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ENO, Nev.—Reymagedon and Zane Davis were crowned the Open Futurity champions, and George Booney and Cori Shields made a clean


sweep of the three Non Pro Futurity division champi- onship titles at the inaugural Reno Snaffl e Bit Futurity, presented by Lucas Oil and Protect The Harvest. The West Coast tradition of the reined cow horse sport con- tinued Sept. 11-17 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center. “The support for the inaugural Reno Snaffl e Bit


Futurity was unbelievable, and the feedback we’ve received has been resoundingly positive, with owners and competitors already excited for 2018,” said John Ward of Tulare, Calif., one of the founders of the Reno Snaffl e Bit Futurity. “Thank you to all of the sponsors, vendors, competitors, owners, horse sale consigners and buyers, and reined cow horse fans who supported the futurity and made this year a success As the Open Futurity Champions, Davis, of Shelley,


Idaho, and Reymagedon (Dual Rey X Savannah Hickory) won a $30,000 purse with a composite score of 658 (214 herd, 218 rein work, 226 fence), plus a saddle and breast collar made by Scot sdale Western, a buckle made by Skyline-Vaquero, a Custom Don Dodge Snaffl e Bit donated by Greg Darnall Bits & Spurs, and Platinum Performance supplements and Lucas Oil Fast & Easy Detailing Kit. Going into the fence work in the fi nals, Davis knew


he’d have to mark a high score to win. “This was Reymagedon’s fi rst show,” he said. “He’s


always been good down the fence at home, so I knew we had a shot at a big score, and when that cow came out, he handled it very well, with a lot of poise and try.” Reymagedon, owned by John Semanik of Jacksonville, Fla., is a full brother to Reymanator, who Davis also rode in the same Reno arena to win the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffl e Bit Futurity World Champion title in 2009. “Both horses are very similar and were diffi cult to


train, and it was very exciting to win in the same arena on the full brother to the 2009 champion, with the same owner,” Davis said. Daddys Checks (Im Countin Checks X Playguns


Courage) and Lance Johnston of Lindsay took home a $20,000 purse for their Open Futurity Reserve Championship title, and another $12,000 for winning the Intermediate Open Futurity division with a com- posite score of 656.50 (219.5 herd, 212 rein work, 225


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Legendary cow horseman Bobby Ingersoll, founder of the Snaffl e Bit Futurity, moved hearts and was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Zane Davis takes Reymagedon to the Open Futurity crown for owner John Semanik of Florida.


Pierce Wold, riding Real Smooth Cat, claimed $3,000 in scholarship monies for his Youth Bridle Championship win.


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