After the Dec. 1 Non-Pro consolation round at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, the Futurity Non-Pro finalists have been determined. The field of talented non-professional riders and their mounts guarantee the Dec. 2 Futurity Non-Pro finals will be a show worth watching.
In the first section of the Cinch NRHA Futurity Non-Pro qualifier, Jack Medows rode Chicsdreamofdiamonds (Magnum Chic Dream x Princess In Diamonds) to the highest score, a 217.5, in the Level 4 division. Meadows and the flashy palomino mare, owned by Medows’ mother, Amy, and nominated and bred by Clinton Anderson, held on to the lead following the completion of the go-round.
In the third section, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jose Vazquez equaled Medows’ score riding SLJ Smart Step, a palomino stallion by Wimpys Little Step and out of SLJ Smartlikewhinny, owned by Smart Like Juice Inc. and nominated by Xtra Quarter Horses LLC.
In Level 3, David McBurney closed his performance with a 215 riding Faceit Sheza Digger (Pale Face Dunnit x TC West Coast Wendi), a mare he owns and nominated.
In the second section of the Cinch Futurity Non-Pro, Italian Ewald Rifeser rode Petra Burger’s Colonel Chic Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x Princess Colonel), nominated and bred by Henry Knox, to a 214.5. In the third section, Sandra Bentien and Gotta Twist It Up (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Make It With A Twist) tied with Rifeser. The buckskin stallion is owned, and was bred and nominated by Bentien.
Tying to lead the Level 1 Non-Pro with a 212.5 were Marilou Paradis and Taylor Zimmerman. Paradis rode Dreaming Major (Howdy Major x Sheza Bueno Chic), a Sire & Dam offspring she owns and bred. Zimmerman rode Wimpys Little Jessie (Wimpys Little Step x Jessie Dot Tari), a mare owned, nominated and bred by Vaughn Zimmerman.
The Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro finalists are (in draw order):
- Customized My Gun & Mandy McCutcheon
- Duallin Guns & Cade McCutcheon
- Gold Digging Dunnit & Ginger Schmersal
- Shiney Workboots & Dr. Jim Morgan
- Spooked Out Chex & Kim Muehlstaetter
- Sparkin Dun It & Jordan Knudsen
- Gunnersspecialsister & Kelle Smith
- Dun Whiz Stars & Victor Gilson
- Spookin N Whizin & Andre De Bellefeuille
- One Last Nite & Mandy McCutcheon
- SLJ Smart Step & Jose Vazquez
- Xtra Winny Berry & Jesse Asmussen
- Bay Berry Shake & Jake Dahl
- Dreaming Major & Marilou Paradis
- Whizzen In The Wind & Annie Reynolds
- Spooks Baby Blues & Charlie Wiederholt
- Miss Top Whiz Dunit & Jessica Mullin
- Wimpys Little Jessie & Taylor Zimmerman
- Boomer With Attitude & Kristen Avila
- Spooks Smart Money & Harper Conner
- Slideomatic Spook & Gina Schumacher
- Whiz My Freckles & Cade McCutcheon
- Spooks N Jewels & Tish Fappani
- Special At Nite & Mandy McCutcheon
- Colonel Chic Dream & Ewald Rifeser
- Wimpydocsnotjoke & Jose Vazquez
- Stars At Midnite & Lindsey McCutcheon
- Gotta Shiney Whiz & Kelle Smith
- Faceit Sheza Digger & David McBurney
- Gotta Twist It Up & Sandra Bentien
- Chicsdreamofdiamonds & Jack Medows
- Xtra Step N Diamonds & Gina Schumacher