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Green Reiner Levels 1 and 2 and Ride and Slide Non Pro Level 1
2016-10-29
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity has seen some of the best National Reining Horse Association affiliate competition around. The SWRHA is the NRHA biggest affiliate and as such showcases top-shelf competition throughout the week. Green Reiners Levels 1 and 2 and the Ride and Slide Non Pro highlighted Saturday’s classes in the Ancillary Arena.

Topping the Green Reiner Levels 1 and 2 was Jeff Sizelove riding Bit Of Magnum to a score of 71, worth $78.

Bit Of Magnum, a 13 year old stallion, is by Magnum Chic Dream out of Bitsy Bye Remedy and has been in Casey Hinton’s Cedar Ridge Stallion Station and training facility since he was 3.

“He worked really well, was real pure in his circles. The turn-arounds - I was a little short there, but everything else went really well,” Sizelove said of his very first reining show. “This is my first reining that I’ve been to, so it was great to win at your first one like this and the week has been great. I’ve got a whole village of people helping me here with Casey Hinton and his team, so it’s been really fun.”

For being the highest scoring Green Reiner in Friday and Saturday’s classes combined, Rachel Munday earned the Green Reiner high point championships in both the Green Reiner Level 1 - buckle sponsored by Jarvis Anderson Performance Horses - and Green Reiner Level 2.

Munday rode FS Einstein Dun It to the championship, plus shared the second place win in Saturday’s Level 1 class with a score of 70. Munday shared the second place finish with Janet Cowles riding MJG Colonel Dry and Massimo Tallone riding HangtenIn Wrangler.

Munday also shared the second place position in the Level 2, with Maddie McGee Pritchett riding Trashy Girl, Cowles and MJG Colonel Dry and Tallone and HangtenIn Wrangler.

FS Einstein Dun It is by Einsteins Revolution out of Ms Malibu Barbie and has shown well for Munday in Ardmore.

“My ride today was another fantastic, very correct ride. We got all of our goals accomplished we had a really correct pattern and the things I’ve been working on happened.” Munday said. “I was really happy with it. I was surprised I didn’t think I would win both for sure so I’m just very fortunate and happy.”

The Ride and Slide Non Pro champion and Ride and Slide Non Pro High Point champion was Jodie McCutcheon. McCutcheon took first in Friday’s Ride and Slide Non Pro as well as Saturday’s, making her the high point rider.

McCutcheon rode Great Time To Spin who is by Great Resolve out of Checker Stich Nic. She marked a 69.5 for the win. McCutcheon says she purchased Great Time To Spin in May with no intentions of showing the 3-year-old mare.

“My dad said ‘Hey, there’s this nice horse in Oklahoma, buy her,’ and I said ‘OK.’,” McCutcheon said with a laugh. “I had no intentions of showing her, and then I showed her and I won!”

In order to take the win she needed to enter and do well in both days’ performances and McCutcheon said she’s happily surprised by the win.

“Yesterday wasn’t a full pattern, thankfully, because I’m very weak in lead changes. So, we didn’t have to do lead changes yesterday, but just kind of break her in and she was really good, listened to me perfectly. She’s such a little angel,” she said. “Then today was a full pattern and we did darn good! I love this buckle! This is so exciting because I didn’t think I was going to even have a prize in that class and I have a buckle now!”

Second in Saturday’s Ride and Slide Non Pro was Antoinette Rand riding Carmel Smartini (Im Genuinely Smart x Genuinely Twisted) with a score of 68.5.

For information and complete results from the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, held at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., visit swrha.com or follow on Facebook.