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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

VOLUME 20, NO.5

2015 SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY OPEN CHAMPION

Starlight Kisses Jake Telford

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CONTENTS////// NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 VOLUME 20, NUMBER 5 PRIMO MORALES

FEATURES 70 Honoring the Legends

One equine and one top hand received the NRCHA’s highest honor.

78 NRCHA Hall of Fame

Scenes from the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet.

82 NRCHA Million Dollar Club The NRCHA honors its newest millionaires.

88 Two Million Dollar Man

Q&A with NRCHA President Todd Bergen, the association’s newest Two Million Dollar Rider.

92 Making the Grade

The NRCHA earns high marks with its implementation of the high school rodeo program.

EVENT COVERAGE

Erin Taormino rode Plain Wright, owned and bred by Garth and Amanda Gardiner, to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Championship.

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From the NRCHA Executive Director

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Sponsor Spotlight Through Your Lens From the Judge’s Chair NRCHA Judges Directory

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Top Rider List Affiliate List Suspended List

Ward Ranch Raffle Filly Winner

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NRCHA Stallion Service Auction/ Quotable Jimmy Flores, Sr., Memorial Scholarship/In The Know

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2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity Stays in Reno/2016 NRCHA Premier Event Schedule

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Jim Paul, Sr., Benefit/ NRCHYA News

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Affiliate News

NRCHA Committee Directory NRCHA Approved Events

On the cover: 2015 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Starlight Kisses ridden by Jake Telford for her owner and breeder Holy Cow Performance Horses.

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champions

Starlight Kisses and Jake Telford capture Snaffle Bit Futurity Open crown for owner and breeder Holy Cow Performance Horses.

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Subscribed Stallion Program NRCHA Membership Information

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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Champions

Laurie Ward claims Discount Tire Futurity Non Pro title riding Kiss Me A Lot.

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NRCHA Futurity Horse Show Champions

Stars of the NRCHA shine during the horse show classes showcased in Reno.

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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Top Hands

High scores from the preliminary go round of Open and Non Pro Futurity action.

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Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale Incentives and High Sellers

A look at 2015’s Sale Incentive winners and highlights from the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales.

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Volume 20, Number 5

A Community of Caring

The focus of this magazine is the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, the apex of our show year. I have now been a part of several Futurity cycles. While producing an event of this magnitude inevitably comes with some degree of challenge or stress, I am proud to say that, thanks to the NRCHA team, those challenging moments were almost nonexistent in 2015. The smooth and successful execution of this year’s Futurity meant everyone was able to fully enjoy the many overwhelmingly positive aspects of our sport. I have said it many times, and I say it because it is true: the NRCHA’s greatest resource is its people. The exceptional character of our membership shined particularly bright at the Futurity this year, in many ways. We saw the friends and family of Jim Paul, Sr., an icon of our sport and a Hall of Fame horseman, pull the entire NRCHA community together with an

incredible fundraising effort to assist him with medical bills. We watched our top professional trainers support each other, even as they were competing against each other, during the Futurity Open Finals, highlighted by Jake Telford’s Championship and Erin Taormino’s epic fence work for the Reserve. I challenge anyone to find a group of competitors in any sport who are as fiercely competitive with each other, while at the same time, being fiercely loyal to each other. It’s a special and humbling thing to be a part of. I congratulate our riders for their accomplishments and thank them for their grace and integrity, inside and outside the arena. Our brilliant reined cow horse owners and sponsors, as always, make all of our activities possible, and it is difficult to thank them adequately. Our hats are off to you. To everyone who helped us honor our new Hall of Fame and Hall of Merit inductees, Anne M. Reynolds, Smoke Time Tuck, and Tom Fox; bought or sold horses in our outstanding Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales; liked and shared our Reno Wrap Up videos on social media; cheered from home while watching the live webcast; and joined us in person for the Snaffle Bit Futurity — thank you. Your participation in our cow horse community is valued and appreciated, and we are already looking forward to next year. All the best! Jay Winborn

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Executive Director: Jay Winborn Senior Administrator: Carrie McBride Membership: Barbara Nahlik Shows: Allison Walker Website: Creative Ammo Accounting: Joy Galvan

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Congratulations

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TO NRCHA MILLION DOLLAR RIDER, JAKE TELFORD, AND HIS 2015 SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY CHAMPION HORSE, STARLIGHT KISSES!

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LUCKY DRAW Toby Bianchi Scores the 2015 Ward Ranch Raffle Filly Win. PRIMO MORALES

The 2015 Raffle Filly, So Cute (Smart Little Pepinic x Mister Im Cute x Mister Dual Pep), donated by the historic Ward Ranch, was presented to raffle winner Toby Bianchi the evening of the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals.

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pen finals night at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada, wouldn’t be complete without drawing the winning ticket for the raffle filly, donated annually by Ward Ranch. The 2015 filly, So Cute (Smart Little Pepinic x Mister Im Cute x Mister Dual Pep), a 2013 mare and a full sibling to the past two years’ raffle fillies, Cute Pepinic and Cute Little Pepinic, met her thrilled new owner, Toby Bianchi of Sonora, California, after Toby’s ticket was drawn following the last set of cow work in the Futurity Open Finals. “Well, there were actually three of us—myself, Jean Sheehan and Debbie Walker. If it wasn’t for Jean reminding me, I wouldn’t have even bought the ticket,” said Bianchi, who added that she and her friends have made four

trips in the past five years to watch the action in Reno. “We just got [So Cute] home and Jean has been riding her, seeing what we’ve got,” added the 73-year-old retiree who spends her time enjoying her horses. Like all the Ward Ranch Raffle horses, So Cute comes with a paid entry to the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity in the new owner’s choice of the Open, Non-Pro or Amateur division. So Cute was already well-started under saddle, thanks to the capable guidance of Ward Ranch assistant trainer, Chris Krieg. The Ward Ranch has contributed a total of 28 royally-bred 2-year-old raffle candidates from its historic reined cow horse breeding program. Built in 1972 by the late Greg Ward, a member of the NRCHA Hall of Fame, Ward Ranch has raised numerous champions, many of

them descended from the iconic mare, Fillinic. All proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets goes to support the NRCHA Futurity, half of which is put into the NRCHA 2-Year-Old Select Sale Purse, an incentive program which pays the highest-scoring Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale horses at the following year’s Futurity. Several Ward Ranch Raffle alumni have returned to Reno as 3-year-olds to claim their own Futurity paychecks. The most successful was Gypsy Reminic (Reminic x Tontos Gypsy Bar x Tonto Bars Folly), the 1988 raffle filly. She became the 1989 Futurity Open Reserve Champion with Ted Robinson aboard. Gypsy Reminic has $37,406 in cow horse money, according to Equi-Stat. She also went on to produce 10 performing foals that have earned nearly $75,000 in cutting, cow horse and reining.

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BID ON TOP BLOODLINES Mark the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Stallion Service Auction on your calendar.

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he 2016 National Reined Cow Horse Association’s annual Stallion Service Auction is almost underway, and offers breeders unique access to some of the Western performance industry’s leading sires. Among the prominent stallions offered are NRCHA Million Dollar Sires, NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and other major event champion sires. Don’t miss your chance to bid beginning on November 15, 2015 and running through December 31, 2016 at 10 a.m. PST. Bidding for the NRCHA Stallion Service Auction is facilitated by Perfect Horse Auctions, via perfecthorseauctions.com. Without gracious donations from NRCHA Breeder Sponsors, and other generous stallion owners, this program would not be possible. Buyer participation is also greatly appreciated. By purchasing stallion services through

the auction, or by donating a breeding, you help generate funding for NRCHA major events and programs. While the auction is underway, the NRCHA is still happy to accept donated breedings. If you would like your sire added to the stallion roster, please download and complete the 2016 Stallion Service Auction Donation Form at nrcha.com. If you would like more information on this program, please contact the Online Auction Committee Chairman, Garth Gardiner at 620-635-5632 (cell), 620-6352156 (office), 620-635-2361 (home), or via email, gardinergarth@gmail.com. Bidders please note: keep in mind that the bid price covers the breeding fee only. Additional fees such as chute fees, shipped semen costs, etc., are the responsibility of the mare owner. Please contact the breeder for information on these fees prior to bidding.

Breedings to the following stallions are currently available via the 2016 NRCHA Stallion Auction (as of October 15, 2015, check NRCHA.com for updates): A Regal Choice Blue One Time Catty Hawk CD Lights Desires Little Rex Diablos Painted Doc Hes Wright On Hickory Holly Time Lil Spoon Matt Dillon Dun It Metallic Cat No Guns Please One Fine Vintage Pepto Cee Lena The Crawfish Zack T Wood

PRIMO MORALES

QUOTABLE Girl Power That’s what I tell my non pros. I say, ‘Listen, if you’re not prepared to get your butt whipped by a girl, you probably ought not go to Reno.’ I might have to take my own advice!” — NRCHA Professional Chris Dawson, on his feelings about his wife, Sarah, winning the Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Open Championship, taking Reserve in the Intermediate Open, and competing with him in the Open Finals.

Sarah Dawson and Shine Smarter.

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ames Aparicio Flores, known and loved by the National Reined Cow Horse Association community as Jimmy Flores, Sr., passed away September 7, 2015. He was 87. The lifelong horseman and cowboy craftsman was a fixture at NRCHA Premier Events, where he kept booth space to showcase and sell his handbraided hackamores, romals, tack and other gear. Many NRCHA competitors carry a Jimmy Flores keychain or other small item; he was famous for gifting his work to his friends and fans. A memorial scholarship fund for college-bound equestrian students has been established in Jimmy’s name. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.JimmyFloresMemorial. org. Jimmy’s enjoyment of reined cow horses and the people in the NRCHA community remained strong, year after year. National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider Corey

IN THE KNOW

The NRCHA has implemented several rule changes that members will want to be informed of as they plan for 2016. Keep in mind that the items highlighted below are just a sampling so, as always, when in doubt, consult the 2016 NRCHA Rulebook, an NRCHA officer or staff member for clarification.

Cushing, Scottsdale, Arizona, who won the 2015 World’s Greatest Horseman Championship, shared a moment with Jimmy in connection with that win, a story which will be relatable for Jimmy’s many friends. “Years ago he had made me, on the ends of my romals, instead of chains or snaps, it’s like a bit hobble, a piece of leather. He put a little rawhide button on it. Over time, they started to wear out. It was like two days before the World’s Greatest was going to start. I went up to him and said, ‘Hey, Jimmy, I need some new pieces for my romals.’ He said, ‘No problem, I’ll have them done for you this afternoon.’ He got them done, and then he said, ‘If you win, I want to come down and be in your win picture.’ I kind of l laughed and said okay. Sure enough, I happened to win [the World’s Greatest Horseman] on ‘Rockstar,’ as we call him, PRF Spoonful Of Gold. So I made sure I went and got

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Jimmy and brought him down for the picture. It was really cool to see how excited he was. It’s something I hold really close to me. It was a neat day for him, because he’s so into this association that he loves so much, and to have his product in the winner’s circle was something that, I’m sure, was pretty special to him.”

ATTENTION $1,000 NON PRO LIMITED RIDERS!

The NRCHA debuted a $1,000 Non Pro Limited class in 2015, open to non pro riders with under $1,000 in lifetime earnings from working cow horse events. Due to its popularity as a provisional box only class, the entry level division joins NRCHA’s official class roster for 2016, meaning eligible riders will be able to qualify in the $1,000 Non Pro Limited for the 2016 World Show, as well as win regional awards.

NON PRO LIMITED LAE DERBY

Beginning in 2016, 6-year-old horses will be able to be shown by a Non Pro Limited rider in a snaffle bit in Limited Age Event competition, and the horse will also be eligible to be shown by the Non Pro in the $1,000, $5,000 and Non Pro Limited class (in the two rein or bridle). The horse may also be shown by the trainer in the two rein and bridle classes. Only the Non Pro Limited LAE competitor is eligible for this.

NOVICE HORSE NOTICE

Rule 10.4.5 defining Novice Horse eligibility has been amended to state that once the horse crosses $5,000 in earnings it becomes ineligible for the division, even if this occurs in the middle of the show year.

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2016 SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY STAYS IN RENO PRIMO MORALES

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association’s largest and most prestigious Premier Event, the Snaffle Bit Futurity, returns to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center September 18 through October 1, 2016. Since 1970, the year of the first Snaffle Bit Futurity, the event has exploded in popularity, and it is now a mainstay on the fall calendar for reined cow horse competitors and enthusiasts. “The NRCHA intends to completely satisfy its relationship with the Reno Livestock Events Center. We are currently evaluating the best possible location for the Snaffle Bit Futurity beyond 2016, but next year’s event will, without question, be held in the familiar setting of Reno, Nevada, at the Livestock Events Center,” said NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn. Since its inception, the Snaffle Bit Futurity has been held in Fresno, Sacramento, and Santa Rosa, California; and in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity 2015 Intermediate Open Champion Nicolas Barthelemy and Mr Shiney Lights (CD Lights x Lil Miss Shiney Chex), owned by Sheri Jamieson.

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NRCHA STALLION STAKES March 27 - April 2 South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

NRCHA DERBY June dates TBD Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles, California

NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY

NRCHA HACKAMORE CLASSIC

September 18 - October 1, 2016 Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada

September 18 - September 25, 2016 In conjunction with the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, Reno, Nevada

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JIM PAUL, SR. BENEFIT RAISES $96,000

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A 2013 mare donated by NRCHA Professional Jay McLaughlin sold for $75,000 as part of the Jim Paul, Sr. benefit auction at the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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ational Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame horseman Jim Paul, Sr., facing large medical bills for treatment of injuries sustained in an April 2015 horse-related accident, was the recipient of $96,000 from a benefit auction held at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. The highest-selling item, a 2013 mare donated by NRCHA professional Jay McLaughlin, brought $75,000. OMG Hoof Hearted (Dual Spark x What A Time We Had x A Chic In Time), was sold during the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale on Friday, October 2. Several professional trainers offered six months of training as part of the package. OMG Hoof Hearted was purchased by Linda

Mars, and is in training with NRCHA professional Richard Winters, Reno, Nevada. The live auction portion of the benefit also included a breeding to NRCHA Million Dollar Sire One Time Pepto (Peptoboonsmal x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena), donated by the stallion’s owners, Jeffrey and Shari Matthews of Matthews Cutting Horses; and a bit donated by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Bob Avila. A silent auction accompanied the live portion of the benefit, raising additional revenue. A GoFundMe campaign on Paul’s behalf is ongoing, and can be found at www.GoFundMe.com/JimPaul.

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ne lucky winner will receive a 2016 breeding to National Reined Cow Horse Association Two Million Dollar Sire SMART CHIC OLENA, as part of a benefit raffle for the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association. Trevor and Tiffiny Bond, of Smokin Gun Performance Horses, have donated one live foal guaranteed breeding to Smart Chic Olena for the 2016 breeding year. Frozen semen will be supplied to a single winner using a low dose insemination by a deep horn insemination process. As an additional bonus, the NRCHYA will nominate Smart Chic Olena for the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program, to make the resulting 2017 foal eligible to compete at the NRCHA Stakes as a 4- and 5-year-old. Tickets are only $50 each. The winning ticket will be drawn in Fort Worth, Texas, during the NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman competition. Tickets can be purchased through the NRCHA office at 940-488-1500.

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NRCHA EDUCATION IN ABILENE SRCHyA offers learning opportunity to 4-H members JILL DUNKEL

An audience of enthusiastic youth riders and their parents listen as Shawn Hays explains the discipline of reined cow horse during the Texas State 4-H Horse Show.

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n the spirit of the National Reined Cow Horse Association reaching out to youth across the country, a Texas affiliate is helping to educate cow horse riders in the 4-H ranks. The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Youth Association (SRCHyA) recently sponsored a clinic during the Texas State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene. NRCHA professional Shawn Hays teamed with SRCHyA board members Reece Rosenaur and Paden Jarosz to discuss both the reining and cow work portions of the class. “We have a lot of people interested in the boxing and cow horse,” said Rodney Rosenaur, a representative from the SRCHA. “We want to offer educational

opportunities for these kids so they can make the most of their runs.” Hays talked through the dry work, answering questions on penalties and point-earning opportunities. Then Hays discussed working a cow, with Reese and Paden demonstrating proper position, using their horses to illustrate. The stands were filled with youth and parents all looking to learn valuable information that could give them the edge in the class. “Shawn is the perfect person to teach this clinic. He is a former 4-H member and showed several times at the State 4-H Horse Show. His foundation was in horsemanship and other show classes,

and now he is a very successful reined cow horse trainer. Shawn’s foundation illustrates the importance of good horsemanship for anyone riding [in the] cow horse,” Rosenaur said. The educational focus of the 4-H program fits with NRCHA’s goal of education as more and more youth riders discover the sport. In addition to the clinic, SRCHyA also sponsored the championship buckles of both the boxing and working cow horse classes, which featured over 60 youth. Submit your NRCHA affiliate news to NRCHA Communications Manager Stephanie Duquette at info@nrcha.com or stephanie@nrcha.com.

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COME TRUE

Starlight Kisses, a petite mare with a tremendous work ethic, carries Jake Telford and breeder/ owner Holy Cow Performance Horses into the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship spotlight. hen Jake Telford achieved National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider status in 2011, he became, at age 39, one of the youngest riders to do so. Listing his name alongside some of his greatest heroes, mentors, and friends was a tremendous accomplishment for the Caldwell, Idaho, professional. Fast-forward four years, to the fall of 2015. While Telford, now 43, had continued his winning ways and accumulated more than $1.5 million in NRCHA money, there had always been one slight stigma attached to his seven-figure earnings status — Telford was the only NRCHA millionaire without a Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship on his resumé. His fellow Million Dollar Riders: Bob Avila, Todd Bergen, Todd Crawford, Corey Cushing, Zane Davis, Anne Reynolds, Boyd Rice, Ted Robinson, Jon Roeser, John Ward,

“She’s family. I love her,” Jake Telford said, soon after this heartfelt moment with the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, Starlight Kisses, a mare trained and shown by Telford for breeder/owner Holy Cow Performance Horses.

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and Doug Williamson, had all earned that title, some multiple times, as Open or Non Pro competitors. That void was filled on Saturday, October 3, 2015, when Telford guided Starlight Kisses (Shady Lil Starlight x Kiss My Shiny Lips x Shining Spark) to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship, scoring a 656 composite (216 herd/218.5 rein/221.5 cow), earning the coveted title, the $100,000 paycheck and a place in NRCHA history. “It’s been a dream for so long, and it’s finally a dream come true,” Telford said, as his mega-watt grin, accompanied by tear-filled eyes, underscored his emotions. “It’s been a chip on my shoulder for a long time. To be a Million Dollar Rider and not have won the Futurity is a big thing, so to finally have it happen is a dream come true.”

THE HOMEGROWN CHAMPION Foaled April 13, 2012, Starlight Kisses is a fancy sorrel mare who, with her broad white blaze, roan-frosted coat and thick, full tail, closely resembles her sire, Shady Lil Starlight (Grays Starlight x Shady Little Cat x High Brow Cat). In keeping with her sire’s deluxe car nickname, “Bentley,” Starlight Kisses is known as “Ferrari” around the barn. Starlight Kisses is owned by her breeder, NRCHA sponsor Holy Cow Performance Horses, with locations in Santa Ynez, California, and Weatherford, Texas. The successful reined cow horse, cutting horse and reining horse program, owned and operated by Nancy Crawford-Hall and her husband, Phil, also owns Starlight Kisses’ parents, Shady Lil Starlight and Kiss My Shiny Lips (Shining Spark x Lipschic x Smart Chic Olena). Years before Starlight Kisses was born, both her sire and dam were successfully shown by Telford. He guided Shady Lil Starlight to the majority of his nearly $69,000 in NRCHA money, achieving

his Supreme Reined Cow Horse title in 2009. Telford also piloted Kiss My Shiny Lips to more than $40,000 in NRCHA earnings. “[Kiss My Shiny Lips] was one of my favorite horses. She made the finals here [at the Snaffle Bit Futurity], and had a lot of the same characteristics as [Starlight Kisses]. She was a great horse her whole show career. Shady Lil Starlight was one of the horses that helped me get on the map. I showed him so much, and he won so much for me. It’s extremely special to ride one that you’ve rode both their parents. I can’t tell you how much it means to ride one that’s homegrown,” Telford said. The former roping specialist turned cow horse professional has had a long and productive relationship with Holy Cow Performance Horses, earning his first NRCHA paycheck for them in February 2006, when he placed 6th in the Open Hackamore World Championship finals aboard CD Survivor (CD Olena x Hav A Lil Lena x Peppy San Badger), the late, great stallion for whom Holy Cow spon-

sors the CD Survivor Memorial Open Bridle Spectacular at the NRCHA Derby in Paso Robles, California, each year. “Nancy [Crawford-Hall] has been so good to me. She sent me horses that were way better than I ever was. It taught me so much. It’s because of her that I advanced like I did,” Telford said. “She’s supplied me with some of the best horses I’ve ridden in my life, and made my career what it is today.”

CONSISTENT PERFORMER When Starlight Kisses arrived at Telford’s place in Idaho to begin her education, he invested additional time to develop her full potential — which, he said, is more deeply connected to her heart and mind than it is to her body. “This mare, when she came to me, was a little smaller and not real strong. I spent a couple of months trotting her over railroad ties because her stifles weren’t tight, and went the extra mile for her. I thought she had the ability, and she’s been so good-minded. She, I guarantee, is probably not the most talented horse here

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“She’s a good little reiner. She’s probably not going to win the rein work, but she’s going to be in the high teens every single time,” Telford said. Starlight Kisses scored a 218.5 in the rein work phase of the finals.

Oregon, whose finals performances on two horses pushed his NRCHA earnings above the $2 Million mark, soared to an early lead after winning the herd work with a 225.5 and then laying down a 218 rein work aboard Stopacat (Dual Rey x RW Sallycat x High Brow Cat). His 443.5 total after the first two events was a scant point-and-a-half ahead of $2 Million Dollar Rider Todd Crawford, Blanchard, Oklahoma, who had a 442 (222 herd/220 rein) on Shinen Metallic Cat (Metallic Cat x Winenshineme x Shining Spark) going into the all-important fence work. Many observers predicted the championship would come down to a slugfest between the “Two-Million-Dollar Todds.” Each had proven in the prelims that he was mounted on a worthy fence horse; Bergen and Stopacat had scored a 216.5, while Crawford and Shinen Metallic Cat were a 219.5 in the fence work go-rounds. But the Open fence work finals were as dramatic as they have ever been at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. A different set of predictions was about to come true.

WATCHING AND WAITING

“I was worried it wasn’t enough cow, but she’s so stylish, they marked me enough that it worked out,” Telford said, describing the 221.5 fence work score that sealed the Futurity Open Championship, the first of his career.

[in Reno] today, but her mental game, and the effort she puts forth for me, is 110 percent every time I step in the pen, and I think that’s the difference right there,” Telford said. Starlight Kisses also proved that consistent, above-average performances across three demanding reined cow horse

events pays off. She didn’t win any of the preliminary go-rounds, but arrived in the finals with a respectable 6th place overall finish in the Open prelims, scoring a 654 (216 herd/219.5 rein/218.5 cow). In the clean-slate finals, it appeared to be all about “The Todds” after the herd and rein work. Todd Bergen, Eagle Point,

National Reined Cow Horse Association professionals Robert Chown, Gainesville, Texas, and Brendon Clark, Hollister, California, provided expert commentary during the Open finals, on the live webcast from NRCHA Official Videographer Equine Promotion. Just before the crucial fence work got underway, Chown, preparing to go on the air, gazed through the window of the broadcast booth at the pen of cattle, thinking out loud about what they represented. “It’s amazing to think that one of those cows will change someone’s life,” he said. As it turned out, the life-changing bovine was a solid red steer that stepped warily into the arena to face Telford and Starlight Kisses, who had drawn up ninth in the first set. Telford knew something

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friends and I wanted them to do good. It’s an odd, sickening and happy feeling all at the same time. I can’t even explain it. I wasn’t nervous at all to do the fence work because I have so much faith in my horse, but sitting there watching, when it’s out of your control, is really hard to do.” Telford emphasized the role his owners and his family, particularly his wife, Jessie, and their daughters, Shawny and Sierra, played in his success. “I couldn’t do it without my owners. Nancy has been so good to me. And my wife, she supports me so much. I couldn’t do it without her. My family is so great. No one can do this alone. It’s so much work, and it’s so hard. No one can do it without a great support system.”

OPEN RESERVE CHAMPION When up-and-coming NRCHA professional Erin Taormino arrived in Reno, she had approximately $79,000 in reined

cow horse earnings and had made the Futurity Open finals once, in 2014. By the time the 2015 Open finals were over, she had more than doubled those earnings, made one of the highest-scoring fence works on a 3-year-old in Snaffle Bit Futurity history — a 228 — and become only the second female rider in NRCHA history to claim the Futurity Open Reserve Championship. “It’s surreal,” a teary-eyed, jubilant Taormino said, describing her 2015 Futurity experience as “a long two weeks. There have been a lot of ups and downs, and one fast fence work, but it’s all been worth it, absolutely.” Taormino and her husband, Anthony, are in their second year as resident trainers at Gardiner Quarter Horses, the leading reined cow horse facility owned and operated by NRCHA Breeder Sponsors Garth and Amanda Gardiner, Ashland, Kansas. Previously, the couple had worked for NRCHA Hall of Fame horse-

“My horse felt great, and it was amazing,” Erin Taormino said, of the incredible 228-point fence work that netted Plain Wright the Futurity Open Reserve Championship for owner/breeders Garth and Amanda Gardiner.

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With just a half-point separating their scores, Futurity Champion Jake Telford and Reserve Champion Erin Taormino had plenty of warm congratulations for each other.

man Ron Ralls, Gainesville, Texas, and NRCHA $2 Million Rider Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, Oregon. In 2014, Taormino became a first-time Futurity Open finalist aboard a Gardinerbred and -owned gelding, Cuttin Wright Up (Hes Wright On x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena). She also qualified him for the Intermediate and Limited Open Finals, and won the Level 1 Limited Open Championship. Her 2015 finalist, Plain Wright, is a full brother to Cuttin Wright Up. The sensitive gelding, known as “P.W.” around the barn, repeated his older sibling’s performance almost to the letter. Taormino is no longer eligible for the Level 1 or the Limited Open, but Plain Wright carried her to the finals in the Intermediate and the Open. “He’s got so much heart and try. He’s been in here nine times showing, and he never quits. I love him,” Taormino said. “He has a big bubble. He’s super quirky. He likes his space. He’s warming up to people, but there was actually a moment

in time when we were a little concerned how we were going to drop the bridle for the judges, because he can be weird about things. He’s been super good since he got here, though. He tries hard all the time.” In the prelims, Plain Wright scored a 653 (213 herd/219 rein/221 cow) for a 7th place finish overall. In the Intermediate Open finals, he earned 639.5 cumulative points (210 herd/210.5 rein/219 cow), worth $4,150 for 8th place. Plain Wright’s first two events in the Open finals were respectable. However, with a 213.5 herd work, followed by a 214 rein work, he did not alert Taormino that he was on a fast track to the Reserve Championship. “In the herd work, my horse felt a little tired. The first cow I cut for him didn’t really take hold of him,” Taormino said. “In the reining, he was a little rapid. I feel like he remembered the other two times we were in the arena, and he was a little strong. We were going faster than I wanted.”

But in the Open finals fence work, when it counted the most, the sorrel gelding shined the brightest. Demonstrating total control and partnership with Taormino, Plain Wright and his lightning-quick feet executed a textbook fence run — two crushing turns on the wall, followed by a rapid pair of circles right in the center of the pen. As his rider punched the air in exhilaration, the crowd roared, then roared louder as the score was announced: 228! “He’s always been a great fence horse. Ever since we started going down the fence on him, he’s had the confidence. We drew a good cow. Before we went in, my husband, Anthony, was telling me what he thought, kind of a game plan, and then he said, ‘Forget it. Just work what they give you. Do what you do at home.’ And that’s what I did. I hadn’t watched a single fence run up until I went. I just worked what they gave me, and my horse felt great, and it was amazing,” Taormino said. Plain Wright’s owner/breeders, Garth and Amanda Gardiner, were awed and humbled. “A lot of things have to go right in this deal. You have to get the right cow. The stars have to align. Tonight, they aligned and I think we witnessed one of the most perfect fence runs I’ve ever seen from a 3-year-old. It was just amazing,” Garth said. Taormino becomes the fourth female competitor to place third or higher in the Futurity Open. The other three are all NRCHA Hall of Fame members. In 1986, Dema Paul became the first woman to break into the Futurity Open top three, placing third on Docs Jesse, (Docs Poco Bar x Hi Kicks x Apollo King Pistol), a horse she owned with her husband, Jim Paul, Sr., who is also in the Hall of Fame. In 1993, Sandy Collier became the only woman to win the Futurity Open Championship, riding Miss Rey Dry

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///////// NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY (Dry Doc x Starlita Sequin x Rey Jay), owned by David and Paula Hunsicker. In 2001, Collier and Diamond J Star (Grays Starlight x Diamond J Playgirl x Freckles Playboy) tied for the Futurity Open Reserve Championship with NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Bob Avila aboard Gunnalena (Playgun x Cherlena x Doc O’Lena). In 2012, the NRCHA’s newest Hall of Fame member, 2015 inductee Anne M. Reynolds, placed third in the Futurity Open aboard Very Black Magic (Very Smart Remedy x Magical Lena x Little Lenas Legend).

CINCH INTERMEDIATE OPEN CHAMPION Since 2010, support from NRCHA Corporate Partner Cinch has made it possible for the Futurity Intermediate Open Champion to take home an impressive $30,000 check. Ramona, California, professional Nicolas Barthelemy won the Cinch Intermediate Open title by a seven and one-half point margin aboard Mr Shiney Lights (CD Lights x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), owned by Sheri Jamieson. Barthelemy guided the smooth-moving, athletic stallion to a 661.5 composite score

(219.5 herd/217 rein/225 cow) to claim the title. The win elevated Barthelemy’s lifetime NRCHA earnings well above the $125,000 mark. “It feels great. It feels awesome,” Barthelemy said, following the win. The Intermediate Open showcased a competitive field of finalists, and after the first two events, more than one rider had a shot at first-place money. “In the fence work, I knew I was going to have to have a solid run, because there were some awesome riders. I knew I had the horse for it, and it was just a matter of putting it all together,” Barthelemy said. The strong 225-point fence work by Mr Shiney Lights was the high score of the Intermediate Open finals, and his consistent performance in all phases of competition is something Barthelemy has come to expect from the stallion. “He’s a horse that is really good in all three events. When you show a horse like that, you feel confident. He’s an awesome fence horse. I can’t say I trained him down the fence. I showed him what to do and he pretty much took the job and said he can do it better. The herd and rein work, he’s just good at it. That’s what you need

Mr Shiney Lights is a talented athlete, but trainer Nicolas Barthelemy says his biggest asset is his attitude. “He’s a great minded horse. He’s happy,” Barthelemy said. He guided the stallion to the Cinch Intermediate Open Championship for owner Sheri Jamieson.

these days to compete against riders like we have and horses like we have. You need a horse like that — and I got one,” Barthelemy said, laughing. According to NRCHA records, the tall, athletic horseman with the contagious smile competed at his first Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2007, and won his first NRCHA money in 2010. Barthelemy was introduced to the performance horse world in approximately 2004, when he took part in a clinic by the late reining, cutting and cow horse professional Yvon Mathieu, in Barthelemy’s native New Caledonia, a French island about 750 miles east of Australia. Mathieu, impressed by the young horseman’s natural ability, invited Barthelemy to his ranch in California, where he trained for Jamieson. Barthelemy became Mathieu’s protégé, working alongside him for approximately five and a half years. When Mathieu passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease in October 2011, Barthelemy took the helm of Jamieson’s horse program, and he is quick to credit Jamieson for her unwavering support and faith in him. “Sheri is such an awesome client, and a great person. I can never win enough for her to equal what she has done for me, but every time I am able to win for her, I am just really happy,” Barthelemy said. He picked out Mr Shiney Lights for Jamieson when the stallion was a yearling, from Winston Hansma and Danny Motes, who own Mr Shiney Lights’ sire, CD Lights. Mr Shiney Lights’ dam side is well known throughout the industry — his dam, Lil Miss Shiney Chex (Shining Spark x Little Miss Smarty Chex x Smart Little Lena), was a brilliant performer and producer whose champion offspring include the 2015 NRCHA Stakes Open Champion Blind Sided (by Peptoboonsmal), owned by Aaron Ranch; and the 2015 NRCHA Derby Open Champion, Reys A Shine (by Dual Rey), owned by Carol Rose.

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LIMITED OPEN CHAMPION/INTERMEDIATE OPEN RESERVE CHAMPION The last time Sarah Dawson made the Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Open

The special bond between trainer and horse shone through as Shine Smarter and Sarah Dawson won the Limited Open Championship, took Reserve in the Intermediate, and placed 5th in the Open, earning more than $67,000 in all.

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and Limited Open finals, it was 2008; she was 18 years old, and known by her maiden name, Sarah Winters. That year, Sarah showed Jaimes Rockstar (Shine With A Twist x Jaime Commander x Hesa Commander) to the Limited Open Reserve Championship and placed 6th in the Intermediate. Fast-forward to 2015, and Sarah, now 25, is a talented NRCHA professional, married to another top reined cow horse trainer, Chris Dawson. She won the Limited Open Championship and took Reserve in the Intermediate, riding Shine Smarter (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), a fancy flaxen-haired mare owned by her parents, Richard and Cheryl Winters. Dawson and “Juliette” scored a total 654 (217.5 herd/213.5 rein/223 cow), collecting the $12,419 Limited Open Championship paycheck and another $15,000 for Reserve in the Intermediate.

“I’m so proud of that mare. It feels awesome. I’m so happy for her that she was able to get that recognition. It feels pretty great,” Dawson said. “I got her from [her breeder, Carol Rose], when she was a yearling, and sold her to my parents as a 2-year-old. I’ve had her the whole time. She’s an awesome mare. She never has a bad day; she always comes out with a proverbial smile on her face. She’s a joy to be around and I love her to death.” Juliette also carried Dawson to her first Futurity Open finals, where they made an impressive 5th place finish, scoring a 650 (217 herd/216 rein/217 cow), earning another $40,000. “She’s a three event horse. She’s strong in all three, and one that gives you confidence in all three events is special, because there’s not very many of them like that,” Dawson said. “I have to say thank you to my parents. It’s their mare — thank you for giving me the opportu-

nity to show her, and thank you to Chris for being the best set of eyes anyone could have, and the best husband anyone could have.” Chris admitted to intense feelings of nervousness and pride as he watched Sarah compete. “I have a little trouble breathing and my mouth gets real dry, so I can’t claim to be the one cheering the loudest for her. I’m sittin’ on springs every time she walks in the pen,” he said. “This has been such a great mare for her. They have such a cool partnership and relationship. It’s really fun to watch. They fit together.”

LEVEL 1 LIMITED OPEN CHAMPION The scores in the preliminary round also determined the Champion in the Level 1 Limited Open, a division for riders with no more than $15,000 in NRCHA limited age event earnings. Roosters Pistolena (Gallo Del Cielo x Mss Boomerchex x Mr

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The Level 1 Limited Open Champion was Roosters Pistolena, shown by Lee Deacon for CDJ Performance Horses.

said the Level 1 title was a happy side effect. “My goal all year has been to make the Limited finals. I didn’t even think about

the Level 1, and then it just all happened, and it’s been great. It’s awesome,” he said, smiling. “This whole process is so tough mentally, and I was so nervous on her, and I got down the fence good, and had trouble with my second set of circles, because I got around the first set and just relaxed and said, we’re good! And then it’s like, ‘Oh, you better go catch that cow!’ So we had a little bobble there, but it’s been great fun.” In the Limited Open finals, Deacon and Roosters Pistolena scored a 633.5 (210 herd/210.5 rein/213 cow), earning the 7th place check for $3,415.

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Laurie Ward claims her second Discount Tire Futurity Non Pro Championship on a horse with a strong family connection.

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he 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Champion, Laurie Ward, brought a lifetime of experience and a talented mount with a proven pedigree to Reno, but said winning the title was still a considerable challenge. “It feels surreal and amazing!” Ward said. “I won the Non Pro Futurity in 2002, and it’s taken me a long time to do it again. It’s not easy.” Riding Kiss Me A Lot (Master Getta x Kiss Me A Little x Smart Little Pepinic), a tiny but mighty mare whose story reaches all the way back to the beginning of Ward’s horsemanship journey, Ward won her second Snaffle Bit Futurity title by an eight-point margin. She guided “Stevie” to a composite 649 (216 herd/214.5 rein/218.5 cow), to claim the $18,308 first-place paycheck. The win elevated Ward’s lifetime NRCHA earnings past the $500,000 mark, and wrote another satisfying chapter in her long, continuing story with Kiss Me A Lot’s family. In 2006, Ward showed Kiss Me A Lot’s dam, Kiss Me A Little (Smart

Laurie Ward won the second Futurity Non Pro Championship of her successful career aboard Kiss Me A Lot, a horse whose pedigree has decades-long ties to Ward and her parents.

Little Pepinic x Kiss Me Mister x Mister Dual Pep), to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Reserve Championship, and then went on to earn more than $100,000 with the mare. Another of Kiss Me A Lot’s rel-

atives, her great grand-dam, Me O Lena (Doc O’Lena x Sens Me x Mr Sen Sen), was the 1981 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion with Ward’s father, NRCHA Hall of Fame Horseman Ronnie

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Richards, in the saddle. Ward’s mother, Karin Richards, also showed Me O Lena successfully in the cutting horse arena. Those long-standing connections with Kiss Me A Lot made the entire training process, and the win, more special for Ward. “There’s a lot of family history. It’s a whole legacy,” she said. “When you raise them, I think you put a lot more time into making sure it works, because they’re your babies.” In the preliminaries, Kiss Me A Lot earned go-round money in the herd work, where she tied for 3rd place with a 214.5, and then went on to share the high score in the rein work round with a 216.5. The mare’s biggest challenge in the prelims was the fence work, where she scored a 202, but still finished 6th overall to secure a place in the clean-slate finals. “I had a some trouble in the prelim’s fence work, just a spot where she felt a little green,” Ward said. But the seasoned champion rider had made it to the finals, and knew her petite mare — who stands barely above 13 hands — had the talent and determination to get the job done. “Her nickname is ‘Stevie’ but I call her my little sweet pea because she’s little and cute. She’s a sweet, sweet horse, but she’s gritty.” Ward and Kiss Me A Lot started their finals performance the right way, tying for the high score in the herd work with a 216. They followed up with a solid 214.5 rein work score to edge into the lead by a half-point, and then decisively sealed the win with a 218.5 down the fence, the high score of the Non Pro finals.

“I expected her to be spot-on in the herd work because that’s probably her strongest — I thought before tonight that was her strongest point. She just does the herd work really well. In the rein work, she was a show horse. She went in there and tried really hard, and let me guide her, and then in the fence work, she was gritty and amazing,” Ward said. NRCHA Corporate Partner Discount Tire, whose support has made it possible to reward Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Novice Non Pro, Amateur and Non Pro Limited Futurity competitors with $100,000 in added money across all those divisions, sponsors the Non Pro Futurity divisions. Ward thanked Discount Tire and all the Futurity sponsors, as well as her family and friends, particularly her boyfriend, Randy Paul, and her fellow champion cow horse competitor, Anne Reynolds, for their support. In addition to the Championship paycheck, Ward also took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Discount Tire, an original CR Morrison Bronze and a monogrammed jacket from the

NRCHA, a Gist buckle sponsored by Jon and Jody Semper, a 100X and 30X Hat from JW Brooks Custom Hats, a Classic Equine Polar Fleece Cooler, product from Platinum Performance, a cooler bag with grooming supplies and a $50 gift card from Santa Cruz Animal Health/San Juan Ranch, and a $500 gift certificate from CR Ranchwear.

NON PRO RESERVE CHAMPION, INTERMEDIATE NON PRO CHAMPION AND NOVICE NON PRO CHAMPION Terry Stuart Forst, Waurika, Oklahoma, has a generations-deep history with Seven S Indian Maid, the mare who carried her to the Futurity Non Pro Reserve Championship, the Intermediate Non Pro Championship and the Novice Non Pro Championship—a total $23,871 payday. Forst’s 7S Stuart Ranch, the oldest ranch in the state of Oklahoma under continuous family ownership, is a historic cattle and Quarter Horse operation. Forst became its manager in 1992, taking over from her father, and has guided the ranch to increasing notoriety, earning accolades

Terry Stuart Forst represented her 7S Stuart Ranch by riding a sixth-generation product of the ranch’s breeding program, Seven S Indian Maid, to the Futurity Non Pro Reserve Championship and dual titles in the Intermediate and Novice Non Pro. REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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The Intermediate Non Pro Reserve Champion was Amanda Gardiner, Ashland, Kansas, riding her homebred You May Be Wright (Hes Wright On x Sue C Shiner x Shining Spark) to a 639.5 (206 herd/216.5 rein/217 cow), earning $6,003.

In the Novice Non Pro, the Reserve Championship went to Tyler Burkey, Milford, Nebraska, riding DMAC Captn Kangaroo (Hes A Peptospoonful x Stylish Samantha x Docs Stylish Oak). Their 636.5 score (208 herd/214 rein/214.5 cow) netted $2,108.

including the American Quarter Horse Association’s prestigious “Best of the Remuda” award in 1995. Forst became a National Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee in 2007. She arrived in Reno with just over $33,000 in career NRCHA earnings, and was thrilled by the success aboard a home-raised horse that her son, NRCHA

professional Robert Forst, prepared for her. “I’m so proud of my son, because he trained my horse. I think the thing I’m most proud of is that this is part of our program. We’ve been breeding horses for 70 years. We’ve owned five or six generations of this mare’s family. That’s a really good feeling. It makes you feel like

you’re doing something right, for once!” Forst said, laughing. Her Non Pro finals appearance began with a strong 214 in the herd work. Some anxious moments followed her rein work when the judges announced they would review her 211 score. The last event, the fence work, Forst’s favorite, sealed her dual championships and sweet triple payday. “I thought we were good out of the herd. I got three cows cut pretty clean. The reining is where I struggle and that’s one of my goals next year, to get past some of my demons there,” Forst said. “They reviewed the rein work score. She backed up after one stop. I guess I was a little nervous because I wasn’t exactly sure where my score was going to land. I was glad to keep that 211. I love going down the fence, and I have a really nice horse,” she said with a grin. Seven S Indian Maid (Hickorys Indian Pep x Seven S Fiesta x Playgun) is a result of the 7S Stuart Ranch breeding program which seeks to produce correct, talented, versatile, multipurpose equine athletes. “We believe our show horses can be dual purpose. We strive to have a horse that is capable of withstanding whatever you choose to do with them. One thing we’ve tried to keep is our speed, agility and conformation, and just have a good horse that you can go use, or show, or enjoy,” Forst said. She thanked her son and her herd help, and described a fun summer preparing for the Snaffle Bit Futurity, with help and support from friends and NRCHA professionals including Boyd and Halee Rice, Erin and Anthony Taormino, Chris and Sarah Dawson, and Ron and Patty Ralls. “I’m just honored, really. It is a tremendous blessing to be able to compete with the level of people and horses that are here right now. What a great group of

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AMATEUR CHAMPION It was an emotional win for Ravensdale, Washington, competitor Lyle Proctor, who guided his mare, SJR All Time Cash (One Time Pepto x Shesa Lota Cash x Nu Cash) to the Futurity Amateur Championship, scoring a 636 (211 herd/216 rein/209 cow). “In the herd work, we cut three very good cows. She was calm, we were able to get them cut clean, and just tried to get through it without any penalties and have a clean run. In the rein work, we had a little problem stopping her early in the morning. We ran her a little harder and man, she just got down and drug it good every time. She ran her circles real nice. She was very good in the rein work for me. Down the fence, I was extremely nervous because I knew I was leading at that point, and I didn’t want to mess it up. I just needed a clean run. We were a little long on the first turn but we came out of it clean, finished up nice and were able to win it. I’m extremely happy,” he said. The Amateur Championship is determined by the scores in the Non Pro preliminary round, and not only did Proctor and SJR All Time Cash claim the Amateur title, they also advanced to the finals in

Lyle Proctor was the Futurity Amateur Champion riding SJR All Time Cash (One Time Pepto x Shesa Lota Cash x Nu Cash), qualified for the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro finals, and also won the Non Pro Yearling Sale Incentive.

The Futurity Amateur Reserve Champion was CJ Murphy, Bluff Dale, Texas, who rode Stylish Bondgirl (Stylish Rey Gay x Shortys Geisha Girl x Kit Dual) to a 627.5 composite (213 herd/208.5 rein/206 cow), earning $4,290. They also qualified for the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro finals, where they earned three more paychecks totaling $4,989.

the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro divisions. Proctor and SJR All Time Cash gathered up checks nearly everywhere they went. The Amateur Championship paid $5,460, and their go-round money in the prelimi-

naries added another $2,150 to that total. In the Non Pro finals, Proctor collected another $7,438 for placing 9th in the Non Pro, 7th in the Intermediate and 4th in the Novice. And finally, he and SJR All Time Cash won the Snaffle Bit Futurity Non

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LaDona Emmons saw something in Stylish Ike that made her want to purchase him as a yearling. The gelding lived up to his potential by winning the Futurity Non Pro Limited Championship for Emmons.

Pro Yearling Sale Incentive, adding $928 to their avalanche of winnings. For the Amateur title, Proctor also took home a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Larry and Ellen Bell; a CR Morrison Trophy and Gist Buckle sponsored by Linda Wood/Chandler Ranch; a $500 gift certificate from CR Ranchwear; a 30X hat from JW Brooks Custom hats; a fleece cooler from Classic Equine; a monogrammed Cinch jacket; and product from Platinum Performance. It was Proctor’s second time to show a Futurity horse in Reno. “I had a colt here last year, my first time showing here, and he wasn’t the best but he was good for me to learn on. I decided last minute, around February, to try the Futurity again. Jim Spence [Proctor’s trainer, based in Yamhill, Oregon] and I went looking for a horse,” he said. They rode a half-dozen or more, and found SJR All Time Cash in NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Jake Telford’s program.

The Futurity Non Pro Limited Reserve Champion was Sallianne O’Neal, who rode Im Dualin Fine (Mister Nicadual x Footworks Yellow Jac x Footworks Finest) to a 629.5 (206 herd/201.5 rein/213 cow), earning $2,506.

“She fit me the best out of all the horses I rode. She is very calm and easy going. She doesn’t get rattled about anything. She’s very forgiving and easy to train on. She can dummy down to my level and go back up to the open level when my trainer gets on her. She’s a very, very nice horse.”

NON PRO LIMITED LaDona Emmons, Ione, California, won the Futurity Non Pro Limited division aboard her gelding, Stylish Ike (Playin Stylish x Miss Catty Cash x Nu Cash), scoring a 639 (214.5 herd/208.5 rein/216 cow). “I’m just so excited! My horse was really good, and I’m thankful I could be here, and blessed. The herd work was really good. I actually have never shown him before. He’s never been shown before, so I didn’t really know what I was doing, honestly, but it all worked out. My herd help was great. I have to thank Todd Crawford and Corey Cushing for

slowing me down - and Doug Williamson and my husband, Ron Emmons, for just being there and doing a great job,” she said. Emmons’ championship paycheck totaled $3,007, and her prizes included a Bob’s Custom Saddle, CR Morrison Trophy and Gist buckle from the NRCHA; a 30X hat from JW Brooks Custom hats; a fleece cooler from Classic Equine; a monogrammed Cinch jacket; a $500 gift certificate from CR Ranchwear; and product from Platinum Performance. She purchased Stylish Ike when he was a yearling, from his breeder, Linda Silveira. “I saw him, and I liked him, so I called my husband and said I wanted to buy him,” Emmons said. She looks forward to continuing Stylish Ike’s career in the show pen, and hinted that their future might include competing in the Derby Non Pro fence work divisions in the years ahead.

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inning a prestigious Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show class championship is a coveted accolade and a career highlight for Open and Non Pro riders alike. With lucrative added money and impressive prizes at stake, the caliber of competition in these horse show divisions is always high. Each horse show class champion took home a cooler bag with grooming supplies and a $50 gift card from San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health, as well as product from Platinum Performance. The National Reined Cow Horse Association thanks all of the horse show class award sponsors: Chandler Ranch, Debby Sanguinetti and Tish Wilhite, Platinum Performance, San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health, Boyd and Halee Rice, Santa Ynez Valley Cow Horse Classic, and Harlan Feed/Piras Cows and Horses USA.

OPEN BRIDLE CHAMPION When Madera, California, professional Lyn Anderson won the Open Bridle Championship with Dave and Barbara Archer’s powerhouse performer, Tuckers Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Smoke Time Tuck x Doc Tom Tucker), it represented much more than just a prestigious

Open Bridle Champion Tuckers Smart Cat, shown by Lyn Anderson.

title on her $800,000-plus NRCHA earnings resume. “I’ve been wanting to win the Open Bridle here in Reno for quite a few years! It’s been on my bucket list,” Anderson said, smiling. The night before Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat won the Open Bridle class, his

dam, Smoke Time Tuck, was inducted into the NRCHA Hall of Fame. “I’ve won over $400,000 on her babies, and this horse has won over $150,000. It’s a really cool legacy, and it was neat that she was inducted last night and then he won this today. It’s a special, special year,” Anderson said.

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She piloted the 2007 gelding to a composite 445 points — a 216 in the rein work and an incredible 229 in the cow work — earning $8,120 and prizes, including a Bob’s Custom Saddle and Gist buckle. “He’s a super athlete but his mind is very, very busy,” Anderson said. “In the rein work, he has a tendency to out-think me, so I was trying to keep him relaxed. In the cow work, I just hope that it’s enough cow to show off his talents. This horse is probably the fastest horse I have ever been on, and he can turn and come out of a hard turn faster than any horse I’ve ever been on. It pays off, his quickness, on a cow like we had tonight. The cow was quick coming out and so was he.” She thanked the Archers and Smoke Time Tuck’s breeder/owner, NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Skip Brown. “It’s been a bunch of people getting together [to raise and promote Smoke Time Tuck’s foals] and it’s worked for me and my career. This horse [Tuckers Smart Cat] is the last foal I’ll ride of hers, so it means a lot.”

Open Hackamore Champion Over A Barrell, shown by Darrel Norcutt.

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OPEN HACKAMORE CHAMPION Darrel Norcutt, Fallon, Nevada, won the largest single paycheck of his career when he claimed the Open Hackamore Championship riding Over A Barrell (Nic It In The Bud x Katie Gun x John Gun), owned by Joyce Diegel. They scored a total 441.5 (219.5 rein/222 cow), taking home $7,280, along with a Bob’s Custom Saddle and a Gist buckle. “It feels great. It’s kind of unbelievable right now,” Norcutt said. “Everything I asked him to do was good. He felt good in the reining, and the cow was just what we needed. He’s an awesome horse. I’m happy to have him. He just keeps getting better every day.”

The Limited Open Bridle Champion was Dry N Play (Freckles Playboy x Dry Sweetie x Dry Doc), shown by Sam Smith for owner Coleton Oleen. They scored a 425 (215 rein/210 cow), earning $1,275 and a Gist buckle. REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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In the Limited Open Hackamore, the Champion was Hi Hill Bud (High Brow CD x Roses To Rubies x Smart Little Lena), shown by Danielle Lybbert and owned by Christian Lybbert. Their 418.5 composite was worth a check for $1,350 and a Gist buckle.

It was a big triple payday for Terra Micek, who swept the Non Pro Bridle, Intermediate Non Pro Bridle, and Novice Non Pro Bridle Championships aboard Nic N Chics (Nic It In The Bud x Desire A Chic x Smart Chic Olena). They earned paychecks totaling $7,311, as well as a Bob’s Custom Saddle, three Gist buckles and more. Micek rode Nic N Chics to a 290.5 point composite (144.5 rein/146 cow).

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Mike Miller rode his homebred gelding, Firecat Flashenfever (Playboys Buck Fever x Firecat Cash x Miss N Cash) to a 289 point score (143 rein/146 cow) for the Non Pro Hackamore Championship. Miller earned $3,168 and his prizes included a Bob’s Custom Saddle and a Gist buckle.

Royal Smart Fletch (Royal Fletch x Little Smart Ginger x Smart Little Lena), shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Boyd Rice, scored a 296.5 (148.5 rein/148 cow) to win the Open Two Rein Championship. The title paid $2,675 to the stallion’s owners, Kit and Charlie Moncrief. Rice also collected a Bob’s Custom Saddle and Gist buckle.

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Terri Holowath piloted Red Hot Jade (Smart Little Pepinic x Miss Nica Dual x Mister Dual Pep) to the Non Pro Two Rein Championship, scoring 288 points (140 rein/148 cow). She earned $1,488 and a Gist buckle.

Alyson Rodges guided Repeat Plan (A Master Plan x Lenas Solana x Docs Hi Lena) to the Non Pro Limited Championship, scoring 293.5 cumulative points (146.5 rein/147 cow). She took home a $1,265 check, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, and a Gist buckle.

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Hope Miller rode Smart Shiney Pistol (Smart Chic Olena x Shiners Lil Pistol x Shining Spark) to the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Championship. Their 290.5 point score (145 rein/145.5 cow) paid $830, and their prizes included a Bob’s Custom Saddle and Gist buckle.

Boxo Heavens Blue (SNW Heavens King x Snippy Blue Card x Masies Blue) carried Jecca Ostrander to the top of a big $1,000 Non Pro Limited class, scoring a 290.5 (142.5 rein/148 cow). They earned $750. REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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Jesse Spence made a big run in the Youth Bridle, scoring a 295 (146 rein/149 cow) aboard Nic The Wrangler (Starlights Wrangler x Nic N Chic x Reminic) to win the $1,625 Championship paycheck, the Bob’s Custom Saddle and the Gist buckle.

In the Youth Limited, Pierce Wold won the Bob’s Custom Saddle and Gist buckle aboard Lizzy Go Lightly (Peptoboonsmal x Turn Liz Loose x Doc’s Hickory), scoring a 292.5 (144.5 rein/148 cow). He also earned $840.

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The Run To Reno finals, where riders qualified all year at NRCHA Premier Events, wrapped up with Doug Granade winning the fence work division on Wright On Ned (Lenas Wright On x Smart Sally x Smart Chic Olena). He scored a 148, earning $1,000 and a Gist buckle.

The Run To Reno boxing Champion was Tori Simons, who scored a 144.5 aboard Nics Back In Black (Nic It In The Bud x Shiners Diamond Jackie x Shining Spark). She also won $1,000 and a Gist buckle.

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The first go-round of Snaffle Bit Futurity competition comes with rewards for the high scoring horse and rider teams in each event - herd work, rein work and cow work. The preliminaries also determine the Ladies division champion. These preliminary prize winners were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet, which was held October 1 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino.

The Snaffle Bit Futurity Ladies Champion was Erin Taormino, Ashland, Kansas, riding Plain Wright (Hes Wright On x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena) for owner/breeders Garth and Amanda Gardiner. Taormino scored a 653 (213 herd/219 rein/221 cow), earning $882, a CR Morrison Trophy from the NRCHA, a Gist buckle sponsored by Larry and Sharon Rose, Barbara Stark, and Teresa Burchell, a 30x hat sponsored by JW Brooks Custom Hats, a fleece cooler from Classic Equine, a monogrammed Cinch jacket, product from Platinum Performance, and a $500 gift certificate from CR Ranchwear. Left to right: NRCHA President Todd Bergen, Erin Taormino, NRCHA Senior Administrator Carrie McBride, and Sharon Rose.

Nicolas Barthelemy, Ramona, California, rode Mr Shiney Lights (CD Lights x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark) to the high score in the Open herd work prelims, a 222. He collected $1,500, a Gist buckle and the Oxbow Trophy, sponsored by the National Cutting Horse Association. Mr Shiney Lights is owned by Sheri Jamieson. Left to right: Todd Bergen, Nicolas Barthelemy, and Sheri Jamieson.

There was a tie for the overall high score in the Open preliminary composite. Each owner and rider received a set of custom designed stirrups sponsored by Terry Ratto. With identical scores of 659.5, the awards went to Cats Picasso (Metallic Cat x Playboys Vixen x Hickoryote), shown by John Swales and owned by Robbie McKay; and Shiney Sparklette (Shining Spark x Docs Sulena x Doc O’Lena), shown by Chris Dawson for owners Carol Rose and Dickson Varner. Left to right: NRCHA President Todd Bergen, Chris Dawson, John Swales, and the Swales boys, Tyree, Lane and Levi.

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Cats Picasso (Metallic Cat x Playboys Vixen x Hickoryote), shown by Canadian horseman John Swales, Millarville, Alberta, scored a 224 to win the fence work preliminary round. Cats Picasso’s owner, Robbie McKay, received $1,500, along with a Gist buckle and a CR Morrison Trophy from the NRCHA. John’s wife, Deanne, and their boys, Tyree, Lane, and Levi, helped him accept his award from NRCHA President Todd Bergen. NRCHA President Todd Bergen and Senior Administrator Carrie McBride congratulate Clinton Anderson, Stephenville, Texas, for earning the high score in the Open rein work, a 224, riding Hez The Kats Meow (Bet Hesa Cat x Miss Lucky Starlight x Grays Starlight) owned by Lynn Thomas. Anderson earned $1,500, along with a Lawson Trophy sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association, and a Gist buckle sponsored by Ken Wold Training Stables.

Two Non Pro competitors shared the high score in the rein work prelims. Amanda Gardiner and You May Be Wright (Hes Wright On x Sue C Shiner x Shining Spark), and Laurie Ward, riding Kiss Me A Lot (Master Getta x Kiss Me A Little x Smart Little Pepinic), each scored a 216.5, taking home $1,225 and a Gist buckle. Left to right: NRCHA President Todd Bergen, Amanda Gardiner, and Laurie Ward.

The high scoring gelding in the Open prelims received the Ralph and Mickey Gragg Memorial Bob’s Custom Saddle, sponsored by the Gragg family. Pepe Le Wright, with a 652.5 composite, won the award for owners Jim and Linda Schrack. The gelding was shown by Phillip Ralls, of Robles, California.

Carmen Buckingham earned the high score in the Non Pro herd work prelims, a 217.5, aboard One Oakie Chic (Fancy One Time x Velvet To The Touch x Bonitas Sport). Buckingham’s $1,400 check was accompanied by a Gist buckle from the NRCHA.

The Non Pro preliminary composite winner was Parke Greeson, Wolfforth, Texas, who rode Sioux Me Please (A Shiner Named Sioux x ARC Cat Her Please x Chic Please) to 638.5 points. Greeson won a set of custom designed stirrups sponsored by Terry Ratto.

A check for $1,400 and a Gist buckle went to the high scoring Non Pro in the fence work prelims, Jeff Garijo, Winnemucca, Nevada, riding Playinstylish Cat (Mr Playinstylish x Lil Fletch Cat x Royal Fletch) to a 219. NRCHA Professional Jake Gorrell and NRCHA Senior Administrator Carrie McBride accepted the award on his behalf.

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Topping the 4 Year Old Ranch Horse Heritage division of AQHA Ranching Heritage competition was Kyle Trahern riding Metallic Masterpiece (Metallic Cat x Kings Masterpiece x Peppy San Badger) for Silver Spur Operating Co., LLC. Their score of 216.5 points was worth $1,625.

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secutive year. The event, which offered a Working Ranch Horse division with a simple reining pattern, cow work and roping, as well as Boxing and Ranch Horse Pleasure classes, took place on Saturday, September 26 and featured $15,000 added.

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Winning the 5 and Up Working Ranch Horse division of the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge and a check for $1,860 was Robert Forst riding Seven S Crazy Horse (Hickorys Indian Pep x Seven S Babe x Seven S Zanaday) for owner Terry Stuart Forst. The team scored 216 points to earn the title.

“The Ranching Heritage program came about from a strong interest from our exhibitors wanting to know and ride these ranch-bred horses. They’re very trainable; they’re very docile and athletic. So, the Ranching Heritage Breeder’s Program is focusing in on these horses and giving them an event like this to highlight their talents,” said Charlie Hemphill, the American Quarter Horse Association’s Director of Shows and New Events. In order to be eligible for the show, horses must have been bred by and enrolled by one of the AQHA’s 400 Ranching Heritage Breeders. The AQHA, with sponsor support from Zoetis, produces a series of Ranching Heritage Challenge events intended to grow the demand for ranch horses by providing an opportunity for ranches and horse owners to compete in a unique ranch horse competition for a significant purse. As interest in the program increases, AQHA

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anticipates having six regional events annually. “It seems like in the cow horse you have to be a lot more precise and dead on, but in the Ranching Heritage they try to make it a little simpler so ranchers and the cowboys that work for them can come and participate without feeling extremely overwhelmed, I guess, by it. It makes it a little simpler, a little easier. The roping, it kind of levels the playing field because some of the ranch cowboys, they rope way better than some of us that train horses all the time,” said NRCHA professional Matt Koch, trainer for Wagonhound Land and Livestock, an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and an NRCHA Breeder Sponsor. Koch earned reserve honors in the 4-year-old Ranch Horse Heritage division of the Ranching Heritage Challenge on Wagonhound-bred horse, Reys Stressin Melody, who often does double duty as both show horse and ranch horse.

4 YEAR OLD RANCH HORSE HERITAGE CHAMPION: Metallic Masterpiece ridden by Kyle Trahern for Silver Spur Operating Co., LLC, 216.5 points, $1,625.

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RANCH HORSE PLEASURE CHAMPION: My Boots Are Tuff ridden by Ben Baldus for WT Waggoner Estate, 73.5 points, $660.

AMATEUR RANCH HORSE HERITAGE PLEASURE CHAMPION: Do It Classy ridden by Brooke M. Wharton for WT Waggoner Estate, 74 points, $660.

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Seven S Crazy Horse ridden by Robert C. Forst for Terry Stuart Forst, 216 points, $1,860.

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NOVICE AMATEUR WORKING RANCH HORSE CHAMPION: Lottatimecash Shiner owned and ridden by Jessica D. Wright, 199 points, $550.

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very horse that changed hands through the 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale, and returned to Reno to compete as a 3-year-old, was eligible for the rich Sale Incentive Purse, which pays the owner and the consignor of the Futurity Sale graduate with the highest score of the preliminaries. In the Open division, Mr Hoo Ray (Play Dual Rey x What Chics Wanna Doo x Chic Please), shown by NRCHA Two Million Dollar Rider Todd Crawford, Blanchard, Oklahoma, scored a 648.5 (213 herd/218.5 rein/217 cow) to win $19,600 in Open Sale Incentive money for owners Mike and Diana McCabe. Crawford, who consigned Mr Hoo Ray to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale, also collected a $1,500 Sale Incentive reward check. Only one horse was eligible for the 2-Year-Old Non Pro Sale Incentive. Another Heart Remedy (Heart Of A Fox x PSB Smart Remedy 499 x Smart Little Lena) scored a 579 point composite for owner/rider James P. Cleary, earning $8,400. A $500 check went to Another Heart Remedy’s consignor, Sprig Haven Farms.

Mr Hoo Ray, consigned to the 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale by Todd and Pam Crawford, returned to Reno in 2015, shown by Todd Crawford, to win the Sale Incentive for owners Mike and Diana McCabe.

Another Heart Remedy won the Non Pro 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive for owner/ rider James Cleary.

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YEARLING SALE INCENTIVE The Yearling Sale Incentive rewards the high-scoring Futurity horses that changed hands at either the Classic or Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, and were paid into the incentive by the consignor or buyer. The Open Yearling Incentive went to Pepe Le Pepe Le Wright won the Open Yearling Sale Incentive, shown by Phillip Ralls for owners Jim and Linda Schrack. Wright (Hes Wright On x Soula Jule Forever x Soula Jule Star), with 652.5 points (221.5 herd/216 rein/215 cow). Pepe Le Wright, shown by NRCHA Professional Phillip Ralls, won $8,821 for owners Jim and Linda Schrack. The Non Pro Yearling Incentive check for $928 went to Lyle Proctor, the owner and rider of SJR All Time Cash (One Time Pepto x Shesa Lota Cash x Nu Cash). Their cumulative score of 636 points (211 herd/216 rein/209 cow) in the Futurity Non Pro preliminaries earned them the incentive reward.

Lyle Proctor took home the Non Pro Yearling Incentive check for his Futurity performance riding SJR All Time Cash.

SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY SELECT 2-YEAR-OLD SALE The Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, managed by Parnell Dickinson and presented by Markel Insurance, are a focal point of Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals weekend. The Futurity Sales are the world’s leading marketplace for quality reined cow horses, offering four places to buy and sell: the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale on Thursday, October 1; the Select 2-Year-Old and Performance Horse Sales on Friday, October 2; and the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale on Saturday, October 3.

The high seller in the Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale was Metallic Look (Metallic Cat x Smart Lookin Hi Brow x High Brow Hickory), consigned by NRCHA Professional Justin Lawrence and his wife, Kelcie, Alzada, Montana. Metallic Look sold for $77,000 to Fults Ranch, Ltd., Amarillo, Texas, which owns and stands Metallic Cat. REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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///////// SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY SALES Many champions have changed hands through the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, including the 2012 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion, CD Diamond (CD Olena x Shiners Diamond Girl x Shining Spark), and the 2013 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion, Time For The Diamond (One Time Pepto x Diamonds With Style x Playin Stylish). The annual Sale Incentives make the sales a popular place for buyers seeking a Snaffle Bit Futurity contender for the next two years, as the 2-year-olds and

eligible yearlings can return to Reno as Futurity entries and garner additional paychecks if they become the highscorer in the Open and/or Non Pro preliminaries. In the Select 2-Year-Old Sale, the top two sellers were consigned by Justin and Kelcie Lawrence, Alzada, Montana. Justin is a NRCHA professional, and presented two well-started offspring of leading cutting horse sire Metallic Cat (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal).

Lawrence consignment, also sired by Metallic Cat, was the second-high seller in the Select 2-Year-Old Sale. Jan Handtmann purchased Cats Overboard (Metallic Cat x Miss Sea Rey x Dual Rey) for $57,000.

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In the Select Yearling and Broodmare sale, one horse brought six figures to top the sale. The Jim Gauthier consignment, a 2014 colt, Shining CD Light (CD Lights x Jennys Spark x Shining Spark), sold for $100,000 to Ophir Creek Stables, LLC, Reno, Nevada.

Moonstruck Striker (Dual Rey x Moonstruck Cat x High Brow Cat), a 2014 colt, sold for $90,000. The Arcese/Oswood consignment was purchased by Eric and Wendy Dunn of Hooray Ranch, Norwich, Kansas.

The Flag Ranch, LLC, consignment Still Get Jealous (One Time Pepto x ARC Cat Her Please x Chic Please), a 2014 colt, sold for $60,000 to Trigg Marquiss.

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After a busy day of showing on October 30, it was time for the annual Hall of Fame Banquet, the Snaffle Bit Futurity highlight event held at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino. In 2015, one equine and one top hand received the NRCHA’s highest honor.

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2015 HALL OF FAME ANNE M. REYNOLDS King Hill, Idaho, horsewoman Anne M. Reynolds, already firmly established as one of the most successful competitors, breeders and owners in National Reined Cow Horse Association history, joined the Hall of Fame in 2015. “I’m so honored and excited to be a part of the Hall of Fame. It’s very special,” Reynolds said. In a Facebook message after the Snaffle Bit Futurity, she added, “I am acutely aware that my accomplishments in the NRCHA have not been a

solo effort. I am beyond grateful to all the people that have contributed to my success over the years. That group includes my mother, Joyce Pearson, my family, friends, mentors (Jim Vaughn, Greg Ward, Newt Wright, Teddy Robinson, Greg Wright, Todd Bergen, Kevin Stallings, Jon Roeser, Jake Telford, Jim Paul, and Randy Paul), my assistants, employees, my veterinarians (Billy Maupin, Liz Scott, Stuart Shoemaker, Heather Mack, Joe Carter, Jim Dorencamp), my horseshoers (Waco Burford, Trey Moncrief), cattle suppliers (Bob and Pam Howard), and many, many

more. I also want to thank the NRCHA officers, directors, judges, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and extended family for creating and growing a wonderful venue to showcase reined cow horses. Thank you to every one of you. It’s been a wild ride!” Reynolds’ road to more than $1.5 million in lifetime NRCHA earnings began in 1974. She has won the Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Championship a record eight times, and in 2012, she became an exclusively Open competitor. Reynolds has achieved million-dollar status in nearly every category possible. Besides winning more than $1.5 million in competition, she is the million-dollar breeder and million-dollar owner behind the NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, Very Smart Remedy (Smart Little Lena x Remedys Response x Doc’s Remedy). “One of the things that’s really great about the NRCHA today is that they have created all of these awards that one

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2015 HALL OF FAME SMOKE TIME TUCK An Oregon-bred mare, Smoke Time Tuck, the leading dam of NRCHA performers, also joined the Hall of Fame. Sired by Doc Tom Tucker out of Ima Smoke (by Mr Fools Smoke), Smoke Time Tuck was foaled in 1985. Her breeder, Bar Eleven Quarter Horses, the Eagle Point, Oregon, horse operation owned by NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Skip Brown, owned her her entire life. Smoke Time Tuck was shown only twice herself, earning $3,555 in NRCHA money. Her greatest contribution to her sport has been through her babies. She produced 14 registered foals, and 11 of them have won a total of $500,946.96 in reined cow horse money, making her the all-time No. 1 NRCHA dam. California horsewoman Lyn Anderson helped Smoke Time Tuck’s offspring achieve their greatest potential. Approximately half of Anderson’s own lifetime earnings of $800,000-plus in the NRCHA has been with a Smoke Time Tuck foal under her saddle. “The number of foals she has had that have been money-earners is just amazing, with only breeding one time a year. No embryo transfer, no nothing, and she’s still on top. I owe a lot to that mare,” Anderson said. Anderson has observed similar ability and disposition in the Smoke Time Tuck babies that have come through her training program.

Leading reined cow horse dam Smoke Time Tuck died in 2013, and joined the Hall of Fame in 2015.

“They’re all quirky. They’re all fastfooted in front. They’re all a blast to ride because they try so hard. The main thing about Smoke Time Tuck is her heart. Every baby she had has a huge heart, and they want to work a cow. They’re really fun, but they’re also kind of different, so you have to learn to get around each one,” Anderson said.

2015 HALL OF MERIT TOM FOX Lifelong Bakersfield, California, horseman Tom Fox was the recipient of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Vaquero Award in 2010, and in 2015, he becomes a member of the NRCHA Hall of Merit. Fox’s love of horses developed at an early age. As a youth, he competed in local shows and drill team, and then found a passion for stock horses when he became acquainted with National Reined Cow Horse Hall of Fame horsemen Harry Rose and later, Greg Ward. Fox owned Ward’s first show horse, a 1954 sorrel American Quarter Horse named Jigger D’Or (Bras Dor x Rocksea x King). The Wards and Fox are linked to great equine performers including the late stallion Boomernic (Reminic x Docs

NRCHA Hall of Merit inductee Tom Fox.

Leavem Smoke x Mr Gun Smoke). Fox owned Docs Leavem Smoke, and bred Boomernic in partnership with Greg Ward, whose familiar “GW” brand was on the stallion’s hip. Horses owned by Fox have garnered many accolades with both the late Greg Ward and his son, NRCHA Million

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The recipient of the 2015 Vaquero Award, which recognizes an NRCHA member who embodies and promotes the ideals of the reined cow horse tradition, was presented to Nampa, Idaho, horseman Jerry Beukelman, a non pro competitor who is also part of the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association’s leadership team and closely tied to that NRCHA affiliate’s enduring success.

Dollar Rider John Ward, in the saddle. One of Fox’s most recent NRCHA money-earning horses is the 2010 gelding, Smashingly Smart (Smart Little Pepinic x Montanas Fox x Montana Doc), shown by John Ward. Fox is a lifelong farmer, and he and his wife, Lorie, have been married for 40 years. Fox says he is “truly honored” by the accolades from the NRCHA. “I have enjoyed being a member of the NRCHA for many years, and have acquired many lifelong friends, watched many great horsemen, and seen many talented horses perform. If there are horse shows in Heaven, I’ll be all the more happy to go there,” he said.

NRCHA President Todd Bergen chose his predecessor, past NRCHA President Todd Crawford, as the recipient of the 2015 President’s Award, in honor of Crawford’s tireless efforts to grow and improve the NRCHA. “Todd served as President for three years, while maintaining his position as the NRCHA’s winningest rider, running his business, and training a barn full of horses. Every time you turn around, you see Todd Crawford donating his time to the NRCHA, whether it be free clinics for youth, working on the high school rodeo program, or attending some other event,” Bergen said.

DIRECTOR’S AWARDCHRIS DAWSON Jay Winborn, the NRCHA Executive Director, presented the Director’s Award to Chris Dawson, in recognition of his exceptional level of support and commitment to the association. “Chris donates his time to several youth clinics every year, including at the Hackamore Classic, Southwest Reined Cow Horse Youth Association and National High School Finals Rodeo. This takes him away from his own business for several days at a time and he assumes his own travel expenses. Chris also judges National High School Rodeo cow horse events; hauls NRCHA show supplies to all the Premier Events, and always has a helpful and positive attitude. He’s a great asset to our organization and I want to thank him for everything he does,” Winborn said.

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Vaughn, a longtime horsewoman, said it was the excitement of the reined cow horse sport that caught her attention, but it was the people who kept her coming back. “I’ve become totally taken with the whole industry,” she said. “I was so happy and impressed with how inviting people were. They knew I was new to the industry. I have never experienced that in my life — an industry where people were so willing to help.” Vaughn, who previously owned foundation-bred Quarter Horses, became introduced to reined cow horses approximately five years ago, when she attended a clinic in Utah. The instructor was NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Les Vogt. “I thought it was pretty amazing stuff. That same year, I went to the Snaffle Bit Futurity, and I was hooked,” she said. “These horses are triathletes. They are extreme athletes, doing three different events in one show, sometimes more than one time, and it’s incredible.” Very Bright (Very Smart Remedy x Shiners Miss Hickory x Shining Spark) shown Vaughn shifted her by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing, is one of the champion reined horse program comcow horses in the Triangle Bar V Ranch show string.

he National Reined Cow Horse Association welcomes one of the newest members of its sponsor family: Triangle Bar V Ranch. Owned and operated by Beverly Vaughn, with professional guidance from NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Nic Howard on site at the Triangle Bar V facility in Durango, Colorado, the ranch seeks to raise and train talented, willing performers and promote them all the way to the winner’s circle. PRIMO MORALES

pletely toward reined cow horses, purchasing some quality performers, including a powerhouse mare, Reward Me Please (Chic Please x Reward Me Peppy x Remedys Reward), who won the 2014 NRCHA Limited Open Bridle World Championship. The Triangle Bar V Ranch stallion, Tru Grrit (Sweet Lil Pepto x Ms Starlight Rydburg x Grays Starlight), has not started his breeding career yet, in favor of expanding his performance record. The striking blue roan will compete at the 2015 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show with Cushing in the saddle. Vaughn looks forward to developing her entire program in the future, including her homebred 2015 foal crop. “We have two future champions in the barn out of Reward Me Please and by One Time Pepto. I raised those, and they are weanlings,” she said, smiling. “The biggest thing to me is to be able to have a horse with a great mind, one that really wants to do its job. For me, the horse comes first. It’s not all about winning. That’s an important piece for my team. We work together and make sure that’s a priority.” To learn more about the Triangle Bar V Ranch, visit them on the web at TriangleBarV.com.

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National Reined Cow Horse Association sponsors Eric and Wendy Dunn, Norwich, Kansas, own and operate Hooray Ranch, a premier hunting resort. The couple also owns champion reined cow horse stallion Smart Boons.

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Left to right: NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing and his wife, Kristen, with NRCHA sponsor Beverly Vaughn of Triangle Bar V Ranch, Durango, Colorado; her niece, Cassi Servi, and Triangle Bar V trainer, Nic Howard.

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Bobby Ingersoll, a multiple Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion and Hall of Fame horseman, attended the banquet with his wife, Sue.

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Zane Davis is formally recognized as a Million Dollar Rider, while Dual Rey and Nic It In The Bud join the Million Dollar Sire ranks.

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he Snaffle Bit Futurity is the annual showcase for the reined cow horse industry’s best and brightest, and a fitting place to shine the spotlight on the latest members of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Club. During a special ceremony before the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals on Saturday, October 3, the newest NRCHA Millionaires were recognized before a packed house at the Reno Livestock Events Center and awarded a special Carol Owens bronze trophy in honor of their seven-figure earnings milestone.

ZANE DAVIS

Zane Davis receives the special Million Dollar Rider bronze trophy, presented by NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn, and the bronze artist, Carol Owens.

Idaho Falls, Idaho, professional Zane Davis’ earnings at the 2015 Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas, elevated his career NRCHA money past the sevenfigure mark, making him the twelfth person to achieve the association’s elite Million Dollar Rider status. Zane started his horse show career relatively late in life, in his early 30s. Growing up, he was deeply involved

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in high school, college and professional rodeo, where he earned multiple rough stock championships in saddle bronc and bareback riding. He also has a diverse horsemanship background, which began at a very early age and has included everything from calf roping horses to hunter/jumpers to racehorses. “Especially the racehorses and rodeo, it helped me with balance. It taught me where to sit on a horse. And the hunter/ jumper experience, even though I didn’t like it at the time, was really good for teaching me equitation. We don’t concentrate enough in [reined cow horse], I don’t think, on how to sit properly in the saddle, and where to keep your balance on a horse,” Davis said. “And anything you can learn about a horse makes you a better horseman. In retrospect, [my diverse riding background] was a real blessing.” Instead of the typical career path of a cow horse newcomer - assisting an established professional to learn and grow before going out on his own—Davis, now 44, chose to be self-taught. The NRCHA recorded his first show earnings in 2004. “My first Snaffle Bit Futurity might have been the third show I had ever been to. I didn’t know how bad I was, I guess. The first one was a big learning experience for me,” he said. “In the beginning, I was just happy to get here and have my horse lope a circle and change a lead. Now you expect, being an open rider, to be so far advanced, because if you’re not, you’re not going to make the finals.” In 2009, Davis plucked the NRCHA’s richest fruit, winning the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship on John Semanik’s gritty gelding, Reymanator (Dual Rey x Savannah Hickory x Doc’s Hickory). A career highlight for any competitor, winning the Futurity Open validated Davis’ career path in the performance horse industry.

Early on, Davis set a goal to achieve Million Dollar Rider status within ten years. “Last year, 2014, would have been the end of that ten years, and I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it until the end of the year. I thought, ‘I’m going to check this out and see where I am.’ I saw I was really close. By the end of the year, I had come within a few thousand dollars short of a million, so I didn’t make it in ten years. But I like to think that I made it in ten years and one show,” he said. Besides the Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship, Davis has numerous other NRCHA Premier Event Championships and top placings on his impressive resumé. Riding Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger) Davis was the 2014 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Champion and the 2014 Stakes Open Reserve Champion. He is a multiple World’s Greatest Horseman finalist, an American Quarter Horse Association Working Cow Horse World Championship finalist and a fixture in the Open finals at every NRCHA Premier Event. Davis operates his training business with the help and support of his wife, Holly. The couple has three children: Zayle, Dawson and Presley.

his versatility as a sire. The 1994 stallion began his performance career at the NCHA Futurity, where he tied for 6th place. Some of his cutting accomplishments beyond his 3-year-old year included the NCHA Super Stakes, where he split 5th place, and the Memphis 4-YearOld Open Futurity Championship. Dual Rey retired from the competitive arena with $105,038 in earnings. His sparkling sire career has countless highlights. In 2009, a Dual Rey foal won both the NRCHA Futurity Open and the NCHA Futurity Open Championships. The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion was Reymanator, out of the Doc’s Hickory daughter, Savannah Hickory, shown by Zane Davis for owner John Semanik. On the cutting horse side, Rockin W (Dual Rey x Boon San Kitty x High Brow Cat), shown by Tony Piggott for breeder/owner Alice Walton, won the coveted NCHA Championship in 2009. Reymanator is Dual Rey’s highest NRCHA money earning offspring, with $182,798 on his record. Other top reined cow horses by Dual Rey include Dom Dualuise (out of Smart Little XX, by

MILLION DOLLAR SIRE: DUAL REY Dual Rey, who achieved NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status last fall, has been firmly established in the cutting horse industry for nearly a decade. Since 2005, he has been ranked as the No. 1 or No. 2 sire in the National Cutting Horse Association, and his foals have earned in excess of $26 million in the cutting arena. Now, with total NRCHA offspring earnings of $1,243,851 Dual Rey (Dual Pep x Nurse Rey x Wyoming Doc), owned by Linda Holmes, leaves no doubt about

Dual Rey is one of two new NRCHA Million Dollar Sires in 2015. REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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MILLION DOLLAR SIRE: NIC IT IN THE BUD

Reymanator, shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Zane Davis, is the highest-earning reined cow horse sired by Dual Rey.

Nic It In The Bud (Reminic x Genuine Redbud x Genuine Doc), a 1997 stallion owned by NRCHA Breeder Sponsor Silver Spurs Equine LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a versatile performer with accolades in both reined cow horse and reining. Trained and shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Todd Bergen, Nic It In The Bud made his futurity debut in Reno, qualifying for the Open finals in 2000. Less than three months later, he traveled to the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City, again earning a berth in the Open finals. In 2001, as a 4-year-old, Nic It In The Bud added to his NRCHA resumé by winning both the Stakes and Derby Open Championships under Bergen’s saddle.

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Brett Stone, trainer at Silver Spurs Equine, accepts the Million Dollar Sire Award for Nic It In The Bud.

Nic It In The Bud

He was also an American Quarter Horse Association World Championship finalist in Junior Reining that year. When he advanced to bridle horse age in 2003, Nic It In The Bud proved he could go the distance, earning the

World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Championship with Bergen aboard, and making the top 10 at the AQHA World Show in Senior Working Cow Horse. He retired with lifetime earnings right at the $149,000 mark. As a sire, Nic It In The Bud quickly established his credentials, becoming a NRCHA top 12 and NRHA top 30 Leading Sire in 2009. He climbed still higher in both associations’ rankings in 2011, becoming a top 10 reined cow horse and reining sire. Nic It In The Bud’s reined cow horse performers have earned a combined $1,098,342. His top NRCHA moneyearning foal is Nics Black Diamond (out of Shinersdiamondjackie, by Shining Spark), with $116,124; followed by Nic It Smartly (out of Shining Smartly, by Shining Spark) with $880,984; and Peppy Nicolena (out of Chelsea Lena, by Tejons Peppy Doc), with $73,739.

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Q & A with NRCHA President Todd Bergen, who is the association’s newest $2 Million Rider and only the second person in NRCHA history to pass that earnings milestone.

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hen Eagle Point, Oregon, professional Todd Bergen earned a combined $39,000 on two horses in the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals, Stopacat (Dual Rey x RW Sallycat x High Brow Cat), owned by McSpyder Ranch; and Smartly Starstruck (Very Smart Remedy x Katie Starlight x Grays Starlight), owned by CTC Equine Assets, he made National Reined Cow Horse Association history as only the second rider to break the $2 million NRCHA earnings barrier. The first is the reined cow horse industry’s other famous Todd — Todd Crawford, Blanchard, Oklahoma. Bergen, 46, has had a huge year in 2015, not only in NRCHA competition, but also in the reining arena. He reached National Reining Horse Association $2 million earnings status in June, when he won the 2015 NRHA Derby Open Championship aboard Platinum Vintage (A Sparkling Vintage x Starjac Miss x Hollywood Jac 86).

Todd Bergen.

The career of this lifelong horseman, who honed his early riding skills as a kid by galloping around bareback near his family’s Salem, Oregon, home, is difficult to sum up in a page or two. We can mention his Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship on Boonlight Dancer (Peptoboonsmal x Little Dancer Lena x Smart Little Lena) in 2001, and his second Futurity title on Shiners Dun Juan (Smart Shiner x Cremes Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena) in 2011. We can talk about how he pulled off the incredible feat of placing Reserve Champion in the 1998 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open on Chic Please (Smart Chic Olena x San O Lenita x Tenino San), and then a couple of months later, winning the NRHA Futurity on the same horse. But those accolades, while tremendous, barely scratch the surface of a career that has encompassed dozens of top-five finishes at premier events, wins at regional shows and all of the other ingredients that go into building a multimillion-dollar earnings record—not to mention countless hours of hard work and unwavering dedication.

Reined Cow Horse News: You’ve been on the road so much this year, at our NRCHA Premier Events, and also the major reining events. With the reining and the cow horse, how do you keep everything afloat?

Todd Bergen: [Laughs] Good question. I don’t know if I do! Just the logistics of it is the hard part. I’ve got two trailers going one way, one trailer going another way, and trying to keep all those horses trained and going. That’s the part that worries me the most. Am I spreading myself too thin and am I doing my customers and my horses justice? It’s hard, it’s a lot of hours, especially because it seems like the shows for the reining and the cow horse are right on top of each other, which makes it twice as hard to be at one show, and have those other horses with you to have them ready for when you go to the next one. That’s the hard part for me. I’ve had a pretty good year in the reining pen so far this year, but having good horses is the key to that. Sometimes I wonder why I’m doing it,

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RCHN: As we’re talking here in Reno, at the Snaffle Bit Futurity, it seems natural to ask what it takes to be successful with a reined cow horse, and what you look for in a futurity prospect. TB: This sport right here takes so much experience and so much knowledge on how to get them trained and how to get them showed. There’s a lot to it. It’s three events. It’s teaching a horse three events, and getting them showed in three events, and that’s the big key to this deal. We can all say we’ve cut or we’ve gone down the fence, but to train one for all three, and just knowing the balance of all that, it just takes a ton of experience. For a prospect, there’s the obvious qualities. They have to have ability, and be cowy, and cow smart, things like that. The one thing that I just really have to have is a lot of stop. I want a horse that’s really strong behind, because everything we do in this event deals with them being strong behind and using their hindquar-

ters. When you have a horse that has that natural instinct, and that natural strength and ability to really use their hocks and their back, it makes our job a whole lot easier, and I think it makes their job easier, too, because everything that they do, they’re pushing off their hocks, and if that’s not a hard thing for them to do, if they have the strength to do it, I think that makes it easier on them, also.

RCHN: If you could take back a horse from your past, and do it all over again, knowing what you know now, what horse would that be?

TB: You’re probably going to find this a little funny, but I would do Chic Please over again. I obviously did well on him. I was Reserve Futurity Champion in the reined cow horse, and won the reining futurity. But I really, when I had him here at the Snaffle Bit Futurity, I was still pretty green at this, and he carried me through it pretty good. I think if I knew then what I know now about training a cow horse, and how to relate everything to a cow—I felt like back then, I was just going through the motions of what people were telling me to do, and just

RCHN: How does it feel to become only the second rider in NRCHA history to pass the $2 million earnings mark?

TB: When I started into this, just like anybody, I didn’t really know much, and I just wanted to become a good trainer. That’s all I’ve really strived to do, is train my horses the best that I can and show them to the best of my ability, and where the chips fall, as long as I feel like I did my job, I’ve been satisfied with that. To be somebody in this industry who is only the second person to achieve that [$2 million earnings] status — it means a lot. It makes you feel like all the long hours were worth it. I still don’t look at my winnings or my earnings as far as my success. I look at it as trying to get those horses trained, and doing the best I can for that horse.

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Earning the Reserve Championship at the 1998 Snaffle Bit Futurity, and then going on to win the National Reining Horse Association Futurity Championship with Chic Please was an early indicator of Todd Bergen’s consistent success in both reined cow horse and reining. Bergen achieved $2 Million Dollar Rider status in both the NRCHA and the NRHA in 2015.

kind of my natural instinct and feel. If I had the knowledge then that I have now about training one, I think he could have been even more exceptional than what he was. He was a great individual, but I would say that was about 90 percent him and 10 percent me. I think he could have been even more phenomenal.

Bergen’s most recent NRCHA Premier Event Open Championship was the 2014 NRCHA Stakes, riding This One Time (One Time Pepto x Katie Starlight x Grays Starlight) for owner Pam Bailey.

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s high school rodeo athletes hit the 2016 rodeo trail, it’s a safe bet that many will study up on the reined cow horse discipline after watching its successful debut as part of the largest rodeo production in the country—the National High School Finals Rodeo. Held July 13-19, 2015, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the high school finals welcomed a field of 100 qualifiers from across the United States to compete in what is believed to have been the largest reined cow horse youth event ever held. When 17-year-old Wyatt Fisher, of Nipomo, California, earned the inaugural National High School Rodeo Association Reined Cow Horse championship aboard Nu Cash Cutter (Smart Cash Cutter x Nu Cashlynn Rose x Nu Cash), a 2004 gelding owned by his parents, J.J. and Teresa Fisher, history was made. “I’m still in shock. It’s a great feeling. My horse was great,” said the teen who represented California High School Rodeo Association, district 7. “In the first go round, it was pretty scary. I didn’t know there was going to be this kind

The first National High School Rodeo Association Reined Cow Horse Champion Wyatt Fisher and Nu Cash Cutter.

of horseflesh. It was wonderful—I was happy to see it, though.” Fisher wasn’t the only NRCHA member excited to see his discipline welcomed by the pre-eminent youth rodeo association in the nation to its marquee event. “My daughter participated at the state level this year,” Idaho horseman and NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Zane Davis told NRCHA correspondent Stephanie Duquette in Rock Springs. “The turnout in our state was enormous. We had no idea it was going to be as big as it was.

Adding the reined cow horse to the NHSRA is going to be a big asset for the NRCHA. We have lots of youth that participate, but I think this is going to grow our youth industry and introduce a lot of people to the reined cow horse who formerly didn’t know anything about it. It’s surprising how many people at the high school finals had never heard of the reined cow horse—in fact, they call it the ‘reining,’ and we’re not the reining, and the introduction of it is opening a lot of eyes.”

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///////// NRCHA AND THE NHSRA Introducing rodeo enthusiasts to the excitement and horsemanship that characterize reined cow horse competition was a goal embraced in the formative stages as talks between leaders of both associations began some four years ago. “Through the history of the NRCHA we have had a really strong youth presence but it has kind of waned over the past several years,” said NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn. “Lifestyles have changed and people are doing a lot of different things than they did 20 or 30 years ago, and the availability to ride is not there. It made me think of the easiest way is to get somebody who is already involved in the horse industry or the horse community, who is already comfortable riding and with horse ownership.” The partnership that may appear now to make perfect sense did, in fact, face quite a few questions and logistical challenges during discussion phases. Formulation of appropriate patterns and rules that would work at the high school rodeo level took time and effort, but the rewards have begun to shine through.

////////// IMPRESSIONS ON THE INAUGURAL YEAR OF NHSRA REINED COW HORSE “Helping kids is always something I’ve enjoyed. That home and try it. We think that the reined cow horse was a big attraction for me, doing the NRCHYA clinics event will make our kids better horsemen, better ropCOMPETITION we’ve done for kids, it’s been a lot of fun. You always ers, betterwrote barrel racers...the By Whoever this whole deal, if they’ll work see something new and different, and you neverPhotos know at by this event.” —Ronnie Haslerig, National director from Primo Morales what a kid’s going to pull off. Obviously, the other Georgia and Reined Cow Horse arena director ////////// things that would benefit the NRCHA itself in terms of adding demand for our cow horses, a demand for our “Kids and horses are what it’s all about, and to see training and expertise from a professional who can help the camaraderie and the parents and the grandparthese kids learn to show a reined cow horse better.” ents, all the families. I love the cow horse with the kids, especially the rodeo, because it brings families —Todd Crawford ////////// together. I’ve seen some outstanding competition out “I’m very excited about it and thrilled with the there, and just watching the kids, it was amazing. I turnout. Going down the road, it’s going to add a really want to congratulate the NRCHA and the NHSRA lot of members to the NRCHA. I’m impressed by for getting this together, for understanding how popular how quickly these kids learn the sport. I think one this event is.” —Carol Rose on attending the inaugural of the challenges of the reined cow horse event is finals in Rock Springs ////////// that it’s hard for amateurs to learn, and requires such a high level of horsemanship. I think it’s really “We’re the largest youth cutting and the largest youth going to help those kids go out and be competitive rodeo. We’re the largest rodeo, period. We descend on exhibitors in the NRCHA as they get a little older.” these grounds with about a quarter-billion dollars in assets—horseflesh, cattle, vehicles—when we come —Zeph Schulz ////////// here. We increase the population of Rock Springs by “It’s an investment in our future, first off. Some kids 50 percent when we are here. We feed, to those 5,000 show when they’re young and usually stay with it, but competition animals on the grounds, 750,000 pounds of this is a substantial amount of youth getting involved feed and hay. It’s a tremendous event for any commuin our sport and hopefully they will carry on for the nity. We just hosted the largest youth reined cow horse rest of their lives. But also, the impact [the program] competition in the world, ever, and we’re real proud of makes on our trainers, who are now giving lessons that.” —Jim Thorpe, President NHSRA////////// and coaching and teaching these kids. It’s opened up a whole new market for horse sales. There is a “I love cow horse being a part of the high school rodeo tremendous trickle down effect from this program.” finals because it allows us to have the excitement of the rodeo along with the horsemanship we should have —Jay Winborn, NRCHA Executive Director ////////// in order to do the rodeo events. I would absolutely love “The people who have come over from rodeo, strictly to show cow horses in the future.” —Gabrielle Gleason, rodeo people, have liked the event. They want to go NHSFR qualifier representing Hawaii //////////

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Wyatt Hershberger, Litchfield Park, Arizona, finished sixth in the National High School Finals Rodeo Reined Cow Horse Finals.

“It’s been great. It’s been a learning experience. We had things to correct and understand like how to settle the cattle properly, how to prepare the area properly,” said NHSRA President Jim Thorpe of Iowa about the debut of reined cow horse at the high school finals. “What’s fascinating to me is the rodeo kids who have tried it and loved it. There’s a lot of interest in it and we’re hopeful that we are going to build more and more members.” Rodeo kids and spectators alike were also treated to a complimentary cow horse clinic prior to the competition getting underway in Rock Springs. NRCHA professionals Matt Koch, Chris Dawson, Zane Davis, Zeph Schulz and Darren Miller contributed their time and expertise to help prepare finalists. “I thought [the clinic] was awesome,” said all around cowboy McKoy Christiansen of Utah. “I’d worked with Zane Davis before. All those guys have great information. They’ve been there, and they know what’s going on. I’ve

Addison Fjelstad, Scarville, Iowa, placed fifth overall in the National High School Finals Rodeo Reined Cow Horse Finals.

Idaho cowboy Wesley Parker, of Rexburg, placed ninth overall in the final reined cow horse division aggregate.

always loved going to the reined cow horse shows and being able to do it at high school rodeos just makes it easier and a lot of fun. Even at our Utah Reined Cow Horse shows, our numbers are going up because the kids want to practice and get a little better at the cow horse to come here and compete at the level we’re at. With support from leading sponsor Carol Rose Quarter Horses as well as

Bluebonnet Feeds and Jerry Kimmel, the program that merges the youth of two Western lifestyle and family-centric organizations is poised to gain momentum for the good of all involved. For more information regarding reined cow horse rules, patterns, clinics and other items pertaining to the NHSRA program, visit http://nrcha.com/nhsrareined-cow-horse/.

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THROUGH YOUR LENS Matt Lipka, his horse, and the cow all have eyes on each other during their run at the ARCHA show. Todd Dziadosz photo.

A gorgeous fall setting at Willowbrook Farms in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, welcomed riders at the Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association show. Photo by Todd Dziadosz

After it became clear he had won the Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship, Jake Telford, Caldwell, Idaho, celebrated with one of his mentors, fellow Million Dollar Rider Annie Reynolds. Photo by Nathan Bouley. What is Lia Savas’ horse whispering in this cow’s ear as they circle up during the Non Pro Hackamore class at the Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association show? Photo by Todd Dziadosz.

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The year 2015 was the Year of the Baby in the NRCHA! There are some outstanding reined cow horse performers, producers and future prospects represented in this great looking bunch, and it’s amazing we were able to get them in the same place at the same time for a group photo at the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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BREAKING DOWN THE REIN WORK Continued from Reined Cow Horse News August/September 2015.

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maneuver score with this scenario are to credit the consistent horse with a higher score, or discount the average approaching horse because of a lack of degree of difficulty on the approach, and score it a 0 on the maneuver. There are many variations to get to a 0 or +1/2 maneuver score. The very good and excellent scores are a whole new ball game. The +1 and +1 1/2 scores are earned by exhibiting more credit for degree of difficulty while still retaining excellent form in the process. The horse usually gives more on his own, runs faster, and stops harder, with less influence from the rider. On the negative side, the horse that leans one way or the other during the approach, starts slow then accelerates all at once, or fights his headgear, lacks credit and should earn a negative maneuver score. Also, the horse that

runs fast but loses form during the stop — for example, roots its nose or flips its head; commits to the ground and then skips and resets his feet instead of holding the ground; or steps forward toward the end of the stop, should lose credit. Also, the horse that is anticipating the stop and has to be driven aggressively to get by the run down marker, then slams the brakes on when the rider lets up, has exhibited a poor to very poor approach and should earn a negative maneuver score. As the saying goes, “the key to a good stop is a good approach.” This goes a long way when scoring this maneuver. To be continued, Until next time, Bill Enk NRCHA Director of Judges

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n this issue, we will discuss the run down (approach) and stop maneuver. This maneuver presents a judge’s biggest challenge to be accurate, fair, and consistent over the course of a full day or days. What makes this maneuver so challenging is the variations in speed, form and willingness of the horse to run at a controlled speed, knowing they are going to make an abrupt stop at the end or center of the arena. To do this three times consistently is very hard and should be awarded according to the definition of credit: smoothness, finesse, attitude, quickness, authority and controlled speed while completing a correct maneuver. Taking both the run down and stop into consideration, then averaging them, is the most accurate way to come up with a maneuver score that covers the approach and the stop. Lack of awareness of both elements of the maneuver will lead to a judge unconsciously allowing the stop to be the deciding factor in the maneuver score. Consistency has a value. The good run down, +1/2, and the good stop, +1/2, should be a stronger +1/2 than a horse that is average on the approach and good on the stop. This scenario can end up with the same maneuver score. However, the consistent horse has earned more credit and should be evaluated this way. One is a soft +1/2 or strong 0, and the other is a stronger +1/2, but in the end, they are both a +1/2. The two ways to avoid the same

Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion Plain Wright (Hes Wright On x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena), shown by Erin Taormino for owner/ breeders Garth and Amanda Gardiner.

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Emil Karlsson Larry H. Kasten Bruce F. Keller Rod Kelley Brad W. Kelsall Tony S. Kennedy Donna H. King Jeremy S. Knoles Ramona J. Koch Brigitte Kuenzel Cindy Lapp Jan Larsen Eugenio Latorre Teresa J. Lauth Fredy Laval Patrice A. Lee Rick LeMay Bobby E. Lewis Alex F. Long Mike W. Lund Morgan R. Lybbert Lisa D. Macauley Tye MacDonald Gary J. Martinez Filippo Masi Mark P. Matson Rick D. Maxson Dan E. Mayer Robert Cody McArthur Shaun T. McBride Tami L. McClure Sunni Ann McCormick Karen McCuistion Carl McCuistion Chele A. McGauly Kathleen L. McPhaul Jeremy Meador Alessandro Meconi Kevin R. Meyer Mike E. Miller Bonnie Miller Darren L. Miller Allen R. Mitchels Jacky Molliex-Donjon Alessandro Monaldi James L. Montgomery Peter A. Morgan Tom E. Neel Ricky Nicolazzi Darrel J. Norcutt Kyle L. Noyce Connie C. O’Brien Jamie L. Olson Gay Lynn Owens Bradley A. Pagh John S. Palleria John R. Pascoe Jason M. Patrick Dema M. Paul Jim H. Paul, Sr. Bret J. Paulick Will E. Pennebaker Marilyn G. Peters Jerry Peters Jamie L. Peters Laurie S. Petkus Jill Pierre Kenda G. Pipkin John L. Pipkin Samuele Poli Billy Prather Smoky Pritchett

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monqh@hotmail.com lhdgkasten@gmail.com brucekeller1252@gmail.com annafanna1@embarqmail.com bradkelsall@yahoo.com lonesomeoakranch@windstream.net jkreiners@aol.com jsknoles@yahoo.com ramona.koch@live.com brigitte.kuenzel@horsehillcenter.ch callenlapp@aol.com traildiva@hughes.net eugenioreiners@gmail.com barlstable@aol.com fredylaval@orange.fr pattilee782@gmail.com lemayqh@hotmail.com arlinlewis@hotmail.com mkhnafl@sti.net lunds5@hotmail.com mrlybbert@gmail.com lmacauleyhorses@gmail.com tye@macdonaldperformancetraining.com svtcgary@yahoo.com Filippomasi67@gmail.com matsonperformance@hotmail.com rickmaxson@hotmail.com danmayer1@hotmail.com mcarthur76@gmail.com smcbride1313@gmail.com mcluretrainingstables@live.com sundogger@ymail.com mccqh@brightok.net mccqh@brightok.net threeriversqh@aol.com mcphaul@earthlink.net jeremymeador@gmail.com info@alexmeconi.com Kmeyer@mantzcreekhorses.com mikemillerhorsemanship@gmail.com bjmhorses@aol.com dmillerstables@aol.com allenmitchels@yahoo.com jmolliex@gmail.com alessandro.monaldi@tiscali.it jtmontgomery@live.com mbscr@hotmail.com neelranch@gmail.com anna.nicolazzi@gmail.com darrel@berneyrealty.com kyle@rockingnllc.com obrien@winnemucca.net micaolson@yahoo.com owensqh@msn.com slideforever@aol.com jpalleria@yahoo.com john@pascoecpa.com horses@whisperingwillowsranch.com p.dema@att.net p.dema@att.net bpaulick@msn.com will@californiacowhorses.com barjp1@juno.com jerry.h.peters@gmail.com jpcowgirl1@hotmail.com lpetkus@outlook.com jilliesu@gmail.com jpipkin@wwdb.org jpipkin@wwdb.org samisaranch@alice.it bpquarterhorses@bellsouth.net smoky@smokypritchett.com

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Kenny E. Pugh, Sr. Gary W. Putman John J. Quinlan Vicki K. Radtke Aaron T. Ralston Marilyn K. Randall Wade J. Reaney Guillermo Recio Trigg C. Rentfro Anne M. Reynolds Roy A. Rich Enrico Righetti Dan S. Roeser Troy A. Rogers Fielding (Bozo) H. Rogers Sam M. Rose Pam R. Rose Rusty R. Ruby Cynthia R. Rucker Debby M. Sanguinetti Bill J. Sanguinetti Lance R. Scheffel Markus Schopfer Zeph P. Schulz Pamela Scott Roy Sharpe Lance Shields Dennis H. Sigler Andrea J. Simons Karl D. Smith Robert J. Smith, III John S. Snyder Jim W. Spence Brandon T. Staebler Gary S. Stark Shane L. Steffen Harvey D. Stevens Timothy W. Stewart Jimmy R. Stickler Peter Swales Mauro Taccia Anthony S. Taormino Jake A. Telford Carol L. Telford R David Terrell Becky A. Terrell Ryan M. Thomas Terry R. Thompson Les M. Timmons John C. Tuckey Betsy Tuckey Tim Unzicker Jeffry J. Veitch T.E. Vinci Carlo Volpi Lori L. Walton Allen R. Walton Brady E. Weaver Gary W. Webb Wayne W. Whitehead Doug Williamson Todd D. Williamson Maryann Willoughby Betty O. Wilson Cayley R. Wilson Richard W. Winters Deb S. Witty Ken L. Wold Debra J. Wright Nancie K. Wright H. Fain Yearty Liz Younger

Milton Freewater Gainesville Holyoke Syracuse Silt Bridger Rupert Petaluma Krum King Hill Temecula I-37010 Costermano VR Marsing Belen Rhome Pilot Point Pilot Point Grantsville Cumming Farmington Farmington Rice Lake Ivrea Coalville Melrose Goldthwaite Gainesville Bryan Aubrey Jerome Apollo Beach Wellington Yamhill Klamath Falls Caldwell Powell Butte Indian River Paso Robles San Luis Obispo Longview I-33041 Aiello del Friuli UD Ashland Caldwell 00010 Lunghezza Millington Sanger Glenns Ferry Aubrey Saskatoon Liberty Liberty Roundup Montrose Covington Torre De Picenardi Stanley Bluff Dale Enterprise Ash Grove Mansfield Bakersfield Eagle Hugoton Pampa Abbotsford Reno Ellensburg Wilton Plainville Penrose Holt Reno

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713-503-9676 940-465-7844 413-530-0371 402-616-0908 970-270-6274 406-425-1547 208-431-4703 707-776-4999 817-487-8079 208-599-7733 951-529-6258 393392025507 208-841-2052 505-269-7318 254-631-1201 940-367-5748 940-365-9646 435-830-0356 770-605-7586 209-403-0191 209-403-4799 715-296-0093 393355300543 801-637-0047 407-716-2087 325-938-5206 940-727-9279 940-372-0209 940-367-3053 208-308-2676 580-238-8400 806-422-0495 503-550-6739 559-679-7138 208-850-2772 605-840-1518 937-631-3851 805-550-8515 805-431-4083 403-558-2295 00304319735 940-372-0172 208-890-1205 339-250-3433 901-326-8788 940-390-5532 208-720-3486 940-367-5455 639-471-3073 804-683-4037 804-647-9358 406-320-1309 970-497-0077 985-778-3042 393381891136 214-491-9069 254-592-2320 435-668-9831 417-459-8741 419-566-4167 661-303-6015 208-250-1000 620-544-6301 806-663-9695 360-951-4883 805-504-5480 206-999-0121 916-802-6668 770-548-3674 719-250-6465 309-397-9996 775-331.8801

teresa.putman@sbcglobal.net jqranchhorse@gmail.com vradtke@hotmail.com ralstonranch@gmail.com marilyn.randall88@gmail.com wadejreaney@gmail.com grecio@earthlink.net trentfro@live.com yworryranch@msn.com roy_rich6@yahoo.com righetti.e@tiscali.it roeserstables@gmail.com performancelivestock@live.com bozorogers4@gmail.com sroseqh@yahoo.com sroseqh@aol.com rmlruby@msn.com cindy@ruckerhorseandpet.com outwest1@verizon.net billsanguinetti@aol.com lancescheffel1576@hotmail.com info@markusreining.com zephandliz@gmail.com pscott75@aol.com sharpeperformancehorses@gmail.com slanceshields@gmail.com dsigler@tamu.edu andrea@simonsshowhorses.com kds.cowhorses@yahoo.com rsperformancehorses@yahoo.com john.snyder@colostate.edu wowcowhorse@aol.com sphtraining@gmail.com gstarktraining@hotmail.com sbsteffen@peoplepc.com reinersrus@nexicom.net timwstewart@gmail.com stichorses@gmail.com la.hare@hotmail.com maurotaccia@libero.it astaormino3@yahoo.com j.jtelford1@gmail.com carol.telford@alice.it cmeprosper@rittermail.com baterrell@copper.net rtcutter@gmail.com terrythompsoninc@yahoo.com leslietimmons@msn.com jtuckey983@aol.com jtuckey983@aol.com timunzicker@gmail.com jjveitch@gmail.com te.vinci@yahoo.com carlo_volpi@hotmail.com lori@waltonranch.com awalton677@gmail.com megbweaver@hotmail.com garywebb@missouristate.edu grulla1@netscape.net doug.williamson@sbcglobal.net tw60to80@yahoo.com willmaw@pld.com bwilson@centramedia.net cayleyrwilson@gmail.com richard@wintersranch.com highcountrytraining@msn.com ken@kenwold.com nbphorses@gmail.com office@nanciewright.com fainyearty@aol.com liz@youngeragency.com

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///////// NRCHA SUBSCRIBED STALLION PROGRAM

IT PAYS TO ENROLL NRCHA Subscribed Stallion program adds value throughout the industry.

PRIMO MORALES

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n the mid 1980s, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors went in search of a promotional program for reined cow horse stallions that consistently sired NRCHA performing offspring. Other performance associations had incentive programs, and the NRCHA wanted to develop a unique identity for reined cow horse stallions and their foals. That idea developed into the successful NRCHA Subscribed Stallion program, a far-reaching incentive that offers rewards from the show pen to the sale ring. It’s a simple concept. Stallion owners subscribe their sire, in order for the offspring of a specific foaling year to be eligible to show in the NRCHA Stakes. This enrollment fee can be paid at any time, up through the foal crop’s 5-yearold year — although the subscription fee does increase annually as the foal crop ages. For each year that a stallion is enrolled, his foal crop from that year is eligible to show as a 4- and 5-yearold in the NRCHA Stakes, one of the premier limited-age events for reined cow horses. Annually, the Stakes boasts a payout of nearly $300,000, and only the offspring of enrolled stallions are eligible to compete. To show appreciation to the generous stallion owners, the NRCHA also presents a monetary award to the nominator of the sire of each Stakes division champion.

The 2015 NRCHA Stakes Champion, Blind Sided, shown by Jay McLaughlin and owned by NRCHA Sponsor Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas.

The Subscribed Stallion program is far-reaching, as offspring of those stallions are also given priority at the prestigious NRCHA Sales at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada, each year. It’s a program that adds value to the entire industry and creates a support system for the reined cow horse breeder by strengthening the market for the offspring of enrolled stallions. The NRCHA helps promote Subscribed Stallions and their offspring on its website, in the pages of the Reined Cow Horse News, and in the NRCHA Futurity Sale literature. As an example of the rewards awaiting offspring of Subscribed Stallions, the

2015 NRCHA Stakes Open Champion, Blind Sided (Peptoboonsmal x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), shown by Jay McLaughlin, won $31,047 for owner Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas. The 2015 Stakes Non Pro Champion, JJ Fisher, pocketed a $7,716 check when he rode his gelding, Justa A Doin It (Smart Little Pepinic x Justa Hot Chic x Just Plain Colonel). The complete Subscribed Stallion program terms and conditions, and an enrollment form, are available in the Reined Cow Horse News and at www. NRCHA.com. Don’t miss out on your chance to add value to your stallion and his offspring!

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SUBSCRIBED STALLIONS Stallion

Contact Phone

Foal Crop: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Bets Smart Lena

(940) 365-2690

X

CD Survivor

(805) 688-4241

X

Cee Mr Hickory

(805) 550-8387

X

Chics Magic Potion

(951) 375-6682

X

Doc At Night

(661) 835-7533

X

Drag And Fly

(541) 977-5274

X

Dry N Play

(940)231-0370

Easy Move Whiskey

(208) 841-2052

X X X

(661) 301-9537

X

(831) 335-1216

X

X

Lena Spark

(940) 668-6469

X

X

Matt Dillon Dun It

(541) 317-4170

X

X

X

X

Mister Smart Remedy

(559) 897-8616

X

X

X

NMSU Truckin Chex

(520) 906-4852

X

X

X

No Guns Please

(903) 816-3495

Olena Oak

(805) 610-8320

X

Foal Crop: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Tangys Classy Peppy

(209) 759-3323

X

Meradas Money Talks

(941) 234-7660

X

CD Olena

(903) 564-3200

X

Chic Please

(931) 625-9881

X

Skeets Peppy

(417) 883-8286

X

X

X

X

X

(618) 473-2339

X

X

Smart Spook

(940) 368-6999

X

X

X

X

Starlights Wrangler

(940) 437-5157

X

X

X

X

Shine Like Hail

(360) 474-8313

X

High Sign Nugget

(403) 749-2777

X

X

X

X

Royal Fletch

(806) 596-4424

X

X

X

X

X

Hickorys Indian Pep

(817) 546-3630

X

X

Little Cielo

(559) 999-8146

X

X

X

X

Jasons Peptolena

(903) 227-0462

X

X

X X

X

Heart Of A Fox

Contact Phone

Just Like Starlight X

Imacockadoodledude

Stallion

X

X

X

X

X

Sixes Pick

(806) 596-4424

X

X

X

X

X

X

Boonlight Dancer

(580) 276-4830

X

X

X

X

X

X

Peppinic

(951) 218-8306

X

One Smart Response

208-841-2052

X

X

X

X

X

Peptos Boon Shadow

(940) 389-3093

X

Shining Lil Nic

(303) 915-6444

X

X

X

X

X

PG Dry Fire

(208) 454-5557

X

Zezes Pepto Cat

(940) 859-6587

Playboys Buck Fever

(307) 276-3748

X

X

X

X

Docs Soula

(951) 375-6682

X

X

X

X

Im A Tuff Bueno

(541) 977-5274

X

X

Hes Wright On

(620) 635-5632

X

X

Play Dual Rey

(940) 637-2536

Playin Attraction

(806) 596-4424

X

(580) 228-3272

X

Roo Star

(254) 947-1292

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Soula Jule Star

(580) 276-4830

X

X

X

X

Smart Steady Date

(559) 897-8616

X

X

X

Smart Lil Highbrow

(559) 897-8616

X

Hes A Peptospoonful

(817) 546-3630

X

X

All Reddy Smart

(406) 434-5724

X

X

Pretty Boy Boon

(208) 939-8648

X

Shady Lil Starlight

(805) 688-4241 (661) 303-6015

Silver Gun

(559) 897-8616

X

X

X

Smart Little Pepinic

(559) 897-8616

X

(541) 504-8155

X

Smokeelan

(480) 215-6577

X

Meradas Blue Sue

(812) 525-0210

X

The Love Man

(918) 272-5041

X

Nics Black Diamond

(805)688-3673

X

There Comes A Time

(208) 896-4005

X

Lil Time To Smoke

(559) 268-1115

Topsails Rien Maker

(209) 966-6793

X

Oh Cay Quixote

(217) 377-2258

X X

Smokums Prize

X

X

X

Uno What Time It Is

(405) 344-6692

X

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STALLION SUBSCRIPTION RULES 1. By nomination of a foal crop, offspring of a subscribed stallion from the nominated foal crop are eligible to show in the NRCHA Stakes both as 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. Offspring from a nominated foal crop of a subscribed stallion are also eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Yearling and Select 2-Year-Old Sales. Broodmares in foal to stallions subscribed for the current breeding year (next year’s foal crop) are eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Broodmare Sale. 2. Any stallion of any breed may be subscribed to the NRCHA Stakes program, subject to provisions as set forth in these rules and stipulated on the entry form. 3. Nominations must be postmarked and paid by February 1 of the following year for each calendar year to avoid paying the higher fee of the following year. However, to make yearlings, 2-year-olds, and/or bred mares eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Sales, those stallions must be subscribed by June 1 of that particular sale year. 4. Nomination fees will be as follows: a. Paid during the breeding year (the next year’s foal crop) - $750 (or $2,500 for current breeding year and next four consecutive breeding years) b. Weanling year - $1,000 c. Yearling year - $1,250 d. 2-year-old year - $1,500 e. 3-year-old year - $1,750   5.   4-year-old year: Nominations received between February 1 of the 4-year-old year and the final entry deadline for that  NRCHA Stakes event will be accepted at the rate of $2,500. 5-year-old foal crops that have not been previously subscribed may also be paid in for $2,500. 6. All nominators of stallions must be members in good standing of the NRCHA. 7. Nominators may be persons other than the owner or syndicate manager of the stallion in the event the stallion owner or syndicate manager chooses not to enroll the stallion. In the event that the nominator is someone other than the owner or syndicate manager of the stallion, the nominator represents that they are authorized to nominate the stallion. 8. All subscription fees will be made payable to the NRCHA in US funds or its equivalent. 9. The added purse for the NRCHA Stakes will consist of not less than the total stallion nomination fees received less 20% for NRCHA administration. The remaining 80% will be divided between the Open and Non Pro divisions in accordance with NRCHA Board policy. The NRCHA shall have the right to supplement the added-money purse for the event, but shall be under no obligation to do so. A minimum of 5% of the total purse will be used for the Stallion Nominator Award as described below. 10. There shall be no refunds of the nomination fee paid for any reason, and the fee (less 20% for NRCHA administration as set forth above) will become part of the purse for the NRCHA Stakes. 11. In the event a subscribed stallion changes ownership, any previously paid foal crops will remain eligible under the new owner.   Nominator Awards will be paid to the original nominator unless otherwise specified in writing to the NRCHA and  signed by both the original nominator and the new owner. 12. Stallion Nominator Award: The nominator of the stallion siring the winners of the NRCHA Stakes will receive a monetary award as set by the NRCHA Board of Directors. 13. A list of subscribed stallions nominated to this program and their eligible foal crops will be posted on the NRCHA website, and will be available upon request from the NRCHA. 14. These rules are subject to change at any time by the NRCHA Board of Directors.

NOMINATION FEES Nominated before Feb 1, 2016 Foal Crop..................................................Fee 2010.....................................................$2,500 2011.....................................................$2,500 2012.....................................................$1,750 2013.....................................................$1,500 2014.....................................................$1,250 2015.....................................................$1,000 2016........................................................$750 (or $2,500 for 2016-2020)

Nominated after Feb 1, 2016 Foal Crop..................................................Fee 2011.....................................................$2,500 2012.....................................................$2,500 2013.....................................................$1,750 2014.....................................................$1,500 2015.....................................................$1,250 2016.....................................................$1,000 2017........................................................$750 (or $2,500 for 2017-2021) REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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STALLION SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT Nominations must be postmarked by February 1. Stallions must be nominated annually.**

Discount for early enrollment of stallions into Stakes Program!

Pay $750 in the breeding year to subscribe your stallion to the NRCHA Stallion Stakes. STALLION ELIGIBILITY

Any stallion of any breed may be subscribed to the NRCHA Stakes program. Offspring of subscribed stallions are eligible to compete in the NRCHA Stakes - both as a 4-year-old and 5-year-old. All nominations are subject to stallion subscription rules on reverse side of this form. Acceptance of payment by the NRCHA is not to be considered approval of a nomination until contract is complete and all rules are complied with. Should a stallion die or become unsound for breeding while he is currently subscribed, all previous offspring will remain eligible as long as the nomination fee is paid.

BENEFITS OF SUBSCRIBING A STALLION TO THE NRCHA STAKES

Advertisement - All subscribed stallions and contact information are listed on the NRCHA website. Opportunities - All offspring of subscribed stallions are eligible to enter and show in the NRCHA Stallion Stakes both as a 4-year-old and as a 5-year-old. Offspring of subscribed stallions are also eligible for consideration for the NRCHA Select Yearling and/or 2-Year-Old Sale. Regulations - There are no refunds for any reason. The NRCHA reserves the right to cancel the NRCHA Stakes without notice at any time prior to the contest without liability. However, in the case of cancellation of the NRCHA Stakes, the NRCHA shall return all current year stallion fees to subscribers and all current-year entry fees to exhibitors.

Nominations must be postmarked by February 1 • Stallions must be nominated annually.** Return to: NRCHA • 1017 N Highway 377 • Pilot Point, TX 76258 • TEL 940-488-1500 • FAX 940-488-1499

** Unless the 5-year plan is selected

Enclosed is $_____________ Nomination Fee for _______________________ foal year(s). See the NRCHA Stakes Stallion Subscription Rules for a complete schedule of foal years and payments. Check one:

o Check/Money Order

o Visa/MasterCard* Credit Card #: ______________________________________________________________

Exp. Date: _______________ CVC: ____________ Billing Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Payment is made to NRCHA in full on receipt of same by the nominator no later than February 1. Acceptance of payment by NRCHA is not to be considered approval of nomination until contract is complete and all rules are complied with. *Traditional payment methods accepted are cash and check. 3.5% convenience fee for credit cards.

I accept this offer to make the below-named stallion eligible to participate in the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program and agree to be bound by the conditions printed on this document. I enclose $___________________ for enrolling the stallion listed below as an NRCHA Subscribed Stallion. Nominator Signature _______________________________________________________________ Printed Name __________________________________________________________

o Check here if you would like to donate a breeding for the NRCHA Stallion Service Silent Auction. A separate contract will be sent to you. Stallion Name:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sire: _________________________________________________ Reg #: __________________________ Dam: ____________________________________________ Reg #: __________________________ Breed:__________________________________________________________ Color:__________________________________________ Year Foaled:_________________ Year of First Foal Crop:________________ Standing at:_________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Name: ______________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone:____________________________________________________________ Website:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Owner Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone (Home): ___________________________________________ Phone (Work): ___________________________________________ Phone (Cell): ___________________________________________ Fax:________________________________________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Information to be published on NRCHA website:

o Location where Stallion is Standing

o Owner

o Other (please fill out below)

Contact Name:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________

o

Home

o

Work

o

Cell Phone: ___________________________________________________

o

Home

o

Work

o

Cell Phone: ___________________________________________________

E-mail:__________________________________________________________________________________ Website:________________________________________________________________________________________ Please attach a copy of stallion’s registration papers, a biography (250 words or less - including show record, lifetime earnings, offspring’s show earnings and any other pertinent information) and a high-resolution photo.

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NATIONAL REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION 2016 Membership Application Valid from Nov. 16, 2015 - Nov 15, 2016 Name:

First

M.I.

Renew #

Last

Other name(s) shown under:

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YOUTH

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o Check here if you are a TRAINER and want to be listed as such in the online NRCHA Directory. Please be sure to complete the Non Pro Declaration. A card will not be issued without it!

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ALL MEMBERS MUST SIGN HERE I, the undersigned, have read and understand the National Reined Cow Horse Association membership eligibility category definitions. I understand that the full responsibility concerning my eligibility rests solely on me. NRCHA, its officers, directors, employees are not held responsible for the burden of proof for my eligibility. Should I be found not eligible for said division after competing, all money, prizes, and points shall be forfeited and returned to the NRCHA office upon notification to me.

Signature: ____________________________________________________________________

NON PRO APPLICATION - Non Pro riders must sign this section and o Non Pro Renewal

Date: _______________________

complete a Non Pro Declaration every year

o New Non Pro

I, the undersigned, have read and understand the National Reined Cow Horse Association Non Pro definitions and rules and will abide by them. I also understand that if there is a change in my status or eligibility that I must inform the National Reined Cow Horse Association within 30 days of that change. I understand that my Non Pro application will be reviewed by the Non Pro Committee and may be reviewed by the NRCHA Board of Directors and their decision shall be final.

Signature: ____________________________________________________________________

Date: _______________________

Return to: NRCHA • 1017 N Hwy 377 • Pilot Point, TX 76258 | Fax 940-488-1499 | Phone 940-488-1500 | Email: membership@nrcha.com REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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NON PRO DECLARATION Applicant Name (please print): _______________________________________________ Occupation: _____________________________ This form must be completed prior to entering applicant’s first NRCHA Non Pro class. In the case of a youth, the legal custodian must complete the declaration. Before submitting your application, please carefully read and answer the following statements, as well as read and sign the Non Pro Code of Conduct and Ethics. NOTE: If the following statements are not answered or it is not signed, your declaration will not be accepted and will be returned to you for completion. Non Pro status is extended on a temporary basis and is subject to revocation pending approval by the Non Pro Committee. Non Pro status will be null and void if it is determined that you do not qualify under NRCHA Non Pro conditions, as defined in the NRCHA Rulebook. A Non Pro Card will not be issued until all requirements are satisfied. 1) Have you earned more than $750 in earnings down the fence? (for eligibility)

m Yes

m No

2) Within the past 5 years, have you given lessons for remuneration?

m Yes

m No

3) Within the past 5 years, have you shown, trained, or assisted in the training of a horse not owned by you or an immediate family member for remuneration?

m Yes

m No

4) Within the past 5 years, have you accepted payment of entry fees and/or expenses for horse(s) that you have ridden that was not owned by you or an immediate family member?

m Yes

m No

5) Do you reside on, work for, are publicly identified with or derive monetary remuneration, directly or indirectly, from a horse training facility or equine science program?

m Yes

m No

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please explain below with specific dates as to when you started and/or stopped any of the above. Please use a separate sheet of paper if necessary. A. Relationship to operation of a horse training facility: B. Explanation of any statements answered “yes” above:

NON PRO CODE OF CONDUCT & ETHICS I, the undersigned, agree to act with the utmost of integrity while participating in the sport of Cow Horse and NRCHA events. I understand that an NRCHA Non Pro Card is a privilege and not a right, and that I may be required to submit my card for review of applicability at any time. Furthermore, I understand that so long as I hold a Non Pro card, it is my responsibility to be aware of and abide by the most current Non Pro Conditions set forth in the NRCHA Rulebook. By signing this agreement, I specifically agree to: • Understand and be bound by all rules of the NRCHA as set forth in the annual NRCHA Rulebook. • Abide by the show conditions set forth at all NRCHA approved shows. • Act with honesty and transparency when purchasing horses as well as competing at NRCHA events. • Ensure the welfare of the horses I show and treat those horses humanely, and with dignity and compassion. • Refrain from violating the Non Pro Conditions as set forth in the annual NRCHA Rulebook. • Represent the NRCHA by refraining from any action that discredits the sport, or the association. • Accept the decisions set forth by the NRCHA Board of Directors. By signing below, I ACCEPT the rules and regulations relating to Non Pro membership in the NRCHA, and affirm the truth of all statements above. I also affirm that I have read and agree to abide by the Non Pro Code of Conduct and Ethics. Signature:

Date:

Return to: NRCHA | 1017 N Hwy 377 | Pilot Point, TX 76258 | Fax 940-488-1499 | Phone 940-488-1500 | membership@nrcha.com

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NRCHA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Answers to a few frequently asked questions regarding NRCHA membership. STEPHANIE DUQUETTE

I

f you are reading this issue of the Reined Cow Horse News, chances are you have already renewed your 2016 membership. The National Reined Cow Horse Association show year and membership year runs from November 16, 2015 through November 15, 2016. Renewal notices are mailed in midOctober, and memberships renewed prior to January 1 will receive a discount. All memberships are processed the same day they are received, whether they are done online, mailed, faxed, emailed or received with show results. The online Membership Directory posted on the NRCHA website is updated on a daily basis. Your NRCHA membership card is unique in that it lists rider eligibility. Therefore, each card has an annual expiration date, even though you may be a three-year or lifetime member. A new card must be issued every year since your eligibility in various classes may change. In addition, since rider eligibility is based on rider earnings as of November 16 of each year, eligibility cannot be determined until all show results have been received and verified by the NRCHA show office. Show Management has 14 days upon conclusion of a show to submit these results. So, the process of updating rider eligibility can’t begin until all of the previous year’s shows are completed. The Non Pro committee approves all Non Pros on an annual basis. A new

Non Pro declaration must be submitted every year, not just when there is a lapse in membership. This is a rule that was changed in 2014. If a member does not provide a Non Pro declaration, or if their occupation is missing from the

declaration, a membership card will not be issued. Visit nrcha.com for additional information or contact Barbara Nahlik at the NRCHA office, 940-488-1496 or Barbara@nrcha.com.

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Types of membership which include a subscription to Reined Cow Horse News:

Types of membership without Reined Cow Horse News:

Regular Membership $75 ($65 before Jan. 1)

International Membership $75 ($85 with Reined Cow Horse News) Lifetime Membership $750 ($650 before Jan. 1) Add Reined Cow Horse News to Lifetime for $18/year

3-Year Regular Membership $210 ($180 before Jan. 1) Associate Membership $35 (no voting or show privileges) Youth - $40 • Youth + Non Pro - $75 • Canadian - $85

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Top Riders for Open LAE Eligibility in 2015 Riders listed in the Top 20 (above the line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Open LAE in 2015.

Rank

Rider Name

2012

2013

2014

Sum of Earnings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Corey D. Cushing Zane P. Davis Chris C. Dawson Todd A. Bergen Todd Crawford Phillip J. Ralls Jake A. Telford Doug Williamson Kelby L. Phillips Boyd J. Rice Jay McLaughlin Nicholas S. Dowers Anne M. Reynolds Lukas J. Jones Jake D. Gorrell Brandon C. Buttars Brad L. Lund John C. Swales Matt J. Koch Tucker J. Robinson

$260,662.50 $130,330.62 $76,372.77 $133,175.34 $118,803.60 $96,976.10 $80,183.52 $115,203.26 $5,525.13 $43,999.88 $19,061.35 $264.00 $75,300.75 $34,676.87 $18,048.05 $37,583.85 $66,557.51 $26,857.40 $26,958.65 $27,255.28

$147,072.86 $101,200.07 $164,158.32 $69,531.63 $69,249.64 $31,722.96 $88,329.01 $47,499.92 $121,318.28 $40,137.28 $90,108.01 $114,282.40 $66,059.02 $41,707.94 $69,343.51 $45,654.04 $25,161.86 $19,889.50 $56,772.86 $17,003.17

$196,711.18 $160,919.17 $112,386.45 $140,899.97 $64,098.14 $100,055.27 $51,265.82 $40,654.88 $63,460.63 $88,442.41 $46,870.82 $40,827.00 $9,655.25 $38,819.88 $27,745.33 $27,032.36 $18,125.79 $57,603.16 $20,366.20 $53,973.74

$604,446.54 $392,449.86 $352,917.54 $343,606.94 $252,151.38 $228,754.33 $219,778.35 $203,358.06 $190,304.04 $172,579.57 $156,040.18 $155,373.40 $151,015.02 $115,204.69 $115,136.89 $110,270.25 $109,845.16 $104,350.06 $104,097.71 $98,232.19

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Shawn D. Hays Clayton M. Edsall Ken L. Wold Justin T. Wright Ron E. Emmons Erin L. Taormino Justin E. Lawrence Jon Roeser John Ward Monica J. Caetano Dan S. Roeser Monty L. Bruce Ted Robinson Shane L. Steffen Robbie D. Boyce Lance B. Johnston Jay Holmes Robert Chown Dale E. Clearwater Wade J. Reaney Ricky Nicolazzi Markus Schopfer Jim W. Spence Smoky Pritchett Mark A. Luis Nicolas Barthelemy Robert C. Forst Blue R. Allen Travis J. Young Bobby E. Lewis

$69,291.20 $46,299.56 $19,601.75 $9,305.28 $16,455.85 $4,549.40 $19,909.06 $36,880.56 $32,546.25 $9,855.90 $34,207.36 $15,129.80 $22,413.83 $31,000.00 $47,369.73 $13,992.20 $19,568.54 $10,121.91 $19,867.50 $5,396.40 $11,405.75 $19,606.14 $32,664.90 $28,020.70 $8,959.89 $20,389.04 $8,572.00 $13,548.65 $6,488.67 $2,152.00

$9,441.14 $24,043.10 $32,522.61 $32,122.96 $14,214.04 $7,177.80 $25,978.22 $5,746.78 $15,779.93 $11,825.00 $4,452.53 $20,611.15 $17,850.00 $13,493.05 $5,231.75 $14,175.33 $21,069.01 $12,753.84 $17,473.20 $16,259.85 $8,724.65 $13,276.33 $4,772.03 $12,282.77 $7,852.60 $5,504.63 $9,347.47 $15,858.33 $8,050.65 $8,500.00

$13,639.28 $16,382.87 $29,553.04 $30,972.84 $40,859.52 $58,638.85 $24,219.63 $23,544.69 $15,908.28 $40,989.44 $18,056.48 $20,639.82 $14,903.88 $8,839.78

$92,371.62 $86,725.53 $81,677.40 $72,401.08 $71,529.41 $70,366.05 $70,106.91 $66,172.03 $64,234.46 $62,670.34 $56,716.37 $56,380.77 $55,167.71 $53,332.83 $52,601.48 $52,510.49 $46,881.64 $44,987.02 $44,068.16 $44,058.78 $41,962.42 $41,144.76 $41,122.58 $40,303.47 $38,936.33 $36,563.42 $36,011.06 $34,970.31 $33,867.84 $33,694.53

$24,342.96 $6,244.09 $22,111.27 $6,727.46 $22,402.53 $21,832.02 $8,262.29 $3,685.65 $0.00 $22,123.84 $10,669.75 $18,091.59 $5,563.33 $19,328.52 $23,042.53

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Top Riders for Non Pro LAE Eligibility in 2015 Riders listed in the TOP 12 (above the first line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Non Pro LAE in 2015.

Rank

Rider Name

2012

2013

2014

Sum of Earnings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Tammy Jo Hays Jayson J. Fisher Laurie Ward Stuart C. Bozeman Toni M. Hagen Heath Molly Russell Parke S. Greeson Shannon M. McCarty John P. Murphy Dave A. Ferguson Bart F. Holowath Jay Dee Gerard

$24,930.83 $117.00 $20,265.75 $2,711.00 $17,238.05 $14,817.30 $0.00 $0.00 $25,038.07 $5,579.40 $5,390.00 $22,397.95

$32,284.40 $38,962.19 $23,842.29 $35,643.22 $5,086.24 $1,150.50 $4,767.57 $3,225.44 $5,182.00 $18,984.18 $8,220.91 $5,566.00

$47,797.50 $19,000.36 $10,096.90 $5,847.35 $18,104.42 $18,490.16 $28,919.55 $29,002.32 $68.40 $5,412.16 $16,280.74 $1,687.80

$105,012.73 $58,079.55 $54,204.94 $44,201.57 $40,428.71 $34,457.96 $33,687.12 $32,227.76 $30,288.47 $29,975.74 $29,891.65 $29,651.75

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Grant F. Lindaman II Robert M. Miller Amanda E. Gardiner Garth H. Gardiner Elizabeth G. Kania Debby M. Sanguinetti Kathy L. Wilson Karey E. Franz Bubba M. Petty Gene A. Armstrong Kirk M. Druey Brent W. Ratliff Tish R. Wilhite Jennifer A. Neel Eric M. Freitas Wilder Jones Bret J. Paulick Jessie Telford

$4,269.60 $2,921.75 $10,019.51 $21,781.75 $6,310.99 $10,626.86 $977.50 $1,567.80 $0.00 $15,472.77 $15,847.60 $2,239.45 $5,954.22 $437.00 $1,492.96 $0.00 $12,141.20 $16,630.75

$18,233.03 $0.00 $8,896.18 $4,295.28 $11,328.76 $9,438.39 $8,474.71 $10,545.55 $10,679.99 $7,711.96 $1,256.78 $10,496.75 $11,073.00 $14,512.47 $5,520.98 $810.00 $0.00 $0.00

$6,838.80 $26,382.08 $9,121.11 $54.40 $8,179.21 $5,577.05 $15,873.68 $13,095.38 $13,719.26 $0.00 $5,893.70 $9,156.15 $2,154.89 $3,708.32 $11,344.85 $17,444.56 $5,669.14 $0.00

$29,341.43 $29,303.83 $28,036.80 $26,131.43 $25,818.96 $25,642.30 $25,325.89 $25,208.73 $24,399.25 $23,184.73 $22,998.08 $21,892.35 $19,182.11 $18,657.79 $18,358.79 $18,254.56 $17,810.34 $16,630.75

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AFFILIATE LISTING Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association

Terri Holowath Box 6 Site 1 RR 1 Cayley, Alberta T0L 0P0 Canada Phone: 403-395-3339 Fax: 403-395-3339 Email: terrih@catalystsolutions.ca Website: www.albertareinedcowhorse.ca

Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association Margaret Green 2932 E Vista Dr Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone: 602-992-9652 Email: azrcha@gmail.com Website: www.azrcha.com

Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association Tom Iannotti 263 Friendship Rd Monroeville, NJ 08343 Phone: 609-605-7448 Email: friendshipfarm@hotmail.com Website: www.atlanticRCHA.com

California Cow Horse Association

Cynthia Bias PO Box 196 Edison, CA 93220 Phone: 661-301-0122 Fax: 661-366-6103 Email: rogerbiastraining@hughes.net Website: www.californiacowhorse.com

Central Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Charlotte Robertson PO Box 514 Arco, ID 83213 Phone: 208-527-3986 Email: cowhorses@atcnet.net

Central Montana Reined Cow Horse Association Jill Roberts 1521 Parr Creek Ln Lewistown, MT 59457 Phone: 406-538-7564 Email: jroberts@hughes.net

Colorado Reined Cow Horse Association

Jerry Peters PO Box 535 Kiowa, CO 80117 Phone: 303-621-9625 Email: jerry.h.peters@gmail.com Website: www.coloradoreinedcowhorse.com

European Reined Cow Horse Association

Midwest Reined Cow Horse Association Susan Tullock 5000 W 175th St. Stilwell, KS 66085 Phone: 913-515-4683 EMail: midwestcowhorse@gmail.com

Nevada Reined Cow Horse Association

Laura Ruffino-Vercellino Via Ghiardi 1 San Martino Canavese, 10010 Italy Phone: +39 3471104168 Email: spotlightnic@hotmail.it Website: www.ercha.org

Jason Terrell 6315 Whispering Sands Las Vegas, NV 89131 Phone: 702-205-2908 Email: diamondj75@rocketmail.com Website: www.nvrcha.com

Gem State Stock Horse Association

New York Reined Cow Horse Association

Gulf Coast Reined Cow Horse Association

North Central Reined Cow Horse Association

Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association

Northern California Reined Cow Horse Association

Nola Krahn Box 1321 Kamiah, ID 83536 Phone: 208-935-0709 Email: russnola@yahoo.com Website: www.snaffle-bit.com

Paul Kaskey 6329 Old Court St North Port, FL 34291 Phone: 941-256-4760 Email: PaulKaskey@aol.com Website: www.gulfcoasthorseshows.com

Jerry & Shirley Beukelman 3398 Can Ada Rd Nampa, ID 83687 Phone: 208-250-5200 Email: sursur@aol.com Website: www.idahoreinedcowhorse.com

Magic Valley Reined Cow Horse Association Mike Zebarth PO Box 5956 Twin Falls, ID 83303 Phone: 208-423-9055 Email: info.mvrcha@gmail.com Website: www.mvrcha.com

Montana Reined Cow Horse Futurity, Inc.

Cindy Pfeifer 6040 Clearly Rd. Livonia, NY 14487 Phone: 585-749-1764 Email: ppfeifer@rochester.rr.com Website: www.newyorkrcha.com Steve Mattson 24155 Wood Ln Rogers, MN 55374 Phone: 612-685-5190 Email: mattson713@yahoo.com Website: www.ncrcha.com

Barbara Church 24 Roseanna Ct. Chico, CA 95973 Phone: 530-520-7389 Email: cacowgirl@acninc.net Website: www.ncrcha.org

Northwest Reined Cow Horse Association

Diane Edwards 15409 203rd Ave SE Renton, WA 98059 Phone: 425-226-6376 Email: dedwards@mansonconstruction.com Website: www.nwrcha.com

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Paula Burnett Phone: 513-594-8332 Email: burnettpaula1@gmail.com Website: www.ohioreinedcowhorse.com

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Kelly Dogherty 68812 Wilson Ln. Boardman, OR 97818 Phone: 541-481-2866 Email: odoghertycattleco@mackmedia.net Website: www.oregonreinedcowhorse.com

Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Jane Goddard 560 Wall Street #A Auburn, CA 95603 Phone: 530-823-5991 Fax: 530-823-6653 Email: jane@pcqha.com Website: www.pcqha.com

South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Association

Joakim Pettersson Astorp Gunnars Garden 6 Falkoping 52196, Sweden Email: joeboy@telia.com Website: www.srcha.se

Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association

Crystal Ward-Taylor 130 Haigler Rd Lenoir, NC 28645 Phone: 828-312-2705 Email: cward@carolinafarmcredit.com

Laura Edwards PO Box 313 Winchester, CA 92596 Phone: 951-551-9505 Fax: 951-302-3510 Email: joneplus5@aol.com Website: www.scrcha.com

Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association

Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association Zeb Corvin PO Box 1053 Canyon, TX 79015 Phone: 806-517-1205 Email: zmcorvin@juno.com Website: www.panhandlecowhorse.com

Swedish Reined Cow Horse Association

Deb Brown PO Box 655 Buffalo, SD 57720 Phone: 605-797-4514 Email: nphorses@sdplains.com Website: www.sdrcha.com

Gay Lenz 11587 Hunt Lane Guthrie, OK 73044 Phone: 405-818-7556 Fax: 405-282-4006 Email: horseshowtack@cox.net Website: www.srcha.org

The Carolinas Reined Cow Horse Association

Utah Reined Cow Horse Association Misty Castagno 149 Waterhole Way Grantsville, UT 84029 Email: clintmisty07@gmail.com Website: www.urcha.org

Wyoming Reined Cow Horse Association Cheri Carter 219 Hoe Creek Rd, Unit A Gillett, WY 82718 Phone: 307-682-5062 Email: cccowponies@yahoo.com Website: www.wrcha.net

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David Gilliam, Hickman, CA Dennis & Terri Corcoran, Livermore, CA Desert Spring Ranch, Queen Creek, AZ Don & Ashley Stockman, Dayton, TX Donnie R. Boyd, Sarasota, FL Dream Cross, Placida, FL Elizabeth Winkle, Sarasota, FL Gene Mays, Midland, TX Glen Evans, Millsap, TX Jack/Debbie Kaser, Murrieta, CA

A finance charge of 1.5% per month (18% APR) will be added to all past due amounts. Membership privileges shall be suspended on accounts greater than 90 days past due and this information will be published in Reined Cow Horse News. There will be a membership reinstatement fee of $75. Current as of October 22, 2015 Jill Serena, Castaic, CA Johnnie/Carol Ann McCain, Perris, CA Keetch Ranch, Inc, Waddell, AZ Laura Delfino, Martinez, CA Marcy Campbel, Creston, CA Oasis QH/Marilyn Bowling, Herald, CA Pat Faitz, Polk City, FL Pompeo Capezzone, Castrocielo, Italy Riccardo Capezzone, Castrocielo, Italy Rick Steed, Okeechobee, FL

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COMMITTEE DIRECTORY AFFILIATES

JUDGES

PROFESSIONALS

Chairperson: Jerry Peters

Chairperson: Jimmy Stickler stichorses@aol.com • 805-431-4083

Chairperson: Brad Barkemeyer

jerry.h.peters@gmail.com • 303-621-9625 Jimmy Flores • jfloresph@aol.com Tia Harari • cowhorsecowgirl@gmail.com Steve Mattson • mattson713@yahoo.com

Director of Judges: Bill Enk enk.bill@gmail.com Carl Gould • gouldtraining@sti.net

bbarkemeyer@hotmail.com 480-620-4759

RULES

Sam Rose • sroseqh@aol.com

Chairperson: Dan Roeser

Terri Holowath • terrih@thecatalystgroup.ca

Sandy Collier • sandycollier@earthlink.net

droeser@safelink.net • 208-841-2052

Carrie McBride • carriemcbride@nrcha.com

Jimmy Stickler • stichorses@aol.com

Jerry Peters • jerry.h.peters@gmail.com

WELFARE Chairperson: Dr. Joe Carter, DVM

Dan Roeser • roeserstables@gmail.com

NRCHA FOUNDATION

SHOWS Chairperson: Jake Telford

ETHICS

Chairperson: Ted Robinson ted@tedrobinsoncowhorses.com 805-649-9028

Chairperson: Bill Tointon

NOMINATING

Chairperson: Jay Winborn

billtointon@msn.com • 303-530-2443

Chairperson: TBD

jay@nrcha.com • 214-797-0030

EXECUTIVE

NON PRO

Amanda Gardiner • gardiner556@gmail.co

Chairperson: Diane Edwards DEdwards@mansonconstruction.com

STALLION SERVICE AUCTION

206-390-0715

gardinergarth@gmail.com • 620-635-5632

jcarterdvm@aol.com • 405-288-6460

Chairperson: Paul Bailey paulb@cb-trucking.com • 931-260-3909

j.jtelford1@gmail.com • 208-890-1205

SPONSORSHIP

Chairperson: Garth Gardiner

Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com

Stephanie Duquette • stephanie@nrcha.com

Sandy Collier • sandycollier@earthlink.net

Kelli Caves • Kelli.Caves@FLHOSP.ORG

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Garth Gardiner • gardinergarth@gmail.com

Chairperson: Jerry Peters

Meg Rosell-Pursel • meg@roselltrailers.com

jerry.h.peters@gmail.com • 303-621-9625

Jerry Peters • jerry.h.peters@gmail.com Jake Telford • j.jtelford1@gmail.com Amanda Gardiner • gardiner556@gmail.com

Rory Livingston • roryliving@aol.com Rhonda Holmes • rhondajjj@msn.com

Chairperson: Amanda Gardiner gardiner556@gmail.com • 620-635-2361

HALL OF FAME

Tammy Jo Hays • haysranch@earthlink.com

Chairperson: Smoky Pritchett

Nelle Murphy • baldnshiney@hotmail.com

Bill Tointon • billtointon@msn.com

Bart Holowath • bart.holowath@gmail.com

Darren Miller • reincow@aol.com

Paul Bailey • paulb@cb-trucking.com

Dan Roeser • roeserstables@gmail.com

smoky@smokypritchett.com 530-200-0560

Debbie Sanguinetti • outwest1@verizon.net

Jon Roeser • jonroeser@sti.net

Loretta Showalter • lorettaelsie@gmail.com

Bobby Ingersoll • bobby@bobbyingersoll.com

Dan Weiss • dn_weiss@yahoo.com

YOUTH Chairperson: Sarah Clymer

Robin Flournoy • rflournoy@bankofthewest.com

shubrick@q.com • 719-330-1932

Jim Vangelos • javangelos@aol.com

HORSE SALES

Allison Walker • allison@nrcha.com

Tish Wilhite • trwilhite@hotmail.com

Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com

Chairperson: Sandy Collier

OWNERS

Jimmy Stickler • stichorses@aol.com

sandycollier@earthlink.net • 805-688-1084

Chairperson: TBD

Lisa Jordan • sandiegosweetheart@gmail.com

Ted Robinson• ted@tedrobinsoncowhorses.com

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SHOW SCHEDULE as of October 22, 2015

AE = Aged Event, HS = Horse Show, SE = Special Event, BS = Bridle Spectacular, AA = All Around November 7 - 8

Gulf Coast CHA November Horse Shows

HS cat. 1

Sarasota, FL

Gulf Coast CHA

Tom Benbow

863-634-4927

mammons2015@gmail.com

November 6-8

Last Chance Canadian Qualifier

HS cat. 1

Okotoks, AB/CANADA

Alberta RCHA

Jennifer Webster

403-861-2609

cwperformancehorses@hotmail.com

17-Jan

Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

HS cat. 1

Ft. Worth, TX

N/A

Lisa Slaton

817-877-2400

lisa@fwssr.com

February 12-20

NRCHA Celebration of Champions

HS cat. 1, LAE,

Ft. Worth, TX

NRCHA

Allison Walker

940-488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

All Around March 27-April 2

NRCHA Stakes

HS cat. 1, LAE

Las Vegas, NV

NRCHA

Allison Walker

940-488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

June TBD

NRCHA Derby

HS cat. 1, LAE

Paso Robles, CA

NRCHA

Allison Walker

940-488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

Sept 18-25

NRCHA Hackamore Classic

HS cat. 1, LAE

Reno, NV

NRCHA

Allison Walker

940-488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

Sept 18-Oct 1

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

HS cat. 1, LAE

Reno, NV

NRCHA

Allison Walker

940-488-1500

allison@nrcha.com

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Back On Track Welltrex ...............................................................39

NCHA...........................................................................................79

Bloomer Trailers ............................................................Back Cover

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Southwest Reined Cow Horse Assn................................................7

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