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NRHA Non-Pro Futurity

Women sweep all four levels of the National Reining Horse Association Non-Pro Futurity.

By Larri Jo Starkey
The American Quarter Horse Journal
December 6, 2013

Mandy McCutcheon claims the non-pro title on Ms Whiz Dunit

Mandy McCutcheon rides in to claim her non-pro title December 6 at the 2013 National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City. (Larri Jo Starkey photo) For more photos from the event, scroll to the slide show below.

It was an all-women’s championship December 6 in the non-pro finals of the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City.

Mandy McCutcheon of Aubrey, Texas, rode Ms Whiz Dunit to capture her second consecutive Level 4 championship. In 2012, Mandy shared the win with Jesse Asmussen of Andrew, Iowa. In 2013, she took sole possession of the title.

All 32 horses in the Level 4 finals were American Quarter Horses.

Working fifth in the draw of the second section, last horse before the drag, Mandy scored a 218 to take the lead and never looked back, even beating herself on her second horse in the finals, Nifty Starbuck.

Ms Whiz Dunit is a 2010 chestnut mare by Topsail Whiz and out of A Bueno Poco Dunit by Hollywood Dun It. Mandy and her husband, Tom, own the mare.

The futurity is exclusively for 3-year-olds and is a premier event for NRHA. Mandy is an NRHA Hall of Fame member and a $1 million rider. The Level 4 futurity win earned Mandy $42,375 with an additional $2,200 going to breeder Roxanne Koepsell of Aubrey.

Level 3


Anne Reynolds of King Hill, Idaho, and Kelle Smith of Marietta, Oklahoma, tied for the Level 4 reserve title, on Magicality and Dunit The Gunner Way, respectively. Anne won the Level 3 division outright.

Magicality is a 2010 brown stallion by Very Smart Remedy and out of Magical Lena by Little Lenas Legend. He was bred and is owned by Joyce Pearson of Hailey, Idaho. Dunit The Gunner Way is a 2010 red dun mare by Colonels Smoking Gun and out of Dun It The Hard Way by Hollywood Dun It. She was bred by Charlotte M. DeCoster of Prosper, Texas, and is owned by Kelle.

Level 2

Sarah Locker of Brashear, Texas, and The Chex Factor won Level 2 and were reserve champions in Level 3. They also tied for fourth place in Level 4.

The Chex Factor is a 2010 sorrel stallion by Nu Chex To Cash and out of Lockyourgun by One Gun. He was bred and is owned by Hilldale Farm of Brashear, Texas.

Level 1

Maggie Gratny of Aubrey won Level 1 on Wallywood, a 2010 chestnut mare by Walla Walla Whiz and out of Custom Mahogany by Custom Crome. The mare was bred by Arcese Quarter Horses of Weatherford, Texas, and is owned by Mark Gratny of Leavenworth, Kansas.

Youth

In the youth non-pro division, Emily Winegar of Aubrey won on A Wimpy Remedy. Emily, a two-time AQHYA reserve world champion in reining, was the 2009 AQHYA world champion on Red Berry Wine.

A Wimpy Remedy is a 2010 buckskin mare by Wimpys Little Step and out of Remedys Sure Slide by Bueno Chexinic. She was bred and is owned by Green Valley Ranch of Aubrey.

Journal Coverage of the 2013 NRHA Futurity

  • NRHA Open Futurity – Jason Vanlandingham wins the National Reining Horse Association's top billing with Not Ruf At All for owner Vaughn C. Zimmerman.
  • NRHA Non-Pro Futurity – Women sweep all four levels of the National Reining Horse Association Non-Pro Futurity.
  • NRHA Celebrity Slide – Celebrities, police officers, firefighters, cross-over riders and freestylers gather to recognize hometown heroes at charity event.