Casey Deary and Need I Say Mor * Photo by Waltenberry

Need I Say Mor makes a statement, wins High Roller Reining Classic Open Futurity

With eye appeal and hearts of steel, Casey Deary and Need I Say Mor (Gunnatrashya x Shesouttayourleague x Walla Walla Whiz) claimed the Open Futurity title at the High Roller Reining Classic on Sept. 14.

For Deary, this was a show to remember; piloting Brook Wharton’s 2020 stallion to a futurity championship wasn’t his only reason to celebrate.

The up-and-coming stallion Need I Say Mor is out of the great mare Shesouttayourleague. Deary showed this mare to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) futurity and derby championships and she had a major part in pushing Deary over $1 million in earnings. With an exceptional pedigree and a flawless attitude, Deary had faith in the mare’s ability to produce champions.

“Enzo [Need I Say Mor] has been a star since birth. I’ve had big expectations for this colt since we started him as a 2-year-old; He’s got such an amazing look even in the pasture. He’s just a stunning animal and grabs your attention,” Deary said.

As Enzo trotted into the pen, his ears were forward, looking forward to the challenge. The team marked a 223.5 and held the high score through 128 additional competitors to claim their victory.

“He [Need I Say Mor] has so much eye appeal that you sit up in your chair, and you’re excited about watching him show; we went through the maneuvers, he fired where he’s supposed to, and there were still some places where we were a little green, but I think he’s got so much look and style that you want to mark him regardless,” Deary said.

The journey to this championship has been fun for Deary and his family. The stallion delivered a title loyal to his pedigree legacy and gifted Deary with a career milestone to unofficially reach his $4 million mark in earnings according to EquiStat statistical service.

“You know, for me, that’s important for the horses to have a good outing and have a positive experience to build on; I have a feeling once he gets solid and seasoned in the pen like a derby horse, the future is bright for him,” Deary said.

The High Roller Reining Classic has been a staple event at the South Point Equestrian Center. Since September 2008, the BMG Events Team has hosted this premier reining competition with over $1,000,000 in prize money and hardware. The show has brought thousands of competitors to South Point and continues to do so each year.