Derby horses were the stars of the Dom Conicelli Memorial National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Eastern Derby, Presented by MARS Equestrian, but the younger horses also got a chance to show their stuff.
The show, held July 14-19 near Memphis, Tennessee, also had a Pre-Futurity class for 3-year-olds. Here are the major division winners from the class:
Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open
Dr Boonolena & C.J. Shopbell
17G (WR This Cats Smart x Badabing Badaboon x Peptoboonsmal).
Owner: Ann Matthews, Charlotte, TX
Breeder: Gallegos Performance Horses, Grandview, TX
435 (139 herd/146 rein/150 cow) | $2,715
Level 1 Limited Open
Old School Smarts & Stefan Heim
17M (Smart Boons x Desires Last Freckle x Playboys Golden Flo)
Owner: Thomas & Suzanne Gowan, San Antonio, TX
Breeder: Thomas & Suzanne Gowan, San Antonio, TX
423 (141 herd/142 rein/140 cow) | $1,207
LowerThaBoom & Debbie Crafton
17M (Smooth As A Cat x Kaboomsmall x Peptoboonsmal)
Owner: Debbie Crafton, Ordway, CO
Breeder: Kim Ezell, Perrin, TX
413.5 (137 herd/139.2 rein/137 cow) | $1,166.
Playin With Cher & William Lewis
17M (Mr Playinstylish x Bella Cher x Peptoboonsmal)
Owner: William Lewis, Anderson, TX
Breeder: Kit & Charlie Moncrief, Fort Worth, TX
409.5 (139 herd/143 rein/127.5 cow) | $445