HF Mobster and Jordan 2013 NRHA Open Derby Champions!!

The 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $435,000-added Open finals on June 29, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. The NRHA Derby is NRHA’s premier event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses and hosts two slates of ancillary classes. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever, paying out approximately $948,000 to owners and nominators of Open and Non-Pro finalists. During the Open go-round, more than 500 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 72 of the top-scoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event.

After numerous leader changes, one entry cleared the rest of the field by one-half point: HF Mobster (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Dun Its Black Gold x Hollywood Dun It) and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Jordan Larson, Whitesboro, Texas, with a 228.5. Heritage Farms owns the 2008 stallion that has earned $45,400 so far in his career. Most recently, he and Larson finished in fourth place at the 2013 National Reining Breeders Classic.

The NRHA Derby Championship paid $60,000 ($57,000 to the owner and $3,000 to nominator Rhodes River Ranch). Level 4 Open awards included an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $300 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, product from Classic Equine, a $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop and a headstall from The New West.

Click Here to read article in the September Reiner Magazine!!

Click Here to watch their Derby Finals Run!!

 

 

About LPH

Larson Performance Horses achieves the highest standards of performance in the reining industry. Under the direction of NRHA $2 million rider, two-time NRHA Futurity winner, NRHA Derby winner and multiple World Champion, Jordan Larson, we strive to develop and market horses for reining’s elite events, such as the Futurity, Derby, and the National Reining Breeders Classic. We also work with high-striving non-pro riders whose aim is to excel in the sport.