2016 NRHA Derby: The Non Pro Derby Kicks Off

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Frederick Christen & Msdreamy

Frederick Christen & Msdreamy (Photo: NRHA)

Oklahoma City- The third day of competition at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby, held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, welcomed the first go, section 1 of the $190,000-added Non Pro Derby. Riders from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Israel, Italy and U.S.A. are vying for the Derby championship in four levels as well as in the Prime Time, Youth and Masters divisions. The second section will take place tomorrow, Tuesday June 28, and will determine the Friday finalists.

Taking the lead in the Level (L)4, L3, Prime Time and Masters divisions of the Non Pro Derby was Frederick R. Christen riding his own mare, Msdreamy (Magnum Chic Dream x A Gal With A Gun). The pair scored a 217 for the lead. Msdreamy – a Sire & Dam offspring - was bred by Jana Simons of Pilot Point, TX, and boasts $122,004.11 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE). In 2013, the talented mare took the Cinch NRHA Futurity L3 Non Pro Reserve championship. Dan Huss rode her to third place in the 2015 NRHA Derby L3 Open division. With Frederick in the saddle, she was the 2016 NRBC L4 Non Pro Reserve Champion as well as NRBC L3 Non Pro and Prime Time Champion.

Kara Gray Frye riding Juice N Silk

Kara Gray Frye riding Juice N Silk (Photo: NRHA)

Tying to lead the L2 division with a 214.5 was Kara Gray Frye riding Juice N Silk (Smart Like Juice x Silk N Sable Pine), a 5-year-old gelding she owns that was nominated by Jim Irwin; and Shelby E. Reine riding Wallawallahollywood (Walla Walla Whiz x Sara Goes Hollywood). Wallawallahollywood is a 6-year-old gelding owned by Reine and nominated by Mark Bradford.

In the Youth division, Jack R Medows took the lead with a 216 riding Frame Draggin (Einsteins Revolution x Coronas Major), a 2012 stallion owned by Amy Medows and nominated by Jackspar Enterprises with $9,119.55 LTE.

For complete results and to follow the action live, visit nrhaderby.com