Blind Sided (Peptoboonsmal x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), shown by Jay McLaughlin for Aaron Ranch, turned in the high score of the rein work round, a 225. The roan stallion also leads the preliminary composite. He scored a 218 in the herd work for a total 443 on two events.
In the Intermediate Open division, the top rein work score, a 221.5, belonged to Smoking Red Pepper (Smokeelan x A Red Belle Pepper x Mister Dual Pep), shown by Shadd Parkinson, Scottsdale, Ariz., and owned by Alexis Murray.
The composite leader in the Intermediate Open division is “Johnny,” a grade gelding owned and shown by Clayton Edsall, of Clements, Calif. Johnny won the Intermediate Open herd work round and tied for the lead in the Open with a 221, and then he scored a 216 in today’s rein work for a total 437 on two events.
Erin Taormino, of Eagle Point, Ore., scored the high rein work in the Limited Open, a 220. Taormino is riding Sugar Frosted Cat (Cats Merada x Sugar Her Freckles x Freckles Playboy), a mare she owns.
The composite leader in the Limited Open is Hickorys Holly Time (One Time Pepto x Hickorys Holly Cee x Doc’s Hickory), shown by Kelby Phillips and owned by Garth and Amanda Gardiner, of Ashland, Kansas. Phillips piloted Hickorys Holly Time to a 218 in the herd work and a 216.5 in the rein work for a total 434.5 on two events.
Phillips also is riding the second place horse in the Futurity Limited Open composite, Bed Head Cat (Wild Haired Cat x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena), also owned by the Gardiners. Bed Head Cat has a total 433 on two events (220 herd/213 rein).