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☛ Johnson & Norris run for NCHA VP 3-13-18

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

JIM JOHNSON AND STEVE NORRIS TO RUN FOR NCHA VICE PRESIDENT

Article contains information and/or photos from the NCHA and Cutting Horse Central
March 13, 2018

The NCHA Officer Nominating Committee has selected Jim Johnson, Lewisburg, W.V., and Steve Norris, Colorado Springs, Colo. to run for Vice President during their 2018 election.

Jim Johnson and  his family have been avid members in the NCHA since he bought his first cutting horse in 1983.

He has served on multiple committees as well as being a director for Region 4, Area 17. According to an article in Cutting Horse Central, Johnson feels he can bring diversification to the association, since he lives outside of Fort Worth and will be representing cutters in the East and the West

Johnson  has been involved in the industry since the early 1980’s and in 1988 he started producing cuttings at his farm in Lewisburg and have held them there for 30 years this May. He believes it is the longest continuous cutting at the same location, having been in existence for longer than 30 years.

Steve Norris, who has had numerous successes in establishing his own cattle company outside of Colorado Springs, where beside horses he has a cow/calf operation,  has been competing in the NCHA for 45 years and served as a director from Colorado in Region 1. He and  his family have supported the sport of cutting through sponsorship of awards and the NCHA Golf tournament.

Norris’ showing experience has been 95 percent at weekend shows, going up and down the road to mostly $200 and $300-added cuttings. He has three Novice Non-Pro World titles ad is an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member.

Norris has been a Region 1 Director, serving on various committees. He has also been a real estate broker and retired as a reserve deputy sheriff with the El Paso county sheriff’s Office after 15 years of service. He feels it is important for NCHA to provide Amateurs and Non-Pro cutters a class structure.

 

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☛ Vet student leaves horse owners victims 3-8-18

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ABUSE, HORSE NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

Vet student in Alabama leaves horse victims in her wake across multiple states

Monday, March 8, 2018
Press release from NetPosse.com

A 3rd year veterinary student at Tuskegee University in the State of Alabama has left many horse victims in her wake across multiple states. Reports have been received by Stolen Horse International aka NetPosse.com from horse owners in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

Their owners all had circumstances change in their lives and their horses were all given in good faith to one woman in Alabama. This young Tuskegee University vet student promised they’d be in retirement homes, companion animals for her barrel horse or she would train them and use them for her personal trail horses. She lied. Not once did she tell anyone that she was going to sell them or take them to horse auctions. If she had none of the owners would have let her have their horses.

The horse owners have reached out to their local law enforcement agencies to file reports. An application for an arrest warrant is underway as well as pursuing criminal and federal charges due to multiple states being involved.

Stolen Horse International, a nonprofit organization also known as NetPosse.com, is well known as the “lost and found’ place for horses on the internet for the equine industry. NetPosse.com offers horse theft and equine ID education, assist in search and recovery of stolen or missing horses, as well as other equine equipment.

“I am heart broken. Sick. Disgusted. Infuriated. I thought I was doing right by my horse by giving him to a home that would be able to provide him with the attention and care I felt he deserved. I have had horses in my life for over 20 years now and even as an avid horse lover, I was deceived. Because of my love for horses, I could never fathom this happening but unfortunately, it is a hard life lesson I am currently learning.” says Lindsay Rosentrator, owner of Willie.

One former owner received a fake vet bill, which was part of the story that the student had put Clue down because of a severe case of colic. After further investigation, it was determined that the vet that was listed on this bill is not listed with the licensing board for the State of Alabama.

“Two of these horses, Samson and Rocky, my husband and I raised from birth. The Mustang, Cheyenne, we rescued from a pasture after being abandoned. We loved all three very much. It broke our hearts to have to rehome them, but my husband developed health problems and we really had no choice. We thought we were sending them with someone who would love them and spend the time with them like we had. We were misled by a supposed vet student at Tuskegee University. I have pictures of the girl loading up Rocky and Samson. I shudder to think what she actually did with them. This was a very sad day to learn that she was lying to us. Reliving the painful day all over again. I hope we can get justice for ours and every other horse and owner.”, says owner, Pamela Hughes.

Pamela Reeves, another owner, informed Stolen Horse International that “She said she wanted to breed Blondie to get Cremellos…I gave her Blondie with a contract saying if she ever got rid of her she had to come back to me…She was friends with people I knew and I had seen her at many shows so I thought she was trustworthy.”

This is just a few of the horse owners that fell victim to the deception of their horses being provided a forever home with this student. Some had verbal contracts, some had written contracts regarding the transaction. Messages and texts were also kept discussing the transactions.

On February 28, 2018, Stolen Horse International, Inc. received the first online report on its website, www.NetPosse.com, and within just 5 days, 12 victims had come forward and filed reports for 17 horses. Numerous other individuals have spoken out that they too fell victim to this vet student.

Stolen Horse International, Inc. began distributing the information via their NetPosse Alert (the horse community’s Amber Alert) on the Internet to hundreds of social media groups and private email contacts in an effort to rally the public to help these families.  All had one thing in common, they were misled by a young lady who used her status as a veterinary student to mislead the owners. They believed their horses would be in good hands and have a forever home or be returned to them if she was no longer able to care for them. Indeed, she lied.

You will find the reports filed through NetPosse.com’s webpage with information and a printable flyer in each NetPosse.com listing, which is where any updates or leads will be posted. Anyone interested in helping can visit the website.

For more information, contact: Pamela Miller, Volunteer Reports Manager

Email: pamela.miller@netposse.com

 

The report listings that have been received thus far are as follows:

Bird Man, Report #NR005421: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5421

Willie, Report #NR005422: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5422

Lia & Trouble, Report #NR005427: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5427

Clue, Report #NR005430: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5430

Grey Lady & King, Report #NR005433: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5433

Cocoa & Tibby, Report #NR005434: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5434

Micky, Report #NR005435: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5435

Maddux, Report #NR005436: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5436

Ranger, Report #NR005437: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5437

Cheyenne, Samson & Rocky, Report #NR005439: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5439

Blondie, Report #NR005440: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5440

Georgia, Report #NR005441: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5441

Pen Dragon, Report #NR005442: https://netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5442

Gambler, Report #NR005444: https://netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5444

Dixie, Report #NR005443: https://netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5443

“Circulating the flyers for these horses as well as the NetPosse.com Alert nationwide is imperative, as they could be anywhere by now. These flyers are one tool that brings home many horses and must be posted in as many public places as possible,” says Debi Metcalfe, founder of Stolen Horse International. “And remember, not everyone has internet access. Please post their flyers in public places as well.”

Pictures, flyer, contact information, updates and other information are on the NetPosse webpage to identify this case quickly when calling in a tip. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Stolen Horse International with any information.

© 2018 – Stolen Horse International Public Relations – Pictures are available upon request.

For more information on Stolen Horse International and its programs, visit the website at www.netposse.com. Stolen Horse International is a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to it are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

 

Purchase your microchips from Stolen Horse International and help us continue to help missing horse victims with your purchase. We do not use companies that sell the 900 numbered microchips. All proceeds support our Victim’s Service and Educational Outreach projects.

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☛ Dennie Dunn pleads guilty to a felony 3-6-18

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE LAWSUITS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

DENTON (DENNIE) DUNN, FORMERLY HEAD OF THE NCHA GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE, PLEADS GUILTY TO A FELONY

By Glory Ann Kurtz
March 6, 2018

Denton (Dennie) Dunn, Salt Lake City, Utah and Peaster, Texas, a long-time member of the NCHA, who was previously an NCHA Director from Utah and head of the NCHA Grievance Committee, pleaded guilty to Attempted Communications Fraud, a 3rd degree felony, in a Salt Lake City, Utah, courtroom on Oct. 10, 2017.

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On July 15, 2015, Dunn had been charged with 10 felonies, including Communications Fraud (4), Theft (4), Attempted Communications Fraud and a Pattern of Unlawful Activity; however, after two years of court cases, he pleaded guilty to Attempted Communications Fraud, a 3rd degree felony.

Dunn originally was sentenced to “an indeterminate term of not to exceed five years in the Utah State Prison; however, the prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for 12 months. The probation is to be supervised by “good behavior” probation. Any early termination of probation will require notification to the prosecutor. Dunn was placed on Court Probation, meaning he could violate no laws and must complete 80 hours of community service at the rate of 10 hours a month beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. A Restitution hearing was scheduled for Nov. 13, 2017.

 2-criminal sentence

However, the Restitution Hearing was held earlier, on Oct. 16, 2017, when the court ordered Dunn to restitution in the amount of $95,047, to be paid at the rate of $150 a month beginning on Jan. 1, 2018

 

THE FRAUD:

According to Salt Lake City court documents that are open to members of the public, commencing on or about March 3, 2014, Dunn and his wife Barbara devised a scheme or artifice to defraud Brad Hall And Associates or to obtain from them money, property or anything of value by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises or material omissions. Dunn communicated directly or indirectly with him with the purpose of executing or concealing the schemer artifice, and the total value of the property, money or thing obtained or sought to be obtained by the scheme or artificer was more than $5,000 in violation of Utah law. This violation is a second-degree felony under Utah law.

The state requested bail of $50,000 for each defendant as they engaged in a clear pattern to defraud. They misrepresented the financial condition of Dunn Oil to Stan and Blake Parrish. They pushed the Parrishes to make a large financial contribution to a company that was struggling financially. They also deliberately ran up a large bill with Brad Hall And Associates, disregarding payment requirements put in place by Brad Hall because Dunn Oil already was indebted to Brad Hall for a substantial sum.

They did this in full knowledge they were going to declare bankruptcy (which they did – twice) and leave Brad Hall without recourse once their malfeasance was discovered. Their financial fraud cost Brad Hall in excess of $100,000.

Dunn’s next step was a meeting in court with the State of Utah Assistant Attorney General Brian Williams, on Oct. 10, 2017. Dunn’s wife, Barbara, was no longer included in the case, which had been reduced to a single charge: Attempted Communications Fraud, a 3rd Degree Felony, to which Dunn pleaded Guilty through his attorney Loni F. Deland.

The Court advised Dunn of his rights and penalties;  however, he waived the reading of the information as well as the time for sentence. He was convicted of Attempted Communications Fraud and sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to exceed five years in the Utah State Prison; however, the prison term was suspended.

He was then placed on probation for 12  months, supervised by “good behavior probation,” with early termination of probation requiring notification to the prosecutor and placed on court probation.  He could violate no laws and complete 80 hours of community service at the rate of 10 hours a month, beginning on Jan.1, 2018. The restitution hearing was scheduled for Nov. 13, 2017.

However, the Restitution Hearing was actually held on Oct. 16, 2017, when the court ordered restitution to Hall in the amount of $95,047 to be paid at the rate of $150 a month, beginning 1/1/2018.

3-Minutes Restitution 

In the process of all of the Dunn’s financial problems, he and his wife filed, not one but two, bankruptcies: Chapter 13 on Aug. 11, 2014 and Chapter 7 on Sept. 25, 2015 in the Northern District of Texas.

First National Bank-Bankruptcy

 

See articles on background checks

 

FROM THE EDITOR:

As the owner and editor of www.allaboutcutting.com, I don’t go out of my way to find NCHA’s or other horse organization’s officers, directors or members who have committed crimes. Most of my information comes from members or interested parties of the problem created, and the above article is one of those.

I received a letter by mail from “A Concerned Member” regarding Dennie Dunn. The sender listed several statements about Dunn that I could not publish without further investigation to make sure the statements were true. Unfortunately, after my investigation, I found they were very true!

Dennie Dunn letter

 

I did not know, and still don’t know, if the NCHA officers, directors or management know about the legal and criminal charges or bankruptcies of Dennie Dunn. However, the current Membership Directory of the NCHA shows that Dunn lives in Peaster, Texas, located northwest of Fort Worth where the home office of the NCHA is located. However, last night I received a telephone call saying he was in St. George, Utah, where his wife is working for a car dealership.

But I do think that it would be wise to all horse and/or non-profit organizations should do background checks on their officers, directors and employees. A prime example is that today most major companies do this on a regular basis.

Glory Ann Kurtz
allaboutcutting.com

940-393-1865

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☛ American Horse Council report shows growth in horse industry 3-1-18

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

AHCF ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2017 ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

 

Courtesy America Horse Council Foundation
March 1, 2018

(Washington, DC)- The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased to announce the results of its anticipated 2017 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry. The AHCF would like to thank The Innovation Group for their work on this important study.

The equine industry in the U.S. generates approximately $122 billion in total economic impact, an increase from $102 billion in the 2005 Economic Impact Study. The industry also provides a total employment impact of 1.74 million, and generates $79 billion in total salaries, wages, and benefits. The current number of horses in the United States also stands at 7.2 million. Texas, California, and Florida continue to be the top three states with the highest population of horses.

“Those involved in the equine industry already know how important it is to the U.S. economy. Having these updated numbers is critical not only to the AHC’s efforts up on Capitol Hill, but also for the industry to demonstrate to the general public how much of a role the equine has in American households,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “While the number of horses in the US has decreased, this was not entirely unexpected due to the decline in breed registration trends over the last few years.”

Another bright spot for the industry: 38 million, or 30.5%, of U.S. households contain a horse enthusiast, and 38% of participants are under the age of 18. Additionally, approximately 80 million acres of land is reserved for horse-related activities.

“For this update of the study we wanted to get a better picture of the number of youth in the pipeline, which is a number that we have not previously included in our economic impact studies. Additionally, being able to put a number of the amount of land use for equine-related activities is essential to ensuring that we are able to continue to protect and preserve that land for its intended use,” said Ms. Broadway.

The National Economic Impact Study is available for purchase through the AHC website here: http://www.horsecouncil.org/horsecouncil-publications/. Additionally, the 15 state breakouts will be available for purchase by the beginning of April. If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org.

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☛ US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is an NCHA member 2-23-18

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

NCHA MEMBER, REX TILLERSON, USES THE “CODE OF THE WEST” AS THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Feb. 23, 2018

Rex Tillerson (center) with ranch hands on his ranch.

Recently, our current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, sat down with 60 Minutes about his life and how being a Boy Scout and following the “Code of the West” has affected his past, future and decisions in life.

In fact Rex Wayne Tillerson, 65, who was born on March 23, 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas,  was named after Rex Allen and John Wayne, two Hollywood actors famous for playing cowboys. Showing that he still has “cowboy” his blood, today, he and his wife, the former Renda St. Clair, own two ranches in Texas, where they raise cutting horses.  Both Rex and Renda are lifetime Amateur/Non-Pro members of the National Cutting Horse Association.

The Tillerson Ranch

Although neither Rex nor Renda compete in cutting horse competitions, they own and raise cutting horses on their ranch and have them trained and shown in NCHA competition. Although Rex usually doesn’t have the time to spend at the NCHA events that their horses are entered in, Renda can be seen in the stands cheering on their cutting horses on a regular basis.

 

TILLERSON’S PAST:

 

Rex Tillerson, The United States Secretary of State

Tillerson began his career as an engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. According to those who know him best, Tillerson is a fiercely private person who started his career in 1975 at the bottom of the ladder with Exxon Company USA as a roustabout in the Oil & Gas Division in the Gulf of Mexico. He achieved a degree in civill engineering and worked his way up through the managerial rank and file of two companies: Exxon Company USA and the resulting company after the merger with Mobil Oil company, ExxonMobil. He rose to serve as chairman and chief executive of ExxonMobil from 2006 to 2017. Tillerson’s final destination with ExxonMobil was retiring as the CEO and Chairman of the Board. When he left Exxon to become Secretary of State, he was four months away from retirement, at which time he would have been entitled to a $180 million retirement package. According to Wikipedia, he is worth approximately $300 million.

A past employee said, “I found Tillerson to be a no-nonsense type of guy with one objective: efficiency. He had a unique knack of promoting his theory of “doing more with less.” Many a day I sat across from the desk of Mr. Tillerson, who was dressed in his usual attire: a pair of blue coveralls and steel-toed boots with a hard hat sitting on his desk.

“Over the years, I discovered that Tillerson had the driest humor I’ve ever heard, a duty of loyalty without equal (his theory is he always ‘rides for the brand’ and expects you to do the same – the Cowboy Way) rock-solid personal, business and work ethics, as well as one of the sharpest business minds I’ve ever encountered.”

But one of the most treasured pastime accomplishments for Tillerson was being a long-time volunteer with the Boy  Scouts of America. His father was an executive of Boys Scouts of America and Rex earned the rank of Eagle Scout, was national president of the Boy Scouts and was inducted into the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame of the Greater New York Councils. At the end of his presidency of the Boy Scouts, he remained on the organization’s National Executive Board.

THE CODE OF THE WEST: HOW REX HAS LIVED HIS LIFE:

When Margaret Brennan of 60 Minutes on CBS News asked Rex what “Code of the West” meant, Tillerson responded: “Well you know, the Code of the West is (when) the West was unfolding, there wasn’t a lot of law enforcement and people basically relied upon each other’s word and ‘My Word is my Bond.’ I’ve used that throughout my life, as well, even at Exxon Mobil. I would sit down with the head of state for that country or the CEO of that company and we’’d look each other in the eye and I’d say, ‘All I need to know is that you’re gonna live up to your side of the deal. And I give you my word I’ll live up to my side of this deal.’ And then a lot of the Code of the West people were very loyal to their organizations. And the phrase, ‘Riding for the Brand’ is a phrase that’s always stuck with me. When a cowboy signed on to a ranch or to that organization, he was committed to that organization.”

Asked what the brand meant for Tillerson today, he said, “The State Department of the United States government. The American people are my brand.”

HOW REX BECAME SECRETARY OF STATE:

Although Tillerson had never met President Donald Trump before he became the United States Secretary of State, he was invited to Trump Tower.

“He (President Trump) just began by asking me, you know, ‘I want you to just kinda talk about how you see the world.’ We walked around the world for about an hour and then he kinda went into a little bit of a sales pitch with me and said, ‘I want you to be my Secretary of State.’ And I was stunned.”

Tillerson didn’t have any idea that he was having a job interview. “I thought it was just – I was going up just to talk to him and share with him, which I’ve done with previous presidents. I did with President Obama, I did with President Bush. So I really thought that’s all it was.”

However when he was asked if he had any sense of what he was getting into, Tillerson responded, “By and large – I did.”

Tillerson’s final statement in the article was, “I hope with this little bit of exchange we’ve had, you understand the man better. That’s why I’m still here. Those things don’t bother me. I’m here to serve my country I committed to this President. My God is my bond. I ride for this brand. That’s why I’m here. And nothin’ anybody else says is gonna change that.”

Tillerson said that his recommendation to the President was said to have come from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who have a consulting firm that works with Exxon.

RENDA TILLERSON:

Rex and Renda Tillerson

Tillerson said that it was  his wife who told him to take the role of Secretary of State. Renda is the co-owner of the Bar RR Ranches LLC in Bartonville, Texas, located northwest of Dallas, which is also where she was born.  On her suggestion, the Tillersons purchased the ranch in 2009 which specializes in the breeding, training and showing of cutting horses. It was previously owned by the late Charles Wyly and called the Stargate Sport Horse Farm. The Tillersons changed the name to Bar RR Ranches for Rex and Renda.

“I didn’t want this job. I didn’t seek this job,” said Tillerson in another publication, regarding being the United States Secretary of State . “My wife told me I’m supposed to do this.”

He continued that his 60-year-old wife shook her finger at him and said, “I told you God’s not through with you.”

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☛ NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman & Celebration of Champions 2-19-18

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

NRCHA WORLD’S GREATEST HORSEMAN EVENT PACKS FORT WORTH’S JOHN JUSTIN ARENA

CHAMPIONS HICKORY HOLLY TIME/ KELBY PHILLIPS WIN $40,000; PHILLIPS ALSO WINS CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS FOR TOTAL WEEKEND EARNINGS OF $64,845.19.

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Feb. 19, 2018

The World’s Greatest Crowd. Photo by Rick Dennis

The spectators at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) World’s Greatest Horseman event not only packed the seats of the John Justin Arena, in the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth, the night of Saturday, Feb. 17, but the crowd was also four-deep standing behind the seats. They swarmed the event consisting of the top10 of the 50 entries vying to become the “World’s Greatest Horseman” and take home the Finals first-place $40,000 paycheck of the $150,500 total purse.

Counting the go-round payouts, the event paid out a total of $162,000. The event was held the final day of the annual NRCHA Celebration of Champions that took place in the Will Rogers Coliseum and the John Justin arena for nine days – Feb. 9-17.

After the 10 bridle horses, including six stallions and four geldings, had competed in four events, including herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work, in front of a full-house of screaming cow-horse lovers, Hickory Holly Time, an 8-year-old stallion, ridden by Kelby Phillips, Scottsdale, Ariz., and owned by DT Horses LLC, Bend, Ore., took home the coveted title. Ironically, the pair had finished 8th out of the top 10 going to the finals, with an 863.5.

Hickory Holly Time shown at the South Point. Primo Photo

Hickory Holly Time, who was the 2015 NRCHA Open Hackamore World Champion and Open Stakes Reserve Champion as well as the  2014 Open Derby Champion and 2013 Intermediate Open Futurity Champion, had just increased his earnings to $231,025. The pair competed in last year’s event; however, they didn’t make the finals.

But this must have been Kelby’s lucky day as the pair also won the Open Composite of the 102-entry NRCHA Celebration of Champions held at the Will Rogers Coliseum during the week. Phillips rode Duals Lucky Charm (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Ms Pepcid Olena) owned by Mike and Robyn Stewart to a whopping 444.5 total score, taking home $22,638.69 in the composite. He also won the Rein work for $1,323.90, finished 4th in the Herd Work for $661.95, tied for 4th in the Cow work for $220.65, giving Kelby’s total paychecks for his horses for the week of in the Celebration of Champions was $24,845.19. Add that to his $40,000 win in the Worlds Greatest Horseman, gives Kelby a $64,845.19.

Hickory Holly Time is sired by One Time Pepto, the sire with the most finalists at three, and out of Hickorys Holly Cee by Doc’s Hickory. On his dam’s side, Hickory Holly Cee is out of Miss Cee Nita by Peponita.

The pair scored a total of 890.5 points, including a second for a 220 in the Herd Work, that was won by Cal Me Mitch, a Metallic Cat stallion ridden by Philip Ralls, Paso Robles, Calif., and owned by Estelle Roitblat, Templeton, Calif.; a  second with a 222.5 score in the Rein work, that was won by LenaLilToTheWright, a gelding by Lena Wright On ridden by Randy Paul and owned by Linda Katz, Agoura Hills, Calif.; the winner in the Steer Work with a 224.5 and finishing in a tie for second and third in the Cow Work with a 223.5. That division was won by Call Me Mitch, who was the runner-up to the event’s champion with a total score of 888.

Call Me Mitch won a total of  $28,250, receiving $25,00 for second in the finals, $1,500 for winning the Herd Work and $750 for second in the Rein work and $1,000 for second in the steer work. The pair won the preliminaries of the competition with a total score of 887.5. His paycheck brought him close to the $1 million mark in total lifetime earnings with the NRCHA.

Third place went to Lena Buddy Nic, a loud-colored tobiano, crowd-pleasing Paint gelding sired by Nic It In The Bud out of Dual Lena, owned by Bitterroot Springs Ranch, Ross, Calif., and ridden by Jake Telford. The pair took home $18,000 for third place.

The fourth-place horse, Blind Sided, a stallion by Peptoboonsmal out of Lil Miss Shiney Chex, owned by the Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas, ridden by Jay McLaughlin, took home a total of $16,250, that included $15,000 for fourth place, $500 for third in the Herd work and 4750 for third in the rein work.

The 7th place in the finals was Smooth N Cash, ,a gelding by by Smooth As A Cat out of Dox Gavash, owned by the Roloff Ranch, Temecula, Calif. The program and results show the rider as Jake D. Gorrell; however, it was announced that Gorrell had gotten hurt earlier and Russell Dilday did the riding duties in the Worlds Greatest Horseman Finals.

Unfortunately, One Fine Vintage, a stallion by One Time Pepto, ridden by Corey Cushing and owned by the Robertson Ranches, Plymouth, Calif., who finished second in the preliminaries with an 886 total score, including a win in the Rein Work with a 222.5 and a win in the Steer work with a 226.5 and tied for 6th in the Cow Work with a 219.5, finished last in the Finals, after receiving zeros in the cow and steer work.

The judges for the Worlds Greatest Horseman were Ron Emmons, Smokey Pritchett, Doug Ingersoll, Tom Buckingham, Bobby Hunt.  Bill Enk was Director of Judges..

WorldsGreatestHorsemanResults2018

CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS:

With 102 entries, the Celebration of Champions Open Division had three events: Herd, Rein and Cow. Kelby Phillips won the event riding Duals Lucky Charm (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Ms Pepcid Olena) owned by Mike and Robyn Stewart.

The pair scored  a 147, good enough for 4th in the Herd work, earning an additional $661.95. They won the Rein Work with a 149.5 score and a $1,323.90 paycheck and tied for 4th place (5 ways) with a 148 in the Cow Work, taking  home $220.65 for a grand total of $24,845.19. That paycheck, along with his $40,000 from the Worlds Greatest Horseman, gave him $64,845.19 from the show.

The Reserve Champion of the Celebration of Champions was Justin Wright riding Shiners Diamond Cat, taking home $16,681.14 plus $1,323.90 for winning the Herd Work and $992.93 for tying for second in the cow work, for a total of $18,997.97.

For full results, go to http://www.nrcha.com

 

THE BUSIEST TRAINER AT THE SHOW:

Clayton Edsell must have been the busiest man entered in the Celebration of Champions and in the ballpark with the highest money earners of the entire show, with total earnings on four horses in the Open, Intermediate Open and Novice Horse divisions of $53,953.50.

In the Open Division, Edsell rode Bet He Sparks to third place, taking home $13,702.36 in composite, $772.28 for 2/4 in the reined work and $992.93 for 2/3 in the cow work, for a total of $15,467.57.

He also rode Metallic Train in the Open to a 4/5 split in the composite , earning $10,425.71 plus $1,323.90 for winning the cow work for a total of $11,749.61. He also finished in a tie for 9/10 riding Shining CD Light for an additional $3,574.53. Also, in the go-rounds, he split 5/6 in the Herd Work riding Malibu Barbie for $220.65 – totaling $31,012.36 in the Open Division.

In the Intermediate Open, Edsell won a total of $19,882.40. Riding Bet He Sparks, he won the composite, taking home $7,281.45, split first place split fin reined work for $370.82 and finished second in the cow work for $337.10 – totaling $7,989.37.

He also rode Metallic Train to second in the composite for a $5,461.09, 3rd in the Reined work for $269.68 and won the cow work for $404.53 – for a total of $6,135.30.

Aboard Shining CD Light, he finished 4th in the composite for $3,640.72 and tied for 4th in the Herd work for $84.28 for a $3,725 total. He also rode Malibu Barbie to 7/8 split in the Intermediate Open composite for $1,729.34 plus a tie for second in the herd work for $303.39, totaling $2,032.73.

In the Novice Horse class, he won an additional $3,058.74 riding Shining CD Light to a first-place tie, 4th in rein work, 3rd in the Herd work and 4th in the cow work.

 

 

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