ApRHA Futurity Awards Over $20k in Cash
Ft. Worth, TX – John Justin Arena, inside the Will Rogers Memorial Center, showcased the best 3 & 4-year-olds in the Appaloosa Reining community on Saturday, October 29. Pattern 8 was the judges choice for the TOP Appaloosas Open/Non-Pro Futurity and the Star H/Chartis Intermediate.
The field of the seven Non-Pro’s was one of the toughest competitions seen in years – horse and rider alike – with 3 of the 7 marking scores of 200+. Once the dust had settled though, the 2011 World Championship title went to Non-Pro Paul Stewart with an impressive 209, aboard Wimpy’s Little Clown, sired by the youngest Two Million Dollar Sire in NRHA history, Wimpy’s Little Step. Stewart takes home cash money in the amount of $2,447.76. Reserve World Championship was taken home by Non-Pro Dean Lomascolo when he turned in a 208 1/2, riding MA Wishmaster, out of the champion sire, Who Whiz It. Lomascolo takes home cash in the amount of $1,903.81.
Eleven entrants competed in the Open Division and it seemed like we were watching a repeat of the Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Reining from the ApHC Nationals in July! 7 of the 11 reiners laid down scores above 200, but the two top riders were the same as they had been in July – Zane Haverty, with draw 7, aboard Princess SilverFrost laid down an almost flawless run marking a 213 1/2. However, it wasn’t good enough to catch rider #4, Ruben Vandrop, marking a fantastic 215 1/2 aboard MA Istahar. Haverty’s mount was sired by Liz Kincade’s stud, Gay Bars Silver, and World Champion Vandrop’s ride was out of Nu Chex To Cash. And cash and checks they did get – Reserve Champion Haverty taking home $2,493.84 and World Champion Open Futurity Vandrop cashing in on $3,140.40.
The Star H/Chartis Intermediate had 8 reiners entered and the top 4 places paid out over $5,300.00 in cash. The big Open money winner of the night was Andy Chwala riding Nic R With Style to a 4th place finish in the Open, earning him $893.65 and taking the #1 spot in the Star H/Chartis Intermediate to give him another $2,150.44 to put in his pocket and take home! And the largest money-winning Non-Pro of the evening was Dean Lomascolo, placing 2nd in the Non-Pro with a 208 1/2 aboard MA Wishmaster and taking the #2 spot as well in the Star H/Chartis Intermediate earning him over $3,500.00 in cash!