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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