The talented and quirky Reymanator vaulted to victory in the World’s Richest Stock Horse contest with a strong fence run Friday night in Paso Robles, California. The crowd went wild as the 9-year-old gelding and Zane Davis chased a hard-running calf down the fence.
Davis and Reymanator (Dual Rey x Savannah Hickory x Doc’s Hickory) needed a strong fence run to win. They were trailing two-time defending World’s Richest Stock Horse Champion Dom Dualuise and Phillip Ralls after the rein work. As soon as the calf entered the arena, Davis knew Reymanator was in his element.
“When that cow came in [Friday] night, I could tell that cow had lots of speed and was going to really run,” Davis said. “I didn’t box it very long because you don’t need to box long on him, he can handle most any cow’s speed. We just boxed just a couple of times, maybe a turn each way, and then we went with it.”
Their score of 226.5 gave the gelding owned by John Semanik a two-event total of 444.5. He earned $4,625 for the victory. Dom Dualuise (Dual Rey x Smart Little XX x Smart Little Lena) was Reserve Champion with a total score of 443, garnering $3,700 for owner Chris Larson.
World’s Richest Stock Horse Non-Pro
Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Fisher added to what’s already been a big year with a victory in the World’s Richest Stock Horse Non-Pro. He and Nu Cash Cutter (Smart Cash Cutter x Nu Cashlynn Rose x Nu Cash) topped six other horse-and-rider teams with a 435. The pair was fresh off a victory in the first-ever Reined Cow Horse Championship last month at the National High School Finals Rodeo. They earned $2,504 for Friday’s victory.
Laurie Ward and No Chic Flicks (Chic Please x Pandalita Star x Grays Starlight) were Reserve Champions with a 433, which brought a paycheck of $1,878.
Shiney Outlaw and Zane Davis surged to the lead in the cow work to take the National Stock Horse Association Futurity Open Championship on Sunday, Aug. 23, in Paso Robles, California.
The buckskin colt (Shiners Nickle x Mereyda x Dual Rey) scored a 659.5 (218 herd/221 rein/220.5 cow). It was just enough to edge in front of Reserve Champions Sippin Boons Farm and Corey Cushing’s 658.5 (220 herd/221.5 rein/217 cow).
Trailing by two and one-half points going into the fence work, Shiney Outlaw and Davis seized the opportunity when the two leaders – Sippin Boons Farm and SJR Metallic Star – encountered challenges during their final runs.
Sippin Boons Farm (Smart Boons x Peppy Nicolena x Nic It In The Bud) worked three cattle to complete his 217-point run. The first bolted during boxing, and the second quit running down the fence and refused to break out of a trot. SJR Metallic Star, only two points behind Sippin Boons Farm going into the cow work, fell and received no score.
Shiney Outlaw’s win earned a first-place check of $15,900 for owner Michelle Cannon, while Sippin Boons Farm brought home $11,716 for owners Eric and Wendy Dunn.
Lil Bay Hawk and owner Stephen Silva were NSHA Non-Pro Champions three times over, winning the Futurity Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro and Novice Non-Pro. Silva and the gelding (Catty Hawk x Little Gray Freckles x Playgun) won by four points with a 642.5 (216 herd/211 rein/215.5 cow). The duo earned $5,431 for the wins.
Dave Ferguson and Shadyrools (Shady Lil Starlight x Sheza Roo x Gallo Del Cielo [Rooster]) took the Futurity Non-Pro Co-Reserve Championship with a 638.5, earning $1,986. Also scoring a 638.5 were Laurie Ward and Justa Hot Sister, who collected $1,986 for Ward Ranch.