Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum was buzzing with excitement during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Youth Scholarship finals on July 25. The Junior and Senior divisions saw a total 53 entries, and the young riders from all over competed for championship honors. In the Senior Youth Scholarship finals, it was Trea Rice and CR Sun Reys who bested the field to take home the victory title.
As the third rider to break the herd in the second of two sets, Rice, Spearman, Texas, piloted 2008 mare CR Sun Reys (Dual Rey x Play Peek A Boon x Freckles Playboy) in the Senior Youth Scholarship finals. After a first-go 219, it was clear the duo worked well together in the show pen. In the finals, they rode to an astonishing 226 to secure the Championship title. The red roan mare is owned by Center Ranch, Centerville, Texas, and was bred by Oxbow Ranch, Weatherford, Texas.
With a score of 221.5 Lane Wood, Stephenville, Texas, earned the Reserve Championship aboard Pepto Boom (Peptoboonsmal x Stylish Play Lena x Docs Stylish Oak), owned by Kobie and Paula Wood, and bred by Double Dove Ranch, Benbrook, Texas.
CD Lights x Pistol Smart x Smart Little Lena) who took the Championship with a 225. Cooper also led the first go-round with a 222 aboard the 2005 gelding, owned by Wrigley Ranches, Weatherford, Texas, and bred by Bailey Quarter Horses, Wetaskiwin, Canada.Out of 24 horse-and-rider teams in the Junior Youth Scholarship finals, it was Lance Cooper, Weatherford, Texas, and A Little Bossy (
The Reserve Championship in the Junior Youth Scholarship finals went to Sheridan Clark, Weatherford, Texas, and Special Nu Kitty (High Brow Cat x Nu I Wood x Zack T Wood). Clark marked a 220 aboard the 2004 mare, owned by Wrigley Ranches, Weatherford, Texas, and bred by Crystal Creek Ranch, Aledo, Texas.
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