Quarter Horse News -Oct. 25, 2010
Written by Stephanie Duquette
Sparked by a high-scoring 149 fence work, million-dollar rider Jon Roeser, Lemoore, Calif., rode Smart Lookin Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Miss Katie Hancock x Jay Doceroo), owned by Dana Haefner, to the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity Open Championship Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho.
Smart Lookin Cat scored a 144 in the herd work and a 144.5 in the reined work to complete the winning 637.5 composite. A total of 45 horses entered the Futurity Open, with 16 making the finals. Smart Lookin Cat also was the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Open Champion, shown by Jason Haefner.
The Reserve Champion, with a 637 total score, was Sheza Dancingdiamond (Diamond J Star x Sheza Shinette), shown by Caldwell, Idaho, trainer Jake Telford for owner Del Bell.
Snowville, Utah, horseman Brandon Buttars rode Halo Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Stylin Jewel) to the Intermediate Open Championship, and also earned fourth place in the Open. Halo Cat is owned by Dierdre Hill. Halo Cat scored a 144 in the herd work, 144 in the reined work and 144.5 down the fence for a total 432.5. Halo Cat and Buttars also were the NRCHA Futurity Intermediate Open Co-Reserve Champions.
The IRCHA Futurity Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was Justin Wright, showing his own horse, WSR Imasmartbodee (Bodee Boonsmal x imasmartlittlesugar), to a combined 430 score.
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