Fappani & Legend Slides Wright win NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Championship

tishTish Fappani & Legend Slides Wright • Photo by Kelsey PecsekThe 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held another exciting day of competition on Friday, Dec. 4, that determined the 2015 Cinch Futurity Non-Pro Champions.

Tish Fappani rode her 3-year-old stallion Legend Slides Wright to win the 2015 Cinch Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship and take home over $36,000 after marking a 220.5! Legend Slides Wright is by Custom Legend and out of She Slides Wright (by Smart Little Lena) and is a 2014 Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale graduate. He and Fappani also earned an additional $37,500 thanks to the NRHA Sale Incentive. Steve Worman, the consignor of Legend Slides Wright, received a check for $12,500. The stallion was nominated by Steven Simon, who earned a $1,895 check for the nomination.

Fappani also received a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Dubarry of Ireland, a Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle sponsored by Jerry Kimmel Reining Horses, a Classic Equine Product, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, a $300 SmartPak certificate, a Shorty’s Cowboy Hattery certificate, a Bluebonnet Feed product and the use of a Sundowner Trailer for one year, provided by Twin Cities South Trailers.

Taking the Reserve Champion title in Level 4 and also the Levels 3, 2 and 1 championships were William Rhoads and his mare Mega Maggie Mae. The crowd went wild when Rhoads and Mega Maggie Mae entered the arena, and the excitement escalated when their 219.5 score was announced! The mare is by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream and out of Cinco De Mega (by Marthas Mega Jac), and was nominated by Martin Bonneson, who received a check for $3,634 for the nomination. Rhoads took home a total paycheck of $68,836, together with a Bob’s Custom Saddle, Montana Silversmiths Custom Trophy Buckle, Classic Equine Product, pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, $300 SmartPak certificate, Shorty’s Cowboy Hattery certificate and Bluebonnet Feed products.

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