A Little Bossy Wins Final 2014 Mercuria Event

ALittleBossyRLA Little Bossy & R.L. Chartier • Photo by Hart PhotosAt the ninth and final leg of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting in Kansas City, Missouri, A Little Bossy closed the season out just the way he started it – with a Mercuria Open Championship.

R.L. Chartier piloted A Little Bossy to the win in the six-horse finals from the first draw. The 9-year-old gelding (CD Lights x Pistol Smart x Smart Little Lena), bred by Bailey Quarter Horses, of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, and his Weatherford, Texas-based trainer earned a $12,052 paycheck for owners Gary and Karen Fields, also of Weatherford.

John Mitchell piloted the 2014 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, Junie Wood (Nitas Wood x Tuffs Junie x Tuff Lena), to the Mercuria Open Reserve title, earning $8,569 for Glade Knight’s Slate River Ranch.

Mercuria Non-Pro

Allie Roger and Billy Joe Rey picked up their first Mercuria title at the series’ first leg this year in San Antonio, Texas. They too finished the year with a repeat performance.

Roger, of Weatherford, piloted her and husband Neil’s 9-year-old gelding Billy Joe Rey (Dual Rey x Hug Me Darling x Hug Me Doc), bred by Jim McNulty, of Bakersfield, California, to the win from the next-to-last draw out of six finalists. They picked up a check for $12,420.

Mica Chartier, the wife of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider R.L., finished as the Mercuria Non-Pro Reserve Champion riding the couple’s SL Jaybrid (Smart Little Jerry x Peyote Bird x Hickoryote), bred by Renee Carter, of Santo Texas. Their performance paid $8,815.

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