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Zane Davis, Reymanator take NSHA Futurity;
NRCHA contest is next

Chics Magic Potion wins 2009 ‘World’s Richest,’ then retires from arena

- September 3rd, 2009 - Show & Event News

Zane Davis, 38, of Whitehall, Mont., wins the 2009 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open aboard Reymanator, owned by John Semanick of Jacksonville, Fla. The pair earned the highest cow work score of 225.5 for 663.5 points overall, along with the $24,000 payout

Daniel K. Lew / Horsetrader photo

Zane Davis, 38, of Whitehall, Mont., wins the 2009 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open aboard Reymanator, owned by John Semanick of Jacksonville, Fla. The pair earned the highest cow work score of 225.5 for 663.5 points overall, along with the $24,000 payout

PASO ROBLES – Top 3-year-old reined cow horses enlivened Paso Robles Events Center Aug. 16-23, and a feisty son of Dual Rey, Reymanator, came away the National Stock Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion in the hands of Zane Davis.

A 225.5 fence work score in the final day of action earned the 38-year-old Montana trainer the win with a 663.5 composite score earning a $24,000 purse. The Floridian-owned Reymanator (Dual Rey x Savannah Hickory) had scored well in the herd (219) and rein (219) work earlier in the week, and his “lights-out” run along the fence Sunday resulted in a decisive, three-point win on the composite scoreboard.

Phillip Ralls rode Soula Jule Girl (Soula Jule Star x Okies Hickory Girl), owned by Rory and Heather Livingston of nearby Atascadero, to the reserve Open title with a 660.5 composite. A half-point behind them were Ron Emmons on Reygans Smart Lena (Dual Rey x Smart Fancy Lena), another Dual Rey-sired entry, owned by Doung and Cynthia Granade of Shingle Springs, Calif.

Anne Reynolds of King Hill, Idaho, rode To Be Smart to the NSHA Futurity Non-Pro title and $4,620 with a composite score of 654 (220.5 herd; 217 rein; 216.5 fence).
Most Futurity horses showcased at the NSHA Futurity will converge again Sept. 20-Oct. 4 in Reno for the 39th NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

Bob and Dana Avila pose with Chics Magic Potion after winning the 2009 NSHA World’s Richest Stock Horse Competition. The  bridle came off the 9-year-old stallion for the last time in the show arena, as Avila announced he intended to retire “Magic.”

Daniel K. Lew / Horsetrader photo

Bob and Dana Avila pose with Chics Magic Potion after winning the 2009 NSHA World’s Richest Stock Horse Competition. The bridle came off the 9-year-old stallion for the last time in the show arena, as Avila announced he intended to retire “Magic.”

World’s Richest Stock Horse

On the evening before the Futurity fence work, Bob Avila and Chics Magic Potion thrilled spectators in winning the NSHA Golden Hills Auto Center World’s Richest Stock Horse Competition, then quietly announced the retirement of the 9-year-old stallion from competition.

Moments after a textbook, 225-point fence work vaulted Avila past Jake Telford and defending champion Russell Dilday, Avila said “his buddy” would go out on top after a $20,000 win that pushed Chics Magic Potion’s career earnings past $300,000 — tops in the reined cow horse industry.

““He’s done so much for me — I’ve had him since he was a 2-year old,” Avila said of “Magic,” owned by Kenneth Banks of Schulenburg, Texas. “I want him to retire when he’s on top. He ranks way up there with the other horses I’ve retired. He’s such a fun horse, a nice horse. He’s my buddy. There’s no mean part about him, and he gives it to me — every time.

“I want to give him the respect he gives me. He’s been a great winner, and I want him to go out a great winner.”

Chics Magic Potion’s successes in the arena read are impressive:
the 2003 Santa Ynez Valley Cow Horse Classic Open title; the 2003 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open title; 10th place in the 2003 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Open, fourth in the Intermediate Open; plus AQHA World Championships, NRCHA Stakes title, the Magnificent 7 title, and others.

For complete show results, go to:
http://www.nationalstockhorse.com/horseshowresults.aspx

See the Horsetrader’s Daily Blog at the NSHA Futurity here:
http://news.horsetrader.com/2009-nsha-snaffle-bit-futurity/

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