Competition for the National Reining Horse Association CINCH Non Pro Futurity began Sunday, November 28, with the first section of the first go. At the end of the first section, Jennifer Gilliam, of Pine Grove, California, sits atop the leaderboard.
Gilliam is riding Surprizing Sixty Six, a 3-year-old mare by Inferno Sixty Six out of Dun With Surprizes, bred and nominated to the NRHA by Valentin Rascon. The pair marked a 219.5, which tops Levels 4 and 3. Gilliam and Surprizing Sixty Six, owned by Janiene Borror, won the Level 4 and Level 3 Championship earlier this year at the High Roller Reining Classic.
NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Owner Andre De Bellefeuille of Equine Plus leads the Non Pro Level 2 and Prime Time with a 216.5. De Bellefeuille, of Canada, rode Its All Gun, by Its All About Smart out of De Bellefeuille’s producing mare Snow Gun. Snow Gun is the dam of De Bellefeuille’s stallion, Electric Snow, earner of more than $100,000.
Earlier this year at the North American Reining Stakes, Mathieu Buton piloted Its All Gun to the Level 3 Championship at the North American Reining Stakes.
Stephen Everett and It Dunn Happend Here lead the Level 1 with a 213.5. It Dun Happend Here is by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Pale Face Dunnit and out of It Will Happen Here.
Leading the Youth and sitting well in Levels 4-2 is Carlee McCutcheon and A Nite N Hollywood. The pair marked a 216. A Nite N Hollywood, owned by McCutcheon’s parents Tom and Mandy McCutcheon, is by NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Gunners Special Nite out of Hollywood Starburst.
Competition continues Monday with the second section of the Non Pro Futurity preliminaries. The top 25 in Levels 4-1, top 20 in the Prime Time, and the top 15 from the youth advance to the clean-slate finals on Friday, December 3.
Non Pro entries to the finals have one more shot through the CINCH Non Pro Futurity Consolation, which is held Wednesday in the Adequan® Arena. There, the top five in each level will move on to the Non Pro Finals.
For complete results, visit NRHAFuturity.com.