Adequan NAAC News – December 4

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

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

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, 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.

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Footwork Revolution and Bell move into #1 position

By Christa Morris – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) is edging closer to its final weekend. Today’s show concluded with section two of the second go-round of the nearly $500,000 added NRHA Open Futurity. The show runs through December 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. with the third and final section of the second go-round running on Wednesday, December 4.

This year’s NRHA Futurity Open is strong with nearly 1,100 entries in all. Due to this, the Level 4 Open Champion horse will earn $165,000, a $15,000 increase over the guaranteed amount. $156,750 will be paid to the owner and $8,250 will be paid to the nominator of the horse following Saturday night’s finals. This translates to nearly 30 times the initial $300 investment of an NRHA Nomination Program weanling fee.

Footwork Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Fancy Footwork) and Brian Bell (Hinton, Okla.) improved their first go-round score (221.5) to an impressive 223 in the second go-round. Their composite score of 444.5 is the highest in both the level 4 open and level 3 open divisions. Brian, an NRHA Professional, owns the stallion that has already earned more than $16,400.

Rancho Oso Rio’s Electric Genes (Jacs Electric Spark x Taris Designer Genes) and NRHA Professional Andrea Fappani garnered a 441 composite score after posting a 219.5 in the second go-round. That score put them in the second place position in the level 4 open division. Electric Genes and Fappani were level 4 open division reserve co-champions at the Reining By The Bay Futurity.

Memorable Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Coronas Affair) and Bell slid into the second place position in the level 3 open division for owner Wagner & Vandorp (Aubrey, Texas). They earned a 219.5 in the first go-round and a 218.5 in the second go-round for a 438 composite score.

Electric Express (Jacs Electric Spark x Hot Coded Candy) with NRHA Professional Jared Leclair for owner Terry Ranch (Hardin, Texas) lead the level 2 non pro division with a 437.5 composite score. The full-brother to Electric Code has earned nearly $40,000 in NRHA competition so far in his career.

It took a composite score of 434 to move into second place in the level 2 open division. Two entries share that designation:

  • Beam Me Up Spook (Smart Spook x Ruffle Me Up) and NRHA Professional Tom Foran (Burbank, Calif.) for owner Elaine Davis (La Canada, Calif.)
  • Hot Hollywood Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Hot Hollywood Jewels) and NRHA Professional Patrice St-Onge (Gainesville, Texas) for owner Andre Lauzon (St-Placide, Quebec, Canada)

In the level 1 open division, Wallys Chic (Walla Walla Whiz x Smokes Chicalito) and Kim Obenhaus received a 214.5 from the judges in the second go-round to earn a 431.5 composite score. They lead the division for owner MG Reiners (St. Paul, Quebec, Canada).

In second place in the level 1 open division composite is Spark Of Starlight (Jacs Electric Spark x Starlight Angela) with Ryan Rushing (Whitesboro, Texas) for owner Shelly MacLellan (Fort Worth, Texas). They earned a 211 in the first go-round and a 220 in the second go-round for a 431 composite score.

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s the most elite reining event in the world with 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. Approximately 1,400 horses and more than 120,000 visitors come from nearly 20 countries to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy.

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, 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, Booth Ranches, E-Z Go, Forewheeler Golf Cars and Heat-A-Zone
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McCutcheon and Ms Whiz Dunit win NRHA Futurity Non Pro go-round

By Christa Morris – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) is edging closer to its final weekend. Today’s show spotlighted section two of the $260,000-added Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity. The show runs through December 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Purse estimates for this year’s non pro event look strong due to nearly 600 entries across all divisions. The 2013 NRHA Futurity Non Pro will pay a total of more than $590,000 with nearly $300,000 going to level 1 through level 3 non pro division entries. In all, nearly $30,000 will be paid in nominator incentives.

Mandy McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and her Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whiz x A Bueno Poco Dunit) jumped to the top of the level 4 non pro standings with a score of 219.  Mandy and the mare won the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity Non Pro in October to bring her freshman earnings to more than $7,700.

Lisa Bissell (Ft. Valley, Ga.) and Starlights Lil Belle (Bueno Starlight x Beaus Liberty Belle) marked a 217.5 yesterday to finish in second in the level 4 non pro division and first in the level 3 non pro division. Jamie Bissell owns the gelding that has already earned more than $4,000 this year.

In today’s section, Tish Fappani (Scottsdale, Ariz.) rode her stallion Big Creme Chic (Big Chex To Cash x Cremes Chic Olena) to a score of 216.5. That ride moved them into third place in the level 4 non pro division. Tish and her husband, Andrea, both have shown the 3-year-old to win more than $8,000 at events like the High Roller Reining Classic and Reining By The Bay.

Anne Reynolds (King Hill, Ida.) aboard her Shiney Smart Sparks (Very Smart Remedy x Shirley Shine) and Indy Roper (Hobart, Ind.) riding Samantha Roper’s Tinkers Redneck (Gunner x Tinker Nic) moved to fourth place in the level 4 non pro and held second place in the level 3 non pro division with matching scores of 216 posted yesterday.

Wining the go-round in the level 2 non pro division was Stoney Russell (Longview, Texas) and his Gotta Get Er Done with a 214.5. The son of Spooks Gotta Gun and Zans Hickory Girl has earned more than $6,000 this year.

Two entries marked a 214 yesterday to tie for second place in the level 2 non pro division: Katie Forest (Valley View, Texas) with Frank Forest’s Jacquis Banjo (Banjo Whiz x Musk Be Bueno) and Julia Gaupmann (Euchenau, Austria) riding her Tinseltownsmokingun (Gunner x Miss Tinseltown). Gaupmann and her stallion won the level 1 non pro division.

With a 213.5, Maggie Gratny (Aubrey, Texas) and Wallywood (Walla Walla Whiz x Custom Mahogany) finished in the second place spot in the level 1 division for owner Mark Gratny.

Youth member Emily Winegar took home championship honors in the youth non pro division on A Wimpy Remedy (Wimpys Little Step x Remedys Sure Slide, owned by Green Valley Ranch) with a score of 213. Former Youth Non Pro Champion Jaci Marley (Plainview, Tex.) earned second place this year on Jennifer Marley’s Sailon Mega (Topsail Whiz x Mi Mega) with a score of 212. Youth Non Pro division placings are determined by go-round score.

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Friday’s non pro finals:
- Level 4 non pro division – Bubble score: 213
- Level 3 non pro division – Bubble score: 212
- Level 2 non pro division – Bubble score: 211.5
- Level 1 non pro division – Bubble score: 206.5

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Thursday’s consolation round for another opportunity to advance to the finals:
- Level 4 non pro division – Bubble score: 209.5
- Level 3 non pro division – Bubble score: 209.5
- Level 2 non pro division – Bubble score: 208.5
- Level 1 non pro division – Bubble score: 203.5

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

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, 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, Booth Ranches, E-Z Go, Forewheeler Golf Cars and Heat-A-Zone

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Walla Whiz Affair and Bergen set the pace in second go-round

By Christa Morris - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship featured the nearly $500,000 added NRHA Open Futurity second go-round on Monday, December 2. More than 60 open riders and horses entered the Jim Norick Coliseum Arena at Oklahoma State Fair Park to battle for a qualifying position in Saturday’s finals. Two offspring of Walla Walla Whiz sit atop the leader board of the level 4 open division composite: Walla Whiz Affair and ARC Prized Walla.

Walla Whiz Affair (Walla Walla Whiz x Memorable Affair) and NRHA Professional Todd Bergen (Eagle Point, Ore.) marked a 220.5 in the first section of the first go-round. They turned in a consistent performance in the second go-round with a 220 to give them the lead in the level 4 open division composite (440.5). Walla Whiz Affair, owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC (Purcell, Okla.), was the high seller in last year’s NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale.

NRHA Professional Todd Wright (Newcastle, Okla.) took his ARC Prized Walla (Walla Walla Whiz x Dun With Surprizes) into the second go-round after marking a 216 earlier in the show. The duo turned on the heat during their second run to earn a 220.5. That run gave them a 436.5 composite score and moved them into the second place position in the level 4 open and into the #1 position in the level 3 open division.

Spooks In Drag (Spooks Gotta Gun x Its Drag Time), ridden by NRHA Professional Casey Deary (Weatherford, Texas), slid to a score of 219 in the second-go round to bring their composite score to a 434.5, the third highest score so far. The mare is owned by Reinbow Ridge Equestrian (Schomberg, Ontario, Canada).

Beam Me Up Spook (Smart Spook x Ruffle Me Up) and NRHA Professional Tom Foran (Burbank, Calif.) put two solid scores together (215 – 1st go, 219 – 2nd go) to hold second place in level 3 open division and first place in the level 2 open division. Elaine Davis, of La Canada, Calif., owns the stallion.

In second place in the level 2 open division and leading the level 1 open division is Spark Of Starlight (Jacs Electric Spark x Starlight Angela) with Ryan Rushing (Whitesboro, Texas) for owner Shelly MacLellan (Fort Worth, Texas). They earned a 211 in the first go-round and a 220 in the second go-round for a 431 composite score.

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, 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, Booth Ranches, E-Z Go, Forewheeler Golf Cars and

 

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Lisa Bissell and Starlights Lil Belle: Non Pro Go-Round Leaders

By Christa Morris – The $260,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Cinch Non Pro Futurity entered the Jim Norick Coliseum Arena at Oklahoma State Fair Park today with the first section of the go-round. More than 100 non pro riders took to the arena today at the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show that runs until December 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Early in the day, Lisa Bissell (Ft. Valley, Ga.) and Starlights Lil Belle (Bueno Starlight x Beaus Liberty Belle) set the standard with a 217.5 to lead the level 4 non pro and level 3 non pro divisions. Jamie Bissell owns the gelding that has already earned more than $4,000 this year.

Two scores of 216 stand in the second place position in both the level 4 non pro and level 3 non pro divisions:

Leading the level 2 non pro division is Stoney Russell (Longview, Texas) and his Gotta Get Er Done with a 214.5. The son of Spooks Gotta Gun and Zans Hickory Girl has earned more than $6,000 this year.

Just one-half point behind were two entries marking a 214 to tie for the second place position in the level 2 non pro division: Katie Forest (Valley View, Texas) with Frank Forest’s Jacquis Banjo (Banjo Whiz x Musk Be Bueno) and Julia Gaupmann (Euchenau, Austria) riding her Tinseltownsmokingun (Gunner x Miss Tinseltown). Gaupmann and her stallion lead the level 1 non pro division.

With a 213.5, Maggie Gratny (Aubrey, Texas) and Wallywood (Walla Walla Whiz x Custom Mahogany) landed in the second place spot in the level 1 division for owner Mark Gratny.

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s the most elite reining event in the world with 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. Approximately 1,400 horses and more than 120,000 visitors come from nearly 20 countries to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy.

UPCOMING EVENTS
NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales
Thurs., Dec. 5 – Sat., Dec. 7 – 9:30 a.m. daily – Sale Arena
Attend three premier performance horse sales while at the show. The sales feature yearlings, sires and dams of performers, show horses, prospects and 3-year-old reining horses. Total sales of horses last year exceeded $3.65 million. Interested buyers can get more information on the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales page of nrha.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
SmartPak ColiCare County Fair – Exhibitor Party
5:30 p.m. – Barn 3 – Come enjoy the county fair atmosphere with fried food, pie eating contest and the John Deere Toy Gator preliminary races.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Show Your Colors Day
Help create awareness by wearing a color that represents a cause you support. Examples: pink for breast cancer, purple for testicular cancer, red for AIDS and HIV or yellow for deployed military.

Affiliate Summit3 p.m. – Conf. Room A

Cardinal Reining Horses International Reception presented by World Development Group International – 5 p.m. – Cantina

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, 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, Booth Ranches, E-Z Go, Forewheeler Golf Cars and Heat-A-Zone

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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Media Contact:
Christa Morris
National Reining Horse Association
Sr. Director of Marketing
cmorris@nrha.com

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Adequan NAAC News – December 2

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.

The Whiz Way and Archer – Adequan NAAC Open Champions
South Central region representatives The Whiz Way (Topsail Whiz x Dun It The Hard Way) and NRHA Professional Stephen Archer marked a staggering 223 to take championship honors in the Adequan NAAC Open class. The 2002 gelding, who has earned more than $45,000 in NRHA competition, is owned by Candace Rodriguez of Richmond, Texas.

The South Central region’s Wimpys Lil Hollywood (owned by Christine Harbach of Spring Branch, Texas) and NRHA Professional Todd Martin took reserve honors with a 221.5. Wimpys Lil Hollywood, who has earned more than $23,000, is by Wimpys Little Step and out of the Topsail Whiz mare Miss Hollywood Whiz.

Load Your Gun and Hanson – Adequan NAAC Intermediate Open Champions
The Northwest region was represented well with Load Your Gun (Gunner x Jo Ell Smoke) and NRHA Professional David Hanson (Clements, Calif.). The talented pair earned a 220 from the judges and the championship title in the Adequan NAAC Intermediate Open. Giselle Turchet owns the 2007 gelding.

The reserve championship title was earned by NRHA Professional Matthew McDowell (Enterprise, Ore.) riding Miss Silver Gun (Gunner x Miss Taris Rey) with a score of 219.5. Tamarack Ranch LLC’s mare who represented the Northwest region has earned more than $78,000 in her NRHA career.

Starbucks Jazz and Edgmon – Adequan NAAC Limited Open Champions
South Central region representatives Starbucks Jazz (Smart Starbuck x Flipped Out Jazz, $115,000 NRHA LTE) and Tell Edgmon (Elmore City, Okla.) had a fantastic run that not only earned them a 221.5 from the judges but also championship honors in the Adequan NAAC Limited Open class. The 2003 stallion is owned by Whitney Conrad of Weatherford, Texas.

The North Central region’s Roosta (owned by John Anderson of Plainview, Neb.) and Serena Siebrandt (Clarkson, Neb.) took reserve honors with a 214.5. The 2008 gelding is by Gallo Del Cielo and out of the Smart Chic Olena mare Shes One Smart Chic.

West Coast Beach Boy and Chapman – Adequan NAAC Rookie Pro Champions
The Mountain region was represented well with West Coast Beach Boy (West Coast Whiz x Reminics Command) and Michelle Chapman (Eaton, Colo.). The pair competed in a run-off with Amanda Yarbrough and A Bingo Chic after both entries marked a 212.5. In the run-off, they scored a 214.5 to win the championship title in the Adequan NAAC Rookie Pro. Barn 66 LLC (Lafayette, Colo.) owns the 2008 gelding.

The reserve championship title went to Yarbrough (Campbell Hall, N.Y.) and A Bingo Chic (Itsa Bingo Greyhound x Chics Oh Rosa) after they marked a 212 in the run-off. Robert Santagata (Campbell Hall, N.Y.) owns the 2008 stallion.

Marks and Tagged My Chic – Adequan NAAC Limited Non Pro Champions
South Central region representatives Tagged My Chic (Whiz N Tag Chex x Cheeky Boom) and NRHA Youth member Kaylan Marks (Yorktown, Texas) had a spectacular run that not only earned them a 218 from the judges but also championship honors in the Adequan NAAC Limited Non Pro class. The 2007 mare who has earned more than $19,500 is also owned by Kaylan Marks.

The Western Canada region’s Jumpin Jac Trash (Trashadeous x Sail Away Rene, $16,200 NRHA LTE) and owner/rider Madison Steed (Cochrane, Alberta, Canada) took home the reserve champion honors with a score of 217.5.

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:

  • Northwest – 60.5
  • South Central – 51
  • Mountain – 47.5
  • Northeast – 40.5

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s the most elite reining event in the world with 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. Approximately 1,400 horses and more than 120,000 visitors come from nearly 20 countries to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy.

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, 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

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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Photos by Waltenberry. Photos available on request.

Media Contact:
Christa Morris
National Reining Horse Association
Sr. Director of Marketing
cmorris@nrha.com

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Ref Magico and Larson hold the go-round lead in NRHA Futurity Open

NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales graduates among leading contenders

By Christa Morris – The first go-round of the nearly $500,000 added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open Futurity ended today at the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show. Reining fans can enjoy the show until December 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

The high score (222.5) marked yesterday held through more than 100 runs from today’s section: Ref Magico (Big Chex To Cash x Skeets Genuine Miss) and NRHA Professional Jordan Larson. The 3-year-old stallion, owned by Rancho El Fortin of Del Rio, Texas, and Larson placed in the top ten at the 2013 Heritage Futurity.

The Wizster (Gallo Del Cielo x Miss Whizard Jac) and Dany Tremblay earned a 220 from the judges today to finish the go-round with the second-highest score in the level 4 open division and the highest score in the level 3 open division. The stallion, owned by MG Reiners (St. Paul, Quebec) has earned more than $18,000 this year including reserve championships in the level 4 and level 3 open divisions at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, plus championships at the Aireau Pre-Futurity and Gunners Peppy Oak Snaffle Bit.

Several of the first go-round leading contenders are graduates of the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales. Those graduates include:

  • Electric Express (Jacs Electric Spark x Hot Coded Candy) with Jared Leclair for owner Terry Ranch – earned a 221.5 for third in the level 4, second in the level 3 and first in the level 2 open division. The full-brother to Electric Code has earned nearly $40,000 in NRHA competition so far in his career.
  • Shiners Crown Jewel (Shining Spark x Cattilion) with Nathan Piper for owner John and Nancy Tague – earned a 221 for 8th place in the level 4 open division.
  • Walla Whiz Affair (Walla Walla Whiz x Memorable Affair) with Todd Bergen owner Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC – marked a 220.5 for 10th place in the level 4 open division. Walla Whiz Affair was the high seller in last year’s NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale.
  • Custom Innovation (Custom Crome x Dry  Doc Bobbie) with Casey Deary for owner Amanda  Brumley – scored a 220 to land in the top 15 scores of the level 4 open division. The stallion has earned nearly $10,000 this year with strong showings at the High Roller Reining Classic Futurity and Heritage Futurity.
  • Electric Outlaw (Jacs Electric Spark x Docs Lil Bullet) with Gabe Hutchins for owner Darling 888 Ranch – received a 219 to finish in the top 30 of the level 4 open and top 15 of the level 3 open. So far this year, the stallion has won more than $12,500 including the level 3 open division co-championship at the Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity.

A portion of first go-round entries will move on to the second go-round as follows, with Saturday’s level 4 open division champion earning $165,000:

  • Level 4 open division – Top 200 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 209.5)
  • Level 3 open division – Top 150 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 209)
  • Level 2 open division – Top 100 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 208)
  • Level 1 open division – Top 100 scores, plus ties (Bubble score: 173)

The second go-round begins on Monday, December 2 following the first go-round, first section of the $260,000 added Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity. The top horse-and-rider combinations, based on composite scores from the first and second go-round, will advance to the Open Futurity Finals on Saturday, December 7 where the winner of the level 4 open division will earn $165,000 as well as incredible prizes from NRHA Corporate Partners and award sponsors. Nearly $100,000 in nominator incentive money also will be distributed to those individuals who originally nominated horses to the NRHA Nomination Program.

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

UPCOMING EVENTS
NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales
Thurs., Dec. 5 – Sat., Dec. 7 – 9:30 a.m. daily – Sale Arena
Attend three premier performance horse sales while at the show. The sales feature yearlings, sires and dams of performers, show horses, prospects and 3-year-old reining horses. Total sales of horses last year exceeded $3.65 million. Interested buyers can get more information on the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales page of nrha.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
SmartPak ColiCare County Fair – Exhibitor Party
5:30 p.m. – Barn 3 – Come enjoy the county fair atmosphere with fried food, pie eating contest and the John Deere Toy Gator preliminary races.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Show Your Colors Day
Help create awareness by wearing a color that represents a cause you support. Examples: pink for breast cancer, purple for testicular cancer, red for AIDS and HIV or yellow for deployed military.

Affiliate Summit
3 p.m. – Conf. Room A – Are you active in your affiliate? Want to help strengthen your programs and shows? Want to start an affiliate? If you said yes to any of these questions, you should attend the Affiliate Summit! Grab a friend, enjoy some snacks and participate.

Cardinal Reining Horses International Reception presented by World Development Group International
5 p.m. – Cantina – Everyone is encouraged to attend as NRHA Corporate Partners, Cardinal Reining Horses and World Development Group join the European Affiliate Council to welcome all international exhibitors to the NRHA Futurity.

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, 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

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Ref Magico and Larson: Ahead of the field in the NRHA Futurity Open

By Christa Morris – More than 100 horse and rider combinations walked through the “Gateway of Champions” to compete in the third section of the first go-round of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open. More than 430 runs are scheduled for the first go-round with all eyes on the $165,000 level 4 open champion check.

Marking a 222.5 and jumping ahead in the go-round was Ref Magico (Big Chex To Cash x Skeets Genuine Miss) and NRHA Professional Jordan Larson. The 3-year-old stallion, owned by Rancho El Fortin of Del Rio, Texas, and Larson placed in the top ten at the 2013 Heritage Futurity.

Three matching scores of 221.5 moved to the top of the leader board yesterday (Tinseltown Fly Guy with Shawn Flarida, Electric Express with Jared Leclair and Electric Genes with Andrea Fappani). Today, they moved to a tie for second and were joined by two more entries:

Footwork Revolution and Electric Express are tied for the lead in the level 3 open division. Electric Express, a full-brother to Electric Code, and Leclair also lead level 2 open division. The stallion had earned nearly $40,000 in NRHA competition thus far in his career.

Dual Shot Doc (Nitro Dual Doc x Savannah Hickory) and Robert Chown sit in the third place in the level 3 open division and second place in the level 2 open division with a 221. WW Ranch, LLC own the stallion.

In the level 1 open division, Wallys Chic (Walla Walla Whiz x Smokes Chicalito) and Kim Obenhaus hold onto the lead with a 217 for owner MG Reiners.

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s the most elite reining event in the world with 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. Approximately 1,400 horses and more than 120,000 visitors come from nearly 20 countries to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy.

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, 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
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Three-way tie for lead in NRHA Futurity Open go-round

By Christa Morris – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show moved into the first go-round, second section of the nearly $500,000 added NRHA Open Futurity. The event is the most elite Reining in the world with approximately 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Three matching scores of 221.5 moved to the top of the leader board in the second section of the first go-round of the NRHA Futurity Open:

Electric Express, a full-brother to Electric Code, and Leclair also lead the level 3 and level 2 open divisions. The stallion had earned nearly $40,000 in NRHA competition thus far in his career.

The day ended with a tie for the second place position in the level 3 open division with two scores of 219.5:

  • Chex From A Star (Gunner x Chex From Hollywood) with Brad Giesbrecht for owner David Silva, Sr.
  • Memorable Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Coronas Affair) with NRHA Professional Brian Bell for owner Wagner & Vandorp

The ties for second place continued in the level 2 open division with two entries scoring a 217:

  • CD Star Commander (Commanders Nic x Star CD) with NRHA Professional Martin Larcombe for owner XCS Ranch, LLC
  • Wallys Chic (Walla Walla Whiz x Smokes Chicalito) with Kim Obenhaus for owner MG Reiners

In the level 1 open division, Sugar Pop Step Ahead (APHA)(Wimpys Little Step x Sugar Pop Gun) earned a 215.5 to move into the second place position. Eduardo Christians rode for owner Thiago Boechat.

Competition continues Saturday, November 30 with the third section of the first go-round. The second go-round begins on Monday, December 2. Cinch Non Pro Futurity entries take to the arena on Monday as well.

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s the most elite reining event in the world with 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. Approximately 1,400 horses and more than 120,000 visitors come from nearly 20 countries to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NRHA Open World Championship Shootout
Thurs., Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. – Coliseum
Top open reining riders and horses will compete for a shot at the title of NRHA Open World Champion.

NRHA Futurity – Cinch NRHA Non Pro Finals
Fri., Dec. 6 – Coliseum
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Come watch the world’s best non pro riders compete for more than $600,000 in cash and prizes.

RHSF “A Slide To Remember”
To benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, presented by Protect The Harvest & Lucas Oil
Fri., Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. (Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 p.m.)
The Slide is a team competition with teams representing local police officers and local firefighters. The police and fire teams also include one celebrity guest, one Freestyle reiner, one cross-over rider from another equestrian discipline and a representative of the NRHA Hall of Fame. Get more details on the News page of the NRHA Futurity website.

After Party – Cafe
Sponsored by Vincent & Lynn Maffucci
Featuring Anderson Bean endorsee Kristy Lee Cook
Drinks, food and auction items

Clinton Anderson Colt Starting Demo
Sat., Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Arena 6
Clinton Anderson, of Downunder Horsemanship, is a clinician, horse trainer and competitor. The Downunder Horsemanship Method of horse training is based on mutual respect and understanding and gives horse owners the knowledge needed to become skilled horsemen and train their horses to be consistent and willing partners. Get more details on the News page.

NRHA Futurity – Open Finals
Sat., Dec. 7 – Coliseum
1 and 5 p.m.
Come watch the world’s best NRHA Professionals compete for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.  Be there to watch the thrilling action and see who takes home a check of $165,000 and the title of NRHA Open Futurity Champion!

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, 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
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Walla Whiz Affair and Bergen: NRHA Futurity Open Leaders

By Christa Morris – The world’s most talented 3-year-old reining horses and open riders made their way into the Oklahoma State Fair Park Jim Norick arena on Thanksgiving Day. They came from across the globe to compete in the first go-round, first section of the nearly $500,000 added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open. The NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show is the world’s largest reining horse show and continues through Saturday, December 7 in Oklahoma City.

Leading the level 4 open division was the high seller in last year’s NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale, Walla Whiz Affair (Walla Walla Whiz x Memorable Affair). NRHA Professional Todd Bergen rode the stallion to a score of 220.5 for owner Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC of Purcell, Okla.

Walla Whiz Affair and Bergen

Just one point behind with a 219.5 was Whizs Lil Lightning (Conquistador Whiz x Boomdacious), owned by Silver Spurs Equine, and NRHA Professional Andrea Fappani.

whizs lil lightning and fappani

Mary Jansma’s Shinakas Wimpress earned a 218 from the judges with Justin Mathison in the saddle. The 3-year-old daughter of Wimpys Little Step and Shinaka ended the day in the third-place position in the level 4 open division.

Shinakas Wimpress and Mathison

In the level 3 open division, Tinsel Benito (Tinsel Jac x Lucky Little Lace) and NRHA Professional Gabe Hutchins finished atop the leader board with a 217.5. The stallion is owned by Gilberto Leal and San Pedro Garzo of Mexico.

George and Carol Bell own the entry sitting the second place position in the level 3 open division: Couture Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex x Kachina Oak Olena) ridden by NRHA Professional Brian Bell (217).

Beam Me Up Spook (Smart Spook x Ruffle Me Up) slid to a score of 215 to lead the level 2 open division. NRHA Professional Tom Foran rode for owner Elaine Davis.

In second place in the level 2 open division was Clark Reining Horses’ Princess Spook (Smart Spook x Custom Princess) with NRHA Professional Rebecca Adkins with a (213.5).

A 213 leads the level 1 open division: Chics Stylish Doc (Smart Chic Olena x Christina O Lena) with NRHA Professional Trapper Lowndes for owner Sharon Fraser.

Little Joe Vintage and NRHA Professional Mirjam Stillo received a 212.5 for their efforts. Harper Conner owns the son of A Sparkling Vintage and Snappy N Smart Chic.

Competition continues on Friday, November 29 with the second section of the first go-round. The second go-round begins on Monday, December 2. Cinch Non Pro Futurity entries take to the arena on Monday as well.

Watch the free live webcast, keep tabs on full results and get the latest news at nrhafuturity.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s the most elite reining event in the world with 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. Approximately 1,400 horses and more than 120,000 visitors come from nearly 20 countries to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy.

The show features the NRHA Open Futurity Finals on Saturday, December 7 and the Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity for non pro reiners on Friday, December 6. Nearly $100,000 in nominator incentive money also will be distributed to those individuals who originally nominated horses to the NRHA Nomination Program

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, 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

 

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