Jason Vanlandingham and A Vintage Smoke marked a 225.5 to win the NRHA Futurity Finals over the weekend!
Run-in patterns are a bit like riding a roller coaster: once you start building that first lope into the ring, there’s no turning back, and you’ll burst into the ring as the crowd cheers, hopefully as ready as you’ll ever be for that big stop in the bright lights.
If you’re mounted on a horse like A Vintage Smoke, that roller-coaster run might just be the ride of your life.
Jason Vanlandingham and A Vintage Smoke marked a score of 225.5 that proved unbeatable at the NRHA Futurity Finals. A Vintage Smoke is owned by Diane Mesmer and was nominated to the Futurity by Karl Hapcic. The horse earned $142,500 for Mesmer and $7,500 for Hapcic with this winning run.
Congratulations to Jason Vanlandingham riding A Vintage Smoke, your 2018 NRHA Open Futurity Champions! 🥇🐴🥇 #SlideOfYourLife #NRHAFuturity
Posted by NRHA – National Reining Horse Association on Saturday, December 1, 2018
A Vintage Smoke is by Million Dollar Sire A Sparkling Vintage, and it’s clear to us that athleticism certainly runs in this family!