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2017 NRBC - L4 OPEN & NON PRO CHAMPIONS
Andrea Fappani Wins NRBC Open Classic Finals on
The long miles, hard work and hours spent putting the finishing touches on some of the toughest reining horses in the country culminated inside the Great Southwest Equestrian Center at The National Reining Breeders Classic with a crowd-raising performance. The focus of the night was the Open Classic Finals where the competitors showed up to battle it out for championship prizes, bragging rights and $75,000.
Finishing the night on top of the field was Andrea Fappani ridng Chic Dreamin (Magnum Chic Dream x Skeets Red Dunit) to a score of 229 to top the Level 4 and be crowned the NRBC Open Classic champion.
"It never gets old to win anywhere, but especially here," Fappani said. "It's a special place. I have a special place in my heart, because this is where I marked a 236, which is still today the highest in NRHA history, so it's a great place where you can really showcase your horse."
Fappani and the 5-year-old stallion owned by Silver Spurs Equine wowed the crowd with a stellar performance, proving why the NRBC is one of Fappani's favorite shows and why he had such confidence going into the finals aboard the flashy sorrel.
"I was waiting for something to maybe not go as planned," Fappani said with a laugh. "It kept going as I planned it, everything was just right on. I was having fun to be honest. It was one of those runs where they award a high score, but it's not like I was trying that hard. I just let it be. A lot of times you get to some of these finals and you know you have to have a big score to win and you almost try too hard then you get into the penalties or you override your horse.
"I knew I had a horse that could really mark in the stops," he continued. "I had a pattern with four stops so I said as long as I nail my stops and stay out of the penalty box I should be in good shape."
This year marked the fourth time Fappani has claimed the NRBC Open Finals championship, and he says it's taken a lot of hard work to get here.
"Hard work pays off, that's what I tell everybody," Fappani said. "[Some people] think it's luck and it's really not. You have to put your head down and work, no matter what you win, the next one's not going to win itself. You have to go home, go to work and do the best you can."
Medows Wins Non Pro Classic Finals
The National Reining Breeders Classic has seen top-shelf competition throughout the week. Reiners from across the country have traveled the miles, put in the hard work and showed up in Katy, Texas, in top form to battle it out for championship prizes and bragging rights. Friday Jack Medows rode Chicsdreamofdiamonds (Magnum Chic Dream x Princess In Diamonds) to a score of 223.5 to top the Level 4 and be crowned the NRBC Non Pro Classic champion. Medows has had a lot of success with the mare having won the 2016 National Reining Horse Association Non Pro Futurity championship along with other big wins, but Medows says the $30,000 NRBC win is special.
"Between the prelims and here she really stepped up her turns. She's a really good turner, but for some reason she goes in the show pen and she's so relaxed that she almost dulls up a little bit, but today she really sparked in her turns, and when I loped her off she was so slow and so collected it was a really cool feeling," Medows said. "[The win here at the NRBC] is so special and she deserves it, she's such a good mare. I'm glad I stayed out of her way and let her do it."
2017 NATIONAL REINING BREEDERS CLASSIC, KATy, TEXAS
2017 OPEN LEVEL 4
CHAMPION - Chic Dreamin (Magnum Chic Dream x Skeets Red Dunit) O:Silver Spurs Equine R:Andrea Fappani
20th - Chics Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x First Ex Flame) O: Morris Kulmer R:Dan L. Huss
24th - Magnums Guns R Reddy (Magnum Chic Dream x Guns R Reddy) O: Ruth A Hamlin R:Dany Tremblay
30th - Ruf Lil Magnum (Magnum Chic Dream x Dunit A Litl Ruf) O: Silver Spurs Equine R:Jordan Larson
2017 OPEN LEVEL 3
9th - Chics Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x First Ex Flame) O: Morris Kulmer R:Dan L. Huss
12th - Lil Dreamin Magnum (Magnum Chic Dream x Myo Starlight) O: Kathy Biesecker R:Jeremy Gates
20th - Magnums Guns R Reddy (Magnum Chic Dream x Guns R Reddy) O: Ruth A Hamlin R:Dany Tremblay
2017 OPEN LEVEL 2
RESERVE CHAMPION - Chics Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x First Ex Flame) O: Morris Kulmer R:Dan L. Huss
2017 OPEN LEVEL 1
10th - Magnum Chic Dunit (Magnum Chic Dream x Skeets Red Dunit) O: Rabboni Reining Horses R:Max Fontana
21st - Magnificent Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x Heavenly Rooster) O: Smoking Roosters Ph R:Ashley Kelkenberg
2017 NON PRO LEVEL 4
CHAMPION - Chicsdreamofdiamonds (Magnum Chic Dream x Princess In Diamonds) O:Amy Medows R:Jack Medows
3rd - Mega Maggie Mae (Magnum Chic Dream x Cinco De Mega) O:William Rhoads R:William Rhoads
15th - Magarita (Magnum Chic Dream x Pretty Pirate) O:Francesca Sternberg R:Francesca Sternberg
21st - Miss Mcdreamy (Magnum Chic Dream x Lipstick Jungle) O:Frederick Christen R:Frederick Christen
27th - Chics Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x First Ex Flame) O: Morris Kulmer R:Morris Kulmer
29th - KR Ima Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x KR Ima Tejon) O: Kristen M. Avila R:Kristen M. Avila
2017 NON PRO LEVEL 3
4th - Magarita (Magnum Chic Dream x Pretty Pirate) O:Francesca Sternberg R:Francesca Sternberg
22nd - KR Ima Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x KR Ima Tejon) O: Kristen M. Avila R:Kristen M. Avila
2017 NON PRO LEVEL 2
3rd - Magarita (Magnum Chic Dream x Pretty Pirate) O:Francesca Sternberg R:Francesca Sternberg
2017 NON PRO LEVEL 1
5th - This Chic Is Fancy (Magnum Chic Dream x Mollie Montana) O:George Lawrence R:Chloe A. Lawrence
10th - Two Mil Magnum (Magnum Chic Dream x Lil Ruf Jessie) O:Chad & Molly Cherry R:Gentry Cherry
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