Shannon Callahan Tops $15,000 Amateur at Eastern Nationals

shannonShannon Callahan & CR First TuffSo far, The Four Sixes/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships has had a packed full schedule, and today, the $15,000 Amateur competitors took center stage.

Shannon Callahan and her 7-year-old stallion CR First Tuff (Woody Be Tuff x Dees Cats Meow x High Brow Cat) were the 20th draw in the finals, and they marked a 221 for the win, worth $3,466.

The $15,000 Amateur victory was Callahan’s first big win on CR First Tuff, who was bred by Center Ranch, of Centerville, Texas. She was overwhelmed with her success at the event.

“It has just really been an honor to win here,” Callahan said. “It was an honor just to make it to the finals for me. My horse has really been great”

Rick Jacobs and Playgun Is Smart (Playgun x Twistin Cee x Smart Little Lena) marked a 218.5 for the Reserve Championship and a paycheck of $2,877.

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