SWRHA Futurity Crowns Top Open Riders, Rookie Professional
Winners named for the Open, Limited Open, and Rookie Professionals Championship titles.
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SWRHA Futurity Awards Top Rookies Sunday
The final day of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity saw another set of tough Rookie competitors competing for championships and high-point titles.
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Non Pro, Intermediate, Limited
The final day of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity saw another set of tough Non Pro competitors competing for class along with high-point championships.
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Ancillary Arena Youth Classes
The final day of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity saw another set of tough youth competitors in the affiliate classes. In the last round of the show, titles were awarded along with high-point championships.
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Baruch, Salgado Tie for Open Futurity Championship sponsored by Billingsley Ford
Saturday the Open Futurity Finals, sponsored by Billingsley Ford was the highlight of the day featuring the top 52 scores from the two-section qualifying round.
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Youth 13 & Under, Youth 14 – 18, Short Stirrup
The future of reining took center stage in Saturday morning’s youth classes, when the Youth 13 and Under, Youth 14-18 and Short Stirrup contestants battled it out for the top spots in each class.
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Green Reiner Levels 1 and 2 and Ride and Slide Non Pro Level 1
Green Reiners Levels 1 and 2 and the Ride and Slide Non Pro highlighted Saturday’s classes in the Ancillary Arena.
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Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro
Smart maneuvers and smooth-moving reining horses were the name of the game Friday at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, presented by Billingsley Ford. The competition continued in the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., beginning the day with the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Limited Open classes.
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SWRHA Futurity Honors Affiliate Champions Friday
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity held at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., continued with tough competition in the National Reining Horse Association affiliate classes.
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Hatchett wins Lucas Oil – Protect The Harvest Rookie Challenge
The rookies took center stage in Friday’s evening performance of the Lucas Oil Protect the Harvest Rookie Challenge.
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Scottsdale Western World Non Pro Futurity Champions Crowned
Big stops, flying lead changes, and flashy horses took over the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., during the Scottsdale Western World Non Pro Futurity at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Oct. 28.
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Day Three Competition Continues at SWRHA
The 2016 Billingsley Ford Open Futurity at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity held at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., continued with fierce competition in Thursday’s second section.
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Baird, Berg Earn Novice Horse Non Pro Titles
Competition continued at the 2016 Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity presented by Billingsley Ford in the Ancillary Arena with the Novice Horse Non Pro Levels 1 and 2 classes.
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Novice Horse Non Pro Levels 1 and 2
The 2016 Billingsley Ford Open Futurity at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity held at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum kicked off with tough competition with big stops and fast maneuvers taking over Ardmore, Okla.
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SWRHA Futurity Canine Fun to Benefit Rein In Cancer!
There will be plenty of fun for the canine set at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity!Along with the serious presentation of some of the world's best 3-year-old futurity and ancillary reining talent there has long been a spirit of camaraderie and fun. From a womanless fashion show to a reiners' western pleasure class, all have benefitted Rein In Cancer.
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Nutrena Sponsors 2016 SWRHA Futurity Open Draw Party
Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity officials announced in late September that Nutrena has come on board to sponsor the annual Open Futurity Draw Party.
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Ancillary Champions close the competition at the SWRHA Futurity & Show
Ancillary Champions are crowned and close the competition at the SWRHA Futurity & Show
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Many Champions crowned in Ancillary Classes
There were many talented competitors who took home Championships in Ancillary Classes
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Calcagnini secures Cardinal Reining Horses - Lifeline Open Futurity Level 4 Championship
Stefano Calcagnini piloted Annies Custom Pistol to capture the Cardinal Reining Horses - Lifeline Open Futurity Level 4 Championship with a 225.5.
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Mandy McCutcheon Earns Scottsdale Western World Non Pro Futurity Championship
Mandy McCutcheon bested the competition in the Scottsdale Western World Non Pro Futurity
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Calcagnini holds high-score in the Cardinal Reining Horses & Lifeline Open Futurity Prelims
Throughout the morning, the remaining 56 contestants were trying to earn a spot in the Open Futurity finals held on Saturday, Oct. 24, however no one could top Stefano Calcagnini and Annies Custom Pistol’s 223 from section one.
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Champions are crowned in the Novice Horse Open at the SWRHA Futurity
After an exciting first day of competition, champions were crowned in the Novice Horse Open. Jared Leclair and Sebastian Petroll tied for the Level 2 Championship, while Thiago Boechat earned the Level 1 title.
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Synbiont Sponsors Southwest Reining Horse Association
Sponsoring SWRHA Futurity Mare Bonus
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SWRHA Showcases Liz Haverty Memorial Trophy
Everyone is born with unlimited potential Perseverance can make the impossible possible
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Calcagnini leads the first section of the Cardinal Reining Horses & Lifeline Open Futurity
Stefano Calcagnini takes the lead in the first section of the Cardinal Reining Horses & Lifeline Open Futurity
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Pettit Machinery returns as Presenter of Southwest Reining Horse Association Open Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford, regularly one of the top five events on the National Reining Horse Association’s yearly schedule, returns October 20-25 to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Cardinal Reining Horses and LIFELINE® Team up to Sponsor SWRHA Open Futurity
Cardinal Reining Horses and LIFELINE® have teamed up to sponsor the Southwest Reining Horse Association Open Futurity in 2015. The Cardinal Reining Horses LIFELINE® Open Futurity will be the headline event at the 31-year-old Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show, set for October 20-25.
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Scottsdale Western World Debuts as Naming Sponsor of Southwest Reining Horse Association Non Pro Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association welcomes an important supporter in 2015 as Scottsdale Western World comes on board as naming sponsor of the Non Pro Futurity. The Scottsdale Western World Non Pro Futurity will be a highlight of the 31-year-old Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show, set for October 20-25.
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Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show adds Second Slate of NRHA Classes
The Southwest Reining Horse Association is one of the National Reining Horse Association’s largest and most successful affiliate groups, and it celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. Throughout its history, the association has worked to provide benefits for members, while promoting reining horses and the reining horse industry.
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VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES!
Go to https://www.facebook.com/SWRHA for fun updates
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Pettit Machinery / John Deere Return to Present: Southwest Reining Horse Association Open Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford, regularly one of the top five events on the National Reining Horse Association's yearly schedule, returns October 21-26 to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Classic Equine Becomes Southwest Reining Horse Association Show Sponsor
Classic Equine joins the SWRHA Team!
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Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show Continues Partnership with Billingsley Ford
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford will return October 21-26 to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Larcombe Wins John Deere Open Futurity on Revolution Is Dun
The biggest event at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show was the John Deere Open Futurity and it became evident, early on, that it would take a big score to win it.
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McCutcheon Wins Red River Equine Vet Services Non Pro Futurity on Ms Whiz Dunit
On Friday, October 25, at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show, the headline event was the Red River Equine Vet Services Non Pro Futurity. Mandy McCutcheon certainly made some headlines when she rode Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whix X A Bueno Poco Dunit) to an amazing score of 227.5 to win the Futurity.
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Tim McQuay Tops John Deere Open Futurity Prelims on Gnna Sassya at Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show Presented by Billingsley Ford
On Thursday, October 24, at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show, an enduring champion rode a 3-year-old to the top finish of the John Deere Open Preliminaries. National Reining Horse Association Hall of Famer Tim McQuay dominated the preliminaries on his home-owned Gunna Sassya with a score of 224. Gunna Sassya is a son of the late Gunner out of Shining N Sassy, the mare Tim won the NRHA Futurity on for then-owner Carol Rose.
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Larry Barker tops Intermediate Non Pro & Michael Jeffcoat Wins NRHA Non Pro at Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show
In the NRHA Non Pro class held Friday morning at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show, Michael Jeffcoat scored 146 on his great 5-year-old Spooks Gotta Run.
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Jordan Larson Novice Horse Open on MC Gunner at Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show Presented by Billingsley Ford
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford began October 22 with a familiar name at the top of the leader board
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3-Way Tie for the John Deere Futurity Open Lead - Larson, Leclair and Avila
Wednesday, October 23 began at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show with the first section of the prelims of the John Deere Open Futurity.
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Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity to Feature KR Reproduction Center/Southern Equine Associates Mare Bonus
Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity officials announced in early October that KR Reproduction Center and Southern Equine Associates will become the 2013 SWRHA Futurity Mare Bonus naming sponsor.
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Pettit Machinery / John Deere to Sponsor Southwest Reining Horse Association Open Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford, one of the top five events on the National Reining Horse Association's yearly schedule, returns October 22-27 to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Off to the Dog Races at the SWRHA Futurity!
The competition at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity is always intense but it's important to have fun, too!
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Condolences to SWRHA Board of Directors members Richard and Kristin Pokluda
Loss of Kristin's father, Michael Herrick
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Pettit Machinery / John Deere to Sponsor Southwest Reining Horse Association Open Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford, one of the top five events on the National Reining Horse Association’s yearly schedule, returns October 22-27 to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Red River Equine Vet Services to Sponsor Southwest Reining Horse Association Non Pro Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford will return October 22-27 to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show is Again Presented by Billingsley Ford
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford will return October 22-27 to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Craig Schmersal wins SWRHA Futurity on CC Enterprise
Vanlandingham and Thomsson Take Reserve Co-Championships
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Marley, McCutcheon and Deshotels Top SWRHA Futurity Show Youth Events
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Stephanie Nelson wins Non Pro Class on Bit Of Magnum
Larry Barker wins Intermediate Non Pro Class
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Mandy McCutcheon Wins SWRHA Non Pro Futurity on Custom Gunner
Lindsey McCutcheon wins Level 3 Non Pro on Mighty Miss Gee Whiz Gina Schumacher wins Level 2 and Level 1 on Bingo Juicy Ronald Thompson wins Prime Time Non Pro
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Jared LeClair Wins SWRHA Open on High Roller Rooster
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McQuay Tops SWRHA Futurity Open Prelims on Gunners Tinseltown
Roster set for Saturday Finals.
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Nathan Piper Leads SWRHA Futurity Open Prelims on Sheza Smart Wimpy
After first 80 horses!
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Teresa Putman Wins SWRHA Futurity Novice Horse Non Pro on He Gets The Chex
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SWRHA Futurity & Show Begins with a Bang!
The 28th Annual Event Kicks off!
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Craig Schmersal Wins Novice Horse Open on Gunners Star
The First Class of the 2012 SWRHA Futurity Show!
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Silent Auction at SWRHA Futurity to Benefit Greg & Mary Anne Hall
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SWRHA Futurity Paid Warmup List - FRIDAY October 12
If you would like to add into the paid list - please check in at the Futurity office or gate and let them know you'd like one of the open spots.
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SWRHA Futurity Paid Warmup List - SATURDAY October 13
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SWRHA Futurity Paid Warmup List - SUNDAY October 14
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SWRHA Futurity Paid Warmup List - MONDAY October 15
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Have Fun & Wear A Wacky Hat at the SWRHA Futurity!
ompetition is very serious in the show pen, but outside the arena, fun awaits at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity presented by Billingsley Ford. The show is set for October 16-21 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., and the first social event of the week, the Gunners Special Nite Open Draw Party, happens after the last class of the day on Thursday, October 18. Attendees can enjoy the convivial atmosphere as Open Finalists choose their working order and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Gunners Special Nite, the double gold medal-winning stallion owned by Sarah Willeman of Turnabout Farm. The Draw Party is also the place to bid on the embryo transfer and recipient mare services generously donated by South Farm. On Friday night, October 19, don't miss the Back Gate Pizza Party, sponsored by Einsteins Revolution. It is open to everyone, but be prepared: this is no ordinary party. It will be highlighted by the Wacky Hat Contest to benefit Rein In Cancer! Decorate the lid of your choice and make it as crazy and creative as you can. For a $10.00 donation, enter it in the Wacky Hat Contest! The entry judged to be the wackiest hat wins a custom 50x hat, donated by Shorty's Caboy Hattery and, of course, all of the proceeds support Rein In Cancer. Often tagged "Where the Best Go First," the SWRHA Futurity is a must-attend event for reiners. For most, it is the final stop before the National Reining Horse Association Futurity, which begins November 22 in Oklahoma City. It is supported by a group of sponsors led by Billingsley Ford, Winstar Casino, Anderson Bean Boot Company, the South Farm and Jerry Kimmel. For a detailed schedule and information about the SWRHA Futurity, visit www.SWRHA.com.
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Just one week left - entries for the 2012 SWRHA Futurity and Show must be received by Monday, Oct. 1!
All forms for both the ancillary and futurity classes and stall can be found at www.swrha.com. Entries can be mailed or faxed to: SWRHA Futurity 13181 US Highway 177 Byars, OK 74831 Fax: 580-759-3999 Phone: 580-759-2929.
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SWRHA Futurity to Be Webcast thanks to Purina
The 2012 Waltenberry Productions Webcast of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity is free to everyone - thanks to Purina! So be sure to tell your friends and family who can't attend that they don't have to miss a minute of the exciting action! Look for the link when the show starts at www.swrha.com or www.waltenberry.com .
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Non Pros - get your futurity horses ready for the 2012 SWRHA Futurity presented by Billingsley Ford.
The Winstar World Casino Non Pro Futurity has one go with no finals. The added money is still great with $17,000 added to the Winstar World Casino Level 4 Non Pro (plus the winner also receives a golf cart!) The Level 3 Intermediate Non Pro Futurity with have $6,000 added, Level 2 Limited Non Pro Futurity $3,000 added and the Level 1 Non Pro Futurity will have $500 added. Prizes will be plenty! In addition to the golf cart there will be Bob's saddles, Anderson Bean boots, Skyline Silversmith buckles, sheets from Dennards, gift certificates from Purina and Smart Pak and SWRHA saddle blanket bags, groom bags and polo wraps.
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Don't miss the opportunity to become a sponsor of the 2012 SWRHA Futurity presented by Billingsley Ford.
It happens October 16-21 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, OK. There are many different levels of sponsorship that offer great exposure for you. Please view our sponsor levels on our website www.swrha.com, click on "sponsorship" and on "sponsorship packet." For more information, contact the Sponsor Committee Chairman Ann Salmon at annsalmonrh@gmail.com or any SWRHA Board Member.
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The 2012 SWRHA Futurity and Show presented by Billingsley Ford begins October 16 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma!
Move in day is Thursday October 11 and exhibitors can begin moving in at 8 am. There will be paid warm-ups and open riding time October 11-15. There are a few changes to the schedule this year to help the show run more smoothly and provide plenty of time for exhibitors to prepare their horses so be sure to check our website for the schedule, entry forms, stall forms etc. www.swrha.com. Entries must be received by Oct. 1 to avoid any late fees!
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Voting for NRHA Regional Director
Attention SWRHA Members, It is time to vote for your South Central Regional Directors. If you are a member of NRHA and live in the south central region which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri you may vote. For showing and voting purposes the NRHA has divided the United States into several regions. Each region is made up of many affiliates. Individual affiliates are allowed to nominate potential directors. The nominated directors from all of the affiliates within a region are then placed on a ballot and the NRHA members from that region are then allowed to vote for a number of directors according to the size of the region. The South Central Region will vote for four directors to serve on the NRHA Board of Directors So why is this important to you? The purpose of the regional directors is to represent the interest of the affiliates within that region on the NRHA Board of Directors. In a way it is your voice within the NRHA. So please take some time to become familiar with your South Central Regional Director nominees which include Casey Hinton, Carl Lambert, Michael Martin, Tom McCutcheon, Josh Visser and Marc Wagman. The bios for these nominees can be found in the July issue of the Reiner magazine and online on the NRHA website EReiner magazine July issue pages 60-61. PRIMARY VOTING METHOD ELECTRONIC BALLOT VOTING Starts: 8 a.m. CDT, July 23, 2012 Ends: Midnight CDT, August 22, 2012 You must be a current member of NRHA in order to vote by electronic ballot. Please make sure your current email address is listed in your Members Only profile or contact Dennis York at dyork@nrha.com. To vote, go to https://eballot4.votenet.com/nrha/login.cfm. You will need your current NRHA member ID and members only Pin# SECONDARY VOTING METHOD ABSENTEE PAPER BALLOTS If unable to vote by eBallot, then you may request a paper ballot by emailing Dennis York at dyork@nrha.com or by calling (405) 946-7400 extension 102. To submit an absentee ballot, make sure the ballot is completed, legibly signed and faxed no later than midnight CDT, August 17, 2012. No absentee ballots will be accepted after midnight CDT, August 17, 2012. For an absentee ballot to be counted and considered valid, you must be a current NRHA member in good standing and complete the ballot legibly and in full. Include your membership number, full name and address. Mail Absentee Paper Ballots to: National Reining Horse Association Election 2013 C/O Dennis York 3000 NW 10th Street Oklahoma City, Okla. 73107 Fax Absentee Paper Ballots to: (405) 946-8399
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SWRHA Futurity Presented by Billingsley Ford
Ann Salmon, President of the Southwest Reining Horse Association, announced that Billingsley Ford of Ardmore, Oklahoma has continued its sponsorship support of the annual SWRHA Futurity and will become the presenting sponsor of the Futurity. The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity presented by Billingsley Ford will be held October 16-21 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore. According to SWRHA former President Jack Covington, the decision to give Billingsley greater visibility at the futurity was made because of the already strong relationship between the auto dealership and the association. "Billingsley Ford already has tremendous involvement in reining," noted Covington. "They supply pickups to many of the top trainers in the industry and have been the naming sponsor of the Open Futurity since 2006." Covington cited the Billingsley Family, Ford Truck Sales Manager Donnie Gillham, and Assistant Used Car Manager Patrick Welch for the company's strong support of the Southwest Reining Horse Association and its members. Gillham said, "A few years ago, we decided to focus on one discipline and chose the reining industry, specifically the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity. It's been a great relationship. The reiners have really supported us - not only locally but internationally!" He continued, "They could do business anywhere but they choose us. We appreciate that. No discipline has been as loyal to us as the reiners." The SWRHA Futurity presented by Billingsley Ford will feature $114,000 added in 2012, keeping its position as one of the reining industry's most important fall futurities and a great prelude to the NRHA Futurity which follows a mere month later. The Billingsley Family has been committed to delivering the highest possible level of customer service since Travis Billingsley opened his first dealership in Lufkin, Texas in 1963. Travis's sons Mike and Craig joined the company after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. With the addition of Billingsley Ford of Lawton in 1997, Billingsley Ford Lincoln Mercury of Duncan in 1999, Billingsley Hyundai in 2006 and Billingsley Lincoln Mercury at the Lawton location in 2009, the family-owned company has grown to employ over 200 persons. For information on Billingsley Ford, visit the web site at www.billingsleyford.com. For more information about the Southwest Reining Horse Association or the SWRHA Futurity, call 580-759-2572 or visit www.swrha.com.
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Hendricks and Larson Are SWRHA Billingsley Ford Open Futurity Co-Champions!
Spectators of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show enjoyed a spectacular display of horsemanship and skill during the Billingsley Ford Open Futurity Finals on Saturday night. The show, billed as “Where the Finest Go First,” lived up to its moniker, as several high scores were posted. When announcer Wayne Wise declared that two-time SWRHA Futurity Champion Dell Hendricks had piloted Cache Of Jewels to a 229, the cheers could be heard well outside of the Hardy Murphy Coliseum. But just three horses later, 2010 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Champion Jordan Larson and Tinseltown Wimpy also marked a 229. While the riders had the option of a run-off, the two agreed to be Co-Champions. Each received a check for $15,418, and flipped for prizes which included a custom SWRHA Golf Cart, an NRHA Lawson trophy, and Anderson Bean boots. “They’re just 3-year-olds, and the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City is in the near future, so we want to save them,” noted Larson. Larson has ridden “Tinseltown,” by Wimpys Little Step out of Downtown Tinseltown, for almost a year. “Kyle Shaw rode her as a 2-year-old and did a really good job. Her owner, Ron McRorie, sent her to me on Garth Browns’ recommendation,” he explained. Two months ago, Larson and Tinseltown were riding in the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, and the mare had a hard time settling down. “We did a paid warm-up and I couldn’t get her around the pen. I was glad she did so well tonight. She missed some time earlier this year, so I’m really proud of her. She’s a good horse. In fact, she might be better than good.” Larson gave credit for his success to his wife, Taylor. “She does everything – I just show up and ride. She’s awesome. I also thank the rest of my family and my help. I got a couple new employees and they’ve been great,” he said. When James Crews charged Dell Hendricks with finding a “really good horse,” the ensuing search took several months. “Dell always says a horse is really, really good if it makes his butt tingle – and he called me and said this one did,” Crews said of his horse Cache Of Jewels. “I’ve had other horses with Dell and he does a great job. I’m really excited about this horse and feel very fortunate to own him.” Hendricks said, “There’s something special when you sit on a good horse. When I rode this one I only rode him about three strides and knew we had to have him. He might just be the best one I’ve ever ridden.” Hendricks has only shown “Bird” twice. “Every time I’ve made a run he’s scored high. Tonight he was good – he was better than I was. I let him down a couple places, but I’ll make it up to him. We’ll keep doing what we’re doing,” he said. “I still haven’t asked him for his life. He won the go-round with a 226.5, and I knew he had more. Even after tonight, I think there’s more there.” The SWRHA Futurity and Show concludes Sunday, October 23, with the ancillary Rookie Levels 1 and 2, and the Limited Non Pro. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Debbie Honeycutt Wins SWRHA Limited Non Pro Championship
The final Championship of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show went Debbie Honeycutt, who piloted her horse A Bueno Chic to the Championship of the National Reining Horse Association Limited Non Pro. Honeycutt won $139, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, and an NRHA trophy. The Crossett, Arkansas, Non Pro purchased A Bueno Chic, nicknamed Scooter, only a month ago through Casey Deary, after her other horse was sidelined for an injury. “I was actually driving to pick him up from the vet, and I was almost there when they called and said he wasn’t ready to come home. It’s an eight hour trip, so I didn’t know what to do,” she said. Her next call was to Deary, who had coached her at Rookie Day, to see if he had any horses for sale. “This horse was a gift from God. He was not even for sale before I got there. That day his previous owner called Casey and said she had to sell him. I got there and tried him and fell in love. He was the most wonderful thing I had ever ridden.” Honeycutt thanked her husband Beacher Ferrell, Deary, and Jesus. Elaine Latimer of Marietta, Oklahoma, won the Limited Non Pro Reserve Championship with a 70 on Electric Getaway. Along with a check for $95, she received a Kyle Tack saddle pad. Electric Getaway is by Jacs Electric Spark out of Getaway Lark. Complete results can be found on www.swrha.com. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Chyna Tinney Wins SWRHA Rookie Levels 1 and 2 on KR Mistee
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show concluded Sunday, October 23. The first classed of the day was the National Reining Horse Association Rookie Levels 1 and 2, which were run concurrently. Chyna Tinney, of Whitesboro, Texas, won both classes on KR Mistee with a 72.5. She took home $181, two NRHA plaques, as well as two Montana Silversmiths buckles. “She worked really hard today. She’s always really honest in the pen and does what I ask her. We get along great,” Tinney said of the Tejons Peppy Doc mare, out of Miss Oxbow Aledo. Tinney purchased “Mistee” from her trainer Pete Kyle two years ago as a 4-year-old. “We had a rough start but everything has really picked up. She’s a great mare and I love her,” she said. “I thank Pete and all my friends and family who help and support me through all of this.” Winning the Reserve title in both divisions was Shawn Stratman and Don Julio Whiz with a 72. Stratman, of Dallas, Texas, won $139, and two Kyle Tack saddle pads. Don Julio Whiz is by Topsail Whiz out of Ms Maggie Jac. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Jordan Donnelly Tops SWRHA Youth 14-18 Ancillary on Smokems Whiz
Jordan Donnelly, of Aubrey, Texas, claimed the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show Youth 14-18 Ancillary class with Smokems Whiz. The pair marked a 70.5, and won a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a National Reining Horse Association plaque, as well as a Pink Spur gift certificate. “She was good. She was quiet in her circles. We had a little trouble in her run downs, but other than that it was one of the best runs I’ve had on her,” said Donnelly. Smokems Whiz, by Topsail Whiz out of Peppys Smokem, began her career as a reined cow horse before being purchased by Donnelly’s family last year. “We bought her from Andy McNally. Since then I’ve won a bunch of Non Pro classes on her. I think I’ll just keep showing her until we sell her,” she said. “I thank my parents for their help, Andy for selling her, and all the people who have helped me with her in the past.” Jaci Marley, Plainview, Texas, and Chexable won the Youth 14-18 Reserve title with a score of 70, winning a Kyle Tack saddle pad. Chexable is by Inwhizable and out of Megarita Chex. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Ben Wagman and Sun Of A Whiz Win SWRHA Youth 13 & Under Ancillary
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show Youth 13 & Under ancillary Championship was decided in an exciting run-off between Ben Wagman and James Michael Phillips, who both had marked a 70.5 in the round. Because the run-offs are ran in original draw order, Wagman was up first. The 12-year-old was riding Sun Of A Whiz, and marked a 71. Next in the pen were Phillips and Shining Shoes, by Shining Spark and out of Miss War Doc. The resulting score of 70 was close, but it wasn’t enough to dislodge Wagman from the top spot. For the win, Wagman received a Montana Silversmiths buckle and a National Reining Horse Association plaque. “I just felt very confident, which is why I decided to do the run-off,” Wagman explained. “He was really good in the run-off. It was actually the best run I’ve had on him.” Wagman’s family purchased “Sunny,” by Topsail Whiz and out of Sun Dappled, about six months ago from Josh Visser. “I thank my dad Mark Wagman, Josh Visser, and Shelly Reis, who found this horse for me,” he said. For the Reserve title, Phillips, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, won a Pro Equine Saddle pad donated by Haverty Ranch. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Emily Adolf Wins SWRHA Short Stirrup Ancillary on Chex This Melody Out
With a score of 71.5, Emily Adolf won the Southwest Reining Horse Association Short Stirrup ancillary class. Emily was riding her horse Chex This Melody Out, and won a plaque from the National Reining Horse Association. “He worked hard today and did really well. I felt really confident about his run,” said the 11-year-old. “I thank Sam Holloway, Abby Fisher, and my mom Linda Adolf for all their help.” Emily has only owned Chex This Melody Out, nicknamed Macho, for a few months. “I just got him, but he’s been really good for me the few times I’ve shown him,” she said. Emily aspires to eventually qualify Macho, by Chex That Out and out of Tularosa Melody, for the American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championship Show. Finishing in a three-way tie for the Reserve title with a 71 were Dani Latimer on Get On Whiz It and Electric Getaway, both owned by Elaine Latimer, and Kenleigh Wells on The Ultimate Magnum, owned by Rayelynne Wells. Get On Whiz It is by Topsail Whiz and out of Getaway Lark; Electric Getaway is by Jacs Electric Spark and out of Getaway Lark; and The Ultimate Magnum is by Magnum Chic Dream and out of Queen De La Club. Thanks to Sliding K Performance Horses – Kimberly Ferguson, every Short Stirrup entry received custom halters. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Quincy Cahill Allen Wins 2011 SWRHA WinStar World Casino Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Championships!
The Southwest Reining Horse Association WinStar World Casino Non Pro Futurity Championship was decided Friday, October 21. Emerging the victor in both the Non Pro and the Intermediate Non Pro was Quincy Cahill Allen. Allen piloted Conquistador Chick to a 226.5, winning a custom SWRHA Golf Cart, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a National Reining Horse Association Lawson trophy as well as an NRHA Morrison trophy, and two Montana Silversmiths buckles. Along with the bevy of prizes, she also took home more than $7,488. “He was great today. I was able to trust him. He came in and circled really well, and his stops were really good. That’s his big deal – he’s a huge stopper,” Cahill said of Conquistador Chick, by Conquistador Whiz and out of Dun It By Chick. The Madisonville, Texas, Non Pro didn’t believe that Conquistador Chick would make a reining horse. She purchased the gelding in October of 2010 from Skyline Ranch, although they warned her that “Chavez” was tough. “He had all the talent but was just playful. I finally just got mad and said I couldn’t do it – that it was too frustrating,” she explained. Because of that frustration, Cahill called her friend, Professional team roper Colby Lovell. “He always likes how reiners are broke, so I called him and told him I had one. He came, rode him, and took him home.” Chavez lived with Lovell for a few months. “Colby was getting ready to rodeo for a couple months. He called me and said that he was a really good horse, and that I should try him again. I told him that if I had wanted to have him I wouldn’t have sold him,” she said laughingly. “He said he’d bring him to my house while he was gone. I think all the stuff Colby did with him changed his attitude – he did real work.” Allen plans to take Chavez to the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City this winter. “This gives me a confidence boost. We’ve shown two times before, and they both went well. We’ve been able to step it up a little at a time,” she said. “I thank my husband Dustin, as well as Nathan Piper, Ruben Vandorp, Todd Crawford, and of course Colby for selling this horse back to me. Also thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me.” Earning the Non Pro Reserve title was NRHA Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon and Dun Git A Nicadual with a 223. McCutcheon and Dun Git A Nicadual, by Mister Nicadual out of Gotta Git Ya Dun, took home $3,336. Dun Git A Nicadual is owned by McQuay Stables of Tioga, Texas. Michael Jeffcoat, of Waurika, Oklahoma, won the Intermediate Non Pro Reserve Championship on Spooks Gotta Run, by Spooks Gotta Run and out of Prettywhizprettydoes. The pair marked a 220.5, winning $1,221. They also won the Limited Non Pro and Non Pro Prime Time Championships. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Breanna Sloan and Vintage Sail Win SWRHA WinStar World Casino Non Pro Level 1 Championship
Friday was a big night for Breanna Sloan at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show. She and her horse, Vintage Sail, won the WinStar World Casino Non Pro Level 1 Championship, finished Reserve in the Limited Non Pro, third in the Intermediate Non Pro, and finished tied for seventh in the Non Pro with a score of 218.5. “He’s just a really good horse – he’s super honest and true. I couldn’t ask for a better horse,” Sloan, who won $3,156, said. “People tell me I did a good job, but really, he did all the work. I just try to do him justice.” Sloan found and purchased “Gus,” by A Sparkling Vintage and out of Light Paprika, in June of his 2-year-old year. “At the time I bought him he was really green. I tried him and felt like he needed more time and work – and that was what I was looking for. I wanted something for a project,” she explained. “He’s a really kind horse, great-minded, and he’s very talented too!” Sloan, of Whitesboro, Texas, has been riding with Sebastian Petrol since February. “I give all the glory to God. I thank Sebastian and Melanie, and my dad Dale for supporting me,” she said. “But most of all I just thank my horse. I couldn’t ask for a better one.” Melanie Schuckers and Ima Conquistador Too won the Level 1 Non Pro Reserve title with a score of 215. Ima Conquistador Too is by Conquistador Whiz out of Miz Brown Velvet. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Steve Archer and WR Kentucky Chic Win SWRHA Intermediate Open Ancillary
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity is one of the largest pre-futurities for the National Reining Horse Association Futurity. Held annually at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the event is a must-attend for Futurity hopefuls. In addition to the Futurity, the event also features a slate of NRHA approved ancillary classes. On Thursday, October 20, Steve Archer and WR Kentucky Chic won the Intermediate Open ancillary championship with a score of 74. The win netted a check for $592, as well as an NRHA Morrison trophy and a custom Montana Silversmiths buckle. “He was good today, and has been really good for quite a while,” said Archer, of Richmond, Texas. “I bought him in February and just put him where I like him. He’s a good student – I love that horse. He’s like driving a Ferrari.” WR Kentucky Chic, by Smart Chic Olena and out of Docs Merry Lady, was recently sold to Brooke Kiser. “Brooke has been with us about eight years. She’s going to show him some and hopefully let me show him a little, too,” noted Archer. Winning reserve and $407 with a 73.5 was W. Reid Fady and Chexarkana. Chexarkana, by Nu Chex To Cash and out of CR Kim, is owned by Kirks Rockin K Ranch Inc., of Celina, Texas. The SWRHA Futurity and Show continues Friday with the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro ancillary classes, followed by the Winstar World Casino Non Pro Futurity. Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility. For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.
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Jordan Larson Wins 2010 SWRHA Billingsley Ford Open Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Billingsley Ford Open Futurity Finals were held the evening of October 30 – and the competition provided more thrills than any haunted house. The scored runs in the Open Finals averaged a 220 – with a 225.5 from Brett Stone and Smoking Whiz setting the pace as draw three.
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Jordan Larson Wins SWRHA Open on Out Shinin Wimpy
The in-arena action of the 2010 Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity show concluded Friday evening with the National Reining Horse Association Open. When the results were finalized, it was Jordan Larson who won the Championship, with a score of 152.5 on Out Shinin Wimpy. Larson and Out Shinin Wimpy, owned by the Dorminy Plantation, took home $1,202, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, and a C.R. Morrison bronze.
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Jordan Donnelly Wins NRHA Non Pro at SWRHA Futurity/Kerry Newell Tops Intermediate Non Pro
The Non Pro ancillary class of the 2010 Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, held at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma, was decided in an exciting run-off between Jordan Donnelly and Smokems Whiz, and Carl Lambert and Stun Gun, who had both scored a 146.
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Mandy McCutcheon and Always Gotyer Gunsup Win 2010 SWRHA WinStar World Casino Non Pro Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association hosts one of the largest futurities preceding the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in December, so it’s no surprise that the competition brings some of the toughest entries to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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Thiago Boechat Wins SWRHA NRHA Intermediate Open/Pool Tops Limited Open/Baruch Wins Rookie Professional
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity continued with Ancillary action on Thursday, October 28, with the Intermediate Open, Limited Open, and Rookie Professional classes.
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Competition Begins for the 2010 SWRHA Billingsley Ford Open Reining Futurity
The 26th Annual Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, held annually at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is well underway as the first section of the Billingsley Ford Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open, and Open Level 1 Futurity began on Wednesday, October 27.
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Mandy McCutcheon Wins 2009 SWRHA WinsStar World Casino Non Pro Futurity on West Coast Mizzen
For the third year in a row, Mandy McCutcheon earned the Southwest Reining Horse Association Non Pro Futurity Championship. She won the 2009 Futurity on West Coast Mizzen, the horse with whom she had also topped the preliminary round.
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Casey Hinton Wins SWRHA NRHA Open on Paid By Corona/Brownshadel Tops Intermediate Open/Barko Wins Limited Open and Rookie Professional
When Carlie Thompson of Whitesboro, Texas, couldn’t show her horse, Paid By Corona, due to college classes, her trainer, Casey Hinton, decided to late enter the stallion in the Southwest Reining Horse Association $2,500 Added Open.
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Reigning SWRHA/Rein In Cancer Performance Versatility Champion Monica Hicks Repeats Victory
While serious competition is at the heart of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Horse Show, exhibitors and fans have come to expect more than a little fun from the show. And if that fun is for a good cause, it’s even better. Beginning in 2008, the show partnered with Rein In Cancer, an equine-industry based organization dedicated to the fight against cancer – and the SWRHA/Rein In Cancer Performance Halter and Pleasure Classes were created.
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