Red River Rivalry with Shawn Hays and his boy Hunter • & bull; Photo by Amber HodgeFort Worth, Texas’ Will Rogers Memorial Center hosted the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) Rode to Reno Aug. 14-17, where cow equine competitors came together to contend for top honors in the Futurity and Derby Open and Non-Pro classes. After the herd and rein work, 49 horse-and rider groups gave it their all in the Futurity Open cow work, and while it was anyone’s game in the beginning, the scores were getting regularly closer as the night went on. Coming out as the 35th draw, Nocona, Texas, fitness instructor Shawn Hays and Red River Rivalry (Soula Jule Star x Shiners Miss Lena x Shining Glow) made an amazing run to mark a remarkable score of 150. Matched with their herd and rein work scores of 149 and 146.5, respectively, they earned a composite rating of 445.5 to take the Futurity Open Champion and $7,500. The duo topped the herd and rein work in addition to the cow work, which made them an extra $3,816. Bought as a yearling from breeder Carol Rose, Red River Rivalry has been coming on strong for Hays, and his win in Fort Worth has only upped Hays’ confidence for the 3-year-old’s upcoming efficiency at the National Reined Cow Equine Association (NRHCA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, which is readied to happen in late September.“& ldquo; He was truly excellent all week,” & rdquo; Hays stated of the equine. “& ldquo; I didn t expect him to be that great. I’m sort of anxious now, since I put on’t understand what to deal with between now and Reno!”& rdquo; The Futurity Open Reserve Championship went to Todd Crawford, of Blanchard, Okla., and No Solution For Her (Very Smart Treatment x Peptomint Patti x Peptoboonsmal), had by Russ Mothershead, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. The duo marked a 435.5 total amount on 3 (147 herd/144 rein/144.5 cow) to earn the title and an overall $5,971 in reward cash. Futurity Non-ProCR Wood Be N Caicos & & Tammy Hays & bull; Picture by Brandyl BrooksEntering the fence work, Tammy Hays, of Nocona, and CR Wood Be N Caicos were leading the total amount on two with a 286, and Ron Thompson riding Magnum Marilynmonroe were closely behind her with a 285.5 total on 2. Stakes were high after Thompson scored a 430, nevertheless, Hays was the last in the class and did not dissatisfy. She scored a 431.5 to take the win. CR Wood Be N Caicos (Woody Be Tuff x Dees Cats Meow x High Eyebrow Feline), bred by Center Cattle ranch, of Centerville, Texas, and co-owned by Hays and her dad, Walter Greeman, protected a look for $709 after her one and one-half point lead win, in addition to an added $406 for topping the herd and cow work, making $1,115 completely. CR Wood Be N Caicos is a complete sibling to CR First Tuff, who has total revenues of $123,643, and was the third-place finisher outdoors at the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes. CR Wood Be N Caicos is making a name for Dees Cats Meow in the reined cow horse market as the dam’s initially money-earning offspring in the discipline. Hays prepares on taking the 3-year-old mare to the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno. Although Hays took house the Futurity Non-Pro Championship, Thompson did not walk away empty-handed. Thompson took home the Futurity Non-Pro Reserve title, along with the Intermediate Non-Pro, Novice Non-Pro, and the Futurity Amateur titles. Magnum Marilynmonroe (Magnum Chic Dream x MS Red Pine Sue x Great Red Pine), owned by Thompson, of Whitesboro, Texas, had strong runs scoring 141 in herd, 144.5 in rein, and 144.5 in the cow work, providing them a composite rating of 430. The mare earned a complete $1,634 for their performance. Magnum Marilynmonroe is also MS Red Pine Sue’s first offspring to earn money in reined cow horse, according to Equi-Stat. Derby OpenThe Derby Open cow work saw a total of 18 entries, and it was draw 18 that did the trick. After landing the Futurity Open Reserve Championship the day in the past, Crawford returned to the Derby show pen, this time aboard Oh Cay Meriah, owned by Mothershead, and bred by Billy Martin, of Millsap, Texas. Crawford and the 5-year-old mare (Light N Lena x Meradas Oh Cay x Freckles Merada) marked a 148.5 in the cow work, which provided them a composite score of 441 (148 herd/144.5 rein/148.5 cow) to take the Championship and earn $1,055. Oh Cay Meriah and Crawford’s leading herd and cow work scores made them an additional $502, which pushed the mare’s Equi-Stat record to more than $61,400. The Derby Open Reserve Championship went to Robert Chown and A Lil Dab Will certainly Do (Feline Guy Do x Dainty Little Step x Wimpys Little Step), owned by the L&K Barker Household Trust, and bred by W T Waggoner Estate. The duo earned a composite rating of 437 to also win the Intermediate Open and Amateur Horse Open championships, and they walked away with $2,205. Derby Non-ProAmy Bailey and Callme Mister Mister preserved the top spot throughout the Derby Non-Pro competition, and got in the fence part with a three-point lead on her competitors. When the last entry left the ring, Bailey had the Derby Non-Pro Championship protected with a 431.5 composite. Callme Mister Mister (Mister Dual Pep x Travelin With Sass x Travalena), reproduced by Jim Babcock, of Valley View, Texas, owned by Bailey, of Sparta, Tenn., and trained by Robert Chown, has made even more than $61,200, according to Equi-Stat, and Bailey has actually made even more than $66,200. Bailey and Callme Mister Mister got $696 for their winning performance. Watch for this duo at the AQHA World Champion Program. Oaks In Montana (Mister Montana Nic x Oak Ill Be x Ill Be Smart) and Kirk Druey made a composite rating of 425 to take home $236 and the Derby Non-Pro Reserve Champion. The 2009 gelding, bred by KC Efficiency Horses LLC, of Bayfield, Colo., and had by Druey, of Adamstown, Md., has an Equi-Stat record of approximately $32,000, and was the Non-Pro Hackamore Champion at the 2014 NRCHA World Championship Program. .