Different kind of cow work

Nu One Time Blues Captures Equinety Platinum Medal Futurity Heeling Championship After 3 Months with Joesph Harrison
Nu One Time Blues was a well-broke cowhorse before he came to Joseph Harrison, and Harrison made him into a winning rope futurity horse.
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Joseph Harrison and Nu One Time Blues winning the first-ever Platinum Medal Heeling Futurity. | Andersen/CBarC Photography

From the third high-callback position, Joesph Harrison and Nu One Time Blues won the Equinety Platinum Medal Futurity Heeling ‘Platinum’ division with a composite of 1,173.63 on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023.

For the effort, Nu One Time Blues earned $9,270. The 4-year-old stallion was shown by $1-million rider Matt Koch in the 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity where he finished No. 10 out of hundreds of entries and earned more than $20,000. He was then purchased by Premier Rope Horses LLC and received some rope training from Clay Smith and Jess Morgan before Harrison took over the reins.

“He’s a sweet horse,” Harrison said. “He’s super quiet and good-minded. When I got him, he was so broke and right between your legs and bridle reins, which makes it easier for me. I’ve only had him at my place for three months and this this is the second place I’ve gotten to take him.”

Nu One Time Blues stepped up to the plate at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, advancing to the short go in the No. 3 position where the two competitors ahead of him fumbled, missing their heel shots (one of which was Harrison on gelding Copperton, the preliminary heeling champion.)

From cow horse to rope horse

When Harrison received Nu One Time Blues, he knew the stallion had an excellent foundation.

“He was pretty green to the whole roping thing when I got him,” Harrison said. “I just started him like I would any other horse, easy in the box, easy on the ranch. I try not blow their skirt up where it’s hard to get back down. We roped the lead steer a lot. Slow work, roping the Smarty and I can keep the head horses from getting hot and mad at me.”

“I want these horses to last. I realize that there is an agenda on some of these horses, but at the same time for me, I want that horse to be a good horse for a long time and for somebody to be able to win on it at the end of its career too.”

Harrison thanked the owners at Premier Rope Horses for the opportunity to ride Nu Blues One Time.

Complete Results for the Platinum Medal Futurity Heeling

Platinum Heeling Futurity Results
DrawAverageRider NameOwnerHorse NameSire x Dam (Dam Sire)BreederIncentives / SidepotsPlacingPayout
431173.63JOSEPH HARRISONPREMIER ROPE HORSES LLCNU ONE TIME BLUESONE TIME PEPTO x NU BAY BE BLUE
(NU CASH)
2019 STALLION
RYAN O SELLERS3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown1$9,270
371168.01TREVOR BRAZILESOLO SELECT/RELENTLESS REMUDAPRIDE AND JOYYSTEVIE REY VON x FUN N FANCY FREE
(PEPTOBOONSMAL)
2019 STALLION
TY M SMITHMP Inc3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown2$7,725
101165.69BILLIE JACK SAEBENSSOUTHERN RANCHESHELLUVA TIMEHICKORY HOLLY TIME x JEST A SPARKNSHINE
(SHINING SPARK)
2019 MARE
DONALD J MURPHYOwner / Rider SP3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown3$6,695
51164.64DAKOTA KIRCHENSCHLAGERKALEB DRIGGERSCR PEPTO TUFF LENAWOODY BE TUFF x CR CATALENA CAT
(HIGH BROW CAT)
2019 GELDING
CENTER RANCH3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown4$5,665
321161.36BILLIE JACK SAEBENSSOUTHERN RANCHESTHE NOTORIOUS BIGCD LIGHTS x DT SUGAR CHEX WHIZ
(SHINERS LENA CHEX)
2018 STALLION
DIXON FLOWERS QUARTER HORSESOwner / Rider SPRoyal Crown5
191148.18COLE DAVISONMICHELLE CANNONA LIL STYLISHDOCS STYLISH OAK x LIL LENA LONG LEGS
(SMART LITTL LENA)
2019 MARE
MICHELLE CANNON3/4yr old Inc6
1874.46JOSEPH HARRISONCOX AND MOORE PARTNERSHIPCOPPERTONSPOTS HOT x COPPERISH
(METALLIC CAT)
2019 STALLION
JIMMIE MILLER SMITH3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown7/8
2872.78MILES BAKERRELENTLESS REMUDA LLCLITTLE RUF GUNNERNOT RUF AT ALL x GUNNERS EASTER LILLY
(COLONELS SMOKING GUN)
2019 GELDING
VAUGHN C ZIMMERMAN3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown7/8
Gold Heeling Futurity Results
DrawAverageRider NameOwnerHorse NameSire x Dam (Dam Sire)BreederIncentives / SidepotsPlacingPayout
351164.52JOSEPH HARRISONBOBBY E LEWISTIME TO GLOHICKORY HOLLY TIME x LOOK AT HER GLO
(CD O CODY)
2019 STALLION
BOBBY E LEWIS3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown1$4,892.50
71157.88JACE NIELSENJACE NIELSENMIDNIGHT CATMAGNETICAT x NIGHT STAR ANGEL
(STARLIGHT MIDNIGHT)
2019 MARE
RODNEY & MIDGE WARD3/4yr old Inc2$4,120
41156.93BILLIE JACK SAEBENSPATRICK GIDEOND-F BET HESA LEGENDBET HESA CAT x GUNNA BE A LEGEND
(LITTLE LENAS LEGEND)
2018 GELDING
DIXON FLOWERS QUARTER HORSESMP IncOwner / Rider SPRoyal Crown3$3,347.50
91155.55COLE DAVISONJB6 LLCPARA MI BOONBOON TOO SUEN x PARA MI AMOR
(CATS MERADA)
2019 MARE
REED GRAFF3/4yr old Inc4$2,575
361151.47MILES BAKERRELENTLESS REMUDA LLCGUNNERS NITE TRAINGUNNERS SPECIAL NITE x BELLE STARR DUN IT
(HOLLYWOOD DUN IT)
2018 GELDING
TURNABOUT FARMS INCRoyal Crown5
441149.24DANIEL REEDCHRIS OR MICHELLE SUTTONPROBABLY SMART N NUSMART NU SHINER x PROBABLY RED BUCK
(TOW EYED RED BUCK)
2019 GELDING
MIKE IVAN EGDOM3/4yr old IncRoyal Crown6
261137.81COLE DAVISONSTEVE & MONICA ZIMARIKTHE LONE STARA SPARKLING VINTAGE x NEXT STEP TO CASH
(WIMPYS LITTLE STEP)
2019 GELDING
SILVER SPURS EQUINE3/4yr old Inc7
39853.79JACE NIELSENSHAWN WHITTENEYES ON A DIVADUKES N DIVAS x REDS BLONDIE
(EYES ON RED)
2018 STALLION
PITZER RANCH8
Silver Heeling Futurity Results
DrawAverageRider NameOwnerHorse NameSire x Dam (Dam Sire)BreederIncentives / SidepotsPlacingPayout
141141.96DAKOTA KIRCHENSCHLAGEREXCLUSIVE EQUINEDT HICKORYS MISTYCATHICKORY HOLLY TIME x CAT MIST
(HIGH BROW CAT)
2017 MARE
DT HORSES LLCRoyal Crown1$2,060
471133.7SLICK ROBISONSLICK ROBISONBAMA MONTANABAMACAT x SHORT CANDY
(SHORTY LENA)
2018 GELDING
KELLY SCHAAROwner / Rider SPRoyal Crown2$1,854
511132.5BILLIE JACK SAEBENSSLICK ROBISONTUFF DESIRESWOODY BE TUFF x DESIRES NU CATILLAC
(HIGH BROW CAT)
2017 GELDING
BLAKLEY COLGROVE3$1,699.50
121132.22NICK PULLARAWENDY S AND CARL C CHRISTIANSHINEY NU RESORTNU N SHINEY x MEXICAN RESORT
(POPULAR RESORTFIGURE)
2019 MARE
MATTHEW K & ROBIN N WIKUMOwner / Rider SP4$1,596.50
521128.11DAKOTA KIRCHENSCHLAGERDT HORSES LLCDT HICKORYS PLAYTIMEHICKORY HOLLY TIME x PLAY LIKE CLAY
(FRECKLES PLAYBOY)
2017 MARE
DT HORSES LLCRoyal Crown5
221125.07ZANE BRUCELLOYD BURGESSTWENTYFOURCARATGUNSHOLLYWOOD COOL GUN x MISS RAZZ BERRIES
(DUALIN RAZZ)
2018 MARE
MARK WILCHER6
401123.73NICK PULLARAKEVIN & WANDA MCINTOSHJ P BLU METALLICONCE IN A BLU BOON x MATALLIC MAGIC
(METALLIC CAT)
2018 STALLION
JASON PARKERRoyal Crown7
211121.77BILLIE JACK SAEBENSSEAN LEHANEDF AMERICAN STARLIGHTSHADY LIL STARLIGHT x DT AMERICAN HONEY
(SHINERS LENA CHEX)
2018 MARE
DIXON FLOWERS QUARTER HORSESMP IncOwner / Rider SP8
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