Emily Meyer and Rubys CD Legacy. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Emily Meyer Takes Fun to New Level in Fort Worth

Emily Meyer’s goal for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals was to have fun while competing in the $35,000 Non-Pro World Finals. Boy, did she ever.

The Jackson, California, resident rode Rubys CD Legacy to the World Finals Show Championship. She and the CD Lights mare earned a 441 composite during the show, good for $2,632 and the Championship.

Afterward, Meyer said the run felt “like butter out there.”

“I felt like everything I did was so easy. I don’t understand why I couldn’t do that all year,” she said, laughing. “Why did it take until now to put it all together?”

Rubys CD Legacy, a 2008 mare out of Smart Little Ruby (by Smart Little Lena), was bred by Philip and Lea Hanson, of Weatherford, Texas. The World Finals money pushed Rubys CD Legacy’s NCHA earnings to more than $20,000. Meyer has more than $9,000 in earnings, according to the association.

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