January 31, 2023

Andiamoe and Shawn Flarida Top NRHA Open Prelims with Fiery Scores

Andiamoe and Shawn Flarida Top NRHA Open Prelims with Fiery Scores

The stage has been set for the world of reining’s most prestigious night; the NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Finals. Held Saturday, Dec. 3, what was a field of 391 has been whittled to 35 Level 4 Open horses and riders.

The Open first go took place Nov. 24-26, and the top horses from each level advanced to the semi-finals. Levels 3, 2, and 1 went through the pen on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and on Wednesday, the L4 Open semi-finals, sponsored by Not Ruf At All, featured the top 75 horses from the first round. From there, the top 30 competitors (plus ties) with the highest composite scores in L4-1, plus the top 10 in the Prime Time, advanced to the clean-slate Finals.

There, in the Jim Norick Coliseum, more than $2 million will be paid out, breaking the previous record by more than $200,000!

In fact, all four Open Level purses are record-breakers in 2022!

This year, the Level 4 Open exhibitors will be competing for an impressive $350,000 1st place prize during the MS Diamonds TX L4 Open Futurity Finals. The Reserve Champion will still win a guaranteed $150,000, and third place will bank $100,000.

That’s huge news, and the guaranteed payouts for all Open Levels are impressive.

  • Level 3 – Champion/$70,000, Res. Champion/$50,000, 3rd/$35,000
  • Level 2 – Champion/$50,000, Res. Champion/$25,000, 3rd $15,000
  • Level 1 – Champion/$13,000, Res. Champion/$7,000

Topping the L4 semi-finals and securing their spot in the finals with a composite 453 were Adiamoe and Seven Million Dollar Rider Shawn. Leading the field by more than three points, Flarida has shown his poise to the competition headed into the electric clean-slate finals.

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Andiamoe and Shawn Flarida Top NRHA Open Prelims with Fiery Scores – NRHA News




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