2015 WCHA Lynn Simons Memorial Halter Futurity Results
Non Pro Yearling Stallions:
Non – Pro Yearling Stallion Futurity Champion – Mr Star Kid
Owned & shown by Annie Schobel, WCHA Champion Trophy by Cowboy Bronze, and $2500.00 CASH, plus prizes!
Non – Pro Yearling Mares:
Non – Pro Yearling Mare Futurity Champion – Red Hot N Stylish
Shown by Phillip Groeb, WCHA Champion Trophy by Cowboy Bronze and $2500.00 CASH, plus prizes!
Reserve Futurity Champion – Secretly A Cowgirl
Owned & shown by Anita Wiescamp earning $1750.00 CASH!
3rd Place – My Secret Dream
Owned & shown by Andrea Olsen earning $1250.00 CASH!
Non- Pro Yearling Geldings:
Non – Pro Yearling Gelding Futurity Champion – Brooks N Irish
Owned & Shown by Vanessa Cole, WCHA Champion Trophy by Cowboy Bronze, and $2500.00 CASH, plus prizes!
Reserve Futurity Champion – Cool Ambition
Owned & shown by Gary Hayslip earning $1750.00 CASH!
3rd Place – Stone Cold Stylin
Shown by Phillip Groeb earning $1250.00 CASH!
2014 WCHA Lynn Simons Memorial Halter Futurity Non-Pro winners of $2500.00 each!
Non-Pro Yearling Gelding: Ill Be Awesome
exhibited by Kimberly Borcherding
owned by Leon and Terry Borcherding
Non-Pro Yearling Filly: Marabella
exhibited by Marty Ware
owned by M. Ware Show Horses
Non-Pro Yearling Stallion: Cool Addiction
exhibited and owned by Robin Robinett
Champion Of Champion Yearling: That’s Redemption
exhibited by Floyd Danley
owned by Judy Ford
Taking place August 2, 2014 the Lynn Simons Memorial Halter Futurity was a WCHA-sanctioned event with big payouts and high emotions.
“My father always wanted to help the Paint Horse industry and, more specifically, the halter industry,” Jana Simons said. “I think he affected more people in the industry than I even knew! We had so many people coming up to tell us what an honor it was for them to win.”
The futurity featured non-pro yearling classes for mares, stallions and geldings, as well as a Champions of Champions Open Yearlings event, which invited the event’s first- and second-place futurity winners and the overall winners from the Congress’ Open yearling sex classes. Both Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred horses were invited to compete.
“My dad was very passionate about supporting owners and non-pro exhibitors because they’re the ones that are truly supporting the horse industry,” Jana said. “Jennifer Sheriff helped me with the futurity—her father and my father were really close—and as a halter exhibitor herself, she felt the non-pro classes would have some great participation.”
Thanks to the staunch support of current and interested sponsors, as well as the enthusiasm of proud exhibitors, Jana says her family is already looking toward next year’s event.
“This first year was a big success, and I think the futurity will do exactly what we intended—support the halter industry for my father,” Jana said. “We received a lot of interest and support, and people were already talking about next year!
“It goes without saying that nothing is possible without amazing sponsors; we’re truly grateful for everyone’s involvement and support.”