Oakdale, California professional Clayton Edsall qualified four horses for the 2018 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open and Intermediate Open Finals, and won the Championship in both divisions riding Metallic Train (Metallic Cat x Sparking Train x Shining Spark), owned by Beverly Vaughn of Durango, Colorado, and bred by Gardiner Quarter Horses, of Ashland, Kansas.
Margie Zimmer, of Murietta, California, won the $1,000 Non Pro Limited Championship on Saturday, March 31, besting a big field of 27 riders. Riding Very Smart Rico (Very Smart Remedy x Lil Yoti From Rio x Coyote Quixote), Zimmer scored a 288.5 (142 rein/146.5 cow) for the title. She also won the Select Non Pro Limited Championship.
A new class at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes offered Youth Bridle and Youth Limited riders the opportunity to compete in a three-event herd work, rein work and cow work Spectacular. A talented group of young riders gave it their all in the quest for the Championship:
The Youth Limited Spectacular Champion was Douglas Allan McDaniel, Jr., who rode CR Tuffs Magic Tonic (Woody Be Tuff x Miss Oak Tonic) to a 426.5 composite (141 herd/143.5 rein/ 142 cow).
In the Youth Bridle Spectacular, Lannie-Jo Lisac was tops aboard Soulanova (Soula Jule Star x Round Oak Annie), scoring a total 431.5 on three events (144 herd/146.5 rein/141 fence).