Monthly Archives: May 2006

05.23.06 - The First Woman to Win the NRHA Derby Open Division

When the first woman to win the NRHA Derby, Kelly Zweifel, was growing up in Evansville, Wisconsin, she was determined to have a career training reining horses. Kelly’s parents, Ron and Suzy, were not enthusiastic. But Kelly was determined, and she pursued her goals at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls (UW-RF) with the guidance ...

05.21.06 - One for the Record Books — Kelly Zweifel Wins NRHA Derby on Master Snapper

After turning in a spectacular performance that earned a masterful score of 232 (that’s an average of better than 77), Kelly Zweifel, Italy, won the Open, Intermediate Open and Limited Open divisions of the 2006 NRHA Derby on Master Snapper (Snapper Cal Bar) owned by Impresa Agricola Cuoghi. Kelly is the first woman to win ...

05.20.06 - The 2006 NRHA Non Pro Derby — A Big Win for Tricia Hamilton and In It For The Chics

The 2006 NRHA Non Pro Derby Finals, evening session, began when Mandy McCutcheon walked to the center of the pen prepared for battle on Dun It Found A Star (Hollywood Dun It) owned by Tim McQuay. Mandy presented a blistering pattern #5 that earned a 221. Just two horses later, Tricia Hamilton, Scottsdale, AZ, knew ...

05.19.06 - NRHA Derby Finalists Decided — Kelly Zweifel and Master Snapper Lead the Field

In a field of finalists that includes NRHA Million Dollar Riders, Derby and Futurity Champions, Kelly Zweifel and Master Snapper (Snapper Cal Bar), owned by Impresa Agricola Cuoghi, scored a 227.5 to move into the number one post position. Kelly was not shaken by the tough competition. “If you think about it, it is a ...

05.18.06 - NRHA Open Derby Begins — Todd Crawford and Mister Nicadual Raise the Bar!

The first section of the first go round of the 2006 NRHA Derby began on Wednesday morning at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Todd Crawford set a blistering pace in the $80,000 added Open Division on Mister Nicadual (Mister Dual Pep) owned by Jerry Kimmel. Crawford’s typically exciting, deep sliding ride earned ...

05.17.06 - NRHA Non Pro Derby Finalists Samantha Griffin and A Bright Chic Take the Lead

The action continues at the 2006 NRHA Derby Show being held May 15-20 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City. Samantha Griffin drew last in the first go-round, second section of the Non Pro Derby and bested 150 hopefuls to take the lead on A Bright Chic (Peppy Chic Olena) owned by her dad, ...

05.16.06 - NRHA Non Pro Derby Jump Starts the Show — Mandy McCutcheon leads the way

Fresh off her Co-Championship at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Mandy McCutcheon scored a 219 on Rawhides Banjo (Dunit Rawhide) to lead the way in the first go round, first section of the NRHA Non Pro Derby. There was a five-way tie for second between Matt Armenta on Sweet Magnum Dream (Magnum Chic Dream), ...

05.08.06 - NRHA Derby Show Countdown… Hit the Road to OKC!

It’s time to hit the road to Oklahoma City to attend the NRHA Derby Show slated for May 15–20 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. This is NRHA’s premier event for four-, five- and six-year-old reining horses and offers almost $200,000 in added money for the Open and Non Pro derbies as well as a ...

05.05.06 - Million Dollar Milestone for Lil Ruf Peppy

It’s official! Lil Ruf Peppy, owned by Green Valley Ranch, Aubrey, Texas, has just been named NRHA’s eleventh Million Dollar Sire. At the start of the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) held recently in Katy, Texas, Lil Ruf Peppy was less than $3,000 short of the Million Dollar milestone. Limited and Intermediate Open Classic finalists ...