The Colorado Reined Cow Horse Association drew reined cow horse enthusiasts to its premier fall event, the Mid America presented by Discount Tire, held Sept. 14-18 at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas, Wyoming.
Matt Koch took the Open Derby title home to Elizabeth, Colorado, riding XIT Ranch’s Smart Lookin Secrets (WR This Cats Smart x Secrets Blue Angel) thanks to a composite score of 443.5 (R: 145/H: 149/C: 149.5), which was worth $3,090.
Taking Reserve in the Open Derby for $2,472 and winning the Intermediate Open for another $865 was Lookin At Blu Rey (SDP Blu Rey x Twi Lookin At Me) ridden by Canadian horseman Clint Swales, of High River, Alberta, for owner Jerry Sawley. Lookin At Blu Rey was awarded a cumulative score of 440.5 (R: 145.5/H: 147/C: 148). Swales and Lookin At Blu Rey also topped the Open Novice Horse Derby for $378, as well as the 4-Year-Old Open Incentive for $488.
Debbie Crafton took the Non Pro Derby and Non Pro Hackamore titles home to Fowler, Colorado, riding her 2017 gelding Hesa Wee Bet (Bet Hesa Cat x Wee Quejana Gal) to a composite of 434 (R: 145/H: 143/C: 146) for $678 and $719, respectively.
Winning the Intermediate Non Pro and 4-Year-Old Incentive Derby divisions was Karey Louthan riding Surely This Time (Surely A Pepto x Its That Time Again) with a composite score of 434 (R: 147/H: 143/C: 144), which was worth a combined paycheck of $810.
Limited Open Derby Champion: Meradas Holly Time (Hickory Holly Time x Smart Miss Merada) ridden by Jason Gay for owner Pamela Heitz, 435 (R: 146/H: 144/C: 145), $618.
Level 1 Open Derby Champion: SJR Royal Romeo (One Time Royalty x Shining Juliet) ridden by Daxon Buttars for owner Redgie Probst, 429 (R: 145/H: 141/C: 143), $544.
Limited Non Pro Derby Champion: Conrad T. Swanson and CR Boon To Be A Tuff (Woody Be Tuff x CR April Boon), owned by Conrad T. Swanson, 399.5, $156.
Level 1 Non Pro Derby Champion: Clayton Malson and A Sure Cat (Surely A Pepto x CDCatCash), owned by Broken Desert Ranch, 418, $491.
Select Non Pro Derby Champion: Jecca R. Ostrander and BOXO Opus Magnum (WR This Cats Smart x Opus Magnum), owned by Box O Quarter Horses, 433, $70.
Non Pro & Select Non Pro Boxing Derby Champion: Catherine A Brown-Swain and Mintgundition (Gunnatrashya x Peppermints), owned by Rancho Santa Margarita, 431.5, $446.25
Level 1 & 4-Year-Old Incentive Non Pro Boxing Derby Champion: Micah Dahl and Ms Royal Rey (Smooth Talkin Style x Royal Reyda), owned by Micah Dahl, 425, $168.
CRCA Mid-America Bridle Spectacular and Horse Show Champions
Open Stock Horse Challenge & Open Bridle Spectacular Champion: Smart Ladies Sparkle (WR This Cats Smart x Shiners Diamond Lady) ridden by Matt Koch for owner XIT Ranch, 586.00, $198/441, $890.
Non Pro Bridle Spectacular Champion: Nicole Westfall riding A Spoonful Of Jonez (Travelin Jonez x A Spoonful O Sugar), owned by Desiree or Jeff Westfall, 441.5, $555.
Limited Non Pro Bridle Spectacular & Limited Non Pro Bridle Champion: Denille LePlatt riding Hannas Metallic Rey (Metallic Cat x Reyhanna), owned by Dustin LePlatt, 429.5/$288, 273/$369.
Open Bridle Champion: Northern Metallic (Metallic Cat x Little Cow Hound) ridden by Jake Telford for owner Marti Katerberg, 294.5, $1,241.
Intermediate Open Bridle Champion: Sinfully Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Sinful Style) ridden by Wade Reaney for owner Karen Olson, 291, $510.
Limited Open Bridle Champion: BLT Lil Pistol Rey ridden and owned by Jayde Trump, 286.5, $445.
Open Two Rein Champion: V Eight Tuff Ichi (Woody Be Tuff x Clementime Ichi)
ridden by Clint Swales for owner David Webster, 295, $765.
Open Hackamore Champion: Juliette Jonez (Travelin Jonez x Shine Smarter) ridden by Sarah Dawson for owner Linda Mars, 298.5, $986.
Intermediate Open Hackamore Champion: One Metallic Spark (Metallic Cat x One Sparking Time) ridden by Brandon Buttars for owner Lori Adamski-Peek, 292, $439.
Limited Open Hackamore Champion: Hes Pretty Tuff (Woody Be Tuff x CR Shes Uh Secret) ridden by John Snyder for owner Ben Choate, 275.50, $588.
Non Pro Stock Horse Challenge, Non Pro Bridle Spectacular, Limited Non Pro Bridle Spectacular & Limited Non Pro Bridle Champion: Stephanie White and MissReymembered (Dual Rey x Smooth N Smokin), owned by Stephanie White, 570.5/$110, 437/$431, $255, 293/$423.
Non Pro Bridle & Intermediate Non Pro Bridle Champion: Kristy Kay Miller and Glamour Royallty (One Time Royalty x Kitna Rey), owned by Kristy Kay Miller, 294, $1,065, $439.
Select Non Pro Bridle Champion: Jecca Ostrander and Opus Cat Olena (WR This Cats Smart x Opus Chic), owned by Box O Quarter Horses, 284.5, $150.
Non Pro Two Rein Champion: Nicole Westfall and Time To Honkytonk (One Time Pepto x Honkytonk Diva), owned by Desiree or Jeff Westfall, 289.5, $458.
Youth Cow Horse Champion: Tyler Kraft and Cantankerous Kitty (One Time Pepto x CanCan Kitty), owned by Tyler Kraft, 270.5, $204.
Youth Boxing Champion: Lucinda David and Seven S Johnny Reb (Blind Sided x Seven S Prairie Rose), owned by Lucinda David, 291.5, $90.
Non Pro Boxing Spectacular Champion: Lucinda David riding Rubys Repeat (Reys Dual Badger x Ruby Tuesday DNA), owned by Lucinda David, 436, $629.
Non Pro Boxing Champion: Niamh Sexton and Ima Metallic Shine (Metallic Cat x Isabellena), owned by Melissa Sexton, 293, $746.
Intermediate Non Pro & Select Non Pro Boxing Champion: Kimberlee Gabel and Metallic Maverick (Metallic Cat x Widows May Play), 288.5, $143/$54.
Limited Non Pro Boxing Champion: Bailey Jo Jefferies and Shootin For The Boon (Once In A Blu Boon x She Shot The Sheriff), owned by Brian and Mary McGinley, 288, $128.
Box Drive Box Champion: Leslie Gale and Hal On Ice (Halreycious x Shes Icing OnThe Cat), owned by Leslie Gale, 287.5, $146.
Pro-Am Box Champion: Valerie Taylor and Jordy Joe Pep (Peptomatic x Rhonda Jo Leo), owned by Valerie Taylor, 271.5, $60.
For full results from go-rounds and all horse show classes as well as details on upcoming events, visit Coloradoreinedcowhorse.com.