Rumor has it Brody Magby is interested in roping. He might want to reconsider that after his win in the Junior Youth at the National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) Holy Cow Performance Horses World Finals.
Magby, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, won the Junior Youth World Finals Show title with the stellar show mare SS Blacks Lil Kitty. They won or split the win in every go-round: marking a 222, 224 and 225.
Titles are awarded by points, and he finished with the top total of 16 points earned at the show, which concluded Wednesday, July 15. It was held in conjunction with the National Cutting Horse Association Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.
His total year-end point total of 80 earned him the Junior Youth Reserve World Championship. He finished second in that race to Will Bushaw, of Weatherford, Texas.
So, about the roping thing? Would Magby maybe now consider keeping cutting on his schedule?
“Yes, mam,” he told Quarter Horse News, grinning. ” I’m gonna show some.”
Brody has been cutting for a while now, recording his first check in Equi-Stat aboard a horse called Smartys Star at an Abilene Winter Circuit show in 2014. He’s qualified for the NYCHA World Finals before, finishing 12th in the Junior Youth World standings after the 2018 show.
He has just over $11,000 in lifetime earnings.
Owned by Julie Jarma, SS Blacks Lil Kitty is an accomplished show mare with earnings of more than $186,000.
Magby described the mare as “awesome.”
“She’s good on any cow,” he said appreciatively. “She’s just an awesome mare to get to show.”
At age 14, the mare by Duals Blue Boon and out of Show Biz Kitty (by High Brow Cat) is already a proven producer. She’s the mother of five earners of more than $262,000, including multiple aged event cutting champion Blackish ($192,957, by Hottish).
SS Blacks Lil Kitty was bred by Starkey Smith, of De Kalb, Texas.