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Spurr Ranch Barrel Challenge pays out more than ever. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor C. Nahrgang   

What began as the desire to produce quality barrel racing events for the Central Coast of California, quickly evolved into the large-scale productions known as the Spurr Ranch Barrel Races in the quiet, little town of Shandon. The weekend of Nov. 8-9 proved to be nothing short of amazing as 444 rider and horse combinations came together to participate in the $10,000 added 2013 Spurr Ranch Barrel Challenge presented by Nutrena SafeChoice, which paid out a total of $48,258. In conjunction with the Barrel Challenge, Spurr Ranch played host to the 2013 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association California Circuit Divisional Finals for the top 12 cardholders, permit holders and juniors for the second consecutive year.

 

Friday evening, as the sun set and the temperature dropped, the competition heated up as 288 contestants raced against the clock in the $500 added open warm-up race. When the dust settled well into the wee hours of Saturday morning, atop the 1D leader board was Bailey Nahrgang riding her 11-year-old mare Shes A Brisco, better known as “Angel.” Angel is an own daughter of Brisco County Junior and out of a daughter of Roll The Cash. Nahrgang’s time of 16.591 earned her $819 for their efforts. The pair has been teamed up since 2010 when Bailey bought the mare from trainer/competitor Carrie Thompson of Mississippi. Bailey wished to thank her dedicated sponsors Formula 1 Noni, Western Dove Tack and Jewelry and J.B. Dewar Fueling Services for their support.

Saturday’s Barrel Challenge drew 419 competitors and the day’s action began at a rapid pace when Angie Hardin of Cottonwood, Calif., and her horse, Smartys Real Rock, also known as “Cajun,” clocked a smoking 16.387. Hardin held tightly to the lead for nearly 10 hours. However, when Kris Gadbois and her 7-year-old gelding CRCS Regaldash (“Snoop”) stepped into the arena things were about to change.

Gadbois jockeyed the gelding to the fastest time of the weekend with a 16.326, and earned the top 1D check in the amount of $1,915.

“Snoop took a step past the first, but the rest of the run felt spot on. I wasn’t sure how the first barrel was going to affect our time,” said Gadbois, who had set a goal before her run to clock a 16.5. Snoop, a horse that was originally purchased from the Casner Ranch in Southern California by Danyelle (Campbell) Bassett, obviously had a different plan in mind. Campbell trained the gelding with proven success in the futurity world. Gadbois purchased Snoop from Bassett in January of 2012 and has high hopes of rodeoing in the WPRA’s California Circuit this coming year on her permit and making a move towards the 2014 WPRA Rookie of the Year title.

The team’s first time to the Spurr Ranch proved to be one to remember.

“I want to thank Spurr Ranch for the efficiency and professionalism of their races, along with the phenomenal ground they consistently provided throughout the day,” she said. “The 600-mile round trip from home in Escondido, Calif., was worth every minute and I cannot wait to return to the same arena for future races.”

Gadbois’ time was also carried into the WPRA Finals, which she also handily won to take home another hefty paycheck and trophy saddle certificate compliments of the WPRA California Circuit and director Marguerite Happy.

Gadbois thanked Bassett for giving her the opportunity to own a great horse like Snoop and for the continual support she has shown them both along the way. She has continued her winning ways using fabulous products including Formula 1 Noni, Renew Gold, Prime 90, Lameaway and Back On Track products.

As the weekend wrapped up, it was Mary Jo Camera of Turlock, Calif., and her 5-year-old gelding Fairlea Lucky Gun who held the fast average time on two runs between Friday night and Saturday. Camera placed sixth in the 1D on Friday night with a 16.745 aboard “Lucky,” and on Saturday she sailed across the line for a time of 16.458 and fourth place. Camera pocketed over $1,700 for her efforts. It was a sweet success for the team, both recovering from injuries that occurred in a barrel racing accident earlier this summer when Lucky slipped and Camera hurt her leg severely and was sidelined.

Spurr Ranch congratulates all the runners who took the 2013 Barrel Challenge, which would not have been such a success without the participation of title sponsor, Nutrena SafeChoice, and the extensive list of additional sponsors and fans of the barrel racing industry who made it all possible.

 

Show Results for the 2013 Spurr Ranch Barrel Challenge

Friday Open Warm Up Race $500 Added - 288 Entries

1D 1 BAILEY NAHRGANG, SHES A BRISCO, 16.591, $816.00

Bailey Nahrgang
Bailey Nahrgang

2 CHERI GRAVES, TOO SMART TO SHINE, 16.642, $593.00

3 TAYLOR ROGERS, CALIFORNIA COOL RANGER, 16.678, $519.00

4 ANN SCOTT, FALLIN FOR FAME, 16.681, $445.00

5 JANDEE SMART, BCR STELLA BELLA, 16.694, $371.00

6 MARY JO CAMERA, FAIRLEA LUCKY GUN, 16.745, $297.00

7 MARCIA FULLER, FROSTY PEPPY PLAYBOY, 16.843, $260.00

8 RANDEE HEDRICK, THIS REY ROCKS, 16.860, $222.00

9 HALEY AQUINO, MISS T STARLIGHT, 16.889, $185.00

 

2D 1 VIRGINIA MCCLINTOCK, NIP IT NOW, 17.105, $714.00

2 DANIELLE MCCANTS, SNAPPY MATE, 17.119, $519.00

3 LAURA RODRIGO, RAKIN REBEL, 17.121, $454.00

4 KARLA SANCHEZ, MISSY MARQUITAS, 17.131, $357.00

4 SHELBY TUCK, BULLION DOLLAR BAY, 17.131, $357.00

6 COURTNEY CLINE, PIX, 17.137, $260.00

7 AMANDA HOLDEN, OTR CONSTANT EFFORT, 17.140, $227.00

8 JESSIKA WILLOUGHBY, CATS BACK IN TOWN, 17.153, $195.00

9 ANGIE HARDIN, SMARTY'S REAL ROCK "CAJUN", 17.156, $162.00

 

3D 1 JESSICA BAINER, T.F. LUCKY CHARM, 17.591, $561.00

2 KAITLYN MCKEMY, BIG BAD N BLAZIN, 17.599, $408.00

3 TAYLOR ANNE SANCHEZ, MISS BUCKSKIN CUERRO, 17.604, $357.00

4 CRAIG STRITZKE, BROOKSTONE, 17.605, $280.00

4 SUE ELLEN LAURSEN, LH FABULOUS WYN, 17.605, $280.00

6 COOPER WILLS, COPPER LOCKS, 17.609, $204.00

7 HOLLY FAVOUR, VALS SIX EXPRESSIONS, 17.621, $178.00

8 KARLIE BOLES, WOOD I BE SMART, 17.637, $153.00

9 LACEY PURSLEY, KM TRUCKIN N STYLE, 17.644, $127.00

 

4D 1 SUMMER KUTCHERA, SIX PACK OF BUGS, 18.595, $459.00

2 JUDY ADAMS, AMIDSUMMERSDREAM, 18.600, $334.00

3 LAUREN HENSLEE, EMMYS RED ROCKET, 18.652, $292.00

4 ANNEKE DOBBE, SMARTY C STARLIGHT, 18.690, $250.00

5 JAYCIE BRANCH, RASCAL, 18.693, $209.00

6 JORDYN MADRIGAL, SHORTY, 18.710, $167.00

7 STEPHANI SMITH, ONLY IN YOUR DREAMS, 18.729, $146.00

8 KYLEE COLLMER, RIOT, 18.738, $125.00

9 NIKKI EGYED, FLYING CAYMAN, 18.774, $104.00

 

Saturday Spurr Ranch Barrel Challenge $9,500 Added - 419 Entries

1D 1 KRIS GADBOIS, CRCS REGALDASH, 16.326, $1915.00

Kris Gadbois
Kris Gadbois

2 ANGIE HARDIN, SMARTY'S REAL ROCK "CAJUN", 16.387, $1613.00

3 ANN SCOTT, FALLIN FOR FAME, 16.452, $1411.00

4 MARY JO CAMERA, FAIRLEA LUCKY GUN, 16.458, $1210.00

5 BRITTNEY BARNETT, FIREWATER ELLIE, 16.565, $958.00

6 TAYLOR ROGERS, CALIFORNIA COOL RANGER, 16.623, $605.00

6 SUSAN MCWHORTER, PCR CAN PEPPY, 16.623, $605.00

8 KRISTEN HOLT, STORMYS MANDO, 16.658, $454.00

9 CAITLYN WOOD, SPOOK DEVILLE, 16.678, $403.00

10 CHARLENE JESPERSEN, NF FRENCHMANS BRUCEY, 16.686, $353.00

11 GIA DESIMONI, FAMOUS SCARLETT, 16.713, $277.00

11 STACY HAMPTON, SON OF A TWISTED CHIC, 16.713, $277.00

 

2D 1 JAMIE MONTANO, DEALIN FLASHY, 16.829, $1676.00

Jamie Montano
Jamie Montano

2 LINDA VICK, AR WILL HE TELL, 16.835, $1411.00

3 SHANNON SHADE, SIXY SAITY, 16.845, $1235.00

4 ALLIE HAMNER, NIC A SHAY, 16.850, $1058.00

5 STEVIE SCOTT-SMITH, SNIT, 16.864, $838.00

6 LAURA WARD, DAKOTA, 16.873, $617.00

7 KARLA SANCHEZ, MISSY MARQUITAS, 16.875, $441.00

8 JANDEE SMART, BCR STELLA BELLA, 16.880, $397.00

9 KACI SHAFFER, SCOTTISH JUBILEE, 16.894, $353.00

10 MEGAN BRINT, BRIDLE BIT STAR, 16.896, $309.00

11 MICHAEL ALLEN, TWILIGHT, 16.902, $265.00

12 MENDY BEARDSLEY, GUYSFRENCH FIREWATER, 16.908, $220.00

 

3D 1 MONICA PELOSI, DUAL SPORT, 17.333, $1317.00

Monica Pelosi
Monica Pelosi

2 LORI MENESES, CHIPS SIZZLEN DRIFT, 17.342, $1109.00

3 SARA CALDWELL, HARLANS REDCORN, 17.343, $901.00

3 MICHELLE STEAGALL, PLENTY OF JAZZ, 17.343, $901.00

5 ALLIE HAMNER, CHEETO, 17.346, $658.00

6 JENNIFER BROWN, SAINT FAME, 17.357, $485.00

7 ARIANA KUHNERT, SHALIMAR ROGER, 17.358, $346.00

8 SHANNON CLAWSON, MONEY MAKER, 17.372, $312.00

9 KAIDEN AYRES, SOLANOS MILLIONAIRE, 17.374, $277.00

10 MEG MCNAMARA, MONTANAS SUGAR CODY, 17.375, $243.00

11 CRAIG STRITZKE, BROOKSTONE, 17.379, $208.00

12 SUE ELLEN LAURSEN, LH FABULOUS WYN, 17.386, $173.00

 

4D 1 KATE SPATAFORE, PEPPYS SAN SLINGER, 18.329, $1077.00

Kate Spatafore
Kate Spatafore

2 MARGUERITE HAPPY, MR. LITTLE BIG SHOT, 18.332, $907.00

3 KYLEE COLLMER, RIOT, 18.347, $794.00

4 JESSICA MCBAIN, RUMBLE GUN, 18.350, $680.00

5 MEG MCNAMARA, ROSCOE (FOR SALE), 18.379, $539.00

6 KRISTEL ISLING, MISSIN ILLUSION, 18.394, $397.00

7 STEPHANIE POWELL, JAZZING JET DECK, 18.395, $283.00

8 CASSIDY PEDREIRO, VC PRINGLES, 18.402, $255.00

9 MELISSA FORTIER, BAY LENAS WISH, 18.406, $227.00

10 BETTY VALENCIA, MR. O.F.S., 18.408, $198.00

11 MARLEY HOWIT, BS MON JITA BOBBY, 18.416, $170.00

12 GAIL FOSTER, DR PEPPER CHANCE, 18.443, $142.00

 

Average Sidepot - Fri/Sat 187 Entries

1D 1 MARY JO CAMERA, FAIRLEA LUCKY GUN, 33.203, $226.00

Mary Jo Camera
Mary Jo Camera

2 TAYLOR ROGERS, CALIFORNIA COOL RANGER, 33.301, $174.00

3 ANGIE HARDIN, SMARTY'S REAL ROCK "CAJUN", 33.543, $130.00

4 CAITLYN WOOD, SPOOK DEVILLE, 33.750, $104.00

5 CHARLENE JESPERSEN, NF FRENCHMANS BRUCEY, 33.753, $87.00

6 MARGUERITE HAPPY, IMA TOP PARDNER, 33.771, $78.00

7 KARLA SANCHEZ, MISSY MARQUITAS, 34.006, $70.00

 

2D 1 GIA DESIMONI, FAMOUS SCARLETT, 34.205, $198.00

2 MARGUERITE HAPPY, ON THE MONEY RENE, 34.249, $152.00

3 CRAIG STRITZKE, SAMBASCO, 34.329, $114.00

4 MONICA PELOSI, BLANTONS BAR BELLE, 34.385, $91.00

5 DUSTIE RUTHERFORD, SHEZA CAMIESTA, 34.397, $76.00

6 MENDY BEARDSLEY, GUYSFRENCH FIREWATER, 34.404, $68.00

7 BRITTNEY BARNETT, DINKYS RED JET "DELTA", 34.419, $61.00

 

3D 1 CORENE BALDWIN, TINY RED PEPPER, 35.230, $155.00

2 DIANN GRIFFIN, WILD THING, 35.276, $120.00

3 KELSEY HAYDEN, FISH, 35.289, $90.00

4 LAUREN ARNERICH, CIRCLE BAR GO GIRL, 35.295, $72.00

5 DAVID LAWSON, NEVER HIT SEVENTEEN, 35.313, $60.00

6 ARIANA KUHNERT, SHALIMAR ROGER, 35.374, $54.00

7 CRAIG STRITZKE, FERGIE, 35.396, $48.00

 

4D 1 SUZANNE KOCH, FIREWATER GOLD RUSH, 37.208, $127.00

2 ANNETTE ANDERSON, TOP DOLL BARROSSAB "MARE", 37.289, $98.00

3 KIM BROWN, CHICKABOOMING, 37.295, $73.00

4 KRISTEL ISLING, SL LAST CHANCE, 37.378, $59.00

5 SHANNON TUCKER, TUFS LEO, 37.398, $49.00

6 ANNEKE DOBBE, SMARTY C STARLIGHT, 37.407, $44.00

7 PAMELA NOVINSKY, SPANGLE TOP, 37.467, $39.00

 

Saturday - Senior 38 Entries

1D 1 CHARLENE JESPERSEN, NF FRENCHMANS BRUCEY, 16.686, $133.00

Charlene Jesperson
Charlene Jesperson

2 MARGUERITE HAPPY, IMA TOP PARDNER, 16.796, $102.00

3 LINDA VICK, AR WILL HE TELL, 16.835, $74.00

2D 1 MARGUERITE HAPPY, ON THE MONEY RENE, 17.200, $120.00

2 SANDY WALL, LG, 17.211, $92.00

3 SANDY WALL, HOMER, 17.304, $67.00

3D 1 NOEL COSCA, RED HOT HOWIE, 17.719, $102.00

2 LITA SCOTT, RICHARD, 17.738, $78.00

3 JAN EVANSON, PRITZI DARN GOOD, 17.850, $57.00

4D 1 KIM BROWN, CHICKABOOMING, 18.849, $89.00

2 SHERRY ZACHER, SPLASH OF GLADIATOR, 18.857, $68.00

3 CATHEY VALLERGA, PATRON, 19.127, $49.00

 

Saturday -Youth 54 Entries

1D 1 TAYLOR ROGERS, CALIFORNIA COOL RANGER, 16.623, $184.00

Taylor Rodgers
Taylor Rodgers

2 CAITLYN WOOD, SPOOK DEVILLE, 16.678, $141.00

3 STEVIE SCOTT-SMITH, SNIT, 16.864, $102.00

2D 1 SAVANNAH OSUNA, GHOST RIDER, 17.276, $165.00

2 ELLIE PHILLIPS, CAPTAIN, 17.282, $127.00

3 KAIDEN AYRES, SOLANOS MILLIONAIRE, 17.374, $92.00

3D 1 KATIE DROSIHN, FLICKAWOOD, 17.697, $141.00

2 JORDYN MADRIGAL, SHORTY, 17.706, $108.00

3 HANNAH STEAGALL, TINK'S JAZZY REED, 17.719, $79.00

4D 1 LESLIE SHEPARD, LOLA, 18.926, $122.00

2 KATIE ANGELO, CALI, 18.951, $94.00

3 MCKINLEY LINGENFELTER, KATOR GATOR, 19.021, $68.00