Big Numbers for CINCH Non Pro Futurity
For Immediate Release – November 26, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Jim Norick arena saw open and non pro competitors today at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. The day started off with the second go-round, section one of the Open Futurity, which saw 50 horse and rider combinations. The CINCH Non Pro Futurity wrapped up the day with section two of the go-round.
Schmidt and Gunna Cash Ya Lead the Open
Joe Schmidt rode Gunna Cash Ya (Lil Joe Cash x Gunners Blonde Chic) for owner and nominator Allison Sutton to a 222, which gave the pair the highest score in the open section [video]. After marking a 216 in the first go-round, that left them with a composite score of 438.
Smokin Paleface and Brent Naylor slid their way to a 221 ½ [video]. Owned and nominated by Tim Anderson, the sorrel stallion is by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Pale Face Dunnit and out of Lost In Tinseltown. They ended the go-rounds with a composite score of 437 ½ after earning a 216 earlier in the week.
With only four horses left, Jesse Beckley and Holly Gun gave it their best shot and marked a 216 to be added to their first go-round score of 217 for a composite score of 433 ½ [video]. Holly Gun, owned and nominated by Kar K2 Ranch Partnership, is by NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Docs Dunnit Bar.
Smith and Neverthoughtiwould Lead the CINCH Non Pro
The second section of the non pro featured a total of 48 runs. Among some tough competition, Samantha Smith and Neverthoughtiwould marked the top score of the day [video]. “He is one of the most fun horses I have ever had, and he is a great show horse,” Smith said. She went on to add, “I did have a turn penalty, so there is a little more room for improvement, but I just wanted to turn around and go back in there and do it again.” Neverthoughtiwould, by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Pale Face Dunnit and out of Shine Tini, is nominated by Ginger Schmersal and owned by Lance Griffin.
NRHA Million Dollar Rider and Owner Jose Vazquez rode SLJ Corazon Valiente to a 217 ½ [video]. The sorrel stallion, by Smart Like Juice and out of Wind Her Up Shiner, is owned and nominated by Smart Like Juice, Inc. Rounding out the top three scores of the day was Frank Ordner, III and Tinseltown Footprint (Gunners Tinseltown x Fabulous Footwork). Tinseltown Footprint is owned and nominated by David Silva, Sr.
Big Numbers for 2018 NRHA CINCH Non Pro Futurity
The 2018 NRHA Futurity continues its successful start with impressive and historic numbers. Non Pro entries are up 8% (629) in comparison to last year (582). This year’s edition has the largest purse (level 1 – level 4) in history with $617,166. The second largest was held in 2012 with $605,111. Additionally, the purse for each level of the is at a record high.
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