10th Annual - 2007

5-STATE BREEDER BARREL FUTURITY & MATURITY
September 7-9, 2007
Rapid City, South Dakota
Story & Photography by:  Larry Larson

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Rapid City, SD – Again challenged by an early fall rain and a soft outdoor pattern, the 2007 edition of the 5-State Breeders Barrel Futurity moved next door to the convenience of the Pennington County Event Center.  Held here at the Central States Fairgrounds on September 8-9, the 10th annual running drew contestants from across the nation not only for the main futurity event but also an amateur division and the maturity.

Owner Chris Gibbons from Worland, Wyoming was on hand to see her 5-year-old palomino gelding A Fancy Guy win the 2007 Championship of the 5-State Breeders Barrel Futurity.  Sired by the barrel racing industry’s first Triple Crown Sire Frenchmans Guy, he was piloted by perennial threat Hallie Melvin from Hermosa, SD.  The gelding was consistent with a 3rd place finish in the first go, then a split for 3rd and 4th in the second and a come back and 2nd place finish in the short-go.  They had a cumulative time of 51.126 and took home final paychecks worth $6,525.  The Futurity in 2007 recorded 60 entries, had an impressive $18,000 in added money and a total purse of $30,000.

Close behind Melvin and A Fancy Guy was Bian Kus Honey, a 2002 sorrel mare sired by Frenchmans Biankus, owned by R.L. Tinant from Crookston, NE and ridden by Samantha Flannery, Mission, SD.  Their cumulative time of 51.208 and eventual checks totaling $6,750 came from a 2nd in the 1st and 2nd goes followed by a 3rd place finish in the short go for their Reserve Championship in the 5-State Futurity.   The Fulton Ranch bred mare Frenchmans Aprillena coasted to the fast time of the futurity with a 16.552 - claiming the short-go win worth $2,250.  The 2003 palomino mare, sired by Frenchmans Guy and out of Easy April Lena, an own daughter of Doc O Dynamite, is owned by Harold and Karen Holland, Bucyrus, KS and was ridden at the 5-State by Samantha Flannery from Mission, SD.

Amateur division winner for 2007 was Britt Bossert, St. Onge, SD, and the first foal sired by Jeff & Kristie Thorstenson’s palomino stallion Sadies Frosty Drift.  Sadies Uno Sunshine had a total time of 35.039 with eventual earnings of $800.  Dash Past Earnhardt, sired by Dashing With Cash, was the Reserve Champion in the Amateur Division. The 2002 chestnut stallion, owned by Bert & Sue Fortner, Gillette, WY, and ridden by Sue, had earnings of $450 in the division that posted 12 entries and $2,000 in added money.

Fourteen entries competed for $2,000 in added money and their chance at the $3,680 total purse in the 2007 Maturity.  Besting the field was Frenchmans Leo, again sired by the Myers Ranch stallion Frenchmans Guy, with a cumulative time on the two runs of 34.267 and eventual winnings of $1,104.  Owned by Glen & Shelly Lammers, Rapid City, SD, the 1999 bay mare out of a daughter of Leo Tag 2 was ridden by Shelly to an early win in the first go round.  CB Day, sired by Dashing With Cash and owned/ridden by Danna Stovner, Council, ID, won checks totaling $828 and had a cumulative time of 34.436 to claim the Reserve Championship in the Maturity.

The 10th Annual 5-State Breeders Barrel Futurity/Maturity drew 86 total entries competing for $22,000 in added money and a total purse of $35,680.  Promoters throughout the 10-year span of the 5-State Futurity have been Bill & Deb Myers from St. Onge, South Dakota with ZeAnn Golliher filling in as the secretary in 2007.  Only foals sired by subscribed stallions are eligible to complete in the annual futurity/maturity divisions and sponsors for the 2007 included – Ray’s Western Wear, Classic Equine, Equibrand, Pete’s Custom Conversions, Brooks-Maberry Agency, Inc. Equine Insurance, Myers Training Stable, Shearer Ranch, Ken & Roxanne Ripley, First Western Bank, Sturgis Veterinary Hospital and Roper Apparel & Footwear.
 

5-STATE BREEDERS BARREL FUTURITY & MATURITY

Rapid City, South Dakota

September 8 & 9, 2007

86 Entries

$22,000 Added - $35,680 Total Purse

5-STATE BREEDERS FUTURITY - 60 ENTRIES - $18,000 ADDED - $30,000 TOTAL PURSE

Average Results - $7,500

         

Horse

Owner/Rider

Average Time

Money

Total Money Won

1.  A Fancy Guy

Chris Gibbons/Hallie Melvin

51.126

$2,250.00

$6,525.00

    (Sire:  Frenchmans Guy)

2.  Bian Kus Honey

R.L. Tinant/Samantha Flannery

51.208

$1,800.00

$6,750.00

    (Sire:  Frenchmans Biankus)

3.  Frenchmans Aprillena

Harold or Karen Holland/Samantha Flannery

51.544

$1,350.00

$3,600.00

    (Sire:  Frenchmans Guy)

4.  Smoken By Five

JD & Delaina Grieves/Delaina Grieves

51.720

$900.00

$1,425.00

    (Sire:  Smoke N Sparks)

5.  This Guys Not Kiddin

Donnie Reece/Donnie Reece

51.730

$675.00

$2,250.00

    (Sire:  Frenchmans Guy)

6.  Dashers Tommy Twist

R2M2Z Performance Horses/ZeAnn Zancanella

51.791

$525.00

$2,100.00

    (Sire:  Hot Dasher)

 

OTHER MONEY EARNERS

RF Firefly/Sire: Smoke N Sparks/Tyler & Kelli Tolbert/Kelli Tolbert - $2,250.00

Frenchmans Chocolat/Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Jim & Hali Scott/Kelly Koeppen - $2,250.00

French Cash Yawl/Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Debra Brown & Larry Licking - $1,125.00

Sadies Uno Sunshine/Sire: Sadies Frosty Drift/Sunday Bossert/Britt Bossert - $675.00

Light Foot Whitch/Sire: Red Hot Quixote/Greg & Lori Shearer/Lainee Shearer - $525.00

Sandcherry Prancer/Sire: Its Royal Time/Carolyn Semin/Rose Hildebrandt - $525.00

       
First Go Results - $7,500      

Horse

Owner/Rider

Time

Money Won

1.  RF Firefly

Tyler & Kelli Tolbert/Kelli Tolbert

16.782

$2,250.00

2.  Bian Kus Honey

R.L. Tinant/Samantha Flannery

17.094

$1,800.00

3.  A Fancy Guy

Chris Gibbons/Hallie Melvin

17.175

$1,350.00

4.  This Guys Not Kiddin

Donnie Reece/Donnie Reece

17.204

$900.00

5.  Dashers Tommy Twist

R2M2Z Performance Horses/ReAnn Zancanella

17.273

$675.00

6.  Light Foot Whitch

Greg & Lori Shearer/Lainee Shearer

17.300

$525.00

 

Second Go Results - $7,500

Horse

Owner/Rider

Time

Money Won

1.  Frenchmans Chocolat

Jim & Hali Scott/Kelly Koeppen

17.136

$2,250.00

2.  Bian Kus Honey

R.L. Tinant/Samantha Flannery

17.157

$1,800.00

3/4.  French Cash Yawl

Debra Brown/Larry Licking/Pamela Rolph

17.164

$1,125.00

3/4.  A Fancy Guy

Chris Gibbons/Hallie Melvin

17.164

$1,125.00

5.  Sadies Uno Sunshine

Sunday Bossert/Britt Bossert

17.166

$675.00

6.  Smoken By Five

JD & Delaina Grieves/Delaina Grieves

17.176

$525.00

 

Short-Go Results - $7,500

Horse

Owner/Rider

Time

Money Won

1.  Frenchmans Aprillena

Harold or Karen Holland/Samantha Flannery

16.552

$2,250.00

2.  A Fancy Guy

Chris Gibbons/Hallie Melvin

16.787

$1,800.00

3.  Bian Kus Honey

R.L. Tinant/Samantha Flannery

16.957

$1,350.00

4.  Dashers Tommy Twist

R2M2Z Performance Horses/ReAnn Zancanella

17.064

$900.00

5.  This Guys Not Kiddin

Donnie Reece/Donnie Reece

17.180

$675.00

6.  Sandcherry Prancer

Carolyn Semin/Rose Hildebrandt

17.219

$525.00

 

5-STATE BREEDERS FUTURITY - AMATEUR DIVISION - 12 ENTRIES - $2,000 ADDED

Average Results - $1,000

Horse

Owner/Rider

Average Time

Money

Total Money Won

1.  Sadies Uno Sunshine

Sunday Bossert/Britt Bossert

35.039

$400.00

$800.00

    (Sire: Sadies Frosty Drift)

2.  Dash Past Earnhardt

Bert & Sue Fortner/Sue Fortner

36.625

$300.00

$450.00

    (Sire:  Dashing With Cash)

3.  BB Speed Buster

Mazee Pauley/Mazee Pauley

36.706

$200.00

$400.00

    (Sire:  Speed Doctor)

4.  Super De Brakes

Gary & Jodi Johnson/Jodi Johnson

37.496

$100.00

$150.00

    (Sire:  No Brakes Now)

 

Other Money Earners

Flying Heart Orphan/Sire: Frenchmans Guy/David & Sandy Allshouse/David Allshouse - $150.00

Guys My Daddy/Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Jennifer Stovall/Tommy Self - $50.00

 
First Go Results - $500      
Horse Owner/Rider
Average Time
Money Won

1.  Sadies Uno Sunshine

Sunday Bossert/Britt Bossert

17.873

$200.00

2.  Flying Heart Orphan

David & Sandy Allshouse/David Allshouse

18.097

$150.00

3.  BB Speed Buster

Mazee Pauley/Mazee Pauley

18.645

$100.00

4.  Super De Brakes

Gary & Jodi Johnson/Jodi Johnson

19.080

$50.00

 

Second Go Results - $500

Horse

Owner/Rider

Time

Money Won

1.  Sadies Uno Sunshine

Sunday Bossert/Britt Bossert

17.166

$200.00

2.  Dash Past Earnhardt

Bert & Sue Fortner/Sue Fortner

17.488

$150.00

3.  BB Speed Buster

Mazee Pauley/Mazee Pauley

18.058

$100.00

4.  Guys My Daddy

Jennifer Stovall/Tommy Self

18.118

$50.00

 

5-STATE BREEDERS MATURITY - 14 ENTRIES - $2,000 ADDED - $3,680.00

Average Results - $1,840

Horse

Owner/Rider

Average Time

Money

Total Money Won

1.  Frenchmans Leo

Glen & Shelly Lammers/Shelly Lammers

34.267

$736.00

$1,104.00

    (Sire: Frenchmans Guy)

2.  CB Day

Danna Stovner/Danna Stovner

34.436

$552.00

$828.00

    (Sire:  Dashing With Cash)

3.  Bully For Casey

Greg & Lori Shearer/Lainee Shearer

34.721

$368.00

$552.00

    (Sire: Bully Bullion)

4.  Flymas Iver Jewel

Glen Iverson/Jamie Iverson

35.048

$184.00

$368.00

    (Sire:  Flymas Gill)

 

Other Money Earners

Frenchmans Question/Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Roxanne Ripley/Roxanne Ripley - $368.00

Sadies Frosty Drift/Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Jeff & Kristie Thorstenson/Kristie Thorstenson - $276.00

Magnolia Whistle/Sire: Runnerelse/Kenny Wallace/Cheryl Wallace - $184.00

 

First Go Results - $920

Horse

Owner/Rider

Time

Money Won

1.  Frenchmans Leo

Glen & Shelly Lammers/Shelly Lammers

16.937

$368.00

2.  CB Day

Danna Stovner/Danna Stovner

17.018

$276.00

3.  Magnolia Whistle

Kenny Wallace/Cheryl Wallace

17.167

$184.00

4.  Bully For Casey

Greg & Lori Shearer/Lainee Shearer

17.431

$92.00

 

Second Go Results - $920

Horse

Owner/Rider

Time

Money Won

1.  Frenchmans Question

Roxanne Ripley/Roxanne Ripley

17.199

$368.00

2.  Sadies Frosty Drift

Jeff & Kristie Thorstenson/Kristie Thorstenson

17.239

$276.00

3.  Flymas Iver Jewel

Glen Iverson/Jamie Iverson

17.255

$184.00

4.  Bully For Casey

Greg & Lori Shearer/Lainee Shearer

17.290

$92.00