- Created on Monday, 25 October 2010
Smart Lookin Cat scored a 144 in the herd work and a 144.5 in the reined work to complete the winning 637.5 composite. A total of 45 horses entered the Futurity Open, with 16 making the finals. Smart Lookin Cat also was the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Open Champion, shown by Jason Haefner.
The Reserve Champion, with a 637 total score, was Sheza Dancingdiamond (Diamond J Star x Sheza Shinette), shown by Caldwell, Idaho, trainer Jake Telford for owner Del Bell.
Snowville, Utah, horseman Brandon Buttars rode Halo Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Stylin Jewel) to the Intermediate Open Championship, and also earned fourth place in the Open. Halo Cat is owned by Dierdre Hill. Halo Cat scored a 144 in the herd work, 144 in the reined work and 144.5 down the fence for a total 432.5. Halo Cat and Buttars also were the NRCHA Futurity Intermediate Open Co-Reserve Champions.
The IRCHA Futurity Intermediate Open Reserve Champion was Justin Wright, showing his own horse, WSR Imasmartbodee (Bodee Boonsmal x imasmartlittlesugar), to a combined 430 score.
In the Futurity Non-Pro, Kingsburg, Calif., horsewoman Laurie Ward earned the Championship with a combined 425 score aboard Hay Soul Sister (Smart Little Pepinic x Peppy Nic Remedy), and Idaho non-pro Carmen Buckingham was Reserve with a 424. The Futurity Amateur Champion was Stephanie Duquette, Hermiston, Ore., riding Quake N Pecas.