(Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 31, 2016) – Wednesday has been full of ties at The Tulsa Reining Classic, held at Expo Square and another one was recorded in the National Reining Horse Association Open class, held in the Mustang Arena.
Jarvis Anderson riding This Guns For Nic shared the win in the Open with Matthew Mills riding Criminal Intentions, to a score of 147.50 for $387 each.
This Guns For Nic is by Nic It In The Bud out of Katie Gun and is owned by J&S Partnership.
Criminal Intentions is a 4-year-old daughter of Gunnatrashya out of Princess In Diamonds and Mills brought the mare to Tulsa to season her. She exceeded his expectations.
“I really brought her to this show to mature her and get her a little more broke for next year and today I went in there with the idea to go through the pattern smooth and if I needed to work on something then I could and everything just clicked for us,” Mills said.
Mills commended the Tulsa Reining Classic and said it’s one of his favorite places to show.
“It’s a great horse show and all the arenas are nice,” he said. “In fact, the ancillary pens here are better than some of the ground in the big pens. It’s a great place to prepare a young horse or bring an older one.”
Max Tallone had a great day in the NRHA Intermediate Open, Limited Open and Rookie Professional. Tallone topped the Intermediate Open and Rookie Professional, and tied with Parker Wurst in the Limited Open.
Tallone rode Hangten In Wrangler who is the son of Starlights Wrangler out of Hangten Freckles and took home a total of $582. Tallone has had the gelding since he was a yearling when he and his wife purchased him from the Legacy Sale. Tallone said Hangten In Wrangler has always been an easy gelding to ride, despite overcoming a few obstacles.
“He had a little bit of bad luck when he was a 3-year-old with injury and we had to rest him,” Tallone said. “He’s been showing at 4 and he’s been pretty good for me especially this year and he’s really getting solid.”
Wurst rode Easy Money Miss who is the daughter of Easy Otie Whiz out of Major Money Miss, for owner Marshall Baird.
Wurst has only had the 9-year-old since January and he’s enjoyed the mare thus far.
“She’s just a nice, good honest mare,” Wurst said. “She ran in [today] and stopped really big and backed up really well. She was real quiet and turned well both ways. The second way around she kind of started to run out of gas a little bit, but she tried really hard for me.”
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