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NRHA Futurity Open Finalists Determined

LuckieMoonstone SFlaridaLuckie Moonstone and Shawn Flarida topped the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open composite.The 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show offered section 3 of the Open semifinals on Nov. 29. Once the last horse-and-rider combination left the Jim Norick Arena, all of the Open finalists were determined.

Posting the top composite score – a 445 – in the Lucas Oil Level 4 Open semifinals was NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida riding Luckie Moonstone (Spooks Gotta Gun x My Lucky Moonstone x Topsail Whiz), a Sire and Dam offspring owned by Jason Dobrinski and nominated by breeder Loren Booth.

Winning the Level 3 division with a 433 was Gabriel Diano riding Oops Itsa Spooks (Spooks Gotta Gun x Tejons Finally Dunit x Hollywood Dun It), a bay stallion owned by AC Quarter Horses LLC, bred by Silver Spurs Equine and nominated by Michelle Miola. Fernando Salgado and Loveya (Gunnatrashya x Love Em N Lena x Smart Little Lena), a stallion owned and nominated by Cam Essick, won Level 2 with a 437.5.

Claiming the lead in the Level 1 Open was NRHA Professional Josh Murphy riding CBK Hang A Wright (Hang Ten Surprise x HR Wright On Cash x Lenas Wright On). The duo posted a 215.5 in the semifinals, bringing their composite score to a 431. The talented sorrel mare is owned, bred and nominated by William and Corliss Kellogg.

The Platinum Performance Open Draw Party, held Nov. 30, determined the draw of the NRHA Futurity Open finals, which will be held Dec. 3.

The Level 4 Futurity Open finalists are (in draw order):

  1. Dun It For Whizkey & Franco Bertolani
  2. Sugarwhizngun & Casey Deary
  3. Modern Gun & Duane Latimer
  4. No Smoking Required & Jason Vanlandingham
  5. PS Mega Shine Chic & Dany Tremblay
  6. Whizkey Rock N Roll & Martin Muehlstaetter
  7. Oops Itsa Spooks & Gabriel Diano
  8. Pale Conquistador & Craig Schmersal
  9. Spitfire Spook & Robin Schoeller
  10. Wimpys Slidewinder & Franco Bertolani
  11. Miss Whizzletown & Marco Ricotta
  12. Smart Ebony Spook & Nathan Piper
  13. Gunshot N Tinseltown & Jordan Larson
  14. Ifwhizswereguns & Andrea Fappani
  15. Xtra New Pal Voodoo & Trevor Dare
  16. Whiz Gata Prize & Shawn Flarida
  17. Shes Got Good Guns & Duane Latimer
  18. Loveya & Fernando Salgado
  19. Spinderellstory & Adam Hendrickson
  20. Gunna Be Special & Mike McEntire
  21. Hey Joe & Jason Vanlandingham
  22. Phantom Face & Craig Schmersal
  23. Rio Killer Gun & Franco Bertolani
  24. Tunes In Hollywood & Gabriel Diano
  25. Dontrashmystage & Jordan Larson
  26. Luckie Moonstone & Shawn Flarida
  27. High Rolling Spook & Nathan Piper
  28. Mr Whizicol & Duane Latimer
  29. Spooky Whiz & Andrea Fappani
  30. Pale Black Gun & Craig Schmersal