Reymanator and Zane Davis • Photo by Big Daddy Photography

In the Stats: National Stock Horse Association Futurity & Derby

The National Stock Horse Association’s (NSHA) leading open horse is Reymanator (Dual Rey x Savannah Hickory x Doc’s Hickory), a 2006 gelding bred by Lannie Louise Mecom, of Avondale, Colorado, who has won $34,000 at the Paso Robles, California, show. The gelding was ridden by Zane Davis to win the 2009 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open.

National Stock Horse Association Futurity & Derby

Top 10 Open Horses

  1. Reymanator (06G), $34,000
  2. First Marq Me (05G), $30,000
  3. CD Son Of Magnolia (03S), $28,620
  4. Stylabob (02S), $27,000
  5. Playin Ace High (07G), $24,785
  6. Brother Jackson (09S), $23,660
  7. Dom Dualuise (07G), $23,078
  8. Shiney O Lady (04M), $23,000
  9. Gotta Go Get It (09S), $21,754
  10. Call Me Mitch (11S), $20,322
Corey Cushing and Good Time • Photo by Primo Morales

Corey Cushing, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading open rider with total earnings from the NSHA Futurity and Derby of $148,179. Cushing’s leading money-earner is First Marq Me (Teninas First x Marquitas Bunny x Peppy Marquita), a 2005 gelding bred by Rancho Oso Rio LLC who has $30,000 in NSHA earnings.

Top 10 Open Riders

  1. Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, AZ, $148,179
  2. Phillip Ralls, Paso Robles, CA, $130,824
  3. Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, OR, $128,947
  4. Jake Gorrell, Hanford, CA, $125,106
  5. Lance Johnston, Lindsay, CA, $115,947
  6. Jake Telford, Caldwell, ID, $112,627
  7. Zane Davis, Shelley, ID, $104,592
  8. Doug Williamson, Bakersfield, CA, $62,557
  9. Justin Wright, Santa Maria, CA, $61,744
  10. Jon Roeser, Kuna, ID, $60,808
Travelin Cielo and Eric Freitas • Photo by Kat Rodgers

Travelin Cielo (Travalena x Peppys Powderedsugar x Gallo Del Cielo [Rooster]), a 2004 San Juan Ranch-bred gelding, ranks as the No. 1 non-pro horse with total show earnings of $8,918. Eric Freitas, of Santa Maria, California, rode the horse to win the 2007 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro championships.

Top 10 Non-Pro Horses

  1. Travelin Cielo (04G), $8,918
  2. Mister Diamond Shine (05G), $7,500
  3. Black Pearl (05M), $7,000
  4. Shoshone Pony (PT) (02G), $7,000
  5. Hickorys Mr Chip (04G), $5,940
  6. Mister Fever (06G), $5,800
  7. Chic Snacks (03M), $5,720
  8. Chic N Robber (02G), $5,550
  9. Lil Bay Hawk (12G), $5,431
  10. Masters Nu Fox (03M), $5,400
Annie Reynolds • QHN File Photo

Annie Reynolds, of King Hill, Idaho, is the NSHA’s leading non-pro rider with event earnings of $38,756. She has ridden 13 horses to the pay window at the Paso Robles show. Her leading money-earner is Shoshone Pony (PT) (J R Colord Rambo [PT] x Docs Colorful Lady x Doc Wilson), a 2002 gelding bred by Esperanza Ranch, of Parks Community, Arizona, with show earnings of $7,000.

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders

  1. Anne M. Reynolds, King Hill, ID, $38,756
  2. Laurie Richards, Buellton, CA, $29,529
  3. Eric Freitas, Santa Maria, CA, $23,584
  4. Dema Paul, Cave Creek, AZ, $15,056
  5. Shannon McCarty, Solvang, CA, $14,811
  6. Shawn Renshaw, Pismo Beach, CA, $10,926
  7. Justin Wright, Santa Maria, CA, $10,864
  8. Stephen Silva, Templeton, CA, $10,811
  9. Rick Drayer, Le Grand, CA, $10,384
  10. Jayson Fisher, Nipomo, CA, $9,046
Nics Back In Black and Phillip Ralls • Photo by Big Daddy Photography

Mark and Kelly Gowing, of Lompoc, California, are the NSHA’s leading breeders. They have bred 10 money-earners that have won a total of $71,263. Their leading money-earner, Nics Back In Black (Nic It In The Bud x Shinersdiamondjackie x Shining Spark), and Phillip Ralls won the NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open and Intermediate Open in 2010, and the Derby Intermediate Open in 2011, for total show earnings of $16,478. The Gowings’ second- and third-leading money-earners at the show include Nics Black Diamond, a full brother to Nics Back In Black, and half-brother Step To The Light (by CD Lights).

Top Breeders

  1. Mark & Kelly Gowing, Lompoc, CA, $71,263
  2. Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, CA, $61,000
  3. San Juan Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $60,516
  4. Carol Rose, Gainesville, TX, $54,916
  5. Anne M. Reynolds, King Hill, ID, $45,028
  6. Joyce Pearson, Hailey, ID, $41,716
  7. Richard Bell, Van Alstyne, TX, $38,916
  8. Michelle Cannon, Venus, TX, $38,124
  9. Lannie Louise Mecom, Avondale, CO, $34,225
  10. Roxanne Koepsell, Aubrey, TX, $32,972
Gotta Go Get it and John Ward • Photo by Big Daddy Photography

The Ward Ranch, of Tulare, California, is the leading owner of NSHA money-earners with 11 horses crediting the ranch with show earnings of $66,664. Gotta Go Get It (Smart Little Pepinic x Got Mister x Mister Dual Pep), the ranch’s leading NSHA money-earner, was ridden by John Ward to win the 2012 NSHA Snaffle Bit Open and Intermediate Open championships. The 2009 stallion has total NSHA earnings of $21,754.

Top Owners

  1. Ward Ranch, Tulare, CA, $66,664
  2. John Semanik, Jacksonville, FL, $59,060
  3. Anne M. Reynolds, King Hill, ID, $53,771
  4. Eric Freitas, Santa Maria, CA, $49,923
  5. Kevin & Sydney Knight, Weatherford, TX, $47,261
  6. San Juan Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $39,299
  7. Gary & Kay Ann Watt, Porterville, CA, $38,075
  8. Michelle Cannon, Venus, TX, $37,799
  9. Joyce Pearson, Hailey, ID, $37,151
  10. Roxanne Koepsell, Aubrey, TX, $36,310 
Dual Rey • Photo by Ross Hecox

Dual Rey (Dual Pep x Nurse Rey x Wyoming Doc), a 1994 stallion bred and owned by Linda Holmes, of Longmont, Colorado, is the NSHA’s leading sire with 15 of his offspring having won $151,901 at the show. An Equi-Stat Elite $37 Million Sire, Dual Rey’s leading NSHA money-earner is Reymanator, followed by Dom Dualuise (out of Smart Little Xx x Smart Little Lena), a 2007 gelding with show earnings of $23,078.

Top Sires

  1. Dual Rey, $151,901
  2. One Time Pepto, $124,667
  3. Very Smart Remedy, $96,246
  4. Nic It In The Bud, $94,992
  5. Shining Spark, $90,571
  6. Smart Little Pepinic, $81,873
  7. Peptoboonsmal, $70,950
  8. CD Olena, $65,434
  9. Soula Jule Star, $53,224
  10. Mister Dual Pep, $51,689
Shinersdiamondjackie • Photo by UNI Photography

The NSHA’s leading dam, Shinersdiamondjackie (Shining Spark x Zans Diamond Jackie x Zans Diamond Sun), and Kelly Gowing won the 2001 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stakes Non-Pro Championship. The 1997 mare, who has a $37,379 Equi-Stat record, produced six NSHA money-earners who won a total of $62,871 for average earnings of $10,478. Her leading money-earner is Nics Back In Black, followed by Nics Black Diamond, Step To The Light and Jackies Sparkle (by Nic It In The Bud).

Top Dams

  1. Shinersdiamondjackie, $62,871
  2. Savannah Hickory, $34,000
  3. Shiners Lil Pistol, $32,972
  4. Lil Lena Long Legs, $31,340
  5. Shirley Shine, $30,461
  6. Marquitas Bunny, $30,000
  7. Eye Of The Magnolia, $28,620
  8. Not Quite An Acre, $27,000
  9. Magical Lena, $26,841
  10. Shiney Tari, $25,129

NSHA Futurity & Derby History
(Limited-age classes only)
Year / Location / Entries / Added $/ Total Purse
2005, Fresno, CA, 264, $4,900, $156,250
2006, Fresno, CA, 304, $500, $181,925
2007, Paso Robles, CA, 303, $1,250, $194,785
2008, Paso Robles, CA, 368, $51,000, $249,832
2009, Paso Robles, CA, 275, $41,750, $187,802
2010, Paso Robles, CA, 235, $54,850, $152,700
2011, Paso Robles, CA, 328, $37,150, $224,260
2012, Paso Robles, CA, 304, $34,000, $207,715
2013, Paso Robles, CA, 276, $31,500, $192,470
2014, Paso Robles, CA, 287, $31,942, $199,745
2015, Paso Robles, CA, 324, $32,000, $191,085
2016, Paso Robles, CA, 283, $37,600, $188,779

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