Tish Fappani Tops National Reining Horse Association CINCH Non Pro Futurity Preliminary Round

Tish Fappani Tops NRHA CINCH Non Pro Futurity Preliminary Round:
Over the past three days of competition, the top 3-year-old reining horses and their riders from across the country have vied for a spot in the finals of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. With the conclusion of Tuesday’s preliminary round, most of the field is set for the CINCH Non Pro Futurity finals, which will be held on Friday, December 4.
Securing the preliminary high score for the Level (L) 4 and L3 CINCH Non Pro Futurity was Tish Fappani and Joes Genes with a 220. Joes Genes, owned and nominated by Tish and her husband Andrea Fappani, is by Lil Joe Cash and out of Electric Genes. In her short career, the mare has accumulated earnings exceeding $24,000, thanks to wins at the Friends of Reining Futurity and the SmartPak Non Pro Futurity at the National Reining Breeders Classic.

Tish Fappani and Joes Genes - Photo ©Waltenberry

George Lawrence rode Shes Big Timin, owned by Lawrence Ranch, to top the L2 with a 218. Shes Big Timin, by Wimpys Littlecolonel and out of Plus Her Big Time, was nominated by Tami Nelson.
Hannah Mitchell held on the L1 high score with a 217.5. Mitchell rode Stars N Stripes, owned and nominated by Steven Mitchell, is by Star Spangled Whiz and out of Chick N Squirt.
Kathy Thompson and Savethlastdanceforme topped the Non Pro Prime Time with a 218.5 (includes handicap). Savethlastdanceforme is by In Like Flinn and out of ARC Gunna Mark Ya, and was nominated by Neiberger Performance Horses.
Ariana Kate Dejong leads the field of Non Pro Youth riders with Whizkey Or What. Dejong and Whizkey Or What, by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Whizkey N Diamonds out of Crunchy Or Creamy, marked a 217. Her gelding was nominated by Rhodes River Ranch.
To secure a spot in the CINCH L4 Non Pro Futurity, it took a score of 214.5, while a 212 was the magic number for the L3. Riders with a 211 or higher earned a place in the L2, as did those in the L1 with a 209 or higher. The bubble for the Prime Time is a 207 (including handicap), while the one for the Youth is 207.5.
For those not advancing directly to the finals from the first go, hope is still alive. That’s because of the CINCH Non Pro Futurity Consolation Round on Wednesday morning. The next 30 horses (plus ties) in the L4, next 12 in the L3, and next 10 in L1 and L2, will compete for a spot in the finals. The top five in each of the four Levels will earn a spot in Friday’s finals.

By NRHA Press Release