The Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro was a marathon division, with four full days of qualifiers for the finals. It was clear that the horse and rider combinations vying for top honors in the 20-horse finals were fit for the challenge, and they certainly kept spectators on their toes.
But it wasn’t over yet. From the second set, Nadine Payne and her own Velvets Revolver (This Cats Smart x Velvets Best Shot x Playgun) matched their score of 222, and the pairs shared Co-Champion honors, worth $33,664.
“I was really happy with my ride today,” Payne said of her performance on her gelding, bred by Michael Hancock, of Spotsylvania, Virginia.
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