Ann Fonck had a night to remember at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby.
German Gina Schumacher and Snip O Lution laid down an impressive run in draw 16 of the second section of the finals, earning an impressive 224.5.
When the Reining By The Bay Derby Open began, the first horse out marked a 224.5. The next was a 226. Two draws later, the judges gave a 230 and the spectactors crowded beneath long white tents went wild!
In the shadow of the mountains, CSR Flash Mob and Jordan Larson stunned the crowd at the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide Futurity with a 226.5 in the Futurity Level 4 Open finals.
With zero expectations for the event other than to show his mare for the first time, Wesley Brown rode to the high score in the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide Futurity Non-Pro in all levels.
Saturday morning brought the return of Jose Vazquez to the winner’s circle – this time aboard Pistols Smart (Smart Like Juice x Velvet Pistol x Playgun) to win the Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship. The duo held strong against an 15-horse field with a 217 marked from the second draw.
The Reining By The Bay Derby Non-Pro hosted 46 horse-and-rider teams, and it was 14-year-old Luca Fappani who marked a 220 to beat each one of his elders aboard Spooks N Jewels.
As the first draw of the Futurity Open entered the Bay Arena at the Reining By The Bay, the early morning fog began to recede over the hills in San Francisco. By the time the rider, Andrea Fappani, returned aboard his second of three mounts in the class, the arena glowed in the dazzling California […]
It looks like Rik Stoltennkamp and Jaylo Chic Olena are a great team.
Ann Fonck was fourth to enter the first section of the first go of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby Level 4 Open, but 75 horses later nobody had been able to knock her and Shiners Voodoo off the top of the leaderboard.