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Five Bars of Silver Hits Jackpot

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 AT 10:07 AM

Ft. Worth, TX – On Monday evening, June 24, at the Will Rogers Coliseum the 2013 ApHC National Show held the Hackamore Snafflebit Reining class. The class was well bred and the competition was fierce. By the end of the class, two horses were tied with the high scores of 214.5. – Regalo Del Cielo ridden by Terry Thompson (owner: Wade Smith) and Five Bars Of Silver ridden by Zane Haverty (owner: Liz Kincaid). The run offs seemed flawless, with no one in the stands being able to guess with any certainty of who was going to be awarded the National Championship. It truly was a “On the edge of your seat” moment for riders and owners of these fine Reining horses. Both professionals came prepared to win and ready to show their mounts to the best of their ability. When the booming announcer’s voice finally came through the speakers – Regalo Del Cielo was awarded the Reserve National Championship title with a 214 and crowned the 2013 National Champion in Hackamore Snafflebit Reining was # 323, Five Bars Of Silver, with a final score of 216!

Five Bars Of Silver is out of Hall of Fame mare, Ms High Five and sired by 4X World Cutting Champion, Gay Bars Silver.

Temple Cashes In With Duntattooedavaquero

Monday, July 23, 2012 AT 08:07 AM

Tulsa, OK – July 21, 2012 – Training professional, Leslie Temple (Granbury, Texas) ended the drought by winning the Appaloosa Reining Horse Association’s Derby Open Division on Sheri Shaw’s (Tolar, Texas) Duntattooedavaquero with a score of 71.  Shaw had recently purchased the Tattoos Dun It offspring at last years Appaloosa World Show in Ft. Worth, Texas and set him up for training with Temple at her Plus One Performance Horses barn.  Temple ran a flawless plus ride on Pattern #3, showing Duntattooedavaquero’s highlights off in his perfect sliding stops and smooth, quick spins.  Temple takes home a check in the amount of $654.75 for her 1st place position.  In addition to winning the Open division in the Derby, Duntattoedavaquero also won a National Championship in the Youth Reining Division 13 & under, with youngster Payton Currington on top.  Currington is owner Shaw’s grandson, so they are keeping it in the family!

Co-Reserve Champions in the Open Division were reining professionals, Terry Thompson (Aubrey, Texas) & Ruben Vandorp (Aubrey, Texas) with 70 1/2’s.  Thompson rode M. Wade Smith’s (Geary, Oklahoma) Ima Smokin Doll and Vandorp was mounted on Marco Brunetti’s (Italy) MA Istahar.  Both Thompson and Vandorp receive winning checks in the amount of $400.12.

In the Non-Pro Division, Jane Cairo (Miami, Florida) and Paul Stewart (Cooper City, Florida) were Co-Champions, both posting a 68.5 under the judging of NRHA Judge, Mark Wagman (Talala, Oklahoma).  Cairo showed her Tattoos Dun It offspring, Viejos Tattoo, and Stewart was mounted on Wimpys Little Clown, out of Wimpys Little Step.  Both Stewart and Cairo take home winnings in the amount of $605.00.

Overall, the ApRHA Derby paid out over $2700 in prize money this year, as well as awarded beautiful Lone Star Silversmith Championship buckles.


Smith Red Hot on Ima Smokin Frosty

Monday, July 23, 2012 AT 08:07 AM

Tulsa, OK – July 20, 2012 M. Wade Smith (Geary, Oklahoma) took home the National Championship honors title in Friday night’s Non-Pro Reining at the 65th National Appaloosa Show in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Riding Ima Smokin Frosty, one of Smith’s three horses he competed on, Smith topped out on Pattern #2 with the flawless plus run at 211 1/2.  Smith’s mount was just recently purchased from North View Farm in Bordertown, New Jersey and this was his first reining event with his new partner. This years field of the 12 Non-Pro competitors was an impressive mixture of veterans such as; Jane Cairo (Miami, Florida), Paul Stewart (Cooper City, Florida), and David L. Gregory (Hampton, Connecticut) combined with newcomers; Sheri Shaw (Tolar, Texas) and Jennifer Stone (Glendora, California).

Smith and Ima Smokin Frosty were Draw #11 of 12 and Smith knew he was going to have to lay down a perfect ride in order to beat Gregory and Cairo, who both had posted a 205 1/2.  And he did just that.  Cairo aboard Viejos Tattoo and Gregory riding First Draw finished up as Co-Reserve Champions.  Rounding out the top 7 were; (4)David L. Gregory/Shadow of A Whizard -204 1/2, (5) Sheri Shaw/Duntattooedavaquero – 203 1/2, (6) Robin Broughton (Wadsworth, Illinois)/ANB Silver Dun It – 201 1/2, and (7) Paul Stewart/Wimpys Little Clown – 200 1/2.  Congrats to M. Wade Smith, National Non-Pro Reining Champion, and kudos to Jane Cairo, ApRHA Treasurer, for having 3 of her stallions’ (Tattoos Dun It) offspring scoring in the top 7.

Playboy & Turner Favorite Number – 211 1/2

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 AT 11:07 PM

Tulsa, OK, July 18 – The Nationals continued today with evening event, Junior Reining.  7 competitors vied for the National Championship, running Pattern 4, and only 1 took away the title and the Bronze Trophy.  5th draw, trainer Tinker Turner (Booneville, Arkansas) and ApRHA Board of Director member, rode Candice Holland Turner’s horse, Playboy Haidaway, for the National championship win in tonight’s Junior Reining, posting a very impressive score of 211 1/2!

Close on Turner’s heels was Jane Cairo’s, Viejos Tattoo, ridden by newcomer Jorge Puente (Miami, Florida), another colt from Cairo’s great reining Appy stallion, Tattoos Dun It.  Puente, riding strong on non-pros Cairo and Paul Stewart’s stock all week took the Reserve Championship title with an even 210 aboard Viejos Tattoo and also the 3rd place ribbon with Stewart’s Wimpys Little Clown, earning a 209 1/2.

Rounding out the field were; 4th place-Terry Thompson (Aubrey, il) & M. Wade Smith’s Too Late To Whiz, 209; 5th place-Harvey Stevens (Indian River, Ontario, Canada) & Wilbur Archer’s Nu Circle N Sign, 206; 6th place-Terry Thompson aboard M. Wade Smith’s Im A Smoken Doll, 200 1/2; and 7th place-Roger L.  Johnson (Milton, Wisconsin) & James Schwisow’s The Inamorato, 177.

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Stevens Shines With Neon Cola Sign

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 AT 10:07 PM

Tulsa, OK, July 17 – Reining continued today at the 65th National Appaloosa Championship Show with the Senior Reining Class, bringing a total of 11 entrants to the Ford Truck Arena this evening.  Appy Reining horses, aged 6 and up, competed for the National Championship title with some of the best in the circuit riders on top.  Pattern 9 was the ApHC Judges choice of run and the class kicked off with veteran Terry Thompson (Aubrey, Texas) riding M. Wade Smith’s, Im A Smoken Frosty, to a lofty 211 score.   Monte Anderman (Tioga, Texas) draw #4, looked like he was going to give Thompson a run for his money with Drake Johnson’s Genuine Hickory Chic, but fell just a half-point shy in his equally impressive score of 210 1/2, earning him the 3rd place ribbon.

It was last draw, ApRHA Board of Director member, Harvey Stevens (Indian River, Ontario, Canada) that chased Terry Thompson’s 211 aboard Neon Cola Sign.  Riding for owners Wilburn Archer and Christi English, Stevens put together a nice pattern on the leopard spotted Appy, ending the run with a 211!  Run-off time!

Thompson came in for the first go on the run off, with Stevens riding second and once the last maneuver had been completed, it was Stevens walking away with the National Senior Reining Championship with a score of 210 in the Run-Off!

Of the 11 competitors, seven posted scores of 200+ – Terry Thompson on another M. Wade Smith horse, A Frosty Valentine, earned the 4th place spot with a 206 1/2 and rounding out the top 5 was Leslie Temple (Granbury, Texas), ApRHA Vice-President. Temple had a nice run going on Sheri Shaw’s Duntattooedavaquero, but a little bobble with the second lead change cost her, placing her in 5th place with a score of 206. Sixth spot went to Shadow of a Whizard, owned and ridden by David L. Gregory (Hampton, CT)
with a 203 and seventh place was given to Kim Hedges (Perrysburg, New York) & Ms Reminics Doll with a 200 1/2.

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Edgmon Brings The Thunder

Monday, July 16, 2012 AT 11:07 PM

Tulsa, OK, July 16 – The second of five Reining classes, being held this week at the 65th National Championship Appaloosa Show, began around 5pm today with the ApHC Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Reining Class, bringing 11 competitors to the arena.  ApHC Pattern 8 was ran by all and several high scores were posted, but none higher than ApHC’s newcomer Randy Tell Edgmon (Adkins, Texas) sliding on VKS Thunder Moon, owned by Nell Weber.  Edgmon and his sliding partner posted an impressive 215 1/2 earning him the National Championship Title.  Reserve Champion was earned by Jorge Puente (Miami, Florida) aboard Wimpy’s Little Lucky with a 209, owned by Paul and Ruthie Stewart, Cooper City, Florida.  All in all, 8 out of the 11 entrants posted scores in the 200’s – a nice showing by the Appaloosa Reiners!  Order of ribbons: (3) Jorge Puente & Ronnie Walla Walla (owned by Paul Stewart), 208, (4) Terry Thompson & B Thunderstruck (owned by Nettie Olsen), 207 1/2, (5) Zane Haverty & Princess Silverfrost (owned by Liz Kincaid), 206 1/2, (6) Eric LaPorte & Docs Frosty Holiday (owned by Stuart Zachary Millstone), 203 1/2, (7) Jorge Puente & Viejos Dun Tattooed (owned by Jane Cairo), 200 1/2, and (8) Leslie Temple & Dual Sign (owned by Jim Lira), 200.

Broughton Reigns At Masters

Monday, July 16, 2012 AT 10:07 PM

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.

2012 ApRHA Futurity & World Show Events

Sunday, June 24, 2012 AT 12:06 PM

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!

2012 Stallion Service Auction Closed

Sunday, June 24, 2012 AT 10:06 AM

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!

ApRHA Futurity Awards Over $20k in Cash

Sunday, October 30, 2011 AT 08:10 PM

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!