The 2010 NRHA Futurity proved to be the perfect end to this storybook year for Brandon Brant. Smart Dundee, also known an “Mick” to his local fans, most definitely made his mark in Oklahoma. Brandon knew Mick was a nice horse after he won The 2010 All American Quarter Horse Congress level 2 open futurity and qualified for the level 3 & 4 open finals. It was when Mick walked into the show pen one month later in Oklahoma that he really proved himself, making Brandon understand the true talent Mick brings to the table.
The first go was a clean run with a score of 215.5. Brandon knew this was not enough and the second run would have to be huge in order to make the open finals. Brandon asked Mick to step it up and give it his all. He responded with enthusiasm and delivered a score of 224.5! That run sealed the deal for the pair to make the open finals – allowing Brandon to accomplish one of his ultimate career goals. The duo, once again, entered the show pen the night of the finals and were flawless with a score of 218. “Mick is a show horse and loves his job. He has a big heart and is a blast to show”, says Brandon. Brandon, his wife Cathy, and Mick left Oklahoma City with the titles of: level 1 Reserve Champion, 3rd in the level 2, 5th in level 3, and 14th in the level 4