Josiane Gauthier, Lucama, N.C., defended her 2012 Florida Classic Non-Pro Derby Level 4 title on Miss Whizarima (Boggierima x Ghost Buster Baby x Topsail Whiz). They scored a 218.5 to win this year’s class and $5,363. Miss Whizarima is owned by Josiane’s dad, Francois Gauthier.
Bundy Lane, Gates, N.C. and David McGee, King, N.C. were co-champions in the Level 3 and Level 2 divisions of the Classic Non-Pro Derby, but McGee earned the win in the Level 1. Both riders scored a 217.5. Lane rode his Gunner Gump (Colonels Smokingun [Gunner] x Little Patrasha Gump x Little Gump); McGee rode Chics Dig Scars (Smart Chic Olena x Princess In Diamonds x Shining Spark) owned by McGee Farms LLC. Both riders were also co-reserve champions in the Level 4. Lane earned a total of $9,141; McGee earned a total of $10,316!
Javier Melo, Miami, Fla., scored a 215 to win the $500 added Youth division on his Wimpy Little Girl (Wimpys Little Step x Dee Cee x Hollywood Dun It).
The FRHA added a $1,000 added Masters Non-Pro division to compliment the $1,000 added Non-Pro Prime Time. Multiple NRHA World Champion, Bonnie Hippensteel, Ocala, Fla., won both classes on her This Cat Can Slide (Cats Merada x Call Me Marlena x Playboys Remedy) with a score of 215. Hippensteel added $1,264 to her already impressive resume.
Full results of the FRHA Florida Classic Derby can be found in the print edition of Quarter Horse News.