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Have a glass of Slideways

Looking for a good wine? Why not pour yourself a glass of Slideways from Tucalota Creek Ranch Cellars?

Not only was this Rhone style blend created as a special tribute to Andrea’s achievements as the youngest $2 Million rider in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), the label actually features a dynamic image of Andrea in action!

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Recent Results

Congrats to 2011 Reining By The Bay Open Derby Champion, Tinker With Guns (score 231), Reserve Champion Custom Spook (score 227) and Nics Little Bud, 3rd place tie (score 225).

Additional props to Open Futurity Champion Heir Gun (score 149) and Non Pro Derby Champion Premier Diamond and Tish Fappani.

2011 NRHA Level 4 Open Derby Champion, Andrea Fappani!

Congratulations to Andrea for winning the NRHA Open Derby Championship last Saturday, July 1st at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!


Andrea rode Tinker With Guns to a 228 to win the championship and $50,000. Tinker With Guns (Gunner x Tinker Nic) is a five-year-old stallion owned by Rancho Oso Rio, LLC of Woodside, Calif.  Prior to the Derby, the flashy sorrel stallion had over $135,000 in NRHA earnings.

As champion, Andrea won the use of a four-horse Cimarron Trailer, NRHA Lawson trophy, Bob’s Custom Saddles trophy saddle, Montana Silversmiths trophy buckle, gift certificates from Pard’s Western Shop, Purina, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and SmartPak and products from Arenus, Classic Equine, Back on Track, Platinum Performance and Rios of Mercedes.


Congratulations to the team on their recent wins!

Tish Fappani and Litn Up Conquistador, 2010 NON PRO FUTURITY CHAMPIONS



Arno Honstetter and Chicsdundreamin, 2010 Intermediate Open Futurity Champions, Open Futurity 5th place

Andrea Fappani and Custom Spook, Nics Little Bud, Colonels Shining Gun, top ten futurity finalist



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Total Earnings

NRHA Open Futurity, 4th Place
Custom Spook
Trained and shown by Andrea Fappani
Owned by B & L Holdings LLC
Earning $59,014

NRHA Open Futurity, 6th Place
Nics Little Bud
Trained and shown by Andrea Fappani
Bred and owned by Bill Coburn
Earning $43,014.

NRHA Open Futurity, 6th Place
Colonels Shining Gun
Shown by Andrea Fappani
Owned by Rancho Oso Rio LLC
Earning $28,740.

NRHA Int Open Futurity Champion
NRHA Open Futurity, 5th Place
Shown by Arno Honstetter
Owned by Rancho Oso Rio LLC
Earning $72,617.

NRHA Non Pro Futurity Champion
Litn Up Conquistador
Shown by Tish S Fappani
Owned by Andrea and Tish Fappani
Earning: $43,283.

2010 100k Shootout Champion
Yellow Jersey
Shown by Andrea Fappani
Owned by Arcese Quarter Horses
Earning $28,834.

100k Shootout, 6th Place
Shown by Andrea Fappani
Owned by Jill Smiekel George
Earning $8,775.

2010 OKC Futurity

We are futurity bound, where has the year gone? Watch for the following horses; Custom Spook, Nics Little Bud, Colonels Shining Gun, Spooks Semiautomatic, Tuck It Easy, Thischicsdundreaming, and Litn Up Conquistador in the futurity….

Pre Futurities

Congrats to Time To Mark Big owned by 23 Partnership / Arcese QH and Custom Spook owned by B & L Holdings at the Tulsa Futurity Classic, both marking a 228!

Best of luck to the futurity and derby horses being shown in Vegas this weekend!!!

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Fappani Clinic March 13-14, 2010

Spend the weekend learning from the best Reining Clinician in the World, Andrea Fappani, March 13 & 14, San Marcos, CA. Whether you are looking to improve your own skills, fix a particular problem, improve maneuvers, or better understand the details of training and showing, you’ll gain a immense amount of knowledge from spectating at two Fappani clinics. Not only will Andrea inspire & teach each rider participating, but the spectators have a chance to mentally ride along, listen, observe and gain a comprehensive understanding of each maneuver demonstrated and practiced thru the coaching of Andrea. You are certain to learn about training and showing, but also the use of bits, optimum horse care, excellent equine products and nutrition. Fappani donated his time and facility to the CRHA & NRYHA with all proceeds going to support the growth of the California Reiners and NRHA Youth. Each day will host a group of 10-12 riders. It will serve as an outstanding opportunity to gain a higher appreciation for the sport of reining while visiting a world class training environment. Fappani Performance Horses is home to approximately twenty-four 2 year old prospects, ten 3 year old Futurity horses, and approximately 10 Derby aged show horses. It is also home to one of the most recognized reining stallions in the world “Big Chex to Cash”! If you want to escape for the weekend, San Marcos & Fappani Performances Horses promises any horse enthusiast a great experience. Spend the day or the entire weekend, grab a fantastic dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area, visit a winery in the Temecula area, or take a stroll on the beach in San Diego. Get inspired, learn, share ideas from the best reining teacher in the world. Always more, Always Better From training & tech tips online, to four DVD training sets, to custom bits, to World Champion show horses, Andrea continues to follow his passion for seeking excellence. His knowledge & dedication to reining is unparalleled. It is rare in any sport to find a person that can excel both as a competitor and a teacher while maintaining an enthusiastic and committed desire to sharing his methods of success in reining. Follow Andrea online, study with him thru his video series, or join him at a clinic in 2010.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and lots of luck in 2010.