High Plains Futurity and Sale
Shinning Widow wins HPRBA Futurity.
By Andrea Caudill | June 12, 2017
Ranch Horse Journal
On June 3, Anna Siverson’s Shinning Widow won the High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association Futurity, held in Amarillo. A production sale was held at the same time.
The futurity is open to horses that went through previous sales. The HPRBA is a group of horsemen from the Texas Panhandle, including many Ranching Heritage Breeders such as H Ranch, Michael Ranch, Scivally Ranch, Silver Spur Operating Co., Summers Cattle and Zieman Ranch.
Shinning Widow is a 3-year-old filly by Twice As Shinning out of the Widows Freckles mare Shortys Widow. Bred by Curtis Carl Chisum of Dalhart, Texas, she was ridden in the futurity by Chase Trahern and earned a first-place check of $5,000.
Finishing second was the gelding Porter Frosted Doc (Docs Frosty Lena CT-Mi Kristi Carreras by Dinero); owner Bridger Petrini rode him to earn $2,500. The gelding was bred by Terry Van Martin of Canyon, Texas.
Ranching Heritage-bred HR Smoky Catt was third, earning $1,500. The filly was bred by Jim and Kathleen Hall, and she was ridden by Elwyn McCleskey for owner Silver Spur Operating Co. She is by Catts Back In Black and out of the HR Dun Smoke mare HR Black Smoke.
The associated sale included a mix of horses, from yearlings to riding horses, and saw 63 horses sell for an average of $2,763. The top 5 horses averaged $8,900, an increase of 9 percent over last year.
Topping the sale was the 2-year-old palomino colt Hes My Pal, consigned by Terry Van Martin and bringing a final bid of $15,000. The colt, bred by Kevin Vorhes of Weatherford, Texas, is by Big Bucks To Cash and out of the Boonsmal Cee Lena mare Meerly Red Holly.
The high selling Ranching Heritage-bred horse was HR Baldy Socks Catt, a 2014 black colt consigned by Clay Walden and bringing a bid of $7,500. The colt was bred by Jim and Kathleen Hall and is by Catts Back In Black and out of the HR Dun Smoke mare HR Dun Dos Prima. This colt is eligible to compete in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges throughout his entire competition career.
The 2018 HPRBA Futurity will pay out $15,000.