More than 3,300 entries compete in 113 classes
We greatly appreciate the support of the reining community and the incredible sponsor team,” said Pete Kyle, Tulsa Reining Classic owner and manager, who acquired the show along with his wife, Tamra, in early 2021. “The show exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to another successful event in 2022.”
One of the National Reining Horse Association’s Top 10 ranked shows and host of the South Central Affiliate Regional Championships, the first of the regional championships in 2021, the event featured more than 3,300 entries competing in 113 NRHA, ARC and American Quarter Horse Association classes and several futurities and derbies, including:
- Silva Reining Horses LLC Open Futurity
- XCS Ranch Non Pro Futurity
- Elementa Open Derby
- Colston Paving–Not Ruf At All Non Pro Derby
- Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity
- Toyon Ranch $5,000 Emerging Horse Futurity
- Markel Insurance Novice Horse Open and Non Pro Derby
The National Reining Horse Youth Association Team Tournament also was held. The Tulsa Reining Classic also hosted a stallion service auction sponsored by QStallions, powered by AQHA, featuring more than 70 of the reining industry’s top sires.
FUTURITY AND DERBY WINNERS
Silva Reining Horses LLC Open Futurity
Abby Lengel took home the Silva Reining Horses, LLC Open Futurity Level 4 title with Malibu Riptide owned by Tx Horses Unlimited LLC of Burleson, Texas. Lengel and the 2018 gelding sired by Gunnatrashya and out of Malibu Whiz scored a 222.
XCS Ranch Non Pro Futurity
Mandy McCutcheon won the XCS Ranch Non Pro Futurity with Johnny Loves June, a 2018 mare by Lil Joe Cash and out of Whiz N Chexy Chic. McCutcheon scored 218. Tom McCutcheon is the owner.
Elementa Open Derby
Taking home top honors in Level 4 was Gun Dun It, a 2014 stallion ridden by NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani and owned by Tim Anderson and Kim Niven of Milbank, Arizona. Sired by Colonels Smoking Gun and out of Dun It In Tinseltown by Hollywood Dun It, Gun Dun It and Fappani scored 225.5.
Markel Insurance Novice Horse Open Derby
Tom McCutcheon and Gunners Rockstar topped the Markel Insurance Novice Horse Open Derby with a score of 223.5. Owned by White River Ag Products, Ashland, Wisconsin, the 2017 stallion is sired by Gunners Special Nite and out of Belle Starr Dun It.
Two-Million Dollar NRHA Rider Mandy McCutcheon and Shining At Nite won the Non Pro Derby. Owned and bred by Tom McCutcheon, the 2017 gelding by Gunners Special Nite and out of A Shining Sidekick by Starbucks Sidekick, marked a 220.
Markel Insurance Novice Horse Non Pro Derby
Emma Vanlandingham riding Mr Vinnie topped the Markel Insurance Novice Horse Non Pro Derby. Owned by Jason Vanlandingham of Whitesboro, Texas, the 2017 gelding sired by A Sparkling Vintage and out of Miss Hollywood Cee by Wimpys Little Step scored 218.
Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity
Abby Lengel riding SHR Kid Rock and Jason Vanlandingham riding Rest Assured tied for the honors in the Tamarack Ranch Developing Horse Futurity.
SHR Kid Rock is by The Kids Gotta Gun and out of KR Plain Jane by Wimpys Little Step, and is owned by Redneck Partners LLC.
Sired by Smart Spook and out of Best Stop by Custom Chrome, Rest Assured is owned and bred by Wagman Ranch in Kellyville, Oklahoma.
Toyon Ranch $5,000 Emerging Horse Futurity
The Toyon Ranch Emerging Horse Futurity saw What A Baybe and rider Fernando Salgado slide into the winner spot with a score of 148 from a two judge team. What A Baybe is a 2018 mare sired by Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of What A Sunrise by Sunrise Enterprise, and is owned and bred by Sam Ellis of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
Results for all classes, the NHRyA Team Tournament and South Central Affiliate Regional Championships are available at tulsareining.com/2021-results.
The Tulsa Reining Classic was supported by the following sponsors:
Bluebonnet Feeds, Dun Gun It–Tim Anderson and Kim Niven, Elementa Ranch, Kimes Ranch, Markel Insurance, Silva Reining Horses, LLC, Tamarack Ranch and XCS Ranch
Adh Mor Ranch – Crush, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Deary Performance Horses, Chaffhaye, Colston Paving, Oklahoma Equine Hospital, Equine Sports Medicine, Jerry Kimmel, Not Ruf At All, QStallions, Quarter Horse News, Silver Spurs Equine, Story Book Stable, Tenda Equine Products, Toyon Ranch and Visit Tulsa
Axtell Pharmacy & Compounding Center, Baruch Reining Horses, OE Nutraceuticals, Brian Bell Performance Horses, Bur Oak Veterinary, Dare to Rein, LLC, Davis Boots, Dun It for Whizkey and Inferno Sixty Six, Elite Equine Spa, Elite Stall Mat Rental, Fernando Salgado Reining Horses, Gabriel Diano Performance Horses, Kyle Tack, Mental Athletics, Mystic Ice, Nautilus Mobile Equine Therapy Spa, Nathan Piper Reining Horses, Perfect Equine Cold Saltwater Spa, Santa Cruz Animal Health, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Texas Horse Power Ranch, Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses, Tremblay Reining Horses and Williams Performance Horses
Boot Barn, Bridle and Bit Magazine, Casey Hinton Reining Horse, Cummins Quarter Horses/Petroli Reining Horses, Fappani Performance Horses, GPB Ranch, Jared Leclair Performance Horses, Jarvis Anderson Performance Horses, Larry and Kathy Barker, Liberty Equine, McQuay/Burns, Mirjam Stillo Performance Horses, Pond Hill Performance Horses, Price Performance Horses, Redhead Reining, LLC, Ryan Rushing Performance Horses, Shawnee Horse Sales, Sterling Ranch, Todd Hansmeyer, Vandorp Reining Horses and Vanlandingham Reining Horses
Bud Lyon Performance Horses, DeFreitas Performance Horses, Dergo Ranch, Emajes Design & Photography, Mathieu Buton Reining Horses, Humphrey Quarter Horses, Hygain Feeds USA, Pitzing Pharmaceuticals, Roger and Glenda Parks/Stefano Calcagnini, Sam Smith Reining Horses, Shawn Flarida Reiners, Todd Sommers, Warren Performance Horses and Wes Wetherell Hay Company
OKRHA, Pete’s Feed, SWRHA, TRHA, Dean Latimer Reining Horses, Jeff Tuttle, Cheryl and Sherm Lauder, Brian and Nichole Ingram, Perfect Equine Spa, Texas Horse Power Ranch, Sarah Flarida, Chad and Molly Cherry, Dee-Dee Boeckman, Anne-Marie Theophile Burns, Proforma/Teresa Grier, Shawnee Horse Sales, Steven Borgia, Hoby and Anita Horn, KRHA, WTRHA, SWMRHA, Just Plain Crazy Leather Products, Jennifer Greenleaf, STRHA, Barb Hanaghan, C&L Inspection, Susan Meyer, Nancy Murfin Moxley, Todd Arvidson Reining Horses, Eileen Depew, Four States Reining Horse Association, Adam Johnson Performance Horses
For more information, visit tulsareining.com.