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NRHA Regional Affiliate Finals highlight Scottsdale Classic

From Horsetrader staff reports - November 5th, 2009 - Show & Event News

Johnette Burman and Valentine Dreamin, owned by Wendy Anderson, win the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals in the Open division.

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Johnette Burman and Valentine Dreamin, owned by Wendy Anderson, win the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals in the Open division.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The 7th annual Scottsdale Classic Futurity and Quarter Horse Show continued to draw thousands of entries and especially remained popular to reiners, show officials said of the Oct. 1-7 show held at WestWorld.

Though entries were traditionally high in many classes, the biggest numbers were seen in reining, both for the National Reining Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association classes. The Scottsdale Classic once again hosted the NRHA Southwest Affiliate Finals in which the Top 4 finishers in each Affiliate Class earned the right to compete at the upcoming NRHA Affiliate Championships in Oklahoma City.

Many Californians attended the show, especially to compete in the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals.

Johnette Burman of Hemet rode Valentine Dreamin, owned by Wendy Anderson, to win the Open Affiliate Finals. The reserve championship was won by Tom Foran of Santa Paula aboard Gunball Machine, owned by Copus Performance Horses, Inc.

Jeanne Kelly and her Peppy Dun Hollywood win the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals in the Rookie division.

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Jeanne Kelly and her Peppy Dun Hollywood win the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals in the Rookie division.

In the Rookie Affiliate Finals, Jeanne Kelly and her Peppy Dun Hollywood won the division. Kelly trains under Tanya Jenkins of Temecula, who said they are really excited about competing next in Oklahoma. Taking second place was Jon Gilbert riding his Cielo San Lewis.

For the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals Youth 14-18 division, Rebecca Murray, 18, of Burbank continued a successful year on her horses. While aboard Dun It With A Boom, Murray took the championship, and she also took the reserve championship on her consistent Gatolotto.

The NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals in the very popular Non Pro division resulted in a four-way tie for first place: Janette Raymer on Roosters Rafael, Rebecca Murray on Dun It With A Boom, Kathy Copus on Gunball Machine, and Shaunda Rai Ruckman on Peppy As Einstein.

In the highlight class of the show, Randy Paul showed Tinker With Guns to a score of 226 to claim the Open Championship at the Scottsdale Classic Futurity on Oct. 3. The stallion (Colonels Smoking Gun x Tinker Nic x Reminic) was bred and is owned by Rancho Oso Rio of Scottsdale, who earned the $13,376 payout in the $50,000-added Open.

Rebecca Murray wins both the championship and reserve in the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals Youth 14-18 division, and was co-champion in a four-way tie in the Non Pro division.

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Rebecca Murray wins both the championship and reserve in the NRHA Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals Youth 14-18 division, and was co-champion in a four-way tie in the Non Pro division.

Mike Boyle rode Hick A Shine to the Futurity Open Reserve Championship and also won the Intermediate Open and Limited Open divisions with a 222 score. Owned by Janiene Borror, the stallion (Shine With A Twist x Hickorymissy x Doc’s Hickory) earned a total of $12,665 for those wins.

The Futurity Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was Berryinfinitesurprise, shown by Steve Schwartzenberger and owned by Steve and Dori Schwartzenberger. The mare scored 219.5 and earned the $1,859 payout.

For complete results from the Scottsdale Classic, visit the Web site: www.thescottsdaleclassic.com

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