Saunders Performance Horses and our clients have had a great year. Shaun and A Little
Elroy won the first show of the year the QRHA Open Derby Shootout. And a big congratulations
to Tim Hoffmann who won the Non Pro on Predator!! The next show the Q13 Open Derby
saw Shaun and Whiz Destiny become Reserve Champions. At the Pacific Coast Reining
Spectacular Shaun and Astonlee Kool Hustler were reserve Champions in the Open Futurity
with a score of 74. Whiz Destiny ran a 75 to Reserve Champion in the Open Derby
and then backed it up with another 75 to win the Open the next morning. Our Non
Pros had a great great show, with Steven Gibbs winning the Prime Time Non Pro, Katy
Jamieson who ran her very first 70 to win two buckles and congratulations to Greer
Campbell winning the Rookies level 1 and 2 Co champion in the youth.
The QRHA State Championships was a great show for Saunders Performance Horses. Shaun
won the Open Derby on Whiz Destiny. Our Non Pros also had a great show with wins
from Katie Jamieson and Greer Campbell. Hayley showed for the first time in a while
after having her first child winning the ladies.
A Hollywood Whizz was great for Shaun in the open Futurity running a 147.5 for the
win!! This is Shaun’s third QRHA Open Futurity Championship. Shaun rode Playgirls
Whiz to win the first CRI of the year with a 142.5. Shaun also rode Whiz Peppy to
a 150 to Reserve Champion in the Open.
The Reining Australia National Futurity show shaped up to be one of their biggest
in years. It was another go show for our Stables and for the QRHA club winning the
Affiliate championships. Our Non Pros had a great show with Tim Hoffmann winning
the Non Pro Classic for the second year in a row!! Greer Campbell won the Youth.
Also congrats to Bailey Lowe on winning the Open Non Pro. Shaun and A Little Elroy
won the Open and the Open Classic for owner Julie Johnson. Then came the event everyone
was waiting for the Open Futurity. Shaun rode A Hollywood Whizz to a 219 third out
and held the lead right until the last horse when John Wicks went around them on
a 219.5. What a show!!!
Equitana 2013 saw Shaun and Scott and Kate Glovers Ruf Major imp crowned reserve
champions, Shaun also placed 3rd on Whizz Peppy and 5th on A Little Elroy.
What a year Shaun earned over $39,000 in prize money and for the year of 2013 Shaun
was Australia’s leading money earner.
We would like to thank all of our clients for their ongoing and valued support.
We would not have the opportunity to train and show such great horses without the
trust of our owners. We thank all of the people who have pitched in and helped us
this year, past and present, whether it be at home, at shows or both; we couldn’t
do it without you guys.
Whizz Peppy was in great form heading in to Equitana taking out the GVRHA Ride and
Slide to Equitana Open Championship. At equitana he ran a great pattern and turned
the best he has ever turned. A bobble in his second stop cost him points and he
came up short placing him third. I am so proud of this horse at 11 years of age
to show so well, I beleive that puts his earnings over $60 000.
QRHA State Championships
Shaun rode Big River Spanner In The Works for owner Ivy Thompson to 4th place in
the Open Futurity and Smoke N Calboy for Jolene King to 5th. But the highlight of
the show came when Shaun and Whizz Peppy proved what a great team they are putting
together a winning run in the Open on Saturday night scoring a combined score of
151.5. American Judge Ollie Griffith scored Shaun and Whizz Peppy a 76.5 equalling
the highest score in Australian history. Congratulations to owner Charles Kalnins!
NSWRHA State Championships
The NSWRHA State Championships was a great show for Saunders Performance Horses.
Shaun won the Open and the Open Derby aboard Sweet Whiz Sugar for owner Jo Buckley.
Big River Spanner In The Works had a smoking run in the Open Futurity to place 3rd
for Ivy Thompson. Smoke N Calboy also had a great run in the Futurity and ended
up 5th for Jolene King. Congratulations to all competitors and place getters and
thanks to NSWRHA for hosting a great show.
Q12 Derby Show
Shaun rode Avril Storeys Migs Miss Whizzel to 3rd place.
The best is yet to come....