2023 NRHA Futurity
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CS Pawn Stars, Reining Royalty & more score Chrome Cash at the 2023 NRHA Futurity

Nearly $20,000 was offered exclusively for Paint reiners at the 2023 NRHA Futurity, thanks to APHA’s Chrome Cash program. The incentive attracted 78 participating Paints who vied for Chrome Cash payouts at the National Reining Horse Association’s premier competition.

CS Pawn Stars* and Dany Tremblay took the top spot in the 2023 NRHA Futurity Open Chrome Cash incentive, marking a 225 in the first go—the high-score of any Level 4 or Level 3 team. The pair earned nearly $3,100 in Chrome Cash payouts. Reining Royalty and Gina-Maria Schumacher were the NRHA Non-Pro Futurity Chrome Cash victors, marking a 219.5 to score the $1,668 incentive payout. Chrome Cash paid out 15 spots in the Open and 13 spots in the Non-Pro.

“He is a very nice show horse, very simple to ride and he gives you a lot of confidence,” Schumacher told NRHA about her blue-eyed stallion. “It’s great to have these opportunities because it just gives you more chances to prove your horse can do good in multiple divisions.”

The 2023 NRHA Futurity kicked off November 21 and continued through December 2, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2023 NRHA Futurity Open Futurity Chrome Cash ($13,440 and 48 entries; paid 15 spots)

  1. Dany Tremblay & CS Pawn Stars*, a 2020 palomino overo stallion by PS Mega Shine Chic (QH) x All Guns On Deck—$3,091.20
  2. Casey Deary & Barry Is The Flash*, a 2020 sorrel overo stallion by Walla Walla Whiz (QH) x This Girls Got A Gun—$1,881.60
  3. Luca Fappani & Playing With Da Boys, a 2020 bay roan overo mare by Spooks Gotta Whiz x My Berry Best Gun—$1,411.20
  4. Shawn Flarida & Spooks Gotta Homerun, a 2020 buckskin overo stallion by Spooks Gotta Whiz x A Ruf Mistress (QH)—$1,209.60
  5. Casey Deary & Custom Dreams, a 2020 palomino solid stallion by Magnum Chic Dreams (QH) x Gunna Be Custom—$1,075.20

2023 NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Futurity Chrome Cash ($6,418 and 30 entries; paid 13 spots)

  1. Gina-Maria Schumacher & Reining Royalty, a 2020 bay overo stallion by Spooks Gotta Whiz x Bella Della (QH)—$1,668.55
  2. Addisyn Schmersal & Vintage Attitude, a 2020 sorrel overo mare by A Sparkling Vintage (QH) x Face The Attitude—$1,411.85
  3. Kim Muehlstaetter & Aspen Rein*, a 2020 bay overo stallion by Spooks Gotta Whiz x Sprats Electricspark (QH)—$898.45
  4. Jennifer Gilliam & Suprizingya, a 2020 bay overo mare by Gunnatrashya x Dun With Surprizes (QH)—$609.66
  5. Lane Colston & Gunna Be Painted, a 2020 sorrel solid stallion by Gunners Special Nite x Darlins Not Painted—$609.66

View full 2023 NRHA Futurity Chrome Cash results here.

Gunna Be Painted and Colston won the Level 4 Non-Pro Futurity finals. Inferno Thirty Five, a 2020 chestnut solid stallion by Inferno Sixty Six and out of Madeof Pure Spangled (QH) tied for the top spot in the Level 4 Open Futurity, but ended up reserve champions in the runoff against Brian Bell and Crystalized Whiskey (QH).

Chrome Cash is a sidepot paid to participating APHA horses at select events, offered as a class within a class. Contestants pay an entry fee, which helps fund the jackpot. Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred horses are both eligible to participate in Chrome Cash.

Check out 2023 NRHA Futurity results at nrhafuturity.com/results.

*APHA-registered names used here, but these horses showed under different names at NRHA


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