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From releases and staff reports - September 4th, 2014 - Show & Event News

Christian Rammerstorfer takes his Maddox to both the Open Maturity Level 4 and the Intermediate Open titles at the Oregon Reining Horse Association Reining Classic in Central Point, Ore., Aug. 21-24.

Christian Rammerstorfer takes his Maddox to both the Open Maturity Level 4 and the Intermediate Open titles at the Oregon Reining Horse Association Reining Classic in Central Point, Ore., Aug. 21-24.

John O’Hara photo

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — With more than $30,000 in added money and prizes to go with good competition, the Oregon Reining Horse Association held its 2014 Reining Classic Aug. 21-24 at the Jackson County Expo.

Barbeques, bounce houses, sunshine, horses and good ol’ fashioned reiner hospitality combined to make a fun-filled yet competitive weekend. The ORHA reported record attendance in 2014, as more than 800 runs kept up the show’s tradition as one of the premier reinings in the Pacific Northwest.

After Scott Burks started Thursday by playing a touching rendition of the National Anthem and saying a brief prayer, competition ensued in the show pen with a full slate of Ladies and Gents, Youth, Rookie, Open, Non Pro Novice Horse, and Freshman Horse classes running in two show arenas.

Exhibitors were able to gather momentarily at the ORHA hosted ice cream social before completing the first day of the show later that evening. ORHyA youth members began selling “fillies” for the ORHyA Fling A Filly fundraiser as well as raffle tickets for a 2014 John Deere gator.

Additionally, ORHyA members began raising funds for the first annual ORHyA Trainer Freestyle Contest in which the two trainers with the most donations in their name would be asked to compete in the Open Freestyle with costumes and music selected by the youth membership.

On Friday, the two show arenas were filled with a full slate of Mares, Stallions and Geldings, Youth, Tenderfoot, and Snaffle Bit/Hackamore classes before concluding with the Non Pro Maturity, Non Pro Futurity, and Open Derby in the main show arena.

Lorena Braucht rides her Chics Double Magnum to a 143 and the NRHA Non Pro Championship at the ORHA Reining Classic.

Lorena Braucht rides her Chics Double Magnum to a 143 and the NRHA Non Pro Championship at the ORHA Reining Classic.

John O’Hara photo

Saturday morning offered class in both show arenas beginning with Ladies, Gents, Youth, Rookie, Open, and Green Reiner before ending with the Open Maturity, Youth Leadline, Non Pro Derby, Open Futurity, and Freestyle in the main show arena. Turnout for the Youth Leadline featured 10 young riders showing off their blooming desire to rein in front of a supportive crowd in the main arena. The class proved too tough to judge, and all 10 contestants were named 2014 ORHA Leadline Co-Champions.

Saturday evening featured an exciting Freestyle competition. Si Haaby and Kyle Kellmer were the winners of the first annual ORHyA Trainer Freestyle Contest with the most funds raised in their name. The trainers took part in the Open Freestyle, and Kellmer gave the crowd something to cheer — a great run dressed as Olaf, the snowman from the motion picture “Frozen,” while his 5 year-old daughter, Kayden, cheered him on from the sidelines dressed as the character Anna from same movie. Haaby dazzled the crowd with a spectacular run dressed in a bear costume to the song, “The Bare Necessities.” In the middle of a stop, the bear suit head flew to the ground, and in a spontaneous gesture, “Olaf” (Kellmer), made his way into the arena returned the missplaced head to Haaby so he could complete his pattern. Haaby ended up as the Open Freestyle Champion, with Kellmer a close Reserve.

On Sunday morning, after an ORHA trainers-sponsored breakfast, both show arenas again came to life with Mares, Stallions & Geldings, Open Novice Horse, Youth, Non Pro, and Snaffle Bit Hackamore competition. Exhibitors were awarded awards through fifth place in most classes, including Bob Berg buckles. Judges for the show included Dave Belson, Donnie Bricker, and Kim Lansidel.

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2014 Oregon Reining Horse Assn. Reining Classic
Aug. 21-24, 2014 * Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Ore.

NRHA Non Pro Level 4 Maturity
Champion – Getting Magnumtized, Ann Nicklous Westlund of Canby, OR
Reserve Champion – Shredded Wrangler, Andrea Miller of Gaston, OR

NRHA Non Pro Level 4 Futurity
Champion – Vintage Mercedes, Sara Silva of Stockton, CA
Reserve Co-Champion – All Them Big Chex, Jenna Kellmer of Battleground, WA
Reserve Co-Champion – Gityershineygun, Kylie Warn of Canby, OR

NRHA Open Level 4 Derby
Champion – EZ Slider, Laird McCabe from Yamhill, OR for owner Alexandra Woolery
Reserve Co-Champion – Cute As A Bud, Si Haaby from Terrebonne, OR for owner Joel Gisler
Reserve Co-Champion – Lean With Rhythm, John Irish of Eagle Point, OR for owner Sam Kawanishi

NRHA Open Level 4 Maturity
Champion – Maddox, Christian Rammerstorfer of Oroville, CA
Reserve Champion – Syno Dyno, John Irish of Eagle Point, OR

NRHA Non Pro Level 4 Derby
Champion – Playinginthelights, Angela Kronenberg of Banks, OR
Reserve Champion – EZ Slider, Alexandra Woolery of Sherwood, OR

NRHA Open Level 4 Futurity
Champion – Skyline Cat, Brandon Staebler of Klamath Falls, OR
Reserve Champion – Dunitspinninmydually, Si Haaby of Terrebonne, OR for owners Norm & Kim Pierce

Youth 14-18 Circuit
Champion – Zallabout Zee Bigchex & Madison Lillesve of Bend, OR
Reserve Champion – FP Lenas Smoken Gun & Kayla Wright of Sandy, OR

Youth 13&U Circuit
Champion – Dun Alittle Sliding & Cesarina Diblasi of Depoe Bay, OR
Reserve Champion – Todaysie & Amaya Desapio of Terrebonne, OR

Youth 10&U Circuit
Champion – Gangsters Hot Chic & Sarah Clark of John Day, OR
Reserve Champion – Mister Sky & Emma Suing of Bend, OR

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