2011 Select World
by Tara ChristiansenThe American Quarter Horse Journal
For the third year in a row, Bobbie Atkinson and Bewitching Cool Kid will be returning to Henderson, Texas, with a gold trophy. This year, the duo won aged mares at the Adequan Select World. Journal photo.
Three years in a row, Bewitching Cool Kid and Bobbie Atkinson have made their way to Amarillo for the Adequan Select World Championship Show. Three years in a row, they’ve made their ways back to Henderson, Texas, with three gold trophies in tow.
Betwitching Cool Kid, a 2006 bay mare by CK Kid and out of RS Truly Cool by PD Cool, was purchased by Bobbie and her husband, Henry, as a 2-year-old and has been shown primarily by Bobbie and AQHA Professional Horseman Ted Turner.
It was in 2009 that Bobbie and “BoBo” started their win-streak with a 3-year-old mares world championship at the Adequan Select World. They returned to Amarillo in 2010 to claim the world championship in aged mares, and followed up in 2011 with another aged mares world championship.
On September 1, BoBo was feeling her oats out in the show pen.
“As you can see, she can be pretty full of herself,” Bobbie laughed. “But she’s really a good-minded mare.”
In addition to loading up the Atkinson’s shelves with gold trophies, BoBo has already started pulling her own weight in the broodmare band.
“She is just as awesome in the broodmare band,” Bobbie said. “She spits wonderful babies out. She has three already on the ground.”
As one can surmise, Bobbie’s passion is showing horses bred and raised on their ranch, Rancho Poco Loco.
“I love to show what we have raised, but I also love getting good mares, promoting them, crossing them with good studs and bettering the industry.”
Rancho Poco Loco’s breeding program and show operation is certainly a well-oiled machine that depends on a lot of team work.
A lot of the hat-tipping goes to ranch manager and trainer, AQHA Professional Horseman Michael Ochetto, and Ted, to whom Bobbie gives credit to for BoBo’s three world championships.
“Michael Ochetto shows for the ranch,” Bobbie explained. “When they’re ready to go to the World Show and the larger shows, they go to Ted’s.”