Reining By The Bay, which was held in Woodside, Calif., July 23-27. This year, his partner in the show pen was Electric Barbie, who showed she had what it takes to win, and the duo took the Futurity Levels 4 and 3 Open championships.For the second year in a row, Martin Muehlstaetter bested the field at
The Scottsdale, Ariz., trainer rode into the show pen aboard the 3-year-old mare (Jacs Electric Spark x MJ Hollywood Barbie x Hollywood Dun It), a homebred of Marc and Kathy Gordon, of Elgin, Ill., and the duo scored a 222.5 to take the championships and earn a total $8,868 in prize money.
The Level 4 Open Co-Reserve Championship went to Rickybacnhollywood, owned by Loren Booth, of Orange Cove, Calif., and California trainer Tracer Gilson. The duo marked a score of 220.5 to also take the Level 3 Open Reserve title and win the Level 2. All told, they walked away with $8,449.
It was a true family affair for the Muehlstaetters at Reining By The Bay when Muehlstaetter’s wife, Kim, rode into the Level 4 Non-Pro finals aboard A Flash Of Juice and marked a 217 to take the Championship, and their win came with a check worth $3,462.
The Level 4 Non-Pro Reserve Championship went to Jennifer Gilliam, who rode Soula Train a 214.5 score to take the title and also the Level 3 Non-Pro Championship and earned a total $4,595.
Mr Electric Spark (Jacs Electric Spark x Sailin Rowdy x Rowdy Yankee) carried Scottsdale trainer Andrea Fappani to win the Derby Level 4 Open Championship. Fappani and the 5-year-old stallion, owned by Reining Partners LLC, of Scottsdale, and bred by Sebastien Poncin, of Mios, France, scored an impressive 226 to win the title and earned $10,994.
The Derby Level 4 Open Reserve went to Chics Dream About Me (Wimpys Little Step x This Chicsdundreamin x Magnum Chic Dream) and Cave Creek, Ariz., trainer Randy Paul. Owned by the Simi Valley, Calif., Day Creek Ranch, Chics Dream About Me carried Paul to a score of 225.5 to earn $7,916.
Kelly Moran, of Laguna Hills, Calif., piloted 5-year-old mare Wimpys Mega Step (Wimpys Little Step x Moonstone Mega x Marthas Mega Jac), owned by Joe and Karen Moran, to win the Derby Levels 4 and 3 Non-Pro with a score of 219.5. Moran’s championships aboard the mare, bred by Green Valley Ranch, of Aubrey, Texas, came with $7,798 in prize money.
The Levels 4 and 3 Reserve championships went to Clements, Calif., resident Cam Essick and her homebred gelding Holier Then Thou (Jacs Electric Spark x Slylena x Smart Little Lena). Their score of 219 also earned them the Prime Time Non-Pro Championship, and they walked away with $6,715.
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