The $25,000 Rock Star Novice Horse Class held Saturday night during the NCQHA District V Spring Classic in Williamston, North Carolina was a huge success. Good ToBe Immortal and Andy Cochran came out of top and were the winners of the inaugural class and the $25,000 grand prize. Reserve Champions were Shane Pope and Rumors RSVP.
"It was a very nice class," amateur and spectator Meg DePalma told GoHorseShow. "Every horse showed extremely well. It was a pleasure to be a spectator!"
Sheri Robinson-Kern, owner of Good ToBe Immortal, says she was very excited about the win. "Good ToBe Immortal (Taylor) epitomizes what I am so very passionate about in our horses--a true athlete that has not only the mind for learning, but a willingness to please, and the heart to give you everything she's got," Kern states. "I'm once again blessed to have bred and raised her. Andy has done a phenomenal job with the mare. I'm proud to have owned both her sire and dam, and I know TI ( The Immortal ) is going to be a great sire. I look forward to her future with Andy in open and Blair in non-pro events."
As far as the rest of the placings, second place through tenth shared a pay out of 55% of the entry fees. The Champion received a watch from sponsor, Tag Heuer, and a trophy buckle designed by Eddie Harris. Reserve Champion received trophy spurs designed by Eddie Harris and a certificate for a custom shirt from Boo Yah Custom Clothing. The highest placing Limited exhibitor also received a Harris work saddle.
The Novice Horse Class was open to horses of any breed in at least their three year-old year, with no maximum age limit. Eligible horses must not have earned 10 or more total points in any combination of breed associations. Horse may not have earned $1,000 or more prior to 1/1/2012. All winnings from any Association or sanctioning body including but not limited to incentive fund payments, stakes payouts, and futurity earnings are to be calculated in this total.
There were 15 that entered with 13 shown.
See Below for the Top 10 Winners
1st: Good ToBe Immortal shown by Andy Cochran
2nd: Rumors RSVP shown by Shane Pope
3rd: Blazing Moonlight shown by Rusty Green
4th: What We Do Best shown by Taft Dickerson
5th: Zippn Hot Machine shown by Kristy Starnes
6th: A Little Bit Of The Best shown by Amanda Jackson
7th: Gotta Hot Pine shown by Paul Thurston
8th: My Only Good Shoes shown by Jeff Long
9th: Ima Hot Amiga, shown by Cole Baker
10th: A Moonlit Sudden, shown by Brian Baker
Thanks to Meg DePalma for providing the results of this class.