Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham • Photo by Waltenberry

In the Stats: High Roller Reining Classic

The High Roller Reining Classic’s leading open horse is Not Ruf At All (A Sparkling Vintage x All Ruffed Up x Lil Ruf Peppy), a 2010 stallion bred by Petra Zeitler, of Aubrey, Texas, who has won $51,067 at the Las Vegas show. The stallion, who has lifetime earnings of $456,530, was ridden by Jason Vanlandingham, of Whitesboro, Texas, to the High Roller Reining Classic (HHRC) 2013 Futurity Level 4 Open Championship.

Top 10 Open Horses

  1. Not Ruf At All (10S), $51,067
  2. Wimps Cool Breeze (10S), $38,149
  3. SG Frozen Enterprize (09S), $36,032
  4. Smoking Whiz (07S), $33,962
  5. Custom Spook (07S), $30,244
  6. CFR Centenario Wimpy (08S), $28,482
  7. Platinum Vintage (10S), $26,926
  8. Magnum Starlights (11S), $26,539
  9. Electric Express (10S), $25,127
  10. Guns R For Shootin (10S), $24,379

Top 10 Open Riders

Andrea Fappani • Photo by Katie Tims

Andrea Fappani, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading open rider with total HRRC earnings of $265,244. Fappani’s leading money-earner at the event is SG Frozen Enterprize (Frozen Sailor x RS Rose SJ x SJ Enterprise), who has $36,032 in HRRC earnings. The 2009 stallion was bred by Marco Franchini, of Italy, and is owned by Silver Spurs Equine, of Scottsdale.

  1. Andrea Fappani, Scottsdale, AZ, $265,244
  2. Casey Deary, Weatherford, TX, $136,526
  3. Jason Vanlandingham, Whitesboro, TX, $84,888
  4. Jordan Larson, Whitesboro, TX, $73,586
  5. Matt Mills, Scottsdale, AZ, $71,442
  6. Craig Schmersal, Scottsdale, AZ, $70,186
  7. Arno Honstetter, Scottsdale, AZ, $62,483
  8. Martin Muehlstaetter, Scottsdale, AZ, $54,963
  9. Franco Bertolani, Aubrey, TX, $52,789
  10. Jared Leclair, Tioga, TX, $50,975

Top 10 Non-Pro Horses

Gunners Snappy Chic & Josh Hattig • Photo by Waltenberry

Gunners Snappy Chic (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Chics Miss Snap x Smart Chic Olena), a 2011 mare bred and owned by Brad Hattig, of Berthoud, Colorado, is the HRRC’s leading non-pro horse with earnings of $21,648. He was ridden by Josh Hattig to win the Derby Levels 4 and 3 Non-Pro and the Stakes Levels 4 and 3 Non-Pro in 2015.

  1. Gunners Snappy Chic (11M), $21,648
  2. Ms Revolution (10M), $20,833
  3. Vintage Glamour (11M), $17,957
  4. Diamond Studded Guns (PT) (12S), $17,189
  5. Mistresses Milky Way (09S), $15,234
  6. Premier Diamond (PT) (06G), $14,817
  7. Miss Silver Gun (06M), $14,574
  8. Special Kinda Nite (12M), $13,342
  9. Ms Dreamy (10M), $12,934
  10. Harley Surprize Lena (08S), $11,954

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders

Special Kinda Nite & Mandy McCutcheon • QHN File Photo

Mandy McCutcheon is the HRRC’s leading non-pro rider with event earnings of $67,188. She has ridden 12 horses to the pay window at the Las Vegas show. McCutcheon’s leading money-earner at the event is Special Kinda Nite (Gunners Special Nite x Cowgirl In A Benz x Smart Starbuck), a 2012 mare bred and owned by McCutcheon and her husband, Tom, of Aubrey, Texas. The pair, which boasts $13,342 at the HRRC together, won the Derby Level 4 Non-Pro in 2016.

  1. Mandy McCutcheon, Aubrey, TX, $67,188
  2. Josh Hattig, Berthoud, CO, $31,827
  3. Ryan Humphrey, Whitesboro, TX, $29,727
  4. Harper Conner, Dallas, TX, $26,465
  5. Tish Fappani, Scottsdale, AZ, $22,839
  6. Samantha Burns, Ardmore, OK, $22,710
  7. Kim Muehlstaetter, Scottsdale, AZ, $22,210
  8. Rick Christen, Whitehouse, OH, $22,004
  9. Kelly Moran, Laguna Hills, CA, $21,333
  10. Emily Mabey, Aubrey, TX, $20,833

Top 10 Breeders

Platinum Vintage & Andrea Fappani • Photo by Waltenberry

Petra Zeitler is the HRRC’s leading breeder. She has bred seven money-earners that have won a total of $106,134 during the show. Her leading performer, Not Ruf At All, has won $51,067, followed by Platinum Vintage (A Sparkling Vintage x Starjac Miss x Hollywood Jac 86) with HRRC earnings of $26,926 and full sister Vintage Glamour with $26,926.

  1. Petra Zeitler, Aubrey, TX, $106,134
  2. Rancho Oso Rio LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, $73,530
  3. Tom & Mandy McCutcheon, Aubrey, TX, $68,269
  4. Cam Essick, Clements, CA, $57,318
  5. Steve Simon, Marietta, OK, $54,733
  6. Cinder Lakes Ranch LLC, Valley View, TX, $51,254
  7. Green Valley Ranch, South Jordan, UT, $51,228
  8. George Lawrence, Gainesville, TX, $51,009
  9. Lance Griffin, Ardmore, OK, $50,059
  10. Arcese Quarter Horses, Weatherford, TX, $49,473

Top 10 Owners

SG Frozen Enterprize & Andrea Fappani • Photo by Waltenberry

Silver Spurs Equine is the HRRC’s leading owner, with 10 horses crediting them with show earnings of $106,082. SG Frozen Enterprize is Silver Spurs Equine’s leading money-earner with $36,032, followed by Smoking Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Glendas A Smokingun x Gunner), a 2007 stallion bred by Susan Ray, of Pasadena, Texas, and Platinum Vintage with earnings of $34,141.

  1. Silver Spurs Equine, Scottsdale, AZ, $106,082
  2. Rancho Oso Rio LLC, Scottsdale, AZ $90,903
  3. Vaughn Zimmerman, Springfield, MO, $62,606
  4. Rhodes River Ranch Inc., Arlington, WA, $61,828
  5. Marc & Kathy Gordon, Elgin, IL, $46,681
  6. Tom & Mandy McCutcheon, TX, $42,263
  7. Harper Conner, Dallas, TX, $41,150
  8. Story Book Stables Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, $39,576
  9. Slide Or Die LLC, Rome, IT, $39,418
  10. Janice Dickson, Long Beach, CA, $39,345

Top 10 Sires

Colonels Smoking Gun • Photo by Cheryl Megoteaux Cody

Gunner, an Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Sire, is the HRRC’s leading sire, with 74 of his offspring having won $357,799 for average earnings of $4,835 at the event. Gunner’s leading HRRC money-earner is Miss Silver Gun (out of Miss Taris Rey x Taris Catalyst), a 2006 mare with show earnings of $24,777, followed by Guns R For Shootin (out of Chelsea Lena x Smart Peppy Doc), a 2010 stallion with earnings of $24,379.

  1. Colonels Smoking Gun, $357,799
  2. Wimpys Little Step, $311,782
  3. Jacs Electric Spark, $208,483
  4. Topsail Whiz, $197,677
  5. Magnum Chic Dream, $167,803
  6. Smart Spook, $150,876
  7. A Sparkling Vintage, $106,943
  8. Gunnatrashya, $83,581
  9. Einsteins Revolution, $69,370
  10. Whiz N Tag Chex, $68,606

Top 10 Dams

Vintage Glamour & Harper Conner • Photo by Waltenberry

The leading HRRC dam is All Ruffed Up (Lil Ruf Peppy x Double Wind Chill x Double R Doc) with one money-earner, Not Ruf At All, crediting her with earnings of $51,067. The second-leading dam, Starjac Miss (Hollywood Jac 86 x A Great Star x Great Pine), a 1992 mare bred by Sally Brown with dam earnings of $47,742, has produced two HRRC money-earners. Her leading performer is Platinum Vintage, followed by Vintage Glamour (A Sparkling Vintage x Starjac Miss x Hollywood Jac 86), a 2011 mare who won the Derby Level 2 Non-Pro and Stakes Level 2 Non-Pro in 2015. 

  1. All Ruffed Up, $51,067
  2. Starjac Miss, $47,742
  3. QHR Jamaica Express, $38,149
  4. RS Rose SJ, $36,032
  5. Glendas A Smokingun, $34,141
  6. Custom Spinderella, $31,057
  7. Chics Miss Snap, $29,938
  8. Chexanicki, $29,798
  9. Shiners Mistress, $29,593
  10. Miss Hollywood Whiz, $28,482

High Roller Reining Classic History
(Excludes ancillary classes)
Year / Location / Entries / Added / Total Purse

2008, Las Vegas, NV, 390, $105,500, $154,753

2009, Las Vegas, NV, 330, $130,000, $196,944

2010, Las Vegas, NV, 345, $114,000, $154,904

2011, Las Vegas, NV, 483, $210,000, $300,464

2012, Las Vegas, NV, 667, $215,000, $324,987

2013, Las Vegas, NV, 944, $305,000, $490,317

2014, Las Vegas, NV, 1,137, $430,000, $655,908

2015, Las Vegas, NV, 1,085, $426,000, $673,228

2016, Las Vegas, NV 1,021, $339,500, $575,052

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