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November/December 2016

Volume 21, NO. 5

2016 SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY OPEN CHAMPION Duals Lucky Charm Kelby Phillips

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Contents//////  NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016   Volume 21, Number 5

Features   78 A Place in History

In 2016, three new individuals add their names to the ranks of exceptional contributors to the sport of reined cow horse.

  88 All Access

Scenes from the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet and Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals.

  92 NRCHA Honors Newest Millionaires

Jay McLaughlin is formally recognized as a Million Dollar Rider, while WR This Cats Smart and Gallo Del Cielo join the Million Dollar Sire ranks.

In Every Issue   4 From the NRCHA Executive Director   91 Sponsor Spotlight   95 From the Judge’s Chair   96 NRCHA Judges Directory 100 Subscribed Stallion Program 104 NRCHA Membership Information 106 Top Rider List 108 Affiliate List 109 Suspended List 110 NRCHA Committee Directory 111 NRCHA Approved Events

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Nick Dowers and Fletchas Playboy shortly before their run in the Open Two Rein at Reno.

Event coverage 26 A Charmed Ride

Duals Lucky Charm and Kelby Phillips capture the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open crown for owners Mike and Robyne Stewart.

38 T riple Threat

Kathy Ferguson sweeps three Futurity Non Pro divisions in Reno.

46 T op Hands

The preliminary event winners take home accolades for their high scores in the go-rounds.

  6 Ward Ranch Raffle Gelding Winner   8 NRCHA Stallion Service Auction/

50 NRCHA Futurity Horse Show Class Champions

  10 Karl Smith Benefit Auction Results   12 NRCHyA News   16 Affiliate News

58 T raditional Roots

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On the cover: The 2016 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Duals Lucky Charm ridden by Kelby Phillips for owners Mike and Robyne Stewart. Photo by Primo Morales

NRCHA horse show classes deliver top-tier competition at the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity. The NRCHA Hackamore Classic sees explosive growth and a huge come-frombehind victory for Nick Dowers and Raise A Smart Cat.

68 Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales Post Healthy Numbers

A look at 2016’s Sale Incentive winners and highlights from the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales.

72 From the Ranch to the Arena

The Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Classic rewards champions in Reno.

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Reflections on 2016

Although a few weeks remain before we officially trade our 2016 calendars for 2017, this time following the Snaffle Bit Futurity always has an “end of the year” feel. And like every year, it’s not the year itself, but what occurred inside the span of the past 365 days, that is memorable. Our Premier Events in 2016 have been nothing short of exceptional. We kicked off the season with a standingroom-only crowd in the Will Rogers Memorial Center’s John Justin Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, as Clayton Edsall became the World’s Greatest Horseman Champion. Witnessing spectator appeal of that magnitude at a reined cow horse event was incredibly gratifying, and represented a moment I have worked toward since becoming the NRCHA Executive Director four years ago. At the Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas, we congratulated the champion, SJR Diamond Rey, and our great Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing, showing for owner and Corporate Partner San Juan Ranch. Also at the Stakes, we

announced a new relationship with Breeder Sponsor Metallic Cat, and awarded the new $10,000 Metallic Cat Incentive, which will continue in 2017. The NRCHA Derby, in one of our favorite locations, Paso Robles, California, did not disappoint as we crowned Cable Creek Ranch’s Some Kinda Merada, shown by Two Million Dollar Rider and NRCHA President Todd Bergen, as the Champions. All along the way, we experienced growth in our Non Pro divisions, and nowhere was that more evident than the Hackamore Classic, which was held this year in conjunction with the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada. Blending the schedules of these two Premier Events was an experiment. To say we were pleased with the result is an understatement. The Non Pro grew from seven entries in 2015 to 38 in 2016, the Amateur jumped to a field of 22 from just five entries last year, and the Non Pro Limited division doubled from six entries to 12. In the Open, 70 Hackamore Classic horses competed, up from 43 entries in 2015. Ending our 2016 season on a positive note, the Snaffle Bit Futurity was a tremendous success, and we invite you to enjoy the coverage of first-time Open Champion Kelby Phillips, who rode Duals Lucky Charm to the title for first-time champion owners Mike and Robyne Stewart. All of you contributed to the success of the past year, and for that, I say thank you, and invite you to continue riding with us into an even better 2017! All the best, Jay Winborn

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Raffle Gelding Winner Announced in Reno Primo Morales

John Ward of Ward Ranch pictured with Raffle winner Michelle Layne, Ward Ranch Raffle gelding JustGoWithIt Please, Chris Krieg, Elizabeth Biller, Peggy Biller, and Sammie Biller.

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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 horse, donated annually by Ward Ranch. This year ’s raffle offering, JustGoWithIt Please (Smart Little Pepinic x Be Lona x Mister Dual Pep), a 2014 gelding, met his thrilled new owner, Michelle Layne of Crowley Lake, California, after Michelle’s ticket was drawn following the last set of cow work in the Futurity Open Finals. Like all the Ward Ranch raffle horses, JustGoWithIt Please comes with a paid entry to the 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity in the new owner’s choice of the Open,

Non-Pro, Amateur, or Non Pro Limited division. The brown gelding 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 29 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 famous mare, Fillinic. All of the money from raffle ticket sales 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 EquiStat. 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 Don’t miss the NRCHA Stallion Service Auction

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he 2017 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 champion and major event champion sires. Don’t miss your chance to bid beginning on December 1, 2016 and running through January 23, 2017 at 7 p.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 2017 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 620-6355632 (cell), 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.  For updates on the NRCHA Stallion Auction, visit NRCHA.com.

Quotable   The first time I made the finals was 1974 in Santa Rosa. I made it 28 times. My whole life, all I dreamed of is working towards winning the Futurity. But to make the finals, and have a good run here, leaving with a good taste in my mouth about the whole thing, was really, really rewarding. My son’s here, my wife’s here, everybody’s here. This event is so special, because every trainer comes with their best horses, trying every way they can to win it. There’s none of this stuff, ‘Well, I was gonna school.’ You’re putting your mind and your body on the line, and when you win, or make the finals, or be in the top 10, you really feel an accomplishment, because there’s not any better trainers in the world, as far as I’m concerned.”

Primo Morales

—Ken Wold, NRCHA Hall of Fame Horseman, on making the top 10 in the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals with This Cats Forever (WR This Cats Smart x Soula Jule Forever x Soula Jule Star) shortly before his 70th birthday on December 22.

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ational Reined Cow Horse Association Professional Karl Smith sustained life-threatening injuries as the result of a horse wreck May 10, 2016, at his home and training facility in Jerome, Idaho. After two weeks in intensive care, surguries, dialysis and other treatment to save his life, Smith is on the road to a full recovery. During the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity, the reined cow horse community rallied to help one of their own with two fundraising benefits for Smith, a saddle raffle and the sale of a quality 2-yearold reined cow horse prospect with a paid entry to the 2017 Futurity.

Scottsdale Saddlery donated a $5,000 saddle for the raffle to benefit NrcHA professional Karl Smith. pictured from left to right: pam Smith, Karl Smith, saddle winner christa mcroy, David Solum, Haley Solum, Austin Dammoth, and Shelton Solum.

Buckskin and Blue PhotograPhy

The saddle, valued at $5,000 and donated by Scottsdale Saddlery, was displayed during the Futurity, with the winning ticket drawn September 30, between sets of the Futurity Non Pro Finals. The lucky winner was Christa McRoy, who claimed her beautiful prize on the arena floor, courtesy of Scottsdale Saddlery representative David Solum. The saddle raffle raised $4,000. The other benefit for Smith took place at the beginning of the Select 2-Year-Old Sale, when A Chexy Onetime (Onetime Smarter x Katie Brown Chex x Power Chex Jr), a 2014 filly, brought $7,000 in the sale to benefit Smith. A Chexy Onetime was donated by her breeder, Greg Bieker, of The Brim Collection, Fruitland, Idaho. NRCHA Hall of Fame Horseman Dan Roeser, Marsing, Idaho, donated her training. Professional images of A Chexy Onetime were donated by Patricia Hammill of Buckskin And Blue Photography, and farrier Brian Saunders donated her shoeing. A chexy onetime was donated by her breeder, Greg bieker of The brim collection, as the first horse in the Select 2-Year-old Sale. The $7,000 she brought through the sale benefited Smith.

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National High School Finals Rodeo Recap By Opal Harkins

NRCHyA helped gain great exposure for the sport of reined cow horse at the 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo. The top 20 finalists in the Reined Cow Horse event have been invited to compete in a high school rodeo class during the NRCHA Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas.

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he 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR), held July 17-23 in Gillette, Wyoming, set another record this year for being the largest rodeo on Earth! Finals week was packed with many fun activities like jackpots, dances, a knowledge bowl and a contestant volleyball tournament. Plus, the National High School Rodeo Association awarded $177,250 in scholarships throughout the week. Reined Cow Horse action got underway Saturday, July 16 in the rough stock arena. NRCHA Professionals Brendon Clark and Phillip Ralls assisted any contestant interested in the sport of reined cow horse during a free

clinic sponsored by CINCH. For the second consecutive year, the clinic was a huge success with large attendance. In addition to the clinic, two question and answer sessions were held; one with the clinicians and one with NRCHA judges Sam Rose and Bozo Rogers. During both Q&A sessions, the new safety video, High School Rodeo Reined Cow Horse – Ride safe and stay on the plus side!, was discussed with parents and contestants. These educational opportunities led to an outstanding and competitive week in the show pen. The NRCHyA and NRCHA were well represented by three of our National

Student Officers, as well as an information booth set up in Energy Hall. The NRCHyA Student Officers got to visit with each other throughout the week outside of the show pen by helping with the clinic, the Q&As, and with maintaining the booth and attending a luncheon. There was a new record of 112 Reined Cow Horse contestants at the NHSFR this year. Following a mandatory contestant meeting and introduction of officers and officials on Sunday morning, the first go round began with a Sunday evening performance and finished with a performance on Tuesday morning. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow, Nebraska, won the first go round with a score of 294.5 points. The second round, which began during the Tuesday evening performance and ended Friday morning, was won by Madi Funk, Paradise, Utah, with a 293.5.

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The top 20 composite scores from the first two rounds advanced to the short go round held Friday afternoon. Atkins took the win in the short go with a score of 297! She was named the 2016 NHSFR Reined Cow Horse Champion with an average of 884.5 points, and also won the NHSRA All-Around Cowgirl National Championship with her 10th place finish in barrel racing and sixth place finish in the pole bending. All top 20 finalists in the Reined Cow Horse event have been invited to compete in a high school rodeo class that will be held during the NRCHA Celebration of

Champions in Fort Worth, Texas, this coming February. The NRCHyA would like to thank all those involved in the success of the Reined Cow Horse event at the NHSFR. Thank you to CINCH for sponsoring the free youth clinic and to Brendon Clark and Phillip Ralls for helping all the contestants inside and outside of the arena. Thank you to everyone who worked the cattle pens throughout the week: Mike E. Miller, Brandon Buttars, Jimmy Stickler, Shamus Haws, Christian Lybbert, Jason Hershberger, Kathie Ferrante and Mark Luis. Also, a big thank you to Carol Rose for her support of our partnership

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with the National High School Rodeo Association. Without all of you, many of these youth might not have been exposed to the sport of reined cow horse. Most states have already kicked off their fall rodeo season. This means they are already working toward the goal of qualifying for the 2017 NHSFR in Gillette. We all anticipate another great year, and hopefully even more contestants competing in the Reined Cow Horse. Opal Harkins 2016 NRCHyA Reporter/NHSRA Queen

By Caleb Bailey

Youth competitors win big and raise funds at the ECRCHC.

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nomenal riders who won trophy buckles end, these activities raised $1,690 for in our Youth Bridle and Youth Limited the NRCHyA fund. classes. Alex Rose was the Youth Bridle If you have never attended the champion, while Emily Barlow was the ECRCHC, I highly recommend that Youth Limited champion. you do because it is not just a regular The ECRCHC was not without fun- show, it’s a show that has great prizes, filled activities outside the show pen. fantastic people and a whole lot of fun. There were some exciting events that got underway on Friday afternoon as a fundraiser for the NRCHyA. Mr. Dom Conicelli brought Zorb Balls so trainers, non pros and youth could play Zorb Ball Soccer. Saturday was the Frisbee toss. Mr. Conicelli won the toss and then donated his winnings back to the youth. Edie Petaccio organized all these activities, as well as a silent auction featuring Games like Zorb Ball Soccer added to the fun at the East Coast Reined Cow lots of great items. In the Horse Classic, raising funds in the process.

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t was a great year for youth riders at the East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic. This show, which was held July 14-17 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, set a record for its largest number of youth entries ever, and not just large youth classes, but youth riders who won big in other divisions! The ECRCHC awarded two saddles to the winners of the East Coast Championship in the $1,000 Non Pro Limited and $5,000 Non Pro Limited divisions, and both of those saddles were won by youth riders, Meredith Graber and Hunter Huddleston—two amazingly talented riders who I have not only had the honor to compete against, but also to become good friends with—were the youth who won these divisions. The saddles were sponsored by DC Saddles, Oklahoma Equine, and Robert and Allison Light—all longtime sponsors of the ECRCHC. Also, a big round of congratulations to the phe-

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Cow Up On The Coast The Canadian Coast Reined Cow Horse Association premiers new aged event competition.

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he Canadian Coast Reined Cow Horse Association’s NRCHA sanctioned event “Cow Up On The Coast” debuted July 29-31 at Langley Riders Outdoor Equestrian Center in Langley, British Columbia. The new NRCHA affiliate offered its first-ever futurity, derby and full slate of horse show classes, plus awards and $15,000 in added prize money. On Friday evening contestants enjoyed a steak dinner and presentation by Dr. Ela Musino, courtesy of premier sponsor Vetoquinol and Zylkene. “We tried really hard to make this a fun show for everyone, from those new to cow horse, to seasoned competitors who wanted to try their hand at winning great prizes or testing out their futurity horses,” said CCRCHA President Cayley Wilson. “Our mission,

and reason for starting this affiliate club, was to bring more opportunities for cow horse enthusiasts to show their horses and grow the sport in our area. The Cow Up On The Coast Show was just the beginning of future events and efforts.” The host facility, located just 40 minutes north of the United States and Canadian border, gave riders a chance to show outdoors, camp, and take in the action all while enjoying beautiful weather. For some, it was their first time showing in an NRCHA-approved event, while others hauled their futurity horses to gain show experience. Many spectators in attendance witnessed their first reined cow horse event. “I learned so much about cow horse,” commented one attendee. “I had no idea there was a triathlon event like this

COURTESY CCRCHA

Very Harry Remedy (Very Smart Remedy x Mandy McLain), owned by Roger Willis and ridden by Dale Clearwater, topped the Open Derby for $2,480 thanks to a 216.5 composite (73 herd/71.5 rein/72 fence).

Drivin Stylish (Hydrive Cat x Stylish Lil Acre), owned and ridden by Cayley Wilson, topped the 10-entry Futurity for a $3,000 payday thanks to their composite of 217 points (73 herd/72.5 rein/71.5 fence).

for horses. These horses were amazing, and so athletic!” Friday night’s entertaining steer stopping and team doctoring competition, as well as an impromptu herding dog competition, added to the fun. “This is the best time I have had at a horse show in a long time,” said Roxanne Sapergia. According to event participant John Swales, “The Canadian Coast Futurity and Derby was an overall fun show; the cattle worked well, the show was well organized and the payouts were quite good in the futurity. It was worth the trip to have the opportunity to show the 3-year-olds before the fall aged events.” The CCRCHA thanked Dean Tuftin of DT Ranches for donating a breeding to his great stallion, Hickory Holly Time, and Chad Vanlandingham for donating a breeding to Spots Hot. Additional event sponsors included: San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health, Vetoquinol/Zylkene, Langley realtor Amy Brattebo, and Roger Brown.

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International Pride The 2016 European Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity and Nations Cup bring exciting cow horse action to France. COURTESY ERCHA

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he sport of reined cow horse continues to gain popularity abroad thanks to successful events like the European Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity, held September 7-11, 2016, in France. A highlight of the European association’s season, ERCHA President Markus Schopfer says he was pleased that the historic Horseacademy of Mooslargue provided the perfect host venue for this premier show. For the first time in history, the ERCHA Nations Cup was part of the event lineup and attracted top European cow horse competitors. The Nations Cup, which combines a team and an individual competition, attracted a great deal of fan interest. With $8,000 in added prize money to the Futurity Open division, $3,000 to the Non Pro, $500 to a

The top three Nations Cup Teams.

new Futurity Novice Amateur class, and $5,000 to the Nations Cup, the event featured horse and rider teams from across Europe.

ERCHA Futurity Open Twelve riders competed in the ERCHA Futurity with Markus Schopfer riding the 4-year-old gelding Magic Nu Cash to the win for owners Eliane Gfeller and Christoph Seiler. Earning 291 points (71 herd/70 rein/75 cow/75 cow final) secured the title for Schopfer, who said, “I’m very happy for this horse, he developed a lot during the last month and now he understands his job.” Giovanni Campanaro and WR Smoke Time, owned by Giovanni Lagaren of Italy, took reserve with a score of 289.5 (72 herd/70.5 rein/74 cow/73

cow final). Campanaro also finished third riding Silver Smooth Boogie for owner Jean Luc Renaud to a cumulative score of 284 points (74 herd/65 rein/73 cow/72 cow final).

Futurity Limited Open The winner of the Limited Open Futurity was German professional Patrick Sattler riding Hollywoods Buckolena to a final score of 211.5 (68 herd/71.5 rein/72 cow). This team also qualified for the Open Finals where they finished fifth overall. Winning second was ERCHA board member Mauro Taccia riding his own horse, Spangled Speedy, to a score of 207.5 (64 herd/71.5 rein/72 cow).

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COURTESY ERCHA

Top: Markus Schopfer and Magic Nu Cash. Bottom: Giovanni Campanaro and WR Smoke Time.

Snapper Me Haida were second with a 190.5 (60 herd/68.5 rein/62 cow/0 cow final). Abati also won the Amateur title with a total of 208.5 points, while Schalcher placed second with a 190.5.

Nations Cup Team Competition

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The inaugural Nations Cup team competition saw Team Italy earn its place on the first step of the podium with a total of 648 points. Riding for Team Italy were Markus Schopfer aboard Peptos Lil Bingo (75 herd/70.5 rein/71 cow), Claudio Salvia and Frozen Peppys Lena (71 herd/71 rein/72.5 cow), Giovanni Campanaro and Smart Speedy (71 herd/72.5 rein/73.5 cow); and Stefano Chiari riding Buenomax (71 herd/70 rein/73 cow). Team Germany scored a total of 639 points for reserve honors. Riding for Team Germany: Patrick Sattler, Philipp Martin Haug, Kay Wienrich, and Maik Bartmann. The host nation of France placed third with a total of 628 points. Team France members: Franck Ayache, Jacky Molliex DonJon, Laurent Buttigliero, and Jean Luc Renaud. The Czech Republic Team and Team Switzerland were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Nations Cup INDIVIDUAL Competition

Futurity Non Pro, Limited Non Pro & Novice Amateur The Futurity Non Pro, Limited Non Pro and Novice Amateur champion was Riccardo Abati riding his 3-year-old

mare Be A Smart Senorita. Their composite score in the Non Pro and Limited Non Pro divisions was a 278.5 (70 herd/68.5 rein/70 cow/70 cow final). Shirley Schalcher of Switzerland and

Giovanni Campanaro and Smart Speedy topped the individual rankings of Nations Cup competition thanks to their total of 217 points (71 herd/72.5 rein/73.5 cow). Schopfer and Peptos Lil Bingo were a close second with 216.5 points (75 herd/70.5 rein/71 cow), while Ondrej Houska and This Cats Light rounded out the top three with a 216 (72 herd/70 rein/74 cow).

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hat sort of incentives motivate a cow horse enthusiast to journey 1,600 miles, logging 29 hours behind the wheel to compete in unfamiliar surroundings against some of the toughest competition in the nation? For NRCHA members Seth and Amanda Whiteley of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, it was the chance to improve their skills by stepping outside their comfort zone. That desire led them across the country to the Colorado Reined Cow Horse Association’s Mid America event, which featured $23,550 in added money divided between futurity, derby, bridle and two rein spectaculars, plus two full slates of NRCHA and AQHA sanctioned cow horse show classes, all of which took place August 17-21 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.

The Whiteleys are a self-employed husband and wife team who normally compete closer to home, but made the decision to enter Loveland as “a learning tool.” They say attending the Mid America gave them a great opportunity to watch and learn from top NRCHA Professionals like Matt Koch, Luke Jones and other well-known trainers that they might otherwise only get to read about. “We have good shows closer to where we live,” said Seth, “but to be able to watch, interact and ask questions of more horseman of a higher level. We consider it a way to invest in making ourselves step up a level by coming to something like this. You can visit with people and get a feel for the way the different trainers do things. Plus, the facility, the staff, the cattle, the

ground—conditions were great for us.” Seth, a professional farrier by trade, became intrigued by the sport of reined cow horse after watching the NRCHA’s World’s Greatest Horseman in Fort Worth, Texas several years ago, and says the experience sparked the couple’s desire to acquire better horses and further develop their horsemanship by competing in the NRCHA. “I saw the World’s Greatest Horseman, and the level of horses and guardianship was above anything I had ever seen, that’s sort of when we decided this is what we want to do,” explained Seth, who had prior experience with cutting horses. “To me, seeing that, seeing a horse do it all from the cutting to the reining, the fence work—and do it all at a high level, that’s what really drew us.”

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Far left: Luke Jones topped the $5,000 added Mid America Futurity riding Ill Be Stylish for owner David Pratt. Left: Seth Whiteley made a 29-hour trip to show in the Mid America Non Pro Derby.

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The Whiteleys both showed their horse, VR Merada Gold, in Loveland; Seth competing in the tough Non Pro Derby, and Amanda in the large $1,000 Non Pro Limited horse show classes, which drew 27 and 34 entries each day, respectively. The Whiteleys look forward to expanding their involvement in the cow horse industry having purchased two Wagonhound Land & Livestock bred 2-year-old futurity prospects with help from Matt Koch.

miD AmericA HigHligHts Held indoors at The Ranch, the Mid America drew 475 NRCHA entries—203 horses and 148 riders—making it the second-largest show in the CRCA’s 20-year history. Added incentives like a special Box Challenge for $1,000 Non Pro Limited, Youth Limited and $5,000 Non Pro Limited riders, as well as

a fast-paced and fun Stray Gathering contest on Saturday night, contributed to the Mid America’s appeal. Winning both the $5,000 and $1,000 Non Pro Limited Box Challenge was Michelle Yates riding Blue Savanah Holli owned by Watrous Valley Ranch. The Youth champion was Maisen Avent who rode Jojo Tari, owned by Lavert Avent. Back cinches with custom trophy buckles were awarded to each champion, with a total of $2,000 worth of awards being presented through fifth place. The show also culminated a special Northern Plains Derby Circuit Series, made possible by the CRCA, South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Association, Sandhills Reined Cow Horse Association, and a generous group of sponsors. Stray Dog Saddles were presented to the champions, as well

as awards through third place to the highest composite scoring derby horses from the Sagebrush Warm-up held in Castle Rock, Colorado; the Drought Buster in May in McCook, Nebraska; the Independence Day Derby held in Rapid City, South Dakota in June; and of course the Mid America. Open Derby Champion: Matt Koch and Dual With A Shiner, owned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock Level 1 Limited Open Derby Champion: Brianna Koch and This Cats Sinful, owned by Matt Koch Non Pro and Amateur Derby Champion: Gianna Hansen and Peptos J Lo, owned by Gianna Hansen Non Pro Limited Derby Champion: Allison Brantley and Wild Haired Trooper, owned by Allison Brantley

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Preparation and opportunity meet for Duals Lucky Charm and Kelby Phillips, who teamed up to win the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship.

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aturday, October 1, was decision time for 25 horses in the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals. They had risen to the top of the field of nearly 200 preliminary entries for a shot at the coveted $100,000 Championship and the title, which represents a life altering, pinnacle moment for owners, trainers, and breeders alike. The young equine triathletes were piloted by

Up-and-coming young horseman Kelby Phillips won the coveted Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship and the $100,000 paycheck with Duals Lucky Charm, a gelding owned by Mike and Robyne Stewart, Munday, Texas.

capable horsemen and -women with a wide range of experience, from National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame Horseman Ken Wold, pushing 70 years old; to newlyweds Chris and Sarah Dawson, each with two horses in the finals; to first-time Open Finalist Tyson Benson, who celebrated his 24th birthday just days before the Futurity preliminaries began September 19 in Reno, Nevada.

An acoustical quirk of the Reno Livestock Events Center muted the deafening roar of the Saturday night Open Finals crowd to a whisper in the adjacent warm-up pavilion, where riders quietly prepared their futurity mounts for the most important fence work of their young careers. The group dwindled as, one by one, each finalist rode down the tunnel into the bright lights and thunderous

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From second-to-last draw position in the cow work, Duals Lucky Charm scored a brilliant 224.5 to seal the championship by two and a half points.

cheers of the show arena, heart pounding and hat shoved down, intent on mastering a steer during every step of that long run down the wall. When the second-to-last horse in the draw, Duals Lucky Charm, scored a 224.5 down the fence to lock up the championship for owners Mike and Robyne Stewart, the gelding’s trainer, Kelby Phillips, punched the air three times. It was an uncharacteristic celebration for the soft-spoken 28-year-old horseman, but he couldn’t help it. He knew everything had just changed. “It’s great. I really don’t know what to say,” Phillips said in his post-win interview, visibly emotional as he rubbed a hand across his forehead. “We usually don’t have this kind of luck!” said Robyne Stewart. “I had tears in my eyes when they called out the score. This is something we’ve never experienced. It’s awesome.”

Small Town Champions Every horse story is, to some degree, also a story of love and relationships. For Kelby Phillips and Duals Lucky Charm, the journey to the reined cow horse industry’s most coveted title is intertwined with Phillips’ passion for the sport, and lifelong friends who are as close as family. Phillips was raised in Guthrie, Texas (population 160, according to the 2010 U.S. Census), 96 miles east of Lubbock. The tiny town also serves as the headquarters of the nearby 6666 Ranch, which owns many of the homes in Guthrie as employee housing. Growing up, Phillips became close to Mike and Robyne Stewart and their kids, Pate and Larami, who farm and ranch in Munday, Texas, population 1,527. With about 45 miles separating the two small towns, by Texas standards, the Phillips and Stewart families were next-door neighbors. The

similarly-aged Kelby, Pate and Larami all went through years of 4-H and horse showing together. “We’re out here in the country, and everybody knows everybody. Growing up here next to us, it’s kind of a family out here. We just had faith in him,” Robyne Stewart said. “He’s always been a great horseman, that’s for sure. We’ve always thought a lot of him.” Phillips began his horse training career in his late teens, working for established professionals including champion trainer Bozo Rogers, Gainesville, Texas; Million Dollar Rider Zane Davis, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Ken Wold, Wilton, California. “He was 17 years old, a little ol’ skinny kid from Guthrie, Texas. He had a couple pair of pants and a shirt, absolutely nobody backing him, but he had the desire that he wanted to train cow horses. He had a desire that was unbelievable,” Wold said, recalling his early days as Phillips’ boss. Wold observed something more than just talent and motivation in his young apprentice, and it shined through on the day Wold’s son, Pierce, age 5 at the time, was about to get in a bad wreck on a runaway pony heading at top speed toward a partially-open arena gate. “The gate was open about three foot, and I knew that Pierce was going to get hurt. Kelby comes riding up as hard as he can, grabbed Pierce just like he was bulldogging, and he rolled off of his horse, hit the ground and put my boy right on his chest. It knocked the heck out of Kelby. Pierce never got a scratch on him. I said, ‘Kelby, you’re going to be dear to my heart your whole life,’ and we’ve been best friends forever. So Kelby’s a lot more than just a horse trainer. He’s a great person,” Wold said. “To see him win [the Futurity], it’s like I won it. It’s really, really a good deal.” Reined Cow Horse News | November/December 2016

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Superstition?

Left to right: Duals Lucky Charm, Kelby Phillips, Robyne Stewart, Robyne’s daughter, Larami Stewart, her fiancé Ryan Wakefield, and their son Miles. Robyne Stewart and her husband, Mike, purchased Duals Lucky Charm last fall at Phillips’ suggestion.

Over the next decade, as Phillips underwent career transitions that took him to Ashland, Kansas, as the resident trainer for Gardiner Quarter Horses; followed by a stint on his own in Tonopah, Arizona; and finally to his current position as DT Horses’ resident trainer in Bend, Oregon, the Stewarts became his clients as well as his family friends. “After I left Gardiner’s, they were the first people who bought me two horses. They’ve been great owners. They leave a horse with me, and trust me with whatever I decide to do. They’re just really great people,” Phillips said. The Stewarts never doubted their hometown horseman could win at the highest level. “I always knew Kelby was top-notch. It just seemed so natural for him. Being from out here in the middle of nowhere, it’s kind of hard to imagine someone becoming a top professional, but if anybody could, we knew it would be him,” Robyne Stewart said. Phillips rode his first Snaffle Bit Futurity horse for the Stewarts in 2014,

piloting Hooha (That Sly Cat x Playboy Lou x Bobs Freckle) to a top 20 finish in the Open finals. In 2015, their 3-yearold hopeful was Kickin Rey (Dual Rey x Teletrona x Little Trona), who missed the finals in Reno, but collected an Open finals check at the prestigious Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity a month later. “We trust Kelby. If a horse wasn’t going to make it, he would be the one to step up and say, ‘Hey, let’s not waste any more money on this horse.’ We just trusted him and felt like we wanted to give him a chance,” Robyne Stewart said. On the strength of that relationship, when the 2-year-old Duals Lucky Charm (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Pepcid Olena x Pepcid) caught Phillips’ eye last November, his first phone call was to Mike Stewart. The compact sorrel gelding with the narrow blaze had been wellstarted by a young horseman named Will Roden, who came on board during the Futurity as Phillips’ assistant at DT Horses. The Stewarts bought the horse,

Talent and trainability at home are only part of the equation. A champion futurity horse must also perform under pressure, in front of judges. Duals Lucky Charm proved his ability to do that when Phillips hauled him to Paso Robles, California, for the National Stock Horse Association Futurity, known as the “pre-Futurity,” in August. Phillips and Duals Lucky Charm won the $16,438 Open Championship, scoring a 660 (224 herd/220 rein/216 cow). When the pre-Futurity champion arrives in Reno for the Snaffle Bit Futurity, he often draws half-joking, halfsuperstitious speculation that he can’t be fortunate enough to win both titles. “Yeah, that’s what I’ve heard,” Phillips admitted, smiling. Instead, Phillips chose to focus on the career triumph of someone he knows well, who followed a similar path. “One of my good friends who I worked for, Zane Davis, [won both Futurities in 2009] on Reymanator [(Dual Rey x Savannah Hickory x Docs Hickory), owned by John “Sandy” Semanik], so I knew it could be done,” he said. As for being second-to-last in the fence work, Phillips recalled that Davis and Reymanator had earned their Futurity win from last draw position in the finals, seven years ago. “That’s another thing that I go back to Zane Davis. He said he likes to be last, so I figured, if you know what you need to be to win, just go try to do it.”

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Phillips said Duals Lucky Charm is capable of higher herd scores than his 218 in the Open Finals, but it was still a respectable beginning on their journey to the championship.

Duals Lucky Charm’s road to the Futurity Open Finals began when he placed fifth in the Open preliminaries with a 657 composite (216.5 herd/220 rein/220.5 cow). Phillips also showed the preliminary composite high-scoring horse, Cats About Wright (Cats Merada x Wright About Now x Hes Wright On), owned by his employer, DT Horses, with a 661 (222 herd/222 rein/217 cow). Phillips, with two horses in the Open Finals, was one of five riders with multiple mounts. Chris Dawson, his wife, Sarah, and Nick Dowers also had two. California professional and past Futurity Champion Tucker Robinson had three. In the finals herd work, Duals Lucky Charm earned a 218, which tied him for third place. “He’s really good in the cutting. I didn’t get very good cows cut for him here, especially in the prelims. I drew up pretty late and didn’t do a good job picking cows. But he was pretty good [in the finals],” Phillips said.

The consistent gelding turned in a sparkling performance in the rein work, scoring a 220.5.

Next was the rein work, where an impressive 220.5 performance was the fifth-highest score of the go-round. “In the reining, he does about the same thing every time. Every time I’ve shown him, he’s been a 220, so I can rely on him to be pretty solid,” Phillips said. After the first two events, Duals Lucky Charm and Phillips were in fifth place. There was a tie for the lead between Step To The Light (CD Lights x Shinersdiamondjackie x Shining Spark), shown by Santa Maria, California, professional Justin Wright for breeder/ owners Mark and Kelly Gowing; and High Stressin Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Playguns Melody x Playgun), shown by Dyer, Nevada, horseman and past Futurity Champion Nick Dowers, for owner Bill Stevenson. Both horses had a 442.5 heading into the fence work. In fourth place after two events was two-time Futurity Champion and Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Arizona. Working from an early fourth

position in the draw, Cushing took a commanding lead with Allan Kaplan’s Moonstruck One Time, putting together a 221.5 run for a 660.5 composite score (217.5 herd/221.5 rein/221.5 cow). As Moonstruck One Time’s first place position held up through the remainder of the first set, and then the majority of the second, Cushing received an increasing flood of hugs and handshakes at the back gate. Cushing knew he couldn’t celebrate a victory until Duals Lucky Charm went down the fence—the second-to-last horse in the draw. When Phillips and the gelding earned a 224.5 fence score, sealing the win and moving Cushing to the Reserve Champion position, Cushing was one of the first to wrap his friend and fellow trainer in a congratulatory bear hug. The two professionals have collaborated in the past, and Phillips put some of Cushing’s advice to good use. “It’s been an ongoing thing. He asked me my opinion about the cow work in

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years past. I’ve always told him, ‘If you stay next to the cow, you’re gonna be just fine.’ Just before he went to show, I told him, ‘Remember what I always say. Stay next to the cow, just do it bigger and better.’ And he dang sure did. I’m so proud of him,” Cushing said. Phillips and Duals Lucky Charm made a challenging steer look easy down the fence. “When he came out, I knew he was going to be plenty of cow. [Friend and fellow trainer] Brandon Buttars had been telling me ‘Don’t weaken,’ so I was trying not to. Once I knocked him around down there on the end, I knew I had to go, because to be a big enough score to win, I knew we had to go with a little bit of cow. After the first turn, I knew he was good, because he’s always good after the first turn, if I can get him out of there. And then he circles really good. I know I can turn him loose and he’ll just hunt that cow on both sides,” Phillips said. Emotions spilled over as Robyne Stewart did the math from her seat next to

Larami, her fiancé, Ryan Wakefield, and their son Miles, and realized her horse had just won the Futurity Championship. She quickly sent text messages to her husband, Mike, who was antelope hunting in west Texas. “He wasn’t there, but he was blowing our phones up because he didn’t have enough service to watch the webcast,” Robyne said. “I’m on cloud nine. I’m so happy for Kelby. He deserves it. He’s worked so hard to get where he’s at. There’s not a lazy bone in his body. He’s just a good kid.”

Rapid climb Phillips won his first NRCHA paycheck in January 2010, and since then, has swiftly and steadily progressed to the top of the highly competitive Open division. He arrived in Reno as the seventh highest on the current NRCHA Top Open Riders list, with more than $276,000 in lifetime earnings. Prior to winning the Snaffle Bit Futurity, his biggest career accolade was the 2014 NRCHA Derby Open

Championship aboard Hickory Holly Time (One Time Pepto x Hickorys Holly Cee x Docs Hickory). The stallion was owned at that time by Gardiner Quarter Horses, and is now owned by NRCHA Corporate Partner and World’s Greatest Horseman title sponsor DT Horses, Bend, Oregon, where Phillips is resident trainer. Phillips earned another accolade in Reno with DT Horses’ Futurity entry, Cats About Wright (Cats Merada x Wright About Now x Hes Wright On). The pair won the Open Preliminary composite with a 661 (222 herd/222 rein/217 cow), and earned $5,650 in the finals. Phillips credits a large group of family, friends and supporters for his success, not only at the 2016 Futurity, but throughout his career to date. “I have to thank my wife, Abbie. Brandon and Sophia Buttars are two of my best friends, and Don and Nelle Murphy. My herd help here in Reno—Mark Luis, Phillip Ralls, Brandon [Buttars], and Zane [Davis]. It’s nice to know you have so many friends around here,” Phillips said. He also extended special appreciation to Dean and Leslie Tuftin, their family, and the DT Horses team, including his new assistant Will Roden; Dr. Joe Carter and Dr. Pat Young and their staff; and his sponsors, Platinum Performance, JW Brooks Custom Hats, Martin Saddlery, BioWash/BioGel and Dennis Moreland Tack.

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Phillips had another horse in the Open Finals, Cats About Wright (Cats Merada x Wright About Now x Hes Wright On), owned by DT Horses. The mare had the high score in the Futurity Open Preliminaries, a 661.

Scottsdale, Arizona, professional Corey Cushing, a two-time Futurity Champion and NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, piloted Moonstruck One Time (One Time Pepto x Moonstruck Cat x High Brow Cat) to the Reserve Championship, earning $70,000 for owner Allan Kaplan, Phoenix, Arizona. Moonstruck One Time’s composite 660.5 score (217.5 herd/221.5 rein/221.5 Reined Cow Horse News | November/December 2016

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cow) represented the consistently aboveaverage performances Cushing has come to expect from the bay gelding. “This horse has been so great ever since I started with him. I’ve got faith in him through all three events. He’s got a lot of style, a lot of finesse, and it gives me confidence, which is a huge help. I knew I could handle whatever cow was thrown at us,” Cushing said. In another accolade for Cushing’s program, his assistant trainer, Tyson Benson, qualified for the Limited Open, Intermediate Open and Open Finals riding My Gun Goes Boom (Smart Boons x Gunners Easter Lilly x Gunner), owned by Cathy Corrigan Frank. Benson and the mare earned $13,500 for their 12th place Open finish. In the field of 25 Open horses, 10 of them scored a 219 or above in the fence work, making the 2016 Futurity finals one of the most impressive in recent history. “As many years as I’ve been doing this, I can’t remember a finals where so many people got showed in the reining, and

so many people got showed down the fence,” said NRCHA Two Million Dollar Rider and Open finalist Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, Oregon. “I heard from several people, it’s one of the best finals they’ve ever seen, and I think that just shows where this sport is going, how good it’s gotten, how good the horses are, how good the trainers are.” Cushing agreed: “How can you forget a night like this? So many great horses, so many great runs… I’m just happy with the way it turned out.”

CINCH Intermediate Open Champion Dual N Tomcat, a small but mighty gelding purchased on a whim at the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale, collected paychecks everywhere he went in Reno, from the 2-Year-Old Open Sale Incentive prize, a spot in the Futurity Open Finals, and the CINCH Intermediate Open Championship. Shown by Aubrey, Texas, professional Sarah Dawson, and owned by Richard Winters, Dual N Tomcat (Tomcat Chex x Dual N Mary x Dual Rey), scored a

656 composite (218 herd/215.5 rein/222.5 cow) to earn the $30,000 paycheck. Since 2010, NRCHA Corporate Partner CINCH has sponsored the Intermediate Open division to guarantee that payout to the Champion. “I thought he was great,” Dawson said, describing Dual N Tomcat’s performance in the Intermediate Open Finals. “I’ve liked him all year. He was always so little, but he always tried so hard, and he’s been fun to train all year. It’s even more fun that my parents own him, so I’m happy for them.” Dual N Tomcat arrived in the Intermediate Open Finals already having won a big paycheck in Reno. He claimed the $19,600 Select 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive Open prize for being the highest-scoring Futurity Sale horse in the preliminaries—but his achievements didn’t stop there. Dawson and Dual N Tomcat also qualified for the Futurity Open Finals, where they scored a 642.5 (216 herd/216 rein/210.5 cow) for 15th place and another $10,000. Dual N Tomcat’s combined Sale Incentive money

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Far left: Futurity Reserve Champions Moonstruck One Time and Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing scored a 221.5 down the fence to seal the $70,000 paycheck for owner Allan Kaplan. Middle: Dual N Tomcat, shown by Sarah Dawson for her father and owner Richard Winters, scored big in Reno, winning the CINCH Intermediate Open Championship, earning a spot in the Open Finals, and taking home the Open 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive check. Left: The CINCH Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was Maytown Moonshine, shown by Shane Steffen for owner Carrie Whisler.

(218 herd/218.5 rein/218.5 cow) for a $15,000 payday.

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and show earnings totaled a whopping $62,908. “It’s been a great show,” Dawson said. “It’s always a privilege to be in the finals. I’m a relative newcomer. It’s only my second time to make the Open finals, so I’m out here with all my heroes. It’s awesome. It feels great. I’m in very good company and very humbled to be here. I almost feel like I don’t belong, in a sense,” Dawson said. Dawson’s father, Richard Winters, also a NRCHA Professional and popular horsemanship clinician, bought Dual N Tomcat at the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old sale with minimal research beforehand. “Clayton Edsall [a NRCHA Professional from Oakdale, California] had him in the sale, and I don’t even think my dad looked at him. I think he just saw him down in the sale pen and it was kind of a spur-of-the-moment buy. He seems to have pretty good luck with those so far— so good on him!” Dawson said. “And I have to say, my dad, he’s just about the best owner ever. It’s very low pressure,

and he’s just happy to see his horse in there. He’s been fortunate so far because I’ve had two of his horses and they’ve both been in the finals so far.” In 2015, Dawson rode Shine Smarter (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), also owned by her parents, to the CINCH Intermediate Open Reserve Championship, the Limited Open Championship, and fifth place in the Open. Besides winning the Intermediate title on Dual N Tomcat, Dawson collected the $10,000 third place paycheck aboard Travelin Miss Jonez (Travelin Jonez x Playin With Rubies x Lectric Playboy), owned by Steve Roseberry; and finished with another $2,000 for 11th place on Wright On Hickory (Hes Wright On x Hickorys Miracle x Docs Hickory), owned by Wright On Hickory, LLC. The CINCH Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was Maytown Moonshine (Cats Moonshine x Bunny Lena x Smart Little Lena), shown by Powell Butte, Oregon, professional Shane Steffen for owner Carrie Whisler. They scored a 655

Clay Volmer, Cisco, Texas, was already a well-established cutting horse trainer with approximately $150,000 in National Cutting Horse Association earnings when he crossed over into reined cow horse competition in 2015. He claimed his biggest NRCHA title to date when he won the Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Open Championship riding Hesa Royalena (Bet Hesa Cat x Black Tie Queen x Smart Little Ricochet), owned by Kirk Johnston.  Volmer guided Hesa Royalena to a 636.5 composite (214.5 herd/213.5 rein/208.5 cow), earning $10,914. “I was real happy with how my horse was in the herd this morning. In the rein work, I thought he circled good and really turned around well. I would’ve liked to seen him stop a little harder. In the cow work, I think his first turn was probably as big as he’s ever had, and then the cow just kind of weakened on us. I could’ve done a little better, but he tried to bail us out, so I was pretty happy,” Volmer said.  Volmer got his start in the NRCHA when Jecca Ostrander, his wife, Carrie’s, aunt, sent him a horse to train last year.  “She said, ‘I want this horse to be a cow horse,’ and I mainly train cutters, but I said, ‘OK.’ I went and hung out with [NRCHA Million Dollar Rider] Boyd Rice Reined Cow Horse News | November/December 2016

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eined cow horse power couple Chris and Sarah Dawson, Aubrey, Texas, who celebrated their second wedding anniversary in early November, became the first married couple to each have Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finalists. Another well-known trainer team, Tucker and Tina Robinson, Lompoc, California, were also in the Open Finals together in 2011, before their 2013 wedding. By any reckoning, the Dawsons’ performance in Reno was a grand slam. Sarah and Chris had two Open futurity finalists apiece, and Sarah had three horses in the Intermediate Open Finals, including the champion. Sarah’s total earnings in Reno, including Sale Incentive and show money in the Futurity and Hackamore Classic, were $107,844. Chris’s take added up to $27,500. “It’s been such a great show, and really nice horses. I’ve been very fortunate this year to be mounted very well, and that helps. It’s been a really fun year,” Sarah said, adding that her favorite moment in Reno was making the high-scoring fence run in the Open Finals, a 225.5, aboard Wright On Hickory (Hes Wright On x Hickorys Miracle x Doc’s Hickory), owned by a 10-member syndicate called Wright On Hickory LLC. “To be able to mark the highest fence score in the Futurity for her syndicate owners, and they’re all first time cow horse owners—I’m very excited for all of them to get a taste of success. I think they’re a little spoiled now. It’s a tough thing. I don’t know that they know how hard it is. But it’s pretty neat,” Sarah said, smiling. Chris Dawson jokingly reacted to showing in the Open Finals with his wife. “The bigger deal was being able to get along for the time it took to get them broke enough to be in the finals,” he laughed. Sarah’s take on how the couple accomplished that? “We have a really big arena,” she observed.

horse, Boxo Valentines Cat (Palo Duro Cat x Tracis Blue Roan x Roan Ambrose), during his first trip to the Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2015. That experience last year helped him prepare Hesa Royalena for the rigors of the finals a year later. “I really didn’t do much to him. He’s pretty laid-back. After last year, I learned you have to make sure you have plenty of horse for these one-day deals, so yesterday, I just kind of cruised him around and went and worked him on the flag a little bit this morning, and then we went and horse showed,” Volmer said. Volmer turned heads in Reno, not only for his quality performances in the show pen, but also for his distinctive handknitted cardigan sweater, adorned with polled Hereford heads. “That sweater was knitted by my great aunt sometime in the ‘50s. My wife and I were home for Christmas one year and I found it in a closet at my mom’s house. I was like, ‘I’m going to wear that,’ and my wife, she just shakes her head now. But I love it,” the South Dakota native said.

The sweater receives “lots of attention,” and Volmer has turned down multiple offers to buy it right off his back. And the highest offer he’s received for the handknitted Hereford sweater? “I can’t remember—$700, I think? Yeah, that’s a lot of money for a sweater.” The Limited Open Reserve Champion was Night Time Cat (Nitrocat x Quixote Jesse x Holidoc), shown by Grant Lindaman II and owned by Phil Hagadorn. They scored a 635 composite (206 herd/216.5 rein/212.5 cow), earning $8,751.

Level 1 Limited Open The scores in the preliminary go-rounds determined the Level 1 Limited Open Champion, and it was Dustin Mills, a 24-year-old assistant trainer to NRCHA Two Million Dollar Rider Todd Crawford, who rode away with the championship. Mills guided Unos Smokin Chic (Uno What Time It Is x Dew It Flo x Mr Peponita Flo) to a 639 composite (215.5 herd/212.5 rein/211 fence), earning $6,484 for the gelding’s owner, Julie Gibbons.

Clay Volmer, an established cutting horse professional, claimed his biggest NRCHA win when he guided Hesa Royalena to the Futurity Limited Open Championship for owner Kirk Johnston.

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Dustin Mills, an assistant trainer to NRCHA Two-Million Dollar Rider Todd Crawford, won the Futurity Level 1 Limited Open Championship and qualified for the Limited Open Finals with Julie Gibbons’ Unos Smokin Chic.

“In the reining, he was real good. He’s a little bit of a goofy horse so he’s kind of jumping and looking at the signs and things here. In the herd work, he was about as awesome as I could ask him to be. In the fence work, same deal. He was really good there too,” Mills said. “He’s always wide awake but really easy. He’s been kind of a dream to train, and awesome to show.” The Limited Open Championship was Mills’ biggest NRCHA win. The 24-yearold son of cutting horse trainer Mark Mills, Brookshire, Texas, started working for Crawford almost a year and a half ago.  “It means a lot, especially in the short time I’ve been doing this,” he said.  Mills and Unos Smokin Chic also qualified for the Limited Open Finals. He said he formed a strategy with friend and fellow Limited Open Finalist Clay Volmer, who was also the Level 1 Reserve Champion riding Kirk Johnston’s Hesa Royalena (Bet Hesa Cat x Black Tie Queen

The Ladies Champion was Sarah Dawson, who piloted Wright On Hickory to a 656 composite score in the preliminaries to win the title.

x Smart Little Ricochet) to a 637.5 (213 herd/213.5 rein/211 cow). “We just decided we were going to come in here and lope around a little bit early in the morning and then just go show. Go have fun,” Mills said. Volmer ended up winning the Limited Open Championship, and Mills finished seventh, adding another $3,820 to his Futurity earnings. Mills arrived in Reno with just over $1,000 on his NRCHA record. He thanked Todd and Pam Crawford, Volmer, Chris Dawson, and Matt Koch for their various roles in his success, from mentoring to herd help. “I’m fortunate to work for him,” Mills said, describing his relationship with Crawford. “When you’re around somebody who is so talented, it makes you better without you even knowing it.”

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Dawson and Wright On Hickory (Hes Wright On x Hickorys Miracle x Doc’s Hickory) entered the arena for those finals, they were already champions, winning the Ladies division title and a $1,134 paycheck with their preliminary score of 656 (216 herd/223.5 rein/216.5 fence). Wright On Hickory is owned by a unique 10-member syndicate from other segments of the equine industry who are new to the NRCHA. “I’m extremely happy for those people, because they’re all first time cow horse owners, so it’s pretty special for them to come here and do well,” Dawson said. She took home a check for $1,134, along with a pile of nice prizes: a CR Morrison Trophy sponsored by Stacy Lynch, a $500 CR Ranchwear gift certificate, a Gist buckle and Cinch jacket from the NRCHA, a JW Brooks Custom Hat, a cooler from Classic Equine, and product from Platinum Performance.

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In one of her first times to show a Snaffle Bit Futurity horse, California cowgirl Kathy Ferguson sweeps three Non Pro divisions in Reno.

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athy Ferguson of Cottonwood, California, pulled off a clean sweep of all three National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Discount Tire Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Championships. A veteran competitor who arrived in Reno with just over $17,000 in prior NRCHA lifetime earnings, Ferguson had plenty of experience showing bridle horses and derby horses, but virtually no prior futurity experience. She piloted  Royal Isabella (One Time Royalty x Oaks Rowdycat x High Brow Cat), to a 644.5 composite score (217 herd/215.5 rein/212 cow), winning the three championships by a three-point margin. Her triple paychecks totaled $28,951. Ferguson described the experience as “surreal,” as she celebrated with friends and family amidst her three trophy saddles, Gist buckles and other prizes that were heaped upon her in triplicate.

It was one of the only times in Kathy Ferguson’s career to show a Futurity horse, and she made it count, sweeping the Championships in the Discount Tire Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro divisions.

She typically steers clear of showing futurity horses because, “I have been told several times that I pet them too much and I don’t ask enough of them.” Typically, her husband, Dave, also a Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro finalist, fin-

ishing seventh on Metalic Dual (Metallic Cat x Dual Whisper x Kit Dual), is the one to show the futurity horses, and then Kathy takes the reins during their derby years.

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“[Dave] did really good. He’s taking it really well. I’ll disappear now. He can have his futurity horses and I’ll keep my derby horses,” she said. “I wanted a derby horse, and the only way I could get one was to futurity it, so now I have my derby horse. I knew she could do it. I’m amazed I was with her on the trip. I didn’t think I could do it. I knew she could, but I didn’t think I could.” Ferguson purchased Royal Isabella from Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing, with the help of her coach, NRCHA Professional Erin Taormino, Waurika, Oklahoma. “I had gone to Erin because she had worked with a couple other horses, and let me pet them. We call it, ‘Is it pet-worthy?’ And she says, ‘Yes, it’s pet-worthy,’ so I get to pet it. Not everybody puts up with me that way.” During the shopping process, Ferguson admits she had her heart set on a different horse, but Taormino urged her to take a second look at the blaze-faced sorrel mare.  “I’m glad I did,” she said, adding that the friendly mare she calls “Princess Isabella” made the best sales pitch all on her own. “She nuzzled me. She loved me,” Ferguson said, laughing, describing the moment that convinced her to close the deal and become Royal Isabella’s new owner. In the Non Pro Futurity preliminaries, Ferguson and Royal Isabella finished fourth with a 640 composite (213 herd/215 rein/212 cow), a score they

“...now I have my derby horse. I knew she could do it. I’m amazed I was with her on the trip. I didn’t think I could do it. I knew she could, but I didn’t think I could.” –Kathy Ferguson improved upon in the finals. Ferguson piloted her mare to the high score in the finals herd work, a 217, was third in the rein work with a 215.5, and then overcame her trepidation about the fence work to seal the win with a 212. “I really wish herd work was the last event. I really wish it wouldn’t come down to the fence work, because I don’t like the fence work, because I’m not very brave in the fence work. The herd work is [Royal Isabella’s] and my favorite, and she’s actually fun to show in the reining.

I hate it when they say it comes down to the fence work, because I panic,” Ferguson said. She thanked her husband, her mare, and Taormino for contributing to her success, and also appreciated Cushing’s steadying presence during the herd work. “He was part of my herd help, and he has a voice that’s unbelievable for keeping calm. He’s very good in the corner,” Ferguson said.

Amateur Champion/Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro & Novice Non Pro Reserve Champion The Snaffle Bit Futurity Amateur Champion was determined by the scores in the preliminary go-rounds, and it was Jenny Newman, a cattle rancher from the south-central Oregon town of Bly, who took home the championship, riding One Kool Moon (Cats Full Moon x

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///////// 2016 SNaffle bit futurity One Stylish Babe x One Time Pepto) to a composite score of 642 (215 herd/213 rein/214 cow), earning $5,400. Newman also earned a place in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Finals where she finished as the reserve champion in all three divisions, scoring a 641.5 (213 herd/214 rein/214.5 cow), earning a trio of additional paychecks totaling $22,198. Newman, who arrived in Reno with $2,550 in prior NRCHA earnings, began her journey with One Kool Moon at the urging of her late sister-in-law, Jennifer Rice, who passed away in 2015 following a battle with brain cancer. “She encouraged me to find a good horse,” Newman said, through tears. Although her sister-in-law wasn’t a horsewoman, “she was my biggest supporter.” Newman consulted NRCHA Professional Clayton Edsall, Oakdale,

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California, who helped her find and purchase One Kool Moon, nicknamed “Koolie” by Newman’s granddaughter. Edsall rode the gelding from last November until May, and then Newman brought him home to finish his training and use him on the ranch she operates with her husband, Kevin. “Clayton did a wonderful, wonderful job, and without him, there would have been no chance I could do this,” Newman said. She was pleased with One Kool Moon’s steady performances in all three events. “He babysits me. When I screw up, he babysits me. That’s the best way to put it. Clayton told me to go out there and stay calm and let him do his job. They picked good cattle for me in the herd work, and it all fell together. In the reining, we had a little bobble. We drug a lead a little bit, but other than that, he was perfect. We drew a good cow in the

cow work, and from there it’s history, I guess,” Newman said, smiling. Before the preliminary fence work, Edsall’s advice to Newman was brief, but inspiring. “He said, ‘Don’t be afraid to be great.’ Those were his exact words to me. It was awesome,” she said. The Futurity Amateur Reserve Champion was Sonya DiStefano, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, riding High Brow Kitty Cat (Palo Duro Cat x Hickorys Jac O Lena x Jac Pic A Nic). She scored a 637.5 composite (208 herd/212 rein/217.5 cow), earning $4,320. DiStefano also advanced to the clean-slate finals in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Futurity, where she collected three more paychecks totaling $11,631.

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Canadian teenager Sonya DiStefano was the Futurity Amateur Reserve Champion, and she placed in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro divisions with High Brow Kitty Cat.

Mindy Barkemeyer overcame her doubts about showing in Reno, and won the Futurity Non Pro Limited title on her gelding, Cattyholic.

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The Futurity Non Pro Limited Reserve Champion was Rainy Walker, Eunice, New Mexico, who rode Tex Me A Cat (Zezes Pepto cat x Texas Switch x Texas Kicker) to a 617.5, earning $2,375.

it, and I’m so glad I did, and so glad it worked out the way that it did,” she said. She thanked her husband, Brad; her herd help, Doug Williamson, Shadd Parkinson and Corey Cushing; NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Don Murphy; her mom, who stayed home to take care of the Barkemeyers’ young sons, Bryce and Zane; and her huge cheering section of friends in Reno. The Non Pro Limited Reserve Champion was Rainy Walker, Eunice, New Mexico, who rode Tex Me A Cat (Zezes Pepto cat x Texas Switch x Texas Kicker) to a 617.5, earning $2,375.

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The first go-round of Snaffle Bit Futurity competition comes with rewards for the high scorers in each event—herd work, rein work and cow work. These preliminary prize winners were honored at the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet, held September 29 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino.

Before he became the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion with Duals Lucky Charm, Kelby Phillips was the Open Preliminary composite winner riding Cats About Wright (Cats Merada x Wright About Now x Hes Wright On), owned by DT Horses, Bend, Oregon, where Phillips is the resident trainer. Cats About Wright, a mare bred by Gardiner Quarter Horses, Ashland, Kansas, earned a 661 in the preliminary composite (222 herd/222 rein/217 cow). A pair of custom silver stirrups, sponsored by Terry Ratto, went to Phillips and DT Horses. Left to right: NRCHA President Todd Bergen, Kelby Phillips, and Terry Ratto.

The preliminary event winners at the Snaffle Bit Futurity take home accolades for their high scores in the go-rounds.

Todd Bergen congratulates Kelly Gowing, breeder/owner of the Open rein work high scoring horse, Step To The Light (CD Lights x Shinersdiamondjackie x Shining Spark). Step To The Light was shown by NRCHA Professional Justin Wright, Santa Maria, California, and the stallion won $1,500, a Gist buckle, and a trophy sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association.

Russell Probert earned the high score in the Open herd work preliminaries with a 222.5 on Darkestsideoftheboon (One Time Pepto x Athleta x Smooth As A Cat), owned by Eric Freitas, Santa Maria, California, and bred by Gale Force Quarter Horses, Conway, South Carolina. Probert won $1,500, a Gist buckle, and a trophy sponsored by the National Cutting Horse Association, and accepted the award from NRCHA President Todd Bergen (left).

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There was a tie for the high score in the Open fence work preliminaries between horses ridden by two of the NRCHA’s leading ladies. Monica Caetano, Lemoore, California, had a 221.5 riding Mister PBR (Mister Smart Remedy x Shes A Daisy x Smart Little Pepinic), bred by Caetano and owned by PBR Partners. Sarah Dawson, Aubrey, Texas, also had a 221.5 riding Dual N Tomcat (Tomcat Chex x Dual N Mary x Dual Rey), owned by her father, Richard Winters, and bred by Rick and Jalinda Covey. Each horse won $1,375, a CR Morrison Trophy sponsored by Stacy Lynch, and a Gist buckle from the NRCHA. Left to right: Monica Caetano, Karin Richards, Todd Bergen, and Sarah Dawson.

Tammy Jo Hays, Nocona, Texas, was the Non Pro preliminary composite high scorer, riding Miss Dun Shined (Spray Shine x SLJ Smartly Dun x Smart Like Juice), a mare owned by Hays’ sister, Adelia Burris, and bred by Matthew Wilson. The pair scored a 644.5 (209 herd/221.5 rein/214 cow), and took home a pair of custom silver stirrups sponsored by Terry Ratto. Hays also won $1,400 and a Gist buckle for the high score in the Non Pro rein work preliminaries. Burris received the awards on her sister’s behalf from NRCHA President Todd Bergen.

A check for $1,400 and a Gist buckle went to the high scoring Non Pro in the fence work prelims, Sonya DiStefano, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who rode her High Brow Kitty Cat (Palo Duro Cat x Hickorys Jac O Lena x Jac Pic A Nic), bred by Donna Holloway, to a 217.5. DiStefano’s trainer, NRCHA Professional Cody McArthur, accepted the award on her behalf.

Dave Ferguson, Cottonwood, California, won the Non Pro herd work preliminaries with a 216.5 aboard Metalic Dual (Metallic Cat x Dual Whisper x Kit Dual), bred by Theresa Ricci Gillock and owned by Ferguson and his wife, Kathy. They took home a $1,400 check and a Gist buckle sponsored by Jim and Linda Schrack.

The high scoring gelding in the Open prelims received the Ralph and Mickey Gragg Memorial Scottsdale Saddlery Saddle, sponsored by Martin and Duane Gragg. High Stressin Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Playguns Melody x Playgun) bred by Wagonhound Land and Livestock, scored a 659.5 composite to win the award for owner Bill Stevenson. High Stressin Cat was shown by Nick Dowers, Dyer, Nevada. Left to right: Todd Bergen, Bill Stevenson, and Nick Dowers. Reined Cow Horse News | November/December 2016

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lucrative added money and impressive prizes at stake, the caliber of competition in these horse show divisions is always high. Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show class champions took home Gist custom buckles, a cooler bag with grooming supplies and a $50 gift card from

San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health, mongrammed CINCH jackets, and product from Platinum Performance. Champions in the Open Bridle, Open Hackamore, Non Pro Hackamore, Open Two Rein, Non Pro Limited, $5,000 Non Pro Limited, Youth Bridle, and Youth

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Limited also won saddles courtesy of DC Cow Horse Gear, Don Rich Saddles, or Bob’s Custom Saddles. The NRCHA thanks presenting saddle sponsors Linda Wood/Chandler Ranch, Mark Rauch, and the Santa Ynez Valley Cow Horse Classic, and buckle sponsors Dick Hershman, Boyd and Halee Rice, the Sandy Collier Non Pros, Barb Crist, Harlan Feed/Ricky Nicolazzi, Ruby View Quarter Horses, and Crawford Performance Horses.

let him do his thing, and stay out of his way, and it worked out,” Telford said. Telford, of Caldwell, Idaho, thanked Hes Shinettes CD’s owner, Nancy Crawford-Hall of Holy Cow Performance Horses, for her unwavering support. “I can’t thank her enough. I never would have made it to this point in my career without her. She’s provided me with horses that are just amazing,” Telford said.

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The Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Bridle finals, always a crowd-pleasing class, took place Friday, September 30, before the Futurity Non Pro finals fence work. Eight elite bridle horses, in a field that included four Million Dollar Riders, put on an unforgettable display of grit and finesse. The Open Bridle Champion, with a score of 443 (221 rein/222 cow), was Hes Shinettes CD (CD Olena x Sheza Shinette x Shining Spark), shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Jake Telford, for owner/breeder Holy Cow Performance Horses. The championship paid $7,175. With just a point separating the champion from the reserve champion, ARC Sparkin Chics (Chic Please x Sailing Spark x Shining Spark) shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame horseman Doug Williamson, Bakersfield, California, Telford says he takes nothing for granted in the high caliber of competition.  “Every one of these guys, and there were 10 more that didn’t make the finals, could have won this class. The Open Bridle is just a knife fight anymore. It’s really tough. I just tried to be clean. He’s such a cute little horse that he usually marks good in the rein work if I don’t screw it up. The rundowns, he was a little strong in the prelims and I just tried to keep him under control, and have a clean run. The fence work, that’s where I try to

In an exciting addition to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate and Limited Open Finals schedule, the Open Hackamore Finals were held between the Futurity rein and fence work. In a hard-fought class of 11 finalists, it was Stylish Rasta Man (Stylish Rey Gay x Gees A Shining Star x Shining Spark), shown by Brush Prairie, Washington, professional Trent Pedersen, who prevailed. Pedersen guided the fancy palomino to a composite 442.5 score (219 rein/223.5

cow), riding for owner Ron Cochran of Quail Run Ranch, Bend, Oregon. The win paid $7,700. Their composite score tied with the reserve champion, Smooth Bellingrath (Smooth As A Cat x Very Special Peppy x Peppy San Badger), who had a 222.5 in the rein work and 220 on the cow. However, the tie-breaking fence work score tipped the win in favor of Stylish Rasta Man. Asked what it means to him to win in such high caliber competition, Pedersen said, “It pretty much means everything. Everybody here is phenomenal. Great horses, great horse trainers, and they’re my friends. It means a lot.” He particularly thanked Stylish Rasta Man’s owner for his unwavering support. “Ron has been a supporter of mine, and the first person to get me into the cow horse. He’s stuck with me for many years, and he’s just a great guy,” Pedersen said.

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The Limited Open Bridle Champion was Travelin Cielo (Travalena x Peppys Powdered Sugar x Gallo Del Cielo), shown by Rebecca Ann Sternadel, Bakersfield, California, who rode the gelding to a 427 (210 rein/217 cow). Travelin Cielo is owned by Sheila Drewry. The win paid $1,275.

For the second consecutive year, the Limited Open Hackamore 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. They scored a 436 (219.5 rein/216.5 cow), earning $1,425.

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INTERMEDIATE NON PRO BRIDLE & NOVICE NON PRO BRIDLE

In a tough Non Pro Bridle class, JJ Fisher and Nu Cash Cutter (Smart Cash Cutter x Nu Cashlynn Rose x Nu Cash) laid down a 296.5 (145.5 rein/151 cow) for the win, which paid $3,684. The team also won the Run To Reno Fence Work Championship with a 216, taking home another $1,000 and a Gist buckle.

Abbie Phillips, Bend, Oregon, collected a pair of championships in the Intermediate and Novice Non Pro Bridle, riding Bed Head Cat (Wild Haired Cat x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena) to a 295 composite (145.5 rein/149.5 cow). Phillips was also third in the Non Pro Bridle. Her three paychecks totaled $6,152.

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Mike Miller, Big Piney, Wyoming, and his home-bred gelding, Firecat Flashenfever (Playboys Buck Fever x Firecat Cash x Miss N Cash), won the Non Pro Hackamore Championship for a second consecutive year, scoring a 436.5 (215.5 rein/221 cow). The win paid $3,900.

National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider Zane Davis, Idaho Falls, Idaho, piloted Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger) to the Open Two Rein Championship, scoring a 298.5 (148 rein/150.5 cow). The win paid $2,490 to owner C Ranches, Inc.

NON PRO TWO REIN

NON PRO LIMITED

Paul Wilinski guided Paddysstarlightchic (Self Shine x RN Starlights Chic x Smart Chic Olena) to a 294 composite (143 rein/151 cow) for the Non Pro Two Rein Championship. Wilinski, Maribel, Wisconsin, earned $1,422.

The biggest horse show class population was in the Non Pro Limited divisions, where judges marked a total of 149 runs in the $1,000 Non Pro Limited, $5,000 Non Pro Limited, and Non Pro Limited divisions over two days of showing. In the Non Pro Limited division, Kristin Bacchetti rode Heart Of A Remedy (Heart Of A Fox x SPD Remedys Response x Smart Peppy Doc) to scores of 143.5 in the rein work and 147 in the cow work for a 290.5 composite to earn the championship. The Tracy, California, competitor took home a check for $1,450. Bacchetti was also the Run To Reno Boxing Champion, scoring a 150 to win an additional $1,000 and another Gist buckle.

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$5,000 NON PRO LIMITED

Kelly Cobb, Reno, Nevada, won the $1,000 Non Pro Limited Championship aboard her mare, Lizzy Go Lightly (Peptoboonsmal x Turn Liz Loose x Doc’s Hickory). They scored a 291.5 composite (144 rein/147.5 cow), earning $915.

Adrianna Adams of Oakdale, California, claimed the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Championship riding Wanna Winna Prize (Smokums Prize x Ill Be A Winning Gal x Ill Be Smart), owned by her mother, Andrea Adams. The pair scored a 290.5 (144 rein/146.5 cow), earning $1,115.

YOUTH LIMITED

YOUTH BRIDLE

Adrianna Adams collected two major championships in one weekend when she also won the Youth Limited title with Wynsome Chex (Chex Out This Remedy x Miel Classic Tejon x Mr San Olen) to scores of 145.5 in the rein work and 147 on the cow for 292.5. She won just over $900.

Garett Lund of LaCygne, Kansas, and his gelding, Ginas Pepto (One Time Pepto x Ginas Badger x Peppy San Badger), earned a 144.5 in the rein work and 149 on the cow for a 293.5 composite to claim the Youth Bridle Championship. Garett, the son of NRCHA Professional Brad Lund, took home a check for just over $1,400.

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The NRCHA Hackamore Classic, combined with the Snaffle Bit Futurity schedule for the first time, sees explosive growth in entries and a huge come-from-behind win by Open Champion Raise A Smart Cat and Nick Dowers.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Premier Event for hackamore horses, the Hackamore Classic, celebrates the training style of the traditional California Vaquero. Four- and 5-year-old horses are shown in the hackamore, the traditional bit-less headgear consisting of a bosal noseband usually made of rawhide or leather; and braided rope mecate rein. The customary mecate material is horse hair, but mohair or synthetics also are commonly used and legal in the show pen. Horses compete in a grueling three-event contest consisting of herd work, rein work and fence work, with a single go-round determining the champions in 10 different divisions for Open, Non Pro, Amateur and Non Pro Limited (herd/rein/boxing) riders.

Raise A Smart Cat, shown by Nick Dowers for owner Bill Stevenson, overcame a huge 16-point deficit to win the Hackamore Classic Open Championship.

From 2012 through 2015, the Hackamore Classic was held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado, but in 2016, the NRCHA Board of Directors voted to incorporate the event with the Snaffle Bit Futurity schedule in Reno. “We felt the Hackamore Classic show by itself was struggling a little bit. There were so many things we talked about; location, time of year, and how to make it

more accessible to everybody. We looked at the hackamore horse show class here [in Reno], which has always been a huge class, and thought about combining it with the Futurity,” said NRCHA President Todd Bergen. “We decided to try it, and that’s all you can do, to see if you can make it bigger and better.” The result was tremendous growth in entries. A group of 70 open Hackamore Classic horses competed in Reno, up

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from 43 entries in 2015. The Non Pro grew from seven in 2015 to 38 in 2016, the Amateur jumped to a field of 22 from just five entries last year, and the Non Pro Limited division increased from seven entries to 12. “We were really pleased with the growth,” Bergen said. “We worked hard on how to best fit the Hackamore Classic into the schedule.” The Hackamore Classic Open herd work was the first order of business on the Reno schedule, with horses and riders competing in the bright fall sunshine of the Livestock Events Center outdoor rodeo arena. From there, the action moved inside later in the week for the rein work and cow work, with big paychecks at stake.

Open Champion When leading NRCHA Professional Nick Dowers finished his herd work run on Raise A Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Raise The Best x Mr Sun O Lena), the lackluster 206 score left the 2011 geld-

ing far down in the pack of 70 competitive Open horses, and all but squelched Dowers’ hope of winning the championship for his owner, Bill Stevenson. After that rough start, Dowers set his sights on simply trying to earn a paycheck in the Hackamore Classic, and qualify for the Open Hackamore horse show class finals. “My goal was to just come back, have two really clean runs in the rein and fence work and make the horse show Hackamore finals. That was the goal. I thought if I had two good runs, I could probably squeak out a check in this [the Hackamore Classic], and make the finals,” the Dyer, Nevada horseman said. However, Raise A Smart Cat seemed to have other plans. He came roaring back from his herd work deficit with a 224 in the rein work and a 228 in the fence work—the high score of both events—to win the Hackamore Classic Open Championship. “As soon as we started loping in for our reining pattern, I thought, ‘He’s

Dowers also tied for the Hackamore Classic Open Reserve Championship with Smooth Bellingrath, a horse owned by his family’s Triple D Ranches.

on today.’ He can really be awesome. We’ve had some good runs this year, but today he was extra tuned-in mentally, and that led to our good reining. As soon as the cow came out in the boxing, I could tell he was crisp and sharp. That cow was kind of funny. In the boxing, it headed and stopped really easy, but once it went down the fence, I literally had to force-turn it and make it do what I wanted,” Dowers said. Raise A Smart Cat was more than happy to prove he could handle a rude bovine. “That’s like his thing. He loves a cow that’ll push on him and he can push back. He likes to get in there and bang around,” Dowers said. The Hackamore Classic Championship paid $14,094 and came with a Scottsdale Saddlery Custom Saddle, a Gist buckle, CINCH jacket, and a custom sheet from Classic Equine. Dowers, who also had three futurity horses to prepare and show, felt positive

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///////// 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity about the Hackamore Classic joining the lineup in Reno. “I personally liked it. The part I liked the best for me, was getting my jitters out and getting a feel for the arena again before having to show on my 3-year-olds. Kind of releasing my wiggles on my hackamore horses before the futurity,” he said. The hackamore has a prominent role in Dowers’ training program, and he introduces it to his young cow horses soon after starting them under saddle. He says success in the hackamore is tied closely to a horse’s state of mind. “They’ve got to be willing. Mentally, they have to be engaged and willing and following you and hooked on. If you’re trying to force them, kind of bang them around with a hackamore, they’re not going to go along. I think if you have them pretty strong hooked in mentally, I think that makes a big difference, depending on how sensitive they are. Typically when they’re 2-year-olds, I’ll ride them around the ranch in a hackamore. Once they learn where the pull is coming from,

you can kind of tell if they’re going to be good in the hackamore, and are going to have the nose for it and do well in it,” Dowers said. Dowers also tied for the Hackamore Classic Open Reserve Championship aboard Smooth Bellingrath (Smooth As A Cat x Very Special Peppy x Peppy San Badger), owned by his family’s Triple D Ranches. They scored a 653.5 (209 herd/222 rein/222.5 cow), earning another $9,689. Smooth Bellingrath and Raise A Smart Cat both qualified for the Open Hackamore horse show class finals, where Smooth Bellingrath was the reserve champion, earning another $6,160. Raise A Smart Cat ran into trouble down the fence and collected the $1,540 10th place paycheck. The other half of the Hackamore Classic Open Reserve Champion tie was Smartly Starstruck (Very Smart Remedy x Katie Starlight x Grays Starlight), shown by NRCHA Two Million Dollar Rider Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, Oregon, for owner CTC Equine Assets, LLC. They also scored a 653.5 (217.5 herd/221.5

Red River Rivalry, shown by Shawn Hays, was the Hackamore Classic Intermediate Open Champion.

rein/214.5 cow) for a $9,689 payday. In the Open Hackamore horse show class finals, they placed seventh for another $2,695.

Intermediate Open Champion The defending 2015 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open and Intermediate Open Champion team, Red River Rivalry and Nocona, Texas, professional Shawn Hays, made another strong showing in the 2016 event, winning the Intermediate Open Championship and placing fourth in the Open. Red River Rivalry (Soula Jule Star x Shiners Miss Lena x Shining Spark), a 2011 stallion, earned a 653 composite score (211 herd/221 rein/221 cow), and his combined paychecks totaled more than $10,500. “It was a really tough class. I didn’t get him shown very good out of the herd. I had a miss that cost me three points. But he came back strong in the reining and the fence work with a pair of 221’s, so we were really pleased with that,” Hays said.

The Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was CD Highlights, shown by Randy Paul.

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Ryan Thomas and Magicat won the Hackamore Classic Limited Open Championship by a threepoint margin for the mare’s owner, Joyce Pearson.

Hays admits to having a special bond with “Red,” a 2011 stallion he has trained from the beginning. Red River Rivalry is owned by Hays’ wife, Tammy Hays, and her father, Walter Greeman. He arrived in Reno with more than $46,000 in prior earnings. Hays and Red River Rivalry also qualified for the Open Hackamore horse show class finals, where they finished sixth, which garnered $2,695. The Hackamore Classic Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was CD Highlights (High Brow CD x Go Little Starlight x Grays Starlight), shown by NRCHA Professional Randy Paul for owner Linda Katz. They scored a 652.5 (217 herd/217.5 rein/218 cow), earning $2,348. They also took another $5,285 paycheck for placing fifth in the Hackamore Classic Open, and qualified for the Open Hackamore horse show class finals, where they tied for eighth place and added another $1,925 to their earnings.

Limited Open Champion In the Hackamore Classic Limited Open division, Ryan Thomas, King Hill, Idaho,

Danielle Lybbert piloted Hi Hill Bud, owned by her husband, Christian, to the Hackamore Classic Limited Open Reserve Championship and the Level 1 Limited Open Championship.

teamed up with the 2011 mare, Magicat (Metallic Cat x Magical Lena x Little Lenas Legend), to win the championship with a 647 composite (213 herd/218 rein/216 cow). They also placed seventh in the Intermediate Open and 14th in the Open, for combined paychecks totaling $4,638. Thomas is an assistant trainer to Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame horsewoman Anne M. Reynolds. Magicat was raised and trained at Reynolds’ Why Worry Ranch, as part of the breeding operation she co-manages with her mother, Joyce Pearson, who owns Magicat. Thomas was pleased with Magicat’s performance throughout all three Hackamore Classic events—particularly the herd work. “It was only a 213, but it was a tough day of herd work, and really, I haven’t got her shown like that in the herd work. We were third-to-last in the herd, and it was a confidence builder for her and me,” Thomas said. He praised Magicat’s honest demeanor in the show pen, her reliable stop, and

her ability to handle a cow down the fence. “Every time you say whoa—she is such a stopper. I knew leaving that corner I had a good cow,” he said. “She’s just an awesome, broke horse. I have to thank Annie and Joyce for letting me ride her and show her.” The win in Reno was not the first success for Thomas and Magicat; they also won the 2016 NRCHA Derby Limited Open Championship in Paso Robles, California, in June. The Hackamore Classic Limited Open Reserve Champion and Level 1 Limited Open Champion was Hi Hill Bud (High Brow CD x Roses To Rubies x Smart Little Lena), shown by Danielle Lybbert and owned by Danielle’s husband, Christian Lybbert. The pair scored a 644 (208 herd/219.5 rein/216.5 cow). Lybbert also earned a check in the Intermediate Open, for a total $4,354 payday.

Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Champion The paychecks piled up quickly for Hackamore Classic Non Pro competitors,

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In her biggest career NRCHA win, Diane Lorenzen claimed dual championships in the Novice Non Pro and Amateur Hackamore Classic divisions.

cut one fresh one, one that was used just a tiny bit, and the last one, I’m sure it was used. But he actually did way better than I expected. The reining, he felt real good, he felt smooth. He felt good in the fence work too. We had one real good turn and one turn where the cow kind of set up and we went by a little, but we had two good circles. He is so easy to show. Lope a few circles and come in. I never had one like that.” Firecat Flashenfever has been a steady performer throughout his limited-age event career. Miller and the bay gelding were the 2013 Futurity Intermediate Non Pro Champions and the Non Pro Reserve Champions. They also pulled big paychecks at the 2015 NRCHA Stallion Stakes, taking reserve in the Intermediate and fourth place in the Non Pro. Miller has a long history as a leading NRCHA Non Pro, although in recent years, his trips to Premier Events have been less frequent.  “I don’t go as much as I used to, but it’s good to see everyone. The caliber of horses and riders has gotten so high in the last few years, I’m just tickled I could stay with them,” he said, smiling.

Millsap, Texas, non pro Jennifer Neel tied Lorenzen for the Hackamore Classic Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Reserve Championships, riding her Z Martinalena, a mare from the Neel family’s successful reined cow horse breeding program.

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Jasper Patrick, the smallest rider in the Hackamore Classic Non Pro Limited, earned the biggest win, taking the championship on Doctor J Stik, a gelding owned by his father, Jason Patrick.

Novice Non Pro and Amateur Champion When Diane Lorenzen sat in the spectator seats during the 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals, she watched in awe as NRCHA Professional Erin Taormino and a fierce little bay horse named Cuttin Wright Up (Hes Wright On x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena), made an impressive showing for his breeder/owners, Garth and Amanda Gardiner. “I watched Erin show him, and I said to my friend, ‘Someday, I want to have a horse like that,’” Lorenzen recalled. A year later, in 2015, Lorenzen bought Cuttin Wright Up from the Gardiners, and almost two years to the day after watching him show in the Futurity, Lorenzen brought a long-held dream to life when she rode “Junior” to dual championships in the Novice Non Pro and Amateur Hackamore Classic.  She also tied for reserve champion in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro, with Jennifer Neel, Millsap, Texas, and Z Martinalena (Zezes Pepto Cat x Fussy Hanky x Lotsolena) and was reserve in the Non Pro Hackamore horse show class. Her combined paychecks totaled $9,805.

Anne Albert and White Knight Time earned the Hackamore Classic Non Pro Limited Reserve Championship with a 630 composite.

Lorenzen rode Cuttin Wright Up to a 650 composite (213.5 herd/217.5 rein/219 cow). “I’m blessed. I’m super happy. I have an awesome horse,” the Bend, Oregon competitor said. “He felt really good through all the events. In the fence work, I knew we just had to take care of that cow. We got a good first turn, made our second turn in the open arena, and finished it off. I’m still in shock—I don’t think it’s sunk in yet.”  Lorenzen, who has a background in team penning, arrived in Reno with $1,831 in prior NRCHA earnings. She said riding a horse of Junior’s caliber gave her the confidence to ride to her potential.  “I knew that we could do it. Knowing that, I just said, ‘We got this.’  It’s been a long road to get here, but we’re here. We made it. It feels awesome.”

Non Pro Limited Champion A 12-year-old cowboy, showing at one of his first NRCHA Premier Events, quickly became a crowd favorite as he worked his way to the Hackamore Classic Non Pro Limited Championship.

Jasper Patrick, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, rode Doctor J Stik (Love A Little Devil x Doctor J Ellen x Doc S J Jay), a 2011 gelding owned by his father, Jason Patrick, to a 634.5 composite (211 herd/207.5 rein/216 cow), earning $1,404. “I think it’s just really cool, and I’m glad to be here,” Jasper said. He started riding Doctor J Stik when the gelding was 3. “I like how cowy he is,” the homeschooled youth said. Doctor J Stik is known around the barn as “Bullwinkle, because he’s built like a moose,” according to Jasper, who rides the young gelding daily under the guidance of his dad.  Jason Patrick couldn’t be in Reno for his son’s Hackamore Classic run, which Jasper admitted made him “a little bit” nervous. But he added the past coaching by his dad, and some support in Reno from Colorado professional Blue Allen, helped him through.  The Non Pro Limited Reserve Champion was Anne Albert, Roy, Washington, who rode White Knight Time (One Time Pepto x Little Lady Stylish x Smart Little Uno) to a 630 composite (215 herd/211 rein/204 cow), earning $1,170.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, presented by Markel Insurance and managed by Parnell Dickinson, demonstrated another strong year, with an overall $13,619 average across all four sale sessions—the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale, Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, Performance Horse Sale, and Select 2-Year-Old Sale. That average was consistent with the 2015 Sales, the strongest the association had seen in five years. The high selling horse overall was in the Select 2-Year-Old Sale. Quejanaisacat (Cats Merada x AR Powderful x Quejanaisalena), a 2014 stallion consigned by Charles Mills and trained by champion NRCHA Professional Nick Dowers, sold for $115,000 to Kay RankinWilliams, Rankin, Texas.

Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale Incentive Winners Determined The highest selling horse overall at the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales was in the Select 2-Year-Old session when the gavel fell at $115,000 for Quejanaisacat. Pictured are Ron and Patty Ralls with Quejanaisacat, ridden by Nick Dowers.

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Randy Gamble won the Non Pro Sale Incentive for the second time in three years. Left to right: Randy Gamble, riding Smart N Shiney Cat; Dar Hanson, Celia Gamble, and Sandy Collier. Stephanie Duquette

Randy Gamble, Prineville, Oregon, won the Non Pro 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive when he scored a 627 (208 herd/205 rein/214 cow) in the Futurity Non Pro preliminaries aboard Smart N Shiney Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Winenshineme x Shining Spark), a gelding he owns with his wife, Celia. The Non Pro Incentive purse paid $8,400.

Dual N Tomcat, shown by Sarah Dawson, was the 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive winner. Left to right: Sarah Dawson, NRCHA Sale Committee Chairperson Sandy Collier, Cheryl and Richard Winters, and Dar Hanson. Stephanie Duquette

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Reno to compete as a 3-year-old, was eligible for the rich $30,000 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive Purse, which pays the owner and the consignor of the Futurity Sale graduate with the highest score of the prelims. Consignors of the sale incentive winners receive $1,500 for the Open and $500 for the Non Pro. After the consignors are paid, the owner of the highest advancing Open horse receives 70 percent of the purse, and the owner of the highest advancing Non Pro horse receives 30 percent. The winner of the $19,600 Open 2-YearOld Sale Incentive check was Dual N Tomcat (Tomcat Chex x Dual N Mary x Dual Rey), owned by Richard Winters, Reno, Nevada, and shown by Winters’ daughter, NRCHA Professional Sarah Dawson, Aubrey, Texas. Dual N Tomcat and Dawson scored a 651.5 composite in the preliminaries (214 herd/216 rein/221.5 cow) to win the sale incentive check. They also won the $30,000 CINCH Intermediate Open Championship on Thursday, September 29, and finished 15th in the Futurity Open finals on Saturday, October 1.

Yearling Sale Incentive The Yearling purse is for NRCHA Stallion Stakes-eligible yearlings that change hands in either the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale or the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale. A nomination fee of $250 will pay the yearling up for the Sale

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Left to right: Korie Baker, Eric Freitas, and Dar Hanson.

It was an emotional moment as NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Doug Williamson, who trained and showed Hes Wright On to the majority of his $158,000plus in lifetime earnings, led the 2003 stallion through the sale ring at the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity.

“We’re very excited that Jeremy purchased Hes Wright On. It’s almost a perfect situation for him to go to Brazos Valley. Jeremy was very gracious, and we look forward to him continuing what we started with Hes Wright On,” Garth said. The Gardiners retained breedings from both Hickory Holly Time and Hes Wright On, and they intend to raise seven to 10 foals a year, crossing their proven broodmare band on those two stallions and other leading performance horse sires. “At that number, it’s manageable, our kids are out there helping, and it’s fun,” Amanda said. “That’s where we started, by taking a handful of horses to the [Snaffle Bit Futurity Select Yearling Sale]. That’s how the whole program began, and I think it’s a good place for it to go back to, for now.”

must be made on or before the last day of the NRCHA Futurity. The incentive check will be paid to the highest advancing 3-year-old competing in the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open and Non Pro. The $7,718 Open yearling sale incentive winner was One Smooth Mate (One Time Pepto x Smooth Autumn Mate x Smooth As A Cat), a stallion shown by leading NRCHA Professional Chris Dawson, Aubrey,

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hen Garth and Amanda Gardiner’s 2003 stallion, Hes Wright On (Lenas Wright On x Shesa Lota Nic x Reminic), appeared in the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales catalog, a buzz of speculation and questions ensued. Hes Wright On, the NRCHA’s No. 7 leading sire for 2015, was selling less than a year after the Gardiners sold their other champion stallion, Hickory Holly Time (One Time Pepto x Hickorys Holly Cee x Doc’s Hickory), to DT Horses of Bend, Oregon. Was this the final indicator that the Gardiners were closing the book on Gardiner Quarter Horses, their Ashland, Kansas, reined cow horse operation? Not at all, the husband-and-wife team asserts. “We’re changing our role. We’re going to continue to breed horses, maybe not in as large numbers as we’ve had in the past, but we’re not jumping off the boat from the NRCHA. We consider it part of our extended family, in that we have made so many friends since we started being involved,” Garth Gardiner said. Every mom and dad can relate to the reason the Gardiners decided, for now, to shift their reined cow horse program into a lower gear. Their three kids, Greysen, Gage and Grace, and their increasingly

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Garth and Amanda Gardiner are changing their role in the reined cow horse business, selling their stallions and scaling back the number of foals they raise each year, in order to spend more time with their three kids.

Texas, and owned by G2 Performance Horses, Scottsdale, Arizona. One Smooth Mate scored a 659 in the Futurity Open preliminaries (218.5 herd/221 rein/219.5 cow) and went on to place eighth in the Open finals, collecting another $19,000. The Non Pro Yearling Incentive winner was Eric Freitas, Santa Maria, California, with Smartlilmister (Mr Playinstylish x Little Smart Ginger x Smart Little Lena), earning the $1,781 paycheck. Smartlilmister and Freitas scored a 635.5 in the Futurity Non Pro preliminaries (210 herd/217.5 rein/208 cow), and went on to finish fourth in the Non Pro and fifth in the Intermediate Non Pro finals.

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Alliance partners AQHA and NRCHA showcase AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horses during the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association teamed up with alliance partner, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), to host the third Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge at the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity. The event, which offered Working Ranch Horse, Boxing and Ranch Riding classes, was held Saturday, September 24, in the Reno Livestock Event Center outdoor rodeo arena. The Ranching Heritage Challenge classes featured $15,000 in added prize money, and awards from sponsor Professional’s Choice. Sponsorship from Built Ford Tough and the AQHA Ranch Horse Journal, in addition to AQHA, Zoetis, and Professional’s Choice helped make the event possible. To be eligible for the Ranching Heritage Challenge, a horse must have been foaled at an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder’s ranch and nominated by that ranch. The AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

highlights the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch born and raised. The AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program was established to recognize AQHA’s ranching members who have steadfastly continued to maintain the ranching tradition by raising American Quarter Horses for use in working cattle. National Reined Cow Horse Association Breeders may be eligible for the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program. To learn more, visit AQHA.com/ranchingheritage.

This Cats Sinful, owned and shown by Matt Koch, won the AQHA Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge 4-YearOld Open Working Ranch Horse Championship.

AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge 4-Year-Old Open The 4-Year-Old Open Working Ranch Horse Champion was This Cats Sinful (WR This Cats Smart x Sinful Playgirl x Freckles Playboy), a mare owned and shown by NRCHA Professional Matt Koch, Douglas, Wyoming. This Cats Sinful was bred by Cowan Select Horses, LLC, and scored a 154 composite (75 rein/79 cow) to earn $1,860 and prizes from Professional’s Choice.

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Mr Stylish Cat (Mr Playinstylish x Lil Sally Cat x High Brow Cat), shown by NRCHA Professional Tucker Robinson for Kit and Charlie Moncrief, earned $1,770 for winning the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Classic 5/6-Year-Old Open with a 152-point composite (76 rein/76 cow).

Reserve honors went to One Time Special (One Time Pepto x Very Special Peppy x Peppy San Badger), shown by NRCHA Professional Nick Dowers, Dyer, Nevada, for owner Clinton Marshall. Bred by H.B. Bartlett, DVM, the gelding scored 151.5 points (76 rein/75.5 cow), earning $1,240.

AQHA Ranching Heritage 5/6-YearOld Open Mr Stylish Cat (Mr Playinstylish x Lil Sally Cat x High Brow Cat), shown by NRCHA Professional Tucker Robinson, Lompoc, California, for breeder/owners Kit and Charlie Moncrief, earned $1,770 for winning the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Classic 5/6-Year-Old Open Working Ranch Horse with a 152-point composite (76 rein/76 cow).

Amateur Working Ranch Horse The Amateur Champion was Myles Brown, who scored a 141.5 (72 rein/69.5 cow) aboard Royal Rock Hancock RAB (PG Shogun x Driftn Gray Eddie x Hesa Eddie Hancock), bred and owned by Rob A. Brown. The team earned $1,440, plus another $1,100 for also winning the 5/6-Year-Old Limited Open division.

Topping the Amateur Working Ranch Horse class was Myles Brown, who scored a 141.5 (72 rein/69.5 cow) riding Royal Rock Hancock RAB (PG Shogun x Driftn Gray Eddie x Hesa Eddie Hancock), bred and owned by Rob A. Brown.

BOXO Heavens Blue (SNW Heavens King x Snippy Blue Card x Masie’s Blue) and owner/breeder/exhibitor Jecca Ostrander of Gordon, Nebraska, were second, earning $960. Tom Coolahan of Hermosa, South Dakota, rode High On Whitches (Peptos Blueprint x High On Cuero x Smart Lil Highbrow), bred by Jim and Ethel Whitcher of Scenic, South Dakota, to third.

Cowboy Class & Limited open 4-year-old Featuring $2,000 in added prize money, the Cowboy Class title went to Myles Brown and Ima Wynna RAB (PG Shogun x Right On Ease RAB x Right On Tivio) , earning $1,380. The team earned another $1,200 as Limited Open 4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse champions. JP Colonel Blackcatt (Sophisticated Catt x Whispering Rae x Colonel Zippo Pine), ridden by owner/breeder Ty Van Norman of Tuscarora, Nevada, was second in the Cowboy Class for a $920 payday.

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Taris Cat (Smooth As A Cat x Royal Billy Boy x Billy Mans Last) to the Amateur Boxing title, worth $1,050. Muncaster’s Diamond M Ranch and Cattle Co. of Decatur, Texas, bred the gelding.

Open Ranch Riding & Amateur Ranch Riding BOXO Heavens Blue and breeder/ owner/exhibitor Jecca Ostrander topped the Open Ranch Riding and the Amateur Ranch Riding classes. The Open win paid $645, while the Amateur awarded an additional $1,050. Ty Van Norman and JP Colonel Blackcatt were second in the Open, earning $430, while High On Whitches and Tom Coolahan finished second in the Amateur.

Youth Boxing & Youth Ranch Riding Jasper Patrick of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, won the Youth Boxing and Youth Ranch Riding aboard Doctor J Stik, owned by Jason Patrick. Mike and Holly Major, Bowie, Texas, bred the 5-year-old sorrel gelding by Love A Little Devil and out of the Doc’s J Jay mare Doctor J Ellen. Patrick won $40.

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Breeder Directory Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas, is Performance In Color, raising horses that can truly do it all. They are working to preserve the versatile Blue Valentine bloodline. Aaron Ranch is the home of legendary reined cow horse and cutting horse sire Peptoboonsmal. The ranch also proudly stands A Shiner Named Sioux, a two-time World Champion with earnings of more than $179,000—and Blind Sided, the 2013 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion and 2015 NRCHA Stakes Open Champion. Aaron Ranch also supports the NRCHA as the title sponsor of the Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby, held at the Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit Aaron Ranch on the web at www.AaronRanch.com.

DUAL R SMOKIN is a 2005 Quarter Horse stallion sired by NRCHA Million Dollar Sire Dual Rey, and out of the Peptoboonsmal daughter, Smokin Pepto. Dual R Smokin is an earner of more than $220,000 in the National Cutting Horse Association. Among his many titles is the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non Pro Championship. Dual R Smokin is bred for success, with a pedigree that will bring strength to the cutting horse industry and lead to opportunities in the reining and reined cow horse industries as well. Dual R Smokin is under the guidance of Constance Jaeggi, owner of J5 Ranch Management, LLC, who has been working diligently to create an award-winning breeding program. She works in partnership with J5 Ranch resident trainer Chubby Turner, who assists in breeding, training and showing. Learn more about this outstanding performer and sire at www.JFiveRanch.com.

Michael and Michelle Miola built Silver Spurs Equine out of a passion for great horses and the sport of reining. Located in Cave Creek, Arizona, their world-class training and breeding facility is home to great stallions, including NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, Nic It In The Bud. Visit www.SilverSpursEquine.com to learn more.

Holy Cow Performance Horses, LLC, with locations in Santa Ynez, California, and Weatherford, Texas, has become a leading breeder and owner of reined cow horses, reining horses, and cutting horses. Breeding, raising and showing quality performance Quarter Horses is a passion at Holy Cow where dedication to raising quality performers that are world class in their respective fields is paramount. Holy Cow is home to some of the finest broodmares in the industry, including top reined cow horse producer Sheza Shinette. The stallion roster includes Shady Lil Starlight, Nabisco Roan, Once A Von A Time and Heza Shiney Kodo. Their sponsorship and support of the NRCHA includes the $50,000 added CD Survivor Memorial Bridle Spectacular, a showcase for the industry’s elite bridle horses, at the NRCHA Derby in Paso Robles, California. Learn more about Holy Cow Performance Horses at www.HolyCowPerformanceHorses.com.

NRCHA Breeder Sponsor, Smart Boons, is a stallion with lifetime show earnings of nearly $200,000. The red roan son of Peptoboonsmal is out of Smart Little Easter, a daughter of Smart Little Lena. He is owned by Eric and Wendy Dunn—and has been trained and shown for most of his career by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing. The Dunns are very excited about Smart Boons’ future as a leading sire—and they invite you to share their passion! Learn more at www.SmartBoons.com.

Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch of Tucson, Arizona, was founded by the Rogers family in 2005, starting out with just two personal horses. Since then, Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch has grown into a full service facility, breeding and showing some of the best Quarter Horses the industry has to offer. Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch also maintains an organic alfalfa operation and they raise Certified Organic Black Angus Beef. Learn more about them on the web at www.RogersHeavenSentRanch.com.

Matthews Cutting Horses, owned and operated by Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews, is the home of NRCHA Million Dollar Sire One Time Pepto (Peptoboonsmal x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena). Matthews Cutting Horses is well known for superior performance horse bloodlines. The Matthews’ breeding program is built on extraordinary pedigrees and exceptional performance. His first foals came of show age in 2010, and in 2014, One Time Pepto was the No. 1 NRCHA Sire. In 2015, he was the leading sire of NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale horses. One Time Pepto’s performing foals have earned more than $10 million in all disciplines. Learn more about One Time Pepto at www.OneTimePepto.com. The Ward Ranch was founded in 1972 by NRCHA Hall of Fame member and Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Greg Ward and his family. The Ward Ranch name is synonymous with great cow horses. Throughout its history, the Ward Ranch has produced more than 140 NRCHA Futurity Finalists including nine Open Champions and five Non Pro Champions. The Ranch also supports the National Reined Cow Horse Association by donating a royally bred raffle colt each year. Visit them on the web at www.WardRiverRanch.com. Already a superstar performer and sire in the National Cutting Horse Association, Metallic Cat (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal), owned by Alvin and Becky Fults, is making a huge impression in the reined cow horse arena. With $637,711 in NCHA earnings, Metallic Cat is the highest money earner of all High Brow Cat offspring, and the highest money-earning NCHA aged event stallion in a 27 year history. Metallic Cat has sired moneyearners of more than $8 million, and is well on his way to becoming a NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, with champion offspring including Call Me Mitch (LTE $107,000-plus), Cats Picasso (LTE $83,000-plus), and Metallic Masterpiece (LTE $59,000-plus) dominating in the reined cow horse arena. For more information about Metallic Cat, visit his web site at www.MetallicCat.com.

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The annual Hall of Fame Banquet, a perennial highlight at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, is a gala event and induction ceremony honoring the outstanding humans and equines who have earned a place in the NRCHA Hall of Fame. In 2016, three new individuals add their names to the ranks of exceptional contributors to the sport of reined cow horse. 2016 Hall of Fame Lyn Anderson

Lyn Anderson, Madera, California, is welcomed as a 2016 NRCHA Hall of Fame inductee by another Hall of Fame horseman, Bobby Ingersoll, during the ceremony and banquet in Reno, Nevada.

“That horse was boarded in a big pasture, and down the road was a nice training facility. I realized people would pay you to ride horses. I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’ I thought that was really cool. Then I saw an article on Cal Poly, and how they had a horse program in their Animal Science department, so I thought, ‘I’m going to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.’” Displaying the determination, confidence and optimism that would see her

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Lyn Anderson’s upbringing in suburban Los Angeles and San Diego had nothing to do with horses, cattle, dusty arenas or wide-open spaces, but somehow, those things have been in her blood since birth. “I’m the mutant of the family. Horses were certainly not in my background, so it’s a little odd that I’m doing what I’m doing. I was supposed to be a surfer, but didn’t make it,” the Madera, California, horsewoman said, smiling. Anderson’s father managed a U.S. Social Security office and her mom mostly stayed home to raise Lyn and her brother. The entire family was surprised when Lyn began asking for a horse at age 2, and kept asking until her parents gave in, more than a decade later. By age 13, Anderson had a horse of her own.

through many successful decades as a NRCHA Professional, Anderson followed through on her college plan. She soaked up everything the Cal Poly equine program had to offer, including the part of the curriculum in which students prepared Cal Poly-bred horses for the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale. “I had one of those sale horses, and went to the Snaffle Bit Futurity for the first time in probably 1976,” she said.

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Anderson’s first sale horse was purchased by another legendary NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman, Jim Paul Sr. “The first time I saw [the Snaffle Bit Futurity], I knew that’s what I wanted to do, even though I had never worked a cow and never shown a horse,” she said. Upon graduating from Cal Poly, Anderson’s name was on two sets of papers: her diploma, and the registration certificate for the Cal Poly-bred yearling Cheeta Vanbar (Dee Gee Vanbar x Docs Cheeta x Doc Bar), a sorrel stud colt foaled in 1977. “I bought him specifically to train for the Snaffle Bit Futurity, so I did that in 1980, with more or less no help,” Anderson said. “Literally, that was my first cow horse show—the 1980 Snaffle Bit Futurity.” Her self-made horse didn’t make the finals, but his natural cow sense helped Anderson win a little go-round money in the Ladies division herd and fence work, and got her permanently hooked on the sport. The next big milestone

for Anderson came in 1984, when she showed her first customer horse, Yeller Chex (Bueno Chex x Sender Q Mark x Honest Lee), at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. “My whole career started because of a bet. [Yeller Chex’ owner] had bet another local horse owner that his horse in training with me could beat the other guy’s horse in training with another local trainer. That’s how I got that horse, I swear. I did not know that until like a year later,” she recalled. “The real funny part was, we ended up tying at the Futurity. We had exactly the same scores, so there was no payout of the big bet.” In the years that followed, Anderson continued to develop her horsemanship and her training business, married Ken, her husband of 34 years, and began what would grow into 20 years of service on the NRCHA Board of Directors, including multiple terms as President. She became a significant force in the show pen, and with her current lifetime earnings just over the $830,000 mark, is among the next in line to achieve NRCHA Million Dollar Rider status. A hallmark of Anderson’s program is lasting relationships with her clients and with her horses. Anderson has developed numerous Supreme Reined Cow Horses, the NRCHA’s highest merit award for

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“The fence work is something I absolutely love to do. That hasn’t changed. It just thrills me. The reining doesn’t thrill me, the herd work doesn’t thrill me, but down the fence—I just love it,” Anderson said of her signature event, the fence work. She is pictured here riding Tuckers Smart Cat, owned by David and Barbara Archer.

equines with substantial earnings in all phases of competition. “The futurity horses are not the only goal we have. They might make futurity horses, they might not, but if they can go on and be hackamore, two rein and bridle horses, that’s what I’m all about, and it’s what my customers are all about, too. I want to see long-term horses, and I’m lucky enough to have owners who appreciate that, too. I really like the longevity thing and I like making one a Supreme Reined Cow Horse. That’s kind of my niche,” she said. In the late 1990s, Anderson connected with a family of horses that would make an indelible mark on her career. When her customer, Kathryn Schaefer, brought her a 1997 gelding, Smart Time Tuck (Senors Lil Brudder x Smoke Time Tuck x Doc Tom Tucker), to train, it was the beginning of a tremendously successful pairing between Anderson and Smoke Time Tuck offspring. The mare, who was inducted into the NRCHA Hall of Fame in 2015, produced NRCHA money-earners of $519,273, most of which has been earned under Anderson’s guidance. “There is absolutely no doubt that her babies have been a huge help to my business, and they just fit me so well. I’m riding the grandsons and -daughters now, and they’re fitting me. I owe that mare a lot. I loved that mare and I love Skip Brown [NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman and Smoke Time Tuck’s owner/breeder] for selling us the first one,” Anderson said, adding that her owners have made the greatest contributions to her successful equine partnerships. “It’s the owners who have got to have faith in you, and bring you horses. I’ve been so lucky in having the owners that I’ve had. It’s been wonderful. I’ve had some really good owners who have developed into good friends. We trust each other, and it’s been a great thing. I want to thank every owner I’ve ever had.” Reined Cow Horse News | November/December 2016

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2016 Hall of Fame Dan Roeser As Marsing, Idaho, professional Dan Roeser enters the NRCHA Hall of Fame, he not only earns a permanent place in the association’s history; he also becomes part of the first father-and-son duo to be inducted, joining his late father, Jim Roeser, who passed away in 1997 and received Hall of Fame status in 2006. “It is very special to me that my Dad and I will be the first father and son in the Hall of Fame,” Roeser said, adding that he looks forward to his younger brother,

Dan Roeser, Marsing, Idaho, was inducted into the NRCHA Hall of Fame in 2016.

Jon, a NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, and World’s Greatest Horseman, becoming a Hall of Fame candidate in the next few years. The Roesers are one of the NRCHA’s most prestigious legacy families, representing at least five generations of horsemen and cattlemen with deep roots in rodeo, ranching, horse showing, and the Western lifestyle. Two of Jim Roeser’s four boys—Dan, the eldest, and Jon, the third brother—followed closest in their father’s footsteps, becoming professional reined cow horse trainers. Jon recently moved his business back to Idaho after training in California for decades. Dan never left the Gem State, developing his horsemanship under Jim’s tutelage and operating his reined cow horse facility, Roeser Ranch, just a stone’s throw from the original Roeser home place in Marsing. “My Dad is the only trainer I ever worked for, and obviously he was a huge influence on me,” Roeser said. Jim Roeser’s unique career—first as a champion rodeo rough stock rider, and then a horse trainer—earned him the distinction of being the only competitor to qualify for both the National Finals Rodeo and the Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals. Jim’s innate ability to train a responsive, confident reined cow horse made an

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The cheerful, down-to-earth horsewoman maintains a smaller training operation than some of her industry-leading peers. With very few exceptions, she starts all her colts herself. She maintains a group of like-minded non pro riders who are enthusiastic about their horsemanship, and tirelessly strives to improve herself and keep pace with her rapidly-changing industry. “It’s been a fascinating journey, to watch the progression of where we started to where we are now. The horses, the training, the riders, the judging—everything just gets better. It’s been astounding, and it’s a fun event, because you do have to keep re-inventing yourself and improving,” she said. Anderson said she is honored to become part of the Hall of Fame, joining people and horses she has worked with and learned from over the years. She named some fellow inductees who have shared knowledge and helped influence her career, including Sandy Collier, Greg Ward, Johnny Brazil Jr., Doug Williamson, Skip Brown, and the mare Smoke Time Tuck. “It’s what you work your entire life to do; to be recognized in the Hall of Fame as somebody who loves the reined cow horse, like everybody else in this association. It’s pretty cool!” she said.

impression on Dan at an early age, and he has drawn upon that foundation his entire career. “My Dad taught me a lot about training a horse and understanding a horse. He was such a natural horseman, with so much feel. His horses were incredibly soft, everywhere. You could pick up on one of his horses and move its body around, and there was no brace in it at all,” he said. Besides excellence in horsemanship, Jim Roeser instilled core values of loyalty, integrity, patience, sportsmanship, and leadership into his boys. Those principles have served Dan well throughout a career that has led to NRCHA earnings of nearly $700,000, and business relationships, which have lasted in many cases, close to a quarter-century.

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///////// NRCHA Hall of Fame “I learned a lot about dealing with people from my Dad. He was a really fair guy. His customers were very loyal to him, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have the same thing. I have a lot of customers who have been with me for 20 to 25 years. I don’t know if that happens to a lot of horse trainers, but it’s happened to me,” he said. “It’s rewarding to have customers who are happy enough with the relationship and the results with their horses, to stay satisfied and stay with my program for that long.” Longevity is a hallmark of Roeser’s relationship with people and with horses. The veteran professional prides himself on developing horses whose show careers last many years, and along the way, earn the prestigious NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse Award. The Supreme designation is reserved for horses that achieve substantial earnings in all phases of NRCHA competition—limited age events, hackamore, and bridle. “A high percentage of the horses I ride become non pro horses for their owners to ride, and are still going when they’re 10 and 12 years old, and older. A lot of my horses won the majority of their earnings when they were 5 and 6 years old,” he said. “The Supreme Reined Cow

Horse—that’s the award and the recognition that a horse was not just a futurity horse, and not just a bridle horse, but it had an entire career. I’ve got pictures of 12 of them on the wall, and have had a hand in at least three or four more. That’s a big deal with me, the award that says a horse has had a full career.” Over the years, Roeser’s ability to maintain a horse over the long haul, consistently banking paychecks at both NRCHA Premier Events and NRCHA Affiliate shows, has made him the thirdhighest weekend reined cow horse money-earner on the 2016 Equi-stat Lifetime Statistics list. Roeser’s impact on the reined cow horse industry, particularly in the Northwest, can also be measured by the younger horsemen he has mentored. Two of his longest-term assistant trainers now have their own flourishing cow horse programs: Wade Reaney in Rupert, Idaho, and Justin Bailey in Pilot Rock, Oregon. “That’s really one of my proudest accomplishments. Wade was here for nine years, and Justin was here for eight years. I think they were here just one year together. Those 16 years were in the very middle of my career, and a lot of what made me successful was that those two

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Dan Roeser and one of his favorite horses, Roosters Rozalena (Gallo Del Cielo x Rosezana Lena x Doc O’Lena), owned by Rush Creek Ranch. Together, Roeser and the 2007 mare earned nearly $48,000, which included the 2012 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Intermediate Open Championship and her Supreme Reined Cow Horse merit award.

were so loyal and were here for so long. It means a lot to me that they’re as successful as they are, and that we’ve stayed as close as we are. I’m just as proud when they do something good as I am when I do myself,” Roeser said. He also values his close relationship with another top Idaho hand, the 2015 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion and Million Dollar Rider Jake Telford. In Telford’s pre-NRCHA days, when he still roped professionally, he rode colts at Roeser Ranch and showed Roeser’s cow horses in AQHA roping. Telford has credited Roeser with putting him on the first finished reined cow horses he ever rode. Roeser’s connection with generations of trainers and horses has struck him from time to time as he travels the Western states during the busy NRCHA show season. “There was one time when we were there at the Magic Valley Futurity [in Rupert, Idaho], and I started counting, and there were seven people showing there who had worked for me. There was another time we went to the Utah Futurity. We got there pretty early the day before. There were five horses loping around in the arena. I got to looking, and realized I had shown the mothers of all five of those horses. When you’ve shown the mothers—that’s going back a little while,” he recalled, smiling. Roeser’s commitment to the NRCHA extends beyond the competitive arena. He has served in some capacity on the NRCHA Board of Directors for nearly 20 years, including a stint as the association President in 2005 and 2006. During that time, he worked with then-Vice President Larry Bell of Stephenville, Texas, to implement the NRCHA Regional and World Championship Show qualifying system. With a thriving cow horse training business and continuing active service on the NRCHA Board of Directors as the current Rules Committee chairperson, Roeser’s

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new status in the Hall of Fame represents yet another accolade in a career that continues to run at full throttle. “I just really love it—both the people and the horses. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, and I will certainly do it as long as I can,” he said.

2016 Hall of Fame Chics Magic Potion Some of the greatest successes spring from the most unlikely beginnings, and such was the case with Chics Magic Potion (Smart Chic Olena x Remedys Magic Potion x Remedys Reply), the only horse to join the NRCHA Hall of Fame in 2016. The story of “Magic” is “an ugly duckling story,” according to his human Hall of Fame counterpart, Bob Avila, of The Hall of Fame induction of leading NRCHA money earning stallion Chics Magic Potion was an emotional experience for Temecula, California. Avila, a NRCHA those who knew and loved him. Pictured from left to right: B.J. Avila, NRCHA Hall of Fame Horseman Bob Avila, Dana Avila, Million Dollar Rider, is the horseman Bobby Ingersoll, Laina Banks, and Ken Banks. who trained, showed, and loved Chics “Kim showed her, Casey showed her. Magic Potion throughout his entire per- and AQHA earnings, banked more than They showed her everywhere. I don’t $318,000. formance career and most of his life. But the real measure of Magic consists know if she ever won anything gigantic, By the numbers alone, Chics Magic but she won all the time. She was one of Potion left an indelible mark as a per- of more than numbers. “You don’t pick out a Hall of Fame those weekend horses that went in there former. Bred by Kim Muehlstaetter of Scottsdale, Arizona, and owned by Ken horse. You’re just fortunate enough to get and just won and won and won. She did it for years and she was really a cool and Laina Banks, Schulenburg, Texas, to ride one,” Avila said. He admitted that, based on first impres- mare,” Avila recalled. Magic enjoyed a long stint as the numYears later, he heard that Remedys ber one money earning reined cow sions, Magic was anything but a top Magic Potion had foaled a 2000 colt by horse. In a six-year period beginning pick. “He was really, really homely,” Avila legendary performer and sire Smart Chic in August of 2003 and ending in June of 2009, Avila and the 2000 bay stallion said. “I have a picture of him as a yearling Olena (Smart Little Lena x Gay Sugar Chic x Gay Bar King). It was Chics Magic showed in just 13 NRCHA events, col- and I won’t even let anybody see it.” But Avila knew the genetic power of Potion, and though he was bred in the lecting titles including the 2003 Santa Ynez Cow Horse Classic “Pre-Futurity” the awkward colt’s pedigree. For years, purple, he didn’t look the part. “They asked John Slack if he would Championship; the 2003 Snaffle Bit he had admired, and tried to buy, Magic’s Futurity Open Championship; the 2005 dam, Remedys Magic Potion (Remedys start him, and he said, ‘I don’t want to Hackamore Classic Championship; Reply x Remedys Magica x Remedys ride that ugly little sucker.’ So they took the 2005 AQHA Junior Working Cow Goal). The stalwart 1989 mare, shown him to Todd Sommers. Todd looked in Horse Reserve World Championship; by Avila’s fellow professional, reining the trailer and said, ‘Don’t unload him.’ the 2008 Magnificent 7 Championship; specialist Casey Hinton, as well as her He was just a homely, ugly duckling,” and the 2009 Reserve World’s Greatest owner, Kim Muehlstaetter, competing as Avila said, adding that Sommers still Horseman. All told, Avila and Magic won a youth and amateur under her maiden bemoans the fact that he passed over one $246,705 in NRCHA money, and, with name Kim Dooley, achieved more than of the best horses in the industry. their National Reining Horse Association $25,000 in the NRHA and AQHA. Reined Cow Horse News | November/December 2016

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the funnest horse I ever showed at the reining futurity,’” Avila said. “Most of the time when a big futurity is over with, you’re like, ‘Let me off, I’m so glad it’s over with.’ But he was so much fun to show, and he was so honest.” Between the Snaffle Bit Futurity and the NRHA Futurity, Magic’s ownership changed. Avila’s friend and customer Ken Banks purchased him with the intent to ride the stallion himself in the non pro. “Ken is probably one of the greatest customers you could ever have in your life. When Magic started winning so much, Ken didn’t want to show him as a non pro horse. Ken always used to say, ‘I own him, but he’s your horse,’” Avila said. When Magic reached bridle horse age, he continued to demonstrate the great heart and ability that made him a winner at 3. In 2009, Avila piloted him to reserve at the World’s Greatest Horseman, behind the late Topsails Rien Maker (Topsail Cody x Jameen Gay x Toby Gay Bar), the 1999 stallion who, after Magic’s retirement, would eventually pass him as the

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Bob Avila and Chics Magic Potion showed at 13 NRCHA events over six years, winning some of the reined cow horse industry’s most coveted titles, including the 2003 Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship.

No. 1 NRCHA money-earner. That success at the World’s Greatest almost didn’t happen, when Avila and Magic scored a lackluster 203 in the preliminary herd work. “I was thinking, ‘Man, I’m out of the ball game.’ But I went back to the room that night and told myself, ‘I’ve got one of the brokest reiners in this pen. I’m going back in and I’m going to stomp on it, and either go down in a ball of flames or knock it out of the park.’ And I did—he was a 227.5 in the rein work, and jumped right back in the finals. He was that kind of horse. He was so honest; it was incredible. You could dig yourself a hole for him, and he’d climb back out of it. Him and Slider [Topsails Rien Maker], we used to laugh about them being Ali and Foreman. They’d battle each other. I’d win one; he’d win one. I’d win one; he’d win one. And we were all such great friends, we were rooting for each other.” In August of that same year, after Avila and Magic won the 2009 World’s Richest Stock Horse competition in Paso Robles, California, the veteran horseman made the snap decision to retire the stallion at the pinnacle of his career. With Banks’ blessing, he quietly made the announcement. “I’ve always had a thing about my horses walking out of the pen on top. He won [the World’s Richest] and I decided that was the time to do it, just tip our hat and walk out of the pen as a champion.” For the next three-and-a-half years, Magic enjoyed life on Bob and Dana Avila’s ranch in Temecula, branding cattle and serving as an ambassador for reined cow horse at various demonstrations. “I’ve had a lot of great horses, and a lot of horses I really liked. Magic was… something different. For me, he was just kind of my buddy,” Avila said. The veteran professional still finds it difficult to talk about, but in a voice rough with emotion, he described the 2012 acci-

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dent during a demo at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. There was no excessive speed, no bad ground, no prior soundness issues or problems— Magic simply took a bad step while showing the crowd the fundamentals of the fence work, breaking a front leg above the knee. The damage was irreparable. “It was just something that happened. It was a pretty great loss,” Avila said. Despite the void left by the stallion’s untimely death, Avila said Hall of Fame status is a fitting memorial to an unforgettable performer. “I look at a horse like him, or any Hall of Fame kind of horse—they give us so much. They’re the kind of horses who give it to us when they’re tired, when they’re sore. We keep asking and they keep giving. I asked, and he gave. It was hard to get over. I’m still not over it. I was fortunate enough to get to make him from beginning to end. We’re the fortunate ones, to get to ride them.”

The 2016 NRCHA President’s Award Recipient Dean Tuftin (center) with NRCHA President Todd Bergen (right) and Executive Director Jay Winborn. Primo Morales

The Vaquero Award recognizes an NRCHA member who embodies and promotes the ideals of the reined cow horse tradition. The 2016 recipient was longtime horseman and non pro competitor Clark Reynolds, Rozet, Wyoming.

National Reined Cow Horse Association President Todd Bergen chose the recipient of the President’s Award, which is in recognition of an individual who has made outstanding efforts or contributions to the overall growth and health of the association. His 2016 President’s Award recipient was Dean Tuftin, owner of DT Horses, Bend, Oregon, the NRCHA’s newest Corporate Partner and the title sponsor of the World’s Greatest Horseman in 2016 and 2017. Bergen recognized Tuftin for his enthusiasm and commitment to the NRCHA and the reined cow horse industry as he presented the award during the Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals opening ceremonies on Saturday, October 1.

Director’s Awards The NRCHA Executive Director, Jay Winborn, selected three recipients of

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his Director’s Award in 2016. This honor is set aside for those who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the association’s administrative and operational success. Winborn presented NRCHA Show Coordinator Allison Walker and husbandand-wife show management team Morgan and Debbie Tweedy, with the Director’s Award, praising them for their consistently superior job performance and contribution to the smooth operation of NRCHA Premier Events.

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Jay McLaughlin is formally recognized as a Million Dollar Rider, while WR This Cats Smart and Gallo Del Cielo join the Million Dollar Sire ranks. By Stephanie Duquette

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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 1, 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.

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

satile professional horse trainer who prepared Quarter Horses for many disciplines, including reining, pleasure, halter, Western riding, horsemanship, trail, barrels, poles, and more. His mother, Julann,

built a successful 4-H program from the ground up, and operated it for decades. McLaughlin credits her for instilling his strong foundation as a rider and competitor.

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lar journey, with its inevitable ups and downs. “She’s put up with a lot of headaches, and the times we didn’t have any money, and living in a trailer, like every horse trainer has done once or twice, or still is, in their life. She’s pushed it all the way. She’s always there whooping and hollering, whether I suck or I don’t. That’s a pretty big deal. She sure has backed me 190 percent, and I love her,” he said. The McLaughlins and their sons, Ryder and Cutter, live in Commerce, Texas, where Jay is resident trainer at Aaron Ranch, a NRCHA Breeder Sponsor and show sponsor.

Million Dollar Sire: WR This Cats Smart The 1999 stallion WR This Cats Smart (High Brow Cat x The Smart Look x Smart Little Lena) bred by Wiens Ranch Co., Sedalia, Colorado, and owned since 2004 by NRCHA Breeder Sponsor Wagonhound Land and Livestock, Douglas, Wyoming, began his performance career in the National Cutting Horse Association arena. The fancy sorrel earned $236,514 in NCHA money, and became a finalist at 24 major NCHA aged events as a 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old. His

accolades include the 2005 NCHA Open Finals Championship, shown by leading cutting horse professional Tim Smith, who described the stallion as “A star all the way—so very smart and stylish.” The first foal crop by WR This Cats Smart arrived in 2005, and he has sired 1,066 American Quarter Horse Association-registered offspring. His foals quickly proved their abilities in multiple performance arenas, earning more than $6.1 million in all disciplines, primarily cutting. Eighty-seven foals by WR This Cats Smart contributed to his NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status, winning a total $1,080,082 in the multi-event reined cow horse arena. WR This Cats Smart has been bred to some of the industry’s finest mares, including leading NRCHA dam and Hall of Fame horse Smoke Time Tuck (Doc Tom Tucker x Ima Smoke x Mr Fools Smoke). One foal from that particular cross, the 2007 gelding Tuckers Smart Cat, has become WR This Cats Smart’s top NRCHA money-earner, with more than $155,000 and a Supreme Reined Cow Horse designation on his resume. In the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals, WR This Cats Smart shined brightly as a sire, with six of his offFile photo

“Her rule for me was, I had to show in the horsemanship, the showmanship, all of that stuff, before I could do any of the reining or the barrels or the poles or any of the other fun classes. I think that has a lot to do with my horsemanship skills. It was fun for me because I’m very competitive, so I excelled at those too. I wanted to win. It’s hard for anybody to be second, but I really took it hard.” McLaughlin’s competitive nature served him well as he grew up and followed in his father’s footsteps, starting his professional horse training career at age 18. His initial focus on reining soon turned to the adrenalin-fueled challenge of reined cow horse. “The cow horse is the most difficult discipline that I’ve ever been associated with. You can only ride so many cow horses a day. You have to learn how to train those horses in three events, or two events, depending on the age of the horse, not burn them out, and strive to have something that will go mark a 75 in every event,” he said.  According to NRCHA records, McLaughlin earned his first reined cow horse paycheck in 1999. In 2004, he made his debut at the Snaffle Bit Futurity, enjoying success that few first-timers can claim, qualifying for the Open and Intermediate Open Futurity Finals on SS Rosa (Sailing Smart x Snowmans Rose x Snowman Doc), owned by Julie Gibbons. “I can still remember my scores that got me into the Open finals the first year I ever went. I marked a 209 in the herd, a 217.5 in the rein work, and a 219 down the fence. You can’t do that any more. There’s no way you could make the Open finals marking a 209 now. That’s how much I think it’s changed. It wasn’t very long ago, and it’s that much more competitive,” McLaughlin said. He credits his wife, Wendy, for her stalwart support during his million-dol-

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NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn presents the WR This Cats Smart Million Dollar Sire award to Wagonhound Land & Livestock General Manager Dustin Ewing and Wagonhound Land & Livestock owners Catherine and Art Nicholas.

recent accolades is Million Dollar Sire status in the National Reined Cow Horse Association. Foaled in 1989, the bay stallion was bred by Harold “Spook” Stream III, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and owned by the Polo Ranch Stallions, Marietta, Oklahoma. His own show career was brief. He competed only as a 4-year-old

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spring among the horses competing for the NRCHA’s top prize. Other top cow horses by WR This Cats Smart include Sinful Cat (x Sinful Playgirl x Freckles Playboy), a 2008 stallion and earner of $102,258; Shine Smarter (x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), a 2012 mare who has earned $86,550; TF The Gus Man (x Classy Remedy x Tangys Classy Peppy), a 2008 gelding who has earned $83,748; Halo Cat (x Stylin Jewel x Docs Stylish Oak), with $76,729 in NRCHA earnings; and Camilla The Cat (x Bit Of Starlight x Grays Starlight), an earner of $73,860.

year, winning $28,438 in National Cutting Horse Association money. Rooster’s defining role would be as a sire, and his foals achieved greatness in multiple arenas. Though Rooster was trained as a cutting horse, his offspring demonstrated particular flair for the reining maneuvers, making Rooster a $3 Million Sire in the National Reining Horse Association. His more than 500 performing foals have earned more than $5.8 million across all disciplines. Rooster babies do more than spin and slide; they also have risen to the top in the multitasking reined cow horse arena. In the NRCHA, 112 Rooster foals shared in their sire’s Million Dollar Sire achievement, with combined earnings of $1,010,778. The top reined cow horse by Rooster is Roo Star (x Anna Paulena x Doc O’Lena), a 1999 stallion with $79,354 in NRCHA money. He is followed on the earnings list by Son Shining Rooster (x Shining Zanzee x Shining Spark), a 2005 stallion who has won $62,231; Roosters Chicaroo (x Meerly Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena), a 1996 mare with $60,150; Sheza Roo (x Sheza Shinette x Shining Spark), with $57,641; and Roosters Rozalena (x Rosezana Lena x Doc O’Lena), with $47,805.

Million Dollar Sire: Gallo Del Cielo The other new NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, Gallo Del Cielo (Peppy San Badger x Doc Starlight x Doc Bar), also known as “Rooster,” died following an August 20, 2015 accident, but he left an indelible impact on the entire Western performance horse industry. One of his most

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Team up with Classic Equine and PLAY TO WIN! Classic Equine is fast becoming standard equipment of performance champions. Just ask the professionals. Serious competitors care about their horse’s health and soundness. Classic Equine offers a variety of innovative and protective products including saddle pads, cinches, support boots and bell boots. All products are manufactured to the highest standards for quality and value. After all, the creation of a product line that satisfies the serious competitor’s high expectations of performance is what Classic Equine is all about. With input from many of today’s leading riders, each product is designed and tested for function, fit, durability and value. That is why when it comes to the horse’s protection and comfort for training and competition, champions prefer Classic Equine. For more information visit our website at www.classicequine.com or call 1-800-654-7864.

San Juan Ranch, a Division of Santa Cruz Animal Health is rapidly becoming an industry leader in the distribution and development of Veterinary and Animal Health Care Products. The Company offers a wide range of products for the optimal care of performance horses, livestock and companion animals. The Animal Health product line includes a comprehensive, high-quality, affordable line of UltraCruz™ Animal Health Supplements for horses, dogs and cats. Veterinary Prescription Drugs for a broad range of clinical applications, including antibiotics, anti-fungals, critical care, reproduction and neonatal products, are also available. San Juan Ranch is a top breeder of Performance Horses and Gelbvieh Cattle. Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc., the parent company, is a world leader in the development of products for the biomedical research market. Over the past twenty years, the company has focused on the ongoing development of research antibodies, biochemicals, labware and has recently expanded into animal health care products.

DT Horses, “The Elite Brand,” owned and operated by Dean and Leslie Tuftin, is located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Already an established breeding and training program for world champion rope horses, DT Horses has strengthened its reined cow horse industry presence with the addition of NRCHA Champion Hickory Holly Time to its stallion roster in 2016. Under the guidance of DT Horses’ resident trainer, leading NRCHA Professional Kelby Phillips, the DT Horses’ program seeks out the best genetics in the performance horse industry, to create versatile champions for every arena. Find them on the web at www.DTHorses.com.

Don Rich Custom Saddles are specifically designed for use in the Western performance horse industry with an emphasis on reined cow horse, cutting, ranch horse, and reining events. Choose from our beautiful selection of saddles in stock, or place a custom order. See our inventory and learn more at www.DonRichSaddlery.com.

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The Silver Legacy is a National Reined Cow Horse Association Host Hotel. The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada, combines Nevada’s turn-of-the-century silver mining heritage with stateof-the-art architecture and unrivaled entertainment theming. Encompassing over two blocks in the heart of downtown Reno, Silver Legacy features 1,720 guest rooms and suites. With dark woods, marble floors and rich, vibrant carpeting, the elegant and refined Resort Casino has six uniquely themed restaurants. Silver Legacy showcases the world’s largest composite dome, measuring 180 feet in diameter. The interior of the dome, an astounding 75,000 square feet, reflects the dramatic skies of Reno, and depicts an entire day from sunrise to sunset. The indoor sky is one of the largest indoor murals ever painted. For information, visit www.silverlegacy.com or call (800) 6877733.

Wear Cinch to Win! It’s the Official Clothing of the NRCHA! Lead...don’t follow and wear the choice of champions Cinch jeans and shirts. When performance counts, the members of the NRCHA turn to Cinch jeans. Cinch is the brand of choice for some of the world’s best horse trainers like Bob Avila, Teddy Robinson and Todd Bergen. Why? Because Cinch jeans offer the kind of fit and comfort that allow riders to focus on the work at hand. Plus Cinch jeans and shirts always look good. You’ll find Cinch jeans and shirts at your favorite Western store or via catalog. Or, visit www.cinchjeans.com to find the retailer nearest you. “Cinch up” with Cinch jeans and shirts. Wear the choice of champions.

Legendary performance horse breeder and National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame horsewoman Carol Rose is the sponsor of the NRCHA’s alliance with the National High School Rodeo Association. Carol has been a longtime supporter of the NRCHA Youth program, and her lifetime commitment to raising versatile performance horses makes her a natural fit as the NRCHA helps the NHSRA develop and implement the new cow horse event in High School Rodeo. Carol Rose Quarter Horses is now a breeding facility. Situated in Gainesville, Texas, this legendary program has produced some of the finest American Quarter Horses to compete in AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA and NCHA events. Focusing on standing the finest stallions and offering quality mare care services, Carol Rose Quarter Horses is the place for you to begin the process of raising your next champion. Visit www.CarolRose.com.

DC Cow Horse Gear, the online store for Don Rich Custom Saddles, is located in Alpine, Tennessee. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality handmade tack, braided rawhide, Les Vogt and Franco Bits, as well as Don Rich Custom Saddles. Our business is mainly web and trade-show based, but feel free to make an appointment to stop in and check out our selection of great products. Find us at www.DCCowHorseGear.com.

Kalpowar Quarter Horses, based in Parker County, Texas, has a long history of supporting the NRCHA and the entire Western performance horse industry. Kalpowar is owned and operated by the Larry and Ellen Bell family. Both Larry and Ellen are from families who have been involved in agriculture since the late 1800’s. It is with great pride that they continue to breed top quality American Quarter Horses for the arena and the ranch. Visit them on the web at www.Kalpowar.com.

With future generations in mind, the vision of Hooray Ranch evolved into a place where the avid hunter or wildlife enthusiast could escape for an unprecedented, all inclusive experience. The Ranch features over 20,000 acres of intensively managed prime wildlife habitat in the heart of Kansas. Located in the peak migration pattern of the Central Flyway, Hooray Ranch offers the best waterfowl hunting in North America. To find out how you can enjoy “The Hooray Experience,” visit www.HoorayRanch.com.

The Nutro Company is a leading manufacturer of natural pet food products sold exclusively at pet specialty stores. The company has been making premium pet food for more than 80 years and is dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation in dog and cat nutrition offering healthful formulas for every pet’s life stage, activity level and size. The Nutro Company’s family of brands includes MAX® dog and cat food, NATURAL CHOICE® dog and cat food, and ULTRA™ food for dogs in addition to the GREENIES® brands, which include the #1 veterinary-recommended pet specialty dental chews, and PILL POCKETS® and JOINT CARE® treats. For more information, please visit www.thenutrocompany.com and www.greenies.com.

Gist Silversmiths: Crafting a Legend Piece by Piece - Gist Silversmiths is proud of its partnership with the NRCHA as its “Official Silversmith”. For 40 years, Gist has been considered the industry leader in customized trophy and award buckles for champions of all disciplines. Gist Silversmiths believes there is no substitute for the finest in quality, superior craftsmanship and reliable service. Attention to detail is evident in each of their finely sculpted motifs and logos; quality enhanced by unique buckle designs. An award buckle is presented to commemorate a significant achievement and each recipient should be honored with a buckle reflecting the pride of a champion. For more information, visit the Gist Silversmiths website at www.gistsilversmiths.com.

Discount Tire/America’s Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, doing business as Discount Tire in most of the U.S. and America’s Tire in Oregon, and parts of Washington and California. The company currently operates more than 875 stores across the country. In 2010, Discount Tire/America’s Tire marked its 50th year in business. Serving more than 40 million customers, the company has built its success on the motto: “Be fair, be truthful, work hard, be there on time and help people.” For more information about Discount Tire/America’s Tire, visit discounttire.com or americastire.com.

Rios of Mercedes is one of the last truly handmade all leather boots produced in the United States. There is no secret to making top quality boots. All you need is the finest leather and true bootmakers with years of experience and the desire to be the best at their craft. Rios has remained true to its roots by making boots for folks who are involved in performance and working horses, raise livestock and in general make their living outdoors. Rios has never cheapened their product by taking shortcuts, lowering standards or chasing fashion trends. We make boots for people who know what a pair of boots is intended for: all day comfort whether horseback or afoot. Rios of Mercedes is famous for fit. Most people who experience the fit of a pair of Rios are customers for life. The lasts, dies and cutting patterns used by Rios of Mercedes have developed over the last 150 years until we now have refined the fit to one of comfort yet the boot is not loose on the foot. But these refinements are not only in lasts and patterns but are evident in the details of fine stitching, the hand lasting and the care in sole trimming, heel shape and the balance of the boot. The old fashioned channeled leather welt is the only method that will give a boot that slim profile to the foot that all too often is lost when the maker uses synthetic insoles and synthetic box toes. To our way of thinking this is what gives value to our product and renders it unique in today’s cookie cutter world. Visit riosofmercedes.com to see some of the styles we offer through our retailers. If you are looking for a retailer one can be found on that same website. Rios of Mercedes, the Official Boot of the National Reined Cow Horse Association.

Bob’s Custom Saddles are ridden and endorsed by the best of the best in competitive Western riding sports today. Our superior craftsmanship and attention to detail have made our reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping, ranch, trail and show saddles the preferred choice of professional riders from around the world. Saddle up with us on the web at www.BobsCustomSaddles.com.

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Balancing Act Judging two weeks of competition at the Snaffle Bit Futurity requires preparation and consistency. Primo Morales

Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champion Moonstruck One Time (One Time Pepto x Moonstruck Cat x High Brow Cat), shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing for owner Allan Kaplan, was one of the best in the outstanding 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity field.

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rom start to finish, the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity seemed like a winner. The competition was deep, the horses well trained, and like a good competitive horse race, one didn’t know who the winner was going to be until the finish line—or in our case, until the last horse went down the fence.  The top horses did what competitive horses do: they  finished strong.  It was great watching, and the exhibitors who put on the show are to be congratulated! From the judges’ standpoint, this is a two-week journey.  The goal is to stay fair and consistent from the start to the finish. The journey begins the day before the Futurity, at the judges’ meeting. The judges go over the DVDs that were sent to them three weeks earlier. The DVDs present all kinds of challenges that the judges are likely to face during the Futurity. The goal is to get the judging process started before

arriving in Reno. This approach works, especially for the exhibitors in the first set on the first day of the show.   The exhibitors seem to understand how important staying out of the penalty box is to their success at the Futurity. Each year, there are fewer penalties being committed, which not only makes for a more competitive event, but also better watching. Knowledge and experience about penalties and showing techniques have helped level the playing field and keep more exhibitors “in the hunt.” It is the judge’s challenge to properly balance out how much influence a penalty has on the quality of whatever the exhibitor is attempting to accomplish, whether it’s a miss in the herd work, a lead problem in the rein work circles, or a late exit from a turn in the cow work. Balancing out the good with the notso-good is a constant challenge for the

judges. Consistently coming up with the correct answer takes concentration and focus. The score sheets are a great help in keeping the scores consistent over a period of time. It’s also important that the judges stay close in their scoring. An average work has a range from 69 to 71. A good work has a range from 71.5 to 73.5, and a real good work has a range of 74 and above. A poor work has a range of 66 to 68, and a very poor work is 65 or below.  These five categories allow each judge to have an opinion as long as he or she is in, or close to, the range that the majority of his or her fellow judges think the run is worth.   The five-judge system is undoubtedly the best.  It allows for even our most knowledgeable and consistent judges to miss one every once in a while and not have an effect on the final result.   One day, when I was heading to the judging area, a lady in a wheelchair stopped me.  She said, “I really like this event.”  I asked, “What do you like about it?” She replied, “Well, If you have a good work, you get a good score. If you have a poor work, you get a poor score.”  As simple as that statement seems, it effectively sums up what the judges strive to accomplish. It also brings value to the statement, “Credit cannot be imagined, it has to be earned.” Until next time, Bill Enk NRCHA Director of Judges

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Judges List as of October 10, 2016

Name Susan S. Abel Andy B. Adams Randall D. Alderson Blue R. Allen Jeff Allen Lyn Anderson Mark A. Anderson Ron K. Anderson Karen R. Arlin Billy Arthur Lavert Avent David Avery B. J. Avila Bob C. Avila Jane A. Bagley Lance A. Baker Margo Lea Ball Brad W. Barkemeyer Paul E. Barnes Francesca Baron Maik Bartmann Gary A. Baumer Jaime C. Beamer Michael W. Bednarek Chris C. Benedict Darren N. Bilyea Jack A. Bingham Ron Bluett Mario Boisjoli Robin M. Bond Jan Boogaerts Ricky Bordignon John W. Boudreaux Sarah A. Bradley Donnie Bricker Aaron C. Brookshire Brenda H. Brown Cyndi L. Brown Skip Brown Stephen F. Brown Tom B. Buckingham Rod L. Burr Brandon C. Buttars Kathy Callahan-Smith Bill B. Campbell Antonino Cancellieri Christie L. Capik Marvin “Butch” Carse Joe A. Carter Allison Chapman (Blevins) Dolly R. Chayer Rick Chayer Justin K. Cherry Ian A. Chisholm Berry Clanton Billy Cochrane Sandra M. Collier Jill L. Cook Dawn Coons Cal Cooper Debbie P. Cooper

City State Country Phone Email Lamoille NV 775-753-3120 ssabel@citlink.net Gerber CA 530-200-2229 eightycutter@yahoo.com Sharpsville IN 765-432-9586 randallald@aol.com Alamosa CO 719-221-6098 blueallen@gojade.org Omaha NE 402-657-6585 jeffallenquarterhorses@yahoo.com Madera CA 559-304-0930 Lsanderson@wildblue.net Granbury TX 254-396-5104 markbernie5@yahoo.com Calgary AB 403-249-8215 ron.anderson@hotmail.ca Escalon CA 209-602-4987 K.Arlin@hmclause.com Merced CA 910-290-3426 billyarthur57@icloud.com Elbert CO 505-429-7180 laperformancehorses@yahoo.com Amarillo TX 806-679-0722 dkavery13@gmail.com Temecula CA 580-224-1242 norestforthewicked@aol.com Temecula CA 503-784-2513 bobavila@bobavila.net Dimmitt TX 806-647-8303 bagleyperformancehorses@gmail.com Amarillo TX 806-683-4145 labaker3@suddenlink.net Fort Collins CO 970-227-8233 margolball@aol.com Scottsdale AZ 480-620-4759 bbarkemeyer@hotmail.com Minden NV 775-267-5852 barnescutting@aol.com Grass Valley CA francescabaron@aol.it D-67574 Osthofen Germany (49) 17 26248016 info@VineyardRanch.com Chowchilla CA 530-276-7345 gbcowhorses@gmail.com Lipan TX 940-902-5755 jaimebeamer@yahoo.com Jamesville NY 315-243-4387 sbednarek@windstream.net Weatherford TX 682-333-4999 chrisb6080@gmail.com Wabasca AB 780-273-0339 dbilyea@hotmail.ca Glen Ellen CA 707-495-4989 Adolphus KY 270-606-0963 rbluett@att.net Gig Harbor WA 805-217-4506 marioboisjoli@gmail.com San Marcos CA 858-445-8857 robinbondequine@gmail.com 2260 Westerlo Belgium (32) 497 589 940 boogaerts.jan@pandora.be I-36100 Vicenza VI Italy (39) 848 3806646 ricky.bordignon@libero.it Abbeville LA 337-356-6206 agnesplantation@bellsouth.net Richmond IN 765-969-9901 sarahsambradley@aol.com Temecula CA 951-760-6992 brickerponies@aol.com Simi Valley CA 805-975-7190 abrookshirecowhorses@gmail.com Temecula CA 951-491-4402 don@hvacaircommand.com Gainesville TX 940-727-9757 flexgirl10@hotmail.com Eagle Point OR 541-826-9094 Findlay OH 419-429-9359 sbrown@findlay.edu Bruneau ID 208-599-3611 tcbsbucks@msn.com Turlock CA 209-648-2596 rodburrperformancehorses@gmail.com Snowville UT 435-279-0772 27cowhorse@gmail.com Temecula CA 909-229-5459 kcsequestrian@aol.com Dutton MT 406-868-1413 campbelltraining@yahoo.com San Nattaro Sesia Italy (39) 339 7204972 cowboy04@libero.it Orland CA 530-517-1000 capiklady@gmail.com Davenport FL 863-207-1240 bcarse818@verizon.net Saint George ON 519-732-0219 j.carter@execulink.com Templeton CA 805-286-1102 allisoncblevins@yahoo.com Sperry OK 918-625-8337 dollychayer@sbcglobal.net Sperry OK 918-706-1043 dollychayer@sbcglobal.net New Plymouth ID 208-602-1936 cherryperformancehorses@gmail.com Weatherford TX 817-304-0289 ianchisholm@sbcglobal.net Tehachapi CA 760-937-2734 escueladelosviejos@gmail.com Sanger CA 559-286-5600 wocochrane@yahoo.com Los Alamos CA 805-350-1869 sandy@sandycollier.com Erie CO 303-709-0276 cookcowhorse@gmail.com Cat Spring TX 979-942-0131 dcoons2004@aol.com Phoenix AZ 602-625-1643 calcooper14@gmail.com Cave Creek AZ 480-363-3047 coop2479@aol.com

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Abby Cosenza Marc A. Cosenza Camille H. Courtney Jeremy Cox Dee Craig Frank E. Craighead Todd Crawford Tom E. Crowley Michael C. Damianos Chris C. Dawson Lee C. Deacon Shawn S. Deal Augusto DeFazio Laurel Walker Denton Russell A. Dilday David J. Dillman Nicholas S. Dowers Frederick M. Drayer Janette M. Dublin Jim Dudley Al Dunning Ron E. Emmons Bill Enk Kathie Ferrante Buddy B. Fisher Tony M. Fisher Juli Fitch Todd D. Fitch Jimmy A. Flores Jack E. Forsberg Leo W. Fourre Enrico Giaretta Taylor C. Gillespie David W. Glaser Mona Goransson Jake D. Gorrell Jerry D. Gorrell Carl Gould Benny R. Guitron Mark E. Guynn Derek Hanscome Philipp M. Haug Susanne Haug Terrill Heaton Robin L. Henrichs Jay G. Henson Jason R. Hershberger James F. Hitt Linda K. Hitt Geoff M. Hoar Jay Holmes Wayne Holt Jan Hoskin Hay T. Scott Hulme Doug Huls Bobby Hunt Bobby C. Ingersoll Doug R. Ingersoll Mary K. Ingwerson Lyle A. Jackson Caleb J. Jantz Chris D. Jeter Sandy L. Campbell Jirkovsky Lance B. Johnston Ann Judge Robbin Jung W Michael Jung Bob J. Kail Larry H. Kasten Bruce F. Keller

Scottsdale AZ 602-524-8571 Scottsdale AZ 602-524-8571 Franktown CO 720-390-8434 Pleasant Plains AR 870-307-7810 Star ID 208-989-1299 Weatherford TX 817-565-5375 Blanchard OK 405-229-6053 Kellogg MN 651-380-9194 Oak View CA 805-701-0338 Aubrey TX 940-902-4242 Gainesville TX 940-284-5495 Caldwell ID 208-369-3038 Rivarolo Canaves 10086 Italy (39) 3388 860657 Skull Valley AZ 928-379-1150 Wynnewood OK 559-359-2637 Calhan CO 505-660-7054 Dyer NV 775-813-0241 Le Grand CA 209-761-1134 San Angelo TX 817-776-7129 Columbia MO Scottsdale AZ 602-361-8803 Ione CA 209-418-8080 Paso Robles CA 805-610-2462 Somis CA 805-276-4892 Abilene TX 325-669-0055 Marsing ID 208-550-1733 Arbon ID 208-251-6737 Arbon ID 208-251-2171 Perris CA 951-218-8306 Tremonton UT 435-230-3560 Edina MN 612-501-3456 Lendinara RO Italy (34) 986 616 91 Canon City CO 719-439-3505 Parma ID 208-989-5404 Kristinehamn SE Sweden (46) 550 199 84 Hanford CA 559-679-5014 Glenns Ferry ID 208-599-7373 Raymond CA 559-760-2017 Merced CA 209-602-2514 Berthoud CO 303-907-1007 New Glasgow NS 902-759-4533 08626 Gettengruen DE Germany (49) 17 17931441 Trochtelfingen DE Germany (49) 171 719 5692 Las Vegas NV 702-281-2868 McCook NE 402-649-2342 Hugoton KS 620-544-6919 Litchfield Park AZ 602-284-0836 Elizabeth CO 303-917-4119 Elizabeth CO 303-917-4121 Red Deer County AB 403-588-4630 Sarasota FL 941-232-4617 Argyle TX 940-391-7330 Pinnacle NC 940-391-6327 Arimo ID 208-220-7411 Anthem AZ 480-390-6867 Comfort TX 281-433-5310 Reno NV 775-225-9719 Lincoln CA 916-812-7056 Weeping Water NE 402-616-1118 AB 403-542-6913 Cochrane Nyssa OR 208-590-0855 Stephenville TX 817-247-7013 Kearney NE 308-440-9627 Lindsay CA 805-550-8387 Bennett CO 303-907-4782 Farmington UT 801-231-6343 Farmington UT 801-647-1059 Scottsdale AZ 209-327-3251 River Falls WI 715-441-9549 Worland WY 307-388-4177

cabbysilver@aol.com ropenyogi@gmail.com ccourtney@ranchocortinaproperties.com coxjammie@yahoo.com deecraig2@aol.com frankcraighead@yahoo.com ride@crawfordperformancehorses.com tom.crowley@ministryhealth.org MichaelDamianos@roadrunner.com dawsonperformancehorses@gmail.com leedeacon89@gmail.com sdealperformancehorses@gmail.com ottodefazio@yahoo.it barubarranch@gmail.com russell@dildayranch.com ddillman68@hotmail.com jmerlino05@hotmail.com frederickdrayer@wildblue.net jmsteffl63@gmail.com jimdudleyqh@hotmail.com al@aldunning.com ladonadare@me.com enk.bill@gmail.com ferranteranch@aol.com fisherbb@prodigy.net tstsfisher@gmail.com tfranch@hotmail.com tfranch@hotmail.com jfloresph@aol.com m_forsberg@comcast.net sharon4a2@aol.com enrico.giaretta@k-adriatica.it taylorcarlile@yahoo.com dhranch@spro.net quarter.hill@telia.com jake@jakegorrell.com jerry@snakeriverprop.com GouldTraining@sti.net bennyguitron@comcast.net gtcllc@earthlink.net dphans@hotmail.com info@pm-haug.de susanne_haug@t-online.de terrillheaton@gmail.com henrichsrl@gmail.com wbarhtrainingstables@yahoo.com jnhershberger@msn.com jimhittreg8@msn.com jimlinhitt@msn.com ghoar@airenet.com rhondajjj@msn.com holtranch1@gmail.com aussiedog3@msn.com hulmetraining@hotmail.com doughulsscc@gmail.com huntb281@aol.com bobby@bobbyingersoll.com ingersollranch@hotmail.com maryingwers@aol.com lj@lylejackson.com jantzcaleb@gmail.com cdjeter@msn.com jbarstraining@charter.net tammyj04@msn.com annjudgewegener@netecin.net junghorses@hotmail.com junghorses@hotmail.com bobkail@hotmail.com lhdgkasten@gmail.com brucekeller1252@gmail.com

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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 Mike W. Lund Morgan R. Lybbert Lisa D. Macauley Bill H. Martin Gary J. Martinez Filippo Masi Mark P. Matson Rick D. Maxson Dan E. Mayer Robert Cody McArthur Shaun T. McBride Jim McCarty Tami L. McClure Sunni Ann McCormick Carl McCuistion Karen McCuistion Chele A. McGauly Jay McLaughlin Kathleen L. McPhaul Jeremy Meador Alessandro Meconi Kevin R. Meyer Bonnie Miller Darren L. Miller Mike E. Miller Allen R. Mitchels Jacky Molliex-Donjon Alessandro Monaldi James L. Montgomery Peter A. Morgan Tom E. Neel Ricky Nicolazzi Darrel J. Norcutt 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 Jamie L. Peters Jerry Peters Marilyn G. Peters Laurie S. Petkus Jill Pierre John L. Pipkin Kenda G. Pipkin Samuele Poli Billy Prather Smoky Pritchett Kenny E. Pugh, Sr. John J. Quinlan

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817-726-6137 annafanna1@embarqmail.com 352-598-1509 bradkelsall@yahoo.com 740-516-1985 lonesomeoakranch@windstream.net 562-743-4681 westcoastrein51@gmail.com 806-330-1701 jsknoles@yahoo.com 831-801-7212 ramona.koch@live.com 41719471760 brigitte.kuenzel@horsehillcenter.ch 760-964-2373 callenlapp@aol.com 408-691-1601 traildiva@hughes.net (34) 629 023 988 eugenioreiners@gmail.com 507-269-7454 barlstable@aol.com (33) 6 71 94 34 97 fredylaval@orange.fr 303-801-7287 pattilee782@gmail.com (46) 70 8371 378 lemayqh@hotmail.com 805-801-7166 lunds5@hotmail.com 940-727-4089 mrlybbert@gmail.com 209-765-1676 lmacauleyhorses@gmail.com 580-276-9892 303-881-2815 svtcgary@yahoo.com (39) 335 654 9873 Filippomasi67@gmail.com 951-852-5250 matsonperformance@hotmail.com 918-688-8483 rickmaxson@hotmail.com 435-979-3059 danmayer1@hotmail.com 403-771-4112 mcarthur76@gmail.com 614-519-5969 smcbride1313@gmail.com 909-225-9730 jim@mccartyranch.com 208-870-7121 mcluretrainingstables@live.com 951-453-7386 sundogger@ymail.com 580-220-1181 mccqh@brightok.net 580-220-7755 mccqh@brightok.net 318-347-3317 threeriversqh@aol.com 417-861-6963 jmjaym874@aol.com 970-371-7199 mcphaulkathleen@gmail.com 208-850-3456 jeremymeador@gmail.com (39) 328 482 4626 info@alexmeconi.com 307-331-8953 Kmeyer@mantzcreekhorses.com 315-573-4030 bjmhorses@aol.com 303-601-5483 dmillerstables@aol.com 435-770-6668 mikemillerhorsemanship@gmail.com 219-898-5010 allenmitchels@yahoo.com (33) 617 452 636 jmolliex@gmail.com (39) 349 315 1527 alessandro.monaldi@tiscali.it 801-721-0001 jtmontgomery@live.com 352-302-1618 mbscr@hotmail.com 940-859-6585 neelranch@gmail.com 530-615-7755 anna.nicolazzi@gmail.com 775-426-8154 darrel@berneyrealty.com 775-761-7876 obrien@winnemucca.net 402-640-2824 micaolson@yahoo.com 641-202-5004 owensqh@msn.com 352-361-4723 slideforever@aol.com 208-573-0193 jpalleria@yahoo.com 714-745-9725 john@pascoecpa.com 970-846-5455 horses@whisperingwillowsranch.com 602-740-2950 p.dema@att.net 602-750-4155 p.dema@att.net 435-496-0641 bpaulick@msn.com 805-801-0769 will@californiacowhorses.com 405-833-8853 jpcowgirl1@hotmail.com 303-621-9625 jerry.h.peters@gmail.com 405-620-7039 mare8000@msn.com 831-224-3604 lpetkus@outlook.com 530-200-0312 jilliesu@gmail.com 806-433-3729 jpipkin@wwdb.org 806-570-1534 jpipkin@wwdb.org (39) 328 969 1198 samisaranch@alice.it 803-669-1325 bpquarterhorses@bellsouth.net 530-200-0560 smoky@smokypritchett.com 713-503-9676 kpugh1938@gmail.com 413-530-0371 jqranchhorse@gmail.com

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Vicki K. Radtke Aaron T. Ralston Marilyn K. Randall Wade J. Reaney Guillermo Recio Trigg C. Rentfro Anne M. Reynolds Gary Reynolds Roy A. Rich Enrico Righetti Dan S. Roeser Fielding (Bozo) H. Rogers Pam R. Rose Sam M. Rose Rusty R. Ruby Bill J. Sanguinetti Debby M. 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 Carol L. Telford Jake A. Telford Becky A. Terrell R David Terrell Ryan M. Thomas Terry R. Thompson Les M. Timmons Betsy Tuckey John C. Tuckey Tim Unzicker Jeffry J. Veitch T.E. Vinci Carlo Volpi Allen R. Walton Lori L. Walton Brady E. Weaver Gary W. Webb Gary Wells Wayne W. Whitehead Daniel A. Wildin 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 Liz Younger

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vradtke@hotmail.com ralstonranch@gmail.com marilyn.randall88@gmail.com wadejreaney@gmail.com grecio@earthlink.net trentfro@live.com yworryranch@msn.com enjoytr@aol.com roy_rich6@yahoo.com righetti.e@tiscali.it roeserstables@gmail.com bozorogers4@gmail.com sroseqh@aol.com sroseqh@yahoo.com rruby@utah.gov billsanguinetti@aol.com outwest1@verizon.net 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 snyderperformancehorse@gmail.com 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 carol.telford@alice.it j.jtelford1@gmail.com baterrell@copper.net cmeprosper@rittermail.com rtcutter@gmail.com terrythompsoninc@yahoo.com leslietimmons@msn.com JTTuckey1005@gmail.com JTTuckey1005@gmail.com timunzicker@gmail.com jjveitch@gmail.com te.vinci@yahoo.com carlo_volpi@hotmail.com awalton677@gmail.com lori@waltonranch.com megbweaver@hotmail.com garywebb@missouristate.edu gwells@arbuckleonline.com grulla1@netscape.net danielwildin@yahoo.com doug.williamson@sbcglobal.net tw60to80@yahoo.com willmaw@pld.com bwilson@centramedia.net cayleyrwilson@gmail.com richard@wintersranch.com highcountrytraining@msn.com cowboykw1@aol.com nbphorses@gmail.com office@nanciewright.com liz@youngeragency.com

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Subscribed Stallions Stallion

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Foal Crop: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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Hick Chicaroo

(805) 693-1012

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(817) 599-4560

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(817) 546-3630

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(435) 757-3487

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(403) 749-2777

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(541) 977-5274

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(916) 802-6668

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(602) 524-9047

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(916) 802-6668

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(903) 886-8836

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(307) 358-5439 x 1

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(303) 956-1887

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(254) 947-1292

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(817) 594-6900

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(417) 682-6373

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(209) 759-3323

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(361) 675-4695

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(303) 618-0749

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(254) 485-8280

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(530) 200-0560

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(970) 226-4747

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(940) 637-2536

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(806) 596-4424

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(707) 678-8686

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(805) 688-4241

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X

TR Dual Rey

(817) 560-0038

X

X

X

X

X

Shine Chic Shine

(940) 637-2536

X

X

Travelin Jonez

(903) 564-7883

Shiners Nickle

(210) 381-3132

X

X

Tru Grrit

(970) 749-3322

X

Shiners Suduko

(405) 659-7394

Uno What Time It Is

(405) 344-6692

X

X

X

X

X X

X X

X X

X

X

X

X

Shiners Voodoo Dr

(405) 527-5008

X

X

X

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Shining Lil Nic

(303) 915-6444

X

X

X

X

X

Shining Spark

(940) 665-9304

X

Short And Smart

(661) 303-6015

Silver Gun

(559) 897-8616

X

X

Wild Haired Cat

Sixes Pick

(806) 596-4424

X

X

X

X

X

Willy B Gun Smart

(406) 777-2664

Smart And Shiney

(940) 437-2470

X

X

X

X

Woody Be Tuff

(903) 536-3286

X

X

X

X

Smart Blackbird

(519) 913-1233

X

X

WR This Cats Smart

(307) 358-5439

X

X

X

X

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Smart Boons

(817) 599-4560

X

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Very Smart Remedy

(208) 366-2971

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Waresthecat

(806) 596-4424

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Western Time Zone

(940) 682-4001

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Widows Freckles

(817) 546-3630

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(405) 837-9873

Smart Chic Olena

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Zezes Pepto Cat

(940) 859-6587

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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. In the event the stallion owner or syndicate manager chooses not to enroll the stallion, nominators may be persons other than the owner or syndicate manager of 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, 2017 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)

Nominated after Feb 1, 2017 Foal Crop..................................................Fee 2012.....................................................$2,500 2013.....................................................$2,500 2014.....................................................$1,750 2015.....................................................$1,500 2016.....................................................$1,250 2017.....................................................$1,000 2018........................................................$750 (or $2,500 for 2018-2022)

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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. For your convenience, Visa and MasterCard are also accepted with a 3.5% convenience fee.

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: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Registration#______________________________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________________________________  Dam: ________________________________________________________________ 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.

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NATIONAL REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION 2017 Membership Application Valid from Nov. 16, 2016 - Nov. 15, 2017 Name: 

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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!

o 1 Year Owner Only Membership - $75 ($65 before Jan 1) o 3 Year Owner Only Membership - $210 ($180 before Jan 1)

o 1 Year Youth Membership - $40 YOUTH o 1 Year Youth w/Non Pro Membership - $75 o 1 Year Youth Upgrade to Non Pro - $35

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Do you wish to donate to the NRCH Foundation? (501(c)(3) Donation) o  $50    o  $10    o  $5    o  $ Other_________ Apply Donation to o  Crisis Fund o  Youth Fund o $ Other________________________________

A 3.5% fee will apply to credit cards

Billing Address: ____________________________________________________________________  Exp Date: ____________________  CVC: _______________

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: ____________________________________________________________________    Date: _______________________

NON PRO APPLICATION - Non Pro riders must sign this section and also complete a Non Pro Declaration every year o Non Pro Renewal    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 112 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | Reined Cow Horse News

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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) H  ave you earned more than $750 in earnings down the fence? (for eligibility)

m Yes

m No

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

m Yes

m No

3) W  ithin 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) W  ithin 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) D  o 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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Top Riders for Open LAE Eligibility in 2016 Riders listed in the Top 20 (above the line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Open LAE in 2016.

Rank

Rider Name

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

Corey D. Cushing Chris C. Dawson Zane P. Davis Jake A. Telford Todd A. Bergen Phillip J. Ralls Kelby L. Phillips Jay McLaughlin Todd Crawford Erin L. Taormino Boyd J. Rice Nicholas S. Dowers John C. Swales Matt J. Koch Lukas J. Jones Nicolas Barthelemy Anne M. Reynolds Justin T. Wright Jake D. Gorrell Doug Williamson Brandon C. Buttars Ron E. Emmons Tucker J. Robinson Monica J. Caetano Sarah L. Dawson Ken L. Wold Robert Cody McArthur Justin E. Lawrence Robert Chown Ron Ralls Randy J. Paul Clayton M. Edsall Shawn D. Hays Mark A. Sigler Wade J. Reaney Brad L. Lund Kyle Trahern Cayley R. Wilson Ted Robinson Lance B. Johnston Jon Roeser Trent S. Pedersen Monty L. Bruce Robert C. Forst Bobby E. Lewis Russell A. Probert Mark A. Luis Jason Gay Ben Baldus Jay Holmes

2013 $147,072.86 $164,158.32 $101,200.07 $88,329.01 $69,531.63 $31,722.96 $121,318.28 $90,108.01 $69,249.64 $7,177.80 $40,137.28 $114,282.40 $19,889.50 $56,772.86 $41,707.94 $5,504.63 $66,059.02 $32,122.96 $69,343.51 $47,499.92 $45,654.04 $14,214.04 $17,003.17 $11,825.00 $0.00 $32,522.61 $8,390.05 $25,978.22 $12,753.84 $2,315.32 $766.67 $24,043.10 $9,441.14 $4,289.05 $16,259.85 $25,161.86 $228.67 $2,227.60 $17,850.00 $14,175.33 $5,746.78 $8,388.92 $20,611.15 $9,347.47 $8,500.00 $8,688.00 $7,852.60 $960.00 $5,813.00 $21,069.01

2014 $196,711.18 $112,386.45 $160,919.17 $51,265.82 $140,899.97 $100,055.27 $63,460.63 $46,870.82 $64,098.14 $58,638.85 $88,442.41 $40,827.00 $57,603.16 $20,366.20 $38,819.88 $10,669.75 $9,655.25 $30,972.84 $27,745.33 $40,654.88 $27,032.36 $40,859.52 $53,973.74 $40,989.44 $0.00 $29,553.04 $5,036.99 $24,219.63 $22,111.27 $29,443.27 $13,167.97 $16,382.87 $13,639.28 $17,376.51 $22,402.53 $18,125.79 $28,898.06 $12,989.43 $14,903.88 $24,342.96 $23,544.69 $399.88 $20,639.82 $18,091.59 $23,042.53 $4,361.78 $22,123.84 $2,030.67 $15,459.88 $6,244.09

2015

Sum of Earnings

$76,236.59 $122,181.19 $105,599.54 $149,678.44 $77,289.77 $110,402.17 $48,958.18 $82,057.20 $55,779.35 $114,280.45 $46,592.77 $19,394.88 $81,168.69 $65,157.89 $51,815.50 $106,590.38 $32,560.30 $43,795.05 $4,734.12 $566.80 $10,879.21 $27,570.72 $11,064.01 $27,759.38 $76,314.24 $9,808.54 $57,868.91 $19,434.06 $34,358.67 $24,746.19 $42,162.58 $15,627.53 $30,926.68 $32,012.40 $13,943.48 $6,803.66 $20,196.88 $33,958.73 $12,001.86 $4,559.13 $13,218.20 $33,657.46 $1,154.04 $13,350.23 $7,685.85 $25,574.17 $7,779.63 $34,680.94 $16,291.13 $9,603.34

$420,020.64 $398,725.96 $367,718.78 $289,273.27 $287,721.37 $242,180.40 $233,737.09 $219,036.03 $189,127.13 $180,097.10 $175,172.45 $174,504.28 $158,661.35 $142,296.95 $132,343.32 $122,764.76 $108,274.57 $106,890.85 $101,822.96 $88,721.60 $83,565.61 $82,644.28 $82,040.92 $80,573.82 $76,314.24 $71,884.19 $71,295.95 $69,631.91 $69,223.78 $56,504.78 $56,097.22 $56,053.50 $54,007.10 $53,677.96 $52,605.86 $50,091.31 $49,323.61 $49,175.76 $44,755.74 $43,077.42 $42,509.66 $42,446.26 $42,405.01 $40,789.29 $39,228.38 $38,623.95 $37,756.07 $37,671.61 $37,564.01 $36,916.44

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Top Riders for Non Pro LAE Eligibility in 2016 Riders listed in the TOP 12 (above the first line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Non Pro LAE in 2016.

Rank

Rider Name

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

Tammy Jo Hays Jayson J. Fisher Laurie Ward Elizabeth G. Kania Dave A. Ferguson Stuart C. Bozeman Parke S. Greeson Amanda E. Gardiner Shannon M. McCarty Bubba M. Petty Toni M. Hagen Heath Brent W. Ratliff Kathy L. Wilson Keri L. Hudson-Reykdal Tyler G. Burkey Bart F. Holowath Terry S. Forst Grant F. Lindaman II Robert M. Miller Eric M. Freitas Karey E. Franz Lyle G. Proctor Debby M. Sanguinetti Jennifer A. Neel Kenneth J. Schueller Robbie C. McKay Stacey Purzycki Molly Russell Wilder Jones Stephen A. Silva Randy J. Gamble Bill Tointon Suzon W. Schaal Shannon L. Haskins Linda R. Wood Michelle D. Strickland CJ Murphy Gregg Lafitte Carmen Buckingham Gene A. Armstrong Ramona L. Wold Cynthia L. Bias Paul G. Wilinski Harry C. De Haan Jeff Garijo Brent G. Lester Sandra W. Kaskey John E. Showalter Steve Hoar Marjie Robinson

2013 $32,284.40 $38,962.19 $23,842.29 $11,328.76 $18,984.18 $32,860.25 $2,358.90 $8,896.18 $3,225.44 $10,679.99 $5,086.24 $10,496.75 $8,474.71 $0.00 $10,684.23 $8,220.91 $420.00 $18,233.03 $0.00 $5,520.98 $10,545.55 $1,110.42 $9,438.39 $14,512.47 $6,725.17 $0.00 $0.00 $1,150.50 $810.00 $0.00 $1,080.00 $2,645.93 $2,822.00 $10,238.48 $4,765.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,711.96 $0.00 $6,084.37 $0.00 $3,851.13 $0.00 $5,990.75 $6,452.73 $3,744.70 $0.00 $0.00

2014 $47,797.50 $19,000.36 $10,096.90 $8,179.21 $5,412.16 $4,767.00 $28,919.55 $9,121.11 $29,002.32 $13,719.26 $18,104.42 $9,156.15 $15,873.68 $4,837.24 $1,134.00 $16,280.74 $421.60 $6,838.80 $24,887.32 $11,344.85 $13,095.38 $5,639.92 $5,577.05 $3,708.32 $4,992.30 $12,686.05 $12,821.07 $18,490.16 $17,444.56 $858.33 $12,757.38 $1,627.44 $7,573.21 $1,470.80 $5,906.60 $4,438.00 $2,160.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,166.50 $0.00 $2,557.10 $1,664.00 $0.00 $1,178.68 $0.00

2015

Sum of Earnings

$17,352.25 $10,311.26 $24,913.15 $33,870.58 $22,206.27 $3,271.32 $7,364.94 $20,071.52 $3,790.06 $11,123.37 $9,605.92 $12,469.78 $6,274.43 $22,055.58 $14,769.06 $1,137.28 $24,719.80 $0.00 $171.81 $7,923.83 $449.88 $16,847.44 $7,823.25 $4,575.32 $9,549.58 $7,843.56 $7,319.08 $0.00 $0.00 $16,129.29 $800.00 $9,579.55 $3,296.10 $922.18 $1,883.36 $8,021.45 $9,779.76 $11,533.76 $11,519.32 $2,754.61 $10,460.89 $4,122.20 $9,833.80 $694.29 $9,575.90 $826.95 $917.16 $5,111.73 $7,508.60 $8,483.69

$97,434.15 $68,273.81 $58,852.34 $53,378.55 $46,602.61 $40,898.57 $38,643.39 $38,088.81 $36,017.82 $35,522.62 $32,796.58 $32,122.68 $30,622.82 $26,892.82 $26,587.29 $25,638.93 $25,561.40 $25,071.83 $25,059.13 $24,789.66 $24,090.81 $23,597.78 $22,838.69 $22,796.11 $21,267.05 $20,529.61 $20,140.15 $19,640.66 $18,254.56 $16,987.62 $14,637.38 $13,852.92 $13,691.31 $12,631.46 $12,554.96 $12,459.45 $11,939.76 $11,533.76 $11,519.32 $10,466.57 $10,460.89 $10,206.57 $9,833.80 $9,711.92 $9,575.90 $9,374.80 $9,033.89 $8,856.43 $8,687.28 $8,483.69

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Affiliate Listing Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association

Shawna Husted Box 51 Acme, AB T0M 0A0 CANADA Phone: 403-875-1369 Email: info@cowhorse.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

Associacao Nacional De Working Cow Horse Karol Rodrigues Rancho Karoline, Caixa Postal 199 Avare/SP/Brazil 18701-971 Phone: BRAZIL +55 119-98365576 Email: anchbrasil@gmail.com Website: www.anch.com.br

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

Russ Greathouse PO Box 296 Edison, CA 93220 Phone: 559-960-9840 Email: russg06@gmail.com Website: www.californiacowhorse.com

Canadian Coast Reined Cow Horse Association Katie Wilson 1280 Powerhouse Rd. Abbotsford, BC V3G 1T7 Phone: CANADA 604-300-3545 Email: cowponykate@gmail.com Website: www.ccrcha.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: vjroberts@hughes.net Website: www.centralmontanarcha.com

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

Gulf Coast Cow Horse Association

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

Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association

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

Italian Reined Cow Horse Association Ottavia Guerriero c/da Dragonara 28 Potenza, Basilicata Phone: ITALY +39 340 5303689 Email: nrchaofitaly@gmail.com Website: https://nrchaofitaly.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

Margaret Ore PO Box 1604 East Helena, MT 59635 Phone: 406-227-7019 Email: more@mt.net Website: www.montanareinedcowhorse.com

Nevada Reined Cow Horse Association Tina Frisch 2036 Surrey Ln Las Vegas, NV 89119 Phone: 702-204-9277 Email: nevadaRCHA@gmail.com Website: www.nrcha.org

New York Reined Cow Horse Association Cindy Pfeifer 6040 Clearly Rd. Livonia, NY 14487 Phone: 585-749-1764 Email: ppfeifer@rochester.rr.com Website: www.newyorkrcha.com

North Central Reined Cow Horse Association Deb Matko 14221 Furman St. NE Forest Lake, MN 55025 Phone: 612-860-6371 Email: chuckles@visi.com Website: www.ncrcha.com

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South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Association

The Carolinas Reined Cow Horse Association

Oregon Reined Cow Horse Association

Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association

Mary Baks 13 Maple Hill Rd RR #2 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Phone: CANADA 519-881-8684 Email: info@northeasternreinedcowhorsealliance.com Website: www.northeasternreinedcowhorsealliance.com Diane Edwards 15409 203rd Ave SE Renton, WA 98059 Phone: 425-226-6376 Email: diane2bph@outlook.com Website: www.nwrcha.com

Kelly Doherty 68812 Wilson Ln. Boardman, OR 97818 Phone: 541-481-2866 Email: odohertycattleco@machmedia.net Website: www.oregonreinedcowhorse.com

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Christy McSweeny PO Box 313 Winchester, CA 92596 Phone: 714-785-1333 Email: ltht@airenetworks.com Website: www.scrcha.com

Jane Goddard 560 Wall Street #A Auburn, CA 95603 Phone: 530-823-5991 Email: jane@pcqha.com Website: www.pcqha.com

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

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

Tri State Ranch and RCHA

Sarah Lawrence PO Box 186 Nancy, KY 42544 Phone: 606-425-1198 Email: arhacontact@aol.com

Utah Reined Cow Horse Association Misty Castagno 149 Waterhole Way Grantsville, UT 84029 Phone: 435-830-1440 Email: clintmisty07@gmail.com Website: www.urcha.org

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Pat Faitz, Lakeland, FL

Steed Training/Rick Steed, Okeechobee, FL

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Marcy Campbell, Creston, CA

Robert Frobose, Modesto, CA

Jill Serena, Castaic, CA

Keetch Ranch, Waddell, AZ

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Ashley Talbert, Kuna, ID

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Bridgette Lanham, Eastover, SC

Lazy T Shamrock Ranch/Terry Malarkey,Star,ID

Donnie Boyd, Sarasota, FL

Laura Delfino, Martinez, CA

Thera Myers, Oxnard, CA

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Committee Directory Affiliates

Judges

Owners

Chairperson: Jim Lane jwlaneiii@aol.com • 614-354-1384

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

Chairperson: Dr. Joe Carter jcarterdvm@aol.com • 405-288-6460

Jimmy Flores • jfloresph@aol.com Edie Petaccio • teampnr29@aol.com

Director of Judges: Bill Enk enk.bill@gmail.com

Professionals

Justin Stanton • justinstanton1992@gmail.com

Sandy Collier • sandycollier@earthlink.net

Tim Unzicker • timunzicker@gmail.com

Sam Rose • sroseqh@aol.com

Welfare

Wade Reaney • wadeireaney@gmail.com

Chairperson: Dr. Joe Carter, DVM jcarterdvm@aol.com • 405-288-6460

Ethics Chairperson: Bill Tointon billtointon@msn.com • 303-530-2443

Dan Roeser • roeserstables@gmail.com Darren Miller • reinincow@aol.com Jim Spence • wowcowhorse@aol.com

NRCHA Foundation

Chairperson: Brad Barkemeyer bbarkemeyer@hotmail.com 480-620-4759

Rules Chairperson: Dan Roeser roeserstables@gmail.com • 208-841-2052 Jerry Peters • jerry.h.peters@gmail.com

Chairperson: Ted Robinson 805-649-9028 805-794-2266

Shows

Nominating

Sponsorship

Chairperson: Jake Telford j.jtelford1@gmail.com • 208-890-1205

Chairperson: Jay Winborn jay@nrcha.com • 214-797-0030

Trey Neal • trey@treyneal.com

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Stallion Service Auction

Amanda Gardiner • gardiner556@gmail.com

Chairperson: Diane Edwards Diane2bph@outlook.com • 206-390-0715

Chairperson: Garth Gardiner gardinergarth@gmail.com • 620-635-5632

Stephanie Duquette • stephanie@nrcha.com

Strategic Planning

Executive committee Chairperson: Paul Bailey paulb@cb-trucking.com • 931-260-3909 Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com Sandy Collier • sandycollier@earthlink.net

Jake Telford • j.jtelford1@gmail.com

Hall of Fame Chairperson: Smoky Pritchett smoky@smokypritchett.com 530-200-0560 Jon Roeser • jonroeser@sti.net Ted Robinson • ted@tedrobinsoncowhorses.com Bobby Ingersoll • bobby@bobbyingersoll.com

Horse Sales Chairperson: Sandy Collier sandycollier@earthlink.net • 805-688-1084

Kelli Caves • Kelli.Caves@FLHOSP.ORG Garth Gardiner • gardinergarth@gmail.com Meg Rosell-Pursel • meg@roselltrailers.com Rory Livingston • roryliving@aol.com Rhonda Holmes • rhondajjj@msn.com Tammy Jo Hays • haysranch@earthlink.com

Chairperson: Jake Telford j.jtelford1@gmail.com • 208-890-1205

Chairperson: Amanda Gardiner gardiner566@gmail.com • 620-635-2361 Bill Tointon • billtointon@msn.com Darren Miller • reincow@aol.com Dan Roeser • roeserstables@gmail.com

Nelle Murphy • baldnshiney@hotmail.com

Youth

Bart Holowath • bart.holowath@gmail.com Paul Bailey • paulb@cb-trucking.com

Chairperson: Sarah Clymer shubrick3@gmail.com • 719-330-1932

Debbie Sanguinetti • outwest1@verizon.net

Allison Walker • allison@nrcha.com

Loretta Showalter • lorettaelsie@gmail.com

Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com

Dan Weiss • dn_weiss@yahoo.com

Jimmy Stickler • stichorses@gmail.com

Robin Flournoy • rflournoy@bankofthewest.com Jim Vangelos • javangelos@aol.com Ramona Wold • ramonawold@me.com Kris Troxel • ktroxel@sitestar.net Tim Swain • Coloradolandandranch@gmail.com 118 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | Reined Cow Horse News

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