2018 Florida Classic

Luckie Moonstone

February 25, 2018 – Jacksonville, FL – Fresh off his $6 Million Dollar accomplishment at the 2017 NRHA Futurity, Shawn was right back in the winners circle at the 2018 Florida Classic. He rode the always impressive Luckie Moonstone (Spooks Gotta Gun X My Lucky Moonstone), owned by Jason Dobrinski, to with the Level 4 Open Derby with an impressive score of 230.5! This horse has been a winner for Shawn since he was a futurity horse. They won the composite of the first two go rounds at the 2016 NRHA Futurity with a 445 and finished strong in the finals. Watch his run here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL8A3G8ntOo&sns=fb

Emilia Ruetimann, 16 years old and pictured above with her parents Lisa & David, stepped into Non Pro competition for the first time and slid away as a winner. She and Black Hails Gold marked a 216 to win the Intermediate Non Pro and place second in the Limited Non Pro class.

Shawn Flarida Hits the Record Books Once Again

After another successful year at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show, Shawn Flarida has crossed yet another milestone in the NRHA history books—becoming NRHA’s first Six Million Dollar Rider.

Shawn earned his first million after a successful run at the 2003 All American Quarter Horse Congress, making his mark on the sport of reining. His successes continued as he achieved notoriety within the industry by surpassing earning records with NRHA year after year.

Flarida’s quest to become NRHA’s first Six Million Dollar Rider became reality during the Lucas Oil Level 4 Open Futurity Finals. With two horses in the competition, his chances of crossing this historic milestone were high. Flarida’s first run on Garry Ray Smith’s Missin My Tinsel (Hollywoodstinseltown x Dont Miss This) scored a 220, earning him 9th place and $22,287.89. George and Carol Bell’s Mr. Masota Star (Wimpys Little Step x Cee Another Masota) was Flarida’s second ride. A score of 222 ½ fell in 3rd place and earned $73,554.10—pushing his earnings just over $6 million.

At just 48 years of age, Shawn Flarida has achieved many successes during his time as an NRHA rider. It is only a matter of time before the iconic green shirt hits his next record in the NRHA history books.




Shawn and sam

  Spooks Gotta Whiz – 2014 WEG games, Normandy, FRA