Ranching Heritage Bred Horses at Celebration of Champions

RHB horses shine at major reined cow horse event.

Ranch Horse Journal

Royal Smart Fletch was one of the RHB horses that shined in the World's Greatest Horseman competition. PHOTO: Stephanie Duquette/NRCHA

The National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Celebration of Champions features the top horses and riders from each of the NRCHA’s eight geographic regions competing for World Championship titles. Also included along with the event is the Peptoboonsmal Cow Horse Classic Derby for 4- and 5-year-old horses and the World’s Greatest Horseman, which asks one horse and rider pair to compete in herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work.

Among the horses competing at the event were many Ranching Heritage-bred horses. These horses are bred by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders and are eligible to compete in Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge events.

World’s Greatest Horseman

6th Place: Royal Smart Fletch (Royal Fletch-Little Smart Ginger by Smart Little Lena)
Exhibitor: Boyd Rice
Owner/Breeder: Kit and Charlie Moncrief
Earnings: $8,000

10th Place: Hes Shinettes CD (CD Olena-Sheza Shinette by Shining Spark)
Exhibitor: Jake Telford
Owner/Breeder: Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC
Earnings: $5,000

Peptoboonsmal Cow Horse Classic Derby – Non Pro

3d Place: Smart Lookin Nurse (WR This Cats Smart-Nurseware by Dual Rey)
Owner: Bart and Terri Holowath
Breeder: Wagonhound Land & Livestock
Exhibitor: Bart Holowath 
Earnings: $2,391.63

4th Place: Ima Wynna RAB (PG Shogun-Right On Eddie by Right On Tivio)
Owner/Breeder: Rob A. Brown 
Exhibitor: Myles Brown
Earnings: $1,913.30

5th Place: Sparks Smart (Genuine Masterpiece-Chics Pretty Tari by Smart Chic Olena)
Owner: R.A. Brown Ranch 
Breeder: Wagonhound Land & Livestock
Exhibitor: Lanham Brown 
Earnings: $1,594.42

6th Place: Electra Tuff (Woody Be Tuff-Electras Boots by Doc O Boots)
Owner: Paul and Amy Bailey
Breeder: W.T. Waggoner Estate
Exhibitor: Amy Bailey
Earnings: $1,275.53

9th Place: Seven S Indian Maid (Hickorys Indian Pep-Seven S Fiesta by Playgun)
Owner/Breeder/Exhibitor: Terry Stuart Forst

Celebration of Champions

Open Hackamore

7th Place: Mr Stylish Cat (Mr Playinstylish-Lil Sally Cat by High Brow Cat)
Breeder/Owner: Kit and Charlie Moncrief
Exhibitor: Boyd Rice
Earnings: $2,115

Limited Open Hackamore

3d Place: Trixies Sixes (Sixes Pick-Trixie Petie by Paseos Paisano)
Breeder: Burnett Ranches LLC
Owner: Camille Farris Briggs
Exhibitor: Justin Stanton
Earnings: $1,990.80

(tied) 4th Place: Gray Hope Stik (Smart Whiskey Doc-Hope Stik by Rails Skipper Pine)
Breeder: Mike Major
Owner/Exhibitor: Gatlin Duncan
Earnings: $1,032.27

(tied) 4th Place: Boxo Valentines Cat (Palo Duro Cat-Tracis Blue Roan by Roan Ambrose)
Breeder/Owner: Jecca Ostrander
Exhibitor: Clay Volmer
Earnings: $1,032.27

(tied) 4th Place: Hey San Kai (Hey Houston-San Kai 124 by Peppy San Kai)
Breeder/Owner: Howard Haythorn
Exhibitor: Tack Louthan
Earnings: $1,032.27

10th Place: Playinlightsout (Royal Fletch-Lil Sally Cat by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Kit and Charlie Moncrief
Owner/Exhibitor: Chad Blaisdell
Earnings: $221.20

Non Pro Hackamore

2d Place: Ima Wynna RAB (PG Shogun-Right On Eddie by Right On Tivio)
Owner/Breeder: Rob A. Brown 
Exhibitor: Myles Brown
Earnings: $3,097.60 

Open Two Rein

1st Place: A Lil Dab Will Do (Cat Man Do-Dainty Little Step by Wimpys Little Step)
Breeder: W.T. Waggoner Estate
Owner: L&K Barker Family Trust
Exhibitor: Robert Chown
Earnings: $4,905

4th Place: Survivors Kiss (CD Survivor-Kiss My Shiny Lips by Shining Spark)
Breeder: Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC
Owner: Jake and Jessica Telford
Exhibitor: Jake Telford
Earnings: $1,962

Non Pro Two Rein

3d Place: Boxo Heavens Blue (SNW Heavens King-Snippy Blue Card by Masie’s Blue)
Breeder/Owner/Exhibitor: Jecca Ostrander
Earnings: $1,534.50

8th Place: Mr Dual Nic (Nic It In The Bud-Miss Solano Rey by Dual Rey)
Breeder: Cowan Select Horses LLC
Owner: Jeremy Cox
Exhibitor: Dillon Cox
Earnings: $170.50

Novice Non Pro Bridle

5th Place: Boxo Heavens Blue (SNW Heavens King-Snippy Blue Card by Masie’s Blue)
Breeder/Owner/Exhibitor: Jecca Ostrander
Earnings: $1,336.50

Youth Bridle

8th Place: Nic The Wrangler (Starlights Wrangler-Nic N Chic by Reminic)
Breeder: Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC
Owner: Jim Spence
Exhibitor: Jesse Spence
Earnings: $100

9th Place: Smart Kwackin Boon (Peptoboonsmal-Smart Crackin Chic by Smart Chic Olena)
Breeder: Singleton Ranches
Owner: Birgit Self
Exhibitor: Nolan Self
Earnings: $100

NRCHA Intercollegiate Challenge

Highest-Placing Ranching Heritage Bred Horse
CR Wolfwood
Nitas Wood-Smart Little Cartina by Smart Little Lena
Bred by Center Ranch
Owned and Ridden by Mandy Harris of Texas Tech University

AQHA Leading NRCHA Dam

TRR Ms Pepcid Olena
Pepcid-Bancita Sue Olena by Mr Freckles Olena
Breeder/Owner: Tongue River Ranch
Dam of five foals, including 2016 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Duals Lucky Charm (earning $100,000)

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