Kelle Earnheart and Flash About won the Derby Non-Pro finals with a 224 while Elizabeth Queen and Flash About topped the Classic Non-Pro with a 222 as a record-setting Brazos Bash ended Oct. 6 in Weatherford, Texas.
Nathan 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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In 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.
On 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.
On 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!
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.Up-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 (
National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity preliminaries are over and Open riders know who will compete in the clean-slate finals this Saturday, Oct. 5.They cut in the herd work, they spun and slid in the rein work and they galloped full throttle down the fence. Now the