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Shoot-Out and tough duels highlight VCHA Super Show

From Horsetrader staff reports - November 15th, 2012 - Cover Story, Show & Event News

TEMECULA — The Valley Cow Horse Association held its 2012 Super Show competiton at Sundance Arena on Oct. 27-28 with two shows in two days. The winners went home knowing they had made the most of their last VCHA events of the year.

Also, a couple of riders also went home with a new saddle and buckle, respectively, after the annual Saddle Shoot-Out and Box-Off for a Buckle competitions.

“It was a real good turnout — and a lot of fun,” said Mallory Holland of the VCHA. “We added the Box-Off this year to the Shoot-Out. Boxing has just gotten huge — it’s fun for a lot of people who are just getting into it or the older people who are just kind of doing it for fun or just don’t want to go down the fence.”

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Chris Kreig and John Pascoe's Miss Smokin Remedy work their way to a new saddle at the Valley Cow Horse Association Super Show held Oct. 27-28 in Bakersfield.


One rider who went hard down the fence was Chris Kreig, who took the Saddle Shoot-Out on John Pascoe’s Miss Smokin Remedy. He edged Non Pro Bridle star Debbie Wise on her Smartlookingboots by a half-point.

“This is the first time I ever showed her,” said Kreig, 26, who starts most of the 2-year-olds for the Ward Ranch. “Her owner, John Pascoe, asked me if I wanted to show her about three weeks before, and I got on her and started riding her.”

“She’s a good horse,” aded Kreig, who won the VCHA Limited Open Junior Horse year-end title with Robert Klem’s Flash Dancing Angel. “She’s a really fun and easy horse and very talented. She’s easy to go down the fence on — she knows how to do it.”

Winning the inaugural VCHA Box-Off for a Buckle was Jessica Draper riding Shine By Reminic. Draper and “Hammer” also were the VCHA year-end leaders in the Novice Non Pro Limited with 285.5 points — just

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Excellent boxing work gave Jessica Draper and Shine By Reminic the trophy buckle at the VCHA Super Show.

two more than reserve champion Karlie Kirkland on her Plum Smokum.

The Super Show weekend cleared up 2012 VCHA point standings. Pepinic Chex, ridden by Russell Dilday for owners Scott and Darnell Trueblood, finished on top the Open Bridle, with Tanna Dilday taking the Non Pro Bridle on her Lil Smarty Pep.

Holland finished atop the Limited Open Bridle with horses in both the Champion spot (on Me N Mister, owned by Ronnie and Karin Richards) and Reserve (Dual Rockin Angel, owned by Robert Klem).

Similarly, Monica DeBie led the VCHA Open Junior Horse year-end crown with the Champion (Smart Rockin Pepinic, owned by Robert Klem) and Reserve (Dual N Little Dolly, owned by Dr. Troy Ford DVM) separated by just a point — 42.5 to 41.5.

Valley Cow Horse Association Super Show
Oct. 27-28, 2012 * Sundance Arena, Bakersfield, Calif.
Champions
Horse/Rider/Owner

VCHA / NRCHA Open Bridle & Ltd Open Bridle
Fairlea Steady Wisp / Dan Daponde /Julie O’Rear

VCHA / NRCHA Non Pro Bridle, Int NP Bridle & Nov NP Bridle
Smartlookinboots / Debbie Wise / Debbie Wise

VCHA Open Jr Horse / Ltd Open Jr Horse & NRCHA Open Hackamore / Ltd Open Hackamore
Dual N Little Dolly / Monica DeBie / Dr. Troy Ford DVM

VCHA Non Pro Jr Horse & NRCHA Non Pro Hackamore
Get It Master / Debbie Wise / Debbie Wise

VCHA & NRCHA Open Two Rein
Dunn Tuckered Out / Christina Allen / Gay VerSteeg

VCHA & NRCHA NP Two Rein
Dunn Tuckered Out / Gay VerSteeg / Gay VerSteeg

VCHA Non Pro Reining
Smokums Lil Peppy / Greg Schrage / Greg & Linda Schrage

VCHA Open Reining
Prizes Tangelina / Joe Hollowell / Pat McMahon

VCHA Youth Reining
Dandys Red Pepper / Hannah Self / Hannah Self

VCHA / NRCHA Youth Limited
TF Montalena / Kaley Culligan / Kaley Culligan

VCHA & NRCHA 5K NP Ltd & NP Ltd
Hammer / Jessica Draper / Jessica Draper

Novice Non Pro Limited
Magics Lil Chicolena / Megan Barnes / Megan Barnes

VCHA Boxing
Skip / Barry Clanton / Barry Clanton

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