APHA is pleased to welcome Rhodes River Ranch as its newest sponsor for the 2016 APHA World Championship Show. Rhodes River Ranch, a top-quality performance horse breeding and training operation in Arlington, Washington, is boosting reining challenge class payouts at the World Show by adding $5,000 to the total purses through their sponsorship.
Rhodes River Ranch is owned by Jean Rhodes, and its training crew features NRHA professional Sean McBurney; his wife, Jordan; and APHA world champion Ryan Rushing. They’re dedicated to producing exceptional reining, cutting and reined cow horses.
“We at Rhodes River Ranch are committed to delivering future world champion performance horses through our production services. We aim to turn out valuable horses that will become great show prospects,” Head Trainer and Ranch Manager Sean McBurney said.
Rhodes River Ranch is home to Whizkey N Diamonds, a buckskin Quarter Horse stallion who was the 2011 NRHA Open Derby Co-Reserve Champion and the 2012 AQHA World Champion Senior Reining Horse. Whizkey N Diamonds held the title of Leading Sire of NRHA Sale Horses in 2014, and Sean says he is crossing well on Paint mares. One of his Paint offspring is Rsure Shot Of Whizkey, who was the 2015 NRHA Open Level 3 Futurity Champion; the 2012 palomino overo stallion is owned by Rhodes River Ranch.
Rhodes River Ranch also owns several elite Paint broodmares, including Always Gotyer Gunsup, the 2012 National Reining Breeders Classic record-breaker who has NRHA lifetime earnings of $171,400, and Gunners Sureshot, dam of Rsure Shot Of Whizkey and AjPHA Youth World Show Top Three finisher Karl With A K.
Rhodes River Ranch, located an hour and a half north of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, also offers clinics, events and shows.For more information about Rhodes River Ranch, visit rhodesriverranch.com.
This year’s APHA World Show reining challenges feature added money totaling $40,000 in four different Open and Non-Pro aged event classes. It’s not too late to enter—get your entry forms here and check out apha.com/oawcs for complete information about the show.
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