Amateur Team Penning Level 3

Ryan Smith, Samantha Struhall and Bryan Blackman win amateur team penning.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Winner Stats

Horse Name: Blissful Cat; Guns A Flippin; Mecom Easter

Pedigree: 2012 red roan gelding (Metallic Cat-Blissful by Smart Lil Ricochet); 2006 gray gelding (Playgun-Flips Lil Angel by Colonel Flip); 2007 sorrel mare (Mecom Blue-Doc Lady Wilson by Doc Wilson)

Breeder: Ray Baldwin of Graham, Texas; Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC of Douglas, Wyoming; Wichita Ranch of Brenham, Texas

Owner: Ryan Smith of Royse City, Texas; Samantha Struhall of Royse City, Texas; Bryan Blackman of Healdton, Oklahoma

Exhibitor: Ryan Smith; Samantha Struhall; Bryan Blackman

Total Class Entries: 81 (27 teams)

Purse: $31,314.60

World Champion Prizes: Custom-designed gold trophy, courtesy of Lucas Oil World Show; Montana Silversmiths sterling-silver buckle, with 14-karat-gold overlay, courtesy of Lucas Oil World Show; specially designed logoed jacket and world champion patch, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear; 100 pounds of Nutrena feed; and neck wreath

Reserve World Champion: Cathy Reist-Herrman of Syracuse, Kansas, and R: Gunpowders Lenita; Patrick Bray of New Boston, Texas, and Teninas Cat; Mike Belter of Lookeba, Oklahoma, and Colonel Misty Rey

Third Place: Niki Saggione of New Boston, Texas, and Boon Sans Hot; Jordan Lesh of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Kiera Lightly; Sonya Nannette Buckner of Bastrop, Texas, and Autumns Real Deal


Level 2 Champions

Level 2 Champion: Bob Frey of Stanton, Nebraska, showing Irresistibly Smart; Emma Campbell of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, showing Vevay Lena; Eric Thorlacius of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, showing Ms Prissy Rio

Level 2 Reserve Champion: Diane M. Anderson of Jamestown, North Dakota, showing Ima Spark A Smoak; Joshua Howell of Badger, Minnesota, showing SRR Frostdriftinaang; Jim Berens of Blanchard, Oklahoma, showing Smooth As OJ

Third Place: Samantha Lewis of Mineral Wells, Texas, showing I Know Lucy Wood; Gail Dyke of Brenham, Texas, showing Hickorys Fancy Pepto; David Eugene Franklin of Mineral Wells, Texas, showing Trix In The City