinch Non Pro Futurity, plus ancillary classes for Non Pro riders. The Non Pro finalists are determined based on their scores from the first go-round, plus additional coming from the Consolation round. Cinch Non Pro Futurity Finals will take place on Friday, December 4, starting with Section 1 at 9 a.m.
The newest NRHA Million Dollar Rider, and only the second Non Pro to ever achieve this milestone, Jose Vazquez, takes the lead in the first Non Pro go-round. His impressive run with Like Shiner was awarded a 218.5. Like Shiner, a sorrel mare by Smart Like Juice and out of Wind Her Up Shiner (by Shining Spark), is owned by Smart Like Juice Inc.
Two riders reached the highest score of 215.5 in Level 3 – Kristin M. Darnall-Titov with Miss Chexy Banjo and David T. McGee with Xtra Voodoo Gun. Darnall-Titov rode her mare Miss Chexy Banjo (Banjo Whiz x Mrs Chexinic x Bueno Chexinic) on Monday to lead section 1 of the Non Pro first go. McGee riding Xtra Voodoo Gun (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Miss Silver Gun x Gunner) tied the highest score on Tuesday and both held on the top through section 3 on Wednesday.
William Rhoads and his mare Mega Maggie Mae started strong with their first go run on Monday posting 215 and leading both Level 2 and 1 all the way till the end. Mega Maggie Mae is by the NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream and out of Cinco De Mega (by Marthas Mega Jac).
A portion of the entries will move on to the finals as follows:
- Level 4 Non Pro division – Top 25 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 213)
- Level 3 Non Pro division – Top 20 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 212)
- Level 2 Non Pro division – Top 15 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 212.5)
- Level 1 Non Pro division – Top 15 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 207.5)
- Prime Time Non Pro division – Top 10 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 213)
- Youth Non Pro division – Top 15 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 200)
Another Top 5 scores, plus ties, from Levels 1 – 4 are coming from the Consolation round held on Thursday:
- Level 4 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 212.5)
- Level 3 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 208.5)
- Level 2 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 207.5)
- Level 1 Non Pro division – Top 5 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 200.5)
For additional results including the NAAC Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Prime Time Non Pro, visit www.nrhafuturity.com/results
Don’t miss the special 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Celebration at 6 p.m. on December 3 in the Cox Pavilion at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, and witness how the NRHA Futurity has developed, improved and advanced the sport of reining over the last 50 years!
For more information about the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity and to keep up with all the class results, special events and happenings throughout the week, visit nrhafuturity.com. For more live instant updates, follow the show on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nrhareining), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nrha) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nrhareining#).
A special thank you to the NRHA Partners:
Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Bluebonnet Feeds, Cardinal Reining Horses, Cinch, Classic Equine, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialist, Lucas Oil, Protect the Harvest, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, NFuelN Local, OKC Convention & Vistors Bureau, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Trailguard, and Xtra Quarter Horses.
NRHA Event Sponsors: RAM, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Production, Not Ruf At All, Twin Cities South Trailers, Sundowner, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Avila’s Pro Shop, Freewheeler Golf Cars, EZGO, Tamarack Ranch and Pro View, CompetitorCentral.com.
Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for 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.
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National Reining Horse Association