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Champions are crowned in the Novice Horse Open at the SWRHA Futurity
2015-10-20
The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity held in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Oct. 20-25, presented by Billingsley Ford, kicked off with 111 entries in the Novice Horse Open. Competitors performed throughout the day at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum vying to claim the top prize, and at the end of the day there was a tie for the Level 2 Championship between Jared Leclair aboard SDP Gold Bullion, and Sebastian Petroll who rode Nu Magnum Cash. Both competitors had a score of 72.5.

“Today he was really easy to show. He’s real pretty going around and that helps a lot, and he’s a big turner and a big stopper,” Leclair said about SDP Gold Bullion (RC Fancy Step x SDP Debbys Dream x Dual Rey), owned by Robert and Robbin Thayn. “He’s been kind of a late maturing horse and we decided to show him in the Novice Horse this year and qualify him for the affiliate shows.”

Petroll and Nu Magnum Cash (Nu Chex To Cash x Dream It Magnum x Magnum Chic Dream), owned by Larry Barker, competed earlier this year at the Prairie Classic in the Open Reining and earned 21 points to qualify for the AQHA World Show. Both competitors garnered an $845.64 paycheck and flipped for the prizes, which included a Pewter Trophy, Monogrammed Captain Chair, $50 Cowboy Couture Gift Certificate, and a Thomas Moore Tote with a Gift Certificate.

Thiago Boechat took home the Novice Horse Open Level 1 Championship with a score of 74 aboard Wimpys Little Nite (Wimpys Little Step x Dun It By Chick x Hollywood Dun It). The duo earned a $1,176.11 paycheck for owner Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC. They also received a Pewter Trophy, Monogrammed Captain Chair, $50 Cowboy Couture Gift Certificate, and a Thomas Moore Tote with a Gift Certificate

The action continues in Ardmore, Oklahoma, with the first section (L4-1) of the Cardinal Reining Horses & Lifeline Open Futurity presented by Pettit Machinery Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. For the live Internet feed of the action, compliments of Waltenberry Videography, go to www.swrha.com.