The Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity returns to the Tulsa Reining Classic on August 30. The popular event, which features $60,000 added, is sponsored by one of the reining industry’s most successful owner teams, Dave and Bonnie Silva, and named for their outstanding young stallion, Hollywoodstinseltown.
For Dave Silva, supporting the Tulsa Reining Classic is part of his heartfelt philosophy of giving back to an industry that he loves. “I want to promote the reining horse industry and try to help have a nice futurity for people to attend,” he said. “Plus, I love the Tulsa Expo Center. There are lots of places to prepare your horse and a nice pen to show in.”
The Silva family has had a long and productive history in the reining industry and continues to enjoy all facets of the sport. Dave has National Reining Horse Association lifetime earnings over $129K and continues to be an active Non Pro competitor. As an owner, he was honored in 2012 to join the exclusive NRHA Million Dollar Owner ranks as horses he owns have earned over a million dollars.
Though the years, many outstanding Silva horses have worked their way into the NRHA record books. Hollywoodstinseltown, for whom the Tulsa Futurity is named, is the horse about which Dave says, “He’s the best one we ever raised.”
With a royal pedigree, Hollywoodstinseltown, was destined to be a champion. The 2004 palomino stallion is sired by NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Famer Hollywood Dun It and out of Silva’s NRBC Open Champion Miss Tinseltown.
The sparkling golden stallion had it all – incredible looks, phenomenal movement, and a great mind – and those attributes earned quick rewards in the show pen. He was an NRHA Futurity finalist, then an NRBC Intermediate Open Champion, NRHA Derby Reserve Champion and member of the 2010 Gold Medal-Winning World Equestrian Games Team with Tim McQuay. His lifetime earnings exceed $185,000.
Hollywoodstinseltown’s first foals began showing in 2012, and Nuthin But Hollywood (Hollywoodstinseltown x Nuthin Chic became the Developing Horse Futurity Champion at the Tulsa Reining Classic. In 2013 and 2014 it has been more of the same, with his foals showing brilliantly. Shawn Flarida rode Tinseltown Fly Guy (Hollywoodstinseltotwn x Fly Flashy Jac) to win the 2013 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Championship. Most recently at the 2014 Reining By The Bay Tracer Gilson rode Rickybackinhollywood, to the Open Futurity L4 Co-Reserve title.