Miss Prize Maker and Tammy Jo Hayes
The second leg of preliminary competition, the rein work, wrapped up for National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro competitors Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
Tammy Jo Hays, aboard Miss Prize Maker (Topsails Rien Maker x Miss Colonels Prize x Smokums Prize) worked her way to a 219 to win the go-round. She earned a $1,400 paycheck and a custom Gist buckle. Hays and Miss Prize Maker are in 9th place in the Futurity Non Pro composite after two events.
The composite leader in the Non Pro and the Intermediate Non Pro is Eric Freitas, who rode Maverick Rey (Dual Rey x Shiners Goldilocks x Shining Spark) to a combined 428 (215 herd/213 rein).
The high-scoring rein work in the Intermediate Non Pro belonged to Molly Russell, who rode Sister Siena (Doc At Night x Sierras Lullabye x Had A Larrabee) to a 218. That score also put Russell second in the Non Pro rein work. She collected two paychecks totaling $2,050.
In the Novice Non Pro division, Jennifer Neel maneuvered Z Martinalena (Zezes Pepto Cat x Fussy Hanky x Lotsolena) to a 216.5, which put her in the go-round money in all three divisions – Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro. Neel’s triple payday added up to $1,450.
The Novice composite leader is SDP Blu Rey (TR Dual Rey x Sues Lil Dusty x Meradas Blue Sue), shown by Bart Holowath. Their total on two events is 427.5 (213 herd/214.5 rein.
Wilder Jones was tops in both the rein work round and the composite in the Amateur division. He rode Magicat (Metallic Cat x Magical Lena x Little Lenas Legend) to a 216, which earned a check in the Amateur, Novice Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro; $1,200 in all. With his earlier 209 herd score, Jones holds the composite lead with a 425.
In the Non Pro Limited division, a pair of 209.5 scores topped the results sheet. The first belonged to Under Lights (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark), shown by Erin Russell. An identical score went to Lisa Stewart and Flow N Pretty Boon (Pretty Boy Boon x Lena Over Flow x Lena My Way). Each took home $300.
The first of the Snaffle Bit Futurity horse show classes were held on Thursday. In the Open Two Rein, NRCHA Hall of Fame Horseman Les Vogt won the championship on Nic It Smartly (Nic It In The Bud x Shining Smartly x Shining Spark), a horse he owns. Nic It Smartly scored a 146 in the rein work and a 147 in the cow work, for a total 293 score. The championship came with a paycheck for $2,220. Vogt also collected a Gist buckle, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Stuart Ranch, and product from Back On Track and Platinum Performance.
In the Non Pro Hackamore class, Jennifer Neel won the championship on Ze Sweet (Zezes Pepto Cat x Fussy Hanky x Lotsolena), scoring a 141 in the rein work and a 143 down the fence. Jennifer’s winnings included a $3,294 check, a Gist custom buckle, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Dave Archer, and product from Back On Track, Platinum Performance and San Juan Ranch.