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Tammy Jo Hays Wins NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro Championship Aboard SDP Got Fancy Genes

TJHays13Tammy Jo Hays & SDP Got Fancy Genes (Photo by Primo Morales)Tammy Jo Hays has won the Non-Pro Championship at every National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Premier Event except one: the Snaffle Bit Futurity. That all changed Friday, Oct. 4, when Hays claimed the Futurity Non-Pro title on SDP Got Fancy Genes (RC Fancy Step x SDP I Got Good Genes x Dual Rey), a mare she owns with her father, Walter Greeman.
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Paying It Forward At The High Roller Reining Classic

NotRufAtAll JVanFuturity Level 4 Open Champions Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham - Photo by Waltenberry“There is light at the end of a tunnel and someone at the other side of the door if you knock. There is family around us in times of need, a love one cannot describe, a love that takes over, a smile when most needed: A family, the Reiner family.

There is a special Mom that is working through the early hours of the morning and late into the night to make sure another Mom is taken care of. Thank you Barbi Boyle on behalf of all of us for putting together an amazing fundraiser for a most wonderful friend, wife, daughter and Mom, our own Becky Hanson. A special thank you to family, friends and Brumley Management Group for supporting this special auction”. The words of WCRHA President Ollie Galligan summing up the entire HRRC 2013 experience.

The best of the best came to Las Vegas and leave nothing on the table when competing, but the minute they were out of the show pen, it was all about the Reining Community coming together to look after one of it’s own.

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“A Slide To Remember” Coming To NRHA Futurity

aslidetorememberSince 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” includes celebrity guests, representatives of the NRHA Hall of Fame, crossover riders from other equestrian disciplines, Freestyle reiners, as well as Oklahoma City area firefighters and police officers.

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Nathan Piper Was In Like Flinn at the Heritage Futurity

nathanpiper300Nathan PiperNathan Piper was In Like Flinn when he won the first-ever Heritage Futurity Open Championship, besting an 80-horse field with a score of 150.5 on In Like Flinn, owned by John and Nancy Tague. The win was good for $7,750 and a custom trophy saddle from Kyle Tack after intense competition at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, Oct. 3-6.

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Nick Dowers & Time For The Diamond Win NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship

timeforthediamond nickdowersNick Dowers and Time For The DiamondIn his first trip to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals, Nick Dowers, Dyer, Nev., claimed the $100,000 Championship aboard Time For The Diamond (One Time Pepto x Diamonds With Style x Playin Stylish), a horse he owns under the name of his family's Triple D Ranches, LLC.

Dowers, 31, piloted the sorrel stallion to a total 661 score (218.5 herd/218.5 rein/224 cow), earning a deafening ovation every time he entered the arena.

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Heritage Futurity Action Continues

karykeyKary KeyOn Friday, Oct. 4, the action at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center continued with nearly 200 horses going through the gates to show in the Tellepsen and Coliseum Arena. The Novice Horse Non-Pro was the first class of the day at the Heritage Futurity Show on Friday and top honors in the Level 1 went to Kary Key on Lean N Hollywood for a score of 71.5. Carolyn Edson became the Reserve Champion of that division for her score of 70 on Vintage Nic Nac.

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First Championships at the Inaugural Heritage Futurity

heritagelogoOn Thursday, Oct. 3, the first day of competition at the Heritage Futurity Show, the action was taking place in both the Coliseum and the Tellepsen Arena at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center.

The first day’s championships went to an exemplary group of competitors!

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Kelby Phillips & Hickory Holly Time Win NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Open

KelbyPhillipsKelby Phillips and Hickory Holly TimeUp-and-coming professional horseman Kelby Phillips, of Ashland, Kan., claimed the biggest win of his young career when he piloted Garth and Amanda Gardiner's stallion, Hickory Holly Time (One Time Pepto x Hickorys Holly Cee x Doc's Hickory), to the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Cinch Intermediate Open Championship Thursday, Oct. 3, in Reno, Nev.