When it comes to a triathlon-event like the reined cow horse, consistency is key. Elizabeth Kania and Hickory Dickory Time were the picture of consistency as they motored through the three events at the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Derby, Futurity and Richest Stock Horse competition Aug. 24-29.
Marking a 212.5 in the herd, 210.5 in the reining and a 213 down the fence, Kania and the Hickory Holly Time gelding finished with a 636 composite. With that score Kania and Hickory Dickory Time won both Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro, bagging $5,330. Hickory Dickory Time is out of Very Smart Remedy mare Very Mild Remedy, and is owned by Renee Dubois.
Kania showed Very Mild Remedy throughout her derby and bridle years – and despite her name – proved to be hot.
“The mare is really hot and [Hickory Dickory Time] is really lazy. They couldn’t be any farther from each other, which is a good change, but something I’m not used to,” Kania said. “I didn’t really have any experience [riding him] so I didn’t have any expectations coming into this show. It was a last-minute decision for me to show him.”
Hickory Dickory Time has been in training with Powell Butte, Oregon trainer Shane Steffen. According to Kania, Hickory Dickory Time’s strongest events are the reining and fence work.
“Shane gets them so broke that it’s not hard to hop on and go. Obviously, there is still a lot to [learn] but each time I got on [Hickory Dickory Time] he felt a little bit better,” Kania said.
With a couple-thousand dollars on Hickory Dickory Time’s lifetime record, Kania has set her sights on the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas in October.
Reserve Champion in the NSHA Non-Pro Futurity was Lori Conrow and Blue Diamond Chic. Conrow and Blue Diamond Chic marked a 203 in the herd, 205 in the reining and a 203.5 down the fence. In addition to the Reserve Non-Pro Champion, their 611.5 composite earned them a Reserve Championship in the Intermediate Non-Pro and a Championship in the Novice Non-Pro, bringing their NSHA Futurity total to $4,525.
Sired by Especial Diamond, Blue Diamond Chic is out of Sheza Shine N Chic (by Shine Chic Shine). The stallion is owned by Lori Conrow.