The Amateur Champion was Jamie Schrack, riding Goldies Boss Man (CD Lights x Shiners Goldielocks x Shining Spark) to a 634 score (215.5 herd/214 rein/204.5 cow). The Championship paid $1,269 and came with a Gist buckle and C.R. Morrison Trophy from the NRCHA, and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance. Goldies Boss Man also earned a $1,000 Sire Award check for Winston Hansma and Danny Motes, who own his sire, CD Lights, and nominated him to the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion Program.
Click for the video: 2015 NRCHA Stakes Amateur Champion – Jamie Schrack, riding Goldies Boss Man
Non Pro Limited Champion
In the Non Pro Limited, the herd work/rein work/boxing division, the champion was Farrah Roberts McArthur, who guided Reys Stylish Bell (Dual Rey x Blues Stylish Bell x Docs Stylish Oak) to a 638.5 (213 herd/213.5 rein/212 cow). The Championship paid $1,782 and came with a Gist buckle and C.R. Morrison Trophy from the NRCHA, and a gift certificate from Platinum Performance.
The Non Pro Limited Sire Award check for $500 went to Linda Holmes, the owner/nominator of Dual Rey.
NRCHA Open Stakes Finalists Determined
Twenty-two Open contestants will advance to the clean-slate Stakes finals on Friday andSaturday. It took a 647.5 score and above to make the Open finals, and the high score of the preliminaries, a 659 (222 herd/218 rein/219 cow) belonged to Call Me Mitch (Metallic Cat x Miss Hickory Hill x Docs Hickory), shown by Paso Robles, California, professional Phillip Ralls.
Ralls and the 2011 stallion, owned by Estelle Roitblat, won the herd work go-round on their way to the finals. etermined
In the Intermediate Open, 20 horses will advance to the finals, with a minimum 638.5.
In the Limited Open, seven horses with a score of 636.5 and above will compete for the championship.
NRCHA Stakes Non Pro Finalists Determined
It took a 631.5 to qualify for the Stakes Non Pro clean slate finals. Twelve competitors will advance, led by Oregon horseman Bubba Petty, who topped the prelims riding Pepinics Lil Outlaw (Smart Little Pepinic x Pand Delight x Grays Starlight) to a 651 composite (217 herd/215.5 rein/218.5 cow).
Click for the video: Pepinics Lil Outlaw and Bubba Petty 2015 NRCHA Stakes
Petty also led the Intermediate Non Pro division, where eight riders will compete for the championship. In the Novice Non Pro, six finalist will ride for the Stakes title.
Open Two Rein Champion
Wednesday's schedule in Las Vegas included the first of the horse show classes, and the Open Two Rein Champion was Too Long Til Autumn (Autumn Acre x Lil Lena Long Legs x Smart Little Lena), shown by Clayton Edsall for owner Lisa Krogh. They scored a 295.5 (144.5 rein/151 cow) for the championship, which paid $2,660. The win also came with a C.R. Morrison Trophy from the NRCHA and a gift certificate from Santa Cruz Animal Health.
Click for the video: Too Long Til Autumn ridden by Clayton M. Edsall – 2015 NRCHA Stallion Stakes (Open Two Rein)
The NRCHA Stakes resumes Thursday, April 2, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific. See all the action via LIVE webcast from official videographer Equine Promotion at www.NRCHA.com.