Anne Reynolds won her very first National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship in 1998 on Magical Lena. Thirteen years and five Futurity Championships later, Reynolds claimed her record seventh Snaffle Bit Futurity title on Smart Magic Trick, out of Magical Lena. Magical Lena also produced Very Smart Magic – another Futurity champion.
Reynolds won $17,480, an original CR Morrison bronze sponsored by Farnam Horse Products, a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Holy Cow Performance Horses, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Jon and Jody Semper, a 100x hat from Shortys Hattery, an ESP pad from Classic Equine, Platinum Performance, a Cinch vest from Bob’s Custom Saddles, and a CR Morrison trophy and commemorative medallion.
Reynolds and Smart Magic Trick began the finals with a 212.5 in the herd work. “That first set of cattle were kind of hard to drive out. She wanted to be good. I had a miss on the second cow, but I cut the third cow with 30 seconds left. I thought it was going to be bad but it was really good. I was happy about that,” the King Hill, Idaho, Non Pro explained.
Reynolds and “Stacy” came back strong with a 217.5 in the rein work, and finished with a 210 in the fence work. “I was pleased in the reining. She had a super run. We had an underspin, but she was really showable and great.” She added, “She wanted to be good down the fence, but then when the cow started to make its first turn it changed its mind and snuck under her neck. We were able to hold on to the lead though.”
The top side of Stacy’s pedigree is equally impressive. She’s by Reynold’s stallion Very Smart Remedy, who also produced her 2010 and 2011 Futurity Champions.
Eric Freitas and One Time Nic were the Non Pro Futurity Reserve Champions with a score of 636. Freitas, of Santa Maria, California, won $13,110, a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Dominic Conicelli, Platinum Performance, a Cinch vest from Bob’s Custom Saddles, and a CR Morrison commemorative medallion.
One Time Nic is by One Time Pepto out of Lady Reminic.
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