EARNINGS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
ApHC WORLD CHAMPION - Simon attended only one Appaloosa World Championship show which was in 2004. At that show he was successful in claiming the World Show Championship in Free Style Reining. He was shown by his very talented trainer Nicole Brown as Superman to the song Kryptonite, their outstanding performance ended with a standing ovation from the packed house of spectators. The You Tube video of their performance has received over 51,000 views.
LIFETIME EARNINGS - although Simon did not have the opportunity to attend or compete in very many large purse NRHA shows he managed to accumulate total lifetime earnings of $39,817.00. Approximately one-half his earnings are NRHA and the remainder non-NRHA shows such as the Canadian Supreme.
MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES:
2004 ApHC World Champion - Free Style Reining
This performance with trainer Nicole Brown was outstanding! At that time Simon had only about 10 months training, normally a reiner of his age would have been in training for about 22 - 24 months, also he was a 3 year old showing against older seasoned horses. Near the end of their performance, there was a bit of a hush over the crowd when Nicole rode to the in-gate end of the arena, stopped, leaned over and removed Simon's bridle. They went on to complete the rest of their routine bridleless as the noisy crowd cheered them on.
2004 Canadian Supreme - 3 year old Limited Open Reserve Champion
In this 2-go class with trainer Nicole brown, the duo showed their exceptional talents and consistency by marking back to back 148's.
2007 Mantanna Classic Futurity
Shown by Shawna Sapergia in a combined class of over 50 entries which included some of the top reining contenders of the day such as Dwayne Latimer, Tanya Jenkins and Cody Sapergia the duo executed a stellar performance to mark a 222 for a 1st place in Novice Horse Open and 4th place tie in the Open Derby.
What is memorable about that performance was the fact that the 222 mark was awarded even after a costly penalty for a un-solicited partial lead change at center following the first small slow circle. The penalty likely cost them the Derby Championship or a Reserve placing in a competition which included some of the very best reining horses and riders.
EARNINGS SUMMARY (2004 to 2008)