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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

VOLUME 22, NO. 5

2017 NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY OPEN CHAMPIONS

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Plain Catty Jake Gorrell

2017 NRCHA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

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NRCHA MILLION DOLLAR CLUB


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VOLUME 22, NUMBER 5

FEATURES 94 A Place in History

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame welcomed two new inductees and a new NRCHA Hall of Merit member in 2017.

108 Million Dollar Milestones

Jake Gorrell is the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s newest million dollar rider.

114 Insights

Legendary horseman Bobby Ingersoll explains the intricacies of the Two Rein stage of bridling horses in the Spanish tradition.

116 Roping Riches

Ladies Snaffle Bit Futurity champion and Open finalist Monica Caetano and ISR Wyn A Blue.

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EVENT COVERAGE 26 Lonestar Great!

West coast professional Jake Gorrell and Plain Catty fire up the fence work to win the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship in Ft. Worth, Texas.

42 Cowtown Cliffhanger

Tammy Jo Hays and Hat Six Keep Sparkin top the NRCHA Futurity Non Pro division.

50 High Marks

Preliminary round winners at the Snaffle Bit Futurity take home accolades for their high scores.

58 NRCHA Futurity Horse Show Highlights

Prestigious titles and lucrative purses awarded in the horse show classes at the 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity.

72 Hackamore Showcase

Sarah Dawson wins the NRCHA Open Hackamore Classic on Shine Smarter.

84 Market-wise

Sales Incentive winners reap rich rewards while 2017 SBF Sales results reveal solid demand.

88 Up to the Challenge

AQHA Ranching Heritage bred horses shine during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.

The $100,000-added World Championship Rope Horse Futurity makes its debut at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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Quotable & NRCHA Stallion Service Auction

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The Cowdog Rodear Through Your Lens NRCHyA News Affiliate News

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From the NRCHA Executive Director

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From NRCHA President Todd Bergen

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NRCHA Judges Directory NRCHA Committee Directory Top Rider List Affiliate List Subscribed Stallion Program NRCHA Membership Information NRCHA Approved Events

On the cover: The 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Plain Catty ridden by Jake Gorrell for owner Kevin Cantrelle.

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C I N C H J E A N S . C O M

COLBY LOVELL

TEAM ROPER | 6X NFR QUALIFIER


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REFLECTIONS ON 2017

Although a few weeks remain before we officially turn the calendar page from 2017 to 2018, this time following the Snaffle Bit Futurity always has an “end of the year” feel. While the past 365 days have been memorable, the pinnacle moments came during the first two weeks of October; specifically, the successful completion of the Futurity and its debut in Fort Worth, Texas. Sharing the thrill of our unique 3-yearold event in the heart of horse country for the first time was a phenomenally successful experience, and I am proud to have the support of the many fine people who made it possible. Re-locating the Futurity was a monumental undertaking for the association, and I cannot overstate the role that

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our sponsors, particularly our Owners Fund sponsors, played in the overwhelming success of this first year. At the Hall of Fame Banquet in Fort Worth, I attempted a lighthearted acknowledgment by revealing a shirt that was rather obnoxiously embroidered with the logos of every NRCHA Corporate Partner, Event Sponsor and Breeder Sponsor. While the delivery was intended to be humorous, the message could not be more serious. Through the long and arduous process of relocating the Futurity, our sponsors kept morale high with one-on-one conversation; they came through with financial commitments that enriched our Futurity payout to a record level; maintained and shared a positive attitude about the move throughout the entire industry; and joined in the celebration of a job well done. Our NRCHA staff, too, deserves a hearty round of thanks and applause. These individuals are a cohesive group and it would be difficult, if not impossible, to assemble a team that could equal their accomplishments. As good as the 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity was, I am convinced it is not as good as it will be. Please join me in looking ahead with optimism and enthusiasm, and ride along with us into an even better 2018! All the best, Jay Winborn

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Real Cowboys. Real Boots.

THE OFFICIAL BOOT OF THE NRCHA


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A JOB WELL DONE From NRCHA President Todd Bergen

JEREMY HEID

The Snaffle Bit Futurity season is always incredibly busy. The activity level reached new heights this year as we produced the Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, for the first time. Calling it a “big move” is a tremendous understatement, but we all felt very confident in the change and our reasons for making it. With that said, every time a new show comes to a new venue, doubt can creep in. I am proud of the NRCHA team and the extra effort to guarantee the event would run smoothly. When we were in Fort Worth for the Celebration of Champions and World’s Greatest Horseman in February, our leadership team spent extra time walking around the facility, taking notes, meeting with the cattle crew, and doing everything we could to make sure the logistics were in order for the Futurity in October.

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It was important to us to be prepared for every detail, as much as possible, and I feel like we accomplished that. I think I can speak for the entire Board of Directors when I say that we were finally able to get a full night’s sleep after the great success of our Futurity Open Finals on October 14. Showing in the Will Rogers Coliseum on finals night was an unforgettable experience. That arena is overflowing with Western performance horse history. Not only that, it has a completely unique feel. The crowd is right there on the rail, and you can hear people talking to you and cheering for you as you’re going around. The venue feels smaller and more confined, but in a good way, because it seems like the people are right there with you. As significant as this move has been, and as stressful it has been at times, it seems clear that the Snaffle Bit Futurity has found a new home in Fort Worth. Judging from the reaction of the crowd, and the amount of positive feedback I have personally received, it is fair to say we will return even bigger, and even better, in 2018.

—Todd Bergen

2017 SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY OWNERS FUND DONORS Aaron Ranch Kathy and Larry Barker Beechfork Ranch/Kelly Krum Larry and Ellen Bell Bet Hesa Cat Syndicate Brazos Valley Stallion Station Michelle Cannon Carroll’s Cutting CD Lights CR Sis, LLC/Luna Construction/ Silvera Produce Sales, Inc. Dom Conicelli Cutting Horse Central/Mark Michels Gardiner Quarter Horses Hooray Ranch/Eric and Wendy Dunn Kit Kat Sugar/Lonnie and Barbara Allsup Kevin and Sydney Knight Roxanne Koepsell Performance Horses Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews Metallic Cat Ltd. Kit and Charlie Moncrief/ Moncrief Ranches Russ Mothershead Oswood Stallion Station Rockin W Carol Rose Russell Ranches/ James, Ellen and Erin Russell San Juan Ranch/ Santa Cruz Animal Health Smooth Talkin Style/ Bobby and Dottie Hill Stuart Ranch Wharton Family Quarter Horses WR This Cats Smart


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BID ON TOP BLOODLINES

QUOTABLE

Don’t miss the NRCHA Stallion Service Auction

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association’s annual Stallion Service Auction is almost underway, offering breeders unique access to some of the Western performance industry’s leading sires. Among the prominent stallions offered are NRCHA Million Dollar Sires, as well as NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and major event champion sires. Don’t miss your chance to bid beginning on December 1, 2017 and running through January 15, 2018. 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. If you would like more information on this program, please contact the Online Auction Committee Chairman, Garth Gardiner at 620-635-5632 (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.

2017 Snaffle Bit Sponsor Acknowledgement PLATINUM SPONSORS Burnett Ranches / 6666 Ranch Center Ranch

SADDLE SPONSORS All of a sudden, just an ol’ ranch kid, and here we are. We made the Open finals, and everybody knows I’ve got a good horse.” —Stinnett, Texas, non pro competitor Myles Brown, who won the 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity Level 1 Limited Open and Limited Open Championships and qualified for the Intermediate Open and Open Finals on his mare, Miss Scarlets Cat.

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American Rope Horse Futurity Dr. Joe Carter, DVM Dom Conicelli Todd and Pam Crawford Downunder Horsemanship EE Ranches Flag Ranch / Larry and Michelle Rice Jamieson Performance Horses Clint Marshall / UNICEP Packaging Matthews Cutting Horses Merhow Horse Trailers / Jim Gauthier Trey and Sandra Neal Oswood Stallion Station Mark and Kim Rauch Redwood Crest Executive Personal Protection Dogs Rent A Stall Mat Tres Osos / Linda Mars Smart Luck / Cindy Warn

GOLD BUCKLE SPONSORS

Dave Allen Del & Susan Bell Bell Performance Horses EE Ranches Hat 6 Ranch / Walter and Jocelyn Greeman Gregg LaFitte McSpyder Ranch / Linda McMahon Oswood Stallion Station Kathryn Phillips Kay Rankin-Williams Robertson Ranches Ruby View Quarter Horses Jim and Linda Schrack Lynn and Ashley Skidmore Stuart Ranch Smart Luck / Cindy Warn The Final Cut Ranch / Mike and Kelly Warner Winter Premier Sale Newt White


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COWDOG RODEAR AT THE NRCHA FUTURITY The Cowdog Rodear Fall Bash Finals held during the Snaffle Bit Futurity paid well and drew a crowd of cow horse enthusiasts. MARK MICHAELS

By Jatona Sucamele

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hen the Cowdog Rodear Fall Bash Finals was held the evening of Tuesday, October 10 in the Justin Arena during the Snaffle Bit Futurity, it was Louisiana man, Keith Gilleon, who took first and third in the Open division with his dogs Reo and Roc, respectively. Tommy Blessing won the Non-Pro with Clyde while long-time NRCHA sponsor and owner of the stallion One Time Pepto, Jeffrey Matthews, took reserve with his red and white female, Liz. Thanks to generous added prize money in the amount of $2,000 in the Open and $1,500 for the Non-Pro, payouts exceeded $7,000. The couple behind the Rodear competition movement is Merle and Sandy Newton, stock dog trainers who moved to Texas from California in 2015. They have been very active the past 12 years in Rodear in the Western states and are now working to establish Rodear competitions in other states including Texas.

OPEN Keith Gilleon, Ethel, Louisiana, achieved a perfect score to win the Open division with his homebred and trained Reo. His second dog in the finals, Roc, actually won more money than Reo when preliminary round earnings were added. The two dogs helped

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Cowdog Rodear competitions showcase skillfully trained cattle dogs working as they would in a ranching environment.

Keith bring home a hefty $2,402 for the weekend. Keeping busy working cattle and dogs are Gilleon’s “side-job.” He also has an automatic gate company that he calls his day job, but is always ready to load up his horse and dogs and head to a competition. “I’ve been to quite a few Rodears, I like them, they’re fun,” Gilleon said. “These two (dogs) are out of my bloodlines that I’ve had for about 25 years,” Gilleon said. “I raised these and trained them.” Gilleon uses his dogs at home and trials them also. “God has blessed me beyond measure with this, I give Him all the glory.”

NON-PRO Non-Pro winner Tommy Blessing also took third place with his second dog, Toc, in the Finals. The two dogs rounded up nearly $1,100 in the preliminaries and finals for Blessing. Clyde

is a 4-year-old dog that Jimmy Walker and Chris Thomson started. “It’s [Rodear] great, it feels really good just to be able to be in that show at the NRCHA. I think it’s a big step for them and I won’t forget showing there,” Blessing said. The Non-Pro Reserve winner, Jeffrey Matthews and his dog Liz, who was trained by Sandi Newton, says he has had his dog since she was born. “I’ve been working dogs for less than a year; my wife got me into this,” Matthews said. “We’ve been together for 11 years and she had just met Merle and Sandi when we started out, so I had been around it, but wasn’t in on it. We had a litter of pups and this pup picked me, she just looked at me like I was the best thing in the world – still does, so I just got started.” Matthews was relaxed on Finals day and had good reasoning behind his calmness.


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Top photo: Tommy Blessing and Clyde won the Non-Pro class. Left photo: Keith Gilleon with his reserve champion dog Roc. Bottom photo: Finalists left to right: Sonya Bloomberg and Boss; Sandi Newton with Isabelle and Bree; Keith Gilleon with Reo and Roc; Tommy Blessing with Toc and Clyde; Kaul Runfola and SJ; Jeffrey Matthews and Liz; and Brennen Harmon with May.

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“Don’t take this wrong, but when I was cutting if I made the finals it was a relief and I thought, just go enjoy your horse the hard part’s over,” he said. For Matthews the bottom-line in any competition or work is that it makes you better when you go to town. And he believes that you can learn as much

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from the bad runs as you can from the good ones. “There is so much camaraderie at the Rodear events and everyone wants to help,” Matthews added. “It’s very important to me to have and pass on true horsemanship, and most importantly to make my wife proud of me,” Matthews laughed.

he goal of the Rodear event is to revolutionize modern cow dog competitions by allowing the handler, horse and dog to work in the same way in which they would at home on the ranch. Rodear puts a great deal of emphasis on the stockmanship of the handler and the quiet and controlled manner in which the dog maneuvers the cattle. Rodear is a point and timed event where the essence of the competition is to maneuver a small group of cattle through a number of obstacles in a set amount of time. Each obstacle has one or more exits with the most points gathered through the most difficult exit for the cattle. Most obstacles truly need partnership from the dog and horse/rider to negotiate. For this reason, use of the horse is not restricted in any way. With the handler on horseback, Rodear provides a great place for individuals to enjoy their horses and work their cow dogs on a course that either takes place in an arena or cross-country. Rodear organizers Merle and Sandi Newton train dogs at their Crystal Rose Cow Dog College. Merle said that he and Sandi hail from a ranching background, and that just like rodeo sports and cutting, which grew out of necessity on a ranch, that’s also where Rodear came from. Over the past 40 years, the couple has managed remote cattle ranches in the mountains of Northern California and Oregon and had to depend on their dogs. Their ideal for the competitions is seeing work done as it would be on a ranch. Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews have been sponsors of Rodear and helped with organizing the competitions in Texas, as well as publicizing events and gathering sponsorship. Well-known performance horse enthusiast Jerry Durant, of the Durant Auto Dealerships, helped kick off the competitions that have been held in Texas over the past two years by coming on as the title sponsor and hosting many events at his Silverado on the Brazos Equine Facility in Weatherford. Other familiar sponsors thus far have included Matthews Cutting Horses, Oswood Stallion Station, Bob Kingsley’s Top 40, Nichols Trailers, First Financial Bank, Core Balance, Runfola Equine Dentistry and the Newton’s Crystal Rose Cow Dog College. For more information, visit RodearAmerica.com or find them via Facebook.


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THROUGH YOUR LENS National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association member Addison Gomez, age 12, submitted this special photo of she and her horse Zan Reminic.

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NRCHYA NEWS National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association Student Officers participated in successful fundraising efforts during the 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity. PRIMO MORALES

By Lannie-Jo Lisac

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he NRCHyA Student Officers had a busy and fun week at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. The One Fine Vintage Raffle was a great success for the youth by raising over $3,500! Upon the conclusion of the Open Futurity Finals cow work on Saturday night, the NRCHyA Student Officers accompanied “Vinnie” and owner, Mary Robertson, onto the arena floor to draw the raffle winners. The five lucky recipients received a wide variety of prizes ranging from two 2018 breedings to “Vinnie,” two Yeti coolers, two embroidered horse sheets and “Vinnie apparel.” The NRCHyA can’t thank the Robertson Ranches and Mary Robertson enough for supporting the youth membership and donating such wonderful prizes. It was an exciting night at the finals when the winners were drawn in the arena with “Vinnie” and Mary present. The NRCHyA also participated in another fundraiser while in Fort Worth. During the showing of the Down the Fence movie, the youth sold popcorn in the lobby of historic Will Rogers Auditorium. The movie was well attended and the popcorn was sold out! A big thank you to Lori Adamski-Peek, MJ Isakson and Linda McMahon for allowing us to be a part of the showing. Thank you to everyone who bought popcorn and visited with our Student Officers.

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On Open Finals night, winning tickets for the One Time Vintage raffle were drawn by Student Officers.

2017 NRCHYA STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT Elizabeth Clymer, Village Mills, Texas SECRETARY Colleen Bridges, Longbranch, Texas REPORTER Lannie-Jo Lisac, Pueblo, Colorado NORTHEAST REPRESENTATIVE Luke Paulus, Coal Grove, Ohio NORTHWEST REPRESENTATIVE TBD SOUTHEAST REPRESENTATIVE Hunter Huddleston, Franklin, Tennessee

VICE PRESIDENT Benjamin Self, Pilot Point, Texas TREASURER LaRae Luis , Wynnewood, Oklahoma NHSRA REPRESENTATIVE Josh Briggs, Pilot Point, Texas NORTH CENTRAL REPRESENTATIVE Garett Lund, Lacynge, Kansas SOUTH CENTRAL REPRESENTATIVE John Adam Cunningham, Stonewall, Louisiana SOUTHWEST REPRESENTATIVE Wyatt Fisher, Nipomo, California

2017 JUNIOR STUDENT OFFICERS

2017 YOUTH ADVISORS

PRESIDENT McKenna Ivey Hamilton, Ohio VICE PRESIDENT Tucker Gillespie, McCook, Nebraska SECRETARY Landri Lisac, Pueblo, Colorado TREASURER Tatum Olson, Bloomfield, Nebraska

Sarah Clymer, Village Mills, Texas Todd Crawford, Blanchard, Oklahoma Jimmy Sticker, San Luis Obispo, California Allison Walker, Whitesboro, Texas


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ERCHA PRE-FUTURITY The European Reined Cow Horse Association hosts successful futurity event.

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he 2017 European Reined Cow Horse Association PreFuturity took place on August 5-6 in the famous facility of Palacitta of Travagliato in Italy. The special event, reserved for 3- and 4-year-old horses, attracted over 50 horse and rider combinations from seven different European countries. The show was judged by NRCHA judge Maik Bartmann from Germany, assisted by scribe Manuela Maiocchi. There were 10 horses entered in the four divisions of the ERCHA PreFuturity, eight of which competed for the Open title. After a thrilling run, Markus Schopfer was crowned the Open division champion riding the 2013 red dun mare Sailinsun Sweety, owned by Carlos Tina Rincon. The pair started with a solid score of 71 in the herd work and took the lead after a consistent reined work worth 72.5 points. In the fence work the pair scored a brilliant 73.5, which secured the high aggregate score of 217 and the championship. Sailinsun Sweety is by Sailin Ruf and

ERCHA Pre-Futurity Open champion Markus Schopfer and Sailinsun Sweety, owned by Carlos Tina Rincon.

out of Jaclynn Of Sun by Doc Thinker Of Sun. Schopfer had three other horses entered in the Pre-Futurity. He placed third with a 212 on Miss Betsy Chex, fourth with a 211.5 riding Chics Smart Lover, and fifth with a 210.5 on SA Rock N Ruf. Reserve championship honors went to professional cutting horse trainer Andrea Santini riding ANS Snack Cat, a horse that he bred and owns. The 4-year-old mare is by the cutting horse ANS Mokie Cut and out of ANS Wyatt Snappy. Santini rode ANS Snack Cat to the top score in the herd work of 72 points, a 71 in the reining and a 70 in the cow work for a composite of 213. Santini and ANS Snack Cat won the Pre-Futurity Limited Open title as well. Reserve honors in the Limited Open Futurity went to Alessandro Dezzutto and Holliwood Pepito, a sorrel gelding owned by Lorena Franzoso. Their scores of 70 in the herd work, 69.5 in the reining and a 63 in the fence work resulted in a final composite of 202.5.

Andrea Santini rode ANS Snack Cat to the Open Futurity reserve championship and the Pre-Futurity Limited Open title.

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Submitted by ERCHA Photos Courtesy ERCHA

Riccardo Abati rode Be A Smart Senorita to the ERCHA Pre-Futurity Non Pro championship with a 210-point composite (69 herd/70.5 rein/70.5 cow). The mare, owned and bred by Ricardo’s wife Laura Quaglia, is sired by the cutting stallion Be A Smart Hunter and out of Margarita Boonsmal, who herself has NRCHA lifetime earnings of $7,453. Margarita Boonsmal was the ERCHA Derby Open Champion with Ricky Nicolazzi in the saddle, and also earned the ERCHA Futurity Limited Non Pro title with Abati. Be A Smart Senorita had seven months of cutting training with Gianluca Munarini before Abati turned his focus to cow horse under the supervision of trainer Markus Schopfer. The ERCHA Pre-Futurity Non Pro reserve champion was Alberto Sbraga riding his horse Dual Cat Moon, a 4-year-old mare by WR This Cats Smart and out of the Dual Pep mare Stella Dual. This team also won the Limited Non Pro class and the Novice Amateur class.

Limited Open Futurity reserve champion Alessandro Dezzutto and Holliwood Pepito, owned by Lorena Franzoso.

ERCHA Pre-Futurity Non Pro champion Riccardo Abati and Be A Smart Senorita.


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West coast professional Jake Gorrell and Plain Catty fire up the fence work to win the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.

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he heightened anticipation during the weeks leading up to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity is as old as the event itself. Riders, breeders and owners become caught up in the mystique of three: 3-year-old horses, judged in three events—herd work, rein work and fence work. A brand-new level of excitement and speculation surrounded the Futurity in 2017 as, for the first time, the event pulled up stakes from the West coast and relocated to the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. “It was a big move. A big, big move,” admitted NRCHA President Todd Bergen. The Eagle Point, Oregon, horseman, in addition to his duties with the association, piloted three horses to the Futurity Open Finals. “I am as happy and relieved with how the show turned out as I am with how my horses worked in the finals 26 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Just weeks after becoming an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, Jake Gorrell wins the first Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship of his career, riding Plain Catty for breeder/owner Kevin Cantrelle.

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By Stephanie Duquette


front of our house. I was the first guy that ever touched him, halter broke him, trimmed his feet when he was little. Until he went to Mark [NRCHA Professional Mark Luis], as a 2-year-old, I’m the guy that did everything with him, and our daughter, Claire, was the one who named him. She used to go out and pet him when he was a little guy in the pasture,” Cantrelle said. Claire was to play a crucial role in Sparky’s future. In 2016, when the colt was 2, Cantrelle consigned him to the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale. He said there were active bidders past the $50,000 mark, but Cantrelle had already decided it would take a bit more for Sparky to change hands. And besides, Claire had her own plan. “They came close to what we wanted, but my daughter told me he was too

good a horse to sell at that price, so I listened to her. At the time, she was only 6,” Cantrelle said, laughing. “I’m taking advice from a 6-year-old now on my operation. But she was right.” Sparky was a no-sale, and returned to California to continue his education. Because Cantrelle’s longtime trainer and partner, Dilday, as well as Mark Luis, the former California professional who had started Sparky, had both moved to Oklahoma, Cantrelle asked Jake Gorrell to take the colt. “He’s a friend. We’ve known Jake a long time,” Cantrelle said. “He’s that trainer that’s really, really good but hadn’t gotten as much recognition. He’s one of the top trainers who just hadn’t won the Snaffle Bit.” Plain Catty progressed steadily, demonstrating talent and trainability. Gorrell PRIMO MORALES

tonight. It has been stressful, and it was a big move, but I think we found a home here. The reaction we got from the crowd and the positive feedback from a lot of people who are not involved in the NRCHA, new people who have come in, has been really good. We’re all pretty relieved and pretty happy. I think we’ll come back and be even better next year.” Though the historic Will Rogers Coliseum was a brand-new venue for the Futurity finalists, the challenges were exactly the same. Each of the 25 Open Finalists knew their horses had to work out of the herd like cutters, spin and slide like reiners, and go down the fence with white-hot intensity to win one of the equestrian world’s most coveted titles. In the end, it was a horse and rider with deep West coast roots who prevailed in Cowtown, sneaking up quietly through the first two events and then administering a fence work smackdown for the $125,000 first place paycheck—a NRCHA record payout. Celebrating sweet victory on Saturday night, October 14, was fan favorite Jake Gorrell, who had become an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider just weeks before the Futurity; and Plain Catty, a horse whose history is intertwined with a network of close human connections.

OPEN CHAMPION Kevin Cantrelle, a Raymond, California, horseman and cattleman, is Plain Catty’s breeder/owner. The roan son of Bet Hesa Cat is out of Cantrelle’s great mare, Miss Plain Plain (Just Plain Colonel x Miss Master Blaster x Master Remedy), an earner of nearly $72,000 in NRCHA money, including two World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Championships with Russell Dilday in the saddle. Plain Catty is the last foal the now 25-year-old matron mare carried herself. “‘Sparky,’ that’s what we call him, he was born right out in the pasture in

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credited Luis for putting an excellent start on the colt. “Mark did an awesome job with this horse. He’s the brokest 2-year-old I’ve ever had, so he was easy. I just kept stepping him up a little bit all the time.” Gorrell and Plain Catty made their show debut at the National Stock Horse Association Futurity in Paso Robles, California, in August, finishing among the top 10 in the Intermediate Open and one place out of the money in the Open. “We did enough to get a check, but when you’re looking at the top horses, I thought, man, we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Cantrelle said. But he believed in his horse and his trainer, so it was full steam ahead to Fort Worth. During the Snaffle Bit Futurity prelims, Gorrell piloted Plain Catty to a 646.5 (216 herd/217 rein/213.5 fence), enough—barely—to make the Open finals. Out of more than 200 entries, 25 advanced to the Open finals, and Plain Catty was jammed up in an eight-way tie for 24th. Gorrell and the stallion also earned a spot in the CINCH Intermediate Open Finals on Thursday, October 10, where they stepped up their game from the prelims. Despite a bobble in the herd work, they scored a 648.5 composite (210 herd/219 rein/219.5 fence), tying for third and banking $12,000. Watching the perked-up rein and fence work performances in that first set of the finals boosted Cantrelle’s excitement. “He laid down a good reining run, and I thought, ‘Wow, the horse is getting better!’ And then he had a fence run, and it was the best fence run we ever saw out of that horse,” he said. “At that time [before the Open finals], I saw the horses that were in there with us and not thinking we had a chance, but, you know, top five, maybe?” Cantrelle said. Cantrelle and his wife, Tammy, had debated about whether or not to come to

A blazing fence work earned a 225 from the judges and sealed the Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship for Gorrell and Plain Catty.

Fort Worth for another reason. Topsails Rien Maker, the late stallion who Cantrelle and Dilday had owned in partnership, was honored in Fort Worth as one of the 2017 NRCHA Hall of Fame inductees. Now, with Plain Catty in the finals, the couple weighed the pros and cons of making the trip to Texas. Ultimately, they waited too long and ran out of available flights, so on Open finals night, they gathered around the computer at home to watch the live broadcast.

PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF In the first of the three Open finals events, the herd work, Plain Catty drew up deep in the second set. His 214.5 score left him squarely in the middle of the pack, as first-time Open finalist Myles Brown, riding Miss Scarlets Cat (Metallic Cat x Bee Miss Scarlet x Lenas Busy Bee) set the pace with a 221 herd score.

Gorrell and the stallion gained some ground in the rein work when they spun and slid their way to a 218, but they still had a hill to climb. Zane Davis, of Blackfoot, Idaho, had earned the high rein score, a 223, with Bet Hes Black (Bet Hesa Cat x Soula Jule Forever x Soula Jule Star), and the composite leader on two events was Shiners Diamond Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Shiners Diamond Lady x Shining Spark), shown by Justin Wright, of Santa Maria, California. Wright and the mare had topped the Open composite in the prelims and headed into the finals fence work with a total 438 on two events, compared with Gorrell’s and Plain Catty’s 432.5. But the inevitable fence work shakeup was coming. Bet Hes Black and Davis were third in the draw. They scored a 217.5, moving into first place and staying there until Plain Catty and Gorrell entered


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Jake Gorrell and his earliest horsemanship mentor, father Jerry Gorrell, shared the joy of a dream come true on Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals night.

the arena as draw 17. The dedicated cow horse fans in the crowd knew Gorrell’s reputation for big scores down the fence, and sat up to watch. An agitated-looking red steer stepped through the gate. Plain Catty instantly locked on, with a keen expression and quick-moving feet on the boxing end. Gorrell appeared poised, but admitted later that he was feeling the pressure.

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keep it together, if we mark decent we’re going to get a pretty good check. You always still have that in your mind, try to mark big. That cow came out and it was kind of testy. He was hard to get a feel on, and I kept trying to put a feel on him.” As they boxed, Gorrell spoke to the steer, trying to smooth out his chaotic reactions. “I kept telling him, ‘Easy. Just easy,’ and he kind of eased up and rolled around there and away we went. [We] Got the first turn, felt good, second turn was good, and after the second turn I thought, ‘Maybe another turn? No. Let’s go circle,’ so I put my hand down and kicked.” Nearly 1,600 miles and two time zones away, Kevin Cantrelle was watching the broadcast and riding every step. “Yelling at the computer screen, overwhelmed and hollering at the computer, yelling while the run’s going on, ‘Go Jake! Go Jake! Go!’ When he hit the first turn and that horse just wrapped around that steer and come out on top of it, I thought, he’s not going to get outrun coming back. He’s got him,” Cantrelle said.

Gorrell needed a big score, and Plain Catty delivered the goods. A 225 from the judges, the highest of the fence work round, moved him into the lead, and the composite proved untouchable by the remaining eight horses. In his post-win interview, Gorrell was visibly moved, but held on to his composure as he tried to convey how it felt to win his first Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship. “It’s the big one. It feels good. It was dang sure on the bucket list. I have to thank God for getting us here, and my family, and persistence. Just hang in there. Don’t give up,” Gorrell said. “This is a wonderful place. You can feel the energy here, and it’s fun to be in this arena. It’s so historic, and it’s a great arena. Everything about it is just awesome.” For Cantrelle’s part, he described the feeling as “bittersweet” to be celebrating at home and reflecting on all the meaningful relationships, both horse and human, that contributed to Plain Catty’s Snaffle Bit Futurity title. “It’s been a long road, and perseverance pays off. It’s been a long road and I’m happy for everybody. Jake did a great job, and Mark Luis did a great job starting that horse. We wouldn’t have owned Miss Plain Plain if it wasn’t for Russell. Some people who are pretty good friends of mine are all, in a way, involved with it and made this all happen. That means a lot to us,” he said.

RESERVE CHAMPION ZANE DAVIS AND BET HES BLACK Zane Davis maneuvered Bet Hes Black into an early lead on Futurity Open Finals night, and was shocked when the 654.5 composite (214 herd/223 rein/217.5 fence) sustained through the majority of the finals. “I honestly didn’t think it would hold as long as it did. We didn’t have a whole lot of cow down the fence, and I knew that 17-and-a half might not hold. I really


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The Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion was Bet Hes Black, shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Zane Davis for Billie Filippini’s C Ranches.

wasn’t expecting to win,” the Blackfoot, Idaho, horseman said. “I just went back to the stalls and started cleaning stalls and feeding. I wasn’t even listening to the scores. Then somebody came and told me I was still in the lead with just a few left. I was quite surprised. So—it was fun to win Reserve if I couldn’t win first.” The time he spent at the top of the results sheet was nerve-wracking for Bet Hes Black’s owner, Billie Filippini of C Ranches, Crescent Valley, Nevada. “Billie has always wanted a Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. She’s been as high as fifth. This horse almost did it. I think she almost had a heart attack waiting for the results to finally come in,” Davis said with a chuckle. “She’s really excited, and I’m happy for her.” Filippini’s son, Johnny, purchased Bet Hes Black, a product of the Gardiner Quarter Horses breeding program, at the 2015 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 32 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Yearling Sale. He has been in training with Davis ever since. “This is a special horse. From the time we got him you could tell he was going to be a champion. He always looked the part, he could do everything, and when he steps in the arena everyone knows who he is. It’s unusual for a horse to have that much presence. He’s got athletic ability and try and everything else you need,” Davis said. The NRCHA Million Dollar rider and past Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion had two horses in the finals. While he said preparing multiple horses is a tremendous challenge, it was exactly the way Davis wanted to spend his Saturday night. “That’s what you train for. If you’re going to bring three here, I expect to get three in the finals, or two in the finals. It doesn’t always turn out that way, unfortunately, because there’s too many

variables in this sport. When you get several in the finals, it’s a lot of work, but it’s always good to have multiple horses in the finals because it shows you did your job,” he said. Bet Hes Black earned $90,000 for the Futurity Reserve Championship. Davis’ other horse, Metallic Cajun (Metallic Cat x Jennys Spark x Shining Spark), owned by Lightning 7 Cattle Co., scored a 650 composite in the finals (218 herd/216 rein/216 fence), taking home another $30,000. Davis praised the Snaffle Bit Futurity’s new venue in Fort Worth, saying he enjoyed the exhibitor-friendly facility and the dynamic feel in the Will Rogers Coliseum. “I’m glad we’re here, it’s been a lot easier, the crowd was good, the whole atmosphere. We felt like we were having an event here, rather than just a gymkhana. I was really pleased with the move and hope it stays for a long time,” he said.

INTERMEDIATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP LaCygne, Kansas, professional Brad Lund’s face wore its typical broad grin, but his eyes also glistened with emotion after winning the biggest title of his career, the CINCH Intermediate Open Futurity Championship, aboard the gutsy mare Ima Smart Catt (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Patrona x Shining Spark), owned by Renee Cudd of Cudd Quarter Horses, Woodward, Oklahoma. The title came with a $30,000 paycheck, thanks to an enduring sponsorship by NRCHA Corporate Partner, CINCH. As he struggled to describe how he felt, Lund reflected on the inevitable ups and downs of training a reined cow horse. “It’s just a journey, and that’s what it’s all about. You get them as 2-year-olds or yearlings, and you go through the stages, and ask yourself, ‘Is it going to work? Is it not going to work?’ And it all comes


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just gotta keep grinding it, every day, just try to chip away and get better.” Ima Smart Catt is Renee Cudd’s first reined cow horse. With Lund’s guidance, she purchased the mare from previous owners Doug Carpenter and Ty Smith. Ima Smart Catt had been started in Hunter Meinzer’s respected 2-year-old program. “We went on with her. It’s Renee’s first futurity horse, first snaffle bitter, first cow horse ever… and now she’s got a gold buckle,” Lund said. Renee Cudd is firmly established as an American Quarter Horse breeder, raising as many as 80 foals annually from her band of 100 mares and eight stallions. Although she has always admired reined cow horses, Cudd’s own program has a different focus. “I raise a lot of roping horses and barrel horses and horses for every day use, but this is the first horse like this that

I’ve owned,” she said. “I know people spend years trying to get one to the finals, and for us to do that, and then to win it, there aren’t words to describe it,” she said. Lund and Ima Smart Catt also earned a berth in the Futurity Open Finals. They placed 13th, taking home another $13,500. The CINCH Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was Bet He Sparks (Bet Hesa Cat x Sparking Train x Shining Spark), shown by Clayton Edsall for owners K & L Phillips, LLC. The team earned a 651.5 composite (214.5 herd/218.5 rein/218.5 fence) for a $20,000 payday.

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down to one cow, or some other little thing,” he said. Every little thing was magic in Fort Worth for Lund and Ima Smart Catt, who scored a combined 652 (216 herd/220.5 rein/215.5 fence) for the Intermediate title. In the herd work, Lund described the cattle as “Waspy. We tried to get the cows drove up and out of the herd real good because usually, if she gets started right, then she’s real good. We got started pretty much in the middle and she got settled in and got to moving good,” Lund said. In the reining, the pair marked a 220.5, a score Lund found surprisingly high, until he saw the video. “When I was out there doing it, I felt like she wasn’t really stopping, and then I came back and watched the videos, and she slid forever and I was just sitting there enjoying it,” Lund said. “When I saw it, I was really happy with the way she stopped.” The fence work sealed the title for Lund and the mare he describes as “real gritty.” “She boxed the cow real good but that cow was real numb-acting. He didn’t have a good feel about him, so I wanted to drive around there. Normally, I would have went one turn earlier, but I went one more time and it worked out.” Lund, 49, has claimed the reserve championship once before in the CINCH Intermediate Open division, and winning the championship validated years of effort. “I struggled there for a little bit, getting the right horse power. I’ve been trying to learn how to do this and get better for about 10 years, and it’s a struggle, it’s a grind every day,” said Lund, who names two-time World’s Greatest Horseman Champion Ron Ralls as his mentor. “To do this event, you’ve got to have a passion— not just for the event, but for the horse. It’s not easy. It’s very humbling, and you

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Clayton Edsall guided Bet He Sparks to a 651.5 composite for the CINCH Intermediate Open Reserve Championship.

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2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity, Myles Brown and Miss Scarlets Cat were clearly the Cinderella story—not due to lack of ability, but to sheer inexperience. It was only the second year for Brown, 23, of Stinnett, Texas, an NRCHA Non Pro rider, to show a 3-year-old at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. Not only did he pilot his beloved roan mare to the Futurity Level 1 Limited Open and Limited Open Championships; the pair also made the monumental achievement of qualifying for the Open finals. The tall, lanky cowboy’s charmed journey in Fort Worth started with the Snaffle Bit Futurity preliminaries, where he and Miss Scarlets Cat (Metallic Cat x Bee Miss Scarlet x Lenas Busy Bee) scored identical 217s in all three events—herd work, rein work and fence work. The 651 total gave Brown his first championship, the Level 1 Limited Open, and the first of four


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paychecks in Fort Worth. The Level 1 title paid $8,520. “To come to town with a horse that you know is that good, puts pressure on you because you know if something goes wrong, that it’s your fault,” Brown said. “I knew I had a real good shot to make the Open finals so I’m happy I did that, and I’m proud of winning the Level 1. It’s a cool deal, but the thing with cow horses is that they’ll humble you real quick.” In the Limited Open finals on Thursday, October 10, Brown started off in top form by marking the high score in the herd, a 218. “I tried to do my job of cutting the cattle clean and in the middle of the pen. She read that cow so good, and I thought I did a better job of staying relaxed, leaving my hand on her neck for the most part, and just letting her read that cow,” said Brown, who was helped by Boyd Rice, Robbie Boyce, Todd Crawford and Ty Brown. “They’re the best help, bar none.” Brown marked a 207 in the reining but blames himself for mistakes that lowered his score. “The mare was good. I wasn’t quite on point. She ran and stopped and drug her rear end.” In the cow work, the pair shone with a 220.5. “We were ready to go get ‘em. I know this mare and she can be huge. She can run, she can stop and she can turn. She’s quick-footed and she’s got a lot of wind. She can run for a long time for a little horse. The first turn was okay. We went and open-fielded that cow for the left turn and she was tight, and then we got a right turn, open-field, and she was good, and then when we circled, she was unbelievable,” Brown said. “Down the fence, this mare never hardly misses. She’s on point, 100 percent every time, and that’s why we love her.”

Myles Brown and Miss Scarlets Cat had a charmed ride in Fort Worth, winning the Level 1 and Limited Open Championships, and picking up checks in the Open and Limited Open.

The Limited Open Championship paid $15,514, and the pair collected another $5,500 for 8th place in the CINCH Intermediate Open. In the Open finals on Saturday night, Brown and Miss Scarlets Cat once again set the pace in the herd work, earning the high score, a 221. By this time, Brown had full support from the big Will Rogers Coliseum crowd. Although their rein work score of 207 and fence work score of 210.5 were not enough to win the Open title, they took home another $10,000 and some valuable experience. Miss Scarlets Cat’s contribution to the success in Fort Worth is not lost on Brown. “In all three events, she gives you 100 percent. She’s got so much style and so much ability. She has so much cow, but at the same time, she’s so good-minded.

No ill will anywhere. How do you beat that?” he said. “I just give it all back to the horse. I try to work the cow and not fall off. She’s just an unbelievable horse. That’s all. I haven’t trained that many cow horses up to this point, but I know what I like and I know what I’ve seen, and we just try to go mimic that and it worked out, I guess.” Brown bought Miss Scarlets Cat as a yearling from breeder Brenda Michaels in Amarillo, Texas, and the match was successful from the beginning. “Brenda told me that she was going to be a good horse and she’s been good ever since. She was a Metallic Cat so I figured we’d try it,” said Brown, who has looked to mentors Jordan Williams, Kyle Trahern and Boyd Rice throughout the training process. “There’s been a bunch of people who’ve helped me with this.” REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

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In a dramatic finish, Texas horsewoman Tammy Jo Hays and homegrown Hat Six Keep Sparkin earn the Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Championship.

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he 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Championship came down to a slugfest between two leading ladies: Tammy Jo Hays of Nocona, Texas; and Laurie Richards of Buellton, California. Both competitors have won the Non Pro Futurity Championship twice before, and both came to Fort Worth intent on earning a third title. As the three finals events unfolded on Friday, October 13, the championship was settled in true cow horse fashion, down to the last fence work and a scant half-point margin determining the winner.

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It came down to the last run in the Non Pro Finals fence work, where Tammy Jo Hays earned her third Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Championship by a scant half-point margin aboard Hat Six Keep Sparkin.


performer and producer Hays owns with her father. Previous foals out of Shine Smartly have been Open mounts for Hays’s husband, NRCHA Professional Shawn Hays. “[Metallic Sparks] was too little for Shawn to show, so he’s mine,” Hays said. “I love him. I really love that horse.” Hays’s other Futurity horse is quite different from Midget. Hat Six Keep Sparkin (Dual Spark x Hat Six Little Paws x Peptos Stylish Oak), a strapping buckskin, was slower to work his way into her heart, although he carried Hays to the Futurity Championship. Known around the barn as “Tater,” Hat Six Keep Sparkin was raised by Hays’s parents, Walter and Jocelyn Greeman, in their generationsdeep Hat Six Ranch breeding program. “My mom literally can trace his lineage back to horses her dad gave her when she was a child,” Hays said. Despite the family tie, Hat Six Keep Sparkin did not immediately endear himself to his petite female pilot. Hays, who has often expressed her commitment to doing as much of her own training as possible, admits she boycotted the big gelding early in the year. “He was just kind of heavy and strong for me,” Hays said. “I wasn’t a fan. I didn’t care for him much. As a matter of fact, I refused to ride him in March and April.” Tammy Jo may have been hands-off, but other members of the Hays team were hands-on. “Shawn put most of the time on him as a late 2-year-old and early 3-year-old,” she said. “When Robert Smith came to work for us in May, [the horse] was really weak in the cutting, and Robert’s pretty good in the cutting, so we turned him over to Robert for a month. Robert got him over some humps in the cutting and helped him out a lot. I started enjoying riding him more. I still didn’t like riding him down the fence. Shawn took

The Futurity Non Pro Reserve Champion was Laurie Richards, of Buellton, California, riding Glitter N Glam.

him over the whole month of July. And when he turned the reins over, I pulled, and nothing was happening. It was a big struggle at first.” Tater and Tammy Jo were still at loggerheads during the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity in August, even though they took home the Non Pro Championship. “I still didn’t care for him at the preFuturity, and we won it,” she said. But everything changed just before the big show in Fort Worth. “About three weeks ago, he got on my team, and I even told Shawn, ‘I think this could be the better horse,’” Hays said. In the Non Pro preliminaries, Metallic Sparks was the second-high score, a 645 (215 herd/208 rein/222 fence) going into the finals. With Hat Six Keep Sparkin, Hays was fifth in the prelims, scoring a 640 (211 herd/215 rein/214 fence). In the clean-slate finals, Laurie Richards set the pace in the herd work, scoring

a 218.5 for the early lead aboard Glitter N Glam (One Time Pepto x Cats Tiara x High Brow Cat). She maintained first place after the second event, the rein work, earning a 216 for a 434.5 composite. Hays was in the hunt but had substantial ground to make up: her two event composite on Hat Six Keep Sparkin was a 429 heading into the fence work, while Metallic Sparks was a 427.5. As always, things became interesting down the fence. Richards and Glitter N Glam were early in the draw, and from their fourth position in the working order, scored a 215 in the fence work. This opened up a dominating lead for Richards—649.5, which would be difficult, but not impossible, to catch. A few horses later, Hays and Metallic Sparks went down the fence, but ran into some trouble, earning a 203 for an eventual sixth place finish. Richards’s lead remained untouched as horse after horse went down the fence, until the very last REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

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///////// SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY Non Pro finalist in the draw: Hays and Hat Six Keep Sparkin. The pair had a tall order. They had to mark at least a 220.5 for the win, but Hays didn’t know that. Part of her mental preparation includes shutting herself off from any scores or other information about the finals. “I put music in my ears and I don’t watch any runs. I have no idea what the rest of the runs look like,” Hays said. “My goal every time I go in the pen is to just make the run I’ve been practicing at home. It’s hard to do when you’re thinking, ‘Oooh, I have to mark this.’ All our barn staff, all our family know not to tell me any scores. When I came out [after the run] they told me it had to be a 220.5, and I was like, ‘Oh my!’” Hays knew the run felt good. After the judges’ horn blew, she exuberantly hugged her buckskin horse’s neck. “After that first turn, it built confidence. After the second turn, that horse just jumped right with that cow. You know things can still go wrong, but as the run goes, you build your confidence and know the run is coming together,” she said. But had it been enough? The score was finally announced—a 221—and Hays had officially won her third Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Championship by a mere half-point. The win was particularly sweet because of how much Hat Six Keep Sparkin means to her parents. “It’s really special. I could see tears in my mom’s eyes and it means a lot to the whole family to raise one like that, and they made the decision to breed to Dual Spark, so it’s great,” she said. Living in Texas, and being the first Futurity Non Pro Champion to win on Texas soil, was also significant for Hays. I’m so excited to have it here. A lot of the things I was nervous about for having it here, a lot of my fear was unfounded. The cattle have been good, the dirt has been good—thank you Jim 44 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Lanham Brown piloted This Shiney Miss to dual championships in the Futurity Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro divisions, and also placed third in the Non Pro.

Kiser for working your tail off because it was spectacular today. It couldn’t have been better to show on. I feel the NRCHA and their partners went the extra mile to fix the glitches and I’m thrilled. Beyond thrilled,” she said. Hays thanked her herd help, Phillip Ralls, Robert Smith, Kelby Phillips, and Clay Volmer, and also appreciates the unwavering support from her husband, who had a horse in the Open finals, three horses in the Intermediate, and also helped his wife and his other non-pros prepare to compete. “I did a lot of praying for my husband and myself and our clients. I always want to thank God, and He has really answered our prayers this week,” Hays said. As for “Tater,” the horse she wasn’t sure she wanted to ride? Hays has no doubt about her feelings now. “I love him! The last few weeks I’ve really liked him and enjoyed riding him, and I look forward to continuing to ride him now. We’re kind of together now,

and he’s fun to ride.” Thanks to sponsor support from NRCHA Corporate Partner Discount Tire and Matthews Cutting Horses, the Non Pro divisions boasted $110,000 in added money. Hays’s championship check totaled $20,359. For the reserve championship, Richards and Glitter N Glam earned $15,661.

INTERMEDIATE NON PRO AND NOVICE NON PRO CHAMPION Lanham Brown had to overcome a tragedy to be triumphant at the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, but with a little help from his friends, that’s exactly what the second-year competitor did. Riding This Shiney Miss, a horse that was bred by Wagonhound Land and Livestock, Brown marked a composite score of 638.5 (209 herd/218.5 rein/211 fence), winning dual championships in the Futurity Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro divisions. He also finished third in the Non Pro, and his triple


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The Intermediate and Novice Non Pro Reserve Champion was Bret Paulick, an Idaho competitor who rode his homebred Smart Smoken Remedy.

payday was just over the $23,000 mark. “It’s a great accomplishment. It’s something that I’ve looked forward to all year, although it’s the journey of training her throughout that I’ve enjoyed the most. I’m really proud of this mare,” Brown said. Brown and This Shiney Miss (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Miss Hickory x Shining Spark) teamed up a year ago. The filly, then a 2-year-old, was in training with Matt Koch and Matt Frederick, who were employed by her breeder, Wagonhound Land and Livestock, Douglas, Wyoming. In 2016, Brown had shown for the first time at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity aboard another Wagonhound-bred palomino mare, Genuine Ragtime CD (Genuine Masterpiece x This Ragtime Cat x WR This Cats Smart). “Vegas” carried him to the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Finals, but just days later, was stricken with liver failure. Despite every effort to save her, she did not survive. 46 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

When word got back to the team at Wagonhound, their hearts went out to Brown, and before long, he was mounted once again on an outstanding product of the ranch’s breeding program. “I’d gone up to Wagonhound and helped brand last summer,” Brown said. The friends he made during that trip were quick to respond to the news of Brown’s loss, offering him a chance to own This Shiney Miss. “I can’t thank Wagonhound enough for their support and generosity.” Brown and This Shiney Miss marked scores of 209 in the herd work, 218.5 in the reining and 211 in the cow work. Brown appreciated the mare’s grit during the grueling days of competition in Fort Worth. “The heart that she showed is what I liked most about her here. It’s been a long week and she never gave up on me. When they’re in these little stalls and walking around on concrete, it’s easy for them to get tired but she stayed strong and with

me the whole time,” Brown said. “This mare reins around real good and I think she’s got a lot of upside that we haven’t got to yet. We’ll give her a little time off, let her get strong and I think she’ll come back even better.” Brown attends Texas Tech and is involved in his family’s ranching business. He and his cousin, Myles Brown, who won the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Level 1 Limited Open and the Limited Open championships, both started competing in reined cow horse at the same time. “We point out each other’s faults quite well but we’re also each other’s biggest supporters. We work with each other and try to help each other out when we can. We’re both really green but we’ve both been blessed with some really good horses,” Lanham said. He thanked his parents, Donnell and Kelli Brown, for their support as well as all the trainers, including Matt Koch, who have helped him learn about training cow horses. The Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Reserve Champion was Bret Paulick, who rode Smart Smoken Remedy (Very Smart Remedy x Miss Slic Smoke x Chic N San) to a composite score of 636. He took home paychecks totaling just over $8,400.

AMATEUR CHAMPION The Snaffle Bit Futurity Amateur Championship is decided by the scores in the preliminary go-rounds, and Abbie Phillips went all the way with her mare, Special High Brow. Their 646 composite (215.5 herd/214.5 rein/216 fence) not only won the Amateur title, it also was the top score in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro preliminaries, earning a trip for Phillips to the finals in all three divisions. The Amateur Championship paid $5,451, and was a positive way for Phillips


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Special High Brow made the first Snaffle Bit Futurity a special experience for owner/rider Abbie Phillips. The Scottsdale, Arizona, competitor piloted the mare to the Futurity Amateur Championship and picked up three paychecks in the Non Pro finals.

Pete Rogan traveled all the way from Australia to experience his lifelong dream of showing at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. He was the Amateur Reserve Champion aboard Shirley Shiney.

enth in the Non Pro and fourth in the Intermediate and Novice divisions, collecting three more paychecks totaling just over $11,000. Pete Rogan, who is believed to be the first Australian to compete in the Snaffle

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

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 Thursday, October 12 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Round Up Inn.

Justin Wright tied for the high score in the Open herd work preliminaries with a 222 riding Shiners Diamond Cat, owned by Mike and James Draper, and bred by Wagonhound Land and Livestock. Wright won $3,750, a Gist buckle sponsored by Kay Rankin-Williams, and a Jan Mapes designed trophy sponsored by the National Cutting Horse Association.

Snaffle Bit Futurity history may have been made when California professional Justin Wright piloted Shiners Diamond Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Shiners Diamond Lady x Shining Spark) to an amazing 669.5 composite in the prelims—the highest total Futurity preliminary score on record since 2000, and likely in the event’s history. The sorrel mare scored a 220.5 in the rein work, tied for the high score in the herd work with a 222, then scored a phenomenal 227 to win the go round in the fence work and achieve the top composite score going into the finals. A pair of custom designed Gordon Hayes silver stirrups, sponsored by Terry Ratto, went to Wright and another pair to owners Mike and James Draper. NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn presents their awards.

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The high scoring gelding in the Open prelims received the Scottsdale Western World Custom Saddle, sponsored by the American Rope Horse Futurity. DMAC Reydar (Dual Smart Rey x Boons A Dreamin Peptoboonsmal) scored a 656.5 composite to win the award for owners David and Stacie McDavid. DMAC Reydar was shown by NRCHA Professional Corey Cushing.


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Clay Volmer tied for top honors with Wright in the Open herd work preliminaries with a 222 riding Opus Cat Olena (WR This Cats Smart x Opus Chic x Smart Chic Olena), owned by Jecca R. Ostrander, and bred by Wagonhound Land and Livestock. The go round win netted $3,750, as well as a Gist trophy buckle and a Jan Mapes designed trophy. Pictured from left to right are Clay Volmer, Cash and Jecca Ostrander, and NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn presenting.

Tammy Jo Hays, Nocona, Texas, earned the Non Pro preliminary high score of 222 points in the cow work riding Metallic Sparks (Metallic Cat x Shine Smartly x Shining Spark), a mare owned by Tammy Hays and her father, Walter Greeman, shown accepting. The win netted $1,400 and a Gist buckle donated by Cindy Warn and Smart Luck.

Pete Rogan won the Non Pro herd work preliminaries with a 216 riding Shirley Shiney (Very Smart Remedy x Shirley Shine x Shirley Mclain). Rogan took home a $1,400 check and a Gist buckle sponsored by Jim and Linda Schrack.

Monica Caetano earned the Ladies Snaffle Bit Futurity championship riding ISR Wyn A Blue to a 646.5 for owners Brendan and Stacy Deusterhaus. Monica also won the Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Saddle sponsored by Linda Mars / Tres Osos.

Jay Winborn presents owner Sarah Davis and rider Ricky Nicolazzi their awards for the Open rein work high scoring horse, Metallic Rays (Metallic Cat x Margaret Rey x Dual Rey). Metallic Rays earned $5,000 in the go round for his connections, as well as a Gist buckle sponsored by Gregg Lafitte, and a Lawson trophy sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association.

Dominating the preliminary round of fence work competition was Shiners Diamond Cat ridden by Justin Wright for owners Mike and James Draper. Their spectacular score of 227 points earned the team $5,000, a Gist trophy buckle sponsored by Kay Rankin-Williams and a CR Morrison trophy sponsored by Cindy Warn and Smart Luck. REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

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Left to right: Hall of Merit inductee Larry Bell, Smoky Pritchett, Ken Wold, Russell Dilday, whose unforgettable Topsails Rien Maker was inducted into the Hall of Fame; Rick Ford, who accepted on behalf of the great Katie Starlight; and President’s Award recipient Don Murphy.


The high scoring fence run of the Open Snaffle Bit Futurity preliminaries was awarded a Gist custom buckle and CR Morrison trophy.

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Shes Playin Rey and CJ Shopbell marked a 438 to win the NRCHA Open Bridle title and $6,440.

restigious titles and big purses attracted entries from all over the country to the horse show that ran concurrently with the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and the Hackamore Classic. Held in Fort Worth, Texas for the first time, the

event gave cow horse enthusiasts another opportunity to win big in 2017. Amy Bailey, the winner of the Non Pro Bridle, which paid $3,792, enjoyed watching Futurity action while she was in town showing at the Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show for the first time. From her experi-


ence there, she believes that the horse show will become more popular over the coming years, especially since contestants do not need to qualify to show there. “Anyone can enter, you don’t have to qualify like you do for the Celebration of Champions,” said Bailey, who has previously shown in Fort Worth at the Celebration of Champions when she won the 2014 NRCHA Non Pro Hackamore World Championship. “I’ve really liked this show because the horse show part of it is relaxed. The main focus here is the Snaffle Bit Futurity so there’s less pressure on you here at the horse show. I’d recommend that everyone come show here. It’s got a great atmosphere and there are plenty of riding areas here to exercise your horse and warm-up.”

OPEN BRIDLE CHAMPION Shes Playin Rey and CJ Shopbell If you don’t believe that a bad situation can produce a positive outcome, then go ask CJ Shopbell. Shopbell had endured a week where nothing was going the way it was supposed to when he put in a call to his customer Gregg Lafitte. On the phone, he asked if he could pick up Shes Playin Rey (TR Dual Rey x Playin Acre x Playin Stylish) to enter the horse show at the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. After another week of work, the pair entered late and days later, they marked a 438 to win the Open Bridle and $6,440. “This is exciting. She felt pretty great with me,” said Shopbell after the win. “She’d been at home at Gregg Lafitte’s place since February so I didn’t know what she’d be like.” Back in February, Shes Playin Rey and Shopbell achieved what they thought would be their final major victory together when they won the Open Bridle at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions. Since then, Lafitte, who has been recovering from back surgery, has been enjoying showing the mare.

Sarah Dawson rode Shiney Outlaw to a score of 448 to win the Open Hackamore and $8,120.

“I love this little mare. She’s been like part of the family,” said Shopbell who enjoyed having the mare back at his home as well as at the show. “She’s a great horse—she’s the greatest one that I’ve ridden. We’ve done a lot on her and had a lot of success on her but it hasn’t just been me, Gregg’s had the success with her too—that to me, is a great horse.” Shopbell was slightly concerned about competing against the best of the best at the horse show in Fort Worth after having had so much time off, but Shes Playin Rey put his worries to rest when they won the prelims. Then, in the finals, they marked a 218.5 in the reining. “She stopped huge,” Shopbell said. “She felt really good in her circles and was with me.” Shopbell knew he needed a big cow work score to get the win, so he didn’t hesitate to let the mare roll and was

rewarded with a 219.5 from the judges. “In the fence work, I’m most proud of her circling. She has always been a great circler, you can throw the reins to her and go to spurring and she’s going to get you there,” Shopbell said. Lafitte and his wife Jahn, were watching from the sidelines. “The first run (of the finals), Randy Paul threw down a 437.5 and I thought, ‘Man, this is going to be tough’,” Lafitte recalled of how he felt before Shopbell’s and Shes Playin Rey’s run. “In the reining, she and CJ are so precise so I always have a high level of confidence that the reining is going to be good but when you get to the cow work, you never know what you’re going to get and you have to deal with it and they did a great job of that today.” For Lafitte, owning a horse like Shes Playin Rey is a privilege. “She’s been a treat, a privilege and a REINED COW HORSE NEWS | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

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///////// 2017 SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY HORSE SHOW horse of a lifetime. For her to be able to ride at this level and be the best of the best and then to come back down to my level and be able to tolerate me, she’s just an amazing horse,” Lafitte said. “We’ve had a lot of horses through the years and we’ve been lucky to have some good mares—I’m all about mares—but she’s special. We have her bred right now, via embryo transfer, to One Time Pepto so we’re excited about her having her first baby next year.” “She’s just gorgeous and awesome. She’s perfect for CJ and so great for Gregg. It’s a privilege to have her,” said Jahn, who shows in the boxing classes and hopes to one day ride Shes Playin Rey. “When you look at her, she’s just beautiful. People always want to buy her but she’s not for sale.”

OPEN HACKAMORE CHAMPION Shiney Outlaw and Sarah Dawson Sarah Dawson may not feel like she’s an old hand in the hackamore but her success in Fort Worth during the horse show and the Hackamore Classic, where she won both open classes, tells a different story. Dawson rode Shiney Outlaw (Shiners Nickle x Mereyda x Dual Rey) to scores of 222.5 and 225.5 for a combined score of 448 to win $8,120 and the Open Hackamore horse show class. “He’s a fun horse to show,” Dawson said. “He’s not one that you have to go and think about it—you don’t have to think about having to protect him because he’s weaker in some areas— because he does every maneuver so well. When you’re on a horse like that it’s fun because you can just go for it. He really likes the hackamore. He has a real soft nose and follows it around really well.” Owner Michelle Cannon, of Cannon Quarter Horses agrees that Shiney Outlaw is special. “It’s been a long time coming. This is a really, really good horse and we’ve 60 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

been waiting for him to win something like this for a long time,” Cannon said of Shiney Outlaw, who was a finalist with Dawson in the NRCHA Derby and a top five finisher at the Stallion Stakes with Dawson’s husband, Chris. “He’s by my stallion Shiners Nickle and he’s very much like his daddy.” Leading up to the Open Hackamore, Cannon was praying that Shiney Outlaw would have a great run. “I knew he was capable of it. He doesn’t look very big but he has a big heart,” Cannon said. “We’ve gone through a lot of times when he got injured and couldn’t show, so I’m glad to finally see this.” As she was making her run, Dawson knew Shiney Outlaw had performed well in the reining, and, like Cannon, was impressed with his stops. “His stops were beautiful and his spins were amazingly fast,” Cannon said. “He’s a huge stopper,” Dawson continued. “You can’t hardly get him to not

stop. You say whoa and he slides for miles and he does it every single time— you can’t teach one to do that, they just do it or they don’t.” While those stops are great in the reining, they can sometimes cause Shiney Outlaw problems with his cow work. “That horse stops so big that a lot of times it’s hard for him to stay in time with the cow because he’ll slide by,” Dawson explained. “In the big derbies, if we don’t have to do the reining and the fence work together, then we’ll jerk his hind shoes off but because we had to do them together tonight, we left those hind shoes on and I’m real proud of how cow smart he was because he overcame that little obstacle of sliding around a little bit with those hind shoes on. He was spot on the whole time and never lost working advantage.” Dawson has had Shiney Outlaw in her barn for the past year. As a 3-yearold, the stallion won the National Stock

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OPEN TWO REIN CHAMPION Call Me Mitch and Phillip Ralls From the time that Phillip Ralls picked Call Me Mitch out as a yearling on behalf of owner Estelle Roitblat, the stallion has been special. In the Open Two Rein, at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show, Call Me Mitch proved once again just why he’s so special to Ralls when he marked a 439 to win the class and $3,080. “He’s a horse that gives you a chance to win every time you go out there,” said

Ralls, who plans on taking Call Me Mitch back to Fort Worth in February for the NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman. “I feel like he’s progressively getting better. That horse’s consistency has always been a part of his MO.” Call Me Mitch (Metallic Cat x Miss Hickory Hill x Docs Hickory) got his Open Two Rein Horse Show run off to a good start when he marked a 217 in the reining. Ralls attributes that to Call Me Mitch having plenty of show ring presence and his ability to work on a loose rein. “He circled really good today, changed leads good, ran and stopped really nice all three times and let me do it on a loose rein,” said Ralls, who was enjoying his first win in this class at this show. “Overall, I felt like his rein work was very solid.” The pair followed up with a 222 in the cow work, which Ralls believes was

thanks to Call Me Mitch’s cow smarts. “That cow wanted to be a little bit numb boxing so I had to get up there close and take a hold of him and he was so smart and controlled him,” said Ralls of Call Me Mitch. “Our first turn was big, that cow didn’t want to take it, and he allowed me to put him in a good spot there and get a big first turn, which set up our second turn for us. I felt like we were in good control of that cow and then he circled up nice both ways.” Ralls, of Paso Robles, California, is thankful that Roitblat bought Call Me Mitch, 6, all those years ago. “Estelle’s been with me for quite a while now and we’ve had several horses for her but this one has definitely been special for us,” Ralls said. “It takes good owners and a great crew—my wife Teresa and Magda Arbes and the whole crew at home—to keep us going down the road.”

LIMITED OPEN BRIDLE CHAMPION

NON PRO BRIDLE CHAMPION

Red It One Time (One Time Pepto x Genuine Redbud x Genuine Doc), owned by Eric Storey and ridden by Jess Morgan earned $1,725 for marking a pair of 142.5’s in the rein work and cow work to win the Limited Open Bridle with a score of 285.

Amy Bailey and Callme Mister Mister (Mister Dual Pep x Travelin With Sass x Travelena), owned by Paul and Amy Bailey, earned $3,792 for winning the Non Pro Bridle. They had a composite score of 291.5 (144 rein/147.5 cow).

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INTERMEDIATE NON PRO BRIDLE CHAMPION

NOVICE NON PRO BRIDLE CHAMPION

Terra Micek rode Nic N Chics (Nic It In The Bud x Desire A Chic x Smart Chic Olena) to scores of 145.5 in both the rein work and the cow work to win the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle with a composite score of 291 for earnings of $2,250.

Chantz Stewart rode the Stewart Ranch owned Leggy Lisa Marie (NMSU Truckin Chex x Ms Highbrow Playmate x High Brow Hickory) to the win in the Novice Non Pro Bridle division, which was worth $1,635. They had scores of 141.5 in reining and 145.5 on the cow, for a composite score of 287.

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LIMITED OPEN HACKAMORE CHAMPION

Jills A Little Blue (Mecom Blue x Jills CD x CD Olena) and owner/rider Eleise Blake earned the Select Non Pro Bridle championship and $360 thanks to their reining score of 137.5 and a cow work score of 141 for a composite score of 278.5.

A composite score of 280 (145 rein/135 cow) earned Daniel Sanchez and Workin Mans Blues (Yellow Roan Of Texas x Topi Chexx x A Cowboy At Heart), owned by Michael and Jessica Draper, the Limited Open Hackamore championship and $1,500.

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NON PRO HACKAMORE CHAMPION

NON PRO TWO REIN CHAMPION

Hope Miller earned $3,427 when she won the Non Pro Hackamore with a score of 290.5. Miller and Dare To Sioux (A Shiner Named Sioux x Tari Darlin x Taris Catalyst) marked a 145.5 in the reining and a 145 in the cow work.

Jennifer Neel and Z Martinalena (Zezes Pepto Cat x Fussy Hanky x Lotsolena) won the Non Pro Two Rein class and $1,575 for their reining score of 143 and a 145.5 on the cow. Their composite score was 288.5.

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A composite score of 289 gave Cheryl Chown the win and $1,600 in the Non Pro Limited division. She rode A Time Of Caution (A Chic In Time x Lenas Paula Pep x Peppy San Badger), a horse she owns with her trainer/husband Robert Chown, to a reining score of 144 and 145 on the cow. They won another $165 as the Select Non Pro Limited champions. 66 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

A $668 check was awarded to $5,000 Non Pro Limited champion, Alex Rose for a composite score of 290 points (144.5 rein/145.5 cow). Rose rode Peppys Hickory Jane (Peppys Lil Wil x Hickorys Jane x Docs Hickory), owned by Kim Jividen-Rose.


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YOUTH BRIDLE AND YOUTH 13&UNDER BRIDLE CHAMPION

Cindy Triplitt Dockter and Buckalena Ote (Dual Spark x Smarty Ote x Smart Mate), owned by Dona Triplitt, earned a composite score of 283.5 (140.5 rein/143 cow), to win $532 and the $1,000 Non Pro Limited title.

Cutter McLaughlin and CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark) scored a 144.5 in the reining and 150 on the cow for a 294.5 composite to earn top honors in the Youth Bridle, as well as the Youth Bridle 13&Under for total earnings of $1,450.

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Topping the field of 24 Youth Limited riders was Chics Fluffed (Smart Chic Olena x Fluff Your Feathers x Gallo Del Cielo) ridden and owned by Jessica O’Neil. Their composite of 290 points (143.5 rein/146.5 cow) was worth $1,092.

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YOUTH LIMITED 13&UNDER CHAMPION

Peptoboonlena 007 (Peptoboonsmal x Quanahs Little Star x Quanah O Lena), ridden by Taytin Young and owned by Travis J. Young, scored 288 points (140 rein/148 cow) to earn $90 and the Youth Limited 13&Under title.


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Sarah Dawson wins the NRCHA Open Hackamore Classic on Shine Smarter.

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he best 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses showed off their talent during the Hackamore Classic, which was held in conjunction with the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, October 3-14. Shine Smarter, owned by Linda A. Mars, delivered Sarah Dawson her first win in the event. “It’s a pretty special event and I’m glad that it’s part of the Snaffle Bit now and that they’re keeping it going,” Dawson said after her win. “It’s special because the hackamore is all about tradition—it’s the next step of putting them into the bridle.” This is just the second year that the Hackamore Classic has been run with the Snaffle Bit Futurity—a move that has seen open entries increase from just 39 in 2015, to 70 in 2016 and 77 this year.

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Sarah Dawson and Shine Smarter marked a 442 to win the Hackamore Classic Open and $14,561.

Shine Smarter and Sarah Dawson Sarah Dawson and Shine Smarter (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark) let their own star shine bright when they marked a composite score of 442 to win the Hackamore Classic Open and $14,561.

“I feel like I’m out here amongst my heroes,” Dawson said after the win. “For that mare to shine like she did, and especially because she’s 5 and this is her last big derby, to go out with a win like this, is very special.”

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For Dawson, winning the Hackamore Classic Open rates as one of her most special wins to date. “It’s hard making a good hackamore horse and getting them to where they respect that deal around their nose. I


think there’s quite a bit of an art to it, which I’m still learning, and it will probably take me a lifetime to learn it,” Dawson said. While Dawson says that she’s a newbie to the hackamore, teaching Shine Smarter to respond perfectly in the classic headgear derived from the tradition of the vaquero took finding the perfect tool. “She’s always been good in the hackamore, but it has been tricky finding the right hackamore for her,” Dawson said of Shine Smarter. “We switched it up a little bit at this show, which I think has helped her quite a bit. We went to a softer hackamore where before, I had her in a bit bigger hackamore. With the softer one, she didn’t take as much offense to it and just melted down into it.” That softness was evident from the start of the Hackamore Classic when Shine Smarter marked a 148 in the herd work to share second place with two others—Quahadi ridden by Boyd Rice and Peptosboonshakalaca ridden by Cayley Wilson. A 146 in the reining put Shine Smarter among the top 10 in that section of the event, but it was their 148 down the fence—the second highest score of the Hackamore Classic—that clinched the win. “She’s a fence horse,” Dawson said. “She’s an extremely cowy and smart horse. We got two good turns each way and went and circled up in the middle. She answered me everywhere and never lost working advantage with that cow and was pretty exceptional.” Shine Smarter has been in training with Dawson from the get-go. She first caught the trainer’s eye as a yearling when she was making big moves in breeder Carol Rose’s round pen. Earlier this year, the 2012 sorrel mare was purchased by her current owner, Linda Mars, from Dawson’s parents, Cheryl and Richard Winters.

“She just caught my eye. We turned her in the round pen and she moved around so cool and wanted to be so smart. She was gorgeous as a yearling too, and they say to ride a pretty one,” Dawson recalled of how she felt the first time she saw Shine Smarter. “We’ve been through a lot together. She was my first great horse. She was the first horse I made the open finals on at the Snaffle Bit [Futurity] and the first horse I made open finals on at the derbies, so she’s been a very special horse for me.” Mars too thinks that Shine Smarter is special and was on hand to see her take the win. “I was very excited watching her. She’s a beautiful mare and I’m very glad I bought her,” said Mars, who has owned cow horses for more than 20 years. “Every single horse acts like a winner because their riders believe in them and their owners believe in them. For all that

don’t get to the winner’s circle, they’re all winners because they competed.” Dawson is thankful to have great customers like Mars. She’s also thankful for her husband Chris’s help with Shine Smarter. “He’s the best set of eyes I could ever ask for. He’s helped me so much in stepping up my game. I’m thankful that I’m able to go out and work with him every day. There’s a very special dynamic between us that works very well and I don’t know that alot of people can say that about working together, but it works very well for us.”

INTERMEDIATE OPEN HACKAMORE CLASSIC Peptosboonshakalaca and Cayley Wilson For Canadian Cayley Wilson, the trip to Fort Worth for the Hackamore Classic was well worth it when he rode Peptosboonshakalaca to a composite

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good look,” Wilson said. “My help, Todd Bergen, Boyd Rice, John Swales and Mark Luis, were amazing and I wouldn’t have been able to get it done without them.” In the reining, concise and clean maneuvers resulted in a second-place score of 146.5. “Before I got in the arena I thought the ground was going to be tougher to stop in, but he handled it really well and it was a tidy little reining run,” Wilson said. A tricky cow made wowing the crowd in the cow work hard to do, but Wilson got the job done to mark a 145.5. “It didn’t want to box much and I had a little bit of trouble circling it but I felt like my horse rated pretty good and wanted to listen to me,” Wilson said. “With him being 4, he listened very well in the hackamore and guided around.” Wilson, Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been showing reined cow horses for 20 years. “I’ve been going to the Reno show since 2005 and have had 3-year-olds every year since,” Wilson said.

The reserve champion was SJR Reygun (Dual Rey x Playguns King Badger x Playgun) owned by Gary Ewell and ridden by Brady Weaver. They marked a 439 to win $2,745. They also split third and fourth in the Hackamore Classic Open to win another $8,214.

LIMITED OPEN HACKAMORE CLASSIC Playing With Rey and David Dillman Playing With Rey may have gotten a late start in her training, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a champion for owner and trainer David Dillman. A 432.5 composite added $2,724 to Playing With Rey’s earnings, along with the title of Limited Open Hackamore Classic champion. “We purchased her in August of her 2-year-old year and she only had about 15 rides on her so she was really behind,” Dillman said. “We thought we’d buy her, ride her around and sell her but she started catching up to all the other 2-yearolds, so we kept riding her.” While Playing With Rey was green at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada,

Limited Open Hackamore Classic champions Playing With Rey and David Dillman.


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“It’s the most difficult of all the events because you have to have a horse that trains in all three events and then excels in all three and that is difficult to find,” Dillman said. “I like it and I sure like this group of guys—the trainers and the owners—that we’re competing against.” The reserve championship went to No Big Dual (Dual Spark x Unos Charm x Smart Little Uno), owed by Becky Smith and ridden by Robert Smith III. They had a score of 427.5 to earn $2,270.

Limited Open Hackamore Classic with a composite score of 424.5 worth $1,972.

OPEN NOVICE HORSE Bet Lucky 13 and Todd Crawford Todd Crawford rode Bet Lucky 13 (Bet Hesa Cat x Miss Lucky Starlight x Grays Starlight), owned by Robert and Allysn Light, to a composite score of 432.5 (147.5 herd/ 143 rein/142 cow), to win the Open Novice Horse Hackamore Classic title and $1,907.

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Ms Genuinelysmart and Andy Kurtz Ms Genuinelysmart (Very Smart Remedy x Genuine Redbud x Genuine Doc) ridden by Andy Kurtz and owned by Orlando Gonzalez, marked a pair of 139’s in the herd work and reining along with a 146.5 on the cow to win the Level 1

Hope Miller and Dare To Sioux Hope Miller didn’t dream that her trip to Fort Worth for the 2017 NRCHA Hackamore Classic and the Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show would turn out to be as lucrative as it did. Yet, by the end of the show Miller had ridden Dare

Andy Kurtz rode Ms Genuinelysmart to the top spot in the Level 1 Limited Open Hackamore.


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Bet Lucky 13 and Todd Crawford earned the Open Novice Horse Hackamore Classic title.

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To Sioux to three Hackamore Classic wins—the Non Pro for $3,857 in earnings, the Intermediate Non Pro worth $1,661, and the Novice Non Pro for another $712. Plus, the team won the Non Pro Hackamore horse show class for a $3,427 paycheck. “If you’d asked me at the start of this year if I’d have done this, I would have said no because I didn’t think I’d be good enough to show him,” Miller said. “He gives you 200 percent every time you show him and that’s the hardest part about riding him is trying to get him to not try so hard.” Miller purchased Dare To Sioux (A Shiner Named Sioux x Tari Darlin x Taris Catalyst), 5, as a yearling. She rode him herself as a 2-year-old and then had Trent Pedersen show him as a 3- and 4-yearold. The 2017 show season has been one that Miller describes as “one heck of a year” due to also winning the NRCHA Stallion Stakes Non Pro and NRCHA Derby Non Pro. 2017 marked Miller’s first year to show Dare To Sioux. “He’s a once-in-a-lifetime horse, I’ll probably never get another horse like him,” Miller said. “He’s special because his personality is bigger than he is. You can literally ask him to do anything. He’s not one of those pretty show pen horses, he goes outside and moves cattle, you can barrel race on him and trail ride on him—you point him in a direction and he’ll go.” Despite her success throughout the year, Miller went to Fort Worth with low expectations. “I haven’t shown in a hackamore very much. It was kind of a last-minute thing and I late entered. I did surprisingly decent out of the herd so I was relaxed going into the reining. I think that not being stressed out helped quite a bit,” said Miller, whose composite score of 433.5 (143 herd/145.5 rein/145 cow) won the Hackamore Classic Non Pro.


///////// 2017 NRCHA HACKAMORE CLASSIC “The hackamore is definitely difficult, you can’t hide as much as you can with the snaffle. It’s been a fun change for us because it gave us something different to do,” Miller said. “The herd work was interesting because I was last in the set and there were only two fresh cows left. My guys helped me find them so I only worked two. Miller says that reining tends to be pretty easy for Dare To Sioux, who exceeded expectations in Fort Worth when he performed a great reining pattern. “He drug his butt,” said Miller. “They were probably the best stops he’s ever done and he loped some cool circles. For the fence work, I was a little concerned because the ground was slick and at our last show we fell down in the hackamore, but I trusted him that he wouldn’t do anything he wasn’t sure of.” While Dare To Sioux did everything right, the cow did cause her a moment of concern. “We boxed the cow and decided to roll around the corner,” said Miller, “and when we came out of that first turn I looked at his head because he wasn’t really listening to me. I noticed that my reins were wrapped around the cow’s nose. I’d never seen that happen from that angle before, and I was worried that we’d lose because of that. We kind of just waited for that cow to work loose and then we went for our second turn.” Miller, 20, didn’t spend the majority of her time before traveling to the Hackamore Classic tuning on Dare To Sioux. Instead, she rode him around her Brush Prairie, Washington, home and then in California while working futurity horses, simply did the things she felt she needed to do in order to be prepared. This is just her third year to show in the NRCHA, but she spends most of her days horseback. “I’m the only one in my family who rides. My dad, Dan Miller, was into 80 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

racehorses and that’s where it all got started—people would give me their old racehorses and I’d ride them,” Miller said. “I’d help the jockey exercise the babies and was her wingman, so I was on them all day.” Miller started out showing Western pleasure horses, but the slow pace made her switch to reining, which is how she met Pedersen. “I didn’t plan on doing cow horse. My dad bought a boxing horse, but he got injured and couldn’t show him so I decided to show him. I just started going from there,” Miller said. Frankentime (A Chic In Time x Sable Gal x Peppys Boy 895) and Paul Bailey marked scores of 140, 143.5 and 144.5 to take home reserve championships in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Hackamore Classic divi-

sions. The team won $3,086 in the Non Pro, $1,305 in the Intermediate Non Pro and $569 in the Novice Non Pro.

NON PRO LIMITED HACKAMORE CLASSIC Jessica Draper and Workin Man Blues When Jessica Draper bought Workin Man Blues (Yellow Roan Of Texas x Topi Chexx x A Cowboy At Heart) on the advice of her trainer Justin Wright in October 2016, she didn’t know how good a horse he was going to be. She also didn’t know that she was going to get pregnant with her third child. With those uncertainties, Draper didn’t know if she’d make it to the show pen on the gelding either, but a few months before the Hackamore Classic, she started entering shows. “We started a little bit slow but the last four shows we went to, we won every

Jessica Draper and Workin Man Blues marked a 425.5 to be the Non Pro Limited Hackamore Classic champions.


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AMATEUR HACKAMORE CLASSIC Jesse Spence and A Stylish Spark His first project horse delivered Jesse Spence his first win in the Hackamore Classic during his first year to compete in the hackamore. Riding A Stylish Spark 82 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Amateur Hackamore Classic champion Jesse Spence riding A Stylish Spark.

(Stylish Rey Gay x Just A Sparknshine x Shining Spark) to scores of 138 in the herd work, 144 in the reining and 141.5 on the cow for a composite of 423.5, Spence won the Amateur Hackamore Classic and $1,147. National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame horseman Don Murphy helped Spence acquire A Stylish Spark as his first project horse. We’ve been family friends for a long time and I said I wanted to become a trainer so he’s really been helping me take the right steps toward that goal,” Spence said. For Spence, winning the Hackamore Classic is special because of its uniqueness to the NRCHA. “It’s a really interesting event because neither the NCHA or the NRHA have an event like it,” Spence said. “The traditional aspect of it is a big part of it and I like the process of putting them in the hackamore.” While Spence has never shown a horse in the hackamore before, he has been

exposed to riding in the traditional headgear. “My dad (trainer Jim Spence) rides most of our horses around in it quite a bit,” Spence said. “This horse went into the hackamore nicely and I really prefer riding him in the hackamore compared to the snaffle.” Spence was happy with how A Stylish Spark, 4, handled himself going down the fence. “It was our second real major event and I thought we did well,” said Spence, who made the finals at the NRCHA Derby in the Non Pro. Spence graduated from high school last year and plans on going to college for two years before pursuing a career as a horse trainer. Gianna Hansen and Peptos J Lo (Peptoboonsmal x Shiney Senorita x Shining Spark) earned $956 for being the reserve champions. They had a composite score of 419 (142 herd/139.5 rein/137.5 cow).


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Sales Incentive winners reap rich rewards while 2017 SBF Sales results reveal solid demand.

SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY SALE INCENTIVE WINNERS DETERMINED Every horse that changed hands through the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale, and came to Fort Worth 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 preliminaries. 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. In 2017, the Yearling purse was for yearlings that changed hands in either 84 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Open 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive Champion Bet He Sparks, ridden by Clayton Edsall.

OPEN 2-YEAR-OLD SALE INCENTIVE the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale or the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale and had a $250 nomination fee paid into the incentive. It was either paid by the consignor before the sale, or paid by the buyer after the sale and nominated prior to the end of the 2015 Futurity. The incentive check was paid to the highest advancing 3 year old competing at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in the Open and Non Pro.

Earning a paycheck in the amount of $19,600 as the Open 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive champion was Bet He Sparks (Bet Hesa Cat x Sparking Train x Shining Spark), shown by California horseman Clayton Edsall for K&L Phillips, LLC. Bet He Sparks earned the bonus as a result of achieving the high composite score during the prelims of any of the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity sale graduates entered with a 643.5 (218.5 rein/212


Left: Open 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive winner Bet He Sparks (Bet Hesa Cat x Sparking Train x Shining Spark), shown by California horseman Clayton Edsall for K&L Phillips, LLC., earned $19,600 thanks to a preliminary composite score of 643.5. Bottom left: Winning the Open Yearling Sale Incentive and $10,800 was Metallic Cajun (Metallic Cat x Jennys Spark x Shining Spark) ridden by Zane Davis for Lightning 7 Cattle Co., to a preliminary composite score of 651.

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Bottom right: The $2,700 Non Pro Yearling Sale Incentive winner was Special High Brow (High Brow CD x PG Special Edition x Playgun), a mare owned and shown by Abbie Phillips.

NON PRO 2-YEAR-OLD SALE INCENTIVE Cowsmackin (Smooth As A Cat x Esthers Rita x Dual Pep) earned the $8,400 Non Pro 2-Year-Old Sale Incentive with a cumulative preliminary round score of 587.5. Cowsmackin was shown by Chantz Stewart for Stewart Ranch, Inc., Cave Creek, Arizona.

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herd/213 cow). Bet He Sparks finished second in the Intermediate Open Snaffle Bit Futurity to earn another $20,000 check.

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Winning the Open Yearling Sale Incentive and $10,800 was Metallic Cajun (Metallic Cat x Jennys Spark x Shining Spark) with a preliminary composite score of 651. Metallic Cajun was shown by NRCHA million-dollar rider Zane Davis, Blackfoot, Idaho, for Lightning 7 Cattle Co., Preston, Idaho, and earned $10,800 in SBF Sale Incentive money. Metallic Cajun placed sixth in the Open division of the Snaffle Bit Futurity for a $30,000 payday.

The $2,700 Non Pro Yearling Sale Incentive winner was Special High Brow (High Brow CD x PG Special Edition x Playgun), a mare owned and shown by Abbie Phillips of Bend, Oregon. Special High Brow scored a 646 in the Non Pro division of the Futurity preliminaries (215.5 herd/214.5 rein/216 cow) and went on to place seventh in the Non Pro finals, collecting another $5,500.

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n Saturday, October 14, it was standing room only in John Justin Sale Arena, for Session II of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. A strong market with 88 percent final sales had been affirmed on Friday in Session I of the Yearling and Broodmare Sale, and the Select 2-Year-Old Sale had averaged $19,669.

When the final gavel fell on the two-day NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, Western Bloodstock reported a record total of 243 horses had sold for an average of $12,461 and a total of $3,028,100. Consignors and buyers included leading breeders, owners and trainers in both the NRCHA and the NCHA.

Highlights from the sales sessions included Shiine, at $90,000, high seller in the Select 2-Year-Old Sale. The buckskin stallion by One Time Pepto and out of the mare Shiners Eva by Shining Spark, was consigned by John and Melanie Lowrance and in training with Hunter Meinzer. Short On Sugar 016, a buckskin colt sired by Kit Kat Sugar out of Shiney Shorty (LTE

$62,483) by Shorty Lena, was high seller of Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale Session I. Consigned by Shadow Oak Ranch, he brought $44,000. Flag Ranch consignment My Cats Hips R Metal topped Session II of the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale at $35,000. The 2016 sorrel colt is sired by Metallic Cat and out of Hip Hip Sue Rey (LTE $34,102).

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The highest selling horse overall at the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales was in the Select 2-Year-Old session when the gavel fell at $90,000 for Shiine.

Short On Sugar 016, consigned by Shadow Oak Ranch, topped Session I of the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale at $44,000.

Flag Ranch consignment My Cats Hips R Metal was the topseller in Session II of the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale at $35,000.

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AQHA Ranching Heritage bred horses shine during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. Winning the Open 4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse division was Quahadi, ridden by Boyd Rice for Burnett Ranches, LLC.

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association and alliance partner, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), welcomed the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge to the 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. Held on October 8 in the John Justin Arena, the event offered Working Ranch Horse, Ranch Riding and Ranch Horse Limited classes for Open, Amateur, Cowboy and 88 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Youth competitors. Boasting an impressive $15,000 in added prize money, the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge was made possible thanks to sponsorship from Zoetis, NRCHA, John Deere, Ford, Nutrena, the AQHA’s Ranch Horse Journal, and award sponsors Martin Saddlery and Box O Quarter Horses. Winners received Martin Saddlery tooled notebooks, while second and third places were awarded a Martin Saddlery slip ear

headstall and Martin Saddlery Tooled Notebook Sleeve, respectively. To be eligible for the Ranching Heritage Challenge, a horse must have been foaled at an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder’s ranch and nominated for the program. The AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge highlights the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch born and raised.


The Ranching Heritage Challenge is linked to the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program, 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.

4-YEAR-OLD OPEN WORKING RANCH HORSE WINNERS The 2017 AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge 4-Year-Old Open Working Ranch Horse Champion was Quahadi (Bet Hesa Cat x Ginnin Attraction x Tanquery Gin). Ridden by Boyd Rice for owner and breeder Burnett Ranches, the red roan stallion scored a 145 to earn $1,540. Luke Jones rode Stylish Whizard (Mr Playinstylish x Lean N Stylish x Docs Stylish Oak), owned by Pamela Wolfe and bred by Kit and Charlie Moncrief, to second with a score of 144.5, which was good for $1,155. Rounding out the top three was Playin Motown, also bred by the Moncriefs and sired by Mr Playinstylish, out of the Mr Peponita Flo mare Mo Flo. Playin Motown was ridden by Ben Baldus for owner Catelyn Walker to a 143.5 worth $770.

LIMITED 4-YEAR-OLD WORKING RANCH HORSE WINNERS Obbie Schlom-Hefner rode Twenty Will Do (Cat Man Do x King Tucks Miss x Poco King Tuck), bred by the W.T. Waggoner Estate and owned by Clyde Metzler, to the top of the Limited 4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse division and $840 thanks to a score of 137.5. Reserve honors went to Playin For Style (Mr Playinstylish x Royal Red Scooter x Royal Fletch) owned and ridden by Charles Roybal to a score of 137 and a $560 paycheck.

Limited Open 4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse champion Twenty Will Do, ridden by Obbie Schlom-Hefner for Clyde C. Metzler.

Open 5/6-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse champion This Cats Sinful, owned and ridden by Matt Koch.

Limited Open 5/6-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse champion Boxo Valentines Cat, owned, bred and ridden by Jecca Ostrander.

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This Cats Sinful (WR This Cats Smart x Sinful Playgirl x Freckles Playboy), a mare owned and shown by NRCHA Professional Matt Koch of Ault, Colorado, returned to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Ranching Heritage Challenge winner’s circle in 2017. Bred by Cowan Select Horses, LLC, This Cats Sinful earned the 4-Year-Old Open Working Ranch Horse title in 2016, also with Koch riding. This year, the team posted a 147.5 to earn $1,625. Reserve honors went to Lil Miss Wright (Hes Wright On x Shiney Senorita x Shining Spark) and Trixies Sixes (Sixes Pick x Trixie Petie x Paseos Paisano), both with scores of 144.5 and earnings of $812.50. Wade Meador rode Lil Miss Wright, bred by Garth and Amanda Gardiner, for Darren Roberts of Kent, New York. Justin Stanton rode Trixies Sixes, bred by Burnett Ranches, for owner Camille Farris Biggs of Lubbock, Texas. The team also topped the 3&Up Ranch Riding to add $426 to their earnings.

Jecca Ostrander rode her Box O Quarter Horses bred Boxo Valentines Cat (Palo Duro Cat x Roan Ambrose x Tracis Blue Roan) to the win in the Limited 5&6 Year-Old Working Ranch Horse division. Ostrander’s score of 142.5 earned her $1,200.

COWBOY WORKING RANCH HORSE WINNER Ten O Sea Cowboy (Ten O Sea x Chichasha Man x Girl Named Sam), a 2013 cremello stallion ridden by Adam Raney for owner and breeder Mikael Nixon of Nara Visa, New Mexico, earned $2,125 as the winner of the Cowboy division, which featured $2,000 in added prize money.

LIMITED OPEN AND AMATEUR WORKING RANCH HORSE WINNERS The largest AQHA Ranching Heritage class was the Amateur 4&Up Ranch Horse with 14 entries. Topping the division was Cruze Mode (Wimpys Little Step x Smart Lassie Chick x Smart Chic

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Olena) owned by Paul and Amy Bailey. Ridden by Paul Bailey, the 2009 stallion bred by W.T. Waggoner Estate achieved the high score of the Ranching Heritage classes, a 148 worth $1,125. The 2016 Cowboy Class champion, Ima Winna RAB ridden by Myles Brown for owner and breeder Rob A. Brown, finished reserve with a 146.5 to earn $937.50.

NOVICE AMATEUR WORKING RANCH HORSE AND AMATEUR RANCH RIDING WINNER Julia Roberts Winders rode her 2007 sorrel gelding Dualinwiththeladies (Dualwithme x SCR Ginnin Lady x The Hot Express), bred by Singleton Ranches, to the top of the Novice Amateur Working Ranch Horse and Amateur Ranch Riding classes for earnings of $575 and $361.50, respectively.

YOUTH WORKING RANCH HORSE WINNER Gracie Ann Jacobs rode the 11-yearold palomino gelding Wild Card Jackson (Wild Card Dun It x Cols Lil Amy x Cols

Novice Amateur Working Ranch Horse winner Dualinwiththeladies, owned and ridden by Julia Roberts Winders.


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Amateur Limited Working Ranch Horse and Novice Amateur Working Ranch Horse winner SCR Dualinforjewels, owned and ridden by Meredith Lubbock.

Youth Working Ranch Horse champion Wild Card Jackson, ridden by Gracie Jacobs and owned by her grandparents Larry and Beverly Jacobs.

Open Ranch Riding champion Trixies Sixes, ridden by Justin Stanton and owned by Camille Biggs.

Lil Pepper) owned by her grandparents, Larry and Beverly Jacobs, to the top of the Youth Working Ranch Horse division. Bred by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Waters of Utopia, Texas, Wild Card Jackson scored a 141.5 for earnings of $320.

AMATEUR LIMITED 4&UP RANCH HORSE AND NOVICE AMATEUR WORKING RANCH HORSE BOXING SCR Dualinforjewels (Dualwithme x SCR Sonita Doc x Docs My Tio), owned and ridden by Meredith Lubbock, won both the Amateur Limited 4&Up Ranch 92 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Horse and the Novice Amateur Working Ranch Horse Boxing. Youth Ranch Horse Boxing, Novice Youth Ranch Horse Boxing and Youth Ranch Bred by Singleton Riding champion CR Tuffs Magic Tonic, owned and ridden by Douglas McDaniel. Ranches, the 2007 gelding scored 138.5 points for earnings of $780 and $390, Indiana, riding CR Tuffs Magic Potion respectively. (Woody Be Tuff x Miss Oak Tonic x Little Peppy Oak). Daniels won a combined YOUTH RANCH HORSE BOXING AND $310 in the Youth Ranch Horse Boxing, NOVICE YOUTH RANCH HORSE BOXING Novice Youth Ranch Horse Boxing and WINNER the Youth Ranch Riding. Center Ranch Tripling down on youth class wins bred the 2011 mare. was Douglas A. McDaniel of Portland,


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The National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame welcomed two new inductees, and a new name joined the NRCHA Hall of Merit in 2017.

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he annual Hall of Fame Banquet, a 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 2017, two exceptional horses joined the ranks of those who have made significant contributions to their sport. Their endearing stories and moving presentations made the Hall of Fame Banquet a night to remember.

HALL OF FAME/KATIE STARLIGHT Katie Starlight, a mare who made dreams come true, was the total package from the beginning. Sired by NRCHA Million Dollar Sire Grays Starlight and out the Colonel Freckles daughter, Colonel Gunsmoke, the sorrel filly possessed a royal pedigree and knockout good looks. In her show career, she won more than $126,000 and two World’s Greatest Horseman Championships, but that wasn’t enough for the over-achieving Katie Starlight. She also claimed royal broodmare status when her very first 94 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

foal won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship. She continued to produce superior foals for the rest of her life, leaving an indelible impact on the reined cow horse industry and securing a permanent place in the NRCHA Hall of Fame. Katie Starlight was Rick Ford receives the NRCHA Hall of Fame plaque presented by Smoky Pritchett foaled April 27, 1993, in in recognition of the great mare Katie Starlight and her place in reined cow horse Clements, California. history. Bred by Nicholas D. Arismendi, she changed hands at birth to she was so amazing. We wanted to have Art and Sandy Haskins, who consigned her,” Collier said. the fancy sorrel filly to the 1994 Snaffle Collier’s wish came true when her Bit Futurity Sale. Even as a yearling, clients, Paula Hunsicker and her thenKatie Starlight turned heads. Her stun- husband David Hunsicker, of Los Olivos, ning conformation and glowing copper California, bought “Katie” at the sale. The coat caught the eye of NRCHA Hall of filly’s career was quickly mapped out. Fame professional Sandy Collier, as she Collier would train her and Paula would browsed the sale with friend and fellow eventually show her. When she came trainer Korie Baker. of riding age, Katie Starlight exceeded “Korie Baker and I saw Katie Starlight expectations and became a standout in in a stall at the sale, and oh my goodness, Collier’s barn.


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///////// NRCHA HALL OF FAME “She was always beautiful and special and amazing,” Collier said. At the 1996 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, Collier piloted Katie Starlight to the Open finals. The sensitive mare was a favorite to win, but a bobble while circling the cow in the finals fence work meant a top 10 finish instead of the Championship. “She was easy to train in the reining and the herd work. Down the fence, she was so cowy, she never wanted to get near a cow. She was very smart about cattle, but had that cutting horse thing about not wanting to get real close to them, so the fence work was a challenge for her, especially circling,” Collier recalled. When Katie Starlight was 5, Collier’s fellow NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman, Ted Robinson, took the mare’s reins, continuing her show career for Paula Hunsicker. “Ted did a fabulous job getting to the rest of her ability, and made her as special

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as she really could be,” Collier said. Robinson was quick to credit Collier as Katie’s primary trainer. “I got along with her good. Sandy had her trained really well. I wouldn’t say that I changed anything. I just went off of what Sandy had already done,” the Oak View, California, professional said. In 1998 and early 1999, Katie Starlight continued earning paychecks as a 5-yearold hackamore horse and 6-year-old bridle horse, shown by Robinson in the Open and Hunsicker in the Non Pro. In the late spring of 1999, she became Robinson’s last minute substitute for the inaugural World’s Greatest Horseman, held in mid-June at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. “I was going to show another horse in the World’s Greatest, and he got sore. Tom Shelly [a California trainer and fellow 1999 World’s Greatest Horseman competitor] said, ‘Why don’t you take

Katie?’ He talked me into it. She had never been roped on, and I was only a month or so out,” Robinson said. Katie Starlight’s learning curve for the steer-stopping came with some challenges. “I picked up a rope the first time, and I had a runaway. She stampeded like you wouldn’t believe,” the NRCHA Million Dollar Rider said, chuckling at the memory. Fortunately, Katie Starlight’s natural cow sense took her mind off the rope. “As long as the steer was out in front of her, she didn’t care,” Robinson said. Katie Starlight’s World’s Greatest Horseman debut began in rocky fashion. Her trip to the herd left her near the bottom of the pack, but she came back with the high score in the rein work. “I think I was 15th after the herd work, but when the reining was over, I was second,” Robinson said. “She was good


Just months before the Snaffle Bit Futurity, after a year’s worth of negotiation which eventually developed into friendships between buyer and seller, Katie Starlight had changed ownership from Hunsicker to Cinder Lakes Ranch, owned and operated by Rick Ford and his mother, Kathy Woeck. At the time, Cinder Lakes Ranch was expanding from its original Powell Butte, Oregon, location with a second facility in Valley View, Texas. Ford was always on the lookout for worthy additions to the elite Cinder Lakes broodmare band. “We already had quite a few mares. John Slack [the late reining horse and cow horse trainer] knew about Katie through Teddy and led us in that direction,” Ford recalled. “We got pretty lucky. We bought Katie, and shortly after, Teddy went out and won the Snaffle Bit Futurity on that first colt, and I don’t think I’ve ever jumped so high off the ground in my life.

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People were like, ‘Who’s THAT guy?’ It was an exciting start to everything, and we got to know Paula throughout the process.” Katie Starlight continued to produce successful foals for Cinder Lakes Ranch, and her offspring have earned $348,898 in NRCHA competition, putting her at No. 6 on the all-time NRCHA dam list. Her top-earning foal, This One Time, a 2009 stallion by NRCHA Million Dollar Sire One Time Pepto, has earnings right at $150,000 and is still showing. Of her 14 foals, eight have won NRCHA money, and 10 of her babies have won money across all disciplines (cutting, reining, cow horse, and stock horse). “Katie had a long show career, and her babies, she bred into them what she had in her. We bred her to just about everything, and it all seemed to work. It says a lot about her,” Ford observed. In 2014, when Katie was 21, the vet-

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all the way around in the roping and the fence work, and she was good in the finals.” The pair took home $50,000 for the win, the mare’s biggest single paycheck to date. She won an identical check two years later, when she and Robinson claimed their second World’s Greatest Horseman title. It was, perhaps, a foreshadowing of Katie Starlight’s broodmare dynasty, as she was pregnant with her first foal during those winning 2001 World’s Greatest Horseman runs at the Lazy E. That baby, a colt named Nu Circle Of Light, hit the ground in March, 2002. Sired by Robinson’s stallion, Nu Circle N Cash (Nu Cash x Miss Circle Doc x Doc’s Hickory), and owned by Hunsicker, Nu Circle Of Light won the 2005 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship with Robinson aboard—a tremendous accolade for brand-new broodmare Katie Starlight and all her human connections.

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HALL OF FAME/TOPSAILS RIEN MAKER With his petite frame, luxurious hair, refined head, big dark eyes and friendly nature, Topsails Rien Maker resembled a child’s dream pony more than a fierce reined cow horse. But the talent and tenacity within the stallion’s compact sorrel body propelled him to undisputed status as one of the NRCHA’s most unique, highest-achieving and universally beloved equine athletes. Foaled in 1999, bred by the Stellato Revocable Trust of Redding, California, Topsails Rien Maker was sired by National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million-Dollar Sire Topsail Cody. His dam, Jameen Gay, was a daughter of Toby Gay Bar. She had a modest show record herself, and of her six foals, Topsails Rien Maker was the only money-earner. The stallion, known to his legions of fans by his nickname, “Slider,” lacked the 98 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

typical pedigree and the physical stature of a bigtime cow horse prospect, but NRCHA Professional Russell Dilday recognized the lethal weapon he would become. He started riding Topsails Rien Maker as a 2-yearold for then-owner Dana Roulet, who had grown weary of his antics. “She put 30 days on him and brought him to me, because he was goofing around with her a little bit,” Dilday said. “I knew he was pretty great within 30 to 60 days. I loved his personality right off. He was full of Russell Dilday receives the NRCHA Hall of Fame plaque from Smoky Pritchett on himself.” behalf of Topsails Rien Maker, a horse beloved by the entire industry for his heart Topsails Rien Maker and courage. was also full of natural tal“It took him about three months to get ent. In 2002, the stallion’s 3-year-old year, Dilday was in the early stages of his own me talked into it, and away we went from cow horse training career. The pair went there,” Cantrelle said. The dynamic duo of Dilday and Slider to the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and finished as the Limited Open Reserve continued to post substantial earnings every year until their last NRCHA show Champions. “He trained me to stop. I didn’t even appearance in 2013. His lifetime $335,612 know what big stops felt like, until I in reined cow horse earnings made got that horse. And he was always great Topsails Rien Maker the NRCHA’s top on the cow. It was so natural for him,” money-earning horse for an impressive Dilday said. “It opened up a whole new five-year span, from mid-2010 until midworld. All I had to do was think what I 2015. The stallion has sired 192 AQHAregistered foals, and of those, 42 are wanted to do, and he did it.” In 2003, Roulet decided to put Topsails money-earners, with more than $108,000 Rien Maker up for sale. Dilday, determined in reined cow horse and $110,000 across to keep him, began dealing. He involved all disciplines. Although he won titles in every phase NRCHA Million Dollar Rider John Ward, who became Slider’s part-owner, and of reined cow horse competition and was acquired part-ownership himself. Soon named a Supreme Reined Cow Horse in after, Dilday convinced longtime family 2007, Topsails Rien Maker made his bigfriend Kevin Cantrelle to buy out Ward’s gest impression in all-around bridle horse share. The Dilday/Cantrelle partnership contests. His keen herd work, smooth remained on Slider’s papers for the rest reining maneuvers, effortless roping runs of the stallion’s life. and dynamic trips down the fence gar-

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erinary team at Performance Equine Associates in Thackerville, Oklahoma, performed an innovative surgery, called a partial carpal arthrodesis, to restore mobility in her right knee. According to Ford, the procedure helped the grand old mare remain more comfortable in her final two years of life, until the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize her. “She didn’t owe us anything,” Ford said, adding that Katie Starlight’s legacy lives and breathes all around him, as he is now bringing the mare’s grand-get into the Cinder Lakes Ranch sale fitting program. Looking back on Katie Starlight’s career, with the mare and her two primary trainers now all part of the NRCHA Hall of Fame, is awe-inspiring for Collier. “How amazing is that? When you’re in the trenches, you don’t think about the future and what it could bring. You’re just trying to do the best job you can in the moment. It’s very, very special.”


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nered an unprecedented three NRCHA Tanna Dilday, Russell’s wife, said one world, especially starting with some limWorld’s Greatest Horseman titles, with day that he should be a little girl’s Breyer ited open cowboy kid, he accomplished a horse. I have a background in sales and huge amount,” Dilday said. Dilday aboard, in 2008, 2009 and 2011. National Reined Cow Horse Association “You could see the connection between marketing, and I said, ‘If you want me Hall of Fame status for Topsails Rien to, I’ll run with it.’ I’m dogged and tenaRussell and Slider,” Cantrelle said. “That horse would die trying to get something cious, and that’s what I did. It took about Maker validates what the people closest done for Russell. You just don’t see that two-and-a-half years of me just hounding to him have known all along. “It means a lot, because it’s the recogthem,” Jones said. very often.” nition Slider deserves, for what he did As part of Topsails Rien Maker’s Breyer The special bond was evident to seasoned professionals and spectators alike. model status, he and Dilday hit the road for the industry. That’s what means the When Topsails Rien Maker burst through as reined cow horse ambassadors. Their most to me. He sired some offspring that the gate for the fence work at a show, public appearances included a trip to the did win, but he wasn’t a huge sire, so to me, this is the recognition of a true show 2013 BreyerFest in Lexington, Kentucky. palpable electricity filled the arena. “The Breyer horse thing was obviously horse,” Cantrelle said. “It was kind of magical, the whole Dilday added: “He overcame every big,” Cantrelle said. “Slider’s charisma environment, and the way people cared about that horse. When it was time to go drew people to him, and Russell was odd. He went into a business he wasn’t down the fence, they all paid attention,” willing to go to those different places. I supposed to be bred for, with a trainer think he did a lot for the industry and that hadn’t won anything, without the Cantrelle said. body frame that knocks everyone’s eyes The best seat in the house for those drew a lot of people in.” Only once did Slider bring heartbreak out. He just came in there with a heart. fence runs belonged to Dilday. He and Slider became famous for making just a instead of joy to his human family and That’s what he came with.” move or two in the boxing before head- friends. That was in May 2016, when kidney disease cut his life short at age 17. ing full speed down the wall. HALL OF MERIT/LARRY BELL “I loved him, but after he died and I “I don’t know how many times I would Longtime National Reined Cow Horse box on the end and go, and when I came really thought about how much he had Association sponsor, past Vice President around that corner, I would think ‘Oh, done, is when it dawned on me how and board member Larry Bell, of Midland, heck. I have maybe left the corner with special he was as an athlete, versus how Texas, joins the NRCHA Hall of Merit in too much cow this time.’ And some- special he was just to me. When you look 2017. The Bell family had been breedhow, Slider always caught it,” Dilday back and see what he did out in that ing prospects for the cutting and reinsaid. “And circling, there’s ing horse arenas for many just nothing like him taking years before Larry made your leg and sticking it in his first trip to the NRCHA that cow’s armpit and holdSnaffle Bit Futurity in 1998. ing it there until it’s time to He became excited about switch sides, and do it on the dynamic new sport, the other side.” decided to place some The stallion’s appeal young prospects in reined reached an even wider cow horse training, and audience when he became a became an active promotBreyer model horse in 2012, er of reined cow horse in a distinction achieved due Texas and the surrounding to the persistence of Dana area. Jones, a non pro cow horse Larry’s involvement competitor who has known began as a volunteer and the Dildays and ridden with sponsor of the Southwest Russell since 2004. Reined Cow Horse The partnership between Topsails Rien Maker and co-owner/trainer Russell Dilday was evident “Slider had that huge in many ways, including this bridleless pasture roping session captured by photographer Darrell Association (SRCHA), a mane and huge forelock. Dodds. Texas-based NRCHA affil100 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS


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iate. He joined the SRCHA board Over the next few years, Bell in 2000, and became its president became an integral part of refinin 2002. During that time, the ing the World Show, includSRCHA was experiencing siging the development of the nificant growth and attention, as NRCHA Regional and World several top California cow horse Championship qualifying system. trainers relocated to Texas and The popular NRCHA World’s Oklahoma. Bell’s enthusiasm for Greatest Horseman eventupromoting reined cow horse, and ally became part of the World his logistical and leadership skills, Show, now called the Celebration drew attention at the national of Champions, as it moved to level. He was recruited to the San Angelo, Texas. When the NRCHA Board of Directors in Celebration of Champions and 2003 and served multiple terms as World’s Greatest Horseman relothe NRCHA Vice President and as cated to the Will Rogers Memorial an Executive Committee member. Center in Fort Worth, Texas, in Bell’s original, and enduring, 2014, Bell and his family renewed priority has been to promote the their commitment to the NRCHA growth and enthusiasm for the by becoming the World’s Greatest reined cow horse in Texas and Horseman title sponsor, under throughout the Southwest, right the Bell family’s ranch name, alongside the robust cutting horse Kalpowar Quarter Horses. industry. Moving the World’s Greatest “One thing I always believed is, Horseman to Fort Worth, “was if we could ever figure out a way the culmination of a great plan Larry Bell is presented a plaque in recognition of his longtime contributions to to showcase the cow horse in the that had taken years to evolve. It the NRCHA by NRCHA Hall of Fame Chairman Smoky Pritchett. heart of cutting horse country, we provided us with the opportunity could bring a lot of new interest to share this great event and this was the SRCHA President at that time, great sport with all of our friends in and involvement to our event,” he said. An early priority for Bell was a lead and received enthusiastic support from the horse community in this part of the role in producing the first National SRCHA volunteers and his good friend, world,” Bell said. Reined Cow Horse Association World NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Dan He constantly emphasizes the role of Show in Stephenville, Texas, in 2004. He Roeser, who was on the NRCHA board reined cow horse owners and sponsors at that time. Additional support for their integral part in providing the from his entire family, including horses and riders with opportunities to his wife, Ellen; his daughter, Amy, compete. The strong personal relationthen a student at Tarleton State ships he has developed because of the University in Stephenville; and reined cow horse industry are also parhis son, Matthew, helped guar- ticularly important to Bell. antee the show’s success. It was “Those relationships become more like during the days of the NRCHA family. That is one of the reasons this World Show in Stephenville that sport has such a significant place in my the Bell’s daughter Amy became family’s heart. It’s important to us, but it passionate about reined cow was especially important to our daughhorses, and her NRCHA show ter, Amy. That’s why we made the decicareer took the Bell’s enthusi- sion to continue the tradition that began Larry Bell, pictured with his wife, Ellen, was honored as the 2017 asm for the reined cow horse because of Amy,” he said. NRCHA Hall of Merit member for his enduring leadership, sponsorship events to a whole new level. and commitment to promoting the sport of reined cow horse. 102 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS


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SPECIAL NRCHA CONTRIBUTIONS RECOGNIZED The NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet on October 12 presented the perfect opportunity for several annual awards to be presented.

NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn recognized two individuals whose hard work and dedication have made a lasting impact on the NRCHA. Those individuals— NRCHA Vice President Paul Bailey and NRCHA Executive Administrator Kelley Hartranft—were awarded the 2017 Director’s Awards in honor of their contributions to the success of the association.

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NRCHA Vice President Paul Bailey receives his Director’s Award from NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn.

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National Reined Cow HorseAssociation President Todd Bergen named the recipient of the 2017 President’s Award in recognition of an individual who has made outstanding contributions toward the overall benefit of the NRCHA. That individual was esteemed NRCHA Hall of Fame member Don Murphy of Marietta, Oklahoma, known throughout the industry as the “trainer’s trainer.” Bergen acknowledged Murphy’s lifelong commitment to promoting the cow horse through teaching, training and lessons, as well as Murphy’s ability to assist professional trainers who desire advise for fine-tuning their stock horses and cultivating greater knowledge of the tradition.

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NRCHA Executive Administrator Kelley Hartranft receives the Director’s Award from NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn. PRIMO MORALES

VAQUERO AWARD The Vaquero Award honors an NRCHA member who promotes the ideals of the reined cow horse tradition. The 2017 recipient was Sarah Clymer, Warren, Texas, whose commitment to the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association as youth advisor was recognized.

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Smoky Pritchett presents Sarah Clymer with the NRCHA’s Vaquero Award.


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By Stephanie Duquette

BRIDGET KIRKWOOD

Q&A with Jake Gorrell, the latest NRCHA Million Dollar rider.

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he 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion, Jake Gorrell, achieved NRCHA Million Dollar Rider status in August, just a few weeks before he won his first Futurity title in Fort Worth. He is only the 14th rider to achieve this sevenfigure earnings milestone. The Hanford, California, horseman, who was born and raised in Idaho, sat down with the NRCHA’s Communications Manager, Stephanie Duquette, to talk about his career and background. Stephanie Duquette: You passed the million-dollar mark over the summer. Has it made a difference so far? Do you feel any different? Jake Gorrell: It is a milestone we all try to achieve and the last couple years it’s been even harder to achieve it. We’ve been doing some different things at home, ranching and stuff like that. It seemed like the last three years kind of drug on. But yeah, it feels good. I mean, it’s a milestone we all do try to achieve, I think. It’s nice to know you can do it. 108 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

SD: Was it a conscious goal for you? Or did you just keep showing and let the earnings fall where they may? JG: You can’t set those kinds of goals. It’s just, one run at a time. You dream, you have the emotional spells where you think, ‘Oh, it would be cool to do something like that,’ but it doesn’t pan out. It’s just got to be one run at a time. And even at home, just one work at a time. SD: Can you talk a little bit more about your background and your path to Million Dollar Rider status? JG: My dad was a horse trainer and shoer when we were kids, and he taught me a lot of the basics of how to start colts and do things. He’s a really good horseman. I was around a lot of good horseman at the time. The Roesers, Jon Roeser was a mentor, and he used to babysit me when I was a kid so I grew up around that. Both sides of my family rodeoed and I did that through high school. But I liked showing horses. I got to show my dad’s good bridle horse when I was 10, and that was fun. He was a really good horse. So you kind of get the bug, you

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know, and it’s addicting. But growing up—like all good horse trainers should do with their kids, tell them not to be a horse trainer—my dad tried to get me to go a different path, or at least explore a different path. So I did, I went to college and got a business degree and had a job, and I just missed riding. When I was in school, I worked for [NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman, Jon and Dan Roeser’s father] Jim Roeser and lived on his ranch there in Marsing [Idaho] when I was a junior and senior. After I left college and worked and realized I wanted to do that I went to him and said, ‘I want to ride.’ Even if I just go and learn how do to it and then go get a job and try to do it as part-time or fun. He said, “Well, if you want to learn to do it, go to California.


That’s where the cow horse is.” That’s where Jon, his son, was. He got me a job down there. I went to Jon’s for three years then kind of cracked out on my own to see what I could do. That’s about the time my wife and I got married, when I left Jon’s. We’ve been working at it ever since. When Jon moved to Las Vegas, we leased his place there for about two years, which was good, and we got a start. Got lucky, got some good horses in early on, and kind of were exposed to some of the good things. Then once you get in it, you can’t get out. You win a little bit and think you’re gonna be good and keep striving. And you get knocked down a little bit and you grow a little bit,

and get knocked down. I was going a different direction, but had to come back to it. I couldn’t stay away. SD: Tell us more about what drew you in and kept you hooked. JG: The people in our event are unbelievable. Growing up with the people I grew up with, and the camaraderie and the fun, is important to me. I wanted to be around those kind of people and the good horsemanship. The horsemanship is a big deal. I want to be known as somebody who likes their horses and takes care of their horses. To get them to perform at this level is a challenge, so that’s what I think keeps me in it.

SD: Do you have any core values you live by in your horsemanship and your training business? JG: The core values are, with owners and horses and with yourself, you have to be honest. I’ve learned the hard way. Honesty’s the big one, especially with clients. It’s hard for a trainer to tell a client that a horse isn’t going to make it. It’s hard for us. We go buy a horse for someone for a lot of money and he doesn’t pan out, and we maybe push him harder than we need to and it doesn’t work. There’s some hard calls you’ve got to make. It’s always better if you’re honest and tell it like it is. I’ve made some mistakes and I’ve apologized for the mistakes I’ve

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Championship, after which the stallion was retired from showing. The first full CD Lights foal crop arrived in 2005, and as 3-year-olds, proved they had inherited their sire’s superior physical ability and disposition by earning substantial paychecks in the 2008 futurities. CD Lights babies made their earliest impression in the NCHA show pen, but quickly crossed over to also assert themselves in the demanding triathlon of reined cow horse competition. In all disciplines, CD Lights offspring have earned over $4.2 million. Hansma has continued his role in CD Lights’ career by training and showing his offspring to major titles in cutting and reined cow horse, winning the 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Open Championship on Bossy Brother (CD Lights x Diamonds Sparklette x Genuine Doc), a gelding he owns with Motes. The leading reined cow horse performer by CD Lights is CD Dee Vee Dee, with $210,179 in lifetime NRCHA earnings. CD Dee Vee Dee was bred by NRCHA Hall of Fame member Carol Rose, and is owned by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Jay McLaughlin and his wife, Wendy. Jay and his son, Cutter McLaughlin, have shown

CD Dee Vee Dee for the majority of his career. Other top cow horses by CD Lights include: 2005 stallion That CD Rocks (CD Lights x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), LTE of $129,251; 2013 stallion Step To The Light (CD Lights x Shinersdiamondjackie x Shining Spark), $86,013; 2012 stallion

Nee On Lights (CD Lights x Shine Smartly x Smartly Dressed), $58,135; 2012 gelding Cashed My CD (CD Lights x Shiney Sushi x Shining Spark), $55,373; and the 2011 mare Mini Hot Flashes (CD Lights x Shiners Hot Flash x Shining Spark), $49,033. PRIMO MORALES

nother elite stallion joined the National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Sire ranks, as offspring of CD Lights (CD Olena x Delight Of My Life x Grays Starlight), officially surpassed the seven-figure earnings milestone in the reined cow horse arena, winning a combined $1,155,636 (as of press time). CD Lights is the 17th horse to achieve NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status and was recognized in the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum—a venue he knew well during his own successful show career—during the recent Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth. Foaled in 1999, CD Lights is known to many in the performance horse industry by his nickname, “Boss.” He is owned by his breeder, Danny Motes, and leading National Cutting Horse Association professional Winston Hansma, Weatherford, Texas. Trained and shown by Hansma, CD Lights earned $234,000 in five seasons of NCHA competition. He became a finalist at 14 major NCHA limited age events, including the 2002 NCHA Futurity Open and the 2003 NCHA Derby Open. Another career accolade for CD Lights was marking a 229 to win the 2006 NCHA World Finals

CD Lights returned to Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum ridden by Winston Hansma and surrounded by the Motes family to be honored as an NRCHA Million Dollar Sire.

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made, “on accident,” as I say. But there’s a code of ethics, and we try not to take people from other barns, and that gets difficult. We all want the good horses and the good clients and we work hard at it. SD: What are some of the “bucket list” accomplishments that you dream of? [Note: this question was asked of Jake just a few days before he won the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship in Fort Worth.] JG: I’d like to win the Futurity, and win the World’s Greatest Horseman and win all these events. Things change, too, having a family changed things. Having my son has changed things. To me, the best thing is to be happy. If I can train horses and be successful and make a liv-

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Jake Gorrell and Smooth N Cash.

ing and be with my family, to me, that is the most important.

SD: Any advice for an aspiring horseman who wants to reach your level of success someday? JG: You can’t go in there thinking you’re going to win it. We all dream about it and have our emotional moments where you think you’re going to win it, but the only way it’s going to happen is, you have to take care of every little detail in getting there. That’s the most important. And if it happens, it happens. You just have to worry about the details. It’s not an easy road. Lots of ups and downs, hard on the family, you’re gone a lot, it can be financially strenuous at times, a lot of long hours. It’s not easy. It is very rewarding. But you dang sure need to be ready to work and put in the hours.


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AN OVERVIEW OF THE TWO REIN CLASS CHRIS JAMESON/DOWN THE FENCE FILMS

Reined cow horse legend Bobby Ingersoll explains the intent behind the Two Rein class in relation to the Spanish tradition of developing the finished bridle horse. By Bobby Ingersoll

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n the Two Rein class, bosalitas may be of any size, constructed of braided rawhide or leather, and have a nonmetal flexible core. No iron or foreign substance may be used. The rider must use one hand on the reins: fingers between the reins are permitted. Both mecate and bridle reins are to be held in the rein hand and those should be in contact with both the mecate and bridle rein to protect the horse’s mouth. These horses can only be shown for one year in the Two Rein equipment, regardless of the class the horse is shown in (the only exception is National High School Rodeo Cow Horse classes). The bosal should be loose enough to fit two fingers between the heel knot and chin of the horse. If the bosal is too tight, it can be grounds for disqualification because when the bosal is too tight, it only serves as a caveson to keep the mouth closed. The purpose of the Two Rein bosal is to protect the mouths of our young horses. This is the first step where we introduce the horse to the stiff, or Spanish, bit. To get the right (correct) response from the small bosal, the horse should have had some time in the hackamore. In building a horse, you work on first teaching him to carry the bit, and he advances to carrying the heavy Spanish

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bit. Then you teach him to hold the bit, keeping his mouth closed with a relaxed jaw. You are being judged on good manners and a horse that shows a soft mouth and form in his body. All of this presents good eye appeal. A horse that shows a hard mouth and does not stay between the bridle reins is not desirable. When going along with the Spanish tradition—the right way to bridle a horse—the intent is that the tradition not be forgotten. If we take more time for proper training and introducing the horse to the Spanish bit with the Two Rein, his mouth would be softer for advancing to straight up in the bridle. The way the horses are shown today in the Two Rein must consider what the horse’s mouth is all about.

“You are being judged on good manners and a horse that shows a soft mouth and form in his body.” The horse’s mouth does not mature until the age of 5 or 6. If the bars of the mouth are protected at this age, you should have a softer mouth when you transition to straight up in the bridle. If you don’t protect the bars of the mouth, you will have a mouth that is hard and has no light feel.

NRCHA Hall of Fame member Bobby Ingersoll.

The time the horse spends in the Two Rein teaches him good manners and develops a relaxed jaw, soft poll, light mouth and a quicker response to a neck rein—this is the purpose behind the Two Rein. Commitment to this tradition will help our Open Bridle Division by producing horses with better manners in the bit. I think we need to look at adding or changing some rules on the Two Rein classes that would protect our horses for a later age. You can’t salvage the bars of the mouth damaged using a training bit because they will callous and lose the feel. The most sensitive part of the horse is a part that people don’t take the time to look at. They don’t look at the bars of the mouth. They only look at the outside of the horse’s mouth. Bobby Ingersoll A Man of Tradition


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BREEDER DIRECTORY

Call Me Mitch (Metallic Cat x Miss Hickory Hill x Doc’s Hickory), is a 2011 bay roan stallion with performance earnings of $112,000+. He has earned multiple reined cow horse and cutting championships and finals placings in the NRCHA, NCHA, and AQHA. He stands at Santa Lucia Farms, Santa Ynez, California, in 2017. Call Me Mitch is owned by Estelle Roitblat and shown by NRCHA Professional Phillip Ralls and NCHA Professional Russ Westfall. 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.RogersHSR.com. Dual R Smokin (Dual Rey x Smokin Pepto x Peptoboonsmal), a 2005 Quarter Horse stallion, is owned by J Five Horse Ranch in Weatherford, Texas. He has earned more than $220,000 in the National Cutting Horse Association, and his many titles include the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non Pro Championship. Dual R Smokin is a National Reined Cow Horse Association Subscribed Stallion. He is also nominated to the NCHA Super Stakes, Breeders Invitational, PCCHA Cutting/Gelding Stakes, Bonanza Cutting & Canadian Supreme. He stands at Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas. More information is available at www.JFiveRanch.com.

Hes Wright On (Lenas Wright On x Shesa Lota Nic x Reminic) is a 2003 bay AQHA stallion with lifetime performance earnings of $170,000+. He is AQHA 5-Panel N/N. Hes Wright On was the 2015 NRCHA #7 Leading Sire, the 2015 Equi-Stat #2 Leading Junior Reined Cow Horse Sire, and the 2015 EquiStat #6 Leading Reined Cow Horse Sire. Foals sired by Hes Right On have earned nearly $350,000. Hes Wright On is owned by the Hes Wright On Partnership. For breeding information and more details, visit www.BrazosValleyStallionStation.com

Michael and Michelle Miola built Silver Spurs Equine out of a passion for great horses and for 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.Silver Spurs Equine.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 - dedicated to raising quality performers that are world class in their respective fields. 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. Legendary Quarter Horses and superior Black Angus cattle are hallmarks of the “Four Sixes,” an historic Texas ranch that is part of Burnett Ranches, LLC. The ranch stands some of the most well-respected Quarter Horse stallions in the industry, with elite broodmares that produce superior individuals for work and racing.

Metallic Cat (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal), owned by Rocking P Ranch, is an $11 Million Sire and the 2016 National Cutting Horse Association Sire of the Year. He is the second highest money-earning stallion in the history of the National Cutting Horse Association. Metallic Cat also offered the Metallic Cat Incentive at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes, offering a $10,000 bonus to the highest-placing Open finalist and $5,000 to the highest-placing Non Pro finalist sired by Metallic Cat. Visit him on the web at www.MetallicCat.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 #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.

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.

Time For The Diamond (One Time Pepto x Diamonds With Style x Playin Stylish), owned by Triple D Ranches, is the 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. Trained and shown by NRCHA Professional Nick Dowers, Time For The Diamond has career earnings of nearly $150,000. His first foal crop will be 2-year-olds in 2018. Time For The Diamond stands at Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas. For more information, visit www.NickDowers.com.

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By Bonnie Wheatley Photos by Primo Morales

Yates and Saebens rope wins at the $100,000added World Championship Rope Horse Futurity held during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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dding to the excitement in Fort Worth, Texas, during the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity was the inaugural World Championship Rope Horse Futurity produced by Jay and Lindsay Wadhams of the American Rope Horse Futurity Association (ARHFA). Friday, October 13, was lucky for the top placing ropers who vied for their piece of the $292,000 payout in John Justin Arena. Open to 4-, 5-, and 6-yearold horses, the format consisted of three full rounds of competition, plus a finals for top qualifiers. Scores were based on two judges’ scores, plus points from the time accrued on the run. Time points were calculated by taking a base score of 60 points 116 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

and subtracting the time on the run. A 10-point penalty was assessed for a broken barrier and a five-point penalty for roping a leg.

Top: Billie Jack Saebens rode Macho Man Whiz to the Open Heeling win and a $25,500 payday. Right: J.D. Yates rode DT Air Jordan to the Open Heading title and $26,000 for owner Greg Hause.


Two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Billie Jack Saebens rode the 4-year-old gelding Macho Man Whiz (Whizlet x Miss Oklahoma Dunit x Dunit N Stars) to the top of the Open Heeling division to bank $25,500. “He was consistent every run, he was good in the box, he had a good turn, watched a cow good, and I think that’s what the judges liked about him,” said Saebens, who had veteran NFR header Chad Masters turning steers for him during the event. Saebens praised Macho Man Whiz for his trainability and consistency. “He never gets ahead of himself, always watches a cow real good and listens to what I’m telling him. For me, those things are musts in a heel horse for sure,” said Saebens, who has worked for Dixon Flowers Rope Horses for the past seven years. Saebens appreciated the chance to rope for lucrative prize money in Fort Worth

and enjoyed watching the 3-year-old cow horses compete as well. “I think we won $43,000 all together there,” said Saebens. “Anytime we have an opportunity to win money like that, I think we need to be involved in it. It’s an opportunity to show off what we have here and what we’ve been working on.” NFR and AQHA veteran roper J.D. Yates, of Pueblo, Colorado, took the Open Heading championship aboard DT Air Jordan (Shiners Lena Chex x Margies Lil Jessie x RC Command) for owner Greg Hause. The win was worth $26,000. Yates has had the 5-year-old gelding in his program for the past two years. “He’s big and strong, can run and scores really good,” said Yates. “He was fast time in the first round; the horse scores so good and can run, so it makes life pretty easy if I catch.” Yates gave the roping futurity production crew and the rich payout both high marks, but was equally impressed with

the caliber of horses presented at the show. “I thought it was the best set of young horses I’ve ever seen in one spot at one time. It was a total success,” Yates said. “I thought it was a win-win for the rope horse association and a win-win for the cow horse association.” Support from the following sponsors made the World Championship Rope Horse Futurity possible: DT Horses and Hickory Holly Time, Dixon Flowers Rope Horses, Smart Boons, Sellers Ranch, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Rolling V Performance Horses, Greg and Pam Wells, Bloomer Trailers, Peter Keller, Tres Osos Quarter Horses, Classic Equine, Justin Boots, C-Note Horses, Pitzer Ranch, Cudd Quarter Horses, LLC., Hat Six Ranch, Bob Meyer, Turf Design Lawn and Landscape, Oklahoma Equine Hospital, and O’Donnell Quarter Horses. For more information on the ARHFA visit ropehorsefuturity.com.

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Team up with Classic Equine and PLAY TO WIN! Classic Equine is the official horse boot and saddle pad brand of the NRCHA, and there is a reason we are the 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. As the official animal health and breeding supplier of the NRCHA, 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. Welcome to DC Cow Horse Gear, located in Alpine, Tennessee. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality handmade tack, braided rawhide, bits, and saddle pads for use in the western performance horse industry with an emphasis on reined cow horse, cutting, ranch horse, and reining events. Our business is mainly web and trade-show based, but feel free to contact us to make an appointment to stop in and check out our selection of great products. Check out our great products at www.dccowhorsegear.com! DT Horses, “The Elite Brand,” owned and operated by Dean and Leslie Tuftin, is located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. They are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman. 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.


The Nutro Company is a leading manufacturer of natural pet food products sold exclusively at pet specialty stores, and the Official Pet Food food of the National Reined Cow Horse Association. 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. 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. We at Martin Saddlery are dedicated to giving you the most Fit, Function, and Value in a saddle. Martin saddles are built by professionals, for professionals. Our saddles are designed to provide a better fit for your horse and specialized by discipline with the rider’s needs in mind. Each Martin saddle is hand-crafted and individually assembled by the finest of craftsmen. Often imitated, never matched. www.MartinSaddlery.com 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 cow horse event in High School Rodeo. The Carol Rose Quarter Horses facility in Gainesville, Texas, has produced some of the finest American Quarter Horses to compete in AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA and NCHA events.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association welcomes Shorty’s Hattery as a Corporate Partner in 2017. Shorty’s takes pride in creating custom hats, hand-made with dedication to the true tradition of the Western cowboy. The entire Shorty’s team stands by the value and tradition that defines the spirit of cowboys and cowgirls everywhere. They make cowboy hats the right way: from top-quality materials and loving care in every hat. Find them on the web at shortyshattery.com.

Jividen’s is a family owned and operated business in Gallipolis, Ohio, with over 50 years of retail experience with extreme focus on customer satisfaction! Please get in touch with us to see our complete line of clothing, boots, hats, and our very own custom designed, hand-made saddles! Find us on Facebook.

American Paint Horse Association - Marked For Greatness! We inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse. The APHA is proud to be an alliance partner of the National Reined Cow Horse Association. Learn more about the breed and the benefits of membership at www.APHA.com.

Complete oral care is important for your dog’s total body health and can add years to their lifespan. GREENIES™ Canine Dental Chews are proven to clean dogs’ teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath, and maintaining healthier teeth and gums. Designed for daily treating, our dental chews are low in fat and nutritionally complete for adult dogs.

The American Quarter Horse Association, located in Amarillo, Texas, is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization. AQHA members share a passion for the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the world’s most popular horse. The AQHA is an alliance partner of the National Reined Cow Horse Association. Explore the AQHA’s many resources on the web at www.AQHA.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. Bloomer is the “Official Horse Trailer” of the NRCHA. Bloomer Trailers has raised the bar in the horse trailer industry. “If you can dream it, we can build it,” is the company slogan. Bloomer offers the highest quality standards of any trailer manufacturer and backs it up with a 10 year structural warranty. For information, see your local Bloomer Trailer dealer or visit www.bloomertrailers.com. Rios of Mercedes, the Official Boot of the National Reined Cow Horse Association, 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. Visit www.riosofmercedes.com to see some of the styles we offer through our retailers.

Quarter Horse News is one of the most visible information vehicles in the horse world. Quarter Horse News – the News Magazine of the Performance Horse industry - is the only twice-monthly news magazine dedicated to the Western horse industry. For information visit the website at www.quarterhorsenews.com. 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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NON PRO LIMITED CHAMPION Katie Peterson of Krum, Texas, brandnew to reined cow horse competition, rode away with a Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship in her first year of showing. Peterson piloted Dually Judged (Judge Boon x Cattys Dual Jazz x Dual Jazz) to a 624 composite (205 herd/208 rein/211 cow), earning $2,816. “It’s the allure of it,” Peterson said of why she took up the sport. “I love going fast, I like the cattle aspect, and I like the horsemanship that’s involved. It’s something that I’ve always really wanted to get into.” Peterson was nearly ready to quit riding horses altogether when her gelding of 13 years died of a heart attack. After giving herself a pep talk, she got online and found Dually Judged. “I saw a headshot of this horse, and I don’t even normally like the red roans, but he ¬¬-looked exactly like my previous horse. From that moment on, it’s been about him,” Peterson said. Dually Judged was two at the time, and Peterson had her friend Brent Callahan get the gelding ranch-broke and riding confidently. Over the past year, she has turned to NRCHA Professionals Chris Dawson and Carter Metcalfe for help. She had plenty of confirmation that Dually Judged was worthy of entering up at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. “Everyone kept saying that he could be a good one,” Peterson said. Her goal in the rein work was to make it through the pattern and get a score. “I get nervous with the lead changes and he just switched. It was easy,” Peterson said. “Carter and Chris have done an awesome job with getting me to calm down and go with it. The entire time, I rode him like I stole him.” With cattle involved, the showmanship aspect became easier. 120 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Breaking into a new discipline was not easy, but it was rewarding for first-year exhibitor Katherine Peterson and Dually Judged, who claimed the Futurity Non Pro Limited Championship.

“He’s good with anything [involving a] cow. With him, it’s just the rider staying in the buggy and holding on,” Peterson said. “He’s such a good horse and we’ve used him out in the pasture with cattle too, which has made me more confident. Dealing with wild heifers and separating them from their babies made me think that I could do this.” Peterson, who works in inventory for Tractor Supply, lives in Krum, Texas, with reiners Nancy and Kenny Eppers. The hardest thing she’s had to do to become competitive in the cow horse business,

is to break all of her previously acquired bad habits. “I’ve been riding for 15 years and done an array of disciples from show jumping, dressage and saddle seat to team penning and sorting. It’s hard to put all that aside and do this,” said Peterson, who believes that she’s found her forever sport. The Futurity Non Pro Limited Reserve Champion was Nicole Westfall, who rode On Line Chic Flick (Shine On Line x Chics Sompen x Smart Chic Olena) to the reserve championship with a composite 617.5. She earned $2,346.


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Shannon Quinlan Vicki K. Radtke Marilyn K. Randall Wade J. Reaney Guillermo Recio Travis Rempel Trigg C. Rentfro Rhonda J. Replogle Anne M. Reynolds Gary Reynolds Roy A. Rich Enrico Righetti Dan Roeser Fielding (Bozo) H. Rogers Pam R. Rose Sam M. Rose Rusty R. Ruby Cynthia R. Rucker Mark R. Russell Bill J. Sanguinetti Debby M. Sanguinetti Patrick H. Sattler Lance R. Scheffel Markus Schopfer Zeph P. Schulz Pamela Scott Lance Shields Dennis H. Sigler Mark A. Sigler Andrea J. Simons Karl D. Smith John S. Snyder Jim W. Spence Brandon T. Staebler Julie Stanley 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 Ryan M. Thomas Terry R. Thompson Les M. Timmons Tim Unzicker Jeffry J. Veitch T.E. Vinci Carlo Volpi Allen R. Walton Lori L. Walton Trevor P. Walton Brady E. Weaver Gary W. Webb Gary Wells Larry E. Westmoreland Wayne W. Whitehead Daniel A. Wildin Doug Williamson Todd D. Williamson Maryann Willoughby Betty O. Wilson Cayley R. Wilson Katie H. Wilson Richard W. Winters Deb S. Witty Ken L. Wold Debra J. Wright Nancie K. Wright Liz Younger Badasci

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shannonislide@gmail.com vradtke@hotmail.com marilyn.randall88@gmail.com wadejreaney@gmail.com grecio@earthlink.net rempel.travis@gmail.com trentfro@live.com rr@rrshowhorses.com yworryranch@msn.com enjoytr@aol.com roy_rich6@yahoo.com righetti.e@tiscali.it roeserstables@gmail.com bozorogers4@gmail.com pam@roseig.com sroseqh@yahoo.com rruby@utah.gov cindy@ruckerpet.com markrussell705@hotmail.com billsanguinetti@aol.com outwest1@verizon.net mail@patricksattler.de lancescheffel1576@hotmail.com info@markusreining.com zephandliz@gmail.com pscott75@aol.com slanceshields@gmail.com dsigler@fultonenterprise.com mas01b@acu.edu andrea@simonsshowhorses.com kds.cowhorses@yahoo.com snyderperformancehorse@gmail.com wowcowhorse@aol.com sphtraining@gmail.com 7704performance@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 telfordcarol@gmail.com j.jtelford1@gmail.com baterrell@copper.net rtcutter@gmail.com terrythompsoninc@yahoo.com leslietimmons@msn.com timunzicker@gmail.com jjveitch@gmail.com te.vinci@yahoo.com carlo_volpi@hotmail.com awalton677@gmail.com lori@waltonranch.com trvrwalton@gmail.com megbweaver@hotmail.com garywebb@missouristate.edu gwells@arbuckleonline.com larry.westwindtc@gmail.com grulla1@netscape.net danielwildin@yahoo.com doug.williamson@sbcglobal.net tw60to80@yahoo.com willmaw@pld.com bwilson@centramedia.net cayleyrwilson@gmail.com cowponykate@gmail.com richard@wintersranch.com highcountrytraining@msn.com cowboykw1@aol.com nbphorses@gmail.com office@nanciewright.com liz@youngeragency.com

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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

Co-Chairperson: Frank Prisco Frankanddawnprisco@gmail.com

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

PROFESSIONALS

631-478-7022

Sandy Collier • sandy@sandycollier.com

Jimmy Flores • jfloresph@aol.com

Sam Rose • sroseqh@aol.com

Edie Petaccio • teampnr29@aol.com

Wade Reaney • wadeJreaney@gmail.com

Justin Stanton • justinstanton1992@gmail.com

Dan Roeser • roeserstables@gmail.com

Tim Unzicker • timunzicker@gmail.com

Darren Miller • dmillerstables@aol.com

WELFARE

Jim Spence • wowcowhorse@aol.com

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

NRCH FOUNDATION

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

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

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

NOMINATING Chairperson: Jon Roeser jonroeser@sti.net • 559-816-5452

NON PRO

Sandy Collier • sandy@sandycollier.com

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

Trey Neal • trey@treyneal.com

Stephanie Duquette • stephanie@nrcha.com

Brad Barkemeyer • bbarkemeyer@hotmail.com

Kelli Caves • Kelli.Caves@FLHOSP.ORG

Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com

Jake Telford • j.jtelford1@gmail.com

Garth Gardiner • gardinergarth@gmail.com

HALL OF FAME

Meg Rosell-Pursel • meg@roselltrailers.com

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

Rory Livingston • roryliving@aol.com Rhonda Holmes • rhondajjj@msn.com Nelle Murphy • baldnshiney@hotmail.com Bart Holowath • bart.holowath@gmail.com Paul Bailey • paulb@cb-trucking.com Debbie Sanguinetti • outwest1@verizon.net Loretta Showalter • lorettaelsie@gmail.com

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

RULES Chairperson: Dan Roeser roeserstables@gmail.com • 208-841-2052 Lyn Anderson • lsanderson@wildblue.net Sandy Collier • sandy@sandycollier.com Darren Miller • dmillerstables@aol.com Jake Telford • j.jtelford1@gmail.com

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

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

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

STRATEGIC PLANNING Chairperson: Jay Winborn jay@nrcha.com • 940.488.1500 Trey Neal • trey@treyneal.com Dr. Joe Carter • jcarterdvm@aol.com Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com Brad Barkemeyer • bbarkemeyer@hotmail.com

Dan Weiss • dn_weiss@yahoo.com

YOUTH

Robin Flournoy • cowchic53@icloud.com Jim Vangelos • javangelos@aol.com

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

Sandy Collier • sandy@sandycollier.com

Ramona Wold • ramonawold@me.com

Allison Walker • allison@nrcha.com

Jeff Oswood • oswoodstallionstation@gmail.com

Kris Troxel • ktroxel@sitestar.net

Todd Crawford • toddcrawford333@gmail.com

Larry Rice • larry@flagranchllc.com

Tim Swain • Coloradolandandranch@gmail.com

Jimmy Stickler • stichorses@gmail.com

Chairperson: Todd Crawford toddcrawford333@gmail.com

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Top Riders for Open LAE Eligibility in 2017 Riders listed in the Top 20 (above the line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Open LAE in 2017.

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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 Todd A. Bergen Zane P. Davis Phillip J. Ralls Kelby L. Phillips Jake A. Telford Sarah L. Dawson John C. Swales Jay McLaughlin Erin L. Taormino Nicholas S. Dowers Matt J. Koch Todd Crawford Luke J. Jones Justin T. Wright Tucker J. Robinson Boyd J. Rice Nicolas Barthelemy Justin E. Lawrence Shawn D. Hays Monica J. Caetano Randy J. Paul Brandon C. Buttars Ron Ralls Ron E. Emmons Robert Cody McArthur Ken L. Wold Cayley R. Wilson Kyle Trahern Mark A. Sigler Robert Chown Russell A. Probert Clayton M. Edsall Anne M. Reynolds Doug Williamson Trent S. Pedersen Monty L. Bruce Mark A. Luis Jeremy Meador EJ Laubscher Giovanni Campanaro Wade J. Reaney Lance B. Johnston Brady E. Weaver Brad L. Lund Jason Gay Jon Roeser Tyson Ray Benson Dale E. Clearwater

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2015

2016

Sum of Earnings

$196,711.18 $112,386.45 $140,899.97 $160,919.17 $100,055.27 $63,460.63 $51,265.82 $0.00 $57,603.16 $46,870.82 $58,638.85 $40,827.00 $20,366.20 $64,098.14 $38,819.88 $30,972.84 $53,973.74 $88,442.41 $10,669.75 $24,219.63 $13,639.28 $40,989.44 $13,167.97 $27,032.36 $29,443.27 $40,859.52 $5,036.99 $29,553.04 $12,989.43 $28,898.06 $17,376.51 $22,111.27 $4,361.78 $16,382.87 $9,655.25 $40,654.88 $399.88 $20,639.82 $22,123.84 $10,885.39 $6,049.63 $10,749.22 $22,402.53 $24,342.96 $4,485.24 $18,125.79 $2,030.67 $23,544.69 $0.00 $6,727.46

$76,236.59 $122,181.19 $77,289.77 $105,599.54 $110,402.17 $48,958.18 $149,678.44 $76,314.24 $81,168.69 $82,057.20 $114,280.45 $19,394.88 $65,157.89 $55,779.35 $51,815.50 $43,795.05 $11,064.01 $46,592.77 $106,590.38 $19,434.06 $30,926.68 $27,759.38 $42,162.58 $10,879.21 $24,746.19 $27,570.72 $57,942.68 $9,808.54 $33,958.73 $20,196.88 $31,532.40 $34,358.67 $25,574.17 $15,627.53 $32,560.30 $566.80 $33,657.46 $1,154.04 $7,779.63 $19,504.14 $11,526.09 $18,892.88 $13,943.48 $4,559.13 $14,171.48 $6,803.66 $34,680.94 $13,218.20 $16,693.60 $1,131.48

$182,570.86 $93,639.91 $100,155.19 $24,714.66 $60,392.56 $124,217.05 $16,177.36 $124,240.53 $59,073.26 $68,019.16 $18,155.17 $121,471.24 $74,901.52 $35,260.32 $63,786.91 $76,694.70 $85,469.89 $2,475.50 $20,089.32 $77,615.97 $52,281.92 $25,775.85 $28,276.78 $41,464.15 $21,016.51 $3,900.73 $9,277.43 $31,201.53 $21,826.09 $17,645.34 $13,730.72 $4,957.17 $30,886.19 $26,473.51 $14,143.28 $12,044.59 $13,827.98 $24,977.20 $15,497.28 $13,784.38 $26,302.47 $14,111.26 $6,953.86 $14,214.91 $22,963.54 $15,086.31 $2,007.54 $1,768.00 $21,478.30 $28,832.53

$455,518.64 $328,207.55 $318,344.93 $291,233.37 $270,850.00 $236,635.86 $217,121.62 $200,554.77 $197,845.11 $196,947.18 $191,074.47 $181,693.12 $160,425.61 $155,137.81 $154,422.29 $151,462.59 $150,507.64 $137,510.67 $137,349.45 $121,269.66 $96,847.88 $94,524.67 $83,607.33 $79,375.72 $75,205.97 $72,330.97 $72,257.10 $70,563.11 $68,774.25 $66,740.28 $62,639.63 $61,427.11 $60,822.14 $58,483.91 $56,358.83 $53,266.27 $47,885.32 $46,771.06 $45,400.75 $44,173.91 $43,878.19 $43,753.36 $43,299.87 $43,117.00 $41,620.26 $40,015.76 $38,719.15 $38,530.88 $38,171.90 $36,691.47

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Top Riders for Non Pro LAE Eligibility in 2017 Riders listed in the TOP 12 (above the line) are NOT eligible for the Intermediate Non Pro LAE in 2017.

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 Shannon M. McCarty Eric M. Freitas Laurie Richards Elizabeth G. Kania Keri L. Hudson-Reykdal Jayson J. Fisher Dave A. Ferguson Robert M. Miller Kathy L. Wilson Parke S. Greeson Kenneth J. Schueller Jennifer M. Newman Toni M. Hagen Heath Terry S. Forst Kathy L. Ferguson Lyle G. Proctor Amanda E. Gardiner Sonya N. DiStefano Bubba M. Petty Bart F. Holowath Robbie C. McKay Lanham Brown Carmen Buckingham Jennifer A. Neel Stacey Purzycki Randy J. Gamble Karey E. Franz Molly Russell Wilder Jones Debby M. Sanguinetti Stephen A. Silva Linda R. Wood Diane L. Lorenzen Bill Tointon Mark W. Parsons Ladona D. Emmons Michelle D. Strickland CJ Murphy Farrah Roberts Jerry M. Beukelman Megan Ciana Suzon W. Schaal Clayton Hines Gregg Lafitte Jeff Garijo Paul G. Wilinski Morgan J. Holmes Hope A. Miller William J. Patton

2014

2015

2016

Sum of Earnings

$47,797.50 $29,002.32 $11,344.85 $10,096.90 $8,179.21 $4,837.24 $19,000.36 $5,412.16 $26,382.08 $15,873.68 $28,919.55 $4,992.30 $825.00 $18,104.42 $421.60 $0.00 $5,639.92 $9,121.11 $0.00 $13,719.26 $16,280.74 $12,686.05 $0.00 $0.00 $3,708.32 $12,821.07 $12,757.38 $13,095.38 $18,490.16 $17,444.56 $5,577.05 $858.33 $5,906.60 $1,059.00 $1,627.44 $492.38 $0.00 $4,438.00 $2,160.00 $0.00 $1,525.00 $0.00 $7,573.21 $1,141.23 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,653.76 $0.00 $0.00

$17,352.25 $3,790.06 $7,923.83 $24,913.15 $33,870.58 $22,055.58 $10,311.26 $22,206.27 $171.81 $6,274.43 $7,364.94 $9,549.58 $400.00 $9,605.92 $24,719.80 $0.00 $16,847.44 $20,071.52 $0.00 $11,123.37 $1,137.28 $7,872.56 $0.00 $11,519.32 $4,575.32 $7,319.08 $800.00 $449.88 $0.00 $0.00 $7,823.25 $16,129.29 $1,883.36 $0.00 $9,579.55 $1,871.03 $3,907.50 $8,021.45 $9,779.76 $7,833.50 $1,989.00 $2,749.20 $3,296.10 $2,025.40 $11,533.76 $9,575.90 $9,833.80 $228.00 $0.00 $0.00

$11,291.65 $19,749.93 $29,381.33 $8,377.76 $0.00 $14,797.28 $10,735.86 $11,553.17 $12,465.22 $16,392.20 $0.00 $17,491.16 $29,928.08 $3,055.28 $5,544.28 $30,039.25 $7,277.24 $0.00 $27,982.12 $1,166.67 $8,376.76 $2,769.50 $22,710.85 $10,876.01 $13,708.02 $0.00 $5,276.03 $5,095.98 $0.00 $0.00 $3,916.70 $0.00 $7,841.35 $13,641.78 $2,738.59 $11,147.21 $9,439.01 $0.00 $418.40 $4,462.83 $8,662.85 $9,137.34 $712.25 $8,400.03 $0.00 $1,521.00 $1,068.75 $8,750.14 $10,587.84 $10,524.70

$76,441.40 $52,542.31 $48,650.01 $43,387.81 $42,049.79 $41,690.10 $40,047.48 $39,171.60 $39,019.11 $38,540.31 $36,284.49 $32,033.04 $31,153.08 $30,765.62 $30,685.68 $30,039.25 $29,764.60 $29,192.63 $27,982.12 $26,009.30 $25,794.78 $23,328.11 $22,710.85 $22,395.33 $21,991.66 $20,140.15 $18,833.41 $18,641.24 $18,490.16 $17,444.56 $17,317.00 $16,987.62 $15,631.31 $14,700.78 $13,945.58 $13,510.62 $13,346.51 $12,459.45 $12,358.16 $12,296.33 $12,176.85 $11,886.54 $11,581.56 $11,566.66 $11,533.76 $11,096.90 $10,902.55 $10,631.90 $10,587.84 $10,524.70

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AFFILIATE LISTING as of October 15, 2017

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

Cindy Bistodeau PO Box 4473 Cave Creek, AZ 85327 Phone: 928-231-0975 Email: azrcha@gmail.com Website: www.azrcha.com

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

Bluebonnet Country Reined Cow Horse Association Mark Mills 8870 Adams Flat Rd Brookshire, TX 77423 Phone: 281-684-4493 Email: mmcuttinghorses@live.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 CANADA Phone: 604-300-3545 Email: cowponykate@gmail.com Website: www.ccrcha.com

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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.cmrcha.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 ITALY Phone: +39 3471104168 Email: spotlightnic@hotmail.it Website: www.ercha.org

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

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

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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


AFFILIATE LISTING North Central Reined Cow Horse Association

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

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

Mary Baks 13 Maple Hill Rd RR #2 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 CANADA Phone: 519-881-8684 Email: nerchaon@gmail.com Website: www.northeasternreinedcowhorsealliance.com Tara Folsom 21935 Reading Dr Anderson, CA 96007 Phone: 530-518-3753 Email: tarafolsom@yahoo.com Website: www.ncrcha.info

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Gay Lenz 11587 Hunt Lane Guthrie, OK 73044 Phone: 405-818-7556 Email: glenz@glenzenterprises.com Website: www.srcha.org Contact Name: Joakim Pettersson Astorp Gunnarsgarden 6 SE – 521 96 Falkoping Sweden Phone: +46 70 676 7642 Website: www.srcha.eu Email: jipquarters@jipquarters.com

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The Carolinas Reined Cow Horse Association

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

Crystal Ward-Taylor 130 Haigler Rd Lenoir, NC 28645 Phone: 828-312-2705 Email: cward@carolinafarmcredit.com Misty Castagno 149 Waterhole Way Grantsville, UT 84029 Phone: 435-830-1440 Website:www.urcha.org EMail: castagnoph@gmail.com

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A finance charge of 1.5% per month (18% APR) will be added to all past due amounts. Membership privileges shall be suspended on accounts greater than 90 days past due and this information will be published in Reined Cow Horse News. There will be a membership reinstatement fee of $75. Current as of October 31, 2017

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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.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. 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. 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. 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 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. All nominators of stallions must be members in good standing of the NRCHA. 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. All subscription fees will be made payable to the NRCHA in US funds or its equivalent. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. These rules are subject to change at any time by the NRCHA Board of Directors.

NOMINATION FEES Nominated before Feb 1, 2018 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) 132 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | REINED COW HORSE NEWS

Nominated after Feb 1, 2018 Foal Crop..................................................Fee 2013.....................................................$2,500 2014.....................................................$2,500 2015.....................................................$1,750 2016.....................................................$1,500 2017.....................................................$1,250 2018.....................................................$1,000 2019........................................................$750 (or $2,500 for 2019-2023)


NRCHA STALLION SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT (Must be postmarked by February 1 – annually) SECTION 1 – HORSE INFORMATION Horse Name: Breed: Year Foaled: Website:

Registration #: Year of First Foal Crop:

SECTION 2 – OWNER INFORMATION Owner Name: Address: City / State / Zip: Phone Number / Best Contact: Email Address: o Display the above as contact information on the NRCHA website (only one is listed)

SECTION 3 – BREEDING INFORMATION / STANDING LOCATION Standing At: Address: City / State / Zip: Phone Number / Best Contact: Website: o Display the above as contact information on the NRCHA website (only one is listed)

SECTION 4 – NOMINATION INFORMATION / PAYMENT Name of Nominator (Will Receive Win Checks): Check 1 o Other Person / Company: o Same as Owner Address: City / State / Zip: Phone Number / Best Contact: Foal Crop Year(s): o Enclosed Check/Money Order Credit Card Number: Exp. Date: CVC:

$ Amount:

o Credit Card* Billing Zip Code:

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 above-named stallion eligible to participate in the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program and agree to be bound by the conditions of the program. Nominator Signature: Printed Name:

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

m Yes

m No

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

m Yes

m No

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

m Yes

m No

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

m Yes

m No

m Yes

m No

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

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:

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NATIONAL REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION 2018 Membership Application Valid from Nov. 16, 2017 - Nov 15, 2018 Name:

First

M.I.

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Last

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Address:

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OWNER

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

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

Signature: ____________________________________________________________________

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: _______________________

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