NRCHA Herd Work Finals Complete; Camilla The Cat & Jake Telford Lead Open

Contenders for the 2014 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes Championships took the first step in their finals journey Friday, April 4 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., as they competed in the herd work.444

Camilla The Cat, shown by Jake Telford for owner Newt White, scored a 219 to lead the NRCHA Stakes Open Finals herd work.

Contenders for the 2014 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes Championships took the first step in their finals journey Friday, April 4 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., as they competed in the herd work.
Leading the Stakes Open division, with a 219, is Camilla The Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Bit Of Starlight x Grays Starlight), a 2010 mare owned by Newt White and shown by NRCHA Million-Dollar Rider Jake Telford.

The Stakes Intermediate Open leader is Peptos Smart Remedy (Peptoboonsmal x Ima Smart Remedy x Smart Little Lena), a 2009 stallion shown by NRCHA

Leading the Stakes Open division, with a 219, is Camilla The Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Bit Of Starlight x Grays Starlight), a 2010 mare owned by Newt White and shown by NRCHA Million-Dollar Rider Jake Telford.

Camilla The Cat/Jake Telford – Open Finals Herd Work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

The Stakes Intermediate Open leader is Peptos Smart Remedy (Peptoboonsmal x Ima Smart Remedy x Smart Little Lena), a 2009 stallion shown by NRCHA Million-Dollar Rider Jon Roeser and owned by Sprig Haven Farms, also with a 219.

Peptos Smart Remedy/John Roeser – Open Finals Herd Work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

At the top of the results sheet in the Stakes Limited Open was Coco Before Chanel (Smart Little Pepinic x Montanas Fox x Montana Doc), a 2009 mare shown by Chris Krieg and owned by Cassandra Biller.

Coco Before Chanel/Chris Krieg – Open Finals Herd Work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

The Stakes Finals resume on Saturday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. with the rein work and cow work for all the Non Pro and Open divisions.

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Shannon McCarty Leads All Stakes Non Pro Divisions on Hick Olena
The overall high score of the day belonged to Shannon McCarty, riding her 2009 gelding, Hick Olena (Hick Chicaroo x Miss Ann Olena x Miss N Cash). They scored a 222, and now lead three divisions: the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro divisions.

Hick Olena/Shannon McCarty – NP Finals Herd Work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

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Non Pro Bridle Spectacular Champion
Wolfforth, Texas, horseman Parke Greeson sealed the NRCHA Stakes Non Pro Bridle Spectacular Championship with a sparkling fence work. Riding Lenas Alley (Smart Little Lena x Doc Alley x Dual Pep), Greeson scored a total 652.5 (217.5 herd/212.5 rein/222.5 cow), earning $3,420.
The win came with some terrific prizes: a C.R. Morrison trophy from the NRCHA; a gift certificate and cooler tote bag from NRCHA Corporate Partner San Juan Ranch, a division of Santa Cruz Animal Health; and product from NRCHA Corporate Partner Platinum Performance.
Greeson’s score also netted the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Championship, which added another $960 to his earnings, another Morrison trophy to his awards collection, and more Platinum Performance to his supplement stash.

Lenas Alley/Parke Greeson – NP Bridle Spec Cow Work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

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Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion
Shawn Kent, Manilla, Ind., won the Novice Non Pro Bridle Championship aboard his 2000 gelding Thirsty Oak (Doc’s Oak x Im Thirsty Smoke x Doc Gunsmoke), scoring a composite 420 (208 rein/212 cow).
The win came with a check for $1,104. Kent also took home a C.R. Morrison trophy and equine supplement sponsored by Platinum Performance.

Thirsty Oak/Shawn Kent – NP Bridle Spec Cow Work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

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Youth Bridle Champion
Wyatt Fisher, Nipomo, Calif., claimed the Youth Bridle Championship aboard Little Brown Indian (Hickorys Indian Pep x No Pleasin This Chic x Chic Please).
Fisher scored a total 409.5 (200 rein/209.5 cow), earning $567. He also collected a C.R. Morrison trophy and a gift certificate/cooler tote bag from NRCHA Corporate Partner San Juan Ranch, a division of Santa Cruz Animal Health.

Little Brown Indian/Wyatt Fisher – Youth Bridle from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

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Youth Limited Champion
Cutter McLaughlin, Gainesville, Texas, won the Youth Limited Championship with a score that would make a rider of any age proud. He rode CD Dee Vee Dee (CD Lights x Shiners Missy Jay x Shining Spark) to a 437.5 composite (214.5 rein/223 cow).
McLaughlin, the son of NRCHA professional Jay McLaughlin and his wife, Wendy, earned $270 for the win. He also took home a C.R. Morrison Trophy and product from NRCHA Corporate Partner Platinum Performance.

CD Dee Vee Dee/Cutter McLaughlin – Youth Limited from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.