In addition to hoots and hollers for fast spins and smooth lead changes, owners of Paint Horses had something extra to cheer for at the Tulsa Reining Classic, held August 26–31 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Partnering with the Tulsa Reining Classic, APHA offered 11 Paint-exclusive awards to high-finishing Paints at the show. Custom Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles were awarded in the Cardinal Ranch Open Derby, Ariat Novice Horse Open Derby, SmartPak Non-Pro Derby, Novice Horse Non-Pro Derby, Turnabout Farm Non-Pro Futurity, Darling 888 Ranch Developing Horse Open Futurity and the Hollywoodtinseltown Open Futurity, as well as the NRHA Non-Pro, Rookie, Youth and Open divisions.
Ms Dreamy, a 2010 sorrel solid mare by Magnum Chic Dream (QH) and out of A Gal With A Gun, marked a 219 to earn the APHA trophy buckle and fourth place in the SmartPak Non-Pro Derby. Jana Simons of Aubrey, Texas, bred Ms Dreamy, and the mare is now owned and showed by Dee-Dee Boeckman of Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
“I just bought Ms Dreamy in February, and she’s been great,” Dee-Dee said. “She’s got a great mind, she likes to work and she’s even better in the show pen than she is at home.
“In our run, she was really honest—she turned and stopped really well. I actually showed her at the NRHA Derby where she scored a 216, so I’m pretty proud of her for besting that score by three whole points!”
Congratulations to these award-winning Paints:
Cardinal Ranch Open Derby
- Gunned It, a 2009 sorrel overo mare by Colonels Smokingun and out of My Chic Dun It (QH). Ridden by Cody Halford and owned by Marcy Ver Meer of Cave Creek, Arizona
Ariat Novice Horse Open Derby
- Spookynic, a 2010 bay overo mare by Spooks Gotta Gun and out of Litanic (QH). Ridden by Dean Brown for Robert Santagata of Campbell Hall, New York
SmartPak Non-Pro Derby
- Ms Dreamy, a 2010 sorrel overo mare by Magnum Chic Dream (QH) and out of A Gal With A Gun. Ridden and owned by Dee-Dee Boeckman of Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
Novice Horse Non-Pro Derby
- Gotta Geta Rose, a 2010 sorrel solid mare by Spooks Gotta Gun and out of Hickorys Spin Time (QH). Ridden by Kary Key and owned by Pat Fletcher of Millasap, Texas
Turnabout Farm Non-Pro Futurity
- Zirconia With A Twist, a 2011 sorrel overo stallion by Like A Diamond and out of Twistin On Command. Ridden and owned by Justin Zimmerman of Springfield, Missouri
Darling 888 Ranch Developing Horse Open Futurity
- Smokinthestarlight, a 2011 sorrel overo stallion by Colonels Smokingun and out of A Starlet Lady (QH). Ridden by Ruben Vandorp for Duane Whitehouse of Muskego, Wisconsin.
Hollywoodstineltown Open Futurity
- Capones Getaway Ride, a 2011 bay overo mare by Spooks Gotta Gun and out of Chrome Plated Lady (QH). Ridden by Ruben Vandorp for Janet Benson of Valley View, Texas
- A Girls Best Friend, a 2002 sorrel solid gelding by Like A Diamond and out of Sugs Amber Cat. Ridden and owned by Cherie Bug
- Painted Pony Whiz, a 2007 sorrel tobiano gelding by Topsail Whiz (QH) and out of Ellys Rebel Pride. Ridden by Kayla Myers and owned by Turnabout Farm of Gloucester, Massachusetts
- Who Whiz Apaintedchic, a 2007 bucskin tobiano mare by Who Whiz It (QH) and out of Smart Painted Chic. Ridden by Marissa Harrell and owned by Bruce Harrell of Waco, Texas
- Dun It With A Splash, a 2005 palomino overo stallion by Reminic N Dunit (QH) and out of BB Holly Doll (QH). Ridden by Gunny Mathison for Charlotte Decoster of Prosper, Texas
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