The 2012 5-State Breeders Futurity ran a record number of entries, paid out the highest amount of money to date, and ran the toughest short round Rapid City, SD has seen since the 5-State’s inauguration fifteen years ago. Jordon Briggs of Lott, TX, broke the eye the quickest in the first round, running the fastest overall time of the futurity on her five-year-old Frenchmans Guy mare Shake It Frenchie for winnings of $2,038. She did the same the second round to win another $2,038 and hold the fastest average on two heading into the final round. Fourteen top notch horses ran in reverse order, each with a fresh drag in the short round. Cloudy Illumination and Jill Moody moved up from the third place two run average to the overall futurity win after a 17.248 second run in the short-round to take home a beautiful Double J Saddle sponsored by First Interstate Bank and Plains Horizon Equine Insurance. The five-year-old gelding, also owned by Moody, out of Mr Illuminator, cleared over $5,600 with their three runs. Jim Hall of Piedmont, SD, was Moody’s biggest fan, her first place finish in the final round paid him over $1,500 in Calcutta money. Moody was also awarded the JW Stovall Memorial vest for her fast time finals win. Brittany Pozzi of Victoria, TX and Ima Super Fly Guy walked away from their first 5-State Breeders Futurity with $4,500 dollars and a beautiful Jessie Jaymes reserve champion buckle sponsored by 5-State stallion owners Bill and Deb Myers of St Onge, SD. All fourteen finalists received Roper Apparel jackets and beautiful buck stiched halters created by Tami Semas with Double J Saddlery.
LI Productions, LLC were proud to award the 2012 5-State Amateur saddle to long time 5-State Futurity sponsor Jessie Salter and her DoxBuenoDinero mare Streakin Sherri of Potomac, MT. The five-year-old mare carried Salter to her first saddle win ever and weekend earnings of $2,500. All amateurs also received award coats sponsored by Roper Apparel.
Roper Apparel and Double J organizers were handed out to second through eighth place of the Maturity average. The 2012 5-State Maturity Championship saddle sponsored by Rodeo Rigs and First Interstate Bank was awarded to Jordon Briggs and her five-year-old Hot Colours gelding A Special Colour. The duo cashed in on over $1,700 and Roper Apparel. Briggs and A Special Colour were the second place team two years in a row to claim consecutive futurity and maturity titles. Sage Kohr and her Dashing With Cash mare Nother Time To Cash had done the same in 2010 and 2011.
A Special Colours first round time of 17.075, on a standard pattern, held strong through a record number 340, 4D runners in the $1,000 added Dakota Hills Vet Clinic Open 4D. Briggs placed another $1,400 in her pocket as well as a Jessie Jaymes buckle. Her winning time also proved to be the winning time of the $10,000 added Future Fortunes Bonus money. This year’s 2D buckle champion was Samantha Flannery and Docs Streakin Oak, 3D Sherri Cass and Alotta French Effort, and the 4D to Sloan Anderson and her horse Simba. With the Future Fortunes bonus money included, the total 4D payout was well over $23,000 in 2012.
Jordon Briggs and Shake It Frenchie were awarded the Jessie Jaymes All Around Champion buckle after her Friday night pole futurity win. They out ran 16 other futurity horses for a $330 payout and a halter donated by Kohr Quarter Horses of Gillette, WY. The top five of the pole futurity received Roper jackets as well as Breeders Incentive prizes donated by Peggy Ireland.
Sunday at the 5-State is always youth day as well. Six belt buckles were awarded to champion dummy ropers and barrel racers. This year’s barrel racing champions were Rance Bowden, Jordan McNamee, and Sage Kohr. The 2012 Dummy Roping champions were Laramie Nutter, Bodie Mattson, and Nathan Flannery. This year’s youth awards were sponsored by Lori Shearer and the buckles sponsored by Black Hills Auto Sales/Craig and Pam Nelson, Flannery Barrel Horses, Kevin Jaeger Horseshoeing, and Bill and Deb Myers with Myers Training Stables.
The 15th annual 5-State Breeders Futurity is proud to have handed out over $15,000 in prizes and $70,000 in cash in 2012. The Ireland Family wishes to thank all of you who attended as well as every stallion owner and sponsor that continue to make the 5-State what it is today.
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