Composite leaders Call Me Mitch & & Phillip Ralls, imagined winning August’s 2014 NSHA Futurity • & bull; Image by Big Daddy PhotographyThe second leg of initial competitors, the rein work, finished up for National Reined Cow Equine Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open rivals Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Reno Livestock Occasions Center.
Riding Sushi Manager (CD Lights x Shiney Sushi x Shining Spark), Chris Dawson, of Burneyville, Okla., made the highest-scoring run, a 222. Sushi Manager is had by Kaye Tennant and Leroy Hoffman, of Mount Vernon, Mo. Dawson and the palomino stallion earned a 216.5 in the herd work earlier in the week, and they are sitting 2nd in the Open composite.
The composite leader is Call Me Mitch (Metallic Cat x Miss Hickory Hill x Doc’s Hickory), revealed by Phillip Ralls, of Paso Robles, Calif., for owner Estelle Roitblat, of Santa Ynez, Calif. They have a 439.5 composite (219.5 herd/220 rein). The James Eakin-bred stallion recently topped the National Stock Steed Association Futurity Open in Paso Robles.
The highest-scoring rein work in the Intermediate and Limited Open, a 220.5, belonged to Monica Caetano, of Hanford, Calif., and Smokin Little Ringo (Smart Little Pepinic x Smoking Sabrina x Mister Dual Pep), possessed by John Pascoe, of Irvine, Calif. Caetano and another equine, Follow The Star (Soula Jule Star x Wright Now Ima Star x Lenas Wright On), are 4th in the Intermediate Open and first in the Restricted Open composites with a 432 (214.5 herd/217.5 rein).
In the Level 1 Limited Open, it was Spoonful Playmate II (Hes A Peptospoonful x Pleased Get Fortunate x Smart Little Lena) at the top of the results sheet with a 216.5. She is owned and shown by Chris Krieg, of Tulare, Calif.
The Level 1 Limited Open composite leaders, with a 430.5 (216.5 herd/214 rein) total on two are Cuttin Wright Up (Hes Wright On x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena), had and reproduced by Gardiner Quarter Horses, of Ashland, Kan., and Erin Taormino. The Gardiners’ resident trainer is likewise sitting 2nd in the Level 1 Limited Open with a 429.5 (214 herd/215.5 rein) aboard Simply Wrigth Lilly (Hes Wright On x RS Lilly Starlight x Grays Starlight).
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