The Tulsa Reining Classic awarded its first champions of the event inside the Mustang Arena at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Expo Square, Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Devin Warren riding Its A Magnum and Dany Tremblay riding This Chics Surprised tied for the win in the Novice Open Level 1. Each rider scored a 144 to earn $249 each.
Its A Magnum is owned by Garth Hystad and typically serves as Hystad’s Non Pro Derby horse. The mare is by Magnum Chic Dream and out of Bueno Cuervo Gold. This week Warren has taken the reins for Haystad in order to reinforce the Its A Magnum’s training after several months on the road.
“I’ve been showing her in the Novice Horse down here just schooling her and making sure she stays good for [Haystad],” Warren said. “She’s a nice little horse, just real consistent and takes good care of him. She’s just good and honest. She goes and turns every time and comes back every time. She’s a perfect little horse that will just go and get them every time.”
The third place in the Novice Open Horse Level 1 was Sean Johnson riding Outta Playdough (Outta Dough x Shine Smartly) to a score of 143, worth $149.
Tremblay rode Robin Mazzocca’s This Chics Surprised to tie for the win in the Novice Open Horse Level 1, but the duo also took home the win in the Novice Open Horse Level 2 with a score of 144, worth $297.
“I’m happy – I was not going in there to win anything actually. I was going in there to practice a little bit with my horse and know her a little bit better and how she was in the pen and she was really, really honest,” Tremblay said.
Tremblay has only had This Chics Surprised, by Jerry Lees Surprise and out of This Chics An Oakie, for two months and says the process of getting with the mare has been easy.
“She turns good for me and stops good for me,” he said. “I went a little slow in the circle just to be safe with her and she was really good.”
Along with his first place wins Tremblay also tied for the reserve championship in the Novice Open Horse Level 2 with Misters Temptress for owners Amanda Lee and Bradley Allan. Tremblay and Misters Temptress (Mister Dual Pep x Colonel Pepinic) rode to a score of 142.50 for $187.
Sebastian Petroll rode Toodies Loaded Star for owner Mary A. Jansma to tie for the reserve championship in the class. Toodies Loaded Star and Petroll scored a 142.50 for $187.