Sixteen horses showed up at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Show Junior Working Cow Horse finals with the hopes of taking home the World Championship title, but only one combination walked away with the honors.
Drawing later in the bunch, Sarah Dawson knew she would have to mark big on Cannon Quarter Horses’ homebred stallion Shiney Outlaw (Shiners Nickle x Mereyda x Dual Rey) to have a chance at the win. That’s exactly what she did.
Dawson piloted the stallion to a 225 in the rein work and a 230 down the fence for a composite of 455. Those huge marks left the team on top by an impressive 11.5-point margin, and they walked away with the Junior Cow Horse World Championship.
Bet Lucky 13 (Bet Hesa Cat x Miss Lucky Starlight x Grays Starlight) and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider earned a composite of 443.5 (217 rein/226.5 cow) to pick up the Reserve World Championship.
Kristin Marie Bacchetti traveled all the way from Tracy, California, to perform at the AQHA World Show, and the result of the Amateur Boxing finals proved the long haul was worth it.
Bacchetti was fifth to go on her stallion Heart Of A Remedy (Heart Of A Fox x SPD Remedys Response x Smart Peppy Doc), and the pair earned a 210 in the rein work and a big 222 down the fence for a composite of 432.
Those marks earned Bacchetti and her Clear Lake Land and Cattle Ranch-bred stallion the Amateur Boxing World Championship.
Kaitlin Ormson, of Sanger, Texas, and TR Playing Chic (TR Dual Rey x Smart Playing Chic x Smart Chic Olena) were marked a 216 in the rein work and a 215.5 down the fence for a 431.5 composite and the Reserve World Championship.
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