Winners and Sponsors
By Sally Sutherland
The June Classic Show featured the Maturity for horses 7 years and over and the John Slack Memorial Buckle class for beginning riders sponsored by Charles Schramm.
The Open Maturity allows any rider to show and was won by Jordan McBurney on Starlite Whiz owned by Rhodes River Ranch. Mike Stokes was second by a mere half point on Dana King’s Gundealer.
The Non Pro Maturity is open only to riders holding a non-professional card with the NRHA and they must ride a horse they or their family owns. Graysen Stroud won on her father’s horse, Chics Tidal Wave, while Dana King’s Gundealer was again second by a half point.
The John Slack beginning rider was also won by Graysen Stroud on Chics Tidal Wave; Graysen won the coveted buckle that is awarded in this class.
The next WRHA show will be in Wenatchee, September 30 through October 2. This show will feature 4, 5 and 6-year-old horses in the derby and another round of Maturity classes. Cathy Martin is also planning on awarding Samsung Galaxy Tablets to the circuit champions!
The WRHA wishes to thank our wonderful sponsors without whom we could not have our terrific prizes: Diamond sponsors Sky River Equestrian Center, David & Terri Stroud, Maria Danieli, and Timberland Homes; Platinum sponsors Evergreen Equine Vet, Presco Telecommunications, Red Pony Equine Insurance, Heritage General Building Contracors, Stancik NonPros, Rhodes River Ranch; Gold Sponsors Rocking E Feeds and Eric Carlson DDS, PS.
Washington Reining Horse Association’s objective is to promote and encourage the showing of reining horses; and to develop and dissemble informational material deemed desirable to provide contestants and spectators a better understanding of a proper performance of the reining horse in the show arena. Our club has members from under ten years of age to over seventy years old and classes are offered from beginner riders to national level open riders. Learn more at www.wrha.net