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Prime Time Open

SnipOLutionSnip O Lution & Martin Larcombe • Photo by Kristin PitzerMartin Larcombe finished 1-2 in the Prime Time and in the top fifteen of the Level 4 Open.

“This is a great show. The horses are the best of the best. They’ve come through their futurity year. They’re seasoned, tough, can do their jobs, and they give maximum effort. When a 225 doesn’t make the top ten, you know it’s tough,” he said.

Larcombe won the Prime Time on Snip O Lution with a 225.5. The 5-year-old stallion (Einsteins Revolution x Snip O Chex x Nu Chex To Cash) is owned by XCS Ranch, and his total NRBC earnings came to $17,200.

“I’ve had this horse since he was three. He’s always been good and confident,” Larcombe said of Snip O Lution, who won the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity Open in 2014.

Larcombe is an Australia native.

“About four or five years ago we made the decision to come to the United States from Australia to see if we could be competitive,” he said, adding, “To be in the finals with these guys and horses that I’ve heard so much about is sensational for me and both my horses.” 

Finishing Reserve with a 223.5 was Hang Ten And Shine, who took home $13,400. Hang Ten And Shine, owned by Christine Brazeau, is by Hang Ten Surprize and out of Ebony Shines, who is by Shining Spark.

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