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Tulsa, OK, July 16 – Kicking off the 65th National Championship Appaloosa Show for the Reiners was the Masters Non-Pro Reining Class today at 1pm. Five – “more mature” – contestants faced off with ApHC Pattern 2 and after the last slide was completed, Robin Broughton (Wadsworth, Illinois) aboard ANB Silver Dun It, brought home the National Championship with a 201 1/2, making this her first National Championship. Trailing Broughton by only 1 1/2 points was Reserve Champion, Jane Cairo (Miami, Florida) aboard Viejos Tattoos. Broughton and Cairo both serve on the ApRHA Board as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, and both winning horses were sons of Cairo’s World and National Champion stallion, Tattoos Dun It. Rounding out the rest of the Masters field were (3)Elizabeth Frisch (Grovespring, Missouri) riding Al B Cody O Lenas, (4) Sheri Shaw (Tolar, Texas) aboard Duntattooedavaquero, another Tattoos Dun It offspring, and (5) Nick Kinsch (Ponca City, Oklahoma) riding Reason To Gossip. Catch all of the exciting Reining still to come by logging on to the webcam here.
The 2012 World Championship Appaloosa Show is just around the corner! Events kick off on Friday, October 26, 2012 and end on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The ApRHA has a lot going on this year at the World Show – $5,000 Added Money Futurity with Open and Non-Pro Divisions, $5,000 Added Money Non-Pro Slide, $5, 000 Star H Intermediate, $2,500 Hobbys Spotted Chex World Super Stakes, and NEW for 2012 – a 7 & Up Class! Entry forms are now posted on the website and are due by FRIDAY, September 28. Come and get your slide on with us at the 2012 World Show!
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all of the great breeders and their stallions that participated this year in our 2012 ApRHA Stallion Service Auction. This was the best offerings and the most breedings sold in the ApRHA history! We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s new Appy filly’s and colt’s in the years to come competing in our Futurity. If you missed this year’s offering, don’t worry, we will begin again January 15, 2013!
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!
The annual ApRHA Board of Directors and Membership meeting was held on Tuesday, October 25th during the 2011 World Championship Appaloosa Show. More than 50% of the general membership attended and many new, exciting issues were discussed and approved for FY 2012 that will help the association grow in members, sponsors and overall added money events! Retiring ApRHA President, Sue Zimmerman, led the meeting and was enthusiastic about the ideas presented for the upcoming year.
Replacing Zimmerman in the President role is reining enthusiast, Gillian Galligan, Sliding Spot Ranch, Petaluma, CA. Galligan has many years with the NRHA, the ApRHA and is a successful breeder of Appaloosa reiners.
Additionally, Leslie Temple, Plus One Performance Horses, Granbury, TX will continue in her role as Vice-President of the ApRHA, rounding out her second year, newcomer Non-Pro Robin Broughton, Wadsworth, IL has accepted the position of Secretary and Non-Pro Jane Cairo, Miami, Florida will fill the newly created role of Treasurer for the Association.
Existing board members continuing their second term are: Jane Cairo, Tinker Turner, Art Juhrend and they are joined by newly-voted-in, 2-year term board members; Kelly Hedges, Amber Morgan, Robin Broughton, and Harvey Stevens.
Stay tuned for updates from our new President and your Board of Directors as we head in to the new 2012 year!
Heading to Fort Worth?
A few updates for all you ApRHA participants at the World Show this year…Don’t miss out on the Annual ApRHA Members meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 at 11:00am. Location will be the FRENCH ROOM at the Appaloosa World Show. Don’t miss coming and hearing all of the exciting changes happening in the ApRHA for 2012.
In addition, there is still time to get your entries in for the Futurity (Patterns #8 and #10) and the Slide (Pattern #6) – don’t forget there is $5,000.00 added money in the Slide, the Open and Star H Futurity and $3,500.00 added money in the Non-Pro Futurity. Come on and get your slide on!
Big shout out to Liz Kincaid and TOP Appaloosas for signing on as the BRAND-NEW 2011 ApRHA Futurity Title Sponsor! Kincade has always been a generous supporter of the ApRHA and the Appaloosa breed. Gay Bars Silver is the standing stud at TOP Appaloosas and Liz has contributed to the Stallion Auction each year with this remarkable stallion. Remember to say THANKS to Liz when you see her in Ft. Worth for her generous donation and continued support!
Saturday, July 16 in the Mustang Arena at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Expo Square, Tulsa, OK 11 competitors braved the 7th straight day of 100+ degrees to compete in the ApRHA Derby – 6 Non-Pros and 5 in the Open Division. Added money in the Open topped out at $1,500.00 and the Non-Pro came in at an impressive $2,000.00! Judge Don Flohr’s choice of pattern was #5. And just like Wednesday night in the Juniors, Terry Thompson (Aubrey, Texas) showed why he has over 250 National and World Titles – laying down an impressive score of 70 1/2 aboard Steven Minvielle’s horse, Whiz N Onasign, to earn him the top spot in the ApRHA Open Derby division. Earning the Reserve Championship in the Open was an equally impressive score of 70, awarded to the team of Tinker Turner (Booneville, Arkansas) and Playboy Haidaway, owned by Candice Holland Turner.
In the ApRHA Derby Non-Pro Division, Jane Cairo (Miami, Florida) aboard Duntattooedavaquero and Paul Stewart, (Cooper City, Florida) on Justins Lena Doc shared the spotlight of the Championship with a tie at 69 1/2! Splitting the money and flipping for the buckle, both competitors couldn’t have asked for a better way to close the exciting week out at the 64th Annual National ApHC Show!
Young Matthew Menoff, (Gowanda, New York) proved on Friday night that he was a serious competitor in the Non-Pro Reining Division and he and his mount, This Juice is Smokin, had come to Tulsa with their sights set on the Championship. First in the draw, Menoff calmly walked Juice to the center of the Built Ford Tough Livestock Arena and laid down an awesome run on Pattern #4 – earning the team an impressive high score of 215! After that initial run, the next 6 contestants tried to imitate Menoff, but no one came even close. Menoff and This Juice is Smokin left with the Championship and Shawn Reynolds (Columbus, New Jersey) aboard Miss Tari Olena captured the Reserve Championship with a high score of 207. Congratulations to all of the Non-Pro’s and their horses who competed, suffering through the outside blazing heat of 100+ and the extreme cold of the inside arenas!
Great Appy Reining continues in Tulsa, OK at the 64th Annual National ApHC Show! Wednesday evening brought the Junior Reiners into the Ford Truck Arena with a total of 7 entries. Pattern 8 was the judges choice and 4 of the 8 competitors scored in the 200′s – a very impressive showing. Non-Pro Jane Cairo (Miami, FL) had the 4th draw and after an almost flawless, well-executed go, she and Duntattooedavaquero were sitting in 1st place with a 208. But, it just wasn’t good enough, as the last contestant was Terry Thompson (Aubrey, TX) aboard Whiz N Onasign and Thompson showed why he is the master – a perfectly executed round with precision for each maneuver displayed by both horse and rider – earning Thompson a very impressive score of 210 1/2 and the championship! Great job by all and congratulations to Jane and Terry!