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RESULTS: ARHFA Arizona Sun Circuit

The 51st Arizona Sun Circuit is taking place at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona and hosted judged roping sanctioned by the American Rope Horse Futurity Association (ARHFA). As team roping continues to outgrow any other Western Performance Horse event, the futurity ropings are growing in popularity. They give ropers an opportunity to season young horses before heading to rodeos or jackpots and judge horses based on the proper execution of the roping run, not just speed.

Over March 2-4 spectators witnessed many offspring by top Western Performance Horse sires perform in the roping pen being ridden by the best of the best. Six-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier Joseph Harrison rode Air Force 1, the result of a cow horse crossed on reining blood, to the Open Futurity Heading Reserve Championship.

Open Futurity Heading

Place/Draw/Horse/(Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Breeder/ Owner/ Rider/ Total Score/ $$$

1/ 13/ A PAINTED SUNSHINE (SECOND PAINTED SIGN x MISS FRECKLES HANDLE x MR CROSS PLAY)/ FRED WALLACE/ RILEY WEEHLER/ TATE KIRCHENSCHLAGER/ 900.11/ $10,580

2/ 19/ AIR FORCE 1/ (ONE FABULOUS TIME x SPOOKS BELLERINA x SPOOKS GOTTA WHIZ)/ DIANE BECKMANN/ DIANE BECKMANN/ JOSEPH HARRISON/ 899.91/ $8,280.00

3/ 17/ CELTIC TUFF/ (WOODY BE TUFF x SUCHA SMARTLOOKIN CAT x HIGH BROW CAT)/ CENTER RANCH/ BRIENA WELLS/ MIKE KUNZLER/ 898.87/ $6,900

4/ 15/  SWEEET BUT PSYCHO/ (CATTY HAWK x GAR BELLA LENA x DUALS BLUE BOON)/ COWAN RANCH INC/ BEN JORDAN/ COY RAHLMANN/ 896.88/ $5,060

5/ 12/ FOOSE IS SMOKING/ (REYS SMOKIN DUALLY x RUNAWAY FOOSE x FOOSE)/ AC RACING AND ROPING/ A/C RACING & ROPING/ RHEN RICHARD/ 895.13/ $4,140

6/ 14/ SJR BET HE SPARKS (BET HESA CAT x CD SPARKLE x CD OLENA) /SAN JUAN RANCH/ BELO WILEY/ TATE KIRCHENSCHLAGER/ 894.93/ $3,680

7/ 9/ STYLIN BILL/ (STYLIN CAT x BILLIE SUE CANOSO x LITTLE CANOSO) /GREG NITE/ RELENTLESS REMUDA/ MILES BAKER/ 893.53/ $3,220

8/ 11/ SMART GETS A CHECK/ (SMOOTH AS A CAT x CHECK TO THE HEARTS x  IM COUNTIN CHECKS)/ JACK BOGART/ BOGART PERFORMANCE HORSES/ CASEY HICKS/ 890.56/ $2,300

9/ 6/ BET SMART CAT/ (BET HESA CAT x SMART CHICS R LUCKY x ELANS PLAY N IT COOL)/ QUENTIN HALL/ QUENTIN HALL HORSES/ ANDY HOLCOMB/ 890.48/ $1,840

PreFuturity Open Heading Finals

Place/Draw/Horse/(Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Breeder/ Owner/ Rider/ Total Score/ $$$

1/ 10/ RELENTLESS PYC/ (FIRST PRIZE DIVER x CHARS GUN x PLAYGUN)/ FLAG RANCH LLC/ RELENTLESS REMUDA/SOLO SELECT/BOB TONKIN/ MILES BAKER/ 679.66/ $7,740

2/ 8/ DOUBLE DUALIN PATRON/ (DUAL PATRON x DUALATFIRSTLITE x BAY STARLITE)/ LISA GRIFFITH/ LISA GRIFFITH/ LES OSWALD/ 674.39/ $6,450

3/ 7/ CHEX OUT MY FINEY/ (ONE FINE VINTAGE x TANGYS LAST CHEXS x TANGYS CLASSY PEPPY)/ ROBERTSON RANCHES/ KALEB DRIGGERS/ ANDY HOLCOMB/ 668.76/ $5,160

4/ 4/ NOW LETS TALK MONEY/ (METALLIC CAT x MONEY TALKS SMART x SMART MATE)/ ROCKING P RANCHES/ MICHAEL OR KIM ST CLAIR/ DAKOTA KIRCHENSCHLAGER/ 668.17/ $3,870

5/ 6/ KISS MY SMART LIPS/ (WR THIS CATS SMART x KISS MY SHINEY LIPS x SHINING SPARK) /HOLY COW PERFORMANCE HORSES/ CHINATI EQUINE/ TATE KIRCHENSCHLAGER/ 667.82/ $2,580

Open Futurity Heeling

Place/Draw/Horse/(Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Breeder/ Owner/ Rider/ Total Score/ $$$

1/ 20/ PROBABLY SMART N NU/ (SMART NU SHINER x PROBABLY RED BUCK x TWO EYED RED BUCK)/ MIKE L VAN EGDOM/ CHRIS SUTTON     / DANIEL REED   / 915.17/ $10,800.00

2/ 18/ SLR SWINGING HICKORY/ (HICKORY HOLLY TIME x SWINGIN TULE x SAN TULE FRECKLES)/ STUMP LAKE RANCH CATTLE CO/ STUMP LAKE RANCH & CATTLE CO/ JEREMY BUHLER/ 911/ $8,640

3/ 16/ NACHO CATS ALIBI/ (NACHO CAT x PISTOL ANNIES ALIBI x BIG SWING)/  KYLE SPITZ/ KYLE & AMANDA SPITZ/ COLE DAVISON/ 907.89/ $7,020

4/ 11/ KATTR REY/ (TR DUAL REY x KAT FIVE x HIGH BROW CAT)/ LATIGO CANYON RANCH / JAKE BOURDET/ JAKE BOURDET/ 903.86/ $5,940

5/ 17/ PRIDE AND JOYY/ (STEVIE REY VON x FUN N FANCY FREE x PEPTOBOONSMAL)/ TY SMITH/ RELENTLESS REMUDA/SOLO SELECT/KALEB TERLIP/ JEREMY BUHLER/ 903.63/ $4,860

6/ 9/ PRINCE PEARL/ (ONE TIME ROYALTY x BLACK PEARL x SMART LITTLE PEPINIC)/ WARD RANCH/ CORTNEY &/OR SHAD LAWRENCE/ BLAINE KETSCHER/  901.37/ $3,780

7/ 12/ MAYHEMM/ (METALLIC REBEL x KATNISS x DUAL REY)/ BEAU ASHLEY GALYEAN/ ANDREW SHERRERD/ DAKOTA KIRCHENSCHLAGER/ 898.76/ $3,780

8/ 5/ JOSEY WALEZ/ (HASHTAGS x WINENSHINEME x SHINING SPARK)/ RUSS MOTHERSHEAD/ KIRK HOSTETLER/ DANIEL REED/ 897.58/ $2,700

9/ 8/ KUALEIDOSCOPE/ (DUAL REY x KUAL GUN x PLAYGUN)/ MICHELLE CANNON/ SOUTHERN RANCHES/ BILLIE JACK SAEBENS/ 896.5/ $2,700

10/ 2/ DT HICKORYS KINGWHIZ/ (HICKORY HOLLY TIME x SLYNKING SUGAR WHIZ x KINGS ZANTANON)/ DT HORSES LLC/ PATRICK O’BRIEN/ PATRICK O’BRIEN/ 895.1/ $2,160

11/ 10/ ZACKY TAFFY/ (HIGH BROW CD x ZACKS FIFTH AVENUE x ZACK T WOOD)/ RCJ CUTTING HORSES LLC/ NICK PARISH/ RYAN MOTES/ 893.6/ $1,620

PreFuturity Heeling

Place/Draw/Horse/(Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Breeder/ Owner/ Rider/ Total Score/ $$$

1/ 15/ PURPOSELY TAGGED/ (HASHTAGS x PURPOSE DRIVEN x PEPTOBOONSMAL)/ COWAN SELECT HORSES LLC/ JUSTIN OCHS/ JOSEPH HARRISON/ 690.99/ $9,473

2/ 14/ PALE LIBERTY/ (PALE FACE DUNIT x LIL MISS PEPTO x PEPTOBOONSMAL)/ JAMIE WALTERS/ JAMIE WALTERS/ ANDY HOLCOMB/ 679.69/ $7,578

3/ 12/ SMOKIN STILETTOS/ (TRAVELIN JONEZ x HOT CHIC WTH A GUN x COLONELS SMOKING GUN)/  MUSACCI PERFORMANCE HORSES/ JORDAN DRIVER/ DAKOTA KIRCHENSCHLAGER/ 679.65/ $5,684

4/ 7/ MYDIAMONDS R SPECIAL/ (WHIZKEY N DIAMONDS x GUNNERSSPECIALSISTER x COLONELS SMOKING GUN) /BROOKE M WHARTON/ KULLEN & DANIELLE BURK/ ANDY HOLCOMB/ 676.08/ $3,789

5/ 8/ ONE NITE SPECIAL/ (GUNNERS SPECIAL NITE x THELMAS WHIZ x TOPSAIL WHIZ)/ MIKE MICHELLE PRESTON/ CHRIS YOUNG/ JOSEPH HARRISON/ 675.55/ $2,842

6/ 13/ LEADERS EPIC CAT/ (EPIC LEADER x SAMMI CAT x HIGH BROW CAT)/ BEN JAUSSI/ BEN JAUSSI/ JACE NIELSEN/ 672.19/ $2,210

Sun Circuit Non Pro Heading

Place/Draw/Horse/(Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Breeder/ Owner/ Rider/ Total Score/ $$$

1/ 10/ MAPLES RUNNIN MONEY/ (JB CABLES RUNAWAY x MAPLE LENA FREE x ESPECIALYSMART PEPPY) /HARRY NEITZ/ V WARKEN RANCHING LTD/ MACIE RAE WARKEN/ 678.34/ $3,450

2/ 7/ DT JUNO SHINES/ (SHINERS LENA CHEX x MARGIES LIL JESSIE x RC COMMAND)/ DEAN N TUFTIN/ KEMBE HULSTEIN/ KEMBE HULSTEIN/ 670.51/ $2,875

3/ 9/ ROOST N ROMEO/ (GALLO DEL CIELO x SHINER DEERE x SHINING SPARK)/ DON GREEN/ GREG PERRY/ GREG PERRY/ 662.98/ $2,300

4/ 2/ PLZ PAY ME X TRA/ (IRISH PAY x MISS JULIE X x CLYDUS X)/ KASEY L ETBAUER / CHRIS POMEROY/ CHRIS POMEROY/ 661.95/ $1,725

5/ 3/ LITTLE RUF GUNNER/ (NOT RUF AT ALL x GUNNERS EASTER LILLY x COLONELS SMOKING GUN “GUNNER”)/ VAUGHN ZIMMERMAN/ RELENTLESS REMUDA/ CADE LISTON/ 656.42/ $1,150

Sun Circuit Non Pro Heeling

Place/Draw/Horse/(Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Breeder/ Owner/ Rider/ Total Score/ $$$

1/12/ GUNNERS NITE TRAIN/ (GUNNERS SPECIAL NITE x BELLE STARR DUN IT x HOLLYWOOD DUN IT) /TURNABOUT FARM INC/ RELENTLESS REMUDA/ TRESTON BRAZILE/ 679.74/ $2,190

2/ 7/ TT BLONDE CAT/ (HR SANTANAS CAT x LM BLONE BOONSMAL x PEPTOS PLAYBOY)/ MICHAEL J SMITH/ BRODY FREEMAN / BRODY FREEMAN/ 667.1/ $1,825

3/ 4/ NICS BLACK BOONLIGHT/ (NICS BLACK DIAMOND x BOONLIGHTS LASS x BOONLIGHT DANCER) / COWAN SELECT HORSES LLC/ JUSTIN OCHS/ JUSTIN OCHS/ 664.93/ $1,460

4/ 5/ CATS ROSIE TAP/ (CATS MERADA x GENUINE TAP x TUM TAP)/ 70 RANCH PERFORMANCE HORSES/ KIMBALL JORDAN/ KODA PETERSON/ 653.82/ $1,095

5/ 2/ RED BLU N BOON/ (ONCE IN A BLU BOON x N YER WILDES T DREAMS x PEPTOBOONSMAL) / CHARLOTTE FARMS/ KIMBALL JORDAN/ KODA PETERSON/ 647.04/ $730