2017 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
2017 NRHA FUTURITY
A New Champion has been crowned at the 2017 NRHA Futurity open, Craig Schmersal and Face The Attitude, by Pale Face Dunnit. The 2014 mare was bred by KC Performance Horses LLC and owned by Hickory Creek Ranch LLC.
Craig, an NRHA 3 Million Dollar RIder has now won every NRHA major event!!!! We could not be more excited and proud of both Craig and our Pale Face Dunnit!
Oklahoma City, December 2, 2017- The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show saw the highest scores of the week as the biggest stars shined in the Lucas Oil Level (L)4 Open Finals on Saturday night in front of a full house. The Open Futurity also witnessed a new champion crowned: Craig Schmersal. Though the NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider has won every NRHA major event, the NRHA Open Futurity Championship title was missing in his impressive show record.
Helping Schmersal conquer the Futurity crown was Face The Attitude (Pale Face Dunnit x Miss Lil Addy Tude), a mare owned by Hickory Creek Ranch LLC, bred by KC Performance Horses LLC, and nominated by Ginger Schmersal. The duo was the last draw in the Open Finals with a 224.5 to beat, posted by NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani – who unofficially surpassed the Five Million Dollar Mark – riding All American Vintage. Following a powerful ride that thrilled the crowd, Schmersal and his mare conquered the Championship with a 226.5 score.
“It’s taken a while to win the NRHA Futurity – 27 years – but we finally made it,” said Schmersal, who did not try to hide his tears. “This mare reminds me of her mom and dad, and I had the pleasure of showing them both. The babies by and out of them try so hard and are so steady. They have their brain and the ability,” said Schmersal. “This mare, ‘Ariel,’ has the ability, but most importantly she has the brain to back it up. You can have a horse with a great ability, and you can have a horse with a great brain, but if you don’t have it all, it’s just a hard deal.”
“I’m so grateful that nobody bought her,” said Craig’s wife, Ginger. “I put a high price on her, and I’m sure they thought I was nuts. In the last few months, she’s just bloomed and grew up. That brain has always been beautiful, but now she’s growing into what she is, and I am thrilled with this title that Craig so deserves.” – NRHA
2017 NRHA Open Futurity L4 Champions - Craig Schmersal and Face The Attitude
Pale Face Gunslinger NRHA Open Futurity finalist winning over 37k Pale Face Dunnit x Lost in Tinseltown owned by Tim Anderson
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING
Congratulations!!! Pale Face Dunnit offspring win over $29,000
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC FUTURITY OPEN
3rd Place - Diggin for Proof and Craig Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit x Shining Proof) Owned by Blake Performance Horses - $6,993.00
9TH PLACE TIE - Hard Not to Like and Craig Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit x Lost in Tinseltown) Owned by Timothy J Anderson - $2,497.50
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC DERBY OPEN
4TH PLACE TIE - Phantom Face and Craig Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit X Gorgeous Like a Star) Owned by Wranglen Partnership - $5,727.00
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC DERBY LIMITED NON-PROCHAMPION - Gold Digging Dunnit and Nick Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit x Dun It Reining) Owned by B S Syndicate - $5,495.56
220.5 for Pale Conquistador sired by Pale Face Dunnit and owned by Eric Unger in the Open Derby.
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC DERBY PRIMETIME NON-PRO
7TH PLACE TIE - Faceit Sheza Digger and Frederick R Christen (Pale Face Dunnit x Tc West Coast Wendi) Owned by Story Book Stables Inc - $149.05
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC STAKES OPEN
3RD PLACE - Phantom Face and Craig Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit X Gorgeous Like a Star) Owned by Wranglen Partnership - $6,681.84
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC STAKES INTERMEDIATE OPEN
11TH PLACE TIE - Pale Black Gun and Tom Foran (Pale Face Dunnit x Blazing in Black) Owned by Taylor Sheridan - $766.78
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC STAKES LIMITED OPEN
2ND PLACE TIE - Pale Black Gun and Tom Foran (Pale Face Dunnit x Blazing in Black) Owned by Taylor Sheridan - $766.78
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC STAKES $50,000 LIMITED OPEN
13TH TIE - Paleface Gunner and Nicolas Barthelemy (Pale Face Dunnit x Conquistador Lena) Owned by Mary K ‘Katie’ Cachat - $48.84
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC STAKES NON-PRO
4TH PLACE - Gold Digging Dunnit and Nick Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit x Dun It Reining) Owned by B S Syndicate - $2,867.04
7TH PLACE TIE - Faceit Sheza Digger and Frederick R Christen (Pale Face Dunnit x Tc West Coast Wendi) Owned by Story Book Stables Inc - $796.40
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC STAKES LIMITED NON-PRO
CHAMPION - Gold Digging Dunnit and Nick Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit x Dun It Reining) Owned by B S Syndicate - $3,173.66
2017 HIGH ROLLER REINING CLASSIC STAKES $25,000 LIMITED NON-PRO
CHAMPION - Gold Digging Dunnit and Nick Schmersal (Pale Face Dunnit x Dun It Reining) Owned by B S Syndicate - $605.06
2017 SUMMER SLIDE, DENVER, CO
Wow! What a show! The Pale Face Dunnit foals won $21,230.52 this week in Denver!!!
Pale Face Gunslinger and Craig Schmersal earning $6782.34!!
Reserve Champion in the RMRHA open Futurity and stakes scores
74.5, 74.5, 73 - 222
Face The Attitude and Craig Schmersal scores 221 earning $7206.69!
3rd open Futurity and stakes
Chics luv Facebook 220.5 earning over $7241.49!!
4th open and Stallion Stakes Level 4
Co-Champion open level 3
Champion level 2
ridden by Randall Dooley owned by Lon and Sharon Kraft
Pale Face Gunslinger and Craig Schmersal
2017 NRHA DERBY, OK
Cashing Black Chex and Craig Schmersal
Congratulations and thank you to our owners, and Team Schmersal for getting us here!
Craig Schmersal bring 3 horses back to the finals at the NRHA Derby!!!
OPEN DERBY L4
Craig Schmersal & Cashing Black Chex 4th - $19,381.71 Owned by Wrangien Partnership
Craig Schmersal & Phantom Face 17th - $5,161.29 Owned by Wrangien Partnership
Craig Schmersal & Pale Conquistador 25th - $3,540.79 Owned by Eric Unger
Craig Schmersal & Pale Conquistador
Congratulations to Craig Schmersal and Pale Black Gun! Placing 6th in the L4 Open Finals and bringing home a paycheck for $18,000.00
We would like to congratulate Tom Foran and his client Taylor Sheridan on their purchase of this incredible son of Pale Face Dunnit out of our great mare Blazing In Black!
We wish you continued success and look forward to watching you show!!
2017 NRBC, TX
2017 CACTUS CLASSIC, AZ
Pale Face Dunnit offspring! Here are the results and money won in at the Cactus Classic!!!
CACTUS CLASSIC LUCAS OIL OPEN DERBY L4
Craig Schmersal & Phantom Face 5th - $4796.00
Craig Schmersal & Pale Black Gun 6th - $3896.75
CACTUS CLASSIC LUCAS OIL OPEN DERBY L1
Nicolas Barthelemy & Paleface Gunner 7th - $540
CACTUS CLASSIC NON PRO DERBY
Brenda Joyce & Faceit Sheza Digger L4 4th - $4327
Francesca Sternberg & FS Gunner Got Lucky L3 2nd, L2 Champion - $6068
Cody Sapergia & Hollys Final Spark, Nov Open Champion
Mark Blake & Guns Out Tonight 3rd & 4th Novice Non Pro
Shelby Lynn Mitchell & Gunner Be A Maverick 3rd Novice Open
Addi Schmersal & Cromer Out Whiz, Reserve Champion Youth
PALE BLACK GUN