WRCA Ranch Rodeo Top Horse

Smokin Puddy Cat earns Top Horse award at Oklahoma ranch rodeo.

Ranch Horse Journal

WRCA president Randy Norris (left) and GCCRR Chairman Lester Gagan (right) present the winners their trophies. PHOTO: Courtesy WRCA

The gelding Smokin Puddy Cat earned the first Top Horse award of the 2017 Working Ranch Cowboys Association Ranch Rodeo season, performing at the Green County Classic  Ranch Rodeo in Claremore, Oklahoma on April 28-29.

Rider Tanner Davis also earned the top hand award while riding for Whitmire Land & Cattle Co.

Smokin Puddy Cat is a 2009 sorrel gelding by Athena Puddy Cat out of the Smoking Quixote mare Benita Bay.

He was bred by Michael and Lizabeth Bowman of Simpsonville, Kentucky, and is owned by Tim Yocum of Toledo, Illinois. He has earned more than $11,100 in National Cutting Horse Association competition.

The rodeo was won by Barron-Highsmith Cattle Co. and Short Ranch.

The Working Ranch Cowboys Association hosts ranch rodeos across the West culminating in the World Championship Ranch Rodeo, which is November 10-13 in Amarillo. The WRCA works to showcases the skills of the working ranch cowboy and to raises money funds for the WRCA Foundation, which provides scholarship assistance and crisis assistance to working ranch cowboys and their immediate family.

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