The first of the Tulsa Reining Classic ancillary class champions was crowned Wednesday afternoon in the Mustang Arena at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Tyler Troop, of Marietta, Oklahoma, was entered in both Green Reiner Levels, and piloted Starbucks Déjà vu to a 70.5. Thomas Aschenbrenner and Wimpys Lil Star also scored a 70.5 and the entry was entered in both levels, but conceded the win to Troop.
Starbucks Déjà Vu is a 6-year-old mare by Smart Starbuck out of Dun Its Déjà vu. “Matt (Flarida) showed her this year at NRBC. She’s getting to the end of her Derby career so we bred her and flushed an embryo,” Troop said. “We got her back up for this show just to show her and enjoy her and she was good today.”
Although his day-job keeps him busy, Troop makes time to enjoy his hobby. “I’ve been showing reiners about three years. I’m a vet and don’t have a lot of time to go, but this is a good show to go to,” he said. Troop was awarded $130, two pairs of quick wraps from Back on Track as well as an Art of Reining with Tim McQuay DVD.
Aschenberger won $95, as well as two pairs of no-bow wraps from Back On Track. His horse Wimpys Lil Star is by Wimpys Lil Step out of Starlights Reba.