Smiles All Around in Ardmore for the Amateur Champions
Author: Lauren Middleton
It was a full day of action finishing out the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity yesterday. The amateur competitors took the spotlight and as always goals were met and memories made!
Derby Unlimited Amateur
The first class to go was the Derby Unlimited Amateur in which a familiar name rose to the top for the second time this week! Kim Davis rode Rockin KW who was ridden by Dylan Meyer earlier this week to claim the Co-Reserve Championship in the Derby Open along with Derby Open Novice Division Reserve Championship. It was a big trip for this team with the one horse in the trailer so for it to turn out to be such a fairy tale ending is truly remarkable! This Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship added another $3,439.11 to their excellent show.
Kim Davis and Rockin KW
Reserve Champion was Reyly Plendl riding LHR Play Boon (Boon San) marking a 218.5. She and her sister Regan are notorious for doing well at this show year to year so it is no surprise to see them in the winner's circle once again! This time Reyly took home a check amounting to $2,929.55 for her Reserve Championship.
The Senior Division Champion in the Derby Unlimited Amateur was Viki Williamson riding Metallic Princess (Metallic Cat) collecting $1,036.35 for the win.
Classic $50,000 Amateur
The next class to go was the $50,000 Classic Amateur where Misty Greeson and her talented mare Lil Maddy Rey (Dual Rey) marked a 220 to finish on top in the class. This mare was also seen earlier in the week being the Champion of the Limited Division of the Derby Open with Lindy Northcutt aboard. This particular win allowed them to add another $2,879.76 to their earnings for the week.
Misty Greeson and Lil Maddy Rey
Reserve Champion was Duff Sinclair riding Goodlookinsonofanich (Cat Ichi) marking a 218.5 collecting the $2,394.03.
Champion of the Senior Division of the Classic $50,000 Amateur was John Lavelle riding Rissy Cat (High Brow Cat) claiming the $1,605.24 Champion's check.
Derby $50,000 Amateur
The third class to be held was the Derby $50,000 Amateur. Austria Arnold and her new mount Bet Sheza Kat (Bet Hesa Cat) put up a solid 217.5 for the win! Coming from Wes Ashlock's program this mare was bound for success and to have it so quickly in the year is special for Austria. They collected a $2,415.88 check to go along with their Championship.
Austria Arnold and Bet Sheza Kat
Reserve Champion was Frank Martin marking a 216 riding Metallic Spice (Metallic Cat) claiming a $2,074.17 check along with the Senior Division Champion's check of $1,036.35.
Classic Unlimited Amateur
The final set to be held at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity was the Classic Unlimited Amateur finals where Von Sutton rose to the occasion marking a 220 on his newly acquired gelding Superey (Dual Rey x Highbrow Supercat). He and "Thor" put together a nice run in a large finals good enough to collect the formidable $3,453.35 Champion's check! Von has had considerable success in the show pen as of late but this is this duo's first title together.
Von Sutton and Super Rey
Reserve Champion was Jim Short riding Exacta marking a 217.5 claiming a $2,856.10 check. Jim was also the Senior Division Champion adding another $1,708.88 to the day!
Congratulations to all of the Champions and Finalists at the 2018 Arbuckle Mountain Futurity! Next up for Cutting Horse Central is the Cattlemen's Derby and Classic in Graham, Texas. This show will finish up the winter run and what an exciting beginning to the year it has been!
Thanks to Classic Equine for brining you all the results from the 2018 Arbuckle Mountain Futurity