Robin Schoeller Wins Adequan® NAAC Open Riding Tinseltown FlashRobin Schoeller, Bloomingburg, Ohio, earned the Adequan® NAAC Open victory on Tinseltown Flash with a 219.5. In addition to a check for $3,171, the pair won a saddle from Kyle Tack, a Platinum Performance champion’s jacket, a 10-lb. bucket of Platinum Performance, a custom Montana Silversmiths trophy buckle, a Bluebonnet Feed gift certificate, SmartPak SmartTherapy Quick Wraps, a garment bag from Brandt Blankets, a Classic Equine fleece cooler, and Eqvalan from Dr. Joe Carter.
Schoeller and Tinseltown Flash finished second in the ancillary Open, worth an additional $1,581. They were also eligible for the Adequan® Affiliate 500, which resulted in a $500 bonus!
“It was another great run on this horse,” Schoeller said. “This horse has been tremendous for me throughout his whole career. The run in [pattern] coming in the gate on him is a blast. He ran down strong, stopped big, backed up really nice, got turned around really good and stayed out of the penalties. He stopped really honest and good; he was good as gold.”
Tinseltown Flash, owned by Ruoff Dietter Reining Horses Inc., is by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown out of Billie Gun Flash. He has been in Schoeller’s hands since being purchased by Ruoff Dietter Reining Horses from Jonathan Gauthier as a 2-year-old.
“Beth Himes owns him and she’s been a huge supporter of my program since day one,” Schoeller said. “It’s just really good to see her own such a nice animal. We enjoy him very much. We started standing him at stud two years ago, so his first babies are going to be 2-year-olds next year.”
Schoeller noted that Tinseltown Flash may be shown more by his owner in the coming year, but it will remain to be seen how heavy his respective show and breeding schedules will be. The 2012 stallion had NRHA lifetime earnings (LTE) of more than $130,000 prior to arriving here in Oklahoma City. “We have to go home and see what we’re going to do,” Schoeller said. “If we load up to go to a show some where he nickers at us, he gets upset if he’s not going.”
Schoeller expressed his gratitude to generous NRHA sponsors as well as the entire support team that helped him achieve the 2020 NAAC Open title. “Without the sponsors the horse show wouldn’t be possible—especially Adequan® for sponsoring this affiliate championship,” Schoeller said. “Beth Himes for being such a great supporter; my wife Laura, she’s such a huge part of our business, my help and all my owners and the non pros that are in my barn. It takes a village… I couldn’t do it by myself, that’s for sure.”