NRCHA Derby Non Pro Limited Champions Crowned in Paso Robles, California
The final day of competition at the 2018 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby in Paso Robles, California, wrapped up on Sunday, June 17, with the Non Pro Limited horse show classes taking center stage in the main arena. The Limited division is for Non Pro-eligible riders whose cow work consists of “boxing,” or holding a cow at the end of the arena, instead of the ultimate challenge of rating, turning and circling that comprises the full fence work.
Non Pro Limited Spectacular & Non Pro Limited Champion
For the second year in a row, the Non Pro Limited Spectacular Championship was captured by Kristin Bacchetti, who rode Heart Of A Remedy (Heart Of A Fox x SPD Remedys Response x Docs Remedy) to an incredible 443.5 composite (149 herd/146 rein/148.5 cow), earning $1,575.50. Bacchetti and her 2007 stallion’s scores in the rein work and cow work also lead them to the Non Pro Limited Championship title and an additional paycheck of $1,120.
The Non Pro Limited Champion prize package included two C.R. Morrison trophies, sponsored by the Will Rogers Memorial Center; romal reins from Dennis Moreland Tack; a straw hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery; and product from Platinum Performance.
$5,000 Non Pro Limited Champion
The 2018 NRCHA Derby $5,000 Non Pro Limited Championship title belonged to Orlando Gonzalez and Ms Genuinelysmart (Very Smart Remedy x Genuine Redbud x Genuine Doc). The non pro competitor, who regularly travels from South America to compete at NRCHA premier events, rode the 2012 mare to a 144.5 in the rein work and a 147.5 in cow work, for a composite of 292.
The team also finished third in the Non Pro Limited Spectacular and tied for fourth place in the Non Pro Limited. Gonzalez took home a combined paycheck of more than $2,000, a CR Morrison trophy and product from NRCHA sponsors; Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Platinum Performance.
Non Pro Hackamore Champion
Winning the Non Pro Hackamore Championship was Rachel Reedy aboard her 2013 gelding, Uno Whats Wright (Hes Wright On x Uno What Weeno x Smart Little Uno).
The team marked a 143.5 in the reining and a 144 down the fence, for a composite of 287.5. Reedy, Morongo Valley, California, collected a $1,050 paycheck for the win, along with a CR Morrison trophy sponsored by the Will Rogers Memorial Center and a straw hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 NRCHA Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, whether it was in person or via the FREE, LIVE webcast, provided by NRCHA Official Videographer Equine Promotion. All photos in this email were provided by NRCHA Official Photographer Primo Morales.