Two out of three events are now complete for Non-Pro competitors at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nev. A pair of California horsemen are tied for first place in the Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro composite with identical 430 scores.
Dave Ferguson, of Cottonwood, Calif., rode Smart Shiney Pistol (Smart Chic Olena x Shiners Lil Pistol x Shining Spark) to a 212.5 in the herd work and a 217.5 in the rein work. Jayson Fisher, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., reached his 430 composite by scoring a 217 in the herd work and a 213 in the rein work. Fisher is riding Keg Of Jules (Soula Jule Star x Shiners Hickory Girl x Doc’s Hickory).
The top score in the Non-Pro rein work belonged to Tammy Jo Hays, of Nocona, Texas. She rode SDP Got Fancy Genes (RC Fancy Step x SDP I Got Good Genes x Dual Rey) to a 219. Hays currently is in third place in the Futurity Non-Pro composite with a 429.
In the Novice Non-Pro division, Bubba Petty, of Roseburg, Ore., owns the lead on two events. He rode Pepinics Lil Outlaw (Smart Little Pepinic x Pand Delight x Grays Starlight) to scores of 211 in the herd work and 215.5 in the rein work for a total 426.5.
Petty’s wife, Nicole, is leading her division – the Futurity Non-Pro Limited – with a 421.5 score after two events. Nicole is riding Tangy Chexinic (Tangys Classy Peppy x Buenos Double Oakie x Bueno Chexinic). She scored a 207 in the herd work and a 214.5 in the rein work – the high score of the round.
The Futurity Amateur division leader is Grant Lindaman II, of Plymouth, Minn. He rode Truckin Miraclena (NMSU Truckin Chex x Little Miraclena x Smart Retsina) to a 207 in the herd work and a 214 in the rein work.