The 2013 Futurity has come to a close and what a great show it was for us! I ended up 5th in the Level 4 Open on Holier Then Thou owned by Cam Essick winning $53,629!! My other two horse showed great just had a couple problems. Im looking forward to showing these three great horses in the derbies for 2014!
The NRHA Futurity starts this morning! I'm excited to be showing 3 great horses. First up draw 14 "Shinin My Gun" (Spooks Gotta Gun x WallaWalla Starshine) owned by Kevin Rosenbaum. Friday draw 285 on "Colonels Splashy Gun" (Gunner x BH Splash) owned by Story Book Stables, and Saturday draw 347 on "Holier Than Thou" (Jacs Electric Spark x Slylena) owned by Cam Essick. Thank you to my clients for letting me show these talented horses. Good luck to everyone showing and Happy Thanksgiving!
"Holier Than Thou" (Jacs Electric Spark x Slylena) owned by Cam Essick was 7th in the AzRHA Open Futurity last weekend. He is always a fun little horse to ride! "Colonels Splashy Gun" (Gunner x BH Splash) owned by Story Book Stables end up 9th in the AzRHA Open Futurity last Saturday night. Thank you Brenda Joyce for letting me show him again. I also showed "Shinin My Gun" (Spooks Gotta Gun x WallaWalla Starshine) owned by Kevin Rosenbaum for the first time. Im looking forward to showing all three of these great horses in Oklahoma at the NRHA Futurity!
The 1st High Roller Reining Classic show for the "HONSTETTER PERFORMANCE" team is behind us now and we are already focused on the AZ Futurity in a couple weeks. Vegas was a very exciting show for myself and all of my clients– each of us shared a lot of success in many different areas– both in our ability to show in the bigger Derby's and with showing our 1st group of 3 year olds! I'd like to give special credit to my non pros who all did a great job showing: Sheley Brien and her horse Bulletproof were money earners in 2 levels of the Non Pro Futurity, Cam Essick and Who Loves You earned checks in all levels of the 4YO Non Pro Stakes and 2 levels of the Non Pro Derby, Kevin Rosenbaum and Coronas In Hollywood won money in 1 Level of the Non Pro Derby, and Brenda Joyce and her mare Surpriseinadarkalley also had a very, very good run in the Non Pro Derby. Ali Sollid showed her gelding Diamond Oak in the non pro classes and is now ready to step up to the Derby's after having most of the year off. I showed Holier Then Thou (owned by Cam Essick) in the Open Futurity and "Moses" as we call him ended up with a check in a field of almost 90 Open Futurity horses on Friday. I also showed Colonels Splashy Gun (owned by Story Book Stables) for the 1st time and was very happy with him in the Futurity.
Kevin Rosenbaum's Reining By The Bay Open Derby horse "Darlin Get The Gun" finished in 7th Place with a score of 222.5 and earned a check for $2120. She is a 2008 mare by Gunner x Darlins Not Painted (LTE: $189,764). I also showed her full brother, "Paintball Gun" for Silent Partners in the Open Derby. Both are great horses from a great breeding program! I haven't had either of them very long, but I expect good things to come for both horses at the next show. Who Loves You, bred and shown by Cam Essick was the Reining By The Bay Lev 4, 3, 2 Non Pro Res Champion and the PT Derby Champion, scoring a solid 220 and earning $7,000. on her little bay, 4 YO gelding. Its fun to send a horse home with a client and then have the opportunity to help them excel at the shows. I hope they continue to do well together and I will look forward to helping them at their next show in Vegas. I want to congratulate Brenda Joyce as well as commend her on an outstanding performance at Reining By The Bay aboard her mare Surpriseinadarkalley! I believe Brenda was the only Non Pro to win a check in all 5 Non Pro Derby Divisions!!! She always tries very hard and has put the time in to develop solid skills on her horses. It was nice to have Brenda's family and friends there to support her. Again, Great Job! A big congratulations again to Cam Essick showing a horse she bred Holier Then Thou (Jacs Electric Spark x Slylena) was the RBB Non Pro Futurity Champion in Level 4 and Level 3! Im looking forward to showing this great 3 year old in the Open futurity at Vegas.
We are getting ready for our next show, The Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale, AZ! Looking forward to this great show and seeing all our friends! Come by and visit our stalls!