WRCA Ranch Rodeo Top Horse
Beaulah Lil Heaven earns top horse award at Colorado rodeo.
By Andrea Caudill | May 16, 2017
Ranch Horse Journal
Dustin Bowling rode Beaulah Lil Heaven to the Top Horse award at the Kim, Colorado, Working Ranch Cowboys Association Hi-Lo Ranch Rodeo on May 5-6.
Bowling competed for reigning world champion team Jolly Ranch/S&L Ranch, which finished second in this rodeo.
The pair were part of the team that captured the WRCA world championship in Amarillo in November 2016.
Beaulah Lil Heaven is a 9-year-old red roan mare by Heavens Little Lena out of the Docs Budha mare Ms Beaulah Budha. She was bred and raised by Bar Nothing Ranches LLC of Avondale, Colorado, and is a half-sister to National Cutting Horse Association money earner Stylish Bootie (by Peptos Stylish Oak).
The mare was also top horse at the 2015 Black Hills Stock Show ranch rodeo.
"She's really sensitive," Dustin says of the mare. "I think that's probably what makes her good - she's alert of her surroundings, so that makes it easier for her to do her job."
The Hi-Lo Ranch Rodeo was won by Iron Springs Ranch/Welch Cattle Co. LLC.
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.