Congratulations Bluebonnet Ambassador & NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Jordan Larson & ARC Gunnabeabigstar, for being crowned the 2014 National Reining Horse Association Open Futurity Co-Champions. The pair tied with a score of 224.5 with NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida & Shine N Spook to take home top honors at the 2014 NRHA Futurity.
The 2014 NRHA Open Futurity finals gave the packed house just what they were craving – the best of the best in a dramatic finish, right until the end of the second section.
Shine N Spook & Flarida landed in draw 23 in the second section. They earned a 224.5 to jump ahead of the previous leader Wimpy Chic and Gabriel Diano who had marked a 224. Shine N Spook and Flarida held the lead until the last run of the finals when ARC Gunnabeabigstar and Larson met the challenge and lit the board with a 224.5 of their own. They decide to share the title and stand as Lucas Oil L4 Open Co-Champions.
ARC Gunnabeabigstar, owned by HDC Quarter Horses and nominated by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, also placed eighth at this year’s All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity.
The co-championship paid $132,600 each to the owners and $6,980 each to the nominators. Both co-champions were consignments at the 2012 NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales.