Youth Reining 13 & Under
Adele and Kaylene Cunningham may be young, but that does not mean they are not capable of riding their mounts to the top two spots in the Youth Reining 13 & Under. Kaylene was up first and piloted Diamond Gun (PT) to a 200.5. Two horses later, Adele and Ambidextrous (PT) showed off their skills and posted a score of 203.
Adele, 10, was thrilled with her World Championship as she walked her mare (Big Chex To Cash x Dexquisite [PT] x Mr Dex Dexter [PT]) back to the stalls.
“I’m really happy,” Adele said. “I really like my horse, and she was good.”
Kaylene, 12, was also happy to have been successful alongside her sister.
“It was fun to show against my sister, and my run went well,” she said.
Ambidextrous has earned a total of $951 in her career, and Kaylene’s mount (Like A Diamond [PT] x A Little Cunshy [PT] x Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]) has an Equi-Stat record of more than $4,500.
Youth Working Cow Horse
John Cunningham and Smokeys June Bug (PT) entered the arena for the Youth Working Cow Horse. The loud boom of fireworks did not affect them as they laid down a solid rein work pattern and an exciting fence run.As the Fourth of July celebration in Fort Worth, Texas, began near the Will Rogers Memorial Center,
Their composite score of 418 earned them the World title, the bragging rights, a buckle, a neck sash and other prizes. Even though the mare (Smokey Bar Leo [PT] x May Dial Trouble x Dial Jester) is 15 years old and nearing retirement, Cunningham said she still gave her all in the show pen.
“She’s going into retirement after this,” Cunningham said of his mare. “I’ve been riding her for about four years now, and I’ve been coming to Paint World since I was about 7, and I’ve shown a couple different horses.”
Smokeys June Bug has garnered more than $10,500 in her career, and Cunningham has lifetime earnings in excess of $1,200.
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