Trina and We Take Cash took home three awards in working hunter at the 2011 Adequan Select Championship Show.
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by Samantha EckertThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Trina McCarroll of Blanchard, Oklahoma, came to her first Adequan Select World Championship Show on September 2 and left with a three awards in working hunter. With her 1993 gray gelding, she won first for the NSBA division, the Intermediate division and took home the gold trophy for the world championship.
Trina rode a 1993 gray gelding she and her husband bought for her daughter when she was 10. We Take Cash is by Cash Treat and out of Spot My Luck (TB) by Charlie’s Luck (TB) and is known as “Rico” to the McCarrolls.
Rico had not been ridden in the few weeks leading up to the Adequan Select World.
“We haven’t been riding in several weeks. My horse was a little off and we’ve been giving him time to rest,” Trina said.
With Rico feeling better, Trina decided to show him.
“When I got on him, I was a little bit worried since we haven’t been riding. But it went easy, and I loved it. It was great,” Trina said.
This was the first world show for Trina but not for Rico. Trina’s daughter, Jesilyn, was in the top 10 several times with him at Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Shows. Now it's Trina's turn.
"This is it for me," Trina said. "I’ve never even competed at the Amateur World."
Trina was pleased with the working hunter course for the finals.
“I was surprised," she said. "It rode relatively easy."
Trina has been jumping horses since she was 12 and finally got her world championship title with Rico.
“My trainer, (AQHA Professional Horseman) Chuck Briggs, started me riding on Rico, and it has turned out really good for us,” Trina said.
Rico will be turning 19 in January and is like part of the McCarroll family.
“He’s really a laid back boy. He likes to play a lot when he’s turned out. We bought him online. He was in the first article about online sales in The American Quarter Horse Journal,” Trina said. “He’s been a great horse. My daughter competed on him for about 10 years. I just started riding him in the last couple of years. We love him. He’s just a fun horse.”
Trina hopes to come back next year to defend her title.