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NRHA Futurity Champions and Reserve Champions of the 2000’s


2001  Horse  Sire Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion RR STAR Like A Diamond RL Miss Kitty Andrea Fappani Lundin Farm, Del Norte, CO
2001 NRHA Futurity – Open Champion Earning $185,480

2003 NRHA DERBY OPEN CHAMPION Earning $50,000

First APHA to win NRHA Futurity


2001  Horse  Sire Dam  Rider  Owner
Reserve Champion CUSTOM PISTOL Custom Crome Hollywood Lady Jo Brent J. Wright Steven Simon,

Paxton, MA

Total Earnings: $228,364 

2007 NRBC Open Champion, scoring 236.5
2005 & 2006 NRBC Reserve Open Derby Champion
2006 Cactus Classic Open Derby Champion



2002  Horse  Sire Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion WIMPYS LITTLE STEP Nu Chex To Cash Leolita Step Shawn W. Flarida Mark E. Schols, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Earner of $185,757



with the highest composite score in NRHA history



This amazing sire’s first foal crop saw 6 NRHA Futurity Open L4 finalists, including the NRHA Futurity Champion. The sire produced 32 money earning offspring, bringing in a combined $750,000+.

Wimpys Little Step is the only Stallion to produce a horse to win NRHA Futurity, NRBC, and NRHA Derby back to back; Wimpys Little Chic, from the stallions first foal crop! Wimpys Little Chic is the all-time NRHA #1 leading money earner.

Wimpys Little Step is also the only stallion to produce two money earners with over $300K, Wimpys Little Chic and RC Fancy Step.


2002  Horse  Sire Dam  Rider  Owner
Reserve Champion CUSTOM MAHOGANY Custom Crome Gay Doc Nell Brent J. Wright Mary Lea Wright, Iola, KS
NRHA LTE $196,133
NRHA #1 All-time Leading Mare
2002 NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion
2005 AQHA World Show 6th Sr Reining
2005 NRHA Derby – 3rd Open, 1st Prime Time Open



2003  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion THE GREAT WHIZ Topsail Whiz Pines BH Duane Latimer Lance Griffin, Dewinton, AB Canada
LTE: $240,643.64


2003  Horse  Sire Dam  Rider  Owner
Reserve Champion NQH LITTLE JAC Jac Daniels Neat Annies Little Squaw Andrea Fappani Juston Palmer, Washington, UT
2004 NRHA Open Derby-tied for 2nd

#8 Leading NRHA Money Earner ($158,148)


2004  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion SMART SPOOK Smart Chic Olena Sugarplum Spook Shawn Flarida Rosanne




Smart Spook was the first horse to win the NRHA Open Futurity and Open Derby back to back and he further went on to win the AQHA Junior Reining World Championship and three successive years of the Open and Restricted Open FEI World Reining Masters. His cumulative earnings now exceed $405,000, making him the highest money earning stallion in the NRHA.

Not only is he the second youngest Million Dollar sire, but his offspring have now earned in excess of $2.6 million, making him the 2 time Leading Equistat Junior Sire. He is now within the Top 15 all time Leading sires of NRHA money earners.


2005  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion KR LIL CONQUISTADOR Conquistador Whiz Smart Little Prize Shawn Flarida B. Cheree Kirkbride, Ocala, FL
The gelding, shown by Shawn Flarida, went to the Wimpys Little Step Derby in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with $293,710 in NRHA earnings – just $6,290 short of $300,000 mark. Flarida showed him to fourth place and earned $6,360. With those earnings, KR Lil Conquistador becomes only the second horse in NRHA history to reach that milestone.


2005  Horse  Sire Dam  Rider  Owner
Reserve Champion BIG CHEX TO CASH Nu Chex To Cash Snip O Gun Andrea Fappani 23 Partnership, Scottsdale, AZ
(AQHA/APHA) is the earner of $211,605 & 58.5 AQHA points (NRHA $185,050):

NRHA Futurity Reserve Champion

NRHA Open Derby Reserve Champion

Reining By The Bay Open Derby Co- Champion; finalist

NRBC Open Derby

West Coast Spectacular Open Reining Futurity Champion

Equi-Stat Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old All Divisions Money-Earner

2009 Guinness Memorial Shootout Open Reining Champion; 3rd

AQHA World Show Junior Reining

NRHA Open Futurity Bonus ($22,504)

Open Superior Reining

2009 AQHA World Show qualifier Senior Reining


Reserve Champion COLLENAS FINEST TAFY Footworks Finest Collena Chic Olena Brian Bell Double Run Farm, Leland. NC
$ 132,986

Winner of Double Run Farm Open Futurity

3rd in the Open Futurity Finals AQHA Congress


2007  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion WIMPYS LITTLE CHIC Wimpys Little Step Collena Chic Olena Shawn Flarida Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Weatherford, TX
LTE: $515,856
2007 NRHA Futurity Open Champion
2008 NRBC Open Champion
2008 NRBC Open Mare Bonus Champion
1st ever Triple Crown winner of the sport of Reining
2009 NRBC Open Mare Bonus Champion
2009 NRBC Open Reserve Champion
2009 NRHA Derby Open Finalist – 3rd Place
2010 NRBC Open Mare Bonus Co-Champion
2010 NRBC Open Reserve Champion
2010 NRHA Derby Open Finalist – 4th Place Hall of Fame NRHA
Owner: Arcese Quarter Horses


2007  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Reserve Champion GUNNERS SPECIAL NITE Gunner Mifs Doll Marcy Ver Meer Bar Double C Ranch, Cave Creek, AZ
$242,724: 2010 USEF Reining Horse of the Year

2-time WEG Gold Medalist

2010 USEF Horse of the Year;

NRHA Interm Open Futurity Champion

Open Futurity Reserve Champion &

APHA Preferred Award Champion


Sire of offspring earning $295,957


2008  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion SHINING N SASSY Shining Spark Sassy O Lena Tim McQuay Carol Rose, Gainesville, TX
LTE $232,672  



2009  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion GUNNATRASHYA Gunner Natrasha Shawn Flarida Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Weatherford, TX
NRHA $224,298

2009 NRHA Open Futurity Finals Champion (with a final round score of 228.5)
2010 NRHA Derby Champion (score 235)

GUNNATRASHYA is the sire of the earners

of $772,090,


2009  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Reserve Champion LIL MAGNUM JESSIE Magnum Chic Dream Lil Ruf Jessie Casey Hinton Casey Hinton, Whitesboro, TX
RMRHA futurity champion and NRHA Reserve Futurity Champion in 2009. His lifetime earnings are $130,000


2010  Horse  Sire  Dam  Rider  Owner
Champion SPOOKS GOTTA WHIZ Spooks Gotta Gun Prettywhizpretty-
Jordan Larson Michell Kimball, Encinita, CA
NRHA Triple Crown Winner

LTE $317,000+


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