NRCHA World Champions Named

NRCHA LogoDoug Williamson and Hes Wright On Are 2010 NRCHA Open Bridle World Champions

The last of the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championships was decided Saturday afternoon at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas. Twelve World titles were awarded during the NRCHA World Championship Show Presented by John Deere. The World Championship Show is part of the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, which began January 29 and finishes on February 6.

Doug Williamson of Bakersfield, California, won the Open Bridle World Championship on Hes Wright On. Their scores of 222 in the rein work and 226 in the cow work proved impossible to beat, resulting in an $8,300 payday, plus a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

“We were out for redemption. I didn’t want anyone to think there was a maybe – I was planning to stick it to them,” said Williamson, who had missed making the finals of the World’s Greatest Horseman. “I had a good cow and knew he was good in the rein work. He did great. I got a reprieve and I’ll be a lot happier driving home.”

Williamson and Hes Wright On have a multitude of titles to their names. Williamson himself is an NRCHA Hall of Famer who has won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity twice. He piloted the Lenas Wright On stallion, out of Shesa Lota Nic, to the Reserve World’s Greatest Horseman title and the World’s Richest Stock Horse Championship. “He’s not very big but he has a heart as big as this building,” said Williamson. “He’s the real deal and I think he’ll be a great sire one of these days.”

Hes Wright On is owned by Gardiner Quarter Horses of Ashland, Kansas. “Garth and Amanda Gardiner are such good people and they have a great program. If I don’t get too old we’ll be something to contend with,” joked Williamson, who turns 69 in 2011. “People think I should go ahead and retire – but I’m not ready yet!”

Robert Chown and Mr Dual Brooksinic captured the Open Bridle Reserve Championship with a 437.5. Mr Dual Brooksinic, by Mister Dual Pep and out of Brooksinic, is owned by Joe Cunningham of Stonewall, Louisiana. Chown and Mr Dual Brooksinic won $6,640, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Karen Stallings Wins 2010 NRCHA Non Pro Bridle World Championship on NMSU Truckin Chex

Karen Stallings piloted NMSU Truckin Chex to the stallion’s sixth World Championship on Saturday, February 5. They won the Non Pro Bridle title at the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show presented by John Deere, held at the 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas.

Stallings, of Tucson, Arizona, pocketed $5,275 for the win, as well as a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Frances and Aaron Labourdette, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Stallings and Elvis (NMSU Truckin Chex) marked a 213.5 in the rein work and a 212 in the fence work for a 425.5 total. “We two new cows called for us, and I was getting a little nervous. I knew it wasn’t one of our best runs, but I’m grateful it worked out,” she said.

“He’s taken me to the winner’s circle quite a few times. He’s won five of his six World titles with me,” she said modestly. That’s saying something, considering that the 13-year-old cow horse, by Nu Chex To Cash out of NMSU Doc Truckle CJ, has over $126,000 in lifetime earnings in NRCHA competition alone. “He’s amazing. I think his mind has contributed to his longevity, because you don’t have to be hard on him – he just wants to do his job and please you.”

When asked when Elvis would be retired, Stallings admitted she didn’t know. “He gets upset when we take the trailer without him, so it’s hard to leave him at home,” she said.

Stallings was appreciative of everyone who has helped her. “I thank everyone. It takes a team to get here. It seems like when I win the spotlight is on me and the horse – but there’s a lot behind it. My husband Kevin helps me so much, and I think we have the best horse shoer in the world. The facility that we’re at also makes riding fun,” she said.

Riding Just Rein Or Shine, Garth Gardiner of Ashland, Kansas, won the Reserve title for the Non Pro Bridle, taking home $4,220. Gardiner and Just Rein Or Shine, by Smart Shiner out of Just Pebbles, also won a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Ron Ralls and Solano Cat Win 2010 NRCHA Open Hackamore World Championship

The Open Hackamore title of the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show presented by John Deere came down to the very last horse. Jay McLaughlin and Shiney N Sporty had the lead with a 437, and it looked like they would finish as Champions.

But Ron Ralls and Solano Cat had other ideas, and marked a 215.5 in the rein work and a crowd-pleasing 225 in the fence work – resulting in a 440.5 total.

“That cow came out and he came way out from the gate and took me hard left to right several times – but my horse was right on stopped and turned every time,” Ralls said. “As soon as that cow released me and we got on him. We got what we needed – and that was a tough cow to get in the lead. It turned out perfect.”

Ralls and Solano Cat won $8,645, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Shannon and Hershel Reid, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Ralls and Solano Cat were the 2008 Kalpowar Reined Cow Horse Open and Intermediate Open Champions, and later made the Open and Intermediate Open Finals at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. In November, the 6-year-old stallion earned the American Quarter Horse Association Junior Working Cow Horse Reserve World Championship. To date, Solano Cat, by High Brow Cat out of Smartest Solano, has won close to $100,000.

Solano Cat, who will be standing at Cinder Lakes Ranch, is owned by Shannon and Hershel Reid. Ralls has ridden several horses for the Reids, including his third place horse, Ima Smoking Mister. “I am so blessed to have Shannon and Hershel as owners because they are so supportive of me. They are happy to have their horses here,” he said. “Win, lose, or whatever – they stay the same. They are great owners.”

McLaughlin and Shiney N Sporty finished as the Reserve World Champions, winning $6,793, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Shiney N Sporty, by Shining Spark out of Starlight O Lena, is owned by Salt Fork Cattle Company of Clarendon, Texas.

Tish Wilhite and The Fresno Fox Win 2010 NRCHA Non Pro Hackamore World Championship

When Tish Wilhite was competing at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions in 2008, her mother, Jo Wilhite, met two couples who had just happened to be in San Angelo during the show. Both couples stuck around to watch Tish compete in the World Championship Finals, and the Clovis, California Non Pro won the Non Pro Bridle and Non Pro Two Rein World Championships.

Since then Janet and Glen Rush and Unis and Cecil Banning have returned to San Angelo to watch her compete every year – and this year watched her win the Non Pro Hackamore World title.

“They’re cow horse enthusiasts now! They are my good luck charms,” Wilhite said after the awards ceremony. “The Bannings are actually planning a trip to Reno for the Snaffle Bit Futurity next year! They’ve become really good friends.”

Wilhite rode The Fresno Fox, by Heart Of A Fox out of Oaks Jewel Doll, to a score of 437.5 – winning the World title by a 10.5 margin! “It was a great day. I felt real confident when I woke up. I actually had the best night’s sleep I had all week,” she said. “He was a lot of fun to show. We got a good cow and it all worked out.”

She won a check for $4,778, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Wilhite gave a lot of credit to her trainers Lance Johnston and Brandon Staebler. “Lance has been helping in the cow work and Brandon in the reining. I have never had three such good reining runs,” she said. “And obviously the cow work was amazing. They are so much help.”

Incidentally, Wilhite has a strong connection to the Reserve Champion horse – Just Ask Me Nice. She owned “Justi” through her Futurity year before selling her to Toni Hagen. “I’m so happy that two horses that I’ve had were first and second here at the World Show.”

Hagen, of La Grande, Oregon, and Just Ask Me Nice not only won $3,822, they also took home a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Just Ask Me Nice is by Captain Nice and out of Missy Dual Master.

Deah Hessian-Ruple Wins 2010 NRCHA Non Pro Limited World Championship on Teninolena Chex

Deah Hessian-Ruple and Teninolena Chex won the $5K Non Pro Limited NRCHA World Championship on Friday – and returned Saturday, February 5, to win the Non Pro Limited World title. Hessian Ruple collected a check for $2,775, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Wilson and Susan Lyle, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion. “I think someone needs to pinch me! It’s just not sinking in yet,” she said following the awards ceremony.

Hessian-Ruple and Teninolena Chex, by Nu Chex To Cash out of Rondas Tio, won their second World title with a 437 total. “I feel great and feel so much better about today’s runs than yesterday. He was really good for me in the dry work. We had a bobble yesterday but I felt real confident today,” she said. “We’ve been working in the cow work on some little glitches. He just got better and better.”

The Fountain Hills, Arizona, veterinarian explained that the competition was very tough. “This was one of the larger classes. There are some really fabulous horses and riders in this class – it was pretty tough,” she said. “I thank my husband Scott Ruple for putting up with me this year. My trainer Jimmie Paul has been fabulous and our barn has been very supportive. I also thank all my friends that came to watch.”

The World Championship marked an end to Hessian-Ruple’s Non Pro Limited career. Teninolena Chex will begin fence training with Paul, while she will begin going down the fence on a new horse.

Birgit Self of Pilot Point, Texas, won the Non Pro Limited World Championship on TR Miss Graygun. Self and TR Miss Graygun, by Playgun and out of JK Carlita Bruce, marked a 428, winning $2,220. They also took home a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Suzon Schaal and Genuine Brown Gal Win 2010 NRCHA Novice Non Pro Bridle World Championship

In 2009 Suzon Schaal won the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship in the Novice Non Pro Bridle on Genuine Brown Gal. She and her 8-year-old cow horse, by Listo Pollito Lena and out of Genuine Emerald, returned to the 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo to defend their title – walking away with the 2010 Championship by 7 points!

“It’s pretty cool – I never dreamt that we could do it two years in a row,” she said. Schaal and Jenna (Genuine Brown Gal) marked a 212.5 in the rein work, and followed that with a 214 in the cow work. “Her rein work has been a little off all week, so I’m glad it all came together today. I was worried about the cow. I lost it at one point but she got it back together.”

Schaal received a check for $3,387, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Paul and Amy Bailey, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Schaal began riding cow horses in 2007, and Genuine Brown Gal, by Listo Pollito Lena and out of Genuine Emerald, was her first cow horse. “She’s a special horse,” Schaal said of the mare, on whom she also qualified for the Non Pro Bridle finals which will be held Saturday, February 5.

The Canadian from Calgary, Alberta, was appreciative of the people who have helped her. “There’s a lot of hard work behind the winner. I give a big thank you to my trainer John Swales – he’s been a big help.” She added, “Thank you also to my friends, family, and supporters – everyone pictures in.”

With scores of 419.5, Garth Gardiner and Flo N Blu Boon and Morgan Holmes and Dun It Big tied for the Reserve World Championship. Each received a check for $2,371, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a commemorative medallion, and drew for prizes which included a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, and a breast collar from Classic Equine.

Flo N Blu Boon, by Pretty Boy Boon out of Lena Over Flo, is owned by Garth and his wife Amanda of Ashland, Kansas. Dun It Big is owned by Morgan’s parents Jay and Rhonda Holmes of Sarasota, Florida, and is by Hollywood Dun It out of Genuine Redbud.

Christina Allen and Smart Chic Dot Com Win 2010 Limited Open Bridle World Championship!

Smart Chic Dot Com is one busy horse! He qualified for the Finals at the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show presented by John Deere in three events. In the $5K Non Pro Limited owner Kris Troxel rode him to a fifth place tie. The 11-year-old cow horse came back in the very next class – the Limited Open Bridle – with trainer Christina Allen to win the World Championship!

The pair marked a 214.5 in the rein work and a 214.5 in the cow work for a total score of 429, taking home a check for $3,738. They also received a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

“The rein work was really good – he stopped hard,” noted Allen. “The cow tried us a couple times and then we went with it. He nailed all three turns and I couldn’t have asked it to be better.”

Allen thanked Don Murphy, Russell Dilday, and Jake Gorrell.

Owner Kris Troxel, of Nampa, Idaho, had her eye on Chic (Smart Chic Dot Com) for a while before purchasing him four years ago. “He was raised and trained by Anne Reynolds, and I thought he was the coolest horse,” Troxel said. She added that everything this year was about figuring out how to manage Chic’s time. “We body clipped him because he got so tired last year. He only got about five minutes of warm-up before I showed him, and then we just swapped saddles and did another light warm up for Christina,” said Troxel of the gelding by Smart Chic Olena out of Smokateena. “We just want to do the easiest thing for him.”

Allen added, “He’s a really good, finished bridle horse, so we don’t have to ride him too hard. This might be one of the last times I show him, because Kris has won out of the $5K Non Pro Limited, and we’re trying to convince her to show down the fence. He’s the kind of horse you want to have to learn on.”

Tucker Clark piloted Peppy Prize Freckle to the Limited Open Bridle Reserve Championship for Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch of Tucson, Arizona. Clark and Peppys Prize Freckle, by Smart Peppy Lena out of Freckles Prize, marked a 424. They won $2,937, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion

Clint Swales Wins 2010 NRCHA Limited Open Hackamore World Championship on Twice The Bet

Clint Swales, of High River, Alberta, is the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association Limited Open Hackamore World Champion. He piloted his horse, Twice The Bet, to the win with a 434.5. The NRCHA World Championship Show Presented by John Deere is taking place during the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, held annually in San Angelo, Texas, at the 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena.

Swales and Twice The Bet won $3,877, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

The Canadian trainer and the 6-year-old mare, by Blessed Twice out of Frost Me Freckles, marked a 215.5 in the rein work and a 219 in the cow work. “The rein work felt pretty good. Even though she was a little wilder than first round we marked higher this time,” he said. That was followed by a 219 in the cow work. “I thought the cow was going to be terrible but my horse paid attention and put it all together.”

He explained that Twice The Bet, nicknamed Two, was very green when he purchased her as a 4-year-old. “She’s been getting stronger and stronger. We didn’t win much until this fall, when we won the Canadian Derby,” said Swales, who earned the Limited Open Hackamore World Championship in 2008. “She’s pretty solid at everything, really. She’s nice out of the herd, stops really hard in the reining, and is super quick and cowy down the fence.”

Swales also showed two other horses, finishing sixth in the Limited Open Hackamore and fourth in the Limited Open Bridle.

Roy Rich won the Limited Open Hackamore Reserve Championship with Half Time Report, owned by Barbara Hastings of Glendale, California. Rich and Half Time Report, by A Chic In Time and out of Hustlin Tips, scored a 428.5, collecting $3,102. They also received a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Alexa Beaty Wins 2010 NRCHA Youth Limited World Championship on Mad About Chics

Alexa Beaty won her first National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship on Saturday, February 5. The Aubrey, Texas, eighth grader rode her horse, Mad About Chics, to a 429 total, having scored 214.5 in both the rein work and boxing.

“It was really nerve-wracking today. I was excited and had a lot of adrenaline,” she said. “I thought the rein work was real good. I really liked the cow I drew and the cow work was amazing!”

Beaty and Mad About Chics, by Smart Chic Olena out of Echolettes Freckle, won $585, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Carol Rose, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

The 14-year-old acquired Mad About Chics in October, 2009. “Over the past year he has taught me how to do cow horse. I love him and I hope to keep him for a long time,” she said. “I really want to start going down the fence and will start that in a couple months.”

Beaty rides with Steve and Carol Metcalf. “I thank Steve and Carol for training and spending the time to help me,” she said. “Before I went today Steve told me it was just a weekend show, and that I should do what I have done all year.”

Beaty was also very appreciative of her parent’s support, adding, “I thank my parents for providing this for me and supporting me and paying for it all – my family is amazing. I also thank God because without him I wouldn’t have had this chance.”

Kimberly Ferrante and Oaks Choice, by HB Instant Choice and out of Peppys Live Oak, who won the preliminary round, finished with the Reserve World title with a score of 426. Ferrante, of Somis, California, won $488, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion. The evening before, Ferrante was elected as the NRCHYA Secretary/Historian.

Riley Chown Wins 2010 NRCHA Youth Bridle World Championship on Short And Royal

The younger members of the National Reined Cow Horse Association were in the spotlight on Friday, February 4, with the top ten from the Youth Bridle preliminaries vying for a World title.

Riley Chown and Short And Royal were the ones to watch, having marked the high score of the Youth Bridle preliminaries. “I think that having the preliminary round gave me confidence rather than made me nervous,” she said. “I realized that I could do it. It’s been a couple months since I’ve shown so I was happy to be able to do it the first time.”

Chown, of Gainesville, Texas, and Short And Royal marked a 214.5 – and followed that with a decisive 222 in the cow work. “She was really good for me in the rein work,” she said. “I got a tough cow in the fence work. It challenged me quite a bit and she couldn’t have been better for me.”

Chown’s World Championship was accompanied by $540, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Carol Rose, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, Rios of Mercedes boots, a World Finals vest sponsored by Gist Silversmiths, a C.R. Morrison trophy and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.

Riley’s father, accomplished Texas trainer Robert Chown, showed Pebbles (Short And Royal) to earnings exceeding $140,000, but he said that there was one thing he was never able to do. “I was never able to win a World Championship on her, and Riley did it,” he said. “I am so proud.”

The 15-year-old won the 2007 NRCHA Youth Limited World Championship on a different horse, and is also very competitive in youth rodeo competition. “My parents have taught me everything I know,” she said. “I thank my dad for letting me show his horse, and my mom for always being there for me.”

Donathon Archuleta and Boonlights Misty scored a 416 to win the Youth Bridle Reserve World Championship. Archuleta, of Alamosa, Colorado, won $450, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Kevin and Sydney Knight, a pair of custom spurs from Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an ESP saddle pad from Classic Equine, a commemorative World Finals vest from Gist Silversmiths, and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion. Archuleta and Boonlights Misty, by Boonlight Dancer out of Sweet Little Mist, were the 2009 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Youth Limited Champions.

The journey to San Angelo was made financially easier, thanks to a generous stall sponsorship from Newt White that was given to each youth competitor that was entered in the NRCHA Celebration of Champions. “We really appreciate Mr. White’s generosity and his amazing support of the NRCHYA,” noted NRCHA Youth Committee Chairman Paul Bailey.

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