In the Stats: Reining By The Bay

Ok Spook and Gabe Davide • Photo by John O’Hara

Ok Spook (Smart Spook x OK Mate x Smart Mate), pictured with Gabe Davide, is the Reining By The Bay’s (RBTB) No. 1 open horse. The pair won the Derby Levels 2 and 1 Open in 2011, and Levels 4 and 3 Open in 2013. The 2007 gelding, bred by Bob and Jennifer Lawson, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, has RBTB earnings of $24,116 and an Equi-Stat lifetime record of $48,657.

Reining By The Bay (1999-2016)

Top 10 Open Horses

  1. Ok Spook (07G), $24,116
  2. Wimpys Little Buddy (04G), $23,509
  3. Mr Electric Spark (09S), $22,590
  4. Taris Designer Genes (03M), $18,783
  5. Custom Spook (07S), $18,666
  6. Chics Dream About Me (09S), $17,730
  7. Chexmaster (11S), $17,582
  8. Tricked Out Spook (10S), $17,403
  9. Jacs Electric Velvet (10S), $15,494
  10. Electric Genes (10M), $15,381

Mr Electric Spark and Andrea Fappani • Photo by K.C. Montgomery

Andrea Fappani, of Scottsdale, Arizona, an Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider, is the RBTB’s leading open rider. He has ridden 41 horses to $242,579 in RBTB earnings. Fappani is pictured with Mr Electric Spark (Jacs Electric Spark x Sailin Rowdy x Rowdy Yankee), who he rode to win the Derby Level 4 Open in 2014. The 2009 stallion, bred by Sebastien Poncin, of Mios, France, is Fappani’s leading money-earner with $22,590 in earnings. A few of Fappani’s other RBTB money-earners include: Custom Spook (Smart Spook x Custom Spinderella x Custom Crome), $18,666; Electric Genes (Jacs Electric Spark x Taris Designer Genes x Mr Boomerjac), $15,381; Smoking Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Glendas A Smokingun x Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]), $13,435; and Thebettertohearuwith (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Chex Out The Cowgirl x Lean With Me), $13,279.

Top 10 Open Riders

  1. Andrea Fappani, Scottsdale, AZ, $242,579
  2. Martin Muehlstaetter, Scottsdale, AZ, $93,760
  3. Tracer Gilson, Reedley, CA, $69,050
  4. Randy Paul, Buellton, CA, $54,153
  5. Tom Foran, Burbank, CA, $53,764
  6. Tanya Jenkins, Temecula, CA, $50,844
  7. Matt Mills, Scottsdale, AZ, $42,507
  8. Mike Boyle, Ione, CA, $38,723
  9. Craig Schmersal, Scottsdale, AZ, $32,154
  10. Gabe Davide, San Martin, CA, $29,430

Holier Then Thou and Cam Essick • Photo by K.C. Montgomery

The leading RBTB non-pro horse is Holier Then Thou (Jacs Electric Spark x Slylena x Smart Little Lena). The 2010 gelding is pictured with his breeder and owner, Cam Essick, of Clements, California, at the 2013 RBTB, in which they won the Futurity Levels 4 and 3 Non-Pro. Holier Then Thou has earned $19,623 at the RBTB and has a $115,100 Equi-Stat record.

Top 10 Non-Pro Horses

  1. Holier Then Thou (10G), $19,623
  2. One Smart Pepto (08M), $16,739
  3. Darlins Not Painted (PT) (02M), $16,047
  4. This Belles Smokin (07M), $14,963
  5. Premier Diamond (PT) (06G), $14,848
  6. Nu Pops (10S), $13,535
  7. Gettinaway Whiz It (00G), $13,421
  8. Make It With A Twist (02M), $11,261
  9. Big Crème Chic (10S), $11,141
  10. Whiztacular (03G), $10,006

Custom Smart Juice and Kim Muehlstaetter • Photo by John O’Hara

Kim Muehlstaetter, of Scottsdale, Arizona (pictured with Custom Smart Juice, who won the 2012 RBTB Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship), is the leading RBTB non-pro rider with $36,224 won aboard 12 horses. Muehlstaetter’s high-dollar earners include Country Custom (Custom Crome x JJM Sunny Delight x Bar Money Sunny), $7,279, and Daddy Day Care (Nic It In The Bud x Shiners Pretty Woman x Shining Spark), $6,971. Muehlstaetter has an Equi-Stat record of $506,643.

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders

  1. Kim Muehlstaetter, Scottsdale, AZ, $44,440
  2. Cam Essick, Clements, CA, $34,307
  3. Rick Christen, Whitehouse, OH, $28,166
  4. Tish Fappani, Scottsdale, AZ, $22,539
  5. Marilyn Scheffers, Riverside, CA, $20,181
  6. Jennifer Gilliam, Ione, CA, $18,175
  7. Julie Ridgeway, Loomis, CA, $18,155
  8. Loren Booth, Orange Cove, CA, $18,122
  9. Andi Paul, Scottsdale, AZ, $17,684
  10. Dana Avila, Temecula, CA, $17,473

Taris Designer Genes and Tim Mcquay • Photo by John O’Hara

Rancho Oso Rio LLC, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the RBTB’s leading breeder with 18 horses having won a total of $81,483 at the show. The ranch’s leading money-earner is Taris Designer Genes (Mr Boomerjac x Taris Little Vintage x Peppy San Badger), who has $18,783 in RBTB earnings and an Equi-Stat record of $272,931. The 2003 mare is pictured with Tim McQuay, who rode her to the Derby Level 4 Open Reserve Championship in 2007.

Top 10 Breeders

  1. Rancho Oso Rio LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, $99,717
  2. Bob Loomis Quarter Horses Inc., Marietta, OK, $52,762
  3. Cam Essick, Clements, CA, $48,715
  4. Steve Simon, Marietta, OK, $34,986
  5. Bill Coburn, Sherman Oaks, CA, $31,089
  6. Hilldale Farm, Brashear, TX, $28,578
  7. Jenny Bertolini, Cornville, AZ, $27,855
  8. Tom & Mandy McCutcheon, Aubrey, TX, $26,611
  9. Eric Storey, Henagar, AL, $24,963
  10. Marc & Kathy Gordon, Elgin, IL, $24,397

Custom Spook and Andrea Fappani • Photo by K.C. Montgomery

Rancho Oso Rio LLC also tops the show’s leading owner chart with 30 horses having won $121,923. The ranch’s No. 1 money-earner is Taris Designer Genes. Custom Spook is the ranch’s second-leading money-earner with RBTB earnings of $18,666. The 2007 stallion, bred by Steve Simon, of Marietta, Oklahoma, is pictured with the show’s leading open rider, Andrea Fappani, who rode Custom Spook to the RBTB’s Maturity Level 4 Open Reserve Championship in 2007.

Top 10 Owners

  1. Rancho Oso Rio LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, $121,923
  2. Joe & Karen Moran, Laguna Hills, CA, $57,330
  3. Loren Booth, Orange Cove, CA, $45,567
  4. Martin & Kim Muehlstaetter, Scottsdale, AZ, $41,857
  5. Cam Essick, Clements, CA, $41,600
  6. Day Creek Ranch LLC, Simi Valley, CA, $36,789
  7. Rhodes River Ranch Inc., Arlington, WA, $35,132
  8. Copus Performance Horses Inc., Santa Barbara, CA, $34,887
  9. Tish Fappani, Scottsdale, AZ, $33,872
  10. Marc & Kathy Gordon, Elgin, IL, $31,831

Wimpys Little Step • Photo by John Brasseaux

Wimpys Little Step ranks as the No. 1 sire with 28 of his offspring having won $137,709 at the RBTB for average earnings of $4,918. His leading money-earners include Wimpys Little Buddy (out of All Thats Dun x Hollywood Dun It), $27,855; Chics Dream About Me (out of This Chicsdundreamin x Magnum Chic Dream), $17,730; No Wimpy Cowboys (out of Dunnits Cowgirl x Top Dun Cody), $15,329; and Wimps Cool Breeze (out of QHF Jamaica Express x Zan Parr Express), $11,952.

Top 10 Sires

  1. Wimpys Little Step, $148,913
  2. Colonels Smoking Gun, $119,267
  3. Topsail Whiz, $110,526
  4. Jacs Electric Spark, $110,250
  5. Magnum Chic Dream, $71,607
  6. Smart Spook, $60,856
  7. Hollywood Dun It, $52,636
  8. Smart Chic Olena, $52,520
  9. Custom Crome, $46,546
  10. Nu Chex To Cash, $42,567

Thebettertohearu with Andrea Fappani • Photo by John O’Hara

Chex Out The Cowgirl (Lean With Me x Senate Bound x Senator’s Shi), a 2000 mare, is the RBTB’s leading dam with two RBTB money-earners who have total earnings of $27,855. The mare’s No. 1 money-earner is Nics Little Bud (by Nic It In The Bud), a 2007 stallion with show earnings of $14,705. The mare’s second-leading money-earner is Thebettertohearuwith (by Spooks Gotta Whiz), who Andrea Fappani rode to win the 2015 Futurity Level 4 Open and to RBTB earnings of $13,279.

Top 10 Dams

  1. Chex Out The Cowgirl, $27,984
  2. All Thats Dun, $27,855
  3. Slylena, $25,883
  4. Taris Little Vintage, $25,320
  5. Snip O Gun, $24,752
  6. Taris Designer Genes, $24,131
  7. Ok Mate, $24,116
  8. Custom Spinderella, $22,821
  9. This Chicsdundreamin, $22,676
  10. Sailin Rowdy, $22,590

Reining By The Bay History Chart (1999-2016)

Year Location Entries Added Total Purse
1999 Woodside, CA 298 $32,000 $41,968
2000 Woodside, CA n/a $79,800 $108,578
2002 Woodside, CA 564 $33,200 $48,395
2004 Woodside, CA 582 $65,200 $98,979
2005 Woodside, CA 367 $66,100 $96,822
2006 Woodside, CA 704 $61,600 $119,185
2007 Woodside, CA 562 $64,300 $91,293
2008 Woodside, CA 549 $97,900 $133,313
2009 Woodside, CA 613 $99,400 $133,371
2010 Woodside, CA 662 $99,900 $134,582
2011 Woodside, CA 718 $137,200 $174,550
2012 Woodside, CA 684 $140,600 $180,906
2013 Woodside, CA 750 $159,800 $215,442
2014 Woodside, CA 926 $170,000 $238,357
2015 Woodside, CA 899 $170,500 $230,771
2016 Woodside, CA 995 $138,000 $194,213
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