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2023 NRHA Derby

2023 NRHA Derby – Ellie Petroll

Ellie Petroll piloted her fast horse, A Dandy Magnum, to the top of the Short Stirrup [2] class at the NRHA Derby when their performance earned them 140 points.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Olivia Deary

Olivia Deary put two solid runs together on Chicsdundreamin, lovingly called “Newt”, and claimed the Short Stirrup High Point buckle.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Mary Riley Cachat

Mary Riley Cachat rode to the top two slots in the 14 – 18 Youth [2] and the Unrestricted Youth [2] on her two horses: A Small Town Trick and …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Lily Forzani

Twelve-year-old Lily Forzani maintains Annie’s Custom Pistol herself. The talented rider guided the 4-legged athlete through two slates of 13 & Under classes to take home the High Point buckle.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Courtney Battison

Courtney Battison and her longtime partner Xtra Little Balou presented the judges with a solid run. They were awarded 215.5 points which won them the Level 1 Non Pro 8 …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Morris Kulmer

Lucky Mo (Morris Kulmer) came back to compete on Lucky Joe (NVR What A Lucky Joe) and they will be returning home from the NRHA Derby with the Non Pro …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Kyla Thurlow

Ever since Kyla Thurlow first purchased Kachina Olena Tag off of a Facebook post six years ago, she has had eyes for no other horse and he never lets her …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Anne-Marie Burns

Anne-Marie Burns leases Me & Julio from Kevin & Amy Colston and couldn’t be happier. After a 2-year hiatus from the show pen, Me & Julio has proven that he …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Jodee Peterson-Lochner

Jodee Peterson-Lochner had only recently gotten her Chilean stallion, PSR Counterfeit Chrome, back from the trainer. Her first show on him was the Para Reining Championships sponsored by Dechra and …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Jennifer Flanagan

Jennifer Flanagan guided Cromed Out Swagwagon to the inaugural Para Reining Championship sponsored by Dechra. They also won the Grade 3 Para Reining Championship.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Holly Leigh Jacobson

Holly Leigh Jacobson catch rode Shalene Taylor’s horse Getting Out Of Town. This horse was the only horse that Holly has ridden other than her own in about 5 years, …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Casey Deary

Casey Deary rode Down Right Amazing to a 231.5 and won the Open Derby Championship. According to Casey, the incredible stallion still left a little on the table that he …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Shawn Flarida

Shawn Flarida and Andiamoe wowed the crowd once again. The 4-year-old mare tried her heart out as she always does, but the 218 they were awarded fell short of the …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Michelle Fumagalli

With a score of 145, Michelle Fumagalli and Guns N Dreams won the first slate of both the Youth 14-18 and Unrestricted Youth at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by …

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2023 NRHA Derby- Sydney Muehlstaetter

Sydney Muehlstaetter won the first slate of the Youth 13 & Under at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel aboard 2012 mare, Xtra Voodoo Step.

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2023 NRHA Derby- Kyle Shaw

Kyle Shaw made a worthwhile haul from New York State with HF Whizedbymobster, winning the co-championship in the Level 2 Open at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel with …

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2023 NRHA Derby- Luca Fappani

Luca Fappani showed Dream On Whiz to a win in the Level 3 Open, and a tie to win the Level 2 Open, at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Shayla Malmberg

Shayla Malmberg won the Level 1 Open Derby at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel with a score of 218.5, aboard Snip Of A Dream.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Kent Ray Taylor

Kent Ray Taylor and Xtra Wimpys Catalyst cleanly swept the competition aside in the Rookie [2] classes. They scored a 143 and topped all 3 divisions and claimed all three …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Emma Vanlandingham

Fourteen-year-old Emma Vanlandingham scored her best on SHR Hollywood Kid, a 221, claimed the Youth Non Pro Derby Championship and ended up tied for third in the Level 4!

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2023 NRHA Derby – Michael Garnett

Michael Garnett says that things have really begun to click with him and Thundrstruk. Their rising abilities as a team earned them the Prime Time and Masters Non Pro Derby …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Kalicia Walters

Kalicia Walters set out to hold nothing back when she rode into the Jim Norick Arena. Raisinthebar delivered a 217 to win the NRHA Level 1 Non Pro Derby.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Samantha Kapu

Samantha Kapu logged her second big win at the 2023 NRHA Derby riding Chics Get The Chex for her, this one was a dream come true! After claiming the Amateur …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Rita Clausen

Rita Clausen claimed her first major event titles at the NRHA Derby when she piloted Xtra Kiss Me Again to a 219 and tied to win the Level 3 and …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Jorge Puente

Jorge Puente couldn’t say enough good about Dual Reality or his owner, Kristen Suggs-Bohrer, after winning the Novice Horse Open Level 3 [2] at the NRHA Derby.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Jimmy Van der Hoeven

Jimmy Van der Hoeven has only had “Timmy,” also known as Wimpy Pale Face, for about 6 weeks. It wasn’t quite enough time to excel in the NRHA Derby, but …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Peter DeFreitas

Peter DeFreitas will go home from the NRHA Derby with not only a Novice Horse Open Level 2 [1] co-championship but also the Novice Horse Open Level 1 [2] win …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Taylor Zimmerman

Taylor Zimmerman guided Its All About Ruf through a moving freestyle performance to the tune of JVKE’s Golden Hour to honor the horse as the “Golden Boy” in her life. …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Kary Key

Kary Key and Spookadeous have been a powerful team since they were first paired. At the NRHA Derby, they claimed the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 [2] win after …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Sarah McNally

After a runoff, Sarah McNally emerged victorious in the Novice Horse Non Pro Levels 3 and 1 on her beloved mare, Smartys Bea. This was her first big win after …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Melissa Wigen

Melissa Wigen and Starlight Escalade had a very successful 2022 show season that resulted in NRHA World Championships in all three levels of the Novice Horse Non Pro. Although coming …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Alicia Rapp

Alicia Rapp and CS Just Vintage put two consistent runs together at the NRHA Derby and won the Novice Horse Non Pro Levels 2 and 1 High Point buckles.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Reiners Rope Champions – Owen Deary & Pake Bell

Reiners Rope, sponsored by Kyle Tack, to the benefit of the Reining Horse Foundation, was a raging success. Who knew that there were so many reiners who rope?! Two seasoned …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Josiane Gauthier

Xtra Step Doctor holds a special place in Josiane Gauthier’s heart. The standout mount logged yet another success story when he scored a 148 to win the Novice Horse Open …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Brian Bell

Brian Bell got a last-minute catch ride on Kary Key’s Spookadeous and made it count by earning a co-championship in the Novice Horse Open Level 2 [1] at the NRHA …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Peter DeFreitas

Peter DeFreitas and Keep On Th Sunnyside have been showing successfully all year long and the NRHA Derby was no different. They won the Novice Horse Open Level 1 [1], …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Samantha Kapu

After a year-long hiatus from the show pen, Samantha Kapu wanted to make a statement in the show pen. She did that and more. She scored a 218 to win …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Molly Morgenstern

Molly Morgenstern says that Aphrodites Got Voodoo has more heart than any horse she’s ever had. Whatever it was, it earned them a co-championship in the Colston Paving, Inc. Non …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Jose Vazquez

Jose Vazquez has earned much of his million dollars in rider earnings on the offspring of his late stallion, Smart Like Juice, but for the Colston Paving, Inc. Non Pro …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Gina-Marie Schumacher

Gina-Marie Schumacher is having a very successful NRHA Derby, so far. Her three derby finalists are in the top three spots of the prelims and CS Nifty Sailor won the …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Alicia Rapp

Alicia Rapp was looking for redemption when she entered CS Just Vintage in the Novice Horse Non Pro [1] classes and she did that and more! She won both levels …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Brogan Hill

Brogan Hill and her bestie, Quik Draw McGraw, are preparing for their NRHA Derby debut and picked up a Novice Horse Non Pro Level 3 [1] win on their way.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Jenna Ratke

Hot off the heels of receiving recognition for her 2022 NRHA Youth 14-18 World Championship title, Jenna Ratke and Rio One Step Closer claimed a Limited Non Pro [2] Championship …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Adele Cunningham

Adele Cunningham said that KB Bucks N Guns was a bit more energetic than usual when she showed him in the second slate of Limited Non Pro classes at the …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Markus Gerbert

With only three weeks on MAQ Voodoo Doll, Markus Gerbert is still getting to know her.  Even with room to improve, they were still at the top of the Intermediate …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Yali Avraham

Alpha Taris Chic logged his second win at the NRHA Derby after he tied for the Limited Open [2] Championship with Yali Avraham. On Saturday, he won the Open [1] …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Janina Gauthier

After an eight-year hiatus, Janina Gauthier is back in the show pen, and she won’t be leaving empty-handed! After she rode Smart N Up to a 140.5, she tied for …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Luca Cozzo

Luca Cozzo just wanted a good confidence-building run for Pretty With A Twist. He got that, but will also be going home from the NRHA Derby with a co-championship in …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Lucas Gayoto Ocanha

In only his third ride on Xtra Magic Doctor, Lucas Gayoto Ocanha scored a 140.5 and tied for the win in the Limited Open [2] at the NRHA Derby.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Kent Ray Taylor

Kent Ray Taylor simply can’t get enough of Xtra Wimpys Catalyst, and it helps that the coal-black stallion consistently carries him where he wants to go: right to the winner’s …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Eric Mendrysa

Eric Mendrysa has only owned Xtra Magic Doctor for about a month, but already they are quite the team. They won the Rookie Level 2 [1] at the NRHA Derby …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Shawn Flarida

Shawn Flarida and Andiamoe delivered once again for owner Arcese Quarter Horses and their swiftly growing fan base when they scored a 226.5 to win the Tamarack Ranch Open 4-Year-Old …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Craig Schmersal

Craig Schmersal attributes Rootin Tootin Nite’s good looks and charm to his success, but whatever it is, the horse and rider team earned a 221.5 to share the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Fernando Salgado

Swooon has long been a favorite of Fernando Salgado’s, but time after time, luck just hasn’t been on their side. At the NRHA Derby, the tide changed when they scored …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Morgan Bagnell

Morgan Bagnell has only been showing reiners for six short months, but at her first NRHA Derby, she put two consistently high scores together to be named the Green Reiner …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Heather Ronek

Heather Ronek only started showing Gotta Magic Gun at the beginning of the year, but show after show, they continue to improve. At the NRHA Derby, the claimed their first …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Cody Bell

Cody Bell rode Smart Chicago Spook into the Adequan® Arena and scored a 140.5 to win the Green Reiner Level 1 [2] and its high point buckle!

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2023 NRHA Derby – Megan Overy

Although Megan Overy hasn’t been showing horses for long, she guided ARC Wimpysgottagun to a 144 and the Rookie Professional [1] Championship at the NRHA Derby.

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2023 NRHA Derby – Dakota Guthridge

Although Dakota Guthridge has only shown Dun With Guns twice, he has already learned a lot from him. The dynamic duo scored a 142.5 to win the Limited Open [1] …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Justin Mathison

Justin Mathison has had his eye on Alpha Taris Chic for some time. At the 2023 NRHA Derby, he rode the stand-out mount to a 147 and won both the …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Caroline Nielson

Although Caroline Nielson partnered in the purchase of Hot Hollywood Whizky a few years ago, she has had very limited showing with him. At the 2023 NRHA Derby, they proved …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Adele Cunningham

With her sister, Kaylene, in college, Adele Cunningham gets to show her horse, KB Bucks N Guns. At the 2023 NRHA Derby, she won the Limited Non Pro on the …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Kathleen Armenta

Kathleen Armenta’s day started early at the 2023 NRHA Derby as draw 3 in a class that started at 7 am. She laid down a 144.5 that held for the …

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2023 NRHA Derby – Morris Kulmer

Morris Kulmer and his longtime partner, NVR What A Lucky Joe, have enjoyed much success throughout their reining careers and the 2023 NRHA Derby was no exception when they won …

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