Stylish Little Oak, ridden by Tucker Robinson for Brenda Stephenson’s San Juan Ranch, earned $100,000 on Sunday as champion of the 2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Open Futurity.
“I had seen my dad, Jon Roeser, Bob Avila, Greg Ward and John Ward all win it when I was a little kid and now my name is going on that list with them,” said Robinson, 32, the son of NRCHA Hall of Fame rider Ted Robinson. “It is really, really special to me.”
Stylish Little Oak ‘s compiled a total of 658.5 points with 218.5 points for herd work; 216 for rein work; and 224 for cow work. The 3-year-old Playin Stylish daughter was raised by Stephenson out of Shiners Little Oak, who had been shown by Ted Robinson.
One Time Rey Jay and Jake Telford claimed the reserve title and $80,000 for Aspen Meadows Ranch. One Time Rey Jay is from the first performing crop of 2005 NCHA Super Stakes Open champion One Time Pepto.
Telford qualified four of his five NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity entries for the finals to earn $146,000. He also placed fifth and twelfth on Hes Shinettes CD and Sheza Dancingdiamond, owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses, and nineteenth on Abbey Roan, owned by Newt White and also sired by One Time Pepto.
Other 2010 NRHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champions included: Shiney Smart, with Shawn Hays in the Bridle division: Smart Luck Win with Todd Bergen, in the Hackamore division; Nic The Wrangler and Casey Branquinho in the Intermediate; and Smart Lookin Cat and Jason Haefner in the Limited.
For complete results visit www.nrcha.com.