Petroll and Lyon Split NRBC Open Level 2 Championship

FROM NRBC PRESS | The National Reining Breeders Classic Open Level 2 Finals ended in a Co-Championship shared by Bud Lyon and Sebastian Petroll. Each received checks for $8,427, Gist Silversmiths buckles, a custom saddle from Jim Taylor Saddles, a Whisper Bit, SmartPak gift certificates, a WonPad, and product from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.

Lyon was riding Rolex N Chex, owned by Logan Pluhar. “This was great. I actually finished reserve in this division a couple years ago, so it was nice to get another crack at it,” he said. “I stole my youth kid’s horse for this event – Logan wasn’t able to show here. I feel fortunate that I was able to do some good.”

Rolex N Chex is by Nu Chex To Cash out of Miss Moth Money. “He was really good. He came out and warmed up well and showed great – I couldn’t have asked for better,” he said. Rolex N Chex will go back to Logan for future events, as the pair prepare to defend their American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championship in August.

Petroll was riding Gunsmokes TNT for Mary Jansma. “Thisis awesome – a huge success. It’s always fun when a horse goes out and proveshow good he is. I’m so excited for his owner, too,” he said.

Petroll has ridden Gunsmokes TNT, by Colonels Smoking Gun out of Toodie Star, for over a year. “We started out big with a huge stop. This is a big arena and he is a little horse, so he was struggling in his second circle, but he has such a big heart,” he said. “When it was time to stop he was showing off again.”

After a rest, Gunsmokes TNT’s next stop will likely bethe National Reining Horse Association Derby in June.

The NRBC began Monday, April 14, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, and concludes Sunday,April 21

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