RHB Winners at VRH
Ranching Heritage-bred horses win at Zoetis VRH World Championships.
By Andrea Caudill | April 6, 2017
Ranch Horse Journal
Four Ranching Heritage-bred horses earned additional honors on March 25, following the Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships in Houston.
The highest placed Ranching Heritage-bred horse in the open, cowboy, amateur and youth divisions earned a tooled leather binder in recognition of their accomplishments at the show.
Three of the horses were world champions.
Burnett Ranches LLC’s homebred Paddys Prince (Playin Attraction-Cowgirl Paddy by Paddys Irish Whiskey) and his rider/trainer Dusty Burson brought home the globe trophy in the open division, and are also the highest-placed Ranching Heritage-bred horse.
Paddys Prince, a 7-year-old gelding, is also one of the most accomplished Ranching Heritage Challenge horses, with $15,561 in earnings in the program.
A second Burnett Ranches LLC-bred horse, Take A Pick (Sixes Pick-Sixes Playgun by Playgun) was the Cowboy world champion at the VRH World Championships, and was honored as the high-placed Ranching Heritage horse in the division.
The 4-year-old stallion is owned by the R.A. Brown Ranch at Throckmorton, Texas, and was shown by Lanham Brown.
In 2016, he was the AQHA High-Point Cowboy VRH Stallion, and the stallion also has National Reined Cow Horse Association earnings.
Former world champion Judys Ten (Ten O Sea-Crows Judy by Black Chick Gold) teamed with amateur Victor Wolf to finish fourth in the amateur division, but picked up honors as the top Ranching Heritage-bred horse.
Wolf is a native of Costa Rica, and was able to ride the gelding through an international lease good only for that World Show. Judys Ten was bred by Bill and Dana Smith of Spur, Texas, and is owned by Kim Lindsey of Dickens, Texas.
Repeating their VRH World Championships victory from the previous year, Sidney Dunkel and Bobbie Can Do grabbed their second consecutive gold trophy, and also earned the high-placed Ranching Heritage-bred horse in their division.
Bobbie Can Do (Cat Man Do-Bo Bobbie Socks by Mr Sorrel Bo) is a 7-year-old gelding bred by W.T. Waggoner Estate of Vernon, Texas.
In addition to their world championship, the duo are also multiple Top 10 finalists at the Built Ford Tough Youth World Championship Show, and have earned more than $7,500 in combined earnings among Stock Horse of Texas, Ranching Heritage Challenge and National Reined Cow Horse Association competition.