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McCutcheon Wins Red River Equine Vet Services Non Pro Futurity on Ms Whiz Dunit
2013-10-26
On Friday, October 25, at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show, the headline event was the Red River Equine Vet Services Non Pro Futurity. Mandy McCutcheon certainly made some headlines when she rode Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whix X A Bueno Poco Dunit) to an amazing score of 227.5 to win the Futurity.

She'd never shown the mare before. "I needed another one to show. She was raised on our place and (husband) Tom had shown her in Minnesota in August for owner Roxanne Koepsell. She's too small for him, and she looked like she'd fit me so we bought her. I just got her a week ago."

If the score is any indication it is very good fit. Mandy won $5,242 for the championship, along with a special tooled Bob's Custom Saddle and a trophy buckle sponsored by Cardinal Training Center.

Mandy added another $3,191 to her take from the show on Check Out My Guns (Gunner X Darlins Not Painted), marking 223.5 to earn the reserve championship and that win netted a SWRHA Golf cart for Tim & Colleen McQuay for the sire award from the SWRHA Stallion Auction.

Brianna Sloan rode Pryce Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex X Chic Lil Ruby) to the Intermediate Non Pro Championship, with a score of 221.5. She bought the gelding at the end of May from Carlos and Laurie Deleu. "He was a little green, still, when I showed him at Tulsa, but I felt I was close."

The next trip for Brianna and Pryce was at the Heritage Futurity in Katie, Texas, where she tied for the win. "I knew he got better each time and I knew I had more horse here."

She was right, and the result was her highest score, ever. She earned $1,985 and received a special Bob's Custom Saddle, along with a trophy buckle sponsored by Cardinal Training Center. Brianna rides with trainer Sebastian Petroll.

The Reserve Intermediate Non Pro title and the Limited Non Pro Championship went to Lauren Hall on West Coast Maid a daughter of West Coast Whiz out of Shining Maid. Lauren earned $1,203 for the Limited Non Pro win, along with a Bob's Custom Saddle for her score of 219.5.

Third place honors in the Intermediate Open went to Tamra Kyle on A Star On Nicadual. The owner of the sire of highest finishing Intermediate Non Pro sired by a stallion that was donated to the SWRHA Stallion Auction receives a custom belt buckle from the Southwest Reining Horse Association Stallion Auction and that honor went to Jerry Kimmel, owner of A Star On Nicadual's sire, Mister Nicadual.

The Reserve Championship in the Limited Non Pro was claimed by Stoney Russell of Longview, Texas on Gotta Get Er Done (Spooks Gotta Gun X Zan Hickory Girl).
Samantha Larcomb rode Western Electric to the Level 1 Non Pro Championship, scoring 212 for the win and edging Teresa Putman of Gainesville, Texas by half a point on Loveandotherdisasters.

For Samantha, preparing for the futurity was a blur. She got Western Electric in July and only showed the good gelding in one class at Waco. Her husband, Martin, has done the training for her.

In the past, Lance Griffin has owned quite a few good horses that his daughter, Samantha Burns, has shown. But he had never shown a horse owned by Samantha!

That all changed at Ardmore, when he rode Stiletto Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex X Kachina Oak Olena) to a score of 219.5 to win the Prime Time Non Pro title. Samantha had ridden the horse to a reserve finish at Las Vegas, then had to have neck surgery so Lance found himself catch riding at the Red River Equine Vet Services Non Pro Futurity.

The Griffins raised the mare and Lance credits Justin Mathison with helping him prepare to show. He'll be piloting her again at Oklahoma City while Samantha is still on the rehab mode.

The Prime Time Reserve Championship went to Ron Thompson with a score of 218 on Golden Dream Chic (Magnum Chic Dream X Whiz Me Gold).

Following the Non Pro Futurity, the Einsteins Revolution Back Gate Pizza Party began at 4 pm.Ruben Vandorp sponsors the popular Pizza Party and a highlight this year was the Rein In Cancer Dog Race.

Heavily attended by appreciative fans who watched the 20 dogs competing in four qualifying heats, it came down to a finals between June Bug, owned by Lindsey McCutcheon, Hero owned by Joel Free, Roo Roo owned by Chad & Cyndi Brown and Mia, whose owners remained anonymous.

The Champion racer was Roo Roo and Roo Roo received a doggie gift bag from Rein In Cancer.

All the dogs earned complimentary dog biscuits.

The final event of the day was the $2,500 added NRHA Open Reining. Jordan Larson had ridden MC Gunner to the win of the Novice Horse Open Level 2 class earlier in the week and he gave a repeat performance in the Open, scoring 151 to earn $1,760.78 for owner Luis Guajardo. "I appreciate getting to ride this horse," noted Larson. The 5-year-old is by Gunner, out of Mi Mega.

The Open Reserve Championship went to Jared Leclair, who scored 149.5 on ARC Electrical Storm (Jacs Electric Spark X Peppys Little Orphan) owned by Erin Rapp of Houston, Texas.

Action continues at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity with the Finals of the John Deere Open Futurity set for Saturday. To see internet live feed of the action compliments of Waltenberry Videography, go to www.swrha.com.

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