IN FOAL PARTNERS QUARTER HORSE STALLIONS en-us Copyright INFOALPARTNERS.COM Fappani Wins NRBC Open Championship with SG Frozen Enterprize Fappani Wins NRBC Open Championship with SG Frozen Enterprize The 18th edition of the National Reining Breeders Classic Open finals ended in an exciting runoff for the title. Sam Schaffhauser and Gunners Tinseltown, by Colonels Smoking Gun out of former NRBC Champion Miss Tinseltown, led the finals until the second to last set with a 227. Then Casey Deary and ARC Gunna Sparkya lit up the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Coliseum, taking the lead by a half point. He retained sole possession of the lead for only one horse, and then two time NRBC Champion Andrea Fappani and SG Frozen Enterprize, owned by Silver Spurs Equine, tied his score. Rules dictate that if one rider desires to run off for the title, they must. Fappani, who won his first NRBC title and his first NRHA Futurity Championship with run offs, knew what he’d pick. “Unless I have a horse that I feel is running out of air or that I think it isn’t safe for either horse to run, I will run it off. I just don’t do co-championships It’s not in my blood. I always run-off, and it paid off tonight,” he said. Only a half point separated the run-off scores, and the Scottsdale, Arizona trainer left Katy with his third NRBC Open Championship. The title came with the big check made out for $75,000, and included a year’s use of a trailer from Twin Cities Featherlite, a custom saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, a Whisper Bit, a champion cap from Just Stitch It, a $100 gift certificate from Santa Cruz Biotechnologies, a WonPad, a saddle pad from Yucca Flatts, a $50 gift certificate to Thomas Moore Feed, a Gist Silversmiths buckle and numerous awards and signature crystal from the NRBC. SG Frozen Enterprise has a different story than ma ny horses competing at the NRBC. The stallion, by Frozen Sailor out of RS Rose SJ, is Italian born and bred. As a 3 year old he won the Italian Futurity, and caught Fappani’s attention. “He is a third or fourth generation Italian horse, and I looked at him as a stallion to bring to the states and be an outcross. I convinced his owner at the time, Marco Franchini, to send him over here. It took quite a bit of money because the horse wasn’t enrolled in the NRHA or the NRBC, so he invested a lot in the horse a nd sent him over here,” Fappani recalled. After a few months the horse sold to Silver Spurs as a stallion prospect. Fappani typically only shows horses he’s had since their 2 year old year, but he made an exception for SG Frozen Enterprize. “He’s been a special horse from the beginning. It took some serious work to get together. This horse was trained different than what I’m used to and it took about a year to really get together.” When the pair won the American Quarter Horse Association World Champions hip in the Junior Reining, Fappani knew that they had clicked. “I had gotten so frustrated because he was always scoring between a 222 and a 225, and I knew he was a horse that could mark more than that. When we won that I knew there was no confusion betwe en us anymore, and he’s been solid ever since,” he said. “I had a feeling he was going to be good. Now that I know him and he knows me we’re going to be a good team.” While Deary admitted he wouldn’t have voted to run off for the title, he commended Fappani for his decision. “My horse is four and I knew Andrea’s horse is older and so broke and Andrea is a great showman. He could probably have come in here again and his horse would do that same strong run, so he made the right call he’s the master of it.” Deary’s horse, by Gunnatrashya out of Sailing Spark, is owned by Rabboni Reining Horses, and won $51,000 for the reserve title. “Mr. Arcese raised him, and I got him the first part of his 3 year old year. He’s been just a dream to ride. He wants no troub le and is the quietest stallion to be around you’d think he was a gelding because he has such an incredible brain,” he said. While the win would have come with even more prizes and money, Deary noted he wasn’t disappointed. “There is no way I could be upset with how it turned out. To have two four year olds in the finals like I did, and to have them both step up and play with these guys means that disappointment is not even in the picture.” He added, “I couldn’t be prouder of either of them. They’re bot h incredible horses and both have two years of eligibility left!” Deary’s other entry, Magnum Starlights (Magnum Chic Dream x Starlights Sugarwhiz) owned by Antler Ridge Ranch, won the preliminary round. He returned in the finals and finished in a 3 way ti e for fifth place, earning $20,000 and pushing Magnum Chic Dream exceptionally to the $3 million sire mark. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Latest NEWS from 1st Go Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity congrats to :<br> Tricked Out Spook Dell Hendricks 223.00 <br>( by Spooks Gotta Gun )<br><br> This Cats Stressin Jared Leclair 223.00 <br>( by Wr This Cats Smart )<br><br> Walla Walla Gunshine Justin Mathison 223.00 <br>( by Spooks Gotta Gun out of Walla Walla Starshine)<br><br> Tinsel Bicentenario Jared Leclair 216.50 <br>( by Tinsel Jac )<br><br> Hang Ten Pretty Lady Pierre Luc Phaneuf 216.50 <br>( by Hang Ten Surprize )<br><br> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700 Jacs Electric Spark, NRHA Million Dollar Sire For Immediate Release – October 24, 2012 – By Christina Brezack – Oklahoma City, Okla. – With the sad passing of Jacs Electric Spark in June, his legend lives on as he is now inducted as one of the prestigious National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Sires. At the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity in Ardmore, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 20, Electric Jac (owned by Turnabout Farm Inc.), Shock Star Groupie (owned by Mary Sellers), Smart Sparklin Chic (owned by Carri Visser) and Electric Sparks (owned by Kim De Windt) collectively won $10,100 to push Jacs Electric Spark’s unofficial Offspring Earnings over $1,000,000. Owned by NRHA Professional Troy Heikes, Jacs Electric Spark was shown by Heikes during the sire’s show career to earn a total of $86,000 NRHA LTE. “Sally (Brown), Buck (Hazledine), Andrea and I have dreamt of this day since he was a baby. For more information visit: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700 Silver Spurs Welcomes BIG CHEX TO CASH to the Stallion City Dream Team Silver Spurs Welcomes BIG CHEX TO CASH to the Stallion City Dream Team. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700 Silver Spurs Welcomes BIG CHEX TO CASH to the Stallion City Dream Team Silver Spurs Welcomes BIG CHEX TO CASH to the Stallion City Dream Team. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700 Boom Shernic Available for the 2013 Breeding Season We are proud to announce a new stallion for the 2013 breeding season BOOM SHERNIC by Boomernic out of SHE AND CHIC DUNIT . Don't hesitate to order your early booking now. We will start the sales for the 2013 season at July 15, 2013. Call us or email us for information. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0700 Spooks Gotta Whiz and Flarida Win NRHA Open Derby Championship Oklahoma City, Okla. – June 30, 2011 – The 2012 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $435,000-added* Open Derby finals on Saturday, June 30 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. The NRHA Derby Show is NRHA’s premiere event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses and hosts to two slates of ancillary classes. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying out approximately $885,000* to owners and nominators of open and non pro finalists. During the go-round, more than 500 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 76 of the top-scoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event. NRHA Professional <strong>Shawn Flarida (Springfield, Ohio) rode Spooks Gotta Whiz to a 226.5 </strong> to win the Level 4 Derby Open Championship and $60,000 (95% to owner and 5% nominator incentive). Spooks Gotta Whiz (Spooks Gotta Gun x Prettywhizasprettydoes, bred by Clint Haverty) is a 5-year-old stallion owned by Michell Anne Kimball of Encinita, Calif. Prior to the Derby, Spooks Gotta Whiz earned nearly $260,000 in NRHA competition including level 4 open championship titles at the 2010 NRHA Futurity and 2012 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC). Spooks Gotta Whiz won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $300 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, a Classic Equine pad, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop and a Shorty’s Caboy Hattery 100x hat. As the sire of the NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion, Spooks Gotta Gun won the NRHA Sire & Dam award including $1,500 and a Sire & Dam Bronze trophy. Spooks Gotta Gun is owned by Silver Spurs Equine of Cave Creek, Ariz. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0700 NRHA Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook. A Horse with Two Brilliant Careers Oklahoma City, Okla. - April 27, 2012 - Rosanne Sternberg’s Smart Spook first demonstrated his winning ways in 2004 taking the championship at a small futurity in Jackson, Ohio. In a field of nine, now NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida showed the stallion and launched his internationally acclaimed show career. The son of NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena later excelled at passing on his brilliance to his offspring. Now at the age of 11, Smart Spook joins his sire in the annals of NRHA History, unofficially becoming the sport’s 23rd Million Dollar Sire. His unofficial offspring earnings are now $1,082,300. Smart Spook (owned and bred by NRHA Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg) is NRHA’s highest money earning stallion with $403,150 in lifetime earnings. Not only did Flarida ride the stallion to his first win, but he also piloted him to championships at the 2004 NRHA Open Futurity, 2005 NRHA Open Derby and 2005 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in the Junior Reining. In 2007, now NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner and Smart Spook claimed their first of three unprecedented FEI World Reining Masters sweeps, earning both the open and restricted divisions (2007, 2008 and 2009). The duo followed up the next year with a second-place finish at the inaugural NRHA Open World Championship Shootout. The gifted stallion is out of Sugarplum Spook, a daughter of NRHA Million Dollar Sire Grays Starlight. Smart Spooks top-earning offspring include: - Spook Off Sparks: Owned by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC, bred by Rosanne Sternberg, $136,360 NRHA LTE and reserve champion at the 2011 NRHA Open Futurity. - Red Stripe Spook: Owned and bred by David Evans, $130,030 NRHA LTE and reserve champion at the 2010 NRHA Open Futurity - Custom Spook: Owned by Rancho Oso Rio LLC, bred by Steven Simon, $102,250 NRHA LTE, fourth place at the 2010 NRHA Open Futurity and champion at the 2011 High Roller Reining Classic Derby. - Jacs Lil Spook: Owned by Joe and Karen Moran, bred by Newell Quarter Horses LLC, $87,028 NRHA LTE and level 1 and level 2 open champion at the 2011 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC). - Spooks N Sparks: Owned by Veronica Deans, bred by Equine Plus, $74,890 NRHA LTE and level 4 and level 3 non pro champion at the 2011 NRHA Futurity. - Dance Little Spook: Owned by Quarter Dream, bred by Wagman Ranch, Inc., $46,930 NRHA LTE and champion at the 2011 Italian Reining Horse Association Open Futurity. During the 2012 NRBC, seven of the sire’s progeny helped earn the remaining dollars needed to land the accomplishment: Custom Spook (owned by Rancho Oso Rio LLC), Extra Smart Spook (owned by Wagman Ranch Inc), Its All About Smart (owned by Equine Plus), Little Snow Gun (owned by Equine Plus), Spooks N Sparks (owned by Veronica Deans), Sugarplum Muffin (owned by Sherry Wayne) and Spooks Eclipse (owned by Casey and Kathy Hinton). Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700 Shawn Flarida Wins NRBC Open Championship on Spooks Gotta Whiz (SCORE 236) The National Reining Breeders Classic Open Finals were held Saturday, April 21, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. The field of 33 finalists posted high score after high score - in fact, the average of all the scored runs in the finals was over 223! National Reining Horse Association Leading Rider Shawn Flarida claimed his fourth NRBC Open title on Spooks Gotta Whiz, a 5-year-old stallion by Spooks Gotta Gun out of Prettywhizprettydoes. Flarida and Spooks Gotta Whiz laid down a 236 to win the Open title. During the awards ceremony, Flarida was presented with an oversized check for $75,000, a year's use of a four horse trailer from Twin Cities Featherlite, a saddle sponsored by Pard's Western Shop, a Gist Silversmiths buckle, Rios of Mercedes boots, a Catena watch from Catena USA, a Whisper Bit, and product from Santa Cruz Biotechnologies Animal Health and SmartPak. Flarida and owner Michelle Anne Kimball also took home the signature blue NRBC crystal as well as other NRBC memorabilia. While many other horse and rider teams have been together for years, the NRBC was actually Flarida's and Spooks Gotta Whiz's debut reining! "I got him in January, and this was my first time to show him. He's a super-minded horse and his foundation was phenomenal. Tanya Jenkins started him and did really well, and then Jordan Larson did a great job on him and won the NRHA Futurity," he said. "Michelle called me and asked if I'd be interested in riding him. I said I didn't think I could do any better than the other people who had ridden him, but I'd love the opportunity. She said 'I think he'd look really good with a green shirt,' so I said I'd love to try him." The Reserve Championship and $56,000 went to Andrea Fappani and Tinker With Guns, who finished the finals with a 233.5. Tinker With Guns, a 6-year-old stallion by Gunner out of Tinker Nic, is owned by Rancho Oso Rio. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700 Spook Off Sparks, ridden by Fappani NRHA FUTURITY 2011 Open Lev. 4 Reserve Champion A Smart Spook mare was the NRHA FUTURITY 2011 reserve championship in the level 4 open division: Spook Off Sparks, ridden by Fappani, and the last horse to work in the finals. Arcese Quarter Horses USA owns Spook Off Sparks (Smart Spook x Setting Off Sparks). Sat, 03 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0700 Spooks N Sparks and Veronica St-Onge, score 221 NRHA Chinc NON PRO Futirty Final, ST-ONGE CLAIMS NON PRO CHAMPIONSHIP. She led for most of the second section. However, with six runs remaining, Veronica St-Onge (Gainesville, Tex.) and Spooks N Sparks (Smart Spook x Whizicle, owner St-Onge Reining Horses, Inc.) were ready to make their mark. They scored a 221 to claim championship honors Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0700 Easy Lil Lady (Easy Otie Whiz x Docs Lil Bullet) make the Higher score Michael Boyle marked Tuesday’s highest score, a 222.5, aboard Darling 888 Ranch’s Easy Lil Lady (Easy Otie Whiz x Docs Lil Bullet). The NRHA Professional from Princeton, K.Y., now leads the composite standings in the $280,000-added level 4 open division with a 444.5. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0700 Hendricks and Cache Of Jewels (by Conquistador Whiz )Take the Lead at the NRHA Futurity Dell Hendricks took over the lead in the $280,000-added level 4 open division with a 224.5. The NRHA Million Dollar Rider from Tioga, Tex. rode Cache Of Jewels (Conquistador Whiz x Jewels Lil Sparkle). The stallion is owned by James Crews of Myakka, Fla. The pair has already accumulated nearly $24,000 together with a level 4 open division championship at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and reserve championship at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic John Deere Reining Futurity. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0700 Kronsteiner e Dance Little Spook win the 2011 IRHA/NRHA Open Level 4 Futurity Championship Manerbio, 12 November – In a field of 41 finalists, with a score of 225.5 Rudi Kronsteiner claimed the IRHA/NRHA Open Level 4 Futurity Championship aboard Dance Little Spook. For the Austrian NRHA professional based in Germany, this is the very first Italian Futurity Open Championship title. Dance Little Spook is by <a href=""><strong>Smart Spook</strong></a> and out of Sailor Dance and is owned by Italian Quarter Dream. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0700 Harley Surprize Lena - CONGRESS OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION There were 33 horses in the finals of the reining $50,000-added Open and $12,000-added Intermediate Open combined divisions of the All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity in Columbus, Ohio. All were primed and ready to win a prize, but it was Harley Surprize Lena’s turn to shine.<br> <br> Ridden by Mike McEntire, Selma, N.C., for owner/breeder Raynald Rodrique, St. Jean, Quebec, Canada, Harley Surprize Lena (Hang Ten Surprize x Yuba Toriba Lena x Solanos Yuba Lena) was flawless, totally in command. The judges took notice and scored the 3-year-old sorrel stallion a 224. That earned Congress congratulations and a $25,000 paycheck! 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