With 90 draws in the Futurity Open finals at the High Roller Reining Classic, the competition was bound to be tough. But, it was the first horse to go after the final drag that proved to be the strongest in Las Vegas.
Ifwhizswereguns (Spooks Gotta Gun x Ifwhizsweredollars x Topsail Whiz) walked into the finals with confidence with Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani in the saddle.
Fappani was hoping to put together a solid run in preparation for the National Reining Horse Association Futurity (NRHA), and he was able to do just that. They received an impressive 222 for their efforts and clinched the Futurity Level 4 Open Championship.
“I wasn’t pushing this horse to his full capability, so I am really looking forward to the future with this one,” Fappani said.
Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida was not far behind Fappani. He piloted Spooks The Hard Way (Spooks Gotta Gun x Ima So Anson x Peppy Sol Anson) to a 221 and took home Reserve honors.
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