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as his non-pro owner. NRHA pro Liz Rammerstorfer and Like Madd won the championships in all three levels of the first set of Novice Horse Open classes with a score of 71.5. Not to be outdone, Like Madd’s

owner Kelly Staley showed him in several classes during the five days and placed first, second, or third in all entered, in addition to winning the Rookie 2 and Prime Time Rookie with a whopping 72.5. Like Madd is a 7-year-old gelding by Maddox out of Peppys Chexy Diva. He was bred, raised, and trained by Christian and Liz Rammerstorfer. Another horse that enjoyed wins

was Mister Smartypants. With a 72.5, “Smarty” and NRHA trainer Gabe Davide bested 45 other entrants to win the Championships in three Novice Horse Open classes in the fourth Affiliate show. Smarty was also Co-champion of the Limited Open on the first day. Smartypants is a 7-year- old sorrel gelding owned by Eileen and Gordon Maxinoski. He is by Smart And Shiney and out of Peppys Lady Di. Excelling in the Youth classes was

Lauren Hanson showing Xtra Dream Step, owned by her dad, David Hanson. Lauren scored 70s and 71s to win firsts and seconds in the four Youth classes that she entered. She also did well in the Non Pro classes. Xtra Dream Step is an 8-year-old gelding by Magnum Chic Dream. Lauren, one of the Youth Representatives for WCRHA, will be heading to Texas A&M in the fall of 2021. David Hanson started the Affiliate

#3 show off with a high-scoring run of 73 on Smart Litle Dunnit, owned by Lisa Dentoni. Braving the toasty mid-aſternoon

June temperatures of the Sacramento area were the Rookie reiners. Twenty- eight hopefuls rode in the Rookie I. Coming out on top of both Rookie 1 and Rookie 2, with a score of 70.5, was Mackenzie McDowell and her own Rio Killer Gun. Day two began in the cool of the morning with 19 eager riders in their first- or second-year of showing rein- ers, the WCRHA Green as Grass class. Continuing with a strong showing of the day before was Brianna Madill and her Spook Dunit. The horse/rider combo scored a 70.5 to win the class. Mid-morning saw the start of

64 runs in the competitive Non Pro classes. Jim Grech guided his 4-year-old Sparkle Whiz A Banjo to Co-championships with Julie Ridgeway on Gunnaout Shine Ya, owned by Rolling Hills Ranch LLC, in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro as well as to the Co-Reserve title in the Prime Time Non Pro classes. They were awarded with scores of 71.5 for those runs. Mister Big Gun, owned and shown by Danica Caraveta, Chics Love Chrome, owned and shown by Patricia Fenner, and Gunnachicya, owned and shown by Abby Chavez all earned 70s to share the Championship of the Limited Non Pro class, featuring 29 entries. Lara Prindiville was the Champion of the Prime Time Non Pro class with a score of 72. For riders aged 60 and over, the Masters Non Pro at WCRHA shows continue to get bigger every year. Jim Grech with his Sparkle Whiz A Banjo topped 19 entries with his 71.5.

Ending the day were 23 goes in

Novice Horse Open, Levels 1, 2, and 3. A score of 71.5 by Like Madd, piloted by Liz Rammerstorfer, captured the Championships of all three classes. In the second slate of Open class-

es, David Hanson proved too hard to beat as he scored yet another 73 on Lisa Dentoni’s Smart Litle Dunnit to win the Open class for the second time in the week. Mike Boyle on Bety McHugh’s Chics Dream and Jordan Larson on Dias Cameron-Miller’s My Lucky Jersey were Co-reserve Champs with scores of 72.5. The heat of the aſternoon welcomed

more than forty Non Pro riders to ride on into the early evening. Kathleen Cook, riding Chics Double Magnum, and Lisa Dentoni, riding Smart Litle Dunnit, were Champion and Reserve Champion, respectively, in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, and Prime Time Non Pro classes, Kathleen scor- ing a 72 and Lisa scoring a 71.5. Lisa was also Champion of the Limited Non Pro, and Kathleen was Champion of the Masters. Kelly Staley and her Like Madd

continued with their week of wins by claiming the Championship of the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 with a score of 71.5 With 28 entries, Youth competi-

tion was tough. Co-champions of the Youth 13-under were Brooke Banks on Roosters Who, owned by Kristie

Continued on page 27 Mackenzie McDowell and her Rio Killer Gun won both Rookie 1 and Rookie 2. Rachel Tillman marked a 73 for the NRHA Jackpot Unrestricted Youth win.

Taylor Banks and AR Oakies Last Stand were Level 2 Green Reiner stars.

John O’Hara photo

John O’Hara photo

John O’Hara photo

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