PICTURES: (taken from Google images)
Here is the partial write up of the results of the National reining Breeders Classic, taken from "Reiner Magazine". Criag Schmersal scored a 228!! (That's a 76 score from 3 judges!!), to win the open level 4 class.!!
Congratulations to our Canadian rider, Jesse Beckley, of Cranbrook, BC, and his mount, Mizzen Wizzen, for placing 6th in the Limited Open Level 1 class.
"The house rocked during this year’s NRBC open finals, held Saturday night in the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, Texas as the top 31 open horse-and-rider pairs returned to run the crowd-pleasing Pattern 10.
Two Million Dollar Rider Craig Schmersal couldn’t have asked for a better set-up: his favorite pen, his favorite pattern and his favorite mount – Boom Shernic. He made the most of it by running hard in the large arena and scoring a 228 to win the 2010 NRBC Derby Level 4 Open Championship. The six-year-old stallion (Boomernic x She And Chic Dunit) is owned by the Boom Shernic Syndicate and added $75,000 to his lifetime earnings.
“He’s one of my all-time favorites and I’ve never had a horse that deserves to win more than him. I always say if they made me ride away on one horse, I’m taking him with me. He’s always been special for me.”"
You can watch Craig's full winning run on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcVohGp0BNc