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☛ Alice Walton’s complete dispersal 2-27-15






By Glory Ann Kurtz
Sept. 27, 2015
Updated 6:45 p.m. 

Boon San, shown with Eddie Flynn riding, was the high-selling horse of the sale, bringing $500,000.

In July, Alice Walton, 65, one of the wealthiest and most influential women in the world, announced that she was leaving the cutting horse industry and and “realigning her priorities.” She announced holding an absolute dispersal sale Sept. 21-22 at her Rocking W Ranch in Millsap, Texas, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd. The two-day sale also included ranch equipment. The ranch is for sale separately.


When the final gavel had fallen on the 89 horses that went through the sale ring, they had netted $3,230,500 for a $36,298 average and a $10,000 median. (Median is halfway between the highest- and lowest-selling horse.)


The high-selling horse, bringing a cool half a million dollars, was Boon San, a 2003 stallion, earner of $57,580, sired by High Brow Cat, NCHA’s all-time leading sire out of Boon San Sally by Boon Bar, earner of $60,802 and producer of 14 money earners with $1,103,845 in earnings. They include Boon San Kitty, a full sister to Boon San, with earnings of $565,504. She is also the dam of RW Sallycat, full sister to Boon San with $143,736 in lifetime earnings.


Boon San Baby, the second high-selling horse of the sale, bringing $410,000.

The second high seller was Boon San Baby, a 2010 sorrel mare, also sired by Boon San and out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, bringing a $410,000 final bid. The mare, with lifetime earnings of $197,332, sold with an embryo conceived April 26, 2015 for a 2016 foaling date, sire by The Boon, a 2008 red roan son of Peptoboonsmal out of Boon San Kitty by High Brow Cat, with earnings of $76,156. Boon San Kitty was the NCHa Horse of the Year and earner of $565,000 and was 2014 NCHA #4 Leading Producer, with foals earning $800,000, including Walton’s stallion Rocking W, with earnings of $329,000, including the champion of the NCHA Futurity. His first foals are just yearlings.


Stylish Baby Doll was the third high-seller, bringing $350,000. The 2002 mare sired by SR Instant Choice out of Stylish Oak Susie by Doc’s Oak, had $201,425 in lifetime earnings and was the 2006 NCHA Derby Champion. She sold with an embryo, conceived March 12, 2015 sired by Boon San, for a 2016 baby.


Seven horses sold for $100,000 and over while 10 sold for $50,000 and over. The top 10 netted $2,162,000 for a $216,200 average. The top 20 netted $2,682,000 for a $134,100 average.

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Stylish Baby Doll was the leading bred mare, bringing a $350,000 final bid. She is shown being ridden by Eddie Flynn.

Although the high-selling horse was a stallion, mares faired best in the average and median. Ten money-earning mares netted $1,237,500 for a $123,750 average and $50,000 median.  Bred mares with embryo-transfer babies netted $1,187,500 for a $98,958 average and $72,500 median. Eight of the top 10 horses selling were mares, with only one stallion and one 2016 embryo.

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Eight foals of 2012, or 3-year-olds, topped the age groups, netting $399,000, averaging $49,875 for a $15,000 median. Two of those 3-year-olds also had embryos by Boon San going with them, including the high seller, Rockin Sally Cat, a daughter of Rockin W out of One Sallycat by One Time Pepto bringing $200,000 and Boon Sans Stylish, a daughter of Boon San out of Stylish Rosie, bringing 485,000.

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Ten 2-year-olds sold, bringing $246,900, averaging $24,690 for a $5,000 median. The high-selling 2-year-old was Pattie Rocks, a daughter of Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, brining $200,000. However, the rest of the 2-year-olds bought only $8,000 or less, with the second high seller, Rockin My Car (Rockin W x Cats At The Mall x High Brow Cat) only getting an $8,000 final bid.

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There were 13 embryos that were sold separately from their dams, totaling $171,600 for a $13,200 average and a $5,000 median. The highest-selling embryo sold alone was sired by Boon San and out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, bringing a $100,000 final bid. The price then dropped down to $12,500 for an embryo by Boon San out of RW Rockin by Dual Rey. She is also the dam of Walton’s sire Fortune Bend, sired by One Time Pepto, and earner of $123,625.

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Nineteen yearlings sold for a total of $228,000, averaging $12,000 for a $6,000 median. The high seller, bringing $50,000, was Stylish N Rockin, a daughter of Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice. Her dam, Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice was an NCHA Open Derby Champion and earner of $201,000. She has produced foals earning $358,000.


The second high-selling yearling at $37,000 was Rock My Boon San, sired by Rockin W out of Boon San Baby by Boon San. Boon San Baby has earned $197,000.

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There were more weanlings sold than any other division; however, they held the worst average. A total of 22 sold for $235,700, averaging $10,714 for a $4,700 median. The highest-selling weanling was not yet named and a daughter of Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, selling for $67,000.  The second high seller was The Boons Baby, a daughter of The Boon out of Boon San Baby by Boon San, commanding a $45,000 final bid. Only the top five weanlings sold commanded a five-figure final bid.

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Only three sires had three or more offspring in the sale, topped by Boon San, with 35 offspring selling for a total of $996,200 averaging $28,463 for a $6,000 median. Next was Rockin W with 32 offspring bringing  $748,600 for an average of $23,394 and a $6,750 median.  Lastly, Dual Rey had three offspring totaling $123,500, averaging $41,167 for a $50,000 median.

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No buyers were listed by Western Bloodstock; however, Western Bloodstock posted an article on the Internet regarding the buyers of the horses, including the top buyer Robert Patton Jr., a Fort Worth businessman and co-owner of the Los  Angeles Dodgers. He purchased 11 horses at the sale for $1,793,500, averaging $163,045, including the sale’s second-highest seller at $410,000, 5-year-old Boon San Baby LTE $197,332, with her 2016 embryo by The Boon. He also purchased 3-year-old Rockin Sallycat, by Rockin W out of One Sallycat, along with her 2016 embryo by Boon San, for $200,000; 2-year-old filly Pattie Rocks, by Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll, for $200,000; 6-year-old Boon San Spoon, by Hes A Peptospoonful out of Boon San Kitty, along with her 2016 embryo by Rockin W; and a 2016 embryo by Boon San out of Stylish Baby Doll. He also recently purchased the Marvine Ranch in Aledo from Jon and Abby Winkelried.

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Good luck Alice with your next ventures!





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☛ NRCHA SBF Takes Off 9-22-15

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments




Press release from NRCHA

Sept. 22, 2015


Ron Ralls and Corey Cushing tied for first after the first day of herd work in the Open division of the NRCHA Snaffle bit Futurity.

The first leg of preliminary competition, the herd work, began at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity held Sept. 21 through Oct. 3 in Reno, Nev., with two horses bred by NRCHA Corporate Partner San Juan Ranch tying at the top of the leader board with identical scores of 219.


The very first horse to work, SJR Metallic Star (Metallic Cat x Starlights Rhonda x Grays Starlight), set the bar high with the first 219 of the day. The roan stallion was shown by Paso Robles, California, horseman Phillip Ralls. The San Juan Ranch-bred entry is owned by Ralls’ mother, Billie Jo Ralls.


The other 219 score came deep in the third set, from NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing and SJR Diamond Rey (Dual Rey x Shiners Diamond Girl x Shining Spark), a stallion bred and owned by San Juan Ranch. SJR Diamond Rey is a half brother to CD Diamond (x CD Olena), the stallion Cushing rode to the 2012 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship. CD Diamond is also bred and owned by San Juan Ranch.

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All the Snaffle Bit Futurity action can be viewed live via webcast, thanks to the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s official videographer, Equine Promotion. The live feed is free to watch at Admission to the show is free until Finals weekend, Thursday, Oct. 1 – Saturday, Oct. 3. Click here to purchase Finals tickets through Ticketmaster.The first Snaffle Bit Futurity was held in 1970 in Sacramento, Calif., and boasted 27 entries. Over time, the Futurity has become a high-profile, major spectator event, drawing hundreds of entries and thousands of fans who make the trip to Reno each year.  Many cow horse enthusiasts describe their first trip to the Snaffle Bit Futurity as the reason they became hooked on the spine-tingling sport. 

Other fun Futurity-related activities include the annual NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet; the enormous Best of the West trade show; the  Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales; and a full slate of competitive hackamore, two-rein and bridle classes for horses aged four and up.


The annual Raffle Colt giveaway also is a mainstay at Reno – for the price of a single $10.00 ticket, you could win your very own royally-bred, started 2-year-old with a paid entry to the 2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity! The Raffle Colt is generously donated every year by the Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, Calif. The drawing is held during the Open Finals on Saturday, Oct. 3.


For more information about the National Reined Cow Horse Association and the 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity, visit

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☛ Walton’s ranch and horses for sale 9-16-15






By Glory Ann Kurtz
Sept. 16, 2015

Previously, cutting horse breeder and NCHA competitor, Alice Walton, announced that she was getting out of the cutting horse business and would be selling her horses. However, it has now been announced by Williams Trew Real Estate that they will be handling the sale of Alice’s Rocking W Ranch, located on the banks of the Brazos River in Millsap, Texas, including 1,435 acres. The price: $19.750 million. Williams Trew Real Estate, was formed in 2000 and was a dominant player in the Fort Worth residential market, but the end of 2014 was sold to Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Real Estate, which grew in 70 years from a one-woman office to become Texas’ largest agency.


According to the Williams Trew website,, the ranch is located just west of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex off of Interstate I-20. The Rocking W offers over 1,435 acres with extensive paved and ranch roads that grant access to all portions of the property. With an excellent blend of hardwood and some softwood trees, plus a wildlife friendly mix ranging from open to heavy cover with strong native grasses, the ranch is an ideal spot for any outdoor enthusiast.


Plus, with over 250 acres of coastal Bermuda pasture providing abundant hay for cattle and horses, and over 15 stock tanks and ponds, well water, and Brazos River water, the Rocking W is a vibrant working ranch. Hay and equipment barns provide abundant, protected storage for the ranch owner’s equipment and crops. Numerous large traps for horses and cattle are pipe fenced and watered.


Perhaps the most captivating aspect of the Rocking W is the extensive horse facility. A 24-stall main show barn serves as the anchor, and includes 10 oversized, covered outdoor stalls adjacent to an additional covered arena.


The main residence sits atop a hill with spectacular views of the Brazos River Valley and the equine facility. Mature oak trees encapsulate the 4,100+ sq. ft. soft contemporary home. The comfortable residence offers three bedrooms, a library and a main gallery. The state of the art home features Venetian plaster walls, Mesquite floors, Sycamore and Cherry cabinetry and a fully customizable home automation system.


The large covered deck off the main living area is the perfect place to enjoy the best sunset view in the Brazos River Valley. Additional residences for all needed staff and guests are located in the central complex. Upon purchase, the seller will convey an adjudicated right to impound up to 200 acre feet of water and to divert and use up to 600 acre feet of water for agricultural purposes. The mineral estate and producing royalties owned by the seller will also convey.



Alice Walton, 65, is one of the wealthiest and most influential women in the world and in July announced she was leaving the cutting horse industry. At the time she was a member of the NCHA Finance Committee. Giving a reason, Walton said she is realigning her priorities and it’s time for me to pull back and focus on other things that really matter to me.”


She opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., in 2011 and is also the CEO of the Museum. The daughter of the late Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart also has other philanthropic interests that she wants to focus on.  In 2012, Walton was recognized by Time Magazine as being one of the world’s most influential people.




The 91 horses selling include five broodmares, two breeding stallions, 26 foals in utero, 23 weanlings, 18 yearlings 10 2-year-olds, eight show horses and three ranch horses.

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According to NCHA’s Sally Harrison, some of the horses selling have stellar pedigrees and performance records, as well as being producers of money earners. They include: Boon San Sally, foaled in 1980, who produced the winners of more than $1 million, and created a dynasty of champions including Boon San Spoon, the Open Champion at the NCHA Classic Challenge, held July 17, 2015. It was the Walton Ranch’s final show.

Bred and raised by Walton, Boon San Spoon is out of Boon San Sally’s famous daughter, 2004 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Boon San Kitty, who won the NCHA Classic Challenge in 2005 and 2006 and remains the only horse to have won the event twice. Boon San Kitty is also the dam of 2009 NCHA Open Futurity Champion Rockin W, earner of $329,722.

Other Walton Ranch Open champions from the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which encompasses the NCHA Derby and the NCHA Classic Challenge, include BR Instant Replay, champion of the 2000 Classic Challenge and Stylish Baby Doll, champion of the 2006 NCHA Derby. Stylish Baby 
Doll, the earner of $201,425, will sell in the Walton dispersal along with six of her daughters and an embryo transfer for 2016 by Boon San. Boon San, reserve champion of the 2014 NCHA Classic Challenge, is a full brother to Boon San Kitty (lifetime earnings of $565,504). Also a cornerstone Rockin W sire, also will be sold, as well as the young stallion The Boon, a Boon San Kitty son.

Boon San Baby, Boon San Spoon’s stablemate, also collected a check and trophy buckle as a finalist in the 2015 Classic Challenge. Boon San Spoon has current career earnings of $169,189 and Boon San Baby has $197,332. Both of the mares are included in the Walton Ranch’s Absolute Dispersal, along with many other full and half-siblings.



With 91 top-bred horses, and a donkey selling by Jeremy Barwick’s Western Bloodstock Sale Company at the ranch, the horses will be demonstrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, along with buyer registration.

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The sale of equipment will begin at 1 p.m. on Sept. 21, including a 36-foot travel trailer, trucks, hose trailers, stock trailers, flatbed trailers, tractors and other implements, ATVs, ranch equipment, cameras, office equipment, mechanical cow, foal alert, semen tank, saddles, bridles, blankets, etc.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 22, buyer registration will begin at 10 a.m.  Lunch will be held at 12 noon and the 92 horses will start selling at 1 p.m., followed by the auctioning of a Rockin W Syndicate share, nine annual Rockin W breedings and five annual Fortune Bend breedings followed by the sale of horse tack.





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☛ NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity schedule 9-11-15

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments





2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Good Time (One Time Pepto x Dual Nurse x Dual Pep) owned by Lynne Wurzer and ridden by Corey Cushing. Primo photo


Sept. 11, 2015

From humble beginnings in 1970, with a mere 27 entries, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity has flourished into one of the most prestigious and exciting events in the Western performance industry. This year’s event is scheduled for Sept. 21 – Oct. 3, 2015, with 236 entries in the Open divisions and 71 in the Non-Pro divisions.


Many cow horse enthusiasts describe their first Snaffle Bit Futurity experience as the reason they became hooked on the spine-tingling sport. As a result hundreds of horses and thousands of fans from across the U.S., Canada and overseas will make the journey to Reno, Nev., for the Futurity this year.


Thrills, and sometimes spills, abound as 3-year-old horses test their athleticism in a trio of demanding events: herd work, rein work and fence work. The reward for the best performance is the $100,000 first-place Open Championship paycheck, and the total payout for all the divisions at the show is expected to top $1.1 million. Other Futurity activities include the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet; the enormous Best of the West trade show; the Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales; and horse show classes for horses age 4 and older.


The annual Raffle Filly giveaway also is a Futurity mainstay. For the price of a single $10.00 ticket, you could win your very own royally bred, started 2-year-old with a paid entry to the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity! The Raffle Filly is donated every year by the Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, Calif.


Limited Age Event Added Money totaling $428,000 includes $328,000 added to the Open and Cinch Intermediate Open.  $100,000 is added to the Discount Tire Non Pro Futurity along with $5,000 added to the Amateur and $5,000 added to the Non Pro Limited Futurity.


Horse Show Added Money totals $33,500 and includes a $7,000 Added Open Bridle and Open Hackamore and $3,000 added Non Pro Bridle and Non Pro Hackamore.

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Four sales will be held with the Performance Horse and Select 2-Year-Old Preview scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.


The Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1.


On Friday, Oct. 3 , at 10 a.m., the Optional Performance Horse and Select 2-Year-Old Preview will be  held. At approximately 11 a.m., the Performance Horse Sale will be held, followed by the Select 2-Year-Old sale.


On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m., the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale will be held.

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☛ Trophies stolen at AQHA Select 9-11-15






By Glory Ann Kurtz
Sept. 11, 2015

Thirty trophies, like the above, worth thousands of dollars were stolen prior to the AQHA Adequan Select World Show. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward.

The Adequan Select World, held Aug. 28-Sept. 5 at the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over. It is the pinnacle event for Select amateur competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, Western and halter disciplines. However, this year, the champions had to go home without trophies.


According to the Amarillo Police Department, someone stole 10 bronze-plated, 10 silver-plated and 10 gold-plated trophies worth thousands of dollars, possibly before the show started on Aug. 28 from a storage area inside the Amarillo National Center. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of suspects.



In the meantime, the show went on, with award shots being taking without trophies. When all was said and done, Susan Johns, Paradise Valley, Ariz., was named the Farnam Select All-Around Amateur showing Heza Radical Zip, outperforming the other 49 entrants.


The 2005 bay gelding, sired by Radical Rodder was out of Sonnys Last Zip by Zippo Jack Bar, bred by Olivia Hoecker, Reddick, Fla. The pair earned 45 points in three classes, winning the trail, reserve in Western riding and placing fifth in horsemanship. Johns received $10,000, $1,000 of Farnam product, an original Lisa Perry bronze, embroidered WeatherBeeta horse blanket and a rose bouquet.


Reserve went to Linda Coakley, Clearlake, Wash., riding Patsys Royal Secret, a 2000 gelding by Make My Grey out of Patsys Chic by Primero El Randado, bred by Patricia Sowell, Sacramento, Calif. Third went to Jim Bound, Fort Atkinson, Wis., riding Bound To Cash Chex, owned by Jax Bound. The 2007 palomino mare by Nu Chex To Cash out of SF Kings Firstlady by King Of Four Mac was bred by Hilldale Farm, Brashear, Texas


The winner of the Gene Graves Super-Select Award (70 & over) was A. D. Pete Woods, Blanchard, Okla., riding SLR This Kats Kual, a 2010 sorrel stallion by High Brow Cat out of Dual Kual by Dual Pep, bred by Stump Lake Ranch & Cattle Co., Calgary, Alberta. The pair earned 17 points by winning Reserve Championship in cutting.



Shellie Wallace, Gainesville, Texas, won her first World Championship at the Select World Show by riding Playgun Starlight to a final score of 222 in the Select Cutting, outscoring the other 61 entries. The 2007 gray mare by Playgun out of PCR Easter Starlight by Grays Starlight, was bred by Brenda Pieper, Marietta, Okla., and owned by David or Shellie Wallace. Trained by Blue Thompson, Terrell, Texas, the mare took home $12,400 plus other awards.


The Reserve Champion and winner of the Super-Select Cutting competition was A. D. Pete Woods showing SLR This Kats Kual. Woods was also the Champion of the Super-Select Amateur Award.


Reserve in the Super-Select Cutting competition was Ray Whitmire, Marietta, Okla., showing A Cattin Jack (High Brow Cat x Mary Jay Lena) bred by Danzey Treanor, Pasadena, Calif. Third went to Duane E. Webb, Queen Creek, Ariz., showing Smart Little Sprat. The pair also finished ninth in the Select Cutting.


The Level 2 Super-Select Champion was Diane Petersen, Lipan, Texas, showing Fishin For Bizness (Show Biz Billy x Freckled Badger), bred by Starkey Smith, DeKalb, Texas. The pair also finished fourth in the Select Cutting.


Second in the Level 2 division went to Charlene Lane, Lancaster, Calif., showing Hairy Trotter (CD Olena x Little Baby Sister), bred by the Bar H Ranche, Moscow, Tenn. The pair also finished fifth in the Select Cutting. Third went to Brenda Allen, Weatherford, Texas, showing Push Button Bet (Bets CD x Playboys Push Button), bred by Calvin and Brenda Allen. The pair also finished sixth in the Select Cutting.

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Gary Lynn Olson, Great Falls, Montana, rode Kai Bar Fletch to the championship of the Select Working Cow Horse division. The 2000 chestnut gelding is sired by Tanyas Kai Bar out of Sheza Jae Bar by Jae Bar Fletch, bred by Jeanne M. Duffy, Kailua, Hawaii. The pair scored a total of 431.5, outscoring the other 20 entries and 15 finals qualifiers. The pair picked up a $4,200 paycheck plus other awards.


The Reserve Champion and Level 2 Champion was Karla Rogers, Rhome, Texas, riding BJ Chula Mula (Chula Dual x BJ Tari), owned and bred by Fielding Rogers, also of Rhome. Third went to Gregg Lafitte, Dallas, Texas, riding Shes Playin Rey (TR Dual Rey x Playin Acre), bred by Richard Carney, Kemp, Texas.


The Super-Select Champion was James E. Chalfant, Stilwell, Kansas, showing Shorty Rey Pepto.


Reserve Champion in the Level 2 division was Jennifer Ostenson, Longmont, Colo., showing Smokum Nicci (Nic It In The Bud x Lena Smokum), bred by Dorminy Brothers Plantation, Fitzgerald, Ga. The pair also finished fourth in the Select division.


Third went to Bruce Carter, Amarillo, Texas, showing Wisha Pona Star (Soula Jule Star x Tesigner Jeans), owned by Trish and Bruce Carter and bred by Pat Roberts, Solvang, Calif. The pair also finished sixth in the Select division.

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Michael Garnett, Lincoln, Neb., rode ARC Smokin Gun (Colonels Smoking Gun x Custom Mahogany) to a 218 and the championship of the Select Reining finals, topping 56 other entries and pocketing $11,400. ARC Smokin Gun was bred by Arcese Quarter Horses USA of Weatherford, Texas.


Reserve in the Select Reining was Clay Dupray, Escondido, Calif., riding Nimble Gun (Dun It Gotta Gun x Gonna Scoot) to a 213.5. The mare was bred by Cleve Wells, Burleson, Texas. Third went to Jim Bound, Fort Atkinson, Wis., riding Bound For Pay Chex (Nu Chex To Cash x Brata Tat Tat), bred by Hilldale Farm, Brashear, Texas.


Champion of the Super-Select was Morris Kulmer, Bountiful, Utah, showing Chics Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x First Ex Flame), bred by Nancy Wilkerson-Ditty, Ocala, Fla. The pair also finished 8th in the Reining Select.


Second was Brad Hattig, Berthoud, Colo., showing Mister Chicadual and third was Ethel Miner, O’Neill, Neb., showing Me Smart Tarzan.


The Level 2 Champion was Anita Horn, Moore, Okla., showing Spookaroanie (Smart Spook x Little Roan Chick), bred by Tyler J. Baumgardt, Atlanta, Ga. Reserve went to Alison Brantley, Franktown, Colo., showing Fletch Me If You Can (Royal Fletch x Sug Sug Could), bred by Kirk’s Rockin K Ranch Inc., Celina, Texas. Third was Kim Niven, Milbank, S.D., showing Self Wrighteous (Self Shine x Im A Wright Off), bred by Ernie Rodina, Ottawa, Kan.

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☛ Zane Davis wins NSHA Futurity 8-31-15

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments





By Glory Ann Kurtz
Aug. 30, 2015

Zane Davis

Idaho trainer Zane Davis hit the jackpot at the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity, and the World’s Richest Stock Horse Competition, held Aug. 18-23 in Paso Robles, Calif.


Zane , riding Shiney Outlaw, owned by Michelle Cannon, Waxahachie ,Texas, won the 85-entry Futurity with the top score of 659.50 of the Futurity, taking home $15,900.34.  He also collected $4,625 for the championship of the 30-entry World’s Richest Stock Horse Competition, with a score of 444.5 riding Reymanator, a Dual Rey Gelding owned by John Semanik, Jacksonville, Fla., that he rode to the championship of the 2009 NSHA Futurity. His total take-home pay was $20,525.34.


Ironically both horses have Dual Rey in their pedigree. Shiney Outlaw is a 3-year-old buckskin stallion sired by Shiners Nickle out of Mereyda by Dual Rey.


Davis, 44, who spent his youth on ranches and in the rodeo arena winning bareback and all-around titles, followed his well-known father, Shawn Davis, who won NFR World Champion Bronc riding titles from 1965-1968 and was General Manager of the Wrangler NFR. After deciding to be a horse trainer, his first cow  horse success was in the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Futurity, when he won the Open division riding Reymanator. He was third in last year’s NSHA Futurity riding Shiners Lil Nickle, also owned by Cannon, earning $11,400.60. He has also been a finalist in the World’s Greatest Horseman several times. He and his wife Holly have three children.


Open Futurity:

However, Futurity Reserve Champion Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Ariz., was actually the high-money earner, taking home $24,687.37. Cushing was Reserve Champion on Sippin Boons Farm, owned by Eric and Wendy Dunn for $11,716.04; fifth on SJR Diamond Rey, owned by San Juan Ranch for $6,276.45; seventh on Peptos J Lo, owned by Joyce Esernia, for $4,184.30 and ninth on Shiers Magic Mike for Shane Doan, for $2,510.58.


The 57-entry Intermediate Futurity  was won by Justin Wright riding Sylish Look Bella for Jayson and Teresa Fisher, winning $3,245.25.  The 18-entry Limited Open Futurity and 14-entry Level 1 Limited Open Futurity were won by Tyson Ray Benson riding On The Fence for Kevin and Sydney Knight, taking home a total of $4,128.83.

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World’s Richest Stock Horse:

The Reserve Champion of the World’s Richest Stock Horse was Phillip Ralls riding Dom Dualise for Chris Larson, taking home $3,700. Ralls also finished fifth on One Fine Vintage owned by Robertson Ranches for $1,840 and was also Reserve Champion of the 24-entry Intermediate Open for an additional $2,525.60.


Randy Paul, riding Lenaliltothewright for Linda Katz, won the Intermediate Open Division for $3,214.40 and was also third in the Open Division  for an additional $2,775, for a total of $5,989.40.


The 7-entry Non-Pro was won by Wyatt J. Fisher riding Nu Cash Cutter for Jayson and Teresa Fisher, taking home $2,504.

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Open Derby:

After Randy Paul placed 10th in the Futurity riding CD Highlights for Linda Katz, earning $2,510.58 and third in the Intermediate Open for $2,028.28,  he also rode Magicality, owned by the J. Pearson Trust, to the championship of the 37-entry Open Derby and 26-entry Intermediate Open titles with a 665.50 score, taking home a total of $7,634.88. Paul left the show with a hefty $18,163.14 paycheck.


The Reserve title in the Open Derby went to Todd Bergen, scoring a 660 on Some Kinda Merada for Cable Creek Ranch, taking home $4,790.40. Bergen left the show with a total of $15,041.94 after also placing third and 19th in the Futurity. Monica Caetano riding Smokin Little Ringo for John R. Rascoe, was Reserve in the Intermediate, earning $1,317.50.


The 5-entry Limited Open Derby and 4-entry Level 1 Open Derby was won by Tucker Clark riding CD Chic Rule for Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch, taking home a total of $2,757.50.

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Non-Pro Divisions:

Steven Silva scored a 642.50 to win the 9-entry Non-Pro Futurity riding Lil Bay Hawk. The pair also took the 6-entry Intermediate Non-Pro Futurity title and the 6-entry Novice Non-Pro Futurity title for a total of $5,430.75. The 6-entry $7,500 Amateur Futurity was won by Jeff Garijo riding Playinstylish Cat for $1,720.

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The 5-entry Ltd. Non-Pro Futurity was won by Makayla Reed riding Cash For My Oak, winning $1,475.

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Paul Willinski won all four Non-Pro Derby divisions riding Paddysstarlightchic. With the Non-Pro Derby have 8 entries, Intermediate Non-Pro, 8 entries; Novice Non-Pro, 5 entries and Amateur Derby 4 entries, Willinski took home a total of $4242.40. The 8-entry Limited Non-Pro Derby was won by Marissa Greenberg riding Prize Winning Gal and taking home $1,688.

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A sale was also held during the NSHA event, with 21 horses going through the ring. A total of 11  sold for $149,199 averaging $13,555. The high-selling horse was Billys Cool Cat, a 2003 gelding by High Brow Cat out of NQH Lucy Lena, consigned by Julie O’Rear, bringing $45,000. The second high seller was Very Lucky And Smart, a 2010 gelding by Very Smart Remedy out of Gunna Be Luckym consigned by the Day Creek Ranch, brining $26,500.

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