Mr Shiney Lights (CD Lights x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), shown by Nicolas Barthelemy for owner Sheri Jamieson
Herd work preliminaries for the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open divisions concluded Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. We have highlights from the go-round winners in the Open and Non Pro divisions, and the first edition of “Million Dollar Questions,” where we ask our NRCHA Million Dollar Riders questions from our Facebook fans! Two-time Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Todd Bergen fields some very… interesting inquiries. Check it out!
Futurity Open/ Intermediate Open
Mr Shiney Lights (CD Lights x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), shown by Nicolas Barthelemy for owner Sheri Jamieson, scored a 222 to win the herd work prelims in the Open and Intermediate Open divisions. He earned $2,900, along with a custom Gist buckle and a trophy from the National Cutting Horse Association. Mr Shiney Lights is bred by Lee Smith.
The Futurity Limited Open go-round winner was Do It In Pink (Cat Man Do x Pretty Pink Boots x Doc O Boots), shown by Ben Baldus. Do It In Pink is bred and owned by the WT Waggoner Estate. The pair scored a 219 to win the go-round
Level 1 Limited Open
The Level 1 Limited Open herd work high score (215) belonged to My Strey Cat (Reynshine x SDP Rubys Cat x High Brow Cat), shown by Stephen Hutchings for owners Jeremy Michaelis and Anita Cox.
Non Pro/Intermediate Non Pro
Carmen Buckingham earned the high score in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro herd work, a 217.5, riding One Oakie Chick (Fancy One Time x Velvet To The Touch x Bonitas Sport). They won $2,400 in go-round money and took home a custom Gist buckle
Novice Non Pro/Amateur
Leading the Futurity Novice Non Pro and Amateur divisions is Keri Hudson-Reykdal, riding Feather In Your Cap (Cats Red Feather x Missis Trona x Little Trona) to a 215.5 score.
Non Pro Limited
LaDona Emmons is tops after the herd work in the Futurity Non Pro Limited division, piloting her Stylish Ike to a 214.5.