Wimpys Little Step Becomes an NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire

 By Hayley Lewallen  –  In eight months after achieving the six million dollar mark, Wimpys Little Step is the newest National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Seven Million Dollar Sire. This makes him the second stallion to earn such a prestigious title, with the only other stallion to reach this mark being Topsail Whiz.

Wimpys Little Step is a 2011 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and is by Two Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step by Forty Seven. He is owned by NRHA Corporate Partner Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC in Purcell, Okla. where he currently stands.  With limited showing in 2002 and ridden by NRHA’s only Five Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida, Wimpys Little Step has an impressive show record with NRHA Lifetime Earnings of more than $185,000.

His top earning progeny include:

  • Wimpys Little Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Collena Chic Olena by Smart Chic Olena): $514,700 NRHA LTE, bred by Double Run Farm, currently owned by NRHA Two Million Dollar Owner Arcese Quarter Horses U.S.A.
  • RC Fancy Step (Wimpys Little Step x Sonita Wilson by Doc Wilson): $362,600 NRHA LTE, bred by Bernie Paetzel, currently owned by Molly Morgenstern
  • Wimpyneedsacocktail (Wimpys Little Step x Seven S Mimosa by Hollywood Dun It): $280,300 NRHA LTE, owned by NRHA Corporate Partner Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC
  • Wimpys Little Buddy (Wimpys Little Step x All Thats Dun by Hollywood Dun It): $262,200 NRHA LTE, currently owned by Kim and Martin Muehlstaetter
  • CFR Centenario Wimpy (Wimpys Little Step x Miss Hollywood Whiz by Topsail Whiz): $168,700 NRHA LTE, bred by 4 R Performance Horses, currently owned by Slide Or Die, LLC

Photo credit: John Brasseaux

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The December Digital Reiner is Ready

decemberreinercoverThe final issue for 2014 is ready for you! The December NRHA Reiner issue has an array of stories inside including competition coverage of the All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity, the Eastern Canada, Northwest, Mountain, and Southeast Regional Affiliate Finals (RAF), and an informative article on advances in the breeding industry.

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Shine N Spook & ARC Gunnabeabigstar: NRHA Open Futurity Co-Champions

By Christa Morris – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals, including the Lucas Oil Level (L) 4, closed out the 2014 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Saturday, December 6. A total of 64 riders were mounted on world-class reining horses all aiming for the $150,000 L4 open championship purse and their share of NRHA Corporate Partner and Futurity Sponsor awards.

The 2014 NRHA Open Futurity finals gave the packed house just what they were craving – the best of the best in a dramatic finish, right until the end of the second section.

Shine N Spook (Smart Spook x Ebony Shines) and NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida landed in draw 23 in the second section. They earned a 224.5 to jump ahead of the previous leader Wimpy Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Chics Fancy Lady) and Gabriel Diano who had marked a 224. Shine N Spook and Flarida held the lead until the last run of the finals when ARC Gunnabeabigstar (Gunnatrashya x Wimpys Little Chic) and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jordan Larson met the challenge and lit the board with a 224.5 of their own. They decide to share the title and stand as Lucas Oil L4 Open Co-Champions.

Shine N Spook, owned by Clark Reining Horses, LLC and nominated by Rosanne Sternberg, previously placed fifth at this year’s All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity.

ARC Gunnabeabigstar, owned by HDC Quarter Horses and nominated by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, also placed eighth at this year’s All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity.

The co-championship paid $132,600 each to the owners and $6,980 each to the nominators. Both co-champions were consignments at the 2012 NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales.

Wimpy Chic, owned by Thales Rocha Bordignon, and Diano placed third in the L4 open division and claimed championships in both the L3 and L2 open divisions. The team has earned $15,444 to date taking reserve championships in the L2 open division at the High Roller Reining Classic Futurity and Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity. Tonight, they added another $134,820 for the owner Bordignon and $7,100 nominator Ericka Smith.

Winning the L1 open division (222) was FM Shine N Tag Chex (Whiz N Tag Chex x Shine With Wanda) and Jordan Kole Price for owner Tricia Jaeger. FM Shine N Tag Chex was sold in 2012 at the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales. Tonight the stallion, nominated by Fausto Mattioli, won $40,400 for the owner and $2,100 for the nominator.

All open champions received a custom Montana Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Jerry Kimmel Reining Horses, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, Rios of Mercedes boots, a Center Back pad, a Classic Equine Contour Pedic Reiner pad, Platinum Performance CJ, Purina feed, a SmartPak gift card, $100 Pard’s Western Shop gift card, Equine Oasis Gift card, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery certificate and a $100 Kyle Tack gift card. Each open champion was presented with a KO Trading Saddle Stand sponsored by the following proud supporters: L4 – Lucas Oil, L3 – NRHA Inside Reining, L2 – Dubarry of Ireland and L1 – Tinsel Jac. The L4 champion also received a four-horse slant gooseneck trailer with living quarters for one-year of use courtesy of Twister Trailer. Twister Trailer certificates went to the remaining champions.

NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale Results
“We made great improvements with the presentation of the sale, and the committee and staff have received a lot of positive feedback from people attending this year. I am extremely pleased with the results we saw Friday night,” said NRHA Sale Committee Chair Fred Thomsson

Futurity Prospect Sale (unofficial)
Through Ring: 51 (48 in 2013)
Sold: 38 (37 in 2013)
Gross: $2.4 million  ($1.81 million)
Net: $1.83 million ($1.56 million)
Average Sold: $48,263 ($42,120)
High Seller: $225,000 – Buena Spook (Smart Spook x Chex Drive) – Consigned by Prospects Unlimited, LLC – Purchased by Geir and Jill Ramleth

Select Yearling (New sale) (unofficial)
Through ring: 70
Sold: 63
Gross: $1.38 million
Net: $1.26 million
Average Sold: $19,430
High Seller: $112,000 – Pearlly Pistols – 2013 sorrel filly (Colonels Smoking Gun x Pearlly Handles) – Consigned by Darling 888 Ranch – Purchased by Andrew Fox, agent

Marketplace Sale (unofficial)
Through ring: 87 (69 in 2013)
Sold: 71 (63 in 2013)
Gross: $705,900 ($522,200 in 2013)
Net: $430,200 ($577,500 in 2013)
Average Sold: $6,060 ($8,290 in 2013)
High Seller: $23,000 – HF Dirtsurfer – 2013 red dun colt (Jerry Lees Surprise x Dun It With Flair) – Consigned by Heritage Farms – Purchased by Ted Kuczynski

More About the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show
Relive the excitement at nrhafuturity.com where you can find the top three runs from each day, news and results.

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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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Asumussen and Blue Berry Jac: NRHA Non Pro Champions

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) held the first of two finals performances on Friday, December 5. The $232,000-added Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity. The show runs through December 6 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

This year’s Futurity had approximately 550 non pro entries and $600,000 in purse money. In all, nearly $30,000 will be paid in nominator incentives.

From the last draw in the class, Jesse Asmussen (Maquoketa, Iowa) and his Blue Berry Jac (Wimpys Red Berry x Mainly Jac) marked a 217 to win the level (L) 4 non pro division championship. Asmussen has won more than $220,000 in NRHA competition including a co-championship at the 2012 NRHA Futurity on Smart Chuka. The L4 non pro division championship paid a total of $42,880 with $2,100 of that amount going to nominator Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC.

14-year-old Cade McCutcheon and Starbucks Finale (Smart Starbuck x Dun Its Deja Vu) won the reserve championship with a 216.5. Cade’s parents, Tom and Mandy McCutcheon, own the 3-year-old gelding that was nominated by Tom. With his showing in the non pro go-round on Golden Survivor,With his showing in the non pro go-round, Cade also won the Youth Non Pro Championship which is determined by go-round score.

The L3 and L2 no pro division championship went to Taylor Larson (Whitesboro, Texas) and Wimpys Dolled Up (Wimpys Little Step x Dolled Up Gunner) with a score of 215.5. Their score also landed them in the fourth place position in the L4 non pro division. Larson Performance Horses, Inc. owns the palomino mare and Taylor is her nominator. In all, they won $54,870, including the nominator incentive. Prior to the Futurity, the team earned more than $12,000 after strong showings at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity.

Teresa Putman (Gainesville, Texas) and Gary Putman’s HA Casper claimed the championship honors in the L1 non pro division with a 209. They placed fourth in the L2, ninth in the L3 and 11th in the L4 non pro division. The cremello stallion is by Lena Spark and out of DA Nic A Tune. The Putman’s earned $25,970 for the effort with $1,370 going to the nominator Hillis Akin Family Partnership.

The Prime Time Non Pro Championship and $3,480 went to Ron Thompson (Whitesboro, Texas) and his Magnum Marilynmonroe (Magnum Chic Dream x Ms Mello Yello). Their 216 also gave them third place honors in the L3 non pro division. For this, they won $22,100, plus $1,160 to nominator KO Korral, LLC.

Each year, NRHA recognizes the highest scoring first time exhibitor in the Non Pro go round with a championship buckle. In addition, the Non Pro rider’s trainer receives a check for $5,000. This year’s winner was Ryan Birkenfeld (Nazareth, Texas) and his trainer NRHA Professional Melanie Wilhelm (Nazareth, Texas).

All non pro champions received a custom Montana Silversmiths buckle, a Center Back pad, a Classic Equine Contour Pedic Reiner pad, Platinum Performance CJ, Purina feed, a SmartPak gift card, $100 Pard’s Western Shop gift card, Equine Oasis Gift card, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery certificate and a $100 Kyle Tack gift card. Champions in L1-L4, as well as the youth champion, received Bob’s Custom Saddle. Rios of Mercedes boots went to L1 through L4 champions. Prime time and youth champions received a pair of Anderson Bean Boots. Each non pro champion was presented with a KO Trading Saddle Stand sponsored by the following proud supporters: L4 – Dubarry of Ireland, L3 – NRHA Inside Reining, L2 and L1 – NRHyA, Youth – Tinsel Jac and Prime Time – Jerry Kimmel. The L4 Non Pro Champion also received a four-horse slant gooseneck trailer with living quarters for one-year of use courtesy of Twister Trailer. Twister Trailer certificates went to the remaining champions.

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.

Results from the NRHA / Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale (unofficial)
-  Gross Sales = $430,200
-  87 through the ring with 71 head sold (82%)
-  Average = $6,060
-  High Seller – $23,000 – HF Dirtsurfer – 2013 red dun colt (Jerry Lees Surprise x Dun It With Flair) – Consigned by Heritage Farms – Purchased by Ted Kuczynski

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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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Lil Joe Cash and Fappani: Open World Championship Shootout Champs

By Christa Morris – The $75,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open World Championship Shootout brought some of the best reining horses in the world to the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Thursday, December 4.
Entries included the earners of nearly $2.3 million, plus past Shootout Co-Champion Shiners Chic, past Shootout Reserve Co-Champion Custom Cash Advance, NRHA Futurity Champion Lil Joe Cash; and National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Champions Wimpyneedsacocktail and Blue Collar Tag.

The packed house also enjoyed watching Reining’s top open riders including members of the NRHA Million Dollar Club: Shawn Flarida, Craig Schmersal, Andrea Fappani, Tom McCutcheon and Jordan Larson.

The Shootout ended with a top score of 223 turned in by Lil Joe Cash (Nu Chex To Cash x RS Lilly Starlight) and NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani for owner Lil Joe Cash, Inc. To date, the 2008 stallion has earned $246,800 in NRHA competition including the 2011 NRHA Open Futurity Championship. The Shootout paycheck added another $21,300 to his earnings. This is the fourth Shootout title for Fappani.

Right behind was What A Wave (Tidal Wave Jack x What A Sunrise) and NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Craig Schmersal with a 221. Karl and Terri Roberts own the 2008 stallion that has earned more than $105,000 during his NRHA career, plus another $14,500 for his placing in the Shootout. What A Wave and Schmersal won the reserve championship at this year’s NRBC.

Third place went to the defending Shootout Champion Shiners Chic (Smart Chic Olena x Ebony Shines) and Jason Vanlandingham. They marked a 220.5 and earned $10,200 for owner Rosanne Sternberg. The 2005 gelding had $234,500 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings prior to the Shootout.

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.

Previous Shootout Winners
2013: 1st – Colonels Smart Spook and Jordan Larson, 2nd/3rd Custom Cash Advance and Larson, 2nd/3rd – Smoking Whiz and Andrea Fappani

2012: 1st tie – Sail On Top Whizard and Bernard Fonck / Shiners Chic and Andrea Fappani, 3rd – Smoking Whiz and Andrea Fappani

2011: 1st – Tinker With Guns and Andrea Fappani, 2nd – Whizkey N Diamonds and Shawn Flarida, 3rd tie – Custom Cash Advance and Duane Latimer / Great Sun Burst and Bernard Fonck

2010: 1st – Yellow Jersey and Andrea Fappani, 2nd – Smart Spook and Rudi Kronsteiner, 3rd tie – Mister Montana Nic and Craig Schmersal / Wimpys Little Chic and Shawn Flarida

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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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NRHA Futurity Open Composite Winner: Chexmaster and Bertolani

By Christa Morris – The world’s best open riders and horses set their aim on qualifying for the nearly $500,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open Futurity Finals at the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show. The show runs through December 6 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. with the NRHA Futurity Open finals being featured on the closing day. With today’s conclusion OF the open semi-finals, fans moved one step closer to seeing the crowing of the 2014 NRHA Futurity Open Champion.

In the Lucas Oil Level (L) 4 Open, yesterday’s leaders held the top positions, with one new addition, Xtra Electric Meter and Craig Schmersal, who tied for third:

- 1st: Chexmaster (Nu Chex To Cash x Snip O Gun) with Franco Bertolani for owner Slide or Die LLC and nominator Hilldale Farm – Semi-Finals – 223.0 / Go 1 – 221.5 / Composite – 444.5

- 2nd: Snip O Lution (Einsteins Revolution x Snip O Chex) with Martin Larcombe for owner XCS Ranch and nominator Cinder Lakes Ranch – Semi-Finals – 217.5 / Go 1 – 224.0 / Composite – 441.5

- 3rd/4th: Pinesail Jac (Tinsel Jac x Sailin Lil Ruf) with Andrea Fappani for owner and nominator Raul Leal – Semi-Finals – 222 / Go 1 – 219 / Composite – 441

- 3rd/4th: Xtra Electric Meter (Jacs Electric Spark x Metermaid To Order) with Craig Schmersal for owner Eric Unger and nominator Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC – Semi-Finals – 222 / Go 1 – 219 / Composite: 441

The L3 open and L2 open division leader remained unchanged. Wimpy Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Chics Fancy Lady) and Gabriel Diano held the lead with a 440 composite score. They earned a 221.5 in the semi-finals to add to their go-round score of 218.5. Thales Rocha Bordignon owns the stallion that was nominated by Ericka Smith.

There was a tie for second place in the L3 open division composite (437.5): Little Rooster Spark ridden Peter Defreitas and Redhot Walla ridden by Nicole Renick.

Defreitas and his Little Rooster Spark (Gallo Del Cielo x Shining Little Angel) improved on their go-round score of 216.5 with a 221 in the semi-finals. Franco Mari nominated the 3-year-old stallion. Little Rooster Spark was previously consigned to the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales.

Redhot Walla (Walla Walla Whiz x Roosters Redhot) and Nicole Renick made a fierce run in the semi-finals to add a 222 to their 217.5 from the go-round. Michelle Preston’s Redhot Walla (nominated by Rhodes River Ranch) and Renick also took second place in the L2 open division and won the L1 open division composite.

The second-place duo in the L1 open division was FM Shine N Tag Chex (Whiz N Tag Chex x Shine With Wanda, owned by Tricia Jaeger, nominated by Fausto Mattioli) and Jordan Kole Price with a 433.5 composite score. FM Shine N Tag Chex was sold in 2012 at the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales.

The top open horse and rider combinations, based on composite scores from the first go-round and semi-finals, will advance to the NRHA Open Futurity Finals, including the Lucas Oil L4 Open, on Saturday, December 6. The bubble to qualify for finals are: L4 – 434, L3 – 428.5, L2 – 426 and L1 419.5.

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.

CONGRATULATIONS:
NRHA / MARKEL INSURANCE FUTURITY SALES CONNECTIONS

NRHA congratulates the following horses that were previously consigned to the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales:

  • Snip O Lution owned by XCS Ranch, LLC
  • FS Taris Walla Whiz owned by Tim Anderson
  • ARC Gunnabeabigstar owned by HDC Quarter Horses
  • Little Rooster Spook owned by Peter Defreitas
  • Shine N Spook owned by Clark Reining Horses, LLC
  • ARC Gunna Sparkya owned by Rabboni Reining Horses
  • FM Shine N Tag Chex owned by Tricia Jaeger
  • Custom Vickie owned by Steven Simon

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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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Chexmaster and Bertolani Lead Second Section

NRHA Futurity Open Semi-Finals

By Christa Morris - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) is one day closer to its final weekend. The semi-finals of the NRHA Open Futurity, including the Lucas Oil Level (L) 4 Open, continued on Tuesday evening. The third and final section of the semi-finals is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3.

Three entries edged their way to the top of the composite standings:

- Chexmaster (Nu Chex To Cash x Snip O Gun) with Franco Bertolani for owner Slide or Die LLC and nominator Hilldale Farm – Semi-Finals – 223.0 / Go 1 – 221.5 / Composite – 444.5

- Snip O Lution (Einsteins Revolution x Snip O Chex) with Martin Larcombe for owner XCS Ranch and nominator Cinder Lakes Ranch – Semi-Finals – 217.5 / Go 1 – 224.0 / Composite – 441.5

- Pinesail Jac (Tinsel Jac x Sailin Lil Ruf) with Andrea Fappani for owner and nominator Raul Leal – Semi-Finals – 222 / Go 1 – 219 / Composite – 441

In the L3 open and L2 open division, Wimpy Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Chics Fancy Lady) and Gabriel Diano moved to the lead with a 440 composite score. They earned a 221.5 in the semi-finals to add to their go-round score of 218.5. Thales Rocha Bordignon owns the stallion that was nominated by Ericka Smith.

The L1 open division leader is Honky Tonkin Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x Blonde At The Bar) and Becky Sorrell. They have a composite score of 431.5 after marking a 213.5 in the semi-finals and a 218 in the go-round. Owner Viola Scott nominated the mare that has earned nearly $4,000 to date in her career.

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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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Cade McCutcheon & Golden Survivor Win NRHA Futurity Non Pro Go-Round

By Christa Morris – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) is building momentum to its closing weekend. Today’s show spotlighted section two of the Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity. The show runs through December 6 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

14-year-old Cade McCutcheon and Golden Survivor (Topsail Whiz x Shining Survivor) held onto yesterday’s lead to win the level (L) 4 non pro division go-round with a 217. Cade’s parents, Tom and Mandy McCutcheon, own the 3-year-old mare that was nominated by Oldenburg Farm, LLC. With his showing in the go-round, Cade also won the Youth Non Pro Championship. Those placings are determined by go-round score.

Kim Lansidel and DNA Code (Electric Code x DA Steady Coca Mocha) moved ahead of the pack in the L3 non pro and L2 non pro divisions with a 215.5 to clench the go-round win. Earlier this year, the duo won the Washington Reining Horse Association Fall Spectacular Futurity. Karl & Marjorie Eilers own the mare that was nominated by Tamara Schiltz. Lansidel purchased DNA Code at the 2012 NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales.

In the L1 non pro division, Ryan Birkenfeld and Cant Spook Me (Spooks Gotta Gun x Te On The Trashy Side) bested the field by one-point with a 214.5. The team won the L1-L3 non pro divisions at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity earlier this year. Keith Birkenfeld is the owner and Pat Fletcher is the nominator of the gelding.

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Friday’s non pro finals:
- L4 non pro division – Bubble score: 212
- L3 non pro division – Bubble score: 211.5
- L2 non pro division – Bubble score: 210
- L1 non pro division – Bubble score: 208
- Prime Time non pro division – Bubble score: 212.5

A portion of the go-round entries will move on to Thursday’s consolation round for another opportunity to advance to the finals:
- L4 non pro division – Bubble score: 208.5
- L3 non pro division – Bubble score: 210
- L2 non pro division – Bubble score: 208
- L1 non pro division – Bubble score: 206

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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.
In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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Electric Cha Ching and Larson Lead Open Semi-Finals

By Christa Morris - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship featured the semi-finals of the NRHA Open Futurity, including the Lucas Oil Level (L) 4 Open, on Monday, December 1. Nearly 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. The semi-finals continue on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Leading the level (L) 4 open division composite was Electric Cha Ching (Jacs Electric Spark x Kipper Lady Nic) and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jordan Larson. They marked a 221.5 in the first go-round and a 217.5 in the semi-finals for a 439 composite score. Heritage Farms owns the 2011 mare that was nominated by Haworth Family Partnership.

Two entries landed in the second place position in the composite (437.5):

- Magnum Chic Dunit (Magnum Chic Dream x Skeets Red Dunit) ridden by NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida for owner Arcese Quarter Horses USA & Rabboni Reining Horses. Casey Hinton is the nominator. They earned a 217.5 in the semi-finals.

- Top Shine Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Sheza Shiney Chic) ridden by NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Craig Schmersal for owner and nominator by KC Performance Horses, LLC. They scored a 219.5 in the semi-finals.

Leading the L3 and L2 open division composite was Shiney Little Queen (Smart And Shiney x Tivios Little Queen) and Chris Dawson. They added a 216 to the 220 they earned in the first go-round for a 436 composite score. The mare, nominated by McQuay Stables, Inc., is owned by G2 Performance Horses.

Tinseltown Tuffy and Liam Alex MacNeill improved on their go-round score (212) with a 214.5 in the semi-finals. Their 426.5 put them atop the L1 open division thus far. Werner Hermus is the owner and nominator of the stallion by Hollywoodstinseltown and out of CT Ruffian.

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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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Cade McCutcheon & Golden Survivor:
Non Pro Go-Round Leaders

Click to watch Cade’s run.

By Christa Morris – The $232,000-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. Nearly 100 non pro riders took to the arena today at the 2014 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show that runs until December 6 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Setting the pace in the first section with a 217 was NRHA Youth member Cade McCutcheon on Golden Survivor (Topsail Whiz x Shining Survivor). McCutcheon leads the level (L) 4 non pro division on the 3-year-old mare nominated by Oldenburg Farm, LLC.

Click to watch Christy’s run.

Two scores of 215 hold the second place position in the L4 non pro division and the first place position in the L3 non pro divisions:

- Christy Brasier and her Boomers In The Bar (Boom Shernic x Gaye Bar Chex Lena), nominated by Ginger Schmersal

- Lindsey McCutcheon and Wimpy Little Jewel (Wimpys Little Step x Smart Little Jewel), nominated by Susan Jones and owned by Scott and Kathleen McCutcheon

Click to watch Lindsey’s run.

Right behind with a 214 to lead the L2 non pro divisions, was Joshua Hattig aboard Gunners Snappy Chic (Gunner x Chics Miss Snap). Bradford Hattig is the owner, breeder and nominator of the mare that won the L4 and L2 non pro divisions at the Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Futurity.

With a 213.5 Lauren Crivelli and Check Your Gun Lad (Magnum Chic Dream x Check Your Gun Lady) landed in the top spot in the L1 non pro division and in second place in the L2 non pro division. Loren Booth nominated the 3-year-old gelding.

The second section of the non pro go-round is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2. 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, 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, NFuelN Local, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Hill Ranch, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors:

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: Ram, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Caboy Hattery and Equine Oasis
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, Forewheeler Golf Cars, E-Z Go and Arenus
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