WRCA Top Horse
Ranching Heritage-bred RAB Go Pep Hancock collects another award.
By Kaycie Timm | June 6, 2018
Ranch Horse Journal
RAB Go Pep Hancock was named Top Horse at the Working Ranch Cowboys Association Wild Horse Prairie Days ranch rodeo in Haskell, Texas. Bred by the R.A. Brown Ranch, a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda winner, this 2005 sorrel gelding by Gold Peppy Freckles performed well for his owner, Lanham Brown of Throckmorton, Texas.
Raised on the ranch, the gelding has been competing with Lanham in Ranching Heritage events and ranch rodeos for the past several years.
“He’s always been really good to use,” Lanham says. “He puts you in the right spots, and he’s going to take care of you.”
On the bottom side, this Ranching Heritage-bred gelding comes from a line which continues to consistently produce reliable ranch horses. His dam, Mis Smooth Hancock, is by Hesa Eddie Hancock, whose progeny winnings from seven money-earners total more than $13,000.
To date, RAB Go Pep Hancock has himself collected earnings of more than $9,000, and was the Cowboy reserve world champion at the 2015 Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships.
In Haskell, Lanham and his horse had numerous opportunities to show off their roping skills, even catching a cow who attempted to escape the herd during the sorting.
“I think the judges liked that,” Lanham says of the close save.
The R.A. Brown team took second overall for the event, following the Veale Ranch/Teepee Ranch LLC team, who earned first. Ty Casper, a rider with the Holt Land and Cattle/Blue Creek Ranch team, was named the Top Hand.
The WRCA hosts ranch rodeos across the West culminating in the World Championship Ranch Rodeo, which takes place on November 8-11 in Amarillo. The WRCA works to showcase the skills of the working ranch cowboy and to raise money for the WRCA Foundation, which provides scholarships and crisis assistance to working ranch cowboys and their immediate family.
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