After the 2015 Futurity Prospect Sale, Spooks Gotta Spark has racked up impressive accolades with several NRHA Professionals in the saddle.
By Kaycie Timm
Spooks Gotta Spark (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Dolittle Lena)
Sale: 2015 Futurity Prospect
Consigner: Garth W. Brown, Gainesville, Texas
Purchaser: Gus and Gaynia Revenberg, Oldcastle, Ontario
Even the most magical place on earth couldn’t keep Gaynia Revenberg away from the 2015 NRHA/Markel Futurity sales—especially with a prospect like Spooks Gotta Spark available. In previous years, Revenberg spent hours scanning the list of consigned horses, watching preview videos, and discussing prospects. But in 2015, all she wanted was to enjoy a vacation at Disney World with her husband, Gus.
“I was sitting on the balcony at Disney when Shawn Flarida called me and said, ‘There’s a horse here you have to buy,’” Revenberg recalled. “My husband said, ‘Book the flight.’ So, we went to the sale, and Shawn was absolutely correct.”
Since then, Spooks Gotta Spark has held a special place in Revenberg’s heart. “I decided to bring him home so I could ride him myself,” she shared. “I really like this horse, so I asked [NRHA Professional Loris Epis] here in Ontario to show him.”
But as the Run for a Million in Las Vegas approached, Revenberg knew she couldn’t keep her all-star in Canada much longer. Although she received three inquiries about using her horse in the Million Dollar Invitational, Flarida’s lucrative history with the buckskin stallion made the NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider the obvious choice for Revenberg.
“He didn’t have much time to get him ready, but he did an amazing job,” she said of Flarida’s performance in the Million Dollar Invitational. Spooks Gotta Spark marked a 228, which landed Flarida and the stallion a fourth place finish and a $65,000 payout.