Friday catch up of NCHA Futurity

Media Release, Friday 10th June 2016

Observers knew the competition was top notch in the Mavericks Western Wear Open Classic Challenge Final of the NCHA Bayer & Shadow Trailers Australia Futurity when it was hard to say who was going to take first place in the 11 horse final.280x280_2016NCHAFuturityMR6.jpg

With top pro trainer Todd Graham coming out early on Timothy Turvey’s Kenetic to score a 147, the crowd assumed that was it for the herd, but the amazing display of skill from Reylee Play owned by Danny Carey and ridden by Victorian Pro Trainer Corey Holden blew the scores out of the water to land an astounding 152. The points stayed high from there on in, ensuring a top display of cutting for all but none could reach the pair.

The second go rounds of the Non Pro Futurity, Non Pro Classic Challenge and the Non Pro Derby took their course to find the finalists for each event.

Tapt One Moore and Jacqueline Dudley had the highest aggregate leading into the Roo-Hide Saddlery Non Pro Futurity final with a combined score of 288 while three people are sitting in second place down the list on 287 including Pimped Up Cat with Lloyd Neilsen, Hard Hat Girl with Amelia Servin and Erin Topdrive with Lincoln Veraart.

The Two Bob Saddlery/Jeff Smith Saddles Non Pro Derby had some very talented competitors and their horses with Phil Conaghan of Marlborough and his 2015 Futurity Finalist mare Suicide Blonde taking on first place of the aggregate with a combined score of 294. Eb’s Snow Thistle and Justine Hodgman currently sit in second place on 292.5, while very close in third is Sophisticated Doll and Jamie Everingham on 292.

Amelia Servin took a double piece of the cake when the aggregate scores for the Marsh Carney Saddlery Non Pro Classic Challenge added up to make the final field with World Series Cat and One Deluxe Peptos leading the 2 top spots on 292 and 290. Second place was shared by Jacqueline Graham with Dora Rey and Mark Smith with his imported sorrel mare Cat With A Tude is currently close behind in fourth spot on 289.5.

Today features the 2016 Select Cutting Horse Sale for the most prestigious breeds in the country up for sale, while the Longyard Hotel Limited Open Futurity Final and the Stratton Open Gold Cup follow afterwards leading into the night and entry is free!

Tomorrow’s events will bring the best day of the Futurity with the Tim Mitchell Memorial Junior and Senior Youth up first, the Two Bob Saddlery/Jeff Smith Saddles Non Pro Derby Final, the Marsh Carney Saddlery Non Pro Classic Challenge Final and then the main event the Bayer & Shadow Trailers Australia Open Futurity Final finishing the day.

Another attraction after the cutting every afternoon is the SDP Buffalo Ranch Bar in the VIP section of the Arena. The afternoon will feature live acoustic music from Jade Holland and a great atmosphere.

For more information please contact
Craig Young/Sam Potter
National Cutting Horse Association
02 6765 9356