NZRHA Futurity Show 2012 

This year the NZRHA held its first ever show on the 25th February 2012, at Showfields Equestrian Centre in Hampton Downs. The judge was NRHA International judge Mr Robert Lawson from Australia. 

The Futurity & Open buckles were sponsored by NZRHA and made by Rick Meredith Custom Saddler (Australia), all but $100 of the Open purse was sponsored by the NZRHA.

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Futurity Trophy: GB Smart N Lethal – Jozette Hazeldine
Highest Placing 3 yr old in Futurity: GB Good Looking Lass – Grant Whitaker
Open Novice Trophy: GB Good Looking Lass – Grant Whitaker

Futurity Champion: GB Smart N Lethal & Jozette Hazeldine

GB Smart N Lethal – Jozette Hazeldine
2012 Futurity winner.
Open Champion: Stylistic & Josh Robins
Novice Horse Champion: Topsail Wimpy & Jozette Hazeldine
Non Pro & Prime Time Non Pro Champion: Bev Gordon & C’est Ici
Derby Champion: Top Gun & Josh Robins
Open Novice Champion: Grant Whitaker & GB Good Looking Lass
Melody Jay – Catherine Ladd
Equidays Open Showcase Winner 2011

NOTE: For those who have asked, and for any others wondering why the scoring is so low. The reason for this is that competitors were judged by an international NRHA judge on strict international standards. Because of this competitors now have an indication of how their runs at the show would stack up on an international level, rather than on a NZ level.
If competitors had been judged by an AQHA or NZ judge as we usually are in our Reining in NZ at western shows, you could make a vague comparison with how you might usually be scored by adding approx 5 points to each score from our Futurity show (except the 0 scores of course). 
We hope this clears up any concern.

Photos thank you to Angela Lainchbury – AWOL Photography