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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Oct. 9, 2018

 

PRCA Stat of the Week

In five of the PRCA’s eight events – saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping heeler, bull riding and steer roping – the average amount of money between the unofficial No. 15 finisher in the 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings and No. 16 was $576.

1. Cameron Messier wins RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo

LANCASTER, Calif. – Competing with a busted saddle and fresh off his rookie year, saddle bronc rider Cameron Messier won the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo Oct. 7.
“My odds of winning were little to none,” Messier said. “I actually had some tough luck. I came into the finals like $4,900 out of the lead for the year-end deal and I had some good horses drawn, but I ended up breaking my saddle.”
Messier’s saddle was running back, keeping him and his bronc from performing to the best of their ability, he said.
“In the third round, I tried to win some money in the go-round and it played out comically,” Messier said of his 68-point ride in the third round.
Messier knew something about his saddle was impacting his broncs based on how they behaved in the arena compared to their previous rides with other cowboys.
“I’d seen them have a nice and honest trip every time,” Messier said. “But when I was using that saddle, they didn’t like it and would do the opposite of the tricks they normally have.”
Messier changed his approach in the final round by putting a neoprene pad beneath his saddle.
“Initially, I wanted to place in the round and get some money for the weekend,” Messier said. “But there were only five or six of us with two horses ridden. … At first I thought surely one of these guys would ride one and knock me out of the race.”
Unlike his situation with his saddle, luck was on Messier’s side as he watched each cowboy get bucked off or mark out. This put Messier at the top of the average as the only one to cover three head. The California cowboy won with 191 points on three head.
“I watched it to the end and was like, ‘Wow, that just happened,'” Messier said. “It was a frickin’ long shot. If you had told me that was how it was going to play out I would have told you it was crazy. It was a miracle, but it worked out and I will get to go to Kissimmee.”
While competing on his permit, Messier was part of a three-way tie for fifth place in the average at the 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
“It’s a heck of an experience,” Messier said. “I was one place out of making the four-man round there, so I have an idea of what I need to do. Just go in and ride as hard as I can and hopefully everything clicks, and I’ll make the four-man finals and win a big ol’ pile of money.”
Although he didn’t make it to the semifinals during his first trip to the RAM NCFR, Messier gained the experience he needs for the 2019 RAM NCFR.
“Man, it’s cool,” Messier said. “I was kind of the low dog on the totem pole (in Lancaster), and I was getting a little frustrated and discouraged with the saddle, and for it to play out like this, it was, ‘Wow.'”
Messier ranked eighth in the 2018 PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings for saddle bronc riding with $16,514 and ranked second in the 2018 California Circuit standings.
“I was trying to stay positive,” Messier said. “I’ve had people tell me my whole life to fight it out to the end and see what happens. That’s what I did, and it worked out in my favor. What’s shocking and cool are the odds of it coming into the final round.”
Messier has high expectations, having kicked off his PRCA career with a bang. He ranked second in the 2016 RAM Rodeo Permit Standings for saddle bronc riding with $12,153, and he was atop the 2017 permit standings with $20,905.
Messier won $3,943 for winning the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo, which will give him a solid foundation to build on in the 2019 season. The 20-year-old cowboy is planning on competing throughout the winter and has San Antonio on his itinerary.
But first, he’s getting his saddle fixed.
“It’s that saddle, man,” Messier said. “The first horse I got on I was like 50-something. It was like I wasn’t having the ride I usually have, and it wasn’t clicking. There were guys getting in the 80s, and that’s where I wanted to be. With my saddle running back, it just wasn’t clicking, and it just came down to have three scores.
“It’s amazing because 68 points isn’t going to place anywhere else. It was a miracle.”
Messier’s also competing in college rodeo as part of the Feather River College rodeo team in Quincy, Calif. He’s finishing his associates degree this year and will start an ag business program in the fall of 2019.
Other winners of the $177,011 rodeo were all-around cowboy Doyle Hoskins ($3,450, tie-down roping and team roping); bareback rider Clayton Biglow (252.5 points on three head); steer wrestler Blaine Jones (15.5 seconds on three head); team ropers Blake Hirdes/Kyle Lockett (31.5 seconds on three head); tie-down roper Ryle Smith (28.0 seconds on three head); barrel racer Nellie Miller (52.58 seconds on three runs); and bull rider Justin Rickard (169 points on two head).

2. Clint Kindred wins first Badlands Circuit year-end title 

MINOT, N.D. – Tie-down roper Clint Kindred isn’t keeping his buckles from the RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo. Both the RAM BCFR buckle and the year-end buckle he won Oct. 7 are going to his mom, Renee.
Kindred won nearly $7,000 while claiming his first RAM BCFR year-end title and his second circuit finals title, while aboard Muley, a horse his mom picked out for him. With his mom and dad (Mike) and his wife, Cally, all on hand in Minot on Sunday, Kindred capped the win with a 9.9-second run in the finals, giving him a rodeo-winning time of 38.6 seconds on four head.
The money helped vault him from third to first in the year-end Badlands Circuit standings.
“I think they (my family) were tickled,” said Kindred, 28. “My mom was really tickled. I told her she could have the buckles because she bought the horse.”
Several years prior, Renee saw an advertisement and liked the way Muley was bred. So, she bought him, splitting the cost with Kindred. The plan was to eventually sell the horse. Instead, Kindred liked the way Muley worked so much, he bought out his mom’s half of the share.
After winning the first round of the RAM BCFR, taking third in the second round, tying for second in the third round and winning the average to cash in for $6,880, Kindred and Muley are hitting the rodeo road.
That was Kindred’s hopes, and he and his horse made it a reality for the Oral, S.D., native who works on his family’s ranch and his in-laws’ ranch. He’ll be hunting for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification.
“I had planned to try it this year,” Kindred said. “I told my wife I was going to try it this year if I had a good circuit finals. So, I plan on trying it a bit more, especially with that horse that I got.”
No way he’s getting rid of Muley right now.
“He’s not a very big horse, he’s got a lot of try and he fits me,” Kindred said. “When you train one, you know the ins and outs of him. He fits me, and he gives it his all every time. That’s what I like about him.”
Kindred’s first circuit finals rodeo title came in 2015. That led to his qualification for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla. He’s hoping this year’s qualification for the RAM NCFR will be as successful as that 2016 trip, when he won the RAM NCFR and more than $18,000.
“That was pretty cool,” he said. “I was pretty proud of that one, still am. That was a neat deal, it all came together for me. It shocked me when I won it.”
He’ll get a chance to duplicate that effort when the RAM NCFR kicks off in March. For now, he might not be wearing those buckles from Minot, but he’ll be able to see them.
“She deserves them,” he said about his mom. “… She has a (display) case.”
Other winners at the $199,310 rodeo were all-around cowboy Eli Lord ($6,880, steer wrestling and team roping); bareback rider Ty Breuer (321 points on four head); steer wrestler Cameron Morman (17.2 seconds on four head); team ropers Turner Harris/Ross Carson (46.4 seconds on four head); saddle bronc rider Jade Blackwell (302.5 points on four head); barrel racer Lisa Lockhart (55.09 seconds on four runs); and bull rider Jeff Bertus (168.5 points on two head).

3. Danley doubles up at RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The past several years, the RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo has been good to bull rider Lon Danley.
In the recent past, Danley won the average at the RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2014 and 2015 and reigned as the Turquoise Circuit year-end champ from 2015 through 2017.
Danley’s trend of success continued last weekend at the 2018 RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo.
The Tularosa, N.M., cowboy won the average with a 256.5-point total on three head, and he won another year-end title as well, Oct. 6.
“Success in the circuit never gets old,” Danley said.
In the Valley of the Sun, no one was hotter in bull riding. Danley made the whistle three times and was the only cowboy to ride at least two bulls.
In the first round Oct. 5, Danley set the tone for his memorable weekend with an 87-point ride on Salt River Rodeo’s Hot Sauce, which won him the round and earned him $2,339.
“I had seen that bull a bunch, but I had never been on him,” said Danley, 24. “He was just a lot of fun. That bull usually turns right back there to the left, and he blew out of there and looked left and then back around to the right, and I just picked him up. I got tapped off, and it was just a lot of fun.”
Danley’s fun continued in the second round Saturday afternoon. He had an 88.5-point trip on Salt River Rodeo’s Big Jake. He won the round and was the only rider to make the whistle, earning $4,253.
“I got that bull at Tucson (Ariz.) last year, and I didn’t even make the corner,” Danley said. “I was paying a lot more attention this time, and I tried a little harder. That bull throws a lot of guys off, but when they ride him they are a bunch of points. He turned back there to the left, and I was out over him. I had him covered up and rode him about three rounds, and he jumped out of it and went back the other way. I sure like them when they go right.”
For good measure, Danley had an 81-point ride in the finals on JK Rodeo’s Pistols and Roses. Danley was plenty familiar with that bull. He had an 85.5-point ride on him to place second in round two of the 2017 RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo.
By the time Danley left town, he had earned $11,696.
“I just kept doing what I have been doing,” Danley said. “I feel good, and I’m healthy. I drew some really good bulls.”
Danley qualified for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, which will be March 21-24. All the accolades are a boost for Danley, who came up short of making the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, unofficially finishing 24th in the regular season in the 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $74,182.
“That would really be huge if I could win the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo one time,” Danley said. “I’ve been trying to make the NFR the last couple of years, and I plan on getting it done. That’s my main goal.”
Other winners at the $174,443 rodeo were all-around cowboy Cutter Parsons ($3,366, tie-down roping and steer wrestling); bareback rider Logan Corbett (236.5 points on three head); steer wrestler Trey Robertson (14.3 seconds on three head); team ropers Chris Francis/Cade Passig (17.2 seconds on three head) saddle bronc rider Leon Fountain (239.5 points on three head); tie-down roper John P. Etcheverry (29.1 seconds on three head); barrel racer Leia Pluemer (46.23 seconds on three runs); and steer roper Garrett Hale (43.8 seconds on three head).

4. PRCA | AQHA Horses of the Year Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nearly a week after turning 24, four-time defending World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey found another reason to celebrate his birthday.
It is known that the equine athletes in the sport of rodeo play a vital role in helping every competitor achieve his or her goals.
The PRCA and the American Quarter Horse Association honor the outstanding registered American Quarter Horse in each of the PRCA’s timed-event categories at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
This year’s banquet is Dec. 5 at the South Point in Las Vegas.
The owner of the PRCA/AQHA/WPRA “Horses of the Year” in each category will be awarded $5,000 and an AQHA bronze trophy. Second place will receive $3,000, and third place will receive $2,000.
The final voting process concluded Oct. 5. The following are the top 3 in each event:
Heading:
1. RK Tuff Trinket (Bob); rider: Riley Minor; owner: Riley Minor

2. Tuffys Badger Chex (Badger); rider: Kolton Schmidt; owner: Ronald Schmidt

3. Pepinic Buck (Festus); rider: Rhen Richard; owner: A & C Racing & Roping

Heeling:

1. Zans Colonel Shine (Colonel); rider: Jake Long; owner: Jake & Tasha Long

2. Lula Dual (Lula); rider: Joseph Harrison; owner: Bobby Lewis

3. Leos Highbrow (Sug); rider: Brady Minor; owner: Brady Minor

Tie-down Roping:

1. Little Smart Leo (Big Time); rider: Tyler Milligan; owner: Tyler Milligan

2. Lights On CD (Patron); rider: Richard Rhen; owner: A & C Racing & Roping

3. Arrogant Cutter (Snoopy); rider: Ryan Jarrett; owner: Ryan Jarrett

Steer Roping:

1. Cooperslittletoy (Cooper); rider: Chris Glover; owner: Chris Glover

2. Sixs Rowdy Man (Lawdog); rider: Jarrett Blessing; owner: Jarrett & Jessica Blessing

3. At War Leo (Punchy); rider: Cody Lee; owner: Cody Lee

Steer Wrestling:

1. Canted Plan (Scooter); riders: Tyler Pearson, Kyle Irwin, Tyler Waguespack, Justin Shaffer; owners: Tyler Pearson/Kyle Irwin

2. RGR Ryon (Maverick); riders: Tom Lewis, others; owner: Peggy Lewis

3. Famous Hot Chick (Holly); riders: Chason Floyd, Tanner Brunner, others; owner: R2m2z

Barrel Racing:

1. DM Sissy Hayday (Sister); rider: Hailey Kinsel; owner: Dan & Leslie Kinsel

2. KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (JLo); rider: Ivy Conrado; owners: Kenny Nichols & James Barron

3. Rafter W Minnie Reba (Sister); rider: Nellie Miller; owner: Sam Williams

5. What to Watch For

ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon
All American ProRodeo Finals, Oct. 11-13, 7 p.m. (CT)

6. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

  • ProRodeoTV.com will stream RAM Circuit Finals Rodeos in the Prairie, Mountain States, Wilderness and Great Lakes circuits. ProRodeoTV.com will livestream the RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo in Duncan, Okla., Oct. 18-20. The livestream begins at 8:30 p.m. (ET) each night. Then, ProRodeoTV.com will livestream the RAM Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo in Loveland, Colo., Oct. 25-27. It will begin at 9 p.m. (ET). The Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo, from Heber City, Utah, takes place Nov. 1-3. The livestream begins at 9 p.m. (ET) nightly. The RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo on ProRodeoTV.com will livestream Nov. 8-10 in Louisville, Ky. The livestream begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET) each night. For more information about ProRodeoTV.com go to http://www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/tv/online-streaming-schedule
  • The Reno Rodeo Foundation is accepting online applications for both its annual college scholarship program and its annual community grant program. Since 1986, the foundation has endeavored to promote educational opportunities to all eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates. Over the years, the foundation has helped fund hundreds of students in furthering their education. The Reno Rodeo Foundation is offering scholarships to eligible students interested in pursuing higher education at accredited Nevada colleges or universities, or at out-of-state colleges or universities if the declared majors are not offered in Nevada. Additionally, the Foundation is offering a Western Arts & Culture Scholarship to encourage awareness and appreciation of western arts, culture and heritage in college-age Nevadans by recognizing outstanding potential, contributions and skill in the creative arts. One $2,500 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. The two applicants selected will be awarded based on his/her level of skill in the chosen area of arts/culture, as well as completion of the additional addendum. This scholarship award will be made in addition to the Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship. Online scholarship applications are open through Feb. 13, 2019.
  • A book commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo is on sale at www.stonycreekhorsemen.org. The Stonyford Rodeo has been a PRCA event since 1976. Stonyford’s 2010 Census reported 149 people live in the town. The rodeo is in Northern California’s Colusa County, about 100 miles north-northwest of Sacramento.

7. Next Up

Oct. 9              All American ProRodeo Finals, Waco, Texas, continues
Oct. 11            Austin Co. Fair & Rodeo, Bellville, Texas, begins
Oct. 11            Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Seguin, Texas, begins
Oct. 12          Grand National Rodeo, American Semifinals Qualifying Event, San Francisco, Calif., begins
Oct. 13            Rodeo de Titanes, Corregidora, Mexico, begins
Oct. 13            Industry Hills (Calif.) Charity Pro Rodeo begins
Oct. 13            San Dimas (Calif.) Western Days begins

8. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Oct. 8, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$216,127
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$187,250
SW:
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
$106,009
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$115,345
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$115,936
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$168,101
TD:
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
$136,577
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$297,026
SR:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$89,427

9. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings

Unofficial through Oct. 8, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$216,127
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
188,678
3
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
137,179
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
110,274
5
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
109,006
6
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
93,237
7
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
82,868
8
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
71,659
9
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
64,759
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
60,005
11
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
59,712
12
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
58,754
13
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
52,394
14
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
51,351
15
Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn.
49,216
16
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
47,556
17
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
39,837
18
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
37,945
19
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
37,554
20
Adam Rose, Willard, Mo.
37,259
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$187,250
2
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
172,428
3
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
135,166
4
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
130,655
5
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
119,835
6
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
119,819
7
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
111,022
8
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
109,420
9
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
101,403
10
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
99,536
11
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
95,192
12
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
91,558
13
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
80,163
14
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
78,376
15
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
77,497
16
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
70,017
17
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
68,638
18
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
67,793
19
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
66,712
20
Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan
59,636
Steer Wrestling
1
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
$106,009
2
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
97,625
3
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
92,325
4
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
89,662
5
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
86,958
6
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
84,527
7
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
83,711
8
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
81,178
9
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
80,717
10
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
79,479
11
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
78,092
12
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
77,643
13
Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.
75,458
14
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
75,333
15
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
74,706
16
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
72,957
17
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
70,876
18
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
69,629
19
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
60,663
20
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
59,828
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$115,345
2
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
114,952
3
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
106,396
4
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
96,990
5
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
91,863
6
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
88,868
7
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
85,342
8
Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.
84,837
9
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
84,044
10
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
83,102
11
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
81,554
12
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
70,444
13
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
68,354
14
Lane Ivy, Dublin, Texas
67,458
15
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
65,232
16
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
62,906
17
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
62,716
18
Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho
61,826
19
Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta
59,347
20
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
58,299
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$115,936
2
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
115,345
3
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
106,396
4
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
104,515
5
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
98,439
6
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
93,133
7
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
91,294
8
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
88,173
9
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
83,102
10
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
80,361
11
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
79,467
12
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
68,284
13
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
66,252
14
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
64,451
15
Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah
61,349
16
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
60,834
17
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
59,847
18
Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas
57,260
19
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
57,107
20
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
57,050
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$168,101
2
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
165,078
3
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
124,740
4
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
123,607
5
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
112,637
6
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
111,588
7
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
104,176
8
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
103,309
9
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
101,843
10
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
98,748
11
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
89,325
12
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
81,903
13
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
79,114
14
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
78,790
15
Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont.
76,141
16
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
75,774
17
Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah
73,767
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
73,573
19
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
65,457
20
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
52,912
Tie-down Roping
1
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
$136,577
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
134,768
3
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
126,518
4
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
94,294
5
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
93,768
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
92,772
7
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
91,938
8
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
89,971
9
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
86,675
10
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
86,483
11
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
85,428
12
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
84,153
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
83,373
14
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
79,083
15
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
77,552
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
77,059
17
Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas
76,969
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
67,040
19
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
66,963
20
Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas
62,752
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$89,427
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
70,845
3
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
62,295
4
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
62,225
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
59,641
6
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
54,968
7
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
50,360
8
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
48,401
9
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
44,717
10
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
43,786
11
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
43,624
12
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
43,560
13
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
42,636
14
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
42,002
15
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
41,106
16
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
40,225
17
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
37,042
18
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
33,631
19
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
28,457
20
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
26,134
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
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☛ The latest NCHA news regarding Ed Dufurrena

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 3 comments

THE LATEST NEWS ON NCHA AND ED DUFURRENA

Sept. 28, 2018

 

The following is what I heard is happening with Ed Dufurrena, who can’t seem to quit breaking the rules so the NCHA just keeps making new rules.

 

  1. A new rule that NCHA EC just passed states: Any suspended member, including Ed Dufurrena, will now not be allowed to attend any NCHA event in any capacity. 

 

  1. Executive Committee members were each asked to turn in two names of persons that they want to be on a new grievance committee to hear the two complaints that have been filed on Ed and Brandon for violating suspension. No one from the old committee that heard the last Ed case will be allowed on this new formed committee.

 

  1. My understanding is that there is still a 5-10 day period before these cases will go forward and be heard.

 

  1. MCHA was the affiliate that filed the second complaint at the Whitesboro, Texas, show.
  1. The Finance committee had a long meeting on the 26th. As far as the MERP funds from the state are concerned an EC member stated … “It’s not state money they are waiting for …it is money from the city of Ft. Worth.
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☛ Dual Pep passes away at age 33

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

DUAL PEP PASSES AWAY PEACEFULLY AT AGE 33

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Sept. 27, 2018

If you’ve ever watched an athletic cutting horse win a major event that has the name “Dual” in his name, chances are that the great sire Dual Pep are in his or her pedigree. However, great horses don’t live forever. So is the case with the great sire Dual Pep.

 

Dual Pep, one of the most influential sires in the cutting horse industry, was humanely euthanized on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the age of 33. According to his co-owner, Dottie Hill, Glenrose, Texas, who purchased the stallion in 2011, “He left the world gracefully.”

 

She and her husband, Bobby, owned the stallion that died during the Brazos Bash Futurity, one of the most successful cutting-horse aged events of the summer, held Sept. 19-30 in Weatherford, Texas.  Ironically Dual Pep’s daughter Tears From Heaven won the Brazos Bash Futurity Open title, ridden by Michael Cooper, making Dual Pep the oldest living sire ever to have a major cutting futurity champion. In addition Stunner Cat and CDs Kual Gun, whose maternal granddams were sired by Dual Pep, placed second and third in the same event.

 

But that wasn’t out of the ordinary for Dual Pep, who was bred by Nic-A-Lode Farms, that according to the NCHA is in Boise, Idaho, while Equi-Stat says the farms are located in Cody, Wyo. (They are not included in the latest NCHA membership guide.) His breeding was the best as he was sired by Peppy San Badger out of Miss Dual Doc by Doc’s Remedy.

 

At age 6, at the end of his cutting career, Dual Pep had earned $302,054 in earnings, according to NCHA (Equi-Stat says  $307,384) in the cutting pen, including the Open Reserve title of the 1989 Memphis Futurity for then owner, Reidy Land and Cattle company. His next owner was Bobby Pidgeon, who owned a beverage distributing company in Memphis, Tenn., and who bought Dual Pep for his own non-pro mount. In 1991, Pidgeon started up the now well-known Bar H Ranche in Weatherford, Texas and hired Winston Hansma as manager and trainer. Later Winston’s brother Paul Hansma also joined the Bar H Ranche as a trainer. Dual Pep was also shown successfully by Pat Earnheart.

 

However, the sign of a great sire is in his offspring – and Dual Pep got an “A” for that. His offspring earned $24,031,926 according to NCHA ($25.8 million according to Equi-Stat), Dual Pep ranks fifth on the roster of all-time leading sires and is the only stallion among the top five with a son on the list with offspring earning $36,790,588. That was Dual Rey, who also died earlier this year.

 

According to Equi-Stat, Dual Pep’s highest money-earning offspring was Dual Rey Me, foaled in 1999 and shown by Jeremy Barwick, out of Miss Smart Rey Jay x Smart Little Lena ($818,177 according to Equi-stat and $812,942 according to NCHA); Dually Lena, $395,616 earnings, out of Bingos Lena by Doc O’Lena; Olena Dually, $302,342, out of Miss Sabrina Lena by Doc O’Lena; Tapt Twice, $285,226 out of Tap O Lena by Doc O’Lena and Playboy McCrae ($269,583, out of Playboys Madera x Freckles Playboy.

 

Being a broodmare sire is also important and Dual Pep also got an “A” for that. He was a stellar broodmare sire, siring dams of earners of $32.6 million, according to Equi-Stat, including Sister CD (CD Olena x Little Baby Sister x Dual Pep,with earnings of $852,612 and Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice by Dual Pep) winner of $850,628.

 

During his later years, Dual Pep, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest cutting horses, sires and broodmare sires, stood at Dr. Baker’s breeding facility.

 

 

 

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☛ A letter from a concerned Youth Parent

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

 

A LETTER FROM A CONCERNED NCHA YOUTH PARENT

Date Received: Sept. 26, 2018

The following letter was received from a concerned Youth parent regarding the NCHA Scholarship Selection Committee’s action regarding both chairs of the committee having a “conflict of interest.”

 

From Youth Parent

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☛ A letter to Ron Pietrafeso from a past Executive Board member

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

A LETTER TO RON PIETRAFESO FROM A PAST EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

Sept. 26, 2018

Today I received a letter from a past Executive Board member saying, “I am sending this letter to you in hopes that you will publish it on your website. Hopefully I can bring a few things to light and hope that some questions get answered by those in charge of our association. Sorry for not sending this through email but to tell the truth I’m not very good at email and social media. Thank you.

Dufurrena letter

 

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☛ NCHA has received $5.2 million from State in past two years 9-26-18

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

NCHA HAS ACTUALLY RECEIVED OVER $5.2 MILLION FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS IN PAST TWO YEARS

 

A TOTAL OF $530,300 HAS ALSO BEEN RECEIVED THIS YEAR

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Sept. 26, 2018
On Sept. 24,  I sent out a newsletter regarding the money NCHA was receiving from the State of Texas. The last two paragraphs of the article were wrong and for that I apologize. THE NCHA HAS BEEN GETTING MONEY FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.

 

For several years, I haven’t looked up State of Texas funds that repay associations for their events that bring people into the city of Fort Worth and State of Texas. I didn’t realize that they had renamed the METF to the MERP (Major Event Repayment Program) and it is no longer on the same document that most of the other non-profits are located. A couple of my readers realized what had happened and directed me to the MERP page published by the State.  I really appreciate their help.

 

Before I published the article, I called the Governor’s office yesterday to find out the reason why the NCHA wasn’t listed on the METF list; however, to date, they still haven’t returned my call. I also placed a call to Lewis Wray, but he also has ignored my request for a call.

 

THE MERP AND NCHA:

According to the MERP charts, over the past three years, the NCHA has received over $5.2 million from the MERP program of the State of Texas for their three major events: The NCHA Futurity that is held with the NCHA World Finals, the NCHA Summer Spectacular and the NCHA Super Stakes.

 

During 2016, they received $2,562,928 for the 2015 NCHA Summer Spectacular and NCHA Futurity, as well as the 2016 NCHA Summer Spectacular and NCHA Super Stakes.

 

In 2017, they received a total of $2,169,640 for the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes ($725,650) and $1,383,989 for the 2016 Futurity and World Show.

 

So far in 2018, they have received $530,300 for the 2017 NCHA Summer Spectacular. In total for the past three years, they have received $5,262,868 from the MERP program from the State of Texas.

MERP money 2017-2018

 

 

 

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