Phillip Ralls Dominates At NSHA Futurity & World’s Richest Stock Horse

Phillip RallsAs the final horse-and-rider duo to go down the fence in 8 sets of Futurity Open competitors, Phillip Ralls and Call Me Mitch dominated the Protect the Harvest/Lucas Oil National Stock Equine Association (NSHA) Futurity Open.
The event, held Aug. 19-24 in Paso Robles, Calif., marked the home stretch for 3-year-old equines on their way to Reno, Nev., for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity. Ralls and his mount went into the cow work comfortably with a 433 (217 herd/216 rein). After marking the fourth-highest rating down the fence, a 220.5, Call Me Mitch and Ralls’ & rsquo; 653.5 total amount on three secured the Futurity Open Champion by a two-point margin.
Ralls and Estelle Roitblatt’& rsquo; s stallion kid of Metallic Feline made $18,526 for his win. Futurity Open Reserve Champions and Intermediate Open Champions Justin Wright and CR Stylish Danny Rey built up a 651.5 (221 herd/211.5 rein/219 cow) to take house checks totaling $16,273 for owner Eric Freitas.
Futurity Non-Pro
Laurie Ward piloted Mak Daddy to the Futurity Non-Pro Championship after collecting a 628.5 total on 3 occasions (208 herd/209.5 rein/211 cow). Ward, who stated her parents’ & rsquo; 3-year-old has a great deal of potential she didn’& rsquo; t use at this show, won the class one point ahead of Reserve Champions Sis Siera and Molly Russell.
Mak Daddy and Ward made $2,736 for their title, and Russell took home a check for $2,052 for her 627.5 cumulative score. Sibling Siera also brought Russell to the Futurity Intermediate Non-Pro win, worth an added $1,296.
Derby Open
With 43 steeds gone into in the Derby Open, it was a steep competition, however Jake Gorrell and Playin It Smooth were up for the difficulty. The duo marked a 218 in the herd, a 216 in the reining and a big 223.5 down the fence to win the class with a 657.5 total on 3.
Gorrell and Playin It Smooth made $7,675 for owner Kalpowar Quarter Horses. The steed debuted at the NSHA Futurity in 2012, and finished eighth in the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open.
Missing the leading by simply a half-point, Zane Davis and Brother Jackson took Reserve in the Derby Open to take house a $6,140 paycheck for owner John Semanik. Brother Jackson tied for ninth in the NSHA Derby Open in 2013.
Derby Non-Pro
Shannon McCarty and Hick Oleana have actually just been competing together for about a year, however they’& rsquo; ve been a standout group. They verified that in Paso Robles when they won the Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro and Beginner Non-Pro. The duo’& rsquo; s 650 (217 herd/215.5 rein/217.5 cow) total on three made paychecks totaling $2,938.
Dave Ferguson and Smart Shiney Handgun finished as Derby Non-Pro Reserve Champions with a 643.5 to earn $1,381.
World’& rsquo; s Richest Stock’Horse The World & rsquo; s Richest Stock Equine, which is held in combination with the NSHA Futurity and Derby, went back to a three-event course this year, showcasing the common reined cow equine specializeds –– herd work, rein work and cow work.
Dom Dualuise and Phillip Ralls, who won the four-event version of the course in 2012, were called two-time World’& rsquo; s Richest Champions after topping each occasion and collecting a 665.5.
Ralls and “& ldquo; Hef, & rdquo; possessed by Chris Larson, marked a 223 in the herd, a 219.5 in the reining and a 223 down the fence to top his closest competitor by a massive 13 & frac12; points! They were tracked by Skeets Oak Peppy and Clayton Edsall. The championship paid $8,500 and Edsall earned $5,000 for his Reserve title.
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