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Youth World Champions Crowned at Summer Spectacular

MKVivian KMarvin HHarrel072016Kenli Marvin & MK VivianAfter three rounds of tough competition during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Youth World Finals, which were held July 25, 26 and 28 during the NCHA Summer Spectacular, Kenli Marvin secured the Senior Youth World Championship. She and MK Vivian (Kit Dual x Runnin Mate x Smart Mate) marked a 216.5 in the final round on Thursday, giving her a total of 231 points for the year.

Marvin, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, has earned more than $90,000 in the cutting pen, according to Equi-Stat, and she was ecstatic about adding this title to her resume.

“This year has been full of crazy ups and down,” Marvin said. “My friends and family have been amazing. They’ve been with me every step.”

Chaser Crouch accumulated 227 points throughout the year, giving him the Reserve title after he rode GS Zans Cat (Smooth As A Cat x Zans Red Gold x Zan Gold Jack) to an impressive 220.5 during the third round.

Junior Youth World Finals

LSlaughter HHarrel072016Lexy SlaughterBefore Lexy Slaughter and Frecky Lena Pep (Mr Peppys Freckles x Boblena x Bob Acre Doc) entered the arena for the final round in the Junior Youth World Finals, the Hempstead, Texas-based rider had already clinched the World title. During her pursuit of a World Championship, Slaughter collected 147 points, besting her nearest competitor by 25 points.

Even though her final round run did not go as planned, she still had a big reason to celebrate after walking out of the show pen.

“It was a really fun year,” Slaughter said. “I met a lot of new people and made a lot of really fun memories.”

Prior to the NCHA Summer Spectacular, Slaughter had an Equi-Stat record that reflected a total of $13,144.

Claire Shelton ended the year with 122 points after her run aboard Nutn Buta Houndog (Smart Mate x Liza Quixote x Doc Quixote) in the last round of the Junior Youth World Finals.

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