The Santa Hill Ranch IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA 3-year-old Non Pro Futurity
The CremonaFiere oval arena lit up on Friday night as the Euro100,000-added Santa Hill IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA 3-year-old Non Pro Futurity finalists performed. Making history by being the first rider from Spain to conquer the prestigious title in Italy was Andreu Nogue Puig who took the Level (L)4, 3, 2, 1 Championships riding his A Whiz N Cash by Custom Cash Advance. In a field of 40 riders across the four levels, Nogue laid down an amazing NRHA Pattern #12 paid back by the judges with a 218.5.
The young rider showed off his personality both at home and in the show arena with his positively aggressive attitude. “The most difficult moment for me was when I was home, just before flying to the Futurity. This is not an easy show: It is ‘the’ show. I kept thinking ‘it must work and I need to do well,’” said Nogue. “After all the sacrifices my family and myself did to come here, I felt it was my responsibility to do my best. In the qualifier, all went well and, on top of leading the level 1, I also qualified for the finals in all the levels so that gave me a boost and I relaxed a little bit. Tonight, before going in, I was as nervous as ever but, when the gate opened, the only thing I saw was the show pen and I thought to myself that there was no way back. I think that a competition should always be a positive experience; either you win, or you learn something important. If you don’t win, you learn; and if you do win, you also learn.”
A Whiz N Cash is by Custom Cash Advance out of A Whiz N Wranglers and was bred by Carlo Sala. His first and only show before the Futurity was the LR Prefuturity held in Manerbio where the pair won the Non Pro Futurity Championship. – NRHA
Non Pro Futurity Champions Andrea Nogue and A Whiz N Cash
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The 2018 NRHA L4 Open Futurity Champions, A Vintage Smoke & Jason Vanlandingham
December 1, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open Futurity Finals featured a field 70 horses deep across the four levels and prime time division. At the end of the night after the last score had been announced, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jason Vanlandingham, riding A Vintage Smoke for owner Diane Mesmer, secured the title of 2018 NRHA Open Level (L) 4 Futurity Champion.
A Vintage Smoke, nominated by Karl Hapcic, is by NRHA Million Dollar Sire A Sparkling Vintage and out of Lady Smoke Peppy. “I had been struggling with some things this week. I thought my turns went as good as they could be. In the warm up pen, he was really locked in and gave me a ton of confidence,” said Vanlandingham. He went on to add, “I went for it all and ran him through the gate as hard as we could run, and he swallowed that first stop up.” A Vintage Smoke earned $142,500 for his owner and $7,500 for his nominator. – NRHA
THE WINNING RUN!
Jason Vanlandingham and A Vintage Smoke by A Sparkling Vintage.
The 2018 NRHA L4 Non Pro Futurity Champions, Cool As Ice & Tish Fappani
For Immediate Release – November 30, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The competition in the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Cinch Non Pro Futurity was hot, but Tish Fappani kept her cool despite a three-way runoff for the championship. Fappani claimed her third Level (L) 4 Non Pro Championship tonight aboard Icecube, a red dun stallion by SG Frozen Enterprize and out of Taris Designer Genes, nominated by Andrea Fappani and owned by Andrea and Tish Fappani.
Fappani, who actually prefers to go earlier in the draw, drew up second to last in the second section of the finals tonight. As she entered the arena Samantha Smith riding Neverthoughtiwould and Madison Steed aboard Into The Nite were in a two-way tie with a 222 ½. After the completion of her run, a two-way tie turned into a three-way tie, but Fappani kept her cool in the runoff marking a 223 ½ and clinching the win [video]. “His first run he was really good, he is such a powerful horse, but I had a few bobbles on my end so we tied,” said Fappani “I’ve never had to do a run off at a major aged event.” She went on to add “He [Icecube] went back in there and tried even harder for me.” – NRHA
THE WINNING RUN!
Tish Fappani and Cool As Ice by SG Frozen Enterprize.
2018 AQHA WORLD SHOW SR. REINING CHAMPIONS
2018 AQHA WORLD SHOW
Thiago Boechat and Ruf Lil Magnum,
Senior Reining Champions
Magnum Chic Dream x Dunit A Lil Ruf
2018 AQHA World Show
Sr. Reining Champion
Ridden by Thiago Boechat
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Magnum Chic Dream x Skeets Red Dunit
2018 Reining By the Bay Derby
L4 Open Champion
Ridden by Andrea Fappani
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Molly Morgenstern and Wimpys Little Freckl by Wimpys Little Step champion all 4 divisions of the Silver Spurs 7 & Up Non Pro
Molly Morgenstern aboard her 2009 Stallion, Wimpys Little Freckl by WImpys Little Step, win the Silver Spurs 7 & Up Non Pro, Level 4, 3, 2 and 1, bringing home over $6,000.
Chics Mainattraction a 2010 mare by Conquistador Whiz, Owned by Mary Anne Hall and ridden by Greg L Hall, was a money earning finalist in each division.
Now in its eighth year, the Silver Spurs Equine 7-and-Up Non Pro continues to thrive.
The class had 84 entries this year vying for the more than $24,000 in added money in
Levels 1 through 4 and concurrently run Non Pro, Intermediate, Limited, and Prime Time Non Pro classes.
The score to beat was set early on when Amy Stoney and Skeets Whizard competed as draw 13 to mark a 145. But it was Molly Morgenstern aboard her 9-year-old gelding Wimpys Little Freckl that topped the class to clench the championships in all four levels of the 7-and-Up Non Pro as well as the $6,000-added Non Pro ancillary class.
A Surprise Win Morgenstern and Wimpys Little Freckl, aka “Zeke,” showed 47th in the draw and scored a 146.5 for the win. They took home $8,634 in prize money, four Lawson bronze trophies, a Morrison bronze trophy, and five championship belt buckles. “Winning the 7-and-Up and all that money and hardware was a bit of a pleasant surprise for us,” Morgenstern shared. “Although I knew that I was mentally ready for a big run like that, I didn’t know if Zeke was ready to step up like he did after being off since March." – NRHA Reiner read more >>
OPEN PRIME TIME
Taking the 2018 NRHA Open Prime Time Derby Championship were Mike McEntire and A4L-Equine’s Spooks The Hard Way (NRHA Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Gun x Im So Anson). The 2013 gelding was bred by Silver Spurs Equine and nominated by Michelle Miola and started training with McEntire earlier this year. “I was struggling with him earlier this year, but he has gotten better and has begun to fit me. He is very physical and athletic, and did a lot for me today,” said McEntire, who will also ride Spooks The Hard Way in section two of the open finals. - NRHA
The Masters division championship went to Frederick Christen and his own Xtra Voodoo Step with a score of 214 ½. Bred by Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch and nominated by Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC, Xtra Voodoo Step is by NRHA 10 Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step and out of Voodoo Chic. In addition to the championship, Christen piloted the 6-year-old mare to a top fifteen finish in the L4, a top ten finish in the L3 and a top five finish in the Prime Time division, earning a check of more than $7,000. - NRHA
OPEN DERBY LEVEL 4
4/5 Luckie Moonstone (Spooks Gotta Gun-My Lucky Moonstone, Topsail Whiz) O:Jason Dobrinski R: Shawn W Flarida - $19,593.59
7/10 Wimpys Smokin Girl (Wimpys Little Step-Please Dont Spook, Grays Starlight) O:Marc & Kathy Gordon R:Yonathan Baruch - $10,906.98
11/12 Tinker With Dreams (Tinker With Guns-This Chicsdundreamin, Magnum Chic Dream) O:Rhodes River Ranch R:Casey L Deary - $7,407.64
11/12 Sugar Little Step (Wimpys Little Step-Ah Sugar Sugar, Lil Ruf Peppy) O:Quarter Dream SRL R:Gennaro Lendi - $7,407.64
13/14 Spooksgottachicolena (Spooks Gotta Gun-Braz Us, Smart Chic Olena) O:Michael A Garnett R:Pedro Baiao - $6,584.26
23rd Mr Masota Star (Wimpys Little Step-Cee Another Masota, Custom Crome) O:Carol & George R Bell R:Shawn W Flarida - $3,661.28
27th Shiners Voodoo Juice (Shiners Voodoo Dr-SLJ This is My Juice, Smart Like Juice) O:Tami Schiltz R:Martin Muehlstaetter - $3,331.93
28th Checksworthy (Big Chex to Cash-Banjoes Shining Star, Shining Spark) O:Terry P Leffew R:Gabriel Bittar Borges - $3,277.03
OPEN DERBY LEVEL 3
4th Wimpys Smokin Girl (Wimpys Little Step-Please Dont Spook, Grays Starlight) O:Marc & Kathy Gordon R:Yonathan Baruch - $10,651.69
6th Spooksgottachicolena (Spooks Gotta Gun-Braz Us, Smart Chic Olena) O:Michael A Garnett R:Pedro Baiao - $7,897.54
7th Spooks the Hard Way (Spooks Gotta Gun-Im So Anson, Peppy Sol Anson) O:A4l-Equine R:Michael D. McEntire - $6,176.19
8/10 Einsteins Top Whiz (Einsteins Revolution-KR Samantha, Topsail Whiz) O:Day Creek Ranch LLC R:Bud Lyon - $4,110.58
30th Peptos Lil Step (Wimpys Little Step-Peptos Lil Melody, Peptoboonsmal) O:Marc & Kathy Gordon R:Yonathan Baruch - $1,012.15
OPEN DERBY LEVEL 2
5/8 Dunnit With Attitude (Pale Face Dunnit-Miss Lil Addy Tude, Whizard Jac) O:Leonard B Weiner R:Jerry Coleman - $2,640.43
16/18 Tinkers Twisted Gun (Tinker With Guns-A Twist With Honey, Dun It With a Twist) O:Wendy S. McIntyre R:Matthew M Flarida - $864.88
16/18 Voodoo Smokin Annie (Shiners Voodoo Dr-Caleys Smokin Peppy, Hollys Little Dun) O:Gene W Minton R:Sam J Smith - $864.88
19/20 Checksworthy (Big Chex to Cash-Banjoes Shining Star, Shining Spark) O:Terry P Leffew R:Gabriel Bittar Borges - $676.64
OPEN DERBY LEVEL 1
4/6 Dunnit With Attitude (Pale Face Dunnit-Miss Lil Addy Tude, Whizard Jac) O:Leonard B Weiner R:Jerry Coleman - $1,754.26
13th Taris Little Steps (Cromed Out Mercedes-Skeets Dot Tari, Skeets Peppy) O:Vaughn C Zimmerman R:Becky J Shelton - $597.63
14/16 Tinkers Twisted Gun (Tinker With Guns-A Twist With Honey, Dun It With a Twist) O:Wendy S. McIntyre R:Matthew M Flarida - $519.51
14/16 Voodoo Smokin Annie (Shiners Voodoo Dr-Caleys Smokin Peppy, Hollys Little Dun) O:Gene W Minton R:Sam J Smith - $519.51
17/19 Checksworthy (Big Chex to Cash-Banjoes Shining Star, Shining Spark) O:Terry P Leffew R:Gabriel Bittar Borges - $402.23
Cactus Classic Reining
EPIC TITAN and ANDREA FAPPANI mark a 233.5 to win the Level 4 Open Derby!
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TITAN IS COMING TO SILVER SPURS!!
Silver Spurs Equine, in its continual quest to provide the finest sires to our breeder’s, is proud to announce its acquisition of EPIC TITAN in partnership with Clinton Anderson. Clinton is a leader in the equine industry and all of us at the Silver Spurs family of companies are honored that he has selected Silver Spurs to work with to promote and manage EPIC TITAN’s exciting breeding and competitive career.
Says Clinton “Silver Spurs is the best in the world at promoting and caring for stallions, and I have the highest respect for Michael and what he’s done with the stallions in his care. Titan is a very special horse to me, and I know he’ll be in the best of hands with Silver Spurs.”
Epic Titan or as he is better known to all of his fans, TITAN, is a 5-year-old AQHA and APHA stallion by NRHA Hall of Fame Sire Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) out of NRHA Hall of Fame Mare Princess In Diamonds. Titan’s pedigree alone is enough to make all breeders excited with the endless breeding possibilities, but that is just the beginning.
Titan has shown that he has what it takes to dominate the show pen. In his debut Championship performance at this year’s Cactus Reining Classic, Titan wowed fans with a competition crushing score of 233.5, and at his second competition, the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) earned co-reserve champion honors in the Classic Level 4 Open Finals, both with NRHA 5 Million Dollar Rider (and dear friend) Andrea Fappani at the reins.
Details about his stud fee and booking information will be released soon. However, Silver Spurs is taking reservations now to breed to Titan for the 2019 breeding season.
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WIMPYS LITTLE STEP EARNS ANOTHER HONOR TO HIS MAGNIFICENT CAREER
As published by the Quarter Horse News on January 16, 2018, our precious Wimpys Little Step, the 2002 NRHA Futurity Champion and NRHA Hall of Fame stallion is the sire of earners of $10,154,240 making him an Equi-Stat Elite...
$10 MILLION SIRE
His 907 performing foals have earned an average of $11,195 according to Equi-Stat
NRHA – May 11, 2018
Not even five full months into the 2018 show season, a fourth individual has crossed a historic National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Milestone. The 2011 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Wimpys Little Step has hit the record books once again, becoming the association’s third Ten Million Dollar Sire.
Bred by Hilldale Farm, Wimpys Little Step is by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step. The 19-year-old stallion is owned by Mike and Michelle Miola’s Silver Spurs Equine, LLC and stands at Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC in Purcell, Oklahoma.
Although he only competed for one year, “Wimpy” earned great success in the show pen and boasts NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of more than $185,756. In 2002, the palomino stallion and NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida took second place in The Tradition Level (4) Open Futurity in Lexington, Virginia. The pair went on to claim top honors at the All American Quarter Horse Congress L4 Open Futurity and the NRHA L4 Open Futurity.
Wimpy continued his success through his time in the breeding pen. The stallion has produced 18 NRHA Open and Non Pro Futurity Champions and 6 NRHA Open Derby Champions. He also sired Wimpys Little Chic—a mare currently boasting NRHA’s highest LTE with $516,555.71. In the 2018 show season, Wimpy’s offspring have earned more than $26,000, helping to push the legendary stallion over the NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire mark.
His most notable offspring include:
Wimpys Little Chic (out of Collena Chic Olena): NRHA LTE over $516,555
RC Fancy Step (out of Sonita Wilson): NRHA LTE over $364,454
Wimpyneedsacocktail (out of Seven S Mimosa): NRHA LTE over $280,379
Wimpys Little Buddy (out of All Thats Dun): NRHA LTE over $278,490
CFR Centenario Wimpy (out of Miss Hollywood Whiz): NRHA LTE over $173,740
CONGRATS TO ALL THE CHAMPIONS & FINALISTS!!!
too many to mention, but here are some standouts!!
SPOOKSGOTTACHICOLENA - NRBC Derby Open Reserve Champion, Derby Intermediate Champion - Sired By Spooks Gotta Gun
PHANTOM FACE - NRBC Open Derby Preliminary Champion and Open Finals Top 10 - Sired By Pale Face Dunnit
CASHING BLACK CHEX - NRBC Derby Open tie-5th place - Sired by Big Chex To Cash
CHECKSWORTHY - NRBC $50,000 Limited Derby Co-Champion and Limited Open Derby Co-Reserve Champion - Sired by Big Chex To Cash
CHICS MAIN ATTRACTION - NRBC 7UP Challenge Non-Pro Champion, 7UP Challenge Intermediate Non-Pro Champion, 7UP Challenge Limited Non Pro Champion, 7UP Challenge $25,000 Limited Non-Pro Champion and Prime Time Non-Pro Champion!!!! - Sired by Conquistador Whiz
WIMPYS LITTLECOLONEL - NRBC 7UP Challenge Open Champion - Sired by Wimpys Little Step