NRCHA Stakes Results – Congratulations to all the Winners!

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Open Champion Jon Roeser

Riding top reined cow horses is a family tradition for the Roeser family – as was evidenced at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes, when Jon Roeser won the Open Championship aboard Heart Of A Remedy and Dan Roeser took the Intermediate Open title riding Roosters Rozalena.

Open
National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider Jon Roeser won the NRCHA Stakes Open Championship by 4.5 points – earning a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Julie-Anne O’Rear, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, a $50 gift certificate from Santa Cruz Biotechnologies, and a C.R. Morrison medallion.

Roeser was riding Heart Of A Remedy, by Heart Of A Fox out of SPF Remedys Response. The pair started out with a 219 in the herd work, and followed that with a 219 in the rein work. “I drew well in the herd. After that I just had a feeling about the day. He was so soft and responsive in everything we did,” said Roeser, of Lemoore, California.

But the 5-year-old stallion and the veteran trainer weren’t finished. When Roeser saw his cow for the fence work, he knew they had a chance to score big. “I liked the cow from the herd work – I knew it was good. We didn’t stay long on the end. We got a good right turn and got out good for another big left turn. The cow still had a little gas so we circled really fast – it was great,” he said. The judges agreed and rewarded the pair with a 227 – the highest cow work of the event!

Roeser owns Heart Of A Remedy’s sire, Heart Of A Fox, with Karen Twisselman. “We won about $120,000 on him. He was a really nice horse and had a good career even though he had some bad luck,” he explained.

Roeser said, “I thank my wife, Tanya, and my son, Clay, for everything.”

It was an emotional day for Doug Williamson, who won the Open Stakes Reserve Championship on ARC Sparkin Chics, owned by Barbara Hastings. Unfortunately Hastings, who had been battling breast cancer, succumbed to the disease during the event. “Barbara gave me the opportunity to ride several great horses. She was a wonderful person, friend, and customer. Her absence will leave a void in our barn and hearts,” Williamson said.

The Reserve title came with a check for $18,560, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, and a C.R. Morrison medallion. ARC Sparkin Chics is a 4-year-old stallion by Chic Please out of Sailing Spark. Prior to the Stakes, ARC Sparkin Chics had lifetime earnings of nearly $57,000.\
Intermediate Open
Dan Roeser was riding Roosters Rozalena, and finished with 645.5 composite. The Intermediate Open win was worth $5,745, and came with a Gist Silversmiths buckle and a C.R. Morrison plaque.

Roeser and the 5-year-old mare began the competition with a 211 in the herd work, and a 211.5 in the rein work – but finished with a spectacular 223 in the cow work. “Things were fairly average in the herd and rein work – I was just trying to stay in there.” He added, “I drew a really good cow in the fence work and I have a really good fence horse – so I knew my horse could do it if I didn’t screw up!”

Roeser purchased Roosters Rozalena, by Gallo Del Cielo out of Rosezana Lena, as a yearling at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, and then sold her to Rush Creek Ranch LLC. He explained, “She’s done pretty well. As a 3-year-old she didn’t have it all together, but she had a good 4-year-old year and her 5-year-old year just started off well, too!”

The Marsing, Idaho, trainer noted that he had a great group of friends that helped him. “I have a whole bunch to thank – Jake Telford, Brandon Buttars, Ted Robinson, Zane Davis, and of course my brother Jon. I always help them and they always help me – I really appreciate them,” he said.

Shawn Hays took Thecrowdlovesme to the Intermediate Open Reserve Championship with a score of 645, winning $4,001. Thecrowdlovesme, a 4-year-old stallion by Smart Chic Olena out of Shine Smartly, is owned by Yellow Creek Ranch of Dickson, Tennessee. The Intermediate Open Reserve title pushed Thecrowdlovesme’s lifetime earnings to almost $20,000.

Limited Open
Jeff Veitch and Fifth Avenue Lena won the  Stakes Limited Open Championship during the preliminary competition, as they were the only ones in that division to advance to the finals. But there was more on the line, as they’d also qualified for the Intermediate Open finals, and finished fourth – making their take for the weekend an impressive $7,279.

“I was happy with our herd work in the finals. We got one fresh cow cut, and even though the other two didn’t pan out, my horse tried and I was happy and in the hunt,” Veitch said of his 211 in the herd work. “We didn’t get along too well in the rein work – that 209 hurt me.”

The pair found redemption in the fence work, marking a 222. “She’s a great fence horse. This is only her fourth three-event show, so I was pretty proud of her,” he said of the mare, who is owned by Coal Creek Ranch.

Veitch has ridden the 4-year-old cow horse, by Lenas Wright On out of Fifth Avenue Cash, since she was purchased at the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales as a 2-year-old. “She was green last year, but she’s coming around,” he said. “I thank Giacomo Mattioli, the owner of Coal Creek Ranch. I’ve worked for him for three years and we’re building this program together and it’s been great. I also thank my family and wife Leta, as well as Jimmie Paul for his help. I also had great herd help here – I couldn’t have done it without Brad Barkemeyer, Corey Cushing, Chris Dawson, and Ted Robinson.”

Non-Pro
Carol Roberts purchased Oaks Dual Rey several years ago sight unseen – and the decision has proven lucrative, as the pair has won over $33,000. On Sunday, March 25, Roberts and the TR Dual Rey gelding, out of Docs Pearly Oak, won the NRCHA Stakes Non-Pro Championship – and supplemented those earnings with an additional $6,802.

“He’s been really consistent for me,” noted Roberts, of Ojai, California. “I plan to keep showing him this year and then start competing in the bridle. He’s not going anywhere soon.”

The pair began the finals competition with a 217 in the herd work. “He was really good today. Phillip Ralls and Corey Cushing picked out incredible cattle for me. I thank them, as well as my other herd help Doug Williamson and Jon Roeser – they were great!”

Roberts and Oaks Dual Rey then marked a 216 in the rein work, and finished strong with a 221.5 in the cow work. “I was really happy in the rein work. Then our cow work was pretty awesome – I was just trying to stay in the middle of my saddle,” she said modestly. Along with the money, Roberts was presented with a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, a $50 gift certificate from Santa Cruz Biotechnologies, and a C.R. Morrison medallion.

Amanda Gardiner and Whachichi Chex took home Reserve honors in the Non-Pro Stakes with a 640.5, winning $5,345. Gardiner and Whachichi Chex, by Too Busy Cashin Chex out of What Chics Wanna Do, were the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Non Pro Champions. Prior to the Stakes, the 4-year-old mare had lifetime NRCHA earnings of $24,000.

Intermediate Non-Pro & Novice Non-Pro
Scott Gaddy didn’t expect to win a championship at the NRCHA Stakes. In fact, following the preliminary round of competition, he left the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek to return home to California.

Then friend and trainer Phillip Ralls called him. “He asked what I was doing and told me to turn around and come back because I’d made the finals in the Intermediate and Novice Non Pro – I’m glad I came back,” Gaddy, of Clements, California, joked.

Gaddy was riding SG Playin The Stars, a stallion he raised by Playin Stylish out of Hickory Starlight. The 5-year-old cow horse was an Intermediate Open finalist at the Snaffle Bit Futurity – but the NRCHA Stakes was only the second time that Gaddy had showed him. “Phillip was a huge help. I was nowhere near being ready to come here and he spent a lot of time and helped me work out some of the bugs. I thank him the most,” Gaddy said.

Gaddy and SG Playin The Stars began the competition with a 213 in the herd work, followed that with a 214 in the rein work, and finished with a 213 in the cow work. “He was good in the herd, and even though he was a little strong in the reining, I was really happy with that. We made a couple of big turns in the cow work and I was just happy to hang on,” he said. “I’m going to show him some more this year and then I’ll see if we can get him in the bridle and go on with him.”

Gaddy took home two C.R. Morrison plaques and two Gist Silversmiths buckles, as well as a check for $5,264.

 

Finalists Determined in NRCHA Stakes

Finalists in the 2012 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes are determined. The Stakes, held at the beautiful Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Arizona, is open for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses sired by NRCHA Subscribed Stallions. The clean-slate finals will be held Sunday, March 25. It took a score of 648 to advance to the finals of the Open, and a 638.5 in the Intermediate Open. See the list of finalists! In the Non Pro, the bubble score was a 632.5, and competitors with a score of 622.5 advanced to the finals in the Intermediate Non Pro. Contestants with a 621.5 advanced in the Novice Non Pro.


Open Stakes Finalists

Corey Cushing and Very Shiney, owned by Anne Reynolds
Brandon Buttars and Halo Cat, owned by Deidre Hill
Todd Crawford and One Fabulous Time, owned by One Fabulous Time LLC
Corey Cushing and PRF Spoonful Of Gold, owned by Cathy Corrigan Frank
Doug Williamson and ARC Sailing Chic, owned by Barbara Hastings
Jake Telford and One Time Rey Jay, owned by Aspen Meadows Ranch
Jon Roeser and Heart Of A Remedy, owned by Sprig Haven Farms
Jake Telford and Abbey Roan, owned by Newt White
Ken Wold and Mister Dual Cross, owned by Daniel Perez
Corey Cushing and Docs Catty Jo, owned by Suzanne Clark
Lyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat, owned by David and Barbara Archer
Todd Bergen and The One Time, owned by Camela Essick
Tucker Robinson and Stylish Little Oak, owned by San Juan Ranch
Todd Bergen and Shiners Dun Juan, owned by Janiejill Tointon
Doug Williamson and ARC Sparkin Chics, owned by Barbara Hastings
Corey Cushing and Tonettes Playgun, owned by Eric Dunn
Zane Davis and Chickarey, owned by John Semanik
Clayton Edsall and Skeets Oak Peppy, owned by Clayton Edsall
Justin Wright and Wanna Winna Prize, owned by Winston Moore
Chris Dawson and Travellin Jonez, owned by Chris Dawson

Intermediate Open Stakes Finalists
Clayton Edsall and Skeets Oak Peppy, owned by Clayton Edsall
Les Vogt and Nic It Smartly, owned by Les Vogt
Jeff Veitch and Fifth Avenue Lena, owned by Coal Creek Ranch
Shawn Hays and Thecrowdlovesme, owned by Yellow Creek Ranch
Dan Roeser and Roosters Rozalena, owned by Rush Creek Ranch LLC
Les Oswald and Dulces Little Light, owned by Richard or Rena Whyler
Mark Luis and Cee Mr Cats Merada, owned by Linda Wood

Non Pro Finalists
Anne Reynolds and Smart Magic Trick, owned by Joyce Pearson
Anne Reynolds and Smart As Sister, owned by Joyce Pearson
Laurie Ward and No Chic Flicks, owned by Ronnie and Karin Richards
Carol Roberts and Oaks Dual Rey, owned by Carol Roberts
Tish Wilhite and Smokin My Cash, owned by Tish Wilhite
Tammy Johnston and Cee Ya, owned by Lance and Tammy Johnston
Amanda Gardiner and Whachichi Chex, owned by Garth and Amanda Gardiner

Intermediate Non Pro Finalists
Tammy Johnston and Cee Ya, owned by Lance and Tammy Johnston
Gene Armstrong and No Foolish Cat, owned by Gene Armstrong
Shawn Renshaw and Gennys Prize, owned by Shawn and Kim Renshaw
Scott Gaddy and SG Playin The Stars, owned by Scott Gaddy
Cynthia Bias and Nu Sand Dollar, owned by Roger and Cynthia Bias

Novice Non Pro Finalists
Gene Armstrong and No Foolish Cat, owned by Gene Armstrong
Scott Gaddy and SG Playin The Stars, owned by Scott Gaddy
Cynthia Bias and Nu Sand Dollar, owned by Roger and Cynthia Bias
Debby Sanquinetti and Shiners Oak, owned by Mr and Mrs Sanguinetti

 

Stakes Level 1 Limited Open Champion
Jason Gay and Cures All claimed the Level 1 Limited Open Championship of the NRCHA Stakes. Gay and the 4-year-old cow horse began the competition with a 206 in the herd work.

“He was good. I was a little nervous because I hadn’t shown much out of the herd, but everything worked out for us,” he said. That 206 was followed with a 210.5 in the rein work and 210 in the cow work. “I missed the last stop a little in the rein work, but other than that he felt really good. I was a little bit careful in the cow work, but we got a really good cow and it was really fun!”

Gay was riding Cures All, by Peptoboonsmal out of Lenas Lacy Moon, for Kevin and Sydney Knight of Scottsdale, Arizona. Cures All would normally be shown by Kylie Knight, but when she was unable to make it, Gay got the opportunity. “I really appreciate Kylie, as well as Kevin and Sydney, for the opportunity to show this horse,” the 28-year-old trainer said. “I also give a big thank you to Corey Cushing. He’s been great to work for and is a very good teacher. He’s always looking out for me.”

The Level 1 Limited Open Championship netted a check for $1,229, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, and a C.R. Morrison plaque.

Stakes Amateur Champion
Jessie Telford can typically be seen around National Reined Cow Horse Association events helping her husband, NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Jake Telford, get horses ready to compete and cheering him on. But on Friday, March 23, the roles were reversed, as Jessie claimed the NRCHA Stakes Amateur Championship on Vandas Spark. It was Telford’s first Championship at an NRCHA Premier Event, and the win netted $1,024, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, and a C.R. Morrison plaque.

Telford and Vandas Spark, by Shining Spark and out of Smart Vandalena, began the competition with a 210 in the herd work, and followed that with a 215.5 in the rein work. “She was great all week. She was really good in both the herd and the rein work,” Telford said. Unfortunately, the cow work didn’t go as planned, and resulted in a 196. “Needless to say, the cow work wasn’t what we wanted, but I was still really happy with this mare.”

Jake started “Vanda” for long time customer Newt White. “Newt had planned to sell her and then he actually gave her to me. I really, really thank Newt for giving her to me and allowing me the opportunity to show this nice mare,” she said. “I am going to try to show her the rest of the year, and hopefully next year, as well. If that doesn’t work, we’ll breed her.”

Along with White, Telford thanked Jake, as well as her parents. “My parents drove from Oregon to our home in Idaho to watch our daughters this week,” she said. “I also thank Stacey Hansen, who works for us. She’s been a great help.”

Garth Gardiner, Ashland, Kansas, piloted Shiney Remedy to the Amateur Reserve Championship, winning $614. Shiney Remedy, a 4-year-old mare, is by Very Smart Remedy and out of Shiners Miss Hickory.

 

Stakes Non-Pro Limited
Cee Mr Cats Merada had a busy week at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre. Not only did he make the finals of the Intermediate Open with Mark Luis, he also took his owner, Linda Wood, to the Stakes Non-Pro Limited Championship.

Wood was presented with a Gist Silversmiths buckle, a C.R. Morrison plaque, and a check for $983. “My horse did really well all week,” the Rolling Hills Estate, California, Non Pro, explained. “This is the first time that both Mark and I showed him – and it’s my first time to show him, as well. It actually probably worked out really well since this horse is so young.”

Wood and her sister, Polly Potocar, were thrilled with the addition of the Non-Pro Limited to NRCHA Premier Events, and searched for young horses for them both to show. “I bought this horse from Jon Roeser. I really liked his disposition and his size, and he’s just a really nice horse,” she said of Cee Mr Cats Merada, by Cats Merada out of Cee Miss Money Rio.

Wood has been riding with Mark Luis for over five years. “I thank Mark for his help, Jon Roeser for selling me this horse, my sister Polly for her support, and all our friends and everyone who cheers us on,” she said.

Tehachapi, California, Non Pro James Allen won the Stakes Non-Pro Limited Stakes Reserve Championship with a 615 on Nu Kinda Kat. The Reserve title garnered a check for $655. Nu Kinda Kat is a 4-year-old gelding by Nu Circle N Cash out of Squall Cat.

 

Todd & Todd Top Rein Work at NRCHA Stakes

National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Riders Todd Bergen and Todd Crawford dominated the rein work of the NRCHA Stakes preliminaries. Bergen piloted two horses – The One Time and Shiners Dun Juan – to a score of 222.5, while Crawford posted an identical marking to create a three-way tie for the lead with One Fabulous Time.

With Shiners Dun Juan, Bergen, of Eagle Point, Oregon, won the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship. The 4-year-old gelding (Smart Shiner x Cremes Chic Olena) is owned by Janiejill Tointon, Longmont, Colorado.

Bergen’s other entry, The One Time, is a 4-year-old stallion who was also a finalist at the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. The One Time, owned by Camela Essick, Clements, Calif., is by One Time Pepto out of Love Em N Lena. Bergen and The One Time lead the Open Stakes preliminaries with a 436.5 going into the cow work, having marked a 214 in the herd work on Wednesday.

Crawford, the NRCHA’s leading all-time money-earner, piloted another One Time Pepto foal – One Fabulous Time – to not only tie for the high rein work score in the Open, but also in the Novice Horse division. One Fabulous Time, out of Cat Mist, is owned by One Fabulous Time LLC.

Topping the Intermediate Open division with a 218.5 was Clayton Edsall and Mr Spook Nic. Mr Spook Nic, owned by Adrianna Adams, Oakdale, Calif., is a 4-year-old stallion. He is by Smart Spook out of Miss Nica Dual.

Edsall leads the Intermediate Open preliminary composite on his other entry, Skeets Oak Peppy, with a 433.5. Edsall and Skeets Oak Peppy, a 5-year-old gelding by Skeets Peppy out of Oak Ill Be, marked a 216.5 in the rein work, as well as a 217 in the herd work.

Becky Hurst and Nics The Smart topped the Limited Open division. Hurst and the 4-year-old stallion, by Nic It In The Bud out of Shining Smartly, marked a 212. Nics The Smart is owned by Lyndon Farms, of Wasilla, Alaska.

Jeff Veitch and Fifth Avenue Lena lead the Limited Open composite with a 425. Fifth Avenue Lena, a 4-year-old mare by Lenas Wright On out of Fifth Avenue Cash, is owned by Coal Creek Ranch of Ridgeway, Colorado. Veitch and Fifth Avenue Lena marked a 214 in the herd work and a 211 in the rein work.

In the Level 1 Limited Open division, which is decided in one go-round, Jason Gay and Cures All not only topped the rein work with a 210.5 – they also took the lead of the composite with a 416.5. Cures All is a 4-year-old gelding by Peptoboonsmal out of Lenas Lacy Moon, and is owned by Kevin and Sydney Knight of Scottsdale, Arizona.

March 21 coverage – Smart Circle Cat & Tucker Robinson Top Herd Work at NRCHA Stakes

Smart Circle Cat and Tucker Robinson bested 66 other entries to take the top spot of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes Open preliminary herd work. Competing at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Arizona, Robinson and the 4-year-old cow horse impressed the judges to the tune of 219. The NRCHA Stakes continues through March 25.

Smart Circle Cat, by WR This Cats Smart out of Circle N Show Girl, is owned by Duane and Denise Gragg, of Lincoln, California. The pair also leads the Open Novice Horse division. Robinson, of California, is a former NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion, with lifetime earnings nearing $400,000.

See the results


Intermediate Open: Skeets Oak Peppy/Clayton Edsall & TR Spooky Cat/Shadd Parkinson

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Clayton Edsall and Shadd Parkinson marked identical scores of 217 for the high score of the Intermediate Open divisions. Edsall, Oakdale, California, marked the score on his horse, Skeets Oak Peppy, a 5-year-old gelding by Skeets Peppy out of Oak Ill Be. Parkinson is competing on TR Spooky Cat, another 5-year-old gelding by TR Dual Rey out of Haintscatsnholycows. TR Spooky Cat is owned by Christa Hampton of Cave Creek, Arizona.

Limited Open: Fifth Avenue
/Jeff Vetich
With a score of 214, Jeff Vetich and Fifth Avenue Lena topped the Limited Open division. Vetich was riding the 4-year-old cow horse for Coal Creek Ranch of Ridgeway, Colorado. Fifth Avenue Lena is by Lenas Wright On out of Fifth Avenue Cash.

Level 1 Limited Open: Survive These Lips/Stacy Hansen & Cures All/Jason Gay
The Level 1 Limited Open Division championship is decided in one go-round – and Stacey Hansen and Jason Gay lead the class with identical scores of 206. Hansen was riding Survive These Lips, owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC of Santa Ynez, California. Survive These Lips is a 4-year-old mare by CD Survivor out of Lipschic. Gay, competing for Kevin and Sydney Knight of Scottsdale, Arizona, was riding Cures All. Cures All is a 4-year-old gelding by Peptoboonsmal out of Lenas Lacy Moon.

Non-Pro: Carol Roberts/Oaks Dual Rey
Carol Roberts, of Ojai, California, and Oaks Dual Rey had the high score of the Non Pro division with a 217.5. In late October of 2011, Roberts and Oaks Dual Rey won the NRCHA Derby Non-Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Championships, and in May of 2011 won the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Intermediate Non-Pro Championship. Oaks Dual Rey is a 5-year-old gelding by TR Dual Rey, out of Docs Pearly Oak.

Novice Non-Pro: Gene Armstrong/No Foolish Cat
Topping the Intermediate and Novice Non-Pro divisions was Gene Armstrong, of Paso Robles, California, who rode his horse No Foolish Cat to a 214. No Foolish Cat, a 5-year-old gelding, is by WR This Cats Smart out of Lean Acre Doc. With Armstrong at the reins, he has won over $10,000 – including a third place finish in the Intermediate Non-Pro and top ten in the Non-Pro at the 2010 Snaffle Bit Futurity.

Amateur: Jessie Telford/Vandas Spark
While the preliminary round of competition determines which riders will advance to the clean-slate finals of the Non Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro, and Novice Non-Pro divisions, it also decides the Amateur Champion. Currently leading the Amateur is Jessie Telford and Vandas Spark with a 210. Telford, of Caldwell, Idaho, is an accomplished barrel racer. Vandas Spark, a 5-year-old mare, is by Shining Spark out of Smart Vandalena.

Non-Pro Limited: Cindy Wood/Cee Mr Cats Merada

The NRCHA debuted the Non-Pro Limited division at NRCHA premier events in 2012. Already, the standalone class is garnering plenty of interest. While competitors compete in the herd and rein work, the cow work is boxing only. The Non-Pro Limited is also decided in one go-round, and Linda Wood, of Rolling Hills Estate, California, and Cee Mr Cats Merada have the lead with a 211. Cee Mr Cats Merada is a 4-year-old gelding by Cats Merada out of Cee Miss Money Rio.

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