Temple Cashes In With Duntattooedavaquero
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.