At the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions Monday, February 16, it all came down to one more trip down the fence for finalists in the Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby. The champions were determined when their fence work-only score was added to their three-event composite from the preliminaries.
The Open Champion, Shiney Nu Annie (Shining Spark x Annies Nu Lena x Nu Cash), shown by Chris Dawson, came into the finals in fourth place after the first three events, seven points behind the preliminary leader, A Lil Dab Will Do, shown by Robert Chown. Shiney Nu Annie turned in a gritty fence run, earning a big 150 from the judges to take home the winning paycheck of more than $12,300 dollars.
Shiney Nu Annie, a 2011 mare owned by Wagonhound Land and Livestock, was the 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion, also shown by Dawson.