Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Andrea Fappani dominated the Junior and Senior Reining at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show in Oklahoma City Nov. 15. Fappani won the Junior Reining with SG Frozen Enterprise, then took the top two spots in the Senior Reining with Smoking Whiz and Custom Spook.
SG Frozen Enterprize (Frozen Sailor x RS Rose SJ x SJ Enterprise) and Fappani marked a 229.5 to win the Junior Reining World Championship. The duo really turned up the heat in the finals after marking a 223 in the preliminaries.
SG Frozen Enterprize, bred by Marco Franchini, of Italy, won the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)/Italian Reining Horse Association Futurity during his 3-year-old year. Fappani told Michael and Michelle Miola, of Silver Spurs Equine LLC, about the horse and they bought the stallion last year. Shortly afterward, SG Frozen Enterprize and Fappani finished fifth in the NRHA Derby Level 4 Open, then won the 2013 High Roller Reining Classic 4-Year-Old Stakes Level 4 Open and took Reserve in the Derby Level 4 Open.
SG Frozen Enterprize had an Equi-Stat record of $135,687 prior to the AQHA World Show. The 5-year-old stallion is expected to return to the show pen for the major derbies next year following breeding season.
The Junior Reining Reserve World Championship went to Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida, of Springfield, Ohio, and Wimpys Littlecolonel (Wimpys Little Step x One Right Chic x Smart Chic Olena), owned by George Lawrence, of Gainsville, Texas. They marked a 225 in the finals.
Fappani rode Smoking Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Glendas A Smokingun x Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]) for Silver Spurs Equine to win the Senior Reining World Championship with a score of 225.
Smoking Whiz has amassed a solid Equi-Stat record since earning his first check as a finalist in the 2010 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open. Fappani began riding the horse in 2012, the year they won the Derby Level 4 Open at the High Roller Reining Classic and Reining By The Bay. They have made the finals at several major aged events since then, and Michelle Miola also showed the 7-year-old stallion this year, adding to his $207,356 in lifetime earnings.
Smoking Whiz and Fappani marked a 222 in the preliminaries, which tied with another horse Fappani rode for the No. 1 spot going into the finals. That other horse was Custom Spook (Smart Spook x Custom Spinderella x Custom Crome), owned by Rancho Oso Rio, also of Scottsdale. Fappani and Custom Spook took the Senior Reining Reserve Championship with a 222 in the finals.
The Amateur Reining finals took place on Nov. 9, when 15 teams competed for a $15,475 purse. The World Championship went to Kingfisher, Oklahoma, rider Dee Dee Boeckman and her 2010 mare Ms Dreamy (Magnum Chic Dream x A Gal With A Gun x Gunner). The duo marked a 222 in the finals to earn Boeckman her first world championship.
Boeckman bought the mare, bred by Jana Leigh Simons, of Aubrey, Texas, in February. Simons previously rode Ms Dreamy to the 2013 NRHA Futurity Level 2 Non-Pro Reserve Championship, also finishing fifth in Level 3. Since buying Ms Dreamy, Boeckman has increased her earnings by $3,265 to $37,780. Boeckman started posting checks to Equi-Stat in 2001 and has a lifetime record of $38,864.
The Amateur Reining Reserve Champion was Samantha Roper riding Big Creme Chic (Big Chex To Cash x Cremes Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena), owned by Tim Roper, of Hobart, Indiana. Roper and the gelding marked a 219 in the finals.