In the final installment of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting this year, Reyzin carried Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp to an Open win at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.
Reyzin (High Brow CD x Miss Reycine x Dual Rey) is a 7-year-old mare bred and previously owned by Rapp and his wife, Mary Ann. In her limited-age career, Reyzin carried Mary Ann to several wins on their way to the 2013 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year title.
After being sold at the end of 2013 to Gale Force Quarter Horses, of Conway, South Carolina, the mare has showed her talents in the Open with Rapp at the reins. The duo marked a 222 in the go-round and a final-round 226 to win at the Congress, earning $10,846. That paycheck pushes Reyzin’s Equi-Stat record to more than $375,000.
The Open Reserve Championship went to A Little Bossy and R.L. Chartier. The 11-year-old gelding (CD Lights x Pistol Smart x Smart Little Lena), bred by Bailey Quarter Horses Ltd., of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, took home $8,535 to owners Gary and Karen Fields, of Weatherford, Texas, after marking a 223 in the finals.
After the go-round of the Mercuria Non-Pro was topped by two horse-and-rider teams with 226s, it was clear the finals would be a show worth watching. Determined to take over the field of talented competitors, Kaitlyn Wimberly piloted Light N Lily to a 227 for the win.
Wimberly’s father, Billy Martin, owns Light N Lily, who is by Martin’s stud, Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire Light N Lena, and out of the great Freckles Merada mare Meradas Oh Cay, whose offspring earnings total approximately $850,000.
Prior to the Congress, Wimberly was leading the NCHA Non-Pro World standings with more than $80,000. She added $10,984 to that total in Ohio, putting her ahead in the rankings by about $23,000. The Millsap, Texas, cutter’s lifetime earnings in Equi-Stat now reflect more than $686,000.
A 224.5 in the finals earned Priscilla Wilson and Total Reycall the Non-Pro Reserve title. The 2009 gelding (Dual Rey x Smartlittlelenastoy x Smart Little Lena), bred by Banawien Ranch LLC, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and his Unadilla, Georgia-based rider made the Non-Pro finals on the bubble with a 219.5, but their improvement when it mattered most was worth an $8,638 payday.
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