NRCHA Derby Horse Show Champions Crowned in Paso Robles, California. The final day of competition at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, wrapped up on Sunday, June 16, at the Paso Robles Event Center. During the eight days of elite reined cow horse action prestigious derby champions titles were bestowed, horse show champions were crowned and over $525,000 in cash and prizes were awarded.
Non Pro Limited Spectacular Champion
Winning the $5,000-added Non Pro Limited Spectacular was Halle Garrett and Heart Of A Remedy (Heart Of A Fox x SPD Remedys Response x Smart Peppy Doc). Garrett piloted her new horse to 147 in the herd work, 143.5 in the rein work and 147.5 in the cow work. The 438 composite eared the pair $3,700.
Non Pro Limited Champion
Big scores were posted in the Non Pro Limited horse show class, but it was Lori Frampton-Crafton who took top honors in the 29-entry class. The Ordway, Colorado, non pro collected her second championship title of the week, but this time aboard DVA Smart Dually (Smart Mate x Itty Bitty Dually x Dual Pep). A 291 composite (146 rein/ 145 cow) earned the pair $1,250.
Youth Bridle Spectacular Champion
Emery Pura and Smart Teena Cash (Very Smart Remedy x Teena Cash Flo x Nu Cash) were crowned Youth Bridle Spectacular Champions with a 422.5 composite. Pura rode her 2009 mare to a 141 in the herd, 143.5 in the rein and 138 in the cow work. The win was accompanied with a $700 pay check. The duo also placed second in the Youth Bridle horse show class.
Youth Bridle Champion
Kylie Haskins had a busy day of showing at the NRCHA Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. Haskins piloted Pepe Le Wright (Hes Wright On x Soula Jule Forever x Soula Jule Star) to first place in the Youth Bridle and a $300 win check with a 138 in the rein work and 147 down the fence. The pair also tied for second place in the Youth Limited with a reining score of 145.5 and boxing score of 145.
Youth Limited Spectacular & Youth Limited Champion
Mason Beal collected two championship titles on the last day of competition. Beal took top honors in the Youth Limited Spectacular and Youth Limited aboard Unos Smokin Chic (Uno What Time It Is x Dew It Flo x Mr Peponita Flo). The California youth boasted impressive scores of 148 in the herd work, 144.5 in the rein work and 146.5 in the cow work. The pair rode away with $685 for the wins.
Beginning Fence Work First Place
The last day of the show was rounded out by a Beginning Fence Work class; a place for boxing competitors to learn run and rate before entering a full fence work class. Topping the new class with a 146.5 in the rein work and 145.5 in the cow work was Jacqueline Garrett aboard Smart Genuine Shiner (Shining Spark x Smartly Dressed x Smart Little Lena).
Open Hackamore Champion
Claiming top honors in the $3,000-added Open Hackamore was Shawn Hays, of Nacona, Texas. He rode MoonshineAndTwoAdvil (Metallic Cat x Little Short Stuff x Shorty Lena), owned by Randy Massey, to a 145.5 in the reining and 144.5 down the fence. The 290 composite score came with a $2,250 win check.
Intermediate Open Hackamore First Place
Placing first in the Intermediate Open Hackamore was Monica Caetano and ISR Wyn A Blue (Smart Little Pepinic x Dee Pep Chex x Mister Dual Pep). The California horsewoman piloted the 2014 stallion, bred and owned by Brendan and Stacy Duesterhaus, to 277.5 composite.
Limited Open Hackamore Champion
Sunni McCormick and Just Call Me Earl (Once In A Blu Boon x CP Peekn Sneakn Blue x Peeka Pep) captured their second win of the 2019 NRCHA Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, for owner Devon Camilleri. After being crowned Derby Level One Limited champions, they claimed the Limited Open Hackamore title and $1,500 with a 277 composite score.