2012 show schedule
Sun Circuit, Scottsdale, AZ
Cactus Classic, Scottsdale, AZ
National Reining Breeders Classic, Katy, TX
NRHA Derby, Oklahoma City, OK
Rocky Mountain Summer Slide, Denver, CO
Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic, Tulsa Expo Square, Tulsa, OK
High Roller Reining Classic, Las Vegas, NV
All American Quarter Horse Congress, Columbus, Ohio
SWRHA Annual Futurity & Horse Show, Ardmore, OK
AQHA World Show, Oklahoma City, OK
NRHA Futurity, Oklahoma City, OK
2012 NRHA OPEN FUTURITY
Open Futurity Finalists:
Craig Schmersal riding: My Chics Got Guns (owned by KC Performance Horses) Open Futurity Finalist (13th), [prelims: 9th overall]
Gunners Star (owner: Frank Costantini & Bill Bradley) Open Futurity Finalist (26th) [prelims: 6th overall]
Non Pro Level 3 Finalist:
Ginger Schmersal riding Shine On Commander
2012 SWRHA Futurity and Show
Open Futurity Champions:
Craig and CC Enterprise (owners: KCS Partners)
Craig also made the Open Futurity Finals on Freckled Whiz (owners: Hickory Creek Ranch), finishing in the Top Fifteen.
Novice Horse Open Level Two Champions: Craig and Gunners Star (owner: Frank Costantini)
Pierre-Luc Phaneuf made it into the Intermediate Open Finals on Electric Sparks (owner: Kim DeWindt), finishing in the Top Fifteen
Manon Giraud made it back into the Open L1 Futurity Finals on My Chics Got Guns (owner: KC Performance Horses), finishing in the Top Ten.
2012 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC
In a tough field, Craig & Pale Face Dunnit score a 226 in the HRRC Open Derby [a Top Five finish]!
Craig & Eyed Be A Royal Chic score a 224.5 to earn a place in the HRRC Open Derby Top Ten.
Craig rides Freckled Whiz (owner: Hickory Creek Ranch) to a Top Ten finish in the HRRC Futurity.
2012 NRHA COWTOWN CLASSIC & PRE-FUTURITY
Craig & What A Wave (owners: Chip & Terri Roberts) win the Novice Horse Open Derby (Co-Champions).
Craig rides Reys Star Cat (owners: Cottonwood Springs/F. Miller), to a third in the OL4 Pre-Futurity.
2012 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUMMER SLIDE
In the first Futurity of 2012, Team Schmersal took six horses back to the RMSS Futurity Finals.
Craig took all three of his horses back to the Open Furity Finals.
Electric Sparks (owner: Kim DeWindt)
Gunners Star (owner: Frank Costantini, Jr.)
My Chics Got Guns (owner: KC Performance Horses)
He rides Electric Sparks to a Top 5 finish in the Stallion Stakes (8th in the Open Futurity).
Pierre-luc Phaneuf makes it back to the Open and Intermediate Open Finals on Big Cash InMoonShine (owner: Brigitte Famery).
Kriss Hermus made it back to the Limited Open Futurity Finals on:
Shine On Commander (Owners: Craig & Ginger Schmersal)
Stars In Montana (owners: BS Syndicate)
Craig and What A Wave, owned by Chip and Terry Roberts, win the NRHA Open.
2012 NRHA OPEN DERBY AND SHOW
Team Schmersal took all their horses back to the NRHA Open Derby Finals on Saturday, June 30th.
Craig took all three of his horses back to the Open Derby Finals. He ends up in a 3-way tie for 5th, also claiming 8th and 12th.
What A Lucky Hit (owners: Sandy and Gary Vickrey)
Pale Face Dunnit
Way Too Thirsty (owners: Hill-Schmersal)
2012 NRBC OPEN DERBY AND SHOW
Craig has two Open Derby Finalists:
Eyed Be A Royal Chic (owner: Lee V. Snyder)
Way Too Thirsty (owner: Hill-SchmersalTim Anderson)
Craig rode two horses into the NRHA Open Top Five (Tied!)
Whizs Katrina (owners: San Juan Ranch)
Lost In Tinseltown (owner: Tim Anderson)
CRI-3 Open Champions
Craig Schmersal & Whizs Katrina (owners: San Juan Ranch)
2012 CACTUS CLASSIC OPEN DERBY
Craig takes 3rd on Eyed Be A Royal Chic & 4th on Lost In TinselTown
Pierre-Luc wins the Reserve Intermediate Open Derby Championship and
ties for 6th in the Open Derby on Peppy Superboom
Craig also finishes in the Top Five in the Open Maturity on Whizs Katrina