Latimer claimed the championship with a stellar score of 219 and added a unique touch to the triumph – Snap My Crush is a horse she meticulously bred, owned and is now happily showing.
The pair marked a 220.5 to win The Invitational Non Pro Futurity as well as the XCS Ranch LLC Non Pro Futurity Level 4 for $71,041.
The Invitational reining has quickly become one of the most lucrative incentive programs in the industry. But, just days before the event, trainer Fernando Salgado wasn't going to go. He just couldn't.
Futurity season brings a certain thrill to competitors from all disciplines. The opportunity to see the latest and greatest progeny hit the pen and the promise of big titles and checks energize riders.
A $550,000 stallion stakes program for emerging reining sires will be one of two new events at this year's Tulsa Reining Classic.
The futurity season is young, but Excessive Rufness is already the richest youngster on the block.