Travelin Jonez and Chris Dawson Lead Open Composite; This One Time and Bergen Win Reining
Open riders at the NRCHA Derby in Paso Robles, Calif., came one step closer to finding out who will advance to the finals, with the completion of the rein work preliminaries Wednesday, June 12 at the Paso Robles Event Center.
The top rein work score in the Open division, a 224.5, belongs to This One Time (One Time Pepto x Katie Starlight x Grays Starlight), shown by NRCHA Million-Dollar Rider Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, Ore., for owner Pam Bailey. Bergen and This One Time were the 2012 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champions.
The overall composite leader, with a 443.5, is Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena), owned and shown by Chris Dawson, Jacksboro, Texas. Riding in the hackamore, Dawson guided the 5-year-old stallion to a 220 in the herd work on Monday, and then scored a 223.5 in the rein work Wednesday afternoon.
Chris Dawson and Travelin Jonez lead the Derby Open preliminaries after the herd work and rein work, with a total 442.5.
In the Derby Intermediate Open, John Ward, Kingsburg, Calif., rode the Ward Ranch-bred and -owned Gotta Go Get It (Smart Little Pepinic x Got Mister x Mister Dual Pep) to a 220.5 rein work preliminary score to top the round.
The Derby Limited Open rein work preliminary winner was Wright Stylish (Lenas Wright On x Stylish Little Lady x Playin Stylish). The 2008 gelding, owned and shown by Richard Winters, Ojai, Calif., scored a 219. Winters and Wright Stylish also lead the Limited Open preliminary composite, with a 432 (213 herd/219 rein) after the first two events.
The top score in the Novice Horse Open rein work belongs to Shining Cinderella (Shining Spark x Cats Okey Dokey x Docs Oak). Jake Telford, Caldwell, Idaho, guided the 2008 mare to a 219.5. Shining Cinderella is owned by Bob and Bonnie Schwenkfelder, Meridian, Idaho.
The overall preliminary leader in the Derby Intermediate Open is Jamminalena (Quejanaisalena x Bobbie Gay Bingo x Bingo Hickory), shown by Nicolas Barthelemy, Descanso, Calif. Barthelemy piloted the 2008 gelding to a total 434.5 score (216 herd/ 218.5 rein). Jamminalena is owned by Sheri Jamieson.
Richard Winters and Wright Stylish (see above).
Open Novice Horse
Luke Neubert, Paso Robles, Calif., rode his own horse, This Cats Crackin (WR This Cats Smart x Stressin x Dual Pep) to a total 434.5 score (219.5 herd/215 rein) to lead the Open Novice Horse division.