Schumacher & Clutter Split 2022 NRHA Futurity CINCH Non Pro Championship

Oh! What A Night!

The Jim Norick Coliseum was rocking on Friday, Dec., for the Finals of the 2022 National Reining Horse Association CINCH Non Pro Futurity. The night was filled with all the emotions one could want in a finals, and the roar of the crowd indicated its approval.

CINCH Non Pro Level 4 Co-Champion, Levels 3, 2, & 1 Champion – William Clutter and Smokinintheboyzroom

William Clutter and Smokinintheboyzroom put on a show on Friday night in the Jim Norick Coliseum, marking a 222.5 to tie for the CINCH Level 4 Non Pro Championship and take sole ownership of the wins in Levels 1, 2, and 3. All totaled, the pair won $119,895, with $5,994 going to nominator Alicia Rapp.

While Clutter was the man at the reins, he was adamant he wasn’t the only one in the arena.

“Kelle Smith and I have worked together all year, every day. I ride six days a week with Kelle and Sam,” Clutter said, speaking of two-time NRHA Non Pro Futurity Champion Kelle Smith, who passed away earlier this week but not before qualifying for yet another Non Pro Finals. “Kelle told me all year long that we’re Team Smith and that if I stumbled, she would pick me up, and if she stumbled, I would help her up.”

He took a pause and collected his thoughts. “Tonight, we helped each other. There is no doubt that Kelle took care of me tonight. It wasn’t easy seeing her horse in the arena tonight during the memorial. She earned it, and she deserved that, so it meant the world to me to be there for Sam. This wasn’t about me. This was for my friends, Sam and Kelle,” he said. “I’m just honored to be the guy that got to go in there and do this for them.”

Clutter and the flashy mare, by Eight Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream out of Green Smokin Jacket, ran into the arena with authority.

“I wanted to get in that gate, and I wanted to let the judges know I came to play. This mare was a 21 in the first round, and I knew there was a little more in the tank, and I needed every bit of it. I also needed some luck and some help,” he said. “And I definitely had luck and help tonight.”

Clutter and his father, Jay, purchased Smokinintheboyzroom a year ago, the Sunday after the Open Futurity Finals, from Max Morin. “We watched her work for five minutes, and it was a no-brainer,” he recalled. “I think now she’s going to get a little time off to eat some grass, and we’re going to try to get some embryos out of her. Her heart is so big, and I know what she’s going to produce. We’ll get these babies and get her ready later on in the year, but right now, we’re just going take her home, pet on her, love on her, and get a couple babies.”

Clutter made sure to thank the people closest to him. “My mom and dad are my biggest supporters. I thank my wife, my kids…and, like I said, Sam and Kelle mean the world to me. She and Sam pushed me, and didn’t take any less. Also, Max did an awesome job with this mare as a two-year-old. He told me ‘You did amazing,’ but I said, ‘No, we did amazing. You put the first year on her. We finished her up and I got her shown. It was a team effort all the way.”

Tying for second in the Level 3 with scores of 220 were Indy Roper on Pretty Alrightt and Charles Wiederholt on Ima Magnum Survivor.

Roper and Pretty Alrightt, by NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire WImpys Little Step out of Justanother Dun It, also finished fourth in the Level 4 for total earnings of $44,593. Pretty Alrightt, owned by Tim Roper, was nominated by Lewisville Development, LP, who received $2,229 of the earnings.

Wiederholt and Ima Magnum Survivor, by Magnum Chic Dream out of Golden Survivor, also finished fourth in the Level 4 and won the Non Pro Prime Time for total earnings of $46,784, with $2,229 going to nominator Deana Nell.

Molly Morgenstern took the Level 2 Non Pro Reserve Championship on Aphrodites Gotvoodoo with a 217.5. The pair also finished just outside the top 10 in the Level 4 and fourth in the Level 3, for total earnings of $29,592. Aphrodites Gotvoodoo is by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Shiners Voodoo Dr out of One Might Aphrodite and was nominated by Double Run Farm, who was awarded $1,479.

There was another tie for Reserve, but this time in the Level 1, between Drew Collins and Chalyce Head, who both marked a 215.

Collins rode Miss Lil Joe, by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Lil Joe Cash out of Custom Tag. Collins and the mare earned $11,918 thanks to additional placings in Levels 3 and 2. The mare was nominated by Darling 888 Ranch, who received $595.

Head teamed up with Whiz I Was A Walla, by NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Walla Walla Whiz out of My Tucker Surprize, to not only take the L1 reserve co-title but also place in Levels 2, 3, and 4. All totaled, the pair earned $18,088, with $904 going to nominator Jenna Kellmer.

CINCH Non Pro Futurity Level 4 Co-Champion – Gina Marie Schumacher and Gunnin For The Nite

Gina-Marie Schumacher captured her first NRHA Non-Pro Futurity Title Friday night, Dec. 2, during a high-energy CINC Non Pro Finals. Marking a 222.5, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Schumacher tied with William Clutter for the win. Schumacher earned $60,000 for the feat and an additional $28,707 on her other two horses.

“I just rode,” Schumacher said of Gunnin For The Night. “I didn’t want to push him too much because he decides what he wants to do. I was going to go with what he wanted to do.”

The night before the finals, Schumacher wasn’t pleased with how ‘Bucky’ rode. So, her expectations were up in the air as she ran down the alley in the Jim Norick Arena.

“I was thinking, ‘That [stop] was pretty good.’ And then after his first turn, I thought, ‘Well, that’s OK,’ and after the second turn, I thought, ‘Well, it’s over. I messed up; I’ll keep riding,’” Schumacher said.

Schumacher navigated through the pattern just as she had done on her other two horses, CS O Bingo (Snip O Lution x Bingo Juicy) and CS Face The Shine (Shine Chic Shine x Face Of A Gun Model), but a bobble in her second turn had her thinking she was out of it.

The judges thought otherwise – tying her with Clutter.

Gunnin For The Nite is a gelding bred and nominated by Toyon Ranch, who received a nominating check for $3,000. He’s owned by XCS Ranch LLC and sired by NRHA Eight Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya and out of Dun It Fri Dee Nite.

According to Schumacher, Gunnin For The Night is a special and opinionated horse that gets upset easily. If he gets riled up during a training session, Schumacher shelves training for the next day.

“He has his own way of doing things sometimes. He’s very special, he can get upset about little things you don’t expect a horse to get upset about. Like there is a guy taking out the trash across the arena,” Schumacher said.

Despite his idiosyncrasies, the colt, nicknamed Bucky, surely redeemed himself with a $60,000 check.

“I thank everybody. The whole crew – they’ve been working hard all year,” Schumacher said. “They’ve been exhausted, tired, and they just keep pushing. I thank Ian, my mom, and my dad.”

CINCH Non Pro Prime Time Futurity Champion – Charles Wiederholt and Ima Magnum Survivor

The CINCH Non Pro Prime Time Futurity Championship went to Charles Wiederholt and Ima Magnum Survivor with a score of 221.5. For the win, Wiederholt earned $2,190. The pair also won fourth in the Level 4, for total earnings of $46,784, with $2,229 going to breeder and nominator Deana Nell.

“I got him in August of his 2-year-old year, and he was a really green two-year-old. I gelded him and started training on him, and he’s trained up really well,” Weiderholt said. “He’s good in his mouth, and when they’re good in their mouth, it seems like they’re easy to train.”

Throughout the pattern, Wiederholt said Ima Magnum Survivor, by Magnum Chic Dream out of Golden Survivor, was with him every step of the way.

“I thank Dallas Cunningham and Brandon Freihait,” Wiederholt said.

CINCH Non Pro Youth Champion – Lane Colston and HA Chic

Lane Colston brought home the CINCH Non Pro Youth Championship on HA Chic with a score of 219.5, worth $1,316. The pair finished seventh in the Level 4 as well, worth an additional $19,023 in earnings. Breeder and nominator, Hills Akin Family Partnership, received $951.

“My trainer, Jake Ballard, said, ‘Just put your hand down and go show your horse. It’s either going to go well, or it’s not,’” Colston said.

HA Chic was with Colston every step of the way, loping off with his head down and letting Colston wrap his legs around him.

“My dad bought him as a yearling, and I told him I didn’t know why he bought him,” Colston recalled. “[Later] I told him, ‘I’m glad you bought him because he’s the best 3-year-old this year.’ He’s really talented, and he’s a great horse. When we started him, he was a bit smaller, but he’s growing to be a nice horse.”

HA Chic, owned by Lane’s father, Kevin, is sired by HF Mobster and out of HA Chic A Tune. The colt is a graduate of the NRHA Markel Futurity Sales.

“I thank my parents and Jake Ballard, our trainer. And everyone else who has helped along the way,” Colston said. 

2022 NRHA Adequan® NAAC Rookie and Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year Champions Crowned

The Adequan® Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City has been bustling with activity all week as riders from across North America compete in the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships. It was a full day of classes in the Adequan® Arena, with the remainder of the Rookie classes wrapping up Friday afternoon. Making the classes even more exciting was that the Top 10, plus ties, in both NAAC Rookie Levels 1 (Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year) and 2 earned a spot in Saturday’s Toyon Ranch Rookie Showdown or Bob’s Custom Saddles Rookie Level 2 Showdown.

NAAC Rookie Level 2 Co-Champion – Cassandra Hacking and Shiners Hot Cash

At the age of 15, Cassandra Hacking is an entrepreneur, buying her own champions. On Dec. 1, Hacking and Shiners Hot Cash captured the NAAC Rookie and ancillary Level 2 Co-Championships with a 213.

“He taught me a lot because he was a little hot at first,” Hacking said. “He helped me because he went from a Level 4 rider to me. He taught me to be more patient and not depend on the horse. Because I had been babysat with my previous horses, and he helped me become more independent.”

Hacking funded the purchase of Shiners Hot Cash (Little Joe Cash x Shiners Hot Flash) by flipping ranch horses. She’d purchase horses, take new photos of them and market them to her network of buyers.

“Rick Keele helped me grow [my flipping business] and helped me learn the ropes, take good photos and advertise the horse for what it was,” Hacking said.

With a loan from her mother, Hacking purchased Shiners Hot Cash at the NRHA Futurity in 2021 when she was 14 years old. She paid her mother back in four months.

“I thank my entire barn, my past trainers, plus Franco [Bertolani], Gloria, and Giorgia,” Hacking said.

Hacking will be competing in the Bob’s Custom Saddle Rookie Showdown Saturday, Dec. 3.

NAAC Rookie Level 2 Co-Champion – Matthew Dooley and Magnifisent

Matthew Dooley and Magnifisent have only been working together for two months but have already found the winner’s circle together, marking a 213 in the NAAC Rookie Level 2. Owned by Misty Steinhauer, Magnifisent (Magnum Chic Dream x Heavenly Rooster) is a 6-year-old gelding that Dooley describes as “sweet and wants to be your buddy.”

“The run went pretty smooth. He was good,” Dooley said. “I was a little concerned because I’m so new with the horse. But he was right there with me the whole way, so I was happy.”

The gelding was bred by Chet Gregg and is owned by Steinhauer.

“I want to thank my parents, Randy and Jessica Dooley, the owner Missy Steinhauer for letting me show him, and everyone around me,” Dooley said.

Dooley will be competing in the Bobs Custom Saddles Rookie Showdown Saturday, Dec. 3.

“It’s a great thing and pretty exciting. I’ve never shown in the Coliseum,” Dooley said.

NAAC Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year – Karly Kopp and Sugaway Spooks

Runoff! Karly Kopp and Sugaway Spooks dug deep for the NAAC Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year victory, marking a 212 in the round and a 214 in the runoff against Reserve Champion Madalyn Werner.

“My first run, I didn’t know I was competing for the Rookie of the Year,” Kopp said. “In the runoff, it was crazy. The whole entire time I was in the pen, I was [thinking] ‘I am glad to be here.’”

With the victory, Kopp earned a ticket to the Toyon Ranch Rookie Showdown Saturday, Dec. 3.

Sugaway Spooks (Spooks Gotta Whix x Graceful Getaway) was bred and nominated by Timothy Taylor and is owned by Kopp.

“’Sug’ is always in your pocket, and she loves treats. She welcomes everyone into her stall – she loves rubs,” Kopp said. “We clicked instantly. She’s been amazing for me the entire time. Her personality, her looks, just everything is amazing about her.”

Kopp thanked her mom, dad, brother, George, and Chloe Lawrence, and Yonathan Baruch.

NAAC Prime Time Rookie Champion – Jerry Douglas and Xtra Dun Step

Jerry Douglas has come a long way – from being terrified of horses to winning the NAAC Prime Time Rookie Championship at the NRHA Futurity. Marking a 209.5, the self-proclaimed “baby reiner” has come a long way.

“Xtra Dun Step gave me the confidence,” Douglas said. “He knows his job, and there are never any hidden agendas or crazy acts. I just became confident with him. When I went in that pen yesterday, I said, ‘You’ve got this, Angelo. You’ve got it, and I’m going to do the best I can.’”

Xtra Dun Step is an 8-year-old gelding sired by NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step and out of All Thats Dun. Douglass got into reining with the help of fiancé Jennifer Groen, and was paired up with Xtra Dun Step with the help of NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Casey Deary.

“The one I really have to thank is God because I don’t think I would have won last night without him,” Douglas said.

Douglas thanked Casey Deary, Josh Tishman, the Rafaczs, Trevor Dare, Keith Ceddia, and fiancé Jennifer for their part in his journey to success in reining.

Douglas will be competing in the Toyon Ranch Rookie Showdown Saturday, Dec. 3.

Ancillary Prime Time Rookie Co-Champion – Holly Hardin and Wimpys Lil Melody

The Ancillary Prime Time Rookie Co-Championship went to Holly Hardin and her mare Wimpys Lil Melody with a score of 209. The win was extra-special for Hardin, who recovered from a broken back to ride again.

“It’s been a long rehab, but she’s been a great horse. It was super great to be here today,” Hardin said.

Wimpys Lil Melody (Wimpys Little Step x Sweet Nu Melody) was bred by Bret Christensen and is owned by Hardin. She’ll be getting a well-deserved break after the Futurity and headed to the breeding barn.

“I thank Lance Shockley, he’s my trainer. And my entire team because they support me so much and they’re always there cheering me on,” Hardin said.

Ancillary Prime Time Rookie Co-Champion – Rick Massimi and Smartchicatrashya

Rick Massimi has been captivated by reining horses for a lifetime and finally had his chance in the spotlight aboard Smartchicatrashya. Together, the duo earned the Ancillary Prime Time Rookie Co-Championship with a score of 209.

“I started getting into reining horses about a year ago, but I grew up riding horses,” Massimi said. “I saw a palomino reining horse when I was seven or eight years old, and he was doing sliding stops and turnarounds, and I said, ‘I want to do that.’”

According to Massimi, life got in the way of becoming a reiner, but the lockdown that came with COVID-19 realigned his focus.

“I started riding again. I started reading books and watching trainers and thought this was something I could do,” Massimi said. “I could pinch myself because now I’m running at the NRHA Futurity.”

Massimi says he’s worked on his stops with Smartchicatrashya (Gunnatrashya x Lenas Party Chics) all year, and the gelding “knows what to do” in the pen.

“I thank my dad. He passed away when I was 26, and he was the one that got me into horses. And, of course, my wife and my trainers: Brian and Naike Bell and Eduardo,” Massimi said. “Dave Moore and Nikki Temple down in Florida got me started [in reining] down in Florida too.” 

A Great Day Eight at the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® NAAC

The 2022 National Reining Horse Association Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships are in full swing, and with the Finals weekend on the horizon, the competition continues to heat up.

Petrol & Rapp Win Thursday’s NRHA Bob’s Custom Saddles Showdowns

The final weekend of the NRHA Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships started on a high note. The Bob’s Custom Saddles Intermediate Non Pro and Intermediate Open Showdowns were held in the Jim Norick Coliseum Thursday morning, with 21 top riders from the NAAC classes competing for additional cash prizes. Those earnings are on top of what anyone might have already won in the Adequan® Arena.

The top 10 (plus ties) in the classes had the opportunity – with no extra entry fee – to compete in the Showdowns for additional monetary prizes.

Bob’s Custom Saddles sponsored the Showdown rounds for the Intermediate Open, Intermediate Non Pro, as well as the Rookie Level 2, which will run concurrently with the Toyon Ranch Rookie of the Year Showdown Saturday morning.

Bob’s Custom Saddles NAAC Intermediate Open Showdown – Xtra Miss Wimpy and Sebastian Petrol

Xtra Miss Wimpy added another $5,000 to her resume Thursday morning in the Bob’s Custom Saddle Intermediate Open Showdown. With Sebastian Petrol at the helm, the mare marked a 217.5.

“I am very thankful for Bob’s Custom Saddles for doing this,” Petrol said. “That company does a great job supporting us and supporting the Association. We’re very grateful.”

Bred and nominated by Ixtul Quarter Horses, Xtra Miss Wimpy is described as a “positive, happy, and good horse to be around.” The mare is owned by Ellen Cummins and is sired by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of Little Smart Wimpy.

“She is just a darling. We’ve had her since her 3-year-old year. I showed her as a 3-year-old year and had some terrible luck all year long. Never really felt like I did her justice in her career,” Petrol said. “Now that she’s turned 7, we’re switching gears and looking for different places to show her. She’s still so good in the pen, so we’re looking to rack up some more earnings, and today was a great opportunity here today.”

Petrol thanked Cummins for her continued support and his entire team – including his wife ­­– for their hard work.

Bob’s Custom Saddles NAAC Intermediate Non Pro Showdown – Alicia Rapp and Spooks Gotta Glo

For Alicia Rapp, the Bob’s Custom Saddles Showdown was the cherry on top of a successful NRHA Futurity. She surpassed her lifetime earnings goal of $100,000 in the ancillary classes and got the chance to run through the Gateway of Champions entrance in the Bobs Custom Saddles Intermediate Non Pro Showdown.

“I think Bob’s doing this is awesome,” Rapp said. “I think it’s absolutely great. It was so much fun to be able to do this and show in the coliseum.”

With a score of 216.5, Rapp earned $5,000 aboard 5-year-old Spooks Gotta Glo.

“It was a really good run,” Rapp said. This pattern is really hard for me – pattern 7 – things happen so fast. But he was really a good boy. Ran in and got stopped huge three times, turned the best today that he has all week, and my slowdowns were [on center].”

According to Rapp, her gelding Spooks Gotta Glo (Spooks Gotta Gun x Look At Her Glo) is a “dork” who loves treats, turnout time, and competing.

“I thank my trainer, Ted Chancey. I’ve been with him for almost 15 years. And Mari Little, who does all of my acupuncture and chiropractic work on my horses. I couldn’t have done it without them,” Rapp said.

Complete results can be found at

NAAC Youth 13 and Under Co-Champion and Ancillary Youth 13 and Under Co-Champion – Addison Sawyer and Whizkey At Dawn

The competition in the Youth 13 and Under classes was fierce, and in the end, the top place finished in a tie. Scoring a 211, North Carolina’s Addison Sawyer earned a Co-Championship in both the NAAC Youth 13 and Under, as well as the ancillary division in the class. All told, she earned more than $200.

Riding “easy” gelding Whizkey At Dawn (Whizkey N Diamonds x Dualin At Dawn x Dualin Gun), Sawyer put together a smooth run.

“He has prepared amazing this week,” Sawyer said. “It was fun today. I started to laugh because he didn’t spin good, but that’s OK. His best maneuver is his circles.”

According to Sawyer, Whizkey At Dawn’s favorite treat is German Horse Muffins. He was bred by Bundy Lane and is owned by Wayne Mizelle.

Sawyer thanked her trainer, Miss Joe, for her help.

NAAC Youth 13 and Under Co-Champion and Ancillary Youth 13 and Under Co-Champion – Hayley Thompson and Fifty Shades Of Roan

Hayley Thompson may have started riding pleasure horses but got to the reining pen as soon as she could. Riding new teammate Fifty Shades Of Roan (Roosters Wrangler x The Roan Whizard), Thompson garnered two Co-Championships in the NAAC Youth 13 and Under and the ancillary division of the class.

Riding to a score of 211, Thompson earned $214.

“I just got him this year in August,” Thompson said of Fifty Shades Of Roan. “He’s really fun, and I love him so much. He’s always happy. He loves apples, and he’ll be getting some.”

According to Thompson, Fifty Shades Of Roan’s best maneuvers are his stops and spins, and she plans on improving her run downs with him. The gelding was bred by Cora Solum and is owned by Clayton Thompson.

“We’ve been riding him a lot, and I rode him in here last night, and he was really good,” Thompson said. “I thank my trainer, Jason Donahue, and my parents.”

Youth Short Stirrup Champion – Rafael Christians and New N Town

The 2022 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion will have competition for the largest entourage… and it comes from Brazilian youth Rafael Christians. Christians marked a massive 219 on New N Town to win the Short Stirrup. The only one more excited about the championship than the entourage was the Champion himself.

With the help of translator Ty Boechat, Christians expressed his gratitude.

“I am very happy, very excited, and have a mix of emotions after marking a 219,” Christians said. “The run went very well. I’ve trained very hard, even before I came to the United States. I trained in Brazil for a long time, and I’m very happy to get to ride.”

Riding Janice Laney’s 5-year-old gelding, New N Town (Gunners Tinseltown x Wimpys New Pal) Christians marked his highest score ever.

“He’s a really good horse, and I’m honored I get to ride him. I’m very glad I got to stay at Eleven Equine to train in preparation,” Christians said.

Christians’ list of people to thank was long and included Janice Laney, Eduardo Christians, Thiago Boechat, Joao Batistella, Joao Felipe Lacerda, Telma Eltink, Lucio Casalecchi, Ricardo Amaral, and the Tripol Ranch.

Tyson Randle Wins NRHA Honorable Mention Futurity on SRH Legally Blond

Riders not advancing to the finals had the option of entering the $1,000 Added Honorable Mention Futurity, and Tyson Randle and SRH Legally Blonde were victorious. The NRHA Professional and the mare, owned by Beth Ann Biber, marked a 215 for the win.

SRH Legally Blond, by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Pale Face Dunnit out of Java Light, was bred and nominated by Silver Spurs Equine.

Taking second in the Honorable Mention Futurity was Cody Garrison and Aintnofortunateson with a 213.5. Xtra Voodoo Me is by Colonel Smart Spook out of Custom Sparklolena. The stallion was bred, nominated, and is owned by Brogan Lee.

Andiamoe and Shawn Flarida Top NRHA Open Prelims with Fiery Scores

The stage has been set for the world of reining’s most prestigious night; the NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Finals. Held Saturday, Dec. 3, what was a field of 391 has been whittled to 35 Level 4 Open horses and riders.

The Open first go took place Nov. 24-26, and the top horses from each level advanced to the semi-finals. Levels 3, 2, and 1 went through the pen on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and on Wednesday, the L4 Open semi-finals, sponsored by Not Ruf At All, featured the top 75 horses from the first round. From there, the top 30 competitors (plus ties) with the highest composite scores in L4-1, plus the top 10 in the Prime Time, advanced to the clean-slate Finals.

There, in the Jim Norick Coliseum, more than $2 million will be paid out, breaking the previous record by more than $200,000!

In fact, all four Open Level purses are record-breakers in 2022!

This year, the Level 4 Open exhibitors will be competing for an impressive $350,000 1st place prize during the MS Diamonds TX L4 Open Futurity Finals. The Reserve Champion will still win a guaranteed $150,000, and third place will bank $100,000.

That’s huge news, and the guaranteed payouts for all Open Levels are impressive.

  • Level 3 – Champion/$70,000, Res. Champion/$50,000, 3rd/$35,000
  • Level 2 – Champion/$50,000, Res. Champion/$25,000, 3rd $15,000
  • Level 1 – Champion/$13,000, Res. Champion/$7,000

Topping the L4 semi-finals and securing their spot in the finals with a composite 453 were Adiamoe and Seven Million Dollar Rider Shawn. Leading the field by more than three points, Flarida has shown his poise to the competition headed into the electric clean-slate finals.

The pair marked a 228.5 in the first round and came back for more in the second round with a 224.5. Andiamoe is bred and owned by Two Million Dollar Owner Arcese Quarter Horses, sired by Eight Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya and out of NRHA Million Dam Wimpys Little Chic.

Her name is Italian and translates to “Let’s go!”

Flarida is a five-time NRHA Open Futurity Champion and advanced to the Prime Time Open Finals in the top spot, as well.

In the L3 and L2 Open, Rodrigo Nieves and Spook Lil Whiz took the top spot with a composite of 445.5. The stallion is bred and owned by Renata Lemann and was nominated by Eduardo Salgado. Spook Lil Whiz is sired by Four Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of Lil Dreamer.

The top L1 horse and rider were Shineoncrazydiamond with Vanessa Strotmann, who marked a 219.5 and 220 for a 439.5 composite. The stallion was bred and nominated by Stefano Calcagnini and is owned by Strotmann herself. He’s sired by NRHA Million Sire Shine Chic Shine and out of Cashing In Diamonds.

The bubble needed to earn a berth in the L4 Open Finals was a 440. In the L3, it took a 434.5 to advance. L2 riders had to mark at least a 430, while in the L1, it took a 420.5 or more. To make the Top 10 in the Prime Time Open, riders needed to earn at least a 439.

Riders Advance from CINCH Non Pro Futurity Consolation

Although the preliminary round of the NRHA CINCH Non Pro Futurity concluded Monday evening, riders who barely missed qualifying for the finals still had a chance to advance.

That’s because the CINCH Non Pro Futurity Consolation round gives entries that last chance needed to secure a spot in the Finals. In the consolation, the top five from each of the four Levels move on to Friday’s competition.

Jesse Asmussen and TR Who N Who topped the CINCH Level 4 Non Pro Consolation with a 215.5. TR Who N Who was bred and nominated by Tamarack Ranch and is owned by Jesse Asmussen. TR Who N Who is sired by Eight Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya and out of Spooks N Sparks.

Finishing with the top score in Level 3 were Sarah Lynn Locker and Frankie D with a 215. The stallion is nominated, bred, and owned by Hilldale Farm. He’s sired by Heavy Duty Chex and out of CR Kim.

Marking a 212 in Level 2 was Tiffany Bauer and CC Pearl Jam. The mare was bred and nominated by Brent Loseke and is owned by Bauer. She’s sired by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Colonels Shining Gun and out of Jamrock Joe.

Marking the high score in Level 1 was Shelby Reine and Dun Playing Tag. Dun Playing Tag is sired by Six Million Dollar Sire Hollywood Dun It and out of Thelma Tag. The mare was bred, nominated, and owned by Reine.

Bubble scores to advance to the CINCH Non Pro Futurity Finals on Friday, Dec. 3, from the Consolation were 213 for Level 4, 211 for Level 3, 183 for Level 2, and 202 for Level 1.

Draw positions for the finals will be decided during the Platinum Performance Draw Party on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Platinum Zone.