For Immediate Release – Oklahoma City, Okla. – December 4, 2013 – By Mary Frances Flanders - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) hosts the Adequan North American Affiliate Championships each year during the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City. The championships are for NRHA members and horses that have qualified through their respective Regional Affiliate Finals. Each finals sends its eight highest placing riders, plus ties, to the Adequan NAAC to compete for North American bragging rights. NRHA congratulates the following champions that already have been crowned during the show.
Hickorys Baylite and Shedlauskas – Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 Champions
The Northeast region was well represented by Hickorys Baylite (Hickory Chic Olena x Lucky Baylite) and Karen Shedlauskas (Austintown, Ohio). The pair marked a 214 to take home the title of champion in the Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 class. The 2009 stallion has over $11,900 NRHA LTE and is owned by Shedlauskas.
The Northeast region’s Pic A Remedy (Chickoree Dox x Bopinic) and owner/rider Daniele Whitney (Northfield, Mass.) took home reserve champion honors with a score of 212.5.
Game Day Surprise and Schwartzenberger – Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 Champions
Mountain region’s 2008 gelding, Game Day Surprise (Hang Ten Surprize x Dunit N Continental), took home the title of champion after scoring a 216.5 with owner and rider Sharee Schwartzenberger (Meade, Colo). Game Day Surprise has over $16,500 lifetime earnings with NRHA.
The reserve co-championship title was earned with a 214: Hickorys Baylite ridden by Shedlauskas and Custom Crackerjac (Custom Crome x One Dumb Blonde) ridden and owned by Kimberly Tillman (Whitehall, Md.). Tillman and her mare ($36,500 NRHA LTE) represented the Northeast region.
Karl With A K and Naylor – Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 1
Karl With a K (Like A Diamond x Gunners Sureshot) and NRHA Professional Brent Naylor (Cave Creek, Ariz.) represented the Southwest region well, scoring a smoldering 218 to win the NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 1. The 2009 gelding is owned by Top Fuel, LLC in Cave Creek, Arizona.
The North Central region’s Wimpys King Lad and Seth Chamberlain (Stamford, Neb.) tied with Italian Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Chic Lil Ruby) and Tom Foran (Burbank, Calif.) for the reserve co-championship with matching scores of 214.5.
Wimpys King Lad (Wimpys Little Step x King Tucks Lassie) is owned by Robert & Robbin Thayn of Oxford, Nebraska. Rex Ross (Summerland, Calif.) owns Italian Revolution that represented the Southwest region.
Hershey Spark and Welman – Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 2
Hershey Spark (Lena Spark x Si Hershey Bar) and NRHA Professional Brian Welman earned the champion title in the NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 2 with a scorching 219. The 2007 gelding has over $11,000 LTE with NRHA and is owned by Becki Lee Mastin (Lakeville, Minn.).
The South Central region’s Custom Whiz Kid (owned by David & Joy Buck) and Carlos Deleu took home the reserve champion honors with a score of 217. The 2008 stallion is sired by Custom Crome and is out of the Topsail Whiz mare Dude Lady Whiz.
Adequan® NAAC Team Championship Award from SmartPak
SmartPak will present $2,500 to the top point-earning Affiliate Region in the 2013 Adequan North American Affiliate Team Championship. Teams from each of the 11 regions earn points in all Adequan NAAC classes. With five classes complete, the leading regions are:
- Northeast – 95.5 points
- Northwest – 82.5 points
- South Central – 76 points
- North Central – 71 points
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, 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.
In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:
- Platinum Futurity Sponsors: KO Trading, Lucas Oil, Protect the Harvest, RAM, Sandbur Productions LLC, Santa Hill Ranch and Scott Cleaners
- Gold Futurity Sponsors: Equine Oasis, Icehole High Performance Coolers and Shorty’s Caboy Hattery
- Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, E-Z Go, Forewheeler Golf Cars and Heat-A-Zone
Photos by Waltenberry.