The inaugural Pacific Coast Reining Spectacular, featuring the ‘Fantastic 5’ Derby for 4, 5 & 6-year-old reining horses,wrapped up on Saturday the 4th of June for 2016. With a full slate of NRHA classes & the ‘Ride for a Cure’ Charity event, the PCRS has left participants and spectators already excited for next year’s show!
Recognised for its elite competition, the Pacific Coast Reining Spectacular “Fantastic 5” Derby offers the best-of-the-best in reining. This event attracts competitors from all over the country. It had the top riders, top non-pros, top sires and top owners all gathering in the one venue that saw QXH Docs Stylish Oak ridden by Shaun Saunders crowned Pacific Coast Reining Spectacular Champions for this year!
Experienced committee provided well run event
The show turned out to be the best yet with a total of 430 runs held over 4 days. The committee are no strangers to this size of event, and provided a well-managed hassle free show for all competitors. Horses were stabled throughout Gatton Equestrian Centre and the grounds were once again at its full capacity.
“Considering what has happened in the economy during the past year, we’re overwhelmed with the amount of entries” said Chris Wales, Secretary of the SQRHA. “People still want to show their Reiners and we’re very excited to see the increase in the Green Rider and Non Pro levels, not only in numbers but also in the quality of competition. Dennis Neylon, a lifetime member of SQRHA rode his top mare “Lilmissnotiall” to win the NON PRO and the OPEN class scoring a personal best of 147 pts. “It’s just that type of show! It brings the best out in horse and rider” said Chris.
Kelly Sapp (USA) & Jason Wordsworth were invited to take the best seats in the house along with scribes Karen Lowe and Lynda Grey. This was Kelly’s first trip to Australia and we are pleased to hear he enjoyed his stay and that we made his first experience in Australia an enjoyable one! “Thanks Chris Wales along with the entire board for hiring me! Karen Lowe and Lynda Grey, thanks for tolerating my accent and being great scribes! And Jason Wordsworth it was great getting the chance to judge with you! You all have a fantastic program
with wonderful members supporting you. I look forward to the opportunity to visit and work with you again! Good day mates!” – Kelly Sapp
Until next year, it’s all over including the shouting. Jessica Watson, first year as President of the SQRHA makes her mark and she couldn’t be happier. “The sponsorship and support was overwhelming. I would like to thank all the committee, sponsors, helpers and competitors. Without you we would not be able to make this such a successful show. Congratulations also to the winners, place getters and competitors who achieved
new personal best scores and first time buckles, well done. I look forward to seeing everyone again next year”
Images supplied by Downunder Photography