Wimpyneedsacocktail, Boechat Claims NRBC Open Championship
Posted: May 14,2013
By National Reining Breeders Classic
The 2013 edition of the National Reining Breeders Classic Level 4 Open finals provided suspense, excitement, and paid out a whole lot of cash. The original field of 209 entries had been whittled down to the top 31, all vying for the $75,000 first place prize.
Thiago Boechat and Wimpyneedsacocktail were the second-to-last entry in the finals, and laid down a blistering run with smooth circles, fast spins, and extreme stops. The judges replied with an equally impressive score – a 231.
“He felt very good. Last year we were here and he wasn’t 100 percent, but this year he felt good and when I asked him he gave me 120 percent.” Boechat added, “Winning this – it’s unbelievable. It’s definitely a dream come true.”
Wimpyneedsacocktail is by Wimpys Little Step out of Seven S Mimosa. The 6-year-old stallion is owned by Xtra Quarter Horses of Purcell, Oklahoma, who also owns his sire Wimpys Little Step. “We are so proud of all the Wimpy babies. There were eight in the Level 4 finals and then the top two were Wimpy’s, so that’s is pretty big,” Boechat said following the awards ceremony, where he collected the Level 4 and Level 3 Open titles.