Oklahoma City, Okla. - The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby held its fifth day of competition on June 24 including the first go, first section of the $395,000 est. Open Derby, plus ancillary classes for non pro riders.
Jordan Larson (Whitesboro, Texas, $2,044,508 NRHA LTE) quickly took the lead in the NRHA Level 4 Open Derby first section of the first go-round with a smoldering 224.5 aboard Steppin On Sparks (Jacs Electric Spark x Mahoganys First Step). Steppin On Sparks is a 2009 stallion with $83,553 NRHA LTE, is owned by HDC Quarter Horses and was nominated by Cinder Lakes Ranch.
The second high score of the day in the Level 4 Open was snagged by Andrea Fappani (Scottsdale, Ariz., $4,021,064 NRHA LTE). Fappani aboard SG Frozen Enterprize (Frozen Sailor x RS Rose SJ) cruised to a score of 222.5. SG Frozen Enterprize is a 2009 stallion with $229,624 NRHA LTE, is owned by Silver Spurs Equine and was nominated by Marco Franchini.
Earning the third high score of the day with a 222 was Marco Ricotta (Scottsdale, Ariz., $461,904 NRHA LTE) aboard Whizzen For Chex (Topsail Whiz x Dun It For Chex). Whizzen For Chex is a 2011 mare with $57,189 NRHA LTE, is owned by Rancho Oso Rio LLC and was nominated by Oldenburg Farm LLC.
The following horses/riders achieved success in the ancillary classes today:
$6,000-added Non Pro, Show 2 – Cade McCutcheon / Vintage Crome
$3,000-added Intermediate Non-Pro, Show 2 – Catherine Crandon / Cache Of Jewels
$500-added Prime Time Non Pro, Show 2 – Catherine Crandon / Cache Of Jewels Silver Spurs Equine
7&Up Non Pro Level 1 – Allana Vernon / FS Lenas Starlight Silver Spurs Equine
7&Up Non Pro Level 2 – Madison Steed / Jumpin Jac Trash Silver Spurs Equine
7&Up Non Pro Level 3 – Madison Steed / Jumpin Jac Trash Silver Spurs Equine
7&Up Non Pro Level 4 – Madison Steed / Jumpin Jac Trash
Amateur USA Reining (tie) – Catherine Crandon / Cache Of Jewels
Amateur USA Reining (tie) – Lindsey McCutcheon / Mega Watt Shine
To view ancillary results or to view the photo and video gallery, visit nrhaderby.com.