BFR Igniting Sparks & Matt Koch (pictured at the World's Greatest Horseman) • Photo courtesy of Stephanie Duquette

BFR Igniting Sparks Success at AQHA World Show

Some of the cow horse industry’s leading professionals convened for the Senior Working Cow Horse finals at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show, and they certainly put on exciting performances.

As the sixth pair to go in the 17-horse finals, BFR Igniting Sparks (Shining Spark x Sliden Wright By x Smart Little Lena) and Matt Koch earned a 218 in the reining and a 225 down the fence, for a cumulative score of 443.

Those marks held the lead and added a Senior Working Cow Horse World Championship to the stallion’s list of accolades.

Beechfork Ranch’s 2009 palomino Scott Gaddy-bred stallion had more than $65,000 to his credit before the AQHA World Show, nearly $15,000 of which was earned in the roping pen.

A Lil Dab Will Do (Cat Man Do x Dainty Little Step x Wimpys Little Step) and Matt Koch, of Douglas, Wyoming, were marked a 223.5 in the rein work and a 219 down the fence for a 442.5 composite and the Reserve World Championship.

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