Shawn’s Career Highlights

2013 Accomplishments

  • Florida Classic Open Level 4 7 Up Derby & Open class winner on Wimps Quixote Cody
  • Kentucky Reining Cup Champion aboard Wimps Quixote Cody
  • Carolina Classic Open class winner aboard Wimps Quixote Cody
  • Darling 888 Ranch Open Level 4 Derby champion aboard Nestle Swhiz Choclat
  • DRHA Dorminy Plantation Futurity Open Level 4 champion on DP Commandatrashya
  • The Tradition 7 & Up Open Level 4 champion riding Gallo De Rojo
  • The Tradition Futurity Open Level 4 co-champion riding DP Commandatrashya & Walla Walla Knockout
  • All American Quarter Horse Congress CRI-A Open champion riding RC Fancy Step
  • NRHA Futurity Open Level 4 reserve champion on Tinseltown Fly Guy

2012 Accomplishments

  • Florida Classic Open Level 4 Derby Champion riding Big Shiner
  • Wimpys Little Step and Gordyville Breeders Classic champion aboard Quistador.
  • Bluegrass Reining Stakes 7 & Up Level 4 Open champion riding Wimps Chocolate Chip
  • NRBC Open Level 4 champion aboard Spooks Gotta Whiz
  • Won the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup for the second consecutive year aboard Wimps Chocolate Chip
  • Earned the Carolina Classic Level 4 Open Derby reserve championship riding Whiz N West Coast
  • NRHA Open Level 4 Derby champion on Spooks Gotta Whiz
  • Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic Open class & CRI*3 champion riding Shiners Chic, a full brother to Shine Chic Shine
  • The Tradition Maturity Level 4 Open champion aboard Star Spangled Whiz
  • QH Congress Level 4 Open Futurity champion riding Yankee Gun
  • QH Congress Open class co-champion with of his horses, Quistador and Star Spangled Whiz. Both horses marked a 230!
  • AQHA World Champion Senior Reining Horse riding Whizkey N Diamonds
  • 5th place at the NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity riding Yankee Gun and 8th place aboard Spooks Sugar Rose
  • Total earnings for 2012:   $455,160.64

2011 Accomplishments

  • Wimpys Little Step and Gordyville Breeders Classic champion ridng Whizkey N Diamonds
  • Won the NRBC Open Level 4 Championship aboard Shine Chic Shine. As they last draw they tied the winner & returned to the arena just 15 minutes later to earn the win in a run off
  • Won the inaugural Kentucky Reining Cup – CRI*5 aboard KR Lil Conquistador
  • Earned the NRHA Derby three way co-reserve championship with both Shine Chic Shine and Whizkey N Diamonds
  • Won the first Darling 888 Ranch Open Level 4 Futurity aboard Smart Merada Rey and the Darling 888 Ranch Open Level 4 Derby aboard Quistador
  • Won the NCRHA Level 4 Open Futurity riding Shez Dun Steppin
  • Won The Tradition Level 4 Open Futurity aboard Smart Merada Rey
  • Claimed the QH Congress Open Level 4 Futurity co-reserve championship riding both Splashin In The Wave and Smart Merada Rey. Won the $3000 Open class aboard Quistador
  • Won the Carolina Fall Classic Open Level 4 Futurity on Big Shiner and earned the reserve championship riding Blue Collar Tag.
  • Placed 5th in the NRHA Open Level 4 Futurity riding Blue Collar Tag and 6th aboard Smart Merada Rey. Earned the $100,000 Open Shootout reserve championship riding Whizkey N Diamonds
  • Total earnings for 2011  $379,085.60

2010 Accomplishments

  • Won the Wimpys Little Step Open Derby for the third consecutive year on RC Fancy Step
  • Won the Open Gordyville Breeders Cup on RC Fancy Step
  • Won the NRBC Open Mare Incentive on Wimpys Little Chic for the third consecutive year and tied for second in the Open finals for the second time. She won over $65,688.75 at this event.
  • Won the Carolina Classic Open Derby on Wimpys Showstopper and placed second on Dunit For Sugar
  • Won the NRHA Open Derby for the fifth consecutive time aboard Gunnatrashya marking an incredible 235. Tied for fourth aboard Wimpys Little Chic and RC Fancy, both who have won the Derby before. Wimpys Little Chic in 2008 and RC Fancy Step in 2009. Total winnings for this event were $89,749.27
  • Won both go rounds and the USEF WEG Team Selection trials on RC Fancy Step
  • Won the Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Derby on Custom Harley
  • Won the NCRHA Open Futurity aboard Quistador
  • Won the Dorminy Plantation Open Futurity on SDP Justice Is Comin
  • Won the John Deere Open Futurity on Quistador
  • Was the high score of the World Equestrian Games team competition and lead Team USA to the gold medal on RC Fancy Step
  • Won the Tradition Open Futurity riding SDP Justice Is Comin
  • Won the Tradition Open Derby on Custom Harley
  • Won the All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity for the 9th time, riding SDP Justice Is Comin
  • Won the Carolina Fall Classic Open Futurity aboard Shine Chic Shine, placed Time To Mark Big second and placed third on Wimpyneedsacocktail. All three horses marked over a 150!
  • Shine Chic Shine leads the first go round at the NRHA Futurity and places second in the second go to lead the composite by five points! Shine Chic Shine and Quistador go to the Open finals with Quistador finishing in third place
  • At the close of the 2010 Futurity finals, Shawn had earned over $116,075 at the futurity and became the first rider in NRHA history to surpass the $4 Million Dollar mark in rider earnings.
  • Total earnings for 2010 $423,403.18

2009 Accomplishments

  • Won the Wimpys Little Step Derby with a score of 229 on RC Fancy Step
  • Finished 2nd at the 2009 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) on Wimpys Little Chic, with winnings making the mare the NRHA’s highest money-earner
  • Won the 2009 NRHA Derby on RC Fancy Step, scoring a 232.5. Also finished third on Wimpys Little Chic with a 229.5, putting the mare over the $400,000 mark in lifetime earnings – the first reining horse in history to do so.
  • Won the Dorminy Plantation Futurity on Gunnatrashya
  • Won the High Roller Reining Classic Futurity on Whizkey N Diamonds.
  • Won his 8th All-American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity title aboard Gunnatrashya
  • Won the 2009 NRHA Open Futurity title on Gunnatrashya with a 228.5, as well as finished third on Whizkey N Diamonds, and 10th on Wimpys Show Stopper
  • Total earnings for 2009 $581,591.03

2008 Accomplishments

  • Won first and second at the Wimpys Little Step Derby with RC Fancy Step (1st), owned by Mark Schols and Jimmy Pierce, and Walla Walla Whiz, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses US
  • Won first and second at the Gordyville Breeders Cup Derby and Gordyville Open To The World Derby on Western Whiz (1st), owned by Sammy and Nell Ely, and Hollywood Gun Dunnit (2nd), owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA
  • Became first rider to win both first and second at the prestigious National Reining Breeders Classic; won riding Wimpys Little Chic, and set a record for being the first NRHA Futurity Champion to win both events; won second on RC Fancy Step, which sold at the show to S. David Plummer’s Buffalo Ranch
  • Rode Wimpys Little Chic to reining’s first ever “Triple Crown” at the 2008 NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City
  • Tied to win the Brownwood Farm Derby on Spooks Rey Jay in Lexington, Ky.
  • Won the North Central Reining Horse Association Derby in St. Paul, Minn., on Whizs Chic A Dee, owned by Arcese Quarter HOrses USA, and tied for second on Megas Sugar Baby, owned by Jimmy Pierce
  • Won the Dorminy Plantation Futurity on Skid Whiz, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses and Bob Loomis Quarter Horses
  • Scored a 229 on Whizs Chic A Dee to win the Tulsa Ariat Reining Classic for the third year in a row
  • Won the Shadow Oak Derby in Clemson, S.C., with a 229 on Walla Walla Whiz, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA
  • Won his seventh Congress Open Futurity title on Whizs Chic A Dee
  • Took two horses to the Open Finals at the NRHA Futurity, surpassing $3 million in lifetime earnings, becoming the first NRHA Rider to do so

2007 Accomplishments

  • Won the Wimpys Little Step Derby Champion, riding KR Lil Conquistador, owned by Jeff and Cheree Kirkbride. Scored a record-breaking 235
  • Won the Gordyville Breeders Cup Derby and Gordyville Open To The World Derby on Senor Tejano Whiz, owned by 4R Performance Horses
  • Won the NRHA Open Derby for the second time, riding Walla Walla Whiz
  • Tied himself to win the Clayton Woolsey Memorial/Brownwood Farm Derby in Lexington, Ky., riding Hollywoods Smokinbabe and Late Light
  • Won the Ohio Valley Reining Horse Association Futurity on RC Fancy Step
  • Finished first at the Tulsa Reining Classic Futurity on Wimpys Little Chic, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, and won second on RC Fancy Step
  • Won the Congress Open Novice Horse division on Ima Tinseltown, owned by Charlie Vaughn, and won the Congress Open horse show on Smart Spook, owned by Rosanne Sternberg
  • Won the Congress Open Futurity for the sixth time on RC Fancy Step
  • Won the NRHA Open Futurity for the fourth time, riding Wimpys Little Chic
  • Earned a total of $435,439 in 2007

2006 Accomplishments

  • Won the National Reining Breeders Classic in Katy, Texas, aboard Einsteins Revolution, owned by Wagner and Vandorp
  • NRHA Open Derby Reserve Champion on KR Lil Conquistador
  • Won first and second at the Tulsa Reining Classic on Walla Walla Whiz (1st) and Western Whiz (2nd)
  • Won first and second at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity riding Senor Tejano Whiz (1st) and BR Sheza Cameo Jac (2nd), owned by 4R Performance Horses
  • Won the 2006 Reining Masters Gold Medal aboard Tinsel Nic, owned by Rosanne Sternberg. This win put him over the $2 Million mark in lifetime earnings.
  • Reserve Champion at the Mallorca Western Festival on Just Gotta Shine, owned by Francesca Sternberg and Doug Allen

2005 Accomplishments

  • Won the NRHA Open Derby riding Smart Spook
  • AQHA Junior Reining World Champion on Smart Spook and AQHA Senior Reining World Champion on Tinsel Nic, both owned by Rosanne Sternberg
  • World Reining Trophy Open Champion (Mooselauge, France) riding Steadys Dude, owned by the Steadys Dude Syndicate
  • Won the Congress Open Futurity on KR Lil Conquistador
  • 2005 NRHA Open Futurity Champion on KR Lil Conquistador

2004 Accomplishments

  • World Reining Trophy Open Reserve Champion (Mooselauge, France), riding Smart as Charley, owned by NK Performance Horses, Germany
  • Reining Challenge Open Champion (Krueth, Germany) on Smart As Charley
  • Americana Horse Show Open Reining Reserve Champion (Augsburg, Germany) riding Smart As Charley
  • 2004 NRHA Open Futurity Champion riding Smart Spook

2003 Accomplishments

  • 2003 Appaloosa Reining Horse Association Open Futurity Champion on Tattoos Dun It, owned by Rene Cairo
  • 2003 NRHA Open Futurity Champion riding Wimpys Little Step, owned by Mark and Michele Schols; score of 233 still holds the record of being the highest recorded score ever given to a 3-year-old reining horse

2002 Accomplishments

  • 2002 United States Equestrian Team Athlete of the Month for October
  • 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG – Jerez, Spain) Team Gold Medalist and Individual Gold Medalist on San Jo Freckles, owned by Michael Harper
  • Earned his first NRHA futurity championship aboard Wimpys Little Step

Other Career Highlights:

  • 1994, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity Champion
  • 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity Reserve Champion
  • Has won more than 25 All-American Quarter Horse congress Open Event Championships
  • 2000 NRHA Open Derby Reserve Champion
  • Novice Horse Open World Champion in 2001 on Chic N Out, owned by Ron Fisher, and 1997 on MR Kali Jac, owned by Rosario Perez Companc
  • NRHA Open Gelding Futurity Championships in 2006 on Western Whiz, 2005 on KR Lil Conquistador, 2002 on Kali The Great, owned by Joe Bowman, 2001 on Hickorys First Stop, owned by Michael Harper, and in 2000 on Bay Bird Ninety Five, owned by Allen ad Kim Crupper
Shawn Flarida and Smart Spook 2004

2004 NRHA Open Futurity Champion riding Smart Spook