The prestigious ARBC Trails End Saddles OPEN Derby Level 4 $25,000 Plus 50% Added, the event the ARBC was founded upon. This year saw a strong line up of competitors vying for the championship title along with a handcrafted Trails End Saddles Trophy Saddle. Ian and Sue Huxley we all thank you for your wonderful support of the ARBC Show and in particular this prestigious event.
The Championship Title went to Warren Backhouse riding GunnerBeAGoodNite owned by Dave & Jane Manchon from Trinity Ranch. This talented stallion not only won the National Reining Futurity Title in 2019, he came out after a year off to win the ARBC OPEN Derby Title, congratulations to Warren, Dave & Jane it was a spectacular run to watch.
Warren and connections received the ARBC Championship Buckle, a handcrafted Trails End Saddles Trophy Saddle, a Silver Trophy Bridle sponsored by Mr Rick Meredith Custom Saddles, a Service to Recycled Genetics owned by Crown K Quarter Horse Stud, a set of Montana Silver Spurs, a Stunning Garland sponsored by Simply Sensational Garlandsand a Big Cheque to the value of $9560. Wow congratulations to all connections.
Introducing the Suttons Nissan 2018 Gold Buckle L4 Open Futurity Champion 'Hasta Shine'
shown by Warren Backhouse owned by Hayley Backhouse with a score of 144.
Warren also took out Reserve Champion L4 Open Futurity on 'Hollywood Groover'' owned by Debbie Keogh with a score of 142.
Thank you to Southern Cross Saddlery for the sponsorship of the Handcrafted Trophy Saddle.
Hasta Shine - Owned by Haley Backhouse
"Warren Backhouse & Smart Little Roy" Lvl 4 ARBC Open Derby & Open Maturity Champions. Owned by Cam & Julie Maxwell
Top Trainer, Competitor & Clinician
Warren Backhouse, is the leading reining money earner in Australia with many impressive achievements under his belt, including wins and placings in National Futurities and Open Derbies. In addition to his many successes in this country, Warren represented Australia in reining at the World Equestrian Games in 2010, finishing 13th overall. A fantastic achievement for someone not based in the US - the undisputed home of reining.
At the recent Equitana Open Reining Championships, Warren claimed his 6th title as Open Champion. Warren's run was outstanding and demonstrated to the huge crowd, many of whom had never seen reining, just how amazingly educated and broke the reining horse can be. With more than one horse in the competition, he also impressed by showing his admiration for these horses on the completion of each run, dismounting in the arena and rewarding them with praise and pats. These superstar reining horses and indeed all the horses Warren trains and competes, seem to love him and want to give 100%.
In addition to competing, Warren conducts regular reining and horsemanship clinics around Australia. Anyone who has been privileged enough to attend one of these clinics will agree that he shows deep dedication to sharing knowledge and helping people and horses become the best they can be, whatever the discipline.
"Warren Backhouse & Lil Nu It All" produce a memorable run marking the highest score in Australian reining history"