National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Professional Casey Deary has earned over a Million Dollars in NRHA competition and is justifiably proud and awed by his accomplishment. Deary, known as a devoted family man, has his own cheerleaders in his wife Nicole Deary and their children Wyatt, Joy, Owen and Olivia. Deary, of Weatherford, Texas, earned his first NRHA paycheck on November 4, 2000, in Katy, Texas, at the Saltgrass Steak House Warmup show aboard Crome Marks (Crome Plated Jac x Marks Lee Ann x Marks Alynx), owned by Maureen Underwood. The young horseman earned $82 – a far cry from his most recent paycheck of $161,466 for winning the NRHA Open Futurity Level 4 division riding Shesouttayourleague for owner Curtis Performance Horses LLC! To say Deary had a good November and December is a monumental understatement.
At the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in November, Deary earned the World and Reserve World Championships in Junior Reining. In Like Flinn (Topsail Whiz x Nestle Quik Chic x Chocolate Chic Olena), owned by Todd Neiberger, carried him to the World Champion title while Antler Ridge Ranch’s Magnum Starlights (Magnum Chic Dream x Starlights Sugarwhiz x Little Bay Starlight) earned Deary the Reserve World Championship. He followed that up with his history-making NRHA Futurity Championship, winning the 50th running of the NRHA Futurity after an incredible run-off on Shesouttayourleague (Walla Walla Whiz x Wimpys Little Chic x Wimpys Little Step), which culminated in his most recent accomplishment and title – NRHA Million Dollar Rider!
Looking back on Deary’s career, the NRHA Professional has added significantly to his bank account through National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) competitions, including the 2015 Level 4 Open Reserve Championship on ARC Gunna Sparkya (Gunnatrashya x Sailing Spark x Shining Spark) and third place on Americasnextgunmodel in 2013. And who could forget his 2012 Futurity Champion title win on Americasnextgunmodel?
NRHA is proud of Deary’s new designation and whole-heartedly congratulates him on becoming an NRHA Million Dollar Rider!