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A Grand mix

240 stock horses, reiners enliven The Grand show

From Horsetrader staff reports - July 19th, 2012 - Show & Event News

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Dick Herschman and his Tuff Sliding Peppy won their way to the SCRCHA Non Pro Bridle title at The Grand, held July 5-8 at Casner's Ranch in Temecula.

TEMECULA — The Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association hosted the region’s top cow horse and reiners July 5-8 with The Grand, a four-day event that offered up SCRCHA, NRCHA, CRHA and AQHA classes.

The show, managed by Track One Events, drew 240 horses from Southern California and Arizona competing for a total payout of $23,000.

“The weather was unseasonably cool the first few days, and I think the Arizona exhibitors may have complained that it was cold,” kidded Poncie Gimple of Track One. “Folks did have to break out their sweatshirts and jackets.”

Some familiar SCRCHA faces made their presence known at Casner Ranch during the weekend. Brenda Brown captured the NRCHA Open Bridle class on Dick Hershman’s Meet Rippen Diamond. In the SCRCHA Open Bridle competition, Jimmy Flores, Jr. took both classes with Grant Williams’s stallion, Peppinic, and Roy Rich finished atop a handful of classes with Candy Flock’s Say No Way (SCRCHA Open Hackamore) and Sarah Bradley’s Very Smart And Sure (both NRCHA and SCRCHA Open Two Rein), respectively.

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Roy Rich takes Say No Way to an SCRCHA Open Hackamore win for owner Candy Flock.

Rich also rode Gabriel Stanton’s Fresnos Indian Chief to the SCRCHA Open Two Rein reserve, and he took the Barbara Hastings-owned Mr Peppy Jeep to the AQHA Senior Working Cow Horse title.

Tony Mendoza also shined in two rein competition. He also took the SCRCHA and NRCHA Open Two Rein classes aboard his Smart Miss Remedy.

Charles Stevens found success in the NRCHA Open Hackamore classes, taking first and second, respectively, on Redman Moon and Dragtime Starlight — both owned by Erin Ellison — in one class. He also took Dragtime Starlight to victory in the other NRCHA class ahead of reserve Rich on Say No Way.

In Non Pro Bridle action, Dick Hershman rode his Tuff Slidin Peppy to the top spot in several classes, taking the SCRCHA Non Pro Bridle win over reserve Monica Pratt and her Leos Frosty Barbie. Hershman also edged out reserve Cindy Mendoza on Cielo Hickoery in the SCRCHA Intermediate Non Pro Bridle. Lucy Mittendorf enjoyed success in the Novice Non Pro Bridleclasses, sweeping both SCRCHA classes with her Chics Master Please.

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Jimmy Flores and Grant Williams's Peppinic claim the SCRCHA Open Bridle title.

The SCRCHA $5K Non Pro Limited and $500 Rookie Limited classes were among the biggest, with 12 and 15 entries, respectively. Kim Boydstun rode her Mr Dualin Pep to the $5K Non Pro Limited titla past reserve Susan Carter on Becky Holman’s Saturday Night Dual.

Carter enjoyed two class wins of her own on Saturday Night Dual in the NRCHA $5K Non Pro Limited.
In the SCRCHA $500 Rookie Limited, Patricia Cooley took first on her Just Cashn Chexs, ahead of reserve Ruth Noring on her Tommy Olena.

The 16-entry AQHA Junior WOrking Cow competition went to Brad Barkemeyer on Nics Black Gold, owned by Barbara Truex.

In reining action, Tom Foran took Elaine Davis’s Lil Joe Tag to the CRHA Open Reining win. Jimmie Paul, Jr. took Corona And Pepto to victory in both AQHA Junior Horse Reining classes, and the AQHA Senior Horse Reining classes were swept by DonnieBricker on BoggiesLast Benz, owned by Painted Desert Ranch. Bree Hokana was the AQHA Youth Reining winner with her Remenic N Poco.

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