Financial Friday: Futurity Exhibitors Earn Big Checks in Show For Dough, Premier Quarter Sires Classes




Friday saw exhibitors earning big checks in the Show For Dough and Premier Quarter Sires classes being held in conjunction with the Big A AQHA and NSBA circuit in Conyers, Georgia.



JulieMFridaywebFinal Premier Quarter Sires Champions Named

The final five Premier Quarter Sires classes of the show saw champions named on Friday.

Julie Majernik piloted Hunting Only Blue for Magnuson Farms LLC to the win in the Premier Quarter Sires Two Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle. They earned a payout of $1,800. Ms Goody Hoo Shoes, shown by Beth Case for Tammy Dyer, earned second and a check for $1,200. The class saw three exhibitors.

“I knew my mare was getting tired and a little cranky, but she showed really well,” Julie said of the horse she calls Hazy.


NickMayabbFri2YOwebIn the Premier Quarter Sires Three Year Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle, Sarah Nimigan and Al Wayz On Your Mind continued their winning ways. Alicia Porter and Hubbout A Dance took second in a class of five.

In the Premier Quarter Sires Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure. Nick Mayabb showed KM Flat Out The Best for owner Lisa Clark and earned a $2,465 check in the Premier Quarter Sires Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure. Jay Starnes showed Why Dont You Kiss This to second and $1,957.50 for Becky Crider Durrett, in a class that attracted five exhibitors.

“We just bought her at the Little Futurity, so we haven’t had her very long,” Nick said of the red roan mare called Lilly. “She’s really good minded and great legged, and just pleasant to be around. We really just brought her to ride around. Our plan was to just show her at the Congress, and then we realized she was eligible and decided to enter this class.”



The largest paycheck of the PQS classes was earned in the Premier Quarter Sires Limited Horse Limited Rider Non-Pro Maturity. Taylor Searles showed Hereicomeagain to first and $3,300 for the win. (They are pictured at the top of the article.) Hayley Riddle earned a check of $2,200 for second with No Doubt Im Something in the class of two entries.

“We’re leasing her from Kathy Tobin, and I really like her a lot,” Taylor said of the four year old mare. “We got her as a yearling, so we’ve been working with her pretty much since the beginning. Everything is just so natural for her, no matter what we ask her to do. I think she’s really going to make a nice all around horse, so I think she’s going to get to stay for a while.

“I actually wasn’t going to come to this show, but Rusty and Katie Green have been helping me with her and they talked me into coming and showing in the youth classes here. Then we found out she was eligible for this class so we entered.”

Giorgia Medows and Its A Pretty Thing rounded out the champions in the Premier Quarter Sires division by winning the Three Year Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure. The class saw six exhibitors.

RandyFriLLwebShow For Dough Winners

Show For Dough classes started the day with Show For Dough Western Yearling Longe Line, and Randy Haines had the winning go with Bettin Ima Battman. Jim Chafin showed The Preachers Daughter to second in the class of five.

“We call her Apple, because she was born on Pie Day,” Randy said of the Batt Man filly. “I just got her in to start on longe line four weeks before the Tom Powers futurity, and she really came along nicely so we bought her. We’re going to show her at the NSBA World and the Congress. I think she’s really going to be a nice riding horse.”

Beth Case showed Not Just Anyhoo to win the Show For Dough Maturity Open Hunter Under Saddle for Rebekah Kazakevicius. There were two exhibitors in the class.


ClayFriwebIn the Show For Dough Two Year Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure, Justin “Clay” Arrington showed Won It On My RV for his grandparents Ronnie and Vickie Kent, with Becky Crider Durrett showing Whydontyoukissthis to second in a class of five horses.

“I was really happy with my ride today,” Clay said of his gelding, Moses. “I think the judges liked a little more forward movement today, so it worked well for us.”





JamieJamesDeenFriwebJamie Murrow and James Deen Daydream, showing for Cari Kraft, was a double champion, winning the Show For Dough Maturity Open Western Pleasure and the Show For Dough Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure.

"He's just a really fun horse to show," Jamie said. "He's been a really good boy today."




NatashaFriwebIn the Show For Dough Three Year Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure, Natasha Blanchard showed Made N The Shade to the win in a class of nine exhibitors. Cherrie Bomb with Carly Armenta was second.

“Mikey was awesome today,” Natasha said. “We had a really good ride, and that was a really nice pen of horses to show against. I’m really happy.”





DebbieBrehmFriwebDebbie Brehm and Whatilikeaboutyou unanimously won the final futurity class of the day, Show For Dough Limited Non-Pro Western Pleasure in a class of four horses.

“I’m still figuring out the hackamore, because it’s a whole lot different from the bridle, but this horse is very forgiving of me,” Debbie said.

“I got to show in the Select Amateur Western Pleasure yesterday, and this class today, so I’m getting a little riding time. I am in Nebraska, and I need to get to Texas to spend more time riding. I can’t thank the Green team enough for helping me. I’m so excited to have this horse – I’ve always wanted one of Candy’s babies (Whatscookingoodlookin), and now we do!”


Show For Dough classes will conclude on Saturday with Three Year Old Trail, Four and Five Year Old Trail, Open Ranch Riding and Non-Pro Ranch Riding. The Big A AQHA and NSBA circuit runs through Sunday at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia.