Monthly Archives: May 2004

05.28.04 - Sommers and Crawford Top the US FEI Standings

Although still unofficial, current standings show Todd Sommers and Todd Crawford at the top of the United States Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) list of qualifiers for the inaugural FEI World Masters Series Finals, scheduled to take place during the 2004 NRHA Futurity & Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 25 through December 4.  Because ...

05.25.04 - NRHA Derby Spotlight Sale

Jewel In The Night was the star of the day at the NRHA Derby Spotlight Sale held in conjunction with the NRHA Derby, held May 17-23, 2004 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  After the sale demonstration and champagne brunch, this 1997 sorrel mare by Grays Starlight and out of Olenas ...

05.24.04 - International Day Closes NRHA Derby - Todd Crawford Wins Bayer/USEF $75,000 Open Reining Championship

In an extremely strong field of contenders, Todd Crawford scored a 228.5 and delivered the winning ride in the Bayer/USEF $75,000 added Open Reining Championship Final held in conjunction with the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Crawford rode Matt Dillon Dun It owned by 3 Peaks ...

05.22.04 - Kelle Smith Wins NRHA Non Pro Derby

Riding Sam Smith's Chexanicki, a four-year-old mare by Bueno Chexinic and out of Fancy Footwork, Kelle Smith of Belle Center, Ohio, scored a 220.5 to win the NRHA Non Pro Derby clean slate finals.  The field was tough and deep, but Kelle's show pen savvy and Chexanicki's willingness and athletic ability held true.  Lisa Cover, ...

05.22.04 - Craig Schmersal Rides Commanders Nic To NRHA Derby Win!

Craig Schmersal and Commanders Nic have been knocking on the door since the 2002 NRHA Futurity where they placed fourth.  They were second at the NRHA Derby last year - but just would not be denied in this year's Open Derby finals. Craig guided his son of Boomernic out of Miss Bam Bam Command to ...

05.21.04 - NRHA Derby Finalists Set To Compete

The qualifying go round for the 2004 NRHA Open Derby finished on Thursday afternoon with 48 horses advancing to their clean slate finals in the Open, Intermediate Open and Limited Open divisions to be held on Saturday, May 22, 2004.    Craig Schmersal, who scored the highest go round score ...

05.20.04 - NRHA Derby Open Division Begins

The 2004 NRHA Open Derby got underway bright and early on Wednesday morning, May 19th.  Contestants competed in four divisions: the Open, Intermediate Open and Limited Open.  Monies earned determine eligibility for these divisions.  There is also a Prime Time Division for competitors 50 years of age and older.  The NRHA Open Division Derby Champion ...

05.19.04 - Lance Griffin Tops List Of NRHA Non Pro Derby Finalists

Hot off his win in the 2004 NRBC Non Pro Derby, Lance Griffin, riding Whiz N Tag Chex, scored a 224 to go to the head of the class in the NRHA Non Pro Derby first go standings being held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.  Whiz N Tag Chex, trained and ...

05.18.04 - NRHA Non Pro Derby: Monday’s Highlights!

The NRHA Non Pro Derby featuring Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro, and Prime Time Non Pro divisions, began on Monday morning, May 17, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park with the first section of the first go round.   When the 59th rider completed NRHA Pattern #8, seasoned competitor Sally Broten, River Falls, ...

05.13.04 - The Great Whiz Is Number One!

The Great Whiz, owned by Lance Griffin, Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, has been trained and shown exclusively by Duane Latimer, resident trainer at Bob Loomis Quarter Horses, Inc., Marietta, Oklahoma.   It's been a mutually beneficial partnership. As a team, their earnings have allowed both horse and rider to reach NRHA milestones. At the 2003 NRHA Futurity, ...

05.13.04 - Todd Bergen Earns NRHA Million Dollar Rider Status

Todd Bergen went to the 2003 NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City with NRHA Lifetime Earnings approximately $41,000 shy of the magic number that it takes to become an NRHA Million Dollar Rider. Despite bringing two horses to the Futurity Finals, Bergen went home to Eagle Point, Oregon, still $15,000 short of this coveted milestone. ...

05.10.04 - NRHA Derby Days In Oklahoma City

An extremely talented group of four-, five-, and six-year-old reining horses will meet head-on at the 2004 NRHA Derby slated for May 17-23 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.  They'll be competing in the $80,000 added Open Derby that includes a $15,000 added Intermediate Open Division, a $5,000 added Limited Open Division, ...