There were over a hundred entries in the Non Pro Tuesday and that held all of our attention from dawn until early evening. Top team of the day was Gina Schumacher and Snip O Lution. The Texas duo posted a 72.5 early on and held the lead throughout the competition. Snip O Lution (Einsteins Revolution) was a 2012 NRHA/Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale graduate that came to national notoriety in 2014 by winning the Lucas Oil Open go around Level 4 NRHA Futurity. The 5-year-old Palomino is both handsome and talented. Second place honors went to Michael Garnett and Spooksgottachicolena. Four teams tied for third by posting 71 scores: Jeanne Levine and Whizen Thru The Cash, Gina Schumacher and Judys A Little Moody and Cady Shaw, riding both Bulletproof and Dream Whiz Me.
The title in the Prime Time Non Pro division went to Jeanne Levine and her great gelding Whizen Thru The Cash. Jeanne and “Champ” have been hitting some serious high notes over the past year following their big win at Reining By The Bay in 2015. Second and third went to Cady Shaw and her two horses, Bulletproof and Dream Whiz Me. In the NP Masters and the Intermediate Non Pro Jackie Redish and Custom Smart Juice were on top with Kathy Copus and Gunball Machine slipping into second place. Also in the NP Masters and Intermediate Non Pro money was the familiar star of television and motion pictures, William Shatner, riding Smart In Coryagable. The “Captain of the Starship Enterprise” was vocal and aggressive in his warm-up and his time in the show pen, particularly impressive when you consider that he is now 86 and still riding and competing in Reining!
In the NRHA Non Pro Category 4, fourteen Arabians competed. Audrey Hart took the top spot riding Dunit On Fyre RA, with Linda Jacobs in the Reserve spot on Al Marah Matt Dillon. Abbey Weiss was third on Dun With Style RA.
Wednesday the $21,000 Added Tamarack Ranch Non Pro Futurity, the $10,000 Added Smartpak Non Pro Maturity and the NARHA Arabian/Half-Arabian Non Pro Futurity take the spotlight. Wednesday afternoon there’s a not-so-serious Call To The Races … Pony Pals and big name trainers teaming up to compete for non-stop fun, a Calcutta and big Party. This is a fund raiser for the NARHA programs and a chance to enjoy a good laugh. Then, hang on to your Stetsons for the next three days and the $80,000 Added Tamarack Ranch Open Futurity, the Whizkey N Diamonds 4-Yr-Old Stakes Non Pro and Open and the Protect The Harvest 4/5/6 Year-Old Non Pro Derby and the Lucas Oil 4/5/6 Year-Old Open Derby.
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