Farmfair's 2012 Cow Horse Champions

Brad Peterson Canada' s Greatest Horseman Farmfair Snaffle Bit Futurity

Brad Petersen, riding Smart Sassy Date owned by Greg Gartner, won Canada’s Greatest Horseman title for 2012. Photo By Barb Glazer

More than $84,000 was handed out for the DFI Canadian Snaffle Bit Futurity, Derby, Bridle and Hackamore Championships and Canada’s Greatest Horseman competitions, held during Farmfair November 9-11th, in Edmonton, Alberta. Several top horses and riders have been fronting the 2012 cow horse season. The Edmonton Expo Centre’s NRCHA and Canada’s Greatest Cow Horse Competitions showcased the best in the west and none other than Peterson and the Swales team, proved they where the riders to beat.

Brad Peterson riding Smart Sassy Date (Smart Peppy Date X Montys Sassy Girl), took the title of Canada’s Greatest Horseman with a score of 576. This edged out the 2010 Champion John Swales, this season riding Smart Marina owned by Jim Baird; the combo came in with a total score of 572.5. Earlier this year, Peterson and Smart Sassy Date, claimed the Open Bridle Class at the Calgary Stampede in July, and with this win continue to hold the title of the most talented cow horse combination in Canada.

It was another great win for the Crazy Cat Lady (WR This Cats Smart X Bobs Smokin Spook),owned by Ron Stuckert and Diana Runge, rode by John Swales. The horse which claimed the Open Snaffle Bit Futurity at the Canadian Supreme and the ARCHA Alberta Futurity, also took this event’s total payout of $3,900.

Clint Swales riding The Nu High (High Sign Nugget X With Cash Comes Fame), owned by Jim Dobler took home the Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity.

Here is a recap of the winners with video provided by Phil and Sherry Menard of PS Digital.

OPEN SB FUTURITY
Crazy Cat Lady owned by Ron Stuckert and Diana Runge, rode by John Swales-  Score 433

LIMITED OPEN SB FUTURITY
The Nu High, owned b Jim Dobler, rode by Clint Swales- Score 420.5

NON PRO SB FUTURITY
Little Brown Spider, owned and rode by Suzon Schaal- Score 423.5

AMATEUR SB FUTURITY
Little Brown Spider, owned and rod by Suzon Schaal- Score 423.5

OPEN DERBY
Shining Peptolena, owned by Ron Stuckert and Diana Runge, rode by John Swales- Score 434.5

LIMITED OPEN DERBY
Shesa Roan Star, owned by Amanda Fill, rode by Travis Rempel- Score 424.5

NON PRO DERBY
Whata Way to Go, owned and rode by Carlene Schmidt – Score 430

AMATEUR DERBY
Whata Way to Go, owned and rode by Carlene Schmidt- Score 430

OPEN BRIDLE
Lena inthe Starlight, owned by Dave Freeland and rode by Dale Clearwater- Score 293.5

LIMITED OPEN BRIDLE
Nu Cash Sign, owned and rode by Geoff Hoar- Score 282.5

CANADA’S GREATEST HORSEMAN
Brad Pedersen, riding Smart Sassy Date owned by Greg Gartner- Score 576

NON PRO BRIDLE
Pickachiclet, rode and owned by Terri Holowath- Score 289

NOVICE NON PRO BRIDLE
Red Hot Horton, owned and rode by Carlene Schmidt- Score 281.5

OPEN HACKAMORE
HR Players Trista, owned by Eugene and Maria Murphy, rode by John Murphy- Score 289

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