Two sets of tough competition took over the Brazos Bash on Oct. 3 in Weatherford, Texas, during the Classic Non-Pro finals, and efforts made by Patrick Collins and Julie Jarma ended in a Co-Championship.
Weatherford, Texas, resident Jarma and her mount Shortful topped the first go-round of the Classic Non-Pro with a score of 219. They returned to the second go and marked a 212 to earn a composite score of 431 to advance to the finals. They emerged third in the draw in the first set of the finals, and marked a score of 218 to take the Co-Championship and earn $16,000.
Collins, of Lincoln, Ill., rode Oh Miss Caroline (High Brow Cat x Oh Cay Shorty x Shorty Lena). He and his homebred mare marked a first go-round score of 217.5 and a second go score of 219 to top the leader board with a 436.5 moving into the Classic Non-Pro finals. Coming out sixth in the draw in the first set of the finals, they laid down a run to mark a score of 218 to share the Championship and earn $16,000.
Eleven horse-and-rider duos competed in the Futurity Non-Pro pencil finals on Oct. 1. Riding to the herd third in the draw was Weatherford resident Chad Bushaw and his Call Me Queen B, owned by Bushaw’s Crown Ranch. The duo marked a score of 216 in the first go-round. In the second, Bushaw and Call Me Queen B marked a 211 to earn a composite score of 427, winning the Futurity Non-Pro Championship and $8,800.
The Futurity Non-Pro Reserve Championship went to Ty Moore and his mount Smooth Georgy, who marked first and second go scores of 212 for a 424 composite. They walked away with $6,700 for their accomplishment.
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