Samantha Flannery repeats as Roper Trifecta Champion |

Samantha Flannery repeats as Roper Trifecta Champion

Courtesy photoRoper Trifecta Champions, from left: Producer Lynn Kohr, Amateur Champion Sage Kohr, Gillette, WY; Amateur Reserve Champion Liz Martin, Hooper, UT; Futurity Reserve Champion Hallie Melvin, Hermosa, SD; Futurity Champion Samantha Flannery, Mission, SD; and Amateur Reserve Champion Amy Jo Farella, Newcastle, WY.

For the second year in a row, Samantha Flannery of Mission, SD, jockeyed the Roper Trifecta Champion Futurity Horse. This time it was aboard UX Heza Red Man, a 5-year-old gelding sired by Heza Fast Streak and Kara Oh Three, Frenchmans Image who is also owned by Samantha Flannery. The pair pocketed over $9,000 throughout four weekends, placing second in the Dash N Dance, fifth in the 5-State, seventh in the Fizz Bomb and third in the Roper Apparel and Footwear Futurity. UX Heza Red Man was the only horse to place in at least one round and the average of all four futurities.

The 2010 Roper Trifecta Reserve Championship was awarded to Frenchies Cash Cutie owned and ridden by Hallie Melvin of Hermosa, SD. The 4-year-old mare sired by Frenchmans Guy by Haulinlotsa Cash, Holland Ease placed third in the 5-State, fifth in the Fizz Bomb, and fifth in the Roper Apparel and Footwear Futurity to take home over $7,000 in futurity earnings throughout the four weekends.

Sage Kohr of Gillette, WY and Nother Time To Cash captured the titles of 5-State Breeders Futurity and Roper Apparel and Footwear Amateur Champion winning over $1,400 in Amateur money alone. The 5-year-old mare sired by Dashing With Cash and Good Times in Cash, Dox Bueno Dinero is owned by Kohr Quarter Horses, LLC.

Amy Jo Farella and Liz Martin tied for reserve championship honors of the Roper Trifecta Amateur Championship. Farella, of Newcastle, WY, teamed up with Shesa French Charm, a 5-year-old mare sired by Frenchmans Fabulous and WCR Miss Precious. Martin rode Bobbie McFame, a 5-year-old mare sired by Bobbiesdashtafame and Winning, Proudest Effort. The pair from Hooper, UT, also captured the Fizz Bomb Futurity Amateur Championship.

Each of the Trifecta Winners received Roper Apparel Trophy coats provided by the producers of the Dash N Dance Barrel Futurity, 5-State Breeders Barrel Futurity, Fizz Bomb Barrel Futurity and Roper Apparel and Footwear Barrel Futurity. Contestants must enter three of the four futurities to be eligible. Together, the four futurities paid out over $100,000 in 2010. Lana Ireland, Lynn Kohr, Amy Lantis and Carey Mackey would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the contestants that entered their futurities in 2010. The organizers are looking forward to four more great events in 2011.


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